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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Exploding Box RCMP Style

To honor our son who became a member of the RCMP this year, I created this memorabilia for him.

We couldn't attend his well deserved ceremony due to the pandemic but we made the most of it and celebrated with him in spirit, that is for sure!

The create to this design goes to Martha Tucker. She is a wonderful crafter and shares her free tutorials over on you tube. Here is the link to her channel and to this particular project.

The paper line used is from Blue Fern called Memories and the decorated elements were from my stash and mostly from Tim Holtz.

You can also watch the unveiling of this project by viewing it here on my you tube channel.

Monday, 29 June 2020

This Happened!

Year 2020 has, thus far, been a roller coaster ride for the entire world. For us there has been some very bright moments and this is one of them. 

Our son persevered his dream career and now we get the privileged of calling him  Cst. J Jackson.

Patiently waiting for the "good photos" as we were not permitted to go to ceremonies due to the pandemic so making due with these not perfect, but perfect to me photo's.

Paper line: A very old BoBunny line called Somewhere in Time, BoBunny Double Dot Vintage
Vicki Boutin: Foundations Paper, embellishments
Tim Holtz: Inks, ephemera (note the name on the card...JACKSON..wouldn't believe it!); stamps
Other items: Stitching, twine

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Vicki Boutin- Wild Flower and Honey on line class

On May 31, 2020 Vicki offered an on line class for 2 double page layouts using her paperline, Wild Flower and Honey.

You all know I am a huge fan of hers. Not because she designs wonderful products or she is famous in the crafting world, but because she is as real as it gets, she is honest about her journey and she is just a wonderful human being!

Thank you Vicki for everything you do to make this world a better place <3 Here's the link to her page:

Here are the two lay-outs she designed and how I used them to record my/families lives.

Our son and his Special lady- they are a great pair and we are rather attached...Just saying Josh :)
Some fun photo's of them at work and at play.

On National Scrapbooking Day 2019 Me and my best scrap gals had the opportunity to participate in a live class with the one and only- Vicki Boutin . My Stamping Studio in Windsor, NS hosted the event and it was not a disappointment! Thought it fitting to scrap these photo's on the very layout class given by the same fabulous lady

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Challenge! Everyone can be a card maker!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I follow Vicki Boutin regularly and she is one of the hugest influencers in letting loose and just playing. She is real, honest and passionate about art, in all forms.

If any of you are like me this is challenging! I always want to know what the finish project will be so getting out of this comfort of "planning" is outside my comfort zone. But I am doing it and loving the new found freedom!

Lately I played with alcohol inks and Lavinia Stamps. I messed around with these for a full afternoon and in the end I didn't "love" any of them enough to use for cards. But my goodness I had fun and I learned about the products and substrates.

Yesterday I wanted to create by not really put much thought into it so I put on a movie, spotted the beautiful but somewhat out of control collection of Vicki Boutin embellishments (see photo below ;) 
and my tossed aside card fronts from the day of play.

Without any thought I started to pull pieces that matched the color palette on the card fronts, some dimensional tape and magic happened!

I now LOVE these cards! 

Start with play ( I know the kool-aid drinkers out there with several backgrounds that can be cut down to card size) and then pull in embellishment pieces- ANYONE can do this!

Check out the dimension on these cards with the layering!

As always I hope this inspires you to create!

Monday, 25 May 2020

Mini Album- Wallet Style

Love doing Mini Albums! It is a way to use up reams of beautiful paper down to every last scrap!

The design for these projects was seen over at Younique Scrapbook facebook so the credit goes there!

Paper line and cut a parts used was Paper Phenomenon Flight 2715

These Mini Albums will hold 35+ photo's and other memorabilia. All three are themed for Travel.

Please watch this short video for an up close view of the projects

 Album #1


Album #2 


Album #3


Saturday, 2 May 2020

Be Yourself

Since I took the pressure of myself to relax and just have fun with the paper I've really been enjoying the art of scrapbooking again.

Paper line: Carta Bella Flora no.2; sewing and enamel dots! I love layering with the paperline and some complimentary care stock!

Sunday, 26 April 2020


Hope you all are not getting tired of lay-outs featuring our daughter :) I am almost through the photo's from 2019...I think!

This lay-out was created using Photo Play- Vintage Girl Paper line and ephemera pack. I also added sewing, used vine stamp and dies from Heartfelt Creations as well as a few embellishments from my stash.