Monday, August 31, 2009

The Ariel Cake

Larissa wanted an Ariel cake for her 4th birthday... not just any Ariel cake, an Ariel & Prince Eric wedding cake. I had a lot of fun with this layout. I cut out around the cake so it would be it's own embellishment :) Paper used here is Black River Designs, Pink Paislee and October Afternoon. The chipboard circles are by Sandylion and they are a one of my most favourite purchases EVER.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

our little aritist

It just makes my hear soar to see my little gal loving to colour, scrapbook and do crafts...I just can't help but snap lots of photos of her creating. I used a few sheets from a Fancy Pants tear out notebook on this... I HAVE to use that pad up or I will feel insanely guilty for spending $13.00 on it! :) The scallop die cut is Making Memories and the bee pattern paper inside of it is Basic Grey (Urban Prairie).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

a few cards to share....

I felt like doing something creative last night but I was a little tired and didn't feel like scrapbooking. I find that cardmaking is a nice little change from layouts. All three of these cards were created using the August kit at Let's Capture Our Memories. There are still a few left so if you want to get in on the fun you can purchase it here. Here is a look at the kit contents and the layouts I created with it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

mmm....lemonade :)

WOW - that is how I would sum up this kit in one word! This was an all time favourite of mine and I managed 5 layouts and a mini album just from what you see pictured above. This is the August Limited Edition kit for My Creative's long sold out but if you want to hop on board you need to sign up and get on that waiting list so you don't get left out!! This kit features the gorgeous Basic Grey Lemonade with FOUR BG LACE DOILY DIE CUTS!! Plus there is an entire package luscious Webster's trims in this kit!! Can you feel my excitement about it !?! So here is what I created with this kit :)

Just Us: A family photo from a couple years ago at a family wedding. We are lucky to have had a family wedding every summer for three years now so we get lots of great photos (one wedding coming up this Friday actually) :)

Yummy: Missy Larissy licking her ice cream bowl (photos by my sister Jocelyne Kenny) She may have gotten this bad habit from her mother.......

Lemonade: The namesake of this paper line was perfect for the title since Larissa's favourite drink this summer is lemonade :)

Island Girl: (no explination all know how much I love my little Island here)

Stunning Beauty: I just love this photo of Larissa. After a little photo shoot in our livingroom she sprawled out on the backdrop and I snapped this candid shot of her. The funny part is she looks like she has an up-do but is was just the way her hair was falling on the floor.

Star Mini Album: And lastly, here is the star mini album that I made with the leftovers from this kit.

Monday, August 24, 2009


A big congratulations is going out to lucky number 7 as chosen by Darlene.... email your address to me at and I will have your stamps and magazine sent out stat!!! Thank you to all of you out there read my blog...your comments always make me smile :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Let's Capture Our Memories - August Kit

I have a few layouts to share using the August Kit from Let's Capture Our Memories. It is a fun mix of colours with a bit of black and brown mixed in :) There is a limited number of these kits available so if you like it then you'd better snatch it up quickly!! LCOM is a wonderful place to hang ... great chatty gals, oodles of fun, contests and challenges!!

Want some lemon pie Keaton? LOL... I snapped this hilarious shot of Larissa feeding her cousin some lemon pie...she's a little mother hen by times. Check out the awesome dot textured Bazzill...I just love this stuff.

Summer Babes: Larissa and her little cousin hanging out on the deck just a few sunny days ago. All the photos in these layouts were taken within the past few days...I really enjoy scrapping brand new pictures. They are so inspiring when they are so fresh from the camera!

Bride: I was so impressed with how kind my new sister-in-law was to the children on her wedding day. She was so attentive to all them and let them crawl all over her which was so sweet...this just worship the ground she walks on.

Another wedding photo (You'll be seeing a lot of these in days to come)

There are still a couple more days to get in on the draw for the Prima stamp set and Memory Makers magazine....just leave a comment a on this post for your chance to win.

ATTENTION ALL LOCAL (PEI) GIRLS: I know news gets around on PEI pretty fast but if you haven't heard, we will soon have a scrapbook store again!! Here are the details I received in an email yesterday:

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that my shop One Stop Crop will be opening in one week!! Exciting!!! My location is at the Save Easy mall in Kensington and my hours will be as follows:


I will be having my opening day Tuesday August 25th and my Grand Opening will be the following week, Tuesday, Sept.1st.

I can hardly wait to see everyone and hope it has been worth the wait for you.

Sara Epping
One Stop Crop

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mail Call

I snapped this photo of Missy Larissy last fall on our daily walk to the mailbox. She just loves getting the mail...she is just like Mom and loves to get scrappy goodies and magazines when they arrive :) I have a ton of the Making Memories passport papers because they were on sale at Michales for 10cents each a while just using up some stash here.

And if you haven't had a chance yet, leave a comment in the post below for your chance to win the stamp set & magazine :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blog Giveaway :)

I have a few extra item kicking around so I thought I would put them up on my blog as a giveaway for one of my readers. Leave a comment for me in this post and I will do a draw on the weekend for these two items: 8.5x11 clear Prima stamp set called Build-a-swirl(includes swirls, butterfly, flower, crown, stars and more) and a the new September/October 2009 Memory Makers Magazine!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Enchanted - Upsy Daisy Designs

Confessions of a purple hater - I really like this paper... I know, I can't believe it either but when I started to work with this paper, I was lovin what was happening with it! I just love using it with some black and gold, truly enchanting!

A couple of my very best friends, my sisters :)

I love you "You are the bestest mom I never had" LOL (pretty sure she means 'ever had' there) She is always telling me how beautiful I am and how much she loves me... what a little sweet heart.

Upsy Daisy products used: Enchanted papers, Floral Flourish stamps. I also used Spellbinders dies on both layouts as a design team pair up. The dies I used were Labels 3. Also, if you haven't had a chance yet, there is still time to check out the Upsy Daisy Designs Design Team call!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Creative Scrapbook - Creative Kit

And now I will show you the third My Creative Scrapbook kit that I worked on for August. The August Creative Kit is jam packed with all kinds of bright and happy elements. Here is what I made with it:

Hello: It's always good to have a couple of these kinds of cards on hand so when you need to drop a few lines to a friend, the card is all ready and waiting to be sent.

Sweet Summer: 6x12 - a rare treat for me to scrapbook this size...but I had half of this cool polka dot paper and I wasn't about to let it go to waste!! (Isn't Larissa's bathing suit just perfect for this paper!?!)

Parade Day: Larissa and her cousins always enjoy the annual trip to Cardigan, PE for the Canada Day Parade.

Ride on: Two of my sweet nephews. I just love these photos of Khristian giving little Ben tractor rides. It reminds me of my childhood when my brother Daniel would give tractor rides to my little sisters.

AND a sketch for you! I created this sketch to go along with the August Creative Kit. I would love for you to join in by making a layout from this sketch and posting it at My Creative Scrapbook for a chance to win some wonderful prizes!!!!! (just my 3rd sketch...still a fresh newbie at this)

I think it's perfectly ok to use glitter on boy layouts!! (and flowers too as you can see from the "Ride on" layout) ;)

(cough cough.... did you see it...did you notice.... TWO boy layouts.... TWO!)