Saturday, 25 September 2010


Breanna flew all by herself for the first time this summer.  She flew from Grande Prairie to Edmonton to stay with a friend for a couple weeks.  Rick and I were both at the airport to pick her up.
This layout is at Unforgettable Memories on the wall.  I love how it turned out.  Papers are Bo Bunny and 7 Gypsies.  The turquoise rubons in the top corners are Hambly Screen Prints.  Those gorgeous jewelled brads are Karen Foster and of course I used Prima blooms as well.

Friday, 17 September 2010


Duncan is looking so grown up.  It just seems too fast. 

Saturday, 11 September 2010

'All by myself' (humming to myself)

I had a fabulous day yesterday. I had a day ALL BY MYSELF (I can't get that song out of my head). Captain Pink was working, the kids were all in school. Dinner (bbq ribs) was already in the crockpot. It was just me and my scrapping supplies all day long. It's been a long time since I've had a day just by myself.
Housework can wait, right?

I got two layouts done.

And cleaned up my scraproom a little. I'm getting a new window for my room and while I think the guys installing it can do most of the installing from outside I'm assuming they will have to do some work from inside. It's been awhile since I could walk from the door to the window without climbing a few mountains of supplies so I did some sorting, and purging, and finding new hidey holes to stuff stuff that wasn't in the path from the door to the window. A couple more cleaning sessions and maybe I'll actually be able to scrap in my scraproom.

But no-one was home to complain about me taking over the dining room table so I packed my stuff upstairs and got to work.
I tried and tried to get a good photo of this layout.  I really love how it turned out.  I used my Glimmer Screens and 3 colours of Glimmer Mist to create the background.  The patterned papers are Bella Blvd. and K & Co.  The tree is a Jolee's sticker.  The title and random rub-ons are Crate Paper. I also used some cork paper and burlap for the great texture.
And then I made this layout in a completely different style.  I left it lying on the table most of the day trying to figure out how to 'mess it up', but finally decided to leave it as is.  I don't HAVE TO use ink or spray or distress the edges.  I CAN create a layout with clean paper and clean lines.

The papers are scraps left over from my last couple of layouts.  They were mostly long, thin strips so I put them along the side.  I wanted to use my border punch as they've been gathering dust for the last few scrapping sessions so I didn't tear the papers. The one torn piece is the short rectangle across the bottom and even that's not very messy.

I used one of my Fancy Pants diecuts for the journaling and found some 'lifejacket orange' flowers to drop randomly on the page.

Does it look too neat?

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


I was playing around with my camera while taking a rest break during Paddle for the Peace. From lying down on the sandy beach I got some neat shots of Daniel and the boats through the weeds.  The different perspective looks really neat..

I used lots of scraps on this layout.  Bella Blvd., part of a cork sheet, a couple of Fancy Pants diecuts.  The butterflys are punched out of packaging. The big weed is a Hambly Screen Print ~ it came on the same sheet as the weeds on the Bear Layout below.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Discover Yourself

I love this photo of Daniel floating down the Peace River.  It looks so calm and peaceful. This was taken back in July during 'Paddle for the Peace'.

The big red butterfly is Jenni Bowlin.  They come in different colours.  I may have to pick up another one or two.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Eight bears

I scrapped about our trip up the river one afternoon in August. The one where we saw eight bears.

The eight  is a big Tim Holtz grunge number, sprayed with green Maya Mist and swiped with brown ink around the edges.

The patterned paper is Harmonie, as are the wood cutouts.  Basic Grey lace rubons, Chatterbox buttons, Hambly acrylic 'weeds', Fancy Pants diecut and a Prima leaf.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Inky pages

I used my Glimmer Screen mask for the top left corner.  After I sprayed over the mask I flipped the Glimmer Screen over and used it as a stamp on the bottom right corner.

Duncan was pretty happy with his 'Skull Candy' earphones.  Apparently they are the coolest things.


This is Duncan at Pillar Lake playing around in a kayak.

Don't rock the boat, Duncan, or you'll be swimming with the BIG leeches. :)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Just add Water

We took a lot of photos at Pillar Lake. 
Of all the fun we had. 
I grouped a bunch of them (9) on this page.
Then asked Rick what I should I call my layout.

'Just Add Water'

It seemed appropriate.
All the photos feature us on the lake.

The patterned paper is K & Co. Basic Grey Rubons. Bella Blvd cutouts. Jenni Bowlin buttons. And Bo Bunny brads. I love the leaf ribbon.  Unforgettable Memories has it in several colours.