Sunday, 22 December 2013

Trendy Twine challenge

Of course I have to join in the fun over at Trendy Twine
So here is my challenge entry... 

Berry Twine from Trendy Twine holds myCurly Label Die from Jaded Blossom & I used Jaded Blossom's Christmas Wishes for my sentiment! 

I wrapped up cash for my teenager... All the bills are wrapped with Candy Cane Twine from Trendy Twine too! I used the new Jaded Blossoms 2x2x3 box to hold the cash! I'm sure he will be happy with his gift ;)

Till next time, 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Snowman poop

Just in the nick of time... For Jaded Blossom's challenge this month :)
I made stocking stuffers for my kids :)

Snowman Poop - retired Jaded blossom set
3 x 8 clear bag - Jaded Blossom
Fancy Topper Die - Jaded Blossom
Grape Fizz & Blue Berry - Trendy Twine
Echo Park paper

Till next time,

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Someone we love....

I made a glitter ornament for my mom. 
We lost my grandma this year & I wanted to make her something to remember her at Christmas.

It reads "Because someone we love id in heaven... There's a little bit of heaven in our home"

I put the ornament in a a paint can & attached a tag to it.

I'm sure she will love it!

Christmas ornament
Martha Stewart glitter
Tag Treat Die - Jaded Blossom
Holiday Treat Tags - Jaded Blossom

Till next time,

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Birthday month - Post 15

My card exchange group decided to make layouts for one of our members who got married earlier this month. We are surprising her with a scrapbook that she won't have to create for herself!
I can't wait to find out if she likes my page - I may be biased, but I love my page!

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Birthday Month - Post 14

I have been having fun making some treats for stocking stuffers.
These ones will be for my kids - they both now know that I am the one who does all the fun stuff.
Which is great for me - no more trying to explain why the Easter Bunny brought Jaded Blossom boxes filled with treats & then stamped too ;)
I found yuletide gums at Walmart & picked out the white ones for my 'POOP'

Recipe :
Jaded Blossom : 3x8 bags 
Jaded Blossom : Fancy Topper Die
Jaded Blossom : Snowman Kisses (retired)
Trendy Twine : Blue Berry Twine
Trendy Twine : Grape Fizz Twine

Till next time,

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Operation Tag

It's the time of year again where we celebrate with Trendy Twine!! It's Janice's (Lesley's mom) birthday.
This year Lesley has asked us to make a tag to surprise her mom with. 
I'm not sure my tag will make it in time, as I live in Canada, but it's on route!

Take a look at all of the fabulous tags here : Trendy Twine's Blog
And for all your twine shopping needs : Annie's Paper Boutique

Here is what I made for the birthday girl :

Recipe :

Hope you liked my tag - I sure had fun making it!

Happy Birthday from one Janice to another!! I hope you have a great day!!

Till next time,

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Birthday month - Post 12 - Jaded Blossom Challenge

Jaded Blossom has posted another awesome challenge. Now my challenge with this one is that I live in Canada, so that means we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. As a family we camp for our weekend as it's the last weekend before the hunting / winter seasons start.

I did want to create a fun treat for this challenge & let's face it, my kids love treats for any reason.

Here it is :

Recipe :
Turkey is from the Silhouette Store

Till next time,

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Birthday Month - Post 11

I have been on a Christmas making spree lately... and today is no different.
I have a swap this weekend & just got my cards complete.

Alphabet Candies - Jaded Blossom
Holly Berry Twine - Trendy Twine
Banner punch - Stampin Up!
Smooch Spritz

Till next time,

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Birthday Month - Post 10

I came up with a very masculine card at my retreat.

A triple stamping technique.

Stampin Up! stamp set (I don't remember the name)

Till next time,

Birthday Month - Post 9

This weekend I had a bit of company - my sister & her hubby! 

We made Christmas gifts, one for my mom & one for her Mother-in-Law.

