Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vacation Layouts

I know, it has been a while, but things get reeeeaaaal busy sometimes in my house. :)

I went to a day crop yesterday where I made these layouts. I drove with the help of the GPS- lol-I never used one before. A big snow storm, I have no idea where I am going ( I am bad with directions :) ) but I GOT THERE! I had a lot of fun, laughter thanks to " my girls".

Hope you like them. :)

Here I used Sweet Leaf Collection Designer Ribbon rounds from CTMH and Crystal Blue card stock.

I just love these ribbons, I think they go so well with the layout.

CTMH Products I used: On Target Dimensional Elements, Heartfelt Die-cuts Wonder collection, Crystal Blue , Sweet Leaf and Moonstruck stamp pad,Bird Basics Stamp set.

I used the following CTMH Products on these two pages: Crystal Blue Cardstock, Holiday Red Cardstock, Grace level 2 paper Pack ( Blue patterned paper - "wet" title ), Heartfelt Die-cuts Wonder Collection, Journey Journaling Spots, Tiny Tabs Metal Accessories, Ms. Chilling' Stamp Set, Headline Alphabet Large Stamp Set, Flip-Flap Memory Protectors.
I LOVE the Flip-Flaps!!!! Allows you to use more pictures on your layouts. Just attach it to your page protector.

The next pages have the following CTMH products: Emporium Level 1 Kit, Sweet leaf , Colonial White and Crystal Blue cardsctok,Big Pinks Paper Flowers, Mini-Medley accents Collections- Colonial White Button,Designer Ribbon Rounds- Ric-Rac collection, Crystal Blue stamp pad,Headline Alphabet Large Stamp set, Picture Perfect Stamp set, Tree Tops Stamp Set, Edge Anchors - Rustic.

Thanks for stopping by again!
Happy March!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Recycle - Reuse ....

.... and mix it up with some great CTMH products!

For this layout I used:
Paper Lunch bag, paper Clip, Tissue Paper, Coffee Cup Sleeve,Pencil Shaving- These were my recycle-reuse products.

From CTMH I used: Veranda Level 2 Paper Pack, Chocolate Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Chocolate Collection Ribbon, Craft Button, Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Pack, Just Blooms Spring Blossom paper flowers ( butterfly ), Sanding Kit, Liquid Glass, Primavera Rub-ons.

Here is the layout:

Close up of the Tissue paper Flower and next to it is the Pencil Shaving. I added Liquid Glass on top of the pencil shaving and I also used it to glue it down. Juts wanted to make sure it sticks, Tombo would not have worked with it since the pencil shaving breaks apart so easy.

I glued the paper shaving on the coffee cup sleeves-yes it is from

Rub-on Primavera...I love rub-ons :) I teared some off the paper lunch bag and used the rub-on on it.
I attached the paper butterfly with a paper clip to the paper lunch bag.

Hope you like it!
Do not forget to reuse and recycle where ever you are!
Have a green-day! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Cards made for my loves

Happy Valentine's Day to Everybody! I made these cards for my loves. My Husband, My Daughter and My Son. They mean the whole World to me and I love them from the bottom of my heart.

Ok, so this is the first time I EVER did sewing!!!! My mother-in-law showed me how to set up the sewing machine but when I ended up trying to do it on my own it was not that easy...hahah I had a hard time figuring out what goes where, the thread through here etc...but I did it! lol, it is not perfect but I did sewing, and I have been dying to do it on my cards...

I used the following Close To My Heart Products:
White Daisy Cardstock, Cranberry Cardstock, Brown Bag Cardstock, Chocolate Cradstock, Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet ( Patterned paper ) Chocolate Collection Ribbon,Just Bloom Paper Flowers Spring Blossom, It's a Zoo Stamp set, Love You Forever Stamp Set, Happy Endings Stamp Set,Love Language Stamp Set.

This is for my hubby. :)

This is for my daughter.

And this is for my son.

Have a LOVE-ly Day! xo

Thursday, February 11, 2010

And the WINNER is....!!!!

Congratulations to: Laurie Poirier

Your stamp set will be on its way to you soon! Check your mail box!

Thank you!


1st Birthday Picture , Double Page Layout made with CTMH products

Here is a double page layout I made for our family album.

