Monday, December 31, 2012

The Alley Way Stamps 13 days of Giveaways!

I wanted to share this with everyone, head on over to the Alley Way Stamps Blog for more information about their birthday giveaway and you chance to win a stamp set! Good Luck!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway over at Punknscrap!

Hey everyone. I know I don't have a ton of followers but I wanted to share that Lou over at Punknscrap is giving away some sweet blog candy. Head on over to her blog and check it out. You have until December 24th to do so.

Lou is an amazingly crafty person. She makes beautiful cards and has a great sense of humour! So head on over and leave her some love and enter to win a nice prize!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far! :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hey Everyone!

I have a couple of new videos on my channel, so I thought I would share. I have a haul and the things I won from Bethany, who is BAcraftygirl on YouTube. I am hoping to film some more this weekend. I have some new cards to share.

Hope everyone is enjoying December so far. This year has flown by! I can't believe it is almost Christmas! Anyways I hope to be back soon! Hope everyone has a good weekend. :)

Here is my haul video:

 Here is my challenge winnings video:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Wow that weekend went fast! I wanted to share my latest video that is card share/entry to one of my favourite YouTube friend's 200 Subscriber Giveaway Challenge. Her name is Judy and her channel is judybakes22. Let me know what you think.

I actually got to use and colour another one of my Kraftin Kimmie stamps, which are some of my favourite stamps to use and colour. Well I better finish up the project I am working one. I am creating some covered travel baby wipe containers for a person at work who wanted to buy some from me. If I get the chance I will post some pics of those too. I just wanted to come and update my blog. Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello, long time no see and YouTube

Hello everyone. I have been busy, no excuse, but blogging was the first thing to go to the side. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things. I have been making YouTube videos and it has been really fun. I will link my channel here. I have to get a decent camera, but until then I will link my videos and try to take some photos with my iPod. Here is my latest card share:

Enjoy. If you like my videos, please like, comment and subscribe. Also feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for sticking with me and hi to all my "I Dream of Paper" ladies! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Well Hello There and a Happy Canada Day!

Well here I am again. My poor blog has been ignored and neglected. I have been busy. I have a lot of excuses, but I am not going to bore you with them, I am just going to show you all the cards I have been making. A couple of them are for Operation Write Home and one I think I may enter in a challenge. I am hoping to get more quality craft time in, but that is a never ending battle in my life.

Anyways, I have found an old camera, so I don't have to use my IPod to take pictures. I also downloaded Gimp, which I like so far, and have been using it to watermark my images. So here are my cards:
Here is the first card. For this I used:
  • Stamp- The Greeting Farm "Mermaid Anya"
  • Coloured with- Copic Markers
  • Paper- K & Company Scraps I had, Bazzil Textured Black cardstock
  • Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Weatered Wood (Behind Image)
  • Embellishments- Yoyo (handmade by me), Rub on (unsure of were it's from), Flat back pearls (Dollarama), Paper Doily (Wilton)
Here is my second card. Here is what I used for this card:
  • Stamp- Kraftin' Kimmie "Goldilocks"
  • Coloured with- Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencil Crayons
  • Paper- K & Company, Bazzil Textured Brown cardstock
  • Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embellishments- Fiskers paper punch boarder
Finally my third card. I made two of these for Operation Write Home. Here is what I used:
  • Stamp- My Favorite Things The a la mode "Miss You a Latte"
  • Coloured with- Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencil Crayons
  • Paper- K & Company Scraps I had, Bazzil Textured Brown cardstock
  • Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embellishments- none
I am planning on making some more Operation Write Home cards this weekend. It is a long weekend here in Canada (yes!!!) and I have a little more time to craft. So hope all you Canadians enjoy your mini holiday. Happy Birthday Canada! And an early Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and family! <3

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My First Tag

Hello everyone! I am back to share a tag I have made. I created this for a giveaway/challenge that Bethany, who is BAcraftygirl on YouTube, is having in honor of her new blog Ordinarily Crafty and having reached 500 subscribers on her YouTube channel

