Saturday, November 16, 2013

A winter day.....
It is crazy outside... starting to look like a lot Christmas!! lol  I am nice and warm inside working on my class and some other things! So nice to not have to go outside.... This past week it was word up at OLW.... The word for this time around is 'grace'.... Have to admit I took a bit to get creative with this word....
The one thing that did come to mind though was my Gran..... she is a true definition of 'grace'.... She is gracious, she is graceful, she is one of the most amazing ladies in my life..... I have never ever heard her speak badly of another person, she always has the nicest things to say about others.... she is sweet and beautiful......and I love her to bits....
I am so grateful to have her in my life....
Next is the Shabby layout for this week......
I LOVE this photo of Shawn and Ella..... reminds me of days gone by.... Happy days, sweet memories..... Love the memories.... Love that we can scrapbook our photos and be reminded of those sweet days....
Hope everyone stays warm and safe..... See you all next week!!!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ok Seriously???
September 8th was the last time I posted?? Id say that is a bit ridiculous..... K no excuses we will leave that one alone.... It has been busy though I will just say that. Hope things have been going good for everyone!

I haven't posted since before the Teresa Collins event in Vegas, which was fantastic as always! Can't wait till next year! We did some great projects and of course Las Vegas is always fabulous! So glad that is where the event is every year!
Did a photoshoot yesterday with my sister and her cute boys! Had lots of fun, it was chilly put perfect at the same time!

 This is one of my faves!!

Its Shabby Chic 7-9 this week.... we are almost half way through another album, so hard to believe! Kind of scary how fast the time is going!
Love Love Love this photo of Shar and Ella, this was a shoot that I did in September.... anyways like I said I have no excuses other than 'Life happens'
Enjoy your week everyone...
It is word up later on this week over at One Little Word so make sure you check it out....

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Happy Sunday...
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.... the sun is shining today so its all good..... I am starting a new Shabby Chic class this week and wanted to share my layout:

Its really hard to believe that this is the seventh time I have taught this class, and I have to say that with each book I get more excited than the last! I am so excited to see all the familiar faces and of course all the new ones!  I LOVE looking back over the photos and remembering the moments..... This photo was from the lake and we had such a fun time it brings a smile to my face!

Last Sunday I did a photo shoot with Sharla and Ella and wanted to share some of my favorites:

Love capturing these sweet little moments between Shar and her little sweetie....

Enjoy the last few days of summer sun....
Until next time,


Friday, August 30, 2013

Gotta love Summer....
total picture overload so I will apologize in advance..... with this many people though gotta include everyone! We spent a couple of weeks out at Mara lake in B.C. this summer and it has been a few years since we were all there.... I have to say it was fabulous! I can hardly wait for next year! Here are a few highlights from this summer....

I think everyone had a great time..... Don't really want summer to be over however I am looking forward to Fall.... September in Vegas, Shabby Chic starting up..... I do love all that so on to the next month! Enjoy your weekend everyone..... the few last beautiful days of summer before fall comes! See you all soon!


oh p.s.... it was word up at OLW and I am a little bit late and again I apologize for that! The word up this time around was Miss Karlas word.... 'want' What do I want? What do you want? What do we want for ourselves? Tell us as you play along!!!!

 Go Here: and post your layout!

Until next time....


Monday, July 15, 2013

Its a new word at OLW!!
"Fierce" hmmmm ..... I have to admit I struggled a bit with this one, wasn't quite sure where to go with it.....
Fierce competition is what I ended up with!

Make sure you all go check out what the design team came up with and play along if you want!
Revlie picked the word this time around and her story on this word is so awesome! Hope you are all having a fabulous summer so far!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hello my friends....
once again I feel like the time just flies by and before I know it I haven't blogged in a really long time! Makes me sad that I am struggling to keep up with it because I love it.... So here's to a new week and maybe I can try and keep up.... at least more than I have!
Today was our little munchkins birthday party..... it was so sweet to see how excited they were, both of them! Manda decided to do a joint birthday this year, not sure if she will do it again but it got it over with in one day so I thought it was a great idea! All the kidlets totally enjoyed themselves!

