Friday, January 30, 2015

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Valentines Album

Hello all!! Valentines day is right around the corner, so I'm trying to get some fun things created early this year!! DCWV made this SUPER doable with their Insta Photo Fun collection!! This collection can be found at JoAnn Stores!!
I used their  4x4" black Insta Photo Fu album, which actually measures 6.26 x 5.625", with 4" square page inserts. There are a variety of gorgeous fun colours for these albums, including yellow, blue pink...
The Insta Photo Fun Collection also has Diecut Cardstock Cards. I will be  using these throughout the inside of my album. but I also used them on my inside and outside covers, as well as on the binding. I love this little silver label on the side of each album!

And here is the inside of the front cover...

I layered some of the die cut cards together as well as adding some Spellbinders dies on here. of course... :)
I can't wait to fill this little album with photos of my gang over the next couple of weeks!! Stop by again to see!!

DCWV Insta Photo Fun album, Diecut card stock cards, Mirrored Hearts, Adhesive fabric
Spellbinders® Grand Calibur Machine, Chevron Border, Standard Circles Sm, Lg
Beacon 3in1 Adhesive.
Twine, wood embellishments

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quietfire Designs Guest Designer

Wow!! Where has January gone to?? I can not believe the month is almost over!!!  Although I have not gotten to share as much with you here as I'd like, i have been creating lots and lots!!!  Today I have a couple of projects to share with you that i have created as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Designs!! I have LOVED creating with these stamps! They are GORGEOUS and fabulous quality!! Not to mention a Canadian based company!! :) If you are new to Quietfire Designs, I suggest you make  quick dash over to the website and grab some of these stamps... you will not be sorry!! :)
Now, on with the projects...

Today I will be sharing with you a card  as well as a candle!!

For dull instructions, please visit my post on the Quietfire Designs blog!!


Quietfire Designs:    "The Future Is Uncertain"        
Spellbinders®: Grand Calibur® Machine , S4-444 Royal Circles, S4-116 Standard Circles Sm, S4-114 Standard Circles Lg, EL-015 M-Bossabilities folder, Cardstock (Cuddle Cream)
May Arts: Red Ribbon
Want2Scrap: Pearls
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Versafile (Black Onyx)
Black card stock, twine    
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam Tape, Crafty Power Tape

For my second project, I have added a gorgeous Quietfire Designs stamp to a candle!!!  I have created a video tutorial to show you just how I did this! It may look complicated but it is EASY to do!! Just watch!!


Quietfire Designs: "The Heart Has it's Reasons"
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Versafine (Black Onyx), Memento Dual Marker (Love Letter)
Tissue Paper
Heat Gun

And here is the video showing you just how to do this yourself!!

A HUGE thank you to Quietfire Designs for the honour of being their Guest Designer this month! I have LOVED creating with theses amazing images!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!

Friday, January 09, 2015

A Touch of Gold... with DCWV

Hello all! It's a beautifully snowy day here... and a great day to share a little sparkle with you all! I shared these cards yesterday on the DCWV blog and I want to share them here with you today!
My theme was GOLD... It is SO popular in the crafting industry lately, and DCWV is no exception to that! Here are a couple of cards I created using their GOLD goodies!! And of course, with a Valentines theme, since THAT is quickly approaching as well!!
For full instructions as to HOW i created these cards, please visit my post on the DCWV blog!!

DCWV Embossed Foil Paper 6x6, Chalkboard paper 6x6, Candy Cane Lane Stack
Spellbinders S4-136 Classic Hearts, S2-139 Sentiments 3, Grand Calibur machine
Scotch Adhesive roller, Permanent
Foam Tape, sequins

 DCWV Chalkboard paper 6x6, Embossed Foil Paper 6x6, Adhesive Frame Mirrors, Adhesive Heart Mirrors, Premium Paper Collection
Spellbinders S2-139 Sentiments 3, Grand Calibur Machine
Scotch Adhesive Runner
Foam Tape

I have been admiring all of the gold I am seeing in projects lately... and decided it was about time to give it a try. And I have to say... I get it! And I love it!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop WINNERS!!!

First, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog during the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!!! I was totally blown away by the amount of comments as well as the amount of people who are now following me, either here, on Instagram, YouTube, etc! THANK YOU!! i will do my best to keep you inspired in the weeks to come!!
So, without further adu... the winners!!!
Giveaway #1: Heather Thompson 

Giveaway #2: Jean Bullock

Giveaway #3: D Ann 

Good intentions of having my favourite projects from 2014 ready to post today... but time did not allow! Just another reason for you to stop by in the coming days!!
Thank you ALL once again for visiting!!!
The winners please email me your mailing address and I will get your goodies off to you!!
Until next time... Happy Creating!!!

Quietfire Designs... Guest Designer for Jan!

Good morning all!! Today I'm thrilled to share a few projects that I have created for Quietfire Designs! I was asked to be their Guest Designer for Jan and had so much fun with these stamps that i could not stop with just one card for my first post!! I created 3 cards with one stamp set!!

Before I share them, I wanted to mention that the WINNERS for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!!! They will be contacted today and i will be posting them here as well!! I have to finish up the post with my favourite projects from 2014 and announce the winners with it! :) So look for that later today!!

Sp, back to my Quietfire projects... I'll share the project here, but fore more details including a supply list, you'll have to hope over to the Quietfire blog!




If you are not familiar with Quietfire Designs, They are a CANADIAN stamp company which specializes in Calligraphy stamps! They are SO elegant and beautiful! Suzanne Cannon, the Owner is a complete sweetheart!! I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to use these designs for Jan! Stay Tuned for another post near the end of the month!!

Tomorrow I am sharing a couple more cards that I created for DCWV using GOLD products!! SWEET!
And remember to stop by later tonight for the Seasons Givings winners and my favourites from 2014!!
Until then...
Happy Creating!

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 3

Hello!! Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog!! Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog hop!!! This is the third year this hop has taken place, but my first year participating! So I'm SUPER excited to able to take part!! If you are new the hop like me, let me share a bit about it... It is a blog hop made up of 18 companies, and 114 designers!!! We take in everything from scrapbooking, card making, jewellery making, metal smiths, mixed media and EVERYTHING in between!! This promises to be a hop you will NEVER forget!! So let's get on with it!!!

All you have to do is visit the list of blogs below and follow the directions on each blog. EVERY SINGLE ONE of them are doing a giveaway!!! Yep, you read it! That means 132 giveaways!!!! And I have it on good authority that MANY of them are doing more than 1 giveaway!!

For my giveaway, I have a large assortment of NEW goodies to share with 3 readers!! Yes, I am giving away 3 prize packages!!
Before I show them to you, I have a few rules. :)

GIVEAWAY 1: Just leave a comment! That's all you have to do! Let me know which project you like best below... what kind of crafter you are... anything you want to share! Also leave me your email address so I can contact you if you are chosen! 

Giveaway 2 and 3: I LOVE to inspire you throughout the year, so, become a follower of the following Social Media pages of mine: 

My Blog (You are here, see right side to follow)
My Youtube Channel

Leave me a comment saying that you are following me and you will be eligible for EACH OF THESE 3 giveaways! Don't forget to add your email address!!

Now to show you what you could win!!!



Contest Closes until Jan 6th.  Winners will be announced on Jan 7th!!  Contest is open to EVERYONE!! Worldwide!!! Just please be patient as shipping often takes a while for overseas. Winners who do not leave their email address in their comment will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize.

