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Monday, July 30, 2012

Jane cardset

So I had a request for some Jane girl cards

I decided to give my distress markers a try...

I went with little birdie Jane

and some PTI text paper and ribbon

I do like the markers but I love my pencils more..LOL

Thanks for peekin'

Sunday, July 29, 2012

sending blessings

hey ya!
Its Sunday....weekends just go so fast don't they?

I was in Strathroy visiting my mom in her new house and stopped into up the street scrapbooking
coolest store with all kind of antiques and unique items

I couldn't resist that stamp..I mean really....how friggin cute?

well thats it...off to a 90th birthday...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

ruffle bag

I was aksed if I could make one of these Melissa Frances bags

I didn't have a pattern but I figured it looked simple enough right

I dusted off my rufler foot and went to town

Easy Peasy...I made this one pretty big at 18x18


I used a tiny brown dot and some left over Moda Giddy fabric

I actually love this bag..Im keeping it..bwahahahaha

Friday, July 27, 2012


happy FRIDAY!!!!
this week is Bella land we had a sketch

I decided to use thinking birds on a canvas ATC card
I added some stitching and tulle

next week its a SUMMERTIME theme...
I think I know what I'm doing

Thursday, July 26, 2012

party dress

I decided to tackle this Izzy and Ivy pattern that Lola picked out
 a while back

let me say that the dress is GORJ but certainly not a cheap project...

it was literally 3+ yards of fabric including the lining..jeeebus!

close up of the front top

close up of the back

well thanks for peekin!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


 this week at LRW we were asked to use chevrons

I decided to use some simple stories paper with chevrons

I added some burlap ribbon and a sentiment

go hop over to the blog and check out what the other ladies came up with

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

some sewing...

well I've done a bit of sewing over the past few weeks

a friend of mine opened the most amazingly unique store and I have some things of mine for sale there

you can check her out here

she has refinished furniture that is STUNNING and great prices, paintings, jewellery, linens and interior design...a bit of everything!

she asked for some table runners so I made a few that were quilted

here's one that I made using some 3 sisters fabrics

well thats it for today...
come on back tomorrow for the LRW challenge

Monday, July 23, 2012

stamp a faire stuff

well we had an absolute BLAST saturday

there were 15 of us in all here is one of m,y cards from Saturday

Avril was nice enough to let me use her jar stamp...dammit- now I need it..LOL

here is a small sampling of some of the cards and projects we all made

here's a couple snapshots of the group

well it was great...can't wait for our next one!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

back in black

hey ya!!

just posting a very simple card I made friday.

I was supposed to be packing up for a crop but I couldn't resisi this week's casual fridays challenge.

Use a black base..okay!!!

I clear embossed  bella's script background then added a chipboard focal point and some pearls.

Doesn't get more simple than that

stop back for some crop projects and highlights tomorrow

Friday, July 20, 2012



Its Christmas in bella land this week

I went with artsy house and made it festive with glitter and paper
I love making the house a Christmas house

Next week we have a sketch!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012



I did a bit of scrapping this week!

This is one of my favorite pics of Lola...

I went with a mix of prima and websters..
wanted to keep it kinda soft

Thanks for peekin'

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

LRW Pretty packaging

Wednesday already???

Its my pick for challenges this week over at LRW.

I can't get over how gorgeous some of the scrappy packaging is...
I keep some of it just because I love it so much !!!
That brings us to the challenge this week..use your scrappy packaging

I used the acetate backing from some Prima flowers as the backdrop for this card..

I mean really..how could I throw it out right???

Play along with us and link up
check out what the other girlfriends came up with

thanks for peekin'

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

let the sunshine in....

hey there!!

just popping in with a quick Bella card!

Lola is totally wiped when I pick her up from day camp,
and all she wants to do it sit in the air conditioning

she loves colouring Bellas, so while she did hers...I did one too
I coloured up Lolly and her Brolly, have to admit, I dont think
I've used this one before...shame

well thanks for peekin

Monday, July 16, 2012

you make me happy

happy Monday!!