This past week it was word up over at OLW.... The word up this time around was Crazy.... Love that word!! Denise chose it this time around and that girl is just so darn cute and so extremely busy with life that it is the perfect word for her!!  There is so much I could have done with it, however I chose to Scrap a photo of kade because he such a crazy little dude! Full of energy and always on the go! The dude has been through a lot in his little life so even though sometimes he is a little monkey we probably wouldn't  want it any different, he has such a sweet loving little personality and we are so grateful to have him in our lives!
Make sure you go over to OLW and check it out!
When blogger is behaving I will try and upload some pictures from the birthday!!
Have a great weekend everyone!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hello my friends....
Once again I have been neglectful.... so sorry! Life has been busy as usual and I also had the privilege of an amazing get away with a great friend and her daughter! We had a fabulous time visiting Hawaii! Yes it was fabulous, almost didn't wanna come home!
However in the meantime there has been much to do since coming back! CLasses, work and of course taking care of my life at home.....
Today was word up over at OLW and the word was 'surround'.....there is so much that we can surround ourselves with. Love this word! Come on over and join in!
Had a nice little visit with my gran on Sunday.... she is the sweetest lady ever.... Love her so much!
Hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week!!!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Holy Smokes!
 I do not know where the time goes but it is just gone.... just like that! I wish it would just stand still.... sometimes..... not always, sometimes I can hardly wait for what is to come, what is tomorrow, what will happen soon or a week from now.... but when I think of hw fast it goes it makes me sad :( I totally have to learn to embrace the moment, appreiciate the days and just enjoy life. I don't think like that and I so wish it did because it is such a treasure.... a sweet gift that we all get....

I haven't shared anything for awhile...

I feel like I have been in a funk.... just existing, doing what i do.... working, taking care of everyone, try to keep up with the crazy business of all know how it is i am sure but i am really trying to just be organized, be happy with where i am at.... just be.....

This is my layout for OLW this time around... I have to admit I wasn't too sure where to go with this but one of my kidlets gave me some flowers and I have to say that I really love that....  I love that they were thinking about it, they took the time to go and get them.... it makes me happy.....

I have been busy with classes,
This past weekend we had an event that Lori put on with the Scrapyard and Of course it was fabulous as always, it was so crazy busy though getting prepared for it with everything else that goes on in my household. It was so incredible though, we had so  much fun!
I will share some photos of that this week....
Here is a peek of the class that I will be teaching this week at the Scrapyard!

I am totally loving this class, so so fun!!!!
Enjoy your week everyone!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Hello my friends....
and Happy Friday! Gotta love Fridays, they just make me Happy!
 I started my New "bootcamp" class this week and it was so fun! Had a great time, new ladies and some of my regular chicks and yep it was a blast! We are scrappin in an old encyclopedia.... its from the 1920's.... so amazing.... Love it!
This week was a new 'word up' at OLW so make sure you go and check that out! It was Gudruns turn and the word was Home.... Love that!
What does that word mean to you? I know for me it is is my happy place.... Love it when its quiet, love it when its busy.... Love morning coffee with the hubby.... Don't get me wrong there are times when I want to go go back to my other 'happy' place.... otherwise known as the Scrapyard just because it is so busy but I do LOVE being home.....
This is what I came up with for this time around...
I LOVE texture.... Love moulding paste, Love stencils, Love sprays.... it all just makes me so Happy! I have been cleaning my room since last night and yes it was a complete disaster but I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel! I have also been doing my album cover and I REALLY love it a lot! Can't wait till the class next week! Hope to see you all then!


Saturday, March 09, 2013

Ok crazy life....
it's ok to slow down now... just a wee bit. Please?

Again ladies it has been ridiculously crazy busy!!! No excuses just don't really know how to manage my time very well and that is a fact according to my youngest little darling! lol
Ah well its all good, it is how i do things I guess and I am not sure if that will ever change!


not me, just

So on that note, I finished up my 20 week shabby chic class last week and it was so fabulous! Now I am starting a mini shabby class called Shabby Boot Camp! I am so excited! We will be "scrappin" in an old encyclopedia!!! So fun!
Here is my first layout!

