Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Good Intentions...


Well, I had intended to be a much better blogger this past week, but the week slipped away much too quickly.  I'll give it another shot this week. ;) 
Vintage-look Christmas Tags 

Today I thought I 'd share the project that has consumed every free minute I've had for the past 2+ weeks.  My sister asked that I make some holiday themed tags for her and I was happy to take on the job.  Now, I must admit that I have not made many tags in the past, so I thought I'd surf the net for some ideas.  Wow, did I see some beautiful creations!  There was one tag in particular however, that really caught my eye.  It was from the following gorgeous tag that I borrowed the tag layout.
Do you recognize these tags?  I would love to credit the talented crafter who created these, but I saved only the photo, neglecting to take note of the site address from which they were found.  Have you ever found a site you loved thinking you would stop by again?  Easier said than done, I'm afraid if you haven't saved the address. :(  I'm chalking this one up as a lesson learned.

Enjoy the rest of the week...hoping to back with another post soon!


Tag Materials(enlarged photo):
paper:  Echo Park  Wintertime Collection 2010
stamps:  Humble Pie's Sweetie Pie (sentiment), Sassafrass Lass Stitched Borders
ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany
tool: Spellbinders' Labels 4Nestie, Spellbinders Frameabilities' Scalloped Edge Frame (2 flower layers), Fiskars Punch (flower centre layer), Cricut Don Juan cartridge (largest flower layer), needle (piercing detail)
embellishments:  Michael's "Celebrate It" ribbon, Prima  (flower layer), Recollections Bright Mini Circles brads 

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Showcase Monday at THE TOWN SCRAPPER!!

Good Morning All!

I've been MIA for a bit folks, going to try to do little more posting before Christmas.  This morning I'd like to share a card I made for THE TOWN SCRAPPER'S SHOWCASE MONDAY.  The image featured is C.C. Designs' Swiss Pixie Nora.  Nora is looking so sweet, all bundled-up, ready for the chilly winter weather.

This was my first attempt at double-sided adhesive and glitter. It is quite a messy undertaking, but I love the results.  What do you think?  Since making the card, I've picked-up some finer glitter and can't wait to give it a go.

A little reminder that THE TOWN SCRAPPER'S Brads and Eyelets Challenge is still underway.  You have until Thursday evening to take part in the fun and have a chance at winning the adorable MADE WITH LOVE LOLA pictured in the card below.

 Wishing you a crafty week,


Monday, November 8, 2010

A little late...

My apologies, this post is a little late as this past weekend was a busy one for us.  The card you'll find below features The Town Scrapper's exclusive Victoria Case image, Snowfriends.  We are encouraging you to create a design without the use of embellishments for this week's CHALLENGE.  Are you in?  I must admit, I did find this request rather difficult.  As you'll soon see, I added a little teeny bit of  Polar White FLOWER SOFT to my card.  Would this addition be considered an embellishment??  If it is, please forgive me, this one was a real toughy for me. :)
How about our past Scrapette Zoe's, fabulous MAKE IT CRAFTY sketch!?

Now, if you can keep a secret,  here's what I would have done IF embellishments would have been permitted.  Shhhhhhh ;)

Can't wait to see what you create!!


Friday, October 29, 2010

EEEK! Are you afraid of mice?

TGIF!!  I couldn't wait for this weekend to arrive.  The boys are so excited to get dressed-up and head out the door on Sunday.  This year my eldest has chosen to dress-up as Iron Man.  No, he has not seen the movie, he is far too young...he'd be scared silly.  I haven't seen it either, I'm a real chicken when it comes to anything a little scary.  My middle guy had his heart set on Spiderman.  Our nine month old (boy, time flies) will dress as a little bat.  I will be sure to post a Halloween pic of the three boys all costumed-up.

Now, on to my Halloween-themed cards.  I made cards for each of the boys' teachers.  Spiderman, or SPIDER HENRY was the ideal choice.  WHIFF OF JOY offers this ADORABLE superhero as a FREE DIGI.  He can be found here...THANK YOU WHIFF OF JOY!!!

