Monday, 30 April 2012


Here are a couple of layouts I created while at a crop this past weekend in Truro. Each of them are created using the Generations Collection from Simple Stories. Such a beautiful warm toned line of papers and embellishments.

Notice I added the 4x6 overlay by Simple Stories onto the 5x7 photo. I liked the effect it made.
Also used on this layout were Chocolate Perfect Pearls and a paper bag ruffle.
Photo taken by Bumbleberry Photography

Monday, 23 April 2012

Table Number Love~

I thought I would post a couple of photos of our table numbers for our wedding reception. I love how they turned out.

The frames I bought at the Dollarama, and they are meant to hold a 4x6.

The background in each frame and all the flowers are made from maps of nova Scotia and PEI. The bonus is that they are free paper!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Life is funny~

As some of you know I have taken on teaching a few classes at my local Michaels store. Michaels carries a wide variety of crafting product, but in the scrapbooking section a large amount of it is made by EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts. These are both companies I designed for, for many years.

In order to teach any classes at a Michaels store you need to be certified through EK Success, what used to be the SDU classes, now the Spotted Canary School. I sent a message to those in charge at EK Success to see if I really did need to take these classes. I was a little shocked to find out that indeed, I did need to take the classes.

So I did. It took nearly 6 hours of online classes. I got my certificate in the mail today as well as the class handbook that all students get when they take the classes. I am listed as a contributer of the book as it is riddled with my designs.

But...Yay!! Now I can teach at Michaels! lol

Friday, 13 April 2012

For the Kitchen~

Here are a few items that I created for the kitchen. I repurposed a couple of common items to create some cute and useful kitchen tools.

My MEMO board was created using a  metal cookies sheet. Using Simple Stories papers and embellishments I decorated the cookie sheet as well as the magnets stuck to it.

The recipe box and large paper clip are also covered with Simple Stories papers.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sneak Peek~

I have been working on a sample for an upcoming class at Shabby Shutters, hopefully in May. The class will be a pretty Home Decor item....emphasis on the word "HOME". Contact Sherry at Shabby Shutters if you're interested.


My First Crown~

I thought I would share my first attempt at making a crown. Margaret needed a hat for silly hat day, so I suggested a crown and that I could make it. Turns out it wasn't THAT hard!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A Little Bit of Crop Time~

Yesterday I attended a day long crop in New Waterford. I didn't stay the entire day, but I still got quite a bit done. Here are the layouts I created.

Patterned paper by My Minds Eye

Patterned paper from the Reflections Collection by Prima

Patterned papers by Simple Stories