Monday, May 28, 2012

Pinwheel Tutorial

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Today I'll show you how simple it is to make pinwheels!  They are a great addition to your scrapbook pages or cards... and they are SUPER SIMPLE!!

Supplies/Tools Required:
-paper! I used the Dotty for You! National Scrapbooking Month promotional paper from CTMH
-circle punch... any size... I used the 1-1/4" punch from CTMH
-one mini glue dot
-a pinwheel center... I used a CTMH Opaque Pearl
Punch out a circle and fold it into quarters.
Cut along the fold-line PART-WAY to the center.  
(I marked my cuts with pencil so you can see where to STOP!!)
Put a glue dot in the centre of the circle.
Start folding in one corner of each of the 'petals'.
Don't make sharp folds, you want to create a curl in the paper. 
All four petals will meet in the middle.
I sponged the edges of the pinwheel for dimension.
Pop on the center of the pinwheel.  I used an Opaque Pearl.
You can also try Sparkles, Brads, Buttons, etc!

Now, wasn't that SUPER SIMPLE??!!  Now here's an idea of what you can do with these adorable little pinwheels!
Want to know more about products from this card... see Yesterday's Post!

Let your creativity shine!

Don't forget!  There are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities for new creativity!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

CTMH Cricut Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Cricut Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Haley's blog The Inky Scrapper  you are in the right place!

Today I will share a card I made using some of the extras that are included with the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Note: The card is made using paper from the Dotty for You! National Scrapbooking Month promotional paper package.  If you LOVE this paper hurry over to my shopping page as it will not be available after May 31st!!

The "Happy Birthday" greeting uses a stamp from one of the 3 bonus stamp sets that are included with your purchase of the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the yellow dot background with the cricut, and I mounted it on one of the 3 Dimensional Elements sheets from the kit.

Here you can see the bonus stamp set and Dimensional Elements sheet that I used.

If you want more information about the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to my Heart check out my website.

TUTORIAL PREVIEW!!  Have you ever made pinwheels before?  They are super fun, and very easy!  Come back tomorrow for a quick tutorial so you can add them to your toolbox of fun techniques!

Your next stop on this hop is Carol's Blog happy hopping!

Let your creativity shine!

Don't forget there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities for new creativity!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hatching Chicks!

This weekend we had a bit of excitement around here!  We were incubating some chicken eggs and they started to hatch!

The eggs are incubated for 21 days.  The chicks hatch over a period of a day or two.  We now have 21 baby chicks!
For now the chicks will be in our house, and soon we will move them out to the chicken house.  We are adding an outdoor pen to the chicken house so the chicks will be able to play outside safely.  I'll share some more photos of the cute little chicks soon!!

Have a whimsically wonderful day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mommy and Me Workshop

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I don't know what is more adorable than sharing scrapbooking with a group of little girls and their moms!  I'm so excited to show you the projects we made in my latest Mommy and Me Workshop!  If you missed my first Mommy and Me Workshop you can check it out on my personal blog: A Whimsical Wonderland.  Last time the theme for the workshop was butterflies.  This time I chose banners... how fun is that?!!  :)

We made three projects:

A Card:

A Scrapbook page:

A Banner:

The little girls all made banners with their names on them.  It was so great watching them working with their moms to make the projects.  These girls are already super-creative, and they are going to become amazing scrapbookers as they grow up!

I hope this will inspire you to share scrapbooking with a little girl in your life!

Let your creativity shine!

*There are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities for new creativity!

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Finally!  I can finally say that we have taken our boys skiing!  I have been wanting to do this all winter!  I have been listening to so many people telling me how awesome the skiing has been this winter, and I was harbouring a lot of guilt... we have NEVER taken our boys skiing before!  This might not seem like a big deal, but we live a mere 2-1/2 hour drive from Jasper, home of some of the best skiing in the world!

My husband and I were considering what we would like to do to celebrate our upcoming 15th anniversary.  He knew that I would want to do something special.  We tossed around the idea of a party, but suddenly inspiration hit!  Skiing!

So the morning of April 17th (our 15th wedding anniversary) we loaded up the boys and set out for Jasper.  It was surprising to see how little snow there was at the base of the mountain, we have more in our backyard.  As we climbed the twisty road up the mountain the ditches became more and more white, and soon it really looked like skiing was a possibility.

At the chalet we purchased our lift tickets and rented our ski equipment... $500... OUCH!  (Maybe this has something to do with why we don't go skiing all of the time!)  Then we went to the parking lot.  We helped the boys into their skis and soon we were ready to start.  It was time to teach the boys to ski!

The snow was excellent, and the skiing was totally wonderful! I was amazed at how quickly the boys caught on to skiing.  Joe was cautious and Ryan was a "point the skis down the hill" daredevil.  Nothing unusual about that!  :) 
Jonas and Joe on the lift.
Ryan and me on the lift.
Joe and me on the hill.
Ryan shows his moves.
Joe picks up speed on the hill.
My action self-photography... I LOVE taking my own photo!
The ski family!
It's not a trip to Jasper without seeing some wildlife!  (Elk)
After an awesome day of skiing we headed home tired and happy!

Have a wonderfully whimsical day!