Friday, May 08, 2015

Scrap N'Art Mag April Issue Sneak Peeks Pt 2

Oh my!! Where did April go???? LOL! I need to be sharing my MAY sneak peeks!! But I will finish April's first!!
Ok, here we go!! These projects can all be found in full in the April issue of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine! Click HERE to subscribe!!

Use Your Stash:
Each issue has an article where we can create ANYTHING  we want, as long as we use product from our sponsors!! Here is what I created... well, a sneak peek of it... Stop by this issue to see more, and to see what the rest of the team created!! Check it out here...

PRIMA; Mix It Up
One of our fabulous sponsors for April was Prima Marketing!! SWOON!!!!! I ADORE Prima, and of course, had an amazing time creating with their product!!
This is a sneak of a mixed media Reverse Canvas that I created using their product. Check it out here, along with the others on the team created.

Jewellery Making To the Extreme
DIY Jewellery making is on the rise!! I had SO much fun creating this piece for the issue using some gorgeous Spellbinders "A Gilded Life" Supplies. See details of this and what the others created here.

Prima: Banner Mini Album Video Tutorial
For my final sneak peek, I am sharing a mini album that I created, again using the fabulous product supplied by Prima Marketing! Full video tutorial supplied for this project here!

And that, my friends is the April issue!! A-MA-Zing!!!
If you are not a subscriber, what are you waiting for!?!? Be sure to check it out!!
Now, time to start getting the May Sneak Peeks ready!! :) Come back soon for those!
Until then... Happy Creating!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Scrap N'Art April Issue sneak peeks Part 1

Hello all! I hope that all is well! Today I am here to share with you a few sneak peeks for the April issue of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine!! We had the opportunity to work with so,e fabulous sponsors, including Prima Marketing, Heartfelt Creations, Kaisercraft, Spellbinders, Imagine Crafts, Beacon Adhesives, Westcott,  May Arts and more!! These companies are so incredibly generous, and I want them to know much I appreciate their support, and how much I have LOVED working with their
Ok, enough talk, time to share some sneaks...

Kaisercraft Shabby Chic Card Set

This next sneak peek is for a Watercolor Techniques card set, featuring Imagine Crafts!! 
Watercolouring with Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko

Baby Blessings Card featuring Heartfelt Creations

And that is the April Issue Sneak peek,Part one!!
Come on back on Wednesday to see Part 2, featuring some yummy Prima goodness, Spellbinders Jewellery and more!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love to hear your thoughts on these projects, or on the Magazine itself!
And I also finally figured out how to add a "reply" button to my comments, so I will be looking forward to chatting with you and answering any questions you may have, right here in the comments section! Yay!!
Until next time, Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Home is where you are... Featuring Spellbinders

Neighbourhood Glance is an adorable new die set just reeled from Spellbinders.  Today, I will show you how to use it on a scrapbook page and add lots of layers, depth and dimension. After they have been cut, I coloured them using Chameleon Alcohol markers to bring them to life!!
But to see the entire project, with full instructions, you will have to stop by the Spellbinders blog... because here I'm only giving you a sneak peek!! :)

Spellbinders Supplies:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

Other Supplies:

Patterned paper; Scissors, Hole punch, Black pen, Cardstock (black, white), Stickers, Wood embellishments, Decorative clothes pin, White cardboard

This set of dies is so much fun! It is so versatile and can be used in so many types of projects! Off the top of my head I'm thinking of themed projects saying  "Welcome Home", "Welcome to the Neighbourhood", "Missing You Here", Housewarming gifts... endless possibilities!! In scrapbook pages, cards, party decor...
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Until next time,
Happy creating!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Smile! Life is Awesome!!

Hey all!! How's the weather? Has the warmer temperature reached you Yet?? If it has, send it my way! I'm freezing!! LOL!!
A few weeks ago I had the honour of attending Scrapbook and Cards Today's CROP AND CREATE event on Moncton! To say it was fabulous would be an understatement!! It totally rocked!!  I was able to help out in 3 classes for Spellbinders taught my Kim Hupke and Mrs Spellbinders herself, Stacey Caron! It was SOOO much fun to be in the classroom with them! Let me just say that the students left VERY happy!! :)
While there I also had a little bit of time do create myself. So I dug out my new DCWV DIY Project Stack. But I did not create a project, as in this post here. But I did use the papers (gorgeous!!) to create this fun layout!! I love that this stack is SO extremely versatile!! Projects, cards or layouts! Anything you desire!!

I die cut most of the papers using Spellbinders Standard Circles small and large.  I nested them all together to create the rings. I think this is one of my favourite techniques... like, ever!!  I also added lots of little extras on here to coordinate with the papers... I had a few little strips of other patterned papers in black/white stripes, some wood embellishments and frame, Foam squares to add dimension to some of the circles, Enamel dots, a stamp and of course, some splats using Imagine Crafts irRESISTible texture 
And wanna hear something funny?? I went to an all weekend crop and forgot to bring... PHOTOS!!! I did not bring a single picture with me! Dummy me! LOL!  So I was so thankful when Stephanie and Tracy saved the day with their Instax printers! Thank you ladies! So I got these cool mini polaroids to scrap with! Totally cool! :)


  • DCWV: DIY Project Stack (Birds and Butterflies)
  • Spellbinders: Standard Circles Sm, Lg
  • Imagine Crafts Featuring Tsukineko: irRESISTible Texture Spray: Black Tuxedo
  • Cosmo Cricket: Text Stickers
  • Teresa Collins: Nine and Co wood pieces
  • MME: Enamel dots
  • Heidi Swapp: Stamp
  • Fancy Pants: Diecuts
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Adhesive runner, Foam squares

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!! Been SO busy creating! Having SOO much fun! Have you been by ScrapN'Art Magazine online?? It's AMAZING over there! SO much talent, so many awesome sponsors, and so many styles! Go check it out!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DCWV-Tombow USA Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! 

