Thursday, October 30, 2014

You Are Tag

Hi,
Today is a simple and fast project which was inspired from some tags I picked up while visiting Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada. These little tags make a perfect random act of kindness item, a pick me up for a friend or a nice addition to finish off a gift.
Have a Happy Day!
Susan

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cupcake Jump

Hello,
It is time yet again to wish my dad a happy birthday. So, Happy Birthday Dad, have a good one! 
The numerous times I have seen these cute and adorable mice from Stampendous Stamps, which in fact have been created into so many amazing cards and other such items left me craving to own a few myself. Hence an order was placed and I am now a proud owner of not one but three House Mouse stamps, along with one of the matching sentiments
Today's little critter is none other than Cupcake Jump, (quite the obvious name for this delighful stamp). This particular image was paired up with the wonderful matching sentiment that I formerly mentioned.
Even though these mice are adorable I certainly wouldn't want one jumping on my cake no matter how cute they are. Fortunatly for him he has an escape route through his fancy mouse door if need be.

Jumping for Joy on this special day,
Susan



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooktacular Bookmarks

Hi,
Well, today is the final project based on Halloween. With the e-reader being so popular bookmarks almost seem to be a thing of the past, although, many of the girls I know would rather pick up a trusty book, turning crisp pages for themselves. Myself I am between on this, I love my e-reader for the connivence it provides, being light weight, easy to carry, plus you can turn the pages while drinking a cup of tea (an added bonus), also they take up very little space on the bookshelf. Even so reference material, magazines and cook books always win out in book form.
With that being said I have come up with these fun, yet cute, although not at all scary bookmarks for the girls. To be honest I did not have a halloween stamp in my collection. Fortunately, there was a variety to choose from at Michaels, plus using a coupon made for an added bonus. This particular stamp set is from Hampton Art which provides several simlpe images along with matching sentiments.
Laminating the final product makes these bookmarks durable and long lasting. 

Happy Reading,
Susan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Bag

Hi,
Well the spookiest night of the year is fast aproaching, when all the ghost and goblins will be out and about. Although halloween isn't a particular event I get overly crafty with, this year I have managed to create a few items. As previously seen was my table with the candy corn candles and vases, which not only went with the Thanksgiving theme but doubled as halloween decorations. 
Next up is this cute bag which my daughter decided we should make. Not only are bags a great way to bring in the seasons celebrations, but they are friendly on the environment. Hence along with the adorable fabrics, bright coloured buttons plus an added bow we created this unique yet super fun shopping bag.

Have a spooky good time,
Susan

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thanksgiving

Hi,
For us in Canada Thanksgiving was this past weekend. Not only was it a spectacular weekend with the fall colours ablazed in golds, yellows with a splattering of red, but the weather was warm, sunny and for us no snow. Yahoo!! On top of that we were fortunate to have some company giving me the opportunity to once again be creative. 
With that being said there is no better way to express creativity than decorating a table. Consequently today I am sharing my table along with three new projects plus one I showed the other day.

 

First off is the adorable name card treat boxes created yet again from a couple of fun images from Sassy Cheryl. Brightly coloured images of Sally and Noah sporting their turkey costumes made for the perfect feature on the pillow boxes created from my We R Memory Keepers pillow box punch board. Add to this the name of each guest then finishing off the box with a bit of bling and some bakers twine.



How cute are they?
Next in the line up is the personal soy candles with little thanksgiving flags. My daughter and I had so much fun making the last candy corn candles (which are also adorning the table), we decided to create a smaller version using small glasses purchased from IKEA.


Finally, paint spraying a couple of wine bottles plus a tin vase in the candy corn theme rounded out our Thanksgiving table decor.


A fun table indeed,
Susan

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Game is in the Player

Hi,
As you may recall to my being on a Sassy Cheryl run, well, Noah playing soccer for "The Game Is In The Player," lines up for todays card. Sporting his new fancy soccer ball bling he is ready for action. Although, I do realize in the world of cards mine are pretty clean and simple, making it important to have just the right bling bringing it all together, at least that's what I tell myself.

Playing For Fun,
Susan

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Candy Corn Candles

Hi,
I have a super fun project for today. Recently my daughter and I got together to work on a few items for the Christmas season. In our midst of the projects she suggested we make some Candy Corn candles for Halloween.
Although the method of candle making is relatively the same as when I made candles with mom, many years ago, a few of the supplies have changed. No longer were we needing to peel crayons to melt for the colour, we simply added a few shavings from a highly pigmented wax colour block. Another change was the metal base you attach to the wick, this not only helps to hold the wick to the bottom of the container, but also keeps it in the center, allowing the candle to burn even. Next was the choosing of the wax. Although there are several different options to choose from we chose to use a soy based wax. Not only did this allow us the nice white top layer but it also kept the other colours pure. Finally, we added a hint of pumpkin spice fragrance, not too strong, but as a subtle undertone, I do prefer my candles to be scent free.


Happy Burning,
Susan

Friday, October 3, 2014

How's About a Hug

Hello,
This particular card that I am sharing today is another image from Sassy Cheryl. I seem to be on a run with her sweet loveable characters. Not only do I have this particular card to show you but another two in various stages of completion, actually I am waiting on some bling to finish them off. With that being said serval images on my Christmas cards are also from the Sassy Cheryl's line. 
It just so happens that my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. In one sense time has flown by and in another it seems like we have always been together. As fortune had it we were able to get away to the beautiful city of Vancouver for a few days. Luckily, only one day was rainy and cool, which worked out perfectly with our plans, leaving the other days warm and sunny.
Hence discovering this adorable yet sweet image made me feel right at home, knowing that a hug from my husband is a favourite place to be, warm, secure and loved. Consequently "How's About a Hug" made for the perfect focal point on this anniversary card.


To many more happy, healthy years together,
Susan