Saturday, February 28, 2015

ODYSSEY | MY PICKS




Although I'm a subscriber, I would've without a doubt purchased this kit for the alpha and acrylic stars alone.


My favourite item from March's PL Main kit is the clover leaf card. I'm not a PL'er but I just might have to keep this one :).


The Calypso Embellishment kit was added to my cart in record time. I cannot rave enough about this one…the bright cheery colours, those wood veneer's and that cute stamp set. A MUST in my opinion…just don't pay attention to the price tag.


I am completely and utterly lemon obsessed so naturally, this one was a no brainer.


Geralyn Sy sold me on this stamp set. I have no idea how I'll be using this one quite yet but I am sure I can think of something. I'm thinking along the lines of a print for my craft space/nook/corner.

What are yours?

Chantal


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FIFTY SHADES | THE BEGINNING




I have a confession...

I hated the books and figured anything would be an improvement. I didn't go in expecting too much so I really enjoyed it. In my opinion, Dakota Johnson is perfect for her roll however I was a little disappointed in Jaime Dornan's take on Christian. His rendition was too controlled and bland but it improved towards the end and he put a little bit more emotion into it. I LOVE him in the BBC series The Fall and thought another moody/brooding character would be a perfect fit but he had troubles with this one. I saw families (father, mother and teenage daughter) there together and I thought that was inappropriate. Although the sex isn't as explicit as the book (I've read MUCH worse then that though) I still found it a tad bit much for the younger crowd. I think it's best seen alone or with some girl friends. I would've never watched it with my mom even though she was pretty open minded and easy going . I will buy the movie without a doubt when it comes out on DVD but I wouldn't pay to see it at the theatre again. They really should've axed the "Latters Baby" too...it sounded almost worse said aloud than read in the book(s).

Regardless, it was funny, witty, quite entertaining and the soundtrack is amazing.

Did you see it and if so, what did you think?

xoxo
Chantal


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AND MY NEW ADVENTURE IS...





I am SO happy to announce that as of March, I will be joining Trina and the Citrus Twist ladies! Pretty awesome right?!

I am beyond humbled and grateful to have been asked to be part of such an amazing group of gals and cannot wait to create with some of this year's CHA products. A girl's dream come true... 

Cheers to a pretty awesome 2015!

Chantal
xoxo


Sunday, February 1, 2015

CIRQUE | MY PICKS



With February around the corner and the reveal come and gone, I am happy to share my Cirque picks. My excitement is also due to the fact that I am now officially a Studio Calico subscriber! Goodies every month at my doorstep…don't mind if I do thank.you.very.much!


February's Main Scrapbook kit includes some of my favourite mix of papers, especially the Spring Abstract paper by Ashley G. The BIG bold black alpha and the gold hearts will probably be there first items to go once I get my hands on them ;).


I cannot lie…the decision to start subbing the Project Life kits as well are strictly due to February's Resin Tab Banners and the transparency squares. I remember seeing them in the sneak peeks and completely falling in love and I was completely drawn to the bright and happy colours. A stark contrast to the Main Scrapbook kit and a very nice change indeed.


These are a guilty pleasure and an impulsive buy. I have no idea how they will be used as of yet but they reminded me of the leaf die cuts included in the Baker Bridge Scrapbook Add-on from November 2014 which I wish I had gotten my hands on.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

SPECIAL BOND | IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE



It is with a heavy that I say goodbye today to the fabulous ladies of Paper Issues. My time with them was crazy, wonderful and filled with laughs.

Without further ado, here's my last layout created for the team.


Wishing all the gals at Paper Issues the very best!!!

Chantal
xoxo