Tuesday, December 31, 2013

As 2013 Ends.....

I have some awesome crafty news to share!!!
2014 DT Announcement_edited-4
Yes...I am so thrilled to be a part of this fabulous team!
If you haven't had the pleasure of creating with one of the kits from Paper Bakery you really need to check them out and you are in luck because there is a HUGE sale right now.  60% off!!!!
My projects will be with the Card Kits and I can't wait to start playing!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Inspired Blueprints

I used another sketch to help me get my calendar gift done and this time I used Sketch #112 at Inspired Blueprints.

A photo of me....oh dear... I hardly ever scrap photos of me but it's for my parents so it has to be done right?

I used the Teresa Collins collection again. More fun gold paper and I always love using enamel dots.
I cut my title with my Cameo and see the stamping with black and gold ink? It's a stamp that I got in my monthly kit from The Paper Bakery. LOVE IT!!!

A very simple layout but perfect for the calendar.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Creative Sketch

Did you have a chance to play along with the November Sketch at My Creative Sketches? I did.
 I'm still working on my parents calendar for Christmas and I used this sketch to make one of the layouts and it uses a photo of my daughter Amy.

I used the "You Are My Happy" collection from Teresa Collins. Love it!! How sweet is that gold heart paper?
I added some wood veneer, gold glitter paper and black sequins. Love using a sketch to get the creative juices flowing.

A close-up for you of the wood veneer and glitter.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back To School

I am too late to link up to this sketch but I like it so much that I had to use it anyway! I also came across this colour challenge so I merged them together and created a layout using this photo of Ryan and Evan on the first day back to school this September.

Here is the colour palette that I chose from Megan's Pinterest board. I loved the shades of green and blue  and a bit of yellow.

Here is my layout. I think it turned out pretty cute!
I also used some of my older supplies and used my Cameo. Yay me!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Treasure This Moment

I was very lucky to have won the Penelope collection from Elle's Studio so I paired it with sketch #254 at Creative Scrappers and this is what I came up with.

Cardstock: AC
Cork: Canvas Corp
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Enamel Dots: MME
Wood Veneer & Flair: Paper Bakery
Everything else: Elle's Studio
I absolutely adore these wood feathers!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I have another layout today using Sketch #255 at Creative Scrappers.

I used the August kit from Paper Bakery.  Loved using the confetti hearts to sprinkle around the layout.

Wood veneer: Studio Calico
Bling: Prima
Everything else: Paper Bakery Aug. kit

Monday, November 18, 2013

Me and You

I played along with a new challenge called "Scrappy Friends Challenges". Very cool because basically you could join in on 1, 2 or all 3 challenges.
Well I combined all 3 to create my layout because I enjoyed REALLY giving myself a triple challenge..lol!

So first I will share my layout of Ryan helping me blow out my birthday candle.

Everything is from the Teresa Collins "stationery noted" collection except:
Wood Veneer: Fancy Pants, Studio Calico
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Rhinestones: Recollections
So the first challenge was to use this sketch by Brenda.
The second challenge was by Kristi to use dots and chevrons. My dots are actually on my chevrons....lol!
The third challenge by Rochelle was to create a layout about your family or someone in your family.
Check, double check and triple check! Yay!!
I am also submitting my layout to the november craft challenge at Two Scrapbook Friends which is to use a doily.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Grateful for Great Friends

I've had this MME Collectable collection in my stash for a bit and finally got around to making a page with it.

I used a photo of Ryan getting his birthday gift from his good friends. It came together so nicely using the Nov. 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.

I added some Heidi Swapp glimmer mist and a Elle's studio stamp.

Paper Bakery Sketch #16

I was able to get a layout done for the latest sketch at The Paper Bakery. Not only did I use the sketch but I also used the September kit to create my layout of Ryan and Evan playing hockey.

So love the stars with sequins on them and of course the Flair!!



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another Happy Birthday!

I'm so honoured to be a part of this birthday surprise for Anne Marie.
I met Anne Marie when I was on the DT for Dynamic Duos and let me tell you that she is such a lovely person. So kind and sweet.
So Anne Marie I wish you a very Happy Birthday!! Hope you get spoiled. Here is a little card that I have made just for you.
If you wish to link up with a card for Anne Marie or just see who all has joined in just head over to Dynamic Duos.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Not So Spooky

Scrapbook Memories and More sent me a kit that had the awesome Authentique "Thrilling" collection to create with. I loved the feathers from Bella Blvd and the chipboard from ScrapFX that I got too!

