Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wild Whisper - Focus On You Layouts & VIDEO!

I am so super excited to announce that I'm joining the Wild Whisper Design Team!! Wild Whisper is a new company in the scrapbook industry, designing their own beautiful products as well as carrying other wonderful products from small businesses. If you've never heard of them before I encourage you to check out their 'About Us' page! 
 The New Release collection this month from Wild Whisper is 'Focus On You' and it is amazing! I am so excited to show you the pages I created with it! Scroll down to see my layout and pocket pages, and check out the all the details, products used and close ups on the Wild Whisper Blog.

Check out the process video here or click below to see how I made this page, the wonderful goodies I used and a walk through the pocket pages.

Be sure to visit the Wild Whisper Blog to see all the details, products used and close ups on these layouts and the Wild Whisper Website to checkout all the awesome products they have in their shop! Wishing you a fantastically wonderful week - with a little time to focus on you!

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Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - Buttons, Bling or Brads (sequins used on layout)
SSS Monday Challenge - Chill Out (Chilling out with Me Time!)
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - Jan 2017 Sketch

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sydney's Superhero Frame!

Hi there!! I feel like last week just flew by, and I didn't get to share as many projects with you as I would have liked to... but I have been working on some fun new projects that I'll be sharing with you over the next couple weeks.

I can't wait to tell you about this frame that I made for my niece Sydney at Christmas! You may remember some great photos and layouts I shared from last spring when I threw a Superhero birthday for her. You can check out some pocket pages here as well as some pics from her party here. Well, since she loves Superheroes, I decided to give her a framed photo from that day - using this 'Super' cool scrapbook paper ;).

I started off painting a wooden frame from Michaels with red Dylusions paint on the back and around the front edges.

Then Erica helped me add Mod Podge to the front of the frame with a paintbrush. You can see we're watching crafty YouTube videos!

 Then we added the scrapbook paper, cut to size, onto the wood frame. I had a left over diecut from her party in my stash and I fussy cut some of the paper and added it on top.

On the back, I covered the paper insert with part of the scrapbook paper and added a little note.

I just love how it turned out, and Sydney loved it too!

Some sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps added that last touch of bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is shaping up to be fantastic. I'd love for you to check out my newest video using some fantastic Canvas Corp Brand products - a Street Art Valentine Process Video!!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

FCCB #292 - Something New Card and VIDEO!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #292-Something New
Make a project using a new technique, cartridge, embellishment, etc.

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted.

For my project this week I created a pretty watercoloured background card featuring NEW to me Happy Toaster Cutting Files from our awesome sponsor, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons! I used Cricut Basic Shapes to cut a scalloped circle from a striped black 6x6" paper and layered it on a floral print paper cut to fit my kraft card base.

I've been playing with some NEW Tattered Angels mists and used them to create this great watercoloured background! (check out the video below to see how I did it!) 

This cute stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps Snack Time fit perfectly into the banner cut from the Cricut CTMH Artistry cartridge. For the finishing touch I added sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps!

Inside, a sentiment from that cute Snack Time set I mentioned above.

Here's a process video showing you how I created this cute card - click HERE or watch below:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Blog to see what all the other Design Team Members have come up with for this challenge - and stop by the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Store to support our awesome sponsor this week!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Ori Kami Greeting Card Gift Set!

Wow! Can I tell you how cold it has been lately?!! It felt like -20* C with the wind chill today! At least I don't feel guilty about staying in and crafting ;) I did actually take my girls skating today, inside at an arena - and it was a lot warmer in there than outside.

I thought I'd share a new stamp set I got over the holidays - just in time to make a couple last minute gift sets! I thought these origami stamped images from the Altenew Ori Kami set were so awesome - I love finding things that are a little bit different! I paper pieced the stamps and layered them on some card bases covered with patterned papers and 3x4 journaling cards from a cut apart sheet in the Pink Paislee Take Me Away 12x12 paper pad by Paige Evans. The paper is so pretty - I could seriously frame it - and might!

I added sequins from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store and chose one of the pretty sentiments from the Ori Kami stamp set for the inside (shown in the middle photo below). For each envelope I added a coordinating stamped iamge and coloured it in with coloured pencils. I love how that looks on kraft paper!

I made two sets of 4 cards with matching envelopes each and tied them with a pretty ribbon before putting them into a gift bag with some yummy treats!

And here's a photo of my two littles having fun skating this morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're staying warm and cozy this weekend!

