Tuesday, 25 November 2014

I *love* my Dad

My girls are Daddy's girls. Always have been and always will. My girls have a degree in wrapping Daddy around their itty bitty fingers, and I have to admit, it's sweet to see. These pics were taken on a family cruise last Christmas, right before dinner.

I found this sketch on Pinterest, and loved what the designer did with the grid blocking. I used similar colors and added a few tweaks of my own. I especially love how the washi tape looks on the layout!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White daisy, Cyrstal Blue, Slate
Embellishments - gold polka dot washi tape (CTMH), chevron and silver washi tape (unknown), butterflies (CTMH), enamel hearts, "smile badge button (unknown), wooden "Dad" sentiment (Michaels)

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas & Winter Creations - Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome again to the CTMH •Make•It•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Christmas and Winter creations, so get ready to get your merry on!

If you arrived from Dominque Groulx's blog, you're on the right snow-covered path! Don't forget to check out all the amazing craftiness from all participants - there are some amazing creations! If you get lost, you can find the full list of participants HERE!

I've been on a card kick lately, so what better way to celebrate a blog hop, than with Christmas cards. Even better, I got my glitter on by cutting the sentiment with my Cricut and CTMH's glitter paper.

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Colonial White
B&T paper - Yuletide Carol
Embellishments - Brown/Tan glitter paper, cranberry ribbon (retired), clear button, cranberry waxy flax (retired)
Cricut image - "Merry", cut out with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge

Thanks for stopping by! Now its time for you to head on over to Emma Hubert's blog and see her creation.Stay tuned for the next Hop coming on January 20th, featuring cards and Valentine's creations.

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Always Grateful

I love quick, clean cards. They are easy to pull together, and you can still display a fabulous effect with whatever stamp you are using.

I found this beautiful sketch on Pinterest, by Christina MacLaren and quickly pulled out one of my favorite autumn stamp sets that has a variety of leaves (see end of post for full index of products).

I think the colored leaves look so crisp against the White Daisy paper - what do you think?

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Barn Red
Ink - Ruby, Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa, Honey, Black
Stamps - Always Grateful (C1559); Autumn Splendor (D1181 - retired)

Happy scrappin'!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

(last years) Christmas Joy!

Hi all! Hope everyone had a fabulous remaining October, and now we're into November. The stores here are already full on Christmas, and I also saw my favorite Christmas cookies at the grocery store yesterday too. Holy moly!

Anyways, I just got back from our bi-annual cottage getaway. How I love these getaways; we always have a fabulous time. I took some time to dig out some old paper packs (I know...shocking....old paper packs not used yet), and scrap some older pictures I had printed out from last year.

I found this layout sketch on Pinterest and really liked what the crafter did with it, so I used the sketch for something similar, with a few of my own tweaks. I am used to putting a lot of pictures on one layout, so this was a new challenge for me, to use just one picture, cropped into a 4x4.

A close-up of the tiny stars sprinkled across the layout - love!

Hope this inspires you to pull out some of your old stash and craft some of last years holiday pictures! November is the perfect time to get caught up on crafting - whether it be this years Christmas cards, or last years family events.

*all products are Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted*
cardstock - White Daisy
B&T paper - Sparkle & Shine paper (retired)
chipboard decorations - Sparkle & Shine compliments (retired)
chipboard letters - unknown
white doily - SU
wood stars - Studio Calico wood veneer
sparkles - CTMH & unknown

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Daddy's Birthday

My fun-loving, wonderful dad just celebrated his 65th birthday last week, and because his birthday always falls on Thanksgiving weekend, he gets the best of both worlds - birthday cake AND pumpkin pie!

Here is my wonderful Dad, with the lights of his life! These girls are craaaazy over their Gramps!

Of course I made him a birthday card - I love that he keeps all of them that I make, and just loves the time I take to make them. That in itself is the best reason for why to create a special card for someone - people LOVE homemade cards!

I found my inspiration on Pinterest with this sketch, (designed by Yatisha Yoast) and pretty much lifted the layout but changed up the papers, still keeping it masculine.

I love, love, love CTMH's Fundamentals paper assortment, so many awesome neutral shades but with great patterns.

**All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted**
Cardstock - Kraft
B&T - Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Scaredy Cat paper pack
Ink - Black
Letters - chipboard (unknown)
Ribbon - CTMH blue assortment (retired)
Stamp - Happy Birthday (C1257 - retired)

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Thanksgiving crafting...

Here in Canada, it is our Thanksgiving weekend. Absolutely one of my favorite holidays (I think even more than Christmas!) We always spend the day up at my mother-in-laws for good ole fashioned leaf-jumping, cider, and of course turkey dinner. I can't wait to scrapbook some of our fall photos, but in the meantime, here's our family picture this year:

And of course, the extra fun in holidays, is having an extra day off, yay! I spent some time today going through my old stash of papers, and found one of my old time favorites - do you remember what the paper is called (details at end of post).

These are some of my favorite pictures of Kayla when she was two years old - she just loved playing in the puddles!

**all supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted
Cardstock - Blush (retired), Lilac (retired)
B&T - Topstick (retired)
Stickease - Topstitch (retired)
Embossing Folder - Quatrefoil
Embellishments - butterflies (SU punch), glitz gel, bling gem, white alphabet letters

Happy scrapping, and blessings to you and yours...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

October Promos

Eek! A little late in getting this up, with some unexpected news to deal with. Better late than never!

So even though we're in the deliciousness of autumn, people are starting to think about their Christmas cards. If you've never made your cards before, it's incredibly fun, and you don't need to spend oodles of time figuring out a design for them (pssst....check out tons of Christmas card designs on my Christmas Card Pinterest board)

Check out October's super cute SOTM, Home for the Holidays. Yummy!
(A special thank you to CardMonkey Jarvis for the template design below).

Isn't the bear the best thing ever? Yes. I think so too!

Here are some cute project ideas you can make with the stamp set as well!

Looking at all these cute ideas is making me want to go break out my stamps right now and creating. And eat a cupcake. Who am I kidding.

Now, to amp up your crafty a little more, check out the October promo - Ribbon Revelry. Spend $55 and get a FREE chevron ribbon role - perfect for your card making and projects! Who doesn't love free stuff?!!

Remember, you can shop online anytime, and have it delivered right to your doorstep. As always, if you have any questions, or need help with anything, I'm just an email away.

Happy scrappin'!