Saturday, May 31, 2008

My Own Inspiration Challenge

So I bought this shirt a few days ago. I'm not sure why, I have always hated orange, peach and yellow, but I thought it was pretty. I also thought it would make a nice color combo for some cards (tomorrow scrapbooking for sure!!!). I used Beate's sketch (WSC50 on SCS) and came up with this card first. I used the Dimensional Element Flowers from CTMH, some ribbon that I have had forever and the stamp sets: Say it with Style and Spot On Background.

Colors: Orange, Taffy, Sunkiss Yellow
Then of course I thought it would suit Jammybella. I used Taylor's sketch (tayloredexpression.blogspot.com), and came up with this card. The bear has been fun flocked and bella has been colored with my copics.




Dad Happy Birthday

My dad loves his woodworking so this is the card I came up with for him.

Stamps: Rustic Alphabet, Weathered Background, Legendary Moments, Adventure, Happy Birthday

Paper: Gray Wool, Gray Flannel, Desert Sand, Cranberry, Bamboo

All supplies except screws, punch, metal corners, wrench and cuttlebug folder are from CTMH

Thursday, May 29, 2008

More blabbing!

Well, no mojo last night to do any cards or anything. I spent the day at a school track meet (like I haven't been to enough lately!) - lucky for me Danica goes to the same school that I teach at so I got to watch her again. She excelled again. They were allowed 3 events and Danica did the 800m, 1500m and long jump. She got first by a long way in both running events and third in the long jump. So many people were coming up to me saying "Your daughter is a superstar!" I have to agree! Makes a mom proud!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I've been tagged

Vicki tagged me so here goes.

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. Ten years ago:-
My Jaimee was turning 3 (June 28) and Danica was born a few months before (Feb). So honestly, I don't remember much except that I was a very busy tired mom!

2. 5 things in todays to do list.
Today at work I made arrangements so I could help out at the school track meet (no I haven't been to enough lately!). Then I have a parent teacher meeting. Next must take kids down to a park to meet dad as they are all going on the 'Big Bike' together - my job to take photos. Next on the to do list is after supper, I have to get some empty coffee cans ready for this weekend's tag days. Then I need to get some school artwork ready, finally if there is time, I would like to make a card.

3. Snacks I enjoy:-
Quite honestly, I love dipping my graham wafers in my tea as I am sitting there relaxing after work!

4. Things I would do if I were a Millionaire:-
I would pay off our mortgage, put enough money away for the kids to get a good start to their life, go on a trip (or two!), buy something nice for my parents and finally, get some new bedroom furniture - ours is embarrassing!!!

5. Places I have lived:-
I was born in Port Alberni, moved down to Victoria to start University. Hopped over to Vancouver to go to University there. After university got married and moved to Castlegar. Then 5 1/2 years ago we moved back to Port Alberni. So I haven't made 5 yet unless I count dorm rooms and appartments!

I am now tagging Jena, Jo and anyone else who wants to join in.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Thank you Vicki


Vicki honored me with this little award. I must say this has been one great month for me. I have received some great RAKs, some awesome stuff from Eulanda, some great cards for being Bella Babe and now some wonderful blogging awards. Thank you everyone!

#1 Dad

I am not sure who to thank for this card but Sarsparilla was one paper pack I didn't need until I saw so much great artwork with it on the CTMH BBs. I think Jenn's card put me over the edge! So the paper pack and my Dimensional Elements Monograms arrived tonight and I just had to play! I used this weeks SCS sketch challenge. I love how it turned out (except for my goof on the 'A') - hubby will never notice, I'll say the kids did it if he does!!!LOL. I used waxy flax for the stitching and hemp for the other items. All supplies except buttons (thank you Eulanda), are CTMH.

Stamps: Tiny Typewriter, solo 1, Weathered Backgrounds
Paper: Sarsparilla level 2
chocolate waxy flax, hemp, buttons and metal charm

Monday, May 26, 2008

Listen Honey...

Finally inked up this stamp from American Art Stamps. I love these ladies just as much as my Bellas! I also just got the mini monograms cricut cartridge, I used it to cut the scallop circle, I love it! Still trying to master my copics, it sure is fun.

Blogger award

Thanks to Jenn for sending me this award. I am just as inspired by her blog, I check it daily for new ideas! I totally love creating new things for my blog so it is nice to be recognized for it! I am going to pass this award on to Eulanda, Vicki, Vicki W, Nona, Carolina and Jo.

Can I brag???

Well I have to say we had a GREAT weekend. Both kids did well. It was nice to see Jaimee taking part rather than just be a spectator. Since she just joined she hadn't practiced many events so she only felt comfortable competing in 2 of the events. She did awesome. She got a 3rd in the 800m and the discus throw (never even practiced it!). We were proud of her for going out and trying. She can't wait now to try some other events! Way to go Jaimee!

