Tuesday, July 29, 2008


TEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You won a Savvy N' Sassy ribbon kit! :D Make sure to send me your address, it's in my hot little hands ready to go out!

Stay tuned for an August ribbon kit giveaway, and there just might be an extra little surprise with that one!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Last Day to enter!

To win a July ribbon kit!

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It's been a busy few dayS! My oldest turned 9!!! Holy smokes where does the time go??? My only DD lost her two bottom teeth today within an hour of eachother! She looks so cute! I'll have to get some pics. Her with her missing two and my youngest with his only two. LOL

It's been a bit of a rough week. I will admit I am enjoying a vodka with 7up, my drink of choice. :) It has my muscles relaxed. I need to do one more blog post, and then Jamie and I will snuggle up and watch The Tudors. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The day I was born...

I'm not sure if you're aware, but the first challenge on So Tell Me Your Story... was to create a layout about Your Beginning. Well, since I wanted to be a part of this DT so I can be inspired/encouraged to continue with my BOM, I want to get all the challenges complete. So, here is what I did for the first challenge:

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Feel free to catch up on the challenges. Get your memories recorded for our future generations. :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Win a July Ribbon kit!!!!!

The time is here! I am giving away a ribbon kit from Savvy N Sassy!

The kit is: SnS July ~ Garden of Dreams

8 Yards co-ordinating Ribbons (1 yard of each): Med Ivory Ric Rac, Med Turquoise Ric Rac, Melon Satin Edge Organza, Brown Satin Edge Organza, Toffee Satin Edge Oganza, Robbins Egg -Brown Dot Organza, Light Ivory Grosgrain, Moss - Blue - Red Multi Stripe.

Leave a comment here by Saturday July 26 telling me what your favourite summer treat is and you will be entered for the draw for this yummy ribbon! :D

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Well it's about time...I'm definitely light years behind. I didn't really need one, because I had one...but for $49, and the fact it's so little and cute, and you can just clip on your shirt when you're working out...well, I just couldn't resist.

I got me an Ipod Shuffle. The clip on one. :) RIP my little IROCK. (which in more than one ways is much better LOL)

Friday, July 18, 2008

What is your name?

The 2nd challenge over at So Tell Me Your Story is up. For this challenge, scrapbook about your name, you can include info of how your parents decided on it, it's history or simply what it means! Here is what I did for this challenge:

To make the stitched design, I stamped a Fancy Pants swirly stamp on my cardstock. Next, I used a paper piercer to follow the lines. Over that I painted the swirls. Now it was easy to stitch because I had prepoked my holes.
I am *so* into stitching on my layouts right now. The only reason I don't like to machine/hand sew is because I'm too lazy to drag out the stuff I need, especially with 4 kids running under my feet all day long! ;)

Hope to see your layouts posted on the STMYS blog!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I am seriously exhausted...

We went to Tully's Berry Farm, and picked 11, 4 litre buckets of strawberries. Of course with the fun of that comes shucking them and cutting them and bagging them. Now my back is so sore and my left arm feels like carpal tunnel syndrome. Except, I don't know what carpal tunnel feels like. I've got 31 ziploc bags of berries. :S I'll probably keep out 6 or 7 and the rest will be frozen.

This is the first layout that I did for the Savvy N' Sassy design team, using SNS ribbon. I had a sketch laying around, and this BEAUTIFUL Cosmo Cricket paper came in, thankfully AFTER the coffee incident! It's the Hello Sunshine line, in case you were wondering...the colours are to DIE for!!!
The ribbon kit I picked matched it perfectly...I'll get a pic of that up too. Do you see the hand stitching? I am seriously obsessed with that right now. At first I was like meh, what a silly trend...but it hasn't really caught on...and I LOVE the detail it adds to my layout. Stay tuned for another (much more involved) hand stitched layout to come for my STMYS DT blog! Only a couple more days for that reveal, I'm so excited!

I have a headache, now I need to lay down.

Just out of you like working with ribbon on your layouts? Do you like to use it but just don't think of it?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Check this out!

Fran is giving away delicious blog candy!!! WOW!!!

Congratulations TO....

Sorry it's late.


I have a chaotic summer house with 4 kids!



Please send me your addy.....

YOU WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

By an old fashioned random, pull your name outta the hat drawing! I included you guys who posted under my ruined paper post too...LOL, even though it wasn't in the right spot, you were at the right place! ;)

Congratulations, and don't forget to come back all the time, because I will be giving away a ribbon kit every month...INCLUDING a kit from this month. :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Come back tonight!

I will do the draw!!! We're mostly feeling better now, and less cranky...yikes! I finally can get some of my DT stuff done too, because being sick wiped my mojo. :(

Last Chance HERE!

See you tonight! :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hi guys,

I'm still here... Alex caught a pretty bad cold about 4 days ago that he is still fighting. Kara is on day 2... Then I caught it, I'm on day 2...and it's just been pegging us off one by one. It's a bad one, because I hardly get sick. I feel SO sorry for the little guy. I'm pretty sure he caught it when we went to visit friends who had baby #5...with that many kids, one is bound to be sick, and in fact snotty. :)

Give me a couple more days to get the draw done, in the's Alex when he's not sick and miserable... ;)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My news

I will be a designer here:

So Tell Me Your Story.

I've wanted to be a part of a challenge blog, and this one was soooo perfect! I honestly didn't think I would be asked, but there was no harm in trying right?

Go there, say I sent you (Aleks) and we both get a chance at a prize! :D

I hope to see you all participating in some challenges to get you scrapping...YOU! I promise the challenges coming up are AWESOME!!!


Saturday, July 5, 2008

How Exciting!

News, that is. LOL

In the meantime, here is the first challenge layout for Savvy N Sassy. My challenge was to use a tree in your layout. These papers were way too perfect for Alex on this stump! (Don't worry Jamie was just out of the shot to his left!)

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