card making, Scrapbooking, Uncategorized

SCT Sampler January

I was so excited to hear that Scrapbook & Cards Today was putting together a sampler subscription. I signed up as soon as I heard about it! I got my sampler on January 15.

It came packaged in a bag with this adorable hello beautiful card. On the back of the card it outlined who the products were supplied by.

This is just a sampling of what I received. There were sample sized papers, vellum, stickers, die cuts, chipboard & acrylic pieces and other embellishments. It also came with a stamp,and die set that is so cute.

There is a great assortment of goodies with plenty of product to make many things! I made these 2 cards using items from my sampler pack.

There is a lot of product in the small package! My favourite item in the pack was the gold sequins! I put that stuff on everything!

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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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!

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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!

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. 

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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

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A Fresh Start

IMG_6272With the start of the new school year arriving not that long ago, I decided to freshen things up a bit. Welcome to my new blog! Here you will see and read about a little bit of everything, scraps if you will.

I like to make things! If you are still reading this you probably already know that. I will use this blog to showcase some of my projects, give tutorials, share ideas and give you just the teensiest peek  into my life.