We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Lisa Lahiff's  blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the  DCWV Blog to start! 

For my project today I created a scrapbook page. I used the The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack. I adore the patterns and colours in this stack! The background is the reverse side of one of the papers, so it's actually double sided!
To adhere my rings down, I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The layers are all held down with Tombow Xtreme Adhesiver. This adhesive works amazingly!! It does really well with the cork layers as well!! And finally I used the NEW Tombow Foam Tape to adhere my photo and give a bit of depth to my page. I LOVE layers and dimension, and this adhesive helped me to achieve that!


To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!
Here is a list of todays participants... in case you have missed any!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Until Next time...
Happy Creating!!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Shabby Chic Birdhouse With DCWV

Hello all!!! Spring...  was really hoping it was on it's way... but now they are calling for another 30-45 cm of snow this weekend!!! Will it ever end?? LOL!!

However, I was feeling pretty "springy" when I created this project!!  DCWV has recently come out with DIY Project Stacks!! For the beginner crafter, they are fabulous, because they give you everything you need, including instructions!! For the more advanced crafter, they give you a basic design and then it is up to YOU to make it into something more!!! They are awesome!
The stack I used for this project is called Butterflies and Birds. It comes with 3 template sheets, 22 double sided card stock (many with a gorgeous pattern!) and 16 perforated sheets... that make over 800 butterflies! This is a super fun stack! And the colours are TO DIE FOR!!!
I used a birdhouse template that is included with this stack and traced them onto the papers I used... also in the stack. I used ScorTape to adhere it together and then inked the edges using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Vintage Sepia ink to add a distressed look to the edges. Then came the fun of decorating it!!!
 I used some Want2Scrap pearls,  May Arts Lace, Cosmo Cricket tiny Text word strips, Spellbinders die template...and of course the butterflies from this DCWV Stack.
I added some twine to the top so that I can hang it if I decide that I want to. :)
This simple birdhouse has SOOO many options when it comes to personalizing it!! I think If I do one again I will begin with a cardboard base so that I have a more sturdy birdhouse for longer. Because I REALLY like the look of it!!!
This DIY Project Stack, along with 7 others are available at  JoAnn Stores.  So unfortunately we can not get them here in Canada... but if you CAN get them, do so! It's so worth it!! Check out the DCWV blog to see the other fabulous DIY stacks that are available!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A New Adventure!

Hello all!! Just finished March Break here... so it's been busy stretch! Ha, who am I kidding! When ISN'T it!! :)

Today I'm excited to share with you a brand new opportunity that has come my way!! I have been asked to join the staff of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine!!! This is a super fun magazine that has some AMAZING things coming up!! If you are new to it, I'd definitely recommend that you stop on over and subscribe!!! I can promise you will not be disappointed! :)
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from the March issue... that's all I can share! You'll have to stop on over to see more!

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share more of the fabulousness that is taking place over at Scrap N'Art!!!
Until next time... Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Imagine Crafts Staz On Studio Glaze

Hello all! Today I am here to share a scrapbook page with you using the NEW Studio Glaze form IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko!! This stuff is so much fun on paper, as well as a million other things!! It is a "Staz On" product, so like Staz On ink, it actually stays on!! :)

So today I am sharing a video tutorial as to just how I used this product on my layout!

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DCWV presents Seaside Yacht

Good morning all!!! Today I'm here to share with you a series of cards that I created using DCWV's brand new Seaside Yacht stack which has just been released in Michaels stores!!! LOVE this colour scheme!!!

Each of these cards took only 5 minutes to make!!! so 3 cards in 15 minutes? Yes please!!! Everything you need is in this stack... patterns, sentiments, tags and texture!! I just added some card stock, card bases and a little touch of embellishing and they are done! SUPER easy, and if I do say so myself, kinda cute too!!

For more details on these cards, stop by my post on the DCWV blog!! 
This stack has just been released at Michaels stores, so keep your eyes out! I can't wait to create some scrapbook pages with this stack as well!!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Later this week I will be sharing a couple of videos using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products! They are SO much fun!!!
Until nest time...
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Believe in Yourself : Spellbinders Contemporary Squares

Contemporary Squares border makes for a fun, modern design for a scrapbook page. Although this die is perfect for cards, as you can see, also works perfectly on a page when paired with a 3x4” photo. The die gives a great graphic feel and a masculine look. By using the negatives pieces as well as the actual die cuts, we are able to piece together a fun and detailed focal point, with very little going to waste!!

For full step by step instructions on how I created this page, please visit the Spellbinders blog. I have instructions and step out photos!!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

Other Supplies:

Patterned Paper; cardstock, Word stickers, enamel dots, paper trimmer, scissors

The extra cuts that we make in this project are not for nothing! Be sure to keep all of those extra pieces and set them aside! They work fabulously for creating a last minute project when you are in a pinch!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!

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!