Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 19
Here is the album I made for Dave's Dad, filled with photos of Dave and the boys :)
Rose Moka Paper(awesome Canadian company), AC Puffy Alphas and Basic Grey Chocolate album and of course, button by My Little Bit of Whimsy!
I hope you all get the opportunity to take a moment to *slow it down* this weekend and really enjoy the season.
Cheers for now, and I promise to have photos of all the gifts I've made this year!
Monday, December 15
Here was my take on this week's sketch, one of my favorites photos of the dog that lives next door: Buck. I'm not sure what kind of dog he is, (part Shepherd I imagine) or how old he is...but this dog is one of the kindest souls I've ever met. During the summer months, I walk him around our neighborhood when I get home from work (with the owners permission of course! LOL) and we visit all his favourite spots.
Saturday, December 13
If you're reading this, that means you've found me without any difficulties! Yay! I thought it would be best to create a separate *personal* blog, with my day to day scrapbooking related postings and layout photos...and keep the Whimsy Blog dedicated to the goings on with the shop, especially for the new year when I announce my mini design team! Huge shout out to Kristine for creating this AMAZING blog....she has such an eye for this blog decorating! Thank You!!!
Saving my big news for last.....
I've been chosen to be on the Creative Scrappers Design Team!!!! Wahooooo!!! I'm honored, thrilled and a little bit terrified, all at the same time. I'm in the company of some VERY creative Scrappers!!!! I can't wait until our first assignment in the new year!
Wednesday, December 10
Just getting ready for Christmas lately, and all the projects I've been working on are gifts.....so I can't post photos of them until the big day :) Kristine and I had a wonderful day on Saturday visiting a new local Scrap shop that just opened Scrapbooking Gone Wild, and then we scrapped until 2am!!! It funny though, although we chat the night away, we scrap well together and get lots accomplished.
I made a few buttons last night, but haven't had the chance to photograph them yet (see above elf duties) Hopefully I'll have the shop updated tomorrow night :)
Until then, Steph
Monday, December 8
My Little Bit of Whimsy is looking for 2-3 Designers
this is a term position from January 31st until July 31st 2009
- Deadline for submission is January 15 2009.
- Selected Designers will be announced on or before January 17, 2009.
- email us 3 samples of your work showcasing your love of Embellishments!
If you're chosen as a Designer
-- You'll be contacted via email- You will be sent a selection of buttons or embellishments once a month to play with !!!
- You will be required to create two layouts/altered item every month,
incorporating MLBOW products
- Your designs will be featured in our NEW Gallery!
need info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 2
Please email me your addy :)
Thanks to all who stopped by to wish Rohan a happy Birthday, he had a wonderful day full of excitement, loved ones and cake!
Here's a little scrappyness before I sign off: Jenni Bowlin, Fancy Pants papers, AC Puffy Thickers alphas, Prima Flowers and My Little Bit of Whimsy Buttons!
Wednesday, November 26
In celebration of my super cute nephew's birthday today, I'm having another Blog freebie! Leave your comments below and I will have another one of the cats draw a name this weekend. Up for grabs: Imaginisce: Snag Em Clear Stamp CHICK Bird
Sunday, November 23
PS Kristine is playing with my Blog this week, I'm very excited to see what design she comes up with... She soooo talented!
Dave was here this week and he was a tremendous help with some of my harder clay... He can mix a handful of clay in a matter of minutes, something that can at times take me 20-30! Thanks Sweetie *kiss*
Here are a few things I've been working on this weekend, with more to add tomorrow night so keep checking the shop!
I've also added a few holiday jewelry cloth gift bags, these are free with the purchase of any piece (earrings/bracelet/necklaces), please just add the item to your cart before checking out.
Sunday, November 16
Although my foot/ankle is feeling the pain today (I had it up on a milk crate while I scrapped, but perhaps not high enough!) it was a wonderful day :) Can't wait until the next Crop!
Kristine asked me to come up with an *exclusive* MLBW embellishment for her December kit, and here they are! I am quite happy with them (Shhhh...kept a couple for myself tee hee)
Thursday, November 13
It seems like all I've done lately is make buttons and jewelry, so it was pure indulgence to get my hands all full of ink and glue last night, and FINALLY use some of my mushroom buttons. They were the beginning of this polymer clay journey, and I think they are still my favs :)
Tuesday, November 11
Sunday, November 9
After Auntie B dropped me off, I still had a few hours before Dave was scheduled to arrive from Halifax, and I was crawling around my house again! I didn't want to hop on one foot, because that would have scared the tarnation out of the cats, and well, we can't have that now can we?
