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Monday 28 February 2022

Getting out of a Creative Funk

Who hasn't felt like they have no mojo to create??? 
For me it tends to hit after I've been on a creative craze where I've spit out a number of projects. 

When the "funk" hits me my go to is either to create from premade items, use items I've already primed (like jelly prints) or sit and produce some items to have on hand (die cuts, jelly prints, etc).

Yesterday I used jelly prints I had on hand and a number of dies (Tim Holtz birds, frames, flowers/ stamp frames, Tim Holtz peel and stick sentiments/ prima waxes/ Tim Holtz distress inks and mini brads)

22 Cards made! Loads of dimensions. Can't see the sparkle and shine in the photo's but in person it is very pretty.

Sunday 20 February 2022

Pear Tree Treasures Design Release - Mini Album

 Happy Sunday everyone!

Who else can smell spring in the air?? yesterday the grass was green and the sun was out, today the ground is covered with snow and lots of wind stirring things up. BUT none the less, Spring is on it's way!

The fabulous collection provided to me by Pear Tree Treasures from Carla Bella ( Farmhouse Market Collection) certainly made me think of spring! The inspiration flowed and I used every bit of this collection over 4 projects. 

The first project being shared with you is a mini Album. There are some still shots below but for the full walk through please watch the short video.

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Mini Album: Extra Products used Prima Memory Hardware Tags

View Video HERE

Products can be viewed HERE

Album Measurements:

Book: 3.5 x 6.25 

Spine: 3.5 x 3 

Gussets: Used Stacked method

- 3.25 x4.5; scored at .25 and .5 on each of the short ends 

- 3.25x 3.5 scored at .25 and .5 on each of the short ends 

- 3.25 x 2.5 scored at .25 and .5 on each of the short ends 

Inserts: 3.25 x 5.25 (6) 

Pockets: 4.25 x 2.5 (6) scored at .25 on each of the 4.25 end 

Flaps: 3.25 x 5.25 (cut the tag shape from one end and starting at the tag end score in at 2". On the straight end score at 1/4" 




Friday 11 February 2022

Feburary Stick it Down Single Page Challenge

 Well here we are already in 2022! To celebrate all the loves out there I got my "zen-tangle" on and doodled out the wonderful sketch provided to frame these two cuties <3

I then used a knife to trim out sections of the design and backed it with pattern paper.

Products used were: Simple Stories Vintage Cottage Fields  and the embellishments to match; Distress oxide inks

So Sorry - Lavinia Stamps

Unfortunately we all need to have a few sympathy cards on hand. Lavinia style is so magical and delicate that they make sympathy cards rather easy to create. 

The stamp phrase used fits perfectly and I was delighted to be able to create a very heartfelt, calming scene  using several stamps and a stencil.

Thursday 10 February 2022

I Miss You

Continuing with the Lavinia stamps how cute is this Bumble Lodge for a miss you card!

Made 6 in total, 2 in each color.

Stencil is Lavinia as well. An 8x8 stencil called Charming. Lots of Stencils available at Pear Tree Treasures

Used  Alcohol markers, coloring pencils for the house and distress inks for the stencil. Combinations of pumice stone with Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold and Shaded Lilac.

Sentiment stamp is an old one from Hero Arts.


Tuesday 8 February 2022

Masculine Cards- Lavinia Style

Masculine cards can be a challenge but with Lavinia's gorgeous nature stamps and all their tips on how to use your mix media products (distress inks, jell plate, alchohol inks) it really is very easy!

Have a look at this beautiful set of six. All created using same method (jelly plate and distress inks) but each having slightly different tones of color.

I found Vicki Boutins Foundation paper to be the best results but do experiment with what you have.

Sentiments from photo play "say it" sets- again a huge bang for your buck with these stamp/die sets.

Added sewing and a few fresh pink pearls for the win!

Complete list of products below with links to store if in stock. If not in stock please reach out to Pear Tree Treasures and Monica will assist.

Let me know what you think :)

Lavinia Products: Monica tells me the Lavinia stamps she had in stock were so popular they sold out! Good news is she has more on route. In the mean time the inks are fabulous! Stamps I used: Ducks, Small Stag; Red Pine Small (the other 2 smaller trees were extra small from my stash)

Distress Inks: Bundled Sage; Speckled Egg; Dried Marigold; Wild Honey; Hickory Smoke; Peeled Paint
Tools: Stamping Platform of some kind for repetitive stamping in same spot. Pear Tree has this one; 4" Round Jell pad- Pear Tree has a 5 x 7 which could also work, you would just have a different design- FYI I had my round one for over a year and first time using. I generally go to my 5x7; Spray bottle; Glass Mat- makes clean up so easy!

Other stamps/Dies: My most favorite are the "Say it" collection by Photo play!

Embellishments: Pink Fresh Pearls 
Embossing powder: Used with the sentiment stamps