Pink and Main and DCWV blog hop


Good morning crafty friends!  Today, I have a fun new fall themed project to share with you courtesy or two great companies – Pink and Main and DCWV.  Both companies teamed up to bring you tonnes of fall inspiration, and the design teams have been busy!  After all, what do you get when you put great stamps and dies together with cute paper – crafty goodness of course!


These little milk carton treat containers are my contribution to the inspiration.  I was looking for a way to highlight different types of stamps together with different patterns of papers, and treat containers seemed like a great fit!


These cute little character stamps are from a set called Wild About You which I coloured up with my trusty Copics.  And there is a perfect set of dies to match each which makes the tags for this project a breeze!  Having said that, I did decide to forgo the use of the die for the little owl so I could actually use another stamp from another set called Thankful for the little branch he is sitting on.This was also the stamp set that I also used for the cute sentiment on the main part of the carton.



if you are wondering about the pretty paper used for the tags and cartons, these all came from a pretty DCWV stack called Autumn Leaves. This stack does not disappoint.  the patterns are subtle, the colours are clean and crisp and there is plenty of opportunity to create contrast with the dark navy and pretty wheat colours.  And while this stack definitely has a fall feel to it, there is enough variety in the patterns, colours and textures that it is a great general use stack as well!


So there you have it!  Now, this is a blog hop, so you know that means there are prizes to be won!  So you will want to make sure that you check out the Pink and Main blog as well as the DCWV blog to see what is in store over there.  Besides the beautiful projects, I have a feeling you might find some other goodies as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Blog Hop


Sometimes change is good.  Okay, sometimes a little bit of change is good.  Okay, let’s be honest – I am not a person who typically likes change at all.  But sometimes, change is good.  Like today’s change!

If you have ever visited SCS before, you will know that I love to colour.  So today’s project isn’t all that different from that standpoint.  But what is different is my tool (or rather, tools) of choice.  Typically my colouring happens with stamps with a particular brand of alcohol marker.  Today, my colouring took place with a great colouring image from DCWV (yes, you heard me – DCWV has colouring stacks in their Color and Create series) and a really cool set of markers from Chameleon who generously sent me a set of 5 blue tone pens to play with.  If you haven’t seen these markers before, they are a really cool concept.  Each pen can be used to create a range of tints so you can create all sorts of fun effects.  While I have to admit that I was a little intimidated to give them a go at first, I cannot tell you how easy I found them to work with.


I played around with creating gradients, texture, depth, highlights and I have to say that I loved every part of the way the image turned out.  Not only are the pens a great tool, but this set of blues is a very pretty range!

At first, my plan was just to use the two tools for some “non-project” colouring fun (sometimes a girl just has to colour for the sake of colouring), but I loved the quote and the way the colouring turned out so much that I mounted the image on some black cardstock, a beautiful patterned piece from the Minty Lace stack and added it to an 8×10″ frame backing.  Simple, clean and I love that the project was never actually meant to be one!  It’s a great reminder of why I craft in the first place.


So, make sure you head on over to both the DCWV and Chameleon blogs for more great projects from both teams!  Talk about eye candy (and maybe a giveaway too).

Thanks for stopping by!

Spooktacular fun!


Okay, I know there are those of you out there that are not fans of Halloween – truth be told, I was not always one of them.  But since I have found my “cute in the spooks”, I have to admit that it is a pretty fun time of the year to be crafting!

oct-18-cuSo if the adorable Doodlebug paper wasn’t enough (smiling suckers???!!!  I have definitely become one), I teamed it up with one of my favourite Halloween stamps from Tiddly Inks called – Peekaboo Bugg! I pulled out my trusty Copics for this one, really focusing on trying to make that pumpkin glow (without a tea light inside).  It’s a breeze to colour up, and although i put her onto a card, how cute would this stamp be on some treat containers?!  Oh so many Halloween crafts – and so little time!

We are having a challenge over at the Tiddly Inks blog, and the theme is Halloween!  Make sure you pop on over to see the details and all the inspiration and then get crafty!  Even if you are not a Halloween fan, I guarantee that finding your “cute in the spooks” will have you smiling!  Come on try it, I dare you!


Thanks for stopping by!


Owl always love you!


I am not sure what it is about being a mom, but I have to admit that it has brought out the “sappy” in me.  While I have always been a sucker for “cute”, what used to be simple smiles have turned into full out “ahhhhhhhh”s with copious amounts of sharing of these cute things on Facebook.  I am going to chalk it up to better appreciating the finer things in life in my old age!

oct-14-cuThis stamp was one of those things that elicited a full out “ahhhhhh” the first time I saw it.  Drawn by my friend Christy at Tiddly Inks, Owl Always Love You is a favourite of mine.  One of the things that I love about this card is the simplicity!  While it is true that my card making is not heavy on product at the best of time (I tend to go for a few layers of paper, and bow and some bling), this card is even simpler!  One layer of Doodlebug paper on a card base and I was done.  I think it works because of the amazing detail in the stamp – all attention is on those cute characters.  Although, how cute would this one be fussy cute and placed in from of a shaker!  Hmmm…I better go get some homework/housework done so I have some crafty time!

That’s it for me today – thanks for stopping by!