The Sun is going down…

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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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Some bunny loves you!

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Okay, I will admit it.  I have a soft spot for anything crafty that happens to be cute (I know, I know, you are shocked right?)  I always have.  I remember as a teenager, I was a huge fan of Suzie’s Zoo.  So, it is no surprise that this great digital stamp from Tiddly Inks is one of my favouites.  Called Mini and Many friends, this digi is actually one of four that you get in the set – all just as cute as the others!

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Although I had fun colouring up this digi with Copics, this is a great stamp for those of you who are not as comfortable with colouring.  There are not very big sections that need colour, and I have a feeling that this would look great in black and white as well.  Team it up with some cute paper (like Sugar Shoppe from Doodlebug), and you will have a cute card together in no time!

To make things even easier, we actually have a sketch up over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for you to use!  Team it up with a Mini digi or any other from Tiddly Inks and you are all set.  Oh and remember – it doesn’t have to be a card! Make sur eyou check out all the great inspiration from the team over on the blog.

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Happy Labour Day!

Happy Labour Day everyone! When I was growing up, Labour Day was always our last day of summer holidays- although I was always the kind of kid that was really happy to be back in school.  And while back to school actually starts before Labour Day now, we do have a little one in our family that is starting this week.  My youngest is heading to kindergarten!  And what better way to celebrate her new adventure than a little card to go with a couple of books I picked up for her!
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This card features a fun digi stamp from Tiddly Inks called Avenger-A Plus.  She reminds me so much of my youngest – ready to take on anything…with a whirlwind of flying papers behind her!  I coloured the image to match the colourful Doodlebug paper (man, I cannot get enough of doodlebug colurs), and just did some really simple layering.

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It’s a simple card that I hope will bring a smile to her face on her big day!

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Have a great holiday everyone!

Back to School bookmark

I know many kids have gone back to school already, but here in Calgary, we are looking towards next week with eager hearts!  Actually, today’s project is a bit funny to me.  While a bookmark screams “back to school”, the reality is that I do way more reading when school is out than I do when the school year is plugging along (unless you count professional reading which just isn’t quite as fun to celebrate with a cute bookmark.  But it is challenge time at Tiddly Inks, and the challenge is Back to School, and bookmarks still DO scream back to school, so here we go!

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I actually came across this image in the Tiddly Inks store one time totally by accident, and it has become one of my favourites for teacher gifts and cards.  Simply called “teacher”, it is easy to colour and oh so cute!  I teamed her up with some Doodlebug “Back to School” paper (because it is a back to school challenge after all) and then created a fun tassel with twine (I really need to do a tutorial on these).  August-23-cu

I’m not sure if I am keeping this one for myself or giving her away, but since I still have a week before I need to put on my work pants again, I have time!

Make sure to check out all the other great inspiration projects up on the blog today and consider joining the challenge. Celebrate sending the kids back, or scrap those back to school photos!  Whatever you choose, include a TI image and you are all set.  In the meantime, I am gong to go and put my feet back up and have another coffee.  One week…

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