Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Feather Thanks

Now that Christmas is over, it's time to pull out some of the other stamps and create some thank you cards! One of my favorite stamp sets is this one. I'm such a sucker for feathers, and this set is so versatile!

This was a quick and simple card (size is 5x5), but packs a lot of punch with the feathers. Hope you like it!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Cardstock - White Daisy, Lagoon
Ink - Slate, Lagoon
Stamps - S1306 A Flowering Bunch (retired), C1584 Feathers 
Embellishments - sequins (unknown)
Other - black star enamels, SU candy dots, mini hear punch (Martha), SU "Hello You" thinlit dies

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 18 December 2015

Glittery Thanks

What would the season be without a little glitter? Not that I need *any* reason to use glitter on anything, but its even nicer this time of year.

I recently had the opportunity to be mentored and coached by a group of fabulous fitness instructors as I pursued my fitness certification to teach spinning classes. This group of instructors were amazing - so welcoming, patient and a wealth of knowledge to help me through my training.

As a thank you, I whipped up a few cards, and tucked a little Starbucks treat inside to give them a little something back. It's so nice to feel appreciated, and I wanted them to know how much I valued the the time and energy they invested in me!

Whatcha think:

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Cardstock - White Daisy, Blush (retired), Slate, Fundamental Whimsy Collection
Specialty Paper - Black & Grey Glitter paper
Ink - Slate
Embellishments - bitty sparkles
Other - black star enamels, SU candy dots, mini hear punch (Martha), SU "Hello You" thinlit dies

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 7 December 2015


A blast from last year, and a festive paper collection that I finally got around to finishing up recently - Snowhaven! Anyone remember this one?

I found the sketch on Pinterest, and then added some fabulous embellishments, including the matching Compliments, and a few other goodies. Full recipe below!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Cardstock - White Daisy, Cranberry
B&T - Snowhaven (retired)
Embellishments - Snowhaven Compliments, silver shimmer trim, red twine (unknown), bitty sparkles

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Snowflake Card

Merry Merry December! Christmas card making is in full swing, and I have a cute one I whipped up recently. I found these uber-cute glittery snowflakes at a local packaging store here in Ottawa called Pritchard (they really are the meca of all things paper, ribbon ect, so take an Advil before you walk in).

Anyways, I thought the snowflakes would pair perfectly with a simple Christmas card, and some striped washi tape (hold your reindeer, the washi is from Michaels and not CTMH).

Whatcha think? It's a great way to use up scraps, while making the snowflake the center of attention!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Cardstock - Colonial White, Kraft, Cranberry
Ink - Black
Stamps - D1492 Christmas Love (retired)
Embellishments - glitter snowflake (6" size), red button (CTMH red collection, retired), twine, bitty sparkles, striped washi tape
Other - scallop punch

Happy scrappin'!

Happy Festive December!

December is here, the most wonderful time of the year, and everyone's favorite holiday! Start your December off right with a new monthly special, and a new Stamp of the Month!

Planners Gonna Plan in December! What better way to organize and plan out your 2016 than with an incredibly gorgeous Everyday Life album from Close to my Heart, the matching Everyday Life 2016 planner pages AND the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp. Planner addicts rejoice! Keep your memory making on the go while tracking all your important daily reminders and schedules, not to mention all your precious memories, all for $35.95!

Check out the video for the whole scoop and to see what it's all about and then get yours today!

While you're at it, check out the gorgeous December Stamp of the Month - Candlelight Garden! With a $50 purchase, it's yours for only $6. Perfect for creating cards or layouts of family and friends.

As always, contact me for any questions or help. Plus, don't forget to make out your Christmas wish list for your gift-buyers to surprise you! Doddsy also gift wraps! :)

Happy scrappin'!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Get Well

The trees are decorated, stores are bustling, and everyone is in the festive spirit.

This time of the year is always difficult when you're not well, especially when you have a friend or family member battling an illness.

I popped this card (sketch from Pinterest) into the mail for a friend who is fighting cancer. Sometimes a little handmade love is all one needs to brighten their day, and means more than what any storebought gift can buy.

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Cardstock - White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Basic Fundamentals
Paper - Kaleidoscope, Lollydoodle (retired)
Ink - Black, Honey, Slate
Stamps - M1123 Feel Better, D1595 Cloud Nine
Embellishments - puffy hearts (retired, but these ones are now available), blue striped washi (unknown)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Banner Birthday

The holiday season may be upon us, but we can't forget those who have birthdays in November and December!

My wonderful mother-in-law turned 70 last week, and wow, she looks amazing for 70. I don't think I've met anyone quite like her - her zest for life and positive outlook is so refreshing.

Here's the card I created for her; she just loves handmade cards, and well I just love crafting them. I found the sketch here and adapted it with our Georgie paper collection. Being a sucker for banners, I have a Pinterest board created just for them, haha! The sentiment tag was cut at 4" with our Cricut Artiste cartridge. Love me some Cricut!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Cardstock - Kraft, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee (retired)
Paper - Georgie
Ink - Black, Desert Sand, Honey
Stamps - D1631 Curlicue Frames (Cricut collection stamp), C1257 Happy Birthday (retired)
Embellishments - paper flowers, mocha/pearl opaques, 

Happy scrappin'!