Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Big News & a Give Away

How exciting! I have some big news to share with  you!!!!  My "Internet Bestie" Anna....Blog Author of My Life and Kids has invited me to be a Community Leader  of the My Life and Kids Community! I urge you to check it out....there are some seriously funny ladies, great topics & give away's too! (see below)

We’re going to be talking about all sorts of topics in the community. Right now, we’re sharing our blog goals, offering up wedding advice, debating the pros and cons of plastic surgery, offering poop advice and sharing our favorite apps

And we want YOU to join us!

Join Now and Enter to Win

It’s very easy to become a member. Click here to visit the community, and then click Join the Community in the top, right corner. (It will look like this.)
Once you’re registered you can add to our conversations and even start one of your own.
And – all members that join in the next week can enter to win a $50 gift card to
Mandatory entry is to join the BlogFrog community. Additional entries for following each of us on Facebook.
Complete the form below to enter the giveaway.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Cards

Here are some of my latest cards I made for the Scrapbook Stamp Society Design Team.  This first one was made using Heather Valentin Keloni Digi Stamp.  I printed her on some white linen AC Cardstock and coloured her in with my watercolour pencils.  I then added some stickles to her eyes and to the flower in her hair to give her some sparkle. For the sentiment, I used Studio Calico's Wonderful World Stamp  and my Zing embossing powder in Buttercup.

For my next card I used Sherri Baldy's Bam Bam Digi Stamp. I printed the deer out again on some white linen AC Cardstock, and coloured it in with my watercolour pencils.  "Thanks so Much" was from the MME Funday Stamp set, and I used my Zing - Buttercup to heat emboss it.  

Other Supplies
Patterned Paper - Lily Bee Double Dutch
Punches - Apron Lace & Bumpy Road
Watercolour Pencils


Monday, April 23, 2012

This is who I am

I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister & friend
I am creative & artistic
I love to cook & garden
I am all about colours, patterns & textures
I love chick flicks & Danielle Steel novels
I watch 1970-80's TV reruns & witty British comedies
Typography inspires me
I am a blogger & a blog reader
My current addiction is Pinterest
I'm in the midst of a torrid love affair with my IPhone
I love the outdoors
Sitting on the porch @ night listening with the Cicadias 
with my hubby makes me happy
I am ridding myself of toxic people full of drama
I love my curly red hair & freckles but hate my body
the weight I gained after 2 kids is still there....
I have only several close friends that I confide in
I am not a party girl....I like to hang around the house
Sunday drives in the country is when I am my happiest
I am a scrapbooker & crafter
I am stubborn & impatient
I strive to be a better mom everyday
I am not perfect & I do have flaws
My dream vacation is to pack up the truck & trailer 
and just go without a destination
I love to learn
I love butterfly & eskimo kisses with Noah
I love that Liam is my snuggle bug
I still get butterflies when Clay comes up behind me
in the kitchen and gives me kisses
I love my family more than anything else in this world


Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Liam

2 years ago today, I was on my way to the hospital to give birth to my sweet little Liam Grayson who weighed in at exactly 7lbs! My tiny little stole my heart the moment I first laid eyes on you.  I will never forget the look in your daddy's eyes when they held you up.  
 you have a wonderful fashion sense!!! lol! you love to put on 
your big brothers things
 You love to wear hats!
 You are an ice cream monster!
 You give the best random kisses..xoxo
You always fall asleep holding something!
 You fall asleep in the strangest places
 Your first time eating a!
(you pretty much only eat oatmeal so this was big!)
Your curiosity and sense of adventure!

I love you Mr. Liam
(aka: Miam Biam, Stinkerpotomous, Lee Lee, Bug)

Love Mommy


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Watching Daddy

What an exciting day this was for all of us! Hahahha!  I had the crappiest screen door known to man! You know the one I mean, the one where the dogs and kids have pushed out the screen because its on the bottom...(seriously, a man must have invented that idea) You had to take the bottom glass out so you could clean both sides (or I could have just went around the other side and lifted the screen to use my Windex) The glass was scratched, the frame was bent so if you sat on the couch a certain way, you could actually see daylight through the frame....

