Friday, October 9, 2009

Need some help!

So i am trying to put pictures up on my wall in my room, and i have a couple different layouts that i made, and i was just wondering what everyone thinks of them and which one they like the best. Thanks in advance!
Layout one:
Layout two:
LAyout three:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

project coming soon

i have all my pages printed for my camping album this year, finished it fast this time too!
i just need to glue them all together and then bind them with my bind it all, i have the wire ready and everything too. Here's a sneek peek:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Summer book

I made this awesome mini book using all 4x6 photo's printed at walmart's instant photo kiosk. i wanted a book where i could put some picture of the highlights of my summer, i would say there's proboblly 50 pictures in the book. 
i glued most of the pictures back to back,a dn then chose some to put patterned paper on the back, where i could do some journaling.

This project was so fast to do, and sooo easy! especially because of my handy dandy Bind it all! i did mess up the hole punches on some of the pages, but decided just to leave it and embrace the imperfection. 
tell me what you think!

my last year

i am going to write this because i think that it is really important, and i know it will be something that i look back on and cherish years from now. 
i feels like high-school, or school in general has gone by so fast! i still remember almost every detail of my first day of high-school, and it seems crazy to me that i will actually be graduating this year. and to tell you the truth it scares me to death, it really does. after this year i will officially be and adult, school is no longer mandatory. The day of my graduation is like the first day to the rest of my life.
it also scares me because i have so much work ahead of me to even get to graduation, i still have a few courses to finnish, and a lot of hours that i need to be studying, so i can get good grades. I will also need to apply for scholarships this year, starting as soon as possible, and then comes the one thing that scares me the most.... applying for university. 
i kind of know what i want to be doing for a career, but i am not 100% sure. i would like to go into graphic design, because i think i would really enjoy that, and possibly take some course in photography as well, because that's another one of my interests. but i don't know where i would go to take those courses, which is something i need to figure out.
i big thing for me though, is that i need to do something that i will enjoy 90% of the time, if not more. if i do not love my job, then i don't want to be doing it. i really enjoy scrap-booking, and using that creative side of me, so that's why i picked it. 
But to sum it all up, i am scared to be finished school, and i know it will fly by. But i am also SO excited for this year, because i know it will be one of the best, it is already starting off that way. i cannot wait for next year, and finishing my education once and for all, but i am also sad, because a part of me doesn't want it to end.  
So grade 12 here i come! 

Friday, August 28, 2009

grade twelve.....

here are some first day of school photo's: 

Saturday, August 15, 2009

need some help

so i entered our basement at my mom's house into an ikea contest to get a room makeover!
and i really really want to win
but..... to win i need some votes.... heres where you come in! go to this link:
and vote for my space, and then maybe we will win!!
Thanks for your help!


PS if you want to pass it on that would be doubly awesome! ; ) 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

back from holiday's

we got back from holidays two days ago and i have sooo many photos to go through! between me and my sister we took over 1000 photo's, plus we went to drumheller today to see the dinosaur museum and took more pictures, anddd my older sister turned 19 two days ago so guess what... more pictures! 
i am planning on doing a huge online photo order tonight or tomorrow and get it over with! and then a lot of scrapbooking for me! any suggestions on how to display or scrapbook these? something quick and easy?

Monday, July 6, 2009


 Elizabeth Kartchner posted a photo like this about a week or two ago, but with a picture of herself so i thought i would do one too!
Plus it's my photo for July 3 for Project 365 round 2!
yes i started again, after my last failed attempt! it just got to be too much for me because taking all of the pictures and journaling each day was so overwhelming so i stopped and now i am starting up again, mainly to capture my Grade 12 year, final year of highschool, because i think it will be an awesome keepsake!
i started another blog for Project 365 specifically you can find it here
hopefully this will keep me more organized and more focused and inspired! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Love it!

i recentlly came across this blog and some where in her archives i found this picture!
sorry the image wouldn't upload so go to this post.
it's a chart for an apple a day!!
i want one! or to make one because during the school year i eat at least one apple a day.... i thought it's kind of a fun twist on project 365, even though it doesn't involve photo's.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

did some scraping last night

i actually cleaned my room yesterday for the first time in a loooong time!
so my desk was clear and i decided i should take advantage of it while i have the chance lol. so i did two new pages, one about getting my macbook this february  and about getting my license a month ago. 

