Thursday, November 16, 2017

Let's Get Sketchy November 1 Challenge

I love working with sketches and just finished a layout with using the Let's Get Sketchy November 1 sketch.
Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:

Life Noted
{supplies: Pinkfresh Boys Fort paper, The Mix Puffy stickers; Paige Evans for Pink Paisley Oh My Heart paper-circles; Tim Holtz Tag Press and metal rings}

Close up of title:

Upper left corner:
Lower right corner:

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Little Santa Agenda Christmas Cards


I am such a sucker for Christmas stuff, especially cute stamps to make cards๐Ÿ˜Š.

Sandy at Scrapshotz hooked me up with the adorable Mama Elephant Little Santa Agenda stamps and dies

{supplies: Mama Elephant Little Santa stamps & dies, Peek a Frame Die; PrettyPinkPosh-embellishment; Copic markers; Memento Ink; Patterned paper-Lawn Fawn Knit Picky and Bazzil Countdown to Christmas; sentiment Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Words}

I stamped a coloured a bunch of these images at the same time, the set has 19 images and 3 sentiment stamps.

{supplies: Mama Elephant Little Santa Agenda stamps and dies, Peek a Frame die; Sew Fancy Die; Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stamp; Hero Arts sentiment stamp and white pigment ink; Neat and Tangled sequins; Studio Katia crystals, American Craft glitter; Hot Off the Press acetate; Best Creations glitter paper; Bazzil Basics Countdown to Christmas patterned paper; Recollections(Michaels) white and green card stock; 3M Foam tape; Copic Markers; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen}

Phew! Didn't seem like I used so many different products until I listed them ๐Ÿ˜‰. Shaker cards are actually very easy to make and you don't need to purchase acetate, you can use the packaging that your stamps come in for the clear window.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stuck!? Sketches November 1 Challenge

I have been wanting to play along with the Stuck!? Sketches monthly challenge and finally had some time to get to it!

{supplies: Pinkfresh Studio paper & puffy stickers-Boys Fort; My Favourite Things-4 Way Chevron Cover Up die; Alphas-Studio Calico, American Crafts & Pebbles; Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue} 

I used the inner pieces of the die cut to create this border along the bottom of the page.

I made use of 3 different alphas from my stash for this title.

I had lots of fun playing along with the sketch!

Thanks for taking a look ๐Ÿ˜€

Thursday, October 12, 2017

|Scrap Shotz October Kit Bonus Project|


The Scrap Shotz DT has been unveiling our kit club projects over the past weeks. We are on part 2 of the reveal, you can all my previous projects on the Scrap Shotz blog HERE and HERE

I found one last layout that I forgot to include in my previous Scrap Shotz posts so I'm sharing it here ๐Ÿ˜.

There are so many lovely patterns in this kit and I wanted to showcase them here so I punched circles which were then cut in half and arranged in diagonal rows.

I layered 3 photos taken of the backyard at the same time to help showcase how lush this garden is.

 You can see the shine the Studio Katia clear crystals add to the layout, kit stickers also embellish the page.

I used one of of the post its as the journaling block.

Make sure you stop by the Scrap Shotz blog to see all the projects created by the team๐Ÿ˜Š.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Crafting with Concord and 9th


I just finished my final October kit projects for Scrap Shotz so I have a small window of time to post some of my latest cards. I've shared most of them on Instagram but I wanted to share them here as well to give you a few details about them. I was asked to create some samples using Concord and 9th products for the booth at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival.

These first two cards use the Concord and 9th Globe Greetings stamp and die set.
 I made a galaxy background using two colours of Distress Ink and white paint, super easy to do! I stamped the earth image with black Versafine ink on heat emboss-able acetate and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I die cut multiple circle frames and stacked on top of each other to create the shaker 'pocket' and adhered the acetate earth with liquid glue. The top frame is inked with Clearsnap gold ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Sentiment is heat embossed with the same ink and powder as the shaker frame, a smattering of gold sequins completes the card.

This next card is completely different but yes I used the circle die cut and the sentiment from the same C&9th Globe Greetings set.
I brushed Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolours in pink, blue, green and peach on watercolour card stock, dried with a heat tool and then went over the entire panel with Wink of Stella clear glitter.

Sentiment is heat embossed in gold on heat resistant vellum. Liquid glue is placed behind the letters to adhere the vellum to the card stock. Gold sequins accent the panel as well.

These next two cards use the Aloha floral fill in papers and stencils. The 6x6 papers have patterns on one side and then printed foliage on the other side with florals that you can fill in with colour using the stencils.

Here I have applied Altenew ink on the flowers, cut the paper down, die cut thanks multiple times from the same patterned paper and then stacked the words together. A Wink of Stella marker adds some shimmer to the flower centres and die cut word, unfortunately you can not see it in the photo.

