Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Last Challenge ( Week # 5) before the Holiday Break

I know I am late in posting and I do appologize but I got called into work yesterday early and worked a double shift.. So here we go..

'Tis the season to be jolly - Falalalala lalalala....

This will be our last challenge because the holiday season is upon us and we know everyone is busy preparing this and that, so we will be taking a break and returning on January 6th. Special note: I will be having blog candy prizes drawn for our followers during that time - so stay tuned! ;D

This week, our darling sweet Lyn is our hostess for this challenge for our fifth week! Lyn has challenged us with a simple task: use a black base on your card, scrapbook layout, or project. We want to see something black in the background. Even though the design team has been hurdling through all sorts of activities at home, they came up with some fantastic designs to inspire you:

Although Lyn is the Queen of Goth, some of us wanted to try our hand at "Goth" - pretty cool, huh? A change of pace, I'd say! ;D It was so much fun!Here is my Take on Lyn's challenge

So, we'd like to see your black base project (card, scrap page, gift box - whatever you choose). Once you've posted your project on your blog (if you don't have a blog, just e-mail it to me and I will enter it for you) with reference to the challenge here, come back and link it to Mr. Linky. You have until Tuesday, December 22nd at 12 noon. We will announce the winner and Top 3 on December 23rd. Then we will be on holiday until January 6th with a new challenge.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday Week # 4 Challenge

I hope everyone is having a great week with today being hump day! Getting ready for the weekend? Well, get ready for this week's challenge, which is hosted by the lovely Tanisha, who was just promoted to Petty Officer First Class! Woohoo!! She's movin' and groovin'!

Tanisha challenged us with "paper piecing." For those who are unfamiliar with this technique, it is simply piecing paper to the stamped/digital image instead of coloring that portion. You can, of course, paper piece an entire image if you so choose to do so. For this challenge, we just want to see some sort of paper piecing. Here's what the talented design team has made to help you get inspired:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Challenge Week 2: Pink and Red (Valentine's)

Hello fabulous crafters!

I'd like you to welcome a new Tellen's Place Design Team member: Michelle (MEG Bee Designs), a very talented crafter who has a blog filled with lots of crafty designs that will delight you. We're so happy to have her on our team! For this week's challenge:

Lisa, our beautiful and talented DT crafter is hosting this week's challenge:

Pink and Red...a Valentine's Day theme

What an awesome color combo! Lisa wants to see what you can do with these colors. She taunted the DT with this challenge and here's what we came up with:

This is My creation this week

I hope these will inspire you to join our challenge. We have a "freebie" for you to get you started but you are free to use any image you choose.

This week's sponsor is The Creative Cottage.

The winner will get to choose one of several digital kits as her prize. You know what's great about The Creative Cottage - these are so beautiful. I didn't think I could cotton to the idea of using digital papers but a blogger friend, Donna showcased so many lovely crafts, I just had to see for myself. I love it! If you wander over to Crafter's Delight, you'll see what I've done with some of these kits.

Right now, Tracy is giving a "freebie" of her own - go check out her blog and try it for yourself! PLUS, she is giving away blog candy - talk about a hefty prize...get on over there and check it out! :) Thank you Tracy for sponsoring our third weekly challenge!

Okay, to enter the challenge, make sure you post your project on your blog with a link to Mr. Linky of that project (not the entire blog so that it's easy to find it). Please make sure you post it no later than December 9th, 6pm (PST). The DT will choose a winner and the Top 3, which will be announced at the next challenge! Wow...that's a lot.

Followers...remember, we will have a special blog candy from the divine Lisa when we reach 100 followers. In the mean time, I will be having special "follower" prizes throughout the challenges because YOU are the reason for being here! Happy Crafting

Monday, November 30, 2009

Altered Jewellery Box Using Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade

I altered this jewellery box as a present for my youngest son's kindergarten teacher for Christmas I hope she likes it I love how it turned out I am going to show you the before and after shots. I used Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade on the box and I used Tonya Dirk's rose tutorial as well. I hope you all like it. TFL

Another shot of the finished box

After I altered

Outside Of Jewellery Box before altering

After Altering the inside

The inside of the Jewellery box before I altered it

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Time for Challenge # 2 At Tellen's Place

Here is my creation for this weeks challenge

Week #2 Challenge

Welcome to our second challenge here at Tellen's Place. Now that we are moving and grooving, let's have some more fun and do something with color. Let's see what you can do with:

red and green.

Now, the DT has been working hard to inspire you and let me tell you that these beautiful, talented, crafty ladies won't disappoint. With each having her own unique style, I know you'll just love what we have in store - check 'em out: Make sure you head on over and check it out

The prize for this challenge is going to be blog candy (to be posted later). One thing - when I do post the blog candy, I am going to pre-award one person (by number generator) who has posted his/her entry onto Mr. Linky with a link to the post on his/her blog showing the project for the challenge. In other words, if you've entered the challenge by the time I post the blog candy, you will get an award if chosen by the number generator.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's Wednesday which mean...

