Saturday, January 24, 2015
I was feeling creative and trying to design something to inspire others in their card making and came up with this sweet little card.  I thought it turned out pretty cute -- I really like the impact of the overlapping inks on the sentiment.  Some simple shimmer and sparkle dresses it up nicely.  Then I stamped the envelope for a final "kiss" of love.

This card used the "Hopscotch" papers from the Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions booklet.  I love it!  But it's not going to be around for long.  The booklet ends March 31, but all items with a "clock" icon (including all papers and kits) are while supplies last.  So get it while you can!

The stamp I used was the January Stamp of the Month, called "This Moment".  You can get it for just $5 when you spend $50 or more.  Contact me today to place your order or shop online.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I am so optimistic about the year ahead.  2014 wasn't at all what I had planned -- with lots of ups and quite a few downs -- but I made it through smiling, with tons of support behind me.  Now, I'm ready to HOP HOP HOP and get the New Year going.

I was lucky enough to go to a Leadership weekend at my Upline Brae's home this past weekend, where we did a lot of talking about where we wanted to go and how we were going to get there.  Then, as the creative people we are, we expressed our goals and dreams visually.  I created this 2-page layout using the new Hopscotch papers and it will be a great way to remind me all year about what I want to accomplish.

Just as a side note, I'm surprised that I used the more muted, softer colours in this paper pack.  I generally a "bright and bold" kinda girl.  Maybe I really wanted my goals to stand out.  Or maybe, because I am coming from a "down" period in my life, the softer colours represent the foundation from where I can grow and brighten and get my "boldness" back.

Like these papers?  They are gorgeous!  But they are only here for a limited time.  As part of our Seasonal Expressions #1, they are only available while quantities last until March 31.  Then they are gone for good!  Get yours today by emailing me at or shop online!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Get 'em while they're on sale! 

Now is the time to build your inks and markers stash.  Take advantage of this great deal, only for a limited time!

Don't forget to save on stamps with the Deal of the Decade.  And say YES to the Stamp of the Month "Cutie Pie".

Simply email me at with your selections.

Or shop online -- just click the Boxing Week Deals in the bottom righthand corner of my website. (If you're shopping online, do not order your free items -- I will contact you by email to get those for you.)

This deal ends at 3pm on December 31.  Don't miss out!

Friday, December 19, 2014
Once again, I'm faced with the dilemma of what to get a male teacher for a gift.  Charlie's teacher has had a huge impact on my boy, engaging him and supporting him like few teachers he's had before.  So while I don't usually make a huge deal at Christmas, I wanted to recognize this special person.

So I gave him something crafty ... but useful too, and something that can be appreciated for years to come.  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy and Artbooking cartridges to cut a whole selection of gift tags in different colours, then I stamped a message or an image on the back.

Lastly, I decorated up one of our Designer Creations cupcake boxes to hold all the tags.

Thanks, Mr. Gill, for all you do to make learning fun for Charlie.  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2014
Welcome to our December Cross Canada Blog Hop.  It's a time of year when we're all getting our homes ready for the holidays, and thinking of unique gifts we can give too.  So this month we're featuring some amazing creativity and ideas for decorating!

So join us as my fellow Canadian CTMH consultants show you some fantastic creations that you can make too!

  • This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
  • If you came from Krista's "Simply Creating" blog, then you are going in the right direction.
  • Visit Michelle's My Creations blog, for the complete blog list if you get lost along the way. 

HERE'S MY PROJECT: Curled Paper Wreath with spinner centre

I love how this wreath turned out. I used the Yuletide Carol paper pack -- actually scraps left over from putting together the Workshop on the Go kit layouts, plus some kraft paper.  I also cut my centre spinner shapes from our new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  And added gold sequins for sparkle and shine.

Here's how I did it:

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae's "The Brae-er" blog.

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
My family has a number of traditions for the holiday season.  From the food we eat, the music we listen to, the movies we MUST watch and watch together ... it's all part of enjoying quality family time.

So this year, I've created a mini album, using the Pear and Partridge Picture My Life cards to document the traditions for years to come.

These mini albums would make great hostess gifts for friends or special memory gifts for grandparents, aunts and uncles.  Simply choose the PML cards that match your theme and get creative.  And now that the PML card come a la carte, you can just get the cards and have some fun!

I've kept mine pretty simple as the cards really speak for themselves.  I bound the book in sections using Topiary washi tape and then bound the sections together into one big book.

You can use both sizes of cards to make your album a little different.  I will likely add cardstock mats for photos and embellish with a few sparkles, stars or Stickles.  I can't wait to add photos to this album.

Don't like the bound book look?  Try an accordian album.  You can use fewer cards but still have big impact!

The most important thing with these albums is to have fun!  Make use of the sentiments and images on the cards, add what you need with photos and stamps.  And let your creativity flow!

National Papercrafting Month Special

National Papercrafting Month Special
An adorable kit to look forward or look back!
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