A diary of both my life and my art work, a reflection of time and growth.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Buzzing By Just To Say Hi!!

Here is another sneak peak of the Langley Boy Designs stamps being released tonight! This set is called "Getting Buggy With It" it is a set of 15!! I just love this little butterfly she is so sweet. Well as you probably guessed already these stamps are going to carried by Gina K!! They will be available for sale tonight at her store Stamping Freak!!! Woohoo are we ever excited about this!!! It has been so hard to sit on this for so long!! Ahhhhhh the secrets out!!

Make sure you stop over to Hubby's Blog to check out his sneak peeks!! Here is a cute little movie he made for the occasion!

Thank you for your prayers and healing thoughts for my sister, I am on the edge of my chair waiting to hear something. Tanice is my baby sister and my only sibling she is 5 1/2 years younger then me making her 28, so young to have to be dealing with this. I will keep you posted as to what happens as soon as i have more information, please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, WW card stock, Lily Kate DP, Black and Bashful blue ink, Prima Flowers, brads, Corner rounder punch, Sponge, cloud template, Scalloped circle punches, marker, Ribbon, Bling, and Dimensionals.

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Thanks For Your Support

Here is another sneak peek of the new Langley Boy Designs "Thanks for your support" set!! I love this bra and panties set it is so versatile and with October being breast cancer awareness month I know I will be using this bra a ton!

My sister has just come from the Dr's with news that she may have breast cancer, she is waiting to hear from the Dr. again regarding her appointment with the surgeon and a date for a Mammogram, it looks like they are thinking Inflammatory Breast Cancer, she has one breast that has grown almost a full cup size larger. Please keep my sister, Tanice, in your prayers!

Well the big release is upon us night at midnight Central time they will go on sale!! Where will they be available??? I will be back later tonight with all the deets!!

This card design is from Beate's weekend sketch challenge, so cool!!!

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, Party punch, All in a Row, Pretty in pink, black and WW card stock, DP, Black ink, Markers, Prima Flower, Ribbon, Cuttlebur Ribbon diecut, Bling, Corner Rounder,Round Tab punch, Brads, and Dimesionals


Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ooh La La!!

Ok here it is this is my first sneak peek using Langley Boy Designs!! This is three pieces of a 5 piece set, I love these panties the are just hysterical!!

These stamps will be available on October 1, I couldn't be more excited about the release!! I will post more sneak peeks using more Langley boy Designs later today. I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek!!

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, Pretty in Pink, Black and WW card stock, Printed Dp, Black ink, Markers, Brads, ticket corner punch, Scalloped squares punches, Primas, Stickles, Ribbon, corner rounder punch, hemp and Dimesionals.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Megan's Birthday card

Here is the Nemo card that I made for Megan's Birthday the image is from an online coloring page, I printed it onto Su's whisper white card stock then I colored it with my Stampin Up Markers, I wish my copic's were here!!
I added googlie eyes to give the characters a little personality.

Megan loved her card and she loved all your birthday wishes!! Thank you for helping us celebrate her birthday!!

Supplies: Warmest Regards, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, and WW card stock, Black ink, Googlie eyes, and Dimesionals.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Megan!!

On a cool September morning 11 years ago, I was given a most precious gift my daughter Megan, I had already been blessed with a beautiful daughter Stephanie, so you could say I was doubly blessed that day. For early in my pregnancy, I knew she was going to be something special, just a feeling, I always felt a sense of peace carrying her. At 7:41 am on the morning of September 27th 1996 my life changed, I would not know the full extent of it then but I could sense she was sent here to bless us.

Megan was a wonderful baby! But as we starting nearing the 18 month stage and she was not yet talking we started a series of Dr's appointments that would lead us to the final diagnosis of Autism. Autism is a devastating diagnosis to some but for me it would be a journey would bring change, a new outlook, a deeper sense of understanding, the journey has been a beautiful one! I have learned so much looking at the world through my daughter's eyes.

I am convinced Megan was sent here to change the way that autism is viewed, she has softened my hard heart and the wild beast that once lived inside of me, a barrier no one had been able to break through, all that have come into contact with Megan have been changed. I am told all the time of how she was able to change their views and opinions on autism, she has triumphed over so many hurdles.

Megan didn't speak until she was 5, she didn't point or use signs she just cried until you figured out what was wrong or what she wanted, trying some days but it is from those days that I would truly learn, that there is no mountain my daughter can not climb.

