Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I received the Liebster Blog Award!!!

Wow! How cool is that, my first blog award and I am so honoured to have received it from Mindi Brown at Scrap Chat n Coffee Talk! Thank you, Mindi!

I have to admit that until today I had not heard of the Liebster Blog award, but hey, it's an award and I was excited! Tee hee! I had to look it up right away and soon realized what a true honour it was.

The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat
unclear but general consensus is that they originated in
Germany. Liebster, meaning - favorite or dearest to
showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon
accepting this award the recipient must then pass it on to
five more blogs.

I received this award along with 4 other wonderful and talented scrappers. I am honored to be listed among them

Katy Drogos http://iliketocutandpaste.blogspot.com/
Sharon Fritchman http://thatgirlfritchey.blogspot.com/
Lynn Shokoples http://scrappyhappymom.blogspot.com/
Betty Hornbrook http://scrappingfleas.blogspot.com/

Now it is with great pleasure that I pass along this award to 5 of my favourite bloggers:

Sarah Mullanix from Welcome to My Neighborhood - I just love her fresh, fun & fabulous style! And she's on the DT for one of my fav. companies, Fancy Pants!

Andrea Ruiz of the Art of the Matter - not only is she a fellow CTMH consultant (whoot!), but I love her clean and crisp style and ability to mix elements so wonderfully.

Sharon and Heather of Ninabrook Designs - these wonderful gals do such a fun mix of papercrafts. But what I love most about them is their kick butt online shop! AMAZING deals here scrappers, be sure to check it out!

Nicolle Kramer of Nicolle Loves Scrapbooking - I so enjoy Nicolle's vintage, shabby chic creations, this is a style so outside of my box that it's both refreshing and inspirational to see.

Nancy Ball of Nancy's CRAFTY Blog - again another CTMH consultant :-) I love Nancy's work and have been following her longer than most of the other blogs I follow. Nancy has a very elegant style and the most amazing colour combo's that they never fail to inspire me!

I hope you get a chance to check out all these uber talented ladies and be sure to follow them as well!

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

CTMH Spring/Summer NEW Idea Book goes LIVE tomorrow!!

Whoo hoo! I am so excited, the NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book from Close To My Heart goes live tomorrow! Want a sneek peek?! Check out this slide show I made showcasing some of the new product!

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Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

February Loon Lake Workshop - Happy Valentines!

Next weekend is February's Ultimate Retreat at Loon Lake and I am excited to be returning to this gorgeous locale to host another scrappy workshop! And what better theme for February than Valentine's Day - MWAH!!

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Yay, it has finally snowed here enough for some winter wonderland fun! I finally got to take my kids sledding, they have never been before and I haven't gone in eons. So just before dusk this past Saturday when the roads were clear enough for some driving, we headed on out.

Jessica loved the downhill adrenaline rush but wasn't so fond of the snow spray and flash of cold at the end, but was "brave" enough to smile thru the "pain" for this shot - atta girl!

Tyler was soooo excited to finally use HIS sled (four year old ownership is a BIG deal!), and was more than willing to pull the sled back up the hill each and every time, what a trooper!

All in all I'd say Mom, Dad, and kids all had a great time and will be happy to "hit the slopes" again soon!

Andie :-)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Let's Scrap LEAP AROUND THE WORLD Blog Hop!!

Happy New Year!

My first post of 2012 and what a great way to start off ... I am so excited to be participating as a host in my first Blog Hop! This hop is being organized by Mindi Brown from Let's Scrap and we have 50, YES 50, super talented and really cool ladies hosting for this! Each hostess will be offering blog candy and 2 chances on each blog to win! That gives you 100 possible chances to win!

It will be from February 1 to February 29, so mark your calendars and be ready to make some cards and win some candy!!! You only get a chance to Leap Around the World every 4 years :)

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)