Friday, September 21, 2012

A busy week!

I hope you can relate but I had such a busy week I didn't get a chance to do much of anything like scrapping or card making. Then to top it all off now I have a chest cold. I haven't been far away I have been thinking about all of you So please be patient I will be posting again soon!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Here's the Photo

From the left is Teri Sauve, me, Deron Bilious and Charissa Scott :)

It's Official

Well a huge thanks to the members of the South Clareview Community League members for voting me in as secretary today. That's real honor for me as I like to do these things and a great opportunity for you if you live around here as we have a large place to go for classes. Awesome!

I also got voted to be in the Parent Association for my youngest's school. One more board to get on in October for Paige's school.

Great BBQ at the Community League today too. Our MLA NDP rep Deron Bilious came by and photos were taken and hopefully will be sharing with u later today. Heck I should do a MDS 2 page with. Continue to have an awesome weekend!!!!


Friday, September 14, 2012

A Collage Thank You 4 U

It’s been a VERY hectic week this week and I guess this goes to show you that I should schedule posts so you know that I am here every day.  Between meeting new school teachers at different schools, looking after other people’s children and my own, I really didn’t have a lot of time to do much else.  I think today was my first down time all week and I still have things to do.  Sheesh!

But on the weekend I was inspired by some cards that I had seen using a collage method.  Which means I take a large clear block, attach a few stamps and stamp on the CS once.  I also miss using my color spritzer tool and figured I should play with that again.  Here is what I came up with…


Not bad hey?  It is a lot of fun.  So tomorrow our South Clareview Community League is having their AGM and I am putting my name up to be their secretary, so wish me luck!  Then I have to prepare a venue for a birthday party.  I will be sharing some photos from that later this weekend.  Speaking of which I sure do hope your weekend is fun and safe!

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Monday, September 10, 2012






A Special Card for Jay!

Wow what a miserable day and a hectic one at that.  I knew I should have scheduled this post last night while I still had the chance but I was so tired I couldn’t do it.

Anyways a friend of mine asked me to make a HUGE card for her brother’s birthday and never having made a card this big I really had to give it a good think.  (he he nice grammar heh).  Well this is what I came up with…

jay card

With this card I took a 12 x 12” CS and cut it down to 10 x 10” and folded in half.  I also didn’t have any actual physical men stamps so I used my MDS2 and printed off the images.  If you want details just let me know.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Better Late than Never to Get STamping!


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month

All American Breakfast Month

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

Baby Safety Month

Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month

Better Breakfast Month

Bourbon Heritage Month

Cable TV Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Children’s Good Manners Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Chili Peppers and Figs Month

Classical Music Month

College Savings Month

Ethnic Foods Month

Fall Hat Month

Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month

Go Wild During California Wild Rice Month

Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat Pizza Month

Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Cat Month

Healthy Aging Month

International Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

International People Skills Month

International Self-Awareness Month

International Square Dancing Month

International Strategic Thinking Month

Jazz Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Marriage Health Month

Million Minute Family Challenge

Mold Awareness Month

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Apple Month

National Backpack Safety Month

National Bed Check Month

National Blueberry Popsicle Month

National Chicken Month

National Childhood Injury Prevention Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Coupon Month

National Courtesy Month

National DNA, Geonomics, and Stem Cell Education Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Fruit and Veggies Month

National Head Lice Prevention Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Honey Month

National Little League Month

National Menopause Awareness Month

National Mind Mapping Month

National Mushroom Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Osteopathic Medicine Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Papaya Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month

National Piano Month

National Preparedness Month

National Prime Beef Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Rice Month

National School Success Month

National Sewing Month

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

National Skin Care Awareness Month

National Yoga Awareness Month

One-on-One Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Peas and Radishes Month

Pleasure Your Mate Month

Read-A-New-Book Month

Reunion Planning Month

Reyes Syndrome Awareness Month

Sea Cadet Month

Save the Koala Month

Schoolhouse Triangle Project Month

Self-Improvement Month

Shameless Promotion Month

Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Subliminal Communications Month