It's time for the first challenge over at Tellen's Place sp make sure you head over to and pick up your free image to use for the challenge.

I made my card using Crate paper. I also used Queen & Co felt fusion celtic knot I used my Tattered Angels melon mist to change the color of the felt fusion. I used pencil crayons and markers on my image as well as Ranger Stickles to make her pop. Enjoy...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Woooooooooohooooooooo and a invitation

I have been asked to be a designer for a new up and coming blog TELLEN'S PLACE wahooooooooooooooooooooooo I am so excited to be working with such a talented group of women please stop by Tellen's Place and join us for our first challenge, Here are the details..

We've already started preparing for our FiRst challenge, which will be on November 18th! For this challenge, I will post a new image and guess what - it's free! I want you to try out Tellen Designs digital images so you can see how much fun you can have with it. We will bring you samples so that you can see how versatile it is to put these images to paper.

All followers will be entered into a fabulous prize giveaway of delicious blog candy! Remember, it's my birthday next Tuesday, so the pot will be growing. Wanna see a picture? Well, stay tuned...and you'll see the goods soon enough. ;P

AND - if you send a follower, make sure that person leaves a comment to say YOU sent her so that you can be in a special blog candy prize specifically for those recommending Tellen's Place Challenge blog!

Don't forget to grab our button so that you can plaster it on your blog so others will know where to come and have fun! Stay tuned...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Sweetie Pie

I just love how this layout turned out I used Bo Bunny It's My Party Collection, Hope you can see my interpretation of the sketch.. TFL!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Butterfly card

Here is a Butterfly card i made I love how it turned out.....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy November everyone!!

Boy this year seems to be flying by so fast I cannot believe it.. Today I have to take my 6 year old son to a birthday party for a friend of his I'm sure he will have a good time he's excited to go.. I finally got the halloween pics from my FIL's camera so I am going to let you all see my Heros and villian hehehe. Anyway have a good Saturday everyone...



Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!!!

Well today is the day when all the spooks and goblins and monsters get to come out and play for the day lol... I hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween. I will be taking my 3 youngest boys out trick or treating this I spent alot of money on costumes sheesh who knew it would be so expensive..

This year instead of my little pirate brigade I have Wolverine from X-men ( alas not the uber yummy Hugh Jackman), Spiderman ( Alas not Toby Mcguire either), and last but not least Darth Vader is making an appearance via my 6 year old hehehehe. So I have 2 superheros and a villan go figure. Anyway everyone be safe tonight.. I will try to get pics of the boys if I can convince my FIL to let me use his camera..

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I can't believe it's been 4 Years......

It is so hard to believe it has been four years today that my beautiful little boy took his own life at the age of 13 years old. It has been a long road for me to over come my anger and resentment over this.. I would never wish my pain on anyone even my worst enemy. I miss Alex more and more everyday and no one can imagine what is going on in my head.. The could of's , should of's etc etc.. But I can't spend my life that way.. If i did I would be no goof to anyone or my other children who need me.. Anyway i wanted this post to be a celebration about Alex not a downer..

When Alex was born he didn't breath for the first 5 minutes because the cord had been wrapped around his neck, but he was a fighter and he was fine and he thrived. The song I called his song was " Little Fighter" by White Lion and it sort of became an anthem for him.. When I get down I listen to that song and i think of Alex. He was a happy little boy he loved everyone.. He loved his baby brothers and he loved being a big brother. My 6 year old Brian looks just like Alex in the picture above except Brian has close cropped blond hair and the both have the same smile literally at the moment, Brian's left front tooth ( the right hand side of the pic above) has finally come in and it looks just like Alex's smile above.. I thought this picture of Alex was perfect so I made this layout yesterday of him so I could feel closer to my boy. My son Brian tells me Alex is his angel now and since I brought Alex's ashes home Brian tells me he will look out for his brother now the way Alex looked out for him and his brothers.

I miss you Alley cat and I love you so very much and I always will. I just wish I could hug and kiss you, or here your silly laugh. You had the best sense of humor and the greatest laugh. I was truly blessed to have you in my life and to be your mother. Thank you everyone for allowing me to tell you just a little bit about my son. It helps that I can talk about him. My mission in life since this has happened is to make sure no other parent ever has to go through this pain of losing their child to suicide, I try to let people know what to look for and how to help. Knowlege is power if I had known what had been happening with my son maybe he would still be here..

Monday, October 12, 2009

Today is Thanksgiving and an anniversary

Here in Canada it's Thanksgiving again I stopped celebrating 7 years ago after my mother passed away at the age of 52. So that makes the second part of my title 7 years ago today my mother passed away. It was very sudden and very unexpected. When she passed away I was 7 months pregnant with my fourth son..

