Thursday, 29 December 2011

Elemental Layout

Hey, all!  I hope you've all had a good Christmas with friends and family.  I sure did!  I just wanted to quickly share with you a simple layout I made of my son.  I've been wanting to scrap these photos for some time, now, and I couldn't believe how little time to took to put this layout together!

I'm not so good at taking pictures of my artwork, yet:)

Materials used:
Paper- Elemental (Close to my Heart), Navy and yellow textured cardstock, Lagoon cardstock
Stamps- A Typeface (CTMH)
Inks- Lagoon (CTMH)
Embellishments- Milepost Shapes, Colonial White Grosgrain, Lagoon Brads, pin clips (all CTMH).

Thanks for looking and have a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

My Rock the Block

G'day, mates!  Remember when I told you about Close to my Heart's January promotion?  It's called Rock the Block and consists of a 9-piece cardboard block set (kind of like those puzzles we used to have) that comes in a box and also an E-size stamp set.  The stamp is exclusive to this month's promotion, meaning it will not be available in the new catatlogue.  Anyways, I had to order one of course, and this is how I finished it off:

I love how it turned out and so do the kids!  They love trying to figure out the puzzles.  I put a layer of Mod Podge over each side, because I knew it would be handled a lot and I didn't want the papers to lift off. 

Thanks for looking and have a good one!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Construction Site Cake

OK!  I finally got a new picture program installed in my computer so I can now post recent creations!  A bunch of you have been asking for pictures of Sean's birthday cake, so here it is...

Isn't it awesome?  I'm not meaning to brag, of course.  It was just so easy to make.  It's just a 9x13 chocolate cake with white buttercream icing.  Then I used a teensy bit of green and brown food colouring gel for the grass and the road.  I looked all over town for  construction site pieces like these and finally found them at Superstore for all of $4!  Couldn't get a better deal.  The trees came from the Christmas Dept at Zellers.  Put it all together in about 15 minutes and- voila!  Oh, yeah, the excavator's pile is a teaspoon of graham crumbs and the rocks are rolled Tootsie Rolls.  I thought this would be a lot harder to make, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Thanks for looking and have a good day!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sympathy Card

Good Mornin'.  Sorry, I didn't have time to post on Friday, and today's not much better.  I just have a quick card to show you.  Haven't needed a sympathy card for awhile and I hope I don't need one anytime soon, but it's always good to have some on hand, don't you think?

I love the colours I used for this card.

Materials used: 

Paper- Bliss (retired), black, twilight, grey flannel cardstock
Stamps- Treasure Life (CTMH)
Ink- black, twilight, grey flannel
Embellishments- Opaques-licorice

Thanks for looking and have a (not too busy) nice day:)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Boy Birthday Card

Hello, all!

Since we've just celebrated our son's birthday, I thought I would post a boy birthday card today.  This card is so quick and easy to make!  And how perfect for a little boy's day!

What could be better than using up only scraps for a card?  I love it when I can do that.

Materials used:
Paper- navy, lime green, and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps- Happy Birthday (CTMH), Vroom (Technique Tuesday)
Inks- Sunset, Pear, Outdoor Denim, Grey Wool (all CTMH)

Talk to you later!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Great News for CTMH customers

I'm so excited to tell you that as of January 1st, Close to my Heart's Canadian prices will be the same as US prices!  This is so cool, it's just what we've been waiting for.  That means that our product prices will be dropping once again and parties will need less to qualify for Hostess Benefits!  This is going to be great!

I also want to share with you the cool campaign for December and January.  Starting December 19th, we have a promotion called "Rock the Block!"  It's a 9-block game/puzzle that comes in it's own holder that you can decorate however you like.  It comes with an exclusive E-size stamp set that won't be available after the campaign is over, so if you like it, you need to order it now!  But, the best part is, when you spend $25 out of the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can buy this great game/puzzle/gift for only $15! 

