Featured designer at Creative Scrappers!

Hi there!

Wow! What a great day today! First of all, I just came back from a wonderful two week vacation in the Pacific Northwest. What a beautiful region! We had a great time and took way too many photos (again!) It will be hard to pick the ones that will make it on to my future LOs! lol!

And I've been amazed by all the wonderful comments that you made on my previous post about the
blog hop going on at Sassy Lil' Sketches! And thank you to all my new followers! Truly honoured and humbled by all the love!

Today is also the reveal of sketch 119 at
Creative Scrappers, and I'm the featured designer this week! I was so excited and honoured to be chosen! My first guest designer spot! How cool is that??

This is the sketch I used:

And this is my LO. It's my parents' wedding day. I loved working with the black and white photos with the BG Porcelain papers!

So go check out the sketches at
Creative Scrappers (there are some prizes on the line also!). And don't forget you have until tomorrow August 30th 9:00 PM to participate in the Sassy Lil' Sketches blog hop!

Happy scrapping!


(Oh, and it's also my birthday today! :)

SLS Hidden Treasure Blog Hop!!

August 23rd through August 30th, 9 PM. EST... Mark your calendars!!

We are having a Blog Hop…Sassy Lil’ Sketches style! We want you to get to know our new Sassies. There are some pretty fabulous prizes to win, too!

The "Hidden" Treasure Blog Hop starts at Sassy Lil' Sketches where there are two of our sassy sketches and rules for the blog hop. After visiting Sassy Lil' Sketches you can choose which Sassy you would like to visit next. We recommend visiting every Sassy because we have "hidden" treasure at four of our Sassies' blogs.

The Sassies:
Aimee (
Amanda (
Amy (
Brenda B. (
Brenda R. (
Carla (
Cherie (
Cheryl (
Christine (
Deanna (
Debbie (
Denise (
Isabelle (Zabou) (
Jessica Bree (
Katie (
Kelly (
Laura (
Martine (
Nancy (
Rebecca (
Sandra (
Shana (

Our awesome, amazing, and completely generous sponsors for Sassy Lil’ Sketches “Hidden” Treasure Blog Hop:
Xyron (
Thoughts 2 Paper (
Scrappy Jo (
Crop Stop (
Apron Strings (
Crop Chocolate (
BoBunny (

There are two sketches you can use for the hop. Here they are:

Here's my LO using the second sketch.

I had SO much fun working on this page!! I scrapped pictures from the day I spent taking classes with Tim Holtz. That was a great day! The multiple squares on the sketch inspired me to use the many pictures I had from that day. I used different techniques on the other squares in the grid. I pulled out my "Compendium of Curiosities" (that I had Tim sign that day! ;) and just played with my distress inks, crackle paint, acrylic paint, alcohol inks, glimmer mists, distress stickles, masks and stamps! The techniques are really well explained in the book and it was so much fun to play around with all those products. I really hadn't been using my distress inks to their potential! Everything in the LO has been altered one way or another. The background is embossed CS, but all the rest is smooth white CS that I inked or painted. There is no patterned paper at all in this LO, which is very unusual for me! The flower at the bottom is a white prima rose that I inked and misted.

I hope you give these sketches a try! As an added bonus, I'll be randomly giving out a RAK to one lucky winner. (I'm sorry I don't have a picture of the RAK yet... I'm on vacation right now and didn't get the chance to do that before I left...) Leave a comment here and you will get one entry. If you make a LO using one of the sketches, link it on the main blog, and let me know by leaving another comment here, you will get a second entry. You'll get a third entry by completing the other sketch. You don't have to become a follower to win, but if you like what you see, I'd love to have you follow me!

Happy scrapping and good luck!


A hop is coming your way!!

Hi there!

Be sure to check this out at
Sassy Lil' Sketches on August 23rd... Why?? Because we'll be having a blog hop, that's why! So come get inspired and win some prizes if you're lucky! We've got some great sponsors!

As for me, well, I'm on vacation right now (gathering ammunition for my next album, you might say!) . I'm taking tons of pictures here in the pretty Pacific Northwest! We flew to Seattle for my friend's wedding, and decided to make a vacation out of it. So we've driven around Mount Rainier National Park (what beautiful scenery with the mountains and the wild flowers!) and Olympic National Park (gorgeous beaches and amazing rainforests!). We're definitely enjoying our stay here. Tomorrow we're off to Victoria, B.C., then to Vancouver, then back to Seattle to catch our flight home to Montreal.