Eeeekkkkk so excited to be starting this!
I have Loved doing my art journal class so this just feels so right! Love it! and I love the photo too so its a double bonus!
Have a fantastic rest of your weekend and I will see some of you next week!!!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ahhhh Sunday night and all is quiet.....
I have to say that the last little bit has been busy, more busy than normal and almost a little stressful.... wont go into details but there has been lots of little things going on that have made everything seem's crazy I know but I need to just take a deep breath and relax.... I can't change anything I just have to go with it... someone said today.... just think it is the beginning of a new week. Here's hoping this one is better than the last!
I wanted to share my layout for this coming week....
Layout #20!!
Makes me kind of sad that it is the last layout! (it always does!) I do know though that with the next class starting it is going to fun and different! I am looking forward to "new" so it will be all good!
Hopefully most of you that are in my class read this blog then you will get to see the layout! My apologies for not getting it sent out yesterday but we had some technical difficulties! Hopefully Susan can figure it out tomorrow and get it sent to you all! Hope you all have a really good week, I hope I do too!!!
Until next time,


Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Monday!!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I am enjoying a relaxing Monday morning, there is nobody in my house today except for me! Eeeekkkk so hard to believe but yep it is super quiet! Everyone is working! Happy Family day it is.... to me.... lol.... This past week it was 'word up' at OLW! This time around it was my turn.... my word is 'always' If you have never checked it out make sure you did and come and create with us! Its super fun!
Here is what I came up with....
I also wanted to post my class for this week...

This is layout #19! One more and we can create our albums! 4 months has gone by so fast it is hard to believe!
Enjoy your day everyone and don't forget that if you are interested in the Shabby Chic boot camp starting in mid March make sure you phone the Scrapyard (403-271-2225) and get in on this class!

Until the next time,


Saturday, February 09, 2013

What a fabulous day!!
My day started out by being treated to a pedicure from Manda.... so first time for a pedicure.... I know like what? First time? Yep first time, and I may be hooked! Loved it especially the really pretty colour that I got painted on my toes!

 And I may just be hooked on that too! It was really nice though, I didn't think that I would be able to turn mymind off and just enjoy because I hadn't got my layout done and so much to do. You all know how that feels..... However it was fabulous! Then she treated me to lunch out at Milestones! Seafood Salad yes please and white chocolate cheesecake for dessert! It was awesome! So much fun and we never do that! SHe had a baby shower to go to in the afternoon, then we met up again at Chinook Centre along with Shar, Ella and Shay!
Had to go into Free People and Had to try on this beautiful top that I really shouldn't have bought but did anyways.... Free People you are bad but I love you anyways!!! I LOVE that store!
Then we went for dinner to Joeys CHinook and topped off an already perfect day with a really awesome supper!
 Ok bad quality but I am not so much about the quality as the quantity of photo opportunities that I have with my kids, soooooo I take what I can get! lol

 We don't do that enough, i would like to do it more! Plus it was so good for Manda to have all day to herself! SO Thanks ladies for a fabulous day!
Wanted to share the layout for THis week with you all!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and a great week next week!
Until next time!


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Layout #17!!!
I can hardly believe that we are at layout #17! It feels like I just started this class! Oh well not to worry there will be lots more to come! After this class I am starting a "shabby" boot camp! If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, make sure you give the scrapyard a call to reserve your spot!! 403-271-2225..... It will still be the same fabulous layouts, true to my style but on a smaller scale, and we will finish up this time before Summer! I am excited about this class!
This is the layout for this time around....
These pictures bring back some great memories!!! I have used them before but I LOVE them so wanted to use them again!
I LOVE this paper from Kaisercraft! We ordered it at CHA and I was so crazy excited to get it this week at the scrapyard!! It was one of my favorite lines form the show!!!
Hope you all have a fabulous rest of your weekend! whats left of it that is!!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello my friends.....
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far! Mine has been great, a little more relaxed so that has been nice.... I actually Love it when Saturdays aren't so stressful..... just had a fun creative day! Love it! I was working on my layout for this weeks class, with one of my fave pictures!!!! Sharla posted this great little photo on her instagram and I LOVE it! What a great moment between these two sweet little girls!
Hope you all have a fantastic rest of your weekend,

ps I started my new Happiness Journal this week and I have to say that I LOVED it! New girls and everyone is just so excited about it! SO Fun!!!!! Can't wait until the next class! lol

