Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Exciting News for 2015!

Hi all! 

Two really incredible things are happening in the New Year!


I've joined a DESIGN TEAM! (DT) Creative Corner Challenges 

I'm on Jess' crafty team with some other fabulous ladies! I am so excited to play with some digi stamps from some really great companies! Watch for my first posting in early January! :D

TWO: {Incase you didn't know!}

I'm having a baby! ETA: Valentine's Day! Baby #5 will be here before we know it!

SOOOO....Incase I don't get back here before the Most Wonderful Time of Year...Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends & family! 

Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead!

~happy crafting!~

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sharing Another Bloggers Post!

I feel like I need to share this here. Facebook won't let anyone post this anymore, because they dubbed it SPAM. It is not spam. It was 1000's of moms who read and FB took it upon themselves to remove it and block it from the entire social media page. Here is the post: the motherhood days we don’t talk about that much but we should You can find it over at Finding Joy . She also has another post this morning explaining what FB did. Please read. Please share. Please enjoy.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top 3!!

Well good morning!! I woke up to some great news this morning! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77

How cool is that?! Way to go to everyone who participated on this last one! 

This is the sketch:

Looking forward to more great sketch challenges! Thanks Darla  & Michelle and all the wonderful DT members for the votes!

~happy crafting!~

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sketch Layout for Canadian Scrapbookers - October -

Hi there!!

Here is a quick Layout I did for a sketch over at Canadian Scrapbooker !

We used to have a HUGE raspberry patch in our yard!! {years ago!!} This photo is one of my 2nd daughter when she was 3! Where has the time flown???

Go check out the sketch and play along!!

~happy crafting!~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77

Hi all! Just stopping by quick to show you all my version of AHSC #77! I had a pretty steady week, and didn't have time to start last Monday! So.....better late than never! I am at a scrapbook retreat this weekend, so I had some time to sneak this in! :D YAY!!! I decided to try out a LO (layout) instead of a card! Using a photo was a challenge! ;) {Challenge.....accepted!}

#77 Challenge:

My Version:


CTMH - Floretine scraps
CTMH - embellies
My Mind's Eye - Dolled Up "Day" Worn Paper Designed by                                  Jen Allyson

Hope you enjoy! 
~happy crafting!~

Monday, October 6, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #76

It's Monday!

I'm back to play again! I so enjoyed creating the sketch from last week! :D You can find this week's sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #76

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

Supplies:CTMH card base
CTMH ink :Chocolate (distressing)
My Mind's Eye scraps

Now, when I first saw this challenge...that's exactly what it was....a challenge. I am not a fan of flowers. I mean, I love flowers but to scrapbook/design with them....meh....let's call it a weakness. The good thing about these challenges....(or what I've learned thus far!) is that you can look at the sketch...and make of it what you will! It's your own interpretation of how you want to use it! I love it! These challenges are also "forcing" me to create AND use up my stash! {Who isn't a craft hoarder?!} 

I did a second card just for fun here:

Thank you AHSC for all the Monday morning sketches! I look forward to Mondays now!! :D

~happy crafting!~

Monday, September 29, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #75

Well hi there! I'm trying something new today! I've been really admiring all the sketches that go up each week over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and thought I'd play along today!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my {very first!!} challenge:

I figured I'd better start simple!!

Supplies Used:
CTMH Cardstock &
My Mind's Eye scraps

~happy crafting!~

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Celebrating Me....30 by 30.....

Happy 29th to me!! :D

I first got the idea to do my 30 by 30 list from Maria over 

at Agape Love Designs, and right away began thinking  

about what I want to do!

Have an amazingly awesome summer! Signing off for a bit to

 enjoy my all time fave time of year!! :D

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Some of my weekend finds!

I took a trip to the "big city" this past weekend....SASKATOON! ooh, ahhh! 
I was able to spend the entire day to myself! No kids to chase, or to listen to wining! (Thanks Mom!!) I had a great visit with my sister and her family! (Love you guys!) And did some shopping of course! Here are some of the treasures I picked up along the way!

Winners find #1! I saw this beauty and my automatic thought kicks in and says, "hey, you can totally make that!" And then reality kicks in and says, "mmmm, ya, no!" So I picked this beauty up for $20!! It will be a beautiful addition to my Master Bedroom Makeover! (Spring 2015 project!)

Winners find #2! There were 2 of these boxes on the clearance racks; 1 was $15 and full of scratches, rips, and stains :( and this one was $12 and in pretty great condition! :D 

THIS. Love this! The photo does not do justice to the color of this treasure! :D My Mom-in-law's next door neighbour saw on Facebook that I was looking for old suitcases, she called me up to come see her before I left, and put this in my hand! THANK YOU SYLVIA!! :D

"Betty" & "Priscilla" Picked these fabulous doll stamps up from Bri's Scrapbook Therapy

AND OF COURSE.....Michaels Haul!!!! The nearest Michaels is 2 hours away from me, so I do try to make a point of going there when I can! I am using the 12 x 12 paper for my summer time album, and the 6 x 6 for my Fan Expo album. 