Here are are a few pictures to share. If you want to see more, you can check out my travel blog
here. The descriptions are in French, but you can still see the pictures!

Thanks for stopping by, and see you at the hop!


Two cute giveaways!!

Check out these two blogs if you like cute embellies!!

Stephanie at
My Little Bit of Whimsy is having an awesome giveway! You can check out all of her creations at her shop here!

And Samantha from
Purple Pumpkin Crafts is also giving away some awefully cute embellies here!

She will be updating her shop with new goodies on August 13th, so be sure to check her

Have a great day and happy scrapping!

August 7th reveal at Sassy Lil' Sketches and 2 new sponsors!

Hi there!

August is here and it's time for another reveal with the new DT at
Sassy Lil' Sketches with two new sponsors too! Here's the fabulous sketch by Cherie Averill. Seriously, I'm always inspired by her sketches! Every time!!

So this week was a one photo sketch... I always have a hard time sticking to only one picture on a LO (because I always take waaaay too many pictures on my trips! lol!) My solution was to do a 9-photo contact sheet instead!

This is a LO about the "fauna" that we encountered on our trip to the UK last summer. Cows by the side of the road (and the roads were so narrow they almost had their head through the car window! lol!) My favorite, the highland cows, so cute with their long hair and big horns. Sheep everywhere! And of course, kitties! :)

I made this LO as a companion to the one I did on the "flora" of the UK (which was scraplifted from
Lisa Tottle) .

I think I've mentioned before that I always do two pages for my travel albums, but I don't make "double layouts". I make two single LOs that kind of "go together" (same paper, similar sketch...). (I do that because I don't do both pages at the same time... there often is a long gap of time between my 1st and 2nd pages!). But in this case, I couldn't really use the same papers, because the flowery, pink and purple papers of the flowers pics didn't match with the animal pics. So I tried to tie in both LOs as much as I could by using a CS base (which I rarely do!), misting the same butterfly in the opposite corner, using the same alphas for the title (but inked in a different color) with the same little butterfly bling, and by curling the edges of my paper layers in the same way. They ended up not clashing too much side by side in my album, so I'm happy!

So go check out what the other DT members did with this wonderful sketch right

And we have two new sponsors this month!

Our paper sponsor is ScrapFreak! One lucky winner will receive a beautiful embellishment kit! (US only)

Our digi sponsor is
The Cutting Cafe! Somebody will win three digi files from this site!

So what are you waiting for? Every sketch you complete during the month of August will give you one entry for the prizes! The more you create, the better chance you have at winning! You have until September 5th at 11:59 PM EST to link your creations.

Happy scrapping!


Online photo collages

Hi there!

I'm not much of a "techie", so I was pretty happy when I found
Photovisi to make quick and easy photo collages online. You just pick your template, add your pictures, fiddle around a bit with placement and size, then save!

I've got lots of pictures of the cats I saw during our trip to the UK last summer (yep, I'm an official cat lady, so I snap pics of all the kitties I see on my trips and I always scrap them! :). So I just played around quickly with the collages on
Photovisi and came up with these. I'm pretty sure a version of at least one of those is going to end up on my layout!

I'll be back in a few days with my next reveal at Sassy Lil' Sketches. It won't be my "travel kitties" LO yet, but there will be plenty of other animals on there! You'll see! See you back on the 7th with my new LO!

(Oh, and if anybody from the UK is reading this, I'd love to know if the term "moggies" is really used over there, as that's what I'm thinking my title will be. Thanks for the info! :)

Happy scrapping!


July sketches at SLS

Here are the rest of the July skeches over at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

July 14th card sketch:

July 21st layout sketch:

July 28th layout sketch:

Go check out the
site for all the DT's beautiful creations! And don't forget that you have until August 5th at 11:59 PM (EST) to submit your work from any of the July sketches (including the July 7th sketch from my previous post) for a chance to win some awesome goodies from Snobby Walrus or Peggy Loves Vintage!

Stay tuned in a week for the first of the August sketches and brand new sponsors! Happy scrapping!


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