ball hockey, design team, Family, kids, sports, Uncategorized, vacation

Summer Recap (lots of pictures)

This is our last weekend before we head back to school on Tuesday. For the first time in forever we had a pretty laidback summer. We didn’t leave town and just stuck close to home. The only planned activity all summer was when my youngest son went to ball hockey camp.

He had a great time learning goalie skills and techniques and I showed up almost an hour early each camp day so that I could watch!

We made a couple of day trips including a trips including Airdrie to visit family, Calaway Park, Fish Creek Park, a few movies at the theatre and the rest of our summer was just decluttering, organizing things, painting and other small household improvements. We did some major tv binge watching too!

I did manage to get some crafting done. I made some jewellery, etched some Supernatural glasses, made an autumn wreath, painted some frames, made a few signs, did a couple of scrapbook pages and completed some cards and other projects.

Here are a few of those projects in case you missed them!

I continued working on a couple of design team projects, was an August Guest Designer for the Stick it Down Blog and I got a second project published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

We also had some wacky weather! A few hail storms rolled through. This is a sample of what came on August 2! Yikes!This summer was hot! I am quite content with the heat but my boys found it too hot to “do anything”! Part of our summer was smokey too! Smoke from the forest fires in British Columbia choked us out for a couple of weeks!

Our dogs spent a fair amount of time just lazing in the sun and then moving to the shade when they got too hot. Here are the obligatory pictures and our cute dogs!

I also spent a lot of time trying out the Instant Pot that I purchased on Prime day. My son loves making vegetable soup. I like making chilli and stews. We have cooked lots of other things like chicken, ribs, roasts and more in the pot. I even made a fresh raspberry compote! Everything was edible! Some things were delicious! My favourite thing to make in the pot so far has been banana bread!

We will be spending the last weekend of summer just relaxing because we know that starting Tuesday we will thrown right into the thick of things and back to our go-go life!

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Team Player-New Design Team

This year has had a great crafty start for me! Back in January I was accepted to the Creative Moments design team and I have received word that I am now a member of the Stamprints design team. Yay! I am so excited for this opportunity!

Stamprints produces digital stamps and collage sheets. You can find these beautiful items here Stamprints Etsy.

At least once a month I will share a project that I have made using Stamprints products on my blog.

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!

Uncategorized

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.