Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Welcome Spring!

Today we actually hit 5 degrees and the snow has finally started to melt. Do I smell Spring in the air or is it just my darling little Skunk ? This week I noticed so many challenges that involved spring and I remembered taking this picture of my Granddaughter in 2008 and knew this was the one I was going to scrapbook.

I wish the pictures had turned out better, but soon I will be able to take them outside again and I won't have to be so disappointed.

I won this darling little skunk SVG file a couple of weeks ago on Cooking With Cricut and the butterfly is also a SVG from them.

Cricut Cartridges used for the layout were: Twinkle Toes, Storybook and April Showers.

I added some bling and wooded flowers I found in my stash from many moons ago.

Challenges I am entering this layout are listed below:

The Paper Variety 1-2-3 Challenge

My Recipe: 1 Butterfly 2 Svg Files and 3 flowers.

Scrapbookaholic by Abby: Challenge #2: Anything Spring

My Creative Time: Use a older cartridge and have the colour green some where in your project.

Creative Cutter Room: Spring Time Project

Ashley's Scrappin Palace: Is having her first challenge ever!

So go over and help make it a success for her!

Challenge # 1: Make a project, layout or card with a Bunny and/or Flower.

As always thank you for stopping bye and have a excellent week!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday! Fantabulous Cricut

Wow, I have been under the weather for the last three weeks, but I was finally able to get down stairs to get a card made for a couple of the challenges.

I used heat embossing for the stamped girl, something that I haven't done for a very long time. I cut the circle with my new Spellbinders and my Cuttlebug.
The bee was from my newest cartridge! Kate's ABC's, I was just so excited to get my hands on this cartridge! I live in Canada, so we do not have Joann's here so when I saw it for sale on Kijjii...I jumped right on it! I then cut the oval at 5.50 inches from my Storybook cartridge. All the paper were just scraps from my left overs. I used some pop up dots for dimension and a lot of bling....maybe a little to much bling, but what the heck!

Challenges I will enter this card in:

Fantabulous Cricut: Happy Birthday Robin

The Cuttlebug Spot: Buttons...Buttons - every where!

365 Day Card: Day 27 Super Sketch Sunday

Bug Bites: Verry first buggie challenge!

Creative Sisters: Monday Challenge#4- use punches

Friday, March 25, 2011

Final Destination!

Once again it is time for another wonderful challenge over at Getting Cricky with K. Andrews.

This weeks Simply Sunday Challenge: is Pack your bags, so of course I had to play along with this challenge!

My all time Favorite thing to do is go on vacation!!!!

This picture was taken at the International Airport in Edmonton by a lovely stranger (as you can see my eyes are closed yet once again! )

This is just before boarding the plane to Las Vegas to Celebrate my Daughters 39th Birthday.
In the picture left to right is me, (my daughter) Christy, her (BFF) Shannon and (my Niece) Gillian.
I used Pooh & Friend to cut the title for the layout.
Oh and by the way!
Vegas was never the same after we were done with it!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Elliot from Pete's Dragon Birthday Card!

This is Elliott from the Disney Movie Pete's Dragon. Isn't she cute?

I found the SVG file over at Mardenz , if you like Disney, you will love this blog!

When making this card I had a couple of challenges in mind.

The first is Fantabulous Cricut:

Make a square card using the colours green and gold.

The second one is The Cuttlebug Spot:

Use twine.
The third one is Getting Cricky with K Andrews:
Sugar & Spice and a little bit of nice Challenge!

As always thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Winner! & Envelopes Mini Album with Butterfly Shaped Hinges!

I found the tutorial for this lovely album over at The Paper Trail way back in November, and I finally got around to making it. This was so much fun and easy! To think I made it with a package of envelopes and a few pieces of paper and card stock all from the dollar store.

All the papers have a pretty glitter to it which just is not showing up in the pictures. No matter what I did, I just could not get good shots of the album.

The butterflies were all cut with the Cricut Sernade Cartridge.

Each page has two tags and the a pull out page for photos.

Challenges I will enter the album in are:

Getting Cricky with K Andrew Designs: Simply Sunday Challenge

Crop Stop Challenge #10: Spring is in the air.

For this weeks challenge you are to use Butterflies and flowers.

Now on to the fun stuff!

The lucky winners of Jennifer's Birthday Blog Hop is

A busybee-DoubleClick Connections
Thanks to all my faithful followers both old and new.
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's my Birthday Blog Hop!

Yay! It's time to Celebrate Jennifers Birthday
I wish you the

Best Birthday Ever!

May this birthday be your best birthday ever,
full of light and laughter,
a fireworks explosion of joy.
May this birthday live in your memory forever,
creating happiness and satisfaction
whenever you remember it.
Happy, happy birthday!


By Joanna Fuchs

Welcome to It's My Birthday Blog Hop!

If you just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning

The first stop is Crafty Card Gallery
which can be found

If you just arrived from the wonderful Shelly's blog, you are in the right place.

Your next stop along the way is Laura's

For the blog hop we were all asked to make a Birthday Card.

This worked out good for me, since we have tons of Birthday in March that we celebrate.

Today's card is for my daughter Christy's Birthday which falls on March 13th.

I used Disney's Winni the Pooh and Friends to cut the tree.

and a SVG File for the Crow.

I do have SomeBlog Candy for one of my followers!

To Enter

Please leave a comment with away to get in touch with you, you must be a follower and also let me know what you think about my new blog look!

My friend Deb over at Bugjuiced by Debbie put her heart and soul into getting it ready in time for the Hop just so it would look extra pretty for you all.....

So lets show her some


I am also going to enter the card over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #50

Tree Time
Sugar and Spice and a little bit nice challenge.
As always thanks for popping in!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Under Construction!

