Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gift Tags

Over at myStampBOX on the blog we had the 12 days of Christmas. If you missed it head on over and get inspired by all my crafty friends.

For my day I shared these little gift tags. The little tags are from Canvas Corp and I love them!! The perfect size.
I used stamps, embossing powder and ink and voila!!

Tags: Canvas Corp
Stamps: myStampBOX (HoHoHo, Deck the Halls)
Ink: Tim Holtz, Memento
PP: Crate
Twine: M.S.
Misc: Buttons, Versamark, Embossing powder

Where Have I Been?

Oh my goodness it's been a long time since I last blogged! Sorry about that. :( I was just so busy with all the Christmas preparations and especially making the 2 calendars that I give as gifts. That's 24 different 12x12 layouts!! I still need to take pictures of all of them and then I will post at some time.

Anyway....here are 3 Christmas cards that I made for myStampBOX in case you didn't see them there.

Cardstock: A.C.
PP: Fancy Pants
Stamps: myStampBOX (All Year Round)
Twine: M.S.
Ink: Tim Holtz
Misc: Button, ribbon, snowflake, embossing powder, Versamark

PP: Fancy Pants
Stamp: myStampBOX (Deck the Halls)
Ink: Tim Holtz, Memento
Punch: M.S.
Twine: M.S.
Rhinestone: Kaiser
Misc: Nestabilities, Copics

Cardstock: SU
PP: Crate
Stamps: myStampBOX (HoHoHo, Pennants)
Twine: M.S.
Punch: EK Success
Ink: Tim Holtz
Misc: Stickles, Versamark,embossing powder, ribbon, beads

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Scrappy Family

The November Showcase at myStampBOX was all about families. I took a bit of a different spin on it and created a layout about my "scrappy" family.

A couple of times a year I go on a scrap weekend to Memories Manor with a couple of friends and my family of scrappers keeps growing with new found friends. :)

I used the sketch challenge at Canadian Scrappers and paired it with the November kit from Scrapbook Star and of course used myStampBOX stamps and here is the layout that was born.

Cardstock: A.C.
PP, transparencies: Glitz
Ink: Tom Holtz, Memento
Stamps: myStampBOX (Passport to Adventure, Colour Me)
Punch: M.S. & EK Success
Mist: PK Glitz
Gems: M.S.
Misc: Doily, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Canvas Corp and myStampBOX Blog Hop

"Welcome to the Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX “Partner Blog Hop”!

If you have just happened upon our event now, please begin your journey on the Canvas Corp Blog blog here.
Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX products are working together!

START AT: Canvas Corp (http://canvascorp.com)
Marsha Valk (http://marshavalk.wordpress.com/)Jeannie DeGruccio (www.polkacabana.wordpress.com)
Jaine Drake (http://www.craftydrake.blogspot.com/)Isolde Pyncket (http://sollie79.blogspot.com)
Agata Pfister (http://underconstruction-agata.blogspot.com/)
END HERE: myStamp BOX Blog (http://mystampbox.com/blog/)

We are giving away some amazing product from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all designers blogs along your journey to WIN. Our two Hop winners will be drawn from all participants and will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog and Canvas Corp blog on Monday, November 28th, so all comments are due by Sunday November 27th at 6pm EST. Good Luck!

For the hop I created a layout about my grandnephews Ryan and Evan. You will find them featured in a lot of my pages. :)

I love how bringing together these 2 awesome manufacturers together allowed me to pull this layout together so easily.
You can click on any of the photos for a larger image.

Mini diamonds canvas shapes, mini clothespins, jute, Chalkstock: Canvas Corp
Stamps: myStampBOX (Colorful Companions, Passport to Adventure)
PP, Brads: MME ( from the awesome Scrap-Tastic kit)
Ink: Colorbox, Tim Holtz
Mist: Tattered Angels
Punch: Fiskars, EK Success
Misc: Coffee sleeve

I had the Canvas Corp mini diamond canvas shapes which I actually separated and then cut in half to make triangles so I could make one of my favourite "trends"....a banner! Stamping on them with a cute butterfly from myStamp BOX really pulls in the viewers eye.
I embellished each end of the banner with a bow tied with Canvas Corp jute.

Two of the other corners all have stamped images or sentiments from myStamp BOX.

I had fun making this cluster of elements for the bottom corner of my photo.
I LOVE the effect of stamping with white ink on the Chalkstock from Canvas Corp! I cut out a stamped canvas butterfly and also one stamped on patterned paper but gave it a body made out of a mini clothespin from Canvas Corp. How cute is that!!!

I definitely think that the partnership of Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX is a match made in Heaven.

Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is Els and I know that she will inspire you for sure!
Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our TWO product giveaways!"

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blog Hop!!!

I hope you will come join me tomorrow for some fun and inspiration and of course some prizes!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Love MME products!

My Minds Eye had some great sketches on their blog this month so I paired them with the Lost and Found 2 collection that came in my latest Scrap-Tastic kit and I really like how they both turned out.

The first is a card. Love all that glitter on the MME title piece!

Cardstock: S.U.
PP & Title: MME
Twine: Jillibean
Ink: Tim Holtz
Punch: M.S. & EK Success

The next is a layout of my nephew Brandon. What a cute little guy!

Brads: MME
Cardstock: A.C.
Punch: Fiskars
Ink: Tim Holtz
Twine: Jillibean
Misc: Silhouette, Uniball Signo

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Flower Girl

Have I told you how much I love the November kit from Scrapbook Star? I have been wanting to get my hands on some Glitz papers and Kiki came through big time!

This has to be my most favourite layout in a long time! Isn't my Amy just the cutest flowergirl ever? So hard to believe that this was back in 1984!!

I am entering my project in the Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
The Glitz bling was perfect for the middle of my rosette.

PP, trim, rhinestones, Peek a boos: Glitz
Ink: Tim Holtz
Punch: M.S.
Pen: Uniball Signo
Pearls: Kaiser
Misc: Silhouette

Here is a closeup of all the flowers that I made:


You are going to want to order this kit for sure!!!

Eat Cake

I'd like to share with you the first layout that I created with the November kit at Scrapbook Star.

It was fun sharing Amy's birthday cake with Evan and Ryan!

To help create my page I used sketch #180 at Creative Scrappers and I am entering it in the November Challenge at Harmonie to use circles.

Cardstock: Bazzill
PP: Glitz, Bo Bunny
Chipboard: Glitz
Rhinestones: Glitz
Nestabilities: Spellbinders
Ink: Tim Holtz
Stickers: Studio 112
Die: Provocraft
Misc: Burlap, Copics, Machine Stitching

The burlap in the kit was lots of fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Today I had some time to play in my scraproom so I combined the colour challenge by Clearsnap,

and the sketch at Freshly Made,

and the Warm-Up #18 at Scrap-Fit

and came up with this card. I love scrapping on a Sunday afternoon. :)

Cardstock: A.C.
PP: Studio Calico
Ink: Colorbox, Tim Holtz
Stamp: myStampBOX, Hero Arts
Smooch: Clearsnap
Misc: Versamark, embossing powder, burlap

Congrats Cards

This week I actually needed 2 Congrats cards.

What I love about Urban Lily papers is how they make it so quick and easy to pull a project together.

From just one piece of patterned paper from the Blink collection I was able to make 2 cards.
All I did was just add some matching cardstock, a couple of brads, stickers for my sentiment and some Stickles and "bam" my cards were done.

Here they are:

PP: Urban Lily
Cardstock: A.C. & SU
Brads: Doodlebug
Stickers: Glitz
Misc: Stickles

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oh Boy

I just realized that I hadn't shared this layout of my nephew Brandon using the November kit from Scrap-Tastic.

PP: Prima, House of 3
Ink: Tim Holtz
Chipboard: P.P.
Twine: Jillibean
Mist: PK Glitz
Punch: Fiskars
Title: MME
Misc: Doily, Uniball Signo

I'd never played with with pre-embossed paper before and I really liked it!

Love that new border punch of mine and a little twine always looks good. Don't you think so?

This layout will go in the calendar for my parents so I tried to not make it too bulky.

In a Hurry?

You can still get a cute card done in a short period of time.

Stamps: myStampBOX (Colorful Companions, Mention it)
Pencils: Prismacolor
Ink: Memento
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pen: Sakura

For the step by step instructions on how to make it just head over to the myStampBOX blog right here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I am putting this up for the Frosted Designs challenge.

I used the fabulous November kit from Scrap-Tastic to make this layout that features my Mom.

PP: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Lace: Prima
Ink: Tim Holtz
Jewels: Bazzill
Punch: M.S.
Screenprint: Hambly
Pen: Sakura
Tags: Black Market
Chipboard: P.P.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cool in the Pool

Here is another layout that will go into my nieces calendar. Only 2 months to get it done!!

I'm entering it into ScrapFit's WWU #16 which is to use bright colours. I used Echo Park one of my favourites!

I used an older sketch by Julie Bonner and all products are Echo Park except for:
Punch: EK Success
Twine: Jillibean
Buttons: unk
Misc: Google eyes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thanks Card

I used one of my favourite Prima papers from the November Scrap-Tastic kit to make this card.

I was inspired by the Freshly Made sketch and the Tuesday Trigger. I loved the teal and gray and the lacey look.
I'm really happy with how this turned out. :)

Stamps: myStampBOX (mention it)
Cardstock: SU
Punch: EK
Ink: Memento, VersaColor
Nestabilities: Spellbinders
Brad: The Paper Studio
PP, flower, leaves, pearls: Prima
Machine Stitching

Here is the inside.

