Friday, December 23, 2016

Last minute Sally...

Hey all! Remember me?! It's been awhile...

Who else is NOT ready for Christmas this year?! It's officially Christmas Eve now that the clock has struck midnight and I haven't finished shopping......and I haven't even STARTED wrapping........and I am STILL working on my Aunt's scrapbook album!

So typical for me, right?! 

I am not even going to embarrass myself by admitting how many pages I have done.....let's just say that I probably won't sleep until after Christmas dinner, at this rate!

Nonetheless, I wanted to show you the double page layout I finished tonight. It's been awhile since I have tried to tap into my creative juices, so I had to find a challenge or two to play along with! 

So, I got hunting around and found the "Whip It Up" challenge, over at The ScrapRoom and decided to play along! I also used a great sketch I found on Pinterest, making a couple of changes so I could convert it to a double page layout.

The Whip It Up challenge asked us to use gold embellishments....and one would THING that would be simple enough but much to my dismay, once I got to work I quickly realised I had very few gold choices. LOL!

I am happy with the outcome though. Let me know what you think!
(As always, sorry for the poor quality photos.....HAHAHA!)

These photos are so cool! I don't know if you can READ any of the stuff on my layout, but this was Christmas 1973 for my Aunt & Uncle! I am loving seeing all these old pictures and watching their story progress...

Anyway, I best go start the next page! I will not be satisfied unless I get at LEAST 7 more layouts done. 


~*~ The Broad who wants to Blog........about EVERYTHING!~*~

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Monday! Time for another #TGDLP Challenge!

Hi all! It's MONDAY again already! And that means it's time for another challenge from 

I hope you will come over and check it out and join us! We have a fantastic RAK up for grabs this month and every challenge you complete gets you an entry!

You also have all month to complete the challenges too :) If you decide to play along with us just link up your creations with the InLinkz tool on each post!

Happy Monday!

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Great Digi-Lift Project......Week ONE!

Week one already for us, over at The Great Digi-Lift Progect and we are excited to kick things off!

I was inspired to lift the layout itself and LOVED the colors, design, clusters, mixed papers.....EVERYTHING! Come on by and check out our inspiration this week!

Here is the layout I created for this one! 
(My photos are HORRIBLE! I am sorry for that, I couldn't get my lighting right this morning!)

We will be posting new inspiration every Monday on the blog, so I hope you will come and join us! We will have RAK's as well, until we find sponsors :)

It felt good to play again and get my hands dirty! I really hope that my creative juices come back for good and I can get back to my love affair with paper....HAHA!

Thanks for stopping by!

~*~The Broad who wants to Blog.....about EVERYTHING!~*~

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A new project!!

It's no secret I have been missing my mojo for awhile now. So, in an effort to find it again and make it STAY this time, I have started my own challenge blog site!

I am so excited to kick it off and have 2 great ladies on my DT for the first term! There are going to be challenges posted every Monday and the idea is to re-create ("LIFT") digital layouts, with paper and dimension. 

Let me introduce you to The Great Digi-Lift Project! I hope you will come and join us! Can't wait to see your creations :)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

So many changes...

We have moved. AGAIN. Is ANYONE surprised?! It seems like everytime I finally come to blog, it's to tell you we have moved. *SIGH*

And I wish that I could tell you that we are staying put for awhile.....but we are not. We are looking for a house to rent that has a basement suite, for my son and his g/f.

(There is a very good reason for this change, but it is one that I am not ready to reveal just yet :)

We downsized this time. BIG time. We moved from a 5 bedroom house into a very small 2 bedroom fourplex. We are in the basement and the place is in a very small town. (Smaller than you are is one of those gas station, mom & pop grocery store, liquor store and a bar kinda towns...but the rent is cheap!)

Mister D is off working in Ft. Mac, starting his second year mobile crane apprenticeship. He is so happy and excited. I am thrilled for him and can't wait to hear all about his "lifts" when he gets home after this hitch!

I am keeping busy with my home business and love it. Our annual convention is coming up soon and we are off to St. Louis this year! I went last year as well, with one of the gals from my team, (who is also my BFF!) and we DROVE to Chicago. From Edmonton, Alberta. It was quite the road trip! This year, we will fly though!

I am also slowly getting back to crafting and getting my hands dirty again. I miss my mojo and wish that it would come back full force! It's getting there though....I even joined a couple of swaps recently and am starting up my own challenge blog!