Megan has defied a lot of the stigmas of Autism. she makes eye contact with all, she loves cuddles, backrubs and hugs, she know has a vocabulary of over 10000 words, she has the most empathetic and generous heart I have ever seen. When a classmate is hurt or crying Megan is right beside side them rubbing them crying, sharing their pain every step of the way,when a classmate succeeds she is right there to cheer them on and i mean cheer like a cheerleader........LOL!The beautiful thing is Megan is teaching her classmates about acceptance it is a most beautiful sight, there are other children in our school with autism, but Megan is the only one who has manged to not only be integrated into her class(they all are integrated)but has become the heart of her class, her classmates watch over her there are there for her through every triumph, they too have returned the favor of being cheerleaders!

I feel so blessed to be a part of Megan's life!! i can't wait to see what the next year brings!!

Happy Birthday Megan!!!!!

Love Mom, Dad and Stephanie


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Batty For You Treat Box

You know how I love to make acetate 2,4,6,8 boxes, so I thought I would put together a halloween one for girls! Instructions for the box and lid can be found under the tutorials link on the sidebar. I stamped the acetate using Black Stazon and the bat stamp from Halloween Backgrounds. I used my corner rounder to create the scallops for the box top and bottom. I do have to say one thing my score pal scores beautifully on acetate!!

We are getting very excited about the up coming release of Langley Boy Designs on October 1!! I will have some sneak peeks for you later this week!!

Tomorrow is Megan's Birthday I can't believe my baby is going to be 11!! Whaaa!! Right now she love Finding Nemo so, we are having a nemo themed party, well not really party just us really, but it will be Nemo themed!!! I am going to attempt to try a Nemo card for her a little later today, but we will just have to wait and see if it works out.......LOL!

***Edited to Add***
To scallop an edge, use your corner rounder, with the guide taken off. Start at the edge of your paper, make first scallop, line up the punch at the edge of the first scallop and punch again, continue until finished.

Supplies: Batty for you, Halloween BG, Only orange and Black card stock, Acetate, Black ink, Corner rounder punch, Scalloped circle punch, Circle punch, Ribbon, Hole punch, Sticky Strip tape.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Crazy Phoebe Strikes Again!!

Crazy Phoebe Strikes Again!! I will set the scene for you We are sitting at our computers, yes we have side by side computers.......LOL! And we hear Phoebe whining now she tends to do this a lot especially when one of the girls leaves the room, but after calling her she didn't come so Jason went to see what her problem was and.......... he found her stuck in the window behind the couch........ROTFLMBO!!!!! She is so crazy!! Jason managed to catch it on video so her it is for all the world to see our crazy puppy!!

Phoebe had just gotten her hair cut so she looks a little goofy......LMBO!!!

I do hope to be back a little later today with a stamping related post!! I am so happy my ebay lot sold leaving me enough to be able to buy a set of 72 copic sketch markers, plus 20 extra colors!!! I am so excited!!


Friday, September 21, 2007


I made this card for the Limited supplies Challenge on SCS the challenge was to use limited layers, and with Autumn settling in here nicely I couldn't resist using my Autumn Harvest set any longer. The patterned paper is from Daisy D's.

I love the weather these days cool crisp clean air ahhhhh.........refreshing!! Needless to say I haven't made my way back to the Halloween project I was working on yesterday, good thing i have the whole weekend set aside to stamp!

Supplies: Autumn Harvest, Pumpkin Pie, Baroque Burgundy, Black card stock, Daisy D's DP, Black , Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Old olive inks, Ribbon, photo corner punch, Oval punch, Brads.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm still here!!!

Ok here's my story......LOL

1. My schedule with my daycare kiddie has changed from 2-6 to 9-5 so I am adapting to this no time thing, she is only 1 1/2 so going to the basement without her is not an option.......taking her with me........ we will be working on this any tips from moms with toddlers would be great!

2. For the past 2 mornings I have been in my studio trying operative word here trying to complete a project when morning #1 I am downstairs putting together a card for the Langley Boy Stamps reveal Oct 1, hopefully I will be able to give you a few sneak peeks........anyhoo........ I am downstairs in the zone as they would say, the dogs are playing on the floor beside, when all of a sudden Phoebe starts running around the room at mach 1 yelping at the top of her lungs (she is a confirmed wimp....LOL). She has made 2 complete laps of the table before I clue in to what is happening.

3. I finally determine from the blur running around the room that Phoebe has some how managed to get a gift bag wrapped around her leg and nice shiny purple one, so i get up to help her, bad plan for some insane reason she now not only thinks that this purple thing is trying to kill her now so am I by chasing her I was scaring her more........LOL!! It was quite funny!

4. She starts running up and down the stairs now at mach 3 speed and yelping so loud she is breaking the sound barrier!! After a few runs up and the down the stairs I hear her running around the coffee table up stairs then silence...............hmmmmmm........ now I am thinking either she has given herself a heart attack or the bag finally detached itself................so I go upstairs to check it out and...............................at this point I discover she has tinkled up and down the stairs from the fear of the killer bag...............when i find her the bag is on the floor and beside it is a visibly shaken puppy and I literally mean shaking!!!

