Window Angel + a little backyard surprise

This beautiful angel hangs in our window near our kitchen table. Spinning in the wind, it helps to keep the birds from flying into our big picture window pane. However it also reminds me of the gift giver – my dear mother-in-law who we don’t get to see very often, but is always in our hearts.



This winter was harsh with an unbelievable amount of snow. It forced some beautiful creatures to our backyard looking for shelter. I don’t remember ever having them this close. These tracks were found just off the back deck.

deer tracks



We are grateful for the warmer weather the last few days. It is making it feel like spring is finally here.



Plus it helps when you see the birds flocking back.

European StarlingsEuropean Starlings

I hope you have a wonderful Easter long weekend!


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2013 is in the books

Ahhh…. I have completed our family’s 2013 scrapbook.

My process hasn’t changed much in the past year. You can read my much more in-depth philosophy in this post (LOL – I just realized that I posted that almost exactly a year ago today).

I did this album over the course of 4 days on different weekends in the past 3 months. First, I spent a day scrapbooking with a group of wonderful ladies from my coaching program. It was 7 hours of pure fun! Getting to know each of them and being inspired = awesomeness! I look forward to the next LIVE event (TBA – be sure you are on the list!)

It was my first time leading a crop and trying to scrapbook at the same time. I learned a lot about setting my personal expectations as to what I would actually accomplish.

I then spent 3 more Saturdays (not full days, mind you) completing the process and finishing my journalling.

Love that it is completed and on the shelf. It has already been opened and viewed by family and friends. <3

Our 2013 Family Scrapbook

Here is a complete list of supplies I used. You can find ALL of these products in the shops

WRMK Albums Made Easy Tangerine Collection


Project Life Signature Album - Black



Project Life Signature Album – Black
AC Project Life Big Pack of Design A Photo Pocket Pages
AC Project Life Photo Pocket Pages - Design B, C, D, G + H
AC Project Life 6×12 Page Protector
AC Project Life Design Q (from Small Variety Pack 4)
WRMK Albums Made Easy Journal Cards – Tangerine Collection
AC Ultimate Craft Pen – Fine tip

Plus a few cards from the following packs:
AC Project Life Themed Card Packs – Music + Golf
AC Project Life Mini Kit – Merry and Bright
AC Project Life Mini Kit – Baby For Her



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Project Life HAPPY Edition available for Pre-Order Today!

HAPPY Edition

Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle is happy  to announce that the exclusive Project Life Edition – HAPPY is on it’s way to our warehouses and will be shipping as early as next week!!

Core Kit  | Dividers  |  3×4 + 4×6 Textured Cardstock  |  12×12 Patterned Paper

To pre-order please choose your closest shop

Once you place your pre-order, don’t forget to share by tweeting your friends. It is as simple as clicking this link:

Tweet: I just ordered the #ProjectLife HAPPY Edition from #SIC #happydance



Note: Originally designed exclusively for Spotlight in Australia
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April – what does this mean??

I just want to know…





I think it was a cruel April Fool’s Day joke by Mother Nature.

Well at least it is sunny now, so maybe some of it will melt today. We still have 3+ feet of snow and long way to go before there are going to be any flowers showing up.

But I do have to share one bright spot – we saw a lone robin in the crabapple tree yesterday.



He was all puffed out and freezing, but the little guy had ventured back – just to give me hope – I am sure *grin*


Want to download the 3×4 card – click here and then print at ‘actual size’. Trim on the light grey line to fit perfectly in your pocket page.

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“The Rockies at Night” – Quilt

After a long hiatus from creative sewing, I have decided to ‘make the time’ to play with my sewing machine again.

QUILT: Rockies At Night

I designed this quilt for one of our kids. I wanted to try free-motion quilting techniques using my machine (no hand stitching for me). This project was a great way to start.

"Rockies At Night" snowcapped mountians

The snow capped mountains at the bottom were surprisingly easy and the stars sparkling above completed this scene. I backed it with a warm flannel, perfect for this crazy winter.

The best part… our son LOVED it!

Want to know where I got the inspiration for the mountains? Check out this post!

Quilt Details: Finished size 71.5″ x 58.5″

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Time to get rejuvenated?


Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have the creative juices left you?

Maybe it is time to rejuvenate and re-evaluate your goals.

My coaching program is all about helping you take the stress out of memory keeping and one of the first things we talk about is purging your scrapbook supplies.

Sound daunting?

Don’t fret, I walk you through it step by step and even have you set a timer, so you don’t go crazy!

Why not do yourself a favour and sign up. The 6 Secrets I share have helped thousands find the joy in memory keeping again. It is free and I know you will feel better once you start.


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Backyard Beauties

We love our beautiful visitors.

This winter has been pretty harsh on our feather friends. Lots of snow and a number of very cold weeks (like -20 C or colder), have meant there has been many visits to our little feeder.

white-breasted nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

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