Anyway,( insert happy dance here.....) the day finally came, that I literally had a break down over my front door!  It was a chilly November morning and I had decided to wipe the finger prints, dog snot and boy spit off the was this day that I lost it....I sat on the floor crying and muttering under my breath about this darn door....Clay was looking very perplexed, (probably thinking my wife is off her rocker, its a bloody door!)  Well, he must have had enough, because the next thing I know, he took off with the truck and came back with my new door!!!!.... 

So your probably all wondering, what's the big deal, why didn't you buy one sooner...well, because I am a mom, and I clean the door at least 2 times a day, I needed the perfect know the one, its that one calling your name at the hardware store, but its completely out of your budget....the one a mom must have designed......the one where the screen is on the top, and....are you ready....the screen is a phantom screen that when you pull the window down, it rolls out of the top of the frame, and when you push the window up to close it, it rolls back into the more taking out glass so you can wash both sides, no more kids and dogs pushing the screen out! 

There was a day when I cool and fashionable and if I had $400 to blow it would have been on these Frye Harness boots and not a screen door....its a sad day when a new screen door brings you so much joy and happiness......

so to remember this day that brought me from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other I (like any scrappy mom...) took photos to remember this day and scrapbook them.  I will always remember this day when my Frye Boots new screen door brought me so much joy.....

So tell me....can you relate or am I just crazy SAHM ?

also don't forget about my give away below....if you enter your chances are really good!!!! lol!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Give Away Time!!!!!

So I have been cleaning & purging my scrapbook room...Eek! I know!  So far I have packed up 3 totes of stuff to sell.....I am being ruthless!  Can anyone tell me why I have so many 12x12 patterned paper pads??? And magazines, ugh! don't even get me started.....I have scrapbook magazines all the way back to 2007! I pulled them all out, packed them up and I am only keeping 2011 on!  Anyhoo, as I was going through my magazines, I came across this magazine which was a double!  Its the fall 2011 edition...with lots of great ideas in it!  So lets do a give away!  

How to win: all I ask is that you do me the favour of checking out my dear friend & boss Marie's blog and or FB page because this magazine was from her store ( you get them free when you spend $20)

Chit Chat Cafe Blog 

How about we leave this open until Sunday April 22 and I will post the winner Monday April 23

Just leave your name and how to contact you if you win in the comments!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Award Time!!!

I want to send out a big hug to a dear Studio Calico friend Caz Hancock from Plymouth New Zealand, who just award me the Liebster Blog Award!!!! Caz is the sweetest girl ever & a fabulous scrapper!!!!Please check out her gorgeous work at the Studio Calico Gallery  and her blog!

 The Liebster Blog Award is awarded to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help with readership. As part of the tradition, the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.
To accept the Award you must:
1. Thank your Leibster Award sender on your Blog;
2. Link back to your sender on your Blog;
3. Copy and paste your Leibster onto your Blog;
4. Present the Leibster Award to 5 other Blogs with 200 or less Followers that you feel deserves some attention and recognition for awesome stuff;

JEN - This amazing mom of 5 and wife to a Navy Pilot rocks the fabulous art of embellishing and layering her layouts that inspire me!
TEKA - Here is another fabulous mom with some mad scrappin skills!!!  Unlike me, she scraps the whole page and it truly inspires me and I just may lift one of her layouts and link it up on my blog!
JULIE - I love a the thought to the little details she adds to her layouts! Also she is one of the nicest girls always leaving kind comments and taking part in discussions in the SC Community!
CHERYL - This girl has some serious talent!  From layouts to mini books, her style is refreshingly creative, bold and bright!!!
MAISA - Has the most artistic gorgeous style!!!! She fills each page is so much eye candy, you can't stop looking!!!!

Please take a few minutes out of your day to check out the amazing talent each of these ladies has! They will truly inspire you! (click on their names and it will take you to their blogs!)


