Sunday, November 29, 2009

Family Feast, and I saw New Moon!

Hello everyone! Just a short post tonight, I really needed to pop on and let you know about this fabulous kit that Maurine has out this week, called Family Feast, and it's great!! The elements are so cute! Check out the preview:It really can be used for any kind of layout, and since I'm in Canada and our thanksgiving was last month, my layouts are not themed!! The first is my niece and nephew, and my dad at his birthday party the other night. I am such a scrapper through and through that my only thought was that this was a total photo op!! I used a template by A Scrap Away for this layout, as well as Thanksgiving word art by Kathy Winters (preview is below my layout).And for this one, I used a freebie template by Krystal Hartley, which I've actually used before. I just really like this template! In my regular life news this week, I've cracked open one of my quilt kits to try and get one of my sewing projects done. I started cutting the material last week, and haven't finished. Every time I go down to start Chase wants me to help him build a train track, and it all goes downhill from there!! I also busted out my Boney M cd and dusted off my Christmas decorations. Last year I didn't even get any of it out, so this year I'm ahead of the game! Chase helped me put up all the window clings, and tomorrow while the girls nap, we'll slowly get some more of it out. And, I have to tell you I went to see New Moon today!! It was almost anti-climactic for me though, as I felt like I'd seen most of it in the previews. It was nice to have it in sequence though, so it made more sense. You can definitely tell there was a budget difference between this one and Twilight though. Overall, it was a good movie, I enjoyed watching it and would definitely go watch it again. There were several action sequences that were added, and the Volturi weren't as old and leathery/papery like they were described, but it was good. It sure moved a lot faster than the book, and I thought the editing made it feel a little choppy at times, as it seemed like some of the scenes felt like they assumed you read the book to understand how they got from one point to the next. 4 stars!! lol. That's all that's happening in my corner of the world. I have more personal work stories to share at some point, but it's on going right now, so you'll just have to hang in there. I know, I know, you're hanging on my every word and can't wait, but you'll just have to!! Oh, and was anyone else PO'd that the Vampire Diaries was a repeat?? I mean, I know it's Thanksgiving in the States, but c'mon! Ok, that's it, thanks for reading my drivel as always, g'night!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Kits

Hey guys! I've been slacking a little on my posting so I have several kits to tell you about tonight! The first one is a freebie kit that Stacey has on her blog called Giving Thanks, here is the full preview:
And here is what I did with it:
So go grab it over on her blog, completely FREE!! Well, it might cost you a comment, but that's not so hard, is it?? lol.

The next one up is My Kind of Christmas by Cheri of Dream Big Designs. She is so talented, this kit is so quirky and cute! Here is her preview:
Her kits are available at Designer Digitals as well as My Life and Scrap! And my layouts:Font was P22 Cezanne. I also used a template by Kristal Hartley.
The typewriter font I used for this one was Depot. Make sure you check out Cheri's blog for a whole bunch of freebies too! Almost everyone on her CT (except me hehe) has little freebie goodies for you!!
And last but not least is Gingybrr by Oopsie Daisy Designs. This is a great kit for Christmas photos as well. The full kit:And my layouts:
I remember the font I used for this one was Angelic War, and I love how it looks on the layout!

So thanks for looking, and happy scrapping!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scrap That Idea Freebies!! And other sales!

Hey guys, so Vicki has a new freebie kit on her blog this week, I think she's giving it out in parts, so make sure to stop by her blog and grab it! Here is a preview:
and here is what I did with it, I used the font Blomster:
Mel also has a freebie kit out as well, and if you hurry you can still get the first two parts free!! And Cheri is having a huge sale this week over at My Life and Scrap, so make sure you grab any kits you've been eyeing for your stash:

I also think I passed the deadline for winners to contact me for their blogiversary prizes, so I'll be re-drawing later today for some prizes that weren't claimed, so stay tuned for that too!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Polar Play

