craft fair season 2017

December has begun and I feel like I can breathe again. Last Saturday was my final craft fair of the year. Three weekends in a row I peddled my wares and am already looking forward to next year. BTW, this blog post has been sitting partially written since Monday so I just need to write…

DeviantArt Holiday Card 2016

Hello! Just a quick post to share my card for this year’s DeviantArt Holiday Card Project 2016. It is the event’s tenth year! I wanted to keep it not too “Christmas-y” and tried for more of a wintery theme. The inside is stamped with “Happy Holidays”. I used pop dots for the tree die cuts…

Holiday Craft Fair – Kensington Community Center 2016

I had the pleasure of participating in a local community centre craft fair last weekend, and I had a great time. This was a fun and well-run event with tons of people perusing the wares. From the regular and informative emails from the coordinator to the ease of paying my fee to everything being ready…

December 2016 memory keeping with MAMBI page protectors

In keeping with the style I used for my October Daily, I am using MAMBI Happy Planner page protectors for December Daily / December memories. As I again don’t plan on spending too much time on this every day, I feel this layout will work. I started with cut outs from this year’s Recollections North…

Christmas greeting cards – Santa’s belts

Michaels stores carry a brand called Creatology. The packages come with plenty of pieces in them and they are usually cute and fun. I imagine teachers love to pick them up for class crafting. Anyway, this year I got a package of the sparkly Santa belts: These fabric stickers were so adorable and versatile that…

Christmas shaker cards

Using the Recollections Shimmer Noel paper pad and Jillibean Soup small circle shakers I made a bunch of these sparkly, feminine Christmas cards: They all have a glittery silver snowflake die cut to bring in some more sparkle. I added some sentiment stickers from this year’s stuff at Michaels. I feel they really made the…

Christmas gift tags

I have been making like crazy because it’s crunch time. December 3rd is the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. I will have at a table at the Kensington Community Centre from 10am – 4pm. This is a small but busy one with consistently great crafts. I am proud to be a part, and hope you can…

Christmas cards – batch #1

Hello! I am sure you have also been keeping busy with holiday makes. These are the first batch I made this year: Lots of die cuts, cut outs and sparkle. I was still getting in to the hang of things with this batch, so I like some more than others. These were an order, and…

S.I.P. 56 -Christmas In July

The Hallowe’en decorations are slowly starting to fill the shelves of our favourite stores, but Stamp Ink Paper took it one step further this week: I opened up my Christmas supply box and got to work: I used some Hero Arts stamps for the ornament and stamped sentiments. Beside it is a jewel die cut…

belated holiday greeting cards

Hello all. I hope you had a wonderful and productive holiday season. I did not get a chance to post the many greeting cards I made, so here is a selection of my favourites.  

Christmas 2014

My Christmas card for 2014. I must have made about 25. USED: kraft coloured cards (Recollections, 4″x5.5″) Christmas stamps (Inkadinkadoo, 99472 Holiday Filigree) silver and bronze ink (Ink Dot, Studio G) silver and bronze embossing powder (Recollections)