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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Merry Christmas

Sometimes you find you just don't have the right colour cardstock. I found a neat little trick that will save you money, not so much saving time but you will have loads of colour choices.
All you have to do is die cut your shape out of white cardstock and then colour the shape.
For example this Ornate Poinsettia die from Cottoage Cutz was cut from white and coloured with Copic Markers R46,24 and 14, the green is YG93.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Some favourites

Hi everyone! Dani Donner here today to share a page made with my beloved Silhouette Cameo and some Crate Paper - Acorn Avenue.

I have soft spot for bright colors, Pinterest quotes, my Cameo and my boys, so this page actually sums up all things that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside... I have to admit that Acorn Avenue is truly awesome, perfect for boys and girls. So here is my page:

To make the page even more colorful I used lots of Glimmer Mist splatters, adding a confetti effect. Just unscrew the lid and let the paint drip where it wants! I have to admit I LOVE this technique...

How about you? Why don't you gather your favourite supplies, favourite subject and try one o your favourite techniques? Show us what you "love" right now!

Thanks or stopping by,


Monday, 29 October 2012

count your blessings

Happy Monday friends! Welcome to a new week. Becky here from Scrap Circus to share a little card with you.

Now, I am not quite as keen as my fellow DT members to break into the Christmas and Winter projects so here is a fall themed card.

The green gingham background paper and the 'count your blessings' tag are from the Harvest Lane 6x6 pad. The dark wood grain paper is from the Take a Hike Journal Inserts.

The jar sticker comes from the 12x12 Fundamental sticker sheet from Harvest Lane.  I finished off the card by attaching some cream coloured lace ribbon with my Tiny Attacher and wrapping the whole card with some hemp twine that I finished off with a bow and a cute button.

As a final touch I punched out some hearts using my Spellbinders dies and lined them up along the side of the dark wood grain paper.

Scrapbooking Cafe supplies used:
Harvest Lane 6x6 pad-Simple Stories
Harvest Lane 12x12 Fundamentals Stickers-Simple Stories
Take a Hike Journal Inserts-Simple Stories
Heart Die-Spellbinders
Tiny Attacher-Tim Holtz
Apple Cider button-Bo Bunny
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
other supplies used:
hemp twine
photo corners

Thanks for stopping by today, Don't forget to keep checking back to see what's new at Scrapbooking Cafe and if there is something you want that you don't see on the site make sure you let Kristy know.
Have a great day!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Happy Leaping Deer Card!

Hello Scrapbooking Cafe friends!  Hope your having a terrific day!  It's Anita here today and I have a Holiday card to share today!  My card features a whole lotta Scrapbooking Cafe's products, and hot ones at that!  Hexagons are all the rage and I love the Spellbinder Nestabilities ones!  I die cut them with paper from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday pad!  And I used a great Holiday die Leaping Deer by Memory Box!

I added ribbon and a bow and a sentiment from Hero Arts Happy Holidays set.  Turned the deer into rudolf with a red gem! :>

Well that's it from me!  Hope you've been inspired!  And that you have a great weekend!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Stars and circles

Hi everyone! Dani Donner here today bringing you a fun card done using the Die-namics Stacking Stars die and some Studio Calico papers. We had quite a few birthday parties around here lately and we all know what that means, right? No... Not a few extra pounds due to eating cake (I'm trying to erase those thoughts off of my mind). I mean cards! Yes, I had to increase my card production (which is close to zero...) to keep up with all the boys presents I had to hand out this month. As I keep saying, I'm not a card maker...

I have to say that those dies are PERFECT for little boy's cards:

A 1 1/8 inches circle from the Classic Circle Small Spellbinder to create the niche on top and some splatters with the lovely Perfect Pearls Mist Sour Apple and it was done.

The 8 year old boy who got it thought it was really cool card! (he told me so...) So I consider this a Mission Accomplished!

Thanks or stopping by!

Dani Donner

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Snowman Poop

Hi all! Today I have a fun little project I love to make!  It super quick and easy to do plus it always makes people laugh!  I have to warn you the photos are not great, my hubby is away with my camera and I had to use my iPhone.  I'm not so great with it :)

So here's the front.  Notice the little tab/flag thingy?  It's actually holding the little case closed!
The trick here is to put dimension foam adhesive on the top and bottom of the snowman and leaving the center open to slip the little tab through.
 Side view
Surprise!! You got Snowman Poop!
you can download the print sheet of this sentiment on my site here
Want to know how to make it?
Here's how.
1. Cut a piece of cardstock 9.5x6.5
2. Score at the 4 and 5.5 cm marks
3. Cut tab from1 strip of cardstock 10 x 2 cm
4. Score tab at 4 and 5.5 cm marks
5. Trim end as desired
I used Winter Wonderland-My Mind's Eye to decorate
Stamps-Warmest Wishes + Dies from There She Goes

Monday, 22 October 2012

you are fabulous!

