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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016

Great memories spent with my one and only concert buddy

Perfect Photo Play paper line for this layout

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Double H

Just a little inspiration for the week

My Father-in-laws fishing vessel names after him (Howard) and his son and partner (Howie)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Gel Press Cards

More samples of the fun had with Gel Press!

These were created again using Claudine Hellmuth's paints for the background, stamped with Distress oxide ink using a Tim Holtz's background stamp and then stamping the the flowers using a stamp from Magenta.

I used some water color markers to brighten up the flowers then some washie tape, twine and Nuvodrops.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Night Beauty

I have purchased the gel press from My Stamping Studio some time ago and this weekend I broke it open and had some fun! I can't wait to experiment with it on a layout.

For this card I used a variety of colours from the Claudine Hellmuth collection and loved how it turned out!

I used the deer silhouette die alone with a stitched one for the background.


Friday, 7 July 2017

Love is in the air

2017 Wedding season has begun and with it is this card I've created for a co-worker and new friend.

Using a variety of dies and embossing folders from my stash, Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood dies and stamps this little beauty came to life. Added stamped vellum for the sentiment, some ribbon and enamel dots.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Welcome Baby

I created this cute little shaker card for a friends new baby boy.

I was created using stamps from my stash and scrap of paper from a 6x6 paper pad.

For the shaker pocket I used the fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers and one of their 4x4 pockets.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Wedding Bliss

The first family wedding of my Nephew and his new bride. Beautiful couple <3

Paper used: MME Yes Please, Bobunny Double Dot

Other elements: Several board dies; embellishments from Yes Please line

Monday, 19 June 2017

Red Door

Like my name sake...Attic Inspired Crafter...I love bringing the old back to life so when my husband and I went to the huge yard sale on PEI several years ago, I just had to drag a very old door back home with me!

We stored it for several years as even though I had a vision on how I wanted to use it, I had to sell the idea to the husband as it needed muscle to execute my plan.

My plan, was to paint it red and erect it at the bottom of our very long driveway in a little wooded nook, with a garden in front. And that is what we just did!

Inspiration: Scrap lifted this lay-out from one I seen on pinterest.

Paper line: Theresa Collins Spring Fling with embellishments

Inks: Fired Brick and Twisted Citrus

Extra details include: Stitching, odds and ends from stash, Brads, many sizes of circle punches

Friday, 16 June 2017

Summer Memories

The best of times can really be found in your own back yard. Having a best friend to share the time with you makes it even more memorable. 

Products used:

Paper: Maggie Holmes Crate Paper, Poolside

Embellishments: From same line and items from my stash

Inks: Fossil Amber; Water colour crayons from stamping up; Gesso

Extra features: Stitching; Sun Ray Stencil; Rub-ons

Monday, 12 June 2017

Family Gathering

Rarely are we able to get a family picture with our children and their extended family. Home from Vancouver and Halifax last fall for a family wedding we were able to get this photo.

Nanny and Puppy Jack
Joshua and Abbigail

Inspiration from: Paper and photo

Paper used: Heartfelt creations Sunflower paper line; Bo Bunny Vintage Burnt Orange

Inks: Distress Inks Fossilised Amber; Chipped Sapphire; Rusty Hinge; Vintage photo

Stamps and Dies: Heartfelt Sunflower

Extra Details: Distress paper edges and ink with Vintage photo; Fussy cutting butterflies; ink splatters; Circle chipboard by Dusty Attic; Prills for flower centre; Liquid pearls

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Best Friends

On our way to PEI!

This is my travel partner to concerts and just for everyday fun!

Inspiration from: Missy Whidden

Paper used: MME my story

Inks: Distress inks Ground Espresso, Worn Lipstick and Fossilised Amber

Spray: Heidi Swap Gold Spray

Extra Details: Stitching; fussy cutting butterflies for dimension; Ink Spatters; Black letters cut from cricut and "Best" word from stash

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Relax and take a Breath

Just in time for summer inspiration 

Inspiration for the lay-out came from Missy Whidden 

Paper used: Kraft Card stock; Bo Bunny vintage burnt orange; Bo Bunny dark denim dot;  Graphic 45 By the Sea collection

Inks used: Antique Linen Distress Ink; Weather Wood Distress Ink; Pumis Stone Distress Ink

Stamps used: Stamp'in Up By the Sea and Open Sea

Extra detail: Stitching

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Home Bliss

This was a project I had started at a crop some time ago and only finished it last weekend.

It's pretty straight forward using punches, a variety of paper, stick on's and rub-ons.

Home is my favourite place to be <3

Saturday, 15 April 2017

April Challenges

I love looking for inspiration from all sorts of places. Blogs, pinterest, sketches and a combination of all.

This lay-out features photo's from when our family attended a wedding last fall. Rarely do we have a chance to be together so when we are capturing those moments in a few photos is priority.

I received inspiration from two separate blogs and will be entering their challenges based on the monthly contests.

First up is Scrap Our Stash- Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Stitching, Flowers and Ephemera

 April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

Second is Let's Get Sketchy- Lay-Out Challenge

Paper used: BoBunny Soiree collection with Ephemera, Flowers made using heartfelt Classic Rose stamps and dies 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Modern Mix Media Art

Lately I've been seeing a lot of mix media based on faces. My fascination has grown so this past weekend I decided to create my first piece of what I call Modern Art.

For the base I used a piece of wood approximately 14"x 8" x 2". I then covered with left over paper and created on top making more and more layers of paints, sprays, inks, stamps, stencilling, modelling paste, inktense pencils...etc. until I was happy with the results. The best part about creating on wood is that if you hate it you can sand it off and start over (ummmm I did that twice :)

The face was hand drawn and I have to admit I am very pleased with the end result.

I can't wait to do this again!