A Sneak Peek of my Scrapping Bug Creations!

Here's a little sneak peek of a card I made using the Scrapping Bug May kit.

I used the flower die cuts from the kit and ran them through my Cuttlebug using the "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder. I inked some using chalk ink and left some without.

I even made a matching envelope for the card. I used the Cuttlebug A2 Borders plate from "Just My Type" on the envelope.

Just preparing to send out my cards today so they get there in time for next week. How about you... Are you prepared?


A few cards....

This has been a super BUSY week this week! I have been getting ready for National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday and have been scrappin' like a fiend!

Here are some cards I have made recently that I wanted to share:

Embossed Posies

Thinking of You


Thanks a Bunch!

All Natural Beauty

Today is the LAST day for your chance to win my April BLOG CANDY. Click the red banner at the top of the blog to find out how you can win! Good luck!

Tomorrow is the start of the online NSD Crop over at weScrap. You might want to check this out since the iTeam has created some amazing challenges, cool make n'takes and some fun games too! Hope you'll join us there!

Don't forget to check out the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog on Saturday... they have one HUGE and amazing prize to give away!!! I want it for myself!

And last but not least, check out the myStamp BOX blog at 5pm EST on Saturday for two chances to win some cool new stamps!

Gotta run! Some more scrappin' to do yet! Hope you'll join me around the web this weekend!


Come and Celebrate!

Come and join the mSB designers for two chances to WIN free sets of stamps of your choice!

Come and see the myStamp BOX blog and check out what we have for inspiration this week!


Papertrey Ink: April Blog Hop

This month's challenge for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop was to use one of the lovely Timeless Templates by Lauren Meader as our project base.

If you are new to the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, you can read all about it here.

I chose the "All Boxed Up" template to work with since I love to send cards as gifts, this template is perfect for sending some matching cards and envelopes as a gift to someone special.




My envelope closure details:

The closure is held using some BasicGrey magnetic discs embedded inside the envelope/card holder and the flower decoration.

Supplies: stamps: Papertrey Ink (Friends Til the End, Journaling Lines); patterned paper: Papertrey Ink (2008 Itty Bitty Dot Basics); cardstock: Bazzill, Prism; ink, jute: Stampin' Up!; tools: Fiskars edge punches, Spellbinder's Nestabilities; ribbon: Micheal's; button, magnetic snaps: BasicGrey.

I hope you are enjoying the PTI Blog Hop. Have a great evening!


Happy Spring!

I have been stuck in rut the last few days. The mojo just wasn't flowing so I went looking for inspiration in some of the blog I read regularly.

I came across Amy's fabulous Friday sketch for her blog, http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/ . So I created this fun card using one of Amy's very own stamp creations that I purchased at ScrapFest last week. I couldn't resist using some fun rain patterned paper from Bella Blvd for my back ground!

Happy Spring!

Close up....

supplies: stamp: C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps (Spring Things!); patterned papers: Bella Blvd, Papertrey Ink; cardstock: Prism; ink: Memento, Copic; flowers: Prima, Heidi Grace; brads: BasicGrey; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities (tag, scalloped rectangle), ribbon: American Crafts; other; thread.

Don't forget to check out the forums over at Papertrey Ink tonight! Tonight is PTI's monthly blog hop. This month's challenge was a fun one. Stay tuned for my project this evening.

See here for this month's challenge. It was a great one!

See you this evening! Happy blog hopping!


Skylines & Sentiments

Today is my day on the myStamp BOX blog and I wanted to showcase some fun skyline stamps and sentiments.

I created all four cards using only 2 of the amazing stamp sets from myStamp BOX: Neighborhoods and and one of the newest sets, Oval Office.

To check out the mSB blog, see here.

One of my newest and most FAVOURITE tools for card and scrapbook page making is the Copic airbrush system! I bought it at a store in Brantford before I left Ontario because I just couldn't resist the price! This is what it looks like:

The wonderful thing about the system is that EVERY single one of your Copic markers becomes an airbrush medium just by popping in your marker into the handle! I'm going to be spending a LOT of time using this tool. I've already bought some more air cans and the adaptor system for a personal compressor that my husband already has. I'll be back to do a tutorial on how to use this fun tool in the near future!

Now.... on with the show.....

Sunny Skyline

Supplies: stamps: myStamp BOX (Neighborhoods "skyline & greeting"); cardstock: Prism, Core'dinations; patterned papers: Scenic Route; inks: Stampin' Up!, Copic; ribbon: American Crafts; tools: Copic airbrush, Spellbinder's Nestabilities; other: thread.

Yellow City Lights

Supplies: stamps: myStamp BOX (Neighborhoods "skyline & greeting"); cardstock: Prism, Bazzill; patterned papers: Scenic Route; inks: Ranger, Versamark; ribbon: Micheal's, Stampin' Up! (jute); tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities; gems: Doodlebug Designs; white embossing powder: Hero Arts; other: thread, clear embossing powder.

School Bus Greetings

Supplies: stamps: myStamp BOX (Neighborhoods "skyline", Oval Office "greeting"); cardstock: Prism, Bazzill; patterned papers: Scenic Route, Doodlebug Designs; inks: Ranger, Copic; brads: BasicGrey; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, punches by EK Success, Copic airbrush; other: thread.

Little Red Barn Greetings

Supplies: stamps: myStamp BOX (Neighborhoods "skyline", Oval Office "greeting"); cardstock: Prism, Bazzill; inks: Ranger, Copic; brads: BasicGrey; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Swiss Dot Embossing plate from Cuttlebug, Copic airbrush; jute: Stampin' Up!.

