Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How Time Flies

It seems like I am always talking about how the time just flies by, but it is so very true!  I can't believe that September swept by like a breath... and here it is the 8th of October already.   We barely had any summer worth mentioning... spring? well I think we went directly from winter to the summer that we did have.  However, we are having a wonderful fall so I will be thankful for that.

I have been keeping busy though. Without further ado, here are some of the layouts I have created since October came in.  These are all of Braydon who is a little upset that I have finished a album for each of his older sibings but not one for him yet, so I am working hard to fix that for him. LOL








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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fun in the leaves

I have had better luck when cutting SVG's from Miss Kate's cutable's than I have with others. Seems when I try to resize the other files to smaller images they just won't cut but when I resize the ones from Miss Kate's they cut just fine.  Doesn't make much sense but oh well.
I loved those pics of Brady playing in the leaves, brought back some memories. LOL  I used some very old papers that had no names on it and of course the leaves are from Miss Kate's.


Some other layout's I have completed this week are:
1st Promotion. This is a layout about Donald's first promotion in Air Cadet's. He was promoted to LAC (Leading Air Cadet) he is now a Corporal. For this layout I googled Air Cadets and found the badge, downloaded it and cut it with my Cameo.  I used DoodleBug's Patriotic Parade papers.


The next layout  is "Chocolate is a Girl's Best Friend". This layout is about my darling grand daughter Samantha. She is covered in chocolate. For this layout I used Your's Truly from Echo Park. The flowers were made from an SVG from the silhouette store.

Of course I have to show this pic of Alan with both dogs snuggled up to him. LOL

That's been my week. Hope you have a wonderful week too.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wow, Wow, and Wow again!!!

Oh my goodness, where do I begin.  So much has happened and I am not sure how much I should talk about LOL.

I had to take my cat, Lucky, to the animal shelter. My allergies were just too bad to keep her any longer. I was having to feel my way to the washroom in the mornings to soak my eyes open because they were practically glued shut by the time I awakened and my nose was like a water fall just not so pretty. However, I have to admit that I do not miss her. I think she was the first cat I ever had that I didn't become attached to.

We finally ditched the van and got another vehicle. We got a 2004 Chev Epica LT.  Oh my gosh do I ever love that thing. When I am driving it, it feels like it is floating. This car comes fully equipped, power windows, power doors, power steering, cruise control, sun roof, moonroof, adjustable mirrors from interior, electric mirrors, tilt steering, intermittent wipers, rear window defroster, interior trunk release, heated mirrors, am/fm radio, cd player, steering wheel audio controls, remote entry, air conditioning, leather interior, electric left front seat, heated seats, climate control, mags, fog lights, floor mats, abs brakes, traction control, child proof locks, bucket seats....handles like a charm. The colour is called red/brown.. although it is certainly more red than brown.  Now even though this car is 10 years old, it is in mint condition, inside and out.  I am very pleased with this purchase.




I also did some painting this summer.  The house looked so dumpy so I decided that I was going to spruce it up a bit. I painted the front and back porches and all the trim. Now I am not one who likes height so going up and down the ladder was not a lot of fun but I am rather proud of myself for doing it.  I think it made the house look so much  more welcoming and certainly more comfortable looking.

This past week I did something I have never dreamed possible.  For most of my life I have had difficulty being around children. Now don't get me wrong, I love kids but I can't handle noise. I can't handle the busyness that comes with children.  Even raising my own daughter was extremely difficult and most of it was done by my husband. My daughter on the other hand has no problem handling children and has five of them ranging in age from 8 to 15 years.  Last week her husband had to go to Vancouver to work for his company and they offered to pay all expenses for her to go with him. Well of course she wanted to go with him, who wouldn't  want to take advantage of such a wonderful offer?  But there was this huge stumbling block standing in her way... well 5 of them to be accurate... 10 if you count the 4 cats and the dog. LOL   She phoned me and said "Mom, I know you are going to say no, but I just have to ask you... blah blah blah... well you know I had to ask."  I said just a sec and let me talk it over with your father, and after talking it over with him, I told her sure we would go to her place and watch the kids for a week for her.  Oh my gosh she burst into tears on the phone she was so excited.

