Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Just wanting to send out some Holiday Greetings!!  I am back home visiting family and friends with my husband, and spending some quality time with the newest member of our family!!  Her name is Kala (Kah-la....not Kay-la) :)  and she is ADORABLE!!!!  Hope you have a safe and happy holiday!!  Posts shall return in the New Year!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!!

Hello Ladies!!  Sorry for the delay in posting my blog hop winner...my husband and I just moved this week and it didn't go very smoothly.  Congratulations to Suzy!!!  I am sending you an email to get your shipping info!!

Suzy said...

LOVE this idea! Okay not only do I need a menu planner but I *need* From my Kitchen! LOL! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make some stocking stuffers.
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Have a great day!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stocking Stuffer Ideas Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stocking Stuffers Blog Hop hosted by the Janis of Pause, Dream, Enjoy! and Paper Playtime!!! If you have stumbled across this post, start at the beginning by CLICKING HERE

If you have been hopping along you should have arrived here from the talented Corri! I decided to make a super fun (AND SIMPLE....AND INEXPENSIVE) weekly menu planner.  My hubby and I love to plan our meals at the beginning of the week so that grocery shopping is simple, and thinking is minimal after a long day of work.  I was at a crop and one of the other croppers made something similar to this, and I LOVED the idea!  By using an old picture frame, you can make a super fun (and perhaps even decor matching) design for your weekly menu.  Using a dry erase marker you can then write in your menu plans for each day of the week and the glass protects your original design!  This is such a quick and simple gift idea that you can whip together with a simple photo frame, and any scraps you have at home.  Be sure to scroll down for blog candy!  I used my From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge for the die cuts.

Silver Picture Frame: 8 1/2 x 11 (Walmart)
Patterned Paper: Basics (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Silver (Dollarama), True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Alpha Stickers: 'menu', 'days of the week' (Basic Grey), Tiny Type (Cosmo Cricut)
Die Cuts: From My Kitchen (Cricut)

Blog Candy
Leave a comment below and I will use random.org to draw a name on Monday.  Please note that I can only deliver to Canada or the USA.  Thanks so much and enjoy the hop!  Don't forget to leave a way to contact you!!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Kathi!  I hope you are having a great Saturday hopping away!  If you give this gift idea a try, link me up so I can come and check it out!!  Happy Hopping!!


Blog Hop Participants

Monday, December 6, 2010

Something Came in the Mail Today!!!

I am so excited!  I have been watching Christina's Gypsy Series videos on YouTube all night to get an idea of what I am doing with this magical tool!!  So much fun to be had with it!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Paper Playtime - Thank You Challenge

I have a super fun layout today that I absolutely LOVE!!  I had seen a layout done in a magazine that used different squares on the whole page to make up the layout, and I loved the idea, so I modified it to suit this page.  This is from our Thanksgiving last year.  We spent Thanksgiving with friends - none of us were able to make it home for the holiday, so we gathered together to celebrate!  I am so very thankful for these people in my life!  Hope you enjoy!

Patterned Paper: Grid Background (Basic Grey Basics), Wild Saffron (K&Co)
Rubons - Wild Saffron (K&Co)

Cardstock Flower Stickers - Wild Saffron (K&Co)

Alphabet Cardstock Stickers - unkown

Hope you have a great day!  Thanks for visiting.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Paper Playtime - Use a Clock, Ticket or Tag

Good Morning!

I have a submission for the Paper Playtime challenge this week.  The challenge is to use a Clock, Ticket, or Tag in your creation.  I used tags to make a Birthday Calendar mini book...and it looks like Queen Michelle and I had the same plan!!  Great minds think alike right?!  Hope you enjoy!

Shipping Tags: (Staples)
Patterned Paper: Wild Saffron (K&Co)
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Jumbo Brads: Antique Gold (SU!)
Stamps: Full Calendar (SU!)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (PTI)

Have a great day!
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en and a Layout

Happy Hallowe'en Everyone!

It is actually SNOWING where I live right now...I feel sad for the lil trick-or-treaters who will have to venture out in this cold weather this evening...all in the name of candy!  I celebrated last night with my sister and husband, carving pumpkins and watching our favourite hallowe'en movie, Hocus Pocus!  Such a fantastic tradition!

