Always Cuddle Time

I really love Bashful paired with the neutral tones of the Basics Fundamentals collection. I couldn’t help choosing it for this layout of Miss M. Pink is her colour.

I used Cats Meow again for the title on this layout, and I added the negative portion of a die cut I had lying around, as well.

I’m hoping to have new goodies to showcase in the very near future, but it’s becoming painfully obvious that mail has slowed down due to the Christmas rush. I’m sitting on pins and needles over here!The goodies I’m waiting on will be available to you beginning in January. They are all out of the new seasonal expressions catalog, and they’re all stunning. If you have little boys in your life, there’s a collection for you. If you need a great gift idea, there’s a fantastic recipe album in there for you. There’s also the calendar that’s available this month. We’ve got a new travel tote and coordinating accessories, as well! I won’t have that in my order because I’m not ready to order it! I wanted my obsession- Paper- instead 😊

I hope you like it just as much as me! Stay tuned!

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Cats Meow

Happy Monday. Good morning all!

I thought this kitty stamp set from CTMH was puuurfect for a layout of my Gregory. Freddie is there, too, because he’s teaching Gregory to share Moms lap 😉

I kept the colour palette neutral as a way to pay homage to my late kitty. I used more Basics Fundamentals, and paired it with some of our new Pebble cardstock. I stamped all the images and title using Pewter ink.

Products Used

– Pebble Cardstock X5955

– Pewter Exclusives Ink Z2832

– *Basics Fundamentals Z3353

– Cats Meow D1727

* If you’re wanting the Basics Fundamentals, it’s on back order for a couple more days. They should be back in stock on the 13th.

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 ALittle Bit of Pun

It’s absolutely impossible to see in the first Layout, but I used one of the A Little Bit of Pun stamps as a background element in the top layout. I used Bashful as the background colour as far as the stamping is concerned, which is why it appears invisible. It’s very light in nature. By the way, I tried zooming in on the areas I stamped, but I still couldn’t see it. It is there, I promise, and it looks really cute. I used The ‘you’re one hip square’ stamp from the stamp set.

In the bottom layout, the stamp work is way easier to see. Using the bottom portion of the ‘I like you a whole watt’ stamp, I created a border by stamping repeatedly along the top portion of the photo/journal mat. I cut a scalloped oval with my Cricut, and stamped the entire image with Pewter and Crystal Blue Ink. The oval is inked with Glacier ink using a sponge dauber.

In both layouts, I paired the Fundamentals papers with the SOTM; Basics and Whimsy are showcased in both layouts.

I Thought…

I mixed a lot of papers to create this layout. It’s all left over paper from other projects, honestly. The title had already been cut- it’s been in my ‘left over Cricut cut outs’ box forever. The stars were meant for another project but were too big. They worked well here. The Beary Christmas Paper is left over from making samples for my next kids workshop. I’ll share that in the near future. The rest is bits and pieces that have been floating around for awhile and needed a home.

It took me quite awhile to complete this layout. I think it was nearly a week. Normally I pump them out at a much quicker pace. The design on this one kicked my butt, but it feels good to have it done. I’m proud of it!

My daughters told me this subject was a creepy one. I think that’s why I struggled. Creating a layout about something falling out of your head is harder than I anticipated! Thank goodness that’s the only picture I have of that sort!

CTMH Whimsy Grow

Last months’ special at CTMH was a great one. I bought myself a couple of the Fundamentals bundles- Basics and Whimsy. Both absolute favourites of mine.

Here, I used some different sheets of Whimsy, coordinating embellishments and left over Thistle cardstock to put this page together.

I repeatedly stamped the apples then fussy cut them and arranged them on the green patterned paper.

I managed to find a bunch of extra pictures that need to be scrapped from another (or a continuation of the original) glitch in my picture saving adventures. There’s another large chunk of time that’s missing up until July of this year. That’s when I switched back to an iPhone. Hum. Makes me sad all over again, but what can you do? I still have pictures to scrap and memories to live over again. This picture from junior kindergarten is one of them.

Miss A used to have a picture like this one, but I’m not sure where it disappeared to. I think it hung on her bedroom door for a bit there. I found miss M’s mixed up with pictures of my own from many, many moons ago. I’m not sure how it got in there, but at least I found it.

I have more new stuff to share, so stay tuned 😊

Pumpkin Carving

I moved away from strictly CTMH in this layout, and included some SU patterned paper I had in my stash. CTMH skylark complimented the paper well, and it was perfect for more Halloween pictures!

Each of the kids had a go at unpacking the pumpkin, but they’re their fathers daughters, and both wound up gagging over the look and feel of it’s innards, so Mom had to finish. 😏

CTMH Silver & Gold Halloween

Silver & Gold isn’t just for Christmas! I used Side B from the bulk paper pack to create a Halloween 🎃 inspired double page layout.

The title and embellishments were cut with my Cricut. Same with the year in the bottom right corner of the journaling block. I finished off using the zip strip and some washi tape.

Morning at the Fire Department

I think this was my most favourite field trip to chaperone. Both my girls went the same day- one class after the other. I rode to the fire department with one daughters class, waved bye to her when she left, and waited until her sisters class arrived. I rode back to school with her class when the tour was over. I spent the entire morning at our local fire department 😊

Lots of retired products here today, mixed with some stamping and journaling cards. I matted two journaling cards together. First, I trimmed the larger one down because 4×6 was too large for my plan. Next, I matted the ‘Love’ journaling card over the other. To finish, I added a couple dots around the page.

Gobble Gobble

This week, our American friends will be celebrating their Thanksgiving. How fitting that I’m sharing our Canadian Thanksgiving today!

I created this layout using a sheet of Saffron cardstock and a couple retired CTMH stamps I’ve had in my stash for quite some time. I coloured the pumpkins in with pencil crayons this time instead of my Shin Han markers. I wanted a softer look. I added a turkey for part of the title as well, which was cut using my Cricut.