Saturday, December 24, 2011

What ever the reason

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Joyful Kwaanza, blessings on your solstice, No matter what you celebrate, I hope that you find love, peace, and joy of giving.

This layout is one featuring some of my favorite things from Core'dinations

I am going to take a short break for the holidays to spend time with my family and friends and I will return in the new year. Wishing you the best, lots of love from my family to yours.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

More holiday sparkle

The inspiration keeps going on the Imaginisce Blog today, the design team has made everything sparkly and bright with smootch glitter and some marvelous fibers. I used my smootch by misting over a playful circle mask to create this fun design on my paper.

Then I used my glue pen to adhere glitter to the torn edge of my cardstock, I think that it really adds something wonderful to the journalling block

If you have not been by Imaginisce and the clear snap blogs, it is a worth while trip there is lots more inspiration and some great holiday give aways.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Clear Snap and Imaginisce

There is just something fun about breaking out of the box, to random splatter a page with gorgeous sparkly red ink!! I had so much fun playing with the clear snap smootch. I sprinkled the stars and glued them where they landed, used the circles from the scallop to decorate the page and just had some creative fun. I know it is not my usual style, but it felt good just to play.

This button was just one of those neato ideas that come from creative momentum. I had a scrap of fabric sitting beside me from the packaging of one of my whimsies, and I just dipped the smootch wand and laid it on the fabric to make the stripes, turned out like a rustic candy can and I love it!!

Hope you are all have a wonder Holiday Season!! Make sure to check out the other wonderful creations happening all week long on the Imaginice blog and over at Clear snap, they both have some great give aways, it would be just the thing to edd a little extra sparkle to you festivities.


Monday, December 19, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things

Have you been to the Core'dinations blog, they are doing my favorite things and there is a give away every day. One of my favorite collections is spotted, I love DOTS :) So here is my layout  using both the Tillie and Jillie Spot!!

Also uses some of last years wonderful Jillibean Soup's Chestnut soup collection.

Are you ready for the holidays?? I have only a little sewing left to do and I am DONE!! YEAH!! Cutting it close but getting it done. HO HO HO


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bella Buzz

Have you got this?? Brand new today!! Bella Blvd's Newletter be sure to sign up, there might be someone in there that you recognize ;)


So what was I up too??

So why was my weekend a doozy you ask?? First I wanted to take some family photos for my Christmas cards, so here is the one I got, Thank goodness for my  tri pod and remote!! There were tons of outtakes!!!

Next we've got birthdays galore, my hubby gave me my birthday present early to help with the mountain of baking.
A shiny new Kitchen Aid {insert happy face here}

so the first batch of holiday treats for friends and neighbours was made

Delicious peppermint meringues, I found the recipe here but I added 1\4 tsp cream of tartar to my egg whites to stabilize them and get a little more stiffness to my meringue.

Next I whipped up 6 bags of royal icing for my son's class, they were making gingerbread houses!!

Then My nieces birthday cake, she loves sheep!!

This was a 4 layered vanilla, chocolate, coconut cake!

Next was Levi's Birthday, my baby boy turned 4, sadly I don't have a great picture of this cake, It was a case of the midnight baker and birthday Choas. It however had his favorite animals, a pig a chicken and a sheep!!

After the party {which was actually on my birthday} my gift to me was to abandon the mess to my loving husband and go out for some AMAZING thai food at a local restaurant called Keenaree, I get hungry just looking at these photos!!

So that was my weekend, I went through 13.2 pounds of icing sugar, had more than a few late nights and I can finally relax into the Christmas spirit.......I'm looking forward to it now that I can breath!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hop skip and jump

Sorry for the short Absence folks, last weekend was a DOOZY and I needed a 3 day nap!! :) But Guess what?? It is spring time on the Imagininsce Blog and we are hoppin with our newest collection. Here are my layouts

Bright fun and Cheerful!! Go check out the rest here!!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

and the winner is...........

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Congradulations to Lisa G. Merry Christmas, please send me your mailing info and then I can get your parcel out to you.

Oh and look what's coming!!!
Get ready!!


Christmas Cards

Here are a couple Christmas cards that I whipped up for a little festive cheer, both cards are from the Core'dinations dark card kit, I like that it comes with envelopes, so no measureing or cutting. The pattern papers are once again from the basic grey picidily line..........pretty festive for a line that is not christmas.

For this one I cracked out an old stamp set that I got as a gift years ago {from stamp n up} and my new sissix embossing folder {like I didn't have enough}

I will anouce the winner of the I-top give away, you've only got a couple hours left to enter.
Happy Holidays


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Basic Grey and Core'dinations

 Have you been to the Core'dinations blog lately?? It is fantastic, right now we are showing off creations with Basic Grey, they sent me the Picidily collection to play with and once I saw this bright and colorful collection I knew exactly which photo I wanted to scrap with it. This was a photo taken of my uncle and I at a very cool market place in Coombs BC, called Goats on the Roof.

I used Core'dinations Tags, the spotted collection and a neutral grey background to set it all off.

I also used my Tim Holtz embossing folder to create extra dimension on the tag!!
I love it!!

Don't Forget there is one more day to enter to win in my big give away, if you have not already, make sure to check it out HERE


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Freezie the snow penguin

A snow penquin??? You wanna build a snow penguin?? Oh yeah, penguins live in the snow!! I love the reasoning of a 3 year old!!! So natually we built a snow penguin and here he is in all his glory!!

Today over at Imagininsce the design team is sharing all sorts of holiday treasures!! If you are looking for a little inspiration be sure to check it out.


