Wednesday 25 June 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Happy, Happy, Happy Project #4

I just love these circles from the My Paper Pumpkin kit April kit. 
Simple, simple, simple.

And here's the bonus card!

Make sure that you join the challenge every month at My Pumpkin Challenge!

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Focus on the Picture | AWW

I melt when I see this picture.

It makes me feel so lucky and happy.

That means, the focus of this page is the picture.

So how do you do that?

You need to draw the eye to the photo.  This time, I used negative space and the paper in the corners brings your eye to the centre of the page.

Bottom line is don't feel like you have to smash a ton of stuff on a page.

I used the Gold Soiree DSP, a doily (which softens it) and allowed the journalling to be a stamp. 

SCRAPBOOK TIP OF THE DAY: To be lazy you need to be smart.  The title "this day" comes from the Moments Ago brush.  I cut several out in white and keep them in a little dish next to me. When I need them I just colour them with ink!!

Have a fantastic day - head to see Cindy!!!

Wednesday 18 June 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Happy, Happy, Happy Project #3

I found this little banner in my "Paper Pumpkin Leftover" box.
I believe its from the July kit of last year.... 
I knew it would come in handy.

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See you soon!

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Adventure Awaits | AWW

I didn't have a lot of time.

I meant to make a card but when I swung around in my chair, this 10x12  picture was calling my name.

Looking at the picture, immediately I thought 
"adventure awaits"

So I grabbed the Project Life accessory kit and put it to work.

It's a really simple layout but it speaks volumes to me. 
When I created it, I was thinking about the little girl making her way into the woods on an adventure.

But then it seemed like it was for me.
I am so excited for the next chapter of my creativity and my life.
I've been making small changes to live a little more vicariously.
It's... exciting!

Here's some of the details which shows the stitching and placement of the letters on the photo.


It feels like magic.

Creativity is more than making a craft. Its the emotion, the message, the love.  For me, my art is through pictures.  

Ya gotta love it.

Time to visit Cindy!

Saturday 14 June 2014

June 2014 Tags Challenge: Bakery Shop

It's another Catherine and Cathy Create tags challenge!!!
This month it's bakery shop..
Such a fun card with the new In Colors from Stampin' Up!

Make sure you pop by to see the rest of the amazing inspiration!!  And play along - you have until the end of June!


Wednesday 11 June 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Happy, Happy, Happy! Project #2

To go along with my cards and gift bag from last week I created a little matching box that contains a gift card...  It's not the prettiest box you've ever seen but its perfect for a man!

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See you soon!

Tuesday 10 June 2014

"Cutie, Cutie, Cutie" | AWW

My daughter adds "ie" to the end of everything and everyone.

Jack = Jack-ie "Baby"
Jane = Jan-ie "Waney"
Cute = Cut-ie "Tutie"

I look at these cards and I can't help but wiggle my head and repeat... "Cutie. Tutie. Woonie. Bootie."

Pretty sure you are gonna want the Blendabilities Markers now... right??? 
huh? huh?

Every day is party time at my house!! 

Notice their eyes??? 

Yeah... they are pearls with a sharpie so they look little itty bitty goggly eyes...

"goo-ge-ly... boo-ge-ly.. ru-de-ly... su-de-ly..."


We aren't afraid to rhyme words that aren't words.

Welcome to my world.  
Go see Cindy!!! ("Bindy. Mindy. Tindy. Lindy")

Disclaimer: If you chose to come visit here and expect for ANYTHING to make sense... well, you are at the wrong place. 

Friday 6 June 2014

June 2014 Mommy & Me Kit

I am totally loving creating these and meeting all the kiddos!!

If you want to created your own Father's Day tree, you can download the file here!
And if you have any questions about the monthly Mommy & Me kits, click here!

Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday 4 June 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Happy, Happy, Happy Project #1

Everything is happening too fast. 

It's Father's Day soon!!  And believe it or not I have all my cards and gifts done thanks to My paper Pumpkin... well, and the fact my husband told me what he wanted... don't worry he has a little treat too! And a lotto ticket, of course.

I decided to create this cute gift bag for the "Happy" challenge!!  There's a little surprise in here!!!

And I made a matching card!
Umm... I love this card and it was so easy!

Here's a few cute little ones that were suggested by the kit! 

Now... here's the thing!! My Paper Pumpkin wants YOU!  
You can now get prepaid subscriptions, which are perfect for a gift.
Email me for more details!

And don't forget to join us every month for the My Pumpkin Challenge Blog!

See you soon!

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Embracing the New In Colors | AWW

I am embracing the new In Colors...
using the negative of an MDS digital image... 
But I forget which one...
Because.... I have been slowly losing my marbles lately.

Anyone have any extra marbles?

(Insert: Alanna has extra marbles to lend me!! She told me that this digital download is Chillin' Out)

And I am totally doing this last minute.
4 minutes.
All I did was use my Silhouette Cameo and cut out this image already designed by Stampin' Up!

Then I put a window sheet over the back.  My theory was... if I wasn't so lazy I'd glue the little "holes in the donuts.. I mean "o's" onto the window sheet.  It turns out I was too lazy.

Then I cut a strip of each new in colour card stock and laid them on the kraft paper...

I used a lot of pop dots..

Ok. I never.

I lied.

I used some cardboard I had laying around.

Again. Lazy scrapbooker.
1 minute.

Then I placed my picture on the right hand side... I literally grabbed whatever I had left on my desk in terms of stamps and scraps. You can see the new Kinda Electric stamp and the super cool Dotty Angles stamp... some slivers of vellum and Moonlight designer paper stack.. and then stapled it together with some washi tape.  I was covering up fingerprints and covering mistake after mistake... but that's the fun part right!


Over time. Oops... can't be perfect every time? Right? Huh? Huh? Get it? 
Pleeeeeze... I need to give this up and go on Last Comic Standing.

You need to go to Cindy now!! HAVE FUN!

Catherine & Cathy Create: Pack Your Bags!


I can't believe its June!! Time is flying but I am having fun!!

We have a fun challenge going on at Catherine and Cathy Create this month!!  You have until June 30th for a chance to win the brand new Peaceful Petals stamp set! I have shown these pictures before but I felt that it deserved a little more attention!! See here for the full post!

This cute passport holder was created using cardstock and fits your tickets and passport easily. I used hot glue to make sure that it really held together!!

Unfortunately the paper is no longer available but there's new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper called Flashback that is even more awesome!

Enjoy and make sure that you check it out!

New Catalog & Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!


I am thrilled to be contributing to the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine blog every blog!!! Today is the first post and is an amazing way to celebrate the release of the new catalog for Stampin' Up!!

SHOP NOW in my online store!!
Or email me for a free catalog! (Or ask your local demonstrator)
Or take advantage of the new JOIN NOW promo for $60! Email me for details!

Here's a sneak peek of the post - make sure you check it out!
Stay tuned for my new monthly In the Cat Cave card club!