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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Project Life 2015 - February

Well, since I've been crafting again, I thought it was time to get another month completed for my Project Life Album.  I printed pictures and completed February last night!  This one was a little tricky for me, I was challenged a bit by the colours but eventually it all fell into place :)  The layout is using  Studio Calico's Cirque Project Life kit.

Here you can see how the pages flow.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Live Simply.....Give Generously - Tim's Tags August 2016

I'm having a crafty weekend :)  It's been so long and I'm so enjoying playing with my stash!!  I decided to play along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2016 - August Tag.  Looking through my supplies turned out I had pretty much everything I needed.

I didn't take any process pics this time though.

I started by brayering distress stain on the tag and then inking the tag and applying some water droplets for more texture.

After that, I die cut all the pieces using grunge paper and the trellis die and various textured and patterned papers.  This was my first time using grunge paper.  I distressed it with pain and ink and inked the edges of the small insert pieces.  Adhered the pieces to the tag and applied some Remnant Rub-ons, sticker words and ephemera.  My favorite part - since I didn't have any flower dies, I used my Wildflower stencil and black embossing paste to apply the flower - LOVE how that turned out.

The final touch was adding some black soot ink with my distress marker and mist tool and the ribbon which I also used the black soot marker to apply the black accent.  Fun, fun fun!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Weird is Just a Side Effect of Being Awesome

Its been so long!!!  Summertime, camping, racing, visitors from out of town!!  It's been a good one :)

Anyway, sharing this card I made for my daughter yesterday.  Not for any reason other than she loves owls!!  Her friends tell her she looks like an owl - not sure I see that, but whatever!!!

I used these two stamps from Unity Stamp Company's November 2015 Kit of the Month.  I got to try out my new Misti Stamping Tool - LOVED it!!

I tried a new technique - edging the stamped panel with glossy accents and applying Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

I absolutely love this sentiment and it's perfect for my daughter :)

Sunday, May 08, 2016

A Mother....

I'm back with a Mother's Day card for my mother in law.  This is a Unity Stamp set called First Friend, Best Friend, Forever.  I watercoloured using my new Neocolor II crayons.  You might also notice I was playing a bit - staging the photo lol.  This was fun, but I had issues blurring the background even after changing to Aperture Priority on my camera.  But I'm still happy with how it looks.  I didn't have the sequins on the card when I first photographed, they were just used for the scene, then I thought hey - those would look great on the card!!  There's a bit of Wink of Stella on the flower buds for for a little sparkle.

I'm entering this in The Card Concept's Spring Flowers Challenge.

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. First Friend, Best Friend, Forever
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake cs, Ranger Watercolor paper, MME Blush
Ink:  Ranger Archival Ink, Neocolor II crayons
Accessories:  Mama Elephant Creative Cuts die, Doodlebug sequins, Wink Of Stella clear, SU doily and twine

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Watercolour Play

Hi folks - I'm still here!!  Haven't had much time for crafting lately.  But I have been playing in my watercolour journal.  The cactus images are the CTMH Stuck on You stamp and die set.  Did a little masking with this one.  I used my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.

And this is a Unity Stamp called First Friend, Best Friend, Forever using my Neocolor II crayons.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hoppy Easter!!

Nothing crafty to share today - Just a Hoppy Easter wish from me and Sampson :)

Friday, March 25, 2016

You Are My Happy

Hi friends!!  I know, it's been a long time - I've been busy, sidetracked, you name it - Hope you're still with me :)  Things have slowed down now and I can finally get back to spending some time in my crafty room!!  Actually I whipped up this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day - just prior to us leaving for our wedding in Mexico!  Something quick and simple.  I did some watercolouring, stamped a sentiment using a CTMH stamp and then die cut with this super cute Simon Says word bubble die.  Popped that onto a card base with a little bit of background stamping and there you have it.  Easy Peasy :)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Christmas Cards

Just sharing a few cards I made this past Christmas.  I didn't get nearly as many made as I usually do. Busy with wedding plans these days.  I just can't seem to settle down in my craft room and get things done!!  I haven't even done my art journal page which was due at the end of December.

On to the cards:

For the first card I used Simon Says Stamps November 2014 Kit Winter Jubilee.  Those Lawn Fawn papers are just adorable!!  The ornament dies are from Stampin Up.

For the second card I used Simon Says Stamp January 2015 card kit Winter Wonderland.  My MIL loves purple so I thought these Bo Bunny papers were perfect.  I love the shimmer created using the Grape Purple Pearls.  Again the ornament dies are from Stampin Up and the Merry die is from Simon Says.  You can tell I was kinda on a roll with that ornament die :)

And the third was super simple.  A little water colouring with my Gansai Tambi Watercolor paints and some stamping and done!!  I fell in love with this pretty blue and it just so happened that it matched this paper from Doodlebug 'Frosty Friends' perfectly.  And those matching Sprinkles!!!  The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.

Hopefully I'll be back in my crafty place again soon!  Happy New Year!!

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