Monday, December 5, 2011


This is the week of birthdays at my house, there are 4 of them in my family and 2 with my it is gonna be a busy one. I whipped up a quick card for my friends son, with Core'dinations and Echo park I love this little boy collection it is perfect for all sorts of things.

Tonight I am up to my eyeballs making fondant for the multiple cakes I will be making this week. I promise that I will share photos of that too, but today it is a quick post before the chaos!!!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

On the first day of Christmas......

December is here and I am so excited, I have a festive new look to my blog, courtesy of my very talented and creative friend Day. I am ahead of schedule with my Christmas shopping and the baking has begun with the smell of peppermint merigues in the oven today.

I want to share my excitement with you too and I what better way to begin the season of giving  then with a GIVEAWAY.
I am giving away a brand new i-top 2

with a selection of brads to get you started

I will also be giving away some festive colored foam tape

and some cottage country holiday rub ons

and sayings

All I am asking is that you hit the follow button and leave a comment. If you would like to earn an extra chance to win just share this give away on facebook or on your own blog and then leave another comment saying you did so!!

Happy Holidays my friends

I will announce the winner on December 9th, this give away is open to everyone!!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Got an hour or less

So over at Imaginisce we all know that you are very busy, work, kids, getting ready for the holidays. So we have started to add a monthly post called 60 minute madness, simple layouts that can be achieve in an hour or less.
Here is my layout!! I am all about simple sometimes, keeping it pretty straight forward, with the focus on the photo.

This layout used the new Christmas collection from Imaginisce and I paired it with a steely blue color from the Core'Couture line. The silver glitter over this paper reminded me of the snow

Hope your December starts out calm and bright


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fall Fairwell

So I know that it is not technically winter yet, but it seems like the whole world is gearing up for it, there are Christmas light ups happening, the stores are full, minds are buzzing with the who gets what? Outside my window the winds are howling and lots of places have snow. So today I am saying fairwell to fall and embracing winter. My final fall layout is inspired by Novembers Color Challenge with Core'dinations {there are still a few days to participate in this}

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What would you do with an i-top 2?

When the i-top was first released I knew I had to have one, the idea of being able to make my own buttons, brads and magnets was too good to pass up.
The new i-top is even better, with a neater fit, and a smoother sleeve it operates like a dream. For my project I made a fall necklace, I used the new 34mm button and threaded it through a choker, then decorated it with some i-roc gems, paper quilling and feathers.

Here is what it looks like on

I hope all of my southern friends have a very happy thanksgiving.


Monday, November 21, 2011


Well my friends this week I am wrapping up my fall creations and getting ready for the next big holiday. It's been snowing here and that, more than the stores pushing Christmas down my throat, has put me in the spirit. This year I am trying very hard to do as many upcycled projects and hand made decorations as I can. I am blessed to be around so much nature it's time to use it.

Here is my most recent creation, I have been saving this scare crow from Bella Blvd for a year and I am so glad that I did because he is PERFECT!!! I also found that the new Kraft Core'dinations colors are dynamite with this collection

I dressed him up a bit with real buttons and a little bakers twine.

Bella Blvd has a really cool FREE printable mini album right now you should check it out!!

Hope you all had a great weekend


Friday, November 18, 2011

More with Pink Paislee

This week has been fantastic both on the core'dinations blog and our facebook page, the design team had so many wonderful projects that we have different pieces featured in each place, this was one of my pages. I love love love the chevron pattern.

here is a little close up of the embossed title, this is another example of me using my dynamo labeller, and my new tiny tag punch!

Check it out and if you love what you see don't forget to click the core'dinations "like us" button.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pink Paislee and Core'dinations

Originally I was gonna call this post pink core, but I bust out in a fit of giggles after I thought about it for a minute. So with a revised title I am here to share that this week Core'dinations has teamed up with Pink Paislee. This week I gave my girlie side free reign and played with a lovely combinations of pink.
This first card was for a baby shower.

Here's another one using teal, both of these cards are from Core'dinations Darks Card set. There are lots of really great examples and prizes on both the Core Blog and Pink Paislee Blog all week long be sure to check those out too!!

Also wanted to share some photo's from my FABULOUS weekend at the Wyldflower B&B, this is my group of fabulously fun and crafty women.

The dining was sensational

This time was even better than the last and she {Jocelyn the owner} is almost finished the new addition, I can't wait to scrap in this space next year.

Look at all that natural light and beautiful windows!!

Next November can't come quick enough!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Go Go Glue arts

This week Imaginisce has teamed up with glue arts to bring you some great Ideas for getting the extra mile out of your adhesive. I decided to take the opportunity to try my hand at 8.5x11. I have actually never done one before and I have to say this was a really fun size to work with. Perfect for 1 photo and not so much space to fill.

For my page I used the glue glider pro and to hold together almost all the elements on the page, except my heavier elements like my buttons, for these, I always use my extreme adhesive squares. I've mentioned them before, They are the best for holding flowers and florets together so they have no trouble holding the whimsy buttons.

Don't forget to check out the other creative creations on the Imaginisce Blog


Monday, November 14, 2011

Great Weekend

This weekend was so much fun, late nights, lots of laughter, great girl time and a whole lot of creating. It really was wonderful, and we have already booked out trip for next year. I've got lots of stuff to share with you over the next week. To start the week off I took the November Sketch from Jillibean soup with me and put together this layout.

Here is the sketch if you want to participate too!

I used a wide variety of products, the JB Core'impressions, Hearty Barley and chicken noodle, but my favorite part is this adorable little gnome from the apple cheddar soup collection. I love him!!

I've got lots more to share, just need a little daylight to take pictures.

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