Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A couple of Early H-ween pics

We played dress up for a bit this afternoon with some hats I picked up at the local Dollar Store.

These were just too fun not too share.
Happy EARLY Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

2 Hops in 1 month?

How much did you LOVE the rest of the creative team's projects????
I'd swear these kits get better every month. I just love the mix of manufacturers and TONNES of embellies. This one is SURE to please :)

The colors didn't photograph well, so I included some detail shots to give you a better idea of how pretty these papers are.

All supplies from November Peppermint dreams kit (available at Love Is In The Details Nov 1)


Since I am the last stop on our HOP, I am going to thank you for visiting us all and if you haven't, make sure you stop by the rest of my Teamies' blogs to check out ALL their hard work-it's total deliciousness!

Blog hop order:
LIITD blog
Cindy <--You are HERE

Witchy has been leaving cryptic messages on our LIITD board and is running a FUN contest on the LIITD blog!

This is only a part of Witchy's tale, you can read the whole passage HERE!

'loveisinthedetails2@mts.net is where to email me
The pictures of your entries that you want me to see,
Please write - Witchy’s Contest - in the subject line
And I’ll reply to let you know I’ve received them in time.

The prizes for this I know you’ll adore
They are gift certificates to the LIITD store,
Three chances you have to win a prize
Of $100, $75, or $50 - so please give it a try.'
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Imaginisce deliciousness.

Have you ever had a paper you loved SO MUCH, you didn't want to use it? That's what has happened here. I have had the following beautiful floral papers for over TWO years (this is back in the day when I didn't buy 2 of the same sheet and was afraid to use it for fear of ruining it-LOL) I was able to mix this older line with the newer Twitterpated line (the small items you see cut out). And I LOVE how this floral pattern looks. Who says you can't use flowers on a 'boy' page!?

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Supplies: All items Imaginisce EXCEPT: cardstock (prism & bazzill), alphas from Michael's, Paint from $1.
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I liked the flowers on the previous page SO MUCH in fact, I used the excess I trimmed when making my pattern paper shape and used it to frame THIS LO. I took extra care when cutting out the flowers from another sheet of pattern paper and added them as an element here. I found the alphas were getting lost on my LO, so I ran a light stitch over them.

Supplies: Kraft CS-The Paper Company, papers-Imaginisce, buttons-from stash, alphas-Am. Crafts.
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This last LO is a re-do (I know so many people dead-set against it but REALLY this one NEEDED to be re-done!) I had a great time shaping my paper (I trace my interesting die cut shapes on a piece of thin chipboard-usually something you get off the back of a paper pack, cut them and then use as needed). I cut my cute little embellies from pieces of paper and pop dotted them for dimension. I then stitched several pieces before adhering for added interest and finished off with some bling. I am WAY happier with this LO and I put a SERIOUS dent in my stash with it! woohoo!

Supplies:cardstock-Bazzill, papers-ALL Imaginisce, buttons-stash, bling-Imaginisce & unknown, border punch-Martha Stewart, alphas-Scenic Route
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This last item is just a simple card. I made my die cut border with a new punch, backed it with contrasting cardstock & then hand cut around it. I next added a punched border, a simple bow and circle punched sentiment. I cut the cute penguins at the bottom from pp, inked and pop dotted them. Easy peasy!

Supplies: Cardstock-scalloped swiss-dot Bazzill , papers-Imaginisce, penguins/sentiment-Imaginisce, ribbon-unknown, border punches-Martha Stewart.

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Thanks for stopping by and peeking at my new work!

Have a Happy Monday!

YIKES. Some MUCH needed updating.

I can't believe how long it's been since I have updated this thing. YIKES. I have been plenty busy scrapping but unfortunately it's ALL DT stuff-so I can't share-yet ;) .
First and foremost, I have to say WOW. I had THE BEST weekend (despite the amount of crazy-bad rain we got!) I went to LCOMs very first CROP this weekend and got to spend two days with some of my FAVORITE people ever! We laughed, we shopped, we laughed, we ATE, we laughed some MORE and we caused a commotion at the local Michael's (we even got a bit of scrapping in!). My hat goes off to Tanya, aka. Tinkerbell this weekend. She pulled off an AMAZING event (from doing her own catering, to hand making the take-out goodie boxes, to bringing FABULOUS scrappy goodies and making sure to stop by and chat with everyone to boot! I will NEVER ubderstand how she literally does it ALL!!!) Thank you again, Tinkie for hosting such a FAB event!
BUT I can share a couple of peeks with you ;)
First-this is a peek of the new LIITD kit: Peppermint Dreams designed by Melanie Blackburn. We are having a blog hop tomorrow at 4pm MT (6pm AST), so be sure to pop by the LITTD BLOG to see what my incredibly talented, super-fun and SWEET Teamies (these girls REALLY are the BOMB!!) and I have been up to!


