Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Make and Take with Holly February 2

Good morning ladies.  Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  This weeks make and take is another fun Valentines card.  We will be die cutting stamping and colouring. (Bring your own pencil crayons or felts  if you want). I used crystal stickles which you can do at home.

Please email me at to sign up for 10 am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm

Heartfelt Woodland Fairies class with Dianne February 15

Finally home to get a class together!

Come join Dianne as we will be creating 3 beautiful cards with lots of dimension!! Want to learn how to use your diecuts to create a unique woodland house? Dianne will show you this super easy but fun way to create a shaped card!

We will be using Tombows to color, and lots of layers to add to the fun!

This class will quickly fill up so please register asap!

DATE: Wednesday, February 15th

TIME: 5:30

COST: $32

Please email Diannemahura@hotmail to reserve your spot!!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Not sure what entirely to call this post.
I guess first things first. 
Adding the latest page creation from the 'Enchanted Harvest Kit' Read more about the kits and purchase information  HERE
Scroll to the bottom to see the list of pages. My personal goal is 10 LO's so, more to come soon!

'Distress Paint to the MAX'
'In the mean time, back at the Ranch'....
'51ish shades of Grey'
 'Pinterest FAIL Adventure continues' ?

Thanks in no small part to Pinterest, Which I love. And a lot of work, and I mean A LOT! This is how I have been spending the lions share of my days recently.
We are lucky in our house to have a second kitchen.... that I have been meaning to renovate for a very long time. I was just waiting for the right inspiration to hit me. Well having my 'Happy Place' right beside this kitchen means that for me, the logical jump was to make it a coffee niche working kitchen and  art sink area. Here is the photo lineup on how that is evolving:
We bought an older home, so the walls and floors are not always level or even. This wall was such a mess after tear out, that I decided rather than patch it, I would make a feature wall out of it. This is the lathe work to help even up the surface. The drywall patches are for the tiles that will bank the sink and stove area.
For the feature wall, I am using new pine tongue and groove board. Using the vinegar and steel wool recipe, I applied that to the back of these boards, not the smooth front. On the pinterest samples, it was suppose to turn a lovely shade of grey. Enough said about that! So in the top photo is basically a time lapse of 4 boards. Left to right bare board, first swipe, 2 minutes in then final dry result. They are a nice shade of 'brownish red' so they will have to be used as accent. Yeah successful pinterest adventurers. Perhaps it depends on how long you leave the steel wool in the vinegar, or the type of wood....Anyhow NAILED THAT 
Seriously, I did not want a red wall, so I had to resort back to milk paint and other leftover, watered down paints from previous projects. This is a watered down white with the vinegar steel 'grey' ha ha ha on the edges.
Grey Milk paint-  Who knew grey could look so different...?

Watered down dusty teal from the kitchen paint leftover.
Robin's Egg Milk paint, I had to layer this one several times to get it to pop with color, it just kept sinking in. Note the 'grey' edging on the bottom boards.
 This is the lineup before installing it was a bit of a think game to work out a pattern that when completed would look random. But, not like a badly hung set of colored Christmas lights....I know you know what I mean.

The total foot print is small , the length of this wall is under 8 x 9 feet.
This is as far as I made it. Still needing to be done to finish this wall
~cut board lengthwise to finish top and bottom
~sand all boards
~distress again with either white paint wash or dark- I haven't decided yet, but am leaning towards white wash
~seal wall with wax or clear coat~get tile work done {I do have the tiles, off white 4 x 12 subway and edge trim}
~finish cleaning the double basin antique iron and porcelain sink you can see just in this photo. It is a real treasure, can't wait to have it as my art sink!
~ paint the freshly dry walled, walls and extended area
~install new light boxes for new lights
~finish ceiling, also using tongue and groove board. But in natural or real grey, not the previously mentioned 51st shade of grey.....
~decorate with some the Canadian Pickin finds  that I have been amassing
~place appliances
~install sink
~set the library back up {photos at a later date}
~Dust entire house down....should be spring by the time this is ready. No point in dusting now.

Bet you are tired from just reading that post! So in case you think I haven't had time for doing what I love to do, sometimes I go down and access the amount of work and veer off to my happy place. And at some point, I will scrapbook the renovation photos!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New New New

KS wood shapes Happy Birthday HERE
MB vine die HERE
Egg Stitched Die HERE
Half Dozen Egg Die HERE
Large Gojuss Ruby HERE
Chipboard Jeep HERE
Old Fashion Clasp HERE
Antique Clasp HERE
Dazzling Dragonfly die HERE


208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Monday, January 23, 2017

Make and Take with Holly January 26

Happy Monday Ladies. After two weeks of baby snuggles and grandchildren hugs I am back.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting back to my routines.

This week we will start Valentines cards.  We will be embossing and using the punches.

I will bring the "Big Sister" machine by Cheery Lynn (my Christmas present) and give you a chance to try it out.

Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.