I snuck in a bit of crafting time last night..felt good

I decided to play along with casual fridays lets strip challenge
I used "swipes" of chalk ink and some PTI stamps and chipboard

well here's to hoping I get some things accomplished this week...LOL

thanks for peekin'

Sunday, July 15, 2012

thanks a bunch

hey there!!

Had an amazing weekend...busy busy but FUN!!!

thought I'd share a card I made with some leftover Echo Park scraps

Just fussy cutting and a stamp...easy as pie

Thanks for peekin!

Friday, July 13, 2012

love collage

Friday the 13th...hmmmmm

This week at bella we had a sketch..

I decided that I had neglected love collage for way too long

I coloured with some watercolour markers and paper pieced a bit

next week

CHRISTMAS..any kind of Christmas stamp

Thursday, July 12, 2012

love every second

hey ya!

I forgot to post this layout I did over a month ago at a crop

I used mostly dear Lizzy with a bit of elle's studio and studio calico

Thanks for peekin

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July.....

it has cooled down by 4 degrees...lol

Our challenge this week was to do a Christmas card..
I actually had fun digging out all my seasonal stuff!!

I used some October afternoon, Prima and ribbon on this one

Go have alook at what the other girlfriend's came up with

if you are feeling festive...play along with us

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

farm fresh rag quilt

hey ya!

I've had these October Afternoon farm fresh charm packs forever

I finally decided to get doing something with them

It turned out super cute-great baby size

now to get my hand on some seaside..LOL

Monday, July 9, 2012

you are amazing

Monday already!!!

I had a super busy weekend with not much crafty time
I did make this card last night

I wanted  to play along with casual Fridays text me challenge

I used PTI text paper with a Melissa Frances frame and an Ali Edwards sentiment

Thankks for peekin'

Sunday, July 8, 2012

scrap lovin projects

Happy Sunday!!

Just posting a couple little things I've made to try and use up my MASSIVE pile of fabric scraps

A pear

a berry

These are from a Heather Bailey pattern..

they are supposed to be a pin cushion,
I think they are too cute to poke pins into...

it also has an apple and a tomato

These are quick and fun
I will be making more just because

Friday, July 6, 2012

live out loud


our bellarific Friday theme was embossing...

I decided to emboss grandmas gramophone
it was kind of an experiment...pencils and mineral spirits don't play well with embossing powder..LOL

next week we have a sketch!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

snapshot at 6

hey there!!

I'decided to do some scrapping the other day.. take a break from sewing
and cards!

I used some bits and pieces of a bunch of things on this layout
Amy Tangerine, filter papers, studio calico, stampin up brads


Thanks for peekin'

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

hello sunshine!

hey there!!

Its LRW day

Our challenge this week was a beach theme..

I decided to go with sunshine ''cause that goes with beach right???

I used some pink paislee and Amy Tangerine
 then finished it off with a Technique Tuesday sentiment

go have a look at the other girlfriend's creations over on the blog

thanks for peekin'

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


hey there

I got some new PTI this weekend and I was wanting to get inky...

I decided to play along with make it monday

thanks for peekin!

Monday, July 2, 2012

kinda shabby Jane girl

 Holiday MONDAY!!!

So I was in the mood to colour a bit last night..

I've missed playing with these Bella images so I decided thats what I would play with.

I used birdie Jane on some watercolour paper and markers...

I attempted a shabby theme...
not too sure if I ended up with what was in my head but whatevs

Thanks for peekin'

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dream BIG

hey ya!!

I found some energy and decided to get crafty

actually I'm starting to feel like myself again..


I just had to play with the CASual Fridays round and round challenge

I love a round card

I was determined to bust into my stash of older stuff..
I've been tidying a bit and OMFG...

I forgot I had alot of stuff..ha ha ha

thanks for peekin