Hey guys! Just a short post today to let you know that Cheri from Dream Big Digi has a new kit out! It's the cutest winter kit, I made three layouts and didn't even touch on all the elements! Check out the full preview:
And here are my layouts, this first one is Chase building his snow forts. He got so excited in October when we first got snow, but I had to break it to him that it wasn't going to snow enough, and it wasn't going to last! These photos were from March last year.
This one, is Rayna this year, her first time outside in the snow. It was pretty cute, she just kind of sat there like this pink stay puffed man. It was hilarious. The alpha on this one is included in the kit, isn't it gorgeous!
And this one, I think this might be my favorite. Funny thing is, I wasn't totally sure about this paper when I first put it as the background, but then I started adding the elements, and the photos, and it came together and I love it! I slightly desaturated the photo, and used the freebie photo mask from Cheri's blog. I also recolored the candy cane to match my layout, and added the candy cane to the little teeny tiny polar bear so it looks like he is holding it. (Originally he was bigger, so it was easier to see!)
So run over to her store and check it out! Happy Scrapping! (Did you realize there are only 39 days til Christmas?) I know! Scary right? Sorry to do that to you, but man, someone had to say it! I have got to get some serious scrapping and crafting done in the next few weeks!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Girly Birthday Party

Hey guys! Kathy has a brand new kit out (yes it's been a little while, but is so worth the wait!) It's called Girly Birthday Party, here are the previews:I think she may even have a special on that might get you the alpha for free! This was such a great kit, the colors were perfect for birthday stuff! This first layout is of some photos of Rayna's first birthday (there are lots more where these ones came from!) I'm really bad at sharing regular photos, so I kind of like that I can show my layouts, and everyone can see my pictures at the same time! This is the first birthday kit that I scrapped with, and my first actual birthday photo layouts, and I loved the kit! So many cute elements, and lots of them were non-themed, so you could do everyday layouts with this kit as well!And even though the kit is called "Girly" Birthday, I used it to scrap Chase's birthday photos as well! He had a Spongebob party (and yes I made his cake as well as Rayna's!) I got the idea from this photo, and used chiclets for the teeth, and licorice around his belt. I even found these little tubular candy coated licorice candies, and I used a little yellow one for his nose. I had to buy the whole bag to use that one, but I tossed the rest in the kids goodie bags. They tasted like crap, so I'm glad I gave them away!! lol. Poor little kidlets will think twice about coming to our birthday parties again!! hehe. I also used the coordinating Lil Thoughts on this layout.Oh, and make sure you check Kathy's blog, there may be some QP's lurking somewhere that Kristin put together for you! And does anyone else remember this?: Today being Friday the 13th made me think of it, as I remember watching it a long, long, long time ago! If you don't (sigh, then it was before your time) and you can check out the trailer, well, you can check it out even if you do remember it:

And now I'm rambling, so I'm going to go! So very tired tonight. Have a great Friday the 13th! And an even better Saturday the 14th!

Final giveaway winner!!

Ok, sorry I'm late in posting this, I forgot all about it yesterday! SO the winner of a kit from Sara's store is...commenter #9, Jan. So Jan please let me know which kit you would like, and I'll get you a coupon code! Thanks everyone for your comments and for visiting my blog! Hope you enjoyed it!

Also, I haven't heard from DoggiNo for giveaway #3 for a free kit from Stacey's store, or from Mandy for giveaway #5 for a free kit from Mel Hains store. You have until Monday, November 16th to contact me at cwps29 (at) yahoo (dot) ca, and if I don't hear from you, I'll have to re-draw!! Thanks again to all the generous sponsors of my week of giveaways, and to everyone that entered, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet Romance, Homestead, and Quick Pages!!

Okay, I'll just go ahead and get the giveaway winner out of the way! Today's draw is for a digital kit from Mel Hains Designs at Scrap That Idea. The winner is...{selected randomly using}...comment #2, Mandy! Please email me at cwps29 (at) yahoo (dot) ca, (no spaces) and let me know which kit you would like as your prize! Congrats!

