October 29, 2009

It's all in the accessories...

Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put 'em together and what have you got Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Had to post this picture that I took of my little ones. They are so very patient with me. NO.... this is not their costume, it's not Halloween yet. You'll have to wait to see that. Everyone have fun looking for that special accessory for your Halloween duds....

October 27, 2009


This was a fun project...... I puchased a paper mache body form and wanted to do something a little different with it. With Halloween right around the corner, it inspired me to do something a little "creepy" used G45 "Fashionista paper for the main dress, and also SEI suede paper for the bodice. Added lace and Glimmer misted it with "Sandy Beach" to change up the color, also used Ranger alcohol ink in raspberry to highlight pieces of the hair.
The head was cut off a doll and grunged up a bit, because after all this lass did loose her head over someone special in her life.Added some trinkets, of angel wings, beads, ribbon, heart made from grungeboard and embossed with glitter as well as sign made from Tim Holtz fragments. But I think the most fun I had was using an old Simplicity pattern I had from years back...Made ruffles for the back of the dress as well as the collar and puffy sleeves.
A blog that I frequent had a challenge to do something with ruffles....Moxie Fab World. I would encourage you to check this blog out to see other amazing projects to inspire your creativity. It was fun doing something different and out of the box. It's always good to extend yourself, never know what your going to learn. TFL

October 26, 2009

7 Gypsies week @ Blue Moon Scrapbooking logoEveryone wishes they were a gypsy sometime in there life. Just throwing there cares to the wind and seeing where life takes you. Well Blue Moon Scrapbooking is having a 7 Gypsies week. Check out their blog for details to some great 7 Gypsy product giveaways.

October 19, 2009


Been down with the flu lately and haven't had a chance to do much blogging, but came upon these pictures I recently took and they so inspired me to write something down. Having something or someone to believe in is so important to me. Can't imagine my life if I didn't have the Lord Jesus in my life. So very blessed to have a heavenly Father that I can go to about everything. Which leads me to the next picture... Joy.... we all have those times when we just don't feel like pulling ourselves out of bed. Recently I've been faced with having to make alot of difficult decisions...Yes, being human, I do tend to worry and stress, but their is a sense of comfort and joy deep down inside that I know is only there because of the Lord. He never promised me that I wouldn't have trials in my life, but He has promised to never leave or forsake me. Which brings me to my last photo...Prayer
Wow, what can I say, do you know the power of prayer? How thankful I am that I have a heavenly father that I can go to anytime day or night and talk to him. Even times I don't know quite what to say... God knows. It is such a comfort inside to know that God hears all my prayers & every prayer is answered accordinging to His will.

October 15, 2009


Scrapping the Music has a challenge every week, where they provide a song to inspire a layout. Well this week the song was "You are the best thing" by Ray LaMontagne... great song. I had been working on this layout of my mother, sister and myself, and was torn on the title of the layout. Well this song couldn't be a better title. Can't imagine my life without my mother or sister. When we get together, you would think we were best friends, and that's probably because we are. The strength, determination, and independence my mom taught me, softened by the faithful, trustworthiness love of my sister, makes my life well rounded. I am a better person because of them. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't appreciate the both of them. Mom and Shawn..... "YOU ARE THE BEST THING" xoxoxox

October 12, 2009

Successful weekend

This last weekend was the Ontario Scrapbook Expo. You would think after scrapbooking now for several years, and having just about every little gadget or paper around, what more could I need or "want". Well, once again the Expo did not disappoint. So glad to see our crafty industry is brewing with wonderful new designers that provide new technique as well as products. Starting off the weekend, my sister (Shawn, check out her amazing blog) and I worked at the crop til about midnight. Crazy, fun, ladies, full of energy and loving every minute of scrapping their family and friends memories. Then onto Saturday morning, it's our day to shop and feast our eyes on all the pretties. So much fun to see how many people are just learning about scrapbooking and are so excited. My sister and I met many wonderful vendors, and saw old friends. Got to purchase some new product that we have been wanting to try out. Can't wait to play with Melissa Frances mica flakes & Smooch ink but I think our pick for the best vendor was a company from Canada "Local King Rubber Stamp" selling these unbelievable rubber stamps. Now I'm not much a stamper, but couldn't resist the detail on these great stamps. The price was also great. Check out their website . Then onto the crop for Saturday nite. Tired... are u kidding me, just getting started. The crop lasted till 11:30. Hey I got 3 pages done. Quite an accomplishment for even me. All and all, this weekend was a blast and a success .

October 7, 2009

Let's have church

We all get those crazy emails that are just a waste of our time. We just simply hit the delete button and don't bother to watch. Well this morning I received an email with this attachment and I'm so glad that I didn't hit that delete button. For all of those out there that believe in the "grace of God"... enjoy this sure to turn off my player first at the bottom of my blog.

October 5, 2009


Halloween is not one of my most favorite holidays... but I really enjoy decorating and the weather and the candy...etc. etc. Lately I've been out and some of the local stores are really decorated quite cute. I would consider this the "Boo-ti-ful side of Halloween". Loving the colors and textures. Make no bones about it (NO PUN INTENDED) skullys come in all shapes and sizes, and even lil ol' me has one or two of these lying around my house. Hope you have a wicked time decorating your home. bwahahahaha

October 1, 2009

We're big kids now !!

Yes I know, we love our babies... the amount of joy they bring to our lives is Priceless. Many many happy years we are going to have together. Big wet smooches for our 2 birthday babies.

Dear Santa...

Yesterday I shared a teeny tiny project I was working on for a "Bad Girls" challenge . Well this is my finished project. Every Christmas time I end up with a ton of papers and notes in my purse, compiled of my list of presents I want to buy for everyone. Recently I came upon these cute little note pads at Michael's... $1.00 bin. Thought this would be perfect for me to carry in my purse and keep track of the Christmas gift list. They just needed to be glammed up abit for Christmas. Paper used was My Minds Eye the "Frost Christmas" line. For the "no peeking sign" I used grungeboard and alcohol inked it, then topped it with distressed stickles "Vintage Photo". Gesso'd and painted with acrylic paint inside and applied a good dose of glimmer mist just for that extra sparkle (I don't ever think you can have too much sparkle) Added snowflake buttons for additional texture and wimsy... With this little note pad keeping track of my purchases I should have more room in my purse for $$$$ :)
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