I was told by my father that since I am the oldest that I had to be strong for my younger sister who coincidentally was not pregnant but extremely close to my mother. My parents had split up when I was 3 years old but they had remained friends.. So I did what my father asked and was strong for my sister, at home was different. My husband had come into the kitchen and I burst into tears he asked me what's wrong I told him that I just made a coffee and I thought how sad it was my mother would never have another coffee ever again. He hugged me and told me he loved me. He was my rock my mother's funeral was the first funeral he ever attended and he was fabulous he shook every one's hands and thanked them for coming..

I know I am rambling but it helps me through this time... My mother's death is the reason why I got into scrapbooking I wanted to create an album of her for my boys to know her you see my 3 youngest children will never know her because Andrew was only 1 year old when she passed and Brian was still in utero, and wee Christopher hadn't even been thought of yet. My mother loved her grandchildren and I wanted my boys to know that. I am just thankful that my mother and I patched up our differences before she died and I have no regrets.

I miss you mom I know you are at peace now and I love you very much

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Here is Week 3 Entry

Ror Urban Anthology's got Talent competition please go over and vote for me please ands thank you hehehe. Nothing like a little self promotion.....

Anyway this week we had to design out own sketch and make a layout based on that well I did.... so here it is... I uploaded both my sketch and my layout for you to look at thanks for looking and remember to go vote..

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

QKD Blog Hop

Head on ovewr for the blog hop they are having a give away on this blog

Make sure you head over and tell them I sent ya

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I thought I would Participate in Urban Anthology's Got talent. I have no idea how I did but I am very pleased with the layout I did and I have gotten lots of great feedback about it. The challenge was to do a layout about my scrapbook style and also about myself. The picture I chose was of me as a little girl. Well you be the judge and let me know what you think...

Wasn't I cute little thing?? It's hard to believe but the day this picture was taken a kid had picked up a piece of concrete and hit me in my right eye if you look close you can see the mark on my eye. My mother was so upset because we were doing the family portrait thing lol... Kids will be kids I guess. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The most Wonderful Time of the Yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

hehehe I just love that song at the end of Summer hehehe it signifies my kids are going back to school wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..

This mommy has had enough of her children all summer long. The bugging " mom can we go to the park" " Mom can we play outside" Mom can we go swimming".. " Mom this Mom that". It was enough to test my sanity i'll tell ya.

But now the boys are back in school and I appreciate the respite I get from them everyday.. It makes me appreciate my boys even more. It gives me the alone time I need and deserve I also get to put my house back in order.

I am also in the process of helping my hubby set up his own busioness so that keeps me occupied while he's at his day job I do the phone calls and setting up of appointments and stuff like that. So he doesn't have to worry about anything. But i like to help my man out that's what it's all about right?

On another note since I am not working I get to concentrate on my obsession " SCRAPBOOKING" hehehe I am enjoying having the time toenjoy my hobby again and really apreciate the nuances and what not. I tried out for the Queen Kat Design Team don't know if I made it or not but I can always hope after all my middle name is Hope. On that note we shall see what happens I guess. I am going to post my entries for the DT tryout so you all can havbe a look I love my Hippo card it's to cute I think.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Martini Designs' Challange Blog

Martini Designs' Challange Blog is having a contest and DT call so head on over there and se what's going on

Here is the link

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mamories Always - Forever Blog Hop

Welcome to our first Memories Always-Forever blog hop!! We are so excited to introduce our site and our Design Team to you!! (If you arrived here any way other than from our blog hop, please go back to the MAF homepage to start at the beginning of the hop.)

Memories Always-Forever (MAF) has been created as a place where members can rally together as a crafting community, showcase their crafting talents, share their ideas, learn, and participate in exciting challenges. Our Design Team is here for you - to provide inspiration, to answer questions, or even just chat!!

You should have arrived here via Deanne

I have been scrapping about 7 years now and I am very proud and honoured to be part of the MAF DT there are a bunch of talented ladies over there. If you would like to see more of my work just check out the gallery of MAF at, We would love for you to become a member so come on over and join us.

Thank you for joining me on the hop today. Be sure to make your way to the end of the hop where you can be entered to win this Blog Hop Grand Prize Candy there is a picture at the top of this post. Good luck to all who enter.
Now onto the next talented girlie on the hop Toccara: Life of a Scrapper
If at any point on the hop you happen to get lost or off track just check back on the MAF home page for the hop list.
Thank you for stopping by I hope you have fun today hugs

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hazing Event

Well I can honestly say I have never experienced a hazing event but I know a few people who have. The High school I went to way back when ( lol) had a habit of giving swirly's to the new grade 9's. If you don't know what a swirly is I will enlighten you. You take the grade 9 turn him/her upside down and put their head in a toilet and flush. great i think it's nasty personally

Monday, July 13, 2009

Scrapbooksnstuff DT Reveal # 2

Here is My 2nd Dt Reveal and i love how it all came together Marrakech is so perfect for this beautiful Peacock isn't he Gorgeous I think Peacocks are one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Go Over to Scrapbooksnstuff ( mr. linkie is on the right hand side of the page) and check out my Fellow DT's projects..

