Thursday, November 27, 2014

A "Thank You" Card

It's been on my mind sine last weekend to make a "Thank You" card for Dale & Carrie from Stampin' Up headquarters in Calgary to thank them for all the work put into the Fall Conference held in Nanaimo. I finally got to it and want to share it with you.

To see more details about this card, click here. To shop the week long Stampin' Up Extravaganza Sale, click here.

Something for Christmas next time, using one of my new stamp sets! Thank you for stopping by to check everything out.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Card Silver Accents

Busy day today, but I thought I would quickly share a quick card I made a few days ago for my Stampin' Up With Sabrina blog.

I was in the mood for something light and silvery, and something quick. This is what I came up with.

And for the inside, I just did a quick stamp of the continued sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by to have a peek. If you are interested in more details for this card, click here.

Happy papercrafting!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Mini Album 2014

Christmas is coming up so fast! Where does the time go?
I just thought I would share with you a walk-through video showing the mini album of part of the latest Paper Architecture With Sabrina project. 

I used Carta Bella's "Christmastime" collection in the making of this mini.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this little mini. You know, it can hold up to 30 photos! Are you making a Christmas mini for this year's Christmas photos?

Happy papercrafting!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Christmas Card Personal Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today I will be sharing with you something from my new Stampin' Up blog.  You may recall that I just signed up, and am excited about it all. My "All Is Calm" Christmas paper finally arrived and I went right to making Christmas cards. However, with my limited Stampin' Up tools and supplies, I decided a personal challenge was in order. If you will hop on over to my Stampin' Up post to find out what that challenge was and some details, you can take on my challenge too if you'd like.

Here is one of the cards.

So hop on over to find out more!

Thank you for stopping by. Happy papercrafting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge - Vintage Snowflake

No, I have not fallen off the face of the planet, just busy with projects for Paper Architecture With
Sabrina, and..... starting up my new Stamin' Up business. This means that I will now have three blogs to share some creativity with you all!

It has been a while since I've participated in a challenge and made cards, and I'm very much in the mood to make a card. So I decided to make a Christmas card choosing Merry Monday #132 Vintage Snowflake card challenge!

As you can see I chose to make a tall and skinny card that fits into a size 10 envelope (except maybe for that bow, lol!) I wanted to have the bow more to the left, at the top of the ribbon running down the side, but I knew that the bow would do a couple of things if I did that: 1) it would not keep the card balanced when standing upright because of the height, 2) it make it difficult to get into an envelope because the bow would be hanging over the left side much to much to get it in. I also knew that this would throw the design balance off, but tried to balance the visual balance. Not too sure I succeeded, but it is what it is.

To the left you see the inspirational photo for the challenge. Aren't those snowflake cookies beautiful and yummy looking?

To get the bow onto the card, I punched two 1/2" circles and pulled the ribbon through to tie the bow. This saves trying to find a way to adhere the bow and not worrying about it not holding on. I love the double layers of edge punching of the cream cardstock. The snowflake stamps are older, no longer in their packaging, and I can't remember where they are from. I used Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (which has gold flecks in it) on velum and then fussy cut the snowflakes out and layered them. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug's Holly Ribbons.

Here are a few more photos views to show some of the details and layering.

Hope you enjoyed my card and that it will inspire your own Christmas card. You should hop on over to the challenge and view the incredible entries at Merry Monday #132!

Thank you for stopping by today! It was so nice to post something for you today!

Happy Papercrafting!

Added Monday November 3, 2014 - My card won "Honorble Mention"!   Thank you Merry Monday! Check out the other Honorable Mentions

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly Scrapper by Scrapbook Expo

Wow! I can't believe that nearly three weeks have gone by since the last bog post! It has been an unusual month for me, with nothing going according to plan! We all have those times in our life, I'm sure.

Though I don't have a creation to share with you yet, I do have something exciting to share with you. I was featured on Weekly Scrapper by Scrapbook Expo by Leann Ostergaard! My 'London Tower' layout, using Graphic 45's French Country paper and their tags, was the project shared there. Thank you Leann, what a surprise! I have to brag a little, so hop on over to see what wonderful things were said about my layout.

Thank you Gloria Stengel for bringing the post to my attention. I was amazed and blown away.

Hope everyone is still having fun papercrafting away!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Bon Voyage

My boss is moving onto greener pastures, so I put together a farewell card for her.

