Tuesday, May 28, 2013

~SMILE~ With Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine

The Summer issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine hit the stores this week and I was excited to open my mail box today and receive my copy.  Check out page 130.....
The challenge was to use photo strips and I had the perfect photo strip taken recently at the bridal fair with my daughter and her bridesmaid as well as my BFF (who just happens to be the bridesmaid's mother).  We had such a blast that day!

A few close-ups show a cute little camera made from the Cricut cartridge
(Thanks Maureen!)

 And strip of "real" kodak film strip with Tim Holtz film strip layered on top.
Pick up a copy of Canadian Scrapbooker today and take a peek at all the other layouts!  Some fantastic talent out there.  I loved making this layout and it is a great addition to Meagan's wedding scrapbook album.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Altered Wooden Letters ~HOME~

A couple of weeks ago I had the most amazing long weekend at a scrapbooking retreat with 6 other gals.  We spent 4 days crafting, singing, eating, laughing, sleeping (very little) and all around having a great time.
A few of us chose to alter wooden letters for our home.  I was able to find a supplier of these letters so I ordered 2 very large boxes for our weekend away.  I chose the word HOME to design for my family room  and wanted to share them with you.
They are so much fun to do that a person can easily become addicted.  I'm sorry I didn't take many "before" photos but, trust me, they are simple to make..... just a little time consuming.
You start with the bare wooden letter (approximately 10" high) and paint everything but the front in your choice of colour.  I chose dark brown for this set.... Yes! I made more than one set.  

Trace each letter in reverse onto the patterned paper that you would like to have on each letter.  After cutting out the paper, use Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the wood and sand around the edges to get a clean look.  The decorating is the fun part..... haul out all of your embellishments, ribbons etc... and enjoy the process of making them yours!
Here are a few close-ups of each letter.
Had to put my house number on the first letter!

Notice the little bird's nest behind the fence inside the "O"

 I love the little camera and the cute film strip wrapped around the "M".
 And.... the #7 is on almost everything that I make as it's a very special number in our family!

I did make another set and will share those with you in a new post in the future.  If you want a fun project to do with your scrappy friends, this is it!  We shared all of our embellishments and each set turned out beautiful.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mr. & Mrs.

Sorry I have been MIA since my daughter's wedding....
Lots of family to visit with, a few days away with the girls and many orders to get caught up on but I wanted to share with you the present that I left in Meagan & Jake's bedroom for when they arrived home after the wedding.
I made them each matching pillows and blankets to throw on their bed.
The blankets are a new product that I will be carrying through Sun 7 Designs for a limited time only.  They are micro plush throws measuring 50" x 60" and you can have anything you want embroidered on them.  Current fabric colours in stock are "Latte", "Chocolate" and "Apple Green".  If you are interested, please send an email to  sun7designs@shaw.ca.
Many of you have expressed interest in an adult blanket, so this is what I have come up with.  It's just as soft and cuddly as the baby minkee blankets and softies that I make at Sun 7 Designs.  Perfect to wrap around yourself while watching your favourite TV program.  Personalized with whatever you like!