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Saturday, July 28, 2007


In my previous post, I mentioned a Trading Pages swap with my Ya-Ya's. This is a layout I did featuring Tanya's daughter, Abigail. It also features the newly released Ooh La La Designs stickers and rub-ons which were designed by Tanya. The butterflies were Heidi Swapp inspired.

Ooh La La Designs in a new scrapbooking company selling french rub-ons and stickers and is owned by Tanya Gibbs, Brigette Quesnal and Genvieve Wilson. Congratulations ladies. I am very proud of the three of you and wish you continued success.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cherish Memories

With family priorities, kidlets and other obligations, finding time for all 5 of us to get together is usually not easy. How lucky to have all 5 of the Ya-Ya's together at NavCan in June? Along with the Ladybugs, we laughed and we cried, we created and, above all, enjoyed eachother's company. What a great weekend it was.

To add some spice to our creative juices, the Ya-Ya's decided to try our hand at some challenges - one of which was a Trading Pages swap in which St├ęphanie pulled my name. I am honoured to have her talent in my scrapbook - even more so because she did photos of two precious pets that meant the world to us. We truly miss them each and every day and now we have this beautiful layout of Rye & Koda to look at.
Merci, ma belle. Je t'aime toi et mon page de scrapbooking.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Precious Baby Girl

I finally scrapped ... sorta. After many weeks of doing nothing scrap-wise, I finally sat down today to create a layout. Much to my dismay, it seems that, when one doesn't scrap for awhile, they can lose their mojo. This was the case. After looking at layouts for inspiration, I still had nothing. In order to accomplish something creative in attempts to regain a creative edge, I shamelessly lifted a layout from the MME website. Not thrilled with my interpretation but hey - IT'S DONE!! Off to do the next one - hopefully with some mojo of my own!

This sweet bundle of pinkness is the newest member of my fruit salad. Rightfully belonging to the Grapes, Kristyn Amy Carolyn Ross arrived safe and sound on June 29th. She is absolutely precious and adorable and sweet. As per my other creations, please excuse the colours. I think I may in the market for a new scanner because it never translates into the same vibrabt colours that I scrap in. TFL

Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft ... Patterned Paper - MME Signature Suite ... Bling - Heidi Swapp, Creating Keepsakes, $ store ... Stamps - Heidi Swapp ... Stickers - Making Memories ... Ink - Bazzinks

Friday, July 20, 2007

Organize, clean and CREATE!

After a couple of months of total chaos, my scrapbooking room is completely cleaned. All the tidbits and items dropped in the corners put away. 103 spools or ribbon wrapped, colour coded and put in their rightful containers. New containers purchased and labelled - it feels great to be organized again. Now ... let the creating begin!!!


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy 50th Momma

So I am a little late in posting this but better late than never, no?

On May 19th, we surprised my Mom with a small backyard BBQ inviting a small group of friends. It was a beautiful day with great food, great company and the perfect birthday girl.

One thing my Mom has always wanted to do is travel to New York City. For her 50th birthday, that is what she got. My brother, sister and I all chipped in to send her on a 4 day, 3 night trip to the Big Apple. (HUGE thanks to Jim for playing along and paying his own way. We love ya, Jimbo but some landscaper cut down my money tree! teeheehee) Because Mother's Day was the weekend prior to her surprise party (her actual birthday is June 2nd), I gave her a decoy gift with the real gift being an album based on her NY trip. As a way to surprise her, I did the first page telling her what her gift was and where/when she was going. It took her a few minutes to put it all together but she got it ... and was very excited!

In true Mellisa form and being the perfectionistic procrastinator that I am, I waited til the last minute and rushed to put the pieces together. I even did hand journalling (not something I like at all and am not happy with, to be honest - I hate my penmenship) This is what came together. Not my finest scrapping moment but she loved it and that is what matters the most.

Enjoy your trip, Momma. Love you muchly and forever and always. ...xox...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

New Page Element

Tried something new on my blog.
I will keep adding my work individually, however, you can now view a slideshow of all my work at the bottom of my blog. And yes, I do have lots to put on my blog ... I just need to take the time to update. Thanks for checking in. :-}