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Our first big snow fall and a link to a Smash Book video.


Hello friends…..we’re finally up at the cabin again….I just love it here.  Our youngest son and his family have joined us for this weekend and its sooo good to have family up here with us.  We’ve been getting a dump of snow since yesterday when we were driving up here and it’s still coming down.   There is a fresh blanket of the wonderful white stuff all over everything.  We had a visit from a white tail deer this morning……a beautiful buck that strolled by in front of the cabin.  Of course, I didn’t have my camera handy so I wasn’t able to capture the beauty……oh well…..maybe next time.  :o)  I do have a couple of pics to share with you of our morning up at the cabin with my Grandson having some fun in the snow…..

He loves being outside and was in his glory with all the fresh soft snow!!!  Grandma decided it was time to get her gear on and head out to have some fun too…..

We decided to make a couple of “chairs” in the snow on the deck.  We were tired of shovelling it off and thought it would be a much better idea to just have a seat in it….lol.  By the looks of the snow that’s settled on us, we’d been sitting there for a few minutes already. His Dad had also decided to come join us and it was time to get off the deck and go have some more fun in the backyard…..

First we decided to bury Owen…..he thought it was a great idea!!

Then it was Grandma’s turn to be buried.  We were having so much fun….  🙂

So, here is the other reason for this post…..lol.  I’d been asked by one of my co-workers to make another Smash Book for her daughters friend.  I realized when I went to do this post I’d neglected to take any still pictures of it!!  I did do a YouTube video on it, so run over to the link below to check it out and see what you think.  For whatever reason, there are opening credits and closing credits in it and I can honestly say I have no idea how they got there or how to get rid of them…..lol.  Oh well, just ignore them I guess.  :o)


That’s it for today…..let me know what you think of it…..I love to read the comments.  🙂

Till next time,


Yvonne  😉

Sister’s Chipboard album with an Altered Box


Hello blog family!! I had a very dear friend come for a visit last weekend and we had a crafting good time!!!  She arrived on Thursday, I took Friday off and we spent a wonderful long weekend just having a blast!!  Another one of my very good friends came over each day (and into the wee hours) to join us and we spent a lot of time laughing and just having soooo much fun!!

 I’m sitting in my Crafting Therapy Room with a wonderful cup of tea right now and editing my latest YouTube video.  A girlfriend at work asked me to make her three Chipboard albums in Altered Boxes to give to her sisters for Christmas.  I finished the first album and thought I’d share it with you.  I had so much fun putting this together and dreaming up the little goodies I put on each page.   Here’s what the top of the box looks like:

Check this out!!!  I covered the whole box with patterned paper and then added layers and layers of goodness!  There’s cheesecloth, black tulleing, flowers, bling, ribbon……need I say more?!!  Oh, and check out that butterfly in all it’s glittery goodness.  I just love that butterfly and of course…..my I Am Roses roses…..they’re a must!!  Here’s a close up of those beauties…..

 And do you see the wonderful black rosette ribbon??!!  I have such a little bit left and I’d love to get my hands on more of it!!  Did you see the pretty little black rose button on the front of the box in between the rosette’s?   It has a piece of black tulleing wrapped around it to keep the lid of the box closed.  It just fits perfectly into the design of the box I think! 

Here’s what the album front looks like!

I continued with the black and white theme throughout the whole album.  To the front cover here I started with a half of a doily and then started layering from there.  The blinged out sprig, the pewter butterfly and  my very first zipper flower I’ve made!!  Added some swirly bling, lace and a few rhinestone and the title and ta da!!!!  Album front is done!  Here’s a close up of that cool zipper flower….

I love that flower and can see more of those in my future!!!  For more detailed information and a closer look at the whole project, check out my YouTube video here:


Thanks once again for stopping by for a visit!! I truly love hearing your feedback, so please let me know you were here!  Later!



You Tube video


Hello my fellow crafting blog friends.  If you ever want a lesson in frustration try and do a video recording to post on You Tube…..lol.  Holy cow!!  Some things I learned…….make sure camera is charged…..grrrrr.  Turn off phone so it won’t ring when you’re almost done recording.  Finish recording and then realized I’d recorded  it upside down for the viewers…….that one was a real winner.  Go to upload it to You Tube and spend two days trying to figure out why it won’t download.  Try and sign into You Tube using the wrong sign in account name…..brilliant!!  FINALLY realize the reason it won’t download is because the file is too big as I recorded it in HD……doh!! 

As part of my duties on the Scrap ‘n With Flair design team, I have to do one You Tube video a month.  Well, I finally have the first one under my belt.  Definitely some things I’ll do differently next time…….learned allot…..still have lots to learn about it and will improve with each one…..hopefully!!  So, check it out and let me know what you think!!  Here’s the link: 


Will I ever be a You Tube star…..probably not but I did kinda have fun doing it and am actually looking forward to doing another one.  As always, I love to hear from you.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Yvonne 😉