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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Scrappy resolutions for 2018

Happy New Year!

Every January I like to publicly publish my scrapbooking/crafty intentions for the year ahead. I also reflect on the resolutions from the previous year. Did I keep my best intentions or did I fail miserably?

My 2017 Resolutions and Aspirations

#1 - Scrapbook the rest of 2016. I am up to the month of May.

#2 - Share more projects (layouts, cards and cutting files) on my blog and Facebook.

#3 - Play with pocket-style layouts a bit more. I have dabbled a bit in this type of scrapbooking but have found it difficult to fill all the pockets and remember to print the photos the correct way. Practice needed.

I think I did well this year. I did use pocket scrapbooking more and I found it makes for quick work once you get going.

I could still share more projects online though...

Well, here goes...

My 2018 Scrappy Resolutions

#1 - Relax, have fun and create

That's it.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Day Twelve of Christmas Projects - A pocket page puppy layout

Can you say that title 3 times fast?

We just loved having a dog last Christmas. I think this year, the kids are most excited about our gift to the dog!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Day Eleven of Christmas Projects - Christmas Vacation Card

Last year, I cut out this adorable station wagon tag. Doesn't it make you think of the movie Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase? I labelled it to Clark from Ellen. It was still in with my scrap supplies so I covered the names and created a card. I had to add a movie quote as the sentiment, of course.

Yay for using up scrapbooking supplies!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Day Ten of Christmas Projects - HTV Pillow

Our family loves the movie Elf so I thought a pillow with a quote would be cute in our home.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day Nine of Christmas Projects - An Ornament

We are very grateful this December as we have family coming in to stay for the holidays. I wanted to make them an ornament to remember Christmas 2017.

Now to wrap it up!

Day Eight of Christmas Projects - Shaker Tags

I felt I needed to create some shaker tags after all the shaker cards I made this year...

These were so quick to make!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Day Seven of Christmas Projects - Christmas Tree Delivery Card

This type of image is extremely popular this year in crafting projects as well as holiday decor. Therefore, I knew I wanted to use this image on a card. There are many free cut files available online and on Facebook.

I love, love how this simple card turned out and ended up making a dozen!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Day Six of Christmas Projects - Wise Men Card

Welcome! For today's card, I used my shadowbox card file from the birdie card and added the wise men seeking Baby Jesus. The wise men cut is a free file I found online that I trimmed a bit. The Nativity paper in the background is from an "ancient" pack of DCWV. I think it's perfect for this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Day Five of Christmas Projects - Naughty/Nice card

Welcome to day five of holiday projects! This is an interactive card where you can move the dial. We will call it self-evaluation.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Day Four of Christmas Projects - Santa face

This Santa cut file was shared on Facebook last winter. I snagged it right away and saved it for cards this year. The designer created a perfect file that any Explore owner can cut. The entire thing is created from circles and squares. Isn't he cute? I jazzed him up with dimensionals, glitter and buttons.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day Three of Christmas Projects - Snowglobe Shaker Card

I must confess I bought this plastic crafting element about 7 years ago. Talk about using up my stash of supplies! Now I wish I had more because I love how this turned out! This will made a great hand-delivered card for a neighbour.

The snowflake confetti is from Dollartree.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Day Two of Christmas Projects - Bird Shadowbox card

I just love creating cards with some dimension! This card folds flat to mail and then pops out when you take it out of the envelope. I created the cut file using my Design Space and my Cricut Explore.

Here is my Design Space cut file.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Day One of Christmas Projects - Bitmoji card

Welcome to the 2017 Christmas season!

Today is my first day of twelve to feature a Christmas project! Woohoo! My project today is created using the Bitmoji App. I kept seeing beautiful ornaments posted on Facebook using this app, Design Space and vinyl. I thought, hey, that would make a cute, personable family card.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Twelve Days of Christmas Projects 2016

Happy Black Friday! Happy Day after Thanksgiving for my American friends! Starting on Monday, I will be featuring a new Christmas project for 12 weekdays! I love doing this! I feel it helps to put me in a holiday mood to make cards and such for friends, colleagues and family. I tend to make approximately 60 cards each December so I feel the need to make at least a few different designs.

Here is a recap of last year's (2016) projects.

See you all back here on Monday!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Honeycomb cards

Hello! I am back to blogging and crafting after a wonderful summer with the kids! Yay!

Last week, while perusing the IKEA clearance section, I found a pack of honeycombs. They were being cleared out at $1.99 Canadian. I picked up a pack of eight thinking I must be able to use them somehow...

Hee hee... My photo is upside down.

So, I have already gone back and bought more as well as some rosettes.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Two more Canada Day layouts!

I hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating Canada's 150th birthday! I hope you took lots of photos because I have two more ideas for how to scrapbook your memories.

This image is the logo for Canada Day 2017. I found the cut file for free on the Government of Canada website. Here is the link. I changed it up a bit by using patterned paper scraps.

Yesterday, these two (!!) layouts were featured on the Scrapbook & cards today blog as part of their celebration of Canada. I was thrilled to have my work featured. My kids were thrilled that our dog Chloe's picture was featured...

Here is the link to the blog post of Canada Day projects, including mine.

Scrapbook & Cards Today blog

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day 2017!

Yay! July first is finally here! The kids are done their school year and the hubs as well! We are planning to spend the day enjoying a block party with our neighbours.

Making Canada Day themed pocket pages is quick and easy. I used white, red and black cardstock. No need to try and find "Canada" paper. I mostly used cuts from the Go Canada Cricut cartridge. The heartbeat is a file shared on Cricut Crafters Canada Facebook group created by Karin Adamczyk.

Celebrate today, take pictures with your loved ones and then create a wonderful scrapbook page.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Vinyl on glasses and bottles

Practice make perfect with adding vinyl onto glassware. I love how this teacher gift turned out but I must confess this is attempt number two.

Attempt number one was on this beautiful water bottle, this super shiny, non-adhering water bottle... Rather than fuss with vinyl types and brands I just purchased an alternate bottle which worked beautifully.

Next up, are wine glasses for a friend.

The best tip I have is to fill your wine glass with water. Use the water line to level and measure your vinyl and then pour the water into the next glass. That way, the glasses will be the same. I often use painter's tape instead of transfer tape.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Dad's Day

Are you looking for a last minute card idea for Father's Day? I personally think that manly cards can be clean and simple. For this card, I used cuts from the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge and Father's Day - Fan Club available with my Cricut Access subscription. There are only seven cuts on this cartridge but I love them all! Both cartridges are perfect for sports fans, male or female.

I was sent these yummy envelope samples from


They have an amazing selection of beautiful envelopes (and paper) to complete your card creations! (The Paper Garden is based in British Columbia so no duty for us Canadians.)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grad shaker card

And the shaker cards keep coming... To create this card I used the slice feature to cut out the shaker window. Initially, my window was too large and I didn't have room for the foam tape. I scrapped that mortarboard and cut it again with a much smaller slice.

Graduations are such happy occasions. I love making cards celebrating this accomplishment!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Unconventional cards

Reason number 3 567 201 I love my Cricut Explore is that I can make special cards for people. I try to make cards for all occasions not just the "happy birthdays". Take for instance, these two different cards. If my brain can design it, my Cricut can cut it out.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day 2017 - Quick card

It's Mother's Day weekend. Who will you see on Sunday? Do you need a quick card for your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, step mother, girlfriend? Design Space has you covered.

For me, this card is perfect to mail out!