Simply Symbols

Over on the myStampBOX blog today, we're showcasing a variety of fun projects made by the entire mSB team. I hope you stop over and take a gander at what each design team member has created.

For me, I wanted to showcase a set of stamps that I have wanted to dabble with lately. The "Symbols" set is just packed with so many cute little shapes and images that I couldn't resist making a few cards to share with you today.

So I created three fun cards for you using this cute set...

supplies: stamps, myStampBOX; patterned papers, paper ribbon, BasicGrey; cardstock, Core'dinations, Bazzill; ink, Ranger; tools, Cuttlebug embossing folder; ribbon, American Crafts; tool, Klic N'Kut; other, thread.

You're So Sweet

For this card I cut out some cute little rounded corner squares on my Klic N'Kut machine and then stamped the fun "sweet" images on them. The greeting on the card is from the "Mention It" stamp set. I used some of the wonderful 3D foam adhesive circles by Helmar, one of our Preferred Partners to pop up the 4 squares.

Happy Day

I wanted a very simple birthday card this time so I Versamarked some black cardstock circles and then added some white embossing powder to it. I even added a touch of colour using my Copic markers to each image and then topped it with some super fine glitter.

Miss You

For my final card, I wanted a card that would indicate a kind of "call me" type greeting. So I stamped the little cell phone inside the circle border and added some fine glitter. I added the numbers from the "Review Time" stamp set and the greeting from the "Small Greetings - Small Box" stamp set. I used some fabulous Black Magic cardstock from our product partner, Core'dinations on this one! I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded it to get the pink core to show through.

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the myStampBOX team has created to showcase today... check it out here!!!

Back to School and a RAK!


In only a matter of 7 days, I will officially be a mom of school going boy... so scary that time has passed so quickly over the last 5 years.

In honour of school starting next week, I wanted to share a fun scholarly project with you over at myStamp BOX blog.

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; patterned paper; GCD Studios; cardstock, Core'dinations, Bazzill; ink, Stampin' Up!, Memento, Ranger, Copic; embossing folder, Provocraft; file punch, McGill; mist, Tattered Angels; edge punch, EK Success; misc.; ribbon, thread, clear transparency, snap.

Come and check out the myStamp BOX blog today to see how I made each of these fun projects.

I'm also going to giveaway a fun package of school related goodies to one special commenter. All you have to do to WIN my RAK today is leave a comment on my mSB project and then come back here and leave a comment below telling me about one of your favourite school memories. I will a draw for a winner later this week. Good luck!


Purple Pennants!

It's time to share another Mission to Create card!

We have the lovely Mara-May joining the Mission to Create team this week for Mission 0024! You can check out Mara-May's blog here for lots of fabulous inspiration!

This week's mission was to:
Deborah - Use Gingham pattern paper
Jocie- Use the color purple
Nicole - Make a banner
Vanessa- Pop dot your photos
Mara-May - Add stitching

I managed to use each concept this week within my card:

Purple Pennants

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX ("Pennants" - soon to be released!); patterned paper, Graphic45; cardstock, Gina K. Designs; flowers, Prima; pearls, Kaisercrafts; edge punch, Marctha Stewart; ink, Stampin' Up!; tag die, Cuttlebug; other, thread, ribbon.

I cut out the 2 layers of the banner pieces separately. I stamped my distressed line banner image from the soon-to-be-released stamp set, "Pennants" from myStampBOX on the plain triangle and then adhered it to the same colour of scalloped banner piece to add depth. I poped each piece up with foam tape for a more detailed card front.

Make sure you come and check out this week's mission and what my fellow card team has done with it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Popcorn Anyone?

It's Saturday... time for a fabulous sketch at WeScrap!

This week was Victoria's turn to share a sketch. You can see her sketch here and my turn to create a fun page with it. Here's what I did with Victoria's sketch...

Going 2 the Movies

supplies: patterned papers, BasicGrey, Bo Bunny; cardstock, Bazzill; inks, Copic, Stampin' Up!; letter stickers, Basic Grey; transparencies; Tattered Angels; die cut film strip, Tim Holtz by Sizzix; other, theater ticket, straw, thread.

I created my popcorn by taking a scrap piece of cream paper and adding some Liquid Applique to it. I let it dry and then used my heat gun to make it puff up and expand. Then I took some buttery yellow ink and dabbed it randomly over the fluffy mess and cut out popcorn shaped pieces.

Voila... buttery popcorn for your movie!

Come and check out the WeScrap Sketchy Saturdays. We give prizes to those people who participate each month.


Mark Your Calendars!

It's Thursday... time for a new creative prompt! This week, the lovely Debbi has posted a cool photo for the entire Creative Crew at Creative Prompts 4U to work with. You can see Debbi's inspirational photo here.

For me, I took inspiration from all kinds of aspects of the prompt this week. I liked the texture of the piece of striped ribbon so I used some corrugated paper. I liked the overall design so I used it like I would a sketch. I also liked the script paper in the drops so I used some script paper in my layout. Here's my final page...

