The Crate Obsession

I promised I would be back with more details on this layout showing my little guy who is obsessed with our puppys crate (or more likely the puppy in the crate),  that I created for our May crop.


For this layout I used a sketch from PageMaps (if you are ever stumped, be sure to check them out!).

Supplies & paper sizes:

  • 12×12 Pool Party Cardstock
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Timeless Textures Stampset
  • Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack:
    • X piece cut to 4 ½” x 4 ½”
    • Border/Stripes: Include scallop, 4 stripes and scallop (you will need to pieces to do this, there may be a gap in the middle which will be behind the photo piece)
  • Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4 ½” x 6 ½”
  • Photos: 2 – 2” x 3”, 1 – 4” x 3”
  • Thick black bakers twine
  • Hot Diggity Dog Stampset (dog fussy cut, body attached with tear tape, and head attached with a dimensional)
  • Archival black ink
  • Little Letters Thinlits
  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Rotary Stamp
  • Markers:
    • Watermelon Wonder
    • Tip Top Taupe
    • Cucumber Crush
    • Daffodil Delight
  • Scissors
  • Journaling Pen

You can pick up these supplies and more at my online store, however, don’t delay, some of these items are only available while supplies last!



Adding Memorbilia to Memory Keeping


I am back again with some more Project Life layouts. I’m still busy getting ready for Saturday’s crop, so we will keep things short and sweet again!Jan-31-2

This layout is all about a silly little boy playing with a blanket (still does this every chance he gets!) and me promoting to Silver Elite (about a 4th level in the Stampin’ Up! world–it means not only do I have decent sales, I also have an amazing team!).  I kept things pretty simple, and just added some sequins to the journaling card.


These are screenshots I took from my phone of Bentley getting to meet my volleyball team for the first time when we had a night out–love my team, most of us have been together for 7 years or more now!  We also taped Magnus’ ears (which he actually loved) and I did a new headshot selfie for this blog!  Again, kept the journaling card pretty simple and just added some coloured dots that coordinated.  And my headshot photo was the wrong orientation, so I trimmed it to fit, and added it to some coloured cardstock!  Problem solved.Jan-31

One of the things I love about Project Life is the ability to add memorbilia.  I added my Certificate of Advancement when it arrived!  I’ll have more ideas (and different sized memorbilia) to add later on.

Hope you enjoy!

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May Crop

Hello everyone!

I hope those that were at yesterday’s crop are now “fully recovered”!

It was a great day, and although we had a small crowd, it was fun to relax and craft!  We raised $29.83 for Relay for Life (which I upped to $60) with sales and a tiny bit left over from crop fees.  Although not much, every little bit helps!  If you’d like to learn more about the team we donated to, you can do so here: (as a side note, Lindsay is the person that introduced me to Stampin’ Up!, and is also the person that spent countless hours helping me find the perfect location for the crops we organize through Crop Kingston–if you feel like helping her team on their quest to raise funds for cancer, please donate at the above link).

Now for the part that you’ve all been waiting for–the make & takes!  The grab bags this month included the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Pack.  At each crop, we do four make & takes using the paper pack included in the grab bags.


This card was designed by my downline, Amanda Farlinger (From Where I Stamp).  This background paper is one that can easily stump people, but it looks great here!  She also used the Sprinkles of Life Stampset (right now, Sprinkles of Life is the Ronald McDonald Charities Stamp and money from the purchase of each stampset is donated to Ronald McDonald House, but only until May 31st!  So pick it up here:


This Project Life page is also by Amanda.  She used the Sprinkles of Life Stampset again, along with Endless Wishes.  We actually had a quick talk this weekend about unused paper packs. Have you ever considered precutting them in 4×6, 3×4, and 4×4 for Project Life?  They’re fantastic for when you need a punch of colour, but don’t want any words or as a background to other images like she has done here!

This cute and simple packaging idea was from myself.  I love the curvy keepsake boxes for easy packaging ideas!  I will be back later this week with a quick explanation on how to get the two tone designs on these!


And our last make & take, this scrapbook page that I did.  I will be back with more details on it as well this week.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this very quick recap.  You can join us for our next crops this fall: September 17th, October 15th, and November 19th!


Let Us Celebrate!


I hope everyone had a great long weekend!  We did here.  We relaxed, visited with friends, and got some work done around the house (easier with two of us–one to handle the “puppy” and our almost 9 month old, and one to actually do the work!).  And I took an extended long weekend and went to visit my sister today with Bentley.  I don’t get to see her often, as she lives almost two hours away and works shift work, so it was fun!  We also took Bentley to the park and showed him the splash pad.  Hopefully soon he’ll be able to go in by himself–right now he needs “help” and we didn’t have any spare clothes for us!

As a part of a group I belong to, I won a prize a few months ago that included some handmade cards from Ronda Wade.  I loved them all, but in particular, I loved one with a Real Red card base.  And I already had some card bases pre-cut!  But to use what I had I changed the orientation and moved a few things around, but I loved the inspiration!  This was my final card (which was a huge hit at card class that night–so much so that I had made extras on purpose and they were all gone at the end of card buffet!):





Mother’s Day


Sorry for the belated post.  But I wanted to show my Mother’s Day card (I’d feel worse about not posting sooner, but my mother still hasn’t seen her card!  My sister got married Mother’s Day weekend, and my mom’s gift has been ordered but hasn’t yet arrived!).


This card was CASEd from Rochelle Blok.  I kept pretty close to the original, but used what I had.  I’m not going to list all the supplies as I’m tight on time, but to get the colours of the roses, the roses are numbered 1-3.  The first colour is stamped in Rich Razzleberry but stamped off on a scrap first.  The second colour is Rose Red.  And the third colour is Rich Razzleberry again, but this time “full strength”.  I played around with different colour combinations before settling on this–and it was 100% worth the extra time!

You can pick up all the supplies used on this card at my online store at


Valentine’s Milk Carton


I realized tonight as I was sitting down going through my photos to be blogged, that I hadn’t yet shown this cute little milk carton!  My downline, Louise, designed this for our January crop as one of the make & takes.  Cute isn’t it?IMG_7217

Some of these products are about to be discontinued, so I thought I better show it now!


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Project Life Friday


I’m back with another Project Life Spread.  When I first started this blog, my plan was to have Project Life featured on Friday’s so here is this weeks share:


Just a quick layout showing some photos from taking Bentley to meet my volleyball team, taping Magnus’ ears (believe it or not, he actually liked this–I felt guilty, and he was loving it!), and a new headshot for this blog.


Showing off the little B man again (big surprise), but I also included a screenshot of my Stampin’ Up! promotion to Silver Elite–I love including screenshots as a way to get information that isn’t necessarily photos.


I went back later on and added my promotion certificate from Stampin’ Up! when it arrived.  Love being able to not only include this, but add it in at a later date!

You can check out Project Life by Stampin’ Up! at my online store at

Project Life By Stampin' Up!