In honour of remembering warmer days, I have a scrapbook layout from a vacation I took with friends last spring.  I used the Crate Paper Brook collection (LOVE) for my layout.  I know I used a sketch for this layout, but I can't find the picture of it to give credit to the creator!  If you recognize it please let me know so I can give credit!  Hope you enjoy!

Have a happy Hallowe'en!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en (almost)


Today is our Hallowe'en celebration at school, and I am dressed to the max in a witchy costume.  Our day includes some art and computer stuff in the morning, followed by a spooky movie, and a dance in the afternoon.  FUN!  Off to celebrate with my students!!  Have a great one!

Witch Lisa

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkins and Spiderwebs


I have a Paper Playtime Queenie post today!  This weeks challenge is Pumpkins and Spiderwebs!  I started out making a 12x12 layout, but it turned into more of a home decor wall hanging instead.  Too cute!  Hop on over to the Paper Playtime blog and link your paper project to the Mr. Linky to join the fun!!!

All cuts were made using my Cricut Mini Monsters Cartridge, with the exception of the circle which I cut with my Martha Stewart circle cutter.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scapfest Oshawa This Weekend!

I spent my weekend at a local scrapping event, (Scrapfest) shopping and cropping! Wanted to share a few pictures from my time there.

Each table had a pumpkin to decorate for a contest.  This is our tables pumpkin.  We won first place!

Each member of our table received this awesome prize!

This is the second place pumpkin.  Don't they make a cute pair!

These are some of the projects I got done over the weekend.

Hope you had a fun weekend as well!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paper Playtime - Orange is the Main Colour!

Hello!  I have a quick card and video for you today for Paper Playtime's theme of 'Orange is the Main Colour'!!  Hope you enjoy!!

Thanks for watching!!
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!  I hope you are taking some time today to get crafty, even if it isn't making cards!!!  There are oodles of things going on today in blogland, and these are a few things I am going to check out:

Creations with Christina - Christina is hosting a full day of challenges, giveaways, and videos on her blog!
Canadian Nickle Scrap'n - Canadian Nickle Scrap'n is hosting a spooky blog hop today, with MANY stops along the way.  You can start here!

In honour of World Card Making Day I also thought I would share one of my fave cards I made recently!


Hope you have a great World Card Making Day!
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #61


This is my last week of guest designing for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It has been oodles of fun being a guest designer for this fantabulous blog!!!   Our sketch this week was super fun, and using it combined with a fun image from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, I came up with a super cute card!!
The Sketch

The Card

Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!!!!  Thanks again to Tuesday Morning Sketches for allowing me to join their design team for the month!!!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homeade Flower Challenge - Tuesday Morning Sketches


I am guest designing again this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches, and our challenge this week is to make homemade flowers and use them in a project!   HOW FUN!!!!!  I love this kind of challenge, and have created a quick tutorial for you for the flowers I used on my project.  Be sure to hope over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to see our fabulous giveaway, and participate in the challenge this week!!

People are LOVING the Tim Holtz 3D flower dies, and as such, they seem to be out of stock almost everywhere.  Today I have a super easy way for you to create the same effect with a tool that you probably already have!

The Process

1. Using a scalloped circle punch (mine was 2 1/2 inches),
punch out scalloped circle from whatever paper you want to work with.


2. Using your paper scissors, make a cut into the scalloped circle,
starting between two of the scallops...

 3.  Continue cutting around the circle until you end up with something
that looks like this!

4. Using a mini-mister or spray bottle, spritz your scalloped circle with
some water to make the paper a bit more pliable.
 5. Begin twirling your paper to form your flower.  I start out with my
paper piercer because the very inside is a bit hard to work with at first.

 6. Once I have the beginning of the flower formed, I continue forming
the flower with my fingers.
 7.  When you are finished, you will end up with something like this!

 8. Again I used my paper piercer, but this time to gently open my flower up a bit.  This is not necessary, however I wanted my flower to be a bit more open.

 9. Using some Scotch Quick Dry glue I adhered the bottom flat piece of my scalloped circle to the base of my flower.

10. And you are done!  Add whatever bling you want to the middle and let your flower dry for a few minutes!

I ended up making three of these little guys for my card.

 After they dried a bit, I spritzed them with some Silver Smooch Spritz to give them a bit more 'something-something' (haha).

My Card

Cardstock: Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Sentiment: Fillable Frames #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!)
Silver Smooch Spritz (Stampin' Up!), 1/8 inch Score Tape, Pearls

Hope you enjoy! 
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