So anyways, I wanted to share with you my tag since it is the first tag I have ever made. I think it turned out cute.
The challenge was to make a tag or a card that used 2 stamps and 1 button. I decided to make the tag since I have not made one before (as I said above). I cut the tags on my Cricut. I used a mix of scraps that I tore into strips I had in black, white and pink. I stamped the girl from the Greeting Farm Sweet and Toxic set, I also used the sentiment "Sweet & Toxic" on the little tag, so those were my two stamps. I coloured her with my Copic Markers and paper pieced her dress. I the put her on foam tape and placed her on a paper doily that I had. I decided that I wanted to make some small yoyo flowers and that was how I would incorporate my button. I made a small black with a pink button and a small white lace with a gray button. I the used some lace and loopy ribbon that I have to finish it off. I am pretty please with the finished product.

I hope everyone is having a good week. I am definitely looking forward to the weekend! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Birthday Card Share

Hello everyone! I am back again with a card to share with you. I have been tired lately so I haven't been crafting as much as normal. I think I am lacking in motivation. I am working on the photo wallet still (I am not sure if I mentioned this before). When I am done I will share pictures, because I am proud of it so far.

So here is the card I made. I used the Greeting Farm stamp Fairy Anya. I bought it off someone on Splitcoaststampers. I also got two more Greeting Farm stamps from the same person, Mermaid Anya and the I Do set. I got great deals on them so I was excited. I also got some new to me Kraftin Kimmie stamps from Splitcoast as well that I am trying to come with a project for. Anyways, I coloured her with my few Copic markers, which is one reason she has pink hair. I also added Stickles to her wings because fairies need bling. I used a sentiment from another fairy set I have, which I think is a Pink Cat Studio set. Paper in the background is from Michaels and  the green paper was kindly given to me when I bought some stamps off someone on Splitcoast.  The flower is from the dollar bin at Michaels and the brad is Memory Makers. The card base is just one of the ones from WalMart that I have. My friend liked it so I was happy.

My interest lately has been piqued by making actual scrapbook pages. I have been watching some videos where people share what they have made and it has made me want to try it. I might get a kit on my next pay day and try it out. Does anyone have any scrapbooking idea websites they would like to share? I would appreciate it. I have also been longing for some of the Some Odd Girl stamps, but I haven't found any used yet. I think they are so cute! It's just a little out of my budget right now, shipping to Canada is a little expensive too. Oh well, hopefully someday soon.

Anyways, I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Looking forward to catching up with my Blogger friends! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

...Hello? Is anyone still out there? (Sorry for being MIA... again)

Hello! Long time, no see, lol! Sorry for being gone again. My only excuse is life, again. My life has been hectic and blogging was the first thing to go. I got to make a few cards over the past couple of weekends, so that has been fun. I have also been trying my hand at making mini albums. So far I have just made like the "bones" of the album. I haven't really started decorating any of them yet. I am fascinated by them, not sure why. All the different ways you can decorate them and add tags and pockets, just seems fun.

Anyways here of some pictures of my cards.

Card #1
  • Stamp: Lili of the Valley "Messy Messages"
  • Coloured with: Prismacolors
  • Paper: DCWV "Stack 7", Staples Card Stock, Wal-Mart brand card base
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink in Spun Sugar
  • Embellishments: paper doily, flat back pearls 

Card #2
  • Stamp: Greeting Farm "Down by the Pond"
  • Coloured with: Prismacolors
  • Paper: DCWV "Stack 7", Staples Card Stock, Wal-Mart card base
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink in "Peeled Paint"
Some exciting news! I contacted the people at Operation Write Home and asked if I could get a stamp for the back of my cards, since I am in Canada the form only has US info on it. They are free if anyone would like to get one, just follow the links on the website. Anyways, the very nice people there said yes and offered to send me one. I got it in the mail last week, along with the beautiful card pictured below. I am excited to make some cards to help people out! I will post more as I do this.