He's So Charming

supplies: patterned papers, Crate Paper, 7Gypsies; cardstock, Bazzill; corrugated paper, Creative Imaginations; stickers, die cuts, Crate Paper; trim, Prima; pearl, Kaisercrafts; button, BasicGrey; twine, Stampin' Up!; mists, Tattered Angels; ink, Copic, Memento; other, thread, date stamp, ribbon.

Here's a close up of the date tag and stamp to the right of my matted photo.

Originally the title was "She's So Charming" so I trimmed off the "S" and it fit my title and page perfectly!

Come and check out what the rest of my fellow Creative Crew did with Debbi's challenge this week... here! We have an AMAZING prize from Uspy Daisy Designs for September too! Come and check it out!


Got Crumbs?

My last creation from the APIT crop this weekend was a recipe challenge posted by Victoria. She challenges us to use:
  • 3 pieces of patterned paper
  • at least 2 flowers
  • ribbon or trim of some kind
  • letter stamps or stickers
So this is what I created with her challenge:


supplies: patterned papers, paper ribbon, chipboard elements, ribbon, Basic Grey; ribbon, Love Elsie; flowers, Prima; mists, Tattered Angels; letter stickers, Scenic Route; edge punch, Fiskars; other, pen, rub-on, staples, green ribbon, thread.

I had a ball and got my creative mojo back!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next prompt from Creative Prompts 4U!

Gettin' to Know Me...

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
Nope... I don't blog anonymously. I do however try to never comment or post in a negative manner. I figure no one really wants my opinion anyways so if I have something negative to say, I'd rather not say it all!

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I do have a stubborn side sometimes but usually only my immediately family see that side of me.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the face in the mirror?
Honestly... I see someone who is completely uncomfortable with myself. I just can't get a handle on being happy with my appearance most days... mostly a weight issue. I really want to be okay with my body image but honestly I'm really not. I think most women struggle with very same inner voice.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
I'm all for something sweet... like Canada Dry Gingerale or Nestea Iced Tea.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Time for myself, what is that? LOL! Generally if I'm having a good day it will be some kind of exercise but typically is an afternoon by myself at home at my scrappy desk.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
This is a struggle for me but I've always wanted to work in the health field but I ended up going the food direct in life. I would like to go back to school for nursing but I don't think it will ever happen. I have *almost* resigned myself to the fact that I will never fulfill that dream.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the class shy person, or always ditching school? Describe who you were if not one of these.
Hmmm... I was a mix of the class nerd and the shy gal. I never made a huge amount of friends but the friends I did make were life long friendships.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what do you see?
August 5th 1993.... over and over in my mind. No details to give.... sorry!

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
To a certain extent it is but I tend to stick to details of events and happenings more than digging into my inner self. It's hard to share my inner thoughts with others who no nothing about the real me. There are only a few people that know the real me; the reason why I am the way I am.

10. If you had the choice to sit and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
I would sit and read. I am NOT a phone person. I would prefer to read a book instead.

Hmmm, now who to tag. How about Sarah and Sue.



A couple more creations from my APIT crop weekend today...

We had a fabulous sketch from Tesa and she wanted us to create a birthday themed layout or card so I chose to share my birthday adventure this year: flying from Calgary to Ontario.

Birthday in the Clouds

supplies: stamps, myStampBOX (Wishing You Sunshine); cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned papers, Imaginisce; ink, Stampin' Up!; cloud button, My Little Bit of Whimsy; transparent images, Little Yellow Bicycle; white letter stickers, paper frill, Doodlebug; foam alphabet stickers, American Crafts; mini yellow stickers, Basic Grey; other, thread.

Another challenge for the crop was to create a card using a sketch posted by Lucy. See the sketch here.

Happy Birthday to You

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned papers, Imaginisce.

Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!


Pretty in... Purple!

One of my favourite colours to wear is purple. There is just something about putting on a bright and bold lavender colour that makes me feel pretty! So.... hence the title of my layout. I knew these fabulous Bo Bunny papers were perfect for my page.

Pretty in Purple

supplies: patterned paper, Bo Bunny; edge punch, Martha Stewart; corner rounder, We R Memory Keepers; flowers, Prima; heart pin, My Little Bit of Whimsy; cardstock, Bazzill; other, thread, pearls, pen.

What makes you feel pretty?


Playing at A Page in Time

I've been busying playing all weekend over at a A Page in Time Scrapbooking. They're having a 6th birthday bash and a crop.

So far I've completed a few layouts, which I will share over the next few days.

Here's one of the layouts I created for a scraplift challenge. I lifted Lucy's "Grow & Bloom" page.


supplies: patterned papers, stickers, brads, letter stickers, paper ribbon; Basic Grey; flowers, Kaisercraft, Hero Arts, Prima; pearls, Kaisercraft; other, ribbon, thread.

Take a stroll over to APIT and check out the challenges. The crop ends at midnight PST so you still have a few hours to participate. Me... I'm off to work... have a great Sunday!

