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September 30, 2009

I have moved my blog to :

Please come on over to my new blog – I am so excited about the new design!!!!


Hands On Photography!

September 28, 2009

Canadian Scrapbooker ‘s website has a great new feature called Hands On Photography!  Written by Sue Sykes, it provides practical info on how to make the most of your camera, and simplifies getting those shots you KNOW are possible with your camera, but you just haven’t figured it out just yet!

It also features photographs submitted by readers who try out the techniques featured!  Here is a link to a photo I submitted, which was featured on the blog on Friday September 25th:  Jump for Joy!

Speaking of photos – I finally found the missing card from our trip last summer!  It has the photos I took in ALert Bay, and on the ferry through the Inside Passage from Port Hardy, BC to Prince Rupert.   Here are a few samples:

 What can you do with YOUR camera today!!!??????


Design Team Call for weScrap~

September 24, 2009

Design Team Call



Starting September 21st thru October 15th, 2009 we will be accepting Design Team Submissions. We are looking at bringing on at least 1 or more design team members to join our team! You may apply for the weScrap iTeam (Inspiration Team) by submitting the following to:

 *International applicants are welcome!

Submit a total of 3 items (by post them to the gallery indicated; do not send them with your application):

– 1 newly created Layout (for our gallery only! – do not share outside of this forum until the call has ended) best showcasing your scrapping style

 – 1 newly created Layout or Card featuring use of embellishments

 – 1 Layout featuring “you”- using papers, embellishments & journaling show us who you are (does not have to be new) All layout and card submissions should be posted in the weScrap Design Team Call gallery for general viewing.

Note: No more than 2 photos per project please.

Send a Scrapbook/artist resume & biography, as well as your full name, weScrap forum username, email address & full contact information with your submissions to with “weScrap DT Call” in the subject line.

Please include a link to your blog. Having an active blog is a mandatory part of this position. Please tell us of any scrapbook design teams you are currently on. You are required to only be on no more than 2 other teams while you hold your weScrap iTeam position.

Please include the answers to the following questions:

 -Why do you think you would make a great iTeam member?

 -What is your best attribute or skill?

 -What is the attribute or skill that is a challenge to you?

 -Do you feel that you can give inspiration, encouragement & techniques in the forum on a daily basis? How might you achieve this?

 *Share any other information you feel is important for us to know about you.

*During this DT call your presence in the weScrap forums and gallery is crucial, since the flow of a board is greatly determined by the activity and connection of the DT members to our registered board members. We do not like to set a number of post in the forums but just know if chatting in the forums and communication is not one of your strong points then this call may not be for you. Communication with forum members and other DT members is highly and strongly encouraged during this term.

If chosen as a weScrap iTeam member you will be responsible for the following:

1. You will be required to create Layouts, Cards, Altered items, Mini Albums anything that showcases the bi-monthly kits provided to you.

2. All DT members are required to be a registered member of our forum and post as much as possible each day. Starting threads and answering thread are a must as well as leaving praise in the gallery for our members and your fellow DT.

3. iTeam members are responsible for helping create & hosting forum challenges for our crops and providing new tips/techniques. You will be responsible for a few daily posts per month, newsletter assignments and creating work to be loading into our growing resource area.

 4. Promote the weScrap site on your blog by posting any weScrap contests, news, announcements, projects, kit sneak peaks, kit reveals, etc.

5. DT members are to promote where ever and whenever allowed without breaking rules on other sites. An iTeam blinkie will be provided and required in your signatures on our forum and again anywhere without breaking rules on other sites. Updating and showcasing items on your blog.

6. Communication with your fellow iTeam members, Co-Presidents and Vice-President is essential to a great team & fantastic site. You will have access to the secure iTeam private forum.

7. This is a 6 month commitment; DT duties will start up on November 1st 2009. You will have immediate access to the DT forum as soon as you are notified of your new position so that you can get to know the other members and learn all about your responsibilities.

8. iTeam members will receive a discount in the weScrap store during their contracted time and free shipping if shipped with your bi-monthly kit items.

9. You will receive one free kit every 2 months to create with. Kits are packed with great products and fun things to create with. Use this thread for any questions that you may have about the call. We are here to help you be your best so that you can be the best for weScrap.  

Good luck to all and have fun!


A Bug’s Life

August 23, 2009


BEN plus BUGS equals FUN!  While sitting on the dock yesterday a mayfly decided Ben was a great place to stop for a rest!  I was so glad I had my camera!  You can tell by his expression how much he enjoyed being a bug reststop!!!!

We are having a relaxing and restful time at the cabin, its warm and sunny, without the intense heat of the early part of summer.  We are playing lots of cards – Cribbage, Egyptian Rattlesnakes, Go Fish and Uno are the top picks right now, with the adults playing cutthroat games of  Hearts into the late evening!


I can feel the summer season slipping away – the sun is setting earlier, it is cooler at night and I can already feel myself thinking ahead to the fall.  I am purposefully trying to stay in the summer mode – we still have two weeks before school begins and I want to make the most of it.  We are so lucky to be able to have such a long period of concentrated time as a family and I want to savour it!  I think I will take a lesson from Hannah on this one!



Crate Paper Sneak Peek

July 29, 2009

Three fabulous lines have been released by Crate Paper – and here they are:

Crate paper Season

Crate paper Bliss

They are called Season, Bliss and North Pole and you can see more of them at Crate Paper!  I love the Season line – fun and classic all at the same time!!!!!!  Keep watching for another post later today for even more great reveals from your fave companies at CHA!!! 

Can’t wait!!!!

June 4, 2009

Check out the trailer for New Moon!!!

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Yes, I am officially hooked on the teen vampire series Twilight and couldn’t help posting the trailer for the 2nd movie New Moon.  Sigh – I wonder if a cougar and wolf could live happily ever after. . .

Hannah got me started last summer and the books are a great read – I am now reading the series throught for the second time – I am on the last book.  Hannah finds it hilarious that I am a reading them, but romance is fun at any age, and you gotta love a vampire with a heart of gold and hunky young wolf guy!!!


Softball Season is Here!

April 20, 2009

Yes, I know it has nothing to do with scrapbooking ( aside from all the photos it generates!)  but it does take up my life at this time of year!!!  With four kids playing and one team to coach, it is pretty much all I do from now to July!!!!

Opening Day at our club – Cordova Bay in Victoria- was a lot of fun for everyone – including the first pitch & catch by the oldest (85) and youngest (5) members of the club!


It will be Joshua’s first year playing, year 3 for Ben and Emily, and year 5 for Hannah!!  It is so great to have all the kids palying this year – although it means 5 nights a week at the park!!!

I have been coaching Hannah’s team – almost the same group of girls! for 5 years!   They are 13 now and more fun and more trouble than ever!!!  Here is glimpse of some of them doing what they do best(besides playing ball, of course) – having fun and hanging out!!!


I love coaching – the girls teach me so much – and sharing my love of the game and creating a space for girls to play sports is really something I am proud to do!!!  Here’s to another fabulous year!!