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
Today marks Day One of Spring Break around here. So far so good. Under threat of losing their screen access for the entire two weeks, the younger two are actually off with friends playing at the school. Gasp! Long may it last, am I right?
It’s been awhile since I did an official Make It Monday post. I have jotted down weekly prompts and ideas for myself in my blog planner but … every week something else trumps it. So … are you sitting down? I followed the prompt this week!
I had help though. I recently purchased a magazine at the grocery store because it had some free metal border dies in it. After opening the package I discovered it had more than that! Included was a whole package of shabby chic patterned papers! Awesome!
Now, Shabby Chic is not typically my style. I tend towards brighter, cleaner colours and more whimsical stamps, stickers, and embellishments. But … I’m always up for a challenge so I rolled up my sleeves, got out my Soft Suede ink pad, and got busy! Here are the results of my efforts.
Do you remember when you were little and you had no money to buy presents for your Mum or Dad so you’d make them a coupon book? It usually had things in it like “clean my room”, “put away the dishes”, or “wash the car”. Well, I’ve got a fun project for you to make for your kids this Valentine’s Day that hearkens back to those books.
Valentine’s Day Coupons
Welcome to another week of inspiration from yours truly!
Today I have layout to share with you, and as the title of this post may hint, it involves snow! My prompt for this week is to scrapbook about something to do with a Winter Wonderland. Living in Canada as I do, it is only natural that thoughts of winter involve snow, but that is not actually the case where I live specifically. Snow here is the exception in the winter, not the rule. We get it, just not very often and usually not very much at a time. I grew up further north where we DID have snow. A lot of snow! On the ground from Hallowe’en to Easter! I’ll take the long, dark, rainy days over that cold, so very cold winter thank you very much!
But my kids love the snow. A few years ago my father-in-law gifted them ski lessons at Christmas time. When looking for snowy photos to scrapbook for today, I immediately went to my stack of pictures from the day I took them up the mountain. Take a look. Continue reading
Oh, it has been a long time since I did a Make It Monday post! Not sure I completely remember how! LOL!
What the hell, let’s give it a try!
When I was planning out my posts for this year, one of the things I did was plan out my Make it Monday posts. As in, I gave myself topics to talk about. Today’s is a colour prompt – Turquoise to be exact. I’ll be honest, I sat looking at my planner for a few minutes thinking “what the heck am I going to do with that?!” So I turned to my trusty inspiration go-to, Pinterest. Did you know you can search up just about anything in Pinterest? So handy! I typed in ‘turquoise’ and this is the image that spoke to me the most. Continue reading
Welcome to Make it Monday!
It’s September!! Holy crap, where is this year going?? I am not sure to be honest. Life with kids seems to get busier each year. Which in turn means that each year flies past faster and faster. Not a fan of this!
If you check in on this blog regularly you may have noticed my “closed for cleaning” photo last Monday. I really was cleaning on Monday, but then with the rush, excitement and mayhem of Back to School I had a bit of a melt down. I’ll probably talk more about that on Wednesday (or in a subsequent Words on Wednesday post) but suffice it to say that for the first time in a long time, my Scrap Cave was not a refuge. With no motivation to make anything came nothing to post about. So … I took the week off.
My blog, my prerogative right?
But I have reached a (perhaps temporary) state of equilibrium again and have been churning projects out of my Scrap Cave with gusto. Today’s cards are part of that renewed crafty inclination. (Don’t forget to see my latest #the20project layout too.)
In fact, they were inspired by someone who purchased an item from me via Varagesale. She asked if I had any Good Luck cards and so brought my attention to a hole in my inventory.
Welcome to a special edition of Make It Monday.
Just over a week ago I heard the sad news that the tight knit Canadian creative community lost one of its members. Christy Riopel was unbelievably creative! I never met the woman myself but through her art work and many articles in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, I felt I knew her a little. A very little to be sure!
I love this photo of her and think it sums her up creatively speaking.
I can’t speak to her personal and private side, but someone with this much joy for art can only possess a joy filled heart, right?
It also made me want to get my own fingers messy too! So I did …