Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Grade Four Virtual School Teachers' Gifts

Grade Four Virtual School Teachers' Gifts

These are the Teacher's Gifts that TJ & I came up with this year for his Main Teacher - Mr. Sebesta, his Art Teacher - Mr. Barry and his French Teacher - Mr. McKillop.

I bought the water bottles & canvas totes at Michaels and used my Cricut Machine with Vinyl to personalize the items. The font is Chisel Marker.

For the card, I used Close To My Heart's Sunburst Die for the background with Doodlebug Patterned Papers.

I used Close To My Heart's Thanks For Being You Stamp Set for the "Thank You" sentiment with MFT's Stitched Circle Die and a miscellaneous stitched burst die.

The words on the inside of the card were printed off my computer.

I asked my cousin, Jason, who is also the owner of Grumpa's Baits, to make me spinners with primary colours to have a school theme to them.

Trevor was in charge of picking up candy for the gifts. He did a great job in my opinion...Kit Kat Bars because of the "Gimme a Break" commercials and Riesen candies because of no reason...but that they are just yummy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021



I love my New Lego Set, but I thought it really should have incorporated the name of this set into the design.

So, since Lego didn't...I did.

I used my Cricut Machine to cut out some Glitter Gold Vinyl and I love how it turned did my husband, Trevor & my son, TJ when they saw what I had done.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Trevor's 46th Birthday Card

This is the Birthday Card that I made for my husband this year.

Due to the pandemic, Trevor was off work for 7 months and during that time, I got more into his car shows with him. One of my favourites now being Vegas Rat Rods.

So, I really wanted to make him a birthday card using this stamp.

I used Simple Stories Heart Patterned Paper with Close To My Heart's Gray Cardstock and Gold Foil Paper.

I distressed the edges of the papers with CTMH's Outdoor Denim Ink.

I used MFT's Stitched Heart Dies, Simon Says Heart Die and Stampin' Up Ribbon.

The Car Stamp & Die is from Honey Bee's Car Show Set and the sentiments on this card are from CTMH's On Your Birthday Stamp Set with a random "Happy Birthday" stamp that is also from CTMH.

I loved how the card turned out and he loved it too!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Gnome Perpetual or Event Calendar

Gnome Event Calendar Workshop

Well, I started out in early Fall designing this calendar in hopes to have it done by November 21, 2020...but it was 2020 and pretty much everything that I planned in 2020 did not work out the way I wanted it to.

I needed a New Event Calendar for myself, thought it would be a good Christmas Gift idea for my parents and then thought why not offer it as a workshop as well.

My mom & son have a Gnome Thing together and with TJ home with me 24/7...he kind of encourages me to buy lots of Gnome Scrapbooking supplies...not that I need much encouragement.

So, I decided to put all my Gnome Supplies to good use. 

I used SVGs, Simon Says Stamps & Dies, CTMH Stamps & Dies, Photo Play Stamps & Dies, Jaded Blossom Stamps and various other companies for papers & embellishments.

When I was left alone in my scrap room to create, I had a blast and got lost in the process. It felt good.

FYI, my 9 year old, busy body, not so quiet son is still doing Virtual School in my Scrap that is FUN and didn't leave me a lot of time to create alone in my Scrap Room.

Nonetheless, I love how it turned out. 

July is probably my favourite month because it is totally "Thunder Bay Canadian". Thunder Bay is known for our beautiful Sleeping Giant attraction.

November is my second favourite, but I think that is because it was the first gnome stamp that I bought and I was so excited to finally use it.

I am very proud of how I was able to incorporate Thanksgiving & Halloween together with the help from Photo Play's Thanksgiving Gnome Stamp Set...that gnome dressed up as a turkey is WAY TOO CUTE!

FYI...Thanksgiving & Halloween are both in October for us Canadians and where we live...we normally always have snow in November.

Happy New Year!

Friday, September 11, 2020

Smile Birthday Card

Yay...Challenge Completed!

I wanted to make a card with each of Close To My Heart's 4 New Background Thin Cuts & I did it!

 For this Birthday Card, I used Close To My Heart Patterned Papers & Cardstock with CTMH's Floral Background Thin Cut.

I used MFT's Stitched Oval Dies.

I used the following CTMH Stamp Sets: You Brighten My Day (smile), Birthday Greetings (It's Your Birthday), October Stamp of the Month - With All My Love (sending love & happy birthday) & Stitch Wonder for the stamped stitches.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Heart Tree Christmas Card

I wanted to make a card with all the heart cut outs from the card that I posted yesterday (Bumble Bee Birthday Card with heart background).

So, I used the hearts to make fun trees and turned it into a winter themed Christmas Card.

I used Close To My Heart's Patterned Paper & Cardstock with CTMH's Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut.

I also used MFT's Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

I used CTMH's Love With All the Trimmings Stamp Set for the front sentiment and the inside sentiment was from CTMH's D1512 Christmas Stamp Set (it's an old set with no name on the envelope).

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


I love how this Bee Themed Birthday Card came together.

I couldn't find an appropriate "Bee" themed sentiment for the front of my card, so I made it on my computer. Funny enough, the font that I used is called Bumble Bee.

I used Close To My Heart's Patterned Papers & Cardstock with CTMH's Hearts Background Thin Cut.

I also used MFT's Stitched Rectangle Die and a Miscellaneous Daisy Die & a Stitched Banner Die.

I used CTMH's Bumble Bee Stamp & Die with Copic Markers Y18 & 110.

For the inside sentiment, I used CTMH's Curly Sentiments Stamp Set & Stampin' Up's Touches of Texture Stamp Set for the inside small bumble bee.