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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Layered Paper !! Paper Smooches June Challenge

Hello all!
When I saw what this month's challenge was over at Paper Smooches I knew I HAD to participate....
Layered paper....ummm.....I am the queen of layered!
At least it is something I love to do...mix and match and layer up....

So here is my take on the challenge...I chose to layer up using the Foliage die....
it helped me create this pretty little whimsy card :)

Patterned Paper: Pebbles Garden Party 6X6 Paper Pad

Thank you so much for looking!
Hope you join in the challenge too!

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Rainbows!! Paper Smooches May Challenge

And happy May!

I saw this month's RAINBOW challenge over at Paper Smooches and got inspired!
Come play along!

Heres what I created :)

 Hello & Miss You

I used the new Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Oh Hello paper because of the wonderful rainbow colors!! I LOVE how it turned out....its a "Shilo" my friends would say.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Simple Stories Summer Vibes – Oh Hello; Photo Corner Punch – EK Success/Stampin Up; Postage Edge Punch – EK Sucess; Stitches Embossing Folder – Sizzix/Tim Holtz; Lable & Heart – Jillibean Soup; October Afternoon Holiday Style Found Alphabet (&); Ladybug Sequins – Doodlebug; Memento Ink – Tuxedo black; Vellum – Close to My Heart

 Thanks X 2 

These next two cards are my attempt at keeping it simple.

A ribbon rainbow on a cloudy sky
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Gold Cardstock – Bazzill; Cloud Embossing Folder – Close to My Heart; Ribbon – Misc

And black and white and water colors :)
Supplies Used: Cardstock – Black, White & Gold – Bazzill; Water color paper and pencil crayons; Mister huey's Color Mist – Atmosphere; Echo Park Black Licorice Tiny Dots Patterned Paper

 Both with a touch of gold at the end of the rainbow....??

OK well - that's what I had to share with you today....
Hope you enjoyed!?
Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 8 February 2016

More than coffee....

 Hi everyone!

I've been very slowly getting back into my creative mode....
I did make some cute Christmas cards, but I didn't blog them....and now here I am making a single Valentine card.....a bit sporadic...but I think that is how creativity can be sometimes...ebb and flow.

Anyways, I wanted to share my card with all of you...hope you like it :)

The basic design came from an inspiration sketch from a facebook group I am a part of :

And of course I dug into my Unity Stamps. I used 

And for the sentiment I used the June 2012 KOM

I used the "I like you more than ice cream" stamp but I masked the "ice cream" part off so that I could change it to coffee to personalize my card....
a great way to get even MORE versatility out of you sentiments.

Anyways, there you have it! 
My V-day card....
Happy love month to all of you! 
<3 <3

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Friday, 4 December 2015

More My Mind's Eye Madness and Love......

I've had so much fun playing with my My Mind's Eye products....
AND scrapbooking - actual pages.
Most people would probably consider me a card maker since I have been almost exclusively creating cards for the past few years but I actually started out as a scrapbooker. I guess I took a sabattical from it?? The ebb and flow of creativity. So this has been a wonderful excuse to dig out some pictures and get creative with them.


MME Supplies Used: Cut & Paste Charm 6X6 Paper Pad; Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Story" Sticker Labels; Indie Chic Saffron "Free Spirit" Sticker Labels; Lime Twist Out of the Blue "Playful" Alphabet; Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" Title; Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing" Button Card
Other Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; American Crafts Cardstock - Ash:Weave; Paper Smooches Hearts Die; Photo Corners & Buttons - Misc.


MME Supplies Used: Lime Twist Fly A Kite 6X6 Paper Pad; Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky "Hello" Frame; Miss Caroline Dolled Up "Favorite" Sticker Labels; Stella & Rose Gertie "Little One" Sticker Labels; Fine & Dandy True Blue Stamps; On the Bright Side One 12X12 Dies
Other Supplies Used: Three Hearts Punch - Stampin Up/EK Success; Scallop Edge Punch - EK Success; Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Cornice; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; American Crafts Dear Lizzy Date Stamp; Bazzill Cardstock; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Speckled Egg; Letter stickers - Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup & Websters Pages Little Storytellers; Buttons & Photo Corners - Misc

Thank you all so much for checking out my creations!! 
Now all you scrapbookers, cardmakers and papercrafters head over to the My Mind's Eye blog and apply for their design team too! It would be great to have some good company joining me in the application process!

Happy Friday! 
And good luck to all the lovely, talented ladies applying for this team!
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

My Mind's Eye Madness!!

PSSSTT.....a little birdie told me My Mind's Eye (MME) is doing a design team call!!
That same little birdie made a deal with me - you apply and I will too...SO here I am....

