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Freaky Friday Blog Hop


Welcome, if you're following along our blog hop today your just came from Nancy's sight and saw her awesome project!  
Thanks so much to Scrap N' Stamp for hosting this today, you can find the links to everyone participating at the bottom of my post.

I loved playing with these Tim Holtz Ancestors Paper Dolls. I really wanted to use the larger pieces and make one of them the focal point. I kept it simple and chose the 2 witches. Don't they look so fun?! 

My border was cut using the Memory Box Postage strips die. This set is so versatile, I love it.  This was my only pop of colour. Everything else I kept neutral and dark but chose feminine elements. 

The background is actually a 4x6 card I cut down, because I loved the back vintage rose, and the lighter paper makes my witches 'pop'.

An old wood stamp I had that said BOO, is simple yet fun. I added the twine bow to keep with the feminine feeling.  A set of these in a cute box would be an awesome gift for someone with an October birthday. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to continue on and check out all the awesome projects today!!

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hard to wrap my head around anything Christmas right now, but its really never to soon to start preparing. My goal in life is to have everything ready before December starts, including our Christmas cards. HAHA Yeah...Right...  

Either way, I'm so excited to be joining another blog hop hosted by Scrap N' Stamp. They are giving away these awesome stocking dies as a gift with every $50 purchase! To find the link to  your next stop keep reading until the end.

My first priority was using this gorgeous stocking die. I immediately knew it needed to be inlayed with glitter paper, which also allowed me to make three at the same time. Win Win. The process is simple but slightly time consuming. Cut it the three times from different paper, then start piecing them together. 

I really wanted the stocking to stay the focal point, so a simple design with lots of white space worked. Some old patterned Christmas paper down the side gave it a tad more interest. 

For my sentiments, I heat embossed white onto black cardstock and did some fussy cutting. They went onto a basic tag die. I made some simple bow embellishments using coordinating twine and strategically glued it down. A small banner at the bottom completed the sentiments but also help to fill the void space. For that I just raided my Christmas sets to find some basic sayings. (These happen to be from some old Lawn Fawn sets.)

I loved this sparkle paper, it was thin and didn't leave a glitter mess behind. In fact the paper is quite smooth, a unique characteristic. They even sell in in an assortment of colours and even a variety pack. Plus the sparkle of these cards is out of this world but of course impossible to capture in a photo.

Thanks for joining us,
 you can find your next stop with Julia at

and make sure to visit Scrap N' Stamp for the complete list of amazing designers participating in today blog hop here

Merry Christmas in July!

Here are the links to the awesome supplies used for today's projects (I am an affiliate to SNS and may recieve a small commission, which in no way effects the price you pay but it allows me to work from home with my children. I only recommend products I believe in.Thank you for your support!!):
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Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop

Happy Canada Day!!

We are blog hopping today in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, sharing projects featuring the cute new ‘Busy Beaver’ stamp & die set by Taylored Expressions!   Be sure to leave comments along the way because Scrap N’ Stamp Canada has some prizes to give away randomly- $150 in gift certificates (3 lucky people will get $50 gc’s) and a Busy Beaver set with a bonus maple leaf tag die!  Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on the SNS blog on Monday!

The link to your next stop can be found at the bottom of this post, 
so keep on reading!

This chunky beaver is too cute!

I really wanted to make my kids some bookmarks for all their summer reading.
To play up the bucky beaver teeth I used a Smile word die from MFT Stamps because I thought this sentiment I created was would be hilarious to my kids.

I wanted it to be really fun and chose to make it into a shaker bookmark. This was an great opportunity to pull out the Fuse tool and put it to work. In hindsight, I wouldn't have used the seed beads, as they are just to chunky (duh!) but they really make it a lot of fun.

The background I quickly ink-blended with some red-toned Hero Arts inks, in order to give it a little interest. Then out came my trusty Copics to do some quick colouring on the images. 

The finishing touches like the silver grommet and red ribbon tie it all together. My favourite part is this awesome tag die with the maple leaf. I know I will be pulling that out often, if not for just the maple leaf die.

Your next stop is with Amber Trubiak at

Please visit Scrap N' Stamp's blog for the complete list of women participating today and to find out the winners on Monday!

ps-Don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win one of these 'gnawsome' prizes!

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