Inktense Take II with Shari February 5

Inktense Take II
Intermediate Level
Fall in love with the new coloring medium of Inktense pencils.  Using Inktense pencil crayons and a water brush, you will create three cute cards featuring a Stamping Bella image, a friend card, and a House Mouse Christmas card.
Join Shari in exploring this new coloring medium that you will truly enjoy, no matter what level of card maker you are.  You will need to bring your basic supply kit, a water brush, and a set of the Inktense pencils with you to the class, but it's a small price to pay compared to what you can create ( and these pencils will last you a long time ).  Curious yet? 
Please email Shari at to enroll in this class.
Date - Sunday, February 5
Time - 12 noon - 3 pm
Cost - $30.00 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

I used Bo Bunny- Winter Wishes paper and Ephemera pack for this LO. I fussy cut the wood pallet paper to make more trees to fill in the bottom of this LO. Then I used scraps to make the 'W' and 'F'. I also fussy cut the deer and positioned them. For extra touches I added glitter to their antlers as well as to the Wolf title.
I cut the birch tree paper apart. I gently shaped the tree's so that they have some dimension. Then I used double pop dots on the back before gluing them down.
Thanks Pinterest  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New and Necessary !

Billie's Hearts Die HERE
Happy Birthday Script die HERE
Xyron Tape HERE
Fiskars reinforced trimmer blade HERE
Fiskars score and trim pack HERE
TH Fragments HERE
Sponge Dauber Storage Case HERE
File tab punch HERE
208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Monday, January 16, 2017

Make and Take with Lyndsey January 20

Hello Ladies! Join me (Lyndsey. Again filling in for Holly).
This week is "Crazy" week!
We will be using Distress Sprays and stencils to make our background.
Then we will color all of our "Crazy" pets from Tim Holtz to make an "All Occasion" card.
Don't worry, I have already stamped and cut the pets and accessories for you! All you have to do is have fun coloring!
I also have fun sayings from Miss Dyan Reaveley for you to choose from.
I look forward to seeing you all!
 email to reserve your time.

Light Up Card Class with Dianne February 10

Come try out the coolest and most trendy new way to make a card! With a little tiny light your card will light up when you press on it!! These cards are so popular right now!!! Don't miss out as Dianne will do 3 cards, including a folding card with a tea light, and with the mini lights !

DATE: Friday, February 10th
TIME: 6:30

Please email to register!

Technique Class with Dianne February 7

Come get your fingers inky and messy once again as Dianne has some great new ideas planned! Some of the techniques will be using Gelatos on Canvas, Alcohol inks, texture paste, daubers, coloring with distress stains and more!!!

Please email to reserve your spot!

DATE: Tues, February 7th
TIME: 10:00 and 5:30
COST: $28

Coffee Time Cards with Dianne January 31

Come join us for coffee and make these super fun cards , gift box and gift card holder with Starbucks and Tim Hortons theme!! IF you prefer to do ALL Starbucks, or all Tim Hortons, let Dianne know ahead of time!

DATE: Tuesday, January 31
TIME: 6:30
COST: $25

Please email to reserve your spot!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Enchanted Harvest Continues

This Enchanted Harvest Kit came with one pack of Bo Bunny's  Ephemera, Noteworthy. 
I like to lay them all out and see what I have. In this one there were several tiny banner parts.
I picked a word...and mounted the letters from the sticker pack to each banner part. Now this is cute, but I think I would like to beef it up.
I cut three coordinating cardstock backgrounds for the letter tiles. This will add the dimension I want for the finished project. I hand trimmed the bottom of each tile to echo the banner shape I was working with. NOTE: Ink the edges of each tile at before continuing.
Here is a banner tip that you can translate to any banner. Lay your largest tile out on a ruler, this way your spacing will be perfect. You can tell right away if the finished banner will fit your page and adjust accordingly. I like to do things assembly style, so I added the foam pop dot squares to each letter piece {also in kit}
Next I chose a piece of jute to string my banner on. Gently position it and weight the ends. I marked the center above and on top of jute, so the positioning is easy.
Paying attention to the dots, I then used a regular staple gun to attach the next layer to the bottom and through the jute.
The 'PPPS"  Position-Pinch-Punch-Staple through.
Everything is secure, so you can go ahead and add a dollop of glue right on top of the staple. Then layer center cardstock, pull the backing off your letters tiles and secure. One more post on this marvelous kit will follow. So, you can see the finished layout. HINT: Sometimes I will fiddle with the embellishments before I even start the layout. That way when I go to assemble, the pieces only need to be secured to the background.
"I anticipate getting at least 10 layouts from this one Kit{purchased HERE} with extra left for ATC's, Cards and crossover projects. I will post them as I get them done at the bottom of this post, so check back soon!"
 Layouts and projects from
Enchanted Harvest kit
LO # 2
Using the banner! Hidden journal card that tucks behind.
LO # 1- Kit info and post HERE
Thanks Pinterest for this. Keep warm!