Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Paper Pumpkin and my starter kit

My starter kit arrived today!
I ordered it from my pal Cathy from 'In The Cat Cave' (follow me, I know the way: )
The starter kit is usually the same whatever month you start, the acrylic block is the nicest one I own.
 Gorgeous dah-ling!

I did one just like the sample, and then created these:

Go get yours!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Divided Wedding Layouts

I always liked the look of Project Life and divided page protector scrapbooks, but I've yet to make any for myself. 
My wedding album is still not complete after 8 years; the pages I have done are super thick.
I needed to flatten pages and show more photos. 
I bought plenty of papers and embellishments when I was a newlywed for my album, my goal is to use what I have.
Even if it is old and not 100% my taste anymore.
Mixing in some newer trends and product is how I plan to achieve this goal.
I've even purged some wedding embellies, which is big for me. 
On one side I used photos of our grandmothers with us and with Domonik. 
The other side is some of the photo shoot after the ceremony.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

T. A. R. D. I. S.

Time - And - Relative - Dimension - In - School....what?

(I know it's space, shhh. Play along).

We like to decorate the plastic pencil cases for the year with a fun name tag. Domonik is headed to school with a fabric one, so we didn't do his this year. 

Bella wanted the TARDIS.
How was I going to do that? 
I had used Cyberdrone (this site) for the paper TARDIS and Dalek for Domonik at the end of the year.
The artist at it is a genius, and much better at computerey stuff.
I figured I could just print it bigger and glue it on. 
My printer however, had different ideas. 
It printed it in periwinkle. 
Not good. 
I busted out some grass cloth textured paper in TARDIS blue, a couple trusty blue ink pads and my trimmer. 

I still used the windows and signage from the printable.
If I could find one of my silver pens we'd be set. But finished for now! 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CCC #006 August Tag Challenge: Polka Dots

I can't even hear the words Polka Dots without thinking of the movie Madagascar 3. 
I watch a lot of children's movies. 

Every time I thought about my project for the tag challenge I was in the mood for fun and whimsy.
And bright clown wigs.
On a Zebra.

And then my Stampin' Up order arrived. 
The Simply Sketched  hostess set instantly became my favorite-est stamp set ever. 
I will admit, I don't know what kind of berry branch it is. It made me think of blueberries. 
I stamped, coloured with aqua pen, and used foam to rub ink overtop to slightly antique.
I had a scraps of patterned paper from my apple project for the Catherine and Cathy Create Blog Hop (the winner of hop is posted today!).
I also used my new "tag it" framelits to cut the hole, LOVE!

It will make a great thank you tag for my Granny's best friend, Minnie.  

She makes THE BEST jam ever. 
She shares it up between the families, and all she asks in return is to bring the bottles back for refill. 
I've got a stack of jars with her name on it, and now a pretty polka dot tag too! 

Be sure to check out and follow the other tag inspiration at Catherine and Cathy Create
See more cards made with the stamp set here.  

Monday, August 12, 2013

Card Frenzy

It's no secret I make a lot of cards, I just don't always share them.
Here's a sampling of some of my newest creations.
 I tend to make similar cards in batches, then when they are all mixed together they vary.
I used to make a lot of identical cards, but now, not so much.



Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hostess stamps are amazing.

Yes, yes they are.
I recently had a Stampin' Up online party through Cathy Caines (In The Cat Cave), and my new stuff arrived yesterday. 
I am thrilled with my new stuff!
 Especially the Simply Sketched set available only to hostesses.  
Here's what I made right away. 

Want this set?
Host a SU party through Cathy via this link.
 She's also looking for new demonstrators
 to join her Stampin' Up team,
be sure to let her know if this is something you
 would like more information about. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

CCC August Blog Hop: Back to School

Welcome to my stop on the Catherine and Cathy Create Back to School Blog Hop!
You should have come from Megin Gallagher's blog if you are following in order. 

It's getting closer, the kids are heading back to school soon!
I've enjoyed being home with them this summer. When they go to school, I'm going to look for a new job. So before I do I am crafting up a storm. 

I like to make presents for the teachers at the beginning of the year that can serve as a year long memory saver. A place to jot down funny things that the class did, or the pictures taken in school. Last year I made an envelope book each. This year I was thinking apples.

 Using cherry cobbler ink on whisper white card stock I created lids and exploding box bases. Smooshing ink on my craft mat I gave the paper a bit of colouring, then added stamped images in Bravo Burgundy. 
The inside is only slightly embellished as I won't know their teachers names  until the day before school starts, or even the first day. I want to personalize them when I find out. 
Now you are off to the last stop on the hop, Cathy Caines' blog.
Hope you've enjoyed the great projects by all the designers.

The blog hop prize is the Label Love stamp set in the new Stampin' Up catalog!

In order to win you must do the following:
1. You must be a follower of Catherine ad Cathy Create. Please follow us via email, Google or BlogLovin'!
2. Leave a comment on each of our designers page by August 11th at 11:50 EST. For every comment you make you will get one entry. 
The winner will be announcement on August 14th along with our Tag Challenge.

Make sure you check out our three monthly challenges as well, link up by August 31st!:
Tags Challenge: To be released on August 14th

Don't forget to follow my blog as well as

the Catherine and Cathy Create blog :)



Friday, August 2, 2013

The Doctor 11.5

I know I have shared this before. 
With the 12th Doctor Who Doctor to be named on Sunday I'm showing it again. My son dressed as 11 for a school "character" day, and in my book Domonik's version (or 11.5 as we like to call him) will always be my favorite Doctor. 
Gotta love his Lego Sonic Screwdriver he created. I found the TARDIS printable on Pinterest. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CCC Monthly Challenge: Here Comes The Bride

It's that time again!
 A new monthly challenge at is up and running. Be sure to follow the link at the bottom of the page to enter your creation.

Well my brother is getting married next year. I usually avoid all the weddingy stuff on Pinterest, but now I'm peeking jic I'm needed lol. So when I came across these cups and saucers while preparing for my bestie's visit I had a vision of sorts. 
What a lovely centrepiece these would make.
I collect teapots and the like, so I have a few to work with. 

I started with the cardstock stuff that keeps the paper packs all crisp in the packaging. 

Then inked my large love roller stamp in "perfect plum". 

And punched out my tag, inked the edges. 

I also stamped a sentiment and punched ovals. I love the chip numbers, even if they are older stock. I covered in my black ink. I think I may need to get the "typeset alphabet Bigz" dies. They would work perfect for this!
I had some pearls to add some wedding glitz. 

Hope you get the chance to play along at