Monday, April 18, 2011

Spellbinders and GlueArts

Not sure if I have stated before how expensive it can be to buy Scrapbook supplies and tools in Canada but it can be quite crazy. I have started to do a lot of buying and shopping online. A friend on sent me a link to Now has a huge range of products and some OK prices but the shipping into Canada is ridiculous and that is what makes or brakes me ordering from the states. Now shipping rates are very reasonable and every time I order from there I am happy with my choices. My latest purchase was  Glue Arts Pro Glide. It came with 2 additional cartridges for only 24.95 and my first set of Nestiblities by Spellbinders. The Pro Glide was a excellent purchase and works incredible well. I just need to get more cartridges LOL. Spellbinders here in Canada cost $45 and up, the set I purchase cost me $14. Cant wait to purchase more but thinking I am going to check out ebay now and see what else I can get and maybe cheaper. I made a gorgeous card for my grandma that I am so pleased with. I will post it and all my other cards I made for you later. Have a wonderful creative day my friends and enjoy this short week.

Monday, April 11, 2011


 I belong to several card swaps so I need to make alot of cards. I keep forgetting to take pictures of them before I send them in the mail LOL. Here are 2 Christmas ones I did using the BoBunny Midnight frost collection. I stamped a sediment on the tags added some plastic snowflakes and red bling flourishes. Over all I think they turned out quite nice.

 This is a friendship card not the coffee on the chipboard sticker. I also stamped and embossed a sediment on the chipboard tag.
 A happy Birthday card of course. I cut out around the flowers before layering them on to the pink card stock I think it helps them stand out more.
 During March Imaginisce had a doodle challenge. I made these next two cards early in the month but never got a chance to post them for the challenge. All the paper use is from Imaginisce. For the Christmas one I used Cottage Christmas and added the silver studs using their flourish template and i-Rock of course
For this one I used the Dinoroar collection. I punched out the circles in the coordinating paper and then made a bow in orange to add to the dinosaur 3d sticker. I also added gold studs to the ribbon because even boys need a little bling in their lives LOL.

Imaginisce prize package

So awhile back I won the complete Berrylicious Collection from imaginisce. This is such a fun line and just look at all the goodies they sent to me. The stamps are adorable they all have little faces on them. Fabric, card stock, chipboard all stickers and 1 sheet of each style of paper. Here it sits just waiting for me to create with it. Now that my big mini kit swap is done it is time to get creative. I am just waiting on my Glue Arts Pro Glide which should arrive anytime this week. Not only will I finally have my ATG but my first set of Spellbinders will arrive. I plan on making a lot of cards with this collection and maybe 1 or 2 LOs I can't wait to start. I just need to pick out some solid cs to go with everything do some stamping and colouring with my pencils...thinking I might have to try some copic markers. And then let everything come together. Once I have made some things I will be sure to post them for you all to see.

Mini kit swap

 I love to do swaps. Its a chance for me to make different things and exchange them with others. I just finished a huge swap for mini kits unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of everything I made.

This first picture is of my fall pieces, I needed to do a title and deco squares. All pieces had to match and be embellished at least 3 times. All the cs is DCWV. I cut everything out on my Cricut using Once Upon a Time cart for the title, Doodlecharms for the leaves and squares, and Camping for the tree branches. All the gold studs are from Imaginsce attached with the i-Rock. Brown stickles on the leaves and glitter on the acorns plus ribbon from my stash.
 My next group was Spring. Again all cs is DCWV. I used my MS corner and boarder punch then layered coordinating paper and cut out the word spring. I used a rhinestone and i-Rock to put the dot on the i. Prima flower and a glitter brad for the center. On the file folder I layered the cs on top of white ribbon and then added a Prima flower and rhinestone for the flower center.
 Halloween was easy as I just needed to make a journal spot and 4 pieces of coordinating cs. The journal spot is cut from Cars cart. on the Cricut. Stamped on the journal area, added some ribbon, bling pumpkin and then a chipboard glitter bat. It turned out very cute.
 Summer required a photo mat and deco squares. Again used cs from DCWV. On the mat I used some matching ribbon from my stash as well as a butterfly charm. I then attached a amber rhinestone to the lower right corn and added leaves to it. The deco squares edges are inked, added matching ribbon, flowers with stickles, wooden butterflies and then one with a rhinestone butterfly.
 For Winter I also made photo mats and supplied matching ribbon. I love snowflakes so everything here is or has snowflakes on it LOL. I added studs to the plastic snowflakes to add little more sparkle. I love Bling and tend to find some way to use it on my projects.
For Valentines Day again I made a photo mat and deco squares. I so love my MS corner and boarder punches I really need to get more. I use lots of rhinestones and glitter, some ribbon and lace

Friday, April 1, 2011


This month as been awful for crafting. I need to clean my desk and organize because I NEED to create. I was doing so good there and then bam got hit with everyday life. First the youngest ends up in the hospital and then I get a house full of kids to watch. Don't get me wrong that is a good thing since that is my job but it all happened in a matter of two weeks. Plus moved my youngest into her new room with her little sister. April will be just as busy but I must make time for me otherwise I will be come a grumpy beast LOL. So my goal for April is to create something new every week and post it. I am pretty good at keeping my goals so if I can do this then I will be able to keep it up. This weekend is Card making time I am behind and need to make a TON of cards. Need some new stamps for it and will look at Michael's and my LSS to see what they have. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and hopefully the snow that environment Canada is calling for will go away! :)