Sunday, 22 December 2013

Family 2013

Professional photos of Dianna and Olivia and me. This is a gift for my sister who has always been a second mom for Dianna. Bought this pp at Michaels. It is more plastic than paper. Die cuts are cherry lynn. Flowers are handmade by Bonnie's Flowers. 


Took this photo of our grandson this summer at Turtle Lake. We had a lot of fun with the kids at the beach that weekend. Always great fun to have them visit. Uses Prima pp. Canvas, Colour Box ink, MS and EK punches, HS and TH and recollections stamps, TH metal gear, buckle, pins and measuring tape. Die cut for gears is Cherry Lynn, Wooden tape is Kaiser Kraft. TH and HS stencils, Stampendous script stamp, TH tiny attacher, homemade texture paste. Gesso.

Beautiful Tatym

Took this photo last fall at my sister's when we were out visiting. We had Tatym for a play date. It was a fun day. She let me curl her hair and it really looked pretty. She is such a little beauty and I was really happy with this photo. Used Prima pp, Unknown cardstock, Heidi Swapp and Crafter's Workshop stencils. Dies are sizzix, cherry lynn and spellbinders. Embossing folders are Crafts Too and Cuttlebug. MS and EK punches. TH and HS stamps. Prima sugar dots. Lace and twine unknown. Home made texture paste. Gesso. Stazon ink.


Tried quilling recently. Added some die cuts. Cheery Lyn and Memory Box. Was fun but I enjoy scrapbooking more. Will likely make some flowers for pages. Looked at some really incredible art on the internet while learning this.

Saturday, 16 November 2013


This is a photo of Olivia and I on the slides at the park in May of this year. We are both so cautious natured and it shows in this photo. It was a really fun day with her. I used DCWV Collage paper pack for the pp's. Used some old flowers from my stash. Trying to use up some of that lol.. One of them is prima, one is dollar store felt and the other is unknown. I replaced the bling on them with prima sugar dots. Used Cheery Lynn flourish and butterfly and gate dies. Love those dies. The paper doesn't stick in them!! You can buy them on line from the manufacturer. Also used MS and EK punches. Fabric store lace. Unknown bling. Heidi Swapp photo folder used as the photo matting. Friskars stamps. The sentiment on the top looks crooked but it is straight on the page lol.  I cut it out of the pp. I just used a cell phone photo of this page. I may replace it when I get out my good camera but I just did 11 pages last week and decided not to do that again. It took me all afternoon! If you visit please leave a note. I often wonder if anyone looks at my site.... Really wasn't sure about the green flower but decided to go with it....

Maire & Mason

Made this page months ago but forgot to put it on my blog. Two of our beautiful grandchildren. Used up some of my stash and a couple recycled items. The large numbers are a Brenda Walton for Sizzix die. Dusty Attic butterfly. TH die cut for the tag. Cottage cuts doily die. Fabric store lace. Sizzix die for the leaves. Zva pearl flourish I think. Stitching is a stamp. Did quite a bit of inking. MS punch.Words stamp is a clearstamp I think. Just one of those tiny packages.  I took these photos early this year when we were out visiting.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Jesus Loves Me

Dianna reading a children's bible to Liv.  Prima flowers, MS punch; memory box and cheery lynn and stampin up dies, TH letter die; 

Art Class

Olivia at her art class this fall.  TH stamp and ink; MS and EK punches; cricut alphas and TH die alphas; DCWV pp; memory box and cherry lynn dies.

Forestry Farm Fun

Just finished this page. Dianna and Olivia on an outing to the forestry farm this summer with Jax and her family. Authentic pp; MS and EK punches; cheery lynn and TH and spellbinders dies; dusty attic chippie


Olivia driving a play car this summer. Same supplies as previous post "love" and TH die for the fence.

Beautiful Tatym

This summer at her dad's birthday. She had a beautiful new dress and was pretty as could be.  Used: memory box and cheery lynn dies; handmade flower; Plumeria pp; clear stamps stamp; stampin up ink; unknown rub on and ribbon.

Little Stylist

Olivia brushing my hair. Prima pp and sugar dots; cheery lynn and TH and memory box dies; TH distress ink; impression obsession stamp; TH timy attacher; MS punch; belgium lace; royal lace doily; ranger stickles, gesso.


Olivia giving flowers to her day care aunty. So precious to see how much they love each other.  Used BB paper and brads and trinkets; handmade tissue flower with perfect pearls and glimmer mists; unknown perl swirls; dollar store sentiment; TH stamps; EK punch; glossy accents; TH distress ink

My Pretty Dress

Took this great photo of my granddaughter in her "pretty dress".  Used dusty attic chippies; green tara bling; EK punch, cottage craft die.

