Friday, December 31, 2010

December 31, 2010

The last time I'll type that year as a current date, I imagine. 2010 has been a good year for our family. I have enjoyed my scrapping and other adventures and want to wish everyone a safe and healthy new year.

We'll have our annual card out soon, hope you enjoy it.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Just received this news!! Amazing!
Subject: Scrap~tures Anniversary Kit Promotion!
We have lots of exciting things happening in January and to kick it off we are having a HUGE Kit Subscriber Promotion

Starting in January, kit subscriptions will be for 6 months rather than a year. Here at Scrap~tures, we realize how hard it can be to commit to something for an entire year and want to make things easier on you! If you sign up for a kit subscription this month to start with the January kit, you will get your 7th month kit FREE!

But wait!! That's not all!

As a bonus for signing up for a kit subscription, you will receive a 25% discount on any items that will fit in your first month's pizza box!


Don't forget that you will also receive for FREE for as long as you are a subcriber, every issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine!

Also commencing in January, there will be changes to taxes and shipping...

As of January 1st we are no longer charging taxes on any store or kit purchases

Unfortunately though, we have no choice but to increase shipping and handling charges. Due to Canada Post rate increases and the implementaion of HST we have to raise our rates as follows...

shipping in Ontario will increase from $8 to $10.
shipping in all other provinces will increase from $10 to $12
and shipping to the USA will increast from $12 to $14

In the end, you are still saving a bit of money with saving the taxes, for example,, an Ontario subscriber currently pays $47.55 per month for their kit, whereas starting in January, will only be paying $45.00.

So now is as good a time as any to finally make the decision to sign up for Scrap~tures kits!!

Thanks :)

Scrap~tures team

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Not ignoring you!

No, my faithful followers, I haven't been ignoring you. I've been busy doing various projects around the house in preparation for my NEW SCRAPTURES DECEMBER KIT to arrive (and it did) and I'm DROOLING all over my keyboard at the gorgeous-ness of it!

I've been clearing a path through my scrap room so I can get started creating with these beautiful papers.

I've also been wrapping Christmas gifts and organizing flights home for my dd for Christmas. I DID go to a card making class - taught by the very talented Michelle Sturgeon - on Friday night and as soon as it's light enough, I want to take a photo of the beautiful cards and show you.

So I'm not ignoring you.. I do think of you often. :-)

Monday, November 22, 2010

A couple of weekend layouts

Am working on finishing Gabby's first year scrapbook so decided to do these for a layout tag I was involved in this past weekend.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

a mid-November project for you!

I posted this at Scraptures the other day. Why not give it a try! Pop on over to the forum and let us know what you think of it. If you join up with the forum, you can enter for the RAK!

A friend sent me this link and I thought it looked easy enough even for a dysfunctional 'crafter' like myself so I gave it a try.

No word of a lie. If you're looking for a fun, fast and decorative little "favour" look no further. Even with my lame paper folding skills, I was able to complete the first one I did in 20 minutes - slightly longer than the video at the link above. Deciding to try the "embossed" variation - even allowing for time spent going back and forth between my computer and my cuttlebug (different rooms), the second one took even less time.

Embellishing is definitely the most fun step. You know me with my ribbon and flower fetish!  Wink

Let's see what you can do ladies! From everyone who completes this little project - AND UPLOADS IT TO THE GALLERY AND THIS THREAD - I'll draw for a RAK from moi. Enough incentive? Smiley

Ready, set, FOLD!!  Kiss

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scraptures November 15 kit reveal

This month we got to work with the lovely Basic Grey Pyrrus line. I understand all the card kits are sold out and there's very few of the scrapbook kit left in the store so hurry on over to and make sure you don't miss out on YOURS!

I'm back!

Yes, I know I've been MIA here in blog-world lately. I've come back from a month of travel - first to see my grandbaby and then to see my other babies. Good time but I'm glad to be home.

Look what I've been doing. :-)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What I did at the crop!

Even though my weekend had to be cut short, I'm happy with what I managed to actually accomplish this year!

That's all for now folks! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lace flower tutorial

Welcome to Scrappy Hour! I hope you like the fun but beautiful (and sometimes stunning IMO) project I have for you tonight. I'll be here for a little while but you know me, early to bed! I will however be around tomorrow to answer any questions you may have.

I'd like to show you how to make a lovely lace flower.  I love to use flowers and love an old fashioned look and feel. Lace flowers are some of my favourites. I can't always afford a Prima - nor do I always have the perfect one "on hand". As you know, I adore fabric and all things textile so making these was a natural progression for me. To make these beauties, follow these easy steps:

center object

1.  pick your lace. Decide on your center look. As a general rule, I like to use lace that is about 1" in width. Depending on what you want to center in your lace however determines how wide your lace needs to be, the bigger the center (and the final dimension of the flower) the wider the lace. The smaller? The reverse is true.

