Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sunday card share #27

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Happy Sunday crafty friends,
I’ve been going into a masculine card kick over the next several weeks. I have some birthday cards and with Valentine’s day just around the corner I’ll have a few of those also.

Today’s card share is using the Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 paper pad. I chose a metal die and some wood veneer as the feature on this one. I also used distress inks for some stamping & the inking on the edges on the background paper, also two of the balloons have been popped up with foam squares.

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If your in the mood to share your card creations, I added a link up below. Get inspired or help inspire others.

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Making your own feather arrows

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Do you love pinterest? I do. I love the inspiration that I find there. In browsing around a few weeks ago, I found a pin from October Afternoon on how to make these adorable feather arrows and I just had to try. I had so much fun making these, so I thought I would share how I made them here.

First, here’s the finished arrow.


What you need:
-three different patterned scraps of paper
-a wood skewer
-a heart of some sort (I used a wood heart from the Crate Paper Confetti collection)
-twine or floss
-your scissors


1. Draw, by hand, the shape of a feather on the backside of your patterned scraps, in the size you need.


2. Cut out your feathers.

3. With your scissors, snip the edges to resemble the edges of a feather.


4. Trim your skewer to the size that you need.

5. Glue your feathers to the end of the skewer.


6. On the other end, glue your heart to resemble the point of the arrow.


7. Tie your twine or floss around the feather end of the skewer.

8. Attach to your layout.


Here’s my finished layout with my arrow.


Sunday card share #26


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Hello crafty friends,
I’m on a stash busting roll. Do you ever have a had time using up a whole sheet of stickers or certain chipboard shapes? I sure do. Ampersands is one of those shapes I had left from the Crate Paper Craft Market collection. I found the perfect stamp from an old Hero Arts stamp set and off I went. Sometimes the smallest thing can give you a spark of inspiration.

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I used more gesso this week to add some texture & some left over scraps from  paper I punched several circles from. I hadn’t thrown it our yet and it was still on my desk so why not?

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Sunday card share #25

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Hey there crafty peeps,
Yep you know what day it is, so let’s get to it. Today’s card in another stash bash project.
This week I used gesso, distress inks (Tim Holtz), stickers (Create Paper & Basic Grey), enamel dots & some gold colour shine mist (Heidi Swapp).

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I’m a little behind on the gold trend but I LOVE adding small amounts to my projects these days. Have a fabulous week friends, see you next Sunday.

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NerdGirl Fleur’s January Projects


With a start of a new year comes, chossing one little word, organizing, cleaning and making goals.  To start off my January I picked my One Little Word.  This year it’s FOCUS.


In 2016 I want to Focus on my family and helping them acheive their goals and dreams, Focus on making my goals and dreams come true in 2016, Focus on getting organized, Focus on being happy and living in the moment and Focus on getting healthy.

To help with the organizing part of my goals I got the Simple Stories Carpe Diem planner and I am using it as a planner/album for my 365 photos. You can see more of my planner set up on the forum.


I have been making midoris for all of Linden’s shows and I have been working on the Wizard of Oz book with the Amy Tangerine collection. Here are the three books that I will be working in, One for auditions – show, the second for the show and the third is for cast autographs.


Here’s a peek inside the first book – you can see more on the forum.


And last but not least using up my stash to prepare a mini album for our upcoming trip to California/Disneyland woot!

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Hope you are having fun using up your stash this January!

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NerdGirlFleur – January Tutorial – Using your stash


Since January is all about Scrapping our stash I thought it would be fun to look back at the Nerd gallery and see how you all scrap your stash to use up all those embellishments, papers and stickers.

Firstup using those embelliahments!
I found this layout by PaperCandice that has so many fun embellishments and adds to the fun of the page.


I love how Clancy used embellishments to decorate the big tree so awesome.


Lynne used her stickers like embellies to make a fun border.  Love it.


I love the mix of embellies MMGallant used on this cute boy page. A great way to use up a pack of enamel dots or buttons.


How pretty is this layout and a great way to use up embellishments by making clusters like Vic_Sid_47 did here.


I love this one by Brenoli how she used the embellishments with the big map paper.


I love this one by ScrapHappy using mixed media with lots of emebllishments.


Next up paper – I know we all have a ton of paper and here are some great ways to use it up.

I love how erica rose added lots of layers and a fringe of paper, so sweet.


Gris layout like this one from Lucia are perfect for using up 6×6 paper pads.


More layers and a fun layout from SassyScrapper.


Love this paper banner by MMGallant a very pretty way to use up paper.


MXGirlsRule used lots of paper with a die cut for this amazing layout.


I love how Stephanie filled in this shape with patterned paper – so pretty.


Next up Washi tape, I know i have a ton of it.

Love this fun bright page by PaperCandice.


Michelle used washi tape to create this fun grid page.


And Alphas I really need to use up some of these lol

Chilly used lots of letters to make this quote – awesome.


Blueeyedscrapper mixed her alphas for this cute layout.


MMGallant used color perfectly for lots of alphas.


I hope these have given you a few ways to use up your stash this month. I can’t wait for the online crop this week. Hope you can stop by and hang out with us over on the forum.

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Sunday Card Share #24

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Welcome back & happy new year!!
Sunday card shares are back and we’re glad your here. It’s Joy here and I’m using up my stash for the next few cards shares. This card is made with stickers (Basic Grey & Crate Paper) , 2 pattern papers (Crate Paper – Craft Market) and my typewriter, I love the font style on old manual typewriters.

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Have a great week, thanks for stopping in and I’ll be back next Sunday with another card share.
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Photo Play Family Ties with Barb

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Hello Everyone. Welcome to 2016!! We hope this is a wonderfully creative year for you and that your year is filled with much happiness.

This week I’ve been playing around with the Photo Play Family Ties collection. Have you been able to check out any of the Photo Play lines? You really need to. They are so much fun. This collection is no different. It’s filled with fun and versatile icons, patterns, and quotes that are perfect for all your family photos.

Project #1 – Brothers
I love the colours in this collection – they are both masculine and feminine so it doesn’t matter what you’re working on, there is something to suit.

My first project is a photo of my three boys. It was also the tutorial for this week – just a simple step-by-step on how I created this layout.


Project #2 – Mother & Son
This collection is all about cherishing those family connections and sharing the stories. For my second project, I wanted to share the special bond that my husband has with his mother. I had no difficulty doing so with this line.


Project #3 – Family Ties
One of the things I really love about this collection is the heritage slant to a lot of the collection. While the colours don’t scream heritage, some of the images lend themselves to the older photos. As soon as I saw this, I knew I needed to use a photo from my childhood of my extended family.


Thanks for checking out my projects, and the Photo Play Family Ties collection. You can find this line in the Scrapbook Nerd store. I’m sure you’ll find that it’s the perfect collection for sharing your own family stories.