Monday, October 24, 2011

Still in Love with Spice Cake :)

Yes I'm still lovin the Spice Cake!  I'm going to have to stock up on this paper :)  I made this card for hubby while we were at the cottage...I try to make one each time so he knows that I really do appreciate my time away!  I used the French Foliage set, Naturals White Cardstock, Spice Cake DSP (of course), Ear;y Espresso Cardstock and More Mustard Cardstock.  Punches are the large Scallop and the 2 1/2" circle punch.  Inks are Early Espresso, More Mustard and Pool Party.  Tied on some Early Espresso satin ribbon and voila!  Hope you like and thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hi All!  What a cold yucky evening! I'm thinking it's a good night for a hot chocolate and to catch up on some Private Practice!  Today's post is a card that was created by Heather Summers and was done at her recent demo event.  We'll be making this card along with others at the Legion on November 5th. I still have  a couple spots left so if you would like to make a set e-mail me and I can book your spot!  Hope you're staying warm and dry...daddy is away and the monkeys are running wild so I better make it short!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flower Daisies #2

Happy Sunday all!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Ours was nice and quiet (well as quiet as it gets with 2 little ones!)  Today's post is another page I did at the cottage using the Love Birds kit.  I used the Flower Daisies 2 die to make some paper flowers.  It's hard to see in the pic but the centres of the flowers have pearls in them to add some dazzle. Colours are Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Early Espresso.  This page was super simple to put together, but I really liked the girliness of it for Hannah's baby pic, plus I thought the paper colours matched really well with the flowers in the paper. Have a great night and thanks so much for stopping by!  Steph

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Family Photos

HELLO!  How are you all?  I just got back from a great class at Heather Summers.  I just love her creative, positive energy.  For those who haven't met her, she is a true delight and always leaves me re-inspired - thanks Heather!  So now that I've told you I'm re-inspired, I'm just doing a quick post and heading to my craft room.  Here's a flyer I made up for hubby last night - literally took me 15 minutes, he read the kids their bedtime story and I was done.  LOVE MDS!  Here's how I made it...I used an 8.5 x11 blank page
  •  went to Backgrounds and chose 'custom background' 
  • uploaded a picture that Aaron took of the leaves for the background
  • added 6 photo boxes and then dragged the photos into each box
  • matted all photos with 'whisper white' and then 'drop shadow' on each (you can select all 6 boxes and do this in 1 step)
  • added a square punch for the 'title' - I used the colour picker to choose which colour to fill the punch in with (which I made into a rectangle shape by clicking the arrow and dragging to make it larger)  to use the color picker choose the 'colour match' (I believe) and then you can select any colour out of the page, I used a colour from one of the leaves
  • added another square punch and filled it with Early Espresso, again matted in white and dropped shadow
  • added text and voila!  SO SIMPLE!!! 
If you have MDS, I encourage you to play around with it.  It's really an awesome program.  It takes a little bit to get familiar with it but once you do, it's super easy!

Hope you have a great night and thanks for stopping by :)  Steph

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Avery!

Hello all!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a delicious dinner at my moms (THANK YOU!)  And the weather just couldn't be any nicer!  We enjoyed a nice nature walk at the Longwoods Conservation area yesterday and then today we went to the A.W. Campbell conservation area, both beautiful places to see.  I especially love this time of year with all the beautiful colours!  Today's post is a card I made for my niece (yes I have 2, little Avery and little Olivia).  Yesterday was Avery's 1st birthday!  Her room is all done with lady bugs so I found a lady bug card on Dawn Griffiths site and made my own version.  I learned a neat trick from Dawn's site...she used the eraser end of a pencil and Basic Black ink to do the spots on the lady eh?  Recipe for this card is 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle punch, Designer Label punch and Wide Oval.  Colours are Basic Black, Real Red, and Lucky Limeade.  Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!  Steph

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Whale Fun!

Happy Saturday to you all!  What a gorgeous Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada!  We couldn't ask for nicer weather, that's for sure.  Today's post is another page from the Love Birds Simply Scrappin kit.  I added a little Tall Tales DSP (retired, sorry) as I thought the DSP was perfect for this page.  The pictures were taken at Storybook Gardens, Kayla loved being inside the whale.  It's hard to see but both Kayla and Hannah are actually peeking through the eye of the whale.  Hope you are all having a great weekend, today's post is a little short, hoping to get some work done in my craft room!  Take care and thanks for stopping by :)  Steph

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Simply Scrappin

Have you ever purchased a simply scrappin kit before?  I highly recommend it!  This is another page from the Love Birds scrappin kit from last year.  I have the Tea Time ready and awaiting, I love the colours in it!  This page is pretty simple, it used the kit and then I used the Cricut for the letters and the Big Shot for the stars.  Added some Early Espresso satin ribbon, pulled a couple strings to bunch it and voila!  The picture is of Hannah at the Brigden fair in 2008.  She was so excited to meet Dora, she even tried to sneak a peak at what's inside Dora's back pack!  So cute!  Hope you're having a good night and thanks for stopping by:) Steph

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Hello :)  Well I did it,  I took all my pics from my pages!  YEAH!  And I was going to save this one for last as it's my absolute favourite, but I just couldn't wait to share it!  Here are my little potatoe head girls, aren't they little hams?  I used a kit I had bought some time ago, the Simply Scrappin Love Birds kit.  I love the colours and sticky die cuts with this kit.  My little miss potatoeheads are completely made out of chipboard and then coloured with Craft inks (except the brown bodies, I covered the chipboard with soft suede paper).  The bodies were owls and I cut off the ears, the arms are the legs from the birds in the chipboard kits and the shoes are leaves from the chipboard kit.  Let me know what you think!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll try and post some more tmw :)  Take care, Steph

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spice Cake #3

Have you ever deleted something and it was the wrong thing? Let me tell you, once I deleted a whole MDS album, I wanted to cry, I still haven't re-completed it!  And then just now I deleted my post that I had already done, so now onto a new one!  I'll try and re-post what I was going to post later.  SO onto today!  I had a wonderful weekend at the cottage with some super amazing women.  I managed to complete 16 pages, 3 cards, and a 12x12 shadow box page...probably the most I've ever completed!  I just have to take pics of them and I will have them posted ASAP :)  Today's card is the 3rd card I made with the wonderful group in Strathroy.  I know I've said this before, but this group is very special and I so enjoy my time with them.  Colours are More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade , Pool Party and Early Espresso,  Stamp set is French Foliage and Teeny Tiny Wishes and paper is .....yes you guessed it SPICE CAKE!!!  Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by, I hope to be back again later :)  Steph