Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Chapter

The renovations are done!! I love my updated house!  Now that the renovations are done, and school started again, I now have more time to dedicate to scrapbooking!   

The first layout I want to share with you is my first project with the new LCOM team.  I was happy to be a part of the team for another term.  This layout was made using Isabelle's wonderful sketch no 36 and uses some new and old Close to my Heart products.  I simply love those 2 toned wooden embellies from the Sarita kit.  They coordinate perfectly with the Sarita paper and the picture of my kids lying on a blanket in front of me listening to Mercredi Show music.  

This next layout was the last layout from the last LCOM design team.  As a grand finale we were asked to do a double layout!  I love double layouts but find I don't do them as often as I don't take as much pictures as I used to.  Another fun sketch by Isabelle - no 35.  I could not have picked a better kit than CTMH' Laughing Lola to match my pictures.  The colors were perfect and the playful background gave the perfect mood for the fun pictures I had.

For both layouts, I added some alphabet stickers from American crafts.

Now with a little more time on my hands,  I hope to be able to update my blog every week.  Let's just hope I get to keep my mojo going.  See you all next week!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reno update

I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!  My scrapbook room will be ready in just a few days!  I'm hosting a crop on Saturday to celebrate.  As for the rest of the renovations, they are progressing.  We slept in our new master bedroom for the second time last night.  It's not completely done, still a few details to take care of, but it's coming along.  We painted our old room which is to become Marianne's room.  That room should be done by the weekend too. 

Despite not having a functioning scrapbook area.  I managed to make quite a few layouts on my kitchen table, and at LCOM's last crop.  Here are a few :

Fist here is a layout using LCOM sketch no 17. 
Zoé loves her rythmic gymnastic classes.  These are a few of the pictures my father in law took at one of her classes.  I used some Bo bunny and Authentique paper along with some Webster's pages ribbon

Another LCOM sketch was used to make this layout.  Zoé is a very affectionate little girl.  She's always hugging me.  She is my little velcro.  I used some Kaisercraft and CTMH to complete this layout

We were presented with a few challenged at the last LCOM crop.  The first one was a sketch challenge using a PageMaps sketch  I had just received my Dream Pop kit from CTMH and was eager to use it.  Love the colors and the resist cardstock that come with it.  I used pictures from when Zoé met her favorite Disney Princess, Merida. 

And this last layout was the result of a one hour challenge.  I used some Bo Bunny paper that I flet went perfectly with the pictures.  I often bring the little ones I babysit on the bus to go to the library.  they love the ride!
I also made a card for a dear friend who celebrated a milestone birthday recently.  As I did not have any Graphic 45 paper, I had to settle on this pretty Webster's Pages paper.  I decorated it with pretty Prima flowers and leaves. 


Saturday, May 4, 2013

LCOM Blog Hop


We have a  little something special this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! We are having a Blog hop!  If this is your first site, I suggest that you head to the LCOM blog and start from the beginning as the order is important for this particular blog hop as we are gathering some clues to our sketch reveal today!

Please leave a comment on each one of participants along the way in order to WIN!!  As you hop along, each of our 5 designers will have a "piece of the puzzle" to the LINK that will take you to our fun sketch reveal today.  So following along with our list of designers in this exact order in order to receive your clues in the correct order:

Aurélie Cormier
Jocelyne Roy
Melissa Williams
Shirl Tait
Isabelle P. Doucette

The easiest way to collect your LINK letters is to copy and paste them into a document until you have all the pieces!  Then copy the link into your browser and take a gander at our sketch! Have fun!

For this week's layout, I found the perfect picture to go with this Fancy Pants collection.  Those two cuties came to my house wearing the same outfit.  They are best friends and sometimes seem to speak a language that only they can understand.  
To complete the layout I used hearts from CTMH's wooden trinkets, sparkle ribbon, Basic Grey letters and some flowers that I purchased at a yard sale.

Here is my clue for you...