It's not like I don't create with MME ALL the time...(I have SO MUCH of their paper!!)
but rarely do I use one company's product exclusively.
But hey! I was up for the challenge.
I went through all my scrap stuff and pulled out all MME products, spread them out onto my table and got to work.
It was a TON of fun creating these cards!
And each and everyone is going to someone special - so this worked out PERFECTLY :)

A Little Cup of Happy Birthday

MME Products Used: Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6X6 Paper Pad; Miss Caroline Howdy Doody "Baby" Label Stickers; Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky " Together" Alphabet; Follow Your Heart "Be Happy" Button Card
Other Supplies Used: XPress It Cardstock; Copic Markers; Paper Doily, Photo Corners & White Embroidery Floss - Misc; Three Hearts Punch - Stampin Up/EK Success; Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Cherish; Unity Stamp Co - Hodge Podge of Happiness

Happy 50th Birthday

MME Products Used: Happy Go Lucky "Together" Dotty Paper; Happy Go Lucky" Perfect Lines Paper; Kraft.funday Everyday Fun "Good Measure" Paper; Striped Paper - Lush - Navy; Daily Dose 24/7 Card
Other Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock & Kraft Paper; Handmade Coffee Paper; American Craft Thickers; Paper Smooches Die - Happy Birthday Words; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Unity Stamp Co - {Follow Your Own} April 2012 KOM; Prima Marketing Decorative Wood Embellishments; Doodlebug Sequins - Blue Jean; Divine Twine - Blueberry; Studio Calico Wood Veneer Tiny Stars; Mini Dogclip - Stampin Up; Tab Punch - Jenni Bowlin/Fiskars; Maya Road Kraft Tickets; Three Hearts Punch - Stampin Up/EK Success; Black Photo Corner and Jute Twine - Misc

Happy Birthday Boho

MME Products Used: Indie Chic "Saffron" 6X6 Paper Pad; Indie Chic - Saffron - "Free Spirit" Trim; Indie Chic - Saffron - "Free Spirit" Label Stickers; Miss Carolin Pins & Buttons
Other Supplies Used: Scallop Edge Punch - EK Success; Paper Smooches Die - Happy Birthday Words; Bazzill Cardstock; The Twinery - Pink Sorbet; Wooden Clothes Peg - Misc

Be Brave

MME Products Used: Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky "Happy" Blooms Paper; Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky "Happy" Stripes Paper; Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky "Hello" Zig Paper; Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky "Cute" Quote Bubble; Indie Chic - Saffron - "Free Spirit" Trim; Follow Your Heart "Be Happy" Button Card
Other Supplies Used: Scallop Edge Punch - EK Success; Paper Smooches Die - Hearts; Divine Twine - Cotton Candy; Bazzill Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Unity Stamp Co - {Strength and Dignity} November 2013 KOM; Photo Corners & Button - Misc; Flower Embossing Folder - Unknown

Well thanks for checking out my creations...
fingers crossed for me please ;)
And stay tuned for more My Mind's Eye....a couple of scrapbook layouts coming your way!
Happy Day!
~ Shilo
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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Being inspired by the Unity Challenge

Hello everyone!

There have been a lot of ups and downs in my world lately with this BIG move...
and even though I was so excited to get my scraproom all set up so I could get in there, it seems that I have been a bit of a procrastinator.
I'm not sure why?? 
I guess sometimes creativity ebbs and flows....
BUT I decided to sit my butt down in that room and get making something! Thank goodness for challenges - they help so much!!!

I played along with the Unity {be inspired} challenge this month:

I used the color inspiration plus I also loosely based my card on the sketch:

It felt great to create this little card and with the challenge it really came together easily!
Yay! I love it when that happens :)
The sentiment came from the {thankful & blessed} KOTM.

And once I made the card for the challenge the creativity was flowing a bit so I made another one!
This one has nothing to do with the challenge though...I had this sweet little peep all colored up and hanging out on my desk so I decided to use him.

I just love teal and red together :)

I wanted my card to be a birthday card so I used the sentiment from the {you make my heart puffy} KOTM!

Anyways, thank you all for stopping by and checking out my creations...
Happy Sunday!
~ Shilo

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

I'm back, happy and playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks!

hi everyone!!

what a summer!

so much has happened since the last time I blogged.
to fill you in would be a whole post all on its own....
so for now I will give you the short and sweet version:
I moved across the province to be closer to family.
my whole life has changed.
new town.
new job.
new apartment.
need to make new friends.

BUT...I am happy.
this was truly a good thing.

and now that I am mostly settled in,  I have the chance to be creative again.....

so here I am....
I created two birthday cards with my new Paper Smooches dies
(um, yup....I may have done a wee bit of shopping in anticipation of getting back to my creative I needed an excuse to shop, right?!)
this week on the Paper Smooches Sparks blog the challenge of the week is ANYTHING GOES!!
So here are my two cards:

i was inspired by this sketch for this first card:

and I used the negative space to create my sentiment with this die set:

 this next card I made for my grandpa....he LOVES fishing....

this is the die I used, which happens to be the PERFECT size for making cards:

and on both my cards I used some little hearts which came from this die set:

Paper Smooches makes my favorite dies.....and some of the cutest stamps
be sure to check them out at

well gosh! it was fun to get back into my creative space and make some cards...
thank you all for stopping by and checking in!
it is good to be back!

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