Tuesday 12 February 2013


Well after a good 1.5 months off holidaying and hiding from the world, we have come back to reality and life begins again in 2013!  Its going to be a big year (I am sure I am repeating myself every year because it always seems to be a big year LOL!).  Just to show you how much fun we were having I thought I would share a couple of pics with you all!

We starting skiing last year and have had the bug ever since!  Its funny to love this rec sport so much when we live in one of the dryest countries of the world - but thats the best part - we get some cultural diversity and want to travel to destinations where there is LOTS of snow to ski on LOL!

Here is a pic of us at BIG WHITE, CANADA!  Jaz, Pete, & myself love to ski and our son Tommi loves to snowboard - the snow was plentiful and the mountain had spectacular views!  We stayed in a lovely lodge and skiied onto the slopes everyday for 2 weeks - it was one of the best holidays we have had in a long time!

Now that I have shared some fun news - I finally got down to it and started to scrap again - it felt good to chat amongst friends while cutting paper, getting my hands dirty with paint and having glitter all over myself LOL!

I decided to do the 'For the Boys" challenge to get the juices flowing!  Its an event over at Colorful Creations and is a great one to start one as Milagros (DT) gives you some recipe ideas along with scrapping a fav pic of a special man/boy in your life.  I decided to scrap my son when he was only 2.5yo - he was so sweet when he was sleeping - this is a page of him while he was having his day sleep - he had a ritual everyday - grab his dummy, his fav book 'Bananas in Pajamas' and set up his 'Bed Buddies'.  He decided that his buddies would get lonely while he slept so that is why he had them all in bed with him every day LOL!  So sweet!

Happy Days Everyone!

Friday 14 December 2012

Welcome to the Colorful Creations Jingle Bell Blog Hop! If you have come here from COLORFUL CREATIONS blog then welcome! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then please go back to COLORFUL CREATION and start from the beginning.

This is your first stop on the hop. If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then by all means do so!

Jingle Bell Hop

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year. It is the celebration of Christ’s birth. It is also the most giving time of the year. Everyone seems to be in such great moods this time of the year!

So in celebration of the Christmas season we are hosting a Design Team Blog Hop. You are to visit each team member’s blog to see the Christmas inspiration they have for you. There is only one project you are required to do and that is the CC Blog Hop project which requires you to use the color combo below and create a Christmas layout. You are to use the colors below and create ANY project fitting the criteria given. It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item. The sky is the limit! If you do a layout, your pictures do not have to be Christmas pictures but your papers must!

Please use at least 3 colors from this combo. You may use them all.

Once your project is completed, please return to CC upload it to the gallery, tag it JBH2012 and then upload it to this event.

My inspiration is this door hanger that I made!  I covered some Kaiser board hanger with a Kaiser Xmas Paper Pack and strung them together with some ribbon.  I recieve many comments from neighbours and friends who love the colourful creation!  Good luck with your creation and can't wait to see it in the gallery!


Check out what MO (Maureen), one of our members at Colorful Creations.  She has created a lovely mini album after being inspired by my door hanger - I think she has done a terrific job creating a beautiful Christmas treat!

If you want to check it out at Colorful Creations Gallery here is the link:-


Also as you hop along the way, you will find CLUE WORDS on each of the Design Team member’s blogs. Once you have gathered all the words they will form a quote related to Christmas. These words should be BOLDED on each team member's blog! Tell us that quote is by EMAILING it to me at ourcolorfulcreations@gmail.com for an extra rak of scrap goodies! 

I want to give you a great chance to win so here is my clue word - PEACE!  Good luck with the word find on everyone's blog!

The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below.

(Embellishments will vary)

As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning:

1. You MUST be a member of Colorful Creations

2. You must become a follower of each CC team member’s blog and leave a comment on each blog.

Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, CST, December 20th.

Have fun!!

Now hop on over to BRANDI'S  blog to see what she has in store for you. Below is our lineup list in case you get lost along the way. Have fun and dont forget to search for the clues on each team member's blogs, they will be in BOLD.