Water Park

Beautiful Olivia running through the sprinklers at the water park in the summer of 2013.  Forgot to write down what I used on this page.  Will do what I can from memory. BB paper; cuttlebug die; kaiserkraft wooden words; spellbinders die, MS punches; ek punch; stampin up bling; TH stamps; cottage craft doily die; royal lace doily; technique tuesday bird stamps; prima stamp.


Five of the six of us in this photo. Our baby sister isn't born yet. This would have been 1962. Used dusty attic chippie; MS punches; TH tiny attacher; dollar store doily; unknown die cut butterfly; spellbinders die cut flowers; unknown pp; prima alphas; recollections and Heidi Swapp stamps.

Diva Time

Our beautiful Tatym posing at the lake this summer. She is a good sport to have her photo takes. Zva crystals; bonnie's hand made flowers; handmade pearl flourish; royal lace doily; DCWV PP; MS and EK punches; fabuscrap chippie embossed with silver; unknown ribbon; fabric store rope pearls; spellbinder leaf dies. leaves cut out of old cereal box and painted and embossed; MS leaf punch.

Lake Fun

A great morning at the beach with two of our grandchildren. Recollections PP and brads; multicraft die cut paper; dollar store pearls and unknown pearls and bling; prima flowers; MS and EK punches; TH tiny attacher; unknown netting; colourbox and stayson ink; recollections and Heidi Swapp and unknown stamps; dusty attic chipboard; antique navy uniform button; unknown metal bird; cuttlebug die cut chipboard corner; kaiserkraft wooden leaf; ranger stickles; zig memory writer; ar
leen's glue; swookwang tape; crafty foam tape; ez runner glue runner. A brighter page than I usually do.  Both kides fell off the blue whale and got soaked....

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

circa 1958

I made this page for a gift. I used Teresa Collins, Karen Foser and Basic Grey papers and cutouts. Stamp is close to my heart. Clock stencil is crafters workshop. Unknown chipboard. Fabric brown leaf ribbon that I bought in Victoria while visiting. Really nice little shop there. I think it was called stampers. EK and MS punches. Sewing. Various inks. Fabric store lace. Kaisercraft rub on. This is the first photo I ever restored. Restored it in 2004 or 2005 I think. It took me days and lots of internet searching for directions. Used photoshop elements. It was very creased and damaged. The photo is actually sepia but looks kind of pink in this photo. Just a cell phone picture as I finished this page and gave it away in the same afternoon.

4 Generations

I made this page as a gift several years ago. I no longer remember the products I used. I know I used the cricut for the title and some old bits from the garage. I totally redid the photo. I was taken in a kitchen during a family get together and the background was very cluttered and busy.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

At the Barn

My beautiful Olivia out at the barn with her mom. They both love going out to see the horses. New stampin up pattern papers. Tim Holtz and recollections stamps. MS punch. Dusty Attic chipboard. Unknown pearls. Doily is inked and stamped a bit. Old prima flowers. Jennibowlin chipboard buttons. K&Co letters. Unknon ribbon. Sewing. Unknown lace and burlap. Cell phone photo of the page so will take a better one soon and update it. Really happy with this page. I always like the softer looks.

Last Campfire

One year ago today we lost my dad. He loved a campfire. We all miss him a lot.

Olivia at the pool

Our beautiful Olivia this summer at my sister's pool. The family got together for mom's visit. The photo of this page is poor and I will try and replace it soon. Used up items from my stash. EK and MS punches. Sizzix dies. Kiaserkraft wooden word and leaves and stamps. Flowers are old prima ones I think. Came in a glass jar. Used an old antique sewing machine for the stitching. A gift from my mom. Really glad noone else in the family wanted it. GCD Studios pattern paper. Unknown card stock. Little Yellow Bicycle stamp. Prima crystals. 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Beautiful Olivia

Got some really great shots of my perfect little granddaughter. What a little beauty. Didn't write down the supplies but I am pretty sure these are right: Used DCWV paper pad pp. Green Tara crystal flourish. Prima pearl flourish. Fabuscraps wooden words. Quilled dragonflyies and hearts. MS lace butterflies. Belgium fabrick lace. SB die. MS and EK punches. My daughter loves this page and wants it to hang in her office. Now that I have it on my blog I will give it to her. Always fun when someone wants a page.

Cranky Livy

Love this photo of my little granddaughter in a cranky mood. She usually is so happy. I had a cranky day and when I told my daughter she laughed and said "Livy too" and sent me this photo. I had to scrap it.  Made some little quilled ducks and a quilled flower for this page. Cut out a printed butterfly from a web site. Pretty sure it was swirly doos. DCWV pp. EK and MS punches. SB dies. Belgium fabric lace. Dollar store buttons. Handmade flowers. 

