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Alberta, Canada
I'm glad you arrived, please do come in.. I hope you enjoy my Homemade crafty items. Feel free to leave a comment and if you have any questions I'll do my best to reply. I've been having better luck with my Mojo but still have a tendency to get lost in the game. I lose my mojo and I just wait for some inspiration to hit and then I'll scrap again. I'm sure others know what I'm talking about. We just plain run out of ideas for a moment! Sooner or later things are kicking back into gear! YAY! For those that stop by and leave comments, I greatly appreciate it. Even stop by just to say Hi.. I will try to get back to your blog too. I hope you have a great day, I hope you enjoy your visit! Sherry

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Halloween Haunted House Tag

Happy Halloween!   Just getting into some fun of it... One of my halloween tags..   Thanks for stopping by.  This was going to be part of a tag swap but life threw a big curve ball and I didn't sign up because I didn't think I could complete them by the due date.   So the tags I have now I'm going to complete them into a mini  halloween album for myself.  

 I knew someday the picture of the moon, taken by my son Kyle, would come in handy.  It was PERFECT for my haunted house!  What can be more realistic than the real thing!     Great picture Kyle!
                                                                    HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Different Kind of Bouquet!

My daughter just had her 25th day.  I've been asking her what she wanted for a present, so one day she laughs and emails me.. hey I need sock, you can get me some socks for my birthday.   So How boring is that!!!   So I decided to be creative and make a Bouquet full of socks and added some scrapbook things she can use.    I thought as a joke it turned out pretty good!    I don't even know how many pairs of sock there actually ended up being in it!  lol     But it turned out pretty good considering its only made from socks!  Of course I got her some other things but this was just kind of a joke.  But I'm glad how it turned out.

Happy Birthday Ashley.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Roses, Roses, every where!

Well I've been working and working trying to achieve what I feel if the natural looking rose.   So here we go,  I'll post individual pictures and the whole bunch.  I can see I'm getting better..  but do you think they look like a rose.  The yellow and pinks are the newest.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flower Making Mode

I was going to join a swap for homemade flowers but I missed the closing but I figured I would make some flowers anyway.. maybe for another swap.. maybe for myself. I really enjoy making flowers, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist and always try and make them  as close to real as possible. My Ostermums are one of my fav.. so I tried to create the flower I had going in the back.  I've been making roses too.. trying to get them to my satisfaction.  I will have to post them another day as I didn't take pics of them yet.
There are several different types of flowers.., my usual ones just made in colors I've not tried.  I love them mostly white.  Although, again, the camera didn't pick up the glitter they are all painted with acrylic and painted with extreme glitter and lacquered to all the shine.   Thanks for looking

My favorite ones are the white ones with the little touch of black or the touch of blue  But then again I always change my mind!  lol  Thanks for stopping by  

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a Total Surprise!!

This past week I was asked if it was OK from a fellow blogger if she added me to her Mojo Monday. She explained to me what Mojo Monday was. During the following week if she happened to run into, layout or altered item  that toally impressed her,  she then makes her list and features them on her blog.  When I was asked I really had no idea what work of mine would of inspired her, as she does such beautiful creations of her own.  For those of you who don't know who I'm talking about already you should check her out her name is Stacey S but better knows as "Mrs.Schwiet"

So it turns out that she found one of my older posted,  and she  Posted My Paper Made Shoes on her blog, along with  a few others that she enjoyed and gave her inspiration for the week. Mojo Monday what a great idea!  I'm thrilled that she would find enjoyment in one of my posts.  My birthday is this week, so Thank you Stacey, that was a big surprise birthday present!  I'm totally honored, more than words can say!

To find individual pictures of each shoe follow the links below the image of my 3 Paper Shoes.

Here are links to each shoe if you want to see additional pictures  CHECK OUT MORE PICTURES HERE  as well as here  Paper shoe "Green Pair"  and here for the  Purple Paper shoes.
I can't say how much fun I enjoyed making these.  It was to date the most fun swap I've done.

Thank you again Stacey for your kindness and for putting a BIG smile on my face!    You have no idea how honored I truly am.


Sunday, August 14, 2011


There is another entry for the SCRAP THAT Aug Challenge  The challenge is to make something using only 1 piece of 12x 12 paper, with what ever embellishments you would like to add.   So here is my second entry

This gorgeous butterfly was bought on ETSY check out her site she has tons of fantastic homemade items.  

Thanks for stopping by 

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Challenge at Scrap That was to make something using only 1 12x12 paper and embellish the way you would like.  This is my submission.. check it out

                                          SCRAP THAT AUG CHALLENGE!!