The following CTMH products were used:
Chocolate Cardstock, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Felicity Paper Collection, Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Pack, Chocolate Ink Pad, Primavera Rub-Ons, Just Blooms Paper Flowers,Colonial White Collection - ribbon, Chocolate Collection - ribbon, Candlelight Stamp Set, Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set, Top Coats Rockin' die-cut image.

Close up of the Top Coat Die-cut Image.

I stamped the words to make accents, and inked the edges of the paper.
I LOVE how the Rub-ons look on the page...the little flower and the "sweet" just makes the page.
Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Riley Turns 1 Year Old

I clearly remember the night when my water broke. How can I EVER forget.I remember getting out of the shower at midnight ( yes, I told you all before I am a night owl ) and standing by my husband's side of the bed with tears in my eyes telling him I just want to experience my water breaking etc..I was a few days overdue and I really did not want to be induced.So I left to lay down. Miracles soon as I laid down guess what?! MY WATER BROKE!!! Now I was having happy tears flooding my eyes. I yelled out loud : MY WATER BROKE KENNY!!! His response was:" How do you know?!: DUH! What a dumb question. I say: " well I do not think I peed myself". He is wondering if he could see it so I am keep yelling at him,JUST GET ME A TOWEL! YIPPEE, I was so happy and excited and nervous at the same time....We are going to have another baby soon, well I hoped soon, but that was not the case. I can not have everything. So I called up my mother-in-law to come on over because we are heading out to the hospital. Unfortunately as soon as I laid down my contractions stopped and after having them every 2-4 minutes they were 7-8 minutes apart again. I was exhausted after not having to sleep for a day, I had to be up and walking, roaming the stairs of the hospital till I was almost 9 Cm's. I pushed for about 1 1/2 - thanks to the wonderful Midwifes of York Region I had my baby boy Riley William Darcy Duncan at 12:34 pm on the 12th of February,2009. I loved every moment of the delivery, and I can clearly remember everything ( I can not say the same thing for my daughter's birth - I had a Demerol shot so I passed out- but it was a natural birth with Riley ). The wait, the pain, the exhaustion was worth it! I love you Riley or Daisy- this is what Chloe calls her brother ( I have no idea why she calls him this name, but it is kinda cute ), you are an amazing little man, son, brother, grandson....You are always happy, you make us all smile. You are the best gift to your the best gift we could have ever given to Chloe!

Happy Birthday Riley!

Love, Mom

These pictures were taken 4 days before his birthday.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Give-Away !!!! Win a CTMH Stamp Set!

My Son is turning ONE on the 12th of February,2010. To celebrate his birthday, you have a chance to WIN a CTMH stamp set! YEAH! Who does not like FREE stuff?! You''ll have to do a little work though...I posted a card I made for my son's b'day but did not list the CTMH products I used. Your job is to name at least 2 of the CTMH products I used on his card to enter the draw.

What to do:

1. Check out the card first. ( My previous post )
2. Go to my CTMH website ( the link is on my blog ) where you can view the online Idea Book if you do not have your own copy to search the product line.
3. List at least 2 products that I used to enter the draw and your e-mail address. It is important to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner for your mailing address.
4.Leave a comment here by the 11th of February, 2010. Thursday,Midnight.
5. I will draw the winner on Friday the 12th of February and post it on my blog, so make sure you come back Friday to see if you are a winner. :)


Here is the stamp set. "True Friends" ( Valued at $26.95 ) This was the January Stamp Of The Month Stamp Set.

Good Luck!


My Son's Birthday card made with CTMH products

My son Riley is turning one on the 12th of February. Time flies! :) I designed this card for him last night using all CTMH products.

I am not going to list this time the products I used...Do you want to know why? Because.....Find out in my next post! :)
Hope you like the card, I think it is really cute.

Thanks for having a peek,


Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Pages For a 6x6 Album Swap

We had to use, black, white, brown and aqua colours. This is what I came up with.

I used CTMH products: White Daisy Cardstock, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Black Cardsctock, Chocolate Cardstock, Topstitch Level 2 Paper Pack ( patterned paper), Love Birds Stamp Set, Black Ink, Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon.

I also used Copic markers to colour the birds in and Starbucks paper sleeves ( that they put on the coffee cups) to make the heart embellishment and the little strip of paper under the bow.

I hope the "swappers" will like them!
Thanks for looking,