January 30, 2015

Valentine Shaker Goodie Bag [for reals]

Looks like there was an issue with the post that included the video from this post so I'm posting it here:

And the final product:

and the final product with the sweet treat:

I found some fun bags of heart shaped chocolates at my local dollar store.  Everyone can use a new pencil, right?

Thanks for checking out my video!

Valentine Shaker Goodie Bag [Video]

Edited to add: there was an issue with the post, but you can see the video here.

Hey everyone! It's my turn to post at the Scrapbooks by Design blog.

Here is a little sneaky peeky of the project:

It's another video.  This one was a bit quicker to create and edit.  I still have lots to learn, though!

Hope you'll click over to check it out!  Happy Friday!

January 28, 2015


*Warning, this is a photo heavy post.*

Hope your week is "super" so far!

I'm out of Thank You cards.  Yikes!  With Semester 2 starting next Friday, I needed to replenish my stash.  With the latest Mama Elephant release and the super cute Tiny Heroes stamps and dies, I just had to break out my Super Duo stamps and dies which were a collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and sold out in a heart beat [but not before I got one of each]!

So, I stamped, die cut and coloured a few of the sweet little heroes.  I thought they would make great Thank you cards!  I made a few several cards with them.  I tried to avoid duplication even though I used similar elements on the cards!

Here they are:

The last one is my favourite.  I started out as a black card but I had all sorts of issues with the mist splatter so I had to cut up the front and mount it on a new card base.  I wasn't going for the misty/space look but that's how it came out.  I just wanted a few white splatters.  I got a few more than I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by!  I've got a new video for you later this week and another for next week!  My son says I'm "productive."  Haha!  

Stamps and dies are Mama Elephant except for the alphabet in the sentiment which is Lawn Fawn's Sally's ABCs.

January 19, 2015

Sweet "Gorjuss" Girl Card

Happy Monday!

I'm busy at work on my next couple of videos [one is almost in the bag but you won't see it until the end of the month].  I have so many ideas for videos!

I had some serious fun with watercolour yesterday afternoon.  It was hurricane-like weather where I live:  BIG winds and lots of rain so I headed down to my craft room to play.  Earlier in the week, when I was cleaning up, I found some images I had stamp, embossed and left uncoloured.  I just love Gorjuss girl stamps and hope to add a couple to my collection.  They are fun to colour!  When watercolouring I do like to stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder right away.  It helps to keep me in the lines!

Supplies: Cardstock [Recollections 110lb, Strathmore Cold Pressed 140 lb watercolour paper, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Gold Metallic Sequins, Distress Markers/Ink].

I think this is the first card that I've used sequins on that I actually liked!

Hope your week is off to a good start!

January 13, 2015

My First Card Video!

I promised you something big and this is B.I.G. big.  I got a Canon camcorder for Christmas from my husband.  I knew I wanted to try making a video but I thought I'd just use my iPhone.  A new video camera was a surprise for sure!  He even helped me rig up an overhead camera mount.  What a great guy!

Making and editing a video is harder than it looks.  Thank goodness for YouTube and the myriad of self-help videos for us newbies.  I think there is some irony that YouTube helped me make my own YouTube video!

Here is the card I made:

I used the sweetest little girl image from My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way stamps and dies.  I think she is cute enough to use all winter long!  I love anything Torico illustrates!

The paper is from Doodlebug's Frosty Friends 6 x 6 paper pad.  I also used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle dies and a stitched line die from Paper Smooches.  The little snowflakes were created with a die from Memory Box that I cannot find for sale anywhere.  So sorry!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Wet Paint die collection.

Here is the video:

If you live in Canada you know the pain of our lower dollar.  I'll let you in on a little secret though.  You can get a wide selection of the latest paper crafting supplies like Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers from Scrapbooks by Design.  They have super-fast service and an amazing selection of paper crafting supplies all at really great prices IN CANADIAN DOLLARS!

It is really hard to put myself out there with a video.  I am naturally an "under the radar" kind of person.  I think the hardest part was the voiceover.  I kept messing up!  Be kind!

January 09, 2015

I have too much patterned paper...

but then doesn't everyone?  Well everyone who makes cards or scrapbooks probably could say they do!

I am making it my mission in 2015 to use some of it up!  Here is one try:

Supplies:  Patterned Paper [Doodlebug], Dies [Simon Says Stamp, Mama Elephant], Twine [Doodlebug]

It is a case of this card by Kristina Werner.  I don't have all the supplies she has but, again, I want to use what I have because I have lots to choose from!

I'm working on a big project right now and hopefully I'll have something BIG to share next week.  Getting over a nasty head cold.  Ugh!

Hope your first week at work/school/or whatever went well!

December 26, 2014

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

It's that time of the month [and I don't mean Christmas which is thankfully over...whew].  It's time for Papertrey Ink's blog hop!

I was inspired by the first photo Nichole provided:

And here is my card:

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections], Stamp [Simon Says Stamp], Dies [Papertrey Ink, Lil' Inkers]

I inked the background so that the rest of the scene stood out a bit more.  This is not my first try at creating a card for this challenge but I do like this one the best.

I'll save this for next year although I do think it could work as a thank you card.

Hope you get time to get out and about to the Boxing Day sales!