Creative LMent

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

DIY Cardboard Box Footstool

I love not only how nice the finished product came out, but how well it blends with my existing furniture. Plus, it cost me $0 to make and saved me a ton of storage space in my closet. Overall, a very fun and worthy project!

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DIY Foam Board Spice Rack

  Foam board is the BEST material for light, inexpensive projects.  I use it to make custom shelving and organizers of all types.  All you need is a $1 piece of … Continue reading

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My Cubicle-Chic Makeover!

Post-Christmas, I came to work one grey, stormy morning, and, standing at the entrance of my little cubicle space, fully acknowledged that I was spending my days in total blah-ness. … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Valentine’s Itty Bitty Box and Card Set

Happy Valentine’s Day 2014!  Here is a quick peak of the treat boxes I made this year for a few of my fabulous co-workers.  I made these cute little boxes … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mehndi Medallion Thank You Card

Hey ya’ll!   It’s been so long since I’ve had time to tuck into some creative projects, hence my extended absence.  Between work and school, 2013 was a super challenging … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mickey Premium Ice Cream Card

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

April 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black & White Skirt Refashion

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

April 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

DIY Stripped Shirt-to-Skirt Refashion #2

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

March 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

DIY Rope Wreath with Felt Flowers

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

February 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

T-Shirt to Fringe Scarf Refashion

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

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day Crepe Paper Heart Wreath

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?

February 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

DIY Stripped Navy Shirt-to-Skirt (and 1st!) Refashion

…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!

February 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

DIY Quatrefoil Art Project

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.

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

DIY Winter Coats for Doggies

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…

February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fitted T-Shirt Resize (Halcon 2012)

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

November 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

DIY Tomato Cage Trees

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

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pillow Slip Covers

A few years ago a friend of mine, who also happens to be a talented life coach, hosted a vision board activity at her house (if you’ve never done one, … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

DIY Jean Hem (Using the Original Hem)

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

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

T-Shirt Resize

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

September 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Rosie Posie Anniversary Card

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

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Beach Cover

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

August 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Handmade Tablecloth

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

July 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [June]

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

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [May]

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

June 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

My 1st Sewing Project: Handmade Napkins

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

June 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

DIY Suitcase Sewing Kit

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

April 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Snickerdoodle Treats

Just a quick post to show you the cookie treats I made this weekend (to show my appreciation to a helpful neighbour). Inside I placed some tasty, homemade snickerdoodle cookies.  They were the … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Petite Lip Balm Purse Tutorial

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

April 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

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

March 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Damask Retirement Card

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

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [April]

I went full-out with an Easter egg theme….

March 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

St. Patrick’s “Lucky Day” Treat Bags

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

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Itty Bitty Birdhouse Treats

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

March 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Simple Flower Basket

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

March 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Happy Easter Carrots

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

March 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [March]

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

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #54 – Glitter Buttons

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

February 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Onesie Cards and Flower Headbands

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

February 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day Care Packages

To help bridge the distance with family and friends, one of my favourite things to do is make up special “care packages” …. Its a nice way to help share my “festiveness”, and hopefully, deliver some well deserved smiles to some well deserving souls.

February 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Year of Framed Stamp Art [February]

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!

January 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Valentine’s Milk Carton & Clear Pyramid Treats

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

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Year of Framed Stamp Art [January]

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.

January 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Keepsake Project Ideas

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…

December 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Holiday Note Card Sleeve for Pen Gift

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

December 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

Halloween Projects 2011

This year, I really wanted to design some serious halloween paper crafts as gifts  for a few of my closest peeps.  I envisioned a vintage pallet of cream, black and … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Fall Garland and DIY Candy Jar

This year I decided to add a little fall charm to my office space using my favorite medium, paper!  Incorporing the seasons most inspiring shades of green, brown, cream and rust, … Continue reading

October 13, 2011 · 4 Comments

Thanksgiving Turkey Card & Banner Set

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and followers!  I thought I would chime in quickly and share the card and banner set I sent recently to a few of … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

Lollipop Treats with DIY Display Box

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

September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canadian Themed Care Package

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

August 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Smore’s Bars

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

August 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

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