Update Your Resume Month

Whole Grains Month

Women of Achievement Month

Women’s Friendship Month

World Animal Remembrance Month


1st Week

Child Injury Prevention Week

International Enthusiasm Week

National Nutrition Week

National Waffle Week

Play Days

Self University Week

2nd Week

International Housekeepers Week

Line Dance Week

National Payroll Week

National Suicide Prevention Week

Popeye Week

3rd Week

Balance Awareness Week

Build a Better Image Week

Constitution Week

Deaf Awareness Week

JRR Tolkien Week

National Assisted Living Week

National Child Care Week

National Clean Hands Week

National Farm Animals Awareness Week

National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week

National Flower Week

Pollution Prevention Week

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Turn Off Your TV Week

4th Week

American Massage Therapy Week

Banned Books Week

Equal Parents' Week

International Women’s E-Commerce Days

National Adult Immunization Week

National Dog Week

National Keep Kids Creative Week

National Love Your Files Week

National Rehabilitations Week

National Roller Skating Week

National Singles Week

Remember to Register to Vote Week

5th Week

Fall Astronomy Week

Great American Beer Week

National Chimney Safety Week

September 1st

Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day

Calendar Adjustment Day

Chicken Boy’s Day

Edgar Rice Burrough’s Birthday (1875)

Estee Lauder’s Birthday (1908)

Johann Pachelbel’s Birthday (1653)

Mary Had A Little Lamb Published (1830)

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

Padma Lakshmi’s Birthday (1970)

Rich Tips Test Day

Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day

Yvonne de Carlo’s Birthday (1922)

September 2nd

First ATM (1969)

Great Fire of London (1666)

National Beheading Day

National Blueberry Popsicle Day

National Lazy Mom’s Day

Salma Hayek’s Birthday (1966)

US Treasury Established (1789)

V-J Day

September 3rd

Bathtub Race Day

First Professional Football Game (1895)

Great Fire of London (1666)

Labor Day

Sarah Orne Jewett’s Birthday (1849)

Skyscraper Day

Treaty of Paris Signed (1783)

Waffle Day

September 4th

Another Look Unlimited Day

Great Fire of London (1666)

Harvest Moon

Island of Manhattan Discovered (1609)

Newspaper Carrier Day

Oatmeal Day

Paul Harvey’s Birthday (1918)

Peter Rabbit’s Birthday (1893)

Richard Wright’s Birthday (1908)

Syd Hoff’s Birthday (1912)

September 5th

Be Late for Something Day

Bob Newhart’s Birthday (1929)

Cathy Guisewite’s Birthday (1960)

1st Continental Congress Assembled (1774)

Great Fire of London (1666)

National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6th

Do-It Day (Fight Procrastination)

Great Fire of London (1666)

Jane Curtain’s Birthday (1947)

Read a Book Day

September 7th

Al McGuire’s Birthday (1931)

Ann Beattie’s Birthday (1947)

Chrissie Hynde’s Birthday (1951)

Google Commemoration Day

Grandma Moses Day

International Angel Day

Julie Kavner’s Birthday (1951)

National Feel the Love Day

National Grandparents Day (First Sunday after Labor Day in September)

Neither Rain Nor Snow Day

Queen Elizabeth I’s Birthday (1533)

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Salami Day

September 8th

Antonio Dvorak’s Birthday (1841)

Bald is Beautiful Day

Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day

International Drive Your Studebaker Day

International Literacy Day

Jack Prelutsky’s Birthday (1940)

King Richard I’s Birthday (1157)

National Date Nut Bread

Pardon Day

Patsy Cline’s Birthday (1932)

Potato Day

Prairie Day

Virgin Mary Day

World Physical Therapy Day

September 9th

Hugh Grant’s Birthday (1960)

International Lace Day

Leo Tolstoy’s Birthday (1828)

Mario Batali’s Birthday (1960)

National Grandparent’s Day

National Hug Your Hound Day

Stand Up to Cancer Day

Teddy Bear Day

United Colonies renamed United States (1776)

Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10th

Bill O’Reilly’s Birthday (1949)

Chris Columbus’ Birthday (1958)

Colin Firth’s Birthday (1960)

Karl Lagerfeld's Birthday (1938)

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

Sewing Machine Patented (1846)

Swap Ideas Day

T.V. Dinner Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11th

Creation of the Internet (1969)

