Sunday, 22 October 2017

Today I was still feeling better - but also didn't have any desire to leave my house. So got more crafting done! I had one more swap to finish. This one is going all the way to Australia. I started it awhile ago and finally got a chance to finish it. Here are some pics of it in progress, as well as some close ups and the final project too.

I decided to use one of the big Tim Holtz chipboard tags. And then painted it with a silver paste and added modeling paste for the first layer.

Then I added some other paint.  And ten I added all the ephemera - 
including the fairies, since that was the theme!

So after I finished this swap I went back to to playing darts with my hubby. And I actually beat him in a game - I went out on a 90!! Yay me!! All in all a very successful weekend.

Now I am gonna go watch some TV, so till next time - stay crafty my peeps! 

Saturday, 21 October 2017

So I was feeling good enough to get some crafting done. I finished up a couple swaps I had to get done. One of them was for my pal Gena - I still hadn't sent her the last swap I owed her so decided to get this most recent one done fast so I could send her everything all at the same time. The other swap I was paired with her for was an altered paint brush swap. I had a lot of fun with this one - and even used some of my new products I just got on it. I hope she likes it!

But now that this project is done I am going to go play more darts with my husband to try 
and beat him! So till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Well this week has been pretty slow - after the craziness of the croptacular weekend. Turns out my body thought I did too much and decided I should come down with a cold! In other words I have been sick as a dog and pretty much have done nothing all week!  But I did end the week with some nice happy mail. 

I signed up for a neat swap called a Circle Banner Swap. There were four of us and we each started by making two flags in a style of our choosing. Then we sent it on to the next person and when we got the one from the person sending to us we made two more flags in a style similar to the ones they sent. In the end you get your original two back along with 6 others in a similar style made by the other people. I got mine all back (though I still have two more to make for my person) and I just love them all. I did mine in a steampunk/vintage style and all the girls did a great job matching what I had done. 

And I even have it up in my craft room already!

So I hopefully will feel better enough this weekend to get some crafting done. So till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

High Level Library 3rd Annual Croptacular Weekend - Day 3

So day three was pretty much for the die hards that just can't get enough of crating! And we actually had quite a few of them I must say. Of course we also had some that just had to stick around right to the bitter end!!

The die hard crafters! Of course most of these are the ones who traveled a fair distance to get to the crop, so it only makes sense that they stay the longest!

Of course Lisa and ShawnaLee are continuing their ongoing competition to see who can stay the longest! I think this year it was almost a tie between them.

Of course Heather had to out do them and stay even longer!

Despite how much running around I did all weekend, I did get some crafting accomplished, and not just the painting class I took. I did some of the make n'takes and got some of my own stuff done too.

This was one of the make n'takes. I am going to put a Christmas photo of the kids on it when Tonya takes them to get Santa pictures this year.

These were the other make n'takes that I did. They are all really cute - the bear one is my favourite I think. It is supposed to be for gift cards but I think I am gonna keep it for myself!

And I had time to do a couple easy layouts. I love how Jeffery can fall asleep anywhere!

Of course I had to do one of Octavia - and this one was pretty easy. I just accented the background paper because I liked it just the way it was!

And I got spoiled by my pal Jeannine. She won one of the major door prizes - a set of ATC's that my other crafty pal Candy Rosenberg donated. I told Jeannine that I had been hoping to win them and she gave them to me! She is awesome!!

I have to add to this a bit, but these are the ATC's Candy made - totally my style don't you think?!

And of course this was Amanda and I after everything was said and done! We were exhausted but I am pretty sure everyone had a really good time. And we raised almost $3500 for the library. So I think we can definitely say this crop was a success!

I am sure it is gonna take me a while to recover - not to mention I think I am coming down with a cold. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

High Level Library 3rd Annual Croptacular Weekend - Day 2

Well Day 2 was another rounding success - and I even got a little bit done!! Not much with all my running around, but I did accomplish a couple things so I feel pretty good about it all!! Check out the activities of the day!

Day two is underway - and everyone is already hard at it!!

A LOT of people did the make n'takes that Treasured Memories designed for us - Nicole is a GREAT teacher and everyone was really happy with what they made!!

We did another couple rounds of Musical chairs - these girls learned from the last group and didn't run  quite as fast! And all the winners from each round were put in a hat and Dawn won another prize. All around a successful game!

The one class I wanted to take this year was the Fall palette painting class Mary offered. I just love how everyone's turned out so cool and I love mine! Especially all the texture! 

My painting! So pretty and so much texture! Was a really fun class.

And Lisa Peters was one of our big winners - she won the return airfare to Edmonton from Northwestern Air Lease. I think her hubby already said they are gonna use it to go to a hockey game! She was one very happy scrapper I can tell you that!!

And of course we had to get a group shot. 
What a great bunch of ladies to spend the weekend crafting with!! 

I will have more photos to post tomorrow of the wrap up day, so till next time stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 13 October 2017

High Level Library 3rd Annual Croptacular Weekend - Day 1

So Friday has finally arrived and it is time for the festivities to begin!! And of course I was so swamped and running around like crazy I didn't get pictures of the hall when we were set up and waiting for all the attendees to arrive. But I did take a video so if you want to see what we had set up before the madness started, take a look at my Facebook page!

But we really did have a great turnout. We had 31 ladies attend and the fab gals from Treasured Memories (KC and Nicole) even came up all the way from Edmonton. I spent most of my time running around visiting and doing games and stuff so didn't get a lot of photos, but did manage to get some.

And we are off and running! These crazy crafty gals are a fun group!

Classes were pretty small this year but those that took them enjoyed them. Cathy taught they great gals a fun and easy layout. It is nice to see what you can do with just a few materials!

And we did our first round of musical chairs - scrapbook style. The ladies were really good sports and had a lot of fun - though I think it was more fun for those watching than those running around! LOL

So the first night was a lot of fun - even if it was a whirlwind! I will post more as the weekend goes by! Till then stay crafty my peeps!!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

So started the week getting some happy mail! Got my card/tag from Lori for the marbled card/tag swap. She sent me some other goodies too. Love how they look!

And then it was time to get the final touches to the High Level Croptacular. The goodies bags are just the beginning. Check them out!

Not sure how much time I will have to post the rest of this week but I will definitely be posting on the weekend for the crop. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!