Friday, November 25, 2011


So, I wasn't one of the brave ones fighting the crowds for Black Friday deals...I just sat in the "quiet" of my own home and got a great deal on fabrics from  They are having a special coupon code that you can save up to 30% off.  Let's just say that I saved $60!

This is a sample of the fabric that I ordered!  I am sooooo excited to work on the projects that I have been dreaming up in my head.

The Navy Chevron will be new drapes for my living room and the navy floral in the bottom corner will be in our eat-in kitchen area. You can see both of those windows at the same time, so I figured to go with the same color scheme would be good.
The brown and white geometric pattern one is for my master bathroom drapes, the walls in there are a light spa blue.
{Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, Premier Prints, Robert Allen}

The green oval & red chevron are for Christmas projects.  The others are for pillows and random projects around the house.

Hopefully I will get it soon while I am in the mood to "sew".

I hope that you had a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Canvas Corp & myStamp Box Blog Hop

First of all...Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

“Welcome to the Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX “Partner Blog Hop”!
If you have just happened upon our event now, please begin your journey on the Canvas Corp Blog blog here (
Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX products are working together!
We are giving away some amazing product from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all designers blogs along your journey to WIN. For another chance to win “Like” Canvas Corp on Facebook {click HERE} and leave a comment to say you stopped by from the Blog Hop. And “Like” myStamp Box on Facebook {click HERE} and leave them a comment that you stopped by as well! Our two Hop winners will be drawn from all participants and will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog and Canvas Corp blog on Monday, November 28th, so all comments are due by Sunday November 27th at 6pm EST. Good Luck!

And here is what I did with Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX’s products:

I used the Road Trip stamp set and I thought of a Day Road Trip that we made last year to the zoo with the kids.

I started out by using Canvas Corp 12″x12″ sewn burlap fabric page as my “foundation”. I took colors from the picture and used Canvas Corp Chocolate & Ivory Zebra, Green & Ivory Dot, Green & Ivory Swirl & Orange & White Dot papers. Canvas Corp offers Canvas in a fabric sheet, so I cut a small rectangle out and cut slits down one side and frayed it a little. I matted the picture using burlap and patterned papers. Then I stamped “Road Trip” myStamp Box stamps and layered it on Canvas Corp e-flute kraft paper. I used Canvas Corp kraft scalloped tag and stamped a postal stamp on it and layered that with another stamp that was a tag shape. I inked all of the edges of everything with Vintage Photo from Ranger Ink. My favorite adhesive to use is Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesive, it does perfectly to attach the burlap & fabric to papers.
Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is Marsha Valk( . Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our TWO product giveaways!”
Thank you to all of the designers and to myStamp Box for making this possible and for all of your hard work!!!
A complete listing of the Blog Hop:
START AT: Canvas Corp (
Marsha Valk (
Linda Abadie (
Sue Sykes (
Jeannie DeGruccio (
Jaine Drake (
Janet Zeppa (
Els Brigé (
Jolene Johnston (
Cassie Box (
Isolde Pyncket (
Agata Pfister (
Jill Hildebrand (
END HERE: myStamp BOX Blog (

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Burlap Giveaway at Whisperwood Cottage

Amy over at Whisperwood Cottage is having a Month of have to go over there and see all of the fabulous ideas that she has posted, very inspiring!

Canvas Corp is sponsoring a Burlap Product Giveaway on her blog.  Go over and enter to win!
{Click HERE}

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mini Gratitude Banner

I have been thinking a lot lately of how grateful I am for so much! One of them being able to play with Canvas Corp products. I thought this would be a fun interactive banner to have my family be a part of. It is the simple things, with just thinking of one thing a day it is amazing how the simple things can bring us so much gratitude!
{details below}
I doubled up the twine for a little more stability, I am tempted to do a couple more strands across.
Each tag that is nestled in the mini bags have chalkstock tags, which makes it easy to erase and write a word each day.
With 3 boys in our family, of course we are thankful for Sports and Pizza! :)
Products Used:
Canvas Corp: Mini envelopes, Cork Pads, Chalkstock tags, Mini Canvas Shapes {Square and Round}, Red & Ivory mini dot, Chocolate & Ivory Stripe paper, Mini clothespins, twine.
Other: Ranger Ink {Vintage photo}, Crystal Stickers {Mark Richards}, Tiny Type words {Cosmo Cricket}.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar and Canvas Corp

I had the absolute pleasure of working for the first time with the Silhouette CAMEO electronic cutting machine. I truly believe that it was sent from Scrapbook Heaven! It was so easy to work with and I love having the ability to customize anything through the software program. I will have to ask Santa for one this year!
We are excited to announce our special price of the Limited Edition Silhouette Christmas Advent Calendar Shadowbox for $29.99 when you use the code CANVAS at the checkout. (
Offer good from November 1st-11th, don’t miss out!
The shadowbox comes with a free download card to download all of the boxes and/or drawers, as well as the back shapes of the individual cubbies.
Silhouette asked me to make a Canvas Corp version using their shadowbox for an Advent Calendar, how can I refuse! I found that I was able to get familiar with the machine quickly. I think I was smiling the whole time I was designing for this project!

For more detailed pictures and information on how I made this, click HERE.