Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Dr. Seuss Craft Lightning~


We are so excited to be back creating together for this Dr. Seuss inspired Craft Lightning.
A huge thank you to The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts for including me once again!
What is Craft Lightning, you may ask?
Craft Lightning is a series of crafts created to take 15 minutes or less to create. Great for those moments where you have just a little bit of free time in your schedule to craft.

My creation is one that I would have LOVED to do as a child, heck....I loved doing it now.
Here is my Dr. Seuss inspired Wooden Spoon Crazy Animal!


All you need is an unused wooden spoon, a little Deco Art paint, and lots of little bits of crafty goodness. 
I used some bright and fun May Arts Ribbon, some buttons, brads and feathers.
Whatever your imagination can come up with!!


I just think this little guy turned out SO cute!
Thanks for stopping by for our Dr. Seuss inspired Craft Lightning.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Sketchabilities #131 Reveal~


It's an exciting Reveal Day for Sketchabilities! This reveal we are teaming up with another challenge blog called White With 1. They challenge their crafters to create their projects using just that, only white with one other colour.


We were up for that challenge, combined with a fabulous Sketchabilities Sketch.
Our colour challenge was to use only white and the colour Placid Blue, pictured below.


I will admit, this was a bit of a struggle for me, as most blues are not in my usual crafting wheelhouse. But that was nothing a trip to The Cutting Garden to shop wouldn't fix. Here is my creation.



Here is the sketch that we all started with, lots of little details to be inspired by.


Turns out, after picking up the papers and ribbon from The Cutting Garden, I happened to have lots of the perfect coloured flowers and buttons on hand.




Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this joint reveal for Sketchabilities and White With 1! Be sure to take one or both challenges yourself!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Paper Crafter's Library: Guest Designer~


I was so thrilled to have the chance to be a Guest Designer at Paper Crafter's Library on behalf of May Arts Ribbon. I chose to go with a holiday theme, the timing was perfect.
I wanted to work with a very festive photo. I wasn't inspired by anything that I had on  hand myself, so I started to think about my friend's holiday photos....this photo came to mind right away.
This is my crafty friend Amanda's sweet rescue pooch, in his portrait with Santa.
I just thought it was THE sweetest photo!
I asked if I could use the photo to create an upcoming project, and she said YES! The rest is history and here is the layout that I created, and will soon reside with Amanda.


To see all of the details of my layout, be sure to stop by Paper Crafter's Library.



Lots of beautiful May Arts Ribbon, for every festive project you could imagine!



Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Guest Designer creation.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal #130~


After your turkey leftovers are gone, all the goodies have been eaten, and Holiday company have gone home....it's time to document all of those memories. What better way to kick start your holiday papercrafting than a great Sketch!
Today is the day to reveal Sketch #130 from Sketchabilities.
Here is my take on this fabulous sketch.





I created my layout using the Merry & Bright collection from Pink Paislee. Such pretty and classic colours and patterns for all of your holiday needs.


I spy some pretty May Arts Scalloped Red Ribbon and Natural Twine.


Then there is our crazy pooch, who looks like she's smiling in her photo with Santa.
She makes me giggle on a regular basis!


Thanks for stopping by to check out my take on Sketchabilities Reveal #130!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal #129~


It's time for yet another Sketchabilities Design Team reveal!
It's when we finally get to show you the fabulous sketch and all of the creations we've designed after being inspired by the sketch.
Here is my layout I created using Sketch #129.




I loved working with this sketch! Such great detail and inspiration.


I used the Find Your Wings and Fly collection from My Mind's Eye.


The flowers are from Petaloo and Prima.


I spy some Curtsey Boutique pretties as well. From the dyed doily, the polka dot embossed tag and the yellow baker's twine.
The "Love This" glitter sticker is from Heidi Swapp.


Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my creation inspired by the Sketchabilities #129 reveal.

Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas with May Arts Ribbon~


The May Arts Ribbon Ribbonistas, have been at it again.
We are blog hopping today to showcase some fun ways to use ribbon to dress up your holiday packages. I decided to dress up a few packages with the same theme
I love the simplicity of brown paper wrapped packages....you could say it's one of "My Favourite Things".
Brown paper packages, wrapped up with string....
Bright green string that is!


I used this fun red pom pom wired string to create a flower like bow on the top of my package, adding a fun large white button in the middle.
The parrot green burlap string was the perfectly fun contrast to the red.



I used the red scallop adhesive backed ribbon on the bottom of this small gift box.
I then added some scrapbook paper and stickers to the top of the box. Then used my circle punch and newsprint, and silver glitter to dress up the sides further.


My smallest package, is a simple little white topped jar that I picked up at my local dollarstore. I added another newsprint circle and silver glitter to the lid. I used the red scallop adhesive ribbon around the bottom of the lid. Fill with something pretty and your package is complete.



Thank you for stopping by to check out my take on Unique Gift Wrapping with May Arts Ribbon.
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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sweet Treats with May Arts Ribbon~


The May Arts Ribbon, Ribbonista's are together again for some more Holiday Inspiration!
This time around we are showing some Sweet Treat ideas using some oh so pretty May Arts Ribbon.


I have 2 little projects to show today. My first is a fun little way to add some treats to your holiday table. This little vintage tea cup was given to me by my beautiful mother in law, and I adore it. I thought it would be beautiful as a part of a holiday tablescape....holding treats for before, after or during your traditional meal. Add the sweet little monogrammed tag, and it also acts as a place card.


The mini white shipping tags and white glitter snowflakes are both from The Curtsey Boutique.


My second project is a great way to share a sweet and yummy homemade gift this holiday season. I wrapped a loaf, and loaf pan in a tea towel. Finished with this beautiful Red Herringbone Ribbon, Green Burlap String and a wooden spoon. I added another tag, like the one from my previous project and Taaaa Daaaa!


Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Sweet Treat creations!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Shine~

This is a beautiful layout I created of a beautiful young woman, that we are so very proud of.
President of the student council, dancer, pianist, new driver and an all around good person!
I had a vision for this layout from the start, perfect pretty patterns and gold embellishments. These embellishments included 3 inch gold foil letters that matched the collection.
I had the layout almost complete with the exception of adding the gold foil monogram Z....then it happened....a crafting meltdown. Well not quite, but the friends around me cropping can attest...I had a moment when I found out that these beautiful gold letters did not include the letter Z.
What?
It bothered me, even after completing the layout in a different way than planned. So I did write the company, inquiring about the lack of Z's. Turns out, it was a flaw in their first round of printing, they missed the Z's in the editing process. All batches after that do have the Z's. They were kind enough to send me a package of the same letters complete with Z's.
Thank you Pebbles Inc.

So, on with the show!
Here is my layout, without the Z.


I created this layout using patterned papers and embellishments from the HomeMade collection from Pebbles Inc.


I spy some super cute glitter star embellishments, mini white shipping tags and baker's twine from the Curtsey Boutique.



Thanks so much for listening to my crafty story and checking out my scrappy creation!