Category: Cool Ideas

Looking for an Easy Way to Use Liquid Adhesive?

Looking for an Easy Way to Use Liquid Adhesive?

Ever bothered and fussed over adhering those finicky (but beautiful) detailed die cuts and Cricut cuts?  I found a better way!

I was looking through some YouTube videos a while back, and happened across this one by Connie Stewart:


Man oh man.  How simple is that??!!!  I showed some of my friends and they were impressed too!  So why am I sharing this video with you today?  Because I took it upon myself to put together some kits that will enable you to use this technique as well (without having to buy a whole sponge, a whole box of butterfly clips, and a big non-stick mat)! The cost for each kit is $12.00.

This is what my kit looks like (after using it several times):

Adhesive Kit

This is what you will get in your new kit:

1 tube of Tombow white glue

1 piece of non-stick mat (approximately 7 x 10″)

1 wedge of sponge (with the butterfly clip attached)

one glue eraser (to clean the mat after you’re done gluing)

All you need to add to complete the kit, is a small container to hold the sponge after use. 

If you’d like to hear more, or to order a kit, simply leave me a comment, or email to [email protected]

Until next time




Love getting a great deal on crafting supplies to add to your stash?

For BLACK FRIDAY this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart! For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $55 to $160, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value!

All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last!

What is included in the mystery boxes? You ask??

Black Friday Surprise Stash
It’s a big surprise, but we will tell you that the mystery boxes will be filled with retired products grouped together purposefully for certain types of crafters. The scrapbooking bundles will contain products like retired My Legacy™ albums, papers, Complements, Instalife™ mini albums and cards, Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking cards, and assorted embellishments like mini-medley accents, washi tape, and stickers! The card making bundles will contain things like retired Cut Above™ card kits, envelopes in assorted sizes, papers, and assorted embellishments. Finally, we will also be offering scrapbooking & card making bundles with a combination of products for those who love it all! Again, these bundles will be inside mystery boxes, so you won’t know which exact products you’ll be getting, but this gives you an idea of what we’ve cooked up.  There is no limit to the number of mystery boxes you can purchase! You will be able to add as many mystery boxes as you wish to your cart at my Shopping Location.
You may receive duplicate items in the mystery boxes. Many of the items included in the mystery boxes are considered consumable, which just means that having more than one would be even better! In the instances that duplicates are included, we won’t put more than two identical items in a single mystery box.
The mystery boxes will be made available in five tiers. Some boxes may contain items included in other mystery boxes, at other price points. The price tiers are as follows:
• $55 mystery boxes (on average, an$85 value!)
• $65 mystery boxes (on average, a $105 value!)
• $85 mystery boxes (on average, a $165 value!)
• $125 mystery boxes (on average, a $280 value!)
• $160 mystery boxes (on average, a $395 value!)
Each mystery box will be available for up to 24 hours, while supplies last. Visit my Shopping Location at Sure Scraps a Lot early for the most options!  Once you’re there you can visit the “Promotions” tab to add mystery boxes to your cart. You will also be able to visit the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu to see the boxes. Keep in mind
that your order must be submitted before 11:59 pm (MST), otherwise the mystery box will be automatically removed from your cart and may be unavailable to order.

DON’T FORGET: All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last!

**Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail value of the mystery boxes. Tax is assessed on the amount you actually pay for any products.**

Any question?  Don’t hesitate to leave a comment, or email to [email protected]

Until next time


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 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.

img_5187 CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

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

Until next time


2017 Planners Gonna Plan!

2017 Planners Gonna Plan!

A combination colouring book and day planner

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can colour by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album.

The creative possibilities are endless.  Colour and/or embellish a little or a lot.  It’s up to you! CTMH has put together a great tutorial to show you all of the features of your new planner, and also to give you some great tips.


And here are some of the details:

Everyday Life™ Sea Glass Album & Planner Pages Bundle CC1177 $40.75

CTMH Sea Glass Mini Album
9 ⅜” × 8¼” × 1½”; 1″ 3-ring.










Everyday Life™ Stripes Album & Planner Pages Bundle CC1178 $40.75

CTMH Striped Mini Album
9⅜” × 8¼” × 1½”; 1″ 3-ring.







Everyday Life™ 2017 Planner Pages (no album) CC2017 $21.75

CTMH 2017 Planner Pages









For more details or to order your 2017 Planner, head on over to my Shopping Page

CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

I’ve only had this cartridge for a short time, compared to some of my other cartridges, and every time I use it, or see a project done by someone else that uses it, I am amazed at how versatile it is!  With over 700 images and an amazing font style, there is just no end to what you can do with it. You’ll understand what I mean after you have a look at this video, which highlights what you can do with JUST ONE KEY!!!


Here are a couple of pages from my upcoming “Calendar Girls” class, which shows you some more great cutting ideas from the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
March Top Page
CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
April Top Page
CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
September Top Page
CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
December Top Page

If you missed any of the previous video tutorials about this amazing new CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge, you can head over to You Tube, here.

If you’d like more information about our Calendar Girls class, please feel free to leave me a comment or email to [email protected]

Until next time


Stamp Set Inventory

Stamp Set Inventory

Anyone  ever tell you about this nifty little app called “Evernote”?  Ever used it? I was lucky enough to stumble across another paper crafting lady that was describing how she used this handy dandy little app to put together a searchable database of every single stamp set she owns!!  Too good to be true.  Right?  SO. NOT. RIGHT. I couldn’t help myself.  I had to look.  So I found the app online, and just followed the directions.  After many hours, ta da!!! Brand new searchable database for ALL of my stamp sets.  This is what the finished product looks like:

Evernote ScreenshotTake a look above the photo of the stamp set.  In the grey area you’ll see that I typed in all of the text that is within the stamp set.  Right above the grey area you can see all those little blue boxes with words in them.  Those are tags.  And every word in the grey area, and every tag is searchable.  I LOVE IT!!!  And it gets even better – you can download the app right to your desktop, where it functions much more smoothly, and then it syncs to the online files.  This means you can access it ANYWHERE!!!

If you are interested in finding out more about the whole process, just leave me a comment below, or email to [email protected]  In the meantime, I think I’m going to go find a stamp 🙂

Until next time