Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Woooooooo HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........

Today has been an exciting day for me!!! I was approached by Crazy T of to become one of her Design Team members! I am so very excited to be a part of such a wonderful team of gals!!! There is so much talent on this team and I can't wait to get myself in full gear with my responsibilities!!!!

Thanks T!!!!

If you haven't checked this place out, you simply MUST come and stop by! Tell them Sassette sent ya;) You will not be sorry that you did.
We are getting ready to launch a new game in April that is already looking to be a real blast! Come on over and see what all the buzz is about!!! You will have a blast!

Here are the Rules:

The Rules will be easy easy easy...
We will give your team an assignment... You will be required to do the layout (1 per week) one of you a digi the other a paper... you both will be required to do each layout..
There will be bonus points to earn throughout the month and those are up to you to do get more points the more that you do...
There will be an online chat this month.. all things done in the chat will be counted as bonus points for your team...
the bonus points do not need to be done by both people in your team.. you can dibbie them out, or one not do them or both do them.. individual points will be given for these.. and put towards your team points.
The big points will be on your layouts each week that are required and these will be a bit more challenging than the bonus point challenges...
Prizes: 1st place:
Paper Scrapper team winner: will recieve one TTS kit per month for one year free!!!!!!!!!!!
Digi Scrapper team member will recieve a $25.00 gift certificate to Shabby Princess
2nd place:
Paper Scrapper team winner: will recieve 6 TTS kits (one every other month) throughout the year
Digi Scrapper team member will recieve a $15.00 gift certicate to Shabby Princess
3rd Place:
Paper Scrapper team winner will recieve 3 TTS Kits (one every third month) throughout the year
Digi Scrapper team member will recieve a $10.00 gift certicate to Shabby Princess

DT members are not allowed to Team up with another DT member.... Members are allowed to choose the DT member of thier choice until March 30th Midnight EST and then the DT will go looking for their partner if they are not chosen!!!
If a DT member is both a paper and a digi scrapper... they are welcome to do one of each if they choose to do so... but, you will have to do double the work... no sharing points with both teams...

Soooooooo......I am in DESPERATE need of a DIGI scrapper to be MY partner......are ya game?? Come on over and register and let me know!!!!

Been over a week....

Since I last blogged, but so much has been going on for me since my last post! Let me try and get you all caught up with all the happenings.......

Had a class to teach last Monday (the day I last posted) and it went really well. It was a very full class and so much fun! It was so good to see so many gals come out and get creative. I sure do hope that everyone enjoyed the class and that you will all continue to come out to the upcoming classes.

March 20-WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........went to see MeatLoaf in concert at Copps Coliseum!!! The show was awesome and I tell you, it brought back so many memories! Thanks to my baby for giving me the tickets for my birthday.....I had a blast!!!!!!

This week I have been trying to get some scrapping done, as a part of my GDT position at Come on over and check out all the great inspiration in the gallery using 3Bugsinarug products.

Here are a few more that I have gotten done this week:

It has been a very productive week and a very busy one! I will be updating again later be watching!

Monday, March 19, 2007


Today started out on the right note! I got an email this morning from Basic Grey, that one of my layouts has been picked up for their online gallery! Talk about being excited!!! With not feeling well, it was nice to get this type of good news!

I have been having a blast also working with 3Bugs products lately. These papers have the most amazing colour combinations and I just love the newest lines with the double sided papers. The patterns all go so very well together, and the colours are so much fun.

So far this month, I have done 9 new layouts using the 3Bugs products. They really are inspirational and I am so happy with the end results.

Here are a couple of my newest layouts:

This SNOW BUNNY layout was created using my friend, Peggy's photo! I will be sending her this layout of her darling daughter, Maggie!! The photo was the perfect inspiration for this layout that I created for the GDT challenge that I posted at I have challenged everyone that is playing the March game, to create a layout, using shapes in a non traditional manner. (for something that they truly are not) In this cute example, I have used all hearts to create this little bunny. The hat and mittens are from the Sizzix doll clothing, and were the perfect fit for this theme!!! Thanks Peggy for allowing me the privilege to scrap this sweet photo!!!

I would like to extend this challenge to anyone that is reading this. If you create a layout based on my challenge, I would love to see you come back here and let me know and link me up to where I can see this!!!! Have fun, and I can't wait to see what you will create!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

TTS Guest Design Team

OMG, today was a very good one! It was announced at that I won first place in the February SHOW ME THE LOVE game, and I am March Guest DT there! This is so exciting!!! I am eager to get to work along side the wonderful team members there, even if for only a couple of weeks!!!