As you'll see I used the same image for both cards, but changed-up the layouts a bit.  I was absolutely dying to give double-sided adhesive sheets and glitter a shot.  Phebe, the TOWN SCRAPPER, generously provided me with some supplies so I was off to the races.  Henry was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and odourless mineral spirits.  The first card is based on a Mojo Monday card sketch.  Here are my two similar guinea pig creations:

Well, that's it for today.  Just a little reminder of THE TOWN SCRAPPER'S current BUTTON CHALLENGE now underway.  Check out all the details, HERE.



stamps:  Spider Henry (DIGI) by Whiff of Joy, sentiments by Amy R. Stamps
paper:  patterned paper is Making Memories' Spook Alley 2009 , cardstock is The Paper Studio
embellishments:  spiders and bats are Making Memories' Spook Alley and the web is from Cricut's Wild Cards cartridge. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Terrifying Tiny Dancer??

Happy Tuesday!

I'd like to share a card I made for a friend's daughter.  Now, I know it sounds a little silly and looks a teeny bit strange, but I wasn't sure what this little girl would be for Halloween this year, so I decided to dress her in a tutu because I know she started dance classes about a month ago.  Do you think she looks a bit out of place on the front of this card?  I agree, this image is not the slightest bit scary, but I hope this 3 year old little girl will recognize herself as the adorable tiny dancer.

The sweet girl featured on the card is a Wags 'n Whiskers' stamp and is entitled Tiny Dancer.  I can think of so many little girls for whom this image would be perfect.  I believe she will also be making a number of Christmas card appearances...right off the Nutcracker Ballet stage!

Wishing you a SPOOKTACULAR week,


Stamps:  Wags 'n Whiskers, Amy R. Stamps (sentiments)
Paper:  Making Memories Spook Alley 2009, My Paper Studio (textured cardstock)
Embellishements:  Making Memories Spook Alley 2009

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good Morning K.K. Fans!

Hi All!

Just had to do a quick post to share the spicy, yet adorable, Annette with you!  I picked-up a couple of Kraftin' Kimmie's little jems on Thanksgiving weekend and couldn't wait to ink them up.  The sentiment on the card is from The Greeting Farm and the juicy lipstick kiss is My Favorite Things.

A little reminder that today is your final day to enter The Town Scrapper's Sketch Challenge.  Check out all the details, HERE.  Tomorrow, The Town Scrapper will announce the lucky, randomly drawn, challenge winner's name and introduce the NEW weekly challenge.  Stayed tuned!!  


Monday, October 18, 2010


Good Afternoon!

It's Monday, the day we SCRAPETTES set aside to showcase some of the unique and fabulous stamps Phebe carries in her store, THE TOWN SCRAPPER.  Today we're focusing on the wonderful images of Mo Manning, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie and one of my absolute favourites, Whiff of Joy.

The above image is Whiff of Joy's Citrus Tree.  The sentiment is My Favorite Things.  This is my first attempt at an easel card...can't wait to make another!!

A quick reminder that there are still 3 days left to take part in this week's TOWN SCRAPPER SKETCH CHALLENGE.  The adorable LELA will be awarded to one lucky participant.  Click HERE for the SCRAPETTES' inspiring sketch creations and all the challenge details.

Have a great week,


Friday, October 8, 2010


Good Morning Fellow Bloggers! 

Time to usher-in a new TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE!!  For this week's CHALLENGE, we'd love you to share your DISTRESSED projects.  The TOWN SCRAPPER GALS aka THE SCRAPETTES have created some awe-inspiring CHALLENGE pieces...take a peek, HERE.

Here's a couple of pics of my distressed submission.  The card features the oh-so-sweet chef, "MADE WITH LOVE LOLA."  Lola was printed on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Prisma pencils and odourless mineral spirits.

Don't forget, one lucky CHALLENGE participant will be randomly chosen to receive a special gift.  This week Phebe, owner of THE TOWN SCRAPPER, will be giving away "LOLA LOVES ALL CREATURES", a Victoria Case Town Scrapper exclusive stamp.

Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Saturday, October 2, 2010


Happy Weekend ALL!  Blogging from the GREAT WHITE VERY NORTH this weekend.  My sister-in law, Julie is taking the plunge today, amidst on-again-off again flurries!!  It's her wedding day!!!  Congratulations Julie and Lee, wishing you a lifetime of happiness together! 