It snowed last night and it has been cold enough today for some of it to even stick around. While the pretty white flakes were falling down I was snug at my desk making something bright and colourful.
I just got the Woodland Park Collection from October Afternoon and I just had to dive right in! It is so beautiful :) I think it is out of stock at the store right now but if you love it as much as I do, let Kristy know and she'll order you one right away.
I've only had time to make one card so far, but I know there is a layout in my near future with this awesome kit.
So anywho; here's my card...

The yellow lace trim is new from Bo Bunny. You may have noticed that I use lace on my cards a lot, so I was SO EXCITED when this new lace came out...I've got it in every colour!!! Before I only had white lace, and sometimes I would colour it with Copic Markers to get the colour I want, but this is so much easier!

Scrapbooking Cafe supplies
Buttercup Lace Trim-Bo Bunny
Woodland Park Collection-October Afternoon (paper, label sticker)
Black ink-Memento
Foam Squares-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
other supplies:
photo corners
sentiment stamp-Unity Stamp Co/{ippity}
Woodland Park Buttons-October Afternoon
Woodland Park Chipboard-October Afternoon
I hope you've enjoyed this bright, fun card today, especially if it is feeling a lot like winter where you live.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Leaping Deer Christmas Cards!

Hello!  It's Anita and today I have some Christmas cards to share!  I am officially into Christmas card making mode!  And I am very excited for that!  Today I used Memory Box's die Leaping Deer along with Simple stories Handmade Holiday 6 by 6 pad !

Often when I make Christmas cards I make more than 1, especially if I really like the card.  I find it's a great way to have enough cards, this time I made 4:

I did two with the same sentiment, here are all four:

First I heat embossed the sentiment by Hero Arts with red powder and than overstamped with Frost White pigment ink by colorbox the Snowdots background stamp by Hero Arts.  I let it dry a bit and than took a wet paper towel and dabbed at the sentiment to get the white ink off of it.  I die cut the leaping deer with brown cardstock and cut two sheets of the simple stories pad into strips, border punching one of them.  I also swept each edge of the card with white ink.  Really happy with how this card turned out.  Love this Leapind Deer die, next time he's going to be Rudolf!  

I love how dies can makes crafting faster, I made up these cards this morning in between my mommy duties!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Santa's waiting :)

What a beautiful fall day it was today.  Perfect sweater weather!  Then before you know it the snow will be falling and Christmas won't be so far away.  Today I have a card that focuses on Copic's, the soft look of the  "no line" technique.  To keep the focus on the images I decided it needed to be monochromatic with a big splash of colour.  So I die cut the Country Landscape from Memory Box on cream cardstock and overlayed it onto a cream card front.  Then stamped the images with Desert Sand Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  The little teardrop size Memento ink are an awesome way to get a load of colours cheap!! :)
here's a close up
I use chalk to "blush" the cheeks and white gel pen for shiney parts.
The stamps are from There She Goes called Ho ho ho

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Make Believe...

Hi, everyone! Dani here to share another project using Macho Nacho from Jillibean Soup. The "A" sides of the papers are beyond cool with their ties and TV sets, but this time I wanted to show you what you can achieve using only the "B" sides. Even tough you can't see yourself using those amazing Mustaches (Ha, I love them to pieces!), you can use the same papers to create something like this:

All it took me was a huge amount I don't know how I was able to do it little bit of patience, some glue and my sewing machine. Here are some details:

I hope you have liked it and don't forget to always keep an eye out for the "B" sides of pattern papers!

See you next week!

Dani Donner

Monday, 15 October 2012

special little moments

Happy Monday! Becky here from Scrap Circus to share a layout with you that I created using the new For the Record 2 Documented Collection from Echo Park

I used the Tiny Attacher from Tim Holtz to attach the banners. I also used it to attach the lace ribbon to my layout.

I used lots of stickers from the kit to embellish.

Scrapbooking Cafe supplies:
For the Record 2: Documented Collection Kit- Echo Park
tiny attacher-Tim Holtz
dimensional adhesive-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
other supplies:
white lace ribbon
stamp edge punch-EK Success
scallop lace edge punch-Martha Stewart
adhesive rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Kristy is always getting new products in and you can check them out HERE.
Have a great day!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sweetest Thing

Hello!  Happy Thursday!  It's me Anita and today i have a card to share with you!  This card uses the new My Mind's Eye pad, The Sweetest Thing Bluebell 6 by 6 pad.  I love the colors of this pad, it's so easy to use the blues!  And my card also uses the Lorelei Leaf by Poppy Stamps, along with the perched bird by Memory Box!

I used one paper from the pad and used both sides to it, I love placing the bird on the leaf like this!  :>  Used another paper from The Sweetest thing pad for the polka dotted bird!  The sentiment is from the Good Friends set by Hero Arts, I think this makes a good Thinking of you card!

Well that's it for me!  See you next week!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Eat Ham

Hi everyone Melyssa here with another card using the sweet little paper pack called Simple Stories-Harvest Lane.  I love the rich Autumn colours of this paper. I think it makes a great combo for Thanksgiving cards or layouts. The little turkey is a digi stamp. ;)
Digi stamp-Alternative Turkey-Whimsie Doodles

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Happy belated Thanksgiving, Canadian friends! And Happy World Cardmaking Day also belated!