Danica did very well again too. She got a first in the 800m, breaking her old time and reaching her goal of breaking 3minutes. She did it in 2:59! Then, another great accomplishment when she did high jump. Last year she did not really grasp what to do and could never get over 0.85m, this meet she jumped 1.05m to get a 2nd! We are so proud. The second day was a Pentathlon, it is a a 5 event run, jump and throw. Now Danica has always excelled at the long distance run and did ok in the other events but not well. She has really come into her own this year. After a second long, tiring day of events, Danica came in third for total points in the Pentathlon! We are so proud of her. In fact, our Alberni Valley girls placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 9th out of all the girls competing. Jason (my hubby who was the only coach there this weekend) says it was because of the coaching!

Dotty MWAHbella

Managed to fit in another card today. Another quickie. I used the Bella Sketch Challenge for this week. Not a lot of time to play so it is simple. I love her top, I used the new Spot On Background Stamp from CTMH - definately a favorite of mine!

Happy Birthday BFF


Just a quickie card for my neice. Too much work to do today and not enough time to play so this is all I could come up with. I used the Bella Color Challenge for the colors, and my copics for the coloring.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

We're off again.

We are leaving for Victoria again for another track meet. Danica and Jaimee will both be competing. I guess Jaimee figured 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em'. She has to come anyways so why not join track and go in some events. We'll see how she does! I won't be posting anything until at least Monday. Have a good weekend!

Just for You Cupcakeabella

When I saw the pic, I realized her hair didn't look so good, it is now fixed. I tried to stay away from the Bellas but just couldn't. This is another card using this weeks Bella Sketch challenge. All Supplies except Bella, scallop punch, gem and beads are from CTMH

Papers: Paper garden Level 2
Stamps: Bella, Spot on Background, Playful Petals, sentiment from Hero Arts

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

World's Best Dad

I was totally inspired by Nona for this card. Super easy to do.

Papers: Caprice Level 2
Sentiment is from American Art Stamps
Clear buttons have been backed with chocolate cardstock using liquid glass.

Be Happy

Another card using the SCS sketch for this week. These colors were just sitting together on my shelf and I thought I would try it. Not completely happy with how it turned out but it is ok. Mostly CTMH

Stamps: With Love (June SOTM), Journalling Jots, sentiment from Hero Arts
Papers: Lilac Mist, Twilight, Garden Green
Inks: Twilight, Lilac Mist, Garden Green, Spring Iris
Pewter brads, garden green organdy ribbon

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Out of My Box!

This card is so out of my box, I struggle with collage type cards. I used this weeks SCS sketch challenge. A few embellishments from unknown sources and the spiral punch from SU!, otherwise all CTMH. To make the large butterfly I used the wipe and swipe technique on glossy paper and then overstamped with stazon ink.

Stamps: Journalling Jots, Air Mail, solo J, Butterfly Kisses, Decorative Dainties
Colors: Bamboo, Smokey Plum, Black, Colonial White
Inks: Desert Sand, Gray Wool, Black, Smokey Plum
Reinkers: Sunny Yellow, Orange, Hollyhock

Monday, May 19, 2008

Life's a Beach Kinibella

This is my card using this weeks Bella sketch challenge. I had fun playing with it. It is kinda like my RAK card, the image is from Sparkle, the tiny gems (notice her belly button) and clip are from Eulanda. Mostly CTMH

Stamps: Kinibella, Spot on Background, Life is, Doodle Alphabet, Do Nothing
Papers: Sunny Yellow, Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf and Baby Pink
Colored in with my Copics - so loving them!

Jackpot!!!

Eulanda my awesome Bella Sistah just got back from Vegas but last week I received this, I think I am the one who hit the jackpot!!! Eulanda has made my week once again. On top of all the awesome goodies, her cards are always amazing. Thank you so much Eulanda!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Gone again!!!

Just a quick post to let you know we are off camping for the weekend so I won't be posting anything until next week. Hope everyone has a great weekend! The weather is finally sunny here! Yay!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Riley

Another card using my new copics. This card uses this weeks SCS sketch challenge. I also used It's a Guy Thing papers from CTMH. The Riley is an image in my RAK from Sparkle, thank you Sparkle!


Just a Note Billboardabella

Finally got to use my copics! They are so fun! Still just learning though, can't wait to get some more colors. This is another card using this weeks Bella Sketch.

Colors: Baby Pink, Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Whoops a Daisy MWAHbella

Finally got a chance to get into the craftroom. Didn't have much time but it feels good to get in there. I used the Bella Sketch Challenge for this card.

Stamps: Mwahbella, sentiment from Billboardbella (Stampingbella)
Paper: Whoops a Daisy level 2 (CTMH)
ribbon unknown, rhinstones CTMH

Monday, May 12, 2008

Some more track pics

This is Danica on her way to a gold medal in the 800m race. This is the first lap, her lead just grew bigger in the second lap!

Danica on her way to a silver medal in the hurdles!
Jaimee is such a good big sister. She came with us to the meet this past weekend. After a day of shopping on Saturday she had to hang out at the track meet all day on Sunday. Kinda boring for her, but she was great! Cheering on her little sis and praising her efforts. Way to go Jaimee!

