Shoestring Planner Tuesday

Hello, friends.

I’ve adopted somewhat of a color coding method to record various events in my planner. While it won’t be painfully obvious for some time yet, there are hints of it finding it’s way into my weekly spreads.

The items marked in felt pen (you can see that it’s brighter and thicker than my finetip pen writing) are part of my color coding scheme. 

I had no clear direction last week when I wrote in our appointments and reminders- as far as color coding goes; this week (my next planner post) a pattern will begin to emerge. I used the last page in my planner, which is reserved for notes), to make a legend. I imagine I’ll be adding to that list as time goes on.

For now, things like incoming/outgoing snail mail, appointments and coffee dates, and anything school related all have their own certain colors. 

Thanks for joining me today!

A Thousand Wishes

Good morning! It’s a quiet house today- my kids are away for the weekend, visiting with their grandparents. I can breathe! 

Happy 149th birthday, Canada!

I created this double page layout for another challenge over at Scrapbook Generation last month (or slightly longer ago, now); I’ve actually got another layout on the go that’s using this same exact sketch. It’s sitting on my desk as I type this. It’ll likely be another month (sorry!) before you get to see it, though. Oddly enough, there are some parallels between this one and the one on my desk. And, it’s not the paper. Lol! The one on my desk is about airplanes, and in this one, my kids and husband are running around just like airplanes. 

The challenge, when I created this spread, was to complete a layout using this sketch. Isn’t it lovely? I had fun with the patterned paper mats in the background. I used CTMH Happy Times almost exclusively here, with the exception of a couple different CTMH stamps and my cricut for some die cutting. I may have snuck some CTMH Taste of Summer in there, too. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope this spread- or the sketch- inspires you to create today!

Cool Chick


Today’s layout was created using a mixture of products, using a sketch from Scrapbook Generation’s 2014 Create magazine. It was actually part of a challenge I participated in during their last online crop.

I started by layering some retired CTMH Happy Times patterned paper and coordinating zip strip on the left hand side of the page. The blue scallop is actually CTMH Glacier cardstock. The stamping here is also CTMH, which on this layout, is just the arrow beneath the title. You’ll also notice that the chick and mushroom are also created from the same CTMH Happy Times Paper. 

Next, I trimmed additional patterned papers from Momenta to 3×4 inch squares then rounded the corners with a punch.

Lastly, I layered my title and embellishments on top, some of which came from Jillibean Soup.

Thanks for joining me today!


Hi everyone! I’m dropping by really quick with a layout I JUST finished. I’m posting it only because I wanted to link it up to Laura Whitakers’ Stuck?! Sketches linky party. I’ll explain more about it in the next few weeks!


Crafty Event

Good morning crafty friends! Welcome to a brand new week! Let’s make it a great one!

I just thought I’d throw this out there for my Canadian friends- especially those that might live near me (Whitecourt)- I am hosting a craft night coming up on May 7 at 7 pm. If you’ve been looking for a way to indulge in some personal time, then this might be the event for you!

If you craft- no matter what you craft- you’re welcome to join. I have space for a number of people, including a nice little electric fireplace, TV for a movie or music and comfy couches and a table to sit at. For those that scrap and like getting messy, I have a kitchen sink with your name on it!

If you’ve been a frequent flyer here at my blog, you’ll know that I am a Close to My Heart consultant. This event is purely for entertainment and social purposes- my goal isn’t to surprise you and trick you into purchasing or ordering from me.

While (realistically), workshop participants and potential clients might hopefully- eventually- become an option, I’m starting this out as a way to network, connect and, most importantly, just find a group of friends that have the same likes I do.


A few years back, when we were living in another province, and I was still pregnant, my peers and social group of friends, met weekly to scrapbook. They’re some of my fondest memories while living there, and I miss it.

A lot.

I want to recreate the same here.

Won’t you join me?

I have the event posted to Facebook. You can rsvp there. If you’re a blogger with Canadian connections, reposting this would be fantastic! If not, word of mouth works just as well!

Here’s the event link:

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a fantastic week!