Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Little Love

This card contains so many of the goodies that I absolutely love.Webster’s Pages, silk ribbon, type, twine, kraft cardstock, stitching and pins. It all started with a bunch of tiny scraps I had leftover from making other projects. I just could not bring myself to throw them away. Even the little piece that was only about 1/2″ x 1″. This paper is just too beautiful to waste. My solution? Piece and stitch them all together to form a pretty random quilt pattern. To do this, just start laying on the paper, balancing colors and patterns as you go. Adhere to a scrap of cardstock and then stitch on the sewing machine. I love this look and better yet, it’s thrifty.

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To keep the focus on the beautiful background, I didn’t want to cover any of it up so I worked with the little phrase on the paper “happily ever after” and stamped “A Love Story” over top of it.

Embellishing a project just may be my favorite part of creating. And I’m so lucky today that the mail arrived with my latest order of the new silk ribbon from Ellen Hutson. Seriously gorgeous and it ties like a dream. I’m also quite in love with the new Tim Holtz type charms. So pretty and vintage looking and easy to tuck into little spaces. I chose an L for love but wouldn’t this be cute with the initial of the happy couple in it?

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Supply List: Petite Papers by Webster’s Pages, Kraft cardstock by Memory Box ,sewing machine, Wedding Centers stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms, 1 1/4″ silk ribbon by May Arts, Tim Holtz Typewriter Charms, twine, pins by Maya Road

Happy creating!

Hello A Card a Day

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I’ve been stalking my mailbox hoping to see the new Card a Day book from Paper Crafts. I have a few projects in it and it’s now on sale. You may be able to find it at your local scrapbooking or book store but you can also find it on-line here.  This book has a card for every day of the year. What could be more fun? If you’d like a cool sneak peek at it…check this out. Is that not the coolest thing?

Hello Friend

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So here’s one of my cards. I just love the colors of this paper. Yummm.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some More Canvas

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I’ve been enjoying working on my canvas tribute album this week. It’s fun to stamp on things besides paper and stamping on chipboard, photos and canvas were things I played around with for this project. I have the tutorial and step outs at the CLASSroom today if you feel like stopping by.

Also, in case you missed it, Ellen Hutson has some fabulous blog candy at the CLASSroom here and a fabulous Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale going on that you don’t want to miss!

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Have a fabulous weekend!

A Sweet Challenge

Wow! It’s one of those mornings. So hard to stay on track. I even forgot to eat breakfast and was wondering why I was so hungry in the grocery store this morning. My son who works there was actually shocked to see me. Since he’s been working there, I usually send him with a list every few days making it possible for me not to visit the store for weeks on end. Mean mum? I don’t think so. He lives and eats here for free so this is his household contribution. :)

Anyhow, for today’s project I needed some chocolate. yumm. I thought they’d have mini bars at the grocery store but no and I got sidetracked with a big grocery shop and then I still needed to go to the drug store where I KNEW they had some. So I got home, put away the groceries, finally ate some breakfast, created my project (running back and forth up and down two flights of stairs as half my craft stuff is upstairs in my old corner the other half in my new semi-finished craft room), set up the project for photographing and the camera battery died. Anyone else having one of those days?

So now I’m typing up the project while I wait. Tick. Tock. It’s now past noon and I still have a couple projects to create this afternoon. I would totally love a nap. Today I’m feeling slightly better but had a fever last night and would just like to feel human again.

Oh yes! Totally forgot to mention the challenge. Today’s challenge is to find ways to use Sweets. Check it out here.

So. I finally go the picture to upload. This was supposed to be a quick and easy project. I guess it would have been if my day hadn’t been derailed. Anyone ever read Alexander and the Terrible Horribly No Good Very Bad Day?! Loved that book as a kid.

 Candy Wraps and Blossom Box

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So here’s the quick project details…

If you’re still with me…you don’t want to miss this! Ellen Hutson is having some fabulous Black Friday sales! Check it out here. It starts at 12 am PST Friday morning so don’t miss out!

And finally, here’s a little project I just finished for my DIY blog. I just couldn’t resist sharing it here too. Tasseled…

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Have a creative day and a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Bits and Pieces

As I clean up my creating corner to get ready to move into my new craft room, I’ve been finding bits and pieces of projects and embellishments that never quite made it into a final project. I don’t know what it is about cleaning up my craft space but it always gets me revved up to create something. Here’s one of the cards I created this weekend after coming across some odds and ends. It’s easily to make it into something new rather than find someplace to put it away, right?

As for the craft room, we made some progress yesterday! I have shelves in the tiny closet, a new countertop, the doors are trimmed and the baseboard is down. Yay! I think I’ll be spending tomorrow with a paintbrush in hand. As soon as I can get the baseboards done, I can start moving in as the things left to do can all be done with my desk in the room. I’m not sure how much actual papercrafting I’m going to get done this week but I’m going to have a blast getting things set up.

Floral Friend

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Supply List: Postcards from Paris Petite Papers 6×6 pad by Webster’s Pages, Simply Smooth White cardstock by CHF, Kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics, sewing machine, chipboard by Basic Grey, flower by Pink Paislee, doily – unknown

Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Block

Actually this post is not about a creative block but about lots of creativity in block form. Today I have a new ScrapBLOCK release and also a fun wall art tutorial for the CLASSroom featuring square BLOCK canvases.

Here’s the new Scrapblock…

Calendar Year Scrapblock

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I can’t wait to show you some fun ways to use it. A couple of the projects I made with it were picked up and I’ve been so under the weather that I haven’t managed to create some more.Hopefully soon!

Family Wall Art

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Here’s a project I had so much fun creating for the CLASSroom. As you may know, I’m on a bit of a home dec kick right now and thought this would be a great project to play around with. Tutorial and step outs can be found here.

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We have a busy weekend planned working on my craft room. I can’t wait until I can move in!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Giving Thanks

With American Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought today would be a great time to have a being thankful challenge. I know that Canadians, me included, have already celebrated in October…it’s good to be thankful all year. This challenge doesn’t necessarily be Thanksgiving related…feel free to make some thank you cards or even a thankful journal. Play along with the challenge here.

Time 2 Give Thanks

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This card is also a sneak peek at tomorrow’s Scrapblock release, Calendar Scrapblock. I has blocks of all twelve months on it making it perfect for a birthday list, scrapbook layouts, even birthday cards. This card is a bit of everything collaged together.

Supply List:
Calendar Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Time to Stamp set (The Rummage Bin line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Simply Smooth white cardstock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Petite Papers by Webster’s Pages
Other: ribbon from Michael’s, letter sticker by American Crafts, dymo label maker, sewing machine, flower by Prima Marketing

Tomorrow I have a really fun Home Dec project planned that I’m just putting some finishing touches on. I can’t wait to share!

Happy Creating!