A Spooky But Cute Halloween Layout

Today, I have a Halloween layout being featured on the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine blog.  The design is from Sue Sykes’ October Sketchy Challenge. The photo is BabyOfTheFamily posing in her very first ONLINE purchased costume.  ha ha.  I believe in making costumes, but when she was 11, she was determined to buy a costume by shopping […] Read more…

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Silence is not Golden

Usually I’m pretty private about my family life.  But sometimes it is important to share experiences that could have a positive impact on others who are living with similar issues.  Thursday, July 17 is a very big day for our daughter who will undergo surgery to receive her first cochlear implant. Serena was born with […] Read more…


A Flip-It Easter Card

One of my favourite special occasions is Easter.  I love the baskets, Easter morning and all the traditions too.  At 13, I learned how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs, also called Pysanky, from some talented artists in my Ukrainian church.  Here is an egg one of ‘church ladies’ designed: That is the Lord’s Prayer…. amazing! […] Read more…

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Nordic Pines from Bazzill Basics Paper

I have come across a winter collection that I really love…. Nordic Pines by Bazzill Basics Paper… and was inspired to design a layout for Canadian Scrapbooker’s December Sketchy Challenge. BabyOfTheFamily and her sweet friend surprised me by asking for photos outside during a blizzard! What?  I don’t have to beg? Ha.  Here is Sue […] Read more…

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Fall Projects

Have you seen the Fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker magazine?  It’s jam-packed with all kinds of crafty goodness. Along with my Double the Fun article, I wrote a piece called “Completely Cardstock” and designed a few projects.  Here is the picture frame and matching card, using Core’dinations wood grain cardstock.  I took an old 5 x […] Read more…

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