Next up, are the quick pages I made with Maurine's Sweet Romance kit. I showed you the layouts yesterday (check the post below) and if you haven't snagged this kit yet, you better hurry! It won't stay free forever! Here is the preview for my quick pages:

Just click on the photo below to be taken to download, password is beauty. Same thing here, click on the photo to be taken to download, the password is beauty.And the last one gives you the option of having no word art on it, click on the photo to download, and again, the password is beauty. If you download all three, you'll probably only have to enter the password once. Please let me know if you have any problems downloading!! And next up, is this fantastic kit by Cheri at Dream Big Digi, let me tell you I just loved playing with this kit! It started out as a collab kit with SAHM Scrapper, and ended up huge! I'm sure I cranked out these three layouts in about an hour! Grab it quick, as for a limited time, it's only $2 in her store! Here is the full preview:And here is the preview for SAHM's part:and my first layout, starring my nephew, I just loved the papers and all the elements in this kit! This layout is of my new nephew, using Cheri's part of the kit only:And this one was Chase, just ecstatic that it was snowing {it was early October, so needless to say, I was not as overjoyed}.And this one is my daughter, just being all cute and happy! Love these elements, and the photo mask! This layout used both kits.And here is one last freebie for you! A quick page made from my first layout for you! Hope you like some of my layouts, and please leave a comment if you download! I know you hear it all the time, but I know I for one really like to hear what you think! Click on the image to be taken to the download, and the password is family.Also, we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada today, so make sure you take a moment to remember all those that have died for us, before us, so we could live in a free country. I found something I find very interesting on Wikipedia (don't you just love Wikipedia??) about the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, check it out if you're interested. I honestly never really gave much thought to the fact that some men went to war and never returned, and that they were possibly just never identified. Lest we forget...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!

Okay, I'll just go ahead and get the giveaway winner out of the way! Today's draw is for a pdf pattern from Make it and Love it, which was giveaway day four. The winner is...{selected randomly using}...comment #1, Becky! Please email me at cwps29 (at) yahoo (dot) ca, (no spaces) and let me know which pattern you would like as your prize! Congrats!!

Also, I'm hosting a template challenge on the Scrap That Idea blog, so make sure to go check it out, and get your layouts uploaded to the gallery, you could win one of Vicki's kits! Short post tonight, I'm tired and today kind of sucked, and there will be a doozy of a post for tomorrow!! G'night~

Monday, November 9, 2009

Giveaway Winners and a Freebie

Hey all, sorry I've been slow in getting the giveaway winners posted, with my Scrap booking retreat this weekend, time for anything else has been limited, which I'm finding is the case a lot lately! So I apologize. And without further ado... (that sounds so lame to me lol)...the winner of the Quilt Taffy giveaway for day one is: comment #2, R. So please email me with your address, and I'll have the wonderful ladies at Quilt Taffy send you the turnover! In all fairness, there were only two entries, so you both had a 50/50 chance of winning!! I also said I would choose the winner for giveaway for day two on Sunday, so the winner of a kit from Vicki's store is comment #17, Marif!! Please email me with your choice of kit, and I'll get you the coupon code to grab your kit! And since today is Monday, I'll do the winner for giveaway day three as well...which is for a kit from Stacey's store. The winner is...{drumroll...} comment #6, DoggiNo, so again, please email me with your choice of kit and I'll get you a coupon code to claim your prize! My email is cwps29 (at) yahoo (dot) ca. No spaces, hehe, trying to fool the spambots! Or you can check my blogger profile to get the address if you don't understand cryptic lol.

Also, Maurine from Let Me Scrapbook has a freebie collab kit available right now on her blog, and guess who her collab is with? The fabulous Nicole of Digi Designs by Nicole, so head on over to Maurine's blog to grab her parts, and then hit Nicole's for her parts as well! Here is a preview to Maurine's part of the kit:
And here are my layouts, isn't that carriage element just too cute? And I love the alpha too:Credits: Sweet Romance kit by Let Me Scrapbook, Template #12 by Colie's Corner.Credits: Sweet Romance by Let Me Scrapbook, H cutout alpha template by Scrapping With Liz.
Please check out these ladies that make these freebies for us!! Both template creators post freebies on their blogs quite often, and so does Maurine! And so do I for that matter. For instance, this Wednesday, there just might be some quick pages made from these layouts!! Come back Wednesday for those! I also wanted to say a special thanks to Corrie and Des from Quilt Taffy, and to Vicki and Stacey from Scrap that Idea for donating the prizes for my first three blogiversary giveaways. Also, thanks to everyone that played along for the giveaways, and thanks for reading my little blog! It makes me happy to know that others enjoy what I blog about enough to bother "following" me. Congrats to the winners, and please note, you guys have a week (approximately knowing me, hehe, well, at least a week) to contact me to claim your prize. SO get on it!! Also, the kit by Maurine and Nicole is only free for a limited time so make sure you snag it before it ends up in their stores! Have a great night everyone :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Little TuTu

