Monday, December 15, 2008

Yoo Hoo, it's UHU time!

I was pleased to have been given the chance to review the UHU Glue Roller! Along with the glue they sent me a clip-board! What a great opportunity for me as I have never altered a clip-board before!
I used My Minds Eye paper, misc flowers and ribbon, and Stickles! I'm pleased with my first clip-board project!
The Uhu Glue Roller is easy to use and the adhesive is SO clear! I'm thinking of doing a transparency project with it so please stay tuned to my blog!
The Uhu Glue Roller comes in Permanent, Repositionable and you can get the disposable type or the refillable! it's definately a " must - try "!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Some samples of what i have to offer during my annual Open House/Craft Sale! I love folk-art with it's versatility! It can be distressed, antiqued, sanded and embellished! Hmmmmm, sounds just like papercrafting!

My Share the Care candle sets!

A kind and generous fellow scrapbooker sent me an awesome K & Co paper pack and embellishments to make cards for Sick Kids Hospital! ( Thank you Judy! ) I brought the package to a crop I went to at a local Church and the six of us made these cards!

I love to share the joy i receive from scrapbooking and one way to do this is to make cards and pass them on!

These cards are all so beautifully done and i know they will be appreciated when they reach their destination!
I wish you all a stress free holiday planning leading up to the Big day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

O Christmas Stuff

This little cutie is 16 days old and scoots everywhere, she's such a sweetheart! i'm thinking of naming her Cosmo!
I made some naughty coal buckets using real coal from a mine in Minto, New Brunswick!

This outdoorsey wreath is actually an indoor wreath because of the woolie bow! There is a wood deer looking out and beside it is a bird nest, near the top right there is a mini-bark canoe and a wooden church hangs from the center top!

This wreath is predominately white with some splashes of red through-out! The iridescent snowflakes reflect the green from the wreath!

I've been working like crazy to get my Open house/Craft sale together! Somehow my "get-up-and-go" "got-up-and-went", lol!
I've scrapbooked once in two weeks ...... i went to The Scrapping Bug and took two classes hosted by Vicki Boutin! One was using the Sonama line from Scenic Route and the other was using The Kelly Pannacci line from Sandy Lion!
Here's a link to the blog for a peak at these awesome classes:
Hope your all having a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2008

kitties, spooks and happy mail

Scrapadilly is hosting a week long "poor people's crop" where you can only use your older stash! this halloween layout is the 2nd page of one i started last year! i love to finish up projects! There's still time to get in on this fun crop, join in by clicking here:
Scrapperie had a month long " back to your scraps" crop, with the challenges changing weekly! I won this awesome prize package! i love it!
you can check out Scrapperie" by clicking here:

Phoebes babies! 2 days old here! arent they just the cutest little things!
Have a safe and Happy halloween!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

So Many Events

This little sweetie was welcomed into my household after her owner met up with some unforseen unfortunate circumstances! it was so emotional; she had to part with her kitty, i just parted with my kitty, and phoebe had strange surroundings to get used to! phoebe will be having kittens so this will be interesting!

This project was done for a challenge at Scrap City! 3 envelopes, ribbon, some cardstock, scraps and embellishments. so fun and versatile!

Scrap city is having a "Pink Crop" this weekend and one of the challenges was "wear your pink", i had some help from two friends at work and i had my own Pink day! LOL

my friend Jennie took the pics and my friend Judy lent me the scarf! it was a fun morning!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A new Angel at The Rainbow Bridge

On Sunday I had to say goodbye to my dear little buddy, Chubb. I had her for 13 years and she was a few months shy of 20 years. She was a regular chatterbox and i didnt need an alarm clock, she let it be known that it was time to get up!
She loved to play in boxes! big or small she loved them all!
She didnt like water from a bowl on the floor so this was her usual mode of water, as well as the bathtub faucet! when i would run a bath she would hop up to the sink everytime and when i filled the sink she would paw the water, swish her tail in it, stare at her reflection and have a drink!
She didnt like the kitty pumpkin on her sink!
the snowmen invaded her chair at Christmas-time! she had her own tree, stocking, hat and scarf!

Goodbye my dear friend! you'll never be forgotten and i will always love and cherish you!

Monday, September 8, 2008

A new week and some new shouts!

My friend Bela from CROPPERSTIMEZONE frequently hosts Kards for Kids which members of her group participate in to donate the cards to TORONTO SICK KIDS HOSPITAL! These cards bring such joy to everyone! The kids have access to them so they can send a card to someone and the staff have access to them to add some joy to someones day!
Altered notebooks are great for taking notes and memos about medications etc! I crated the notebooks above and also some of the cards for Bela to take to SICK KIDS! I love the idea of giving joy to someone with something that brings me joy!
If you would like to be part of a down-to-earth group come over and say hello to Bela, myself and the other wonderful girls!