It was a little tough but not because of the children, they were exceptionally well behaved. It was because they don't believe in having a Television and refuses to have one in their home so we were totally lost without it. The hardest part for me was getting up so early in the morning to pack the kids lunches and get them of to school. Up to a few years ago I would never have been able to do that for her but thanks to Dr. Fairbairn, my shrink, I am now able to do many things I have never been able to do before.  He is an amazing man and I literally owe him my life.

Oh there is so much more happening but I am not going to bore you with my life all in one go so that's all I am going to talk about right now. LOL

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saying Goodbye with a Fan


This is my last day with Just Imagine/Kreaxions Design Team. It has been a very interesting 6 months.

Today I have used Kreaxions punch #905 to create a very pretty fan. I first took a 12" X 6" piece of cardstock and used the punch along the edge, then I used the ScorePal to score between the punched edge so it would fold nicely. Then I took a piece of 12" X 3" patterned paper and punched it along the edge and then adhered it to the cardstock. Then I pinched the folds together on one edge to create the fan and glued them. Then I created the handle by using a piece of 3" by 5" piece of cardstock folded 3 times and glued it to the folded edge. I then decorated my fan.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Thoughts card

It's my day up on the Kreaxions blog again and I have created a cute little card using the Kreaxions punch #303 and the oval template. I used both the negative and positive from the punch to create a cute decorative edging on my card. Then I used the oval template to cut an oval for my sentiment. So easy to create using the Kreaxions punches and templates.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Pretty Girl

I just finished this layout this morning. I used Authentique's Classic Pretty collection for this pretty little lady :)
I love this collection and I love the quality of the paper.
 I also used  a TCW stencil and some Glass Bead Gel mixed with Pink Gelatos on the background. I cut the flowers using a cut file from the Silhoutte online store and my Cameo.


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Toadably Loveable

Hey there, it's the DT reveal for Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog today. So I created this layout with Skylar. He is such a treasure. I used Kreaxions punch #310 and  Star template for this layout.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Patriotic Son


Today I'm sharing a layout I created using the fabulous Kreaxions circle cutter and Kreaxions punch #919.

I used the new "We are Family" papers from Echo Park for this layout, love love love this collection, so very versatile.  I used the circle cutter to cut my circles. I used Punch #919 for the edge on the side of the layout and then used the negative piece for the top of my layout. I used a Pitt Artist black pen to do the faux stitching.




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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Congrats



Yes it was that time of the year for graduations and my oldest grand daughter was graduating from Grade 8.  Of Grandma had to be present and had to take many many photos.

To create this layout I used Kreaxions punch #904 in many ways. I used it to create the border. I used it to create the doily after I used the circle cutter first to create a circle.  I love the way this layout turned out.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Apple of My Eye

Today is my day up on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog and I am working with one of my favourite topics.  

This little girl is certainly the apple of her father's eye.  I am certainly blessed to have the privilege of scrapbooking her photos.

To create this gorgeous layout I worked with Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905 and I used it in a couple of ways.  First I used it to create the border on the Patterned paper, I also used it to create the corners on the green paper, and once again to create a bit of a border on the green paper.  These couple of things really set of this layout perfectly and gives it enough interest that it really doesn't need much else in the way of embellishments.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Creating a Beautiful All Occasion Card with Your Punch

Hi, it's my turn up on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog again today andI want to show you how to create a stunning card using punch # 310 and the Circle Cutter.


 I started with a piece of white cardstock  6" X 9" and created a fold at the 4.5" mark. Then I cut a piece of pink cardstock 6" X 4.5" and adhered it to the front of my card. Next I cut another piece of patterned paper 5.5" X 4", using my Pitt Artist Black pen I made faux stitching all the way around the edge and then adhered it to the front of my card. I cut another piece of matching patterned paper 5.5" X 1" and adhered it to the center of the card.

