Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Smile For The Camera

I WON!!! Yeah me!

I won a fantastic prize from Dolcezza Photography.
A photo session, including 100 photos on a memory stick.
Now, as fellow scrapbookers you know how exciting this is!
I can take a decent picture...but it's hit and miss, so
I am really looking forward to fabulous new pics of my niece and
crazy nephews...and Sass too, of course.
...Now to think of themes and locations!
Oh, the possibilities!

(Sorry for bragging)
Great Days,

Monday, 30 May 2011

Mondays Are For Mom

'Happy Birthday Dad!'
by Nancy Parker
Today is my Ma's, Dad's Birthday...my Grandpa!
And this is the card he has been given.

Happy Birthday Stamp (Stampin' Up)- Ma's fantastic yardsale find
'Dad'- Original Sizzix (her pride&joy)
Paper- My Mind's Eye, Stella&Rose- Mabel

Have a Happy Monday!

Jasmine & Ma

Friday, 27 May 2011

Scrap It Forward's 'Woof, There It Is'

Sassafras Lass (Sassie)
'My Pretty Puppy'
This is my entry for the 'Woof There It Is' Contest at
Scrap It Forward.  This is a layout I did of Sass at a
recent Crop...isn't she just the cutest thing.

You have through June 01, 2011 to play along...
Winner to be posted on June 02, 2011.
Just link a layout of your furry friend to their site and
tell them something special about your pet.

Good luck to all!
...and have a Wonderful Weekend!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

All Bets Are Off

Crate Paper- May 2011 Sketch
What a great sketch Crate has come out with this month.
I tried to load it onto my blog, but it wouldn't let me...so head on
over to http://www.cratepaper.com/ and check it out.
You have until Sunday May 29th to get your final product in. 


{Journaling: ' What can I say? These wackos are a couple friends of mine.
You see, you give a couple of "adults" a photobooth and some costumes...
and, well, all bets are off...great times xx'}
One of my great friends had a photobooth at their wedding...what fun!
I am not kidding, there was a line up all night long. If you know anyone
who is having a wedding- suggest this!

Crate Paper - toy box collection, accent cuts
Crate Paper- lillian collection, blissful
Crate Paper- emma's shoppe, inventory
Crate Paper- emma's shoppe, playhouse
Crate Paper- borders
Crate Paper- sticker tags
Tim Holtz- distress ink, walnut stain
Thickers- Chipboard Alpha, Jewelry box, chestnut
Tattered Angels- Glimmer Mist, Wheatfields
Core'dinations- Aqua Cardstock
film negatives

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Mail Call

Good mail makes me happy...and this is not only good mail, but GREAT mail-
which means there is a VERY in front of happy!
My order from Bursts of Creativity {Etsy Store} came in!
Some milk caps and circus ephemera...
Vintage bingo cards & lotto tickets and...
some 'extras'!

Thanks so much, Melissa!
I love everything I received...will definitely be a return customer!


Monday, 23 May 2011

Mondays Are For Mom

'Jumpin at the Chance to Say...'
(and I have no idea what the inside says, Ma? Maybe
you could help me out here?)
It's been a busy weekend...the rain has stopped falling,
for the time being, in Southwestern, Ontario. Yeah!
...So, this week's card comes from Ma's stash!

Thanks for looking,
Jasmine (and Ma)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Yardsale Summary Sundays

Yardsale season is officially upon us in Southwestern Ontario...yeah!
My Ma, Sister, Niece & I headed out yesterday
at what seemed like the 'crack of dawn'.
(8am comes VERY EARLY to a person who doesn't sleep)

I am most content when rummaging through other's 'junk'.
So, on Sundays I am going to blog{brag}of all the
wonderful scrapbooking finds I scooped up.

Here we go.
Two wooden knick-knack shelves{not very old}...
thought they would make a couple of nice Altered Trinket Shelves.
$4/2 {including dust}
Fiskars' rotary cutter {YEAH ME!!} This cuts like butter. $3
14 wooden letter/number blocks {for Altered Trinket Shelves} .25cents 
Vintage Playing Cards .10cents
Stampin' Up Wood Block Stamps
French Script {note price tag $24.95} $5
Set of 4 Patterns $5
Total $17.35
All in all, not a bad morning...
worth getting out early and digging through 'one man's trash'.
Happy Treasure Hunting

Friday, 20 May 2011

Tag...You're It!