Monday, April 16, 2012

My Thoughts For You

This is a layout using I made using a kit from Scrapbook Circle.  The moment I saw this kit, I knew I had to have it & the add on too!  It was packed full of MME Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing! I just love all that blue & turquoise!!! Be still my heart!  
 I started off my rounding the corners of my paper, then inking the edges with Distress Ink - Pumice Stone.  Next I did a few splatters on the background using Mister Hueys Custard.  Then I stamped the circular image using Studio Calico's Plano Stamp and Prima Chalk Ink in Teal Demask. 
 Here you can see the pops of yellow I added.  I also used the Smash Date Stamp and the Fiskars border punch in Notebook.
Other Supplies
Scrapbook Circle Kit & Add On
Mister Huey's Ink - Custard
Distress Inks - Pumice Stone & Scattered Straw
Fiskars Note Book Punch
October Afternoon Mini Market Alpha's
Studio Calico Stamp - Plano
Prima Chalk Ink - Teal Damask
PP & Embellies - MME Follow Your Heart

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Blast Off!

Good Morning everyone! Today I have a new layout of Mr. Liam....The photo was taken last September. He was sitting on the couch playing with Auntie Cherika's cell phone....I thought it was the perfect photo to use with the October Afternoon Miscellany!  

 Before I started my layout, I inked the edges of the cardstock with Distress Ink in Pumice Stone (my favourite).  Then I splattered the background with some Mister Hueys.  Next I stamped the Circle using Studio Calico's Plano Stamp with some Chalk Ink. I used POW Glitter Paper in Pacific for the clouds and the stars.  I am not a paid sponsor, but I highly recommend the POW Glitter Paper....its gorgeous, its thin, and the glitter does not rub off!!!
 I heat embossed the rocket and the Thickers  with some 
blue embossing powder.
Other Products
Studio Calico Kit - Paper Moon
Studio Calico Add On - Ray Gun
Studio Calico Stamp - Plano
POW Glitter Paper - Pacific 
Jenni Bowlin Punch - Tab
Smash Date Stamp
Fiskars Cloud Punch - Medium
Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Prima Chalk Ink - Farmers Jeans
Mister Huey's - Custard, Overdue, Heirloom Blue
Basic Grey Alpha's - Life of the Party
October Afternoon Space Cowboy - Miscellany
October Afternoon Space Cowboy - Patterned Paper

Friday, April 13, 2012

Emily's Rainy Day

Hi Everyone! Danielle here with my latest creation using
 I hand cut the rainbow and sun from some patterned paper and used foam dots behind them to raise them off the page to give a 3D effect.  I also did the same to the little bird on the ground.  
 I coloured Emily in with my watercolour pencils and then 
added some Stickles to her eyes and to the 
background to make it look like rain. 
 I used one of my border punches on the grass
 then edged it with some Chalk Ink
Other Supplies
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft 78 & Sunny
Patterned Paper - Lilybee Double Dutch
Glue Glider Pro Gun
Foam Dots
Stickle - Diamond Dust
Fiskars Border Punch - Bumpy Road
Prima Chalk Ink - grass

Thanks for taking the time to view my work!  Have a wonderful weekend!



This is a quick layout I did of Liam about 
some of my favorite things about him....

Here I ruffled my paper and tacked it down with glue dots

 Have I mentioned how much I love Smash Pads for journaling on?
Other Supplies
Studio Calico Kit - Brooklyn Flea
Studio Calico Add On Kits - Salvage, Printers Drawer, Shiny & Bright
Crate Paper PP Curtains
October Afternoon PP High Noon
My Minds Eye PP Icing
Amy Tangerine Fabrip Border Stickers
October Afternoon Farmhouse Word Stickers
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type - Brown
Smash Pad
Smash Washi Tape
Pebbles Butterfly
AC Thickers -Wonder
AC Precision Pen - Black
Mister Huey's White
My Minds Eye Happy Days Wood Banner 
Glue Art Glue Glider Gun


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Day

Here is a quick layout I did using Scrapbook Circles February Kit.  I loved the background paper so much that I decided to keep the actual layout itself clean and simple. 

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