Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good news!!!!!

Well as you know I posted about a position opening up on the design Team over at Scrapbook Star. Well with some extra encouragement from Jeff and some friends, I applied. Well I am now a member of Scrapbook Star's Design Team. I couldn't believe it when she called me! I am so excited and can't wait to get started. I hope you will be able to join me and take part in the challenges.

Here a few things I have been working on.

I have been working hard on using up my old patterned paper. So I couldn't even tell you who the designers of these papers are. Sorry.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Time to catch up...

Man I really need to get on the ball with this blogging thing! I just realised that there were no Christmas photos yet! Bad me!!!

Well here a few.
Here are the kids trimming our tree. I wanted to go out and cut down our own tree like we did the year before, but time was running short so Jeff just went and go one at the tree lot! At least this time, it was not all dried out.

I couldn't help but take this photo. Eddie is never too far from his pack, and while we were setting up the lights he thought it would a great place to lie down. I love his silhouette in this photo. Would I be a terrible parent to say that this may very well be my favorite photo this season? LOL

And of course the children had to leave out some cookies, carrots and milk for Santa and the reindeer's.

This is the two of them on Christmas morning. Don't they look happy. Jared was up at 4 am!!! He is so like his Mommy at Christmas was. LOL! Even into my teenage years I would get up super early for Christmas morning!

I also wanted to share a cake I had made to bring to my Mom's for our Christmas diner. I wanted to play with the icing and decided to try out some Chocolate Fudge icing!!! OMG!!! It was so good! I could eat the icing all by itself~and I am not an icing fan!!! If you are interested in the recipe please just leave me note and I will gladly pass it along!

It was a four layered cake with Chocolate and Vanilla layers.

I don't know why this photo is vertical, and can't seem to get it to go the proper way (sorry). I was tired of all the snow we had gotten, and wanted spring to come early so that I could open all the window in the house to help air it out. So that is what inspired me to make it a Spring like cake. LOL Mom loved it and so did Donna, so I guess that's all that mattered!

On New year Eve, Anize had a friend over, and I took them out tobogganing. We don't have much for hills here, unless you want to go to Sunnidale Park and risk being taken out by tree! So we just went to what us locals call Little Hill. It's a small hill right beside the school (near my house). I just wanted to share this photo, 'cause I just love it! Here is Anize flying down the hill!

Well that is about it for now. Hope you all enjoyed having a look into our lives, and will come back soon!

Monday, January 3, 2011

DT Call!

I have been a member over at Scrapbook Star for several year now. It has become my second home. The girls are all so nice and  friendly. They are currently having a DT call. Here is the info if you are interested in becoming a Design team member be sure to read this and head on over to to check out the site.
I am still on the fence about trying out. We will see though! You have until January 9th to try out! Good Luck!!!

Scrapbook Star is searching for a very talented Canadian Design Team Member to begin their terms on February 1st 2011. If you consider yourself to be creative, team oriented and love our site and store please send the following to

3-5 recent projects that best represent your usual style

Please make sure your name is in the file title such as “janesmithbelieve.jpg”

Please keep files to under 100kb in size

Please include the following:
*Full name, address & phone number
* Other Design Teams you are a member of
* A link to your online gallery or blog
* Why you would like to be part of the team

Here is what is expected from a Design Team Member:
*You must be active on our online message boards as well as in our gallery. (Minimum 50 posts per week)
*You must post your work in our gallery. This includes the project you will make with your monthly kit, as well as at least 2 other items (altered, cards, LO’s etc)
*Projects made with your monthly kit must be scanned at high resolution and emailed to the store (photos are not acceptable)
*Participate in our monthly online crops by posting challenges
*Promote the site to friends and family.
**Design Team members cannot be part of any other Canadian design team (for retail & online stores and communities).

Each second month you will receive a kit valued at over $30. On opposite months you will get an allowance to use on any product you like. All Design Team Members receive a store discount on all purchases.

The position will be for a 3 month trial at which point both parties may chose to terminate. Afterwards the term will last for another 8 months at which point Design Team members will have to reapply for their position
Call deadline is January 9 at midnight EST. ***************************************************

Scrapbook Star a besoin de vous !

Scrapbook Star est à la recherche d'une Canadienne très talentueuse pour se joindre à l’équipe créative dès le 1er février 2011!. Si vous êtes une personne créative, aimez le travail d’équipe, notre site et notre boutique, envoyez votre candidature à

Vous devez expédier de 3 à 5 projets représentant votre style ¬ assurez-vous que le fichier inclut votre nom, ex. “janesmithbelieve.jpg”. Vos fichiers doivent être de 100kb ou moins.

Veuillez fournir les informations suivantes :
Nom complet, adresse et numéro de téléphone
Autre(s) équipe(s) créative(s) dont vous faites partie
Un lien vers votre galerie ou blog
Pourquoi vous aimeriez faire partie de notre équipe.

*Les membres de l’équipe créative ne peuvent faire partie d’une autre équipe canadienne que ce soit pour une boutique (en ligne ou non) ou une cybercommunauté.
*Les membres doivent compléter 1-2 pages par mois avec l’ensemble reçu, soit une pour le début du mois et une pour le crop en ligne ainsi qu’un défi (challenge) qui accompagne chacune des pages. Les pages doivent être numérisées à haute résolution et envoyées par courriel à la boutique (Les photos ne sont pas acceptables). Ces deux pages doivent demeurer une exclusivité à Scrapbook Star pour une période de un mois. Nous demandons aussi aux membres de notre équipe créative de créer un « mini » défi à chaque semaine (voir la section Daily Inspirations de notre forum).
*Nous demandons également aux membres de l’équipe créative de prendre part à notre galerie ainsi qu’à notre forum de discussions en ayant un minimum de 50 messages par semaine et un nouveau projet par semaine afin de maintenir l’inspiration de notre communauté.

À chaque 2 mois, vous recevrez un kit d’une valeur de plus de 30$. Pour les autres mois, vous recevrez une allocation que vous pourrez utiliser sur n’importe quel produit que vous désirez. Tous les membres de l’équipe créative reçoivent un rabais sur tous leurs achats en magasin.

Nous demandons que les membres de l’équipe créative de Scrapbook Star soient exclusifs et ne fassent pas parti d’autres équipes créatives.

Il y aura une période d’essai de 3 mois pour le poste au terme duquel l’un ou l’autre des partis pourra décider de mettre fin au contrat. Par la suite, si les 2 partis conviennent de continuer, le terme sera de 8 mois au terme duquel les membres de l’Équipe Créative devront resoumettre leur candidature.
La date de tombée pour votre soumission est minuit le 9 janvier 2010.