card making, Scrapbooking, vacation

Progress Made

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I have been trying to make things for myself. It was a sort of New Years resolution . I am working on my 12 Month Journey Of Craftiness. You can follow it on my Facebook page or on Instagram. (#12monthjourneyofcraftiness #scrapatini)

I have specific things that I want to accomplish for myself in a crafty way this year. My goal is to complete the following goals each month:

✅ 2 scrapbook layouts

✅ 4 cards

✅ try at least one new product or technique

✅ complete at least one PHD (project half done)

✅ to have more fun, contests, and interaction with my followers

It is already January 20 and since I have made my journey a priority, I have completed my monthly goal except for finishing a PHD! I am working on that PHD but I have a ways to go to complete it.

The new product that I have tried this month is coloured pencils from Prismacolor. They are amazing, very high quality colouring pencils. They have a great lay down of colour and are very smooth.

The Prismacolor pencils are available here >>>Prismacolor Pencils .

They are currently on a super sale at Blitsy for approximately 87% off! Regular price $93.66 CAD but on sale for $12.49 CAD. *Sale can end at any time so if you want them go get them now!

I have completed 2 layouts. Both are of my terrific and cute sons from our 2014 Hawaiian vacation although I didn’t theme them as vacation layouts. I used some gorgeous Wild Whisper Designs Paper (company from Calgary, Canada! Yay!) and themed them more as a self-esteem layout.

I have also completed several cards and a wine bottle tag.

Have you make a crafty New Years Resolution? Are you taking time to do what you enjoy? Have you made something that you are proud of? Let me know!

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Creative Moments Challenge #134

Welcome to my first project made for Creative Moments Challenge Blog!

My sponsor for this Challenge is The theme for this challenge was “New” (new baby, job, home, anything new)

I have gone in two different directions with this theme. The first project that I have made is a happy retirement, simple wine bottle tag. My take on the theme being starting a new life!

My second project for this theme is this cute bee congratulating you on your new home!

Other challenges I participated in:

Crafting By Designs-Anything goes

Through The Craft Room Door-anything goes

QKR Stampede-anything goes

Pammies Inky Fingers

card making, design team, Scrapbooking

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends & family! Today being the first day of 2018 and also my first day of my 12 Months Of Craftiness! You can follow my journey on Instagram And Facebook.

It also is technically my first day on my new design team. I am officially a member of the Creative Moments Challenge Blog Design Team! You can check out the blog here>>> Creative Moments Challenge Blog

Here is where monthly challenges are posted. You will also see some of my work here. Most of my work will be using alcohol markers. I would love to see you enter some of your work in the challenges!

Scrapbooking

12 Month Journey Of Craftiness

I love to make things! I know you have heard it from me before but lately most have my crafting has been for others. I have decided that the new year will bring a renewed love of crafting just for me. I realized that since July most of my projects have been for others, whether it be custom orders or gifts.

I made this layout at least a couple of years ago! Notice anything about it? It has no picture! It has been sitting in my To-Do pile for quite some time. This is what inspired my “12 Month Journey Of Craftiness Event on my Facebook page. Scrapatini on Facebook

I hope you will join me and maybe take your own Journey Of Craftiness in the new year! Happy Crafty New Year!

Craft Sale, Family

Christmas Cheer-Cricut Made Style

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So Christmas is just under 10 days from today. All of our actual shopping is done although we are waiting for a few parcels to arrive. I am a little unsure when I am actually going to have time to wrap them though. Our boy’s Christmas lists were a little sparse this year, neither of them are really into toys as they are 10 & 13 years old now. They did ask for a big ticket item each but they also asked for things like movie gift cards to see a couple of movies coming soon. I made the boys some Christmas Eve boxes with a few necessities like chocolate, hot chocolate, socks and more. If I have time I am going to make them some t-shirts with their favourite video games on them.

Since my successful craft sale back in November I have been working on custom orders mostly personalized items. I made some gifts for family, friends, coworkers and neighbours. I use my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut my designs and if working with htv (iron-on) I also use my Easy Press. These Christmas Pyjama bags and moose were personalized for my boys using both.

If you are looking to treat yourself you can find the Cricut Explore Air 2 & Easy Press here.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine

Cricut Easy Press

Cricut Iron On And More Supplies

Here are a few other Cricut-Made items.

Added the rabbits name to the stocking. Teacher ornaments customized.

I love versatility of using my Cricut. I can cut iron-on to create T-shirts and more, vinyl to put on everything from signs & ornaments to wine glasses. It also cuts paper! (shocker right?)

My favourite thing about making shirts is that I can put anything that my heart (or my son’s heart) desires! We made a Wonder canvas for one of his teachers. He loved it so I made him a T-shirt that was opposite colours of the canvas.

I also make myself shirts to cheer on my boys during their ball hockey playoffs.

