Friday, 23 January 2015

Tiny Valentine Hearts

As part of the long, cold Canadian winter (and boy, it has been COLD this year!), its always fun to look forward to the next season to celebrate. With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I'd create a fun card that I saw on Pinterest. Tiny hearts are so cute, and what better way to have them raining down into a card than with CTMH's Heartstrings paper pack. Yummy.

Speaking of Pinterest, if you're looking for fabulous ideas, follow my CTMH Pinterest board HERE.


 
 
 
Ah, I just all these little hearts!

 
*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Kraft, White Daisy (plain and textured)
B&T paper - Heartstrings
Ink - Black
Embellishments - glitz glitter gel
Extras - Martha Stewart heart punch
Stamp - "Just to Say" Cricut Collection (D1629)
 
Happy scrappin'!
 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

It's all about Cards & Valentine Creations!


Happy New Year and WELCOME to another edition of the CTMH •Make•It•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Cards & Valentine's creations, so get ready to fall in love!

If you arrived from Pam Furlong's blog you're on the right path. Don't forget to check out all the fabulous artwork from all participants - lots of talented gals! If you get lost, you can find the full list of participants HERE!

For my contribution, I whipped up a sweet card using our new Heartstrings paper pack (which, if you haven't seen already, is part of the uber-awesome Seasonal Expressions mini-book), and lots of embellies. Inspiration was from Pinterest, using this darling sketch.





*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Kraft
B&T paper - Heartstrings
Ink - Lagoon, Black
Embellishments - white grosgrain ribbon, red/pink assorted buttons, waxy flax, stick pins, red/white polka dot washi tape (Michaels)
Stamp - #30yearsofhappy (CC1030)
 
Thanks for stopping by! Now its time for you to head on over to Diana Saunder's blog and see her creation. Stay tuned for the next Hop coming on March 15th featuring gorgeous Spring creations.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Clean & Simple Merry...

Yes, yes, yes.....I'm still "merrying" it up with Christmas cards. Can't get enough of this glitter paper and my CTMH Artbooking cartridge!

So, here's a clean and simple card using some crisp, white cardstock which I layered to give the card some depth, silver glitter paper, and a darling snowflake cut out with a Sizzix die/embossing template. Whatcha think?





*all products CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo
Stamp - "Christmas sentiment"
Embellishments - sparkles, metal flower bling gem
Cricut image - "Merry" cut out with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Merry & Bright

T'is the season where everyone is in full swing getting their merry on! Such a wonderful time of year, and I love everything about it. The Christmas music on the radio, my favorite holiday cups at Time Hortons for my morning tea, shopping the stores for some special gifts, baking up some treats with my girls (pssst....check out THIS little piece of heaven I'll be making this week!)

Our new house is fully decked out and I looooved every minute of decorating it. Sometimes I walk around in a daze, in awe of how awesome I think it looks. But I suppose I'm slightly biased.

Here's a pic of our family room mantle:


And now onto paper-crafty stuff. I am loving the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and all the cute sentiments they have on it - super fast and easy to cut out on your Cricut!

Here's a card I made with the very popular Sparkly & Shine paper from last year (I had tons of leftover....I know....shocking!)
 

 
 

*all products CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Colonial White
B&T - Sparkle & Shine (retired),
Embellishments - Black & Grey glitter paper, red button, twine, black pen for stiching
Cricut image - "Merry & Bright" cut with the Cricut Artbooking Collection

Happy holiday scrappin'!


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'!