These gals simply are amazing! They all have so much talent, they are great motivators and they really know how to pump out the inspiration!!!! If you haven't already checked it out, drop on over and join in the fun! You will even get to be challenged by ME along the way!!! (so get your thinking caps on for that one)

Don't forget that when you are over there, to take a look at the DO YOU FEEL LUCKY March game. YOU could be the next Guest DT there!

Thanks so much to Crazy T and her wonderful team for getting me back on track with my scrapping!!! I really had a blast in February participating in all the challenges and pushing the creative buttons. Combining those challenges really paid off!! (and I got some great pages created for my albums) It doesn't get any better than that!!!!

A Fun project!

Well I decided today that I would do some work on my blog and see what else I could be sharing with all of you here. I decided to start labelling my posts to help make things so much easier when you all come to visit and see what I have been up to.

With Spring just creeping up on us, and Easter virtually just around the corner, I thought that I would share this fun project that I created for the season. This little bunny is my very own punchart creation, and definitely a favourite here in the family. He is so versatile and can be used on anything you can imagine creating. I have used him on cards, cans, layouts and pails. He is made entirely from hearts of different sizes. Keep watching for some instructions in the future!

Hope you will be motivated and inspired to create something fun for, either your children or yourself for Easter!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Has been a good week

Well this past week has been a good one. I know I haven't updated since the 5th, but I was actually busy scrapping! I accomplished 6 layouts this past week, and it feels good!!! I think it is safe to say that my MOJO has found me again and the inspiration has settled in!

This weekend really hasn't been eventful, but has been a productive one! I have been busy cleaning through the house, and reorganizing my scraproom, yet again! It seems that this is a never ending story! Since I moved into James' room, I haven't really gotten everything set up the way I would like to. It is a big job, and I really didn't feel like constantly organizing everything. I wanted to find time to create too! That is the hardest part for me! If I continue to organize so that I finally can be finished with it (ok, if there is such a thing), then I wouldn't find time to actually be creative and use all those products that I am trying to then what would be the real point there?!!!

Last weekend, it was organizing the flowers and sorting through scraps of papers. Today's projects was organizing all of the smaller embellishments. This was quite the task, and I am still not completely done yet! I did manage to get all of the buttons, brads and metal embellishments all done though. Man, I have accumulated so much of those things! I just about croaked when I saw the stash of stuff that I had to do something with!

I think for the most part, I am done all I really can do at this point though. I think if I had cabinets on the wall, it might make a bit of difference, but I am happy with what I have done now. At least I am able to go up and vaccum through the room and now take some time off to create again!

So be on the look out for more creations being shared next week! I am sure there will be some along the way.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Have you been challenged?

Thanks to PEGGY for my wonderful BLINKIE!!!! Don't you just love it???

So have you been challenged lately? If not, you should come on over to and check out the MARCH game! There are so many wonderful challenges being offered this month, that I am sure there will be something to both motivate and inspire you! The Design Team have been challenging us to get really creative and inspiring us to try new things. I have been having a blast being motivated to scrap for myself again and can't wait until the next challenge is posted!

Pop on over and take a peek, you will not be disappointed!!!

So far I have gotten 3 great layouts completed and have been gathering lots of coins for my pot!!! Boy is it getting FULL!

Here are the 2 layouts that I completed :

Friday, March 02, 2007

Do you feel LUCKY?

If you do, you need to follow the rainbow and find that pot of gold
The March game has just gotten underway there, and you will have
so much fun chatting, creating, and collecting coins!
Come on over and give it a try! You won't be disappointed!
There are coins to be collected, chatter to be chatted, creations to
be created and lots of fun to be had!
If you are looking for a fun filled month, then this is the place for
you to be.
Come on girls, do you feel lucky?

After yesterday's storm, I am so looking forward
to Spring's much needed arrival. I am so itching
to get out to play in my garden and to see all
the beautiful flowers that will be blooming.
Right now it seems like a very long time before
this is going to happen, but I am hopeful that we
will have an early arrival.

These layouts are going to just have to be my hope and inspiration that
Spring is truly on it's way. Let's hope that it is really just around the

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Review of last month

Today we have been challenged by Di at to ROUND UP February, so here is my post:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?

