Monday, November 30, 2009

Little Hunter

This month the guest designer over at A million little things was Jana Eubank, not sure if you are familiar with her stuff, if you aren't, take a minute to pop over to her blog what she does is pure inspiration. The sketch on the right is one of hers and was this months "Sketch this" challenge at A million little things. This is the layout I created based on it.
Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, Pattern Papers by October Afternoon and Reminisce, Buttons by American Crafts, letters by Basic grey


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Squirrelling Away

I got this simple tin can with a coin hole last year at a retreat and I have been meaning to dress it up. So I had a little fun with this adorable little squirrel from Reminisce. I just wrapped the can in piece of their wood paper. Before I stuck the squirrel on, I backed his tail with stiff black cardstock, so that it would be reinforced and to get rid of the stickiness. I then I placed the woodland leaves around the can and punched a circle out of orange cardstock with the phrase "Squirrelling away for a rainy day" on it. An Acorn button to top it off and Ta Da, a playful piggy bank.
Products used Coredinations Cardstock, Reminisce Pattern Papers and Cardstock Stickers.


Friday, November 27, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well the holidays are in motion at my house, I have started to pull out decorations and lights, I am sewing some wonderful projects and I have got out some festive scrappy goodness. This month at core-dinations we are gearing up for Christmas I am am a classic red and green kinda girl so I did this layout, I have such a soft spot for a chubby baby in a Santa hat.

One of the other Core girls Ellen made this incredible creation which I SOOOOOOO love and will have to make one for myself and darn I may have to go to Starbucks and order a caramel brule latte :) . Really go and check it out.

Happy Holidays every one, and like I saw on a festive mug the other day, Let the stress begin.

Products used Core-dinations Cardstock,Pattern paper by Jillibean soup, buttons bling and bow by Queen n Co and Alphas by My litte Shoebox. Other Cuttlebug Embossing folder (love this stripe)


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Do you have a cuttle bug?

The folks over the cuttle bug challenge are having a give away today of $100 worth of Core-dinations Cardstock. They asked us to create something "from the kitchen" and this is what I came up. The top mason Jar is filled with Hot chocolate and marshmallows, the bottom tray is an inexpensive serving tray and four mugs that I got at Canadian tire last year on sale. Pop over to the Cuttle bug Challenge Blog and see what the other Team members came up with, trust me they rock!

Products used, Core-dinations Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Ribbon and button and bling by Queen n Co


Monday, November 16, 2009

Halloween Hero

I found this fantastic sketch over at Scrapsketch, they have some incredible holiday inspiration. I changed it up to accommodate some Halloween photos. It a non traditional color scheme but when I saw these papers from 3bugs in a rug, I just had to use them.
Products used Core-dinations Cardstock and 3 bugs in a rug October afternoon letters and label, button by the button box and black bling by Queen n Co TFL:)


Friday, November 13, 2009

Pop over and get inspired

Today you can find me over at Serendipity Scrapbooks, I am over there with fellow Core gal Ellen Sosnoski. They are doing a Holiday bazaar with exclusive sketches from Becky Fleck and online tutorials with Tanish Long from the Shimmerz Paints Education team. I'll be doing a fast and fun Christmas card. If your like me and have over 80 cards to send out, fast is good.
If you drop by be sure to check out their kits, this months is FABULOUS especially if your like me, surrounded by boys. I'll be popping in all day, so if there is anything you've always wanted to ask come on over and maybe stay a while.

One of the challenges over at Daily Inspirations this month was to stitch and emboss on a page and so I created this page. Subtle Machine stitching down the edges and then a little embossing around the title to give it definition. TFL:) Products used, Core-dinations Carstock, JBS Pattern Paper and buttons by the button box.


Thursday, November 12, 2009


I am so excited today, so much happening. After the usual fluff and non sense morning and after lunch and nap time. I am going to the Scrapstore, I ran out of my favorite adhesive { I hate it when that happens.} If that were not exciting enough in itself, after that I will be picking up my girlfriend and we are headed out of town to go to a book signing by Author Kelley Armstrong. She has written several werewolf novels and her recent series, The dark powers, is about a young necromancer. These are wonderful reads if you are a twilight fan. I have not been to a book signing since kindergarten, when I attended a book reading and signing by Robert Munch. So needless to say I am stoked and a night out with my girlfriend just sounds delish. Here is a layout that I created, I love this photo of my son, a leaf fell on his head during the shoot and he had it there for a while. I could not stop laughing and in turn this made him smile too. Love this shot. Products used, Core-dinations Cardstock Vintage and Colorcore, Pattern Paper by October Afternoon, buttons by foof fa la and button box, brads by Bazzill and American crafts, twine by Jillibean soup and punchs by fiskars and eksuccess


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The obsessed Scrapper

As I was blog cruising the today I found this on The Lonely Scrapbookers Blog I am not sure if technically I passed or failed but there is no doubt I am an obsessed Scrapper.

1. You keep an extra camera in your purse at all times. Yup!
2. You own fourteen different types of adhesive and know for what each is best. Yes again!
3. You speak “vendor” language – Bazzill, Tombow, Cosmo Cricket. It is sad but true!
4. You love acronyms – MAMBI, BG, SU, Hero, SEI, MM. Tampoco. I am not sure if I love them, but yes I do use them.
5.You have been known to dress your children to match scrapbook paper you plan to use when scrapbooking the event you’re about to attend. Sometimes
6.You only have coupons for Hobby Lobby, Michaels and JoAnn in your grocery coupon organizer. This one not so much, but only because I don;t have any of those places where I live.
7.You consider renaming your child because there are never enough E’s in the alphabet packages. No, but there is never enough N's {my eldests name is Tannin) but this is the reason I own a cutter.
8.You own several different die cutting machines…and use them all. I own 2. The first one cuts everything and anything my heart could desire or dream of and I never have to buy Cartridges. It is called a Klic-n-Kut and I love love love it, and a cuttle bug that I really only use to emboss.
9. You have a great relationship with Jenni, Martha, Elsie, Heidi, Donna and Tim. Not really, but I do know to whom they are referring to.
10.You take photos of odd things because you know still-life photos look cool on scrapbook pages. A little bit but only when it is to tell a specific story.

Diagnosis: Obsessed with scrapbooking!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Bedtime story

I read to my boys every night it calms them down and gets them into their beds. My littlest loves this one book by Bernadette Shustak, called I love you through and through. It is short and sweet and has helped him identify with his body. I love it because it is true. So for my journalling, I used the story.

Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Pattern Paper, American Craft Brads and letters by Adornit.


Party Animals

So I went a little crazy with this page, things tend to get a little crazy for a 4 year olds birthday party so I feel like it is a good reflections of the moment. So in love with these Monsters, all of them are so adorable. It is a good thing that around here there are a fair share of monster moments. LOL!

Products used Core-dianations Cardstock, Sassafras Pattern papers, Prima Bling and Queen n Co Bling and Letters, Other: Embossing folders by Cuttlebug


Friday, November 6, 2009


I have had this Buzz Light year sticker for almost two years, I got it on sale and could not resist. He is just so detailed and cool. When my youngest dressed up like buzz for Halloween this year I knew that it would be the perfect opportunity to put him into action. Products used Coredinations Cardstock, MME pattern paper, ek success buzz, lettter stickers by american crafts and spots by Jillibean soup


Monday, November 2, 2009

Oh so happy it's November

So I changed my clocks back yesterday and sighed with relief. I love October, but it is a whirlwind of activity and when November comes I feel like I can finally take a deep breath and slowdown a little. Halloween was a blast I took the boys out trick or treating and then we headed over to a family friends house where we celebrated with hot dogs, marsh mellows, hot chocolate and fireworks. Tannin was a fireman he loves all the rescue heroes, it was too funny for the pictures he had to have papa's hatchet "cause Mom fire man have axes, you know?"Levi was the cutest little Buzz light year, he was so good, even thought there were a few houses that scared my gentle boy.I love getting dresses up and playing with make up so this year I went as a Monarch butterfly and just because I love sparkles I added some Queen n Co gems, believe or not they stuck to my face all night. and just because am stoked that the next big holiday is Christmas, here is a card that I made. I love this little felt bird.
Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, Pattern paper and Post card by October afternoon, Bird and book label by Making Memories. TFL :)

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