Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My Sweet, {Definitely NOT Camera-Shy} Girl!

Puppy Love
I think she is going in for a lick...this is what happens most of the time I try to take a picture of her...she tries to EAT the CAMERA! This layout has been made using KREAXION'S AMAZING CIRCLE CUTTER - for such a tiny thing it sure can create some BIG CIRCLES {1"-10"} - More details at Just Imagine Crafts.  I took the Amy Tangerine paper and made a grid on the back - wherever the lines overlapped, I cut a circle, it has been 'popped up' with POPDOTS for some depth... 
{detail shot}
{Product Used:}
Studio Calico - Wonderland
Dymo Cation Maker
Core'dinations/Tim Holtz - Nostalgic
Glitz - Happy Travellers Stickers
Core'dinations - Textured Cardstock {red/green}
Crate Paper- Restoration Borders
Washi Tape - Red/White Stripe & Green
Light Modelling Compound
Blue Latex Paint
Vintage Dog Tag & Charm
Tim Holtz/ Sizzix - Tiny Tabs and Tags, Movers&Shapers Heart Die
Kreaxions Circle Cutter
Tim Holtz - Paper Clips
Smash Date Stamp {KC&Company}
Amy Tangerine - Surrounded


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Apple Of My Eye

For the last couple of years I have had the PRIVILEGE of accompanying my nephew on his yearly school trip to Thompson's Orchards...Sadly, this September marked our last Apple Orchard Trip together {well, school trip, anyway}...
'An Apple A Day'
Zood LOVES picking Apples - in fact, this year he asked dear 'Grandma' Thompson if he could have a job - to which she replied - 'Come back in about 10 years'! I think the reason he LOVES it so much is that he gets to eat as many apples as he likes - and the kid LOVES to eat!
 For this layout I wanted to stick with RED - so I doubled up on two different shades of cardstock for the main backer.  Then I added some {Christmas - shh!} patterned paper and a couple of layers of 'tags'.  The title and date were PRESSED out on my Dymo Caption Maker {the best SCRAPPY TOOL I have bought this year!!!}  I added a Kraft Envelope {left-hand side behind veneer arrow} that holds all of the extra pictures of the day!
{Grandma Thompson & Zach}
Every year the JK&SK class {about 60 kids} take this trip - the Thompson's are SO GREAT - the kids get a bag of apples to take home, a HUGE basket of apples to take to class to make applesauce with, a few pumpkins, gourds and ears of corn, a wooden turkey tail and head kit to paint and put in their pumpkins, apple cider and timbits {donut holes}, PLUS the Thompson's bring in apples for the ENTIRE SCHOOL to enjoy throughout the school year! AMAZING!

Happy Scrapping and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my US Neighbours!!!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

I have been wanting to make some of my Christmas cards using mainly white - with a fresh and clean look. So, I came up with these simple {and extremely quick} cards using my Kreaxions 4in1 Punch #312.  I simply printed the sentiment off of my computer onto the white cardstock. Then I marked the center of the {white} cardstock and lined up my punch {so that it was centered}. I decided to add a POP! of bright colour with the back cardstock, which lines the entire inside of the card.
For more details about KREAXION'S {AMAZING} 4in1 Punches go to Just Imagine Crafts Blog!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Please Shine Down on Me!

Where oh where does the time go? So much has been happening over the last while that time is just FLYING by...whew!
{A Couple of} Shady Characters
{side shot}
Over the summer President's Choice {PC} had the Summer BBQ Tour - you voted for your community and if you won {which our city did!!!}, PC would throw a city-wide BBQ, complete with Bob Blummer {Food Network} and a HEDLEY concert! Plus, the whole thing was FREE!!! {whoo hoo!}  So, my Ma, niece and youngest nephew packed up, waited {a while} in line, GOT FREE SUNGLASSES...and had a GREAT TIME! There was a TON of food, a TON of people...and a TON of FUN things to do!!!
Here are a few more pics of the day...{which have been place in an envelope, attached to the back of the above layout!}
{waiting in line...getting closer!}
{getting THE MOST AMAZING balloon creations}
{becoming addicted to PC's AMAZING ice cream sandwiches}
{Gramma liked them too!}
{eating again - he really is a bottomless pit}
{food, food...WE LOVE FOOD!}
{A LOT of FOOD! YUM-O!!}
{Police Patrolled...check out the SHADES!}
{and on our way out...}
 {Back of layout- extra picture storage!}


