Monday, January 31, 2011

sketch challenge...

For this week's sketch challenge over on the TSF forum I chose to use this sketch I found at Scrapbooks Etc. Something about it really caught my eye.

This sketch would work for any theme but I went with the winter as I had the perfect sledding pics to use.

I really crashed my stash to create this layout. Just about everything is at least a few years old.

Play along on the forum and post your finished layouts!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Well, hopefully if everything is on time, Carolyn and I should be lifting off right about now. We are on our way to CHA in L.A. which for those of you who don't know is the Craft and Hobby association tradeshow.
Hopefully I'm not freaking out too much right about now although I'm sure I'll be white-knuckling it through take off. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity and am so thankful that Joanne hates to fly!! LOL! I can't wait to see the show, it's like a crafter's mecca from what I've heard. Of course I'm insanely excited to be going to L.A. too. Carolyn is a seasoned California visitor by now so she can show me all the cool spots.

I've got a few blog posts waiting in the wings for when I'm gone, challenges and dt stuff. I'll see you in a week!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Two Scrapbook Friends Buttons Rewards Program

A reward program for paper addicts… just think, you could receive free product for scrapbooking, participating in challenges or even just talking about scrapbooking!
We are trying out a little benefit program on our Forum and here is how it will work…

Post in the forum – 1 button
Play along with a challenge – 10 buttons
Win a challenge – 50 buttons

Occasionally you will have an opportunity to win larger buckets of buttons as we will be giving away buttons accumulated by either Joanne and Carolyn or members of the DT. Plus there might be random Bonus Buttons awarded!

So what do the buttons mean to you? Why should you want buttons? Well, they translate into free product, that’s why! And you choose the product!
When your bucket gets full, Two Scrapbook Friends will buy back your buttons in exchange for a gift certificate that you can use in the store or to purchase something on-line!
500 buttons = $10.00 gift certificate
A couple things you should know… this is a trial and may not last forever so best to jump in right away. Any point question can be directed to Deanna (DeeWoodland) or Joanne & Carolyn at
So get out your buckets ladies, head to the Forum and start collecting your buttons.
Two Scrapbook Friends

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

anyone like prizes???

What's new on the Two Scrapbook Friends forum…

Month 5 for 5 challenges… where each month a dt member will launch a challenge where the first 5 people to sign up get 5 scrappy items in the mail to create from!
Find this here Challenges, Contests and Prizes.

Monthly Sketch Challenge – A sketch a month with prizes at the end! Find this here Sketches!

Online Crops – First of which is the weekend of Feb 4th – 6th! We are working on the challenges now and boy are they fun. Did I mention prizes yet?? Also we have another planned in March!

What’s your Recipe Challenge – You will have to tune in to learn what this is all about!

Guest DT Members – By invitation only so you are going to want to show your work here!

Blog Hops - with prizes.

National Scrapbook Day Challenge – with prizes.

A Scrapbook Rewards Program!

Are you sensing a pattern here?
There is something for everyone over on the forum so come and check it out here

Monday, January 17, 2011

you know it's time to ......

shave your legs when this is the drawing your 6 yr old presents to you while you are sick with the flu. I'll admit it, I do not shave nearly as often as I do in the summer. What's the point?? I may reconsider after looking at this picture though! Wyatt was laughing so hard when he gave it to me I knew something must be up beyond my green hair (the colour of my skin was completely appropriate as I was feeling so terrible).

He loves to draw pictures for my husband and I when we're not well so I guess I should just say 'it's the thought that counts' on this one!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

challenges on the forum..get that mojo flowing!

Did you know that the TSF forum is booming again?

Lots of challenges and prizes are coming your way so check it out here today.

On Wednesdays the design team posts card challenges. Well, I consider myself to be a little bit 'card CHALLENGED' so this is a good way for me to build up my card stash. This week I chose to do a baby card. Someone's always having one right?? I went a little non-traditional by using a black background but I loved the way the hippo looked against it.

So whip up a baby card and post it in the forum. I would love to see them!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

bbq chicken pizza

One of our favourite meals at our house has to be BBQ chicken pizza. So simple, SO YUMMY!
We make ours on whole wheat pitas but you could use regular pizza dough too.

Choose whatever bbq sauce you like, we use Diana sauce.

Lay tinfoil on a cookie sheet (helps with clean up!)

Drizzle sauce on pita, set aside

Slice up chicken to a size that suits you and mix in a bowl with more sauce

Chop up whatever veggies you like: brocoli, onions, mushrooms, peppers etc

Distribute on pitas

Sprinkle shredded cheese all over (you can never have enough cheese!)

Bake in the oven til cheese is melted and bubbly (I usually put it on a low broil for the last few minutes)

Slice and enjoy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year, new design team projects....

I am very pleased to announce that I am returning to the Two Scrapbook Friends Design team for another term. As it is January 1st it's time for my first reveal. This month each member worked with different collections from Sassafrass.

I really liked the shade of green in these papers which is why it's prominent in all of my creations this month. I added some buttons, ribbon and letter stickers along with an ATC given to me a while ago.

* thanks for the photo Jenny!

Not until I finished all my layouts did I realize that this one has a similar look to the first one! Oh well I guess I was feeling the design!

I stuck with a tight, 3 colour scheme to keep the focus on this sweet photo of Emma and Kate. *thanks for the photo Jessica

The banner was super easy to make using Punky Sprouts canvas triangles inked in blue and some twine. I added the chipboard letters from My Mind's Eye.

This last one is probably my fave this time around. I love this series of photos of Holden playing with a super fuzzy caterpillar we found on a hike.

I was super excited to use my new Sew Easy tool to stitch around the tree. I used the scallop head and ran it around in a tree design then cut out it out. I used a blue Prismacolour pencil to highlight my letter stickers and a black pen around the photos. I snipped a tiny piece of twill Jillibean ribbon for my birdies in the tree and added some of the Sassafrass stickers that came in the kit.

A great thing about Sass papers is that they have a really cool scalloped barcode strip that you can use on your layouts.

I really loved the colours from the 'adored' layout so I decided to repeat them on this card. I pleated and folded up the green paper then used pop dots to raise up the heart paper. Each Dteam kit included a bottle of Stickles and I used a hefty amount to cover the chipboard heart (leave it to dry overnight to avoid accidents!) I used the same ribbon again and found this sentiment in my stash.

I really enjoy the challenge of working with the design team kits and can't wait to see what next month brings!

Thanks for taking a peek and don't forget to check out all the other designer's creations on the Two Scrapbook Friend's gallery