Many of the projects i do are done on the go! I bring something to do on the bus and on my breaks! The UHU glue stik comes in handy for this! It is small, portable and reliable! No worry of messes or spills! The cards and 4 small notebooks were done on the go and the UHU glue stik never let me down! I also recieved a sample of UHU TAC and discovered it is great for popping embelishments on cards! you can use as little as you want (no cutting of adhesives to make the sticky smaller) When making kards for the kids embellishments and small pieces cannot be added to the cards so I dont have a UHU TAC Embellished card to show at this time! UHU TAC is great to attach "works of art" to the fridge and to post reminders!
Wishing you all a happy scrappy day!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

one more altered jar!

I was browsing for some ideas for an altered lunch-box and my journey brought me to this site called " some assembly required " ( ! I didnt find a lunch-box but i did find a challenge for beads! I cant resist a challenge so i had to give in!

I handpicked the green and clear beads out of a jar of multicolored beads so i could adhere them to the chipboard scallop! The bottom pic is a close-up of how i accented one of the jar handles!
This was a fun project to do! I hope you will browse on over and take a look at some awesome work!
Have a happy scrappy day!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Altered card box with cards

I was honored to have had this set of cards and altered card box chosen as LOTD (layout of the day) at Scrapperie! The box is altered with American Crafts pattern paper and the cards are predominately made with American Crafts ( pattern paper and ribbon) the sentiments are from my stash and the flowers were purchased from The Scrapping Bug!
Scrapperie is hosting a Scrap-olympics! The challenges are fun and they run until August 31!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

in a slump!

gosh, i've been so busy away from the house doing other activities besides scrapping, so i'm behind in my posting updates! I'll be back ..........!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fighting boredom one challenge at a time


Bless my mess! Crop till you drop!! Scrap, don't nap!

Come join me this Friday for the Friday Night Boredom Fighters crop at Scrapadilly! Guaranteed a good time and a funtime! Check it out here:

Tell them Jo-Ann sent ya!

Taaaa Daaaah!

It's almost Back To School Time and with that in mind who wouldn't want a Mini Lunchbag Album to put together!

Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions for my jars!

With no further ado the winner of the rak is .......... MO! Congratulations!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hostess for Scrap Central

Caribanna Challenge!

I was asked if i wanted to be the Hostess for the month of August at Scrap Central! ( ) What an honor and what fun! For week 1 i issued a scraplift challenge with the focus being on the colors of the Caribanna Festivities!

There's still time to get your name in for the rak! I'll keep this open till Sunday midnite and will post the winner on Monday after work!

I got my first award from my blogging friend Cathy ( mamasheg)
As a recipient I’m to do the following:
Send the award to only 5 people. 4 of the recipients have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Here’s 5 blog friends that I’d like to pass this on to:

Bela ( her site was the first i belonged to, met her on facebook )

Carla ( soon i can say " i knew her when ......!!!!)

Mo ( met her at " Oceans of memories"( now closed ) We go to a lot of crops together!

Donna ( her scrappy style inspires me )

Jany ( just getting to know her )

blogging friends forever

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Your Lucky Day!!

More mix than match!!
I had these jars sitting around for quite awhile and today i felt like altering them!
I plan on using them eventually when i have my big open house sale in late November!

I plan on filling them with something and i need some trippy ideas! Can you envision anything in these? I would really appreciate any ideas and to show my appreciation i will send a small rak to someone at random! Looking forward to seeing some funky ideas!
I had to do a quick edit here: I got an email from a friend who said " Why dont you fill the jars with bright condoms"!! LMAO!! Thank you Dianne for making my day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My lucky day!!

The crop at Scrapadilly was so fun and inspirational! The games and challenges were fun to do, not to mention the friendly bantering between the contestants!

I was lucky enough to win the second prize and i tote-ally love it!

One of the challenges was to "scraplift from someone in the gallery" and another was to create a shaped card! I did the reindeer card at a crop at The Scrapping Bug!

I love taking part in crops as they tend to take me beyond the "norm" of scrapbooking!

Monday, July 21, 2008

get your crop on!

There's no excuse for being bored this weekend! Crop's are cropping up everywhere! Come join me in my crop circles this weekend! The prizes are amazing!
Lot's going on in the city! This month is the ScrapCity Store Grand Opening and we will be celebrating with a Virtual Crop! Step inside the forum to find out more details...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Christmas in July

Summer heat getting to you? Well let's think cold as Scrapadilly presents "Old Fashion Christmas In July" Crop to be held July 25 - 27th!

