The Sun is going down…


This month, I am really starting to notice the days getting shorter.  It won’t be long until I am walking to and from work in the dark!  So, it seemed like a good time to pull out the Luminaries DIY stack from DCWV to add a little more light in our lives.  DIY-Project-Stacks-W-flower DIY-Project-Stacks-R-flower

Make sure you come on over to the DCWV blog for more details on these two projects (including more information on these beautiful flowers)!

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Pretty prickles?

Okay – so I have a question for you – can prickles be pretty?


I recently received a DIY project stack from DCWV called Paper Plants and it is filled with templates and papers to make a bunch of cacti!  Cactus seem to be all over Pinterest and Home Decor sites right now, and while I have always liked them (even the one that I used to own that would prick me all the time), I’m curious about the trend!  Are you a fan?


Come on over to the DCWV blog to see the finished piece I create with this stack.

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Halloween Hopping with Ribbon Resource

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Good morning crafty friends!  It is blog hopping time with The Ribbon Resource and I am excited to share another Halloween project with you this morning.  Half of the Ribbonistas have great projects to share with you today, and then we have a whole new set for tomorrow!  There’s a little cute, there’s a little spook and there is a whole lot of crafty fun!


If you’ve ever stopped by ScrappyCanuck Studios before, you will know that I love to craft with bright and bold colours.  Halloween crafts don’t always fall into this category, but this fun little banner certainly does.  Inspired by candy corn, I simply took a plane white Artful Accents banner that I actually got from May Arts Ribbon (the wholesale sister site to Ribbon Resource) and got out my trusty acrylic paints for the colour blocks (each section is 2″ wide). Once it dried, I cut 4″ pieces of a variety of yellow, orange and white ribbons to tie along the top edge for some texture.  It was that simple!

Candy-Corn-banner-ribbonNow, I have to tell you that critique #1 came from my six year old who feels like the candy corns should have smiley faces on them.  She had her marker in hand and was ready to make the additions as soon as I hung it up (perhaps it is the influence of Shopkins in her life).  I actually think it’s a pretty cute idea – what do you think?

Anyway, if you haven’t had a chance to see all the projects today, make sure you pop on over to the Ribbon Resource blog, and then off to each of the Ribbonistas’ blogs for all the details.  The Ribbon Lady is giving away two gift cards for the store to those of you that have the time to comment – we always love to hear what you think of the projects.  Here is today’s line-up:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Candy-Corn-Banner--closeup-Ribbon Resource product used:

May Arts product used:

Other products:

  • orange and yellow acrylic craft paint

Pink and Red is in the Air!

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Oh, I am a happy crafter today because I get to share two of my favourite things – ribbon and pink, pink, pink!!!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so the awesome May Arts team decided to share a little inspiration.  And for those of you who are anti-Valentine’s Day – that is no reason to rob yourself the chance to win some May Arts ribbon goodies!  Make sure you comment anyway!

If by some chance you are starting today’s fun here at SCS, make sure you head on over to Virginia Fynes‘ blog to make sure you have all the chances possible to win!



For today’s hop. I decided to have some fun with the Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banner.  This make a great base for all sorts of banner projects, and once I had this one done, I still had enough pieces of banner left over for at least one more project!!  I have to admit that I went a little crazy with the ribbon here too.  I was having a lot of fun mixing textures – everything from velvet ric rac to satin embroidery to sequin hearts!




I think my favourite element ended up being the sequin hearts.  At 1.5″, these beauties were the perfect size to fill in some of the space between the banner pieces.  Because they are adhesive, I simply took two hearts and placed them back to back over top of the thread that holds the banner pieces together.  I had this embellishment done across the whole banner in less than 3 minutes!  Have I mentioned lately that I love adhesive ribbons (and May Arts has an awesome selection to make your crafting life easy-peesy).

Okay, enough of the gushing and googlie eyes here – I need to save some for Valentine’s Day!😉  If you haven’t checked out the pretty and playful inspiration up today, check out the list below.  And don;t forget, we will have a whole new line-up of projects tomorrow, so you will want to come back and check that out!  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a pink-tastic day!

Today’s designers:

May Arts Product used:

  1. 3/8″ Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac – A480-38-14 Red and A480-38-17 Pink
  2. 1.5″ Adhesive Sequin Heart – A478-15-14 Red
  3. 3/8″ Satin Hearts –  343-22 FUCHSIA/RED HEARTS
  4. 7/8″ Satin Embroidery – QA01 – WHITE
  5. Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banners

Other products used: