Saturday, July 31, 2010

All U need is ... Love Love

DO you ever buy supplies and then hide them from yourself?
I do it. I buy, then I hoard. It's really sad, come to think of it.
BUT I DO know WHY I do it. My supplies are so pretty, I'm afraid of ruining them.
BUT since my paper shelves are bursting these days-
I TRULY NEED to get over it, so here I am-digging into my stash yet again.

This LO is about how my 5 year old thought it would be fun to have a heart
drawn onto his foot too (just like mine).
I DID make him wash it off (after I took a picture of it, of course).

SUPPLIES: Cardstock-Bazzill, Papers, stickers, bling, alphas- BoBunny
Black Zig pen, Buttons-unknown.

Thanks for popping by!
Have a happy Saturday!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Fever

I have a confession. I am a bit of a paper snob.
When I first started scrapping, I bought a slab (or 2--or THREE! LOL) 
at Michael's and just went WILD! It really is a great investment
for a beginner scrapper-it gives you plenty of choices for scrapping
& the papers are usually coordinating and easier to match.

But THEN, I discovered the LSS and cardstock quality pattern paper and
my snobbery began. I gave away my economical slabs and switched to individual sheets
of designer paper (which I still hoard adore to this day).

When  I started designing for ATD, Momenta I was a bit nervous
of using the 'paper packs' as it really is ALOT of paper
(and a DIE HARD addict like me is hard pressed to
find a place to store THAT much paper) BUT 
I also love challenging myself and knew I would find a way to 
make it work. What I MUST say right now is that I am pleasantly surprised to 
be re-disovering the benefits of paper pack slab-
ESPECIALLY for a project like this-
which uses a TONNE of paper.

 For this project, I started by making a 4x6" template of an isosceles triangle.
I then picked out a variation of colors from my paper pack 
(since the Momenta Value packs have 4 of each pattern,
you will have MORE than enough choices for a project like this)
and cut out 12 triangles (my 2 words only contain
11 letters but I added a 'spacer' to keep my words seperate).
I then matted and adhered each triangle on a contrasting color cardstock
 (I wanted this project to be as colorful as possible) and then trimmed the
edges of each triangle with shaped scissors.
**Make sure to use enough glue to cover the whole surface
of the triangle which will keep it from warping in the future.**

Using paper punches, I punched a 3.5" scalloped circle from
colored carsdtock and a 3" circle from white cardstock, layered them and adhered.
Next, I made these little accordian circles from various scraps
(paper strips were 1" wide) that I learned to make from THIS blog-- Thank you Helen!!
and adhered them with one more smaller circle (about 1.5")
I then finished it off with black corrugated alphas and
then threaded it all together using hemp cording.
I worked on this for about 3 evenings (in 1-1.5 hr hour increments).

By using a paper pack, I was able to make a multi layered project that is still fairly lightweight
(and thus, less likely to fall apart from the weight).
Another benefit of using a paper pack (as opposed to a cardstock pack) is that a
lighter paper goes through a paper punch THAT much easier since it is thinner
(and the accordian circles were alot easier to work with as well) and
makes a project like this ALOT easier on the hands
(since you have to make so many of each element).

While I still prefer to use a heavier cardstock on my LOs
(Momenta makes alot of their patterns in cardstock too!)
I hope I have given you a reason to take a second look at a pretty paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


On Mother's Day this year, I was SO VERY thrilled when my Little Man
brought me this little pot of flowers that they gave
to the children at school to give to their Moms.
I had to bring them home on 3 buses but luckily never damaged them in the process.
I don't know who was more proud of the gift-but I suspect it was me.
(**journalling is tucked away on a tag behind the photo.)

Supplies: Cardstock-Prism, Papers-BoBunny (On The Dot & Shabby Princess)
Stickers-BoBunny, Lace & buttons-unknown (from stash), Bling-BoBunny
Alphas-Jillibean Soup, Dymo font Label Maker, DMC embroidery floss
Kraft envelope-Maya Road 

Designer tip: outline a sticker with small doodled dots, layer with another sticker
(matted on contrasting cardstock first) and adhere with foam dots for a one
of a kind embellishment. This is also a great way to use up older stash.

