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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Snowy Winter Night

It's hard to imagine beauty without color however winter scenery can be just that! Welcome to my front yard.





This single page scrapbook page was made using the following products:

Magenta Paper Pad 12x12 Joyous Softness #PM1201
Magenta Paper Pad 6X6 Grey, Beige & Brown Tones #PM603
Magenta Rubber Stamp "Flock of Geese" #42220
Magenta Rubber Stamp "Delicate Branch" #C063L

Other Products:

Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection #17
Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Ranger Stickles "Diamond"
Sizzix Bigz Die "Peniments"
Ranger Archival ink "Sepia"
Adhesive: Double Side Tape, Pop Squares
Sewing machine with black thread
Big Shot
Sanding block


Friday, 19 December 2014

Saggy Baggy Burlap

I should really wait until the receivers of these little gifts actually get them but I love the simplistic way to present a bag full of goodies using Canvas Corps Saggy Baggy Burlaps! I used the 5.5" high bags but you have your choice of 3 sizes and a variety of colors.

To dress up the outside I used tags from "Santa's Sampler Kraft" sheet. This sheet offers many different tags and fun additions to your product!







Products used: Saggy Baggy Burlap; Santa Sampler Kraft Sheet; Eyelets; Big Bite; Pop Dots; Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for edges

Monday, 15 December 2014

Unexpected Receiver




With everyone's crazy schedules and busy lives, it's very difficult to stay positive and keep the true values of life and family in perspective. However, there are those who do which always brings a smile to my face.

As corny as some may think this is, I've decided to celebrate those friends who beats the odds and chooses to find the positives in situations vs. the negatives.

To show my appreciation I've personalized this mini album and will be making a special delivery this week to one of my facebook friends :)

I hope to be able to continue this trend whenever I have "extra" creations hanging around the studio.









Saturday, 6 December 2014

Exciting News!!

Can you guess????

I can not hold it in at all!

Previous post had one thing in common, those projects had an underlining purpose.

I applied to be on another Design Team AND I'm in :)

What is extra special about this one is it is a Canadian Company AND they offer an excellent selection of FRENCH stamps for my francophone friends :)

Click on the link below to see my d├ębut and to see what is being offered.

Magenta is actually having a 50% sale on clear stamps!! All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter to get these awesome deals!

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I love stamping and everything about it so I am very excited to do some creative things with these products!

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Tag Photo's

Here are a few photo's of the Tags the class will be doing this Saturday!!

Details for the class found here

2 spots left to date












Thursday, 6 November 2014

Vintage Props

2 posts in 1 day...woot woot!!

Last weekend I put a teaser out on facebook regarding showing the cool vintage items I picked up at a local yard sale but due to my "issue" with organizing (as in last post) I got a little distracted! Back on track now :)

Not that I need any reason to purchase great treasures like this but there was reasoning behind these particular finds.

Can anyone guess WHAT creative venue I have been chosen to represent as part of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew??







Love them!!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Shadow Box Project

A few weeks ago at the Gadget Girl Mega Fall Retreat I was working on a project that has been in the side lines for a while. Having two children (yes twins) graduate from High School last June, I wanted to display photo's done, in a special way. So I had a somewhat large photo box build (approx 36"x 20") with deep ledges, so I could make dimensional displays within the photo box and also have room to sit vintage finds along the way. Only half way done but I must say it's shaping up. The star of this project, besides my children, is Bo Bunny Mama Razzi II paper Line and embellishments.


 Here are a few close up's of the pages done, many techniques and mix media products used. Love sewing, adding textures and unconventional items, such as zippers, chipboard, stencils, paste and so much more to my projects.





This next part is Tim Holtz Clock that I've distressed using paint, ink, gesso, rub on's, then decorated with hand made flowers, bling and ribbon that was colored using distress stain to match the color pallet and butterflies, again using pattern paper and vellum.



The two mini albums were chosen as I fell in love with Prima's Julia Nutting doll stamps. These stamps bring me back to the day of playing with paper dolls and I wanted an excuse to use them. So I decided to make each child their own mini album which will eventually hang by hooks in the space you see.























I really hope you like this preview of my shadow box. Not sure when I'll get to finish but I'll be sure to post the completed project when done.