Blog Hop Giveaway WINNER

Just popping in quickly to announce the winner of the Robin's Nest/Helmar blog hop. :)

The winner of a $10 gift card to the Robin's Nest is.........

Clare D.November 3, 2012 8:20 PM
What a wonderful way to wrap a gift! So elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations Clare, you will soon be contacted with details on how to claim your prize. 

Make sure you head over to the design team blog to see if you've won the GRAND PRIZE.

I have a tiny sneak peek of my design team project to share today as well. The entire project will be revealed on Thursday, November 15 over at The Robin's Nest. Make sure to go check it out!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog hop!!


Home For the Holidays BLOG HOP!

Hello, and welcome to my blog!

You should have arrived here from Kate Nolan-Denham's blog. If you're lost and want to start the hop at the beginning, go here. :)

The Robin's Nest and Helmar have teamed up for a BLOG HOP!

I am so excited to share my project with you...

As soon as I heard "holidays" I immediately thought of gift wrapping/packaging...because who doesn't like presents?

I wrapped up this little gift box using supplies from The Robin's Nest and adhesive from Helmar

The paper accordion was made with white snow glitter cardstock with added gold glitter to the edges. I made the white yoyo flower with sheer white material and layered it over a white flower from the white flowers pack. Gold bow and gold ribbon came from the pretties ribbon pack and the gold dew drop can be found here.  The wood snowflake, wooden button, and white tulle were just scrap supplies I had lying around. 

All embellishments were attached with Helmar quick-dry adhesive

Did I mention the giveaway?? If you leave a comment on this post, you have a chance to win a $10 giftcard to The Robin's Nest store! Free stuff right? I know! 
I will post the giveaway winner on November 11. 
There is also a chance to win the grand prize $20 RN gift card over here

Thank you for stopping by my blog today...and good luck!

There are lots of blogs to be visited today (with lots of prizes along the way!), listed here:



This is my design team post from last week. :)

I decided to take my colour inspiration this week from the parisian mini dew drops. The aqua, pearl, and yellow is such a sweet combo!

A very girly, VERY ruffly page with a picture of my sister and me on a dinner date.

The ruffles were made using white streamers (crepe paper). With an 8.5x11" piece of plain cardstock as my base, I sewed simple ruffles across the entire page using my sewing machine. I wasn't trying to make them perfect or straight so I just sewed really quickly and I love how it turned out.

Behind the photo I layered a square of honeycomb linen cardstock (side B), tissue paper, a snippet of silver glitter chipboard, a snippet of glitter blue robin cardstock (side B), a circle of classified cardstock that I spray misted yellow, a doily, and a large banner strip of glitter white swirl cardstock.

I love how thick the Robin's Nest papers are; it makes them so easy to mist, distress, and layer! The classified cardstock is so neutral and acts as a great base for misting.

I also added a chipboard alpha title, "SWEET", describing our evening. :)

Detailed shot of the fabulous parisian and fairy dust dew drops.

Thank you so much for visiting!


We Are...

 Happy Thursday to you all!

This is a layout about my sister and I that I made with some beautiful Robin's Nest products.

I started off with a sheet of Ancient Map Cardstock as my base. I splattered a bit of white mist on the right side of the page before I started layering.
I layered some light beige packing paper, 2 types of vintage lace, a piece of brown herringbone cardstock, a glassine bag with a manila tag tucked inside, a sheet of paper from a vintage Japanese book, a rub on from the Time Rubon sheet, some gold glitter leaves, and a white feather.

A closeup of the embellishments on the left side of the photo. Men's Dew drops and in love in Italy dew drops are scattered throughout the layout. I stapled a little snippet of glitter gold on creme swirl cardstock directly onto the photo to offset the title. 

I made the title with the gold glitter alphabets which I then sewed over.
The hidden journaling inside the glassine envelope completes the title. In the journaling I listed a few of the things that my sister and I are. (sisters, friends, etc.) I tied a bow using some ribbon from the Blessed Pinks Ribbon Pack onto the manila tag so that it would be easier to pull out.

There's also a bit of grey airmail washi tape and smoke cardstock layered at the top of the layout.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!!


You've Captured My Heart

Happy Thursday!

I'm not usually much of a card maker...but lately this has changed. I will be starting my first year of college this week and I know my schedule will be super busy and hectic, so I have been making cards in advance to send to my boyfriend who lives 600km away. This way I will have a bunch of sweet notes/cards to just drop in the mail and let him know I'm thinking of him. :) 

As soon as I saw the "you've captured my heart" ribbon in the Dazzling Pretties Ribbon Pack, I knew I had to use it on a card. It's so versatile! You can mist it, cut it, sew it etc. On my card I chose to leave it's natural colour but snipped it into 2 pieces. 

 I diecut a "speech bubble" sort of shape out of the discovery girl glitter cardstock and layered it over some white tissue paper and white thread. Some mist splatters, in love in Italy dew drops, hand drawn hearts, and gold airmail washi tape give it a bit more detail.
I added a bit of glitter to the edges of the diecut shape, sewed through the ribbon with pink thread/my sewing machine, and added a button to finish it off.
The button was just a plain wooden button which I embossed with gold embossing powder then sewed on with simple white thread.

