Monday, October 31, 2011


Hi everyone.. just wanted to say thank you to all who took the time to leave comments on our blogs!!! we love hearing what you have to say!!

with out further ado.. the winner of our blog hop "BLING IT ON" is:


Congrats Retta and please send your mailing address to and we will get your little prize packet out to you soon!!

Friday, October 28, 2011


We are doing a blog hop right here.... right now!!!

Our term for the APOS! Inspiration team has quickly come to a close and we thought it would be fun to do a little blog hop to wrap up. So between the 6 of us we came up with the theme


Each of the  Inspiration Team members were tasked with creating a canvas using buttons, ribbon/lace and bling. I sure hope you take a moment and check them out.

This is my first canvas so I started simple with some items I’m familiar with. I decided to glue some cardstock to the canvas and work from there layering on different inks, paints, lace, bling and buttons!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the HOP!

The bog hop started with Diana and will continue on through the following order:

Kelsey (Me)
Please feel free to hop on through and leave a comment. Comment on each site and your name will be put into a draw for a BLING IT ON prize!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dreary Saturday

Here we are, another weekend upon us. There is an amazing Online Crop over at A PILE OF SCRAP! online Forum. Please come and join us for some awesome inspiration. Michelle is hosting it this weekend.

Tams also just posted the weekly challenge. Great oppertunity to get a LO done.

I will be working on a few projects this weekend. Tams' challenge, a sketch challenge, and 2 special surprises which you should stay tuned for!

Check back this week for some photos of what I've got done!

Monday, October 10, 2011


It's Blog time!!!

This week at A PILE OF SCRAP! Jenn posted a great challenge: use some packaging for a scrappy product on a LO!  This is super neat to see, I love these kind of LOs. Please come and visit us and participate!

I have some LOs to share with you:

LO 1: This was done for Diana's Inspiration Color Challenge to use cream, black and brown!  I loved it!

LO 2: I did this LO at the Late Night Crop, I have yet to title it. Any ideas?

Lots of fun going on over at APOS! There are some exciting things happening during the month of October!

Also check out the blogs of other Team members to see what they are up to!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Monday

....not my fave day of the week. But this was a decent Monday if I say so myself.
Weekend started off good. Spent Friday evening with scrapping friends at A PILE OF SCRAP! for a late night crop! I accomplished 2 LOs (minus titles) and willl share them with you all once I complete the  One was for Diana's Color Challenge. If you're interested, pop over to the forum and check it out!

Then on Saturday I was busy with family!
Sunday was dedicated to the Run for the Cure with my Bust Buddies Team! We all did wonderful and raised lots of funds for the great cause! It was great to do it with the great ladies!

Photos will be scrapped and shared in the near future!

Here are 2 Layouts from September I did. They were for the 2 different Scrapbuilders Teams:

Until next time! Scrap lots!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Busy busy busy!

Another weekend Crop here and gone. The weekend of the 16th-18th was the online crop at APOS! We had a great weekend and there were lots of PRETTY LOs! You should pop over and check them out.

There is also a new Design Team September Inspiration Color Challennge! Come over and participate and there even is a chance for a prize. I posted the challenge for you to use the colors Purple, Black and Cream.

This coming weekend is the Run for the Cure on Sunday October 2nd. A team from APOS! (Bust buddies) will be taking part in it! Getting excited for the event!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crop for the Cure Weekend LOs

Hello my scrappy friends!

I'm here to share with you the LOs that I made while attending the Crop for the Cure at A PILE OF SCRAP! last weekend.

There was lots of fun to be had with the ladies on that Saturday.

This first LO was done for the Online Crop I'm hosting this weekend. It is for the Geography Challenge.

For the next LO we were given a sketch created by Vicki from A PILE OF SKETCHES. I also decided to thow in some pink for Tams challenge over at APOS! for us to use pink on any creation and she will donate 50 cents to the Run for the Cure team.

 I did Michelle's September Inspiration Challenge which was to use the colors Green, Brown and Cream in a LO.
 This final LO that I am able to share is for the Online Crop as well. For the Recess Challenge!

Come on over to APOS! Forum and join us for the Crop this weekend. You have until Monday night at midnight to post your LOs!  Please come and visit!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sneak Peak

I had an amazing time at the Crop on Saturday at A PILE OF SCRAP! It was the Crop for the Cure which I'm  participating in with a group of girls from the Forum. I got lots accomplished but am only going to share card with ou for now. Most of the others are for the upcoming Online Crop for this weekend Sept 16th to 18th over at APOS! Come join us for some Challenges, Bingo and some more goodies along the way! 