As always, Thank you for stopping by and dropping me a line.
Have a happy Thursday!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Do you ever make a LO that you just can't STOP looking at??
This is one of those LOs for me. I knew as soon as I saw this line from BoBunny
that I **had** to have it (I have even found myself
coming around to the dreaded purple :)  )
I didn't buy alot of it (and am kicking myself now)
so  I am trying to spare as much as I can, so I can get a few more LOs out of it.
This line goes REALLY well with my summertime photos and my
LOVE for all things orange on my Little Man.
I paired this with an older BoBunny line (the orange & yellow polkas)
but REALLY loved the way it all came together.  

SUPPLIES: cardstock-Bazzill, Papers-Bo Bunny (Sun kissed collection)
Alphas-JillyBean Soup, buttons-assorted, from stash, bling-BoBunny
Journalling Card-Creative Cafe, Baker's floss- Studio Calico

I added button details to make the flowers 'pop'.

I couldn't help but add some punched circles and stitch a button on for interest.

I was really happy to use up some of my ever growing scrap paper &
button stash on thisn one.

Thanks for popping by!
Happy Sunday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dinos & Princesses

Home and sick today (not deathly ill, I just have a small cold but NO VOICE at all). Isn't it great that I get to catch up on all of the things I haven't had time to do? I knew summer would be busier the other seasons for me, I just had NO idea HOW busy!

Since I am home, however, I want to take this oppertunity to share Imaginisce's newest releases and there is something for EVERYONE, especially if you are scrapping little ones.

The first line is DinoRoar which pairs my FAVORITE scrappy color-Orange with pops of aqua, sunny yellow and bits of red. In true Imaginisce style, you will find this collection of papers doublesided with some great classic stripes, polka dots and solids. I think I even spied a zig zag pattern as well. :)

The next collection that I would like to share is called Enchanted. It is chock full of pink tiaras, magic wands, and horse drawn carriages. There are die cuts with this line as well and I spotted some princesses, a dragon and even a little toad. If you are NOT scrapping princesses, there are trees, flowers and even some little pets. I am REALLY excited to play with this one.    

I also spotted Pop Up Posies & Roly Rosies (shipping October 2010) on the Imaginisce Blog at where they are SO generously giving away a box of the newest release goodies to one lucky e-newsletter subscriber. If you don't subscribe, make sure you sign up and FAST!! ( LINK )

Thanks for stopping by (again!)
Have a great day!

Incognito & Birthday Bash winner!

Did you know that ATD, Momenta has a Super Hero line of paper??
As soon as I saw it, I KNEW it was a must have in my stash.
These 2 projects were made with the
cardstock version of this paper pack
(but it is also available in a page kit, if you like to get all the
co-ordinating embellies and paper in stop shopping.)

I especially had fun with this LO because
I got to experiment with paint splatters.
I FINALLY found out the trick to it-take a bit of paint
and add just a wee bit of water to it,
mix it up, let loose with a toothbrush
(or even a small paint brush which is what I used)
and then wait for it to dry (the waiting was the hardest part for me ;).
I was REALLY happy with the way this one turned out.
I also used my new Dollarama find-alphabet beads.
You can get these at craft stores
(I priced them at Charlottown Walmart at $5+
2 weeks ago, so I went back to Dollarama (West SJ)
and bought another pack-just in case.

