Friday, April 17, 2015

New Blog!

Thanks to everyone who has followed and supported me on this site!  I have now started a new website and will continue my blogging there.  Please follow me at:

See you there!!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Paper Phenomenon Foto Folio Style 3 - Envelope Folio, Side Loading

Another Folio Friday is upon us, friends! Today I will be sharing with you the third folio in the Paper Phenomenon original folio series, the Envelope Folio.

I started this one at the end of 2014, but didn't get around to matting it until a few weeks ago, and at the time I took these pictures I still hadn't put in all the mats, etc.  So when it's totally done, I will make sure to add an update to this post.

I used a paper pad from DCWV called The Hey Sailor Stack, which is by far one of my favourite stacks ever!  The colours, the nautical theme, the foil!  It's lovely!  I just wish it didn't have that sheen to it that DCWV seems to like.

I used copics and stickles to finish the edges, and the cardstock was all purchased from The Cutting Garden.

As I've mentioned in my other folio blogs, this folio can be purchased at Paper Phenomenon by clicking here.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Paper Phenomenon Foto Folio Style 2 - The Matchbook Folio

Continuing on with my Folio Friday tradition (yes, I just made that up, but it's catchy, no?), here is the big reveal for my second Folio project - The Matchbook Folio!

I used the Berrylicious Collection from Imaginisce for this project.  Fun fact:  I worked on this one while at a crafty weekend at my friend's cottage.  Good memories, happy times :)

 There are 4 pages that fit into the slots at the bottom, I chose yellow, green, orange and blue.  I decorated each one and on the back side they each have a pocket to hold more fun things!

See ya next Friday!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Paper Phenomenon Foto Folio Style 1 - The Folio Folio

I think I have purchased every single Foto Folio tutorial from Paper Phenomenon and Kathryn Scraps!  That being said, I have only finished the first 3, and have absolutely slacked off on posting about any of them.  Let's remedy that, shall we?

Up first is the first Folio from Kathy Orta - The Folio Folio

For this Folio, I used a Recollections paper pad called Today-Tomorrow-Forever

I adjusted the design in the photo above.  The bottom left hand pockets were supposed to be staggered, but I liked a more symmetrical look.

I used a lace edged punch for one of the pocket edges, and inked the edges of all the pages.  I love how this turned out!  Country Chic?  I think so!

This Folio is part of a collection of 6 different designs with a storage box, and can be purchased HERE.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gadget Girls Spring 2015 Crop Creations

Good Afternoon, my crafty little friends!

Last weekend I attended the Gadget Girls Spring Mega Crop in Truro, NS.  As always it was a fabulous time, and for once, I was actually productive!  Scary, I know!  I met a bunch of new people this weekend, all absolutely lovely, and SO creative!

I finished my 3rd Foto Folio (Yes, those fabulous ones of Paper Phenomenon fame!), and actually made some cards!  I've decided to do separate blog posts for each of my Folios, because I don't think I've actually shown any of them off, and they are way to cute to just exist on my shelf lol


This card was done with Lawn Fawn's 'Let's Roll' stamp and die set.  I am OBSESSED with this set!  I say a LOT more sushi themed cards in my future!  The images were colored in with my copics, the embossing folder was borrowed from my darling Mel, and the paper is from a paper pad from Michael's (Blue Lotus?  I'll have to look up the name to be sure), the edges were inked with Pearlescent Chocolate Ink, the inside stitched rectangle die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I have 2 of this card currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Next:  CAT and DOG SELFIES!!!

These were fiddly and took a long time to make, which is surprising because they look so clean and simple!  For each card (I did 2 of each, so 4 total) I stamped the images, colored them, die cut tiny Polaroids, glued the Polaroids on the the images, cut them down, and then all the twine, clothespins, pop dots, etc, etc lol

The stamps are a stamp and die set from Avery Elle, I can't recall who makes the Polaroid die, but I know I got it at Michael's.  As always, the images were colored in with my copics, the 'Smile' is a cutting file I made for my Cameo, and which may become available for purchase if I can figure out how to make that happen, I used ultra fine glitter paper from Michael's for the Smile, and black for the offset.  The stitched square die is from Simon Says Stamp.

My Etsy shop has 2 of each card available right now:  Cat and Dog 


This was a nice and easy card to make.  I just used my Spellbinders star dies, sentiment stamps and patterned paper. The small star and card edge are bordered with Stickles.  These cards will be available for sale in my box at The Cutting Garden :)

As I said before, I will make a full blog post for each of my Folios, but I wanted to show you the one I finished this weekend.  It's style 3:

I absolutely ADORE this paper line!  Unfortunately it was never available at the Michael's in Canada.  I bought this from Mel, and she got it in Maine.  You'd think something THIS nautical would be pushed for the Maritimes for sure lol

Anyway, that's about it for now.  I am heading over to The Cutting Garden on Saturday evening to try my hand at Pocket Letters with some of my crafty girls.  I'm looking forward to it, and will make a post early next week :)

Hope you are enjoying the SUN out there today!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine's Day Card Share

Morning Crafters and Craft-enthusiasts!

I just wanted to pop on and show you the Valentines I made for 2015.  I am lucky enough to have the support of 2 local small businesses whom allow me to have a display of my cards available to their customers for purchase.  So THANK YOU to the lovely folks at Independence Beauty Centres and The Cutting Garden for believing in my and my creations!

Let me know what you think! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Card Share

Well I hope you all have been having a wonderful holiday, and are recovering nicely for the spirit(s) of the season!

I just wanted to stop by and share some of the cards I created this year before 2014 comes to a close.

This is a cute little cute file I got online that I modified to hold 6 of those little Swiss chocolates from Costco.

Reindeer in the Dark ;)

 I made these for the ladies at Oscar's Doggy Daycare, I think they are my favourite of the season lol

And with the good times come the sad.  Unfortunately a dear friend of mine lost her father suddenly just before Christmas, and this is the card I made for her.

I'd love to see some of YOUR creations!  Link me in the comments!

I'd like to thank each and every one of you for being so wonderful and supportive this year and look forward to many happy times in 2015!!  Be safe out there xo