Friday, September 9, 2011

Fun with Twine!

Over the past few months twine has quickly become one of my favorite embellishments to craft with! I started out with a sampler pack from The Twinery, and now I just can't get enough of the stuff. I use it on layouts & cards on a weekly basis these days. The only issue I had with my twine was how to store it. This is how I used to keep it stored and it was just not working out for me.

 Every time I would pull out some twine, it would become a tangled mess. I thought there must be a better way! Then as I was cleaning my scrap room one day, I found an extra "parts container" from Canadian Tire (cost about $4). I was trying to figure out what I could use it for and then the light bulb above my head went on! Twine!!! First thing I had to do was drill some little holes in the lid of the organizer. Piece of cake. I am a pro with power tools after all! Next (fun) (not!) step was to untangle all the twine and roll them into neat little bundles. (I cheated a bit and used my drill).

Once each bundle was neatly rolled up, I slid them off of the drill as neatly as I could!

Then I placed each bundle of twine into one of the storage compartments in the organizer.

The last step was feeding the twine through the holes in the lid. Easy peasy!

Now when I need some twine, all I have to do is turn my chair around and there it is hanging perfectly on my tool rack :)

If you haven't played with twine yet, or your stash is getting low, you MUST check out today!! You don't want to miss this great opportunity to score some wonderful twine at an awesome price! And don't forget to check out their blog for some more great ideas on how to use your twine :)

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scrapbook Steals MWM Topaz #1!

It's been a while since I've posted a LO, so here is a recent one I did for the Topaz Mid Week Mojo over at!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my LO using the Girl's Paperie "Paper Girl" collection I bought from

Sass Box!

Since my attempt at a video failed miserable, I decided to just take some pictures of my Sassafras Box :)  All this goodness was $45 + $20 shipping, and it was completely worth it in my opinion. There was 5 pounds of paper & embellishment in the box!

First picture is 7 alphas, 2 packages of entwined blooms, 4 packages of in a stitch blossoms, 10 packages of paper whimsies, 2 packages of chipboard alphas, and 2 packages of vintage brooches.

Next picture! Top row is Paper Crush, Amplify, Sweet Marmalade, Monstrosity, and Me Likey. Just a few sheets from each collection. The bottom row is Apple Jack paper and flag banners, and Cherry Delicious paper, flag banners, journal tags, and sweet treats.

Last picture :)  Top row is Nerdy bird paper, flag banners, and sweet treats, and Indie Girl paper, journal tags, flag banners, and sweet treats. Bottom row is a few sheets of Mix & Mend paper, journal tags, and sweet treats, and Count Me In paper, flag banners, journal tags, and sweet treats. 

Now I guess I better get scrappin'!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm Golden, baby!!

I made it!! I'm in the Gold Club baby!! 
Here are the LOs: 

MWM #41

MWM #42

MWM #43

MWM #44

MWM #45

MWM #46

MWM #47

MWM #48

MWM #49

MWM #50

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I love me a garage sale!

Especially when it's a scrappy garage sale! Check out Sarah Martina's blog  (who is crazy talented by the way) for the details on her crafty garage sale and to score some deals :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A bit of Echo Park Little Boy for a very special little boy!

My bff's son is turning 1 next week, which is crazy because that means there are only 4 months left until my baby turns 2!! Anyway, I wanted to make him something extra special and I know my friend has been wanting his name in wood letters for his room. Since I have a girl, I had never done anything "boy" before, but I knew exactly which papers I wanted to use. I ordered the Little Boy collection from and it arrived just in time. A little spray adhesive, a little mod podge, some cutting with my trusty exacto knife, some sanding, a little inking, and so on... and voila!

I had SO much fun making this ~ it really didn't take that long. I love how it turned out and I'm so excited to give it to her!! I hope she loves it :)

I also made some birthday cards to match:

{inspired by SarahA from acot}

I just can't resist this cute little man, so here is a picture of the birthday boy :)

Happy Mother's Day! (Yes, a little late!)

I meant to post this sooner, but forgot of course! I couldn't post it before Mother's Day just in case :)
This is the card I made for my mom using Prima's Petal Poetry kit that I got recently from The green pom-pom ribbon is American Crafts. The card was somewhat inspired by one I saw on a blog somewhere, but for the life of me can't remember where! I was going from memory, so it's not exact, just inspired!

I made an extra special gift for my mom this year also. I took a wood picture frame and altered it using Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection, which I love! I'm big into butterflies lately. I also used some Recollections bling & flowers from Michaels, and a Tim Holtz word key & tag. I'm so happy how this turned out, and my mom LOVED it! She actually didn't even realize that I made it :) 

Want to win a Silhouette?

Here is your chance! Go check out the "tatertots and jello" blog for a chance to win this awesome machine!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's time to give away my Thickers!