All supplies are ATD, Momenta EXCEPT White cardstock (Bazzill),
Alpha beads (Dollarama), Paint & white corrugated cardboard (Dollarama)

I want to leave you with this last project.
This is an 8.5x11" kraft binder
(made out of recycled materials)
that I picked up at Zellers last school season
(I hope they keep selling these-it's a DREAM if you like to alter things!).
I bought this for the purpose of scrapping my
Little Man's first year of school
(which is starting in September-YIKES!!
But I will save my crying and blatting for another blog post ;) )
I normally scrap 12x12" layouts but in all honesty,
the amount of 12x12" LO's
that I have to put into albums is getting to be a little overwhelming, 
so I have decided to scrap 'school stuff' in this format. Binders and page protectors are
MUCH more cost effective, easier to load and easier to store.  
I just hope I can remember to scrap them in the 8.5x11" size.
I think I put this project together in under an hour. I left the kraft color
showing for the most part,
just layered a contrasting color under my funky
Super hero paper, added a few matted die cuts and
'Voila! A master-pizza!!!' (said in my best 'Painter Smurf' Voice).
This will house all the scrapped milestones
& fun things Little Man does in his first year of kindergarten.  
Hopefully I can get it all into 1 album.

If you are still here and reading-
I sincerely appreciate that you visit
my little corner of the internet.

OH and by the way! I got THIS and THIS in the mail last week.
(along with THIS which I promised to give away to
one lucky blog follower!)
And it's number 6-Gisele!! 
Email me your addy at cindysinfo (at) hotmail (dot) com and I will send it out to you!

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Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sweet Memories

I got the PRETTIEST papers from ATD, Momenta last month and couldn't WAIT to play with them BUT I couldn't find a way to make them work on a LO for me. Luckily, I have a few friends who will oblige me and lend me pics of their adorable daughters to scrap- and this little angel belongs to a good friend of mine. Thanks H!!!!

These 2 projects were made using the Wonderland & Earthtones cardstock paper pads from Momenta. To get the die cut effect, I traced die cut pattern papers that I had in my stash (Bazzill for the scalloped circle & Pink Paislee for the Artisan border piece). I then cut and outlined in black to give them definition. It's a great way to add interest to plain colored cardstock. The chipboard pieces (clouds, hearts and bumble bees) are from  'Baby' line of chipboard icon stickers from Momenta but as you can see, they work quite well on a little girl page.

All supplies from ATD, Momenta EXCEPT Gingham paper (Pink Paislee),
lace ($1 store), kraft envelope (7 Gypsies), white cardstock (Bazzill)

This is a small gift bag made from the scraps I had left over from my LO. To get the shape of the bag, I traced a pasta box on the WRONG side of my paper, scored my lines and then folded around the box and adhered (I used the box to wrap the paer around and then removed it once I had my paper stuck well. I then continued by adding paper layers , chipboard flowers abd alphas. I finished it off with my Crop a Dile and punched 2 holes, threaded ribbon through and tied.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Silly Nicknames

Do you have a nickname?? When I was little I was REALLY slow at pretty much everything and my parents started calling me 'Pokey'. I also got called 'Cin-der Bin-der' by my dad and 'Punkin' by my mom. As an adult, I became known by my last name in most circles (My boyfriend-who is now my darling hubby- has a sister named Cyndi) so to save confusion, everyone started referring to me by my maiden name, 'Walker'. After several unfortunate home dye jobs, I also became known as 'the Money Cat' or 'Money' for short, due to my muti-colored locks. Our challenge at Scrap Yourself this week is to scrap about a nickname you may have had or currently have, Hope you can play along!

Supplies: Papers-We R Memory Keepers, Bo Bunny, Alphas-Bo Bunny, Chipboard-Magenta 
Punches- Martha Stewart, twine, alpha beads-Dollarama, Black Zig Pen.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Friday, July 9, 2010

SO happy to be home, MLS peeks & DT call!

We had SO MUCH fun in PEI this week. The weather was FABULOUS & we shared a cottage with our in laws. We spent TONNES of time in the pool and my Little Man was a FISH (albeit using a swimming ring but I think he is finally catching on to paddling and kicking. He and my sweet nephew kept us in the pool for HOURS. It was magnificent :)

Since I was on vacation, I have missed out on a few posts this week, so I will try to tie them all in here.

First of all, have you been following the sneaks that My Little Shoebox has been putting out?
They finished the last 3 lines this week, They are Harmony (using alot of florals and these cute little Geishas), Simple Life (Farms and sheep!! LOVE this!) and Summer Breeze (Banners, Argyle and Chick-a-dees!! WOW!)

