Upcoming Events

I thought you might be interested in checking out two of my upcoming events! Winter Card Buffet and Calendar Girls. For more information you can check out my Events Page at surescrapsalot.com/events or email to [email protected]  Hope to see you there!

Winter Card Buffet

Date:     November 12, 2016

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Place:    Sure Scraps a Lot studio, NW Calgary

At present, there are 6 newly designed Christmas cards.  Here is a sampling:

Winter Card Buffet Christmas CardsThere will also be at least 8 cards for a variety of occasions/holidays. For more details, you can head over to my events page, here. Registration is open until Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Calendar Girls!

Date: second Saturday of the month for four months, beginning December 10, 2016

Time:  1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Place:  Sure Scraps a Lot Studio, NW Calgary

Here are photos of the header pages for March and April. They are sized for a 12 X 12 scrapbook layout.  In addition you will be embellishing the actual calendar page, as well as a coordinating scrapbook page. At the end of four months, you will have 12 – 2 page layouts for the year!

For more details you can head over to my Events page, here. Registration is open until November 20, 2016.

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As always, any questions or to register, you email to [email protected] or call 403-998-0526

Until next time


Christmas Cards 2015

Christmas Card 2015

I am happy to reveal my 2015 Christmas Collection!
Inspiration came from a variety of places this year, including some of my Close To My Heart associates and Pinterest. Thanks to all for your creativity and willingness to share!!

Card #1 – In the Air There’s A Feeling of Christmas

Christmas 2015 Card #1Supplies:
– Inks: CTMH Ponderosa Pine (retired), Olive (retired), Cranberry
– Cardstock: Colonial White, Ponderosa Pine (retired), Kraft, patterned from American Crafts “Deck the Halls”
– Stamps: CTMH White Pines Scrapbooking WOTG
– Embellishments: Durables – Antiqued Gold
– Miscellaneous: Xmas Red Stickles, Wood Grain embossing folder, Cricut CTMH Artistry cartridge

Card #2 Christmas Cheer

Christmas 2015 Card #2


  • Inks: CTMH – Cocoa, Black, Sunset, Honey, Canary, New England Ivy, Saddle SU – Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Colonial White, B & T’s from Urban paper pack, black, wood grain paper from stash, watercolour
  • Stamps: CTMH Holly Jolly Christmas, SU Festive Fireplace
  • Embellishments: Bitty Opaques – Pearl (retired), bronze shimmer trim
  • Miscellaneous: Aqua painter, Reverse corner rounder punch, Alcohol markers (Mahogany, Chestnut Brown), SU markers (Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler)

Card #3 A Merry Christmas


  • Inks: CTMH – Slate, Glacier, Whisper Archival Brilliance – Starlite Silver
  • Cardstock: Daisy White, Glacier, Lagoon
  • Stamps: SU – Sparkly Seasons, Bells & Boughs, Happy Holidays
  • Embellishments: Bitty Opaques – Pearl (retired), silver ribbon
  • Miscellaneous: embossing folder – confetti, Stella glitter brush – clear, alcohol markers – Black, Grass Green, Marigold, Aqua Mint, Ice Blue

Card #4 Merry Christmas to You


  • Inks: CTMH – Fern, Cranberry, Saffron
  • Cardstock: Cranberry, Frosted White (from my stash)
  • Stamps: CTMH – Festive Trees (Hostess Rewards)
  • Embellishments: Red Shimmer Trim
  • Miscellaneous: CTMH Cricut Cartridge – Art Philosophy

Card #5 Merry Christmas

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  • Inks: CTMH – Fern, Eggplant
  • Cardstock: Colonial White, Champagne, Eggplant, and B & T’s duo from Sangria paper pack, SU gold metallic, pink glitter pack
  • Stamps: CTMH Doodled Designs & Hand-Lettered Christmas
  • Embellishments: Purple Glitter Gems, Black Enamel Stars, Gold Chevron Washi tape

Alternate Card Holiday Greetings

Christmas Alternate Card Holiday GreetingsSupplies:

  • Inks: CTMH – Black, Memento – Rich Cocoa
  • Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry, patterned from American Crafts “Deck the Halls”, SU – Close To Cocoa (retired), “Express It” Blending Card
  • Stamps: CTMH Miracle of Christmas
  • Miscellaneous: Embossing Folders – Confetti Stars, Stripe, Black Journaling Pen, Alcohol Markers – Carmine, Cherry Pink, Vivid Green, Yellow Ochre, Brown Grey, Pearl White

Pathfinding Cards and Case

Pathfinding Cards and Case

Now that I’m back from my vacation at our trailer in BC, I thought it was time that I got back into the swing of things.  You know, crafting wise.  Looking around my craft area, which is still a bit of a mess from my “reorganizing”, I wasn’t really ready  to start on a project from our new product.  And since it was on the way out, I thought it was fitting that I put together the Pathfinding Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit.  Once I started working on it, I realized this was the perfect project for my United Way donation!

Every fall, a company that my husband is involved with holds a United Way silent auction.  Over the years, we have contributed a few different things.  This year, I thought these cards would be perfect, especially if they had a little case in which to carry them!  So I went looking for a template, and found one over at Papertrey Ink.  It’s call a Captured Card Case, and it was designed by Lauren Meader. Very simple to put together, and lent itself very well to the embellishments that I chose!!


Here is the case closed.  Sorry the photo is a little off kilter.  I was in a hurry to get these photos uploaded!  I  basically duplicated the design of my favourite card of the set, with just a few, minor adjustments.  It still seemed like it needed something, so I hunted through my stash of ribbon and found this little piece of brown, loopy velvet ribbon that was perfect.  Yay!!



Pathfinding Captured Card Case

And here is the box opened, so you get a look at the beautiful cards (with envelopes) inside.Pathfinding Captured Card CaseAnd here are some shots where you can see all of the different cards that came in the WOTG and will be going into the case!

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It was great fun!

Until next time



Balloon Ride and Give a Lift

The new Balloon Ride paper pack, in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue, has to be one of my favourites!  The soft palette of Cashmere, Saddle, Colonial White, Sorbet and Crystal Blue is a perfect match for the wistful Give a Lift D-sized stamp set of 9.  Featured embellishments include the NEW Bronze Shimmer trim, and Metallic Neutral Baker’s Twine and the Balloon Ride Assortment.  Additional colours used:  Pacifica, Twilight, Sunset, Whisper and Pear.  Here is my take on the card displayed in the catalogue on page 39.

Balloon Ride Give a Lift

If you love this colour palette, send me a comment and let me know!