Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Heaven's Newest Angel

Almost 13 years ago my husband and I brought home our first baby - a blonde bundle of fur so full of energy and love!  Our baby girl, Sydney.  When we went to check out the new litter of Yellow Labs, thinking we were "just looking", Sydney showed off by stealing a broom and dragging it all around the barn, playing keep away from her siblings.  She then bounded into my arms and licked my face and neck with so much energy I felt her teeth more than her tongue!  I had said I wanted a dog that kissed - I got one tenfold!!!  She picked us as much as we picked her and our lives were never the same again.  She filled our lives with so much love - and kisses! - everyday, curling up in Daddy's lap despite her 80lbs size; nudging her wet nose in our elbow or armpit to tell us when she needed something; sleeping under the babies crib when we brought them each home, and in their rooms equally each night, or in the hallway guarding us all.  
When she started to get sick a few years ago, we did anything we needed to to take care of her and keep her part of our family.  She was as stubborn as the rest of us and held on as long as she could and then some, knowing what a giant hole she'd leave in our hearts when she left.
This past August we celebrated her 13th birthday as we always do - lots of treats and a steak dinner :-)  We took her on two camping trips and a visit home to Vancouver this summer - did as many of the things she loved as we - and she - could.  Though we did not want to openly admit it, we knew it would be her last.
Sadly, with heavy hearts, we kissed our baby girl good-bye on Monday, Sept.23.  She has traded her butterfly wings for Angel wings and I know she is still watching over us <3 p="">

Rest in Peace my beautiful girl.  I hope you meet many of your friends up there and spend your days pain free, young and agile again running through big open fields and swimming in lakes diving for rocks!



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mark Your Calendar's . . . Scrapbook Nerds Online Crop!!

Yay!!  Scrapbook Nerd is hosting another awesome online crop next month!  Mark your calendar and come join in on the fun!!  I am Guest Designer for October and November so I'll definitely be around for the crop and hoping to get all the fun challenges done.

Happy Scrappin'!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Whoo hoo Wednesday! Let's Scrap Sketch and Happy Mail!!

Well I know Wednesday is pretty much over, but what a great day it was!!
First off it was a beautiful sunny day - can't beat that :-)  I got my workout in at the Y (my legs are like jelly right now! that is, until I try to stand, then they feel like lead!).  Hubby called from Italy - yes, he is in Italy without me, it is for work.  He is having a wonderful time, learning some cool things - one of them being he now wants a motorcycle - insert eye roll here!!  They are driving around on Vespa scooters and he is loving it!  We are missing him lots, but so glad he is having a good time :-)
Also, I got some HAPPY MAIL today from The Nerds at Scrapbook Nerd!!  Yay!!  A box full of yummy goodies to get crafty with!  When Joy messaged me the box was on it's way, she challenged me to get a picture of me with the postman/delivery person, and I of course accepted this challenge :-)  Well, the box got delivered to my superbox instead of to my door so I couldn't get this photo, BUT I had to get A photo . . . right?!

Thanks, Nerds!!  Can't wait to get crafty!!

Last, but certainly not least - it's a new sketch up at Let's Scrap!  

I changed the sketch up just slightly, but I really wanted to use all the Instagram pics I just printed.  A layout about all my current favourite iphone photo apps:

And what better product line to use then Bella Blvd's new Snapshots!!

Of course the journaling HAD to be done usinng hashtags :-) #imsohip

I used a Kraft cardstock background and splattered, spritzed, masked, inked and stamped to try and mimic some of the filters and designs in my favourite apps.

Oh, and even though I'm a week behind . . .  my babies!

Happy Scrappin'!!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Hooray!! Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop WINNERS Announced!

First off I'd like to send out a BIG thank you to Ruth, who organized this great HOP!!!  Also to all the bloggers who participated, and to everyone who hopped and commented - you ROCK!!!

So here are the winners . . . drum roll please!!! . . .

First of all the winning commenter, according to, the lucky blog commenter was on Laureen's blog, (Laureen-

She had 20 comments and the winner was commenter #3, who is Laurie
Love those banners!

Next up we have the winning blogger, we had 21 blogs, (without Debbie or Ruth included), and the winner by is Andrea!
Congratulations Andrea!! You can contact SG for your prize.

Whoo hoo!!! That's me, that's me!!!  I am so excited, I did not even know there was a prize for the bloggers, so this came as an extra surprise for me :-)
I'll be sure to post my prize when I have it :-)  

Stay tuned for the next blog hop with Scrapbook Generation on Monday 2nd December.

Happy Scrappin'!!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday's Sketch, More Flip Flap Love, and LOAD challenge begins!

**If you are looking for the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop click HERE**

It's Wednesday!!!!  New sketch at Let's Scrap and the first reveal for the new Design Team!!!!  And WOW is there some talent going on!!!

Check out the sketch:

I love this sketch and had a great time with it!  I used my CTMH Dream Pop paper and I added an 8"x12" flip flap memory protector by CTMH to get more photos onto  the layout, but tucked away so the page doesn't look too cluttered.  LOVE LOVE LOVE all my CTMH flip flaps!!!

aaaannnd flip open the flap on the left page to reveal the rest of the photos . . .

 and another flip flap - a 4"x3" one to add two more photos of my DS and nephew walking hand in hand and oh so happy!!

Don't you just love the colours in this paper?  So cheerful!!

Also going on at Let's Scrap right now is a LOAD challenge (Layout A Day).  I got to count my Scrapbook Generation layout from the hop as LOAD #1 and #2, and yesterday I got this card done (I'll be ahead of schedule for next year!):

I made this card using a bunch of Bella Blvd. scraps, mostly from "Man Of The House" collection.  The button and twine are CTMH and the little felt heart is Pebbles Inc.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Off to get LOAD #4 finished!!!

Happy Scrappin'!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop

Hello Scrappers and Sketch Lovers!!

Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for September, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

I'm so excited to be participating in the SG Blog Hop this quarter!! I have been using SG sketches for years and love them :-)

I used a sketch from "Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 3". Love how it put my photos front and center and I could still use so many different patterned papers :-)

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Next on the hop is Cicily - leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on September 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs:

Scrapbook Generation blog -
Andrea - -**YOU ARE HERE**

Lindsey DeLaMare -
Corrina -

If you have a blog be sure to leave it in your comment so I can visit you too!!!

Happy Hopping and good luck!!