Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sibling Love

Products used:
October afternoon:
Farm girl - 8x8 paper pad, brads, shape sticker sheet, doo dads, washi tape, chipboard stickers
Background, letters - travel girl
Mini market letters - sherbet 

Monday, December 30, 2013

October Afternoon Layout

Background - Saspirila
Accent paper - eggnog
Photo mat - midway
Tickets - midway
Embellishment - holiday style flower sack 
Buttons - travel girl/farm girl
Banners - make it merry

Midway cards

Now that Christmas is over I had some time to play with my new October Afternoon supplies. These cards were made with the Midway Collection. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Birthday card

My son is going to a birthday party today this is the card I made for a 9 year old boy. Using an old October afternoon collection. Still cute! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday deal October Afternoon Woodland Park


I have an October Afternoon Set for sale, it's a great price, $19.99 on etsy. Normally these items would retail for a total of $35.00. I ordered multiples but ended up not needing as many as I thought. 

Here is what is for sale:

October Afternoon Woodland Park Kit  It contains an 8x8 paper pack (46 one sided designer papers 23 different designs) 6 tin pins, 11 journal cards, a flower sack of die cuts, a package of little flyers, word stickers and a mini market letter sheet. (See photos below)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Handmade necklaces.

These are for my niece for Christmas. I'm going to put a poem with them. "One to keep and one to share, for you and a special friend to wear!" 

 Now I have to make another set for her sister.  Just trying to find the right colours.  This paper came in a crop and create delivered kit. I didn't even know I had it, it was the perfect colours, so cute!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Canadian Black Friday Deals just don't compare to the US

The Deals just don't compare. Every year I have gone to Black Friday in Duluth,MN. It feels weird this year being The American Thanksgiving Weekend and not heading south. I was looking at a few flyers and I can tell even at a quick glance some things are about twice as much. 

Target has lindor chocolate truffles 2 for $10, at Mennards in the US they are 2 for 5! Quite a difference, twice as much. Same with movies, $4/DVD at target in Canada and &1.99 in the US. 

Another thing on my list is the new Skylanders Swap Force. Regular $80, Target in Canada has it for $49, but in the US stores have it for as low as $39. 

I do like to shop local, so this year I'm spending more on some gifts from local retailers, making a lot of my own stuff and just cutting back on the amount of things I buy. I bet in the end when you account for hotel, gas, eating out and time off to go to the States we will come out ahead and enjoy the peace of mind of keeping money in our community.  

One day after...not anymore! The other big difference is start times, every year the American stores had earlier and earlier start times. 3, 4, 5am... Now stores open at midnight or even 8pm on Thursday! In Canada our earliest start time is 7am!  I suspect I'll still get up and head to the stores early tomorrow before my kids go to school and husband leaves for work. Just make a quick appearance to scoop up some door buster deals. The superstore has some promotions too, they're deals don't appeal to me but the marketing does with their "Black Frid eh!"

Same great deal!

Peachy Cheap has another October Afternoon Christmas kit like the one I've been make all these cards with. The only difference is the paper pad it Holiday Style, instead of make it Merry. 

 Get one before they're gone, at $14.99 they sell out quick!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Packages have arrived!

I ordered neclace kits off etsy so I could make some gifts. Here is my first one for a friend in some colours that remind me of her. I packaged it up in some cute Stampin Up! matching papers! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Cards

While I'm waiting for my new stuff to come in from October Afternoon's Very Merry I decided to play with one of their really old Christmas lines. Still love it!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Must have!

I've spent hours on end watching videos from people who got their Santa Sacks in 2012.  They look amazing! My husband ordered one for me today, it will be a Christmas gift, not sure I can wait that long to see inside!!!

$100 worth of products for $40. Head over to October Afternoon for yours before they're gone! 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Paper pumpkin October

Here is the October Paper Pumpkin project from Stampin Up! I added a few extras to dress it up. I was inspired by some other pins I saw of what people did with this kit. It turned out cute but I cancelled my subscription I'm afraid the next kit will be some super cute Christmas card kit, but I just got that Christmas set off peachy cheap for $20, it's my favourite company October afternoon, and has enough supplies to make way more than just 4-6 cards. I still look forward to seeing what Novemebr holds!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunny with a chance of smiles

This was a challenge at the Crop and Create put on by Scrapbook and Cards Today. Something old, new, borrowed, cool. The old is the Bo Bunny paper..new is a tin pin I got at the crop when I signed in, the borrowed is the flower under the tin pin and the cool is the title, I thought it was a fun play on the new movie that just released. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2.