Dani here to share a quick and fun project to celebrate Thanksgiving, Fall and the World Cardmaking day! Yep, I know, I'm so lazy that I have to group 3! major dates to go on and create a card... Oh well, what can I say... I hope it is worth the work (it took me 20 minutes, but don't tell anyone) and I can give you all some inspiration:

When I saw this Lawn Fawn stamp set with the three different backgrounds (it's called Interlocking Backdrops, a MUST HAVE) I thought "Self, even you, the lousiest stamper in the World, can make an awesome stamped background with them." And I was right as usual. So go check all the Lawn Fawn stamps at Scrapbooking Cafe Online and, if you can't ind what you are looking for, Kristy will be delighted to bring it in just for you! Isn't this awesome? My husband totally disagrees with this statement, ha!

Hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends!

Dani Donner

Monday, 8 October 2012

Gobble Gobble...

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends out there! I hope you found many reasons to be thankful this year.
This past weekend was also World Cardmaking Day! There was inspiration, challenges and prizes everywhere in the blogosphere!!! Were you able to get some time to make a card? or two?
I spent my weekend getting quite a few projects finished up, but I was only able to make one card. I thought I'd share it with you today.
I haven't made a masculine card in awhile and my hunny's birthday is coming up so I thought I would make a card for him.

To tell the truth, this card took me a looong time to create. I always have such a difficult time with masculine cards. I'm still not 100% sure I like it, but it is done, and I know my hunny will think it is great!
Scrapbooking Cafe Online supplies:
dimensional adhesives-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
other supplies:
black photo corners
black buttons
embroidery floss
black lace ribbon
scalloped edge punch-EK Success
heart punch-SU/EK Success
Did you make any cards for World Cardmaking Day this past weekend? I'd love to see what you made. Please comment below and send me a link to your creations.
Have a great day!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts!

Hello!  It's Anita from http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.ca/ And today I have a bit of a different post for you!  This morning my daughter and I were on a local Winnipeg Television show doing Thanksgiving kids crafts!   I think it went really well!  Everyone at Breakfast Television were so kind and easy to work with! 

This is on of the crafts we made:

A leaf turkey!  Would you like to watch the video of the show here.

And in the second segment we made these pine cone turkeys:

 You can see the video of that here.

I hope that you enjoyed it!  My daughter and I really did!  She loves crafts just as much as me and was really excited for this!  :>  And if your wondering I would do it again!  I love sharing my creativity with others!  I feel passionate about being creative in all areas of my life.  I find joy and relaxation in being crafty and with how busy life can be it is much needed!

That's it from me!  I look forward to be back next week, and make sure to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, it's my favorite dinner of the  year!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Never Ending Turkey Talk

Hi all!  It's getting so close to turkey time I can hardly stand it!  Today I have what I think is the coolest card technique ever!! Thanks to Kristy for hosting a card class at this past weekends Scrapbooing Cafe crop teaching how to make this card.  I thought it was so awesome that I wanted to make a video tutorial to share so you all can try it for yourself.  Here are some pictures of the card decorated with Simple Stories-Harvest Lane 6x6 paper pad.
Here's a video how to...

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Boys paradise

Hi everyone! Dani Donner here today to share a quick page I made using the new line from Amy Tangerine. I have to say I have a soft spot for colorful graphic papers, so when I first saw the Ready Set Go collection by American Crafts it was love at first sight...

What can I say?!?! I have two boys!!! I NEED cool papers, dude...

Now, this collection goes perfectly with fun filled pictures, like this whole wall full of Legos. Yes, LEGOS! Each and every niche was filled with tons of legos... Simply amazing!

So if you have some bright pictures to scrap you should definitely check this collection out!


Amy Tangerine - Ready Set Go (by American Crafts)

See you next week!

Dani Donner

Monday, 1 October 2012

oh snap!

Welcome to October! I'm still not quite sure where September went, but that seems to happen to me every month. Anyways, today I have a layout to share with you that I made using the Everyday Eclectic line from Echo Park. I absolutely LOVE this line!! I received it quite awhile ago but I just finally got a chance to work with it this past weekend. I made this layout and 2 cards already and I can't wait to do more!

I have had this photo of my daughter and I from a wedding a few years ago on my desk for a long time waiting to be scrapped, when this line came along I knew it was perfect.

I didn't have any black mist so I made my own with some black acrylic paint I had laying around. It was really easy. I simply put a dollop of black paint on a tray and added water until I got the consistency I wanted. I used a small paintbrush to flick the black onto the paper to make spatters.

here are a few close ups of the details on the page...

I stamped the date once at full ink strength and then stamped it off a few more times until the ink wore off. I like the look, it adds to the shabby/messy vibe that the layout has going on.

and here is a shot that shows the layering...

Scrapbooking Cafe supplies:
3D Foam Squares-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Tape Runner-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
other supplies:
3-in-1 Butterfly punch-Martha Stewart
Label punch-Jenni Bowlin
tags-Elle's Studio
lace ribbon
embroidery thread
black paint
date stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by today, please remember to visit us every weekday to see what the rest of the design team has to share.