Attic Inspired Crafter

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Thank you Cards

I spent the afternoon playing with some new stamps and inks from Altenew. I absolutely love their products!

Featured on these Thank you cards is "Bold Blossoms" and the ink colors from the Coral and Green palette. I used a die to trim the front down, WOW embossing powder for the stars, the background "thank you" as well as the sentiment inside the card (not shown) is with another stamp brand. I used BoBunny pattern paper for the background paper ont he front as it matched perfectly.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Winter Blues

As we enter the snowiest season in Nova Scotia I found this photo from Christmas 2015. It was taken in the moment and I never thought of it again until I was scanning through my photo files. It makes me want to breathe and exhale.

I decided to participate in a few challenges with the photo this month.

Challenge 1:  The first challenge is with Dusty Attic. I love their chipboard products which I used on my layout. I used the following products:  Corner Flourish # 4, String Frames and  Word Pack #10. The other part of their challenge was to use blue and/or to follow the sketch...I did it all!

Dusty Attic Sketch

Challenge 2: Is with Scrap Our Stash This is a fun blog that gives you options with a Tic-Tac-Toe game.

I choose to use the following to play along: The Color Blue, Winter Theme and Paint/Mist

Products used: Pattern papers from the following lines; Carta Belle The Great Outdoors, Echo Park Jack & Jill line; Some scraps from my left over bin; Bo Bunny Double Dot Dark Demin; The spray was Faded Jeans Distress Spray; I used a lot of multi medium on this page with gesso, white paste, stencils from Tim Holtz & Memory Box; Also add stitches with sewing machine; White UTEE on the snowflakes that were cuts from dies; Microbeads; stamping with Tim Holtz stamp. Finishing touches with sequences and brads.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Sweet Sexy Momma

Happy New Year!!

This page may get me disowned but I've been hanging onto this fun picture of my Mother way too long <3


I used a paper pack from Fancy Pants called Flutter. It has beautiful pastel colours along with two foil gold papers. I also used some embellishments from a past line from MME called Jubilee. They matched perfectly. From my Creative Embellishment stash some pieces of chipboard that fit rather well.

The inspiration for this layout sketch was this one posted by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine:

Friday, 16 December 2016

Crazy Birds!!!

I have another canvas to share with you today. This one was created for a group of co-workers who love each other very much!

Check out these Crazy Birds :)

Love these little guys <3

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The gift that keeps on giving!

I love giving meaningful, from the heart, gifts.

So this year, as a token of appreciation, for all the wonderful Nurses and Continuing Care Assistants that work we me, I've made each of them a package of four post-it note cards.

Each 3x3 card has 10 post-it notes inside. The purpose is for the "giver" to write a little note of thanks or encouragement and the "receiver" peels off the post-it note, saves it, and then passes the note card onto another unsuspected person with a new message.

I used Altenew stamps and distress ink for stamping. I love using my Misti Tool for these wonderful layering stamps!

I will be giving out a total of 30 packages of four (so 120 cards). If we were able to use all these cards for how they are intended, together we could send out 1200 messages of encouragement to people we appreciate!! Imagine the power of  positive energy this would create in a workplace <3

Let me know your thoughts of gifts like this!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Altered gift, Christmas 2016

Anyone who follows my posts know I'm a fan of yard sales and the cool things you can do with just a
 " little" find.

The inspiration were a set of candle in color.

From there I kindly asked my husband to make 2 5x7 frames. The back was painted with chalkboard paint and the frames were painted with Wild honey distress paint. After that I added red inka gold, painted the candle sticks black and sanded them down to let the gold shine thrugh and attached these funky metal star door knobs I had for a long time!

Viola....whatcha think???

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Stack of note cards II

Follow-up to last post! Another stack of cards as a gift this Christmas.

This time I used a layering lotus stamp from stampin up.