Wednesday, October 30, 2013


If you can't tell, I absolutely adored these Heidi Swapp alphas - I think I used them on every project I did with the August Hip kit. They are non-adhesive, so I set them with a tiny bit of glue and then machine stitched over them to keep them in place.
A bit about the LO:
Little Man and I went to the fair this summer and we each got bracelets for unlimited rides. I promised him I would go on any ride he wanted as many times as he wanted since we had to cut it a bit short last year. I got some great pics from this vantage point-he was super smiley since we were going on all the 'big rides'. I love this pic especially.
Side note: The ride ended up being terrifying (I went on it as a child -MANY times and loved it - wasn't scared at all back then but there is something about hurtling 50kms an hour with your only child on a machine that is assembled within a 24 hr period that is pee-in-your-pants S C A R Y). Neither of us was keen on going on a second ride.

At least I lived to tell the tale. ;)
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HUGS & happy surfing!

Saturday, October 26, 2013


This LO is about my SIL's dog when she was just a little pup - using the August Hip kit.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

3 days old

Today I have another LO to share from the Hip Kit Club (August kit).
As you can see, the Heidi Swapp alphas from this kit make an appearance on almost every project that I did this month and this LO is no exception. Since the alphas are not adhesive, I applied a very tiny bit of adhesive tape to the centers om my letters and then ran my sewing machine over them a few times to make sure they stay put. I love subtle little details like these.
This LO is another re-do for Little Man's first year book. I have it almost all converted over from 12x12 LOs to 8.5x11.


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HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Playing Catch up!

I have a few cards to share today from the August Hip Kit.
As you can see, I am starting to get comfortable with stamping/inking/embossing-
Which is not something I am normally comfortable with-my stamping is less than stellar most times-
and I have ruined more than 1 project in the past with my mis-placed/mis-inked/blurred stamping.
I discovered that I am not as nervous with it though, if my stamping is my starting point (meaning, stamp first-adhere/embellish later). This takes alot of the stress off and I am not as afraid ro ruin a project. If I make a mistake stamping, schances are that I am only going to be out 1 little piece of cardstock and not ruining a WHOLE project.

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HUGS & Happy Surfing!!

First Hallowe'en

It's my turn up on the Ruby Rock-it blog today showcasing our
Kinda Krafty line & Art Impressions stamps! (I even watercoloured!!)
Make sure to stop by and check out the rest of this LO.
HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Poor, neglected little blog :)

As I am slowly getting used to my new work/life schedule, I am getting back to the things that I am missing. I started parent volunteering at Little Man's school yesterday and today I am cleaning my scrap room and getting caught up on some scrappy things.
Today I have a LO that I did about my little guy's first day of school. Even though I couldn't be there this year, I got a photo of him that morning and my hubby snapped an i-phone pic before being shooo-ed away from the classroom. I journalled a few tidbits about how excited he is to do " ' times-ing' & dividing" this year.
I loved cutting and layering the photo mats from the mini themed School Kit for my layout. The cursive written papers add a nice touch to the page - I layered these papers on top of the lined looseleaf paper for a classic school page that I am sure to love for years to come.
I also added some chipboard shapes from Shapes to Go! and buttons for some extra dimension & 'pop'.

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HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ruby Rock-it Blog Hop!

Happy Monday, Scrappy Peeps!
I am finally getting used to my 'new normal'.
 I haven't scrapped a thing that was not an assignment in well over a month
I am hoping my creativity is still in there somewhere.
In the meantime...
I am hoping that you have arrived her froom the fabulous,
Beckie Dryer's blog. If not, you can start the blog hop HERE.
This month, we are showcasing Ruby Rock it's FAB Kraft line and stamps from Art Impressions.
These 2 really compliment each other.
We are giving away this awesome prize to one of our fans, so be sure to follow along and leave comments along the way to be eligible to win!
Come and enjoy the hop with us, as our designers have been creating their hearts out, with our Kinda Krafty paperz and our Bella! Family range and embellishments!
**See RRBF Blog for complete hop list



Next on the hop is Pattie's blog. Hop on over, you will be sure to be WOWED!!
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Hugs & Happy Surfing!