Here is the card and then a group shot of the cropping ladies:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Creative Juices

...have made a return!  I got scrappy yesterday and made 2 cards and 1 LO! I felt so accomplished once I was done. Haven't made some things in a long time!
This LO I made using a sketch from A Pile of Sketches. An awesome new sketch site! I also did Scrapinmamas July Inspiration Challenge to use some stitching on the LO.

A card I made for my Dad for his Birthday.

The Anniversary card was made using Tam's Sept. Inspiration Challenge from A PILE OF SCRAP! It was to use the colors Brown, Cream and Blue. I also was inspired by Tams' August Highlight to use Glubers for the first time to make the flower! They are so much fun to use. I recommend picking some up!

That's all for now ladies and gents! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Completed a new LO

I did Diana's Challenge from the A PILE OF SCRAP! Weekly challenge. I used the Glimmermist chalkboard products on my Riff Raff Heart and on my flowers to change their color.

Tomorrow (Sept 2nd) there will be a new challenge posted and we can't wait for you to join us for the month of September!  It's ALL about COLOR!! And we want to see lots of it. Each week a different Inspiration Team member will give you a color palatte that we would like to see you work with!  Pop on over starting on Friday and check it out. There may be a lil something in for YOU!  hehe

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mid week scrapping

Hello wonderful people!!!

How has your summer been treating you? We just got over Hurrican Irene's after effects..all was ok, power was out for a lil while over night.

This week over at A PILE OF SCRAP! Diana has a great inspiration challange for us all! I'll be  getting at this tomorrow on my day off. Can't wait. I love using my glimmer mist products!

Alissa has also just posted some AMAZING upcoming classes and crops. Hope you are able to join us for a few of them!

Here is my latest LOs for you all to take a browse at:

I'm getting excited for September. I'll be hosting the Online from the weekend of the 16th to the 18th. Hope you can all join in for the fun! :D

Monday, August 8, 2011

In a scrappy rut.... :(

Sorry I've been a little MIA!  Been doing lots of running around..just not really scrapping related!  Sad...but true.  There are lots of fun challenges posted on the Forum for you all to join in on!  Please come and join us for some fun.  I did a LO the other night for Tams' challenge. 

Just this past Friday Meg posted a new Inspiration Challenge over at A PILE OF SCRAP!, as well as Michelle posting her Christmas in July Card Challenge.  Don't forget...for every card you create for the Christmas in July Challenges you get a ballot entered for a prize from Scrappinmama.  Woot woot!

Keep you eyes peeled for lots of fun coming never know what the Inspiration Team at A PILE OF SCRAP! has up their sleeves...

Here's hoping that I can get some more LOs or cards or mini albums done soon!  GO ME!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New LOs

So I was fairly productive on Sunday for the online Crop over at A PILE OF SCRAP!  I got 3 LOs done for Tams' challenges.

This was the Guess Who Challenge, we were challenge to do some form of hidden journalling.

This was the Pictionary Challenge. We were challenge to do some doodling or drawing on our LO.

This was the first Challenge I did. It was a Boggle Challenge. We took A PILE OF SCRAP ROCKS and had to create a title for our LO out of these letters.

This crop was a lot of fun and there was soooo much inspiration there. I will still be using some of the challenges to create more LOs.

Hope you pop over and visit us at APOS! there are weekly Inspiration challenges that are posted and I will be posting the next one on Friday! :D

Friday, July 15, 2011

Online Crop Weekend!!!

Tams is hosting the online crop this weekend over at APOS! Her theme is games, she has a board game and bingo for us to play, so if you'd like to join us get her your choices by 5:30 pm (AST) and you'll be set to go for the weekend.  Hope you all can join us, it will be loads of fun!

Also, I just posted a new Christmas in July Challenge and the Scrapper of the Month for July has been revealed! We'd love fr you to pop over and take a look!

Monday, July 11, 2011


The winner has been chosen for our APOS! Blop Hop!!

It's BRANDY!!  Congrats girl!
Please contact missusg by email: missusg (at) and she will get you your prize!

Thanks for all the lovely ladies that participated!

Monday, July 4, 2011

APOS! Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the APOS! Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Michelle then you are on the right track. If you’ve arrived here by accident,then go here APOS! Facebook page discussion to start at the beginning. Not a Facebook user no problem.. below is the listing to help you get back on track!
I think you’re really going to enjoy seeing what each of the APOS! Inspiration Team have come up with using their chosen products.