Even though Papertrey's Road Trip papers are predominantly US-related, we Canadians can often sneak some use out of them. :)

Since my boss is starting her own business, the inside of the card is inspirational:

Thanks for peeking!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Vintage Cream, coasters
  • Patterned Paper: Road Trip
  • Stamps: exterior: Destination, interior: Cyber Cafe (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Framed Out #12
  • Accessories:  Game Spinner (Tim Holtz)
  • Other Tools: distressing tool (Tim Holtz), sewing machine/thread

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas Planner 2 (2014) Candy Cane Lane

Hi Everyone!

We had such an exciting week last week with our blogoversary! Again congrats to all the winners!

Nothing as exciting this week, put I do have a new Paper Architecture With Sabrina project to share with you. Do you remember the Christmas Planner I made last year? Well this year I decided to make another design for a Christmas planner. One that is easier and requires no chipboard. It is made with 100# cardstock and combined with the Tereas Collins "Candy Cane Lane" paper (Teresa's paper is always very nice and thick) it is quite sturdy.

This year the  tri-fold Christmas Planner is quick and easy to put together, and is a great project to make in an assembly line production method for several gifts if you so choose! No chipboard for this one!

The completed project measures 5 1/2"w x 8 1/2"h x 1 1/16" thick, and holds a 5" X 8" paper pad, a 6 compartment file pocket, and a calendar. There is also an hidden pocket behind the paper pad. This project can be adapted to be a wedding planner, a baby arrival or shower planner, a birthday party planner, a special anniversary party planner, a family reunion planner, and so on...

Have a look at the walk-through video to see the details.

If you are interested in purchasing the instrutions for this project, hop on over to Paper Architecture With Sabrina  It's a quick and easy project to make.

Just to let you know, I've started to make Christmas Cards for an upcoming class. They will be posted when I get them all completed.

Happy Papercrafting!


Friday, September 26, 2014

And The Winners Are!

 Thank you everyone for participating in our 5th Blogoversary Giveaway! It was fun to read about your favorite projects and some of your future papercrafting plans. And thank you for your thoughtful comments as well!

We numbered the comments in order, beginning with those here on Aspiring to Creativity, then next came those from Paper Architectures FaceBook page, and then the YouTube comments. We used to randomly choose the winners.

Prima Pad                                   Echo Park Reflections          BoBunny Trail Mix                2 Christmas Lines

Paper Architecture $20 Coupon

Some how I couldn't get the number range (1 - 44) or the drawn number to stay in the boxes. It was my first time using this and I guess I did it wrong. It's a good thing I wrote down the numbers!

Prima Pad goes to #3 - Marie from TN                      
Echo Park Reflections goes to #37 - Chai46
BoBunny Trail Mix goes to #14 - jenhoxie65
2 Christmas Lines goes to #30 - Carol
Paper Architecture $20 Coupon goes to #20 - Sandy

Congrats on your win ladies! Please contact me ( with your mailing address if you live out of the Victoria, BC area so we can mail you your prize. If you live in town, we will get in touch to arrange a pick up time.

Thank you again for following "Aspiring To Creativity" and participating in our celebration this week!


Monday, September 22, 2014

5th Blogoversary Giveaway!

We're so excited! 
According to the "Blogoversary" meter our 5th Blogoversay is on September 26th! Just for fun I decided to check out what our very first blog post was and discovered that it was actually posted on September 1st, 2009! So what happened to the blogoversary meter I wonder? Oh well, it doesn't matter.

In celebrating five years we are having a big giveaway! One prize for each year! Watch the video to see what the prizes will be, and then, following the video there will be the rules for entering the giveaway!

To celebrate, we have 5 different giveaway goodies from our stash, one set for every year, and want to give them away! All you need to do is:

1. Follow this blog
2. Comment to this post below that you are following and list one of your favorite posted projects from this blog
3. If you'd like a 2nd comment, list a project you would make with your winnings!

4. For a 3rd chance to win, let us know, in a comment below, if you follow Sabrina on either the "Paper Architecture With Sabrina" blog or the "Paper Architecture With Sabrina" FaceBook page.

That's THREE chances to win! Oh, and we'd sure appreciate it if you'd share this contest with your crafty friends.

We'll close this contest out on Thursday, September 25th at midnight Pacific Time, so make sure to get your comments in by then. We will announce the winner the actual morning of our blogoversary, Friday, September 26th. GOOD LUCK!

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