More Panicake Poppa

Wally and Olivia playing panicake. She laughs so readily and is so much fun. Used Kaiser kraft pp. SB and Cottage Cutz dies. Walmart ribbon flowers. JBI stick pins. Fabuscrap chipboard. Dymo label maker. EK and MS punches. Kaiser Craft clear stamps and stazon ink. TH stamp and Encore ink. American Crafts brads and twine. Adironack white paint. Prima crystals and flowers. Hand made flowers. Royal Lace doily. Fabric store lace.

Kenderdine Family

The tall boy in front is my dad. I think he is about 10 or 12 so this would be taken in about 1940. Photos is of dag and his sister and brother, his dad and mom and his grandma Nelson. Used Authentic and Graphic 45 pp. Prima flowers. SB die. MS and EK punches. TH letters and die. Fabuscraps chipboard. Close to my heart stick on brads (love those). Bo Bunny button. Dustic Attic chipboard. Royal Lace doily.

Dad's Family

I made a page of these photos many years ago and took it for display at my dad's funeral. His wife asked for it and I was delighted to give it to her.  I finally made myself a replacement. Glitz design and basic grey pp and brazil black cardstock. TH brads and trinkets and die. Kaiser kraft rub on. Thickers letters. Close to my heart stamps. Momenta metal pocketwatch. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Cottage cutz die. MS and EK punches. 

Dad and Dee

This is a photo of my dad and my daughter about 20 years ago. They shared a similar sense of humor and had many laughs together. Used up a bunch of old supplies on this page. Always good to do that. Also used a th die for the old car. Tags are a die as well. Made an "envelope" out of pp and just folded over the top and cut two small circles added two brads and string and a heidi swapp stamp. I like how it turned out. Fabuscrap wooden word. TH die letters and dollar store letters. 

Beautuful Mother

Took this photo of my beautiful mom this past March. Used pink paisley pp and tim holtz coordinations  cardstock. K&Co lazer paper. Bo Bunny and Walmart flowers. Dollar store swirl and chinese stamps and Michael's stickers. TH brads and pin. MS and EK punches. Fabric store braid. Scorepal. Little Yellow Bicycle stamp. Bonnie's leaves.


This photo was taken in Victoria BC this past March when I was out visiting. I love to go walking and Government House is only about three blocks from Mom's. Scotty came walking with me one morning. He is quite an amazing man and infinitely interesting to talk to. I tried out a bit of quilling for this page.  Used pink paisley and scraps of pp and tim holtz coredinations cardstock. MS and EK punches. SB and tim holtz dies. Fabuscraps chipboard.


 A photo of my dad a few years ago. He passed away last summer and I can only now start to scrapbook a few pages. This photo was so typical of him and how he lived. I still miss him a lot.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Great Grandparents

Didn't get a good picture of this page. More ivory in real life. Made two of the flowers from spellbinders  dies. One is chipboard. Brads are bo bunny I think. Bought center flower at scrapbook studio in a bulf bin and the other two (organza) are a Walmart package. Unknown pp and die cut paper. MS punches. Eva crysals. Dustic attic chipboard. Unknown wooden flowers and pearls. Fabric store laces. Tim Holtz background stamps. Photo is of my husband's paternal grandmother and her family.

Beautiful Olivia

Followed a design from Heather Jacob for this page. Added a fussy cut peacock as my daughter loves peacocks. MS and EK punches. Five different punches used. PP is Tim Holtz from a paper pad from a couple of years ago. Script is printed on pink velum. Also punched some velum right under the photo. Flowers are hand made from the papers and white cardstock. Inked with pink michaels ink. Unknown brad. String. Sewing. Dollar store pearls. Unknown white cardstock. Really like how this page turned out. Love this photo. Big thanks to Heather for the design.

Little Executive

Love these photos of my granddaughter. She is just over two and mimics everything her mom does. I used the Bo Bunny Isabella line. Used two spellbinders die cuts and my big shot and cardstock.  Background pp is GCD Studios. I bought a bunch of it a few years ago at Michaels as it seems to be hard to find that bubble gum pink that matches little girl clothes. Fussy cut a bunch of items from the bo bunny papers. Made all the flowers except the tiny white ones from the pp. Tiny white are Prima I think. Cut edge with decorative scissors. Unknown crystal swirls. Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. Unknown organza ribbon. Maya Road chipboard swirl and butterflies. Inked silvery grey with michael's ink and then stamped with pink and a Prima stamp. Unknown pink crystals. Doily. Tim Holtz die cut letters and the GCD Studios papers. Sewing with a decorative stitch. Dollar store brads.

My Girl

Really struggled with this page. Such a great picture of my granddaughter but couldn't seem to make it all go together. May still pull it apart and try again?? DCWV patterned papers from a paper pad from Michaels. Fabuscraps chipboard inked and embossed and stickled. Stars are also chipboard. Inked and embossed. Flower is hand made from the pp. Papers behind the photo are punched/embossed with folder/stamped and fussy cut and a doily piece. Writing is computer scrift on apple text editor. White ribbon is recycled and stamped with a clear stamps set. Lace is fabric store. Pearl swirls are Eva I think. Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. Did some sewing and distressing and inking. Dollar store butterflies.