I'm so glad everyone had fun guessing the number of flowers for my giveaway! Are you ready to find out if you won?? Well I won't keep you in suspense any longer. The correct number of flowers in the jar is 139! That means the winner of 3 packages of Thickers is... Shana!! Congrats girl! The 2nd winner who will receive 1 package of my Thickers is comment #1, Brett! Brett ironically was the 2nd closest guesser for the flower game!!

Congrats girls! I'll be in touch with you to get your details. Thanks everyone for playing along and stay tuned for another contest next month :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

ScrapFest Goodies!

I meant to post this last weekend but completely forgot! Last Saturday my amazing hubby drove me out to Kitchener/Waterloo to attend Scrapfest. It's about an hour drive, so not terrible, but I didn't want to go alone. It was my first time attending and I didn't know what to expect. It's basically a little expo with stores from all over Southern Ontario. Which was great for me because there aren't many stores left in Toronto! The best part was seeing all the products in person that I had only ever seen online. I wandered around for a while and didn't buy anything because everything was so expensive, and let's face it, I've been spoiled by all the great deals I find online in the US! Then I found this little booth called Scrappin' Buddies... it was like scrapbook heaven! Their prices were less then any other store there, and they had some amazing stuff on clearance. For example, I had seen Glimmer Mist at previous booths for $8.99-$10.99, and Scrappin' Buddies had them for $6.99! That's about the same (or better) as buying them online, without the shipping fees. Among my purchases were Pink Paislee's Daily Junque, Webster's Pages Trendsetter, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry and Hello Luscious, LYB Freshprint Clothesline (clearance priced!), some Glimmer Mists (duh!), MME Bella Bella, and a bunch of other little items. I had so much fun and met so many nice people! I will definitely be going to the next one!

Here is a photo of my goodies!

Anyone for a Giveaway?!?

I decided something the other day. I decided I have WAY too many Thickers! I know I know, it sounds crazy to me too, but I mean really, do I need over 100 of these things?? Well yes, I do, but the good thing is that over time I've ended up with duplicates and in some cases, triplicates. When I say this is good, I mean this is good for you because I'm giving some away! I'm going to make this just a bit of a challenge for you girls :)  Below is a picture of my crystal flower embellishments. The person who can guess the number or gets closest to the number of flowers will win 3 packs of Thickers! {See picture below the flowers}. 

I will also use to pick a random winner that will receive 1 package of Thickers!  Keep in mind the flowers range from tiny to large! Okay, so to win, follow my blog if you don't already and leave one comment here on this blog post with your guess. For a second entry, post this on your blog and link it back here to this blog post ~ please leave the link to your blog post in the comment! The winners will be announced on Tuesday evening ~ April 19th. Thanks ladies, and good luck!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scrapbooksteals MWM # 34

Time to back track a bit to catch up on my missed mojos! Another fabulous sketch by the super talented Kristy Lee:

And my LO:

 I had so much fun with this LO! This was my first time spraying the base with Mist ~ well Smooch Spritz in this case. I used a little black and a little pink. I also adore the DCWV Street Lace collection! It's pretty and edgy at the same time and I thought it worked perfectly with this photo (which I doctored a little). I had a hard time coming up with a title for some reason, that seems to be my biggest issue lately. Titles. And I don't know why! So I did what I normally would do in this situation... I called my mom and she helped me out :)
I'm really loving this LO ~ probably among my favorites of mine to date.

Scrapbooksteals MWM # 35

So my mojo had been missing for quite some time, then I saw Kristy's sketch and all of a sudden felt inspired! I loved all the details! So many ideas popped into my head and off I went to work. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I'm really happy with how this one turned out! And I really love working with Echo Park Little Girl :)

Now that my mojo has returned I need to catch up on the last 3 or 4 MWM's that I missed!

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's a Celebration with some Blog Candy!

My crafty friend Heather is giving away some goodies over on her blog, Goldiecar Designs! Why is she doing this? She is celebrating the completion of her "National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood-Art". Go Heather!!!  So go check out her blog, and follow for a chance to win :)

Some awesome new stacks from DCWV!

Make sure to check out the fabulous new stacks from DCWV, and don't forget to enter the contest to win 2 stacks!! My favorites are Tattered Time & Lemon Flower. Too bad we don't have Jo Ann's in Canada!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

There's a new Sketch Challenge Blog in town!

Once Upon a Sketch is a brand new sketch challenge blog, and I for one and am excited to participate! To welcome all their new followers they are having a great giveaway! Check out the details here:

And you can grab the badge here:

Don't forget to check out the awesome prize supplied by My Scrapbook Nook:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Design Your Own Sticker program @ Momenta!!

How Cool is this?? You can create your own stickers at Momenta!
There have been so many times where this would have come in handy! Definitely trying it out soon :)

Here is the post from the Momenta blog:

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm a Ruby Club Member!! MWMs #21-30 ~ Ruby Club Mojos :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm an Emerald Club Member :) MWMs #11-20 ~ A.K.A. Emerald Club Mojos!!