To participate in the Blog Hop (and maybe win some candy) is so easy! Visit each Inspiration Team member’s blog and leave a comment. You will get one entry into a draw for some pretty amazing blog candy just for visiting and leaving a comment at each Inspiration Team Member’s blog. Adding yourself as a follower to any of the Team members or 'liking' APOS! on Facebook, another entry for each is yours!

Do you want to know what you’re hopping for? This is what you are playing for... somethings from one of the Inspiration Team's choice of papers/products. So that will be from one of  the following lines:

Tim Holtz, MME, Fancy Pants, BoBunny, Imaginisce or  Cosmo Cricket!!

So with all that being said now on to what i have done.

We were all given this sketch to work with and the paper line I chose was the Fancy Pants line of papers.

I chose the Beach bum line of Fancy Pants Papers, I loved the bright colors and they reminded me of Summer. I tried to keep the LO simple and did a bit of distredding on the papers before glueing them down. I also got some chipboard stickers from Imaginisce to accent my page.

...and as promised here is the listing for the Inspiration Team in case you get lost:

Kelsey (me!)

Thanks for visiting, come back again another time! :D

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Busy week!

This past week has been busy busy! I finished up the Album I had been working on for my Minister who is retiring. I'm happy with the way it turned out and was glad to have the help of my cousin who is a fellow church member and fellow scrapper! It was a great project, lots of fun!. I didn't take pics of all the LOs but hope to share a few. I also posted this Month's Tutorial over at A PILE OF SCRAP!

All these pages are the album I worked on.

Please visit us over at APOS! and you can see the June Tutorial I posted about making Stamps using Foam and your Cuttlebug. My idea came from a video I saw on Youtube.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's that time again!!!

There is lots of fun happening over at A PILE OF SCRAP! and we would love for you to come and join! Jenn is hosting an online crop over the weekend and you have until Monday night at midnight to complete the challenges. She is doing it to the theme of Harry Potter. Fun challenges, a photo scavenger hunt and even a make and take!

The past week or so I've gotten some more LOs done I'd love to share!

Hope you all get some scrapping done this weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Almost the weekend!

Before I head out of town for the weekend I thought I'd update you on a few LOs. I am working on a special project right now for my Minister and have a few LOs done for you to have a peak at!

I photographed a few with no pics on them, but you get the idea!
Hope you all have some scrapbooking on the menu for the weekend! It's supposed to be nice around here weather-wise, so I understand if you're out enjoying it, because I will be too!

Tomorrow there will be a new challenge over at A PILE OF SCRAP!  Come on over and check it out!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I accomplished!

The online crop at A PILE OF SCRAP! was hosted this past weekend by Diana!

She did a wonderful job and we all had lots of fun! I didn't get a WHOLE bunch done, there was lots of chatting and a fun photo game!

Here is what I got done:

And if you want to see more of the lovely creations, hop over tos APOS! to have a peak!

My Inspiration Challenge

On May 27th I posted my Inspiration Challenge on the A PILE OF SCRAP! Forum. I'll let you all have a look at my LO and see what you think.

. I challenge you to create a LO and use an item that represents each letter of the word SPRING.


S- Sketch, sanding, salmon colored paper, scraplift, stamps, stickers, smooch, sewing, stickles, scraplift

P-purple, pins, prima flowers, pattern paper

R-Ranger products, Rub ons, ric rac

I-ink, Imaginesece(sp?) paper, I-rock,

N- Neon colors, numbers, netting, newspaper article, newspaper print

G- Graphic 45, Girls Paperie, grunge board, glitter

Hope you take on the challenge! Can't wait to see some of your LOs.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Online Crop at APOS!

It's going to be a goooood weekend! Diana is hosting an Online Crop this weekend! So come and join us on the FORUM at A PILE OF SCRAP! You have until 12pm noon on Friday to pick your Bingo words and challenges will be posted Friday evening. It's going to be loads of fun!

Friday, May 20, 2011

From SJ with love...

Sitting here in bed in SJ, not feeling to yummy, think I'm coming down with a cold...yuck! It's the weekend though, so I'm going to enjoy it! We are here visiting my in-laws for the May long weekend. Also going to do some shopping, and I got my Tupperware order finally! :D Loved taking it all out to check it out, can't wait to get it home and find homes for it.
I had a fun time scraping this last week. Got a LO done for Michelle's Challenge over at the APOS! Forum. She inspired us by posting a song!