Friday, July 10, 2009

Here is my Sneak peek for July

i was given the kit Marakech over at for my DT Kit I am so loving this line I love how elegant and fun it is. So here is my first layout using Marakech.
Tjhis layout features my now year old son when he was all of 2 hours old inside an incubator.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Toooooooot for me

I have been chosen for another design team as well I am now part of Memories Always - Forever Design team woohoo. Come on over and check us out

Monday, June 1, 2009


I have been chosen to be part of the fabulous Design Team for Scrapook N Stuff. I am so excited and honored to be chosen along with my fellow team members who are a bunch of very talented ladies. So if you haven't had a chance come on over and join us we would love to have you...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's a Bittersweet day for me

After almost 4 years since my beautiful son passed away he is finally home with his mommy ( his ashes). My birthday will be Thursday and my son's father finally decided to give me his ashes he knew how much it has meant to me to have Alexander home. I miss my baby boy so much I realize he wasn't a baby when he passed ( he was 13) but he will always be my baby I love him so much and miss him still so very much. I have been crying non stop since I picked him up this morning but he is home and he now resides on my scrapbook desk in a place of honor. My boy is hom. I love you Alex..

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check outr this new blinkie isn't it cool I love the look of these I can't wait till they are in Canada for me to try them out

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Come on over!!!!!

Mosh Posh is having a blog party you have to come on over and check it out. Tell them I sent you... They will also be having a blog hop so make sure you stop by and have fun with the team hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I won one of the Cuttlebug Prizes on the cuttlebug blog I can't believe it I am so excite.... This week I took second place with neighbor votes and first place with judges votes on Scraptatholon7 on with this layout of my precious Alex holding his baby brothers each one when they were newborn.. I miss my boy Alex more and more everyday it's hard to believe he would be 17 years old right now and that it's almost 4 years since he passed away. I miss AlleyCat mommy loves you

Sunday, March 29, 2009

It's definately Spring!!

Well I saw my first Robin a few days ago so I know spring is here. But does it have to rain so blooming much I hate the smell of worms. Yes I can smell worms it's quite disgusting actually. Blech!!!!!
Anyway today I have to go to work and do my thing. Then i get to come home and depending on how tired I am I will scrap or I will clean or something hehehehe. I hope everyone has a good Sunday!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Well Here it is..

My finished card here is my take on Shanna's card i hope my BFF likies it I think it's cute...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Check Out this Blog

It's Starting to look like Spring

Thank God!! I really am sick of winter and snow yuck!!! I just want the warm weather to come. I just don't like what we have to go through first to get it. I hate mud and muck my kids are already trucking it in the house it really is awful. I am going to be scrapping this weekend which I am happy about since I don't have to work. I'm going to make a card that was inspired by Shanna of bloggity blog my next thirty years ( her blog) she made this cute VW bug card and I thought I would try my hand at it this weekend because my BFF's b-day is March 17 and I want to make something special for her. Anyway not much else is going on right now except I will have 3 little boys under the age of 8 years old home for the next week because of March Break UGH!!! I definately won't be getting any sleep, I will be going in for my afternoon shift quite exhausted lol oh well I will let you know how I fair.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Today is a Sad Day

Today in the wee hours of the morning my girly girl ( my sweet kitty) Jezzabell or as I called her Princess Jezzabellie, passed away. She was such a sweetheart and very loving little girl and I will miss her dearly, it took me 9 years of working with her to show her that she could trust me and that I truly loved her she was always so shy and skittish in the lazt 2 years she finally became the cat she was meant to be she was sweet and loving. Good bye my Princess Mommy will miss you dearly I love you.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Well It's A new Year

And I am finally updating my blog after lord knows how many months. Anyway 2008 was an ok year for me I was on my first design team and I loved it Thanks Hannah and Lori for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a fabulous Design Team and community.

I also got addicted to the Twighlight series by Stephanie Meyer in 2008 and what a wonderful addiction it is I just love Edward Cullen.. Just don't tell my husband that heheheh.

My son Andrew had surgery on his ears in the fall of this year and I got some cute after pics of him in the recovery room. so here are his pictures you can see his progression from being groggy to fully alert

I didn't do as much scrapping as I wanted to but I vow to make up for that in 2009. I have applied to a couple of DT's we shall see what happens I guess.