Just a quick post to let you all know my blog is having a major Face Lift! Yes it is time for Spring Cleaning to begin and what better place to start then on my blog! My awesome friend Deb over at Bug Juiced By Debbie has been working her butt off to do this for me!
This girl is just so amazing!

I absolutely love my Blog makeover!

And every time I look it just keeps getting better and better!

So if your Blog could use a Face Lift you know who to call.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cutie Patootie Peeping Lamb! My First SVG Layout!

About a month ago I was one of the lucky winners from the Cricky Across The 50 Blog Hop. When I saw my name was picked, I was doing the Happy Dance !

Oh Boy what did I win???

I could not believe my eyes......


Sure Cuts A Lot

So needless to say I have been spending a lot of time on the computer, watching videos and just playing around with the program. It may take me a while, but I will figure it out.

On the weekend, I came across the Cutie Patootie Blog Hop and by the time I finished it, I was determined I would do my first layout.

Along the Hop I came across a couple of free SVG files, which of course I had to download.

The first was the Cutie Patootie from Melin over at Paper Crafting World

and the next one was this darling little sheep from Tricia over at Little Scraps Of Heaven Design.

The tag was cut from Twinkle Toes at 3 inches.

I also used Stickles, a white gel pen, and used both ink and chalk on all the edges.

The clock and Nap time are both rub- ons.
I then added a few buttons, flowers ,charms and a little birth certificate I found in my stash

I just love the way this layout came together!

I love my new Sure Cuts A Lot (program)

and I just have to thank everyone for having such yummy freebie for us to try.

Challenge I will be entering:

Getting Cricky: Sugar & Spice With A Lot Of Nice

Cooking With Cricut: Time to Spring Forward

The Cuttlebug Spot: Oh so Charming

Southern Girls Challenge: Use Flowers
Patches of Pink is having a Spring Link up Party, so if you have time pop over and join in the fun! Link up your newest project!
I know I am!

Winner.....The Original Scrapbox Ribbon Box Winner and a chance at the Grand Prize!

Thank you everyone that stopped by to enter this wonderful contest, I had a great time reading all the comments. It was so much fun to be able to be a part of such a great give away! Each day I added the names onto a spreadsheet and then this morning I used to pick the winner!

The winner of the Ribbon Box (Retail $19.95) and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox is............................!
Drumroll Please
please contact me with your full name, Canada mailing address and phone number within 24 hours!!!!
or sadly I will have to choose a new winner.
Once again thank you.
Hugs Jenny

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sugar & Spice With Alot Of Nice!

This sweet little girl is my baby sisters ONE AND ONLY granddaughter, she is such a monkey and just as smart as a whip. When I saw this picture, I just knew I had to do a scrap booking page. I just love the way it turned out! I think I will go to Michael's and get a Shadowbox frame and then give it to my sister, just to say I love you Sis! and thanks for not only being my sister but my friend!

I really had fun with this layout, trying to make it girly, yet elegant. I used Storybook cartridge for the journal box, and then I found these beautiful metal letters that I had picked up about five years ago, tucked away among all my treasures.

I added lace around the edges, and then made the pin with just a sewing pin and beads.

Challenges this layout will be entered are:

The Cuttlebug Spot: Ouch! Pins

Frosted Designs: This weeks recipe challenge
3 pattern papers
2 fonts
1 journal tag
Getting Cricky: Sugar & Spice with alot of nice!

Thank you to all my followers for all the lovely comments you leave me, I do read each and everyone of them.
Hugs Jenny

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Original Scrapbox Giveaway!

This Contest is now closed!
In celebration of our creative Canadian fans, The Original Scrapbox is hosting 9 preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for one Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox!


Enter to win the preliminary giveaway:

One Ribbon Box (Retail $19.95) and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox which is one of their most popular and sought-after items.

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If you are selected as a preliminary winner of the Ribbon Box, you will then be entered into the grand prize drawing held on The Original Scrapbox Website on March 11, 2011. On that date, a random drawing will select a winner from all of the finalists to receive one Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox (value $1295.00 U.S. dollars).

*The contest is open to addresses in Canada only.

Giveaway open from March 1st to March 8th, 2011 at 11:59pm.

Giveaway Rules:
*You can only enter under one name
* It is possible to win more than one preliminary prize, which means it’s possible to be entered into the grand prize drawing more than once.
*All winner’s addresses must be Canadian addresses
*You must complete the required entry to be eligible to win

Here's how to enter:Please leave details in your comment of how you entered with required links. I'll put all entries into a spreadsheet and use to select the winner.

*Required entry: You must visit The Original Scrapbox website and leave a comment here on my blog telling me your favorite item.

Extra Entries:

  • Tweet the contest with linkback in your comment and use the hashtag #scrapbox in your tweet.

  • Facebook the contest with linkback in your comment

  • Add the contest button(pictured above) to your sidebar with a link to this contest

To receive 15 extra entries, you must do the following 4 things together on your blog post and please leave a link back to your blog post with your comment (only one comment required, but you must leave a link so I can check your post.)

  1. Blog about the contest WITH a picture of the Workbox in your post and link back to this post, so people will know where to enter.

  2. In your blog post link the phrase "Canada Workbox Giveaway " to

  3. Link the phrase "The Original Scrapbox" to

  4. Link back to this contest, so that people know where to enter.

You can enter the preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the grand prize drawing at the following blogs:
Canadian Nickel Scrap'N
Pink Star Creations
Paper Inspirations By Danielle
Random Acts of Krafting
Chris's Creations
A Mom After God's Own Heart
Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven
Momma K Crafts
Andrea Walford at Sunny Stampin


*Disclosure: I received free product from The Original Scrapbox to host this giveaway. All rules must be followed and correct Canada address given for prize to be awarded.