A Bright and Beautiful Shower

Today I am so excited to be sharing this project with you! I recently hosted a baby shower for a friend of mine and to create all of the party decor and elements I used the DIGITAL Cake My Day Collection!

Everything was pre-designed on my computer and then I sent it off to have it printed on cardstock at my local print shop. It was super fast, super fun to make, and best of all — it knocked the socks off the mama-to-be, which is always fun!

So, let’s get started! What I did first was downloaded the Cake My Day collection from the CM shop. Once the files were purchased, I uploaded them into my software and started to design!

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Getting a scrappy head-start on Valentine’s Day!

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Cake My Day Birthday Cards

Have you gotten your hands on the brand new Cake My Day product Collection? It is — So. Much. Fun! Such bright and bold colours, great patterns, and a funky fresh take on a traditional birthday theme.

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While I absolutely love making cards of all kinds – I sometimes find that whipping up a batch of birthday cards to have on hand for when I don’t have time to create always seems to come in handy. You just never know when a birthday will slip your mind, your little one will come home from school and announce it’s time to go to a birthday party she forgot to tell you about, or life will just be too busy to allow for a bit of time to create a card on demand. When you’ve got a little stack that you can pull from in a pinch it’s nice that you’re still able to show how much you care by giving the recipient a handmade card.

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Mi Amor Cards!

Today I want to share with you one of my absolute favourite fun folds for making cards. It’s called an easel fold. Every time I’ve given an easel card to a friend or family member they are always received with such awe and amazement – when really, it’s such an easy card to make!

So, I chose to use Mi Amor for these cards because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s sort of fun to go all out and make an extra special, handmade card to show the ones you love just how special they are!

As the photos show above – this fun fold will allow your cards to sit on display in a propped up position so that not only does your card front show, but also some of your inside embellishments and any greeting or message you choose to write below your embellishments!

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Feeling Inspired with Painted Harvest

I had the pleasure of working on a wedding album with one of my best friends recently and when we were going through her photos she also shared with me her engagement photos. As soon as I saw them I immediately knew that we couldn’t complete this album without throwing in a few of the engagement shots as well.

The photos were taken in autumn up here in Canada where the colours in nature become vibrant and absolutely stunning for a few blissful weeks every year. The photos screamed Painted Harvest as soon as I saw them and then once I put together a quick layout I couldn’t believe how perfectly it came together.

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New Year’s Resolutions with the assistance of Daily Docket

I’m not big on the whole New Year’s Resolution thing, but this year I’m going for it anyway! As a mama of two little ones I struggle to find a balance in life. I love my family and spending time with them, I also love a house that isn’t in complete chaos, I love baking, I love my hobbies… the list goes on. There’s a lot of love, but  only so much time. It’s hard!

Balance is key, and I’m still in pursuit of it, but in the meantime I am going to work on priorities. On the top of that list is my family and the time we spend together – so, my New Year’s resolution is going to be to spend meaningful time together and create lasting memories. This means letting the dishes wait until the kids are in bed and choosing to build couch cushion forts instead. This means hiring a babysitter and going on date nights. This means being present in the moment – even if we are just walking home from school or shopping for groceries – memories can be made anywhere!

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Painted Harvest Holiday Envelopes

Nothing makes me happier than using up my scrap paper to put together a card/envelope duo that is going to make a loved one’s day. Last week I shared with you some super fun and simple cards that you could put together using the Painted Harvest collection. Today we are going to make some coordinating envelopes!

For the blog post on how to make the cards jump over HERE!

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For instructions on how to make the envelope check out THIS blog from back in September. The instruction sheet can also be found in PDF form HERE.

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Painted Harvest Holiday Cards

What’s a girl to do when she loves a product collection so much that she just can’t get enough? Make holiday cards with it, that’s what!

Painted Harvest is just stunning with its bright colours and beautiful patterns. It would be a shame to pack it away after creating autumn layouts. The designer paper pack is incredibly versatile and works wonderfully in some fun and funky holiday cards.

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Simple DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments!

Decorating for the holidays is my absolute favourite thing to do as soon as the snow flies (and we had our first dusting this past weekend!). All the beautiful colours, that take over the whole house just transforms this time of the year.

Today I’d love to share with you two super simple ways to make your own Christmas tree ornaments this holiday season while reminiscing about memories made during holidays past!

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Instagram Brag Book

Natural Elegance is such a beautiful scrapbooking product collection. The colours are incredible and the variety of papers in the paper pack are fantastic! It is definitely the perfect collection to use for a wedding project. What happens when you don’t have a wedding project to work on but you’re dying to play with it anyway? Not to worry – let me share with you how you can make the perfect little brag book to showcase your Instagram photos, along with a few of your scrapbooking tools!

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