Season's Givings Blog Hop Participants
1. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  46. Keri Lee Sereika  91. Loretta Lock  
2. Lawn Fawn  47. Jocelyn Olson  92. Meihsia Liu  
3. Spellbinders Paper Arts  48. Julee Tilman  93. Sarah Martina Parker  
4. Reverse Confetti  49. Michelle Woerner  94. Angeline Choo  
5. Clearsnap  50. Lori McAree  95. Christine Emberson  
6. Ice Resin  51. Theresa Momber  96. Karen Hightower  
7. My Favorite Things  52. Anita Autore  97. Sabrina Alery  
8. Technique Tuesday  53. Melody Rupple  98. Debbie Seyer  
9. Paper Smooches  54. Sean Fetterman  99. Dana Joy  
10. Sweet & Sassy Stamps  55. Bunny Vance  100. Cat Tidwell  
11. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store  56. Tricia Traxler  101. Deborah Saaranen  
12. Avocado Arts  57. Lisa Arana  102. Ceal Pritchett  
13. A Jillian Vance Design  58. Lorena Cantó  103. Lisa Lara  
14. Latina Crafter  59. Amy Tsuruta  104. Colleen Schaan  
15. Die-Versions  60. Jodi Collins  105. Anabelle O'Malley  
16. Unity Stamp Company  61. Tenia Nelson  106. Megan Hoeppner  
17. Splitcoaststampers  62. Kelly Klapstein  107. Monika Davis  
18. Verve Stamps  63. Jill Cornell  108. Marisa Ritzen  
19. Latisha Yoast  64. Emily Leiphart  109. Wanda Guess  
20. AJ Otto  65. Becky Williams  110. Jenny Peterson  
21. Vera Yates  66. Margie Higuchi  111. Annette Allen  
22. Julia Stainton  67. Lee Ann Barrett  112. Gracie Chavez  
23. Judy Hayes  68. Lisa Hoel  113. Christina Griffiths  
24. Kim Watson  69. Heather Campbell  114. Niki G.  
25. Yana Smakula  70. Lisa Henke  115. Kristi Schurr  
26. Chari Moss  71. Sheri Holt  116. Jennifer Ingle  
27. Taheerah Atchia  72. Michele Kovack  117. Karolyn Loncon  
28. Shemaine Smith  73. Ashley Harris  118. Camille Robinson  
29. Emily Spahn  74. Sharon Harnist  119. Lindsey M-P  
30. Kimberly Crawford  75. Lori Craig  120. Kathy Clement  
31. Lee Murphy  76. Nicole Nowosad  121. Maria Levine  
32. Lovely Linda  77. Laurel Beard  122. Savitri Wilder  
33. Laura Williams  78. Michele Boyer  123. Savannah O'Gwynn  
34. Lori Tecler  79. Christiana Reuling  124. Teresa Horner  
35. Chaitali Narla  80. Laurie Schmidlin  125. Laurel Seabrook  
36. Darsie Bruno  81. Jennifer Priest  126. Libby Hickson  
37. Lydia Fiedler  82. Stacey Schafer  127. Yvonne Van de Grijp  
38. Giovana Smith  83. Heidi Blankenship  128. Alice Wertz  
39. Teri Anderson  84. Heather Pulvirenti  129. Leigh Penner  
40. Beth Pingry  85. Anita Madden  130. Lisa Lee  
41. Dina Kowal  86. Gloria Stengel  131. Tina McDonald  
42. Daniela Dobson  87. Sarah Gough  132. Nina Yang  
43. Lisa Adametz  88. Rachel Kleinman  133. Angel Johns  
44. Piali Biswas  89. Natalie Dever  
45. Kelli Green  90. Lorine Mason  
Now to share with you a couple of my most recent favourite projects...

This is an ornament created for DCWV... It also has a HOW TO video below!!
DCWV 3D Holiday Ornament

Next up is one of my FAVOURITE projects ever! I created this as my Tombow Design Team Finalist project.  See more info for this project HERE.

Next up is one of my favourite layouts that I created this year... It is SO hard to choose!! :)

For more of my favourite projects/videos/posts of 2014, stop by the blog here on Jan 7th!! The day I announce my winners, I will also be sharing share some  of my favourites from 2014!!

Thank you SOO very much for stopping by today! I'm SUPER excited to be able to share some of the abundance of goodies that I have! So be sure to follow the instructions above to make the most of your chances to win!!
See you back here on Jan 7th when I will announce the winners!!
Happy New Year!!!