Speaking of which, I am looking for DT's for my first term! If you are interested, come and check it out! I am hoping to launch it July 4th!

We have a new fur baby! Her name is Zoe and she is a sweetheart! I mean shithead. LOL! She is trouble.....but luckily she has more sweet moments than naughty ones! That completes our fur baby collection, for now! We have 4......Naula, Molly, Blake and Zoe.

That's about all I have to report for now! I will be back. 
Hopefully on a more regular basis ;)

Peace out, readers!

~*~The Broad who wants to Blog......about EVERYTHING!~*~

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Am I the LAST person....

So......speaking of Netflix & I the last person on the planet to discover this show? I started watching it recently, I think I am on Season 2 now?! And I LOVE it! I can't believe that I waited so long to turn it on.....

I am usually kind of a "chick flick" watchin' kinda gal, but there is something about the characters in this one that has me drawn in! If you haven't watched an episode yet, do yourself a favor and turn it on.

I give this one TWO thumbs up :) favorite storyline right now...............the inmate who is pregnant by a guard. It's kinda romantic. LOL!

Either that, or Piper's return to the jail, pretending to be all tough 'n stuff! 


Mojo.......where art thou?!

A couple of weeks ago, I started a project. I found a mini album tutorial on YouTube that I wanted to try and selected a kit that I have been hoarding for weeks months and got to work!

On the cover. And the base pages. And that's about it! Said projected was never completed, in fact, the only part of the inside that I finished was the inside cover.

So typical of me lately! I don't know where my mojo has gone...........I have been lacking in it now for a couple of years. I wonder if this means it is time to clear it all out? Maybe my crafty days are over...

Anyway, here is my album so far. Today is Wednesday and I am determined to spend the remainder of this week Netflixin' and Chillin' in my craft bring on the challenges I say! 

What is that saying that involves a bodily function and a pot?! I think it's that time...

I WILL finish this album.....I WILL finish this album......I WILL........

Over and Out Readers! Stay tuned for more updates over the next few days.
I promise hope.

~*~ The Broad who wants to Blog......About Everything....~*~

Sunday, January 17, 2016


You know me. Total challenge junkie! Or, at least I used to be. Lately......I don't show my paper much love though to be honest! My husband has even taken to teasing me about it.

Tonight, while just starting date night, Heather sent me a message asking me what I was up to this evening. I told her not to much and she asked me if I felt like crafting. I told her sure! Then instantly felt like I ditched Mister D. (Not that we had a crazy date night planned at all, we had out butts planted on the couch for a Netflix & Chill evening.)

Me: Honey, do you mind if I craft for awhile with Heather later, after she gets the kids down?
MisterD: No, go ahead.
Me: Awwww, I feel like I am ditching you!
MisterD: Are you kidding me?! Just go use THAT room for $^#&*$(%'s sakes!
Me: *sheepish blushing* I use that room.....(in a voice barely above a whisper...
MisterD: Yeah right! *ROLLS HIS EYES*

So, I sent a message on Facebook to an old crafting friend who I always find inspirational, got the links to some of the sites she likes to take part in, found a challenge on one of them and was DONE. I LOVE the concept of this challenge and I just HAD to play! Heather decided to adapt hers to a card and I did a layout. FINALLY.

Head on over to The Scraproom Blog and check out their Freaky Fast Friday challenge.......I have never seen a challenge like it! I will be playing with them from now on. When I scrap. More often. For sure. *AHEM*

So, here you have it! My layout! It has been WAY too long, I know. And hopefully I will start posting more often. I kinda fell in love with my cameo tonight, so that might keep me going for awhile ;)

This is another page for an album I started making for my mom about 4 years ago and have STILL yet to fill up. *hangs her headin shame...*

That's me, with the pig tails, one of my little brothers and my little sister. Let me know what you think!

And here is a close up so you can see a bit of detail.....I cut the siblings title out with my Cam and as you can see I got glue EVERYWHERE! I will be going to find a solution for that tomorrow, cause I am really disappointed that happened. And I am in love with my Cam. So I know I will be playing more.

Alright! That's it that's all, for now! Let me know what you think..........if there is anyone out there still! And I am off to go and see Heather's card on her blog! I can't remember the last time I visited her blog, (or ANY blog, for that matter!) honestly! *SHAME SHAME*!

Peace out, readers!

~*~ The Broad who wants to blog..........about everything*~*~
(and is failing miserably!)