Journaling reads: i have saved up for my macbook forever! many months of hard earned tips and work earned me my very own macbook. And i absolutely love it, it is so easy to use, and i haven't had any problems. i have saved up for it for years, and yes it is expensive but soo worth it!

journaling on this one reads: after many hours of practice, countless tanks of gas and $600 spent on drivers ED i finally got my license, after my second try! i am so happy and excited and proud of myself for getting it! Next step buying a car!

Right now

i saw a link to this blog on Ali edwards blog, and i thought i would do one!

For Today...
Outside my window... summer is in full bloom!
I am thinking... that there is too much to do today. And i should probolly go have a shower and get some of it done. I am excited to do some crafting today. 

I am thankful for... being able to relax, no work or school. And that it is summer... finally!

From the kitchen... a broccoli casserole that i have been craving for awhile. 
I am wearing... Pajamas and a sweater. 

I am reading... twilight by Stephanie Meyer, i know what you're thinking, this is my third time reading it, and i was one of the first to read it as well, when it was first published, before this craziness started. 

I am hoping... to do a lot of scrapbooking over the summer, and to actually enjoy summer this year, and finnish what is on my summer to-do list!
I am creating...  lots of scrapbook pages,and hopefully some mini albums which i've got lots of ideas for. 

I am praying... that the Mr. Barkwell gets better, and that we will go camping this year.
Around the house... a newly cleaned room first time in a couple weeks... or months! Definitely enjoying that!

One of my favorite things... having nothing to worry or stress about, and getting excited to go camping, one of my favorite places fore-sure. 

A few plans for the rest of the week... work on the weekend, Parksale on sunday which i am soo excited about!
staying at home and crafting mostly.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..
this was taken at Erinn's (middle) grade nine grad, i love it because it is of all three of us.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

summer list

1. read as many books as possible!
2. go see my sisters keeper and Harry potter!!
3. buy a car
4. Make an art journal
5. go swimming in fish creek
6. go to sicome lake like when we were kids
7. finnish my baby album for scrapbooking
8.  actually follow through on one of my journal ideas
9.learn about photography
10. go for tea with my sisters
11. make s'mores 
12. have gelato... never had it before
13.write more blog posts
14. Go see a  hypnotist with erinn about our fear or spiders.  

there will be more, i just have to think of it!

Friday, June 5, 2009

4 new pages!!

i did so much scrapping tonight!
completes 4 whole pages, and i am so proud of myself! went shopping yesterday and today so i had to use some of my new stuff! 
and... now my desk is a disaster, but i'll clean that up tomorrow :p
Sorry about the ones that aren't turned the right way, i'll try and fix it later!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lovvve this picture

i can't even explain how much i love this picture! it was taken at ropes, which was a school camping trip, and the group we were in, was all standing up on a 20-foot tree-house. it captures the very essence of her, and i LOVE it!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Proud of myself

the other day i posted a comment on Stacey Julian's blog about where i was from, to see that there are people all over the world who scrap, and that we are all connected because of that. Well she took a look at my blog, and asked me if she could add me to her list of creative women! i am so excited, it may seem small but to me it is a big accomplishment! and i am proud of myself! will definitely be putting a page together with this! 
I am also heading off on a camping trip tomorrow with my school, and i won't be back until friday night!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New stuff!

Went to our Local scrapbook stores over the weekend, and got a stash of new stuff, that i can't wait to start playing with!
I got a paper pack from basic grey, for 20 bucks, which i thought was a good deal?
Some AC ribbon, rubber alpha stamps, more paper, Making memories ribbon and some thickers! Can't get enough of those, i dont know why? That may just be my addiction lol.
Heres a picture

Anyone else go shopping on the weekend?
also i got some new glasses, and a new prescription awhile ago, which is like 3 times stronger then my last one! but i got a great deal, buy a pair get a pair free! so  got one pair of glasses and then some sunglasses, for driving since i got my license a couple weeks ago!!! 

Friday, May 22, 2009


Music  is a very big part of my life, and i seriously would not give it up for anything in the world. it provides me a place where i can think and get lost in my thoughts.
one song i am loving right now is Ingrid Michaelson's new song.. i have no idea what it is called i will have to ask my sister, but i love it! i actually get butterflies everytime i listen to it! another one is the fray.. pretty much every song they've ever written i love, definatley recommend them to anyone who wants someone to listen too.
There is always one or two artists that you love, and will always love, because they have touched you with their music, and you can never go back. The fray is that for me, they gave me something that no one else could, and i will never forget that, or let that go. 
i wish i could see them in concert, because i think it would be an amazing experience, but that may take awhile! but i will see them, trust me on that one!
Who do you listen too? what has music done for everyone else?