Well, we've got some celebrating to do here, so I'm going to move things along.  This week THE TOWN SCRAPPER SCRAPETTES are asking everyone to share their HALLOWEEN creations wether they be CREEPY OR CUTE, we'd love to see them! 

The SCRAPETTES have concocted some seriously spooky designs for inspiration, check out their undeniably amazing talent, HERE.

Up for grabs this week, we have Victoria Case's FABULOUS "MAGICAL SOPHIE" stamp.  This stamp is one of many wonderful stamps created by Victoria, exclusively for THE TOWN SCRAPPER.
 Happy crafting and good luck!!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Friday!!!

Yay, it's Friday folks, the weekend's almost here!  It's time for another TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE and an opportunity to receive the super cute "BIG DREAMS EVAN" stamp.

Thank yous go out to all the wonderful STITCH CHALLENGE participants!  You never cease to amaze us with your extraordinary talent!!  Miria is the lucky randomly chosen winner of the Hockey Evan and Hockey Sophie stamp set.  Congratulations Miria and happy stamping!

This week's challenge is a SHAPE CHALLENGE!  We'd like to see your NON-RECTANGULAR OR SQUARE shaped projects.  Not too tough a request, with all those crafty, creative minds out there! :) 

Here's a look at my heart shaped creation.  This card features Victoria Case's TOWN SCRAPPER exclusive stamp "BEARY SWEET".  She's such a cutie! 

Check out my fellow SCRAPETTES' inspirational creations and all the SHAPE CHALLENGE details, HERE

How about a look at the stamp to be awarded to one lucky randomly chosen challenge participants?!

Happy weekend and happy craftin'!


Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hi Fellow Crafters!

THE TOWN SCRAPPER has its latest weekly CHALLENGE underway!!  This week we are encouraging everyone to join in on the fun and create a project incorporating either REAL OR FAUX STITCHING.  Not too difficult a requirement, is it?  Phebe, owner of THE TOWN SCRAPPER is offering the fantastic stamp set pictured below.  This set is entitled, Hockey Evan and Hockey Sophie. It is a TOWN SCRAPPER exclusive, created by VICTORIA CASE.  This adorable set will be RANDOMLY awarded to one of this week's challenge participants.
Love to have a shot at receiving Evan and Sophie, but need a little inspiration?  Why not check out what our talented Scrapettes have designed for the STITCHING CHALLENGE, HERE?

As tomorrow is SHOWCASE MONDAY at the TOWN SCRAPPER,  I thought I would share one of my creations featuring an image by Stampavie artist TINA WENKESTAMPAVIE is just one of the MANY wonderful and unique product lines carried by PHEBE, in her store, THE TOWN SCRAPPER.  This sweet stamp is entitled Mouse Holding Ice Cream.  Is he not the sweetest little mouse you've ever seen?
           Wishing everyone a week of happy crafting....


Friday, September 10, 2010


Hi All! 

It's great to be back after a much enjoyed hiatus!  I'm feeling rested and as aptly stated by Scrapette DANIELLE, "READY TO ROCK AND ROLL!"  My two older boys are in school this year and I'm hoping little Matthew and I will be able to enjoy some serious crafting time! :)  So without any further ado, here's my contribution to this week's CHALLENGE inspiration, featuring Victoria Case's Rock Star Zeke...

This week's KICKIN' CHALLENGE requires your interpretaion of the following RECIPE:
We're looking forward to feasting our eyes on your scrumptious creations!!  To CELEBRATE our return from our summer hiatus, Victoria Case's BAKED WITH LOVE LOLA (as pictured in Scrapette DAWN'S creation below) will be randomly awarded to a lucky challenge participant!  Just imagine all the delicious designs one could whip-up with Lola's help in the craftin' kitchen!!


Wishing everyone happy crafting....Tricia 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Showcase at THE TOWN SCRAPPER!


It's a hot and sticky SHOWCASE MONDAY here in Southern Ontario...a perfect day to stay inside and surf the net!  Why not head on over to THE TOWN SCRAPPER BLOG to take in some eye candy.  The Scrapettes have whipped-up another batch of super sweet creations this week!  Click HERE to checkout just a few of the many stamp lines THE TOWN SCRAPPER carries.

I was delighted to take part in this week's showcase.  I chose to work with C.C. Designs' Cupcake Kiki LaRue, she's real cutie!

