Wednesday, 15 April 2015

My Paper Pumpkin: Sew Simple, Sew Pretty Project #2



My sister turned thirty.

Dirty thirty.

Bahahahahha. She has been welcomed into my 30s world.  I created this card to make her feel a little better using the My Paper pumpkin kits. There's several kits that I used but the paper and the stamp comes from the March kit.  The background stamps is from the February kit... which I will use all the time.

Again, I machine stitched.  I can't stop.


Make sure you play along with the challenge every month - I would love to see what you make!

Cathy

Friday, 10 April 2015

Congrats card!


It's another easy card!

Stamp the Stampin' Up! paper then add some embellishments.  This paper is from the Birthday Bash designer paper series.  The wood veneers are from the new card kit in the occasions catalog.

I just love putting lots of little embellies on paper.

Congrats!
Cathy

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Ali Edwards Story Kits: Day/Night


Every month, I get the Ali Edwards story kits.

I am a kit junkie. But I... ummm.. love them!

The kits themselves are amazing, small but amazing.  However, its the class content that really turns my crank.  Each month has a theme and last's month theme was AM/PM. I am always a month behind because it takes a little while for the kits to make it to my big Eastern piece of ice... also known as Newfoundland, Canada.

She always gives story prompts.  She really encourages you to tell the story.  But not only that, she encourages you to find the best in every day life.  She also encourages telling the story when perhaps its not the best day.

This month's content had a PDF that had the words "morning" and "evening".  I was able to measure the distance of that words on the page and then used photoshop to carefully figure out exactly where I wanted my typed words to land.


And that's how I did it.


I love it.  I love telling the story.  It was a simple question.  AM/PM... what does that word mean to you.  And you could go in many directions.

Have a nice day!
Cathy

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

2015 Easter Projects

Happy Easter, love the Caines!

I don't even know what happened... Easter was here and now it's gone!

I can tell you one thing though... there's still a lot of chocolate.  And thanks to my mother... whom I bluntly said "Dont get me chocolate, get me candy"... gave me a full Costco-sized tub of sour keys... you know the kind.  So delicious, yet so evil.

Projects. Right.


Yes, I did up some treats for the kids at day care.  There's a lot on the blacklist there so I opted to try to use what I had.  I had some leftover kaleidoscopes from one of my Mommy and Me kits. I made a belly band to go around them and attached some crayons using double sided tape. I used the really cute stamp set called "For Peep's Sake!"... so cute!

Easy!


I also gave paint for the older kids!

Of course we also decorated the house a little bit... and I had a little bunny to help this year.


Last year, I created this Easter Banner and burlap picture - check out last years post here!



We also created a little forest with a bunny in it for our Mommy & Me April craft.


And get a final kiss goodbye for the day!


Have a great day!
Cathy

Monday, 6 April 2015

Flowers and Fun with Canadian Scrapbooker


I've been playing with the Painted Blooms DSP from Stampin' Up!

Make sure you hop over to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine blog post to check it out.

The first Monday of every month, I hang out with the CS ladies so make sure you follow them and drop by!

Have a fantastic day!
Cathy



My Paper Pumpkin: Sew Simple Project #1


I miss my Mac.
I hate doing things on this old PC.
come on Apple!

Back again today with the new April challenge at My Paper Pumpkin Challenge.  Every month they host a challenge to use your My Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! kits. Make sure to check it out for inspiration.

For this month, I used the enamel heart in the centre of a wood veneer from the current kit.  I also used sequins from a previous kit and sewed them into my page.

Are you wondering what's going on here... its a mini album.
Yes.
But if you are following, I am typically a 12x12 scrapper.
Indeed.
I take my extra photos and plop them into a mini album for each kid.  Its their own albums that they can handle until the cows come home.
The end.

By the way...
Stampin' Up! is having free shipping this week from April 6th to April 10th.

Cathy

Sunday, 29 March 2015

November 2014 Project Life | A Monthly Review


I am back with my Project Life monthly review pages.  This layout was made easy. I loved the boldness of the November title car.  I am not sure where the card came from but I am guessing it came from a Studio Calico Project Life kit that I snagged in their grab bag sales.  

I have been just loving yellow lately and so it was exactly what I was looking for.


I love the pictures of this layout because it really does show the everyday and yet some of the highlights of the month.  I used some flare and some foam stickers from the Freckeld Fawn Oh Deer Me embellishment kits; however, I used some label stickers behind them to really give them some "power".

You'll notice the left hand picture is of my family of 4 eating supper.  It was taken using my self timer.  This is something I want to do more.  It reminds how my son is always standing while he eats at this age... it also looks like he doing farting noises on his arm, which is completely normal at my house.

Because the photos didn't need any journalling, I didn't feel forced to do so.


The backside of this layout is documenting my son's birthday and showcasing how winter is starting.

The bottom right hand picture is just a different angle that I tried that day.  I love how it turned it.  I added a transparency over top the picture.


That's it for now!
Happy "Project Life-ing"

Cathy