Monday, 28 May 2007

The mice are gone...

Saturday Duncan put (almost) all his mice in to a Dilly Bar box and we took them down to the pet store. Rick and Duncan had bought 6 adult mice a couple months ago and we were returning over 40! So there were a few more than when we started.
Duncan decided to keep the one male as a pet (a smelly one). And there was one white mouse running loose; an escapee from a couple weeks ago. We'd see him dash across the rumpus room floor while watching tv every now and then, but no-one had managed to catch him yet.
Last night Whitey was finally caught. We dropped him in with the male but he attacked him and started protecting his territory immediately. So Whitey has his own cage now. We're hoping that means Whitey is a male and there is NO chance of babies.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

I was in my LSS the other day and there were all these new stencil/templates by Crafters Workshop. I got the 'Circle Circle Dot Dot' sheet. The boss lady wanted to put some 'how-to' layouts together for them so this is what I came up with.

I had fun with the pencil crayons on this one.

For this one I used the circle template to cut the pp.

Paper is all Kelly Panacci for Sandy Lion. Chatterbox rub-ons. MM ribbons. Bazzill big flowers and flower brads. Prima flowers. Eyelets set with my new Crop-a-dile. I can't believe I waited so long to buy this. It is so easy to use. And quiet. And hassel free. You need one!

Monday, 21 May 2007

The layouts ~ Bam Pop

These are the layouts I completed with my package of BAM POP. Just scraps left... and of course those funky stamps that can be used over and over. They are nice thick acrylic, clear stamps.The Scrapworks metal rings encircle dinosaur footprint brads by Karen Foster.

Saturday, 19 May 2007


A couple weeks ago I participated in an online chat with the artists of BamPop. It was kind of funny actually. I set my timer so I wouldn't miss it, but got the time zone wrong and ended up signing in 5 minutes before the end of the chat instead of 5 minutes early. I got a couple of posts in and in one of them I mentioned that I was a Canadian scrapbooker. BamPop sent me a prize package for being the first Canadian on the chat. I got some fun patterned papers and a set of acrylic stamps (2 parachuting robots and a little space bird)Today I spent a couple hours playing with the stamps and made a few simple cards.
The 'HI' is done with Creative Imaginations foam stamps.

Monday, 14 May 2007

I'm hoping Mum has recieved her Mother's Day present...

Don't want her to see it here first. I better give her a ring tomorrow evening and ask how she liked it. Breanna and I spent a lot of time decorating the lunchboxes and making cards to go inside.

2 new layouts...

These ones are for my LSS.
The first one is all Rusty Pickle. Love this Chocolate Bunny line. Blue and brown are one of my favourite colour combos!

And this one is all MME. They have so many great lines that all coordinate!

Saturday, 12 May 2007

Anyone want a pet mouse?

I meant to upload these photos last weekend when Duncan was cleaning the cage. We have over 40 mice now. Eeeek! We need to figure out who's male and who's female and seperate them... And all this from 2 mice less then 3 months ago.

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Celebrity Look-a-likes...

Apparently I look most like some guy with a moustache and goatee. Neat! Toumas Houlapainen ~ whoever that is? And Kevin Costner looks like me too, but I unticked them and left the pretty ones that look like me :)

Who do you look like? Or who looks like you?

Sunday, 6 May 2007

National Scrapbooking Day is this weekend...

And there has been loads going on over at

We have had a lot of fun playing games and entering challenges. I've spent more time chatting than scrapping, but I did get one layout done for the Spring photo challenge. Nothing is blooming way up North here yet, but I was in Victoria early March and my parents took me out to Butchart Gardens. I scrapped the pics I took that day...

I also participated in the Mother's Day challenge. Breanna and I created a gift and card for both Grandma's this weekend. But I'm not uploading it till next weekend because I know my Mum checks out my blog ;)

More experimenting...

I made some more cards this weekend for a challenge I ran at Scrap Central. The challenge was to try a new technique that you'd been wanting to do, but hadn't gotten around to yet. I pulled out the inks and one of my Club Scrap stamps and started playing.

  1. Stamp the image on white paper with black ink.
  2. Using different colours of dye ink create a multi-coloured background.
  3. That's it. Easy peasy :)
Here are a couple of the cards I made using my first experiments...