New products in my shop!!!

I am really excited about my newest kit that I added to my Etsy shop today, flag banners!!!  Ya, I have been seeing them everywhere and I just had to make my own. I really like how they turned out and I already made a layout using one of the banners.

Here is the kit preview:

And here is my layout that I made with one of the banners, which also happens to be another ScrapMuse layout with my March kit.  This layout is about Ella and some of the things that are unique to her right now. Everything is from the kit and the add-on except for the black cardstock, the black acrylic paint, the bling, the embossing powder, the sequins and the brass wire, which are from my stash. The pps are all MME.

 Thanks for looking and have a great day!



Dentistry@Arnprior and BEST find *ever* at Buck or Two!!!!!

I brought both my kids to the dentist for the first time, this morning. Contrary to what I expected to happen, Owen was quite comfortable with going in and the whole process where Ella was much more fearful and had to be coaxed into every little thing. Owen even went into the room by himself with the hygienist. Ella was completely fine until it was her turn, at which point she stopped dead in front of the door and just said "no". SHe wasn't angry or screaming or lashing out. Just saying no. SHe said it probably 4-5 more times following that, before we were able to talk her into the room. Then we had to talk her into the chair. The we had to talk her into agreeing to have the chair move up and down and back and forth. It went on like this for every single part. When it came time to us "asking" her if the dentist could come in and see her now, she was ready to burst into tears. I reassured her and she allowed him to come in. He was very sweet and gentle with her and she liked him right away, so that was great. He told us that he has 2 little girls, one, Ella's age almost exactly. Anyway, we got over this hurdle which is a big relief. Especially since the dentist said that they both have very healthy mouths.

After the dentist appointment, I obviously had to go to the Buck or Two that is in the same mall. SO glad I did, because I found the best find EVER! A bunch of 8x8" Cosmo Cricket paper pads for, wait for it............., you won't believe it! $1.00 each. I bought 7, 1 each of 6 different packs and a second "Hello Sunshine" pack, cause I love it. I'm kind of thinking I should have bought them all for gifts and RAKs and such, even just for paper for the kids, or loot bags. Whatever, $1.o0. I am SO going back and buying them all. There were probably like 40 there. Hopefully no Arnprior ladies read this post before I get a chance to get back there. Anyway, here they are in all their glory....and please feel free to leave any and all comments about how jealous you are and how lucky I am below! Hehehe.

Happy Weekend!



Pictures and Layouts to Share

First off, I will share the last of my March ScrapMuse projects.

This first layout is called, It is the little things that matter the most, and I created this one for our theme at ScrapMuse this month. Every month, one of our layouts has to be based on the theme that we have picked. This month the theme was the title "It's the Little Things". I learned how to make the spiral flowers on this layout by following Chiqui's instructions in this month's newsletter. Her article this month is on how to make a variety of awesome easy flowers. Everything on this layout is from the March kit and add-on, but the white cardstock is from my own stash.

This next project was super easy. It literally took me 5 minutes to put together and it features a couple more of Chiqui's flowers. I found this 5x7 frame at Dollarama for $1.50!!!!!! Crazy eh? All of the pps are from the March ScrapMuse kit, Spring Has Sprung.

This next one is a layout about Ella playing at the park last week. She can finally climb up the tire ladder at the park which is pretty momentous for her and I both. Now I can do a lot more relaxing when I am at the park!! Yay, they actually grow up! Everything on this layout is from March's kit and add-on, except for the little bits of black, white and orangey-red cardstock, which are from my stash.

And my final layout to share is of Owen, called Mr. Personality. The last few months he has taken on quite the comedic flair. He loves to make us laugh any chance he gets and I thought these pictures really picked up on his personality. All of the pps and tags are from this month's kit. I added the 2 red brads and the white cardstock from my own stash and the chipboard letters are actually from the December kit.

Now for some pictures:

Here's another of Ella at the park that day, looking pretty proud overlooking the park from her perch.

Funny one of Owen looking mildly distressed:

Ella telling stories instead of eating her lunch. In case anyone is wondering what the gross looking blob of food is, it is tuna salad. The kids like it straight up, without bread. I'm not going to argue, straight protein without the carbs, done.

I caught this cool pic of Ella looking out the back door and you can see her reflection so clearly....I definitely see a scrapbook page out of this one:

Ella cranky on a time out:

Sitting on Daddy later that day, seconds after she farted on him. HAHA!

My wackadoodle children trying to get a laugh as usual, it worked. Excuse the HEAPS of laundry in the background...guilty:

That's about all for now on the homefront here, just been enjoying the chance to be outside again. We have been spending every spare moment outside. This week is a little cooler than last, but still dealable.

Oh and before I forget, I wanted to say that you should all check out the March Newsletter from ScrapMuse this month. I think it's the best one since I started with them.

There are articles on 10 uses for baker's twine, Chiqui's handmade flowers, ways to use your old deco-edge scissors, using bleach on your paper, how to host a crop and much much more.

Check it out. DO IT! Lol.

Have a great day, it's almost the weekend! YAY!!!



Thank you Spring!

I cannot believe how fast and furious Spring has come on around these parts this year. Spring is not joking around. Almost ALL of our snow is gone, today it is supposed to reach a high of 16 degrees celcius, which is unheard of for this time of year. Anyway, it's a perfect week for March Break and we have been spending every spare minute outside. Plus we got to put the clocks ahead an hour this weekend, which sucks to lose an hour, but is amazing, because we have another hour of sunshine every day!!!!! I can't begin to tell you all how happy this makes me. We have been barbequing up a storm and cleaning up our disgusting yard. We don't pick up the dog poop over the winter, so there is a LOT, I mean a LOT of poop on our lawn come Spring.

