I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
Here is a card I designed, inspired by the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar’s you can find at any Disney park, resort or cruise ship. They are one of my MOST favourite … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, as I was trolling my favorite Goodwill store, I came across this little number. It had a cutesy ruffle trim and a cutesy little bow, but what I was … Continue reading
I enjoyed my first t-shirt-to-a-skirt-refashion so much I thought I would do it again – this time with a Denver Hayes t-shirt I found at Goodwill for only $1.50. That’s … Continue reading
I’ve wanted a nice “all season” wreath for a while now. Looking at the ready made selection available at our local stores, I’ve found myself either turned off by the price or the … Continue reading
My girlfriend Pat and I (who I also work with) now partake in what I affectionately call “Mid-Day Creative Interludes” – a scheduled lunch time activity with project inspiration usually … Continue reading
This year I wanted to create a cute Valentine’s Day door wreath – and was super keen to try out a technique, which to date, I had not yet found a reason to try: making roses out of crepe paper streamers. These adorable flowers are made from the same rolls you find in the party section of your local dollar store. And if you choose to make your own wreath frame, as I did (using recycled materials), you too will be able to make something like this for just $3. Want to learn more?
…I though it might be fun to try “refashioning” some clothes from our local GoodWill. I figured if it works out, I’ll have turned someone’s trash into a wearable treasure – and if it doesn’t, I’m only out a few bucks (and will feel a whole lot less guilty about wasting the materials). I figured it was worth a shot!
I should also note that I did this all while juggling off 3 cats, who, were determined to sit on the enivable wet canvas that was stealing all “their” attention. Needless to say, this work was stretched out over several nights, overwhich, I painted my toe nails a lovely shade of aqua to try, unsucessfully, to endear formentioned hubby to the colour.
3 meters is a heck of a lot of fabic, especially when you’re talking about fleece. It’s bulky to store and only useful on a select range of projects. So, left with a considerable amount from the pillow project, I was left to ponder and contimplate how I would use up the rest of my surplus…
If you’ve ever decided to attend a comic convention and you’re in the market for that perfectly fitted “geek-chic T”… oh, and you are a WOMAN – my experience indicates … Continue reading
Last November I was searching around on Pinterest for project ideas and found a pin on how to DIY planters trees out of tomato cages. AWESOME right? Except you can’t buy … Continue reading
As I look upon my “sewing-to-do” pile, I often think how many of those alterations I would have previously ignored and just lived with. It’s often easier, quicker…and certainly cheaper! But in the end, … Continue reading
Just wanted to pop on a quickly and post about this morning’s t-shirt resize project. Hubby and I recently went to Apple’s grand opening here in Nova Scotia, and since … Continue reading
Just wanted to chime in quickly and show you an anniversary card I recently made using Papertrey Ink’s Rosie Posie stamp and die set. I wanted something simple and elegant to express … Continue reading
Now that I have tackled DIY napkin and DIY tablecloth projects, I thought it was about time I added something wearable to my portfolio of sewing projects, especially since the ultimate goal of my sewing hobby … Continue reading
I can’t count the number of hours I have spent planning, designing, and crafting handmade papercraft projects - cards especially. It’s a true labour of love. But sewing has been a totally different … Continue reading
Two posts in one week? Wowsa- things are really looking up! Here is my Canada Day themed art for June. To create this I used Stampin’ Up‘s Glorius and Free … Continue reading
All work and no play makes LM a dull, and as my loving husband would attest, an occasionally cranky, girl. Despite sneaking this project in early one Saturday morning (at … Continue reading
After a few VERY busy weeks between work and school, I finally have a moment today to post some pictures of the handmade napkin and card sets I created recently … Continue reading
Motivation to “create” comes to me in many forms. Sometimes, it’s simple curiosity, other times, it’s outright need. A “need” was what most certainly what started the motivation behind my latest … Continue reading
Stampin Up‘ recently released a beautiful purse die, but since I won’t be ordering it for a while, I thought I would put myself to the test and create my … Continue reading
As a paper crafter, and occasional card designer, I often struggle with how much dimension to add to my cards. For example, adding things like buttons or medallions really adds … Continue reading
Oh, how I long for the day when I can use ALL of my time and energy for creative endeavors…until then, I am destined to make MANY a retirement card lol! One … Continue reading
I went full-out with an Easter egg theme….
I made these little treats in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, which is being celebrated on Saturday, March 17th. Due to the bus strike here in Halifax, I was unable … Continue reading
The length of our Canadian winters often makes me forget how loud the sound of birds can be, until one spring morning, you wake up and hear them again – as if they … Continue reading
What a beautiful day here in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia! To celebrate our impending spring, I made these lovely little basket treats. I made the basket using Stampin’ Up’s Baskets and … Continue reading
With spring almost here, I’ve been in full-on preparation mode, making all sorts of treats and goodies. I thought I’d share one of my favourite projects with you, these cute … Continue reading
This colourful collage of decorative edgings and trims was inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated on March 17th. I had many ideas for this month’s art, including leprechauns, … Continue reading
This week, I decided to participate in my very first PTI Make It Monday challenge…EVER! Actually….this is my first card challenge…PERIOD (so excited!). I had been planning to try one … Continue reading
Just wanted to show you some of the fun baby projects I’ve been working on. First up are onesie cards using Papertrey Ink‘s Shape Up Series: Onesie Die (no more … Continue reading
I was always taught that “red and pink do not go together”. It was only until I became an adult did I realize what a terrible misconception this was!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – and despite being super busy, I’ve been able to sneak in a few projects here and there. I cannot wait for the … Continue reading
I’ve always admired the look of custom art projects featuring one of my favourite tools, stamps. So this year, I decided to make a year long commitment to creating 12 DIY art projects of my own – one for each month of 2012.
Realizing this about myself, I decided that one of my goals for “the new year” was to start one or two exceptionally long term creative project’s of my own…
A client of mine has a very talented family member who designs beautiful, handmade wood pens. Wanting to creatively present these to some of his coworkers, he came to see me. Challenged by this … Continue reading
All ready for the fundraiser! Recently I decided to try candy making for the first time and I invited my BFF over to share in the fun. Lucky for me, her … Continue reading
I recently sent off some lovely themed care packages to friends in the US so I thought I would take a minute and share the idea with you. My intention … Continue reading
To celebrate National Smore’s Day this week (August 10th), I decided to whip up a batch of these campfire inspired treats for coworkers and friends. I found the idea for … Continue reading
Today, friends and I attended the annual Pride Parade here in Halifax, which as it turns out, is Canada’s fourth largest – and the largest in Atlantic Canada. I … Continue reading
After seeing U2 play their 360 Tour at the Gilette Stadium in Massachusetts, and again at the Rose Bowl in California, my husband decided we should see them one last … Continue reading
Second to Christmas, Canada Day ranks high on my list of favourite celebrations. I think its because I spent most of my youth involved in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet … Continue reading
Of all the items we don’t have an abundance of, its coasters – but its not that I haven’t tried! Many times I’ve found myself at the local home decor … Continue reading