5. So I cuddle her and calm her down then................the knock at the door the daycare kiddie is here, well off goes Phoebe running up and down the street being a yahoo!!! Me, the other mom and her ride are all out there trying to catch this dog, looking pretty funny might i add. Finally they get in the car to go cause I have told them i will round her up after they have left when all of a sudden Phoebe is airborne .....................she jumped right into the moms lap from who knows where, ok now I am think........ need doggy restraints.......LOL. Now to clean the stairs thankfully they are wood and carpet!!!Needless to say project never got completed!

6. Day 2 not as eventful as day one but none the less irritating, I am also working on a Halloween project so I attempt to start this task should be too hard, right????

7. Get paper all cut the score it wrong!!! Start over get paper cut, score it, try to line a stamp up miss.....AUGHHHHHH!!! Start again get paper cut, score it, try to line a stamp up, success, go to add layer and punch a hole through said layer no.......punch is not strong enough.......crap!!! Ok go back a step remove layer punch one by one, ok success!!!! The ding dong.................out of time!!!

So there you have no project to show you hopefully tonight i will find the time to complete it!!

Until then enjoy your day!!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tres Fabulous

Today's color challenge was to use Really Rust, Chocolate chip and River Rock (Sahara sand). At first I thought these colors wouldn't work together, but I actually like how this card came together!!

I just love this flower! I finally used my Tres Chic background, the background is stamped with chocolate chip craft ink, and embossed with clear embossing powder.

We just got word that the Langley boy stamps are a go to be released October 1rst.!!!!

Supplies: Fabulous Flowers, Tres Chic, Really Rust, Chocolate chip and Sahara sand, chocolate Chip craft ink, Embossing powder, Bling, brads, Ribbon, Ticket corner punch


Monday, September 17, 2007


Today's try a new technique challenge was to make Jenn boxes aka 2/5/7/10 boxes. I was so happy to see this challenge as I have been wanting to make one of these for sometime. I used Su's Brocade DP to create the box, I love, love , love did i mention love this DP it is so pretty!

The sweet is matted with a layers of card stock and the final layer being a layer of lace, I love how feminine it turned out!

We are about bursting at the seems around here. we are 2 weeks away from the big Langley boy Designs launch!! And boy do we have some juicy news to let you in on.........the only problem is you will have to wait a little longer.....*wink*

Supplies: Sweet Sampler, Old Olive and VV card stock, Old Olive ink, Bling, Corner rounder punch, ticket corner punch, Ribbon, Lace and Dimesionals.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

I got this from my hubby's blogand thought I would give it a whirl.....LOL! I had fully anticipated making some cards today but my sister called for a much need therapy session, not to mention I really love talking to her! However four hours later all inspiration had disappeared, hopefully to return tomorrow morning!!

Four place I have worked.

1. The Langley Times Newspaper, where I met my future Hubby Jason working the graveyard shift putting the newspaper together. Worked there for 5 years before we moved to Enderby!

2. Canada Customs, I worked for the boat section batching files, filing and running skip traces. I really enjoyed working there but sadly i was only covering a maternity leave.

3. Mc Donalds was my first job I was 16, I worked there for a year took my 2 weeks holiday and never went back....LOL!

4. The Stocking Up Shop a health food / bulk food store, the job itself was good however the owner was a freak so I left. Not to mention I got to hear everyone's problems while looking for a herbal remedy some things I just don't need to know.....*blushing*

Four places I have lived.

1. Vancouver BC Canada, until I was 5

2. Calgary where I was born, we left when i was 6 months old

3. Langley BC Canada where I Spent my childhood teen years and very young adulthood.

4. Enderby BC Canada moved here in 2001

Four places I have been on vacation.

1. Disneyland

2. Kelowna many years before I moved here

3. Zeballos Vancouver island BC *Thanks Alli for the right spelling*

4. Hay River Northwest Territories

Four of my favorite foods.

1. Panago's Chicken Club Pizza-no tomatoes

2. Chicken Souvlaki

3. Chicken Ceaser Salad

4. Boston Pizza's Bandara Pizza Bread

Four places I would rather be right now.

1. In bed wrapped tight in hubby's arm my favorite place

2. Cape Cod

3. England

4. Hay River NWT

Four friends most likely to respond


2. Rose Ann

3. Melanie

4. Myrna


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bon Appetit!

Today's way to use it challenge was to use spirals, so I used my spiral punch to make it into a film strip. This card took on so many forms to become what it is. When i started it i had a different sketch in mind, different colors, all together diffrent feel, but this is where I ended it up. The Dp has a slight sheen to it so it is hard to photograph properly.

