Friday, 23 August 2019

MARGARITAVILLE CROP WEEKEND

Crop weekend is finally here! I think I am all ready. Snacks are made and car is all packed to go! I am about as ready as it is possible to be - just need 6 pm to get here!!!



We are gonna have so much fun! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Thursday, 22 August 2019

My crafty pal Juli got the card and tag I sent her - and she actually took a picture of the card, which I forgot to do! LOL so here it is so you can all see it!!


Juli has an AMAZING ETSY shop that you have to check out! She is currently on a bit of a break but does the most amazing dolls and does custom orders! She has made me several and I can't wait till she is back so I can shop again!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

I almost forgot - I got more happy mail yesterday!! I had packages arrive from not only Simon Says Stamp, but also my crafty pal Sandy and her store Scrapbook Fanatics. Check out all my latest goodies:


I have a swap I am in that I need to make three sets of 6 tags each and a pocket to put them in and I had thought to do one as a Halloween theme, so the new Tim Holtz stuff is perfect for that. Can't wait to play with it all. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!
Getting prepped for the crop this weekend! I have all the prizes organized, and my fabulous hubby helped me build the prop I needed for one of the games I want to do! now I just have to finish the name place cards for everyone and I think I am ready to go!!



I should have some fun pictures from this weekend, so till next time - stay crafty my peeps!

Monday, 19 August 2019

I got down to my craft room for a bit this weekend - and FINALLY got started on my Ferris Wheel project! I bought it YEARS ago and have had several ideas on what to do with it. But when I saw the new Kaleidascope paper from Graphic 45 I knew what I wanted to do. I am also getting my niece to help me out - she is creating the animals that are going to go into the Ferris Wheel. Here is a look at what she has made me so far. I bought her the baked clay and gave her the paint - she completely knocked them out of the part they are SO ADORABLE!!!


So this is what the project is supposed to look like all put together, but without any paper or paint on it. It is a Kaisercraft Beyond the Page kit and is made of pressboard so will be sturdy enough to hold the clay animals easily.


I wanted to go with black for the base, so laid everything out and then took the easy way out to paint it by using spray paint. Worked great.




Originally I wasn't sure I wanted to use black as the base or one of the colours in the paper, but my brilliant crafty pal Tricia suggested I use black and then splatter it with the colours in the paper. She couldn't have been more right as I LOVE how the splatter look came out. Pink was my first colour.


I used the irRESISTible Pico Embellishers as I had them in neon colours. I wanted a splatter effect so instead of using the bottle as a writer, I used popsicle sticks to do the splatter. Here is a short video to show how I did it.


I couldn't be happier with how the project is coming out. Here are some more shots of all the pieces with all the different splatter colours on them.






This is going to be a long process finishing this project, so will show more pictures as I get it finished. I also have to get ready for the upcoming Margarittaville crop this weekend so that will make this project take a bit longer. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Got more happy mail yesterday! I got a swap yesterday from my partner in the UK. I got totally spoiled, as we were only supposed to make each other one ATC and not only did she make me three, she made me a tag too! Check out all my goodies!!




I absolutely love this group and I am looking forward to the next months swap. August's theme is collage and my partner is in Ireland this time! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Monday, 12 August 2019

I got in a bunch of crafting this weekend, along with hanging with my husband, golfing and cleaning my house! It was a pretty productive weekend I have to say!!

First off, I finished the envelope album that I was showing my crafty friends how to make back in April. Here is a reminder of how I made the base of the album using envelopes.


And I did a short video of the finished album so you can see the whole album and all its pages.


Here are some photos of the project as well.







I also got another project done - this one was for a Mood Board Challenge for my pal Renea and her Reneabouquets Artists With an Edge Facebook group.  She had some great specials at her Reneabouquets store in conjunction with another company - Craft City. I of course had to get a whole bunch of stuff from both places, so I had lots to create with. I started the canvas AGES ago and couldn't figure out where to go with it. Once I got the supplies from Reneabouquets and saw the mood board,  I knew what I wanted to do. First step was to add some texture to the canvas.


Then I added some of the lace I got to the canvas. After that was the photo, matted with paper from the Mintay paper collection. After that I added various ephemera to finish off the canvas. I really love how it came out! Here are some close ups, as well as a shot of the finished canvas.





I have LOTS of other stuff I want to make with this gorgous paper and all the great stuff from Reneabouquets that matches it. Maybe I will even put in another entry for the Mood Board Challenge. Who knows, LOL.

I also got some SUPER COOL news on the weekend - but I have to wait for confirmation before I can share. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!!