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

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

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

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

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

DIY Canada Day Flags

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

June 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

DIY Cork Coasters

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

June 19, 2011 · 3 Comments

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