Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Year's Eve layout

Here's the last of the layouts for my May DT work. Papers are Doodlebug, Bazzill bling cardstock, Doodlebug paper frills, QK Studio font cut out of Doodlebug glitter paper, QK Revolution flower with Autumn Leaves journalling stamp in the middle.

I used the EK Success corner rounder to scallop the paper at the top and bottom. I stitched on the paper using some teal thread.
Ingore the awful photo---I took a photo at 7 am before my first coffee....it's a bit crooked ;)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Thank you Billy Idol and Holly A for the inspiration!

Here's another layout I did with my DT kit from Scrapalicious. Papers are all Doodlebug. The white rubons are from Basic Grey and Creative Imaginations (on photo). Lettering is EK Success Bookworm stickers and American Crafts Sarah stickers. The heart is the shaped Bazzill cardstock.

Since the photo blended into the heart, I used a light pink to mat the photo and used some pink rubons on the photo to pull the colour in.

I have to thank Holly for the inspiration to use a song title as the title for this layout---I am always in awe of her work. While I was working on this layout I was listening to the radio. Believe it or not, the song White Wedding by Billy Idol came on and I instantly knew I was going to try to work this into the layout.

The week before our wedding in November 2005 we had a huge snow storm. I was worried that people wouldn't be able to get to our wedding (can you say STRESS!!!) The snow all stayed on the ground for our wedding day making for some nice photos and then all melted the next day!

Friday, May 25, 2007


Here's my first creation with my May DT kit from Scrapalicious.

All the papers are from the Doodlebug Black and White collection. The white accents around the photos are the Doodlebug paper frills. The title was cut out of the Doodlebug sugar glitter cardstock in white. It has a really nice shimmer. The flower is MM (thanks Cam!!) and I punched a polkadot circle to add to the brad.

The design was inspired by some of the layouts I've seen lately with the skewed photos.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A big bagel with a giant can of whoop-ass

So tonight was my first real "competitive" tennis match of the season and OYE what a disaster. We lost 6-0, 6-1. Luckily it started raining before the mixed doubles part of the league started.

For those of you that don't know, in tennis when you lose 6-0 it is called a bagel. So at least we salvaged one measly little game in the second set. Neither my partner or I have played since last winter so there's a lot of improving to do......

In keeping with the losing theme of the evening......LOST is on tonight (whoo hoo!)

Saturday, May 12, 2007


We had a little mini cropThursday night at Scrapalicious where we got our monthly kits for May and had some time to socialize and get some crafting done with the other DT members and Lancia (the owner)......well.....we did spend more time socializing and eating dinner than working LOL! I got a bunch of cards started for my Happy Mail girls over at 2Peas-----Just have to finish embellishing and I hope to get them out this weekend.

Now, getting back to the DT kit: This month, I get to work with the Doodlebug Black and White collection and a variety of other love/black and white related items. I *LOVE* this line of paper. Super fun and the black and white designs make it *perfect* for wedding layouts. Doodlebug is a pretty difficult line to find in this area and I was super excited to see some of the collection at the store. Scrapalicious got in about 8 or so of the patterned lines, some of the embossed papers and the glitter papers. Hopefully I'll be able to find and buy the rest of the papers in this super fun line somewhere---I see myself buying a lot of this paper if I can find the rest! Lots of ideas are running through my head on this one.

In addition, all the DT members got a page kit to work on. We were all given the exact same supplies (with photo) and we have to create a layout. When they are displayed in the store, the customers have to try to guess which DT member completed the page. There is some BG Romani paper in there, some other flowers and felt embellies and a photograph of a sunset. It should be really fun to see what we all come up with using the same stuff.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sweeeettt Caroline.....bah bah bah....

For a girl, I'm a pretty big baseball fan. It's sort of a dream of mine to visit and see a game in each of the MLB parks.

I got to cross another one off my list when we managed to snag some tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A's game while we were in Beantown.....ok we paid double face value through a ticket broker but none the less it was totally worth the experience.

The game was exciting. The Sox were up 4 - 2 in the eighth inning when the A's tied it all up and took it to extra innings. Unfortunately the A's won in the 10th. Well I suppose as a Blue Jay fan, the Sox losing wasn't a bad thing LOL!

The atmosphere at Fenway Park is just incredible! It's the oldest stadium still in use and boy those people in the 1900s had small butts. Those wooden chairs are TINY LOL!! Oh yeah and that big "green monster" wall isn't really so big in real life.

The coolest moment of the game was in the top of the 8th inning they play "Sweet Caroline" by none other than Neil Diamond. It gave me chills to hear 40,000 + people belt out (well more like scream at the top of their lungs) the Neil Diamond tune. What an awesome experience.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mother Goose lies here??

Since I've been slacking in the scrapping department lately, you are going to have to read all about my trip to Boston for the next few entries.

Graveyards usually creep me out but on our tour of Boston we came across the Granary Burial Ground as we walked along the Freedom Trail.

This historic burial ground contains the graves of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Peter Faneuil, the victims of the Boston Massacre and none other than the alleged Mother Goose.

The history of the Boston "Mother Goose" is rather interesting if you click on the link you can read a bit more. This is a photo of her grave.

The actual graves themselves were very fascinating. The skull with wing motifs were very freaky. I have thought of the perfect scrapbook papers for these photos already LOL!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Back from Beantown

Here's a few shots from our week in Boston. We had such a great time and did so many cool things. More later.....there's yardwork to be done....
In order the photos are : the view from the Prudential Center bar, a photo in Fenway Park (we went to the Sox game), and a pic from Plymouth MA: