Sunday, May 27, 2012

Scraps Wedding Card

Hi Crafters,
My aunt recently got married so of course I made a card for the occasion. I used a technique that I have used for a few cards in the past and a great way to use up scraps.

Cardstock: Staples Brand + Scraps
Patterened Paper: Scraps (I think it is mostly if not all DCWV)
Gems: Dollarama
Ribbon: Celebrate (Michael's)
Die cuts: SU Framelits
Sentiment: SU *from a favourite set that is retiring on May 31 :(
Visit my website if interesting in ordering and having it shipped right to you

I liked this card so much I made a similar one to teach in my scrap class!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 25, 2012

7 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the 7 Months to Christmas Blog Hop,
If you have arrived here from Heather you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning then head to Heather's Blog. I can't believe how fast each month this year is going. It seems like we just did the April Blog Hop and here we are again! I am so glad that I am going to have a great start (maybe even finish) on my Christmas cards before the holidays actually hit this year. If you are new you might be wondering how this works.... there is a group of us crafters that have commited to creating two Chirstmas cards and posting them on the 25th each month. I can't take credit for this idea, it started with just Heather and Shari and have turned into this amazing Blog Hop every month.

This month I cheated a wee bit....we are suppose to each month create one card using a die cut and one with a stamped image that we coloured in. Well, since I love stamping and sometimes my stamped images don't need to be coloured in I figured I would sneak it in! My stamped card is yet another scraplifted idea (why make up my own when there are so many fab Stampin' Up cards out there lol. I did change up the colours a bit though) I am really trying hard to use all the supplies that I have on hand and I just feel that lately my poor stamps have been getting neglected. I dusted off my Stampin' Up doily set and have been stamping up a storm with them! This is currently my new favourite set because it is just so stinkin' vesitile!

Okay okay enough gibber gabber I'll let you move on to your next stop!
Head on over and see Shari next!
Happy Crafting!
P.S. I heard a rumor that next month is the half way to Christmas mark on the calendars and to celebrate there might be some blog hop candy during the 6 months to Christmas blog sure to stop by...just saying ;)

Card #1 (Die Cut)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything goes plus ribbon

Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: Pink by Design - Winter Fun set
Cricut Cut: Jolly Holidays cut @ 3"
Punches: Mini Heart and SU ticket punch
Jelly Roll pen
Pearl Pen
Glossy Accents
Ribbon: Offray
Card #2 (Stamped)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything goes plus ribbon
abc Christmas Challenge - J is for Jingle Bells

Cardstock: SU
Ribbon: SU
Stamps: Delicate Dolies SU and Snow Swirled SU
Jingle bell: Stash
Hemp: Stash
Corner rounder: Creative memories
Pearl pen
Here is the entire blog hop in case you get a little side tracked ;)


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Stampin' Up Scraplifted Card

Hi Crafters,
I finally got a few pictures taken tonight of cards that I have made recently. Here is one that I made for a class I taught recently. This card is scraplifted but I have been terrible about writing the sources down lately. I just save the picture to my computer to attempt later and totally forget where it came from. Do you have a system for this that works for you? If so let me in on your secret because I need help here.

 Anyways, I feel right in love with the original to this card which is weird because the colours are not my usual at all and I would have never thought to even use them together to tell you the truth but seeing it all together it just works! I did change up a few things from the original so I could use the supplies I had on hand but I kept it for the most part the same.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forgot to pop back on Friday for another countdown to Christmas blog hop. (Can you believe it is almost the 25th again)!
Happy Crafting!

All papers and products SU
P.S. 3 of the items I used on this fabulous card are all on the retiring list. 2 punches and the stamp set. Get them while you still have time. Only available until May 31. Here is the link to my website for those of you in Canada if you wish to order something you can have it mailed directly to you :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Hi Blog Friends,
I promise I have not forgotten about you! Life has been crazy busy as we are in the middle of purchasing a house! My days have been filled with house viewings, visits to the realtor's office and house hunting for hours online. We finally found the one though and our offer has been accepted! Now as long as the house passes the home inspection we will officially be home owners! The closing date is not until July 18 though which is a bit of a bummer (moving in the middle of the summer...blah) but that also means I will not have to pack up my craft room right away ;) Oh and the new place has a bigger craft area for me :)

I did get a chance to to get in my craft room for a few minutes this weekend but on top of everything else I have also come down with a virus that is kicking my butt and leaving me with less then zero energy it feels :( I think I am finally on the mend though and hopefully will have something craft to show you soon!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Card Organizer

Hi Crafters,
Last week I showed you sneak peeks at a card holder/organizer I had made and was teaching a class on. The class was on the weekend and a success! Here is a finished booklet we made. It is made from file folders and has 6 double sided pages with a total of 12 pockets in it. All the inner pages are also stamps ramdonly with the doilies making the inside as fun as the outside :) Sorry I didn't take any pictures of them.
Happy Crafting,

Stamps: SU
Ribbon: Offray + Celecbration
Cricut cut: 1" Plantin Schoolbook
Gems: Offray + Dollarama
Glossy Accents

Friday, May 11, 2012

Remember Gus?

Hi Crafters,
Remember Gus? Well....I played some more.... I just love changing up the colours!!! It is so awesome to see how the same image and same layout can change so much by just changing up the colours. What do you think? Do you do this too?
Happy Crafting!

A2 Size card
Cardstock: scrap pile except Staples Brand white for my base
Patterned papers: again scrap pile
Digital Stamp + sentiment: Bugaboo
Ribbons: Offray
Embroidery floss + Buttons: my stash
Glossy Accents: his glasses
Prisma Coloured pencils + Gamsol

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baby Boy Banner

Hi Crafters,
Well, I am not sure why but blogger was not letting me post any pictures earlier in the week saying I was out of storage space and when I looked into it I still had 63% left and now all of a sudden it works again..... I'll keep posting I guess until it tries to mess with me again!

I am so excited to share with you a project I created on Sunday! It is for a special little guy I know! He is almost 2 months old and such a cutie pie! He room is done in a John Deere theme. His Daddy is a farmer ;) I noticed last time we went to visit the walls in his room where a little blank so I decided to help fix that! What do you think?! I can't wait to go visit again and hang this banner up! I just know baby and Daddy will love it. I can already hear the request for one for Jeremy's garage now lol.
Happy Crafting!

Cricut cuts:
Circles from Plantin Schoolbook - Green cut at 4", Yellow cut at 3.75"
Letters cut from Boys will be Boys cut at 2.5"
Tractor cut from Boys will be Boys cut at 2.5"
Baker's Twine - Twinery

Sunday, May 6, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day?!

Hi Crafters,
So I must admit I sort of missed National Scrapbook Day this year. I was busy all day yesterday with errands and my sister in-laws wedding shower (clearly she is not a scrapbooker or she would have realized the holiday she was interfering with lol). I did get a chance in the evening to spend a few minutes in my craft room but only long enough to bind a booklet I have been working on. I will be teaching a class on this booklet next weekend. Here are some sneak peek photos and I'll be sure to show you the actually book next weekend after the class.

I did get some time in my craft room this afternoon and even fired up my poor neglected Cricut! I just love the project I created but it is too dark to take photos right now so I'll share that another day.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another scraplifted idea

Hi Crafters,
Here is another card I created over March Break when I was MIA. It was a card that I scraplifted from a picture I found on the internet. Sorry I don't know the source right now. Don't you just love how elegant black and white cards look!?
Happy Crafting!

Cardstock: Recollections
Ribbon: Offray
Gems: Offray
All other supplies - SU