Tuesday, 20 February 2018

YAY FOR BEING PUBLISHED AGAIN!!!


Well this has been a fun week. I am published yet again!! I got my copy of Creative Scrapbooker magazine and it turns out I am actually in the magazine THREE TIMES. How cool is that. I knew that my Selfie Fail layout would be in the magazine, but our group photo from the Croptacular back in October is in the magazine, as well as a Canadian layout I did while at Carnival. Pretty good for me I have to say.


Cover of the Spring 2018 Issue


My Carnival layout - my pal Cathy has her layout here in the magazine too.


Here is a close up of our Canadian layouts


And here is full view of the Canadian layout they used.


Here is our group photo from from the High Level Library Croptacular back in October


So exciting - my Selfie Fail layout has a quarter of the page!!!


Here is a close up in the magazine


And here is a full shot of the layout.

Have to say, pretty exciting to find myself in another magazine. And not only once but three separate times. This has been a pretty good week that is for sure. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Monday, 19 February 2018

MY 4X4 CANVAS FOR CANVAS CORP

So the first thing Canvas Corp wanted us to do as members of the design team was create on a 4X4 canvas they provided for us an showcase our style. I wanted to do mine in a Steampunk style and I had a lot of fun playing with my new stuff. Here is what I did with it.


These are the paints I ordered and decided to use on this project. 
They are the Tattered Angels High Impact Paints.


The first step was to add texture to the canvas with texture paste through a stencil. And of course I had to use a gear stencil! Steampunk all the way!!


Then since I wasn't sure the exact look I wanted and how the paint would work I did a sample piece first. I will definitely be doing something with this later.


Once I knew what  I wanted to do I did the first layer with the black paint.


The next step was adding the Antique Gold paint.


And then I added the Copper paint.


It needed a bit more colour, so I used the Turquoise spray from the
Turquoise Precious Stone Faux Finish Paint Kit.

Once the background was done, I added all the embellishments and ephemera to it. I had some chipboard tags that I coloured using more of the High Impact Paint (the Antique Gold and the Kraft), as well as the Iron spray from the Granite Precious Stone Faux Finish Paint Kit. I used brown and blue flowers along with 7 Gypsies Flea Market Findings (Charming) and 7 Gypsies Industrial Gears and 7 Gypsies Antique Black Keys.

Here are some close ups of the canvas, as well as a photo of the finished canvas.







I had a lot of fun creating this canvas. I am looking forward to doing more projects with all my Canvas Corp products. I have even ordered more! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Got more goodies from my swap partners this week! Really spoiled. My pal Gena made me a fun Valentine theme tag - I am still working on hers but she is pretty patient with me! Knows I am busy at work so is fine with waiting. It is so cute, I love it!!


And then I got my Altoid tin swap items from my fab friend Cindy. They are so cute! I love them - especially the one with my name on it!!








It has been a fun week. And now I am trying to get ready for my trip to Edmonton coming up on the weekend. I should have tons of pictures from that to share! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

High Level Library Scrapbook Club Crop

So, we had a small scrapbook crop this weekend. There were only 7 of us but it was still fun. Nice and relaxing, and I actually got A LOT done! It didn't feel like it on Friday, as I mostly was just organizing and going through all my new goodies. But once I got started working on the projects I brought I got on a roll!!

I brought the album from our 2010 vacation with Doug's Mom. We went to Disney and on a 4 day cruise, so I started working on my Disney photos. I had so much fun working on them all! It was also nice to remember how much fun we had on the holiday. Here is what I got done.











It is a pretty good start on the album! I might bring it with me to work on at the crop at Treasured in two weeks. I want to get it done, that is for sure! All in all, a really great weekend with a great group of gals! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 9 February 2018

CANVAS CORP BRANDS DESIGN TEAM - 1st ORDER


It is FINALLY HERE!!!!!! I am so excited that it has finally arrived (can you tell? LOL). I didn't have a tone of time to do this video (as I had a crop to go to this evening), but I had to wait all day to open it since I was so busy at work. But I just could not WAIT anymore and had to show you all the great goodies that I got. I love the discount we get, not to mention the freebie stuff that they included in the box. Check out what I got!


And I got to go through everything while at the crop, and it all so cool. Here are some pics of everything I got.









You have to make sure you check out Canvas Corp Brands - the store. Not to mention their Facebook page. And they also have other pages, like their 7 Gypsies Facebook page and their Tattered Angels Facebook page. And they have great stuff on Instagram and Pinterest too! I follow them and you should too!

I will be posting stuff as soon as I can - I CANNOT WAIT to play with all these goodies!! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

More happy mail today, though still WAITING for my CCB stuff. At least getting these other items is keeping me from being too sad!  I ordered this lettering kit stuff from Wendy back in December and it finally came in! Looking forward to playing with it all!!


I am really hoping my Canvas Corp stuff comes in tomorrow like they said it would. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

More happy mail for me this week! As I said before I have been doing a lot of swaps - especially ATC ones and they are all starting to arrive. They are all pretty cool I have to say!


This one is from Alice - who is in AUSTRIA!!


This one is from Claudine, who is in the USA


And this one, as well as the two below are from Naty Joe - and she is from FRANCE!!


It has been so much fun sending stuff all over the world - not to mention getting back some fun ATC's from all over the globe myself!!

And I got my ATC's from Zoe - the girl I sent the Alice In Wonderland one to in the UK. And get this - she sent me an Alice one too!! I love that we were so in sync without even discussing what we were going to be sending each other! Too cool!!



So far February has been a bit of a better crafty month for me! I am hoping to keep it up. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!