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Word Art Wednesday - AG #264/265
DL Art - January Linky Challenge
Craftaholics R Us - Create a Girly Card
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - January Challenge

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Distress Crayon Watercolour in a Decorated Frame!

Happy New Year Friends!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Years! I took a little bloggy break to enjoy some family time and a few jammie days! I'm back today to share a gift I made for my sister. I love giving at least one homemade gift to her, and I was really pleased with how this turned out.

I started out by using a page from the Prima Watercolor Coloring Book. I knew this book was something I had to have as soon as I saw it last year! You can use whatever watercolouring medium you like on the pages, and for this page I chose to use my Distress Watercolor Crayons. Love them!!

Around the silver frame I added a couple clusters of embellishments - diecuts, paper ephemera, gold stars and sequins and pearls from a 28 Lilac Lane embellishment kit. I used Distress Inks to add some colour around the edge of this cute bird diecut. Inside the cute frame I added a mini card from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away 6x6 paper pad.

At the top I used feathers that I diecut with my Cricut and shaded with Distress Inks along with an arrow and more stars from a Project Life kit and popped up a layer to add dimension.

Well, my sister loved it - and sent me a photo of it on a gallery wall in her bedroom! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you're staying warm and cozy this week - and getting some crafty time ;)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gifts For Baby Emily!

On November 24th my baby sister, Rayme, had a beautiful baby girl - after a very long and hard labour. She deserves a medal for all she went through! I am a very proud Auntie of new little Emily - and I think she's gorgeous!!

(And, I finally downloaded the Pic, Tap, Go app (that I used to brighten this pic up) and love it! Can't believe I waited so long to get it!!) So, of course I needed to send Miss Emily some handmade gifts and thought I'd share them with you too! I had this cute quilt topper in my fabric stash and didn't even realize it had the same images that are in the Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge!

I cut lots of images from this adorable Kate's ABC's cartridge and Mod Podged them onto a canvas background covered with a background of patterned papers. The sunshine and clouds are from a Miss Kate Cuttables SVG download and I welded the diecut letters before cutting them out. After I glued all my images down I traced around them with a black pen and used some brown Distress Marker to watercolour in some shading. A bit of white gel pen and some stencilled glittery hearts add the finishing touch.

Since the quilt top was narrow and could have been used for a wallhanging, I decided to add a strip of pink fabric on each side to create a crib quilt size. I used some coordinating flannel fabric for the back of the quilt. Here's Erica showing it off! She was very excited to have a new cousin :)

And lastly, I had to make one of these adorable little crocheted Froggy Security Blankets from some pretty, soft baby yarn! I made one of these for Erica before she was born and she still sleeps with it. <3

My sister, Rayme, got our package the day before she went into labour. I'm happy to say both mom and baby are healthy and happy and we are so pleased to have another little member in our family! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying these last few days leading up to the big day.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hero Arts Layering Stamps - Two Ways!

A couple months ago I won this awesome Color Layering Bird and Branch stamp from Scrap Shotz, an online scrapbook and card making supply company based in Calgary AB! I love these layering stamps and it was so fun to play with a couple colour combinations. I'll definitely be spending more time with these!

Here are a couple cards I made using them -

I played around with some of the inks in my stash to see how they layered on Specialty Stamping paper. The first layer of this bright guy turned out really weird, lol, so I stamped another and popped him up! I love playing around and even if things don't work out I can either usually salvage it or chalk it up to a learning experience. It's been sooooo cold here lately - we've had a week of temps feeling like at least -25*C so this card made me remember that eventually spring is going to come ;)

These beautiful sequins in the Let's Be Mermaids Sequin collection from SpiegelMom Scraps matched my card perfectly!

I layered the main stamped panel on the BoBunny Believe papers from the 6x6 paper pack. I love the 'mixed media' look of these papers! I love this sentiment that would make anyone feel perkier.

For my second card I created a different look - going for a Christmassy feeling card. I really like the blues stamped together.

I used the Holly Berries Sequin Mix from SpiegelMom Scraps for this card - this has been one of my favourite mixes to use this season!

I added a layer of that awesome BoBunny paper, punched on top with a notebook punch and wrapped with twine before popping up my stamped panel. The cardbase is actually a silvery shiny paper, adding to the Holiday feel.

If you'd like to do a little Christmas Shopping and want to stop by the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop be sure to check out the coupon codes available at the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog with daily deals!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an awesome, happy and crafty week! and I hope you're enjoying a Very Merry Holiday Season!

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DL Art - December Linky Challenge
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