I used the Circle Cutter and cut a piece of brown cardstock, the used the #310 punch to punch around the cardstock to get the doily.

I then cut 9 - 1inch hearts.  I used the same punch to punch each side of the hearts, then I folded them in half. I glued the folded hearts to a one inch circle to form the flower which I adhered to the center of my card. Now I have a very pretty card which can be used for any occasion.
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Boys Will be Boys


Today is my team's day on the ScrapMuch? blog and we had this terrific double page sketch to work with. I loved it and I had the perfect photos to use with it. I think Skylar has to be one of the funnest (is that a word?) kids I have had the pleasure of scrapping, he has so many different faces and he doesn't mind using them in the photos. His mother must have had so much delight photographing him while he was growing up.

I used the Carta Bella Boy oh Boy collection for this layout. I also used Kreaxions punch #919 to create the beautiful border. The title was created using my Cameo and the Jokerman font.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tree Climber

    I am not sure what it is about children and trees but it seems that the two go together like wine and cheese.

    Today is my day up on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog so I'm sharing a couple of ways to use Punch #303.  First I used it to create the pretty edge on the bottom of the paper. Then I used the circle cutter to create a mat for my photo. I decided to use the punch at this point to give the mat a doily appearance.


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gift Boxes

Hello everyone, it's my day on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog again and today I have a couple of gorgeous gift boxes to share with you.

I created these fabulous 4 X 4 boxes using Kreaxions circle cutter and Punch # 905.  I used the circle cutter to cut the circle in the center of the box top, then using Stencil B I marked of the lines to use the punch with the positioning parts to create the gorgeous center.  I used the punch without any inserts to create the border.  I used the punched hearts around the bottom of the boxes.  I liked the boxes so much that I made two of them.


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Journey Journal

For my assignment today on Just Imagine/Kreaxions, I decided to do a journal for my Journey into Health and Fitness using Kreaxions punch # 904. To create the lovely circle inset, I first cut the circle using the Kreaxions circle cutter and Stencil A, then I used the punch with the 8cm insert. I used the punch with Insert C to create the corners. To create the border I used the punch without any insert. I used the positive piece and turned it upside down and then used the negative piece below it and turned it upside down as well. I just drew a few hearts on the paper. This punch is amazing what you can do with the one punch.


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Little Stinker

Hey there, it's Team A's reveal for ScrapMuch? today and what a wonderful sketch we had to work with.. LOVED IT!!!

Here is the sketch we used this week:


Here is my interpretation of this sketch. To create this lovely layout, I used a mixture of Echo Park papers. The border was created using Kreaxions Punch #301 and the title was cut using my Cameo and a cut file from Miss Kate's Cutables.

I have to say that I am loving my Cameo.. I am still having some problems with it but for the most part it is awesome.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Simple Cards for any Occassion

We always need a simple card for that birthday we forgot. These two are very quick to put together, yet very elegant.
I created these two cards using Kreaxions punch #904 without any inserts. I used Momenta papers for these cards.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Today is a day when we honour all the Father's in our lives.  I lost my father many years ago but I still miss him today.  He was very precious to me. He was a carpenter by trade and I remember watching him build many things. So when I had to create something for the reveal for Just Imagine/Kreaxions, what a better way to remember my Dad, then to create a tool box, and what Dad wouldn't be delighted to receive this delightful little tool box for Father's day?
 To create this little box I used the Prima's Craftsman paper collection. I used Kreaxion's punch # 905 to create the border for the perfect finishing touch and I used the circle cutter to cut the tag. I used my Cameo and cutting files from Silhoutte to cut the tools.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A quiet Moment!