Now that you have visited my blog today, please hop along to Melissa Williams blog at :  (

But before you do, post a comment on my blog for you chance to win a CTMH pennant letters stamp set.  You have to comment by Sunday May 12th in order to qualify for the draw.

Happy NSD DAY!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

all packed up

Renovations are in full swing and everything is going great!  Faster than I had originally anticipated which is a great thing as the play room has been temporarily moved upstairs in the living room and my scraproom is either packed up in boxes or in the corner of my room. Everything downstairs has got a new coat of paint and we will be starting painting our baseboards tonight (still don't know what color!).
I still got to do a little crafting in the last few weeks.  The first project was invitations to my daughter's birthday party that will be held this weekend.  I made this card using a challenge found on the LCOM blog.  We had to use more than one stamp set.  I used the greeting from B1414 Bonjour Occasions and the princess and gift from the C1414 Little princess stamp sets, both from CTMH.

Zoé helped and she made every card special for her friends - no two cards were the same.
 I also worked on this month's kit of the month for my weekly crops.  I used the CTMH Tommy collection with the canvas stickers and accessories.  I love how the colors are perfect for my Disney pictures.  See the chevron strips I made?  They were made using two strips of of striped paper that I glued together.
And the last layout I want to share with you is LCOM's sketch no 15.  One of the funniest moment we spent at Disney was when my Dad and husband got to share a rocket on the Astro Orbiter. 

  I used Fancy pants paper along with CTMH and Webster's pages accessories and a little MLBOW camera pin

Now, do any of you have any plans for National Scrapbooking day on May 4th?  I'll be participating in a blog hop along with some friends at LCOM.  More details to come soon!  Have a great day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Renovation plans

Our oldest daughter wants her own room.  She moved into our tiny guest bedroom for now but you can hardly move in there.  So we decided to add a bedroom in the basement and move there.  Our daughter will then inherit our old bedroom.  We hope to start over the weekend but still have lots to plan.  Since out basement is open concept, there are many possibilities, and a few obstacles to overcome.  Hopefully it will be done soon and I can show you the before and after.  It's exciting!

Before putting everything away, I had to make a layout using leftovers from my Basic Grey Knee Highs and Bowties that I had on my desk.  I made the layout of the month over the weekend and still had all the pretty paper left out.  Here are the two layouts I made

How perfect is this paper with the topiaries and the flowers featured at the Epcote Flower and Garden Festival.  They were simply breathtaking.  
Checking out our photos from ou Photopass card, we were suprised to see Disney characters were added to some of our pictures.  How fun is that!  For this layout I used Basic Grey some My Mind's eye for background paper, Doodlbug Design twine and Thickers

The next layout is from my CTMH kit of the month for March using the Clare collection.  I used pictures from our brunch at the Akershus restaurant in Epcot.  My daughter insisted we eat there again as it was her favorite from our last trip.   She was excited to get chosen to parade around the restaurant with Aurora during the princess promenade.
The last project I wanted to share with you today is my entry for the LCOM blog  featuring sketch no 13 that was posted over the weekend.  You can check it out here.  I was asked to create a card.  As some of you may know, I scrapbook fast.  I don't like to leave a project unfinished and when I started scrapbooking 9 years ago, I only did it when my daughter was napping.  Everyday became a one hour scrapbooking challenge.  I just kept the pace.  Well, making cards takes me so much time I feel.  I guess with practice I could get better, but not having a picture to start with seems to slow me down.  I had fun making something out of my comfort zone and it was cool using up the scraps I had to make something pretty.  I'm going to make a effort to make more cards.
  Thank you for stopping by!  Now don't be shy and leave a comment.  :)  Have a great day!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Crop and Create challenges

I have a few more layouts to share with you, both inspired by Crop and Create challenges that were presented to us.  I love scrapbooking challenges.  They always inspire me and give me a starting point to create my project. 