Quick Kutz Anchor cutting dies - $1.99
Quick Kutz Instant Photo cutting dies - $1.99
Recollections Today. Tomorrow. Forever 12x12 - $14.99
Simply Simmons 2 angled paint brushes - $5.00
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Paper Strings - $1.99
MME Traveler 6 x 6 Paper Pad - $4.99
Amy Tangerine Camera Paper Pack - $7.50

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend ahead! I am preparing for a HUGE garage sale at my place starting tomorrow! 

~happy crafting!~

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quick Photo Post

I just have to share these pics that a fabulous friend & photographer took of me in the last few weeks! I just love her style!!

You can find Lori here at Lori Trost Photography
Thank you so much Lori for capturing these moments for me! :D

Do You Bake? Pie OR Pizza?

Hello!! Tuesday morning rainy day blues here today! I like to bake on these days! If you read my post a while back, I have joined a fabulous company called Do You Bake? I love all of their products that I've tested thus far! 

Today's venture....Slice of Heaven Apple Pie Za....

Between the kiddos and I, we have managed to polish of almost one whole pie! (cooked in a pie plate it a pie? or a pizza?)

So yummy!! It has a beautiful crumble topping just like an apple crisp, and is baked on a pizza-like crust. 

If you'd like to take a look at this or any other product Do You Bake? has to offer you can check it out at Do You Bake? with Sara Denyer; also on Facebook !

~happy baking!~

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Altered CD Mini Album - First Birthday

Talk about Throw Back Thursday!

Hey Everyone! So about a month ago, I began working on my first cd mini album - Sara's First Birthday - My hubby went through all of his old computer discs and said "can you use these for something?" Hahaha, Can I? Thanks babe! :D

My album is not 100% complete, and I am ok with that. I got a lot of history on paper {so to speak!} and that makes me smile!

My first birthday was spent at my favorite place on earth....Good Spirit Lake - with tons of my family!

Memories that have escaped me can only be sought through the timeless treasures of photographs....

~happy crafting!~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Something New!!

Hey there! So I'm laying in bed last night talking to the hubs, and he mentions something about starting up with this great company...this great company who I've been shopping with for oh about 6-8 months...& I just hosted a party this past Saturday! This company is called Do You Bake?. Well guess what....? At like 11pm last night...I signed up! Say hello to your new Do You Bake? Consultant!! EEK! I am pretty excited about this venture. I mean, I'm a baker. I love to bake. These products are great for EVERYONE in the kitchen!! There are soups, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, breads, spices...etc. 

You can find me here at I would love to help you find that perfect party food, potluck dish, or dainty tray!! :D

~happy baking!~

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sneak Peak...Fan Expo One Month Away!

HI all! I am thrilled to be going to Regina's first Fan Expo in May! I hired my beautiful and super talented sister Laurel M Davies -clothing & designs to design my steampunk costume....

First Look at Lady Abstratigo's attire! I am in love!! Cannot wait to see the finished product late April! Thanks sis!

~happy crafting!~

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Creekside - Country Home Decor and Antiques *Review*

Good Morning! I've been busy "touring" the country side! Over the last weekend I was visiting some friends & family up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I always enjoy my time there! 
While there, my friend Karen from Country Moose and I took a little road trip to a small town called Delisle, Sk. We stopped in at a quaint little shop called
 "Creekside - Country Home Decor and Antiques" run by Doris & Richard.

My words for this shop will not do justice...beautifully presented products that are absolutely breathtaking. One word - PEACE. That is how I felt the minute I walked through the door. The aroma was wonderful & not too over powering. The delicious scent also could have been coming from the goodies that were offered!

Let me tell ya! These cupcakes were SOOOO YUMMY! I'm a cupcake "connoisseur" (ok, not really but I can dream!) and these were absolutely phenomenal! 

This bedroom "Set" caught my eye as I walked into the first branch of rooms. The rustic cottage feeling was right on the money for me! I could lounge and read all day on this dreamy arrangement. 

This chandelier would be perfect for my shabby chic makeover Master Bedroom (Fall Project perhaps?)

This vintage children's book caught my attention. I have a memory stored of my Grandma Chickie reading books like this one to my siblings and I when we were much younger! *nostalgia*

Pillows like these are strewn all over the store! I love the ambiance of throw pillows! They add such a perfect touch to any room.

Sleeping Beauty?? I think this is such a gorgeous piece of art! I would love to know the story behind it.

These old little jars were so cute! What a great way to add some greenery to your front hall or dining room table! 

I just love finding little shops like these! I am thrilled I got to spend some time browsing and shopping of course!! :D Thank you Doris & Richard for creating something so beautiful and charming!

*Doris & Richard*

2 locations:

217 1st St. W
Delisle, SK.
S0L 0P0
Open: Thursday-Saturday 10-5


1601-A 28th St. W
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 0N6
Open: Monday-Saturday 10-5

~happy shopping!~