The majority of the fabulous supplies used to create this card were obtained from PHEBE, THE TOWN SCRAPPER!

Have a fantastic day!!


Friday, July 2, 2010


Happy weekend everyone!  I'm excited to share the focus of this week's new TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE with you today.  Beginning today, we are inviting all crafting DIVAS to participate in THE TOWN SCRAPPER TENT CARD CHALLENGE!!  Our SUPER Scrapette MARIA put together a wonderful Tent Card TUTORIAL on Wednesday.  If you are like me and in need of a little Tent Card construction assistance, please click HERE.  Take a peek at my Scrapette sisters' TERRIFIC Tent Card creations on THE TOWN SCRAPPER BLOG, HERE.

 This week one lucky randomly chosen challenge participant will be awarded a FAB PRIZE TBA.

Have a wonderful weekend and to all Americans....HAPPY 4TH of JULY!!!


Friday, June 25, 2010


We've made it to another Friday and another TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE!  I'd first like to congratulate our last challenge winner, LINDA.  Linda was randomly chosen to receive Kraftin' Kimmie's Lilith stamp.  A BIG thank you goes out to all of our wonderfully talented participants.

This week, in celebration of Canada Day (July 1st), we are requesting red and white projects.  Happy 143rd birthday CANADA!  Up for grabs this week, we have another FAB Kraftin' Kimmie....Emilia!  Will you be our LUCKY winner?  Why not join the fun?  For all the RED and WHITE CHALLENGE details and for some phenomenal inspiration from the Scrapettes, click HERE.

This week I decided to create a card that would be suitable to thank the special teacher in your child's life.  My card features studious Lela, a Victoria Case, Town Scrapper exclusive stamp.  This card is based on Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge Sk012310.

Card Details:

  • stamps-Lela is Victoria Case for The Townscrapper, sentiment is Amy R Stamps (CC Designs)

Lela was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black, stamped on Neenah and coloured with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  Diamond Glaze was used on her glasses.  The sentiment was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.

  • patterned design paper-October Afternoon
  • flowers-Prima
  • brads(flower centres)-We R Memory Keepers
  • die-cut-Spellbinders' Nesties Small Ovals
  • ribbon-stash of unknowns

****All supplies (except ribbon) obtained from fantastic Phebe, THE TOWN SCRAPPER.****

Have a warm, sunny and funtastic weekend!


Monday, June 21, 2010


It's Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER, the day set aside to share some of our creations featuring some of the stamp lines PHEBE carries in her store.  The gals have revealed some devine designs today , why not stop by and take a look, HERE?

Here's a pic of my contribution, Kraftin' Kimmie's Emilia to this week's showcase:

Thanks for visiting....Tricia

Friday, June 18, 2010


Good Friday Evening All!

I hope you had a good week and I wish you an even better WEEKEND.  It is my pleasure to share with you the theme of this week's TOWNSCRAPPER CHALLENGEKIM, the TOWNSCRAPPER DT COORDINATOR has designed a spectacular sketch for the challenge this week.  I don't know about you, but when my creative juices are stagnant, a good sketch can do wonders to get me back on track.  Here is a peek at KIM'S ultra-inspiring sketch.

Don't forget that one lucky challenge participant will be randomly chosen to receive this week's PRIZE....LILITH, A CUTE KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMP!!!

Why not check out the superbly splendid SCRAPETTES CREATIONS, HERE?

Tonight I'd like to share a card I made for my niece.  She is graduating this year and heading-off to highschool in September.  Boy, the older I get, the faster time flies!  I used an adorable Hanna stamp, a stamp company that has closed it's doors, I believe. :(  Here she is....

Card Details:
  • stamps-Hanna by Hanna Stamps, sentiment and mortarboard is My Favorite Things
Hanna was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and painted using Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  A lot of Diamond Stickles was added to create some serious glitter.  The mortarboard was stamped with Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy.  The sentiment was inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • cardstock-The Paper Studio
  • patterned design paper-oops, can't seem to find the label strip, but I know it's from THE TOWNSCRAPPER
  • ribbon-The Paper Studio
  • charm-from THE TOWNSCRAPPER
  • flowers-K&Company
  • die-cut-Spellbinders' Nesties
  • border punch-ek success' dotted wave
Happy crafting and good luck with this week's TOWNSCRAPPER CHALLENGE.