Look what I got!!!

What a happy mail day for me! I received this awesome package from Jenn D (see my sidebar for her blog). She won one of my challenges awhile back and this is what she sent as a thank you! The card is superb, love the icing and the gem for the cherry, I also love the Bella. Then 2 packages of rubons, a pack of little flowers and ribbon. See all of that yummy ribbon! Thank you, thank you, thank you Jenn you have made my day! Can't wait to have time to play with all of the stuff.

Simple Thank You card

This card was totally cased from a fellow CTMH consultant (Christine Adams) - only she used slightly different stamps and didn't have a button middle. I have been too busy to get creative in my scraproom lately, I miss my scraproom! I have a gathering on Wednesday night and needed an easy project. This card totally fit the bill, so simple and so effective. All supplies are CTMH

Stamps: Say it in Style (May SOTM), Delight in Everything, With Love (June SOTM)
Paper: Baby Pink, Black and White Daisy
Ink: Baby Pink and Black
Clear buttons with paper adhered to back with liquid glass.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Another great meet

Well we are back after a busy weekend. The weather was nice but windy so we had to be bundled up. Danica did extremely well again. She got a gold medal in the 800m and 1500m race (by far!) and a silver medal in the 60m hurdles and the javelin, as well as a personal best and 6th place in high jump. We had a wonderful time, and of course the bit of shopping at Lululemon helped too!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Gone again

This is going to be another track meet weekend. This time we are away to Victoria BC, at least I will get some shopping in! So I won't be on here and posting anything until at least Tuesday! You know I love spring, I love this time of year, I love watching my kids in their sports but I do hate that I am rarely in my craftroom anymore! That is where I regroup after the day and wind down.

Black, White and Baby PInk

I used a lot of different stamp sets to random stamp the background paper. I love this color combo!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Black, White and Pop of Color


Using the same idea as the shopping invites below, I created this card. I random stamped "Adorable Backgrounds" in black on the white daisy card front. Adhered the half circle, then the sentiment. The flower is made from black waxy flax and a black brad. All supplies are from CTMH

Shopping Birthday Invites



We used these last year for Jaimee's birthday party. She wanted a shopping birthday, she only invited 1 friend (her choice), I took them to the mall, they left me, and we all met up for lunch then off for more shopping! What an easy birthday!

Pop Bottle Gift Holders

These make great gift holders (ours hold webkinz). So easy to do and so effective, everyone will think you are a genious! You cut a flap or door in the bottle, put the gift, tissue paper or shedded paper etc inside and then cover the flap with your own label. Easy!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

RAK from Sparkle

I have been so busy and pooped lately that I haven't gotten into my scraproom much, makes me so down. Well I got this in the mail yesterday! I am so pumped and hope to try my hand at these soon! Thanks Sparkle you really made my day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Jinxed myself!!!

I guess I spoke too soon this morning! The rain didn't last very long and then the sun came out. I had already cleaned the house, started the laundry and then headed out for some errands. I so wanted to get into the scraproom for the afternoon, but just couldn't do it with my flower beds looking so yucky! After 2 hours of weeding and 3 wheelbarrow full of weeds (and I'm only halfway done!), my back was killing me and I was done. I just got back from my nightly hour walk, so I'm going to try to make a card, not enough mojo to finish the layout. Although, I really just feel like sitting and having my green tea and heading off to bed. We'll see what happens.

Doing the Happy Dance!!!

I just noticed on the Bellaholics site that I am the winner for the Bella Babe challenge. Woo-hoo! The other reason I'm doing the happy dance is because it is raining. Since we were busy with track all weekend, and my gardens look horrendous, today was supposed to be my weeding day. Well it is raining, can't weed, I guess I just have to play in my scraproom instead!

And the winner is....

Congratulations Vicki, your card is beautiful. Lots of beautiful pink (I love that) and the large flower is perfect. Thanks for playing. Now I just need your address to mail off your gift. You can email me at: laurelseabrook@shaw.ca

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Track meet time

Well sorry I haven't been posting much this weekend. As you can see we have been busy. Danica had another track meet this weekend. We are so proud of her, she is doing awesome. There are 11 girls in her age group from all over Vancouver Island. Danica places quite well in all events but shines in the 800m and 1500m races where she always places first! On top of that she got a lot of personal bests in the other events. That's our Danica!






Friday, May 2, 2008

SCS174 Sketch Challenge

The picture is taken at a bad angle as you can't see the patterned paper on the inside of the card. Oh well, it's late. All supplies CTMH

Paper: Boom-di-ada level 2
Stamps: Cottage Floral, Be True

May Bella Babe Challenge


This months Bella Babe contest challenge is to use the colors: Orange, Ocean and Citrus Leaf. So not colors that I normally use but I love it! I stitched the paper strips on to look like ribbon. Bellas boots, belt, heart, headband and billboard have glitter on them. Baubles are glued onto the scallops.