i recently downloaded this polaroid camera onto my macbook it should be in their download section if you can't find it. Well it is compatible with mac or PC computers and i love it, it gives the same authentic feel that a real polaroid does, and on my computer it develops on the screen! it is the fun-nest tool ever! Here are some that i have done:
and if anyone knows somewhere else that you can get a polaroid digital frame just these, it would be much appreciated!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009


i am officially 17!!
one year and i am legal!!! :)
i'll do another post later reflecting on my year ect.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Self portrait challenge

 i recently visited the studio calico blog, and found out that they're designers are all doing a national scrapbooking day challenge, so this one is from emily.
Her challenge was to do a self portrait, and this is one of my favorites! i used Photoshop elements to edit it and brighten it up.
Check it out and enter one for yourself and win one of their add on kits!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

easter dinner

after dinner everyone usually has a cup of tea with dessert, and kristen decided to get some sugar and milk for everyone to put in their tea, but instead of getting a small bowl, and small jug for the milk, KRisten decided to bring the costco sized milk jug, and the huge bowl of sugar, just because this one time you decided that you want to save some dishes and make as little mess as you could, hard to believe i know! but it cracked everyone up, we were laughing for 5 minutes straight i swear!! it was funny that's foresure!

Friday, April 3, 2009


this is a layout i did for valentines day, about me and my younger sister. Her b-day is tomorrow, so i thought this would be appropriate, it's a page about why i love her.
Here is a couple
1. She is so funny, like hilarious, everything that comes out of her mouth seems to be funny,and we have alot of good times because of it.
2. She is so outgoing, whereas i am more shy and closed off, it balances us out really well
3. When we're home alone we make as much noise as we possibly can, and it seems that whenever we're together just hanging out we have the best time! Always!
4. Most of all i love that we're sisters,and everything we do together, and i hope it stays this way forever, even after we start our own lives.
Happy birthday Sis!!
i can't believe you're already 15!

Monday, February 9, 2009


i totally just had a revelation after visiting American Crafts blog, Wow i actually just made that a link!! First time, i'm proud of myself! lol
But yeah back to the revelation:
i found a new way to do pro
ject 365, here's my idea, if you go  couple of posts down they have instructions in how to make a cute valentine lunch box, and put 4x6 photos in with writing to use as valentines
So that got my creative juices flowing, and i came up with this:
get a lunch box like the one below, decorate as desired
Take a photo a day for a year
Print at 4X6
put all journaling on the back
For the dates, either add text before printing, or use a date stamp with white ink or other colors or so.
And assemble all in the lunchbox, as a filling sort of thing!!
well i'll tell you i was pretty darned excited with this idea, and kind of disappointed that i already have a system for my project, but if i do pretty well this year, i will definitely use this idea next year!
Just thought i would share for those of you who may not have an idea anymore!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I got inspiration for this layout from the December CK i think it was, but i just had to do a picture about snuggling up, with warm Pj's and sisters, lol, and by the fire, with a hot cup of tea.  Sorry the pictures are pretty bad,and the big picture i used was bad too, but i just had to put it in, it was the only one i had, and i love it anyway!

Christmas layout

This is a page about the present i gave my youngest sister, whose 14, for christmas. I was thinking and thinking for ages, wondering what to get her, and when me and my older sister, and my dad were walking through Wal-mart, i saw this: Mini frying pans. And i remembered that every-time we saw one together she would say, ohh i want one! So i gave her one for christmas, and she loved it! She had no idea, but it was awesome. The pan is the perfect size for her to make scrambled eggs, or a grilled cheese! But the look on her face was priceless when she opened the present! 

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2008 Year in review

This was a page i made about a month ago, i sewed a regular page protector into 3x3 squares, printed off some pictures and cut some paper, and put it all in! it was really easy, and really fast, and i love the way it turned out. 
This is 2008 in review:
1. i turned 16
2.Erinn turned 14
3.Me and Kristen had lots of fun making Ukrainian Easter eggs
4. Me and Kristen had a blast roller skating with student council
5. Kristen Graduated High school
6. Kristen turned 18
7. We went camping for the wellings for a week.
8. This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us this year
9. Dad got his motorcycle liscence and Bought a BMW motorcycle
10. Kristen started university, i went into grade 11 and erinn grade 9
11. Me and Erinn volunteered for run for the cure
12. Great christmas!

And then i did some journaling reflecting on the year, and what's to come in this next year.