Here they are :
(sorry for the terrible pics)

Recipe :
Wood board - Micheals'
Wooden circle & hearts - Esty

Till next time,

Birthday month - Post 8

Well my birthday crafting month has gotten a little off track :( 

On Thursday my husband called me to let me know he was on his way to the hospital... My husband doesn't even like to go to the doctors, so I knew it must be a big deal. He fell about 4 feet onto his shoulder - sure enough after spending a couple hours in emergency and having x-rays taken, he came home with a broken arm. No cast, just a sling, but none the less broken :( 

So I didn't end up making a card for my son's bday... which makes me sad & I guess that's what I get for waiting until the day before... He turned 14 on Friday the 8th.

He did preform in his Remembrance Day assembly at school, playing his french horn with the band!
I love that he has made it 3 years in band & plays the most difficult brass instrument well. He makes his mom proud! He has made it into a white tie with his band & will get two trips this year, band camp & band tour! 

Sorry to not have a crafting post, but I will play catch up tonight with a few pictures & posts :)

Till next time,

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Birthday Month - Post 7 - My Birthday

Happy Birthday to me!! ;)

Today is post 7 - fitting as 7 is my favorite number, big surprise? I don't think so.. it's the day I was born!!

As I am now half way through my 30's I can look back on so many wonderful things in my life & be truly thankful for so many things... I am going to list a small few...

I am thankful most of all for my husband & children who all love me for me!
I am thankful for my mom, sisters, brothers & dad - they all are part of what made me who I am today!
I am thankful for the grandparents I still have around & the ones who are no longer with me. They have all taught me unconditional love - I never could have asked for such love from so many wonderful people!
I am thankful for my friends - I truly believe they are the family I choose for myself!

Today I am also thankful for my crafty nature - I love to craft, anyone who knows me, knows that! 
So today I will spend my day taking car of a sick teenager & crafting... 
I will share at least one of my creations with you later today!

I received some yummy cupcakes from a wonderful friend!! 

Till next time,

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Birthday month - Post 6

This month I am involved in a few different swaps. 
One being an ornament swap for Christmas. 
I will be mailing my ornament out tomorrow to my partner - I hope she likes it!

I bought a glass ornament at Michaels' & glittered the inside with some MS glitter.
I cut vinyl with my cameo & adhered it to the front. I added some ribbon & VOILA - here it is!

Till next time,

Birthday Month - Post 5

I have another Christmas card to share with you today...


Recipe :
Stamps & cardstock are both from Stampin' Up!
Washi tape - Pick your Plum

Till next time,

Monday, 4 November 2013

Birthday Month - Post 4

One of my first Christmas cards for the year...

I came up with this one at my retreat. I had started off by using all the stuff I brought my self, them I thought 'why not use everything else, after all I can't play with it at home'

I went with simple for this card.

Stampin Up! cardstock and stamps

Till next time,

Birthday month - Post 3

I am a little behind already :( However I'm getting caught up on it all!!

Here is the card I made for my sister's birthday which happens to land Nov. 1st!
(we have lots of family birthdays in Nov)

My Creative Time - Just Simply Live photo die
Jaded Blossom - Simple Sayings stamp
Stampin Up! - DS papers & butterfly punch

Till next time,

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Birthday Month - Post 2

Sorry I am so late getting to this. I went to see Tim McGraw in concert tonight - WOW!!!
I will share a couple pics I took with my phone. I was front row, center & man oh man did I ever have the best time ever!!!

He sure knows how to put on a great show!!

I got an awesome video, they even took my phone on stage to record up close.

Yes it was a perfect night!!!

Till next time,

Friday, 1 November 2013

Birthday Month!

Happy November!! As this is my birthday month, I am challenging myself to be extra crafty & have some blog fun! I plan to post a project everyday for the month of November and maybe just maybe I will have a giveaway at the end of the month... ;)

I went away last weekend to Banff, AB for a scrapbooking retreat. It was a great weekend away!
Only I did no scrapbooking, just made cards instead, I finished just over 100 cards. I worked mainly on Christmas cards, after all I just got the new Jaded Blossom release with those super cute ginger die & stamps!!!

