Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Sweet Holiday Wishes

I needed to make a few Christmas gifts for the teachers. Now as my children get older, they end up with a lot more teachers and as my pocket book doesn't seem to always be as big as I'd like it, I do think it's important to make them all a little treat.


Jaded Blossom : Candy Charm Dies, Candy Wrap Dies,
Teacher Appreciation Candies, Gingerbread Candies, Christmas Candy Wraps
Trendy Twine : Holly Berry Twine
Sil Store : #68450 - Lori Whitlock 3 Hershey's Nugget box

Monday, 15 December 2014

CCE December 2014

The theme this month is 'action', so in other words the card must move. 

I found this fun file in the Silhouette online store.

Jaded Blossom - Tic-Tac-Toe freebie
PBD - Small Things, My Favorite Kind

Thanks for popping by!
Feel free to let me know what you think - I love to hear your feedback!!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Jaded Blossom Birthday Guest Designer

Hello Jaded Blossom Fans!!!

Janice here, from Janice's Jems!
I am truly honored to be part of the Guest Design Team this birthday month!

I am here to share my project I created featuring some of my favorite Jaded Blossom products!
I made a Winter Village.

For the tree I started with a 9" foam cone that I bought at Micheals'
I cut out 4 different tags from the Mini Tag Dies.
The top layer I used the leaf from Christmas Dies.
My tree topper was cut out with the Snowflake Dies.
The ornaments were the stitched circle die (for the holly) from Christmas Dies, and the small circle was cut out using the Spring Dies.

Here is a close up of the tree.
I crocheted garland using Holly Berry twine from Trendy Twine.

What would Christmas pictures be without close ups in front of the tree :)

Here are the super cute elves from Elf workshop stamp set.

The little gingers are cut with a die & stamped from Gingerbread Wishes.
The cute little penguin is from Winter Penguin.

The snowman is from Winter Wishes, and the stunning deer you can find on the
Christmas Wishes stamp set.

Thank you so much Candace & Michelle for letting me post today!
Please feel free to stop by my blog & become a follower if you liked what you saw today!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Snowman Soup

December is upon us...
 There are so many people that I love to give gifts to, and with so many, I need some quick, cute treats on hand. 
I found some really cute peeps that are big snowmen... 
I knew just what to make - SNOWMAN SOUP!!!

I packaged 2 envelopes of Carnation hot chocolate powder, 1 'PEEP' snowman and 2 small candy canes. I packed them up in Jaded Blossom's Gusset bags. They are the perfect size for thicker treats!

Jaded Blossom - Gusset Bags, Fancy Topper Die, Snowman Kisses (retired), Snowflake Dies
Trendy Twine - Peppermint Stick

Till next time,

Monday, 1 December 2014

Handmade Sugar Scrub

'Tis the season!! Well December is upon us now! Here in Calgary, we have quite a bit of snow! 
My hubby & son went out to the mountains this weekend to cut down our tree - as it was thawing, my daughter & I got to making the beginning of our handmade gifts!

We made some peppermint sugar scrub! It smells SO good!!
And we tried a bit out - makes your skin so soft!!

I found the recipe here - Peppermint Sugar Scrub
I used organic coconut oil, sugar and Young Living's Peppermint oil, along with a few drops of coloring to have a nice layered effect!
This recipe made enough for 7 jars (the jars are quite small) & a bit extra for us to try out.

For our tags we used Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag Dies, Pamper Yourself stamps and attached little wooden scoops from their store as well.
Trendy Twine's Posy Pink Twine was the perfect pink to accent it!

Till next time,

Saturday, 15 November 2014

CCE November card & Jaded Blossom announcement

I have some exciting news to share!!!

Jaded Blossom during the month of December is having a full Guest Designer month and guess what!?! I was picked as one of the lucky 28!!! Whoop, whoop!!!

Before we get to the stamp release, we are excited to announce our 28 Guest Designers for December! In a random order they are...

Yvonne S. Morentin
Janice Thiessen
Katy Taylor
Stacie Prinzo
Barbara Rouse
Sara Bottomlee
Jessica Wilson
Sarah Wells
Katie Williams
Shanon Cimbura
Melissa Miranda
Jenny Johnson
Mariel Godoy
Debbie Wilson
Deb Rodgerson
Georgiana Carson
Chaunelle Gonzalez
Dottie Weiss
Larelyn Sartini
Dawn Grover (Dawn Marie)
Christine Riley
Kim Ricketts
Katie Miner
Heather Haas
Melinda McDonald
Candace Fields
Angela Corcoran
Stefani Chastain

Of course with it being only a few short weeks until Christmas, our theme for CCE group for the month of November is Christmas!!

Here is my creation for my group.

I went with a traditional theme. 

Recipe :
Jaded Blossom - Christ is Born stamp set

Till next time,

Friday, 14 November 2014

PPPR Guest Designer

Hello everyone! I am so excited to guest design for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons today!


Last weekend was my son's 15th birthday. Boy oh boy does he like his video games. Of course I wanted to make him a card to go along with that, so I found this awesome file in the PPPR store.

Here is my project :

I wanted to make this into a shape card, so I offset the base & created a mirror image to have a shaped base.

 Now I know it's not the typical colors for the controller, but I made this one special to match the new console that came out... The new Advance Warfare Xbox One!

For the controller letters I used My Creative Time stamps.

For the inside I used Jaded Blossom stamps.

Recipe :
My Creative Time - Just Simply Live
Jaded Blossom - So Many Birthdays, Number Candies

Till next time,

Sunday, 9 November 2014

'Tis the Season

It's a snowy day here today, so I've decided to spend my day making Christmas cards.
Jaded Blossom's October 2014 release is full of such fun stuff!
The Bah Humbug stamp set is my favorite EVER!!! 