Chipboard: ScrapFX and Studio Calico
Feather: Bella Blvd
Punch: M.S.
PP: Authentique
Cardstock, glitter tape: A.C.
Here are a couple of close-ups for you.

For a tutorial on how to create this layout please see this blog post at Scrapbook Memories and More.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Birthday

Yes it is the birthday of someone that we all know and admire. Tracey McNeely!!!!

I've been very blessed to get to know Tracey through our mutual love of paper crafting. We were on a DT together many moons ago and just re-connected about 6 months or so ago while on the DT for Dynamic Duos.

When Joyce asked me if I would like to participate in a birthday celebration for Tracey I immediately answered.....YES!!!

Tracey is one of the nicest women that I have had the pleasure of meeting. Not in person (wish that could happen some day) but on line as we shared and created together.
Tracey is kind, dedicated, compassionate, so giving of herself and always there with compliments and praise to others and Tracey is one AWESOME TALENTED CRAFTER!!!!!

Her creations always inspire me. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing her gorgeous cards please go check out her blog right now!!

So Tracey my friend I wish you a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I card I made. (inspired by Kristina Werner)

Head over to Joyce's blog to see who else is joining in to wish Tracey a Happy Birthday.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Scrapbook Memories and More

I shared my layout awhile ago but hadn't posted my card and tag that I created with some Graphic 45 goodies from Scrapbook Memories and More where I am on the DT.


And here is my layout too in case you missed it the first time around.
You can find the tutorials on how to make all of these projects on the SMM blog right here. Just scroll down a bit in the blog post.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dynamic Duos #76 and a Sad Farewell

Well friends this will be my last post for Dynamic Duos as part of their DT. Boo hoo. :( It's been such a pleasure meeting and creating with Lesley and Anne Marie and all of the DT but our term has come to an end.
I know that the new DT will be fabulous and will surely inspire us all.

The Duo this week is Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum. I figured that these colours would allow me to sneak in another Halloween card before the 31st.

Cardstock: SU
PP: Pink Paislee
Stickers & Rubons: Reminisce
Ink: Memento
Dew Drops: Freckled Fawn
Other: twine, Spica glitter pen
Here is a little close-up for you.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Dynamic Duos #75

Hi there! Right now I am away for a scrap weekend but wanted to check in and let you know that it's time for the next challenge at Dynamic Duos.

I thought these colours would be perfect for a Halloween Card which...guess what.....is the Dessert option!! Yay!!
I had so much fun using the chalkboard technique the other week so I gave it another go and really like how it turned out.
Stamps: TAWS
PP: Authentique
Ink: Memento, ColorBox
Other: Versamark, emb. powder, button, emb. floss, chalk, Uniball signo
I'm entering this in the challenge at the Ribbon Carousel and at Paper Issues.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dynamic Duos #74

We have some soft and subtle colours for you today at Dynamic Duos and they are.....So Saffron and Calypso Coral. Pretty...right?

Here is my card for this week which includes a lot of simple stamping.
Cardstock: SU, Wplus9
Ink: Versafine, SU
Jewels: Doodlebug
Stamps: TAWS
Dies: Wplus9

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dynamic Duos #73

This week our colour duo is Cajun Craze and Island Indigo. Both of these colours are from the SU Regal Collection.

When I saw these colours it made me think of Fall which has definitely arrived here in the Niagara region of Ontario.
To bring more of that Fall feel to my card I used a fabulous stamp collection from Wplus9, a woodgrain embossing folder and some wood veneer maple leaves which I coloured with my Copics.
Cardstock: SU, Neenah
Stamps & Diecuts: Wplus9
Enamel Dots: Teresa Collins
Embossing Folder: SU
Ink: Versafine, Memento, Su
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Other: Copics, raffia
A bit of a close-up:
I'm submitting this card into the Ribbon Carousel Fall and Halloween challenge and into the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dynamic Duos #72

I can't believe it's Saturday already but it is and that means that it's time for the next Dynamic Duo!

This week we have Primrose Petals and Blushing Bride for you.
Yes it is Monochromatic week.
Cardstock: SU
Stamp: Casual Fridays
Ink: Versafine
Flower: Petaloo
Journal Card: Becky Fleck
Embossing folder: Provocraft
unk: twine
The journal card that I stamped my sentiment on was from a big box of assorted Project Life cards by Becky Fleck that I got for an awesome price at Michaels and even though I'm not doing Project Life these cards will come in so handy for many cards and layouts.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Room With a View

Playing along with the sketch at Paper Bakery. It's another great one by Juliana!

