Friday, February 26, 2010

I wish I had the patience

I've always admired Cathie Allan's work in both Stamp and Scrap and Canadian Scrapbooker magazines. I just don't seem to have the patience to stamp or 'stamp'book her way. However, after watching her new videos on YouTube about the release of her new position it tool .... I just might have to try. I especially love the video on stamping on black cardstock and using the white acrylic paint .... brillant1

Check out all 8 of the videos {HERE}

Monday, February 15, 2010

My little beauty and Arizona.....

Hailey and I have been in Arizona for the last week. We flew in on Tuesday the 9th to visit my Mom and StepDad, who spent the month of February down here. The weather was cooler when we first got here but since then the sun has been shining and it has been so nice to have some vitamin D shining down.

Since, I have been here I have managed to do 4 layouts for myself. So, the month goal of scrapping is meet however, since not getting much down on the card front. We've done a little shopping ... there is a scrapbook store that is the flagship store for Bazzill it is 10,000 square feet of paper, embellishments, stamps and goodness ... however, there wasn't any core cardstock to be found anywhere ... LOL

Pictures are from November when Hailey was just 4 months .....

Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye Bella Bella
Cardstock - n/a
Letters - Thickers
Flowers - Prima
Paint - Ranger
Rhinestone design - Prima
Rhinestones - Dollarama

Thursday, February 4, 2010

MNC Sketch Challenge #3

This time it was my turn to be one of the designers that took on the Sketch Challenge at the blog {I Love Mondays}.

I love how this layout turned out and all the different patterned paper that I used from Upsy Daisy.  I then pulled out all the brown and green butons from a package of Basic Grey Buttons from the Infuse line ... and paired that with some eyelet grommets from SU. 

Visit the blog post at I Love Mondays to see what Christine did ..... we both used a similar theme.  On the blog, you will also find the sketch to give it a try yourself! 

Ian leaves for a job in the NWT again on Friday morning and then on Tuesday (the 9th), Hailey and I are jetting off to Arizona to hang out with my Mom and Stepdad as they pretend to be snowbirds for a months.  Ian hopefully will only be a couple of weeks this time ...... worst case is a month .... way better than the 2 months in the fall!