D.H. Lawrence’s Birthday (1885)

Harry Connick’s Birthday (1967)

Libraries Remember Day

Make Your Bed Day

No News is Good News Day

O Henry’s Birthday (1862)

Patriot Day – World Trade Center Remembrance Day

Remember Freedom Day

Eleventh Anniversary of 9/11

September 12th

Alfred A. Knopf’s Birthday (1892)

Maurice Chevalier’s Birthday (1888)

Mushroom Days

National Chocolate Milk Shake Day

Popcorn Day

Video Games Day

September 13th

Claudette Colbert’s Birthday (1903)

Defy Superstition Day

Else Minarik’s Birthday (1920)

Fortune Cookie Day

International Chocolate Day

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Milton Hershey’s Birthday (1857)

National Celiac Awareness Day

National Peanut Day

National Urban Eden Day

Positive Thinking Day

Roald Dahl’s Birthday (1916)

Scooby Doo's Birthday (First cartoon debuted)

Stella McCartney's Birthday (1971)

Uncle Same Day

Walter Reed’s Birthday (1851)

September 14th

Clayton Moore's Birthday (1914)

First Department Store Opens (Opened in 1848 by Alexander Stewart)

Johann Michael Hayden (1737)

National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day

Robert McCloskey’s Birthday (1914)

Stand Up to Cancer Day

Star-Spangled Banner Written (1814)

September 15th

Agatha Christie’s Birthday (1890)

America’s Day for Kids

Big Whopper Liar Day

Felt Hat Day

Greenpeace Day

International Coastal Cleanup Day

International Day of Democracy

International Dot Day

International Eat an Apple Day

James Fenimore Cooper’s Birthday (1789)

Make A Hat Day

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Begins September 15 and ends October 15)

National School Backpack Awareness Day

Penicillin Discovered by Alexander Fleming (1928)

Robert McCloskey’s Birthday (1914)

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Tomie de Paola’s Birthday (1934)

Tommy Lee Jones’ Birthday (1946)

UN International Day of Democracy

September 16th

Anne Bradstreet Day

Beer Day

Collect Rocks Day

Constitution Day

H.A. Rey’s Birthday (1898)

John Knowles’ Birthday (1926)

Mayflower Day

National Play-Doh Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National Stepfamily Day

National Working Parents Day

Robin Yount’s Birthday (1955)

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Wife Appreciation Day

Women’s Friendship Day

September 17th

Anne Bancroft’s Birthday (1931)

Citizenship Day/Constitution Day

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Organized (1914)

John Ritter’s Birthday (1948)

National Apple Dumpling Day

Pledge Across America Day

Rosh Hashanah

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day

William Carlos Williams’ Birthday (1883)

September 18th

Agnes de Mille’s Birthday (1905)

Air Force Birthday (1947)

Chiropractor’s Day

First Edition of the New York Times Published (1851)

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

James Gandolfini’s Birthday (1961)

Jimmy Fallon’s Birthday (1974)

June Foray’s Birthday (1920)

Mushroom Picking Day

National Aging Awareness Day

National Cheeseburger Day

National Respect Day

World Water Monitoring Day

September 19th

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Dog Ownership Day

National Women’s Friendship Day

National Women Road Warrior Day

September 20th

America’s Day for Kids

First Railroad Station Opened

National Punch Day

Sophia Loren’s Birthday (1934)

Upton Sinclair’s Birthday (1878)

September 21st

Bill Murray’s Birthday (1950)

H.G. Wells’ Birthday (1866)

International Banana Festival

Miniature Golf Day

Rob Morrow’s Birthday (1962)

Tiffany’s Founded (1837)

Women’s Friendship Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Gratitude Day

September 22nd

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

American Business Women’s Day

Andrea Bocelli’s Birthday (1958)

Band-Aid Invented (1920)

Car Free Day

Dear Diary Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Fish Amnesty Day

Hobbit Day

Ice Cream Cone Invented (1903)

International Day of Peace

National Centenarian’s Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National White Chocolate Day

READ in America Day

Tom Felton’s Birthday (1987)

U.S. Post Office Opened (1789)

September 23rd

Bruce Springsteen’s Birthday (1949)

