Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Wheely Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone....

Its been a busy week or two around here! Taryn is back at work, and I once again have been shuffling kids around to their activities! One good thing is that it is starting to feel more like spring (however it has been cold the last couple of days!)  Last weekend was my best friends 40th birthday... we have been friends now since we were 6 years old... kind of crazy?  We had a great time, and I created a card for her using the stamps of life Bicycle2Stamp & the matching dies!  I used a flip-it too! I think these cards are my favourite to create with now!  Here is the card I made for her:

Love the little die basket that you can attach to the bike!  When you open the card you the middle part "flips" to this:

(Love that you can do this!)

On a side note, my husband Taryn has a little hobby too... although he is an "electrician"  he went to school for music, and that has always been his passion.  He loves to create music and in the last year he has started with some videos.  Its pretty fun to watch, and I have no idea how he puts it all together but his most recent one went crazy in the social media, so I thought I would share it here too:

Kitimat from Canofkiwi on Vimeo.

He 's been contacted by newspapers and radio stations.... and although he doesn't make a big deal about it... I think its pretty cool! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Hi everyone! 

Sometimes I feel like the weeks are flying by, and sometimes I feel like a day will never end.  It was a difficult week last week, being March Break, and having my husband away at work.  But this week is looking better... My husband is HOME... and this weekend is Jordan's OBA's so it will be a fun weekend for all!

Today I thought I would share a card I made for one my mom's dear friends.  She grew up with her, and knew her longer that anyone I know. I have never really gotten to know her over the years until the week before my mom passed away.  She is a wonderful, wonderful person, who I am thankful was a part of my mom's life, and now a part of mine.  She was there with me, holding my mom's hand in her final days. She shared fun happy memories and lots of laughs... She is awesome!

Anyways, I thought a bright happy card to match her personality would be a perfect way of saying thanks:

I used a flip-it card from Stamps of Life and stamped the cute little butterfly on the card.  The best thing about Flip-its is this:

Totally cool!! I added a triplet flower on this side, and then wrote a message to my mom's friend :)...
A simple card that is so easy to make!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Owl's it going?

Happy Thursday everyone!

Are you surviving the March Break (if it's your March break in your neck of the woods)... this week is a hard week no matter what.  With the snow melting, and the ground sopping wet, its hard to get outside with the kids, which mean lots of kids to keep busy!  I am happy that it "kept" me busy and my mind off my mom... but at night I have been completely exhausted... probably a good thing! I have been tried... to squeeze in some crafty time here and there, and it took me a few days to finish this card but it makes me happy with the bright colours! 

Of course it is using The Stamps of Life products!... I can't say enough about this company! Cards have never been so easy to make... and so cute too! For this card I used the postage2stamp dies and stamps as well as the Framelits by Sizzix Banners #2. 

I stamped and die cut the banners  and then strung them together. Then I stamped the postage and then added the owl in the middle. SO cute, right?  I love the coordinating colours!

Finally I popped them up for a 3-D look:

Well its my Friday today! Tomorrow is a day with my kids (minus the basketball practice for Jordan!)... not sure what we are going to do yet... maybe more crafting with a walk if the weather gets any warmer!

Thanks for reading today!

Monday, March 16, 2015

A little Winter Bliss with Doodlebug Design

A while back I made this layout and I haven't shared it yet... but thought I would share it before it warms up into spring here!  I used the Frosty Friends collection by Doodlebug Design, and I LOVE the colours in this collection! 

I LOVE how this turned out and that all three of my kids are in the "snow cave"..  We had so much snow this year... I haven't seen this much snow in Niagara since I was a kid! My kids loved it especially when they were able to dig out a cave from the snow ditch!   Here are some close ups:

I took a variety of the tag stickers and linked them together with the purple twine! I loved the look that this created and so simple to do!

At the top right hand corner I added two banners to add interest to the white side of the layout! I layered on top with some doodle-pop snowflakes and added some winter sprinkles!

I layered the photo with a variety of paper from this collection and of course added more twine, stickers and a mini clothespin!

So although I am "sick" of winter.... I really do LOVE this layout! Doodlebug always cheers me up... but I am looking forward to the spring weather!  I also can't wait to get my hands on the Happy Go Lucky Collection by Doodlebug... I am sure after tomorrow's big St. Patricks Day Party in the Daycare I will have lots to scrap about :)