Wednesday, April 29, 2015

StampinUp Retiring Products April 21-June 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! has released the list of retiring products and not only are there some of my favourites on there, but they're at AMAZING deals - up to 50% off!

SHOP NOW in my Canadian online Stampin' Up! shop and don't miss out!

Happy Stampin' and Creating!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Sale-A-Bration is HERE, stampers!

The Occasions Catalogue has a ton of crafting ideas! :
Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure. It’s simple – one free product for every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping) All FREE products are shown in the brochure.
Happy 2015, stampers and crafters and scrapbookers!  I hope your new year is off to a great start.  And . . . it's about to get even better!  January 6th was the FIRST day of the new Occasions Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration!  Yes, the Sale-A-Bration celebration starts early this year.  I LOVE this promotion . . . stock up on the basics, buy some new toys, and get FREE stuff in the process!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!  :)  Read more below . . . and be sure to contact me if you have any questions!
Here are important dates for you to remember:**Sale-A-Bration runs January 6  - March 31, 2015
**the Occasions catalog runs January 6 - June 2, 2015
Online versions of the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure are linked above.
I will be placing orders in January and March - if you are local and want to get in on those orders, email me!  OR you can order ANY time from my Online Store.

Thanks so much everybody! {{hugs}}
Email: ca.betts (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Seize the Present

adapted from UCB word for today

We spend too much of our lives in the junkyard of regret. We focus on what might have been, could have been and should have been. Maybe we think that by replaying it enough we can change the outcome. But we can't. The only thing you can control is what you do in the present. The more you replay yesterday, the further you get from today's opportunities. And the further you move from today's opportunities, the tougher the road back becomes. Opportunities never look as good coming as they do going. And they wait for no one, so you need to be attentive and grab them. They come in many forms, and they can come from any direction. But one thing's for certain: they can be seen and seized only in the present. Whatever has happened in your life, has happened. And since you can't undo it no matter how hard you try, wipe the slate clean and go on to what's next. We all make mistakes. Our Heavenly Father is a God of second chances--and third, fourth, and fifth ones too! 'They are new every morning' (Lamentations 3:23 NIV). Today is a gift--that's why it's called 'the present'. So repent of the past, seize the present and start living again!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Card - Double Double Toil and Trouble

For my project I created a fun Halloween card and box envelope.
My design paper is from StampinUp

Embellishments are from my stash. The challenge from YPP is to make a project of your choice using one of the Hocus Pocus Cat images for a chance to win one free collection from their site. Tim Coffey's sisters are now selling their adorable digi artwork on a new website

Here's my YouTube video showing the process.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a fabulous day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Fall is upon us here in Beautiful BC. As I sit here looking at out the window watching the sun shine it's way through the tree branches and noticing an occasional leaf float from a tree to the ground I'm feeling nostalgic. I can't help but think back to my youth, walking home from school and hearing the crunching of leaves beneath my shoes. I really do love this time of year.

Top ten why I love Autumn!

1. Seasonal Superfoods
2. Halloween
4. Bathingsuit season is over.
5. No Humidity
6. Warm fires
7. Hockey
8. New Styles
9. New Starbucks flavored coffee
10. My favorite shows are back on TV!!

How about you: Why is this your favorite time of year?

As always, thanks for visiting by blog ♥

Come, Little Leaves
by George Cooper

“Come, little leaves,”
Said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadows
With me, and play;
Put on your dresses
Of red and gold;
Summer is gone,
And the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves
Heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering,
One and all;
Over the meadows
They danced and flew,
Singing the soft
Little songs they knew.

Dancing and flying
The little leaves went;
Winter had called them
And they were content-
Soon fast asleep
In their earthy beds,
The snow laid a soft mantle
Over their heads.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge for September

Hello dear friends!

It's time to play again with our Christmas Card challenge over at with Linda Lapotka as our hostess.

We've been making 5 Christmas cards each month since January and every month has been a different theme or challenge.

Christmas time is just around the corner now, and I have at least 50+ cards finished!

The challenge for September was to use a Christmas embossing folder. Good thing I have 2 embossing folders on my shelf! LOL!

Here is what I came up with.

I used the Provocraft embossing folder called Christmas Countdown.
Then inked the edges with Stampology ink pad in Ruby.
Then rubbed white gesso lightly over the entire surface with my finger.
Hot glued on some pretty lace trim.
Stamped 'Season's Greeting" and added little button embellies.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Check Out The New & Improved Blitsy!

The shortest distance between you and low-cost arts and craft supplies is Blitsy.

And it just got a whole lot shorter.

The new and improved Blitsy now loads much faster than our previous site, works great on mobile, and has dozens of new craft categories for you to browse, shop and buy based on your unique crafting interests.

So check out Blitsy, Click around and save!

Christmas Card Challenge

For the month of August I have created another set of  5 Christmas cards. I am a member of a crafting community called Your Paper Pantry. Membership fees are $1.00 a month. I joined a group called "Christmas All Year Card Challenge" we are challenged each month to make 5 Christmas/Holiday cards so when the season rolls around, we have all our cards ready to address, stamp and send. The challenge for August was to use sequins or brads on our cards. So here's what I came up with.

The Christmas tickets were purchased from
On the sites navigation bar at the top of the page click on 'Digital Crafts' and then click on "Card Sentiments" you'll find a wonderful selection of printable sheet sentiments to use again and again. And... very affordable!

The vintage girl images are from my stash and are available for you to save and print to your computer at the bottom of this post. From my printer settings, I set it to print wallet size and nine per sheet of 81/2 x 11 cardstock, 

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

Love always!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Printable - Jar Tags

Hello all my sweet followers! Long time no hear or see! It's hot, sunny and it's summertime and the beach takes presedence over craft time!  LOL I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!!

Debbie over at Ephemera's Vintage Garden has an adorable freebie this week. It's called the 'Jar Of Hearts Tags' It's a sheet of shabby chic jar tags, made to coordinate with the 'Love Is Chic' collection.  You could use them as labels or gifts tags, or to embellish journals, greetings and scrapbook layouts. They are super sweet and I can't wait to print and cut them out.

I have a ton of lace that has been sitting in drawers for much too long and I thought wrapping the lace around the tags and displaying them on my shelf would be a better alternative. And oh so pretty to look at!
I glued the tags back to back to give them extra strength. Pretty right!?

Click HERE to visit Debbie's web site to get your free jar tags! Thank you so much Debbie! ♥

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