Next, I want to share some Sussies updates with you! Below is the November Sussies kit! It is CHOCK full of warm brown hues from Adorn-it & Little Yellow Bicycle. It's a great mix of funky & fall. Be sure to check the Sussies site for purchase on November 1 AND the gallery for the DT reveal from the talented and diverse DT! It's sure to get your juices flowing!

And speaking of the Sussies DT-Sussies is having a Design team call!! WOOHOO!!

Be sure to check out the blog for ALL the details. If you are interested in being on the Scrapbook Sussies Design Team, we are accepting applications through Sunday, November 15th. This is a super fun team to design with, the kits are 2 sided so there is ALWAYS a fab mix of ALOT of product and the Sussies Owner, Lara is super nice and really great to get along with. I hope you can give it a shot!!


That's about all that I have right now. If you are still reading, TY!

Have a happy Sunday!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Just a quick note to share in my excitement this morning!! The LIITD Electric Avenue kit was featured on the Sassafras Lass Blog yesterday!!! Check it out!! (You KNOW how much I love my Sass Lass!))
Happy Friday Everyone!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

LIITD Reveal -Electric Avenue

This is my first reveal for Love is in the Details! If you've never visited, you should. LIITD is based in Manitoba and is brick & mortar AND online store (you can check it out HERE). Lori is FABULOUS and always bringing in fun and innovative products at great prices. Shipping is flat rate in Canada and there is NO TAX!! Melanie Blackburn has taken on designing kits-she has FABULOUS taste and is brilliant at mixing manufacturers. The kits are worth checking out if you like awesome, new product, lots of embellies and will be sure to kick start your mojo into OVERDRIVE!
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All items from the kit except-buttons
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Circle was made with a rough cardstock template that I made and I used the alphas from the kit (lightly stuck) for the title. I think mist will become something that I try again.
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All items from the kit EXCEPT bazzill cardstock & borders!
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All items from the kit except-cardstock, twill
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The forum is always a party-plenty of friendly ladies to talk with-always some GREAT laughs. I hope you can pop by and say hello.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I adore this face.

Have you ever hung onto something SO LONG that you forgot you had it?? That's what I did with these papers from Imaginisce. I just found them on the weekend. I have had for 2 years now (at least) BUT I LOVE the way that they look with this picture, the alphas & against the kraft cardstock.

Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, the Paper Company, papers-Imaginisce, Alphas-Flocked Thickers, buttons-from stash

Besure to check back tomorrow for the LIITD reveal! Have a great night!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wanna HOP?

Are you hopping excited? I am!
It's October 9th!
Do you know what THAT means??
I can FINALLY share my secret!
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I am honored and humbled to have been invited to the
Love Is In The Details Creative Team and get to start with
this FAB kit, Electric Avenue, designed by Melanie Blackburn.
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Did you HOP over here from the Love is in the Details blog? Did you leave a comment? Be sure to visit Lisa's Blog NEXT and make sure to leave a comment!
By leaving a comment on EACH of the blogs (LIITD, Melanie, Amber, Chelsea, Melissa, Lisa and myself) your name will be entered to win a RAK from Melanie!
Cindy (**you are here**)
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Here is a peek of the kit & my LO.

Edited to add: all items from October kit EXCEPT white Bazzill, black pen, buttons (from stash)

Thanks for popping in!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2 More Crop LO's :)

Hello Friends!

I have 2 more LOs to share from last weekend. I have been hanging onto these pics of LM for a few months and this Daisy Bucket paper even longer! He has recently discovered lollipops (as he calls them) and would gladly eat them for breakfast if I would let him-LOL.

I added googley eyes to this little guy (thanks T for the reccomendation!) and buttons galore-the space felt empty.Supplies: CS-Bazzill (Swiss Dot), pps-Daisy Bucket, Alphas-Scenic Route & Pink Paislee, Buttons-Assorted, Leaves-American Crafts, Metal rimmed tag-$1 Store.

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I was SO inspired by Bo Bunny's new line of die cut papers that I attempted to make my own on the below LO. This LO is of DH and LM at an outdoor even a few weeks ago.

