Wednesday 27 November 2013

More Catherine and Cathy Create inspiration

I used the good bag kits from Stampin' Up! to create these candy bags!! How cute did they turn out?
Don't forget to join in on the fun at Catherine and Cathy Create.  This month's tags challenge is Stripes!!  You have until the end of November for your chance to win!!

Speaking of candy... here's some candy Santa sleighs!! I didn't come up with this idea, I've seen it in a few pins!
And some reindeer candy canes!!!
Hmmmm... so good. Or in Newfoundland... our dialect would say... "SOME GOOD"


Tuesday 26 November 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow: Pop n' Place Part 2

"Part 2?"
"Why yes. If you missed part one... you can find it here!"

When I first saw the negatives of the Pop n' Place Holiday Gift Tags booklet, I immediately was inspired to do a scrapbook page but I wasn't sure how I would execute it. 
Then I got to playing. 
I used many of the banner pieces from the booklet, as well as four frames. The Christmas Tagables stamp set, which is part of a bundle for this booklet, provided some great journaling for me.

Here are some things to think about when scrapbooking with limited supplies:
- Build a banner.. it always looks even better with stitching.  
- Use dimension in your pages... it makes a big difference.  See below how the banners come off the page as well as the "frames" around the picture.
- Use different textures such as the Crystal Effects on the "25" stamp.
- Clustering is a must.  Don't be afraid to take several buttons, toss them on your page and glue them down where they land. FUN!!
-Finally... doodle. Make it YOU. (See my border around my page)
PS. I am sooooooooo excited for CHRISTMAS!!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends! :) I'll be thinking of you and will shop online in your honor. :)

Make sure you keep hopping to see the rest of my buddies.  Cindy is up next and she is sure to blow you away!

Monday 25 November 2013

Play along with Catherine & Catherine Create

Don't forget to play along with us at Catherine and Cathy Create!

We have three challenges this month - with each entry you can win a pack of the Season of Style DSP paper stack!

You have until November 30, 2013 to play along!

Monthly Challenge: Play with triangles (anything goes.. card, tag, scrapbook page, canvas, etc)
Cards Challenge: Button Up!
Tags Challenge: Stripes!

I decided to play along with Catherine's button challenge - enjoy!
Congrats Bev!!!

Thanks everyone!!

Saturday 23 November 2013

Introducing monthly Mommy & Me Kits

What are they?  A craft kit for kids aged 2 to 6 years old that is pre-cut and ready for you to open and enjoy. It will always include a picture, simple instructions and everything you need to complete the project including adhesives. Each kit will have from one to three different crafts depending on the materials and size of the project.  These projects are not hard they are tested out by my own kids. J

How do I get them? Local delivery  (St. John's & CBS, NL area) is included in the price and will be delivered in the first week of each month.  Kits must be pre-paid prior to delivery.

How much are they? They are $10 each month and you can pick and choose which months you want to purchase.  You can also do a six month subscription for $50, giving you savings of 20%!

Want more information? Ensure you are on my mailing list by emailing me at   A monthly email will be sent out on details for each kit. They will also be available online here. Follow me via Facebook  to make sure you dont miss out on the kit announcements, as well as any other kid-friendly crafty projects.

Want to see the project for December?
Thanks to my daughter who happily dipped her "snow-balls" in her "glue puddle"! Yes, she was also eating some smarties... YUM!
Ready to join the fun? You can pay by PayPal and your kit will be on your way!


Mommy & Me Kits

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Pre-Black Friday Event!


And I LOVE a deal.

So, I am having a Black Friday event beginning NOW - this deal only runs until Sunday, November 21, 2013 and is only available to Canadians.  Here's the details:

For every $50 you spend before taxes and shipping, you will receive $5 in product from me!!

For every $25 you will be entered in a draw to win the Festive Flurry stamp set and die valued at $57.95 before shipping & tax!

Plus if you submit a wish list and your loved ones email, you will receive a free bottle of dazzling details!!

Would you prefer a gift certificate? For every $50 gift certificate, you get $5 free!

If you order online - use hostess code H7NUQEH2 

If you aren't comfortable with that, just email me at with your product numbers so I can place the order for you!!
Fine details: To use your free money, you must let me know the products you would like. These products will come separately. You do not pay shipping or taxes on your $5 free. If there is a difference in price, you must pay the difference including ship + tax.

Note that Stampin' Up!'s deals last until December 2nd but my extra incentives only last until Sunday! Now hurry up!!