This month was a long and cold one for us here in Ontario. We got our first snow storm of the season on Valentine's day, so it left lots of time for reading! I read Diary of Anne Frank, Phantoms by Dean Koontz and a genealogy book for the area where my Great Grandparents lived and raised their children.

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?

Tv is relatively the same around her on a regular basis. (providing that the shows are aired)
Among the shows that are regulars in our house are:
CSI Miami, NCIS, HOUSE, Bones, Criminal Minds, CSI NY, CSI, Vegas, Numbers, Crossing Jordan and Without a Trace. Other than that there is usually sports on, which I don't really watch too often, but is a big thing with dad and dear hubby. When they are busy with sports, I just take the extra opportunity to get caught up on the computer or in my scraproom creating.
Movies--geesh, this month kind of flew by and we didn't watch too many movies at all. This is actually something that is becoming to be a bigger reality than I care to admit.
We did manage to watch Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man's chest though. And although not a movie, we did watch Billy Joel, Live at Yankee Stadium and 54/40's That was then, this is NOW, concert DVDs.

What special days did I celebrate and how?

This month is chalked full of celebrations for us. First there is Valentine's day, which was quiet this year. We really didn't do anything special because we were hit with the first snow storm of the season and Rob had to work that evening. He did bring me a beautiful bouquet of spring time flowers though.
Valentine's day is also my nieces birthday and she turned 17 this year. We didn't get to see her though.
My birthday was on the 19th, and we started the celebrations a day early. We attended a Colin James concert the night before, and it was amazing! On my actual birthday, the day was simple and quiet. Rob took me out for shopping and lunch, which was very nice. Celebrations are a little bit less now a days with the boys not being home regularly.
A week later, on the 26th, was my Dad's 72nd birthday. We didn't do anything overly special this day for him, as his legs were hurting and he didn't want to go out. I just cooked him a nice dinner and spent most of the day with him.

What gifts did I give and/or receive?

Well the month started with me sending out a box full of goodies to my dear friend Peggy! It was a double birthday present for her, as she totally deserved to get some great new stuff to play with. I am so happy that she has already used some of those goodies too!
For my birthday, I received a shopping trip and lunch. From the shopping trip, I got some new CDs and new scrapping goodies!
We gave my dad some DVDs.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

Thankfully I had no illnesses or health concerns this month. I am really glad that I managed to get through this winter with little to no illness. Usually I catch pnemonia, so I am more than pleased this year!

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?

Attending the Colin James concert with Rob and going shopping on my birthday was all the fun we had this month.

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
We don't really go to restaurants all that often, so we didn't try anything new this month. I didn't even try any new recipes either. Seems that maybe I have found myself caught in a bit of a rutt and am going to have to see what I can do to change that.

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

I don't think there was any special or unusual purchases made this month. We just bought general things that were needed for the house. I did get some new scrap goodies, but nothing unusual there!

What were this month's disappointments?

This month was a bit more disappointing than most. I was a member at an online community that I thought was going to be a lot of fun to be at, and it just turned out to not be right for me. Too much going on behind the scenes that I was not very comfortable with, so I had to move forward.
I didn't get to spend my birthday with my boys, but that is something I am still trying to get used to now that they are MEN and not home.
I tried out for a DT and didn't make it, and that was a disappointment, but not a surprise.

What were my accomplishments this month?

This month was full of great accomplishments, both in general life and in my scrapping world. I managed to get 26 layouts and 5 cards created, and let me tell felt GREAT! Thanks to the gals at for a wonderful game that was full of SUPER inspiration! Without them , I probably wouldn't have gotten that many done. I also managed to get my blog updated and changed a little bit, and I am liking it so much. I have accomplished meeting a personal goal of being more active, and have been riding the exercise bike on a more regular basis. In daily life, I managed to purge my kitchen cabinets and linens and took a lot of things to be donated. We also got an old bed out of the house, and now we can move around here again.

Anything else noteworthy to record?

This month I have managed to hook up with some new online friends who have taught me so much and are just a great source of inspiration to me.
I have been reorganizing my scraproom, yet again, and trying to get things where I can truly be happy with the way they are set up. I realize that it is an on going project that will probably never be finished, but I keep hoping.
Will be backing up some photos this week to disc, and cleaning up some folders on my computer desktop.

That is about all for now!