Thursday, February 26, 2009

Circle Crop this weekend

Over at the Pile of Scrap Forums this weekend is the circle crop. They have one a month on the last weekend of the month. I was lucky enough to have won last months circle crop so I get to host it this month. I had to come up with 5 challenges that could be used. You can choose to do them all in one layout or several layouts. If you have a chance go over and check it out. What a great fun forum this is for scrapbookers.

Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have several new layouts to post on my blog along with a few cards.

A Pile of Scrap

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Paper Therapy Blog Candy giveaway

I found this wonderful blog through my friend Jerusha's blog. Her name is Wendy and she has some beautiful scrapbooking creations on her site. She is currently giving a way a scor-pal. Go check out her site you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My first memory of "Scrapbooking"

A friend of mine is giving away some blog candy and to enter into the draw she wanted to know about your first time scrapbooking. Here is her blog

The first ever time I attempted scrapbooking was back in 1998 after coming home from a holiday to Walt Disney World. It was a very basic scrapbook that included my photos and printed pictures of the characters from the internet. I put everything in a photo album and still have it to this day. Eventually I plan on taking those photos and re-doing the scrapbook but for now I like looking at my "first" ever experience in the wonderful world of Scrapbooking!

It wasn't until 6 years later that I started paper scrapbooking when I had my first born. Since then I have been hooked and loving every minute of it!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bookmarks are fun!

My daughters birthday party was this past Saturday and I wanted the kids to have something in their goody bags that was a bit more unique. I got the idea from a make and take that was posted at A pile of scrap forums. I decided to put their names on them as 5 year olds love to get stuff with their name on it. I had fun making them and I plan on making a bunch of different ones for my kids so they can have a few to choose from.

Valentines Treats

Well I am a bit behind on this post. I have been sick all weekend and spent a good time of it sleeping. But I had to come on and post pictures of the treats I made for my daughters class. They had a Valentines party on Friday and I thought it would be cute if I made a little something to hold their M&M's in. I found the instructions here (btw I love this blog for ideas and tuturials). My daughter was able to help me make them (she turned the handle on the cuttlebug) and she had so much fun doing it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My baby girl turned 5 today!

I still find it hard to believe that I have a 5 year old. It feels like just yesterday that we were heading off to the hospital. We started the day out by singing to her and then we had to head off to school. She goes 1/2 days (Junior kindergarten) and they sang to her there as well. I sent along some mini cupcakes for her class to enjoy and boy did they ever. She had lots of phone calls all day to wish her a happy birthday (quite the popular girl was she!)

For dinner she just had to have chicken nuggets and french fries from McDonalds (her absolute favourite meal). We brought it home to eat and then once a few family members arrived we got out the ice-cream cake and sang to her again. She got to open her gifts from us and recieved several cards with money to go shopping. (a favourite thing to do for her - yes she already loves to shop). She is definately going to be one stylish girl come this Spring and Summer! After lots of fun with Grandpa it was time for bed. But not before Daddy sang Happy Birthday to her one more time.
Here are a few pictures from her celebration tonight.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Online crops are so much FUN!

This past weekend while the superbowl was on I participated in an online crop at the A pile of Scrap forum. There were games to play, prizes to be won and just plain old fun to be had. There are so many talented ladies over there and I have a lot to learn from them.

Here are a few of my layouts that I did for the challenges. The first two are for the crop circle that is held every month and I won the prize for that!! I can't wait to see what it is when it arrives in the mail.

And here is one of the make and takes that they had posted. A slider card that was so much fun to make!