Anyways, sorry again for being away so long. I hoping to get back into the groove of crafting and writing. It is a stress reliever for me, something that allows me to take my mind off my day. Your comments also brighten my day, so thank you to those who take the time to let me know that you stopped by!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sorry for Being MIA and a Card

Hello again! I know I have been missing, well actually more like putting my blog aside for a bit. Life has been crazy- between work and training and the hubby and father-in-law not being well, my plate was a little too full. I had to focus on doing one thing at a time and crafting was put on hold. But everything is settling down a bit and I am able to release some stress through my creativity.

I recently went to a baby shower to welcome a new little bundle and was excited to test drive some new to me stamps. 

I one of my Pink Cat Studio stamps that I got recently from one of my favorite ladies on Spliltcoaststampers, Vicki. You can check her out here and see all her stamps in search of a new home (lol). Anyways I used some of my new Recollections card stock, the brown polka dots for the background. I then paired it with pink K&Co small polka dot paper. I mounted all that on a card base from Wal-Mart. The sentiment is from an MFT A La Mode stamp set. I used my new boarder punch and my new flower punches. I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils. I was please with how it turned out and the recipient was really impressed, which made me feel good. 

I don't have enough Copics yet to colour my images, but I am hoping to change that soon. I am also hoping to get a camera soon so I don't have to keep taking pictures with my Ipod. Hope everyone had a great weekend, and has a great week! 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Some Recent Projects

I just wanted to stop in on this busy Easter Sunday to share some things I have recently made. I have had a couple of occasions that have needed cards, etc. I wanted to share the finished results.

Here are four tags I made for our Easter baskets:

Here is a little Easter card I made for our neighbor:

Both projects used my MFT Pure Innocence (I think it's called) Warm Fuzzies stamp set. I coloured all of them with my Prismacolor pencils. They used DCWV paper and some K&Co Paper. I am pretty happy with how they turned out!

This is a thank you card I made for our neighbor. I used some of my Pink Cat Studio Lily and Tweet stamps for this card. I just recently bought them off Splitcoaststampers. I was excited to break them out and take them for a spin! I used DCWV paper and a card base from Wal-Mart. The bling is from Dollarama. I coloured this imagine with my Prismacolors pencils again.

This is a birthday card I made for my father in law. I used my Billy Pink Cat Studio stamp set. I also got this set from Splitcoaststampers. The paper is from American Crafts. The card base is from Wal-Mart. I coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils.

So that is part of what I have been up to, ha ha. I am back to work on Monday, but I got some fun stuff to play with from a recent trip to Winnipeg (like my new ATG Gun!). I also have some stuff coming in the mail, so more toys to play with, ya! Have a great week!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Leibster Blog Award

I am so slow at thanking Kim over at Diary of a Craft Addict for choosing me for this award. I am very appreciative that you thought of me for this, it really makes me feel special! :)

Thanks again Kim!

I am borrowing this from your blog Kim, because you said it so well:
Liebster is German meaning dearest, and can be used for favorite or beloved as well. In light of sharing this bit of loving appreciation, I want to also give this award to 5 blogs that I admire:

1. Marcy at My Paperie Dream
2. Louise at Punknscrap
3. Paige at She Who Must Stamp
4. Chaitali at Cuts, Crops and Creativity
5. Prema at Handmade Crafts with Love

The rules for this award are as follows:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs….of 200 or less followers…who you feel deserve to be noticed.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by commenting on one of their posts.

Friday, March 30, 2012

New cards and such

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the prolonged absence, life has gotten in the way of my crafting. I am here to say that I am taking a little time to share a card I made based off one of the My Favorite Things Sketches, number 63. I didn't get it done in time to post it to the Challenge, but I liked the sketch and I liked how my card turned out so I thought I would share.
I know, I know, I used this cutie in my last card share, but I love her so much I used her again. I only have two PI Girls right now, so until I am using them all the time. This time I coloured her with pencil crayons. I used some K and Company paper and some dollar store bling. I liked the way she turned out. I would really like to try different colouring methods, like OMS and Prismacolors.