Little Neighbour

This little guy lives by our cabin. I have tried to photograph him many times but they are all just a blur. Then when I was out walking I head him chattering and got this nice photo of him in a tree.  The pp is bo bunny I think. Unknown cardstock. I stamped it with a leafy stamp and stazon ink in olive green.Cut the tags/labels with a sizzix die and a big shot. Cut the tree with my gypsy(for layers) and cricut. Used some washi tape around the photo and a transparency on top of it. The pp behind the photo is a page from a note book and recycled packaging with script on it. Prima crystals. Ranger stickles. Stamped sentiment. Martha Stewart punches. Took a little artistic lisencing with the spelling as neighbour wouldn't fit so left out the gh.  Maybe should have just made a bigger label.?? Edges are cut with decorative scalloped scissors.

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Dianna's friend Nicole took this photo when Liv was over visiting her brother, Justin. I just love it.  She is such a little lady. I used some of Bonnie's flowers again and some martha stewart and ek success punches. I stamped the background pp with a music stamp that I have. It matched the other pp very nicely. I used close to my heart stick on studs (look like brads) and a pearl flourish and a transparency clock. The sizzix tag die is a gift from a friend. Thanks Charlene. I jsut love it. I made this page at Scrap a Palooza. It was a very fun crop!! I didn't sew on this page which is very unusual for me. I am very happy with how it turned out.

Grandpa and Tatym

Love this photo of Wally and Tatym last summer. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with family and I got a few good shots. I won a package of Close To My Heart papers and stamps at Scrap A Palooza this year and used them to make this page. The inspiration for the design is from Heather Jacob. She is amazing. I used some martha stewart and ek success punches. Used some hand made flowers from Bonnie's Paper Garden. Also make some handmade flowers myself. (the folded type ones). Did some fussy cutting and sewing and stamping. Used three different stamp sets and some unknown brads. Used tim holtz tiny attacher for the banner. Used spellbinders dies and big shot machine for the labels tucked behind the photo. This is not a good as Heather's layout but I am pleased with it. It was a totally different look for me to try.

Grandpa and Maire

So beautiful to see how much Wally loves our grand children. What a great grandpa. Maire is just so beautiful and so cooperative to have her photo taken. I used a beautiful rubber script and butterfly stamp on this page. Also used ek success and martha stewart punches and did some sewing. The senitiment is altered with ink and embossing powder and stickles. It was wooden. Used some unknown flowers and fabric store ribbon. Used some stamps and a circle cutter.Used Gabrielle's yellow butterflies only I changed the colour in photoshop. Rubbed some ink on the white background cardstock in addition to the stamps. Unknown pp behond the white cardstock.

Beautiful Together

I attended Srap A Palozza again this year in February. Such a fun crop and the prizes and classes are just great. This is a professional photo of my step son and his beautiful wife. I will have to get the photographer's name and add it to this post. Used a pp that I just love which has been in my stash for years. Used some punches, stickles, wooden words, crocheted flowers and bo bunny flowers and mini flowers from my stash. Used maya road chipboard, inked doily and fabric store lace and eva pearl flourish and a tag. Really like how this one turned out.

Little Drummer Girl

Tatym at Christmas with her new drum set in her new princess dres.. Such a beautiful child. Used a bunch of unknown items from my stash for this page and did some sewing, punching and stamping. The pretty black vines are in the craft section at Walmart and are very inexpensive. Bought a transparency of clocks and cut some out for behind the doily. Cut out triangles from unknown pp and stamped them and edged them with a black marker and a ruler. Tried to follow a Heather Jacob page for this project. She is so very talented.

Live Laugh Love Livy

My beautiful granddaughter, Olivia. Her mom has her giggling in these photos. Used bo bunny papers, some unknown flowers and some flowers from Bonnie's Flower Garden. Also used wooden words and various stamps with my Cathie Allan Position-It. Just got that tool and I really like how I could restamp over and over to get the words nice and dark. Then embossed them. Used a sizzix die and martha steward and ek success punches. Also used the yellow butterflies shared on Such a Pretty Mess. Thanks to Gabrielle for those. Unknown ribbon, rub on and pearls. Did some sewing.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Grandson Boston

Tried a totally different style of page. Our handsome grandson, Boston. I finally updated the photo with a better one today (March 3rd). I think I like how this page turned out but it is no where near as good as the page I tried to copy from Heather. I did a bunch of stamping and finally ordered and received the EK punch I used. I have liked the look of this punch on other people's pages for quite a while. It was easy to order on line.