I also like if possible to use wire for this project (this project is also easily done with needle and thread instead of wire). Wire is just firmer and helps me with my spazzy (MS) hands to work easier! Here I've chosen a butterfly (I love using butterflies on my pages!) to work with. You can also use twist ties or other florist type wire. You won't see it when you're done. My lace is also smaller in the demonstration photos than I normall work with because I wanted some small flowers for my project. It's 3/4" wide.

How much lace? As a general rule of thumb, use double the length of the wire that you're going to use.

2.  Starting at one end, thread your wire (or needle and thread) through every other (or so - this is not an exact science) loop in the top of one side of your lace. Do this until you have approximately double the length of lace compared to the length of wire - or until it looks good TO YOU. This project is all about what YOU like. Smiley

3.  One thing I find helpful is to curl my wire as I go to make sure the gathers in the lace are the fullness I'm wanting to see. If it's not right, I can remove some or keep going. Again, this is a personal choice.

4.  When you've reached about as far as you want to go and the gathered lace is as full as you'd like it to be, cut the remaining lace.

5. Now comes the "fun" part. Just take the loose end of the wire so the two ends are twisted together Et voila! Just press and crinkle and shape to your liking and you're done!

Now, I didn't end up liking that green butterfly on the size of lace I chose so replaced it with the antique button you see on the flower below. Each one of these beauties took me under 5 minutes to make (longer if you have to stop and take photos along the way Wink ) and you'll be seeing them on layouts of mine in the near future.

I hope you've enjoyed our time together. Let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to seeing what you do with this project and seeing some lacey flowers on your layout or cards in the near future!     Kiss

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scrap~tures is the Weekly Sponsor at Creative Scrappers!

This week on Scrap~tures is the sponsor of the week! Please check out how you can win a Scrap~tures kit!!!
I chose to celebrate by using the milestone 125 sketch. Although I didn't enter it for the reveal, I certainly enjoyed working with it.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fabulous Friday Sketch Challenge for Scrap~tures!

This week's sketch is once again courtesy of Creative Scrappers Why not give it a try and toss your name in the hat for prizes over at Scrap~tures this month! Lots of ways to win. Check out this link to see what the very generous Denise has up her sleeve for you all!

Let me know what you think of what I did with this sketch. I'd love your feedback!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Scraptures October kit reveal

We got to work with the yummy SEI Moonrise papers this month. I hope you enjoy what you see and pop over to Scrap~tures to get in on one of the few remaining kits!

Scrap~tures October Scrapbook Kit~S.E.I Moonrise
                                                              1 sheet of S.E.I  Moonrise Serenity
1 sheet of S.E.I Moonrise Stillness
1 sheet of S.E.I Moonrise Quiescent
1 sheet of S.E.I Moonrise Composure
1 sheet of S.E.I Moonrise Opulence
1 sheet of S.E.I Moonrise Enchantment
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Chedar
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Sherbet
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Capers
1 sheet of S.E.I Moonrise Bark textured cardstock
1 pk of S.E.I Moonrise Alphabet stickers
1 pk. of S.E.I Moonrise cardstock stickers
½ pk. of S.E.I. Moonrise die-cut accents
1 Prima Say It In Pearls Light Brown Flowers
1 Prima Tiger Eyes Love Letter Roses
1 yd. of Prima Vintage Crochet Trim
                                                                      Your deluxe add-ons include~
1 pk. S.E.I Moonrise Metal Accents
1 pk. Clearsnap Leaf Noiveau Design Adhesive
1 Martha Stewart Glass Luster Micro beads

Created with the October Card Kit contents:

                       Scrap~tures October Card Kit ~ Unity Stamp Company Fall Splendor
                                  1 Unity Stamp Company Fall Splendor Foam Cling Stamp Set
1 sheet of Little Yellow Bicycle Autumn Bliss Blue Sky & Leaves
1 sheet of LYB Autumn Bliss Bronze Leaves
1 sheet of LYB Autumn Bliss Brown Leaves
1 sheet of LYB Autumn Bliss Multi Plaid
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Barclay
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Pinecone
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Buttercup
1 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Hillary
1 Prima Brown Sweet Taffy flowers
½ pk. LYB Autumn Bliss brads
1 Maya Road ink
1 Ranger Copper Perfect Pearls
5 Bazzill A-2 French Vanilla Envelopes
2 yds. Prima Lace

Remember to pop on over to Scraptures to get your hands on these fast-selling kits!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Finally Friday at Scraptures!

This week's finally Friday sketch is brought to you courtesy of Creative Scrappers sketch #111

And here's my take on it. Let's see what you can do!

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1 is challenge kick off day at Scraptures!

Finally Friday October 1 sketch challenge from Sketch #123 at Creative Scrappers

My October 1 challenge - LAYERS - let's see them!

Don't forget to check out the Scraptures blog for more fun!