Monday, February 18, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Monday Craft Madness

Wow....I am so happy to be back here at Scrapbook Steals to share some of my scrappy creations.  When I opened up my package of goodies I was thrilled to find that I would be working with 
Up here in Canada we have some pretty long, cold, and gloomy winters!  This gorgeous collection is just what I needed to beat the winter blues. The colours are simply...... pure sunshine!!!  It is also so versatile, and could be used for many different themes!!

For my first project I decided to make this little 'Dates to Remember' mini book. It's the perfect size to carry around so while out shopping, it's quick and easy to check out who you need to shop for!!

My next creation is a layout of my darling granddaughter Blake.  A few weeks ago I spotted this amazing layout on Pinterest and knew it was the perfect inspiration for the photo I wanted to use, and the title I wanted to use.  I have always wanted to 'doodle' on a layout but could never quite get it right!!!  But I decided to jump in and give it a try.  I am super pleased with the way it turned out.  I also used a new found scrapbooking love....Kiwi Lane Designer Templates!!! So much fun!!!

check out Scrapbook Steals Monday Craft Madness for a full look at my layout!!!!

Because the colours in this collection are so rich and cheerful I wanted to use them to brighten up my scrapbooking space. I like to keep a 'catch all'  bin on my desk to throw the supplies I am using in, until I am finished a project. So this clear little bin I had was transformed into a little piece of art.  I also couldn't resist decorating a few jars to match for pens, buttons etc.

Lastly, I made this sweet little card.  For the Record 2 comes with stunning Element Stickers and Letters, Chipboard Accents, Layered Chipboard, and Decorative Brads.  They make creating cards super easy and fun fun fun!!!!!

Thank you Kerys and Scrapbook Steals for the opportunity to share my projects with you.  Scrapbook Steals is like a second home for me <3

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Polaroid Fun with Practical Scrappers!!!!

Today I want to share with you a layout I created for Practical Scrappers!!!
Our project theme was Polaroids!!!  So many ideas popped into my head.......I love the Polaroid trend!!
There are so many ways you can incorporate polaroids into scrapbooking.
Not only can you print your photos in polaroid form, but many paper companies have pre made polaroid frames included in their collections.

pinkpaislee makes these amazing polaroid frames that have words or sayings on them. 
I chose 2 frames that were perfect for my layout.

I love, love, love the way this layout turned out!!! 

Patterned paper-Teresa Collins Memories Collection & Studio Calico Darling Dear Collection
Chipboard Embellishments-Teresa Collins Memories Collection
Cardstock stickers & Borders-Teresa Collins Memories Collection
Inks-Tim Holtz Distress in Black Soot, Walnut stain & Fired Brick
Twine-The Twinery
Brads-AC Elements

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to check out Practical Scrappers. You will find many many crazy talented artists that will provide you with tons of inspiration!!!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Thank you everyone for joining in the Kiwi Lane Blog Hop. I sure hope you enjoyed visiting all the wonderful blogs and that you were very inspired by all of the amazing projects, and you found lots of ideas that make you want to try your hand at using such an amazing product!!!!
Kiwi Lane is a product that once you have it you will wonder what you ever did without it!!!

Before I announce the winner of the draw on my blog.......I want to Congratulate
the winner of the $25 gift code to the Kiwi Land Shop!!!

Now for the winner on my blog.........


you are my lucky winner!!!!
Please message me or leave me your email address so I can get your address from you!!!
Your October Afternoon Prize will be out to you as soon as possible!!!
Enjoy.....and I can't wait to see what you create with it!!!!

Thanks for stopping in!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Welcome crafty friends!!!!
I am so excited to be a part of today's blog hop with Kiwi Lane Designs !!!!!
You should be coming to my blog from the Kiwi Lane Blog.
If not......make sure you start from there !!!!!

When Kristy asked me if I would like to be a part of today's blog hop I felt like a little kid jumping around all excited on Christmas morning!!!!  I have wanted to try out and play with these amazing designer templates for such a long time!!!  The only ones I had used were the Wildflower and Bracket Accessories....which I love !!! I think I drove my poor mail lady crazy waiting for my package of templates to arrive!!!

I was sent the 12' Clara Lane Border Set. This border set is just the greatest. It is so versatile and could be used for so many things!!!  I know that many of us paper crafters have electronic cutting machines that are fabulous......but these little babies are so great for so many reason. Sometimes I just feel like cutting.....weird I know, but I really enjoy using a pair of scissors.  And they fit perfectly into any scrapbook bag.  Perfect to take to your next crop. 

So I decided to create a layout, and I used Clara Lane 3A, 3B, and 2B....along with Wildflower 2....
and this is what I created.

I was having such a great time playing..........that I decided to make a quick card!

For this I borrowed a mini border from my dear friend Liz......Paisley Place 3B
A little folding....and stitching....and inking....and voila`.....a fast cute little card!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by!!!!
Your next stop is the crazy talented

And here is the blog hop order

Sherry Thompsom
Kristy MacKeen
Sherri Funk
Roselyn Riley
Lisa Anderson
Leslie Prinkii

Don't forget to comment on all 13 blogs including the Kiwi Lane Blog !!!! One random winner will be chosen to win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop !! Good Luck !!

I will also be giving away a prize of yummy scrappy goodness on my blog!!!  In your comment let me know that you are a follower and your name will be entered for some fun October Afternoon Swag!!!