When the radiologist called Saturday morning and was able to confirm that I DIDN'T crack my ankle, and I could take the cast off.....I couldn't get to the scissors fast enough! The idea that I may have to wear that for WEEKS literally made me ill to my stomach. How was I going to get laundry done? Put the garbage out? Carry things upstairs or downstairs? Shower? Wow, really puts things into perspective for someone like me who hates asking for help ;)
So now, Sunday night, I'm walking with a cane (a really pretty one with butterflies on it lol)... and I imagine I'll be on my feet in no time!
Now onto the FUN stuff! We have TWO winners for the Cupcake contest...(Gabe asked that I mention all cat toy thank yous can be sent to my address)
Congrats to Norah and MelW! Please email me your addys and I'll mail them to you asap!
Have a great week everyone,
Thursday, November 6
Well, its been a busy week, I'm always running out of day it seems! LOL Just a quick post, offering up a Whimsy Cupcake Freebie! All you have to do visit the shop and tell me which buttons you like the best, post it in a comment below and your name will be entered to win these little whimsical cuties :)
Monday, November 3
Paper: Prima Alphas: AC Thickers Rootbeer FloatHearts: Heidi SwappPotty People: Maya Road
I'm off to add a few more buttons and jewelry to the shop!
Thursday, October 30
I had my very first button sale on Wednesday! YAY! It was soooo very exciting! tee hee
Wednesday, October 29
Huge thanks to the super talented and awesome Kristine for putting the entire site together for me in one day....all I asked was that there was hot pink and lime green....and voilà! She built this perfect store (with new logo) that was EXACTLY what I wanted :) If it wasn't for all her hard work, this would have just been a passing thought on a Sunday morning...
Please wander over to the shop and take a look, if you are looking for any specific buttons/paintings/jewelry please email me, Custom orders always welcome!
Tuesday, October 28
Creative Scrappers October Afternoon kit, again, Kristine totally rocked this design! Loving the October Afternoon papers (I just ordered their new monster line called NightLight, too cute)
Enjoy, and I'll be back with my exciting (to me anyway lol) news in a few days
Thursday, October 23
Class #1 Get Interactive
Papers used: Scenic Route Suprise Collection
Papers used: American Crafts Everyday Collection
Class #2 Secrets to Simple Design
Papers/Flair/buttons used: American Crafts Moda Bella Collection
Monday, October 20
And here are a few flowers and green leaves I made yesterday:
And finally, my favorite little owl...He's a bit heavy to add to a scrapbook page, I may have to glue a magnet on him and put him up on the fridge :) (I plan on attempting more owls, but with less clay...more scrapbook friendly critters)
Last weekend was spent at the Paws Crop, my very first crop since I took up Scrapbooking 6 months ago. Loved every minute of it, especially the two classes I took with the phenomenal Kathy Thompson Laffoley. I'll post more on the crop tomorrow, as I'm hoping not to run out of day light to get photos of my class layouts! (which is what happened tonight while taking these photos....the days are definitely getting shorter)
Friday, October 3
Sunday, September 28
Here is a Layout and Mini Album, made with some of my favorite Scrapbook lines:
Thursday, September 25
I'm quite pleased with it....here's hoping Auntie B and hubby like it ;)
I was up quite late last night scrapping this favorite pic of mine (courtesy of WN)....The photo was taken at my sister's wedding in 2006, I remember the exact moment and how I felt... he still gives me butterflies.
I purchase the new Fancy Pants collections last week and I'm hoping to get some scrapping done with the Daily Grind collection.
Cheers for now
Here another Layout of my nephew, the sweetest little boy:
Friday, September 12
As someone who is at times referred to as a control freak (again with the shocking revelation), it's difficult for me to surrender to this organic process. After some thought, I've decided to continue with what I originally intended to do: layer upon layer and hope it turns into something that isn't a disgusting blog on the wall.
As in life, the creative process doesn't always work out as planned or intended. However, you discover that more often than not, the most treasure pieces, the more accurate representation of yourself, are the works that were unintentional.
***Just in case I'm wrong though, I bought a new tube of white paint tonight ;)
Here are a few of the project I worked on this week:
- Here is a kit from Creative Scrappers, Morning Glory August. Papers and diecuts are from My Mind's Eye
Have a great weekend!