Monday, September 29, 2014

Be the you you want to be

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a fun and bright LO for the Cut Shoppe.  I tend to shy away from bright colors but once in a while I dare to go bright and I always love my LO when I do.  It's always fun to step out of your comfort zone once in a while!

A few close ups of the files:

Here are the fun files I used on my LO:

Did you know that new files are added to the store every week?  Make sure to check back often!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Some new stuff!

I had some free time this weekend so I decided to participate in a few scrapbooking challenges.  The first was a challenge issued by a Paper Issues group member.  She challenged us to scraplift a LO from her inspiration pinterest board.

Here is the LO I lifted:

And here is my take on it:

Then I played with a challenge at My Scraps and More where we had to use the word passion in our LO.  I also used sketch 277 at Creative Scrappers!

Finally I also did a one hour challenge at Scrapbook Nerd.  I'm actually starting to enjoy these challenges!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Be happy today

I had so much fun this month at Scrapbook Nerd working with this gorgeous paper collection.  Here is a LO of my son (he actually cooperated for these photos).

Some close ups:

Spread your wings

Hey everyone, today Creative Embellishments and Heartfelt Creations are doing a cross promo.  It was really fun to work with both of these companies, their products go really well together.  I got the idea for my LO in Pinterest from a LO by Beck Beattie.

Here are the Creative embellishments I used on my LO:  Chevron border, Chevron border background, Punchinella panel, and butterfly flair.  And the products used from Heartfelt Creations: Delicate asters paper collection, and crystal sparklets.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Scrapbooker's Blog Tour

Hi everyone!!!
Blog hops are a lot of fun and they’re a great way to find inspiration! So when I was asked to be a part of the Scrapbooker’s Blog Tour, I was honored.
I was invited by Diana Poirier.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Diana and her work is so beautiful!
Thank you Diana, for including me in this tour!
Here are a few questions we were asked to answer:
1. What am I working on right now?
Mostly DT work.  I am currently on 5 DT and it's keeping me pretty busy!  I design for Scrapbook Nerd, The Cut Shoppe, Creative Embellishments, My Scraps and More Sketches, and Epiphany crafts.
2. How long does it take me to create a project?
I'm a very slow scrapper but if I actually sit down without distractions it probably takes me about 2 hours to complete a LO.

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
Cut files!  My scrapbooking has grown so much since I purchased a Silhouette Cameo a year and a half ago.

4. How does my creating process work?
I usually start with a photo and then go on the hunt for the perfect paper.  
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Pinterest and my fellow scrapbookers inspire me.
6. What is my signature style? 
I like to use a white or neutral background, usually just one photo and lots of layering.

Now it’s time to tag three scrapbookers I love. It was really hard to choose, but the three ladies I chose each have their own unique style and are Canadian!! ;-)
I hope you will find them as inspiring as I do.

Happy hopping!

Tis the season

Hey everyone, today I have another Christmas card for Creative Embellishments!  This year I will be ready!

I used the chevron panel to create the tree trunk.  How cute is that???

I then used snowflakes to create the tree.  I painted them green and added bling to the middle!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Awesome Summer

Hey everyone, today is new sketch day at My Scraps and More sketches!  Check out the awesome sketch we have for you this week!

And my take on the sketch, my little monkey hanging from a tree!

See the reveal here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Cut Shoppe/Clique Kits hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to The Cut Shoppe/Clique Kits blog hop.  I was very excited when I was told we were teaming up this month!  The September kit "Study Abroad" went perfectly with the new cut files that were designed for this team up. I am just in love with the colors of these paper!  Here is what I came up with!

Here are the new cut files created for this blog hop!

Make sure to check all the blogs and leave some love, you might even win a prize!

The Cut Shoppe is giving away a $15 gift certificate to the store to a random winner who comments on the Cut Shoppe blog.  There is also a 15% discount code: Code HOP17 to save 15% off of a $5 minimum purchase. Valid September 17-September 21.

Clique Kits is giving away a a box of goodies from the September Kit including a Studio Tekturek paper pack and some Pinkfresh Studio goodies.

Annelie Maddock -
Jody Speigelhoff -
Michelle Gallant - .....................YOU ARE HERE
Michelle Whorwood -

Beautiful and Fabulous

Hey everyone, I'm back with another LO for Scrapbook Nerd today.  This month we are showcasing layering on our LO's.  This is right up my alley!

And a couple close ups!

Monday, September 15, 2014


Hi everyone, today I have a new Cut Shoppe LO to share with you.  Have you checked all the amazing new files in the store lately??  New ones are added every Thursday so make sure you don't miss out!

As soon as the cat cut files were released, I immediately thought of this sweet photo of my daughter!  She is such a cat lover, I'm sure I will have a lot of use for these files!

Here are a few close ups of the files!

Here are the files I used:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pumped up kicks

Hey everyone, today I have some fun new projects for Epiphany Crafts.  I really can't believe summer is already over and the kids have been in school for 2 weeks.  My son was excited this year because he started high school.  My daughter was excited for the same reason as most girls, to see her friends and to get new clothes!!!  Back to school is all about the new clothes right??

On this LO I used the Chevron tool (my favorite!!!), butterfly tool and small heart tool.
Here are a few close ups:

My next project is a little gift for my daughter and her best friend.  I made them some cute little BFF necklaces using the square tool and the metal square charms.

And finally I made this little easel using a cut file, banner tool, and the star tool.