Monday, June 14, 2010


It's Monday folks, and here's my belated TOWNSCRAPPER CHALLENGE announcement!  This week the Scrapettes have whipped up an absolute feast for your eyes.  We gals, are challenging you to create a MASCULINE/FATHER'S DAY-THEMED item.  Check-out the marvelous masterpieces designed by The TownScrapper Design Team (AKA The Scrapettes) and all the CHALLENGE details by clicking HERE.

****Remember one randomly chosen CHALLENGE participant will receive the cute Big Dreams Evan stamp, courtesy of PHEBE the owner of THE TOWNSCRAPPER.****

My apologies for this long-overdue CHALLENGE post.  I left Friday for my favourite Scrapbooking Retreat Bed and Breakfast for a weekend of scrapping, chatting, eating delicious meals, chatting, eating delicious meals, chatting and a little more scrapping.  I got the least accomplished out of our happy group of mothers-set-free for the weekend group, BUT I did have soooo much fun.;)

Today, is Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER, your opportunity to view projects made by the Scrapettes featuring stamps carried by Phebe in her store.  Take a peek at these wonderful stamps and amazing creations HERE.

Have a super week!!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER!

Good Monday Morning!

It's Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER BLOG, the day allocated by the wonderfully talented Scrapettes to share their designs featuring BEAUTIFUL stamp lines carried by PHEBE, in her store, THE TOWNSCRAPPER.  DANIELLE, one of our 2 new terrific Blog Managers, has posted the Scrapettes' FAB creations today, take a peek, you'll be inspired by all you see!!!

I'd like to share one of my latest cards with you today.  This card features Stampavie's SUMPINS WRONG, created by Mo Manning.  I love this image!  It reminds me of my 4 and 6 year old boys a few years back and symbolizes all the firsts I have to look forward to with my 4 month old little guy.
Card Details:

  • stamps-image is Stampavie's Sumpins Wrong by Mo Manning, sentiment is created using Technique Tueasday's Big Timber Small Alphabet
The image was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and painted with Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets and Reeve's Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.

  • cardstock-cream is core'dinations, green and orange is The Paper Studio and brown from my stash of unknowns
  • patterned design paper-October Afternoon (TownScrapper)
  • die cuts- oval Spellbinders' Nesties (TownScrapper)
  • ribbon-can't find the package on my crafting table....yikes!(TownScrapper)
  • embossing-Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug (TownScrapper)
  • border punch-ek success' dotted wave

This card was inspired by Diane's gorgeous take on the below 2 Sketches for You sketch.
Don't forget to get in on the Challenge action this week at THE TOWNSCRAPPER, check my sidebar for more details and a link!!
Have a super week!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Day

Good Thursday Afternoon!

Today, I thought I'd post a card I made for a special occasion in my littlest one's life.  I fell in love with this image by Tina Wenke (Stampavie) when I first laid eyes on it.  I picked-up this adorable stamp at the TownScrapper

Phebe, owner of The TownScrapper, carries Stampavie as well as a wide assortment of unique stamps and wonderful supplies for all of one's crafting needs.  Check out all the details of  her AMAZING current sale HERE.

The image featured on the card pictured below is "Mouse in Nut Boat".

Card Details:

  • stamps-mouse Stampavie image by Tina Wenke, "Matthew" created using Technique Tuesday's Big Timber Small Alphabet 
"Mouse in Nut Boat" image was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black , stamped on Fabriano 140 lbs cold pressed watercolour paper and coloured with Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Sparkle was added to the water and bugs' trails using Diamond Stickles.  Brad flowers are  Making Memories, I believe.  Letters in Matthew's name were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.

  • cardstock-green tones are Core'dinations, blue is from my stash of unknowns
  • ribbon-The Paper Studio
  • die-cut shape-Spellbinders' Nesties Small Scalloped Ovals
  • embossing-Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • border punch- dotted wave by ek success
Couldn't help myself...had to include a pic of Matthew on his BIG DAY!  His gorgeous gown was crocheted by my very talented and generous cousin, Paula.  Thank you Paula!! 

Thanks for dropping by,