Thursday, February 21, 2019

Paper Doll Canvas with Gyspy Seamstress Papers!

Hello! I am so excited to share a pretty canvas with you that I created for the Canvas Corp Brands blog using the gorgeous 7gypsies Gypsy Seamstress Mixed Media Pad. I love vintage sewing ephemera, and this collection is full of just that! I'm always reminded of my grandmother, who loved to sew and draw my sister and me paper dolls, and this canvas was the perfect combination of those two things! Be sure to check out the video below where you can get a look at exactly what is in this beautiful Mixed Media Pad.

I used Mod Podge to add layers of the pretty papers to a canvas after inking the edges with Distress Oxide Ink, and I created some dimension by using foam tape and curling edges. This cute Julie Nutting paper doll was just perfect to add to the top of the canvas!

I used some Tattered Angels mists to add colour to the rick rack from my stash, and even added a vintage package of the rick rack that I found in my ribbon drawer. A bit of Glossy Accents added a realistic effect to the buttons and snaps I cut from the patterned papers.

Here's a look at everything you get in this beautiful Gypsy Seamstress Mixed Media Pad in the video below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog to get a supply list and see what all the other Crew Members came up with for this challenge!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

SCT Snowflake Waltz Card Kit Unboxing with Video & Bonus Cards!

Hello! I sure hope it's warmer where you are... it just doesn't seem like this deep freeze in Alberta is going to let up anytime soon! I have been doing lots of crafting, which is awesome, though and I wanted to share a fun card kit from Scrapbook & Cards today - the Snowflake Waltz Card Kit that I was fortunate enough to win from their blog a couple weeks ago. It is full of beautiful winter and Christmas cardmaking supplies. Scroll down to find a link to the VIDEO where you'll find the full unboxing and a how I put together one of the cards. Erica, who's 7, also shows off her creation!

I was really excited to see the fun papers in this kit! They were ones I had my eye on this year, but just didn't pick up. And those gold Thickers are my fav!

I had fun creating two cards with this kit, and there are so many supplies that I will be creating lots more! I actually enjoy making Christmas cards when I have more time and don't feel rushed.

I pulled out a Hello Bluebird frame die to cut out cardstock and papers from the kit and pieced them together for the background of the first card. You can see how I put this card together on the video below.

This AC Luscious Cardstock is so pretty with a slight sheen!  

For the second card I used some of those pretty gold Thickers and diecut ephemera from the kit.

The Thickers remind me of an embossed image! I added a few of my own Studio Katia gold gems.

The stamp set in the kit has some sweet sentiments and images!

Inside, I used the included stamp set to add a greeting.

Erica decided she'd like to create something too so she chose some of the pretty papers and embellishments and created her own card.

It is decorated just as elaborately on the inside!

Here's a video where you an see all the fun goodies included in this kit! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful and warm week friends 💓

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kitty Bee Designs - #136 Love & Valentines!

Hi Friends! I hope you've been having a lovely week so far! I've had lots of fun creating projects lately and here's one more for you!  It's time for the midweek inspiration for Challenge #136 over at the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog - Aloha Friday!

Challenge #136
Love & Valentines

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge
Beccy's Place
Beccy's Place

For this week's challenge I decided to use the Love theme to create a wine wrap and gift tag set that could be given as a housewarming gift. I used the cute blue house from the My Neighborhood digital stamp set with the sending love sentiment. This set is full of awesome neighborhood images, and you get the precoloured images along with black and white digis and several sentiments. 

I diecut the preprinted house with a Sizzix oval die and layered it on a tag cut from a Paige Evans paper pad. These cool We R Memory Keepers brads added a neat element to the front.

I used some pretty embellishments from Buttons Galore to add some bling and added a little heart stamp on the door. I was able to colour the 'sending love' portion of the stamp by opening it with the Paint 3D program on my PC and clicking on the colour I wanted. A bit of Distress Oxide Ink around the edge adds some interest.

I was easily able to customize the red and green houses by opening them in Paint 3D as well and simply clicking the colours I wanted. I then saved each individually and printed them out side by side in the word processing program I use. 

I diecut a border around the house label and layered it on some papers from a Paige Evans Pink Paislee Paper Pad cut to fit around the bottle. I used a strip of double sided score tape to secure the wrap in place and added some more pretty bling from the Buttons Galore pack. Now I have a gift ready and waiting to deliver to a friend!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge to see all the inspiration from the other awesome Design Team members - and enter your own project HERE for a chance to win!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Watercolour Valentine Cards!

Hello and Happy Valentines Day 💓!! We are still in the midst of a cold snap here in Calgary, so we are celebrating with crafts inside today and of course a little chocolate 😉🍫 I'm sharing a pair of pretty watercolor Valentines on the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Studio Blog using some Tattered Angels Mists and Tattered Angels Mini Origins papers. These papers are great for watercolouring and have a fabric-like texture - so cool!

I stitched around the edges of the watercolour panel to give even more texture. Since I was featuring the coffee themed mini origins papers I chose coffee love stamps from my stash!

I added some watercolour diecuts misted with the Tattered Angels sprays and used Glossy Accents to highlight various areas of the cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the CCB Creative Studio blog post to get a list of supplies used and see all the other creative crew members' projects! Have a wonderful Valentines Day friends!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Scrap Shotz - February 2019 Kit Club Graduation Layout!

Hello! Well, we are definitely in the middle of a cold snap here in Calgary, Alberta! It felt like -39*C here Sunday - not a day to spend much time outside! So, I have been not feeling guilty about staying in and crafting to say the least ;) Today, I'm over on the Scrap Shotz blog to share another layout using the fabulous February Scrapbook Kit. I just love the colours in this kit and the ability to mix and match. Just look at the purple layout I shared Friday, compared to the navy one with orange highlights today - all with the same kit!

You can find the sketch that I based this layout on over at the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine February Sketchy Gallery and get all the details on this layout including closeups at the Scrap Shotz Blog HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Southern Ridge Trading Company - Chilly Days Layout!

Hello friends! Well, it has been so freezing cold here the past two weeks that I've just stayed in and had lots of crafty time.... not a bad thing at all 😉 Today, I'm sharing this cute layout over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog using some fun chipboard supplies and a stencil from the SRTC Shop, the February sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Gallery and one of my favourite collections this winter - Simple Stories Freezin' Season!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog to see closeups, details and a full supply list. Have a wonderful and warm week friends!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Gerda Steiner Designs - Umbrella Mouse Card!

Hello sweet friends! I just love seeing all the lovely new images available in the Gerda Steiner Designs shop, and today I'm sharing this super cute Umbrella Mouse digi with you. This cutie could be used for many different occasions, but I chose a get well sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps to coordinate with it. I decided to do some paper piecing to give her a trendy umbrella, scarf and jacket - and I'm sharing just how to do that in a little tutorial on the GSD Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog to see closeups and details on this pretty card, and have a lovely weekend!