I made my layout using supplies from Scrapbook Memories and More.

Sorry that my photo isn't the best but it is a dark dreary rainy day here today.

PP, chipboard, stickers: G45
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Memento
Jewels: Doodlebug
Stickers: A.C., Glitz
Unk: Twine
Here is a close-up:

Dynamic Duos #71

This week at Dynamic Duos we have Basic Black paired with Crumb Cake. We also have a dessert option....and who doesn't love dessert....of adding wet embossing to your project!

I have really wanted to try out the trendy Chalkboard technique since this seems to be so hot right now and when I saw that part of the Duo was black.....well....this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
This also allowed me to use the dessert option. I love dessert...lol!
Cardstock: SU
Rhinestones: Recollections
Ribbon: MME
Ink: Colorbox
Stamps: Wplus9
Pen: Uniball
Other: embossing powder, chalk, Versamark
I took a piece of chalk and rubbed it over the black cardstock and wiped the excess off with a paper towel.
I stamped my images with Versamark and embossed with white powder.....there's my dessert!
Then I re-stamped with white ink just off setting the image.
With my Uniball signo pen I drew a border around the edges.
Voila!!! There is my chalkboard technique!
I also have a Christmas card done too. Woot woot!!
I am submitting my card in the Back to School challenge at Ribbon Carousel. 
I was inspired by Julie Campbell's video:


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dynamic Duos #70

Oh My Goodness!!!! Just realized my post didn't go live on Saturday. Didn't take me too long to notice now did it...oh boy. Anyway here it is now.

The latest duo at Dynamic Duos is a yellow and soft green.

I think we all could use a few "Thinking of You" cards in our stash so that's what I decided to create with this soft and subtle duo this week.
Cardstock: SU, Wplus9
Die: Wplus9
Stamps: Wplus9
Ink: SU, Versafine
Embossing folder: Provocraft
Other: embossing powder, Versamark
I die cut the middle of my card out and then embossed the front. I stamped my flowers with Versamark and then clear embossed them.
The sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card so that it should through the die cut.
Here is a close-up. Love how the embossing adds shimmer to the flowers!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

I don't know about you but I always seem to need cards for birthdays. I pulled out some stamps from WPlus9 and made a simple one layer card and I really like how it turned out!

I'm trying to link my card up to the Wplus9 Mood Board challenge but I'm having issues with it. I will edit my post if I can get it to work.

I am also entering my card at the latest challenge at Seize the Birthday.

School themed card

I think this card would be great to give to a school aged child or even to a teacher. Love all these products from Little Yellow Bicycle in fabulous primary colours!

Cardstock: SU
Punch: EK Success
Enamel Dots: MME
Unk: ribbon, button
Everything else: LYB
I am entering this in the Curtain Call challenge.
I used sketch #102 at Freshly Made Sketches to create my card.
I took the challenge at Twisted Tuesday.
I am also entering my card in the latest challenge at the Ribbon Carousel.

Thanks a Bunch

Well I finally found some time today to play along with the latest sketch at The Paper Bakery.

It was a sad week with my dear Aunt Kay passing away. The funeral service was a lovely celebration of her life though and she is in a better place for sure.

Anyhow.....there wasn't time for a layout but I made a fun card using the sketch.

Other than the cardstock (which is from SU) all my supplies are from the June Paper Bakery kit which...no surprise...is sold out.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Welcome Christmas

So happy that I was able to complete another Christmas card! Playing along with the latest challenge at Merry Monday and also Challenge # 136 at The Kraft Journal gave me the inspiration to get my card done.

Cardstock: SU, Bazzill
Ribbon:Making Memories
Stamps:SU, Hero Arts
Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz, ColorBox
Other: watercolour paper, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities
It was a rainy dreary day today so I had fun sitting at my scrap desk colouring in this image.

Dynamic Duos #69

Good morning all! It's Saturday once again so that means it's time for the newest colour duo challenge at Dynamic Duos.

This week we bring you....Old Olive and Pacific Point!

I pulled out some stamps, cardstock and washi tape and got busy. Love that little turtle!
Cardstock: SU
Stamp & die: Wplus9
Ink: Colorbox, Versafine
Washi: Paper Bakery
I sure hope you can play along with us this week!