Dogs in Politics Day

Checkers Day

Earth Over Shoot Day

Euripedes’ Birthday (480 BC)

Great American Pot Pie Day

Love Note Day

Ray Charles’ Birthday (1930)

Restless Legs Awareness Day

September 24th

Beer Days

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday (1896)

Festival of Latest Novelties

First Toy Store Opened

Jim Henson’s Birthday (1936)

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Family Health & Fitness Day

National Bluebird of Happiness Day

National Public Lands Day

National Punctuation Day

Native American Day

September 25th

Aida Turturro’s Birthday (1962)

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Mary Poppins Debuted in 1964

Math Story Telling Day

National Comic Book Day

National Museum Day

National One-Hit Wonder Day

National Voter Registration Day

Shel Silverstein’s Birthday (1930)

William Faulkner’s Birthday (1897)

Yom Kippur

September 26th

Dog Scouts of America Day

George Gershwin’s Birthday (1898)

International Rabbit Day

Ivan Pavlov’s Birthday (1849)

Jane Smiley’s Birthday (1949)

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday (John Chapman born in 1774.)

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Shamu the Whale Day

T.S. Eliot’s Birthday (1888)

World Maritime Day

September 27th

Ancestor Appreciation Day

Answering Machine Patented (1950)

Crush A Can Day

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Birthday (1972)

Meat Loaf’s Birthday (1947)

National Good Neighbor Day

Samuel Adams’ Birthday (1722)

Thomas Nast’s Birthday (1840)

World Tourism Day

September 28th

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Also called the Moon Festival)

Ed Sullivan’s Birthday (1901)

First Airport Opened

Fish Tank Floorshow Night

Hug a Vegetarian Day

Love Note Day

Michelangelo’s Birthday (1573)

National Walk to Work Day

Save the Koala Day

World Rabies Day

September 29th

Confucius Day

Greer Garson’s Birthday (1904)

Miguel de Cervantes’ Birthday (1547)

National Attend Your Grandchild’s Birth Day

National Coffee Day

National Museum Day

National Public Lands Day

Poisoned Blackberries Day

Scotland Yard formed in London (1829)

U.S. Army Established (1789)


World Heart Day

September 30th

Ask a Stupid Question Day

Barry Williams’ Birthday (1954)

Blasphemy Day

Deborah Kerr’s Birthday (1921)

Fran Drescher’s Birthday (1957)

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Johnny Mathis’ Birthday (1935)

National Mud Pack Day

Safety Pin Invented

Truman Capote‘s Birthday (1924)

World Heart Day

Thanks to Jane Hignite and Christyne Richardson!!!

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hanging at the Army Base

Well no stamping today as my neighbor invited us to her army base for their family day. We had a great time and we were in Hot Army Men heaven!!! Lol

Also I just discovered I can blog from my phone so I am now mobile....Awesome--thanks for sharing my life!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Business, Business, Business or Church?

I know I am running late on my post today but exhaustion still runs through my veins.  Well rather late that never I say but this too shall be quick.  Remember when I showed you my business card holder, I think I might have mentioned I was designing a business card for my mother’s church.  Well I once again got a chance to use MDS 2 and this is what I came up with…

Holy Trinity Anglican Church-001

It’s not anything fancy but it does get the point acrossAngel.  Anyways I am off to make supper for the family and if you want to try MDS2 for 30 days FREE, give me a shout here and I will get you hooked up!  Have a great one!!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Business In Your Wallet!

Well after yesterday’s post I felt really, really guilty about not posting much of anything so I had to get off my derriere and do something today.  That means after everything else in the house that needed to be done first!  Something tells me I am not alone in that!
I have been wanting something cool to carry my business cards in and I had found in Pinterest a pattern to make business card holders.  I also happen to have Stampin’ Up! Flirtatious Fabric in my house that I had not used yet and some fusible fleece that I have had for a couple of years and was still in the package.  Between that and some retired SU buttons this is what I came up with:
business card walletbusiness card wallet2
Isn’t it cute!  Now a funny side story while I was in mid sewing my Mother called me and asked me if I would design a business card for her church.  Isn’t that a coincidence?!?!  Can you say another MDS 2 project coming.  As for the pattern click HERE to get it.
Have an awesome day!!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

No Post Post

Just giving a quick shout out as yesterday was the girls first day of school and to say I am exhausted is an understatement.  I didn’t get a chance to create anything.  Nothing at all!  It was hectic right from the get go, first thing in the morning.  Actually my kids were up way earlier than what they were supposed too.  Once I got them settle in to school I thought I would have a quiet day at home.  Nope!!!!  The phone kept ringing like crazy and so forth.  Then it got worse when they DID get home from school and it continued far into the night.