Tonight another weekly challenge was posted by the lovely Meg! I love the bright colors and know that I lots of bright colored paper for the challenge, now just to find the right photo to go along with it!

I have a few plans for this week in scrapping, one is to my challenge together! Please visit me on the Forum at A PILE OF SCRAP! next Friday May 27th when I post the Weekly Challenge!

Have you been doing any scrapbooking this week? Cards? If so, come on over to APOS! and share with us your talents, we'd love to meet you!

I hope you all have a wonderful May long weekend! I'll see you soon!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

All things Scrappy

It's been kind of blah here lately. Lots of rain and dreary days, today I think the sun is trying to peak out though! I'll hope for the best on my day off. Lots of things going on today, hoping to get a few LOs done and to also get 2 cards finished. Wish me luck!

Since I last posted, I attended National Scrapbooking Day with APOS! at Gibson Memorial United Church. It was so much fun with lots of great ladies to visit with, chat with and have a great time! I got a few projects done!

This first project is one of my new fave Layouts! I love the colors and those flowers are to just BEAUTIFUL!!! :D

My SIL is having a Birthday later in the month so I though it was a great time to get a card made early, seeing how we have to mail it to Halifax! Hubby is now in charge in writing in the card and getting it mailed's still sitting on the coffee table! lol

Tam's over at APOS! posted the first Inspiration Challenge. It was a theme around the Royal Wedding! Something Borrowed (I still have to creat my borrowed LO), Something Blue (pretty, Something Old (Some of the buttons have been around for awhile, they belonged to my Grandmother) Something New (New travel embellies). Please pop over for a visit to the forum to check out all the other GREAT LOs for this challenge!

For about two weeks there was a challenge posted on the A PILE OF SCRAP! Forum to do a LO with 90% of the supplies being Girl's Paperie! I loved these papers and cute lil number brads!

The next 2 days will be quite busy trying to get some more LOs done! Can't wait to share them with you all! Don't froget to pop over to the APOS! Forum and join the ladies Friday night for a new Inspiration Challenge, and also on Saturday May 15th I will be revealing the Scrapper of the Month for May!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I've got lots of cards to be making this month. I started today and made 2 Mother's Day cards with Pinwheels, but sadly forgot to take my pics :( I really have to learn to take pics of my projects. I have a few more Birthday cards to make so I'll be taking some pics of those. Over at A PILE OF SCRAP! they have great card ideas on the forum, if you need any inspiration, that is the place to go.

National Scrapbooking Day is coming up really fast! I can't wait for 12 hours of Scrapping with my APOS! Buddies. I have to get some planning done, I know of 2 LOs already that I would like to get done. Also I love to have some sketches printed off to take with me so I have ideas with me at all times. I will need to make sure everything is packed and in order for my outing too, don't want to forget anything. Although APOS! will be on site for me to buy anything I forget.

Happy Scrapping in the days ahead!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Secret is out!

All has been revealed over at APOS! The Inspirational Team has been announced and your truly has been chosen. I feel very honoured to be on this wonderful team of very talented ladies! There are 6 of us on the team for a 6 month term. I'm so excited to get started and for us to have lots of fun inspiring! It is always great to see all of their work, such a diverse group we are! Please pop over to A PILE OF SCRAP! to and check out the forum where we will be posting some inspiration shortly!

Pop by and visit all of the gals on their blogs too to check out some of their AMAZING work!


Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm back!!!

I've been a little non-existant in the blog world for a little while. Lots has happened since I last wrote. Christmas came, and we spent the time with my family, then next was the big move in Frebruary. Hubby and I got a our own place which we are loving, a nice 2 bedroom place with lots of space for all our things! :D I've been doing a bit of scrapbooking, keeps me creative and I've also bought some yummy new things!

Looking forward to spending May 7th Scrapbooking with all my friends from A PILE OF SCRAP! while we celebrate Natioal Scrapbook Day!

Here is a look at some of my fave LOs of 2011.

My new face size of pics, the lil 2.5x3 (??) loving them!

I bought the BO Bunny Kit of paper just after Christmas and thought this Christmas 2010 pic was perfect for it!

This LO was done as part of a Fancy Pants Challenge over at APOS!

Thanks for looking!

Also: Stop by and visit my fave store A PILE OF SCRAP! They are announcing their new Inspiration Team next Thursday April 28, 2011.