This is the FIRST tag I have ever made...and it will not be the last.
I have never made them because I associate them with cards...
and I am a HORRIBLE {possibly the worst} card maker.
I LOVE the look of other's cards, but it's not happening for me.
For example, this was suppose to be a card for the
My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge#23
Didn't happen...like always, I got frustrated and mad,
which is where my card making experiences always end up.
I would like to think that one day I will conquer the card,
but until then...I {now} have tags!

Thanks for the look.
Great days- Jasmine

Thursday, 19 May 2011

How Do You Measure Up?

Yesterday, my Ma hands me a garbage bag.
You know the saying 'one {wo}man's trash is another {wo}man's treasure...',
Well, inside that bag was a whack of old measuring tape.
(and I do mean a whack, a few at 165'each)
I had just bought one which I used on my
Altered Tray of Curiosities and loved the look.
So, to celebrate my good fortune, I am offering 1 length each (9') to the
first 5 people who leave a comment on this post.
{you must already be a member...or join, we like new people}

Is it sad that a bag of 'garbage' can get me so excited?
Thanks Ma!

Good-luck Alanna&Braden at Track & Field, I hope the rain holds
off and that Sassie and I will be there to watch you!
I know you will both do GREAT!
Love Aunt Jazzie

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lost In Thought

Just when you think My Mind's Eye can't possibly get any
better they throw this amazing sketch at you
...and offer up a phenomenal prize!
My Mind's Eye
The challenge:  Design a layout or other project based on this sketch (by Anam Stubbington).MME_LayoutSketch_2011_05
Along with the sketch, you must use this theme: Free-Style (anything goes)
The rules: Use ANY My Mind’s Eye products (current or past) as long as your project has at least 80% My Mind’s Eye products.
The deadline: Add a link to your project to the bottom of this post using inlinkz by Thursday, May 19, 2011 (midnight, MST).  Please include your first and last name and project name when uploading.  (a photo of your layout or project will show directly in the post)
(For tips on how to best photograph your entry, click here)
The PRIZE: The winner will receive three ENTIRE collections of their choice!  We will also award an honorable mention winner with one collection of their choice!  All winners will be featured in a blog post and have bragging rights!

 I just had to join in the fun, so here is my take on one amazing sketch.
'Lost In Thought'
I love this photo...a definite favourite.
This is my one & only niece and was taken during one of many 'photo shoots'.
(Grandma, Mom and Auntie {me}, tend to get a little snap-happy)

MME-Lost&Found; Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Collage
MME- Laundry Line; Natural "Embark" Grass Stained Dots Paper
MME-Lost&Found; Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Love Paper
MME-Stella&Rose; Mabel "Love Letters" Paper
MME-Stella&Rose; Mabel 6x6 Paper Pack (Black on Black Dots-Butterfly)
MME-Stella&Rose; Hattie "Boy" Woven Stripe Paper
Frame- Unknown
Brackets- City Map

Good-luck to all who enter! 
Check out my Ma's Card Entry for My Mind's Eye
Blog Challenge#23: Card Challenge, HERE.

Great Days,

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mondays, um Tuesdays, are for Mom

Sorry Ma, but you got bumped...for this week.

This week's card was made for the
My Mind's Eye
The challenge:  Design a card based on this fabulous sketch (by Anam Stubbington).
Along with the sketch, you must use this theme:  Free-style (anything goes)
The rules: Use ANY My Mind’s Eye products (current or past) as long as your project has at least 80% My Mind’s Eye products.
The deadline: Add a link to your project to the bottom of this post using inlinkz by Thursday, May 19, 2011 (midnight, MST).  Please include your first and last name and project name when uploading.  (a photo of your card will show directly in the post)
(For tips on how to best photograph your entry, click here)
The PRIZE: The winner will be announced on the blog Monday, May 23, 2011 and receive one collection of their choice!

...and here is the entry
'For You'- Nancy Parker
Good luck, Ma!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 16 May 2011

A {Little} Project & A BIG Winner!

Today is Monday, and as promised I will be announcing the winner of the
{Mini} Book Ends Giveaway...but, I'm going to make you wait until the end of today's post.