My post is also up over at the Chattering Robins blog today!


Butterflies + Gold

Hi all, I'm back with my second blog post for The Robin's Nest!

For this project I laid out all of my Robin's Nest supplies on my desk and decided to choose my FAVOURITE thing to work with this week. The Glitter Gold on Creme Cardstock won out! It's no secret that I have a gold glitter obsession, so it's really not surprising. ;) This cardstock is truly beautiful...it's a nice heavy weight to work with and the glitter is so vibrant. Check out the rest of the gorgeous colour options here.

My layout:

I used a picture of my sweet cousin as my focal point. So adorable!

I first sprayed my background cardstock with white mist to add texture. It's kind of hard to see in the pictures, but it's there!

To create the cascade of butterflies I simply punched out a whole bunch of them from the glitter swirl cardstock, arranged them, the glued each one down with quick drying liquid adhesive. (I can't wait to do this with other shapes too! Circles, diamonds, stars, etc.) The weight of the glitter paper makes it so easy to add dimension by folding and layering! Once my glue dried I added In Love in Italy Mini Dew Drops throughout the butterfly shapes.

I layered white cardstock, vintage sheet music, and the edge of a doily behind my photo.

Make sure to go browse through the online store and check out the other gorgeous supplies available!

Thanks for checking out my work :)


Robin's Nest Design Post

My first post went up on the Robin's Nest Blog today! 

When I received my package of Robin's Nest goodies in the mail this week, I could not wait to dive in and get creating. They make such beautiful papers (some with GLITTER on them!!), rubons, DEW DROPS, etc! Love it all. :)

This week I made a scrapbook layout to share with you.

 My #1 scrapbooking technique is layering. No page is complete without a few layers!

First, I started off with an Instagram picture. I added a bit of machine stitching to the top of the picture  for some added texture then added a bit of gold glitter to the edges. Behind the the picture I layered some white tissue paper, (just generic dollar store stuff) 2 paper strips, and a piece of Robin's Nest smoke cardstock.

The arrow paper pieces were made by cutting diagonal lines into a beautiful aqua piece of Robin's Nest paper.

I added gold paint splatters to the cardstock background, a strip of vintage lace at the bottom of the page, and one of the Robin's Nest rubons in the bottom lefthand corner.  

 I love LOVE dew drops! Where have they been all my life?? They are an amazing, versatile scrapbooking embellishment and I have been using them on EVERYTHING. Plus, the dew dew glue makes it so easy to apply them.

I handmade the white flower using Sculpey clay.  

 Close-up shot of the simple layers. I love that Robin's Nest offers so many papers that have glitter on them!  I loved working with these products and can't wait to keep creating things to share with you!

Robin's Nest Products Used:
Dew dew glue
In Love In Italy Mini Dew Drops
Men's Dew Drops
Time Rubons
Glitter Gold on Creme Swirl Paper
Glitter Blue Robin paper (backside)
Valentine Stripe Paper (backside)
Smoke Cardstock
Other Products:
White Swiss Dot cardstock
Gold paint
Gold Glitter
Vintage White Lace
Handmade Clay Flower
Date Stamp
Tissue Paper



First Design Team Post

Just letting everyone know that my first post for The Robin's Nest will be going live on July 19th!
So excited. :)


party time


Today will be a short post, just a page share. :)

A page using some of the Crate Paper Pretty Party line. LOVE it. So many pretty pastel colours and classic Crate patterns.
The picture is from my formal "going away" party.

I love adore those pink flowers by Prima. Gorgeous on anything!
And you can see towards the top of the photo that I "framed" my title with gold  striped washi tape. Currently obsessed with washi. Just ordered 5 more rolls. :)
And for the splatters I used watered down MS gold paint. 

Thanks for checking out my blog!!



I LOVE Pinterest. It quickly turned into an obsession and an inspiration for me.

A few weeks ago, I pinned this and decided to "scraplift" it. This is how it turned out:

I used my square punch to punch out the papers, photos, and doilies.
Don't you just love the Pink Paislee Nantucket papers??

I used raw chipboard letters so that they would be easy to glitter :) 
Follow me on Pinterest here!



Hey there, just sharing a page today!

To make the white ruffles behind the photo I used white crepe paper and my sewing machine. Actually very easy to do! I love the extra texture it gives.
I LOVE these American Crafts silver thickers. So versatile!
The photo lifts up to reveal typewritten journaling.
I used Mr Huey's Pinstripe mist to make my splatters. 

Detail of the crepe ruffles and silver foil Thickers.
Lots more projects to share this week, so keep checking back :)

And I haven't had a post on the Robin's Nest Blog yet, due to slow Canadian shipping. :( So I'll let you know when my post goes live.



First Design Team!