The first challenge was to create something interactive.  I was amazed at the entries for this challenge.  They were all so different and some were so creative.  I had the perfect pictures to create my interactive layout.
I'm always amazed at how my girls are so very different from each other.  It became even more apparent at our dinner at Cinderella's castle.  One came in with her Princess Merida dress complete with tiara, the other in shorts, t-shirt and hoody getting the nickname 'princess Casual' from our waiter.  One ordered chicken and rice, the other one steak and fries.  The funniest example was one their 'decorate your own' ice cream were presented, one just dumped all the fudge, sprinkles, candies on top, while the other one carefully placed the decorations one by one.  I just had to take a picture!  Here is the finished product using some Crate Paper and sliding journaling tags. 

One other challenge was called 'Something old, new, borrowed and cool'.  We were also presented with a sketch to inspire up.  For my new, I used some my newly purchased Simple Stories 24\7 collection.  For my old, I used a buckle, and metal flower and a tab I had in the bottom of my embellishment box.  For the borrowed, I used some of Cecile Lavoie's ribbon.  She had losts to chose from :).  And finally for cool- I ruffled my ribbon under the title with glue dots, I framed the picture block with twine and added lots of pictures of us posing in front of the Art of Animation statues.  another layout to add to my Disney album.

I actually won a prize for this last layout!

I would like to thank again Crop and Create and Scrapbook and Cards Today for coming to Moncton and putting together such a wonderful event.  Can't wait for the next one!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Let's get inspired!

The perfect way to end an amazing weekend at Crop and Create was to take Kelly Goree's Let's get inspired class.  I love her and I love her style.  She is such a fun, sweet person.  I had the opportunity to have dinner with her just before the class and she is delightful, so nice and so easy to talk to.  I hope I get to see her and take some of her classes again.  We made 3 gorgeous layouts and like my other classes I took over the weekend, it was easy to just add the pictures and it was complete.

We used some gorgeous Basic Gray, Bo bunny and WR Memory Keepers to create this two page layout. The flowers were created using four scallop circles that we scrunched together and secured in the middle with a brad.  The colors were perfect to showcase my Animal Kingdom pictures.
For the second layout, we used WR Memory Keepers paper.  All I had to do to finish the layout was add this adorable picture of my daughters with Chip and Dale. 
Meeting the chipmunks was a highlight of my oldest daughter's trip. When she presented her autograph book to the chipmunks, they made a big fuss about how they loved the drawing she had made of them.  They not only autographed it, but Dale drew a curly haired representing her.  It was so cute! Here is the inside of her autograph book.

Here is my cover page for my Disney album.  The colors were perfect!  What more can I say, I love it!  This Fancy Pants collection just screams Disney.  

I still have more to show you!  Can you believe it?  It was a very productive weekend to say the least.
Tune in tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Mind's Eye Pattern Play

Saturday morning at Crop and Create started out on the perfect note with my Pattern Play class.  What a great way to get motivated and start bright and early with an 8AM class.  This class was put together by Mind Mind's Eye' Sean Edgar.  Unfortunalty, he was unable to attend the event but we had an amazing stand in teacher in Vicki Boutin.  The class kit was overflowing with My Mind's Eye goodies.  I had so many embellishments left over, can't wait to us them on more layouts.

Don't you just love this sunny layout!  It was perfect for these pictures of my daughter envoying her two favorite rides at Disney : Test Track and Big Thunder Railroad.  She is a true adrenaline junkie, the faster it goes, the better she likes it... as long as it's not in the dark.

You are never too old for a Hug!  Here's me and my oldest daughter getting hugs from some of the Disney characters.
And here's the last layout we created in this class.  I am so lucky to have found these amazing ladies.  They are the best neighbors a girl could ask for. 
The best part of these layouts was that is was so easy to just add a picture or two and it was complete.  Thank you My Mind's Eye, Sean Edgar for putting together the class and Vicki Boutin for guiding us through it!  
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for another reveal!  :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Moncton Crop and Create 2013

What an amazing time I just had at Crop and Create here in Moncton over the weekend!  A room full of ladies sharing the same passion for scrapbooking, a team of fantastic, fun and talented teachers, so much scrapbooking goodies, what more could we ask for?  It was just what I needed to get inspired and create, to get my mojo running again.

