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'!

Friday, 1 May 2015

National Scrapbooking Month!

It's what everyone waits for every year - National Scrapbooking Month is here! And we have some delicious deals to make your Spring a happy one!

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, we've got a great paper pack guaranteed to make Spring and Summer jump right off your pages! Check out the Taste of Summer paper:

And if that wasn't enough, a matching stamp set to go with it! Eeeeek! I can't wait to create some fun stuff with this little piece of awesome:

Ready for more? Don't forget the May Stamp of the Month - Just Sayin'. Get it for only $5 - super fab deal, especially when you get your Taste of Summer goodies to go with it!

I am lovin' some of the great artwork created with this Stamp of the Month! The tags and quotes are perfect for layouts, cards, and so much more.

Don't forget you can shop online 24/7 in your jammies with your coffee, and get your items shipped right to your door. Take some time for yourself this month and create something awesome. Stuck for ideas? Check out my CTMH Pinterest board with loads of ideas - new ideas are always being added!

And, "LIKE" my Facebook page for more great ideas - daily updates, artwork, and so much more.

Happy scrappin' and Happy National Scrapbooking Month!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Circle Thanks

I always have loads of scraps to use up, and keep them in a big container to sift through when I need to. I found this sketch on Pinterest, and loved the circle effect, so thought I'd try it out. Super fast and simple! I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut my circles which vary in size from 2" to 1".

I dry embossed a border around the card (and for those of you who know me, Doddsy is not a very talented dry embosser - there have been many 'a cardstock causalities in my past)

Played around with the circles for longer than I should have, but finally happy with the placement of them!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy
B&T paper - Brushed
Embellishments - bitty sparkles, "thanks" cut with SU embosslit in White Daisy c/s

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Guitar Birthday

Hello, hello, and happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that wherever you are, you're getting some Spring weather!

Today I'm showcasing a masculine card which I made for my brothers birthday. I always struggle with masculine cards, so I usually rely on my Masculine Card board for inspiration. I found a great sketch and decided to try it out with our stamps.

The stamp set is an older one, but great for masculine cards, called You Rock (details at end of the post). I stamped the guitar onto the card and then stamped another one and cut it out, layering it slightly so it has a 3D effect. I used regular stamping and second generation stamping to create the two-tone blue and grey colors.

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Kraft, Colonial White
Embellishments - bronze glitz glitter gel (retired)
Stamp - You Rock (D1346 - retired), Cricut Artfully Sent stamp collection

Happy scrappin'!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Spring Butterfly Birthday

Its's a beautiful sunny day here in Ottawa today, and the snow is melting at a rapid pace. Hurray! The birds are chirping you can smell Spring! Well, we live out in the country, so we certainly have that lovely farm-Spring smell going on out there!

I found this cute sketch on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a go with some of our uber-cute Brushed paper, and some festive spring cardstock. I'm in love with this card!

The butterflies were cut out with the SU butterfly embosslit (I know, its another company, but lets not get our sequins in a bunch, we all love products from other places that coordinate well!)

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Honey, Sunset, Crystal Blue
B&T paper - Brushed, Dotty for You (retired)
Ink - Black
Embellishments - sequins (unknown)
Stamp - Joyful Birthday (B1419)
Other - SU butterfly embosslit

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrappin'!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

3x3 Assortment

I don't nearly make enough little 3x3 cards. Every time I decide to make one, I think, geez, these are such a breeze, and are perfect for just a l'il something you want to add to a gift, like flowers or a gorgeous spring plant, or a gift basket for someone in the hospital.

I whipped up some 3x3 cards for my mom and mother-in-law who so graciously took care of running the household while Cory and I both underwent surgery within weeks apart (major foot surgery for me, and knee surgery for him). We got them each a little thank you gift certificate to one of their favorite clothing stores, and added in a little one of these cute cards.

Ahhhh, yellow just makes me want to scream Spring!!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Sunny Yellow (retired)
Ink - Black
Embellishments - sparkles
Stamp - Treasures (D1375 - retired), Treasure Life (D1306 - retired), Cricut Artfully Sent sentiment stamp set
Cricut - Art Philosophy scalloped square

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 3 April 2015

More Easter!

If you havent created any Easter cards yet, there is still time! You can use my sketch that I posted from this post, or, you can use this one below. I created two different ones this year, one for my mom and one for my mother-in-law.

I found the sketch on Pinterest, and made a few tweaks. I used the same stamp set from this card, so you`ve got lots of versatility!

The Easter cut-out is from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge - so many different themes and holiday titles you can choose from!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Blush (retired)
Ink - Black, Ruby, Crystal Blue, Pear, Creme Brulee (retired)
Embellishments - gold sequins (Dollarstore)
Stamp - You Are My Happy (CC1025B - retired)
Other - foam squares

Happy scrappin'!