Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chief Scout Award

(this is the Yap portion of my blog, but of course I'll fit a little crafty stuff into it)

We were so proud of our son this past June when he received his Chief Scout Award, the highest award a Scout can receive. I won't get into what this involved, but trust me when I say it took allot of work and commitment on my son's part, and was the cumulation of his 8 years in Scouting. (A mother has the right to brag a little right? If you don't think so you might as well just stop reading now).

He was one of only 3 Scouts that have received this award in the last 30 years in our home town! What an honour. This is such a big deal in Scouting that they do an area award ceremony in Toronto for any Scout receiving this award every June. Unfortunately, it fell on the same day as my son's Confirmation at church. His leaders still wanted to make it special for him so they made sure to have some "brass" from Scouts Canada attend our annual end of the year BBQ to make the official presentation. I also didn't end up with many really good pictures from the event, as my eyes were filled with tears of pride and I couldn't really see what I was taking pictures of. ( I should have handed the camera off!!!) My pictures run the gamete of, eyes closed to looking the wrong way! So here is one of the better pictures....

See what I mean...not the best expression! But in this next shot you can see how very proud he is.

(here's my crafty contribution....)

So I made some desserts to share with everyone and wanted to make them special, so I borrowed my friends Cricut cake machine and cut some Fleur-de-lis out of fondant to decorate some Brownies I had made. They were a huge hit.

Just looking at these pictures again, has my mouth watering!!! And they were as yummy as they look.
I will be sure to post my layout of this event once I do it. I'm still struggling with how to do the layout with pictures that I'm not overly happy with, and still express the pride I had! I'm thinking the journaling will have to be stellar.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Cards & Tags

I will again be a vendor at Scraptopia in beautiful Muskoka on Nov 18-20th this fall. I decided to do something a little different and designed a card class and a tag class to be offered on the weekend. There will be 3 cards to make, using a variety of techniques and products. The cost for this mini card class is $5. All you need to bring is your adhesive, everything else you need will be supplied.

The Tag class will consist of 5 tags, and the cost for this class will be $3.

If you are attending Scraptopia on Nov 18-20th and would like to do either of these classes please send me an e-mail at , to let me know you are interested so that I can come prepared.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Although this layout is not a brand new creation, I have not posted it to my blog yet, so wanted to share it with you. Not only because I love the layout, but also because it highlights the 12" Flip Flaps that can turn any ordinary layout into a mini album within an album. I find myself grabbing my Flip Flaps, both the full page 12" and the 4"x6" ones, on a regular basis to add layers (and more pictures) to my layouts.

The challenge over at Frosted Designs this week is Family, which was my inspiration to get this layout posted.

Here's the cover of the layout, with the Flip Flaps closed. I used one 8"x12" and one 4"x12" Flip Flap. (sorry for the glare, but the pictures had to be taken with the layout in the page protector for you to appreciate the use of the Flip Flaps)

I used the Abracadabra layout from the Magic book, as my inspiration for this layout.

This next shot shows you the layout with the flaps open.

 Supply's used
-Grace paper pack (retired)
-Flip Flaps
-Filigree Charms (metal flower brads)
-Sassy Strands (retired)
-Pewter brads 
-Garden Green Ink pad
-Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
-Assorted chipboard alpha (non CTMH)
-Flower Chipboard (non CTMH)
-Paint (Making Memories)
-Magic how to book