Here is the first card made with this set:

Products Used:

Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies, Mini Tag Dies, Bah Humbug stamp set
Sweater came from the Sil Store

Till next time,

Saturday, 8 November 2014


Jaded Blossom has a great challenge this month, well really they are always great, but I was excited this month as its a thankful challenge.
I will also be linking this to Trendy Twine's challenge, as it fits perfectly to their theme too! 
 I am so thankful for many things and especially people in my life, so I created a special treat for someone special! 

Here is my challenge project for November : 

Recipe :
Jaded Blossom - Autumn Leaves (freebie for October's stamp release) Let's Talk Turkey, 
Candy Wraps, Candy Wrap Dies, Mini Tag Dies
Trendy Twine - Totally Kraft
Silhouette Store - Candy Tote #68445

Friday, 7 November 2014

Shaker Christmas Cards

Tis the season to start posting holiday projects! So to start of the season, I tried my hand at making a couple shaker cards. I just received Jaded Blossom's October release last week & am getting a chance to play! And to top of my birthday gift, I FINALLY ordered the card mat dies!! Love, Love, Love these dies!! So excited to finally have them in my hands!!

Recipe :

Jaded Blossom - Card Dat Dies, Layered Frame & Journal Dies, Winter Dies, Ticket Book Dies,
Christmas Signs, Christmas Wishes 

Till next time, 

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!!
I wanted to get a few last crafts made to finish off my not so awesome Halloween display this year.
PPPR has this super cute little witch hat that I wanted to make.
I decided not to use the belly or buckle, as I wanted a bit more texture, so I went with some orange glittered tulle & a flower.

I will be entering this into PPPR monthly challenge :)

Jaded Blossom - Mini tag dies & Halloween Poop 

Just wanted to update to say I made it into the TOP 3!! Whoop Whoop!!

Till next time, 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

CCE October 2014

October is thankful month over at CCE :)
Here is the card I made for my group: 

Recipe :
Jaded Blossom - Poppy stamp set, Kind Thanks, Flag Dies

Till next time,

Monday, 6 October 2014

Never let go of Hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - in honor of it I wanted to make cards.
PPPR has a freebie this week of a wonderful awareness ribbon that I used.

Jaded Blossom - Mini Tag DiesJournal Die,
JB Cancer Candies (freebie with purchase from many moons ago)
Trendy Twine - Strawberry Cupcake

Till next time,

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Anything Halloween

Jaded Blossom has another challenge up & running. Because I've been on a crafting spree this weekend, I thought I should get on my project. And because of the project I choose, I'm already a little behind. 

I made an advent calendar Halloween style! 

Now because I have older kids (almost 15 & 11) I didn't put numbers on it, this way they can choose any one they like everyday this month - and yes they get to play catch up today.

Halloween Countdown - Sil Store #67542
Trendy Twine - Lime Orangesicle

Till next time,

Trick or Treat

3 Girl Jam has a fun challenge this month. Instead of waiting for the last day, I thought I'd make my project today! 

Treat box - Sil store #66175
Trendy Twine - Totally White
Paper - Recollections Boo Who stack

Till next time, 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Java Great Day

PPPR has a monthly challenge that ends today. 'Fun with puns' is the theme, so here is what I made. 

I made the kcup holder, but don't own a Keurig, so had to do a bit of research so that I could make the holder properly! 

Recipe :
Jaded Blossom - Mini Tag DiesJava Time

Till next time,

Friday, 26 September 2014


After spending a lot of time with my niece this summer... Now we have been home about a month, I wanted to make a sweet treat for her to let her know I'm missing her. 

Recipe : 

Till next time,

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Simple Sayings card # 3

I know, so many cards with the same stamp set, yet all a little different. Here is another Simple Sayings stamped card. I absolutely LOVE this tree!

Again I heat embossed the tree & sentiment. I used the Ticket Book Die for the layer with the tree from Jaded Blossom. Here is a close up of the sparkly tree. 

Recipe : 
Trendy Twine - Gray Licorice

Till next time, J

Friday, 19 September 2014

Simple saying card #2

This summer, our family went on an adventure! We planned to sell our house in the big city and buy a little piece of land with a house in the country. Well needless to say we've been back in the city for almost a month now. While we were away, I had a wonderful friend checking in on my house every few days. I wanted to make her a card to say thank you.

Recipe :
Trendy Twine - Gray Licorice

Till next time,

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Simple Sayings Card

This year I will be making a lot of handmade gifts for Christmas! And with December being in the next couple months, I wanted to get a bit of a start. 

I love heat embossing and don't do it much, but had the erge to pull out my powders and heat gun. 

I love this tree from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings stamp set. There are I think 4 other coordinating sets with different sentiments, beautiful fonts! 

Trendy Twine - Totally Kraft

Till next time, 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Harry Birthday

Well today is the big day - 11 years old! 
She loves Harry Potter, so I thought I would make her a fitting card.

I will enter this in SVG Cutting Files Challenge :) 

Trendy Twine - Gray Licorice

Till next time,

Monday, 15 September 2014

Happy 11th Birthday!

Tomorrow we celebrate my daughter's 11th birthday... It's definitely one of the times that I ponder how it is that so much time has already passed! 

I wanted to create a fun treat with lots of candy for her. I don't let my kids eat tons of sugar, however, for their bdays & special occasions, they must get to enjoy it! 

My September Jaded Blossom Challenge entry is this:

Trendy Twine - Bubblegum Taffy
3D Denni Cake Boxes - sil store #41393
I embossed each tier with a different circle folder :)

Thanks for looking!

Till next time,