I am posting an Altered Tray that constructed last week. 
(Mondays are for Mom is being pushed until Tuesday for this week.- Sorry Ma.)
I sanded an old, wooden tray that I found in my Grandma's house.

Then painted it in a high gloss black.
(I did sand it again after this, to distress it, but forgot to take a picture)
Then, the fun part...finding all the trinkets and treasures to fill it with.
A snip of my Granny McNaughton's lilac tree,my favourite. (the first tree I ever loved.)

A Skeleton Key from our farmhouse, a bottle of sand from my favourite place and

a desert rose & piece of petrified wood from my Grandma Burton.

September 1981- the month & year I was born...and my Sassafras Lass (puppy).
Finished Product...
I LOVED doing this and highly recommend it! 
I have already started shopping for a new {vintage} tray!

Now, onto the GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!
Congrats to LEIGH, who said:
"What a great mini and a great lesson for your nephews and niece to learn
about money and giving to those in need.
I would make a mini on our crazy, unexpected house renovations!"

Please contact me at jazzie2103@hotmail.com, LEIGH,
so I can get your shipping information.

Thanks to all for entering...
be sure to check back for more big giveaways and {little} projects.

Friday, 13 May 2011

We are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Sorry for the delay but, as I'm sure you've heard, blogger was 'unavailable'.
So, due to this, I am extending the GIVEAWAY.
I will now be posting the WINNER on Monday May 16/11.
Good luck to all who have and will enter!!!

Be sure to stop by Monday- I will be posting my latest project.
(here is a {little} preview)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


I was on a scrapbook site forum this weekend and the topic
"Do you love every layout you do?" caught my attention.
The answers were varied, some did, some didn't,
some just want to get them done.
Me? Well, if I don't, I tweak it until I do...or I take it all apart and start again.
I even go as far as 'altering' past layouts I loved... 
Here are a few that have been 'redone' after years of being finished.
 (unfortunately, I have no 'before' pictures)
I wish I could just let what's done, be...but that is just not me.
So, how about you...where do you fall?
Do you love every layout you do?

Hope to hear from you.

And don't forget, you only have a couple more days to enter my first GIVEAWAY.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Scrapbook Challenges *Thank-You Pamela* Blog Hop

I have decided to 'Hop On' the Blog Hop at Scrapbook Challenges
The sketch I decided use is Sketch #47

I just LOVE the simplicity of this sketch.

And here is my take...
The subjects of this layout are my older, and only, sister, Season and myself.
"There is no better friend than a sister, and there is no better sister than you."
  {Journaling}'Season & I have been sisters my entire life.  I never recall being anywhere without her as a child.  As teenagers, well let's just say, I'm surprised we made it out alive.  Nowadays we see each other every day, we get along...or is it just all the free baby-sitting?'

Check out the rest of the blog hop, starting with Brynn's Blog.
Other members of Scrapbook Challenges have 'Hopped On', go Here to
check out all their amazing layouts!

Thanks for taking a look...
and don't forget to enter my FIRST GIVEAWAY

Mondays are for Mom

First of all...Wishing all the Moms a very Happy {day late} Mother's Day!
Hope your special day was well.

And now onto my Mom's weekly card.
"Sending a Little Scattering of Blessings Your Way"
Mom created this card for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Card Includes:
Mo's {NEW} Digital Stamp "Housework Fairy"
Basic Grey "Sweet Thread" Paper 
Making Memories- brad
 Copic Markers 
Assorted buttons, ribbon & card stock {stash}

Thanks for looking...
And if you haven't already, enter to win the wonderful GIVEAWAY
{posted below}.
The WINNER will be announced Friday and it could be YOU!

Have a Wonderful Day!


