Summer where for art thou?

July 26, 2011

Here are some pages from Sherry’s book. She’s got great pics of her on her birthday, grasses, a harbor with boats, her family, a hummingbird, a bicycle built for two and her and her granddaughter’s feet wearing the same flip flops. She used the We R Memory Keepers pocket page protectors and Simple Stories 100 Days of summer papers. Where oh where is summer? Well, at least we can try to take pictures of summery things, right?

Ten more ideas from Creating Keepsakes magazine on what to photograph this summer!

1. Garden tools~I don’t garden, we live in a townhouse 🙂

2. Rainstorms~Took a great pic of stormy clouds just outside of Abbotsford, such intense colors

3. Mountains~I love taking pics of the mountains, as I am originally a prairie girl

4. Grass~We have very green grass this year, the grasses in the ditches are even pretty

5. An old house~I like taking photos of old barns too

6. Umbrellas~Unfortunately these are still around

7. Your old shoes~My title page is a pic of old and new shoes, the funny thing is I just bought three new pairs, and I think I may buy another pair tonight!

8. Your car~Took a pic of my new car just after I washed it

9. Puddles~Do I really need to say anything about these?

10. Things that bother you~ How about #9 and #6 and #2?

We have many lovely collections of paper for scrapbooking your summer pictures and making cards.

Like Barefoot and Bliss from Bo-Bunny.

We R Memory Keepers has a great collection called Travel Light.

For your camping trips we have Imaginisce’s Happy Camper collection and American Crafts Campy Trails.


For beachy scenes and ocean fun we have Creative Imaginations IOD papers.

For scrapbooking your latest cruise we have a collection from Creative Imaginations by Barb Tortillotte.


Spike’s Ten Favourite Tools

December 6, 2010

Spike’s Ten Favorite Tools she cannot live without in no particular order…or

Ten Great Gift Ideas for the Crafter on your List..or

The Wish List to post on your fridge for the husband, partner, children in your life, so they know what to get you for Christmas

Gift Idea #1 ~Big Shot~You can emboss and die cut to your heart’s content! Sturdy and heavy-duty. Make flowers, envelopes, window cards, the possibilities are endless… ’nuff said.

Gift Idea #2 ~Glossy Accents~Fabulous for adding a clear highlight/accent or sticking on those difficult or odd-shaped objects. Ever had adhesive come off rhinestones? Glossy accents will fix it…that or see below 🙂

Gift Idea #3 ~I-Rock~A new addition to Spike’s favourites! Just with a light touch, add bling anywhere not only on cards but on fabric too!

Gift Idea #4 ~Xyron Sticker Maker~She originally thought that she would never use this and now she can’t put it down! Great for die cut letters and the perfect way to stick on ribbon!

Gift Idea #5 Slice~Love, love, love it for die cut sentiments from 1” to 4”!

Gift Idea #6 Scorer~Whether it’s the Martha Stewart scoring board or the Scor-Pal or the new portable Scor-Buddy with cutting mat, you can score your cards perfectly every time!

Gift Idea #7~Quickie Glue Pen~Have a spare one handy especially for the late night craft blitzes! Great for sticking on glitter and small items! You can add glue to the smallest corner! Re positionable when it’s blue and permanent when it’s clear.

Gift Idea #8~Ranger Craft Mat~Nothing sticks to this not even the Be Creative tape sticks! Great as a temporary palette and wonderful for an easy clean up after using alcohol inks or distress inks.

Gift Idea #9~Ranger Heat Tool~Perfect, super quiet and low blow for projects that need a delicate touch!

Gift Idea #10~Honey Bee Fine Tip Scissors~Nice and small, non-stick blades with a fine tip make them a great all-purpose scissor!