April Card Kit Reveal

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After the fickleness of Canada Post the past few months, I decided to utilize a US address instead and voila! Prompt arrival of my very next kit! So prompt in fact that I wasn’t able to go down and pick it up until yesterday.

Here’s what’s inside the April Kit – Beautiful Day

As I said in the video description, this kit is SOLD OUT (boo!) but all of it’s individual components are still available and listed below. Click on the images to be taken to the Simon Says Stamp shop to fill your basket and create your own kit! Continue reading »


Dwindling Supplies and a Growing Story Album

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Happy Saturday everyone!

And Happy Easter (Extra-Long) Weekend!

Earlier this week I started sharing the layouts I’ve made with my second Clear The Desk kit of supplies. To recap, it was a much larger kit than outlined in class but I knew I had a stack of photos from my eldest daughters Grade 7 Graduation Assembly to document. For me, having a kit of cohesive supplies to tell the story from one day or one event helps keep me focused. If I have to spend time hunting down papers and embellishments for each layout I tend to lose interest because I get bogged down with all the decision making.

So far I’ve created 8 layouts from this kit. The first two can be found in this post, the next three in this post. Today I am sharing the latest three, so let’s get going. (PS – my numbering system for my layouts is for the whole Clear the Desk class, not the number of layouts made from any one kit of supplies. I’m curious how many layouts I can make as I work my way through the class which I why I’ve done this.)

Layout #11 – Love Our Village

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I Don’t Think My Desk Is Any Clearer!

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Welcome back!

How is your Wednesday going? My youngest is having her birthday party tonight so I am in full panic mode! Really should not be on my computer but … a promise is a promise and I promised you guys more Clear the Desk layouts! Here goes …

If you missed the first two layouts from my second kit for this class then please check out Monday’s post here.

Layout #8 – Dream Big

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Clear The Desk Kit #2

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I have been remiss in posting my Clear the Desk progress so this week will be all about catching you up.

If you missed the first kit I put together for this class, then please check out this post. I also share the first five layouts I made – each with a process video.  I did two things with the kit remainders. First I made a card which you can see on this post, and then I left everything on my desk. Well, not actually on my desk, as my desk is quite small, but available to use in subsequent projects for this class.

Which leads me to Kit #2.

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Using All The Greens!

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Do you celebrate your Irish roots on this day, or this just an excuse to wear green, kiss perfect strangers, and drink green beer (not necessarily in that order)? I haven’t done that Ancestry DNA test to verify, but my 100% British Isles heritage probably has a bit of Irish in it. I’m fairly certain most people born in that part of the world can trace their ancestors back to some Irish rover or another, right?

Now that we have children our celebrations tend to the tame side. A bit of Irish stew and colcannon, maybe some soda bread if I’m of a mind, but rarely more than that. However, there was that one time we took in the festivities in downtown Vancouver that I’ve never scrapbooked … until today! Continue reading »



I Let My 8 Year Old Pick the Papers! Gulp!

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It’s almost Spring and that seems to mean Birthday Season. In my house we are a week and a half away from the second birthday of the four that take place between the end of February and the first week of May, and that particular little girl got two party invitations recently. Guess a lot of people figure the Spring is a good time to have kids!

I decided to get her to help make some decisions for the cards she wanted for her friends. So we went through my stash of 6×6 papers from old Simon Says Stamp kits as well as my hoard of 6×6 papers, and she picked out her favourites. There was a lot of rainbow colour schemes involved!

Due to a volleyball tournament on Saturday morning, I wasn’t able to make a card for the party she had later that day, but she helped herself to the papers and made a pretty sweet card of her own. Which left me slightly fewer choices for the second card, but still plenty to work with. See it come together in this video.

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