Wednesday, May 29, 2013


No word of a lie, everybody I know is pregnant or just had a baby. Something really had people on the baby making train last year! So far there has been over 20 babies born in our small town and it's only MAY!! That is why when I saw this weeks Atlantic Hearts sketch I could see nothing besides a baby belly.
One of my best friends is due tomorrow, so I whipped up this card this morning to give to her because she is feeling very tired of being very pregnant!

I used the paper from the CTMH kit, Key to my Heart, that was a special a few years ago. (I am such a paper hoarder it's not even funny). I hand drew the baby bump and added a pink glitter gel belt. "Baby" is cut from the Artiste cartridge at 1 1/2". The card base is the clear acrylic cards Close to my Heart sold but are now no longer available.

I never actually wrote anything besides what you see, because at this point there is really nothing anyone can say to make things better. Believe me I know, I was in the same boat just 3 months ago! She loved it and it really did make her day. I'm so glad I could make her happy!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bee Happy

Today's layout is based on a sketch I found on pinterest. I used the Dream Pop paper that you can only get for another 4 DAYS through CTMH May promotion. It is such great paper.
This layout is of my little Bee, Bethany!

Products used are:
Dream Pop paper
Bee Happy stamp set
A Little Buzz stamp set
Black shimmer trim
Trinkets Wooden shapes
Round studs
Dimensional elements, Hearts
Kraft borders
Paper flowers
alcohol markers in various colors
I"m linking this layout to the Heart 2 Heart challenge for the creature feature.

This next project also has a bit of a Bee theme with a honeycomb background. It is a simple sympathy card for a dear friend whose Mother in Law passed away recently. I really love the simplicity of this card!

I used a honeycomb embossing folder and then colored in a few spots to look like flowers. Placing a small wooden butterfly in the group of flowers and stamping the sentiment at the bottom. The color combination of Juniper and Creme Brulee were inspired by the Color My Heart Color dare challenge #44.

Monday, May 20, 2013

6x6 card

Today's card is a 6x6 Kraft card....I"m not a huge fan of 6x6 cards, but I'm doing a community fundraiser in October for our town's new SPLASH park and I need some cards to sell at my CTMH table. So I'm trying to branch out and get a variety as I build up my supply. So here is my card:

The base is cut from Kraft. I placed a 5x5 piece of Cranberry cardstock in the middle of the base ( I sanded the edges just a bit first). I then cut a 3.5x6 piece from the "For Always" patterned paper and cut out along the border so it wasn't just a straight across piece. Then, using my brayer, I inked the paper in Honey. ( You can do this technique without a brayer as well, just apply the ink to the paper directly from the ink pad.) I then took apart some of my burlap ribbon that matched nicely with the kraft base. I finished the card off with a chipboard star covered in Outdoor Denim cardstock and sanded around the edges for a distressed finish. Using the SOTM from December 2012, I stamped the image and used pop dots to raise the image up off the star. 
Voila, my father's day card is complete. Super simple but I really like it.
I'm linking this card to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for week#4! And to Color my Heart Color Dare #43.
I've found my new addiction!!! Challenges!!! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

You brighten my day!

Another week, another challenge! This weeks Atlantic Hearts sketch looks like this:

I kept looking and looking at this and thinking what I could do with it. I could just make 4 simple squares but I wanted to do something a bit more and then it came to me!! (at 3am, while I was awake feeding Bethany!) A window frame!! I had to refrain myself from getting up and getting a piece of paper and a pencil to sketch my idea out, because with mommy brain, you never know if it will be there in the next 10 min or not! But I went back to bed and the next day during nap time ( yes both girls napped at the same time! A rare thing in this house!) I came up with this:

As you can tell, I'm obsessed with the Dream Pop paper! That's all I've been working with since I got it a couple weeks ago! The base page is one of the patterns from the paper pack, the flowers were cut from the cricut artiste cartridge in a variety of sizes. And because I also LOVE vinyl, I added a couple of vinyl flowers I had on hand as well. A friend makes vinyl for scrapbooking and pretty much anything else you want to put vinyl on. Check out her blog, Cut your Way
I wanted the layout to look like the sun shining in on some flowers in the window. It kind of looks like that right? And of course I had to add some washi tape, because what layout is complete without washi tape? 
I'm also linking this page to the CTMH Heart 2 Heart challenge blog for the May flowers challenge. This is my first time submitting to that challenge, so I'm excited!

I hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Canvas Blog Hop

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our Canvas Display project.  We have 2 sizes available to purchase, the larger one comes in a WOTG Kit and measures 12x12.   The kit is $39.95(G1062), it comes with directions, an exclusive stamp set and Embellishments to decorate your canvas, you can find this on page 23.  The second size available measures 6x6, it can be found on page 126, and is $4.95(Z1818).
We hope that you will 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. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at If you came from Brandy of Canadian Scrappers then you are in the right place!

Here is my project. I have used the 6x6 canvas for my project. Here is a picture of what I've done:

Products used are:
Black and grey glitter paper (Z1829)
Later Sk8r Paper pack (X7167B)
Small Sparkle Clear Flourishes (Z1812)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)- to cut the flowers
Black assortment buttons (Z1821)
Alcohol markers in Creme Brulee, Smoothie and Lagoon
Smoothie and Creme Brulee cardstock

I adhered the black glitter paper to the canvas using Liquid Glass so it would not come off. I've done other canvas projects and have just used my tape runner to adhere the paper but it would peel off after a few months.

I will be hanging this canvas in our bedroom with pictures of our daughters above it. Something like this:

So I hope I inspired you to try something fun with a canvas. And the best part is, if you want you can start small with the 6x6 canvas from CTMH.  Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Ashley of Scrappin' with Ashley.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Canvas projects using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in June when we will be featuring party themed projects.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Card

I've had some "dusty attic" chipboard wagon wheels for a while now and I really wanted to use them. They are so cute but I wasn't sure just what to do with them. Well, I found a way to use them!! For my mother's day cards. Both my mom and my mother in law are farm ladies so this works especially well. 
Here is a picture of the card I made:

 I just love how this turned out! I think they will very much enjoy them as well. Now, the inside of the card is pretty fun too! My mom and dad live 13 hours from us, so we don't get to see them very often. So I wanted the card to be special from the girls. So I tried really hard with a 2 month old and a 18 month old to stamp their hand prints. I think for the challenge it was it turned out pretty well! And I think Gramma will love it!

The layout for this card was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge! As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I was going to use those wagon wheels! Here is a picture of the sketch:
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!!