The start of the new year always means “thank-yous” for me! As a teacher, I always have generous families that share Christmas greetings with me, and we always have family here at home that spoil our girls rotten! So I always like to take a bit of time to say “thank-you” to those who thought of us during the season. So get ready for a few days of “thank-you” projects!
First up are some fun hot chocolate thank-you cups!
I managed to find these cute cups, complete with a mini whisk at my local drug store just before the holidays. Now, while they were cute on their own, I decided to spruce them up a bit by adding a stamped image on the inside. When I saw this darling one at Whimsie Doodles called Snowman Cocoa, I knew it was a perfect fit!
I coloured the snowmen up with my Copics to match the red and green themed wrapping that was already inside the cup, and added a bit of Stickles around the edges of the snowmen for a bit of sparkle and dimension. I played with the colour combinations on each snowman to add a bit of variety, and well, to have a bit more fun (I’m not sure I have ever coloured a stamped image the same way twice). Although the cups were certainly cute to begin with, I think the coloured digi really makes this a fun way to say thank-you this season!
Well, that’s it for me today! I hope your new year is off to an amazing start! Thanks for taking a moment to stop by!
This project has been entered into the Whimsie Doodle Monthly Challenge for December, inspired by this darling image:
It seems that as the months pass, I not only look in wonder as my kids grow up so fast, but I also wonder how it possible to be this far behind in my scrapbooking when the girls as still so little! :) So, this month, I am at least going to try to get caught up with Christmas layouts – starting today!
These were some pictures of my youngest two years ago! She was so intent on ripping every piece of wrapping paper into the smallest bits she could. Even with everything else going on, she was totally focused on this task! And she was good at it too!
This 12×12 layout was one I created with Doodlebug‘s Home for the Holidays collection. You know I love Doodlebug – the bold, bright colours and clean, crisp patterns are so easy to work with. All the shapes were either cut with a paper cutter or with my trusty scissors. There are a lot of fun shapes to fussy cut in the paper line, so I was in heaven as I cut out those snowflakes. And the holly at the top was just drawn freehand and cut out – with a few super cute Doodlebug Mini Pearls for a fun pop!
Oh, and it really wouldn’t be a finished ScrappyCanuck layout without a little hidden something! :) Take a look:
One of the photos lifts up to reveal some hidden journaling! I love this technique because it is easy to create (if you ca fold a card, you can handle this too), and it leave a little something hidden for the girls to find when they get older – something for their eyes only (well, and all of yours! ;))
Well, that’sit for me today! Thanks for stopping by!
Happy New Year everyone! I took a bit of a break from the blog over the holidays, but I am back with a fun post to start my second term on the Trendy Twine Design team. That’s right, Lesley kept me on for a second term and I am tickled pink…and green and white actually! Today I get to share my new favourite twine colour - Watermelon Taffy! It’s a combination of pink, green and white – and with my two little gals, I know that this is going to end up on so many projects. But for now, let me show you the first one:
This little project is a gift card holder! Created with some Echo Park Springtime paper (I know, a bit ironic), the top white part of the mitten actually pulls out to reveal a coffee card from my Canadian favourite - Tim Hortons!
I love this picture because it really shows off the cute colours in this twine!
The design is really simple – just make sure you make your mitten wide and long enough to store the card, cut two, and adhere only around the edges! I swear, it is almost that easy!
I added a little tag with a message, but you could easily include a stamped image, or even a spot for a personal message!
So come on over to Trendy Twine this month and join us for the challenge! You don’t even need TT to enter!
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
Hello and welcome to DAY TWO of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop!
DCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.
Day #2 of our hop is all about Modern! If you love trendy, cute and clean, or bold, sturated and artsy these ladies have created some beautiful projects to inspire you!
If you have come here from Adora, then you’re on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog and start the hop from there!
Without further ado, here is my take on MODERN!
When I think of “modern”, I think of INTERACTIVE (surprise, surprise ;))!!! So I decided to use bold blocks of colour to create flip flop card!
But that’s not all! With a little message tucked behind the fussy cut flower, this card makes for a warm, but bold, winter greeting!
So there you have it – an interactive, modern??? card! You have one more stop left today! Go and see what Kim at Hampton Art has up here sleeve and get yourself entered for those goodies!
Thanks for stopping by!