Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Up the Street teaser

I was invited to design with the Up the Street Scrapbook December kit last week. Ohhh it is NICE! I thought I would sneak a card in to give you a little taste of the kit ;)

I would highly recommend picking up the Spellbinders Poinsettia die set. Perfect for this kit!

I will have lots to share but, it will be a project at a time. I just received the kit and have take the time to dig in! I will be back tomorrow with another card and a layout to share.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's the start of the Christmas cards :)

Hello! My posts are a little spread out but we're in the middle of the biggest part of the basement reno. Drywall... Bleh. I do have lots to share coming up! The Up the Street Scrapbooking kit for December is lovely. I can't wait to share it with you.

In the meantime, I would love to share a quick card. I made this up yesterday, with the bits left over from completing a couple of assignments. I picked up a new Martha Stewart punch featuring holly leaves. I used it a lot more than I expected. Here's one of the cards I created:

I love the combo of the kraft with red and green! It was the last card I created, and I am not sure why I didn't think of using a kraft base earlier!

Thanks for stopping in! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

cardstock -American Crafts, Bazzill; pp, ribbon, gems & rubon -Pebbles Inc; punches -Fiskars, Martha Stewart; dies -Spellbinders

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grateful week *Pebbles Inc*

Hello! This week we were to create a project for the Pebbles blog that reflected the theme of being grateful.

My job reminds me daily that I need to be grateful for so many things in my life. I am oh-so-grateful to have my husband. He is a great support and a wonderful friend. And I really need to do more pages about him and more pages about us! I was glad to have this assignment. Of course I had to use my favourite line to scrap one of my favourite people!

Head over the Pebbles blog and check out the beautiful projects created all week this week! And don't forget there's the weekly giveaway at Pebbles on Friday.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great night!

Pebbles supplies: Fresh Goods Window Display (751189), Fresh Goods Local Market (751190), Fresh Goods Penny Candy (751192), Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183), Fresh Goods Front Desk (751187), Fresh Goods Daily Special (751185), Fresh Goods Embossed Masking Tape Stickers (732078), Spinach Button Candy Dots (744275),
Rouge Button Candy Dots (74427), Fresh Goods Dimensional Phrases and Icon Stickers (732076), With Love Scalloped Envelopes (747158), With Love Heart Paper Clips (744281), With Love Gift tags (747160), With Love Adhesive Notes (732088)

Other: American Crafts (alpha), Martha Stewart (border punch)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Need a laugh?

I can always use a good laugh! As I was browsing pictures, these ones jumped out and needed to be scrapped!

My boys having a good time. Who can argue with a little fun? The aftermath was dealing with a couple of kids who wanted to put our salad bowls on their heads :)

Thanks for stopping in!

cardstock -American Crafts, Doublemates; pp -Sassafras, American Crafts, Simple Stories; alpha -October Afternoon, American Crafts; buttons -Pebbles Inc; tags -Maya Road, Elle's Studio; 3D sticker -American Crafts; washi -American Crafts; twine -The Twinery

Friday, November 18, 2011


Hello! I appear to be having a card filled couple of weeks. A good thing in that my pile of scraps is disappearing :)

I've really been enjoying some of the Spellbinders dies. Now why haven't I tried them before?

Thanks for stopping in!

cardstock -Bazzill; pp -Lily Bee, Crate Paper; sticker -Jillibean Soup; pins -Maya Road; twine -The Twinery; flower -Prima; dies -Spellbinders; border punch -Fiskars

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The key

Good day! How are things? Well, I couldn't resist. Another challenge that suited me perfectly at CAS-ual Fridays. So I played along! This week's challenge is a tag or a card that includes a tag. Here's my take:

This is just a mini card, measuring 3.5"x3.5". The white background is embossed with keys. A cute new folder I picked up by Craft Concepts.

