Hello December

Yes, December. The month of anticipation, gift giving, friends and family, and waayyy too much good food. I’m finishing off my Christmas baking today. The only question now: pumpkin loaves and cherry tarts or cherry cheesecake dip?

I dove into some of my Beary Christmas paper and created this layout. I cut the title using my Cricut and embellished using retired CTMH complements. I also cut the snowflakes with my Cricut.


CTMH Silver & Gold Got Kids? Layout

If you’ve got kids, you know how fast messes happen, and how slowly they’re cleaned up afterwards. Sometimes, our Elf shows up and expresses her disapproval to the twins. They take it pretty hard, but score for Mom! 

With my leftover Silver & Gold patterned paper, I created this festive layout. It isn’t necessarily Christmas (I think I was scrapping October sometime) but since Snowflake made an appearance, I thought Christmas paper was fitting. 

I also had to throw in a dash of the gorgeous Bashful Ink- I love it paired with the pewter and basic black colours! It’s a match made in heaven. Wouldn’t you agree?

Products used

 Pewter Exclusive Ink Z2832

– Bashful Exclusive Ink Z2819

– Silver & Gold Paper Packet X7226B

Just a note- the stamp set is retired CTMH product. I’m currently st swimming lessons and can’t look up the product number for you!

CTMH Saffron Be Thankful Layout

Hello friends! Welcome to December!  Our elf, Snowflake joined us today but my kids don’t know it yet. She left thrm some oreos and hot chocolate (k-cups) to snack on when they come in from playing outside. Do you participate in this tradition?


I just had to scrapbook this picture of little miss A. It was the morning of her second birthday party (A few days prior to her actual birthdate) and we were preparing for a huge bash. In the pic, she was waiting patiently for her breakfast.


I layered some Jillibean Soup,  EP and CTMH cardstock papers, as well as created the title using corkboard letters I found at the dollarama. I cut the pumpkin with my cricut and layered thanksgiving stickers on top of it.
I hope you join me again soon for another layout!
If you like CTMH products and are interested in learning more about the products, please visit me on Facebook or visit my CTMH website. During the month of December, there are fun contests, sales and giveaways happening- check them out! Notably, this week ONLY is CTMH’s CYBER WEEK sale. Nearly 40 card making and gift making products are marked up to 25% off, INCLUDING the Artfully Sent Cricut collection, which is exclusive to CTMH. Don’t miss out on all the fab deals!

Gratitude Days 37 to 41

Valentines is nearly here! Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing ideas for the love in your life. I’m planning to keep our plans fairly tame- I bought my husband salted peanuts (his favourite nuts), a gift card to his fave manly man store and I’ll cook his fave supper! What are your plans?
I have week 7 or days 37 to 41 of my gratitude journal completed and I want to share it with you today!


I’ve cut down on how many items I fit on the page, just so it isn’t overwhelming- like this:


Ahh! Where do you look?! It’s assaulting your senses, isn’t it? It does mine every time I look at it…I actually kind of avoid looking at it. For realz. I love making art, but that’s a bit much. For me. What I’m doing now feels better. Like, I’m still able to breathe while looking at the picture above. It might still be a lot to process and take in, but at least it’s manageable!
Having said that, my gratitude “weeks” are only four to 5 items long. So, they shall now be known as “days” rather than weeks, because at this rate, I’ll wind up with more than 52 weeks this year! And, that’ll just confuse me, and you in turn. Work in progress, right? That’s what I keep telling myself, anyways.
Did you know…your elf on the shelf (if you partake in that tradition) likes celebrating birthdays! Join me later this week (or weekend) to learn more!!

December Daily Day 8

To find out more about my December Daily challenge, go Here.

It’s been a busy and excitable couple days around here! We drove a few hours away for a family Christmas dinner, which would also fit nicely into Day number 6 (tradition). You can read all about it here. While there, Santa left us a very special letter.


He told us that he had heard we wanted to adopt an Elf on the Shelf, and he obliged. The girls were over the moon. At least, until Glitter (aka Snowflake) joined us. She arrived this morning while the girls were at school and mommy ran errands.


After doing some brainstorming, we threw the names we thought of into a hat and drew one out. Snowflake became our new Elfs’ name!
Today’s photo prompt is tree. The only tree anywhere near us, really, is our Christmas tree. Every other tree in town and our immediate vicinity is pretty boring. There’s no fog or anything else to make the look interesting. Imaginative, right?
I hope you have better luck than me today!