Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Funky bookmark

Two posts in one week :)...

In September, I went to ScrapFest Richmond Hill. I had the opportunity to do a few make and takes (aka: scrapbooking crafts). I made a bookmark very similar to the one below. I loved it so much that I bought some supplies to make another and did so for my Auntie for her birthday!

I totally love the new technique that I learned using hot glue to make fun looking blobs... then I used some Tim Holtz paint to paint the blobs brown to make a custom embellishment and a very fun looking bookmark!

Let the force be with you...

I have't posted on here forever but wanted to start sharing some of my creative works through this outlet.

This is a recent light switch cover that I created for my cousin Aidan. He recently had his room redecorated to a Star Wars theme because he is obsessed. So of course, he needed a custom light switch cover to top it all off.

For this project, I went to my local hardware store and purchased a normal light switch cover (after calling his mom to ensure I bought the correct type).

I then used my trusty Silhouette SD and software to create a design (.svg file)

I cut the design using vinyl and then placed it onto the lightswitch cover.

I then sent it to him in the mail because what six year old isn't excited to get mail :).

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Hi everyone,

Here is a new post of a page I recently complete. I ran my first 5km race in the summer of 2011. It was a really great experience to complete the Learn to Run Program that I was taking through the Running Room.

I have had the photos printed for a very long time but could never find inspiration to complete a layout with them. However, I was finally inspired by an online crop through 2 Scrapbook Friends. The challeges were inspired by social media. The challenge for this layout was inspired by itunes. The challenge was to use "i" in your layout. I immediately know what I would do.

So, without further ado....

I think the layout really represents how that day went. It was exhausting but completing this layout has shown me how much I have changed physically since then which is very motivating.



Sunday, 13 January 2013

Randoms from the Scenic Caves with Dad!

Hi everyone,

One more post! I used an awesome sketch from 2SFs for this layout.

My layout included a ton of randoms from the scenic caves including some cool carvings, poison ivy signs, walk ways and minigolf. Dad kicked my butt at mini golf of course.

I used some cute little letters on the mini golf picture.

The vine border looks awesome! At one point, I had the goal to have the border all over the page. But, then it took my forever to actually complete. So instead, I used a simple line border, which turned out really well! 

I really enjoy the colours in this layout. 




Hi everyone,

Guess what? This makes two posts in two days! I was scrapping again last night. Here is the newest layout! This photo was from trips to the zoo with Mad and Dad from two years ago. The scrapbooking paper that I used was all from Bo Bunny's Zoology line that Tory got me for my birthday quite a while back.

Then, the close up of the writing!

Did you know that an ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal? It measures 2 inched/5 cm in diameter.

This then led me to wanting to say "Huh!" which is exactly what is said on global tv when they give you a weird fact. I have apparently been conditioned by the television.



Saturday, 12 January 2013

Finally back!

Hi everyone,

Well, since it has been so incredibly long since I last posted, I figured that I have no excuse now since I am sitting at home and I now have the internet at home.

To cut to the chase, here is a layout that I did the other night. It is from Christmas 2011 actually but turned out pretty cute. The photo isn't the best as I took it at 10 pm and the lighting in the new house is VERY bad and yellow. However, I like how the layout turned out.

This will be part of at least a two page layout. Who knows, that may be what I chose to scrap right now.



Monday, 16 July 2012

MLIA- Part 5: Gull Bay Pow Wow- June 16, 2012

Hi everyone,

Here is another late post. A month ago, I went to a Pow wow in Gull Bay. It was my first real experience into Native culture up here.

The first thing that we did was go over to Jessica's mother's house. Jessica and her children were all dancing in the pow wow and since Armstrong and Gull Bay are about 45 minutes apart, we went over to her mother's house first so that she could get the girl's hair done and her makeup done.

Then, we headed over to the pow wow grounds where they all got dressed in their outfits.

From left: Serena, Jessica, Alya, Marty, Jessica's brother in law (William, her son, decided that he didn't want to be in the photo at that point)
The pow wow grounds are on the shores of Lake Nipigon and it made for a really nice backdrop for all of the photos. Alya was the Gull Bay champion in 2011, so she was considered royalty and got to wear her crown. This was the first time that Jess danced in a very long time.

Once everyone got ready, then they started with the opening ceremonies. Apparently, I wasn't supposed to take photos during the opening ceremonies but I didn't realize this until a lady told me . Everyone dances in during the opening ceremonies and then afterwards, people filter in and out depending on how they "feel" the music and if there are competitive dances.

As you get older, you earn more distinction and are able to add more to your costume. Their are some exceptions though as younger people can have elaborate costumes if they have been passed down from their paternal lineage (which you will see with the Whitesand pow wow to be posted later).

After a while, they got organized and raised the flags. Marty was one of the flag bearers.

The dancing continued...

Jess is always very serious when she is thinking because you are supposed to dance based on how you feel about the music.

Then, I ended up going back to Armstrong with Dayna because I was tired.

Overall, it was a good time!

Hope you enjoy!