Monday, 25 May 2015

Amazing You

So I have this friend. She's pretty awesome and I look up to her for all kinds of things for inspiration. She's probably one of the most self-sufficient and hands-on woman I know, and I often ask her for advice on things because she just offers sound advice. She just knows so much....stuff!

Know the kind of friend I'm talking about? We all need one in our lives! She's an incredible mom and wife, and a friend who will do absolutely anything for anyone. Love her to bits. Even more so because she's a craft addict like me, and we share similar OCD styles when it comes to organizing paper, ink pads, ect. Sigh. So much love. I knew we were going to be kindred spirits when we first met in a parking lot to swap paper that I needed - how ironic the paper was More to Adore (anyone remember that gorgeous CTMH paper pack?).

Anyways....I thought I'd whip up a little card to just let her know how amazing she is, because, well, sometimes we just need to be reminded once in a while.

Now, let's not get our twine in a tangle, there is a mixed product list for this card, primarily CTMH and Stampin' Up. I just loved their sentiment stamp and it went perfectly with this card.

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Colonial White, Kraft
B&T paper - Seaside
Ink - Lagoon, Glacier, Cashmere
Stamps - Stampin' Up - Lovely Amazing You (140594)
Embellishments - twine, mocha opaques (retired)

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Cheery Thinking of You

Nothing brightens up someone's day more than a little happy mail. A friend of mine needed a little cheering up; watching her mom go through cancer treatments is very emotionally draining and one I remember all too well with my own mom many years ago. Thought I'd send a little happiness her way to let her know I was thinking of her. When you spread love and joy in the world, it makes you feel like you have a purpose and mission to spread it everywhere. I love that feeling.

I am loving the colors of the new Blossom paper pack - it is so bright and cheery!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Colonial White, Kraft, Whimsy Fundamentals
Ink - Black, Glacier
Stamps - D1609 Seaside Greetings
Embellishments - gold sequin, sweet leaf ribbon (retired), bakers twine, Kraft borders (retired)

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Happy Birthday Circles

Happy Friday y'all! Cheers to a long weekend here in Canada, woot woot!

Today I'm posting a card I made for one of our amazing friends who recently celebrated a birthday. Masculine type cards can sometimes be challenging but I was happy with how this one turned out. I used a mix of new and retired stamps and love the chocolate/blue combos.

Whatcha think?

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Cocoa, Colonial White
Ink - Black, Chocolate, Desert Sand, Glacier, Lagoon, Pacifica
Stamps - A1170 Doodled Designs; D1330 Connections (retired); C1257 Happy Birthday (retired); D1237 StarStruck
Embellishments - gold sequin, mocha pearls, blue candy dot (SU)

Happy scrappin'!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Happiness Lives Here

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone is having a fabulously crafty week!

Here's a card I created to welcome a good friend into her new home. I love these stamp sets, even though they are retired (see details below). I am so happy with how this one turned out!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Kraft
B&T Paper - Fundamentals - Basic Assortment, Seaside
Ink - Black, Desert Sand, Slate
Stamps - D1482 Love Life (retired); C1384 Neighborhood (retired)
Embellishments - bakers twine

Happy scrappin'!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Another Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day today! If you missed by Facebook post today, find me HERE on FB!

And to toast the day, here's another Mothers' Day card I created since I'm blessed to have my own mom and mother-in-law, both of whom are amazing.

Whatcha think? The circles were cut out with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and are sized at 2 3/4", 3" and 3 1/4" and then layered. The butterfly was stamped and then cut out, and popped up with some foam dots.

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Colonial White, Sunset, Crystal Blue
B&T paper - Blossom
Ink - Ruby 
Embellishments - green ribbon (unknown), orange polka dot ribbon (SU), bitty pearls
Other - circles embossing folder (Sizzix), Cricut Art Philosophy

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Happy Mothers Day

Its' that time, Spring is definitely here, and I don't know about where you are, but it is hot here! Woot woot! Hopefully it's a taste of a summer to come. How ironic we have a Taste of Summer to give you HERE!

It's time for Mothers Day, and I love creating cards for my mom and mother-in-law. They truly treasure them, and keep them, which I love!

Here's one I created today - I am loving these colors and how it turned out! The flowers were stamped and then colored in with the matching ink using the blending pen (one of my fave tools). The sentiment was cut with a thinlit from SU (don't get your twine in a tangle, I believe other products compliment ours perfectly!) See the full recipe below.

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Baby Pink (retired), Colonial White
B&T paper - Brushed
Ink - Creme Brulee (retired), Tulip (retired)
Stamps - Say It In Style (D1283 - retired), Card Word Puzzle (C1494 - retired)
Embellishments - sweet leaf ribbon (retired), bakers twine, gold bling gems
Other - dots embossing folder (Sizzix)

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Endless Summer...

Yes, that's what we're all looking forward to - an endless summer of sunny days, warm evenings by the bonfire, pool parties that are hours long....and so much more.

I pulled together this quick layout using a mish-mash of papers, including our awesome Paper Fundamentals. The "Endless Summer" card is from a random pack I found at Michaels.

The pictures are from my youngest practicing her cartwheels while at my oldest girl's baseball game. Love my sporty girls!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Twilight (retired)
B&T paper -  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy collection, Dotty For You (retired) brown circle paper (unknown)
Embellishments - Endless Summer card (Michaels), wood hearts (Studio Calico), Hollyhock buttons

Happy scrappin'!