Warm wishes

ma core

Well, the weather took a nasty turn for the COLD the last couple of days here in Calgary, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!  Today, May Arts is teaming up with one of our partner companies, Core’dinations, for a fun blog hop.  In fact, DT members have been posting amazing projects all week, and we have a few more days to go!


One of the things I love about Core-dinations Kraft Core is the rustic feel of their papers.  Scuff it, sand it, crinkle it, and you get a fantastic look that reminds me of a winter cabin.  So I thought this hop would be a great chance to team up some Kraft Core papers together with some of the cute 1/2″ Check Stitch  ribbon from May Arts to create some little hot chocolate containers, complete with marshmallows.

Once I got going, I couldn’t help but add a bit of 1″ Eyelet ribbon as well for a bit of contrast and to soften the look of the containers a bit.


Oh, and to create these little containers, you won;t need any special die cuts or fancy machines.  Grad a little box or bar of soap, cut your cardstock to 6″x9″, adn fold it around like you are wrapping a present, leaving the top flap open to fill and then fold over.  it’s as simple as that!

Hot-Chocolate-singleSo, you need to know that leaving a comment is worth the effort today because both companies are generously giving away product to lucky commenters, including three rolls of ribbon (your choice) and goodies from Core’dinations.  Oh, and make sure you hop on over to see what another Karen has up her sleeve today too!

May Arts product used:

Well, I’m ready to curl up in a winter cabin with a good book and a cup of hot chocoalte now, aren’t you?  Thanks for stopping by!



Favourite Halloween movie anyone?!

kimmie-frontOne of the things I remember most about Halloween as a kids was the Charlie Brown Halloween special about the Great Pumpkin that would show up on tv the Monday before Halloween.  There was something about Linus’s faith in the Great Pumpkin that I always thought was quite something – especially in the face of all the doubters!

kimmie-closeupSo, when I first saw this cute stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s “Hey There Punkin’” set, I couldn’t help but think about that movie.  And Lulu, perched behind that pumpkin looks just like she is pondering the great mysteries of the Great Pumpkin this Halloween!

Lulu was coloured up with Copics, and I picked colours to match the cute Doodlebug paper.  For a bit of texture, I also threw some corduroy ribbon on the card from May Arts – somehow corduroy scream fall to me!  The sentiment was hand lettered – a quote from the Great Pumpkin of course!

Well, since it is Wednesday, it is challenge time at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item….you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog until November 4th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!

2 and a half more days until Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by!


Black Cat Challenge

Halloween week continues here at SCS, and today, I have a cute little card to share with you!



This little cute duo is a new stamp from Tiddy Inks called Couple of Fall Cuties. I thought it would be the prefect image to use for this week’s challenge which is called “Black Cat”  If you haven;t been over to the Tiddly Inks blog today, you really need to check out all the great creations by the design team for this challenge, especially if “cute Halloween” is your “thing” (it is definitely mine).



I coloured up these cuties with Copics, and while my kitty did turn out more grey than black, let’s just say that she looks good for her age!  The paper is from Doodlebug, and that great ribbon is from May Arts.  Oh, and as has become my tradition, the sentiment was hand lettered.

I hope you will consider joining us for the challenge!  While Black Cat would probably work for a lot of Halloween projects, there are so many cute cat images over in the store that would work for any theme!  We always love seeing you work so link up!

Thanks for stopping by!



It’s Halloween Week…

…and I have all sorts of fun to share this week!  Banners, cards, treat containers, wreaths and even a little tutorial!

First up is a little banner I created for the DCWV blog today!  Now if you haven;t been over there to have a look, you won;t know about my confession.  I actually created this banner to replace the one that was on my mantel until this last weekend – an Easter/Spring banner. Yes, it’s true, I am a bit behind…the only real question is – will this one still be up at Christmas? 

I really love this banner!  The patterns on this paper from DCWV’s Eek-a-boo stack and really bright and colourful, and the 3/4″ Chevron twill ribbon from May Arts is a favourite!

With assembly, the whole project was finished in under an hour, and there were no fancy cutting machines involved (just my good old, old, old, Friskars paper cutter).  So there is still time for you too (not that YOU would have a banner from Easter still up in your house)!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to pop by again this week for more Halloween fun!