So long story short I did nothing creative so I have nothing to share but will tomorrow (I hope!) and I also hope you feel my pain.  Talk to you soon!!!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An Apple for The Teacher!

So yesterday, I was getting prepared for school today.  Making sure the kids had all their supplies ready and labeled.  Lunches ready and in the fridge, doing the extra baking that I needed, but most of all making sure they had a cute card to start the year with!
Isn’t he the cutest!  I had to make some modifications because it is actually a 3D project but do to lack of time (and doing the laundry) I decided simply to make it as a card.  I think the teachers will get a kick out of it, don’t you think so?  Well as much as I would love to say the apple is my idea it is not.  I bought the tutorial from the Stamping T (click here to get yours), so thank you for that!
As I said on Facebook I will be putting a tutorial page up here later this week where you can purchase all of my tutorials that I have done, but that takes some time.  So hang in there and enjoy the day!
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Post Birthday Party Survival

Well we had a really fun day yesterday and my daughter was spoiled.  She said to me she now feels like a tween and is really excited to start junior high tomorrow.
paige 12 birthday
Yes that’s permanent pink hair color!  She thought it would be cool for school.  LOL  Any ways she is celiac so I had to make her a gluten free birthday cake..
maple frosting
It looked better with candles on it, he he!  And it was soooooo hard to make (ya right!) just grab a box of Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free vanilla cake mix and make your own icing which I pinned, click on the link

Give it a try I think you will like it!  Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Another Birthday Wish For You!

I cased a card from my upline Christyne Richardson and if memory serves me correctly I think I pinned it on one of my boards.  Any how it’s again a very simple card using our textured embossing folders to give it that oomph! Take a look…
birthday wishes 2Birthday wishes
Just using our Whisper White CS and In Colors that’s all it needed for that extra pop!  I hope you enjoy it and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

It’s a ‘Tie!’

I don’t have a lot of supplies in my stash to make men cards so I had to go on the search for ideas.  When I came across this tutorial on Amy Celona’s blog (click here to get the pattern), while making some small changes this is what I came up with.  Take a look!



I love how it looks like a shirt and then you can open it!  Now I am off to do some baking as we have a BBQ to go to tonight, then tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday.  By the way can you super, duper, uber excited the kids are back to school on Tuesday!  Woot Woot!

Enjoy your long labor day weedend!

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Sketch Challenge Time

I haven’t participated in any challenges for a very very long time but lately I have been inspired by this blog called Paper Craft Challenge!  So since I was short on time today and my own personal cards are not ready for sharing I thought I would use my MDS 2 and come up with this.

PCCC5 card-001

Very simple but useful.  Go take a look to see what others are doing with this sketch.  Have an awesome day!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are You Up For The Challenge—Just Believe!

Weird title I know but it’s pretty awesome.  First of all I have been following Leslie Sansone and doing her “4 fast mile” DVD for the last month and yesterday I received an email to start another 10 day challenge with her.  So I did this morning, adding an extra 5 pound weight while walking.  Can you say sweat!  Then my neighbour Arla is in the Canadian Army and today she is doing a Mountain Man endurance race here in Edmonton.  She has to run 13 km, carry a canoe for 7km, canoe for another 10km then run another 13 km.  I wish I was as fit as she is especially those 6 pack abs, that I have been working on for months and still don’t have hers!

So in honour of her achievement, not only am I making her supper I thought I would give her this card for all of her hard work!


