Monday, May 30, 2016


We had lots of (much needed) rain over the weekend, so I did manage a bit of time in my scrap space! But I also managed to get some housework done, visit some friends and check out the NEW Stampin Up Catalogue, go on two (damp but awesome) hikes - one with my boys, cook a nice dinner and finally on Sunday evening, get in the garden and get most of my veggies planted. Now THAT was a productive weekend!!!

Below is the inside of one of the Grad cards I made. I need several this year. We have friends graduating from University - one is now a medical resident in Psychiatry, and other is a Teacher and Historian and is now going on to complete his second Masters degree in Archives. My eldest son graduates from Grade 8 along with another family friend. And a close family friend is graduating from high school and going into Accounting. Lots of transition around here!

This card is for The Paper Players - tic tac toe challenge - I used the row the includes: yellow, masculine and embossing.

I would also like to share at Make My Monday Challenge where the theme for this week is "Graduation."

So glad you stopped by today!

Shanna :)

What I used:
image - Technique Tuesday "Grad"
sentiment - CTMH - D1400
Stampin Up Deco Labels
Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Celebrate - Party Animal!

Happy Saturday! We have had some rain these last couple of days so things are looking nice and green! I have some gardening to do, but if the rain keeps up, I might just manage some time in my scrap room this weekend, fingers crossed! :)

I would like to share at:
Little Red Wagon where the challenge is Round and Round. I managed a few circles on this one, lol
Cute Card Thursday - holidays/vacation - planning lots of camping for our vacation this summer :)

Thanks for visiting,

Shanna :)

What I used:
papers - Bo Bunny Camp-a-lot
images - SU "Happy Camper" and CTMH "Camper Crazy"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Papa - Life is Good

We have lots of spring Birthdays in our family, so I was thrilled when this CAS card idea popped into my head while working on my niece's Baby album (see previous post for the title page). It seems I forgot to photograph the inside.

Looking forward to a short work week after a productive and enjoyable May long weekend!

Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH - My Farm D1219
gingham paper - Simple Stories "Summer Fresh"
cotton kitchen twine

Monday, May 23, 2016


Hooray, I am an Auntie again - this time it's a Girl!!! This is the first child for my youngest brother and his wife.

Here is the title page for her album. Isn't her name just lovely? My sister and I created this album together. I will share the rest of the photos in a separate post.

She was born a couple of weeks early on April 18th. I flew home to meet her and to help throw her a Shower last weekend. She is gorgeous and perfect and Mommy and Daddy are doing well. Pretty Wow to see my Baby Brother become a Dad! 

Once I decided that I was going for a visit, I decided to bring my boys as well, but kept it a secret until we arrived, so they got to meet their brand new cousin too! 

Thanks so much for visiting!
Shanna :)

What I used:
ribbon - Stampin Up
papers - Reminisce & CTMH CS
Sweet Baby embellishment - AMM
misc treasures from my stash
border - Little Yellow Bicycle