Wednesday, 28 September 2011


It's not very often that I make a Halloween card because to be honest I don't "give out" Halloween cards!  But I felt inspired to make something spooky and I am so delighted how this card turned out!!    I used a multitude of bits and pieces to make up this card.  It feels good to use up some scraps and play with a variety of stamps I don't use often.  I just love how this card turned out!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 23 September 2011

So Honoured!

Today, when I checked in on my blog I found a comment from a wonderful fellow blogger, Pam Trostle, who honoured me with a blog very first one! Be sure to check out her blog as well and if you feel inspired make sure you become a Follower!

This is a different kind of blog award in the respect that it recognizes inspiring blogs with less than 200 followers.  This way some very worthy, but often over looked blogs benefit from some extra exposure...which is something every blogger can use!

Liebster is the German word for "beloved" or "favourite".  So it is now my turn to bestow this award to 5 of my most beloved blogs who have less than 200 followers.  So be sure to check out the blogs listed below and congratulate them by leaving them some blog love in the form of a comment and becoming a Follower if you find them to be as inspiring as I do!

Thanks Ladies!  Now it's your turn to name 5 of your favourite blogs with less than 200 followers.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

You Make Me Smile!

I checked in on my blog this morning and found so many wonderful comments about my card that I entered in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge yesterday!  You all have made me smile!  Thank you so much for all of the kind words!  I don't have a lot of action here on my little blog and rarely get feedback on my artwork so to hear so many nice things made me want to create more!  So this one is for you...Thank you!

Materials List:  (all CTMH)
Paper:  That's Amore paper pack (discontinued) and Cocoa cardstock
Stamp Set:  Hooray Bouquet
Embellishments:  Neutral Button Assortment (old set), bulk Cranberry ribbon, Cocoa ink
Tags were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut fast and easy!!

Monday, 19 September 2011

A Day of Thanks Card...Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Okay, so this is my first challenge and of course I couldn't get my camera to cooperate (I have GOT to get that fixed!) but I am really happy with this card.  I check in regularily over at the Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenge Blog and this week's challenge was to use only cardstock (no patterned paper) with a minimum of three colours being used.   I figured I could handle this one so I jumped in!  The colours I used were Juniper, Olive, Cocoa and Kraft (does that count as a colour?).  The stamped images are from the Pair-A-Phrase set with the exception of the background stamp I used on the colonial white paper which is from Noted Backgrounds.  All of the elements got a good dosing of distressing and antiquing.  I used the 1" circle punch for the scallop border and the button is from the wooden buttons set.  Oh and I added a few Opaques for a little polish.
Let me know what you this challenge worthy?

(and of course all supplies are CTMH)  :)


Friday, 9 September 2011

Pair-a-Phrase Butterflies Card

Isn't this card beautiful!  I just love it.  I seen it on the Close to My Heart Facebook page and wanted to share it with you.  Isn't it awesome what you can create with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  Not to mention this Pair-a-Phrase stamp set is quickly becoming a favourite of mine...and a go-to if I need an inspirational, fast card.  Check out the other Pair-a-Phrase creations on the CTMH Facebook page if you haven't already!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Believe in Whoooo You Are!

Okay so I REALLY need to get my camera fixed.  It is not taking very good photos anymore.  The colour is off and I have a heck of a time getting the images crisp and sharp like I used to.  Ugh...what a pain.  So I appologize for the not so great images as of late.

On a positive note, I absolutely love the new Pair-a-Phrase stamp set that I blogged about yesterday.  Such easy to use images with uplifting sentiments...and there are a ton of them to choose from.  What a versatile and fun set!  I will try to post a few more projects with it in the new few days.  I haven't had a lot of time to papercraft but I just had to do something last night after the girls went to bed and I whipped up this simple card in just a few minutes...gotta love simple projects like that!

You can get your own Pair-a-Phrase stamp set but only until September 30th!  If you are interested click here to see all the images included in this double stamp set and check out the great artwork examples while you're there.  Place a qualifying order with me directly by sending me a quick email or order directly on my website.  You won't want to miss this one...get it before it's gone!!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

National Stamping Month

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $82 CAN from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long. The double set has a retail value of $39.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Back to the daily grind.

Well we are back from summer at the trailer and getting ready to get back to the daily school routine.  It's a bittersweet feeling really.  As much as I love having my girls home and having sleepy mornings with lots of cuddles and then whatever fun we can stir up for the remainder of the day with no worries about bedtimes, lunches or homework, I do really crave the structure that school time routines bring to my life as well.  I have two in school this year so it's gonna be a bit different...whatever am I going to do with all of my extra time??  *wink*   Oh the papercrafting I plan to do!!! 

But while the dust settles around here and we get into the groove once again, check out the following Studio J video.  And if you've not checked out all that Studio J has to offer yet, you can go to for more info!  Have a great long weekend everyone!

Thanks for checking in!