Friday, 6 May 2011

{Mini} Book Ends

Let's start with the final pages...7&8.
All in all, I have enjoyed creating this mini.
There is something very rewarding when you complete an entire project.
The book itself, is made from plain, old file folders. However,  
 a majority of this album was created using scraps and other, {little} odds&ends.
That is one thing I LOVE- using scraps!
So we're celebrating the completion of  a first, with another first...
{I know you are just as excited as I}

Included in this pack:
Kaiser 'Beyond the Page' Mini Album
My Mind's Eye - Stella&Rose, Mabel {6x6 paper pad}
My Mind's Eye - So Sophie, 'Graceful Open Your Heart' & Clever 'Pure Bliss' Tags
My Mind's Eye - 29th Street Market, Fresh 'Full of Beauty' Tag
Jillibean Soup - Baked Brown Cardstock Alpha Stickers
Basics - Micro Mono Alpha Stickers
Basic Grey- Hello Luscious title stickers
Prima - Say It In Pearls
Martha Stewart Sticker Gems
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad, Frayed Burlap
Twine (8yds)
Ribbon (2pcs)
New&Vintage Buttons (18)
Brown Fabric Flower

Well, just JOIN my blog and leave a nice, {little} comment, on this post,
telling us what subject your mini would be about...and that's it.

The Winner will be DRAWN ON
FRIDAY MAY 13, 2011
{I will post it on this blog}

Spread the word and Good Luck!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Next Chapter

Pages five and six turned out to be very trying.
It took a while, but in the end, I don't mind the finished result.

Okay...The pictures on these pages are from one of our local newspapers.
{They ended up being in a few papers however,
I have no idea where the other articles went.}
Alanna came running in the house, yelling
'The paper is here, they want to take our picture...we're famous now!!'
We're all very proud of our 'Little Lemonade Girls'.

So tomorrow is the last day of my 'Mini Adventure'. {thank goodness}
I will be taking a break from the colours GREEN & YELLOW for quite sometime.

I am so very excited for tomorrow, not only because this will all be over,
{see all CAPS- I'm excited}

So be sure to stop by tomorrow for all the details...
and to check out what's up for grabs.


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Please Turn To

 ...pages three and four.
 Today I have started a love/hate relationship with my mini.
My normal scrapbooking pages tend to be 'nicely cluttered'
(as my sister would say).
I'll admit, I try to jam a lot onto one page,
and with these small pages that has become no easy task.

 So far,I am happy with what I've completed,
hopefully I will feel the same come the end of the week.

Thanks for the look.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

And We're Off!

...and on to page one (and two) of my First Mini Album.

Like I said earlier this week, my hope is to bring you a new page every day this week.

Then at the end...perhaps a small surprise???
So check back, tell me how I'm doing and hopefully,
come the end of this week, myself, my scrapbook room and my mini will have survived.

Thanks for taking the time.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Mondays are for Mom

This is the 3rd edition of 'Mondays are for Mom' - how quickly the days pass.
This edition a special one; Ma got a scanner!! {and actually learned how to use it}
Way to go, Ma!

Here is Monday's Card
'Just For You' by Nancy Parker
 Basic Grey "Life of the Party"
Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamp {freebie}
Making Memories - Brads
Sizzix Embossing Folder- "Dot"
Spellbinder Nestie Die- "Petite Scalloped Circle"
Assorted Copics
Altered Layered Flower
I hope you have enjoyed today's card. 
Check back tomorrow for the second page(s) of my mini album. {see post below} 
my mini album,

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Good Things Come In {Little} Albums

I am tackling my first mini album.
The subject? My niece, nephew(s) and a family friend's Summer Lemonade Stands.

{Flat Scan}
It all started a few years back... my sister, Season, and I wanted to get the kids out of the house... and, more importantly, out of our hair. A week into summer and we're hearing the 'I'm SO BORED, there's nothing to do' whine...I'm sure you know it. So we suggested that they open a lemonade stand.  Now there is something you should know about Sea & I (mainly 'I')...we, I mean I, tend to go a little overboard.  We couldn't just have a 'normal' lemonade stand, you know the kind were you buy frozen lemonade and sit the kids out front at a small table.  No, no, that just wouldn't do. We picked a date, made up a 'menu' of baked goods, bought and/or made some 'lemony' decorations and signs and baked (a lot). The day came, the sun shone, we made sure the kids looked ridiculously cute, sent them outside at 10am and hoped for the best.  They had line-ups, sold out of items, had 3 papers come to take their picture and brought in over $400 (after start up costs-not joking).  After that first year we started to let them have two- one in July and the other in August.  They get to split the profits from one and the other has to go to a charity of their choice.

{cover shots}
*measures 4.5"x8.5", cut from a file folder (Wal-Mart)
I am hoping to have the whole album completed by the end of this week- posting a new 'page' every day. 
I hope you'll come back and take a peek!