About me

 Hello and welcome to my Blog! I started blogging mainly because I wanted to keep track of all the projects and handcrafted gifts that I have made over the years. Hopefully, by sharing my work I can inspire other craft addicts like myself.

Fun fact: I love taking pictures of others, but am very camera-shy!

Anyways, I live in Edmonton, AB, Canada! I was born in Portugal and immigrated here with my parents when I was two. I have a 17-year-old daughter, a 19-year-old son, and a very supportive and loving hubby! When I'm not wearing the mom, wife, cook, cleaning lady, taxi driver, crafter hat... I'm probably wearing my nurse hat. I have been an Oncology Nurse for the last 25 years and truly love it! Nursing is wonderful and it pays the bills but it doesn't satisfy my creative hunger!

Other than being addicted to paper crafting I also love cake decorating, painting, photography and so much more. Anything crafty I'm all over it! I'm always looking for stuff to create... hubby says I like to make work :)

I would describe myself as practical, sensible, careful, loyal, creative, modest, and usually positive... always looking for beauty and good in everything.

I do when possible use affiliate links in my blog posts to indicate the products I have used for my project. This helps you shop and in turn, gives me a small commission if you purchase directly by clicking on my links. This is what helps keep my blog running because as you all know crafting is a very expensive hobby! So thank you all in advance for your support!

Please feel free to leave me your comments. I would love to hear from you. Also please give credit where credit is due. If you are inspired by any of my creations please link back to this blog! My hope is to inspire you... as many of you have inspired me!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon,


  1. Hi Ilda,
    I love that you are a nurse. I am studying for my boards. Being an oncology nurse takes quite a strength of character. God bless your heart for doing it.


  2. Thanks so much Karina! I do love my job :) Good luck with your board exams!

  3. I just found your blog on the GFC blog hope. Loved the name and had to check you out. I'm following you back and can't wait to see what you have in store.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

    1. Thanks so much for coming by Kimberly! Will be following you back... Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Ilda,

    Could you please send this file (Cake Pop Gift Box) to me?

    I don´t know what I'm doing wrong, but this one in your page open only a rectangle at Sure Cuts A Lot 3.

    I loooooove those file... please, help.

    Thanks a lot!


    1. Hi Luciane! The file should be good, check the other tabs at the top of the page. There should be other pages with a box and the the rectangle is the liner of the box. Hope that helps. Sorry for the late reply, was away on vacay!

  5. Hi Ilda, I found you through Maria at Tonic, can't believe we live two hours apart, I'm in Drayton Valley, and you probably know my oncologist, Dr. Smylie. Small world.

  6. Oh wow, what a small world it truly is Sandi, so fun that you are from Drayton Valley. I must confess I have never been there though! So happy you connected with me. Yes I do know Dr. Smylie :)

  7. Hi Ilda! just found your svg for Minecraft Creeper. I cut the svg with my Cricut, but need help with the 5 green colored pieces I cut out. 3 are small boxes, 1 is tall slender, and the 4th one is short and much bigger than the 3 little ones. How do they go together? Which ones complete one Creeper? Thank you in advance for your reply!


Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda