Friday, December 10, 2010

Blog Candy!

Su from BC contacted me and her blog candy will be in the mail shortly..Thanks again Su for blog hopping...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winner -Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Blog Hop

I want to thank everyone for all your kind comments...I really enjoyed the challenge..
I will be visiting alot on blogs now that I am home from being stormed stayed at work...

I have a WINNER....

sucor said...
I'm a follower. Awesome snowman card and layout! I love that paper!
Suzanne sucor_2 at

I will email sucor and she has until Friday to contact me....
Thanks again everyone!!!

December 5, 2010 12:18 AM

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blog Candy from Blog Hop

Ladies I will be posting winner tomorrow (on Tuesday.). I am borrowing quickly my sisters computer as I am stuck in Ailsa Craig.. I have been here for two days and will be here until tomorrow afternoon. The snow is piling up and I am very tired of seeing those white flakes... I want to thank everyone that visted my blog.. You ladies rock! Just to let you know the snowman is a Tim Holtz die...
Blog Candy tomorrow.. Thanks everyone...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Blog Hop

Welcome to lauraleesdream.blogspot and the Rockin around the Christmas tree Blog Hop! I want to thank Michelle for letting me participate..this is my first blog hop .. If you've come from visiting Nana at're in the right place!

If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Totally-Stamps
and start at the beginning. Go
The theme of this blog hop is ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE. Each blog has created a project. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun BOG CANDY.

Susan -
Carol -
Jenny -
Debbie -
Misty -
Iva -
Bonnie -
Nana -
Laura -
Rebecca -
Carol N -
Kee Kee -
Amy -
JD -

The next stop on the way is Marianne

My layout is about Christmas Traditions. I love this non-traditional snowman paper so I had to use it. The snowman paper is from Basic Grey. Its called Jovial-Button Nose. The other patterned paper is Jovial-Frosted Window.
The chipboard letters are Pink Paisley. I also used my Cricut to make the word Christmas and the a,t,and n in traditions. Lyrical Letters is the cartridge I used.
The snowman and snowflake are a Tim Holtz die called Winter Wonder.
I sprayed it all with apple green gimmer mist. I am so addicted to Glimmer Mist.

I made this card in about 10 min. Same paper line... I just used the 6x6 paper pad. The red paper is from this paper pad also. I distressed the snowman and the snowflake with Walnut Stain Distressed Ink. Snowman and Snowflake are the Tim Holtz die again. Joy is from from Tim Holtz Carnivale Alphabet Die. I wrapped brown fun fur around the card 3 times.

Here is my blog candy... some rhindstones from CTMH, pearls from Kaiser, a couple of cute acrylic stamps and a journalling book. Some of my blog candy is from Tara at Up The Street in Strathroy Ontario! Thanks Tara!
Leave a comment with your email address so I can get ahold of you; you don't have to become a follower but it would be great so I can check out your blogs. Make sure your email address is written out like lauraleed48atlivedotca, so it can't be copied easily. Monday December 6th in the evenig I will pick a winner with random org. Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop and have fun hopping!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Check out this blog I found!!!!

Lisa has blog candy when she hits a hundred followers.... I was 62 so get on over there!!!!!!

Check out Lisa

Monday, November 1, 2010

A New Business for a Friend!!!

A Friend of mine is starting a new business so I am telling everyone on my blog....
Nancys Nails.... pampering your hands and feet in the comfort of your own home.....
and believe you me... both need her services RIGHT now!!!!
Congrats on your new business Nancy!!!!!
Inbox me on facebook!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Going Back to Work

Ladies I am going back to work tomorrow! It is exactly one year to the day when I went off to have my surgury. It was a major surgury but no cancer was found so a big woohoo! I am designing some cards for gals that want to have a class... christmas and everyday cards...
My big project today is to cut 99% of my patterned paper down to 6x6 size as I mostly do cards and when I do scrapbook I can never find the right paper in my stash... I am slowly getting my scrapbook room in order.. I can hardly wait so I can scrap in there and be able to find everything!
I can't find my bone folder and I can't figure out where I might have put it!Do you do this?? Any ideas???? I still have about 6 boxes of scrapbooking stuff to unpack but I am almost positive its not in there!
No card today but a pic of our new kiddies in the apt... Phineas (cause Em loves Phineas and Ferb) and Kiara (from the Lion King)? arent' they adorable... black one is the boy and calico is the girl... have a great Sunday and a good week...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Challenge 41 for Cricut Cardz Challenge

Card is all ctmh papers and inks.
Ponderosa Pine, Barn Red and Smokely Plum.
Pumpkins are from SYI...
Card Sketch is from CTMH.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Birthday Giveaway.. check out this new blog i found

A big thanks to Karel Jennings for sending me there..
Birthday Giveaway!

Happy Thursday!

Since today just happens to be my birthday... I decided that the best thing to do was have a giveaway! :)

So I am giving away three of my most favorite things! Things... that when I am crafting, I just cannot function without.

#1 - Ek Success 5 Inch Tweezer Bee Tweezer's!

It's so bad, that when I lost my only pair about a week ago, I had a total melt down! I hate to admit it... but yes, I had a melt down all over a pair of tweezers.

#2 - Martha Stewart Score Board

I found mine at Michael's, right before Christmas last year. I had a 50% off coupon and I thought, what the heck? OMGosh! I can't imagine how I ever lived with out it, I use it at least once a day.

#3 - "Lots of Pun" Stamp Set from Joy's Life.

I have to tell you i would love to win any of these but the joys life stamps look amazing.....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Cricut Storage

I worked on a new cricut storage system last night... I really like it..
Thanks to Christine Hund at
She has an amazing website and great ideas so go and check it out...
Here is my version of cricut storage..
sorry for the mess in the one pic... i am still organizing..

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sept Contest Entry- for One by One the flamingoes are Stealing My Sanity

This website has contests every month! The web address is
I made a frame for fall. It is 12x12.
All paper is from Coredinations- Reminise-Vintage collection.
Green is 12 x 12.
All frame is cut from Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge..
Frame is on page64.
Black from cut from Blackout feature - fit to page.
Yellow layer is layer 1 = 11"
Leaves are layers 2,3,4 all cut at 11"
Verse from internet printed on printer on vellum.
stamped leaf pattern on vellum and underneath vellum is stamp set
called Autumn Splendor from CTMH. And stamped in topiary from CTMH.
Green leaves cuttled with script texture from cuttlebug.
Purple leaves done with kassies brocade from cuttlebug.
Orange leaf done with autumn words from cuttlebug and other
orange leaf is Tim Holtz Cracked from Sizzex.
The ribbon is plum and orange from CTMH...
I had fun making this...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New blog for our Cricut Card Exchange...

I haven't been on here at all , summer has been busy with soccer and we moved about 15 km away from Ailsa Craig where we have lived for almost 25 years...
We have a great apt out in the country near Strathroy....and the best thing is I have my own scraproom Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!
ok... the new blog for your cricut cart exchange is

Also in about a week I will have STOREYBOOK CARTRIDGE AND ACCENT ESSENTIALS CARTRIGE to sell.... The prices are great so email me at if you are interested......

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Create A Critter Card - again!

I just can't resist... I love this cart! There is a birthday card I made for my niece's friend.. I made one for Megan too but I can't post it until tomorrow...
Happy Birthday Megan!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soccer Season is HERE!!!!!!!!!!

Just to let you know... I might not be here much.. Em is playing soccer for a ontario regional team and we are very busy with that.. It is a great team and the parents are so supportive of our situation...We had a great weekend in Niagara!!!
Here is EM in net....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another Create A Critter Card!!! Can you say that 5 times fast?

I just love this cart!
Here is the dalmation made into a thank you card I made for a charity event I am attending...
He is cut at 3 1/2 inches and the hydrant is 2 1/2 inches.
I used my cuttlebug (swiss dots) on his body.. The thank you was a card from New Arrival cut down to put on this card.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

2 in one day!!! Another Create A Critter Card.....

