Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monster Tooth Pillow!

When I found this pattern / tutorial over at The Long Thread and I knew I had to make it... soon! Jackson has 3 loose teeth right now!

I used some HB Nicey Jane and of course some Papertrey Ink Felt!!

So here he is...

And Jackson with all his loose teeth, I seriously don't know how he is eating right now!

I promise more paper crafts tomorrow!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friendzy Friday - Butterfly Frame!

So I have loved these since the first time I seen this one many years ago.

Ali Edwards Butterfly Collage

So once I seen Av's frame last DT reveal I said I can do one in a smaller size for my crafty space!

You don't need a lot of supplies! I used my butterfly punch but the heart punch would be supah cute too!

I then popped a 5x7 peice of white cardstock into the frame and traced around the edge.
I then made a mess making a grid to fit the butterflies into the frame. Chalk that up to baby brain!
Once I found the right spacing... I poked holes so I could locate the grid pattern from the other side and still hide it!

Then I glued all the buttler flies over the hole pokes and stamped a sentiment!

Easy peasy!
So fun and now it is on the shelf in my room!

Sorry for the craptastic lighting!
Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

It is that time again!
Head over to Nichole's blog for all the fun!

I used a lacy scallop on this card...

Thanks for visiting!


Loonie Stampers Challenge #131!

Wendy has given us another amazing sketch and I turned it around and pumped out a card!


Now let's see what the loonies came up with...


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sewing Cuteness!!

Hello All,

Sneaking in another sewing project! A friend just had her baby at 32 weeks and they are still in the NICU and so I whipped up this little owl to keep him company. No mind you itis bigger than his modest 5lbs! It took me 2 nights but only cause Abby woke up just after I finished cutting the patterns on night 1 but I finished him up the next night.

I used a tutorial from Make It Love It and here is the link... Snuggly Owl and I paired it with My Happy Garden fabrics from Cloud 9 and a little minky dot and some Papertrey Ink Felt .

Now I changed it up a bit because it was for a smaller baby and didn't make it as thick and didn't stuff the feet.


I think he loved it! LOL

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Little Red Wagon - Animals!

This is what I love about being part of this challenge group and Loonie Stampers Challenge group... they make me do things I wouldn't normally do and I end up loving the end result!

I would never sit down and say I think I will make a card with an animal on it! But thanks to Regs I did and I love it! And thanks to LRW I am using up my Stampin Up cardstock like it is going out of style!


Now head over to Little Red Wagon and check out the other animals... tee hee!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Sewing Bee was great!

I will have more pictures of us and the other projects I worked on but for now I just wanted to show a little lumbar pillow I made to use in my nursing rocking chair! It matches her quilt!



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Flower ATC Swap!

We are having our first ATC Swap at the 2 Scrapbook Friends Forum and everyone is starting to post theirs! You can head over there to check the rest out as 12 people played along!

Here is mine... I have a super simple style but when I do these swaps I always get nervous that no one will like mine cause it is too simple! So I try really hard to make something detailed!

I hope they like!!


And here they are all lined up!

I used some older Chatterbox paper, lots of stitching and inking. A few Martha punches, some left over Making Memories trim and stickles! I also used an entire set of Martha Doilies... proud of me?

I can't wait to pick up my entire set! :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


My new friend Joy did this on her blog and they are so different then any other questions I have seen so I thought why not...

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Cinnamon Heart(s)

2. Where was your profile picture taken?
At a bar in Cape Breton. (Actually just realized I have a different profile pic then I thought... this one was taken in a Vicki Boutin class)

3. Can you play Guitar Hero?
Yes but I don't.

4. Name someone who made you laugh today. What was it about?
Abby who in the excersaucer shit up to her armpits. Good thing it was Bob's turn to change her!

5. How late did you stay up last night and why?
Midnight... sewing with girlfriends!

6. If you could move somewhere else where would you and why?
Back to Cape Breton to be close to my parents!

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
For sure!

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you?
My bestie Regs lives across the street, can't beat that!

9. Do you believe ex's can be friends? With benefits?
Gross no...

10. Do you like Dr. Pepper?
Gross no...

11. When was the last time you cried really hard? Really hard as opposed to just sniveling?
I have a four month old baby... it is a daily occurance!

