Friday, 23 June 2017

I got some more fun goodies last night, so thought I would share them with you. I think I am going to have to try and do more crafting and less shopping, but still having fun with it all! Check out my goodies!!


And of course one of the things I was waiting for in this package was some supplies I wanted for my July Design Team project, but they didn't turn out to be quite what I expected. However, I came up with another idea for them almost right away, so here's hoping I can do what I am thinking of. Here is a sneak peak!


This weekend is going to be more about golfing for me than crafting, but I do hope to get some stuff done at some point. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Finally finished one of my last swaps from last month - a summer wreath for my crafty pal Cindy. It took me a while to finish as I ended up deciding to do both the front and the back of the wreath cause it just didn't feel done to me with just the front part decorated. I really hope she likes what I did. I have to say I am a bit insecure about this project - it is not as filled out as some of the other wreaths I saw or the one Cindy made me. So I really hope she likes it. Here are some pictures of it.







So now I have to start working on the NEXT set of swaps I signed up for. I also got some more goodies in the mail this week, and I have to work on my July design team project. So I should be spending a fair amount of time in my craft room for the next bit. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!
I got really spoiled when I went to the mail yesterday. One of my swap partners sent me two of my swaps yesterday and they are AMAZING!!!!

The first was an altered bottle that we were supposed to do. She did a great job with it - I love it!


Then she made me this FANTASTIC summer wreath! So creative - I just love the colours!!! The only bad part is my cats totally loved it too - as in wanted to eat all the ribbon. I had to get it up right away to get it away from them - lol!


I finally finished her wreath this week as well, so will post pics of that in a separate blog post. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!
I just realized I forgot to post this earlier - I now have an ad for my store in an international magazine!

I am one of the sponsors for the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in the fall and as part of my sponsorship I get some ads in a few of the next issues of Creative Scrapbooker magazine. I totally forgot when I got my new magazine that my ad would be in there! Woohoo!!



Make sure you check out the latest issue! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

JUNE DESIGN TEAM POST

Hello everyone! So I am a day late with my June project for my design team - Mixed Media Mojo. Not even sure why but I guess my day got away from me yesterday. But I hope you can forgive me when I show you the project I did this month. I did a layout and thought I would show you what I did to make it.

The theme this month was Graduation - with the twist of travel. I have to admit, this month's theme really stumped me for the longest time. I searched Pinterest to see if I could find some  quotes and when I put in the words graduation and travel I found this great quote - "Let the Adventure Begin". I thought this would be a great starting point. And then I remembered that my oldest niece was graduation from Grade 9 this year and I found some fun paper with a travel theme and I was off!


I started off by picking some great map paper for my background - I want my niece to travel the world and see everything she can as she grows up! I even found this great graduation cap that I altered with a great tassel to use on the project as well.


The next step was to use the different pieces of the paper I wanted - I cut out and inked the globe section, and tore/inked the other map section and mounted them on some basic brown card stock. I used pop dots to layer the paper so the page has dimension. I also used some burlap paper and inked it with a Paris stamp I had to create more texture and depth.


I then wanted to add even more texture to the page, so added some texture paste through a stencil on several sections of the page.


Here is a close up of some of the texture paste.


At this stage I added the picture of my niece I wanted to use for the layout. She is such a fantastic girl and takes some interesting photos! I didn't even have to work to accent the photo as she did that part for me - very creative that girl!


My next step for the project was to add one of my Julie Nutting stamps - I wanted to bring some other colour into the page and since my niece loves green I chose these colours. This stamp also reminds me of Madison - so fun and carefree!


Once coloured, I had to give her a cap and gown. I originally wanted her to wear the gown but that covered up too much of the girl so I had the gown behind her to accent her more.


The last stets were to add the girl to the page, along with the text for the quote. And then I was done - I had a finished layout! 

I hope you like my layout for this months challenge. And I hope you play along with us in the challenges! Make sure to check out the Mixed Media Mojo blog, as well as our new Facebook group - Mixed Media Mojo Challenges

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

I got another swap done this weekend too. I love doing the ATC's with all the groups I am in - this one was for the Scraps of Elegance/Darkness group and my partner Marci.  I made a set of three ATC's like I always do and this time I played with my new Finnabair waxes on them. I did a couple with a black base and one with a white base to show the different looks you get with different backgrounds. Pretty happy with the end results - really LOVE how these waxes turn out!!  Here are some pictures of how they turned out:





I also got my ATC's from Marci this week - a long with some sweet goodies. I definitely got spoiled with this swap!! Here are some pics:



So hoping to keep up with my crafting - I have another swap that I still have to finish. Hoping to get it finished this week. So till then, stay crafty my peeps!


Well I guess getting down to my craft room does not equate to blogging! LOL. Haven't had a ton of time for that, but I am going to do a couple posts here to show you what I have been working on.

The first project I finished was the Julie Nutting doll tag swap for one of my Facebook groups. For the first time I did a paper pieced doll instead of colouring it ant it was pretty fun. I also used one of the new Tim Holtz Etcetera Thickboard tags as the base and used my new Finnabair waxes on it! Pretty happy with the end result - hopefully my partner is too! Here are some close ups, as well as the finished tag.





So hoping to get more crafting done this week - especially cause I have some cool new goodies on the way! Till next time stay crafty my peeps!