Friday, February 27, 2009

Wonderful Women Part 2

I am very very very late in getting stuff together so I have extended the Wonderful Woman Challenge from Margo to Monday March 2nd.

What this means is that I need to have your entry e-mailed to me ( , or on the site under BLOG Challenge by Sunday March 1st.

I will then put them on to the BLOG for viewing. We will put the names of everyone who enters (meaning I have the image when I post on Monday morning) into a hat and randomly draw a name for the RAK.
1 package or Pageframe cards
Tags from the Lily Kate and Romani Collection
Letter Stickers from the Romani and Lily Kate Collection
3 Sheets of 8.5x11 Bazzill Card stock
1 Ribbons & Blooms from Imaginisce
3 bottles of Liquid Pearls from Ranger
and 6 yards of ribbon.
This 'card kit' will make some beautiful Spring and Easter cards!
So get those entries in and make sure you are back on Monday to see what everyone got up to this weekend.
Have a great weekend

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happiness Is.....

For me it is my slippers. I love my slippers. In fact, I love them to DEATH - literally. I would guess I go through three or four pairs a year. I slip them on as soon as my feet hit the floor whether it is when I get out of bed, out of the shower or in the front door. Let's just say the pretty pink slippers in the picture DON'T look like that anymore. Usually they take the return trip with me when I take the garbage out but not this time...they won't be coming back. On to my next "love-a-pair".

This week I will give you a bit of help with your page - I will give you the title.

"Happiness Is...."

......the perfect latte, a good book and time to read it, sale at your favourite store? You provide the picture and tell us all about it. Here is a bit of a twist though.....happiness CAN'T be your kids or your husband!

I was inspired by Cherie Avril 27/10/08 sketch posted at Creative Scrappers. I had a great time using the new MM Love Notes paper!

Have fun!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ecole Mill Bay

Update: This Crop has unfortunately been canceled. Once a new date has been set I will let everyone know
Thanks Robyn
Just a reminder to all that will be in the area in March about the Mill Bay Crop!
Registration cut off is February 24th

So make sure you get your seat for this event!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wonderful Women

March 8th is International Women's Day - so what a perfect excuse to surprise one of your favorite women, with a homemade card!!

My challenge for everyone this week is to create a handmade card - and either mail (in time!!) or hand deliver, to a special woman in your life, on or before March 8th.

I know I love to receive unexpected cards, so I'm sure everyone knows someone special, who would love a surprise as well!!!

My card is a simple one, made with the gorgeous MM Love Notes Collection (patterned papers and brad in flower center) - found in the Papercrate store!!

Email entries to and they will be posted for viewing on Wednsday February 25th!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Spring Cleaning Sale

OK I know that the groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter, but I really want to tidy up around here. So starting today (Sunday February 15th) all products in the store will be

30 - 50% !off
February 15th - March 1st

Make sure that you check out all the great deals coming, we need lots of shelf space for all the fun things coming in from CHA !

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to share an awesome project a friend showed me to make cute candy containers. I made them for my son's preschool class today, although wouldn't do the same tags again as I wasted a lot of time on them last night only to be torn open and discarded so quickly by 10 three year olds! The containers themselves are super easy to make and then can be dressed up however you want.

Here are the steps;

1) Cut a 4 1/2" by 5 3/4" piece of paper. (You can cut any size, but this one makes a nice sized container that holds about 8 Hersheys Kisses or 4 candy hearts).

2) Using double sided tape, places the adhesive as shown in the photo below. (One long strip along one of the short sides, one shorter strip in the middle of one of the long sides, and another shorter one at the end of one of the long sides).

3) Take the backing off the long strip and adhere together to make a tube.

4) Take the baking off of one of the ends and press down to pinch the end shut.

5) (Optional) Use a paper crimper to crimp a few lines in the end that you just shut. If you don't have a paper crimper this end can be decorated too.

6) Fill with candy or other treats.

7) Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the other end.

8) Decorate as you like - I made tags using my friends Cuttlebug, then punched holes in the corner, and set eyelets in them. Then tied ribbon around one end of the container and attached the tag using jump rings. I would probably not do this part again without needle nosed pliers because it too forever to get the jump rings to stay on.

If anyone has any other cute ideas for treat containers or other Valentine's gifts, we would love to see them. Email us at

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alison's Challenge Submissions

Here are the entry's for the Alison's Challenge


Thanks for Playing!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Sketch

So Here it is the sketch for February! Once again it is brought to us by Pagemaps.

Have fun and don't forget to post your finished work in the Projects Area of the site so every one can see! I will post all projects here on the BLOG on February 11th.

If you are not sure how to post in the Projects e mail your LO to

Toonie Challenge for February

Here is our winner for January
Jan H
Congratulations Jan!
February's Challenge is ready for all who dare to play.
Have fun!