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

It's Begining To Look ALOT Like Christmas...

at least in Store Windows, and perhaps my {very messy} Scrappy Room {which, is STILL NOT finished being day, life has a funny way of getting in the way...sigh! lol}. Anyway, when I have a spare moment I am making Christmas Cards using THIS TECHNIQUE with my KREAXION'S PUNCHES, it is quick, easy...and comes out quite stunning every time!
{Punch Detail Shot}
This Easel Card has been made using KREAXION'S 4in1 Punch 312, along with the stencils, positioning parts and AMAZING circle cutter - more product information HERE!
{Complete Easel Card}
{Product Used:}
Kreaxion's Product
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Cardinal Die
Red Stickles & Glitter
Core'dinations {Red} Cardstock
Basic Grey - Aspen Frost, Open Sleigh Printed Paper
Jillibean Soup- Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup Collection, Stewed Tomatoes Printed Paper


Friday, 9 November 2012

Wedded Bliss

A couple of weeks ago a dear friend of mine got married -  I had been {very} busy helping her prepare and create for her special day!  And I can honestly say that I am SO HAPPY it is all over!
I had also made a seating chart in an old window frame, which I forgot to take a picture of {of course!}...and a few other odds and ends!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

All You Need Is Love...

Love Is All You Need
This card has been made using my Kreaxion's Punch, Circle Cutter, Stencils and Positioning Parts - I am in LOVE with the look of the punched circle! {Those 4in1 punches are AMAZING!!} I have made this card for my Gram, she has been in the hospital for some time and I am going to travel to see, I thought this might bring a smile to her face - hopefully!
{detail shot}
I have used my MrHueys Hexagon Mask with light modelling compound to achieve some texture - I then ran my finger, dipped in Gesso, over the dried compound. All of the edges of the paper have been sanded with 150 grit sandpaper...and lightly brushed with {more} Gesso.

Great Days!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Starting Young & Taking It To A Whole New Level!

My youngest nephew, Zood, LOVES to draw...on any piece of paper he can find, which is both good and bad {bad when it's an important piece of paper, but fantastic when there are little bursts of creativity on grocery lists, to do lists, random envelopes...}.
Anyway, he had drawn me two very special little guys a while ago
Aren't they an adorable mess! I LOVE them! Anyway, while chatting with an online Scrappy Friend, she mentioned that she had turned one of her son's {wonderful} creations into a SMALL STUFFY! So, I asked her if she would be interested in doing these two for me {for a small fee} and she agreed!
I had a hard time getting a picture due to the fact that Zood keeps them with him at most times! I can't tell you how excited he was to receive them, they even travelled with him to Show&Share at school!
Thank you, Allison!

To see Allison's amazing work head to Orange You Glad Daily!
Happy Days!

Friday, 2 November 2012


I love making tags, they are just small pieces of, well, beauty.  I have made this one using my Perched Reed Bird die from Just Imagine Crafts.
I have bedazzled the tiny bird with white glitter and nested him in a little brass frame {yardsale find 3 for 25 cents!}. The paper is a FREEBIE from my Ma {thanks Ma!} and the gold is {a little embarrassed here} the wrapper from a Caramilk Bar {I peeled the foil from the white paper that touches the actual chocolate bar...and yeah, paper - See, snacking while scrapping isn't always bad!} I added some modeling compound and white gesso...and done!

Happy Scrapping!