(sorry for the terrible pic)

Recipe :
Gingerbread Wishes - Jaded Blossom
Fancy Topper Die - Jaded Blossom
Candy Charms & Banners Dies - Jaded Blossom
Christmas Wishes - Jaded Blossom
Candy Cane Trendy Twine
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Stampin Up! - Ribbon & DS paper & cardstock

Till tomorrow,

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Teacher appreciation gift card holders

It's that time of year again to be thankful for all the hard work teachers put in.
School Council & the Music Parents Association buy the staff gift cards to ease their own pocket books a little bit. We all know teachers budget is not nearly what it should be, so anyway to help out is good!

Here's what I came up with 

Recipe :
Everything I used today comes from Jaded Blossom Store
Jaded Blossom - Gift card die
Jaded Blossom - Journal Die
Jaded Blossom - Simple Sayings Stamp set

Till next time,

Friday, 11 October 2013

Thanksgiving theme - Oct 2013 CCE

For October's theme I was either to send a Thanksgiving theme, or Halloween. 
I did a Halloween theme for Sept's exchange, so I thought Thanksgiving would be better!

At my stamp club in September we did a triple stamping technique, which I have done before, but not with my Jaded Blossom Pumpkin ;) 

Here is my card...

Jaded Blossom - Thanksgiving Wishes & Thanksgiving poop
Jaded Blossom - Candy Charms & Banner Dies

Till next time,

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Treats for my 'Mom' friends

I am going for our monthly 'Mom' breakfast at Cora's! I call them 'mom' friends so that my family knows who I'm referring too... They are the ladies I volunteer at school with. They are a great group of ladies that I am proud to call my friends! I wanted to make little treats for my friends to remind them how special they are to me. So I pulled out my trusty Jaded Blossom stamps & Hershey kisses and here is what I made! 



Jaded Blossom Treat Bag Topper die
Jaded Blossom Thanksgiving Candies stamps
Jaded Blossom Thanksgiving Wishes
Stampin Up burlap ribbon (I cut it in half to make it skinny enough to fit)

For your Jaded Blossom needs - visit thier store.

Till next time,

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Trendy Twine October Challenge

It's time again for Trendy Twine's Challenge.
I needed to create a tag with a stamp and twine of course, but also wanted a little treat to go with it.

Here is what I created...


Trendy Twine - Orange Licorice (this is the old color)
My Thoughts Exactly - Build-a-Jack

Till next time,

Jaded Blossom - Anything Halloween

Yesterday was world card making day. Rather then making traditional cards, I wanted to make something fun to take to our next brownie camp. 

Here is what I made.... 30 of them!!


Till Next Time,

Friday, 30 August 2013

Trendy Twine Challenge

I wanted to enter the Trendy Twine challenge this month. So I placed my order a few weeks ago and then waited and waited and waited some more.... Sometimes waiting for things to cross over the border takes some time, but it finally arrived last night!!! And trust me it was SO worth the wait!!

I thought making a fun tag would be perfect for this challenge and these would be so easy to mass produce!

Celebration Twine  - Trendy Twine
Just Tags - My Creative Time
Candy Charm - Jaded Blossom
Birthday Candies - Jaded Blossom
Mickey Silhouette - Punch from Disney World

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 26 August 2013

60th Birthday Luau

This weekend my sisters & I threw my mom a surprise 60th birthday party! It was a lot of work planning, but the results were well worth it! Everyone had an enjoyable time & we got a lot of compliments! 
Once everyone arrived, I forgot to take pictures. Really I was busy with hosting, but I did get some before pictures! 

Friday, 9 August 2013

50th birthday card

I whipped up a quick card tonight.

File for outlet from sil. store
Jaded Blossom stamp - Number Candies
Paper - AC cardstock