Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Baby Book

This is one I made for Brandi and Curtis when Jada was born. I didn't have any photos, so I just made a ready-made album. I found the best rub-ons for this one. The cute animal ones? They're from Moxxie and I must go back and get more. Too cute.

I tried to make the pages pretty easy to finish, so they could just plop a picture in. I love all the babies around, lately. It's a refreshing change from outdoorsy photos or pics of Brad and I....Just fun!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Layouts

Snow, snow, snow. What a great snow day! If it's going to snow more, I'm happy to see the light, fluffy stuff.

Today is the big day! Brad's birthday. And, just in time to pass on the Brad book, here are a few new layouts about the boy:

It's a bit of a work in progress, but I figure this way, he gets to pick some pictures for new pages and add his own journaling to these ones.

I love birthdays! So, tonight, we hit the town for a supper and movie date. If anyone has any great restaurant ideas in the Edmonton area, let me know.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baby Book

Just thought I'd show you a quick little baby book I made for my sister-in-law. She's due in early March, and her baby shower is this weekend, so I don't have photos or a name or anything, yet (I do know it's a boy). I'll have to add photos for them later.

This is a cute little accordian book from Me and My Big Ideas that I got from Scrapbook Eh! last year with a simple sticker title.

And a few close-ups of some of the tags and embellishments:

This was pretty quick and easy to make. I picked out some coordinating papers, (about 7 or 8 different colours or patterns), and some stickers and embellishments. I cut out my background sheets first, 8 6x8 sheets and glued them down and then made pockets or photo mats on all of them and then lastly went through with all of my word stickers, buttons, flowers, borders, felt pieces and what-not and finished it up.

Ahh, yes, and I inked everything as I went. A project rarely escapes me without a bit of distress ink...

Friday, February 06, 2009


I bet you've been wondering... isn't this a blog about scrapbooking? I haven't seen any new projects or layouts, haven't heard any more about Paris Hilton, scrapper extraordinaire, what kind of blog is this?

Well, my apologies. I've been so busy, I just haven't had a chance to play, but the other night, I got back at it. I tackled some more Europe photos, making a small dent, but still, progress.

These pictures are from the Vatican. They're so intricate themselves, I didn't want to make the layout too busy, so I hardly used any patterned paper or embellishments, outside of the title.

Don't you just love Thickers from American Crafts? They're the letter stickers and they're so great for any project. I like getting the white ones so I can ink them up to go with my project.

Cinque Terre was one of my FAVOURITE places in Europe. Definitely my favourite in Italy. It was beautiful. We hiked along the seacoast through fantastic vineyards and saw these picturesque little villages. If you ever go to Italy. Visit Cinque Terre.

I like this layout because it's inky and a little distressed and sewn on and it's all made with scrap paper! Love scraps!

See these grapes, they were from a super old paper pack and because I'm a packrat, I went looking for them immediately for my vineyard photos. I think they look great all cut out and layered. Besides, the paper has literally been sitting in a drawer since I was in university. Time to use it!

And this perfect little rub-on was from a Bo-Bunny travel package that I got at Scrapbook Eh! last year. Love the freebies! I love brown rubs. Aren't you glad not everytihng has to be black all the time?

And lastly, here's a link to Allison Orthner's blog. She got an interview with Miss Hilton and talks about the experience.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Another Weekend on the Road

We had a wonderful weekend in Lake Louise. Since we left in such a rush, right over Christmas, our friends decided to throw us a going away party after we moved.
It was so great! We got to see a ton of people and say goodbye to our old home.

We took up half of our favourite local restaurant, the Out Post, and enjoyed a good meal and then we went up to our neighbours for dessert and snacks and a good visit.

Such a great way to say goodbye.

And our great friends gave us some going away gifts that were really sweet and thoughtful.

Beautiful wine glasses:

A plaque to commemorate Brad's time in Lake Louise with the RCMP:

A photo book from the Fire Department that Brad served on:

You may notice there aren't many photos of fires being put out, just fires raging, and Brad posing.... makes me wonder...

And this, is our new furniture. I know it doesn't really go with the rest of the post, but my mom will want to see. The colour is off in the dark photo...