I have expanded my stamp collection a bit (ok, a lot) over the last month or so.So I promise to used a different stamp next time (hee hee). I am still waiting to get some decent paper and card stock, there is a possible trip to Winnipeg this week, so I am hoping to get some, and possibly visit a Michael's. I have a couple more projects in the works, so I will hopefully have more to share this weekend.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Card Share and a Bit of a Ramble

Happy Sunday! It is beautiful here in Dryden, Ontario today. It is actually in the 20's today (degrees Celsius), which is crazy for Northwestern Ontario in March.

Anyways, I thought I would share a card I made this week for my supervisor at work.

I got to use my new Pure Innocence "You're So Tweet" stamp. I paper pieced her dress and sleeves with some K&Company Sweet Nectar paper. Actually all the paper on this card is from that mat stack. I really like it. It is probably some of nicest paper you can get here, since Wal-Mart is the only place to buy supplies in a brick and mortar store. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I used the light pink paper with flowers on the inside and one of the other sentiments from the set that says "Happy Bird-day!" The rest of the image I coloured in with my watercolour pencils.

I am hoping soon to make a trip to the city, either Thunder Bay or Winnipeg, so I can get some Copics or Prismacolors and Odorless Mineral Spirits for colouring. I also need to get some heavier card stalk, as mine tends to bleed sometimes. I bought some Copics off a person on Splitcoaststampers, but just a few skin coloured ones. I am debating whether or not to buy some Bic Mark It pens to play with or just wait and buy some more Copics or pencils. I guess I will see when my markers arrive how I feel about it.

I am going to go enjoy the rest of the weekend, what little of it there is left. I am hoping to have a couple of more card shares this week, as I am creating some cards from a few of the member companies sketches on Splitcoaststampers.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Project Shares/ Entries for BAcraftygirl's Challenge

Hey everyone!

I just thought I would share a couple of things I have created lately. I was inspired to do so, so I could enter BAcraftygirl's challenge on YouTube. Here is the link to her channel so you can go check her out:

You had to use four stamps while creating your project. Repeats of stamps counted. So here is what I came up with.

Here is my first project which is a Post It holder:
Here is the link to the video I made about my Post It Holder (<-- click here)

Here is my second project which was a wipe board (white board? lol):

The link to my video about this project/entry can be found here.

And last but not least for my last entry I added some stamped embellishments to a photo my fur baby McGee. The link to the video about this project can be found here.

Thanks again for stopping by. Go visit BAcraftygirl's channel and check out all the contest entries and all her awesome projects. I am thinking about possibly doing more videos, but I need a regular camera, since my dog ate mine (well, killed it by chewing it). I would like to do a haul of all the stamps I have gotten off the Splitcoaststampers site and some more project shares. So hopefully that is what's to come!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hello World!

I have been wanting to write a blog about my creative endeavors for awhile. I finally decided to just take the plunge and do it. I love to create things with my hands. I have had a few years of art training, a diploma in Graphic Design and Web Design. After life decisions, I ended up back in school to take Early Childhood Education. While I love being creative, I also love my job as an educator in a Toddler/Preschool mix room. Every day is different. I took art all 5 years of high school (because as those who live in Ontario likely remember, high school used to have an optional 5 year call OAC or grade 13). My mom is a talented folk artist, my sister creates beautiful hemp jewelery and my dad and brother are both talented wood workers, so I'd like to think my creativity comes naturally.

I recently have started making handmade flowers and children's headbands. I have also started paper crafting and stamping (which someone should have warned me that stamps can easily become an addiction). If you would like to see some of my headbands, please visit : Sweet E Pie, my Facebook page where I sell them. I haven't been as active with my crafting, but would like to become more consistent again.

I am going to be posting picture of my projects, how to's and the occasional giveaway, so I hope you will check in often! Positive feedback is always appreciated and I would love to follow your blog if you have one. I am looking forward to sharing with you!