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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!


Sunday, 9 April 2017

From old to new!

This winter I seen this set of 3 end tables for sale and my mind went wild with possibilities! So off I sent my husband to pick these beauties up. The smallest and the medium one got sanded down quite quickly as they were flat on top.

Still not sure what I wanted to do with them I took them to my craft space to stare at for a few weeks.
This is what I did this weekend!

Smallest 14x14" top 
(Now a plant stand)

Medium 20 x 20" top
(Now a computer table in our living space)

I did some basic paper to wood with sanding and distressing. The white space was painted with chalk paint and they were sealed with a clear sealant.

They look old, rustic and I LOVE them :)

The largest of the three is still a work in progress!

Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use your paper on home decor pieces to freshen them up. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tribute to Jennifer McGuire

I absolutely love Jennifer McGuire as much as I love chips! And that is a lot <3

What I love the most is her true and tried techniques, multiple ways to use your stamps, inks and all of her storage ideas! The one layer cards are the best and it takes cards from looking easy and simple to magnificent and elegant.

Below are samples I made from one of her more recent blog post.

Six copies (2 of each color)

Supplies: Altenew layering stamps; Altenew Inks; White embossing Powder, 40lb vellum, Wink of Stella and enamel dots.

Please check out Jennifer's website, blog and You Tube Channel

Monday, 20 February 2017

Nephew Love

Rarely am I blessed to receive a family photo of all three at once! Beautiful humans inside and out <3

The Dobson's

Products used:
Carta Bella Pattern Paper: Old World Travel
BoBunny Double Dot: Vintage Photo
Creative Embellishments: Chipboard (Balloon and family)
Tim Holtz: Inks- Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke; 
                Stencils: Bubble and 
                Bigz Die: Old Jalopy
Heidi Swamp: Color Shine Gold
Ek Success: Edge Punch
From my stash: Rub on's

Friday, 17 February 2017

Just Be...

I'm feeling blessed by seeing some of Vancouver's best scenes through Abby's explorations. No need to say anything more about this beautiful place.

Products used:

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Fur Baby

Our other family member is a very loyal, sweet and funny doggie....Chinook. Chinook was brought into our home almost 14 years ago and has been a part of the family since.

Products used:

  • Authentique, Devoted paper line
  • Heartfelt Creations, Delicate Asters Stamps & Dies
  • Stencil, Magenta Ethic Circle
  • Modelling Paste
  • Tim Holtz Ink, Vintage Photo & Rusty Hindge
  • Twine
  • Wink of Stella, Clear

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Beautiful Life

Photo featuring Abbigail standing under a blossoming cherry tree in Vancouver. Should have a scratch and sniff button! She is doing what she wants and enjoying this beautiful life.

Products used:

  • Bo Bunny Paper and embellishments, Felicity
  • Bo Bunny Double Dot, Coral Chevon
  • Heartfelt Creations Stamp and Die, Classic Rose
  • Heartfelt Creations Stamp and Die, Leafy Branch
  • Studio Calico wooden birds
  • Tim Holtz Background stamps
  • Archival Ink, Coffee
  • Sewing for texture

Products can be purchased at:
  1. The Stamping Room, Medford
  2. My Stamping Studio, Windsor

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Love this Man!

Calling my son a man is a tad weird as he'll always be my baby boy :) Love the man he has become.
Photo taken at a pub in Newfoundland

Products used:

  • Echo Park, Jack & Jill line (Jack) Paper and Embellishments
  • Tim Holtz, Umbrella Man Bigz Die
  • EK Success Boarder Punch
  • Odds and Ends from my stash
  • Sewing for texture