Its a Bird! Its a Plane! No, its a Princess!

I was just looking at the last post on the blog and near fell over when I saw the date!  Oh my word, I don't think I've ever gone this long without any posts at all...and even worse, that shows you how long its been since I SCRAPPED!  No wonder I'm stressed!  LOL

Without boring you with the details of my day to day life, lets just say these past few weeks have been very challenging for me on the work front.  To the point that I would be so mentally exhausted from the day, that it would take 2 hours in front of the tv just to get myself out of the "work" zone....Suffice to say, this means there hasn't been much time for the fun stuff in life like scrapbooking and making my Whimsies :)

Its getting better though, and I did get some scrappy time this weekend to finish my layout for Creative Scrappers' reveal!

Here is one of my favorite sets of photos of us when we were kids; this was for a costume contest one summer in Victoria Park (Moncton, NB).  I just love the 80's style princess costumes and my cousins in their superheroes outfits...hilarious.  I'm going to post this photo on Facebook right now and tag them hehehe (<-evil laugh)



  Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year!
Cheers,
Steph
xo

Paper Poppy Layouts and Mini Album!

This kit from the Paper Poppy was so wonderful! I was able to finish three layouts and a mini album and STILL had some leftovers for cards! (haven't had the time to make said cards, but the kit package is still on my scrappy desk!)

Thanks for stopping by!
Steph
xo






Guest DT This week at the Paper Poppy Kit Club!

When Aphra emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I would guest DT for her fab kit club, I YELLED (via email) YES! YES! YES! and then did a little dance :)

Her kits are super fab and this November's kit was no exception! Love every bit of it!  Combination of Bella Blvd and Jillibean Soup papers, Basic Grey felties and lots of other yummies!  I made three layouts and a mini album, with lots left over to make cards this weekend if I have time :)

Check out my blog posts HERE

Cheers!
Steph
xo


 

Creative Scrappers Sketch 131

Again, another super fun sketch from the best sketch blog out there....Creative Scrappers!!!

Here's my take on sketch #131

Sasssafras Monstrosity collection of course....


Cheers,
Steph
xo

More LCOM Layouts!



Kristine and I were on fire!!!  I think she got 5 or 6 done herself...
we normally struggle to get two done at an all day crop LOL  Hope you like :)

Steph
xo

Sassafras Hello Mini Album

Here's an Album I've been working on for a few weeks now...finally got it finished and photos taken!  I just love this Sassafras collection...Amplify, one of my all time favs :)

I have no idea what photos I'll add to the album yet...but isn't that always the way?  I love making the albums...just never seem to get around to adding the photos LOL

Hope you are having a great day!
Steph
xo

LCOM Crop Layouts!

Hi Folks!
The sun decided to come out today (yay!) so I was finally able to take some photos of the layouts I worked on during the fabulous LCOM crop in Saint John last weekend.  Kristine and I scrapped from 10am until 2am!  Can you believe it?!?  So much fun and I got lots done!  The space is super comfortable...great table, great lighting and unlike many scrappy venues....the room temperature was great (very important when you are scrapping for so long!) I'm already looking forward to the next one in January :)

Here are a few of my layouts from the day!





Thanks for stopping by!  Hope everyone is having a great weekend :)
Steph
xo

Our Freak Lunchbox Date

Whenever we are downtown Halifax, Dave and I love to visit the Freak Lunchbox....its the BEST candy store ever!  It has all the candy we had growing up....and some funny novelties!









Steph
xo

I'm hoping to see this little fella soon....

Hopefully if all goes according to plan, I'll be visiting my Sister and her cute family on Sunday!  Can't wait to see this little fella soon....



Look how cute they are....


Steph
xo

Creative Scrappers Sketch 129

Here is my latest layout for Creative Scrappers!  I love Rohan and his Dino Roar!  He is always running around "roaring" at us...and  he was a dinoseaur for Hallaoween last week, so I'll be scrapping those soon I imagine :)


And here is the awesome sketch!  Give it a try, I loved working with it...inspired me to keep things "clean" for a change!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by!
Steph
xo

.....This is what I've been up to!