Blog Hop WINNERS!!!!

Thank you to all of the amazingly talented iTeam members and our guest designer, Angie Blom for showing us some amazing mini album ideas! Thank you to all of the wonderful people who took a moment to browse our designer's blogs and take a gander at all the talent WeScrap has to offer!

Now... let's find out the winners of all the fabulous prizes and RAKs we gave away...

Sarah's Winner of an embellishment prize package:
Please PM or email Sarah with your prize details.


Victoria's Winner of a Karen Foster chipboard album:
Please PM or email Victoria with your details.


Tara's Winner of a Sun Shaped Mini Album from Kustom Die Kuts:
Please PM or email Tara or Ally with your details.


Holly's Winner of a prize of a custom mini album from Kustom Die Kuts
Keely Yowler
Please PM or email Sarah or Ally with your details.


Michelle's Winner of her Mystery Prize:
Please PM or email Michelle with your details.


Angie's Winner of a custom mini album of choice by Kustom Die Kuts:
Cassandra Chen
Please PM or email Angie or Ally with your details.


Ally's Winner of an alphabet stamp set from myStamp BOX:
Please PM or email Ally with your details.


WeScrap's forum Winner of a package of goodies from WeScrap:
Please PM or email Ally or Sarah with your details.

Congrats to all of our winners! All prizes must be claimed within 60 days of this announcement. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Sketches and Sports!

It's Friday! Yippee!

Today is a sketch day for me at Let's Capture These Sketches blog. This week's sketch was designed by Tara. And Tara's challenge this week was to create your own embellishment. You can see Tara's sketch here.

Here is the page I made using Tara's sketch:

Mini Soccer

The soccer ball cut out was designed and cut on my Klic N'Kut machine. Then I machine stitched all the white lines on it to define the shapes on the ball.

For my embellishment, I created my own ruffles using paper. I added this cute little heart button from My Little Bit of Whimsy!

Come and check out this week's sketch and challenge. We're giving away a gift certificate to the Let's Capture These Memories store! Come and play with us!

Just Hopping Along....

Click the blinkie above to go straight to the WeScrap
"One Mini, Two Mini, Red Mini, Blue Mini" blog Hop.

Mrs. Maker Time!

I've been listening to Mr. Maker (a show on Treehouse) for days it seems... hence the title!

Today I'm not only showing you how to make a cute little banner for your next layout but I'm also sharing a new myStampBOX stamp set that has yet to be released!

Join me on the mSB blog today to find out what the new stamp set is and how to make this super fun banner!

mSB stamp sets used:
Pennants, Royal Flush, Rough Copy Alphabet, Mini Alphabet - Small Box.

Let me know what you think of my little tutorial today!


A c-HOO-l Giveaway!

My friend Stephanie, the owner of My Little Bit of Whimsy is giving away some fun products this week! Make sure to stop by the Whimsy blog to find how you can win some fun too!

Mission 23: Photo Booth Style!

It's Sunday... time to share the latest Mission to Create creation!

This week we had some fabulous and I might say, a wee bit challenging for creating cards but I did manage to make it work. Here are this week's concepts:

Deborah - use photobooth photos
Jocie - use brads
Nicole - use six pieces of pp no larger than 1x1 each
Vanessa - stitch a border
Leslie - colour inspiration piece below;

So I took all five concepts and created this really simple card....

The sentiment inside reads "Surfin' by to say "hi"!"

My fellow card team has out done themselves again this week. Come and check out what the entire team created using these fun concepts... here!

What you need to do to participate and WIN:
Make a card using at least 3 of the 5 concepts listed above and link it up for us to see here by Sept.7th and you can have a chance to win a fabulous prize donated by our August sponsor:

Or make a layout.... or do both for more chances to win. Good luck!!!

Let's Hop.... TODAY's the Day!

Yup... today's the day!!! Make sure to hop along with us at 12 noon EST for a hop just jammed packed full of mini album goodness! Each designer will be giving away a PRIZE just for stopping by and leaving a comment!

We will be starting our hop along on our WeScrap Vice President, Sarah Nolan's blog; "The Occasional Creation".

We'll see you at 12 noon EST! Be there!!! You won't want to miss this!!!

Three byThree...

It's Thursday... time for a new Creative Prompt at Creative Prompts 4u!!

This week I was the one to come up with the prompt to create with so I chose a simple ad by Walmart. You can check out this piece of inspiration here.

And here is what I created using this week's creative prompt...

Vintage Travel Card

supplies: patterned papers: Graphic45, Making Memories, October Afternoon; tag, Graphic45; twine: Stampin' Up!; transparent car: Tattered Angels; flowers, Hero Arts; flower brad, SEI; ink: Ranger; die cut: Cuttlebug, Spellbinder's; cardstock, Bazzill; misc: ribbon, thread.

Here's a close up of the transparent car I used from Tattered Angels.

Come on over and check out what the rest of the Creative Crew did with my prompt this week at the CP4U blog.
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