Tricks for Project Life scrapbooking like a boss

Sometimes starting a Project Life album is the easiest part; it’s the maintaining and keeping up with it that can be the most challenging. In this post, I will share the tricks I use to make maintaining and keeping up with my Project Life album easy. This is the third and final post in a series of three on Project…

The importance of a creative community

Whether you’re a graphic designer, scrapbooker, artist, crafter or musician, I believe it is important to immerse yourself in your art to improve and grow within your medium. In my opinion, part of this essential immersion process is becoming a member of a creative community either of your making or by participation in an existing one….

5 alternatives to scrapbooking

Preserving memories is something everyone does, whether it’s by posting and sharing on social media, storytelling, or in a more obvious way – by creating memory books. No way is more right or effective than the other, and finding the way that’s right for you and your story is just a means of trying new…

A guide to the Crafter’s Christmas Wish List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas shopping is on everyone’s radar, and if you’re unlike my mother-in-law who has already completed her shopping and wrapping, gift guides are a great way to go to find the perfect ideas for the loved ones on your list. I thought I would join in on…

The Stockyards: Buying Supplies in Toronto

Will and I are in love with the new Stockyards shopping plaza in Toronto. Although some stores are still under construction, it’s a great one-stop-shop located conveniently within the city limits. When I found out that Michaels would finally be opening up closer to my house than the one up past the Yorkdale Shopping Centre, I was…

Tips on craft room organization

If you’ve ever had a long conversation with me, chances are the topic of my craft room has come up! I am absolutely in love with how this room has turned out, and although it becomes a dumping ground for wedding crafts and storage at times, it is the one place where organization is key.

Set-up instructions for cutting vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo

Since getting my Silhouette Cameo, I have been more than a little intimidated by all the possibilities. I was very excited to try a couple different mediums, and so during my Buffalo trip, I purchased a vinyl starter kit (on sale from Jo-Anns). When I got home, I watched the instructional video and felt ready to…

The Paper Place: Buying supplies in Toronto

Since moving to Toronto almost two years ago, I haven’t been able to buy scrapbook supplies in the city. There weren’t any local Michaels stores and I found that boutique art stores had huge markups with a small selection. I stopped looking for new stores for a while until I discovered a cute paper store on Queen…

Shopping in Buffalo: Where the only photo of the weekend was taken

I love the States. Don’t get me wrong, I love Canada and am a very proud Canadian, but there is no country that loves their crafts as much as America does – and if you love crafting and scrapbooking, I love you! Americans are so passionate about homemade items that they can sustain multiple stores…

Mother’s Day – A crafy idea for mothers

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate those special women in our lives that clothed us, fed us and loved us through thick and thin, for years and years, to make us into the people we are today. Mothers have the hardest job, and growing up with a single mom, I can appreciate all the…

My top 10 summer fonts

Now that I have my Silhouette Cameo, I have been looking for some great fonts and files for some new designs and projects I am working on. After going through a bunch of free font files, I thought I would share with you my top ten summer fonts from Font Squirrel.

There’s something new in my craft room!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! To celebrate what might be the best made-up day in the world, I have made an exciting addition to my craft room. Can you guess what it is?