Thanks and have a great day!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

non-creative post

Hi Everyone!  Today's post is not creative (at least not in the papercrafting sense).  I thought I would post some belly pictures of me and tell a little more about myself.  My husband and I already have 4 little blessings.  Well, I can't believe how excited I (we) am (are) to be expecting another one!  I love being a mom and wife:)


I know the heart thing is overdone, but we had to take one anyways. 

I don't know why these pictures are showing up so small, but there you have 'em!  Have a good day!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Baby Girl Cards

Today I have for you a couple of cute baby girl cards.  I was getting low in my stock, so I decided to use up some old paper I had laying around.  This has to be a quick post because I'm busy getting ready for my husband's birthday party.  Enjoy!

Materials used:
Paper- Notebook (retired), Bamboo cardstock
Stamps- Baby Love, The Best Way (retired)
Embellishments- various buttons, embroidery floss, pink organdy ribbon

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Altered Soap Container

Hey all!  Today I though I would post one of my all-time favourite projects.  This is an old coffee tin (925gram size) that I repurposed into a handy container for my laundry soap.  I like to get my laundry soap from the girls at and it fits perfectly into this tin.  I got the idea from a magazine that was covering coffee tins and using them to hold rolls of wrapping paper.  When I held a workshop to make these, some of my creative ladies turned them into "Lost Sock" corrals and candy bins.

Did I mention that I love my laundry room?  I also love doing the laundry (I'm weird like that:).

Materials used:
clean 925g coffee tin
Mod Podge and brush
Paper:  Wings (retired) from CTMH, Colonail White and Black cardstock
Stamps:  Bohemian Alphabet
Embellishments:  Opaque Pearls, twine, ribbon, Popdots.

By the way, I might have another Altered Soap Container workshop so if you have empty coffee tins, please save them:)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Cute Little Card Set

Hi, there!  It's time already for another post.  Here's a set of cards I made the other day using some retired paper from Close to my Heart.  This set is a lot of fun to make and it doesn't take all that long to do.  I found a tutorial online from a Stampin' Up consultant, but I can't remember her name (sorry:)). 

Materials used: 
Paper: Wings (retired), Colonial White cardstock
Stamps:  Remarkable Wreath
Embellishments: Opaque Pearls, jute, black ribbon.

Feel free to try this at home; it's not too hard.  The cards are 4 x 4.  The holder is 5 x 11.

Have fun!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Mojo Monday

Hi Everyone!  This is the first time that I've ever tried a sketch from a blog called Mojo Monday.  Every week these talented ladies put out another sketch to try-usually for fun, sometimes for prizes.  I thought I'd share with you my first try.  I used up some old papers that I had in my scrap-box and some felt pieces I recently got from a friend who went to a Stampin' Up party.  I also used CTMH's birthday stamp called: Card Chatter-Birthday

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Wooden Letters

Good Day to You!  Today I would like to share with you my newest venture.  I've been making these wooden letters as baby gifts for people.  I would love to sell more, but we'll have to see what happens.

For these cute letters I used 6" wooden letters from, Fanfare paper from Close to my Heart, It's a Zoo stamp set, various buttons, ribbon and jute.  The paper is glued on with Mod Podge.  These are so much fun to make.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Friday, 4 November 2011

November Constant Campaign

Hello there!  I thought I would give you an update on Close to my Heart's November Campaign.  If you spend $25 on stamps, you can buy the following stamp for $5.  Let me know if you would like to put in an order:

Thanks and have a good day further:)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My first Artwork post!

Oh, dear, what to choose for my first artwork post??  This is a tough question.  I think I'll go with... oh, I got it!  Since we are expecting number 5 in April, here is a baby card I recently made. 

We don't know what we're having and we don't intend to find out, but with 3 pinks and 1 blue already, maybe you can guess what we're kinda hoping for:)

Thanks for popping by!


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Wow-I did it!

Hello, there! I can't believe I'm posting in my own blog! This is amazing for me because I am so not computer savvy. But anyways, welcome to my blog. I've called it Paper Bliss because cutting and pasting with paper is one of my favourite pastimes. My other favourites include being with my family, reading, and {sometimes} giving old things a new look. So for today, I'm going to say thanks for visiting and I'll talk to you soon!