Snowhaven/Mojo Monday #6

With Christmas quickly approaching, as well as various craft shows and crops on my doorstep, I’ve decided to start creating more Christmas cards to add to my sale stash. I am absolutely loving the Snowhaven paper packet and all its delicious papers- they are very warm and fuzzy feeling! Perfect for snowy, wintery layouts and cards. The patterns remind me of wool sweaters and mittens and the warmth and coziness they provide on those chilly winter days. (Fall days too, for that matter. I may or may not have worn my woollen mittens a time or two already this summer/fall).

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This warm and festive card was so fun to create! I scrap lifted a card that isĀ found in CTMH’s Originals (which isn’t originally a Christmas card- it isn’t even a regular A2, or 4.25×5.5 card!) But it absolutely works. There will be 5 of these particular cards created- which are also available for purchase. Please visit me on Instagram (@the everyday scrapbooker) or Facebook for price information.

Here’s the materials I used:

– Recollections 8.5×11 card stock in cranberry and white

– CTMH Exclusive Inks in Cranberry and Black

– CTMH Snowhaven patterned paper (A and B sides)

– CTMH My Acrylix stamps (Best Christmas and Make it Merry)

– adhesive

– pop dots

– square rhinestones

 

Since we’re on the Christmasy topic, today’s Mojo Monday challenge is to create something using materials that make you feel warm!

 

Are you curious to see the Originals inspiration book for yourself? Do you struggle with inspiration? Send me a message, and I can help you order one for yourself!

 

Mojo Monday #4

Whoo,  welcome to another Monday! Things are going to be crazy around here as I prepare to send us to Saskatchewan for a few days next weekend. That includes tidying and cleaning the house so that I can enjoy it in a tidy state for a few days AFTER our trip,  since the twinlets will be visiting their grandparents before school starts. We’re nearly there (school, that is). Anyone else living by that mantra these days?
Today’s Mojo Monday is inspired by the new scrapbook album (custom ordered) that I’m happily working on. Here’s what I’ve completed so far:

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It’s a 12×12 inch scrapbook album that has lots of room for extra storage by way of a large pocket that can be found on every page. There’ll be a few pages left at the back of the album that will be dedicated to extra pictures or special documents (diploma, maybe, for example).
Our challenge this week? See the small border with the grade stamped on it? Make your own border or background using stamps only!
I’ll be back tomorrow with our Toone Tuesday deals and hopefully another layout!

Washi Card

While I waited for the load of clothes I {re-washed} in the washer this morning, I tidied up the desk in my haven, then made a new mess (ha- not really), making another card like I showed you yesterday. Except this time, I blinged out the background with washi tape.

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I rotated this card so that it’s 5.5×4.25 inches (yes, I skipped the 6×6 size this time). For a bit extra pizzazz, I stamped and fussy cut a tiny butterfly, then adhered it with a pop dot. This also happens to be my take on yesterday’s challenge!

Supplies:

– CTMH Exclusive inks (Bamboo, Autumn Terracotta, Smoothie)
– CTMH mini stamp (Delicate Wing)
– MME patterned paper (Lost and Found market 6×6 paper pad)
– K&Co patterned paper (Sweet Nectar paper pad)
– Recollections card stock (cream and white)
– Momenta wood stamp
– washi tape
– adhesive
– pop dots
– border punch

Mojo Monday Week 3

Welcome to Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend, did you take advantage of the beautiful summer weather? 
This weeks’ challenge is to use WASHI TAPE as a background- on a card, layout, filo fax, light switch,  or whatever else your imagination conjures!
This card (pictured below) inspired me, but it wasn’t until I sat down to scrap lift it, that I realized the background is actually washi tape. SMART!! And, very sneaky! So, now I want to make it again (since it was the focal point that originally inspired me), but this time using washi as a background.  (I’ll share the card I just alluded to in another post later today).

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Remember, there is no time restrictions, just create and submit (please!) your projects as time allows. Just roll with it and have fun!

More Mini Album

I’m so sorry for the long absence! With the kids at home because of the summer break, I’m finding it really hard to get to my haven. I don’t like to craft (meaning personal scrapbooking) while my kids are home, because it always inevitably ends up being a gong show that results in one or all three of us upset and stressed out! Once evenings roll around and I spend a bit of time with my husband, one hour of crafty time just isn’t enough- so I don’t scrap! (There’s actually MUCH more to that, but this isn’t the place or time to share that. The above vague sentence is a loaded one).
Having said that, I do (finally) have two more mini album pages to share today. I could have shared one of them sooner, but I had it in my brain that it was incomplete.  I was wrong!

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There is going to be journalling on every other page in this album, to help fill it up. I’ve only got a few pictures from my girls’ first day of pre-kindergarten,  and rather than wasting the album by not filling it up, I thought this would work well. Recording your thoughts, feelings and memories is just as important as the pictures themselves!
An idea came to me this morning, that I think I’ll start adding to my blog on a weekly basis: Win it Wednesday. Mojo Monday is also going to be incorporated into my blog. Starting next week, I’m going to hold my weekly challenges here, rather than on my business page. I will include links on my business page, so that you can easily participate here. And, don’t forget- even though the Mojo Monday challenge is presented as a weekly challenge, there are no time restraints on completing each successive challenge. Complete them at will, and as time permits!
I’m hoping that presenting challenges this way, more traffic will visit my blog, and it’ll save me from (possibly, eventually) stepping on Facebook’s toes. Heaven forbid being shut down for something so innocent and fun!
Remember to share with your scrappy and crafty friends! The more, the merrier!