12. Who took your profile picture?
No idea!

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of?
Jack & Abby ( my kidlets)

14. Was yesterday better than today? Why?
Yes, sewing and chai latte... today cleaning!

15. Can you live a day without TV?
Yup but I wouldn't!

16. Are you upset about anything now?

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
Absolutely, I wouldn't trade mine for the world!

18. Are you a bad influence?
Maybay (ps I am aware this is spelled incorrectly... sound it out)

19. Night out or night in?
Night in...

20. What items could you not go without during the day?
Water, computer... clearly food!

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
Well I was in having a baby a few months ago does that count. I was there for less than 12 hours so I think that consitutes as a visit and not a stay!

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say?
Can't wait to see you... to my gf Avril!

23. How do you feel about your life right now?

24. Do you hate anyone?
Hates a strong word... dislike... you betcha!

25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find?
Emails from friends and relatives.

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
Definitely not!

28. What song is stuck in your head?
Raise Your Glass... Pink

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2 a.m., whom do you want it to be?
Publishers clearing house.

30. Do you (or did you) want to have grandkids before you’re 50?
After doing some quick math, me at 50 puts Jack at 20... NOPE!

31. Tell us your Saturday night.
I am doing this quiz... what does that tell you. lol
I actually just made a card and started cutting a new sewing project pattern.

32. Do you think too much or too little?
Too much, especially when I am nursing!

33. Do you smile a lot?
I try to but I prefer to try to make others smile!

I made 2 coffee cozies for 2 special ladies in my life last night, a pillow for Abby's nursery and a camera case for my little point and shoot!

Here is some of my new fabric... delish.

I forsee a dress in Abby's future.

Thinking about changing my bedroom colors to somthing like this....

Friday, February 18, 2011

Loonie Stampers Challenge #130!

Maria brought us this tough challenge, she is thinkig spring already! :)

So I had to keep it uber simple...


Now let's see what the loonies came up with...


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little Red Wagon - Mists!

Avril is thinking Mists this week!


I used a yellow glimmer mist and then an orange maya mist on the white cardstock and then the chocolate maya mist on the ribbon.
Also, I used Papertrey cardstock and American Crafts thickers.

Head on over to Little Red Wagon to check out the DT work and play along!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

V-day Swap Part Deux!

I am back with pics of the rest...

Here is Avril's, she ditched a scrapbook class for hockey! Can you believe that!

Here is Kim's, she is fantastic at photography!
ps... I made that camera out of cardstock, bling, brads, buttons, ribbon, and a page pebble!

This is Regan's, who clearly loves all things sewing!
Her spools are covered in fabric!

This is Anna's, who I hear loves shopping!!
I also made these little shopping bags our of pattern paper, pinking shears and twine! I stuffed them with a little left over tissue paper from a recent baby gift! :)

Later this week I will show you what I received and some awesome party decor at Rosanne's house!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

V-day Swap!

This was so awesome I am going to need to do it in a few posts...

Today I will show you a few of the items I made.
Tomorrow the rest of the items I made.
Thursday I will show you all the amazing items I received.

Ok here we go... I made each of the ladies a little set of spools that said create and highlighted something I knew about them.

This is the spool I made Rosanne, who is everything vontage shabby and elegant!

This is the spool I made Jeannie, who loves travel!

This is the spool I made Kathryn, who a liitle birdie told me she liked pink and brown!

This is the spool I made Tammie, who clearly has a love of the puppies!

Tomorrow I will show you Avril's, Regan's, Anna's & Kim's!

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Item...

The resin flowers are here...
Check them out!
Dee's Odds & Ends


Loonie Stampers Challenge #129!

It was my pick this week and I am going out there... lol. I loved this plaid paper, it reminds me of my dad! :)

Anywhoodles, here is my card...


Cardstock, Stamps, Ink - PTI
Border & Heart Punches - Martha
Bling - Kaiser
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug

Now let's see what the loonies came up with...


Thursday, February 10, 2011

2SF's Card Challenge!

I am hosting the card challenge over on the 2 Scrapbook Friends Forum and I want everyone to make cards for boys! We love to hate them and hate to love them! LOL


That adorable car sticker is Basic Grey!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Little Red Wagon - White on White!

Joanne is lovin the white right now!!


I used white, white and more white! The doily is from Martha Stewart, eyelet lace from Regan (lol), sentiment is an AE sentiment set from TT, alpha beads from the $ store and twine and mini half spools from my etsy shop! Go check it out... the link is in my side bar!

Head on over to Little Red Wagon to check out the DT work and play along!