Monday, 4 June 2018

So I have seen this image on Facebook many times, and it definitely applies to me! LOL

Image result for buying craft supplies meme

I got more happy mail last week, but didn't have a chance to open it and film it till the weekend I got myself some more goodies from my pal Renea and her great shop ReneaBouquests. I was working with her papers when at my crop in Grimshaw and when I started showing my pals her great stuff I realized I needed (well wanted!) more butterflies. She makes such pretty ones I had to get more! I can't wait to play with all my new stuff!


I have had trouble getting motivated but I am hoping to get back to creating this week. Especially since the weather is so crappy and I don't want to be outside! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 1 June 2018

"TO THE SEA" JUNE CHALLENGE

I cannot believe it is already the beginning of June - and that means a new challenge over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog. The theme this month is "TO THE SEA", and I was one of the crew members that contributed to the samples that are up on the blog to give you all ideas on the challenge. Make sure that you check me out here: To The Sea Challenge

When you click on the link it will give you the details, but I will let you know what they are here as well. All you have to do is create any type of project and as your inspiration use anything connected to the sea. To enter the challenge just go to the link I posted above and then on that page use the linytool to add your entry. Somewhere in your entry you have to put #ccbchallenge for it to be considered and only one entry per person is allowed (all details are on the CCB blog post). The winner of the challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer for CCB and will get a box of goodies to play with. I hope you enter as I would love to see what you create!

Myself and other members of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew were asked to create projects for this challenge to give you an idea of how you can play with CCB products and to give you inspiration for your projects. This is the project I did for the challenge.


I can't wait to see what people create for this challenge! After Steampunk the SEA/Beach themed projects are one of my favorites to do! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps! 

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Stampin Up Party

So had some fun today with a few of my crafty pals from town. The new catalogs from Stampin Up for 2018-2019 just came out and one of my friends wanted to have a party and have me show them some ideas on how to use some of the new products. We had a lot of fun and I taught them all how to make a couple cards with a few ideas. Now of course I forgot to take photos of the group, but I did get them to send me pictures of some of the cards we made to give you an idea of the fun we had. Check out all the great cards the ladies went home with.




These first cards I was just showing them an easy way to use up any scrap paper they have hanging around - it is a great way to use it up and makes for a fun and often colourful card.





These next cards are what we did with the Brusho Crystal Colour. I love how they all came up with something slightly different. That is my favourite part of teaching classes. 
This is the video I used for inspiration to teach this technique.



And this card below is what one of the ladies did without me even showing her the technique. I love when people take what you show them and come up with something else themselves! I REALLY love how the drips look on this card. So pretty.


 I also showed the gals a couple techniques using the Stampin Up Blendable Pens, as well as how to use the stamp platform when you have the layered stamps and want to create a layered look when stamping. These are just the samples I did for them, but one of the gals liked them so much she took them home with her. Not sure what she is going to do with them, but whatever makes your customers happy, you do! LOL


It was a really fun afternoon hanging out with these ladies and I think the gal whose party it was is going to get a LOT of fun freebies as a lot of the ladies couldn't wait to order stuff. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

So I haven't been as creative as I would have liked this week. Between work being insanely busy and me fighting off a cold I did not make it down to my craft space. But I did get more happy mail this week, so my shopping addiction is as active as usual! LOL

I found another place to shop, which is not necessarily a good thing but oh well! I love the Blue Fern Studios paper that I get quite regularly from my pal Renea and her store ReneaBouquets.com. I was using some of it when I went to Grimshaw and one of the papers I wanted more of. Unfortunately she didn't have any more of it so I was trying to find another source for it. And what do you know - Blue Fern Studios has a retail store!! Not sure that is a good thing, but of course I had to shop there and had to get some goodies. And boy did I make out well. Check out what I got!!


I cannot wait to scrapbook with all this stuff! till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Monday, 21 May 2018

May Long Weekend

Well, crafting was not in the cards for this first long weekend of the summer thus year - camping was the name of the game! We had a really great time so though it isn't craft related I thought I would share. I certainly got some fun photos that will likely make it into some of my crafting projects so I am gonna include it in my crafty blog!!


Can you tell my puppies like to go camping?!



This really is the life - just relaxing by the fire with the dogs!


Of course, it is not camping without Moose trying to sucker me out of food!



Or our dogs being totally lazy. This is their favourite part of camping - though it does 
make the bed a bit crowded that is for sure!
 



We also go for lots of walks when we go camping up in the NWT - we saw some industrious work by some beavers while on one of our walks. I was hoping to see the actual beaver but no luck. But it was amazing to see how much work goes into making their damns. And the scenery up at the falls is so beautiful as well. We got really great weather while we were there.




And as you can see I most DEFINITELY got my exercise while we were up there. We ended up doing both the walk from Louise Falls to Alexandra Falls (which is 4 km total) as well as the walk from Louise Falls to Escarpment Creek Falls (which is over 8 km total). Both the dogs and I were REALLY tired by the end of the day!!

So even though it wasn't a craft weekend, I did really have a lot of fun. I do have some crafty stuff coming up, so till then stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Creative Scrapbooker is such an AMAZING magazine! They gals that run it do such a great job of showcasing Canadian talent and all the wonderful people in the crafty world! I made it into the magazine again in the Summer 2018 edition. Though this time not for a project but for attending the great weekend my crafty pal Leona put on last month. And it is such a great photo!


I just love this magazine - and this issue has some great techniques I want to try! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

I WON A PRIZE

I got some GREAT happy mail yesterday!! My crafty pal Renea and her store ReneaBouquets had a contest on Facebook and the theme was UNDER THE SEA. I submitted the following project for this contest.


The only stipulation was that you had to use something that she sells in her store. And what do you know - my name was drawn as the WINNER!! I was super excited! I got my prize in the mail yesterday so had to do a video to share my goodies.


I can't wait to play with them - they are going to be great on pages for my cruise album I am working on that is for sure! 

I won't be getting down to my craft room until at least Monday as it is the holiday long weekend and we are going for our first camping trip. I hope you all have a fun time as I know I will. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!