We Love You Santa

I'm giving you a little preview of the November Scrap-Tastic kit. :)
I used a sketch from Sketchabilities to create a page about Ryan and Evan meeting Santa last Christmas.

Cardstock: Bazzill
PP & ATC: Urban Lily
Stamps: myStampBOX (HoHoHo)
Ribbon: Michaels
Stickers: PP & B.G.
Ink: Memento
Punch: M.S.
Glitter: SU
Misc: Stickles

I used a stamp from myStampBOX to make the little Santa. I paper pieced him so I will enter my layout in a Lawnscaping challenge.

More Soccer

Since I made a layout of Ryan playing soccer it's only fair that I do one of his brother Evan too...right? LOL!! Well here it is!

Once again I used Echo Park from the ScrapBook Star store. I also used a sketch from Creative Scrappers.

PP & Stickers: Echo Park
Chipboard: Maya Road
Ink: Jenni Bowlin
Ribbon: May Arts
Mist: Mr. Huey
Twine: Jillibean
Misc: Stickles, Button

I just realized that this page fits my challenge requirements over at ScrapBook Star! Who knew!!


At Scrapbook Star my challenge this month is to create a visual triangle using the same element at all 3 points of the triangle.
In my layout I used a soccer ball.

This is a layout of my grandnephew Ryan playing soccer this year. So fun to watch him!

I used a sketch from Get Picky so I am entering my layout in their challenge.

Cardstock: A.C.
PP: Echo Park
Stickers: October Afternoon
Punch: EK Success
Glitter Shapes: Recollections
Misc: Silhouette

I hope you come and join us at Scrapbook Star and check out the other DT challenges.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Echo Park & Page Maps

I found a cute card sketch on the PageMaps blog so I pulled out some Echo Park paper and got busy and here is the end result.

Cardstock: A.C.
PP: Echo Park
Stamps: myStampBOX (straightforward) & Penny Black
Punch: EK Success
Ribbon: May Arts
Misc: Copics, Glossy Accents, Buttons

Here is the inside.

You're So Sweet

This months’ showcase theme at myStampbox is all about Friendship, Support and Hope. For my project I made a card to send to a friend.

To create it I used this sketch from I Heart 2 Stamp.

Stamps: myStampBOX (colourful companions, mention it, funky flowers)
Cardstock: SU
PP: B.G.
Ink: Tim Holtz, ColorBox
Rhinestones: Kaiser
Shapeabilities & Impressabilities: Spellbinders
Misc: embossing powder, Versamark

Here is the inside of my card.

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamps Bling Challenge

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Ryan

Today is my grandnephews 6th birthday. Happy Birthday Ryan!!!

I made him this card using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and I will also enter it into Birthday Sundaes latest challenge.

PP: Bella Blvd.
Cardstock: SU
Stamps: Bella Blvd, myStampBOX
Ink: SEI
Ribbon: unk
Misc: Glossy Accents, google eyes

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Cards

I thought I would make a couple of Halloween cards to give to my grandnephews. I think they will love them....especially if I give them some candy too! LOL!

I used a sketch from Card Patterns to make them. Sketch #135 to be exact.

I also used the colour challenge at Clearsnap to help me pull my elements together. They were perfect for some Halloween projects.

Cardstock: SU
PP & Stickers: Reminisce
Ribbon: Michaels
Rhinestones: Kaiser
Punch: Fiskars
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento
Misc: Copics, Stickles, Google eyes

Cardstock: SU
PP & Stickers: Reminisce
Ribbon: Michaels
Rhinestones: Kaiser
Punch: Fiskars
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento
Misc: Copics, Stickles

Also at Young Crafters Unite they have a challenge to create an envelope to match your card.

I stamped a little monster image on my envelope and on some patterned paper and paper pieced it together.

I am also entering this in the challenge over at the Reminisce blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


How adorable is my grandnephew Ryan? He actually turns 6 this weekend.

Canadian Scrapbooker now has a sketch challenge every month. I love that! Well of course I had to play along. :)
I was working with my October kit from Scrap-Tastic so that's what I used to create my page. Love those Prima papers.

PP: Prima
Ribbon: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: Pink Paislee
Stamps: myStampBOX (Funky Flowers, Colorful Companions)
Twine: SU
Embossing Powder: SU
Ink: Tim Holtz, Versamark

A requirement of the sketch challenge was to use a product by a Canadian manufacturer. No problem!! I pulled out my stamps from myStampBOX.
I used them to stamp and then emboss on my chipboard pieces. Here is my banner.

Here is the butterfly stamped on the heart.

Have a great day everyone!