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Christmas Creative Bundle Countdown – 4 Days Left!

Christmas Creative Bundle Countdown – 4 Days Left!

Advent Numbers from Connie Hanks for the Advent Calendar kitJust four more days until the Creative Christmas Bundle is released! You are going to love the creative jumpstart it will give you on your holiday preparations!

The bundle includes:

  • Scrapbooking templates and digi supplies (use them as sketches for paper scrapping)
  • Pocket page scrapping cards
  • Advent calendar printable supplies, tutorials, and suggested daily activities (This number “4” is from Connie Hanks’ Advent contribution)
  • Cut files for Silhouette and Cricut
  • 2015 Calendar
  • Gift ideas and tutorials
  • Christmas-themed cross-stitch patterns
  • Printable Christmas cards
  • Tutorials for making photo gifts
  • Tutorials on using smart phone apps deal with photos & printing
  • Art Journaling tutorials
  • PLUS bonuses galore

The bundle is perfect for makers, scrappers, and crafty people who are looking to make this Christmas their most creative one yet.

Melissa Shannon from DigitalScrapbookingHQ is doing a series of interviews with all the contributors. Here is

Cara Vincens from the Hooting Pirate joining Melissa to kick off this season of the Scrapbooking Inspiration Podcast. (The podcast is below Cara’s info.)

Cara Vincens from the Hooting Pirate
Cara Vincens

Hi, I’m Cara, I’m a Canucklehead (Nova Scotia) living in Luxembourg with my tall, dark and hot hubby. He’s French and the reason I came here in the first place. Wouldn’t we all do anything for love?  Though, it’s not like he had to twist my rubber arm to come to this fairy tale land, we love Luxie! We have 6 children… nope, not a typo! And only one of those is a girl. As you can imagine, she’s a spitfire.

As far as crafting goes, I’m a mixed media artist and I do a lot of paper crafts but I absolutely love scrapbooking. I love every single moment of the process, from the stories (oh, how I love to tell a good story!) and the photos, to the design, techniques and product (who can resist all those gorgeous products!). I love bright, happy colours, lots of white and lots of white space and lots of layers and clusters!

My first love was sewing, and I can usually incorporate it into my scrapbooks. Sometimes however, my cheating heart strays… it’s usually as Carnaval approaches and all those fabulous costumes are tempting me. I get that itch to sew on fabric (gasp!)… and I cheat on Scrapbooking, but she always takes me back.



Cara’s December Tip

“Plan ahead! If you start early there’s not a big rush to get things done. It’s not too late to start now, especially if you have the projects in the Creative Christmas bundle!”

Cara’s Creative Christmas Bundle contribution

Check out these fabulous printable cards!

Cara Vincens Printable Christmas Cards

The Creative Christmas Bundle

Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures!


Channel the Child Artist You Once Were

Channel the Child Artist You Once Were

“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”  – Pablo Picasso I love this quote! It reminded me of the podcast interview with Linda Rapchak. Here it is if you haven’t already listened! Cheers to YOUR creativity!      Continue Reading

Artful Adventures Podcast: EP 04, Everyday Artist, Linda Kittmer

Artful Adventures Podcast: EP 04, Everyday Artist, Linda Kittmer

Welcome to another episode of the podcast.  The interview with Linda Kittmer follows below this audio snippet, as it was submitted in written format. Please take time to read it and get to know a little about Linda, as she is delightful and I’m sure you will enjoy the interview.  There is a little more…Continue Reading