Category Archives: Wedding/Engagement

My Time Made Easy Release – In A Cinch


Hi everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Today is Day 4 of the My Time Made Easy August Release Extravaganza!  The new template called In A Cinch is the highlight of today’s hop.  Check it out…In a Cinch Butterfly Top

Here I am showcasing the butterfly box top, but this fabulous template comes with 4 different box top options!  Box tops include a plain rounded top, a star, a flower and a butterfly.  Each box is unique with its own designer top closure, that offers you a ton of versatility and is a cinch to put together!  The rounded top allows you to add whatever you wish to the top of the box from a circle image, to large buttons, or customize it with any image or shape to suit your occasion.

Flower CardI paired up this gorgeous, little box with the lovely Fanciful Flower Card template.  This cut file includes the card, and the decorative pieces. So easy to make and pretty to boot. In a Cinch Butterfly

Please take a few moments and hop on over to see what Lauren MeaderDebbie Marcinkiewicz and Kimberly Morrow have done with their templates.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting!


My Time Made Easy Blog Hop


Hello!  I hope you are all enjoying your week.  Can you believe it’s Thursday already?  Today is the last post showcasing My Time Made Easy‘s April Release products so sit back and enjoy!  I decided to use the shoe box template from the Match Your Bag Package to create this cute housewarming gift box.

Shoe Box TemplateThe shoe box measures 4″ x 5 1/2″ x 9″ so it is large enough to hold something substantial.  I created this box using the brick and grid papers from the Construction Materials Digital Paper, and I coloured, printed and cut out the house accessories using the Home Improvement/Shoppe Window Digital Stamp Set.  This was really a lot of fun to put together.Love Birds CardOf course, a gift isn’t complete without an accompanying card, so I created this cute little number to go with the housewarming gift box.  I used the same grid paper from the Construction Materials paper pack for the background and paired it up with this adorable Love Birds  digital image. Housewarming Gift  I hope you have time to check out what the rest of the design team has created for your viewing pleasure.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Close To My Heart Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  I’m really excited to be a part of a small CTMH blog hop which was put together by a few local (Ottawa area) consultants, to show off some new stash from the Spring/Summer 2013 Catalogue.  I will be showcasing the For Always papers and textiles, which will be available February 1st.

First up is a simple card.  I layered four strips of the B&T duos papers with 3 strips of the coordinating card stock, which all come in the For Always Paper Packet (pg 32).  The edges of the coloured card stock were scalloped using the corner rounder punch (pg 132).Happiness is...A band of baker’s twine (pg 121) in Lagoon, Cranberry and Crème Brulée was added to the top of the patterned paper.  I thought this was a bit more fun than a strip of ribbon.  The sentiment is from the March Stamp of the Month: Floral Happiness (pg 140).  This is a gorgeous set but you’ll have to wait until March to get yours!

Next, I decided to decorate a few plain candles I had laying around.  These will go in my powder room to jazz it up a bit.Decorative CandlesAren’t these fun?  I just wrapped strips of paper around each candle and then added some of the grey ribbon from the For Always Cardmaking Kit (pg 37).  I coloured the paper flowers with alcohol ink markers to match the card stock and added a Licorice Opaque Adhesive Gem (pg 120) to each centre.  The flags are sponged with Desert Sand and Whisper inks and then stamped with the sentiment from the Love Life stamp set – one of my all-time faves!

Last but not least is a canvas wall hanging I thought would be lovely in a baby’s room.Love Makes the World Go RoundI’ve used some of the fabric from the For Always textiles collection (pg 117) on the bottom of each canvas.  The pinwheels were cut out using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and heat embossed to add pattern and texture.  These canvases were inspired by the May Stamp of the Month:  Pinwheel (pg 142).

So that’s it from me.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects and are inspired to check out the new Close To My Heart Catalogue.  Remember you can start ordering from it on February 1st!

Please check out what the other lovely ladies have made by clicking on the links below.  Have a great week everyone and happy crafting!


Heather Hunt

Tracy Holmes <you’re here!

Tracey Geneau

Laurie Wood

 Diana Saunders

50th Anniversary Card


Hi folks.  I’ve been thinking about entering into some new challenges to change things up a bit, so I made this anniversary card for the Addicted To Stamps Challenge.  I wanted to play along last week and actually started this card, but didn’t make the deadline, so I combined this week’s challenge (flowers) with last week’s bingo challenge.  For the bingo challenge I chose black, free and stripes.I used my Gina K Designs Lacey Borders stamp set for the lovely lace layers at the bottom of the card.  Keeping with the black and stripes, I added the tag from the Close To My Heart Perfect Fit – Frames stamp set and heat embossed the gold bit in the middle and around the outside edges.A strip of gold ribbon was added to the top of the lacey panels.  The flowers were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold to match the tag.  Since the 50th wedding anniversary is gold, I thought it would be appropriate to add the gold elements.I came across a gold coloured gem pendant brad in my stash and added it to the tag.  I like how it hangs down into the lacey layers.  Clear gems were also added to the centre of each flower for more dimension and sparkle.  Gotta have bling!

So here goes nothin!  My first Addicted To Stamps challenge.  The design team over there is really talented, so check out what they have made if you get a chance.  You won’t be disappointed by the stunning projects you see.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Sweet Moments


Hello!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and was able to find some time to make something crafty.  Today I have a card which I made for the challenges over at My Time Made Easy.  I actually combined both their pretty palette and sketch challenges to come up with this Sweet Moments card.

The colours of the challenge are light blue, yellow and black.  The stamp set is CTMH’s Childhood Portrait which has really cute silhouettes of children.  I thought this might be a cute congratulatory card for someone who gets engaged.

I did a lot of distressing on this card.  As you can see, I edge distressed each layer with my CTMH edge distressing tool.  I also added two score lines around the outside edges of the blue card stock and then sanded them to take the colour off.

The background of the focal image was achieved by rubbing Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink on with a crumpled up plastic bag.  I popped the image up with dimensional foam and added the black ornamental elements to each corner.  I didn’t really have anywhere to put a sentiment so decided to leave that for the inside of the card.

Off now to have a cup of tea.  Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!