Thursday, December 31, 2009


I must admit I have never before been paid to scrapbook a LO!!! So it was a big surprise when my district manager asked me to create a LO for her to give to her mom for christmas, then gave me carte blanche to do whatever i felt like .The only stipulation ...all 5 pics had to be on the same page!!!I had to do alot of thinking but was pleased with the final result.My district manager must have been too..she paid me 40$ for it!!!!sorry the pic isn't as clear as i'd like but i took it in the frame.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

APOS! Blog hop!!!!

Hello everyone!!!! Today our Design Team at A PILE OF SCRAP! is having our first ever blog hop and I am so excited !!!! Since we are not having a reveal this month, we all felt that we still wanted to share a little of our creativity with you AND get the chance to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! And since we are in the giving season, make sure that you leave a comment here on my blog and follow the links on each of the girl's blogs for a chance to win a scrappy prize!

Cori-lyn(AKA Icecheeks)created two lovely sketches for us to use .I must say that she out did herself! We were all given a card sketch and a layout sketch and we could choose to do either or both and I opted to do both because what is Christmas without a little pressure?

Your next destination on the bloghop is Jen! Make sure you hop on over and have a look at her creations too!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Candy Cane Favours!!!

A friend asked me to make 16 tags to go on candy canes for her child's class.I have never done such a thing but i came up with these using my new snow friends cartridge .She liked them and so did her son .i sure hope the class enjoyed them.


My turn to post a product challenge at APOS! What to do that hasn't been done?........GLITTER!!! BIG MISTAKE!! I still have red glitter everywhere!I just don't get along with messy product but since i own it I might as well use it.I did the ring around me with glue and glitter on CS then put glossy accents to ensure it stayed on !!! A co-worker had jokingly called me head grinch and I remembered I had grinch paper!!!!


A few cards i made!

APOS! Photoswap

The month of november I hosted a LO photoswap where the girls scrapped someone else's picture .The completed LO will be given to the owner of the pic.They all did a fabulous job and everyone will be lucky to receive such a great LO .I scrapped a pic belonging to funnygal .it was a picture of her daughter and the only journalling given to me was ...a pic of my daughter Sarah taken at a friends wedding this summer .I have never scrapped a sepia pic before bit I do love my results.I totally scraplifted a LO by tinamcd on LCOM.


The month of December has been a very busy one for me and i just haven't been keeping up with my blog or even my scrapping. For APOS! design team I was given christmas paper from Fancy pants and asked to create cards/tags .Cards are definately not my forte and this paper absolutely freaked me out!!!When it got down to the wire and it came time to reveal i had to jump right in to complete a few .i don't mind the results .I sure admire those who can create beautiful cards .They sure take talent!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November embellishment challenge!!!

November has me issuing an embellishment challenge at APOS!I racked my brain and just couldn't decide!Someone suggested I use keys!!!KEYS!!!Of all the things!! I just loved using keys as they were so appropriate for me!!!! My LO says it all!I'd like to see everyone use keys on their LO but these keys need to be altered!!! I heat embossed mine yellow and orange as well as using keys as a mask!!!! Be sure to check out the rest of the APOS! DT Challenges issued nov2!!!

October DT Reveal at APOS!!!

October brought an unusual twist for the design team at APOS!We got to chose which paper line we would work with.I had alot of trouble making a decision so at GHL i enlisted the help of a certain penguin and she picked the awesomest paper for me!!!! i had already purchased lots so i knew i like it!!!! I ended up with the Super Stud line from Bella Blvd.Be sure to check out the other DT'S lo'S!!! THEY ALL DID A FANTASTIC JOB!!!!

October scapbuilders

I participated in the october scrapbuilders at APOS! I kinda like my LO but it is definately not my usual style.I sure strayed from the LO I had to follow!!!! Interesting how the LO's change so much from person to person!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I am a bad blogger!!!!

It was a hectic week last week .My husband had the week off and we had contractors in and out replacing the bathroom ceiling.We now have a new fan ,a smooth ceiling and a fantastic new light .I wish i liked the paint colour but after trying a few different ones this is the one i am stuck with .
I was supposed to issue my "All about me challenge" at APOS! on oct 22 but just couldn't get it completed in time .Alissa was very good to me in giving me a few extra days and i mananged to post it oct 24th. my challenge was ...Everyone always scraps the good things in life but we always remember the go ahead ladies and scrap a not so happy moment!!!!
Please check out valerie's awesome comic book inspired challenge as well!!! She did an awsome LO!!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

All About Me Challenge

Today was my day at APOS! to post an All About Me challenge.I decided to challenge everyone to scrap about a quirk of theirs.Some people might never leave the house without makeup on,some might always paint their nails,some might always wear matching underwear.
My LO tells it all.....I prefer my food not to touch!!!!!

Be sure to check out Valerie's Inspiration Challenge she posted today!!!!!She even rocked out a great sketch to go along with it!!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September DT Reveal at APOS!!!

For September we were given bo bunny calypso paper and an invisible by heidi swapp..We were given instructions to not do any 12x12 layouts!!! Quite a challenge but after much thought i chose to do 6x12 and also a round one!!!I had alot of fun with the 6x12 but found that they were not my typical style but rather fun instead of complex!!!Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's lovely creations!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

September Scrapbuilder at APOS!!

I participated in the scrapbuilders challenge for september at APOS!.I used the cutest pics of Brayden that my mom had posted on her facebook which i stole immediately!!To think that Brayden is only a year and a half old and knows where the keys go ,can play with the radio ,start the wipers and everything!!! It's kind of scary .Thank goodness he can't reach the gas or the brake or he might just try to put the car in gear!!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Colour challenge Sept 23rd at APOS!

My challenge is to create a LO using the colours black and white and one other colour of your choice!I chose to add the colour red and created a LO from my wedding(better late than never .I have only been married 15 years!)

APOS! August Scrapbuilders

I took part in a scrapbuilders at APOS!during the month of august and here is my LO!

Let's play hopscotch !!!

We had an online crop at APOS! the weekend of sept 11-12 with the challenges to be completed by sept 13th.The theme was school yard games in honour of back to school.My challenge was "Let's play hopscotch".To play hopscotch is to use the #1 through 9 ,the word HOME and since it is played using a rock I wanted to see some bling!!!! It was a work weekend for me so I didn't really get to play along but did manage to create a LO for hopscotch .Not one of my best!!! Thank you to all the DT who posted great challenges and to all the forum members who took time out of their busy lives to play!!! you all rocked the challenges!!!!

Colour challenge at APOS!

A new colour challenge posted Sept 9th by me was to create a LO using kraft!!!! I had never used it before and just love how it turned out mixing it with the brights!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Online Store!!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

My niece's wedding album

My niece got married last august 23rd and unfortunately it was too far for us to travel to be there for her special day.She did make sure we were there in spirit and provided me with her wedding pics.I wanted her 1st anniversary to be special so i made her an 8x8 album with 22 LO's.i will share a few!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Mom ,Gary and I took Brayden to see the animals.When we got to the bunnies Brayden kept saying ...kitty?and going PssPssPss trying to call it over like we do with the cat!!!! It was a scrappy moment!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August DT Reveal at APOS!!!

I received my dt kit and was super excited to see crate paper pp ,rubons and basic grey chipboard letters!!!! I had a "blast"playing with this kit! I hope you love What i came up with!!!! please venture over to APOS!and check out the awesome LO's and things the other ladies came up with!!!!