It's my day again on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog.
 Created using DCWV Heirloom Stack. I used a Prima Stencil with Liquitex Molding paste to create the crackling effect on the background. I used Kreaxions punch #905 with insert A to create the top border, without any insert to create the bottom border and with insert B to create the corner. The flowers are Prima, the chipboard butterfly is unknown, the pearls are from the dollar store and the ribbon is unknown. The vintage leaf pins are Maya Road.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

A Smile That Stops Time!

It's sketchy Friday at ScrapMuch? and my turn at bat so to speak. This is the terrific double pager sketch that we had to work with this week.

I created this lovely double pager using papers from ColorBoks Beach House line. The flowers are hand made, the title uses several different alphas and the ribbon is unknown. The doll is a print and cut file from the Silhouette online store. I loved working with this sketch.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Couple of Cards!

Hi, it's my day up at Just Imagine/Kreaxions today.  I have created a couple of cards today.
 Two very simple yet elegant cards created using Kreaxions punch # 905. The hello card used the punch with Insert A. To create the border on the Thank you card, I used the punch without any insert. To create the doily I used the Kreaxions circle cutter and stencil B.. then used the punch without any insert.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Toast

It is my day once again on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog and once again I have another beautiful Wedding layout.  I love using the Kreaxion's punches on my wedding layouts because they are so elegant.
To create this gorgeous Layout I used ColorBok papers, cardstock stickers and the title from Momenta, Cardstock from Bazzil, flowers from Michaels, ribbon and bling are unknown and for the borders I used Kreaxions punch #301 without any insert.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Lovely Thank You Card!!

Sometimes we forget just how easy it is to put together a simple card that really looks pretty.  To create this lovely card I used papers from MME's Now and Then. I used Kreaxion's punch # 301 to make the border. The 3D sticker was created by fussy cutting a couple of medallions from the paper and pop dotting them and adding a little bow.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Our Wedding Party

This is Team A's day up on the ScrapMuch? blog.  Our sketch this week was awesome!

I created this layout using papers from ColorBok and Momento. The flowers are from Michael's. I used Kreaxions Punch # 310. For the faux stitching I used both a Pitt Artist black pen and a white Jelly Roll pen.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cutting the Cake

     It is my day up on the Just Imagine/ Kreaxion's blog. So another wedding layout is in order today.  I love using the Kreaxion's 4 in 1 punches on these layouts because they are so dainty.

     To create this beautiful layout I used Bazzil cardstock, Colorbok papers, flowers from Michaels and 3D stickers from EK Success.  I used my Cricut Expressions with Sure Cuts A Lot and the Script MT font to cut the Title.  To create the beautiful borders I used Kreaxion's punch # 310.


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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Today is Reveal Day on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog.
To create this lovely watering can for Mother's Day I used Papers from K&Company. I used Kreaxions punch #301 without any insert to create the bottom border and I used the negative for the top border. This would make a lovely gift for any mother on your list.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Giggles

     It is Team A's turn for ScrapMuch? and we had a delicious double page sketch to work with.


I decided to go with papers from DCWV ,  I used Kreaxion's punch #301 and Fabric art by Brenda Walton.

ScrapMuch? has such wonderful sketches they are a delight to work with and they offer wonderful prizes so hop on over there and join in the fun. :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Friends Card

     To create this pretty card I started with a sketch from Susan Stringfellow and used papers from My Minds Eye. I used the Kreaxion's circle cutter for the doily and the Kreaxion's punch # 301 without any inserts and stencil B. I also used the Kreaxion's Butterfly punch. The ribbon is from Celebrate It and the stamp is from Glitz.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Peek A Boo

    It is my day up on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog.  To create this beautiful layout I used a mix of papers, Imaginsce, My Mind's Eye and Echo Park. I used Kreaxion's Punch #301 with C insert for the corners and Punch # 310 without an insert for the borders. The flowers are Recollection and the ribbon is from Celebrate It. I used my Cricut to cut the title and the Kreaxion's Circle cutter to cut the circle .



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