Here are some photos of Owen and Ella making the best of the weather and going at it on their bikes.

Ella dare devil-ing it up:

Owen biking like a mad-man:

Well that's it for now, have a great day and hopefully if you have weather as lovely as us, then you get a chance to go out and enjoy it!



More "Spring Has Sprung" March ScrapMuse Layouts

I have 2 more layouts to share from this month's delicious kit from ScrapMuse, appropriately called "Spring Has Sprung". It features beautifully coordinating papers from My Mind's Eye and Scribble Scrabble, which are perfect for so many themes. It works great for Spring, Summer or Fall layouts and can be used to create both feminine and masculine layouts. That is always a plus for me, because of the versatility.

As soon as I saw some of the colours in this kit, I knew they would be perfect for scrapping some of my vacation photos. I managed to ram 6 pictures onto this layout, which might actually be a first for me. This layout is a collection of some of the photos of the resort, to try to capture some of the magic that I felt when I was there. Here it is, called: My Time in Paradise.

The next layout, I knew I wanted to do something with this photo as soon as I saw the adorable umbrella pattern paper by MME. I love the look on Owen's face in this photo. This photo managed to capture the look of pure joy and surprise on his face as well as immense downpour of rain that happened spontaneously, you can tell by his shirt, how immediately this happened. I just so happened to be taking pictures at the time. Yay!!! I wanted to do something fun so I didn't think about this layout much, I just kind of put it together. Which is a fun, no pressure way to scrap. Kind of similar to the feeling of doing arts and crafts when you were really little. This one is called: Too Bad it Didn't Rain Umbrellas!:

Have a great week, I will be making a real attempt to keep up with my blog more regularly from now on. It is good for me, I find. It is another way to feel connected, if you know what I mean?



ScrapMuse layout to share!!! Finally!

So I wanted to share my first layout with you that I created using this month’s kit. The kit is full of wonderfully delicious colours that mix so well together and are perfect for scrapping Spring and Summer layouts.

My layout is called “you are sooo CUTE as a GIRL”. I thought the papers worked really well with this picture of my husband from when he was little. His older sister and her friends enjoyed dressing him up, and he let them, although I think that he was under duress.

This layout was simple and quick to put together. I did a lot of edge distressing and some doodling.

Have a great weekend!



Beach Wedding Album

This is the beach that got to hang out on last month with my best friends.


I wanted to share what I have done so far of Steph's (my dear friend who was married in Mexico last month) wedding album that I am doing for her. After thinking a lot about it, and asking Steph what she would prefer, I decided to do the album digitally. Once I am finished and I have the order all sorted out, I will order it as a hardcover book online.

Paper is a more meaningful expression for me, as opposed to digital, but there are several reasons why I thought it would be more appropriate to do it this way. The top of the list for me is the fact that the finished album will fold flat and the pages will not be covered in plastic, which I think will all result in a nicer finished product.

Anyway, I am having a lot of fun creating the pages for this album. I still want to maybe add some more journaling to some of the 'finished" pages. I will have to talk to Steph for ideas.

Do any of you have any comments, suggestions, ideas for my pages so far or for any that I still have to do? Can any of you share some wedding pages that you have done? I have lots of pages to go and need ideas! I would appreciate if any of you share links to your work.

That's it for now, have a great day!!



March ScrapMuse Preview

It’s March and that means everyone gets a look at the March Kit from ScrapMuse! These colors are perfect for all of us who are anxiously awaiting spring. If you’re a member of ScrapMuse, you will automatically receive this beautiful kit titled “Spring Has Sprung!”. Otherwise, head over to the ScrapMuse Store where you can purchase one. All kits ship on the 15th of the month.

This kit contains NEW paper from Scribble Scrabble and My Minds Eye, not to mention all the embellishments that Missy packs into a kit. The full list of contents is below.

Kit Contains the following:


Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 351

Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 352

Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 353

Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 354

Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 355

Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 356

MME- Jack and Jill – Favor ite Thing Colorful Umbrella

MME – Jack and Jill – Favorite Thing Bright Argyle

MME – Jack and Jill – Sweet Thing Yummy Stripe

MME – Jack and Jill – Life is Good Serene Spots

MME – Jack and Jill – Cute Beautiful Blooms

MME – Life Stories – Frequency Grid


MME – Jack and Jill – Cute Title

MME – Jack and Jill – Cute Alphabet

MME – Jack and Jill – How Sweet it is Journaling Card

MME – Life Stories – Accessory Sheet #1

Endofthedaycrafting(Etsy) – Baker’s Twine Blue (2 feet)

Endofthedaycrafting(Etsy) – Baker’s Twine Red (2 feet)

Basic Grey – Nook and Pantry – Buttons (assorted)

Prima Marking – Daisy Dreams – Lagoon (1/2 package)

May Arts – Velvet Cordoroy – Aqua (1 yard)

October Afternoon – Mini Market Alphabet Stickers – Very Merry Teal and Black

ScrapMuse – Kraft Tags (4)

JujaCrafts(Etsy) – Organza Flowers (2)

Candy Bar

Have a great day!



I have loads to share right now, but it will have to wait until later today, but I just came across this video and I wanted to share it right away. It is incredible and inspiring.


I will check back in later to update about my trip to Mexico with photos.

Have a great day! It's sunny here today!! YAY!