OK, so I haven't scrapped in what seems like AGES!  Yikes!  The Whimsy shop has been busy, but also...I have discovered a new craft that I LOVE!  Lampwork Glass Beadmaking!

My classes are every Wednesday night...and here are the Beads that I made during my Beginner Class
(I haven't cleaned the bead release from the holes yet)




 Here is my super sweet instructor Janelle at the torch


Doesn't that look like fun?  If you are in the Halifax area, new classes begin in February at the NSCCD and I plan on signing up again just for the torch time hehe

OK, I'm off to Scrapbook! (Finally)
hugs
Steph

Donna Downey will be in Saint John!

Wahooooooo!!!  So excited when I heard the news :)  Kristine and I have been trying to get to one of her classes for ages...  I've already booked the time off with work LOL



Creative Scrappers and Let's Capture Our Memories
have joined together and invited the World Famous Scrapbooker
Donna Downey
to Quispamsis New Brunswick!


Donna will be in the area  May 27-28 2011 teaching and inspiring us!
Friday Evening Class / and Saturday from 9-9
Classes will be posted in February 2011

Come learn how to use paints , play with stamps & inks, 
colorful iron ons , use watercolors, plus much more to get you " creating!"

Classes will be posted in February but you can reserve your seat today!
Don't delay because SPACE IS LIMITED!

to learn more about Donna visit her blog at
http://www.donnadowney.typepad.com

To register CLICK Here for your options and See you then

I've said it before....

and I'll say it again, this lady ROCKS!  Jen Gray's video really hit home, as most of her posts do...

She's one of those people that can say SO MUCH, be true to herself and honest with others....and at the same time be so kind and have everyone's best interest at heart.  Love her.

Creative Scrappers Sketch 127

Hi folks,

Here's my take on the latest Creative Scrappers Sketch!  Loved this one...who am I kidding, I say that every time hehe

Used some of my stash of "My Little Shoe Box" papers, some Sass flowers and MLBOW ladybug pin.

Thanks for stopping by!
Steph
xo



Sunday Night...Oh what a weekend!

Wow! I can't believe its Sunday already! A bit of a whirlwind of a weekend! We had Dave's 25th Year Anniversary with the company Friday night, what a blast! Computer ordering (for me!) and art supply shopping downtown on Saturday afternoon after we checked out of the hotel (yup, they go all out for this milestone).

And this afternoon Dave and I went to see the musical Spamalot, it was wonderful! After the play we went for a nice Sunday drive to Saint Margarets Bay for some Cricut supplies...it just happens to be one of the most beautiful places around here, the fact that I can shop for scrappy supplies is a bonus tee hee

Here are a few things I've been working on all week, I just haven't had time to upload them :)
hugs
Steph








A few things I've been working on...

Hi Folks!
Just a few things I've been working on this past week or so, I just haven't had the opportunity to update my blog :)

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Dave and I had a lovely dinner this afternoon, festivities remain low-key as I'm on call this week and have to be available on a moment's notice to work 24/7. Yes, I'm already wishing my week to be over and it hasn't even begun! LOL

Here's something I worked on today, love love love this paper collection by Sassafras, Mix and Mend designed by one of my favorite scrappers Michelle Clement! Tanya (from LCOM) ordered the entire release in triplicate for me...and held it hostage for a few days I might add, taunting me with photos...see below! She is hilarious!



The running joke is that until shipment to me, Tanya takes very good care of my Sass...LOL



Here's my latest Creative Scrappers layout, Sketch 125!  Wow, can't believe its been 125 sketches already!  What a milestone, congrats to Kristine for making is so fabulous!


Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully it won't be too crazy this week and I'll have more time to blog and scrap :)

Hope you are all well
Stephanie
xo