Sunday, 17 August 2014

Huge Family Frame Photo

Happy Sunday!

Having moved into the new house and finding ourselves getting somewhat organized, I am anxious to hang up pictures and make this house feel like a home! One of the beauties I love about our new digs is the 18ft soaring ceilings! It's got my wheels turning for some huge family photos on these gorgeous walls. I have so many wonderful family beach shots, natural shots of the girls playing, and so many others that would look great! I stuck one of our beachy type paints above the fire place for now, but as the space is so big, a bolder and bigger picture would look much better!

While surfing through Pinterest one day (I know...shocking!), I found this wonderful tutorial on how to create your own huge photo and customized frame! The blogger printed her 24 x 36 picture at Staples for a cheap, cheap price! The only difference, is its a wee bit more in Canada, than in the US, however you can still get a decent price at Staples Canada on their poster frames in four different sizes (including the 24 x 36 size in the tutorial).

The frame is created out of plywood, is spray painted, mod podged and looks amazing! You can see it all on Beckie's fabulous blog here! The only hard part for me would be to try to choose a picture to use!

Photo credit:

Got to sit down and pick a photo for this awesome project. Something like this is definitely something you can be proud you made all yourself and will cherish for years to come!

Happy creating!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Back up and running!

Happy middle of August! Where did this summer go???

We are FINALLY moved into our new forever home (love, love, love!) Here's a pic of the front, on the first morning we went inside.

With the move comes the fact that we are also up and running with INTERNET! Hurray! Now I can finally get back to posting more frequently. Even better is Cory has been setting up my craft room....I had to dig through all the boxes that the movers put into the room so he could get in and set up the shelves, tables, ect. Look at him hard at work - love this guy!

So, even though it's already mid month, here is the super cool August Stamp of the Month, called What A Hoot! So many different things that you can create with it!

You can see it on my website and shop online to get yours today!

Also, with August comes a wonderful promotion using the super versatile Picture My Life scrapbooking program. There is SO much you can do with these beauties and the kit comes fully stocked with loads of cards for your layouts, and even cards! Yes! Cards! Still not convinced? Check out these cards using PML! And these ones too!

With this promotion, choose any of the 8 Picture My Life kits and then choose any package of 10 pack memory protectors for only $3! Love me a good deal!

There you go for the August promotions! Sorry this is so late, but better late than never. (Did I mention hurray for internet finally up and running?!)
Stay tuned for more updated artwork coming very soon! The scrapbook is being unpacked this week and next, and then I'm getting inky again!

As always, email me anytime with questions or if you need help.

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

One More Day!

It's what everyone always waits for; the anticipation of a new book! And over the past week, I've seen "new" stuff hit the stores, like back to school swag and summer clearance sales.

Didn't summer just freakin' start?

Alas....the time is here for a new Idea Book. This one is the first ever yearly edition of Annual Inspirations! But fear not my fellow addicts, there will be two delicious mini books that will come out twice a year in between to satisfy our cravings for new goodies!

Annual Inspirations will go live on August 1st. You can check it out online HERE.
Even better, send me a message to get a copy to curl up with. Tea and new book. Mmmmmm.

Are you ready?

And yep, I'm moving this weekend! Eeeek! The craft room is gonna be set back up soon so I can finally dig back into my projects and get some new stuff posted.

Happy scrappin'!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy July!

Is it seriously already July? Where has this year gone? Oh yes....its' been filled with us packing and trying to sell our &^%$ house, but, now that it has officially SOLD, we're looking forward to getting moved and settled into our new home (pics to come soon!)

I promise once we are all settled in towards the end of August, my blog will be back to normal with regular updates and crafts! In the meantime, you can find more daily updates on my Doddsy Designs Facebook page.

And so, being Canada Day today, and having a day off work, we decided to pack up the garage in a ridiculous 36C (100F) heat....GAH!!! I am now rewarding myself with a full-on ice cream sandwich. Yum.

The July Stamp of the Month has to be my favorite in this Idea Book. It's called Circus Alphabet and I can hardly wait to play with it (once all the scrappy stuff has been unpacked in my new scraproom!). And don't forget, it's only $5 when you spend $50!

You can order yours anytime by shopping online and then creating some of the awesome artwork below.

Email me anytime with questions, I'd love to hear from you!

Happy scrappin'!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

2014 Retiring List

As we get ready for another amazing CTMH Convention (less than 2 weeks!), it's also time to announce the yearly retiring items. I know, I know....while its sad some items are leaving, this always means new and AMAZING things are coming!

Going, going, GONE!
(photo credit: Jen Patrick)

Below is the full list of everything retiring. Get your items now, these will go quick! You can shop online and have everything shipped to your door, or of course, you can contact me anytime.

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list
Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment 
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles 
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                        
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666 Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754 Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                  
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                  
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit
A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams
G1072 Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1073 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Kit
G1074 Workshops on the Go® Ariana Kit
G1075 Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride Kit
G1076 Workshops on the Go® Jubilee Kit
G1077 Workshops on the Go® Timberline Kit
G1078 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Kit
G1079 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1080 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Clean & Simple

Lately I've been on a kick with clean and simple cards - I love the simplicity and the clean lines of a freshly designed simple card. Best of all, they are usually the easiest ones to put together! Check out my collection of CAS (clean and simple) cards HERE.

I was at my bi-annual girls cottage weekend a while back (seems like foreeeeeever ago), and whipped up a stack of cards, which sadly, I'm just getting around to posting now (stupid house selling crap sucking up all my time!).

I think this pattern will be one of my new go-to's for when I need a super quick card to give to someone. Plus, I do have quite the fetish for butterflies on cards too. Love, love, love! This butterfly is layered with a CTMH paper butterfly and then another butterfly was punched out with vellum paper and layered on top with a bit of liquid glass. The "splotch" stamp was from an awesome stamp CTMH consultants got at our 2010 Convention called "Picture This" - any of my CTMH gals remember? :)

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy
Ink - Goldrush, Pacifica, Pansy Purple (retired)
Stamp - D1448 - Picture This (retired)
Sentiment - SU rubon
Embellishments - white paper butterfly, vellum paper punched butterfly (Martha Stewart punch), sparkles

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Celebrate 30!

It's CTMH's birthday!

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, she's giving away the gifts!

When you place a $50 order in June, you get to choose one of six fabulous gift collections for only $30! Each collection is retailed at a minimum of $50, and are filled with all sorts of goodies! Ribbons, washi tape, alphabets, and so much more!

Check out all the collections here:

Get ready to celebrate! Contact me to get your collection, or shop online 24/7!

Happy scrappin'!