Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Jake!

Happy Halloween friends!

Today is my nephews birthday, and I can still remember when he was born, 11 years ago, and being at the hospital with my sister!

We will be celebrating with him on Sunday so I made him this little card with some Boys Rule Kit Club leftovers.


It is pretty simple but perfect for our video game loving nephew!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello Hottie - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am sharing a bonus project on the Boys Rule blog today, I had some goodies left over from my September / October kit so I whipped up a couple of cards.


Fun, eh?


Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Mason Jar Tutorial

Hi there!

I have a really quick Halloween tutorial to share with you today, for those of you last minute planners like I seem to be lately.

If you have been coming here for any length of time, you already know that I have a bit of a thing for mason jars, and candles.  So for this project I combined the two!


My mason jar candle holder is a little Halloween decor item, but you could just as easily make one for any occasion or for everyday.

I started out using my silhouette software and choosing a few designs that I created to adorn my jar.


I you notice in the photo above, there is a light blue rectangle, this is a little tip for you: to be sure my vinyl cut outs would fit my jar nicely (I didn't want to waste my vinyl) I measured the jar and 'drew' a rectangle in the software, this gave me a guideline as to how large my cut outs could be.

Next I cut out my shapes from black vinyl (be sure to move the blue rectangle off your cutting mat in your software).  Because they are pretty small, I didn't really feel the need to use the transfer paper to help place them in the correct position on the jar, but of course you should if your design is intricate or large.


A little dark and light, photography for you!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY BUTTON EMBELLISHMENTS - Boys Rule Kit Club

Hi there!

I created this fun and easy embellishment for the Boys Rule blog, I hope you like it.

I was inspired by the Jillibean Soup wood sprinkles that come in so many beautiful colour combos.


So let's gather our supplies: you will need some buttons in your choice of colours and sizes (don't forget some wood buttons, they look great as well), a variety of pattern paper scraps, a small circle punch(or die cutting tool) and Glossy Accents.


Punch out a circle of patterned paper that fits nicely into the centre of your button, then adhere it into place by adding a small amount of Glossy Accents.


Now top off your paper circle with a good even coat of Glossy Accents and set it aside to dry.


This is how I used one of my DIY embellishments, I love that I can make these up quickly - to match any collection or kit I am working with-and I can make up several when I open a collection pack and they are pretty much ready to add to my page by the time I am done..  They have a nice bit of shine so they look a little fancier than just a plain or button.

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker October Sketch

Hi there!

I meant to get this post up earlier in the day, but it turned out to be one of those crazy days. You know, the kind where you wake up exhausted because despite your best efforts to get to bed at a decent time, you don't sleep.

Then your youngest child wakes up once again, feeling nauseous, for no reason, for what is about 20 days in a row.  It always passes, but the pain in his lower belly doesn't. He is a trouper really, but we have lost more homeschooling days this month, alone.

We have been to the doctors who asked us to come back this week if it hadn't passed - then she went on vacation.  He even fainted last week - of course it was when I was on the road, on my way to girls weekend :(

So today we went to urgent care, which is usually quick, but was also crazy busy today.  They ran urine tests and a very thorough ultrasound.  We are no closer to finding out the reason for the pain, but at least we know it is not appendicitis.  So that's a positive, right?

Anyway, on to my creative sharing....

I had the urge to play along with a fabulous sketch by Sue Sykes, created for Canadian Scrapbooker.  I have had these photos waiting to be scrapped for a while now, but didn't really feel inspired by them.  Then this sketch and this collection by Lawn Fawn landed in my packing pile (for girls weekend) at the same time!

 

Along with the Lawn Fawn papers and flair, I used die cuts from Amy Tan, washi and cork from Freckled Fawn, die cuts and vellum from Pink Paislee, cork and a chipboard camera from Studio Calico, and enamel dots from My Mind's Eye.

 And I know see that I omitted a title, I never do that, but I am okay with it!

And here is Sue's fantastic sketch.....


Thank you for visiting today!  You have just a couple of days left to play along if you wish to be considered for Sue's prize or publication.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sketching for Let's Capture our Memories!

Hi there!

I have a layout and card sketch up over on the Let's Capture our Memories site today, I hope you will pop on over to check out the DT inspiration and play along!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Hello Fall - Silhouette Cut File Freebie

Hi there!

I have a new Silhouette Cut File freebie to share with you today!

https://app.box.com/s/djezvwicz8wjd24o8g1g

click on the image to be taken to my download page.

Now... why don't yo tell me what you might like to see for next month's freebie!

So gla dyou visiting!

Friday, October 24, 2014

SKETCHING FOR SCRAPMUCH?

Hi there!

I have a brand new sketch up on the ScrapMuch ? blog today, have a look....






I know it's a little different, but  I hope you embrace it and give it a try!  Check out what the ScrapMuch? DT creates with it and link up for your chance to win!

Thanks for visiting!