Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Guest Designer Die Cuttin' Divas

Hi Crafters,
It's it funny how life works out....I committed to be a Die Cuttin' Diva Guest Designer in the spring when we were just looking at houses. I didn't realize that I would be in the middle of moving when I signed up for the gig lol. Well, for those of you who know me I never back out of a commitment and I love to be prepared so I spent a bit of time in early July getting everything squared up in the craft room so I could still be ready to post when my turn came around. It's fun to look at what I created and thinking back to my old craft room while my new one remains neatly packed into boxes for now!

The best part is the challenge that I was signed up for was a super duper easy one and by far my favourite challenge to enter..."anything goes!" You just got to LOVE it! I hope you can play along with me and all the other Die Cittin' Divas this week. I can't craft but I can sure check out what everyone else is working on in their rooms!

Thanks Die Cuttin' Divas for letting me be part of the team this week and happy crafting!

***It's a bit messier then my usual scrapbook style but I am just getting back into after a couple years of card hiatus so I am feeling my way around to find my new style I guess.

Paper: Bazzill & DCWV
Mini hearts are my SU that little thing to pieces!
The cute little saying in the top right was from a day by day calendar I think from last year. I have been saving that baby for a while ;)
All the stickers/title/bling is just stuff that has been in my stash for far too long but worked perfect on this layout!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

5 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the 5 Months to Christmas Blog Hop,
If you have arrived here from  Sally's blog you are in the right spot.

Well, I bet a few of you who have been following my blog regularly thought I would not be participating this month because of the big move...well it just so happens I am the queen of planning ahead! I was able to get my cards created before I had to pack up my scrapbooking room!
If you are new you might be wondering how this monthly blog hop works.... there is a group of us crafters that have committed to creating two Christmas cards and (one die cut and one stamped image) posting them on the 25th each month.
Thanks for stopping by today. Shari's blog is your next stop.
Happy Crafting!
P.S. Right now I am at my parents house borrowing their wireless. I hope to have internet again soon so I can visit all my wonderful blogs friends again. See you soon!

Card #1 (Stamped)
Cardstock: SU and Staples Brand
Ribbon: Offray
Digital Stamp: Meljen's designs
Stamps: SU-  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Spellbinders: circles
Cricut Cut: Scalloped circle- Accent Essentials 
Pearl pen
Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder + Cuttlebug
Prisma Coloured pencils + Gamsol
Glossy Accents
Card #2 (Die Cut)
Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: Pink by Design - Winter Fun set
Cricut Cut: Wrap it Up 2.75" and 1.5"
Ribbon: Offray
Gems: Offray
Swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder + Cuttlebug

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

Hi Everyone,
As you can see from the title today is my birthday. Want to know how I spent it...I started the day at 7am packing, then at 9am took a 30 min crash nap (I am wiped out from the early mornings/late nights lately). At 10am I met my family for brunch and then went straight from there to the dentist because I chipped my tooth yesterday. Once I was done at the dentist I went to our new house to paint and paint and paint. I quit just in time to head out to supper with my hubby and now....I'm pooped! I got some great gifts though and wanted to share...I received a Kobo (purple) + a gift cert. to go with it, the Go Canada Cricut Cartridge, a new lounge chair (wish I was at the new house on the deck in it now) and some money. Here is a question for ya...should I break down and spend some of my bday money on a Smash book? Or just wait and make one myself once my craft room is back in action? I have been holding off because honestly I have everything to make one but they are just too cool! What do you think?
Well, I'm off to veg for an hour or so before I hit the bed like a ton f bricks. Tomorrow is another day of painting, painting and more painting!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Craft room packed up

Hi Crafters,
Looking at the following photos makes me feel a little ill...My craft room has been offically packed up and not only has it been packed up but the entire apt. has been packed and many, many, MANY boxes are now being stored in my old craft room. I just LOVE this apt. so much I am sad to leave but it is time. We will be moving into our new house on Sat. The good news is I will have a much bigger crafting space but the bad news is it is currently in the unfinished basement, so I wil be without it for a while yet.

Anyways, thought I would let you have a glance into my life...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wedding Thank yous

Hi Crafty Bloggers,
So want to know why I have not been blogging much and what exactly I have been up to...
wedding thank yous! I have made 52 of these! At first I thought they were super cute and I was so excited about them...after making over 50 they still have a little piece of my heart lol! And what a FABULOUS way to use up my scraps! These babies put a really nice dent in my scrap pile....ah success :) I am linking these cards to Make It Mondays.
Now I have to go write in them all! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

6 Months to Christmas Blog Hop winner

Hi Crafters,
What a busy day I had today...okay what a busy life I have right now....
At some point today while I was picking, washing, hauling, bagging and freezing 15 freezer bags of strawberries I remembered that I never picked the winner from the 6 months to Christmas blog hop (funny when things come to you lol).

Sorry it's late but the winner is...
#10 BloggerSandy Smith said...

I love,love,love your Christmas cards. Very sweet! Thanks for the chance to win Christmas candy too! Happy Monday :)

Thanks for your sweet comment Sandy! Email me if you see this before I contact you!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop

Hi Crafters and welcome to the Canada Day blog hop!
It's great to be Canadian Eh? And did you know there are some great crafting companies out there as well has a ton of fabulous Canadian crafters and bloggers! Today is all about supporting those Canadian companies and showcasing some truly talented Canadian ladies!

Well lets get started.... I am your first stop of the day so I better let you in on some very important information. We have some great Canadian and other friendly sponsors lined up for prizes and winning is going to be so much fun! All you need to do is hop along with us leaving all the participants some lovely comments and pick up one "clue word" from each blog along the way. Once you have all the words then you will have a special question to answer. Leave your answer in the comments on Heather's blog (the last stop on the hop) and ta da you are entered to win one of our great prizes! You have until Wed. July 4th to leave your comment and the winners  will be drawn and posted on Thurs. July 5th. Best of all you will have a blast looking at all the fun Canadian crafts along the way!

Here is the list of sponsors and prizes to drool over....
*Your Next Stamp ~ Jenny from Canada rubber stamp
*Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ~ choice of rubber stamp
*Bugaboo Stamps - $30 Gift Card
*Redonkulous Designs ~ choice of one digi image
*Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Canada set

*** Note that on Shari's blog she used "Jenny" from your next stamp! So if you want to see what she looks like this is perfect!

I decided to make a scrapbook page for my project today. I figured it was time to finally scrapbook some pictures from the past...these photos were from a Canada Day car show we went to in 2009 (oh the joys of being married to a technician, lol). This page was a fabulous way to use up some of these red scraps. I just filled my Cricut mat full of them and started cutting.

Cardstock/patterned paper: from my stash and lots of scraps
Cricut cuts: Maple left - Create a Critter - cut @ 2", 1.5", 1.25", 1"
Letters - Plantin Schoolbook - cut @ 1.5"
Gems: Dollarama
Stamps: Pink By Design - Canada Set
Hero Arts - July set
My Mind's Eye- Miss Caroline Dilly Dally "Adventures"
Fiskers - Brackets
SU: Punch

*I am going to link my project today up to Joyful stamper's link up party
Now it is time for you to move on and check out Mary's blog blog next but before you go your first "clue word" is How.

Happy hopping and happy crafting!
Here is the list of the blog hop order just in case you get sidetracked along the way.... ;)
Tara- -
Mary -
Kim -
Nicole -
Kerry -
Michelle -
Tracy -
Kate -
Shari -
Avril -