March 27, 2015

April CD Calendar Page

Hi there!  It's almost April which means that I had to get cracking and create my April calendar page for my CD case calendar.

Here is the finished product:

And here is the step-by-step video:

You can stop by the Scrapbooks by Design blog for more information and links to all the products I used for this project!

March 19, 2015

Tea-riffic Card #2

Remember this card?  Well, the final card used quite a bit more product than I actually used on the card.  I decided to challenge myself to take some of the leftovers and make a card with them.

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections, Neenah], Patterned Paper [Doodle Bug Fruit Stand], Stamps [Lawn Fawn], Dies [Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Taylored Expressions, My Favorite Things]

While I was cutting the white panel to situate the tea pot on it kind of turned into a shaker card.  Oops!!  :)

This is another patterned paper stash buster card!

The tea pot is a "brown betty" tea pot!

Hope your day is tea-riffic!

March 16, 2015

Smile Card [Video]

I recently put in an order for some products from the Anniversary release at Papertrey Ink.  They had so many great products this release!  I especially loved the Enclosed Flower die.

Here are the cards I made with the die.  I used my beloved Doodlebug Fruit Stand papers [and one sheet from Echo Park's Hello Summer 6x6 paper pad].  I am on a mission to make a dent in my patterned paper and thought this would be a good way.

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections], Dies [Papertrey In, Simon Says Stamp], Patterned Paper [Doodlebug, Echo Park], Twine [Lawn Fawn, Doodlebug] Other [Clothes Pegs from my stash]

And here is the video:

I am getting a bit quicker with my videos.  In the beginning, I felt the card/video should have earth-shattering significance.  I've let that go and decided to film when I feel like it!  Voiceovers are still really hard for me.  It's all a work in progress!

Thanks for stopping by!

March 12, 2015

Altered Composition Book


I love making little books.  I like making Post-it Note booklets and I also love covering and decorating those small composition books.  I get them at Dollar Giant in packages of 3.  They mreasure 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Here is the plain composition book before I made it pretty:

I am kind of obsessed with the Unforgettable stamps and dies from WPlus 9.  I just love all three elephants and have done lots of experimentation stamping and colouring them.

Supplies:  Composition Book [Dollar Giant], Cardstock [Recollections], Stamps [WPlus9, Lawn Fawn], Dies [WPlus9, Taylored Expressions, Simon Says Stamp], Tab Punch [Jenni Bowlin] Other [Black and White Polka Dot Washi Tape]

A video filming the creation of one of these altered books is on my to do list!  It's actually very easy and really fun!  I had this one published in an an issue of the now defunct Paper Crafts that was a birthday reminder book:

March 11, 2015

Make it Monday #204

I liked Betsy's Make it Monday technique so I thought I'd try it out.

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections], Stamps [Papertrey Ink], Dies [Papertrey Ink, Lawn Fawn, Ink [Papertrey Ink]

I used watercolour paper instead of regular cardstock.  Lots of great cards on the link up!

March 08, 2015


Happy Sunday!

On Canada's west coast we have had a mild winter.  This weekend, temperatures are in double digits [15+ degrees Celsius today].  I am going herring fishing with my husband this afternoon on a local bridge.  We will barbeque [not herring...they will be bait] for the first time this year tonight and we mowed our lawn two weeks ago.....sorry!  ETA:  I caught two herring, the only two fish caught on the bridge for the 2 hours we were there.  The men were not happy! :)

Yesterday was so lovely that I craved a walk.  I got my chores done in the morning and in the afternoon I headed off on a walk.  I passed by some of the local ladies on my cul-de-sac having tea on a front porch.  They asked me to join them.  However, I really wanted a long walk in the sunshine.  I said if they were still there when I got back I would love to join them.  They were, so I did!

We had a great chat about traveling, children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren!  I am currently living in the house my parents built and I grew up in so I have known all of these ladies for decades.

Betty, the hostess with the mostest, loves getting cards.  So I am happy to oblige today with a quick tea-themed thank you card for hosting us!

I used some more of my reallllllyyyyyy old patterned paper, too!

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections], Stamps and Dies [Lawn Fawn]

I really feel for those in Eastern Canada, the Maritimes and on the East Coast of the US.  Snow levels are still so high.  While we might be calculating blooms for our annual flower count ['s what we do every year] this weekend, I wish for a quick, lasting thaw for all of those with snow still on your lawn!  

March 06, 2015

Cool Day Sweater Card

I am going to share something about me that you might not know.  I am a planner.  I like to plan.  I like to have predictable outcomes based on good foresight and planning.  That said, I decided to ad lib a card and film it.  Gasp...I know!  My kids are probably sitting open mouthed and wondering what happened to their mother.  They know me and my aversion to spontaneity.

Here is the card:

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections, Neenah], Stamps [My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn], Dies [My Favorite Things]

Here is the video:

And here is a pink version [without a sentiment] because this was just such a fun card to make:

I hated to cover up anything on this super cute bear so I left off a sentiment and I can use this one for an all purpose card!

I got the My Favorite Things' Cool Day stamps and dies from Scrappin' Great Deals in Ontario.  They offer pre-orders on many of the newest items from your favourite companies in the US.  They have great savings if you pre-order, too!  Bonus!

Did I like doing an 'on the fly' video?  Ummmmm....not sure.  It turned out okay and if I was completely honest, I did edit out a booboo.  But for the most part you get to see me creating a card with an idea that I got from Amy Rysavy here.  I'm a fan of Amy and her work.  Hope you like it!