Oct 30, 2009

October 31st is Almost Here!

We will be carving our 5 pumpkins tonight, one for each of us! Last year it was four, and this year, it will be five. Even though the little one is yet to be born, the kids really wanted to get one for him. It is such a dreary day here today, I was planning to rake leaves from the big maple in the back, but the rain has turned me off this idea. :( Can't say I didn't have good intentions. Last year, we left them and had a huge muddy mess when spring rolled around. Perhaps it will clear up a little today. We love making paths through the leaves for the kids, and they have so much fun pretending.

Anyway, back to paper crafts! The card above was made with Scenic Route papers and chipboard, with rub-ons from Hambly Studios.

Have a great weekend!

Oct 26, 2009

My First Label Tulip Kit...

I signed up for a kit subscription, because I love the challenge of using products that I would not normally buy or put together. Label Tulip has amazing kits and I searched around before signing up. Here are some projects I created with my first kit. This was the September 2009 kit, but they sold out within days of it being offered.

As always, thanks for stopping by and check out Label Tulip if you have some spare time!

Oct 25, 2009

Hello Fall....It's Clearly Here!

I love this time of year. I love going to the farms and picking apples and pumpkins. I enjoy the trees turning vibrant golds, oranges, and reds. It's beautiful here in Ontario. Today we went to pick our own pumpkins, and we ended up paying $10 for 5 good sized pumpkins. Deal!
Here is a fall card for you, and then some pics of the kids enjoying the outdoors this year.

Happy fall yall!

Oct 20, 2009

An ETSY Shop - Second Hand News

I have so much stash lying around, I thought I would put it all up for sale on ETSY. I am calling it Second Hand News, and the focus will be on primitive and vintage looking items and altered art creations. Some things will be homemade, and some will be craft supplies, like lots of ribbon! Feel free to check it out! I will continue to add items throughout the next couple of days.

Have a wonderful day.

Oct 13, 2009

Happy Harvest!

We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, and I managed to snap this shot of my daughter, who I am biased to think is too adorable for words. She is such a blessing to us! Her hair colour is a perfect match for her coat - I'm going to have to scrapbook this picture soon.

For some scrappy stuff - I made this tri-fold card for my sister-in-law as she hosted Thanksgiving, which is always A LOT OF WORK! Unfortunately, those with bigger houses tend to get stuck with the job.

I used Bo Bunny yummy paper for the inside, outside, and envelope. I made about 6 cards in total from a couple sheets from this line and I am in love with the pinks and oranges, the trees, the NOT TOO FALL colour scheme.

The inside sentiment was made using Photoshop and printed onto white cardstock. It's the easiest way when you don't quite have the sentiment you need.

Enjoy the fall - personally, it's my favourite season. :)

Oct 8, 2009

My 12 Tags of Christmas Class

I have a class coming up next Sunday (the 18th) at Forever Scrapbooks in Burlington (link on the left). Here are 6 of the tags. The whole idea is to experiment with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Ranger's Distress Inks. The stamping and design is secondary and has to be quick quick quick in order to get this done in 2 hours! I printed the treatment below each set of tags, just in case you're interested. The heart and star are fabric and mod podged. Have a great night!


Oct 1, 2009

Time to Celebrate...CardMakers Everywhere!

As you most likely know, World Card Making Day (WCMD) is fast approaching and if you haven't been working up to it, maybe today is the day to start celebrating with Paper Crafts!
Moxie Fab World Blog Tour Events (Pre-WCMD):
Moxie Fab World has organized a world wide daily Blog Tour to showcase amazing creations from paper crafters around the globe. I was so thrilled to be a part of it, as a Canadian card maker! There is also a WCMD Blog Tour in which you can marvel the works of 25 special card makers and get the coupon code for 25% off your entire purchase on Paper Crafts online store.

How Will You Celebrate?:
Are you going to a crop, a card class, hanging out with scrappy friends, attending an on-line event? Planning to start making your Christmas cards early? How about making note card sets for gifts? There are so many ways to celebrate.

Celebrating with Paper Crafts? (ABOUT OCTOBER 3rd):
World Card Making Day is Saturday, October 3, and card makers from all over the world will be celebrating the joy of creating and giving handmade cards from the heart. There is also the WCMD website where you will find so many ideas on how to celebrate. If you feel so inspired, why not upload your card to the WCMD gallery to share your work in the worldwide celebration and become eligible to win a prize on both the Paper Crafts Connection blog and the Moxie Fab World blog! Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 6. You can also enter the WCMD contest where you will have the chance to be published in the March/April 2010 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.
If you plan on celebrating WCMD on your blog, upload your blog URL to the WCMD website using Mr. Linky Widget by clicking here.

Leave a Comment Here and There for a Chance to WIN:
If you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered in a draw to win some awesome scrappy prizes! Then make sure to leave a comment on the Maxie Fab World blog to be entered into the same draw - more chances to win!! (Limit; one comment each person per blog)

Comments will close at midnight on Sunday, October 4. Prize-winners will be announced on Tuseday, October 6 on the Moxie Fab World blog. Prizes will be shipped directly from the manufacturers.

Each day, there will be more prizes to be won and all the prizes will be shown each day on the Moxie Fab World blog, so make sure you drop by every day this week to see creations from all over the world!

My Special Card for World Card Making Day:
I wanted to make something special to share with you today. A warm and cozy card that looks homemade and is filled with love!

About the Card:
I used fabric to hand cut a heart, used Mod Podge to glue it to the cardstock, applied Distress Inks around it, and then some rub-on stitches from Daisy d's. The stamp from Unity Stamp Co. was stamped onto a clear card sheet with black Staz-on, and the image coloured with Copic Markers. To make the black text stand out more, I applied Brilliance Moonlight ink to the back of the clear sheet.

Thanks for your visit and I look forward to seeing what you do to celebrate this special day!