Friday, September 30, 2011

World Cardmaking Day - Canadian Style Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the world cardmaking day blog hop!I decided to create a card for my sister, seeing as she just got a new car and is proud as punch :) I used a stamp from bugaboo stamps (in Alberta, see my link on the side)for the car and Close to my Heart paper and sentiments. Lovin' Bugaboo for their way too funny nurse digis, lol.

The inside: I even decorated the outside of the envelope.
he side

The wee trinket on the side is a bookmark that I created with the Roxie scraps from a tutorial at Technique Junkies....again see my side bar for the link, Blogger is causing a ruckus tonight and won't let me do much.

You have come from Heathers Blog and are heading to Karey's Blog. For a complete list, see the next post down in my blog post, HAPPY TRAILS :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blogging Across Canada....are you ready??

We are having a blog hop across Canada. If you have a blog and live in Canada, join the fun. Of course, if you live in Canada and love to craft, come along too! No toques or hockey sticks required, but lets find some of the hidden talent that we have here!
This is the list, well, half the list. We had to break it down to a manageable number. I believe the first and last on the list have a link to the rest of the hop if you are up for it!

1. Nicole http://www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
2. Seriously Creative Challenges http://creativeaccentschallenges.blogspot.com
3. Graphicat Designs http://www.graphicatstamps.com/_blog/Blog
4. Heather http://princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com/
5.You are here! http://www.inkspotsandstampblocks.blogspot.com/
6. Karey http://www.creativecraftcorner.com/
7. Kelly http://craftingcreatively.blogspot.com
8. Tracey http://thecroppingcanuck.blogspot.com/
9. Chelle http://maybecreative.blogspot.com 10.
10 Barbara http://barbscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
11. Janet http://hilltopcreations.blogspot.com
12. Chris http://chrisscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Sarah http://stampinsars.blogspot.com/
14. Kerry http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com/
15. Jill Sarginson http://jillelizabethsarginson.blogspot.com
16. Tara http://tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com/
17. Kim http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/
18. Becky http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 23, 2011

Our summer students are back to school


This is a card I created, just for the fun of it. I used a technique junkies tech. on the circle punch background and the CTMH pair-a-phrase stamp set for the sentiment and little pot of gold.
It was fortunate that I made it as I needed a card to give to the summer students as they finished their placement for the year. YAY for cake and icecream celebrations :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Prepping Your Cricut Mat

Is your mat too sticky and tearing your paper? Try Cricut Dan's technique to condition the mat as seen here

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back to School Thank You







We get the same teacher again this year, which is fabulous! We wanted to give her a special treat, so created a cupcake (see the previous post for the link) and a little bag to carry it in . My laddie took it in to school special for her. I had to send a note for her to peek inside and find the gift card, lol.

All close to my heart supplies, the new paper is heavenly to work with. The little tags are cut with the Art philosophy cartridge. My cherry is a marble from the kids collection painted red, glittered and glued to a bulldog clip.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cupcakes anyone?


I saw this first on www.fabulouslyartsy.com and followed her links back to the 'I think' originator of this awesome gift card holder. I have given this one away, alas without showing you how to pull the gift card out, so I am making another for Ben's teacher this year,as she gets him twice in a row, poor lady, lol. The original directions are from Linda Albrecht....hmmm, no link for her, I will have to search. Enjoy my Calorie Free cupcake!

Thursday, September 1, 2011