Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DT call and some cards!

We are sad to see two of our DT members go over at Scrapbook Star. They were great team members and gave us so much to be inspired with. But with them leaving it opens up a new position for you to join our wonderful team over at SS! Here is the information you will need to be able to join our fun team!

Scrapbook Star is searching for a very talented Canadian Design Team Member to begin their terms on September 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 4 month trial at which point both parties may chose to terminate.

Call deadline is August 8th 2011 at midnight EDT. ***************************************************

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 septembre 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 4 mois pour le poste au terme duquel l’un ou l’autre des partis pourra décider de mettre fin au contrat.

La date de tombée pour votre soumission est minuit le 8 août 2011.

Now onto some challenges that I have been able to finish this week!

Here a few cards....

This first one is for the challenge over at Simon Says. ( We had to make a shaped card. I didn't want to make just the standard circle card this time, and I've seen these snow globes around on the internet for a while, and have been dying to make one. So I gave it a go. It took some work getting all the right sized pieces, but I love how it turned out!

This sympathy card was made for the Saturday sketchers ( challenge. I loved working with this sketch. I will definitely be using this one again!

I love Precious Moments, I think I got my love of these little critters from my mom! She used to draw them (or something very similar to them) all time for me. She made some that were at least three feet tall and had them laminated to decorate my bedroom walls when I was little. So you can imagine how happy I was to find a site that had them as free downloads. I downloaded them ALL!!! This card was made for the sketch challenge over at the Sweet Shop ( Yet another great sketch!

And last but not least we had to make a humorous card for the challenge at CES ( I don't know how humorous this card is, but it almost made my husband spit out his coffee when I asked him "Is it too late to be good?" While I showed him the picture! LOL! So I figured it was somewhat funny!

Well that is all for today! I am hoping to get in some quiet scrappy time this morning, as Jared is sleeping in, Anize is off on a sleepover and Jeff is at work! Yeah Me!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see some of you over at Scrapbook star with some submissions!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Welcome to the Bergsma Animal Rescue

Yesterday as I walking past the patio door, I caught a glimpse of something "swimming" in the pool. At first I thought it was a bird using our pool as a bird bath. But then I took a closer look and saw that it was in fact a little chipmunk who was drowning!!! So I ran out in my cute little nightgown, grabbed the skimmer net for the pool and pulled him out. The poor little thing was so tired that he just layed there in the net! I grabbed him and wrapped him a towel and placed him in a plastic container and did my best to dry him off and warm him up. I even warmed up a towel in the microwave to cover him up. Poor little thing was shivering so hard he could hardly stand up!
Here is his makeshift heater bed. The first time I put the heated towel on him he literally cling onto it! I had to tear out of his claws to re-warm it! LOL!

After about an hour, he started to stir and then got a whiff of the dog and bolted for the back door. This was the only photo I was able to get of the little guy, before he fled the house!

On another healing note, here is a photo of Anize exactly one week after her biking accident! It's amazing how quickly she is healing!

And one last little note! I was features as the Layout of the week over at Let's Scrap for this LO!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Am officially stress free......

Well at least for a little while! On the 8th of July I went in for an interview for a new position that is opening up at our school, and came out feeling not so good about my chances.....then on Monday morning I got a phone call from the board to tell me that I am to present myself at the school on September 1st to start my new job!!!! I was totally shocked! I cried and jumped around the living room living little school girl who just found out a boy liked her! I tell you this is amazing! I no longer have to worry about what I am going to be doing the following week, this is permanent and full time!!!

OK and now that I have been stress free for a week, I have been doing some scrappy stuff! Here are a few challenges that I have entered!
I made this easel card for Sweet Shop's ( challenge of a sketch and Christmas in July. As well as for the challenge over at Bah-Humbug ( They wanted to see a shaped card. This was my first time making a round easel card. It was quite easy, I just might have to make some more of them in the future!

This cute little card was made for Saturday Sketchers ( I loved working with this sketch, I will definitlely be using this one again! I also combined it with the colour challenge over at JUGS ( and the anything goes theme over at Simon Says (

Oh! I almost forgot! My poor little baby took a nasty flip on her bike last week. She hit a very loose gravel trail, and was going a little too fast and lost control of her bike. She flew right over the handle bars and skidded face first into the gravel path. She has some nasty cuts on her face, arm and leg. (yes only on the right side of her body).

But I am very happy to say that she is healing up super quick. All the scabs on her face are already gone and all she has to show for her tumble is some pretty pink skin. I think all her swimming in the pool has helped to heal up faster.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Such a long time!

I am such a terrible blogger, I am sorry. But for some reason I must really remind myself to blog.

Well much has been going on here. We celebrated Canada day with Jeff's parents here in Barrie as well as his birthday.

We now have a new pool and it's bigger than the one last year. The kids are loving it! I think Anize just might become a Mermaid if she pends anymore time in the pool! At least with the pool being bigger and deeper, she is really swimming well this year!

Jared finally got his hair cut too. It was getting so long that is was totally covering his eyes and nose! LOL! I can't believe how much older he looks now!

We also went Strawberry picking last weekend, and the strawberries were so plump and there were so many! I don't think we moved more than feet to get all the berries we got!

One full flat and two adult sized shoe boxes were filled up in only about 20 minutes. I made three batches of jam and froze several bags of berries. We still had enough berries to last another 2-3 days.
While we taking the wagon ride back to the farm from the fields, we saw this nest with 6 barn swallows in it! I love how they are all looking down at the camera! LOL! I was amazed that none fell out of that cramped little nest!

Well that is all for about now. I do have some scrappy stuff that I need to post soon, I am hoping tomorrow or maybe even a little later this evening. Gasp! 2 posts in one day, you say! LOL! You never know it could happen!
Hope you are all enjoying you summer!