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Sunday, 5 April 2020

Moments in Time

Absolutely love this paper line and Ephemera by Photo Play- Moments in Time

It's soft pastel colors are very famine, gentle and reminds me of wallpaper, which always brings back nostalgic feels <3




Saturday, 7 March 2020

Never Stop Dreaming

These are more photo's my daughter had done for her business. They are so beautiful as is she!

Products: Simple Stories: Simple Vintage Botanicals  {Paper, Bits & Pieces Pack; Chipboard, Stickers and Frames Packs} Added a little sewing, Wink of Stella and sequins to tie it together.






Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Wood Art- The POSSIBILITIES

I absolutely love creating on wood! I look for old items that I can refurbish into something unique and useful.

Found an old cupboard door at year sale and it was actually the knob that inspired me. It did sit in our garage for a year. We moved last year and when my husband was cleaning out the garage it was going to "burn it"...imagine! So off it went to the storage unit for another 8 months :)

Sometimes you just have to wait until the inspiration hits you! Hence the title of this piece, POSSIBILITIES.


Sanded down 


First layer


Second Layer


Many layers later :)


Getting there!


Completed Project with the original door knob! 




You can hang this as Art, you can actually build a box and attach the door to it to give you a small cabinet. Door measures 15" x 23"



Monday, 17 February 2020

Calm

I love all the photos's my daughter shares of her bunny, Thumper. He is very photogenic and the scenery in the photo's are what really makes me want to scrap them...he's very cute too!

The Paperline and embellishments are from Simple Stories Vintage Travelers...love these warm, soft colors which matched the sunset and the colors in Thumper perfectly.

Added a little sewing and ground espresso distress ink to edges for the final touches. 

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Friday, 7 February 2020

The Simple Things

What can I say except, I love this human! She is everything and more. My only hope is  that she knows it and continues to be strong, independent, a believer of all that if pure and good.

Paper line and embellishments by Simple Story's "Beautiful" line. It is an older line but oh so perfect for these photos






Sunday, 26 January 2020

Gelli Plate Printing Vicki Boutin Style

Who doesn't LOVE mix media?!?!?

The thing with mix media is you can't have an agenda, a plan an end point. You have to just let go and see what you come up with.

A few weekends ago I pulled out the gelli plate and Vicki Boutin paints, this is what I got in the end.




I starred at these prints for a few days and when I "seen" what I imagined I created a few very unique cards.


This one is made from all Vicki Products, the gelli print with her paints, butterfly stencil and ephemera



This one is with Vicki's ephemera, Thanks Die from Honey B, An older border die and some gold metallic paper to show case the gold on the Vicki pieces and to finish it off a few gems from Pretty Pink Posh


All Vicki products except the Happy Birthday Stamp and the gems




Oh this blue gelli print background screamed ocean! Stamps and Dies from My Favorite Things, Colored with Tombo Markers, Several dies used for the background and waves. Everything is popped up for ++dimension. The extra fish placed inside the card

The last by not final project with these prints


This one is the most interesting! When I looked at the print I seen the face....All I did was trace it and used some shading...see below, do you see it?? Cut circles out, added some stamping (all with Vicki's products) and added the title from Vicki's ephemera.


I have one print left and the large 12x12 page which was my "pick up" paper to clean my plate. This will be used for a lay-out :)

Hope you enjoy creating as much as I




Monday, 6 January 2020

The Perky Owl

The best part about weekends away without an agenda is finding the little treasures you would otherwise miss. The Perky Owl was just that...a very unique coffee house  in a little coastal town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

This paper line from Echo Park, called Coffee was absolutely perfect for this trip. Not only it speak to coffee but also how special Coffee and Friends blend so well together!

Christa, my most favorite coffee loving friend, this page is dedicated to you on your birthday and cheers to many more adventures together, <3





Other products and techniques: Sewing, Carta Bella Background stamp called Designer Diamond; EK Success Boarder Punch; Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy stamps; Archival Ink called Sienna

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Love Me Coffee

Over the years I've grown the addiction to coffee. Never forget that first cup of Tim's, small triple triple!! Had to do that to choke it down. Now, I use creamed honey to sweeten gently and a splash of half & half. No longer "choken" it down but rather savoring the multitudes of flavors.

Looks like my daughter shares my love and appreciation for the caffeinated beverage!





Paper line and embellishments from: Echo Park Coffee
Other items and techniques: Dies- Circles; Background stamp Altenew- Pattern Play Hexagons; Tim Holtz Stamps- Stitches; Archival Ink- Cobalt and Pal Ochre; Stamp- date with words; Blue Twine