Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Decided to use one of my favourite engagement pictures for a template challenge that I saw on Designer Digitals. Then as I was designing it, the gift journaling came to me and I was so happy with the idea. I'm hoping Kevin and Melodie like it! I changed the blending modes on the rose, made all the blocks a different opacity and had fun with the title making it reflective. Honestly, I get a lot of my ideas from other pages that I see!! So grateful for all the other scrapbookers out there, it's an industry where it's an honour to be copied (or in digi vernacular, to have your page "lifted"!!) 

Taking more pictures lately has made me aware of how fun props can be. This picture was taken when Kevin and Melodie were warming up in the truck and to pass the time I decided to take some pictures of the ring. When I put the ring in the rose and then on the chair, I was so happy with it. It also worked out amazing because these were all gifts that Kevin gave to Mel, so that just made my page. I better get back to scrapping the rest of my family or they are going to feel left out! 

Journaling reads: 

The Chair: A promise to build and to work and to provide for his bride!
The Rose: A promise to remember and to give and to cherish his bride!
The Ring: A promise to admire and to adore and to love his bride until the end of time!

So feel free to lift this page for any scrapbookers out there, I would love to see your take on it!!

Happy Leap Day....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

for the love of TRUCKS

Still happily working on Jana Morton's Creative Composite class when I get a minute and as soon as I saw this lesson, I knew I wanted to work on this truck engagement picture with it. I used lots of blending and I changed the background from paper to using another photo and I loved how it looked.

So fun to use these pictures of my Mel and her Kevin....makes you believe in "happily ever after!!"

Let me know in my comments a favourite engagement picture you've seen, I'm always looking for ideas!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TOO MUCH CALVIN at my house!!

Frankly here in Kamloops we don't always get a lot of snow, especially in February which is why I like it! It comes in December, January and then most years a few flurries after that but last week it snowed a ton overnight. We woke up to a winter wonderland!  So that night our kids went outside and had a blast...sorry, but I was happy to stay inside and stay toasty warm!! So when I did step outside, what to my wondering eyes did appear but....a crazy Calvin snowman, complete with snowboard crash, blood and snow forts....definitely too many Calvin books at my house!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Having a great time with my I SHOT THAT Iphone photography class! I have downloaded new apps and trying to take more pictures. Definitely need to focus on close ups but still had fun using all the special effects, filters and borders. 

My life at the gym....pretty fun to watch Mitchell!

Emergency Chocolate that never lasts long enough for emergencies! What can I say, they are Lindors!

So grateful that I am NOT a Scout hats off  to them!

My die hard walking ladies! They seem to go rain, shine or  icy roads!!

Friday, February 17, 2012


So HAPPY to take engagement pictures today of my sweet Melodie and her fiance Kevin Smith! We went out by the river here in Kamloops taking the airport road and I had a wonderful time! I think the two kiddos got a little cold but they were good sports and humoured me. The hardest part was stopping them from laughing long enough to snap a picture.

After having a picture taken off my blog last year without permission by Van Print in Vancouver (see my post here Egg Nog Model), I decided I better put my signature on all of my pictures. I will just have to figure out a quick way to do that. In these pictures I used a lot of Pioneer Woman actions and had such fun with them.

HAD to put some TRUCK pictures in....Kevin with his trucks!

The most snow we've had all month came yesterday, just before picture day....

Loved the Valentine roses!

A lot of history in this chair, personally made by Kevin...given to Melodie as a gift!

Melodie's gorgeous ring that she was super happy with!

Another MATHIESON wedding is coming up soon on April 21st, 2012!

Saturday, February 04, 2012


Rebecca Cooper in her blog, Simple As That gives away a collage template to do a "month in photos" and I'm going to try it this year! Doing a page a month is doable for me, any more than that right now would be overwhelming I think. I will still scrap other pages but this will be for keeping track of our family pictures for the year. Doing the round up every month will help as well because then I'm already picking out the pictures I want to use.
I also just included text right on the picture, will see how that looks. Might do more writing but for now this will do. Trying to keep things easy with the wedding around the corner!
So here are my January pages for 2012...


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