Good morning :)

Today I have an announcement to make...I have been accepted to be a member of the 2012 Chattering Robin's Design Team!  The term runs from July - December and I am so excited to get started. My first design team!
Check out the blog here.
My first post will be going live on July 7th!!

+ a new page share!

I loved this idea...because sometimes I just love a piece of pattern paper SO much but hesitate to use up a whole sheet as a background. What a waste that would be ;). So I did a sort of scraplift from Marcy's page and love the way it looks. 

I am in love with the new badges I bought from this super cute Etsy shop. I totally recommend them!
Thanks for looking. :)


Field Trip.

A page using the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Line from Winter CHA! Love the entire collection!

I moved to Ontario 2 weeks ago, and my boyfriend was able to come with me for a few days to help me get settled in. So we took a field trip and visited a few special places around town, and Mt. Mckay Lookout was one of them!

The little mason jar was cut out of one of the Dear Lizzy patterned papers, then I heat embossed it with clear powder in a scroll design.
I handcut the pink heart from pink felt, and added a lot of gold glitter. (as always haha)
A small envelope, my fave way to add journaling to a page. Usually my journaling is personal and no one wants to read my personal notes so it's hidden! ;)
More shares to come!


Peekaboo Flowers.

I made this layout at a crop quite awhile ago.

The pictures are from Valentine's Day right before we went out to see The Vow.
Gold glitter splatters, pearls, and flowers!

I added a pocket behind the pictures with some journaling in it + the ticket stubs. 

A detail shot.
I love that woodgrain chipboard piece from the Crate Portrait collection!!
I layered vellum, white tissue paper, vintage sheet music, vintage lace, a feather, a doily, and a glassine envelope to hold journaling.
The diecut flowers are from Pink Paislee's London Market Ephemera. So adorable!


The Robin's Nest Design Team

My project for The Robin's Nest Design Team! Check out the online store here

A page that shows my true scrapbooking style :)
Everything is layered on a sheet of white Swiss dot cardstock.
I included gold glitter splatters (made with my fave glitter, Martha Stewart Smoky Quartz).
I typed "perfect together" onto a sheet of vellum using my typewriter, (Yes! You can run vellum through your typewriter!) I cut the vellum to fit my picture, ripped off the top edge for a raw look, then machine stitched it directly onto the photo.
I've layered tissue paper, a piece of a doily, a patterned paper strip, flowers fussy cut from Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Beautiful paper, lace fabric, patterned paper, and a kraft envelope.
The border at the bottom of the page is vintage lace that I sewed on.

Detail of the kraft pocket with journaling card.
To make the twine circle I first traced a bowl lightly in pencil, covered the line in glue using a glue pen, then adhered the twine to the glue.
The little white pearls were made using my Opal Viva Decor Pearl Pen

All the layers...2 of them are lifted with pop dots for depth.

Thanks for looking!! 



A page documenting the Hedley concert I went to with Mathias <3

Picture of us waiting for the concert to start.
Lots of imperfect machine stitching :) The best kind. 

Details of layering. Love the way white tulle ruffles look!
I did some heat embossing on this layout. I used my music note roller stamp from Stampin' Up  and embossed with gold embossing powder. 
I added a small kraft envelope behind the picture/layers and filled it with a card with journaling on it and a ticket stub.
The pull-out tab is just a strip of patterned paper folded in half and stapled. 


Wide Open Spaces. (White spaces...)

Page share :)

A page with lots of white space, my favourite. Complete with glitter splatters and a vintage doily!
And I have been hoarding that October Afternoon date label for ages.

Layering details. Paper, tissue paper, chipboard, glitter, and machine stitching.
I first machine stitched the photo, and then layered it over the polka dot patterned paper  with 3D glue dots  to make it stand out.

I used a card cut out of patterned paper from the Echo Park line, This & That, Charming. 
THC26004 Primer, these cards are perfect for any project! Just love them. 

I wore out the stiff paper a bit just by squeezing it in my hand then added mini alpha stickers to make a title.

Thanks for checking out my blog!!


Oldies but goodies.

Wow! It's been awhile.. :)
I HAVE been creating, just not sharing on my blog so much due to my primary photo-editing site closing down. I'm going to try and be a more faithful blogger now that I've found a new one. ;)

Today I'm sharing a few pages from last month that haven't been shared.

For this one I used the Simple Stories Documented Collection
Sweet Mila :)
A silver doily and glitter splatters!

A detail photo of the "M". I diecut an uppercase M from patterned paper and then covered it in liquid epoxy.  A homemade embellie :)
I used a lot of Crate paper goodies on this one, mostly the Portrait collection. 

A bit closer up.
I am loving metallic silver thread on projects lately. So fun!
And that Crate button? Swoon. I need 20 more.
Now that those are out of the way, I can share some recent creations :) Ready?


Breath of Fresh Air

A page using the new Prima Almanac papers. They have such a nice feel and are amazing to work with!

I added a mini paper bag behind my photos to hold journaling.

To make the glittery background behind the papers I stamped a text stamp using glue, then sprinkled glitter over top.
The pink butterfly was cut out of one of the patterned papers.