Whisper White CS 4.25 x 11”

Very Vanilla CS 4 x 5.25” and scrap

Square Lattice Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Just Believe Stamp Set

Basic Black Classic Ink Pad


Curly Label Punch

This is so simple..fold over the whisper white CS at the 5.5 mark.  Put through your very vanilla CS with the Square Lattice Folder into the big shot.  Secure as a layer with snail.  Take your scrap very vanilla card stock and your beautiful wings embosslits through your big shot.  Take the big butterfly and attach with a dimensional.  Stamp your saying with the basic black classic ink pad, punch it out with the curly label punch and attach with a dimensional.

Elegant isn’t it!  See you soon!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thinking Of You

Running behind today so I thought I would do a quick share of the card that inspired my earlier birthday card.
christyne's card
This is one of the cards my upline Christyne Richardson sent to her downline this past month.  I do believe the colors are Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade.  Once I figure out the stamp set, I will let you know.  Now off to exercise, make supper, do some shopping and go home to card making.  Have an awesome day!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Moment Frozen In Time

First of all stupid me forgot to take a picture of the footstool cover I made for my Mom.  I finished it at her house but woops there went that picture so the next time I get there again, I will.  I was playing with the new MDS 2 again and I found this GORGEOUS template for my daughters’ picture.  I love the vintage feel and overlay with the color combination.  Let me know what you think??
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Monday, August 27, 2012

It’s Baking Time!!

Well if you didn’t know from the picture in my banner, I don’t just do things like scrapbooking, and the like, but I do LOVE to bake!  I also have a ton of peanut butter in my house…I am not sure why but I do and my family does not have a love for it either.   So I figure I better bake with it then give it to my friends or my Mom.
So for my Mom today I made her a PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BREAD with my signature sugar cinnamon topping on it.
Here is the recipe:
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c shortening
  • 3/4 c peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 2/3 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c mashed bananas
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside.  Cream shortening and peanut butter, then beat in sugar and eggs.  Alternately add dry ingredients and bananas, stirring with a wooden spoon.  Pour batter into well-greased and floured loaf pan, sprinkle the sugar cinnamon over top and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Vacation

This is going to be a quick post as we have a really busy day ahead of us.  I have been playing around with the new MDS 2, which is a must have in my books.  In July we went to Nanaimo, British Columbia to visit my dear sweet Mother-in-law and as always we do a family picture.

The MDS 2 has some awesome new templates so I just through this together.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cloche Style Hat Birthday Card

A few weeks ago I made these cards for a friend to give as birthday cards.  I absolutely adore these cards and the pattern was super easy.  Again I am not always brilliant on my own (LOL) and I went to a wonderful friend’s blog called the Stamping T where I purchased her tutorial on how to make it.  This was money well spent and it is really cheap to buy.  I would strongly recommend it.
What I would also suggest is that you print the pattern onto card stock, cut it out, then trace around it.  That way you can make multiples of them.
Yes for the most part I used retired product except for the vintage brads.  If you are following me on Facebook, I already posted them earlier this month but I thought I would share here.  If you want to purchase the tutorial click on the Stamping T link above, you won’t regret it!
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Nice surprises!

Wow I received a nice surprise from my very good friend and upline Christyne Richardson (check out her blog Handstamped from the Heart) this morning in the mail.  She sent me and my husband a very beautiful Anniversary card.  It’s awesome!  I have to say I was never a fan of this stamp set but now that I see it in person, it is MOST definitely on my MUST get list!

my friend

Isn’t that the coolest!!!!  I have to really, really get that stamp set!  Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much Christyne!!!!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School Lunch Idea!

Sorry this post is a little late but it is here!  Hectic day as always here, but that being said I am super excited that the kids will be going back to school in 12 days.  Woot Woot!
Anyhow my kids don’t want their usual lunch boxes but the paper lunch bags.  Then I got a brilliant thought instead of wasting money buying those why not make them!  So I did, well actually the majority of the sewing was done by my husband!  Yep you heard it here as the sewing machine kept dying on me but for him it worked just fine.  That should tell me something…but NO I won’t give up LOL.
So for two kids and a clean lunch bag for every day of the week that meant 10 of these little puppies had to be made…
lunch bags
No I am NOT always the smartest one on the block and had to find a pattern to make these.  I found it at the Pearl beeYou should go check it out!  Have an awesome day!
Open-mouthed smile
The Scrappin’ Mama Studios
Edmonton, Alberta
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My dog bella!