Next: Scrap Yourself has issued Challenge # 10: Childhood Memories.
You can check out the challenge HERE.
Scrap Yourself is looking for 6 members to join our list of designers!!!
You can find details about the call HERE.

DT Search starts July 6th until July 15th.
New Team Members will be announced on our blog July 18th.
DT Positions are from August 1st 2010 until October 31 2010.

As always, thanks for popping by!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Apple Cider & Cottage Christmas

Happy Independance Day to all
of my US friends visitors!!
I hope you all have a

I am SO excited to be sharing all of these wonderful peeks with you this week and I didn't want to forget the FABULOUS lines Imaginisce has coming out which you can see in FULL on their website)!

The next 2 releases we will see from them are Apple Cider & Cottage Christmas.
(And don't forget to check out the latest release- BIRTHDAY BASH -
you can see it HERE & Projects HERE & HERE)

Seriously-How cute are these lines??
Do you have a favorite??
Make sure to stop by Imaginisce and check out ALL
of the coordinating goodies that go with these 2 lines.
As always, Thanks for popping by and
Happy Sunday! 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What's your favorite color?

Happy Saturday, Peeps!! It's been SUCH a  busy posting week that I had to wait until
NOW to post our latest reveal and challenge at Scrap Yourself.
This weeks challenge is to scrap what your favorite color and the twist is to make the LO predominantly in your favorite color.

Supplies: Using Studio Calico's Partly Sunny kit (June 2010)
Fancy edge was made with THIS Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Saturday!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Not sure if I said this yet BUT I am loving each line more than the last. HOW is that possible?
I just spied this on My Little Shoebox's blog and HAD to share it. There are some SNAILS and PINK TREES-and STAMPS!!  And WOODGRAIN (Yes-my inner scrappy-geek is about to pop out ;) )

Simply put, I am in HEAVEN with this peek.
Now, who wants to hug a tree with me? :)

TY for popping by-Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Birthday Bash!

WOOHOO! It's July 1st so that must mean there's a new sketch and blog hop time on the Imaginisce Blog!
This month we changed it up a bit and we did a CARD sketch!

And here is my take on it:

I also have some FUN projects to share using the new Birthday Bash line!
I can't say enough about it-I really love each and every element in this collection!

This LO is of my Little Man's 5th b-day. I missed the 'shot' of him blowing out the candles at the party, so when we came home, he obliged me and let me take his pic blowing them out again. Aren't 5 year olds great? :)

Notice the pre-fab elements like the pre-threaded and assembled border?
That REALLY saved me a LOT of time.
Also fell in love with the rub on elements in this collection.
(sorry for the bad glare-I had taken these pics on a very stormy day and had rotten light)
I added sparkle to the circle embellishment with my new I-rock & coordinating gems (which happens to come with a handy, HEAT RESISTANT circle template)
I normally can't get my mojo to cooperate when I have to do a 'themed' LO, so I took FULL advantage of my flowing mojo and got 5 years of birthday cakes scrapped from LM's b-day parties. :)
This altered hat is one of my favorite projects.And I say altered because the pre-fab birthday hat I got from the $1 store is still inside, I just took one apart, traced it onto my cardstock, cut the paper & re-adhered it onto the hat with tape runner on the front and staples on the back (to utilize the elastic and placement-Why re-invent the wheel, right?). It was SUPER easy, quick (by altering standards) and turned out SO PRETTY! I made the spiral trim by gently running the paper strips over my scissor blades and thumb (to weaken the paper) and then TIGHTLY wrapped the strips in spirals around a small pen. I then poked the ends of the strips into the top of the hat.The fringe around the top of the hat is just small punched out squares, angled and adhered to the hat and finished off with a thin piece of cardstock that I adhered with double sided tape.

I have a few more little projects I made with this collection and will share them this weekend.
Thanks for popping by!
Have a safe and