Line up:

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Keep an eye out for the Blog Hop this weekend!  Join in the fun at CC - Click on the Jingle Bell Hop sign and look for the details this weekend!


Thursday 29 November 2012

It’s been a long month and I am looking forward to the kid’s finishing school and getting ready for the Christmas break!  So what would December be without some Christmas fun!  I have decided to do a ‘Christmas page’ for my recipe challenge this month at Colorful Creations BUT I haven’t restricted it to a Christmas theme.  The recipe has some great ingredients you can use for any type of theme page – I just took the easy route and made a page from some of my Christmas photos!

I have listed a number of ingredients’ for the ‘recipe’ to get the creative juices flowing:-

·         Red AND Green papers ONLY
·         Numbers
·         Minimum 2 photos
·         Metal AND Brads
·         Border punch
·         Scrunched up paper
·         Decorative ribbon (I used a ‘snowflake’ one under the basket)
Here are my example:-

These two sweet cherubs are of my godson and his sister from Xmas last year.  They are showing off their gifts I sent to them.

-          I have used a little poetic licence and the page does show some ‘cream’ but majority of the page should be RED & GREEN
-          I used a strip of numbers down the RHS of the page
-          I have two photos of my very sweet Godson & his sister
-          I have used a metal sign that says Noel & a heart brad
-          I scrunched up some paper and it looks like some ribbon ruffled
-          My decorative ribbon is the ‘snowflake’ looking one under the basket
So check it out http://colorfulcreations.ning.com/events it would be fantastic to see your pages and join a group of fellow scrapbook enthusiasts!

PS. Just to entice you a little more – if you join in the fun at CC you will be in the running to win a RAK from me!!

I also have a TAG CHALLENGE at CC and thought you might like to join in the fun and see what you can create - especially since we are approaching Xmas and everyone will need tags on their presees. 

Here is my sample:-

This month I thought I would add a little ‘recipe’ to the tag and help you create one (or three).  How bout you add these few little items to your tag:-

·         Decorative ribbon
·         Flower/s
·         Metal brad
·         Felt
·         A Christmas or festive word
Enjoy Creating!

Friday 2 November 2012


This month I thought I would put a little twist into my Tag challenge at Colorful Creations -just to make it a little more interesting.  I have created a Name Place Tag for your table setting that can be used for any theme – birthdays, weddings, thanksgiving and of course - I am getting in early - I have created one for Christmas!

Here is my sample:-

Then after you have used the name tag on the table you can then double up with the tag and hang it on your Christmas tree for decoration!  On the back of the tag I have written Reflections of 2012 – this way you can write down all the fun things that happened all year and then when you pull it out to decorate the tree next year – it’s like a little mini time capsule!

AND if that’s not enough – I have created a card with the Name Place ‘Plate’ when you are finished with it! Waste not want not I always say!
How simple is that!!

So head on over to Colorful Creations and get a head start on those Christmas decos!


Friday 5 October 2012


This weekend at CC we are having a 'Give Thanks' Crop starting today!!  We have some great games that have already started and members are joining in with enthusiasm!  If you want to get some scrapping organised we are posting some great crop projects so click on the icon and join in!


Also, I am celebrating my Grandmas 90th Birthday this weekend!  Its a milestone and a half and we are happy to be together with her as a family and especially with our extended fams!  She absolutley looorves flowers so I thought it would be appropriate to make her a flower card with lots of flowers on it LOL!  Colorful Creations has a challenge called PLUS ONE and since it is PINK-TOBER this month I thought it would be great to make the card in PINK!

I put a ribbon on top so she can use it as decoration and put it on a door handle.

The card will be signed by all the family so she can have it forever!!

There you have it!  Run along to Colorful Creations and get Cropping!!

Monday 1 October 2012

Let’s get SPPOOOOKY this month with TAGS.  Since we are in October I thought it would be a good opportunity to create a tag to add to any page, gift or home d├ęcor for Halloween!!

Check out my Tag for the Challenge over at CC.

I had alot of fun with this tag and am looking forward to adding it to one of my pages of many Halloween photos I have to scrap! LOL!

Happy Days!