Thursday, January 24, 2013

i just sit back and think where in the heck am I going? What am I gonna do next...I have been doing a little bit of blog hopping tonight and just reading some of the blogs just amazes me! One in particular... Miss Lindsay Bateman.... She is so sweet.... amazing actually.... I first met Lindsay when she attended our Teresa Collins event that was hosted by Lori from The Scrapyard.... It was amazing, as are all of Lori's events, like I am serious every single one of them are better than the previous. And according to Teresa Collins herself she tells us that Canada was amazing! Not that we didn't know that but sometimes it is just so crazy good to be reminded!!!So the last little bit has been so awesome I can hardly believe it! Most of you know about my work being in the Tim Holtz booth at CHA and I have to say that I am still pinching myself.... I was telling a few gorls at my class this week that I wish sometimes that I was the screaming crazy kind of chick that when I saw my layouts in his booth I just went crazy!!!! yea most of you that know me know that I would so not do that! ( although wouldn't it be so freakin funny if I did??)

Alrighty maybe not....
Ok so maybe I wish i could at least put myself out there.... yea probably won't do that either.... that being said i am still so stinkin excited that I had some things in his booth... I hope that My stuff did his product justice....
On that note.....
I will leave you with this.....
cause I just love it....

Lori, Paula and I..... with my layouts in the background at the Tim holtz booth!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

Until another day,


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hey everyone!
Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend so far! I am feeling so incredibly inspired by CHA and all that went along with it.... like crazy inspired!!! I wanted to share this weeks class with all of you and maybe even a couple more layouts from Tim's booth! Speaking of that you should all check out 'One lucky day'! Deb share a few of the happenings that go in to getting the booth set up for a trade show! Super fun, although a lot of work the finished product is so amazing that I think its worth it! I can hardly wait until the new product arrives at the Scrapyard!

so Here is the class for this week:

sweet Kianna! She us such a little sweetie!!

and a couple of the layouts from the booth!

I have to say it was so fun to work with Tim's product! Differnet for me in a challenging way of course.... Loved it though!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Until the next time...


Thursday, January 17, 2013

So much Fun!!
so most of you know that Lori and I just returned from CHA in Anaheim California, and all I can say is WOW!!!! Simply amazing how we come back from there! Refreshed, excited, creative, relaxed, and just so full of inspiration! It was fabulous! There is so much talent out there it is seriously crazy! Not to mention that I had a few of my layouts in Mr. Tims booth and I have to say that was such a hilight!!! It was so exciting i was blown away! And believe me there is some serious talent in that booth! I have to admit that when I was first asked to do it...(after I pinched myself and jumped up and down screaming like a crazy person.... jk, but can you just imagine that? lol) I was like What????? I could never have my stuff in there, there is some amazing artists in that booth and I really didn't believe that I could be one of them! Anyways long story short I was and It was awesome!!!
Here is one of the layouts from Tim's booth, I will add more soon! I will also add some photos of our teime in Anaheim at the show! I have to admit I thought of changing up my style and then i was like.... Lynnie give your head a shake, it really was good and some really cute stuff! We did lots of orders so hopefully it won't take too long for anything to come in.... speaking of that....

 We are having our Imagine 2.0 event in April....
I know it may seem a bit early but we got stuff for our classes from CHA and I am giddy with excitement, I can hardly stand it actually! Make sure if you want one of the few spots left that you call the Scrapyard to save your spot! 403-271-2225

While we were away... OLW had a new word up!!! The word is resolution this time around, Miss Karla picked it this time around.... so for this year not only is my resolution "be me" that is my words to live by for this year!!! So if you would like to play along and do up a little something stop by the blog!
Here is what I created:

 So peeps....until next time... and yes it will be soon since i have 4 classes next week,

chat later!


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!!
2013? wow how can that be? It has been a crazy year! Full of Joy and sadness, Ups and downs and of course lots of craziness! It is hard to believe though that another year is behind us....
Sad almost but I am sure that there will be lots of fun times ahead.....

I wish all of you a very happy healthy year ahead!!!

I know I haven't been on here in awhile and I am sorry for that, Doing designs for CHA has kept me pretty much really super busy! In a good way though, I LOVED every minute of it! So fun!
Lori and I are leaving for Anaheim next week so we will keep you all posted from CHA!!

I can't wait actually, it will be amazing as always!

Here is the layout for this week...
Until the next time my friends...