I also used my new flash bounce from Photojojo. I am pretty happy with how it worked on my first attempt!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!

cardstock -Bazzill; pp -My Mind's Eye; stamps -Studio Calico; twine -The Twinery; metal -Colorbok; embossing folder -Craft Concepts; sticker -Jillibean soup.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Navy Pier

Hello! Back to regular programming: scrapbook pages that is ;) I had fun creating cards but I do really love making pages! A couple of pictures from my trip to Chicago. I saved most of my tickets and I am glad that I did!

It was a great trip. Great company and lots of opportunity to learn how to better use my camera. (My monthly page sans kids -as promised ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

cardstock -Bazzill; pp -BoBunny, Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye; alpha -American Crafts, October Afternoon; tags -Elle's Studio, Prima; stickers -Studio Calico; twine -The Twinery, Divine Twine

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Two more

My last two cards featuring this butterfly stamp. For these cards, I let the patterned paper do the work. I embossed the butterfly onto the circles of the patterned paper and then cut out the butterfly and circle as one piece.

I like the effect. I just wish I had more of that patterned paper!

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

(green card) cardstock - Bazzill; pp -American Crafts, Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; ink -Stazon; embossing powder -American Crafts; punch -Fiskars; stamps -Studio Calico, Kaisercraft
(light blue card) cardstock -Bazzill; pp -Studio Calico; stamps -Studio Calico, Kaisercraft; embossing powder -American Crafts

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quick and simple

Another card with that beloved butterfly stamp. I decided to go really clean and simple with this one!

The gold Zing is lovely, just a little more challenging to photograph ;)

Thanks for stopping in!

cardstock -Bazzill; stamp -Studio Calico, Kaisercraft; ink -Ranger, Stazon; embossing powder -American Crafts

Monday, November 7, 2011

Are you ready for this?

I'm not. I am not ready to admit how much I like making cards. But I have lots to share over the next couple of days.

In case you were wondering, I have found my love for Zing! again.

I managed to use lots of beautiful scraps this weekend! (So sad that Sassafras will no longer be producing their own scrapbook products).

Thanks for stopping in!

cardstock -Bazzill; pp -Sassafras; ink -Versamark, Stazon; button -My Mind's Eye; twine -The Twinery; embossing powder -American Crafts; stamps -Studio Calico; Kaisercraft

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Be yourself

Hello! Sorry about the delay posting. Long story short -my laptop crashed and needed to be reformatted. Luckily, we had a back up from only two weeks ago (phew!) and my assignments were all already out (double phew!). The only glitch I ran into trying to post today was resizing this pic:

I am playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to have an element of the card hang over the outside edge of the front of the card. This challenge site is new to me but so, so fun! Glad I found it!

You'll notice cards over the next few days using this stamp. I love it and I decided I needed to really 'use' it!

Thanks for stopping in!

cardstock -Bazzill; pp -American Crafts, Basic Grey; stamp -Studio Calico, Kaisercraft; twine -The Twinery; punch -Fiskars; embossing powder -American Crafts; ink -Versamark, Stazon

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dear Pebbles *Pebbles Inc*

Hello! Happy Wednesday! It's a card day on the Pebbles blog. Head over and check out the blog and see what Aphra has created. Here are the two cards I created for the blog today:

The first card features mostly the Fresh Goods line and the second mostly the new With Love line. It was fun to create two similar cards with different lines. I already had my dies out, so I thought I would keep creating using them! I like that they look so different even though the cards have the same design!

Thanks so much for coming by!

Fresh Goods card: Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183), Fresh Goods Window Display (751189),
Fresh Goods Signage (751186), Fresh Goods Front Desk (751187), Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House (751180), Floral Lane Duplicate Rub Ons (747115)

Other supplies : Dollarama (pearls), Bazzill (cardstock), Spellbinders, Sizzix (dies), Martha Stewart (punch),

With Love card: With Love Sweetheart (751204), With Love I heat you (751203), With Love True Love (751202), With Love XOXO (751210), Fresh Goods Come Again (751191), Floral Lane Duplicate Rub Ons (747115)

Other supplies: Dollarama (pearls), Bazzill (cardstock), Spellbinders, Sizzix (dies), Martha Stewart (punch)