Too Cute to Spook!

Now, as a mom of two little girls, I have to admit that there are some pretty serious advantages to having little girls – like having an excuse to make awesome Halloween themed hair bows even if they will only stay in their hair long enough for one pass on the monkey bars!

So what’s this mom to do when it’s orange and black day at school?  Well, create orange and black monster hair clips of course…and maybe a purple pair for the little sister too…

Okay, now while I will admit I was a little spooked out while trying to take pictures of these (the eyes kept following me), I love how they turned out.  If you would like all the details on how I created them, come on over to the Ribbon Resource blog today and I promise to let you in on all my little secrets (but really, not that many because these are so easy to make).

Thanks for stopping by!

Coffee Lovin’ Blog Hop


Welcome coffee lovers!  I am so happy to have you pop by today for a little visit! I love making cards!  If you have spent any time here at SCS, you will know that card making is what got me started in this crafting world, and it is still the craft I spend the most amount of time on!  The only thing I love better than making a great card is making a great interactive card!  And while maybe not an “authentic” interactive card, that was the inspiration for today’s coffee themed post!

Inside this happy looking cup of coffee is a little gift card for a favourite coffee shop, and ready to present to a colleague of mine.  My hope is that after she has opened up her packaging, she might be inspired to keep that cute coffee cup on her desk, or simply slip off the sleeve and and pass on the coffee love to someone else!  coffee-sleevel-weave

I added some detail to the sleeve by weaving through some of my favourite May Arts Ribbons!  The tulle is a 1.5″ variety (471-15-10 Black) and the other is my absolute favourite from the 3/4″ Twill/Chevron Stripe collection (382-34-10 BLACK).  The slits were simply cut with a craft knife about 2″ in length, and spaced about ever 2″ as well.  Oh, and if you know someone who would actually be disappointed to find a coffee card inside instead of an actual cup of coffee (right?!), simply prep a sleeve the day before and slip it on when you buy the coffee.  Wait a minute, make two the day before so you can slip one on yours as well!  coffee-sleeve-ribbon

There is a lot of coffee lovin’ going on today, so make sure you pop on over to the Ribbon Resource to find out more about it, including a giveaway ($25.00 at the Ribbon Resource).  Thanks for stopping by!

May Arts product used:

Other product:

  • Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge
  • paper clip
  • craft knife
  • white and yellow cardstock

Sugar Plum Fairy

It’s Fabulous Friday (Fabulous for so many reasons – I sure love the end of the week), and today at Tiddly Inks, we are simply sharing some inspirational fun.


Okay, I am going to say it – I was at Michaels the other day, and Christmas crafts abound!  I have to admit though that I am not quite ready for that yet!  However, that didn’t stop me from using this cute stamp called Sugar Plum Fairy.  While I did even keep her in a more traditional plum tone, I thought that this was one of those stamps that could be used year round.  I mean seriously, would you really only want to colour her one time of the year?!

I used Copics to colour “Sugar Plum” to match some Doodlebug paper I had on hand from the Sugar Shoppe collection.  I wanted to see if I could create the effect of the two-tones materials that are sometimes used on  dance costumes.  I decided to keep the main part of her body suit pink, and then add a bit of the mauve on the sides.  It’s not perfect (perhaps more of the mauve?), but I think it works.  In any case, with that cute stamp, paper and ribbon from May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Twill Chevron), This card makes me smile!

Make sure you pop on over to the Tiddly Inks blog to check out the winner from our School Rules challenge, and to see all the other crafty inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!



Wryn – BBQ Queen


Good morning everyone!  It is another smokey summer day here in Calgary, and I have a little BBQ inspiration for you from Tiddly Inks (although I swear all the smoke here in Calgary is not caused by our BBQ)!  Earlier in the summer, Christy released some new images at Tiddly Inks, and Wryn The BBQ Queen is one of my favourites!  I coloured her up with my Copics to match some really cute paper from Pebbles called Fun in the Sun.  I have used it a lot this summer!  I topped the card off with just a bit of eyelet from May Arts for some texture and a pop of white for contrast.  I love the colours on this card!

While we are talking about Tiddly Inks, I wanted to remind you that we have a challenge going on right now over at the challenge blog – Have a Heart!  There are so many great images that would fit into this challenge – like the adorable one I used on the card called Wryn – Happy Heart.


The great part about challenges is that the theme is just for inspiration – if you don’t have a TI image with a heart, there are lots of other ways to participate int he challenge!  Add a heart button or embellishment, use some heart paper or even doodle a heart somewhere on your card.  We love seeing your creations, so make sure to join in and link up!

Well, I am off to work!  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!