Sunday, May 14, 2006

A New Kit, A Sale and Happy Mother's Day

Well it's been a while since I've posted, I knew I'd be a horrible blogger :)
Here is a fun freebie available at Scrapdish for you to celebrate Mother's Day, I hope everyone enjoys theirs!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006


A layout of Tyler using the Just Me kit for Autism Awareness available at Scrapdish.

The card reads: I have AutismI may not look unusual but I experience the world much differently than you do. Autism makes it difficult to communicate with you, and sometimes causes me to have unusual behavior. I am doing my very best. Please be patient with me.

Early Intervention: I.B.I Therapy

Created using the "Just Me" Autism Awareness kit available kit available at Scrapdish. This is a basic explanation of Tyler's I.B.I therapy Journalling: When you were first diagnosed with Autism our first reaction was not the initial shock experienced by a lot of people, but acceptance and in some ways relief that we finally knew what was wrong. Our second reaction get you help.
We were given a lot of information in a very short period of time but the overwhelming concensus was Early Intervention with Intensive Behavorial Intervention (I.B.I Therapy)We chose to go with the Society for the Treatment of Autism (STA) You were only 2 and a half and I couldn’t imagine having you away from home for 30 hours a week so we chose the at home program they offered. You would be one busy little boy with a whole team working with you. You had two EIT’s Lisa, and Stephanie (who was replaced then with Trish and finally Janine) with you on alternate days. You had Genieve for Speech, Kara for Occupational Therapy,Treena for Psych, Caroline as your team supervisor and Marilyn as your Social Integration coordinator. Your therapy ran 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 12 months of the year Everyday there was someone else coming to the house, or you going off to swimming, music therapy, sports group, kids club and of course Fridays were always big outings with the other kids from the STA. The outings wouldtake you to the zoo, Bowness Park, Heritage Park, the Stampede, Glenmore Reservoir, the Bird Sanctuary, TheScience Centre, All of these activities were based upon your personal I.P.P and reflected the goals and needsthat you had for therapy.
Each day, through everything,there was one and only one goal in mind JUST YOU!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Scrapdish Anniversary, Autism Awareness and a Freebie

Wow, it's been a year since Scrapdish officially opened it's doors. To celebrate all the designers are having individual sales from 20-50% off. All of my designs are at 50 % off including my new Element and PaperPacks. April is also Autism Awareness month, the designers at Scrapdish created this enormous collaborative kit "Just Me" to raise awareness and funds for Autism. The regular price of this kit is $10.00 and right now it is on sale for $8.00 with all funds being donated to NAAR

Last year at RAKScraps we also did a challenge to promote Autism Awareness . This is a layout that I made for the challenge of Tyler, it was also published in Canata Books "Colour Palette" this spring

Here is the Autism Awareness freebie from last years challenge which coincidentally co-ordinates with the "Just Me" mega kit. The freebie is available for a short time.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

March Newsletter Layouts

The March RAKScraps newsletter was released yesterday. The whole CT contributes amazing tutorials, layouts and elements you can also find the freebies from our upcoming sponsors and information about the new Megakit:
Our sponsors for March were Carrie Stephens (Fishscraps), Pixel-Expressions and DigiScrapz, I had so much fun working with all of them!!
Here are my layouts:

Credits: "Soft" and "Wishes" from

Credits: Pixel Expressions "Pixel Windows" for the basic template and design. Papers and elements from Jen Wilson's Caring, Thinking, Being, and Growing Sets from her Importance of Living Series available at SBB.

Credits: Birthdayz Megakit from Digiscrapz (it's huge)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ahhhhh.....Krista Jinxed Me!!

Your Inner Pop Princess Is Brintey Spears
"I?m a slave for you. (Take that) I cannot hold it; I cannot control it.
I?m a slave (It just feels right) for you. (It just feels good)
I won?t deny it; I?m not trying to hide it. (Baby)"

You're not that innocent.
Who's" Your Inner Pop Princess?

This was a fun one I found on Robin's blog :)

You Are Scooter
Brainy and knowledgable, you are the perfect sidekick.You're always willing to lend a helping hand.In any big event or party, you're the one who keeps things going."15 seconds to showtime!"

The Muppet Personality Test

Saturday, March 11, 2006

As most of you know (assuming the 3 people that read this are paying Jeanine's son Colton and my son Tyler both have Autism.
April is considered Autism Awareness Month and Jeanine being the smart chick that she is, came up with the idea of creating a kit with the proceeds going to Autism Research and Awareness. All 10 Scrapdish designers: Jeanine Baechtold, Rachel Dickson, Krista Mettler, Robin Cabana, Jen Reed, Melissa Goerke, Clara Wallace, Correen Silke, Tania Cordova, and Amy Knepper came together to create 10 exclusive mini-kits that go together to create one giant megakit with 45 papers, over 100 elements and two alphas. Available now at Scrapdish for $10.00

If you are unsure what Autism is, would like to read more about it or find links in your area please visit this post at RAKScraps: Autism Awareness where we ran a challenge last year and our wonderful members searched for links in their country, state, province.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Happy Birthday, Nicky

On Wednesday, March 8th, 2000 at 1:07 pm weighing 7lbs 11 oz, Nicholas Alexander entered our world

How did 6 years go by so quickly?
To my kind, sensitive, book loving, Teenage Mutant Ninja Collecting, Play Station playing, first born son, Happy Birthday!!!!

We love you, Squeek!!!

Check out this fun, vacation kit "Beachy Keen" It was created by Jeanine, Robin, Correen and myself. It's so much fun to work on a kit with these three, we all have different styles and yet they blend so well together. A lot like the three of us, they truly are fantastic friends that I absolutely cherish!! Available now at Scrapdish

Add on kit by Correen and Rachel. Also check out these awesome Quickpages designed by Correen, get your album together fast :)