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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Celebrating Graduates from StFX University

Have someone special celebrating graduation at StFX this year? I have just the card for you!

These cards were created using a total of  7 different die cuts, some cut multiple times and stacked, some cut from more then one element and then stacked. These types of cards are time consuming to make but well worth it in the end result! There is lots of dimension and texture that can't be shown from a photo.

Limited supply available so come to the Antigonish VON office (behind the Mall) to get yours before they are gone. Open from Mon-Fri 830-430 (closed from 12-1 for lunch).

I currently donate all the cards to the VON Community Support Programs so 100% of the proceeds go back into the community. Cards are $3.00 (includes envelopes) or 2 for $5.00.   

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Watercolor Cards

I never would have dreamed Tim Holtz could make distress inks even more appealing then they already were, but he did!

The new distress inks are super reactive when water is applied and they make doing watercoloring cards so easy! All you need is the ink, a stamp with open spaces and a brush with water.

  1. Apply a thick layer of ink
  2. Use a water proof ink like versa ink and stamp an image 
  3. Using a brush apply water where you want to lift the color and viola!  
  4. For a process video check out Jennifer Mcguire Blog

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Alcohol Ink Play!!

I LOVE alcohol ink and the way no two backgrounds are the same even when you use the exact same inks.

There is so many different ways to use alcohol inks which aren't new but sometimes we need a little reminder that we have these awesome goods in our stash. And if you don't have them in your stash, I highly recommend them!

I've recently spent a day do 12 different backgrounds using alcohol inks and yupo paper. Yupo paper is a synthetic paper that is coated, flexible and extremely difficult to tear. What makes it nice when using alcohol inks is the drying time is extended so you can manipulate the ink to make cool looks.

Jennifer Mcguire is an industry guru. Paper crafting is her full time job and she is on top of the newest, hottest trends as well as she is a great resource for tips, how-to videos and a fair critic in the products out there. This idea is one of hers and I will place her link below.

Allowing the ink to dry

After applying the ghost prints

Finished cards above :)

For a process viseo on how to do this technique, check Jennifer McQuire's post out here:

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Just for you

I've been heavy into card making these days and really enjoying it. These are samples made with Concord & 9th, Blooms Fill here.

This stamp and die set lets you do so much with just a few products. I picked up this set at Maple Syrup Designs.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

A little Easter Prep!

This is more of a look and get inspired post! Nothing complicated here :) 

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Hello Beautiful

This layout features the paper line from Simple Stories called "Hello Beautiful" and I felt it match our beautiful daughter very well with the colour pallet of soft pinks, greys, mint green and gold accents.

Lots of sewing with gold thread, fussy cutting around the flowers and popping them up, added some feathers for that romantic feel.

Products used:

Simple Stories paper line, Hello Beautiful; Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage card stock, Shadow; Magenta doily stencil and paste; Spell Binder Feather die; Nuvo drops, Coral Galypso and Spring Green.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday Fun Day!

I love this new routine I find myself in which is Saturday house work and Sunday crafting!

Here are a few sets of cards I did yesterday.


These ones (above) were done using water color paper; Tim Holtz Oxide Inks; Tim Holtz Stencil; Circles were actually the left over pieces cut from the below cards; stamps from Magenta; Butterfly die and jems.

These were made from Altenew stamps and inks; 49th and Market stamps; dies; embossing folder

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Warm Winter Wishes & Eskimo Kisses

Hi everyone,

This layout is of our daughter who was shovelling the deck back in 2015. Believe me when I say this was a very rare thing...maybe the only time ever! So needless to say it deserves a scrapbook layout :)

Paper: Simple Stories Winter Wonderland Pattern Paper; Vellum
Dies: My Favourite Things Pierced Snowflakes; Tim Holtz Grunge Snowflakes
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Antique Linen; Archival Coffee; Heidi Swapp Color Shine White
Stamps: Tim Holtz Etectera
Stash Items: Brads

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Winter Wonderland

Last year my Bestie and I decided if we couldn't go somewhere warm, we would adventure closer to home and embrace winter. 

We both really hate winter but we went with a positive attitude and not really knowing anything but our timeline to go and be back and a destination in mind, we took off and had one of the best times ever!

Our destination was old Quebec City.

This is us on our last day actually, visiting the  Aquarium du Quesbec

Paper Line: Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories
Card Stock: BoBunny Double Dot- Ocean dot; Kraft 
Other elements: Vellum for snowflakes; Button from stash; Sewing,
Dies used: Snowflake dies; edge dies
Inks: Broken China; Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold

Random extra photo's

Here are some of the other photo's taken from that day. I made a pocket on the back of the page to store the extra photo's in case I want to scrap more of them later. If not they will be together. This is a technique I started to do when I have many photo's but don't want to scrap all of them. I'll show what I mean in another post.