All CTMH paper... dutch blue, watermelon , citrus leaf.. Sketch #273 from Splitcoast stampers. Stickles here and there. Bling from dollar store!use a circle punch (marvy)
This little birdie is soo cute... Megan and Morgan are going to be making these after school today... (my neice and her friend). This is one of the perks when Auntie Laura brings her cricut with her to stay at the Hamiltons....

Create A Critter Card- What A Cute Cartridge

I made a card with Create A Critter just to see how easy the layering really is....
and it is simple.... I absolutely love this cart.
I used the card example in the front of the booklet but with my own paper and I used the baby deer instead of the dinosaur...I used paper from a glitter stack that I think was a baby one but i am unsure...I also used CTMH sweet leaf, taffy, and heavenly blue textured paper... Hi Annie...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Thrift Store Cabinet for my Cricut

I found this unit at a thrift store .. It even has wheels..It is perfect for my cricut and accessories....These pictures are for Annie.. a new scrapbooking friend and FV buddy...(Sorry Annie the card isn't done yet).

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Birthday Card for a special lady...

This card is from Wild Card.. I cut everything at 6'. CTMH solid paper then just some random patterned paper. Green pearls from dollarama. Butterfly from cuttlebug then stickled... Thanks to Creations with Christina for the tip on the spine part of the card (I had no idea). Inside says Happy Birthday cut from wildcard . I think i am going to write 65 on the front somewhere with white gel pen...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Updated- Pink Stampers Challenge

I stickled my unicorn and then put liquid glass(from CTMH) on the tail and mane.
I like it much better now.. and I also put stickles on the bottom polka dotted piece..
and I did another card also... a snowman from the Limited Edition Snowfriends..
watermelon, topiary from CTMH. Card is 5 by 6 1/2.. Snowman is cut at 4"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Pink Stampers Challenge- use black, pink and green

Hi all, I finally have a card done.. Its' not my favorite but I got to use the unicorn from a friend Paisley cart. CTMH sweet leaf paper, and just some random pink and black I got from I think a dollar store...also i used sketch 103 from Mojo Monday.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

No Mojo Flowing

Sorry I haven't been posting on my block but I have had headaches everyday and have had balance issues for a couple of weeks at least... and I think I lost my mojo....
I hope someone finds it and returns it..

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two almost finished cards for charity night!

This don't have sentiments on them yet as I am unsure what a Im going to use.
We have a Girls Night Out here in AC .. that makes money for different charities every year... This years theme is The Roarin 20's.. My sister Diane and the group have fab costumes thought up for us again this year.... I may post a pic on here.. well might.. if i scrapbook it...
My posts might be here and there right now as i am again having headaches and balance issues but here's to hoping its viral...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dont you just love digi stamps- I found a brand new site today...

New Contest! Win a $10 Gift Cert!!

March 1 - March 15, 2010
Winner to be announced March 16, 2010

Who doesn't want a $10 gift certificate to Tiffany Doodles store? Well...let me tell you how you can get one!

1. For EACH person you refer that joins Tiffany Doodles here on PCP, you will receive 2 entries into the drawing.

2. For posting this contest in the body of your blog, you will receive 1 entry.

3. Post Tiffany Doodles blinkie in the side bar of your blog, you will receive 2 entries.

ALL new members that have been referred will also get into the drawing by completing the above steps.

A referred joining member MUST post that you were the one who referred
them under this discussion for you to receive credits for the drawing.

Once you have posted to your blog and/or added Tiffany Doodles blinkie,
please post the link under this discussion. Once verified, you will
receive credits into the drawing.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Card for challenge on

Here is my card for the challenge..
all ctmh - inks, stamps, and cardstock..
sentiment says.. If i know what love is, it is because of you..
sorry its a little blurry..i don't know how to fix it..

Weddingswiththecricut-I am guest designer March 13

I am so exited. Emily over a weddingswiththecricut picked me as guest designer on Saturday... Here is the picture of my darling daughters wedding..I just wish it was a better picture of th layout.. It looks much crisper in person! Tomorrow i will post thank you cards and the invite as i have to sent them to Emily first..
thanks again Emily you made my day!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

RAQ Challenge.. sketch 1

I used copics to colour this gal.. I am practicing to get the colouring right.
Love this gal though..
and this is the other card I made same challenge and sketch just changed the card up a big.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stretch Your Imagination Challenge

I used the card feature to make a very simple card.. I added the card foundation inside and one layer, the shell on top.. I also cuttlebugged the shell.Card is cut at 5 1/2.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Barb's One Year Anniversary...

Blog Candy! Blog Candy! Stampin' Up! Blog Candy!

Blog Candy! Blog Candy! I am celebrating my One Year with Stampin' UP! and would like to give away some Blog Candy!!

Once I get to 400 followers I will give the following away to a lucky winner!

2 Stamp Sets
1 Roll of Ribbon
1 6x6 Paper Stack
1 Scalloped Edge Punch
And a surprise!

15 blogs i love

I stilll have to do this because I want to but also because it is required by my blog award but I have been not blogging this last few days due to my health..
Feeling a little better now so hope to do this by Wednesday. I also have a few cards
I would love to post on here..

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I got a blog award !!!! Thanks Monique

There are some rules for this award and i'm most happy to fulfill them:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love
3) Share 7 things about yourself.

I am a nurse whom recently had surgury that removed two tumors from my head.
I have a new lease on life because everything was benign, I just have to have repeated MRI's for the rest of my life...
I have 3 great children and 4 wonderful grandchildren!
I live at in Ontario with my youngest daughter and our great dog Dezi!
I love to scrapbook and stamp- lots of cards and layouts.
I love to read- anything I can get my hands on.
I love hot weather-my children often say I should live in Arizona but I would like to be a beach bum in Cosumel.
I can hardly wait for spring!

I am still unsure how to post a link so here is the address of Monique's blog-take time to enjoy the simple things in life-
I will be posting my list of blogs later day or tomorrow...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

AMAZING GRACE: Prima Give Away!

AMAZING GRACE: Prima Give Away!

Found a great blog today!

Prima Give Away!

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET! We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.
Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU).
Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.
I WANT TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thinking of You-Sympathy Card

I love this card.. The purple is so deep and i love butterflies..
I made it for a challenge a couple of weeks ago on the Cricut messageboard.

So Much Snow

We have alot of snow again.. Nothing like the States but enough for the end of February.. I am waiting not so patiently for warmer weather.The sun was actually out for a while this morning but i thought i would post a snow pic from January.
I had fun making this layout with not so traditional snow colours.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You have to check this out! Out of the mouths of babes!

I red this story about a dog that had to be put to sleep and it brought back memories when our black lab Ben had to be put down. You have to check this out at Sarah Turner's (no relation) blog-
Its called a Dog's Life.

Layout of My Grandson Asher- I Just Love His Smile

I am going to try to put this on my blog.. The picture of the layout is not great but Asher's pictures are so good. I did this layout for the cricut LID's challenge.

Some Projects Soon!

If you are visiting I am sorry I don't have any pictures up yet but my camera isn't the best and I am waiting on my DD new camera.. I made a nice card the other day but its looks a totally different colour with my camera and its seems blurry.
Looks like we could be getting some nasty weather here in Ontario- snow and high winds so it will be a good day to stay inside and play with scrapbooking stuff.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Time to Stamp Blog Hop

Ladies you have to check this out.. i am giving you the adress here but if it doesn't work i will put a blinkie in my side bar..
You have to see the just rite stamps..Sharon's amazing ribbon store and her design teams creations.. BLOG HOP this am... check it out now!!!
hope this works..

First Day Of New Blog

I want to thank the pink stamper for requesting this blog for a contest for a new expression.
I wanted a blog but just didn't know how to go about it.
Thanks Robyn!
I will be putting a blinky up so you can check out her awesome videos and contests!