Ribbon questions answered**

Where do i get my ribbon especially the one that has the velvet center?

WAL-MART!! They sell it in the sewing section by the meter, don't you just love Wal-mart?? The brown ribbon I used yesterday was from SU's winter mini last year.

Supplies: Voila, Rhonna Ferrar, Morning Marigold, Black, CM Dp (Octoberfest), spiral punch, brads, Cm sticker, markers, and dimesionals.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sketch Challenge

This card was made for today's sketch challenge. I found this a rather tough sketch to work with, I just couldn't seem to find a balance for this card. Not to mention these pearls would not cooperate today they would not stop leaning to the side, no matter how much glue or tacking down I did! Thank for for all your wonderful comments yesterday about my missing Mojo!

Maybe with the new season and kids back in school my mojo will return in full force.......LOL! Not that I have ever ran at full force....LOL! Art has always been very hard for me as a kid I rarely ever crafted, my projects just never seemed to come out like the looked in my head KWIM. So there you have it I am not a natural.......the secrets out.........LOL! No really I am just hoping that I will eventually be able to make a card without all the metal blocks soon!

Supplies: Carte Postal, Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, card stock, Bracade Dp, Chocolate chip craft ink, ribbon, pearls, primas, and dimesionals.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy For You

I made this card for today's color challenge the colors were purely pomegranate (rose red), taken with teal and always artichoke. I'm not too sure about these colors together, but it is growing on me somewhat.

I am in such a rut my stamping mojo seems to be missing......LOL! Do you know how to find it again?? If you have any ideas please let me know. I just sit at my table for hours and nothing seems to want to come to me. I'm trying to get back into the challenges but even that seems to be difficult some days.

I also wanted to pass on this email I received today in memory of 9/11

The 'L I T T L E' Things .

As you might know, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

Car wouldn't start.

One went back to
Answer the telephone.

One had a child that dawdled
And didn't get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn't
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to
But before he got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone...
All the little things that annoy me..
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
God wants me to be at this very moment...

Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong,

The children are slow getting dressed,
You can't seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light,
Don't get mad or frustrated;
God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you
With all those annoying little things
And may you remember their possible purpose.

Pass this on to someone else, if you'd like...

There is NO LUCK attached.
If you delete this, it's okay:
God's Love Is Not Dependent On E-Mail !!

Supplies: Doodle this, rose red, taken with teal and always artichoke card stock , black and always artichoke inks, hodgepodge hardware, brads, ribbon, cuttlebug, metal photo corner, dimesionals.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dare To Be................. Fabulous!

I dare you.....ROTF!!! Just kidding you don't have to dare to be fabulous you already are *wink* Todays' way to use challenge was to make a pocket card, so i combined it with this weeks SCS tutorial Criss Cross card. I love this flower from fabulous Flowers it is so nice, I added three layers in total of flower the topped with some bling! Who knew Olive and Chocolate could be such a yummy combination?!!

I love the richness of this card it just looks so regal or at least I think so.....LOL!

Supplies: Fabulous Flowers, Party punch, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, VV, Baroque DP, Chocolate chip craft and classic ink, marker, bling, lace, ribbon, clear ep, round tab punch.


Wednesday, September 05, 2007


I finally made a card!!! I made this card for today's sketch challenge on SCS. I love this Bronc Buster set!! Well I have finally found my table I hope that means I will have more time to stamp this week.

Stephanie is back to school but Megan doesn't start until next week, so i hope to be back on track next week when both girls are back in school!!

Supplies: Bronc Buster, Wanted, Close to Cocoa, chocolate chip, really rust, sage, VV card stock, outlaw DP, Chocolate chip craft ink, close to cocoa and creamy caramel ink, ticket corner punch, hemp, metal star, brads clear ep, and dimensionals


Monday, September 03, 2007


That's me I' ve been a very bad blogger, I have been MIA for a few days now. I have been fall cleaning aka spring cleaning a little later them most.....LOL! I have been sorting through all my dad's thing figuring out where everything needs to go, so it has been a bitter sweet weekend. I would find a picture of him and smile for ear to ear, then I would sort through his clothes which smelled of him and I realized how much I miss him.

On to some happier news Melanie over at Melanie's Madness has nominated me for the Best Blog Friend Award, how sweet thank you Melanie!! You are a great friend too!

I would like to nominate

Nancy at Nancy's Creative Mess , she has been so sweet to me, talking into the night with me when I needed someone to talk to, thank you Nancy you are awesome!

Michelle at Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker! who has also been so sweet to me, she has the biggest heart, thank you Michelle for making me smile when I didn't think it possible.


My Hubby Jason over at I Made This he is truly my best friend, always putting my needs above his own, thank you hubby for always being there.


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