Tuesday 19 November 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow: It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye

It all happened last night and I have the dyed fingers to prove it.
You see, I didn't know what to post today.  Instead I organized my stuff. I always organize my stuff when I don't know what to do.  And its always when I have limited time (limited time by definition is no time)... Huh?!? Go figure. I've always been like that... Cramming is more my style.

I grabbed the box of product we had to play with and started to play with the glitter and the clear glass bulbs I bought from Michaels...
And to continue my polka dot theme... my first bulb was simply Stampin' Up!'s sponge daubers dipped in mod podge and randomly placed onto the bulb. Then I took the glitter and dot by dot covered the bulb.  I laid it aside to dry.
Then my second bulb I decided to test out some of my theories again.  All I did was - using a paint brush (I like Claudine Hellmuth's brushes), I brushed mod podge on the bottom of the bulb like it was dipped. I laid that aside to dry.

And since I had a pile of mod podge in my tray not used, I ripped up some of the Winter Frost DSP and "mod-podged" the top part of the bulb... Once I was about half way down, I let it dry for a little while... to create my final bulb...

If you look to the right, you can see that this doesn't need to look perfect. Mod Podge dries clear.  I got my hands quite messy because I was getting all the air bubbles out from under each piece of paper.

Here's how it turned out:

It started out great... I had decided to re-create a bulb I made last year.  You can see it here, which includes the video of the person who showed me how to create this glitter bulb.  This time the bulb has SILVER glitter on the inside.  By using the Stampin' Up! re-inker you can turn any glitter bulb the color you wish.

Start out by putting about 75 drops of re-inker in the bulb.  Then slowly turn the bulb so that you cover all the surface area inside.
Once that is done, lay it aside for a minute to grab the glitter.  I created a really FANCY funnel out of scrap paper because I was too lazy to find my funnel... Put in as much glitter as you like.  Dump out any access.  If there's not enough add more.  
Oh and the finished product was sooooooo beautiful... 
until I decided to add rhinestones....

"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye..."

Trajedy struck!! Kazaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.
And that's when my masterpiece fell to a certain death. It was quite sad.

But I pulled up my socks. This time I was more careful... 

And here's all four but its really not a great picture!
Alright, that was fun... I can't wait to see you again... but I still have no idea what I am doing... HAHAHHAHAHAH.

KEEP HOPPING! Cindy is up NEXT!!
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Winner of the Blog Hop!!



I am a busy bee.

Vacation does that to you, doesn't it?

And.... the winner of the Whimsical Designs Blog Hop is....


Congrats Elaine and email me at with your address so that I can send you your prize!!


Monday 18 November 2013

SOUS Project Life CHallenge

Its another project life challenge over at Stuck on U Sketches!!

The challenge is add glitter...  so did... a lot.. of glitter.

I gotta say I had fun with this one... this is from New Year's Day and to me that day represents excitement and fireworks.  It represents family and fun celebrating the end of a long holiday season.

So I had fun with it!! :)

Make sure you link up your own projects!!


Friday 15 November 2013

Artisan Friday Wow: December Daily

A December Daily has been on my list for an extremely long time...
... I'll let the pages give you the story.

Some close-ups..

Now the work for Christmas scrapping is done.  Just take the pictures, print and adhere. 

KEEP HOPPING! check out Cindy's amazing projects!!
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Thursday 14 November 2013

CCC - Tag Challenge = Stripes!

Over at Catherine and Cathy Create this month we have a new Tags Challenge and its


You have until the end of the month to get your project linked up!!  Make sure you do because you could win the sold out "Endless Wishes" stamp set!!

Here's my projects...
 I just love this skull stamp.  It makes me think about boys... and a little about girls with their Monster High obsessions.  (Side note: I've got to do something with this stamp and Monster High!!)

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow: Remember the Moment

Ahhhh, I had fun with this one!! And its near and dear to all of our hearts on the Artisan Blog Hop.

We shall Remember this Moment.
See those polka dots... well, that's actually molding cream (you can get this at your local craft store) mixed with Stampin' Up! glitter.  It gives such a great effect and with the new stencils that SU has, I just can't give enough.
 Here's a closer look... ahh... do you recognize those words letters? That's the freebie digital download SU gave away last week called Moments Ago... I whipped that into my E-Cutter with gold foil... LOVE IT.
But don't stop here - check out Cindy's amazing projects!!
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