                                        Check it out at SCRAP THAT! Aug Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.. I'd love to hear from you, its nice to know if anyone stops by. 
Hope you have a great weekend

Saturday, August 6, 2011

She's "Beautiful" to Me

This Is my daughter. 

I decided it was time to start using some flowers I've made, so all flowers I made myself.
Here is a following list of the material I used in this layout.  If you have any questions feel free to ask.
  black and teal sequin ribbon, 
2 butterflies, (bought on Ebay)
 Black decorative velvet feel self adhesive border
 White flower lace
  2 small white dollies
 each holding a "mirror like flower shape
 fern  leaves cut from Martha Stewart Punch.
The "Beautiful" sign, which is Serendipity Embossed Stickers from K&Company
 I loved how her picture looked in black and white so decided to try that.  I don't have back and white photo's very often, but I'm quite pleased with the turn out. 
Black and Silver striped flower is from ATD called Black Tie.
Glue Dots  Continuous line glue
Sookwang 1 in tape for behind the picture (this is sticky stuff so gotta make sure you got it in the right place before laying it down as its next to impossible to lift up.
Paper Shapers punch
Cricut used to cut black foliage.
Acrylic paints for all homemade flowers
Color Box Pigment ink pad for flower tips
I hope I didn't miss anything else.   Here are some addition photos, close up and different angles I hope you enjoy.



Monday, July 18, 2011

Turn Back Time With Memories

This new layout is for my Mom's birthday,  this is a picture of her father, my grandfather.  I never got to met my grandparents as sadly they died very young.  My grandfather was 1 in a family of brothers, cousins and sons that went boating out on Lake Simco, Ontario, a bad storm rolled in and the boat sunk.  My grandfather drown, my mom's twin brother survived as well as a cousin.  But out of 7 people only 2 survived.  You often wonder WHY?  why didn't they have life jackets,   why so many for one boat.   My grandfathers body was found, in his wallet he had a large sum of money,  when the police found him, his wallet was emptied out.. expect for one penny, Which to this day sits in my closet.   So someone found him took his money and left.    Its unreal what some people would do.  I am not 100% sure of the date, the picture was not marked.  But I will get from my mom after I give this to her and change it if needed.    I don't think she will find my blog  lol but if she does by chance... well Happy Birthday Mom... Surprise!!

I have placed this layout in a brown wood shadow box and I'm pleased how well it looks together.  I'm trying to scrap out of my normal type, colors, and themes.  Browns, Reds, Orange, yellows are my least favorite colors, So to complete this with so much brown is a big accomplishment!     Thanks for stopping by  feel free to drop a message and say Hi.

Here are some close up pictures  the products used for this layout are 
Bo Bunny papers
Bo Bunny Noteworthy
Bo Bunny Clock diecut
BoBunny Noteworthy Journal pages
Karen Foster Design Paper - Memory Frame
Tim Holtz GEARS
Tim Holtz CHAINS
Tim Holtz Idea-ology WORD KEYS
Tim Holtz Idea-ology SPINNERS
Tim Holtz  KEY HOLES
Making Memories metal frame
All Flowers homemade
Maya Road Sheers Clocks -Brown & Cream
Making memories gold doily, with gem accent
Gold and Cream Acrylic paint
Designer ink Oak Brown
Twiddleybitz Chipboard frame
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Zots 3D  glue dots
Red Wonder tape
Foam 3D squares
one 6 inch Gold metal hoop 
Black Gems

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Remember Me (Tribute to my sister Louise)

Nineteen years ago, 2 weeks after my youngest son was born, my sister, Louise,  passed away suddenly.  She lived her entire life with Marfan Syndrome which was the result to the end of her life.   Its been 19 years but it feels like yesterday.  To this day she is talk about in our family,  I try to tell my kids that don't remember things, what we did and what she was like.  My youngest son, Kyle, didn't even get the chance to get to know her so he has know idea, but as it is a surprise to me.. I see so much of Louise in Kyle.  I've had others say the same that he sure has alot of Louise in him.  Sometimes he'll be just sitting there watching tv and I just take a glance at him and see so much of Louise, I wonder what she would think..   I wish she was still here with us all..  She was only 35 years old with 2 kids.   Now she'd be a grandmother of 3!    I wonder what life would of been like if she just lived.  

This layout is made for my Mom for her to put up in her shadow box.  I've put alot of love and care into this layout and I hope you enjoy my work.   Unfortunately the picture isn't the clearest, but one can't complain as we all should be happy we have pictures to remember our family members by.
Thanks for stopping by.

Your Little sister, Sherry    I Love and miss you Louise

Thanks to stopping by