Well we had an awesome thunderstorm last night here in Edmonton and I, of course, slept through most of it.  But according to my husband our dog Bella was super duper scared of it.  I feel bad for her but what can you do other than give them more love.

Speaking of which, a few months back I did a MDS project with her in it.  Yes I have been creating while I was gone, so I thought I would share it with you.  Now I am currently playing with the NEW MDS 2 and all of it’s new features so I will share shortly some of those projects.  Enjoy my baby!

SAB 2012-001

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An ‘Elemental’ Birthday Card

I had a request from a follower on my ‘The Scrappin’ Mama Studios’ facebook page to have instructions on how to make this card.  I have to say this is not my original design.  I was inspired by my upline Christyne Richardson who is an absolute sweetheart and a very good friend, so thank you Christyne!!

In the next little while I will be adding a tutorial page to my blog where you can purchase a bunch of tutorials that can be very adaptable.  I am really excited to offer this service.  Enjoy this card…



Perfect  Plum CS 4.25 x 11”

Lucky Limeade CS 4 x 5.25” &  2.5 x 3.75”

Read Red CS 3.75 x 2.75”

Whisper White CS 3.5 x 2.5”

In Color DSP 2.25 x 3.5”

Perfect Plum Ink Pad, Real Red Ink Pad

Teeny Tiny Wishes, Elements of Style Stamp sets

Simply Scored Tool

Fold your Perfect Plum CS in half, then take your simply scored tool and score the front of your card at the 2.75” mark and fold it in half.  Attach your Lucky Limeade large piece to the inside of the card centred.  Attach the Lucky Limeade small piece to the front folded outside as per picture.  Attach the DSP to that next.  On your Whisper White CS stamp using the Elements of Style stamp in Perfect Plum.  Attach it to the Real Red CS.  Now what you do here is you attach the combined piece in this way…make sure that the card is folded in half and the front is in the proper fold.  Centre the Real Red piece over the centre of the card and attach half of it to the folded half in the front of the card with snail.  Stamp the saying in Real Red ink on the inside of the card.  Your done!!!

You should be able to open it like the picture below!!!  Now I am off to sew some buttons!bcard2

Simply beautiful and elegant anniversary card

Well I may not be the most consistent blogger in the world but somehow life, health, and family had to take over my time completely as of late and I am sure you can understand that.  I have been creating lately with sewing, was hired to make a bunch of cards, and baking to which I have been posting on my Facebook book page—The Scrappin’ Mama Studios!  Which seems to have popped some interest on how to make a few of them cards.

So because of that, I thought it would be easier to post the instructions here where you can hit the print friendly version OR PIN them to your boards for future reference.

…I’m back from writing this post.  I had to do my workout before it got too hot here.  LOL.  However back to my topic of the card and instructions.  PLEASE NOTE:  Doing up instructions is very time consuming and I don’t mind, however, I will not be posting instructions.  Unless, when I do post a card and you WANT instructions, please leave a comment, and I will post it on my blog as soon as I can.

anniversary card

Christyne R. don’t look at this post if you haven’t checked your mail yet!  lol


Whisper White card stock 4.25 x 5.5”; 4 x 5.25”; 3.75 x 5” and a scrap

Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Square Lattice Folder, Elegant Lines Folder

Basic Pearls; 5/8” Organza Ribbon

Word Window Punch

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Dimensionals; Mini glue dots

Crumb Cake Ink Pad  (All supplies Stampin’ Up!)

The first base is always the folded card with the dimensions of 4.25 x 5.5” when your done.  Your second layer is embossed with the square lattice folder.  Adhere with dimensionals.  Your third layer is embossed with the elegant lines folder and adhere it with dimensionals.   Take your scrap paper and use your beautiful wings embosslits.  Adhere those with mini glue dots as per the picture.  Attach your pearls as per picture.  Stamp your saying with the crumb cake ink pad and punch it out with the word window punch.  I just snailed it to the card.  Grab 5” of the ribbon and tie it in a single knot.  Adhere it with a mini glue dot.  My husband really liked the card.

Enjoy your day and thanks for sticking around!


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