Thursday, 31 December 2015

Top Pics of 2015

It's been a quieter crafty year for me and I look forward to putting this year behind me for so many reasons! I am proud of some of my creations though both with crafting and cooking, so instead of going month by month I think I will show some of my top picks from this year:
January
Chris Turns 30
I made this Roulette board as a sign-in
for guests at the surprise party I threw Chris!
March
Time for Tea with the Bride-to-Be
I made these invites for my
sister-in-law-to-be's wedding shower
April
Bolognese Ravioli in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
This yummy sauce went perfectly with the ravioli I made!
June
Retirement
After a visit to my aunt's in May, I got hooked on watercolours!
This card was made for my mom to celebrate her retirement.
June
carpe diem
This card is one of my absolute favourites of the year. It won me a guest designer spot on
The Challenge, as well as gift certificates to Verve and Simon Says Stamp - YAY!
July
Paris
I love how this meaningful card turned out.
I quite enjoyed experimenting with the Bok√©h technique this year.
July
Life is Good at the Lake
This summer I got a paddle board and loved being
at my favourite spot - Kootenay Lake. I made these green
beans during my time at the cabin with my aunt.
July
Iced London Fog
London Fogs are definitely my favourite and I just had
to find out how to make an iced version after having one in Nelson.
August
Blueberry Mojito Jam
A good friend invited me to join her in making this delicious treat.
October
A Whole Latte Love
Gotta love the coffee & tea stamps, and this digi release from
Verve was no exception! I also love the coffee cup cut from the new CTMH cartridge.

Wishing everyone a happy new year and all the best in 2016!

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas

This year for my Christmas gifts I had a goal and I am pleased to say I accomplished it! This season I aimed to go paperless with all my presents. Instead of wrapping paper I used crates, baskets, and material bags that I had sewn. I hope to reuse them for years to come :) 

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Gifts from the Heart

It is bittersweet for me to say this will be my final post on the Heart2Heart Design Team. I have served 3 terms from July 2014 - December 2015! During my time I have felt so much inspiration, tried out new techniques and stretched my crafting repertoire. With the craziness of December and finishing up my first two Master's courses, I am a little late with this post. This holiday season is a tough one for me, but I feel so fortunate to be able to be around supportive family and friends. For my Christmas cards this year, I really focused on the theme of my heart and created all of my cards with the same design this year. 
Supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:
Paper - Kraft, Pear, Black, Watercolour; 
Ink - Lagoon, Pomegranate, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, New England Ivy, Whisper, White Daisy;
Stamps - City Scene Christmas Sentiments (Papertrey Ink); Die - City Scene Die Collection (Papertrey Ink).

To celebrate my time at Heart2Heart I thought I would take a look back at some of my favourite projects while I was on the team. Here are a few of my highlights:
CTMH Pride
My first challenge on the Design Team!
July 2014
Some Like It Hot
July 2014
Scrapbook Your Favourite Colour Combo
September 2014
Favourite Technique
September 2014 
Anything Goes
April 2015
A big thank you to Haley and the rest of the Heart2Heart design team for a great experience!