I invite you all to come join in the fun! Here's a description of the prizes available:

3rd Place: The Mini Fastenater (includes staples) plus a $5 Gift Certificate Code to the Scrapadilly Store2nd Place: The Unforgettable Scrapbooking Tote Kit from Westrim Crafts (contains almost 500 pieces including:8x8 patterned papercardstockstickersdie cutsribbon bowsbuttonssequins3 stamps and 1 stamp padorganizing toteand a $5 Gift Certificate Code to the Scrapadilly Store

and the grand prize for 1st Place: Martha Stewart 12x12 Playful Blue Paper Pad (24 double sided sheets)1 pkg "Imagine" Stencils (3 sheets with 30 designs)1 pkg K&Co Chipboard Die Cut Shapes Florals and Swooshes1 pkg K&Co Chipboard Alphabet - Green1 pkg K&Co Brads Assorted Colors1 pkg Colorbok Vellum Quote Pack1 pkg Colorbok Flower Accent Pack (flowers, brads, buttons)1 Paper Shapers Corner Adorner Rounder Punch from EK Success (this has a removeable outer clip so you can use the punch to make your own scallop edge)1 pkg Petaloo Box Blends Dahlia (Gold/Peach/Green/Blue) flowers with bling1 Adhesive Tech Dot Glue Runner1 pkg refills for AT Dot Glue Runner4 rolls of Offray Ribbonand a $10 Gift Certificate Code from the Scrapadilly Store

Join me at scrapadilly where the fun never stops!!!!
Tell them Jo-Ann sent you!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer Weddings!

Ever since i developed a passion for scrapbooking my other crafts have taken a seat at the back of the bus! I was so grateful when my friend asked me to create a bouquet for her daughters wedding! I added the yellow flower to symbolize friendship! In any relationship friendship is important! I wish Tammy a day filled with all the blessings love can hold!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Glue with a twist!

Have you hugged your glue today??? lol !! My UHU Glue n Twist ( saved the day for me!

I was asked to make some treats that would fit in with a Canada Day special celebration!

Bobbi-lynn from Scrap Central ( ) and her hubby Derek renewed their vows for their 13th Canada Day celebration!

I needed something that would hold the treats and a plain old box wouldn't do, so i crimped some cardboard to cover the sides and needed some sturdy glue to hold it all together!

UHU GLUE n TWIST to the rescue! A twist of the cap and you can spread a path of glue or twist back and you can apply a fine line or a dot! The pinwheels and flowers were applied with a dot of glue!

I made the cute little hearts with white bells in the center! I also made red mapleleafs, white maple leafs and chocolate mapleleafs and stacked them in little cello bags! i also made chocolate blossoms and twisted them with waxed candy wrap, and they resembled a Kiss or a Hug! i made them a chocolate greeting card as well! My chocolate factory is closed for the summer now! It's way to hot to create chocolate treats!
Wishing you all a Happy Summer! Any special plans?

Monday, June 30, 2008

grand prize winner!

I took part in a crop at lil scrappers ( ), it was their second on-line crop and the design team issued challenges that took you out of your comfort zone! The grand prize was Imaginesce ( all kinds of happy)! When i found out i was the winner of the grand prize i sure did the happy dance! The papers and embellies are so awesome!
My friend Jen and i were thinking of having a " cricut and card crop " soon!
It's great to crop with someone and swap ideas, i can see some yummy cards happening with the "all kinds of happy" line from Imagenesce!
Wishing you all a great scraphappy day!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

random ponderings

It's official! ...... just got my fiskar's scissors with my Fiskateer # 3830 engraved on them! I'm a bonafide fiskateer! Love the shipping label on the box and also the burlap bag for the scissors! The scissors glide through my cutting! i love them! I made this cute little beaded hat and card for a friend who is a redhatter!
I went to a "meet n greet" for a friend who's family travelled from holland and other parts for a reunion and birthday celebration! Love the starfuit floating in the punch!
I've been busy with chocolate wedding favors for canada day, and i also have to do a Bride's bouquet for another wedding in July! Will post pics soon!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Atc's and .........A winner!!!

These Atc's are so cute!
They are from my latest
swap at Fiskateers!
I love the atc's so much! And now .......... I have a winner from my "over the 1000 posts rak draw": The winner is:

scrappybein said...
Awesome blog, Jo-Ann! Aren't ATC's fun - to make and receive? I just love all the friends I have made through this awesome craft! :)

Congrats on the envie rak!

I loved reading everyones comments and i appreciate each and everyone of them!
wishing everyone a great week!