Supplies: CS-Bazzill (& Swiss Dot), pps-Sassafras Lass, Creative Cafe, Border sticker-Pink Paislee, Owl Stamp-Michael's (Stazon Ink), Metal tag-$1 Store, Alphas-Scenic Route, Thickers (rain boot font), Buttons-American Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What a weekend!

Hello Friends!

Why does a weekend of scrapping boost my mojo but wipe me out? I had a SUPER-FUN time scrapping with my pal (the incredibly talented TraceyT) this weekend at a Scrapbooking Gone Wild crop in St George. I attribute my progress of 3 completed LOs (and a 4th that I started) to the fact that we arrived late and had to sit diagonally from each other. We still had plenty of oppertunity to LOL as we were trying not to yell at each other across the table-since I do NOT wear my glasses-I am ROTTEN at reading lips-so there were plenty of mis-communications and TONNES of laughing (at myself mostly).

Good food, good shopping, good scrapping & lots of laughs.
I TOTALLY needed it. Thanks, T!
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I will post this LO first (this was the one I was starting as the weekend was winding down). DH has a new found love of collecting arcade games and LM and I are dis-covering how much fun playing them together can be-we are HOOKED!
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Check out the cute little clay Pacman & ghost that I got from My Little Bit of Whimsy! So glad you suggested these, Steph! They were PERFECT for my LO!

Supply list: CS-Bazzill, Prism, sassafras lass-border & star sticker, Cherry sticker/ Alphas-American Crafts, buttons-Michaels DMC Floss

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This LO was based on a FAB sketch made by Kristine Davidson (exclusively for the crop). This LO is a RE-do but I am glad I did it. It's MUCH prettier the way it is now. I even got appplause for using bling (I have a MINOR fear of ruining it)

Supplies: CS-Kraft, paper-Making Memories, Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle, Alphas-Scenic Route, Bling-Prima, Kaiser, Stamps-Autumn Leaves, Buttons-American crafts

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Last but not least, I made this card for World Cardmaking day (LIITD Challenge) but didn't get it posted in time. YIKES!

I still thought I would share it though :)

Supplies: pp-My Mind's Eye, We R Memory Keepers, Tag-Creative cafe,, Journal card-GCD, Owl, greenery-MME, Button-K&Co, Alphas-Pink Paislee, DMC Floss

Thanks for popping by! Happy Tuesday!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sussies Reveal (Part 2)

Welcome Back! I will keep this post short and sweet! Again, you can check out the details of this kit HERE:
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All items from October Sussies Kits except for Buttons & Magic Mesh (from stash).
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All items from October kit except for Black Bazzill Just the Edge, Ribbons & buttons.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Post #2 Today :)

Woohoo! I have some FAB news to share! I have been offered a GDT postion at My Stamp Box for the month of November!! My Stamp Box is a Canadian Company that designs and sells some FABULOUS acrylic stamps. And I am SO excited for my friend TinaMCD who made the team (representin' CANADA!!! woot!) and my friend TraceyT who is a returning DT member!!! There is some SERIOUS talent on this team and some FABULOUS new releases!! Check it out! I also want to say congrats to the new Team and thank you to Bettina for a wonderful oppertunity. I can't wait for November! :)

There is also a blog hop going on tonight and if you post on all the DT blogs, you have a chance to win a prize. You can catch the blog hop HERE.
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Along with this fabulous news, I have some sad news to share about Mix It UP. We are issuing our final mixer tonight. You can read Mel's announcement HERE.

I just want to take this oppertunity to thank Mel for inviting me to be on her team at MIU. She will NEVER know the extent of how THRILLED and HONORED I have been to be a part of this team. Thanks, Girl! HUGS!!
Thanks for stopping by (again!!)

October Reveal for Sussies! (part 1)

Woohoo! We had the most devine kit this month! It was all Bella Boullivard & American Crafts Hallowe'en line topped off with a helping of purple glittery alphas. You can get a closer look at the kit HERE. In the meantime, here is what I did with my kit. (I had so many images to post, I decided to split them up between 2 posts-check back tomorrow for the second half.)
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All items from the Sussies kit except for the alphas-from July Sussies kit

Journalling: You had so much fun at Jack's 6th birthday party. You put on this crown and stated, 'Look at me, Momma! I'm a Queen! I corrected you and said, 'That would make you a KING.' But giggled at how cute you were! :)
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All items from Sussies kit except for alphas (from July kit) & buttons (from stash).

Thanks for dropping by & make sure to peek back tomorrow!

Have a great THURSDAY!!