Which reminds me that we have one last game before the Christmas Holidays. One of my cubs is playing for a bronze medal this afternoon! Fingers, & toes are crossed that we win! Wish us luck!

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I’m Still Here

Really, I am. I wish I had an excuse to justify my absence but in reality, I don’t. It’s not like I am busier than most Moms but apparently lazier since I haven’t blogged in forever! 😂 My boys are fully immersed in their ball hockey playoffs. We are not currently playing during the week but weekends are crazy!

Do you see that little 21? That is my 13 year old! He maybe small but he is easily the fastest kid on the team! Did I mention that he is tenacious? He easily stands up to kids twice his size and if he doesn’t bounce off of them he beats them!That guy in the middle, heading for the net? Yeah, he’s mine too! This is his second season playing! He loves it! He will spend hours practicing on the deck in the backyard!

During the weekends I am also trying to squeeze in the last few orders that I have to complete and make a few Christmas gifts and some Christmas decor for ourselves. Somewhere in my mind it seemed like a great idea to try to do this all at once. Everybody on my side of the family gets novelty socks. I am bringing out my inner Oprah at Christmastime, ” you get socks”, “you get socks”, “everybody gets socks”! I also personalized stockings for all the humans in my house, the dogs and cats but I still need to make a rabbit stocking.

It’s the second weekend of December and we have yet to put up lights or get a tree! This is our must do weekend! I made a few ornaments for our, yet to exist, tree and last but not least I am finishing up some Christmas Eve boxes for my boys. I have all the contents but still want to label them and fill them with goodies! I will post those next week!

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Check It Out 

I am so excited to have been chosen as a guest designer this month for the Stick it Down blog. They gave me this single page sketch and asked me to do my thing with it! You can check out more at http://stickitdown.blogspot.ca/
Here is my interpretation of it. I used this picture of my youngest son from when he was a baby. It is one of my favourite photos. ❤️ I don’t know if you can see that little tear under his eye. All patterned paper is by ADORNit, and AC cardstock completed my layout. I would love to know what you think! Did I do the sketch justice? If you have never checked out Stick it Down, you should! They have monthly challenges with card sketches, single page and double page layout sketches as well. The sketches are a great way to become inspired andit is a great place to check out the work of other amazing Scrapbookers too!<<<
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Craft Sale

Winter Is…..Here

Well, it should come as no surprise that winter is here. I mean it is not like it hasn’t happened before. I really don’t mind the snow but I am not a fan of the cold. I am not even joking when I say that on October 31 it was +6C. and rainy. November 1 it was the start of winter. This weekend after a heavy snowfall warning we are looking at high temperatures of -8C.

I know that the worst is yet to come but winter could not have waited until after this weekend? I had my craft sale on Saturday. It was snowy and cold. I hoped that the colder weather would not put people off of Christmas buying spirit. It didn’t!! 

My first ever craft sale was successful. I sold lots of small items like jewellery, wine glasses, wine bags and tags. It seems people really like their wine!


This craft sale was at a rather small venue but it seems to be popular. It took me three tries to get accepted but now that Scrapatini was accepted I get an invite back each year so that makes me crazy happy. The table costs are low here and I made my table cost back and more in my first sale!

I had great support from friends and neighbours that came to see me. I was also able to take orders and made quite a few contacts with people look for personalized items.Anyways I now have time to work on my project for my feature in a couple of weeks. 

Family, Pocket Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking, vacation

Me Time

Lately I have been working on so many projects for the craft sale that Scrapatini will be participating in, that I have not had any chance to make something just for me. I feel a bit overwhelmed and excited at the same time in regards to the craft sale but as much as I love crafting I realize that I also haven’t scrapbooked for my own pleasure since at least the spring. I decided that today was the day to spend a little time working on a few pages of our Dominican holiday. 

We stayed at The Nickelodeon Resort over spring break and had the most fabulous time! We saw monkeys! I just had to scrapbook those monkeys ( and my monkeys!) I decided on some pocket scrapbooking instead of my usual traditional style of regular scrapbooking. Here is just a peek at what I have been working on.

I still have to add the titles, journaling and dates but it is a good start. Pocket scrapbooks are a great way to get a vacation or special event done in a quick yet appealing way. 

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Back In Action

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You who! I am over here! I know it has been a while but I have been busy. My family went on vacation for 10 days to beautiful Maui. During that time we relaxed, checked out the sights and ate plentifully. I love traveling but it is always nice to be home. The one thing that I did miss other then our pets was crafting. It has been a long time since I have gone that long without working on some sort of project. 

I am participating in a neighbourhood craft sale in a couple of weeks so I had been ramping up production during the summer. I started making jewellery which has been very successful. I worked on a few different types of signs. I got really good at using my Cricut Easy Press. I made Christmas cards and ornaments which was really hard to do when the weather was nice! 

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When my craft sale is over I hope to get back to some more scrapbooking and card making. If you want to see more check out my Facebook page. Scrapatini on Facebook