10 Cards 1 Kit – July 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – Part 1

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Hello everyone! Welcome to a new week! And a blog post … gasp!

How has your summer been going? Mine has been flying by. A lot of that has to do with having a new job and, once again, trying to find my new routine that allows crafting as well as all the other tasks a mother/wife/entrepreneur is expected to complete in a day. Crafting has taken a back seat. Not my first choice but … reality is, sometimes feeding the children really IS more important than creating a new card or layout. Go figure!

It’s also been about a million degrees out! By West Coast Canadian terms that means high 20’s – low 30’s Celsius. Not Phoenix or LA hot, but … when there’s no A/C .. it may as well be! My little Scrap Cave has a window and I did get my blinds back up so the heat is cut down a lot but even so, it’s WAY too hot in here to be spending hours filming and editing process videos. Sorry! I’ve put about 4 hours in here today and I need to spend some quality time in front of our large fan in the living room soon! I’m just about cooked!!

My efforts and sweaty back are your gain. I’ve got the first part of my version of the ever popular 10 Cards 1 Kit type posts. I am using the July 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp and if you missed my reveal video, here it is. Continue reading »


Such an Honour

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If you have been wondering where I’ve been this past week and a bit, I’ve been working on a couple of ventures. Both quite personal but for very different reasons.

The first is a change to my employment status … I got a job! It’s pretty exciting as it manages to combine the needs of both my husband and I. Regular hours and pay to ease his mind, and the start of my own design business with calls to clients and a completely flexible schedule that will work around our family. Exactly what I wanted! I’m still working on a lot of the back end details, once those are in place I’ll share with you. 🙂

The other project that has preoccupied both my mind and my Scrap Cave, is the subject of this post.

I was commissioned to make some extra special cards for a friend. I will not be sharing the specifics of the end recipient as I do not feel it is my story to share. Just know that this woman is fighting a fight none of us would wish on our worst enemy. Continue reading »



Take It In

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Welcome to a new week here on my blog. This is the last week of school for my younger two children (my eldest finished last Thursday) so I am sure it will be busy with end of year assemblies, field trips and other fun activities at the school. I’ve been working on my thank you cards for the teachers – be sure to come back on Wednesday to see those.

Today though I am sharing another layout for my Harry Potter album. This one follows on the heels of Saturday’s layout and completes the story of the Platform 9 3/4 and Hogwarts Express section of the tour. Here’s the  process video.

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Hello Old Friend!

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Hello Saturday! Hello blank Saturday!!

Seriously, we have nothing on the books for today. Say what?! What is this weirdness? LOL!

I guess I have permission to hide all day in my Scrap Cave, right?

No matter what happens, I hope to carve some time to continue with my Harry Potter Studio Tour upgrade albums. I was inspired by my recent layout reorganization and album revisiting to return to these books. I had so much fun in February creating layout after layout documenting our wonderful day at the Warner Bros Studios outside London last summer (see all my February LOAD videos here and layout photos here) but the albums have languished since then as I moved onto other projects. It felt good to dust off the supplies and photos and scrapbook a little magic!

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