The flowers were inked with the stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick, then dried with a heat tool. Translucent embossing paste was applied through the second stencil and then set aside to dry. Once the paste was dried, I adhered gold foil with the Minc. I then placed the floral stencil back over the paper and applied embossing ink and clear embossing powder to the flowers and heat set. This now created a resist so I was able to apply Distress ink to the background without also inking the pink flowers. Card is completed with a sentiment from Altenew's Label Love stamp set.

This card uses the Sunshine Turnabout stamp and die. I think I'll be adding this stamp to my collection and maybe turn a few of this design into Christmas cards.
I used the stamp with Ranger sticky embossing powder and after heat setting applied glitter flakes. The matching die cuts a lovely scalloped frame so I cut that out of glitter paper, gold heat embossed the stamp sentiment on white card stock and popped it up with foam tape. A few Studio Katia clear crystals finish off the card.

I'll have a few more cards to share and at some point I'd like to put some of these great stamps to use on a scrapbook layout๐Ÿ˜„.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Friends of Winter


It's the time of year when companies begin releasing Christmas stamps and I start thinking about making Christmas cards. Truth be told, I have stamps I purchased last year that I didn't use in my card making ๐Ÿ˜œ but I am a sucker for Christmas product. I was able to pop out of the Scrap Shotz booth and visit the Studio Katia booth at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival last weekend and picked up the super cute Friends of Winter stamp and die set.

I paired the stamp set with the new Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6 patterned paper and created this:

How cute is that elf in his knit sweater and hat?

 I stamped the image on white Neenah card stock and on Lawn Fawn patterned paper The face, mitts, pants and shoes are coloured with Copic markers. The sweater and hat were fussy cut from the image stamped on the patterned paper while the elf is cut with the coordinating elf die.

I used the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1 to die cut the rectangle, white mat and circle. I've embossed the white mat with a dot embossing folder and brushed Perfect Pearls in pearl over it. 
The circle is inked with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.
Studio Katia clear round drops in small and medium and a lone iridescent sequin provide some shine while Nuvo Crystal drops in Bright Gold become buttons on the sweater and bells on the shoes.

I'm looking forward to making more of these!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rainbow Maker-Day 3

Day 3 is all about die cutting and it is My favourite technique so far but I've only made it through the first 3 lessons๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rainbow Maker-Day 2

Rainbow stamping is the theme for day 2 of the Rainbow Maker card class at Online Card Classes. I wasn't thrilled with the results, may have been the paper I was using but I struggled to get a solid stamped image.

I will have to try this one again after I work my way through all the lessons.๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rainbow Maker


I signed up for the latest class over at Online Card Classes - Rainbow Maker. So many different ways to create rainbows or use rainbow colours on your cards.
Each class offers at least 3 video tutorials on the assorted techniques, I highly recommend them!

Sharing a few cards I've created so far:

Distress ink blending. 

Ink blending with a stencil brush, I used distress inks.

Ink blending with Distress Oxides using 3 colours only.

I had my friend's kids over the other day and she gifted me with these flowers which have served as the perfect rainbow background for some of these cards:

I'm off to create more rainbows! Thanks for stopping by๐Ÿ˜„

Sunday, August 6, 2017

#Craft Room Reorganization


I've been thinking about rearranging my craft room/office and when a couple of family members went off to the lake for a week I thought it was the perfect time to invade the common areas with my crap...I mean essential items ๐Ÿ˜‰while I move furniture around and purge unwanted items.

Here are some BEFORE photos:

It is lovely to have 2 windows in this space but a bit challenging when placing furniture.

This wall is directly across the desk are in the photo above and houses 2 Ikea Expedit cubbies.
Another Ikea Expedit cubby to the right of my desk area. I think you can see the common theme is stuff on the floor๐Ÿ˜
It was getting so disorganized I didn't want to spend time creating in here!

Now on to photos after the room has been emptied, purged and reorganized :

The desk/table has been turned and now I can move around 3 sides of my work area and even better, have a friend over to work in the same space!
I've moved one of the Ikea cubbies from the wall on the left of the photo to the short wall in between the windows. This area houses my planner, colouring implements, bible journal/study and some odds and ends. Notice the lack of stuff on the floor, I am so excited about that!!
This wall is across from the desk area. I've placed the cubby horizontal to gain a large usable surface area which now houses my silhouette cameo, big shot and new Epson wireless printer. The small area in between the end of the shelf and the door holds my card stock drawer and photo storage drawers.

This is my desk arrangement, so much more practical for working in, I can leave things to dry if needed on one side and still work on another project or my computer. My printer sits on a storage box under the table. The Ikea Expedit cubby houses patterned paper, card stock, specialty papers, photos to be scrapbooked, etc. lots of stuff in here that I hope to make good use of! The drawers just under the desk area are from Ikea as well. They hold my printer/cameo supplies, inks, Nuvo drops, Mini accessories, PL cards, layouts to be completed, punches and adhesive supplies.

The best thing about this reorganization is that I no longer dread going in to my space to create and I am highly motivated to keep it easy to work in. In fact I've knocked out 2 layouts in progress, a 2 page spread and experimented with my Minc!

Thanks for stopping to take a look!