I was not only able to attend 3 wonderful classes, I came home with all the layouts completed with pictures and everything!  Want to see?

My first class was Friday night with Vicki Boutin.  I love her!  She's so fun and full of life. We made 2 double page layouts while learning new techniques.  We did paper fringing, masking and stamping using stamps and paper cups to make circles and paper piecing using products from My Mind's Eye, Webster's pages, Doodlebug Designs and Hero Arts.  I changed it up a bit from her original layout adding Thickers to make a title and using the other side of some of the paper she used.  It was so much fun and I got to start adding layouts to my Disney album! How exciting is that!

The first layout features pictures from one of my highlight of our Disney trip, our diner at the Be our Guest restaurant.  We were so overwhelmed by the decor that we actually forgot to take pictures!  Entering the ballroom, seeing the snow falling on the mountains in the huge windows, the music and the gorgeous chandeliers under the painted ceiling left us in awe.  The food was the best we had all week.  It is definitely on top of our list to do for our next Disney trip.
The next two features pictures from our our hotel.  Art of Animation Resort was simply perfect.  We loved all the the little details that made this resort magical.  We stayed in the Little Mermaid wing where everything is scaled to Sebastian's point of vu, so Ariel, is 3 stories high!  Our room was decorated in mermaid theme- see bottom carpet, Ariel's grotto shower, Octopus hooks for our jackets, shell shaped chairs and bed.  It's just too bad that the weather was too cold to take advantage of the pool.

Come by again tomorrow to show you what we made in my Pattern Play class.  Wednesday I'll show you my completed layouts from the Let's get Inspired class by Kelly Goree and Thursday I'll show you the other layouts I made using the challenges we were given.  It was truly an inspirational and very productive weekend! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Disney withdrawals

We're back from our vacation at Disney and as expected we had a blast.  It was not as warm as we had hoped, and my park visiting was cut short by one day due to sickness, but in spite of that we had so much fun that we are already planing our next trip.  I loved staying on Disney property and the Art of Animation resort was simply amazing.  My photos have been sent to be developed, so expect to see some layout posted in this site next week.

In the meantime I have a couple layouts to show you.  The fist one was for my assignment with LCOM using sketch no 11.  The sketch was originally intended as a card sketch, but I made a 12X12 scrapbook layout with it.  I found this picture while cleaning my scrapdesk.  I have no idea what it was doing out since this picture is 9 years old.  It's of my oldest daughter's baptism and she's being held by her great-grandmother who passed away a few years later.  Kaisercraft and Webster's pages paper were used and I embelished with Thickers, and lots of Prima flowers.

The second layout features my youngest daughter having her hair cut.  She donated her ponytail to Beautiful Lengths, an organization that makes wigs for women suffering from cancer and other diseases.  It was her idea and I was so proud that she went through with it.  I find her so cute with her new hairstyle!  I used Bo Bunny's new Country Chic along with some Webster's pages adding some kaiserkraft and CTMh bling as well as Prima, CTMH and Recollection blooms

 So like I said, hopefully I'll have loads of layout to show you next week as I'll be attending Crop and Create in Moncton.  Can't wait, it's going to be so much fun!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Disney autograph albums

I'm on a roll!  I completed 4 more autograph books last night. 
The first two I'm sharing with you I blanked out the names of the kids since since they have no idea that they are going to Disney this year.  Better be safe and avoid leaking the information.   How exciting will it be when my kids realize that they will be sharing their Disney vacation with some of their best friends! 

And since I posted the original one on facebook, A friend of mine asked me to make one for her daughter.  While i had the Modge Podge out, might as well make an assembly  line and make them all at once!  How fun!  Nothing like making a craft mess to pass a Tuesday evening.

And then finaly, my other daughter's book.  she asked that Donald be on the front page.  I had originally only planned on making one book that the girls were going to share, but Marianne informed me that she would like to take the album with her when she moved out, when she was an adult, and it would be easier if we both just had one that way we would avoid a conflict.  Being only 9, I asked her if she was seriously already thinking about moving out and she informed me that she would move out, but not too far as so her kids could come visit anytime!  She is growing up way too fast!

And there they are!  My youngest daughter has started making a list of the characters that she would like to meet.  She plans on drawing them in her book and making the characters sign above their protrait.  I though that was an excellent idea.  I also plan a having the characters sign on the right hand side and placing a picture of my daughter and the character on the left hand side.  Can't wait to get started on collecting those autographs!

I'm also taking orders, If you would like me to make you one, let me know. 
Have a magical day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

countdown is on

Well the countdown to our Disney vacation is on!  Can't wait.  I think I'm more excited than the kids.  I've started to pack the bags and figure out what we need and even went on a little shopping spree to buy cute little outfits (and a bikini!) fit for Florida weather.

We have involved the kids as much as we can in the planing and one thing they wanted to do this time that we did not last time was collect autographs.  I went to the store and purchased a small sketch book and I decorated one last night.  It was so much fun and less than half the price than the Disney autograph books that they sell in the parks.  Plus it has way more pages and are one of a kind.
I have one down, and I'll be completing the other one today

I also complete a few layouts for Let's capture our Memories  here is sketch no 3.  I used son CTMH paper and cardstock, a Bo bunny bloom and some Websters pages trim

and here is sketch no 5.  My first 8X11 layout.  It was fun to make something different.  I used some Bo Bunny paper, blooms and stickers, a few My little bit of Whimsy bees and CTMH bling

I have started my Sunday night crops and layout of the month club also.  I love having a day dedicated to welcoming friends into my scraproom.  It's fun sharing ideas and just talking with fellow scrapbookers.
Here is my layout for February using the new CTMH Buzz and Bumble kit.  I love the new Seals and wooden embelishment sets! 

Monday, January 21, 2013


 If you read my blog last week you may remember me mentionning that a friend of mine challenged me to create a layout about how my youngest daughter looks so much like me.  I had a idea of making a layout with both of our kindergarden class pictures.  So as i was looking through past pictures of myself and of my girls I could not help but have a smile on my face.  Happy memories all around.  Here is what I created
 Using the same Basic Grey collection I created this layout of me at my grandparent's house at my second birthday.  I have such fond memories of that house and the view we had from that window. 

And again from the same collection I made the following layout.  I was excited to see that the background paper was vintage map of the Maritimes in french!  I could not cover it up so I used a collage from Basic Grey's Clippings and added a picture of my handsome husband taken during our trip to NY last year.  A very easy layout but I love it!

Now let's see what I can create with the rest of the collection pack.  :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Reliving Christmas

First of all Happy New Year!!!  I took some time off from everything suring the holidays and it was quite refreshing.  I'm only now getting in the routine of things again now that school, daycare, gymnastics and swim classes all started again.  I had even taken a break from scrapbooking!  Lukily
I had the chance to scrap with a group of very special scrappy friends to help me get into the swing ot things again.  It felt so good to sit around a table and just talk and scrap. We even took a break to drool over some of the reveals that were posted during the CHA.  It motivated me to start using my stash and create to make room for all the goodies I'm going to need.
I then relived Christmas sifting through the picture that were taken during the holidays. Here are some of the layout I was able to complete :

My first layout if inspired by Isabelle Doucette's LCOM sketch #1.  I used some older Basic Grey.  It seemed like the perfect paper to showcase a couple of BFFs with their matching dresses.

The next 2 layouts feature pictures taken at my parent's house. The second one only has CTMH products.  I love the glitter alphas and the matching chipboard die cut stickers.  The fist one uses paper from the same collection but I embelished it by using a Bo Bunny blossom,  Prima chipboard and accent flowers, Thickers as well as some trim from Webster's pages
The girls taking a TV break waiting for everyone to be ready to open the presents.  they were so patient and I just had to take a picture of this moment of calm before the storm of wrapping paper that was about to hit.  I used the Gorgeous Serenade collection by Basic Grey as the base for this layout along with Kaisercraft bling and Prima flowers
Thanks for looking!