Hey everyone! I'm pressed for time so I'm going to make this short and sweet! (And from the looks of this preview I've already got the "sweet" part done! Mel's new kit My Little TuTu is out, and is so sweet! Perfect for all those little ballerina's out there, or everyday layouts as well. This is what I did with it, some of my macro shots of my flowers from this summer. Yes, sadly, summer is over for us here. Average daily temps have been anywhere from 0C to -10C. Sucks. We had snow for Halloween, but that's a common occurrence here.
Here is my second layout (I just love those sparkles and I wanted them to look like they were coming off my niece's wand). I used the hand stamped alpha by Michelle Coleman on the date tag. That's it! I should be having a bunch of fun at my scrapbooking retreat right now, so you guys all have a great weekend!! Let me know what you guys are all doing hey!? I love reading your comments :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

H is for Happy Hoedown

Stacey has a new kit out this week! It's part of her alphabet series, and is called H is for Happy Hoedown! Here is the full preview:
Don't you just love those little cowfolk?? So cute. Here is my first layout, I used the word art included in the kit, and the title is using the alpha included in the kit as well as the font Rosewood STD (and I used it for the date too). I also used a freebie template from Kristal Harley (I love this template!) I also used the 70's action from the Pioneer Woman's action set (for free on her blog under the photography section!)And my second layout, Rayna's first time on a horse!! The title is the font rage as well as the alpha that is included in the kit. The journalling font is Pea Bandit. I used the Jumper 29 template by Crystal Livesay for this one too.
Don't forget to check Stacey's blog too, she probably has an add-on freebie to this kit for you! Thanks for looking, and happy scrapping!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Giveaway day 6

I have fun news, this weekend I'm signed up for a Weekend in the Woods Scrapbooking retreat!! It goes from tomorrow night at 4pm til Sunday afternoon at 4pm, and I'm so excited. The only drawback is that I will have no internet access {gasp!! There are still places on the earth with NO internet!?!?} so I won't be able to do the draws for any of the giveaways until probably Monday in all likeliness. So for any of you that entered the very first few, you'll just have to hold out a little bit longer to find out who won, and if you haven't entered those ones yet, you've got a couple extra days to do so.

Now, on to today's giveaway!! It's for a digital kit of your choice from Sara of Sweet Blossom Designs! I absolutely love her kits, you can see this post for a quick view of some of my favorites from her store (and I own every one of them!) Please note that the challenge on that post is over. So all you need to do to enter is check out her store, let me know which kit is your favorite in a comment on this post, and you're in!! Thanks for playing along, I love finding out which ones everyone likes. I think I would have a hard time choosing one favorite kit out of all of her designs! The winner will be chosen at random and posted next Thursday, November 12, 2009. As always, happy scrapping!
**Comments are now closed**

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Giveaways all over the place!! And some Twilight

Ok guys, Julie over at Jaybird Quilts is having a 100th post giveaway!! She has several great prizes up for grabs, so hop on over and enter! (Or don't because then I have a better chance of winning!! lol).

It's also day 5 of my blogiversary celebration, and up for grabs today is one of many great digital kits by Mel Hains Designs! I just love Mel's stuff, it's all so funky, and unique! All you need to do to enter is visit her store, and let me know which kit is your favorite in a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen at random and posted next Wednesday, November 11th. Thanks for playing along, and good luck!!

Oh, and I know I shouldn't be getting excited about THIS yet, but I am!! Eclipse!? June 30th, 2010. They've already wrapped production. I'm gonna have to get another countdown widget hehe.
Only 15 more days til New Moon is in theaters! My sister better hurry up and finish reading it so she can come see it with me. (And I know you're reading this so get off the computer and go read that book!) You can see a new (or at least new-er) clip of the movie HERE. This is a photo of Riley from Eclipse, (and if you haven't read this book yet either, you better get on it!!) {cough-cough-my-sister-cough}

Okay, that's all folks! Now scroll down and make sure you enter all my giveaways!

**Comments on this post are now closed**

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!