Friday, November 28, 2014

Scraptures - Finally Friday - November 28, 2014

Happy Happy Happy Friday!! Can you believe it's going to be DECEMBER in a few days???

Friday means it's time for a SCRAPTURES Finally Friday project!!

Thanks Christa for asking me to do the Finally Friday projects this month...was great motivation to do some layouts from last year!

Next I want to work on first day of school and Christmas (2013 of course) then I can move on to 2014!!!

Here's my last Finally Friday 8x8 layout using last month's card kit featuring Harvest Lane by Simple Stories.

Grandpa de Jong and Joel at Howells doing some pumpkin slingshotting (is slingshotting a word????)



Shite I used to make this layout:

  • Harvest Lane "Made with Love" design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane "Expressions Cardstock Stickers" (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane "Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers" (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane "Border Strips" design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Acorn Hollow design paper (Little Yellow Bicycle)


  • Kraft cardstock (Recollections - not in the kit)
  • Green chevron washi tape (not in the kit)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SOS 179 - Free is Good!!


Hey hey crafty peeps! Last Tuesday of November and it's time for a two week challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH

This week the SOS crew would like you to use something that you got for free...and don't forget to tell us what it is!

I received an awesome thank you gift pack at a crafty workshop that I attended. The cardstock, design paper, stamp set and ribbon slider I used on my project this week were all in the gift pack! I am so lovin' on the pinecone design paper and stamp!



FREE shite I used to make this card:

  • Dark Denim Journal cardstock paper (Bo Bunny)
  • Powder Mountain design paper (Bo Bunny)
  • Powder Mountain clear stamps (Bo Bunny)
  • Brown ribbon slider
Other shite I used to make this card:
  • Scallop border punch (SU)
  • Corner rounder punch (Creative Memories)
  • Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers distress inks (Tim Holtz)
  • White ribbon (Recollections)
Want to play along?? You have two weeks to upload your project to the SOS BLOG. While you are there be sure to share some crafty lovin' with my SOS teammies!!

We'll be back on Tuesday December 9th with a new challenge for ya!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scraptures Finally Friday - November 21, 2014

Wow, has this week ever gotten away from me. Friday was here before I knew it and I completely forgot to post my Finally Friday layout for SCRAPTURES today!!!

Still working away with the October card kit which featured Harvest Lane by Simple Stories. It's a great collection to work with for layouts from our family trip to Howell's last fall (yes I am more than a year behind!!).

One of Kevin and Joel (and Grandpa's) favourite activities at Howell's were the pumpkin slingshots. You buy a bucket of mini pumpkins and shoot them off across the field at targets they had set up including an old car! Grandpa's goal was to bypass all the targets and shoot the pumpkins into the forest!


Shite I used to make this layout:

  • Harvest Lane 12x12 Expression Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane Border Strip Elements (Simple Stories)
  • Harvest Lane 12x12 Fundamental Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Acorn Hollow design paper (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Kraft cardstock (Recollections - not in the kit)
  • Washi tape (SU - not in the kit)
  • Stapler & staples (not in the kit)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SOS 178 - Thankful


The theme for this week's SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge is "Thankful."

With US Thanksgiving right around the corner, the SOS crew would like you to make a Thank You, Grateful or Thanksgiving themed project.

Check out the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there share some crafty love with my teammies.

We probably don't take enough time to count our blessings and to think of all the many things we have to be thankful for...that's the direction I went with my card...give thanks for all the awesome I have in my life.



Shite I used to make this card:

  • Fundamental Cardstock Stickers (Harvest Lane, Simple Stories)
  • Made With Love design paper (Harvest Lane, Simple Stories)
  • Notebook design paper (Harvest Lane, Simple Stories)
  • Bingo Cards (Harvest Lane, Simple Stories)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock (SU)
  • Corner rounder punch (Creative Memories)
  • Dimensionals (SU)



Saturday, November 15, 2014

SoSS 21 - P is for Profanity


That's right!! This week's SoSS challenge is "P is for Profanity" the snarky sisters have nicknamed this challenge "use a swear if you dare."

Head on over to the SoSS BLOG (if you dare) for all the details on this challenge and while you are there show some crafty (maybe profanity laced) lovin' to my sisters and our awesome guest designer for this challenge...the lovely LAUREN

Here's what I made for the challenge. This past week was Remembrance Day in Canada and Vetrans'  Day in the US. My card is an ode to our brothers and sisters in arms, past and present. Thank you for your service and for all you do for those of us back home, for kicking ass and taking names!



Here's a quick pic of my military hero, my granddad Fred, this picture was taken in 1940...handsome fella. Are those hands a dead giveaway that he was a boxer???




Shite I used to make this card:

  • Whisper White cardstock (SU)
  • Masters of Disguise design paper (Bella Blvd. "Max")
  • Treasured & Text (Bella Blvd. "Max")
  • F Bomb stamp set (Kelly Purkey)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Real Red ribbon (SU)
  • Jumbo paper clips (Staples)
  • Stapler and Staples (Staples)
  • 1 3/4" circle punch (SU)
And if that one was too tame for you, have no fear, I also made a few more snarky cards with my F Bomb stamp set.





Shite I used to make these cards:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • F Bomb stampp set (Kelly Purkey)
  • Sentiment Sampler stamp set (Paper Smooches)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • 1 3/4" circle punch (SU)
Want to get in on the fun and let your profanity fly with the snarky sisters???
You have until 11:55 pm (EST) on Friday November 28 to upload your project to the SoSS BLOG