Stay tuned Saturday for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! It begins at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there!


Sneaks for myStamp BOX Reveal!

I'm home safe and sound from Ontario. I had a ball at ScrapFest last weekend and got to meet some wonderful people including some of YOU, my readers!

Tomorrow's my day on the myStamp BOX blog and so I thought I'd show you some sneak peeks of what is to come tomorrow!

Stay tuned for the full reveal tomorrow on the myStamp BOX blog!

Don't forget about my BLOG CANDY giveaway for April! By commenting throughout all the posts for April on the blog, you get a ballot for each comment to win a FREE stamp set of your choice from myStamp BOX (valued at $19.99 CAN or less)!


Sending Hugs...

I am a Damask Lover! I admit it! So when Papertrey Ink came out with a stamp set called Damask Designs, I just couldn't help myself! I just HAD to have it!

This is one of the MANY cards I have created using this set....

Sending Hugs...

supplies: cardstock: Prism; patterned paper, stamps: Papertrey Ink; ribbon: American Crafts; tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders (tag, circles); ink: Ranger; markers: Copic.


Spring has Sprung!

I created these two cards for a blog post for The Scrapping Bug a few weeks back. I had found this cute "Spring" printed ribbon my American Crafts and used it as my starting point for creating some cards.

Purple Polka Dot Spring

Pink Circle Spring

supplies: patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill Swiss Dots, Prism; ribbon: American Crafts; brads: Making Memories; gems: Hero Arts; flowers: Prima; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, edge punches by Fiskars, embossing strip by Cuttlebug; other: thread

If you are interested in viewing the post, click here.

Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY here!


A Simple Happy Birthday Greeting...

Today's card features a super fun stamp set, "Happy Word Jumble" from myStamp BOX.

I wanted to use up some of the scraps I had from one of my recent layouts. So grabbed the simple Happy birthday greeting and made this really simple card.

Happy Birthday

supplies: stamp: myStamp BOX "Happy Word Jumble"; patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Prism; ink: Bazzinks; ribbon: American Crafts; tools: edge punch by Fiskars, embossing folder by Cuttlebug; flower: Prima; gem: Hero Arts.


Lavender Love

One of my favourite stamp making companies is Gina K. Designs. Gina launched a new website highlighting her love of stamping called Stamp TV.

Each week she offers up a new technique challenge to the members of Stamp TV and she also shows you how to do the technique. Last week's technique was a Emboss Resist technique.

To view Gina's videos on the Emboss Resist technique see her first video here and her second video here.

Here's the card I created using the emboss resist technique...

Lavender Love

supplies: cardstock: Core'dinations, Prism; paper; BasicGrey; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder; inks: Stampin' Up!, Ranger, Versamark; stamps: Gina K. Designs; other: ribbon, embossing powder.

Check out the blog candy I'm offering for April!


I'm Off....

I'm off to ScrapFest and to visit our families in Ontario today! Spencer and I are leaving Calgary early this morning. That should be an interesting flight... me and a 3.5 year old! Usually my hubby is great big help when we travel but he has to stay at home and work so it's just the two of us going for a visit.

For the next 6 days, I'll be posting a wide variety of cards and some techniques as to how I did each of them.

For today's card, I created this one last week for a challenge at one of my old stomping ground, Scrapperie. They're having a Snail Mail Soiree this month and have posted a new card challenge every day for the month of April.

This card was made for the challenge using a butterfly.

Oh Beautiful Butterfly

supplies: patterned paper, ribbon, pink flower: We R Memory Keepers; stamps: Stampin' Up!, BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Versamark; edge punch: EK Success; embossing: Cuttlebug; white flower: Prima; brad: Making Memories; other: embossing powder, vellum, thread.

I used white embossing powder and my pretty Stampin' Up! floral image stamp to create the black back ground.

Don't forget that I'm giving away a FREE set of myStamp BOX stamps for the month of April. For details see THIS post! Good luck!


Cyber Fun!

I'm off to has some fun in Ontario this week with my family and friends. So here's a few fun places to visit today:

Check out Molly Peckham's blog "Life is What Life Does"!

It's my turn to post on the CCAS blog this week so make sure you check that out all week.... HERE. I'd love for you to play along!

Make sure you keep checking out all the amazing inspiration by all the myStamp BOX designers this week on the mSB blog.

If you are new to my blog, make sure you check out my BLOG CANDY that I'm offering up this month. Just click the red banner at the top pf the page for details.

I'm also having a Guest Designer Call on my sketch blog, So Sketchy! For details and check out this post.

Make sure you check out the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog this week. It's filled with lots of cool inspiration and also Freebie Friday... a cool kit from Studio Calico!

I have a few cards that I have created in the last few weeks that I will be sharing with you this week. So stay tuned for those!

Have fun hoppin' around the net!


Random Chaos [52]

This week's challenge over at Random Chaos was to create a page with 6 or more photos!

This was truly a challenge for me! Generally I use anywhere from 1 to 3, many 4 photos but hardly ever 6... Especially on a single page so this challenge was perfect for me!

Under the Weather

A close up of some of the ways I used the BasicGrey stickers....

My journaling.....

supplies: patterned paper, stickers: BasicGrey; gems: Hero Arts; pen: Sharpie; other: thread.

I was also very lucky to have BasicGrey pick this page up for their product gallery! Cool huh?


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