Friday, 18 August 2017

Woohoo! Got more goodies yesterday - including the latest Tim Holtz Distsress Oxides I was waiting for! Check out my latest shopping spree:


And I couldn't resist playing with the oxides as soon as I opened them. I have a journal page I wanted to use them on that also calls for some tags so I experimented with the colours on the tags I plan on using. I love how they turned out.

The new set of 12  colours

Some close ups
 

The set of tags

Once I get a chance to finish the journal page I will post pictures. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Got more AWESOME goodies in the mail yesterday - shopping with my pal Wendy from W2Scrapbooking is always so great! Check out my goodies!


And I even played with the Waterbrush pens last night to see what they were like. So far I like them - gonna take a bit to get used to them though and get better at them. But I think for a first try it isn't bad. 

Artco Waterbrush pens with ink in them - I got the set with Magenta, Purple and Light Blue

And this is my attempt at using them. Gonna add these to a journal page I think!

I am expecting some more goodies today - the newest Tim Holtz Oxides!! Can't wait to play with those!!! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

STEAMPUNK TOP HAT

So I FINALLY finished the Steampunk Top hat I have been working on. I think this is one of my favourite projects so far. Here are some pictures of the finished top hat.










As I said in my first post about the project, I got the inspiration from a great gal I found on Pinterest - Rikka Kovasin and her site Paperiliitin. I found this great project she did on Pinterest and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to do something like it for the top hat. I of course did some changing up to make it my own. And it is actually pretty heavy in the end - likely because of the bathroom tiles I used on the hat band portion of the hat. Check out the inspiration piece Rikka did and make sure you check out her blog!


I hope you like my project - and Rikka's too! Until next time, stay crafty my peeps!
More goodies for me! I filmed getting my latest goodies from Scraps of Darkness for July, and then promptly forgot to post it! So check it out:


This kit is called The Wayfarer, and I think I am going to use a bunch of these papers to scrapbook the photos I took on my camping trip this weekend!

Til next time, stay crafty my peeps!

SAIL AWAY CANVAS


Hello all! This is my August Design Team Project for the Mixed Media Mojo Challenges group. The theme this month was Under the Sea with the twist of shells so I decided to do an altered frame to showcase one of my vacation photos. I am also going to be teaching this as a class at an upcoming crop that I am attending in October, so I thought for this month's post I would do a process video on how I made the project. Check it out:


I really love using the Finnabair products - they give you such a great look. I especially like the rustic theme to them. Here are a few photos of the finished frame too.




I hope you like the project and can follow the video! Until next time, stay crafty my peeps! 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Well I didn't have a crafty weekend - I had a campy weekend! I went camping with my hubby and the dogs and we had an amazing time. We did a ton of walking, got in a great round of golf and I got some amazing photos to scrapbook at my next crop. Check out my pictures.

Got a great family selfie as we headed out of town

This is Louise Falls, NWT - this is where we were camping

This is Escarpment Creek - twice we have walked the path between this campground and ours and yet we still hadn't found the creek (it is a bit past the campground). But after talking to the caretakers at the campground we FINALLY got the right directions and found it!

And FINALLY got to see the falls there too! This is Escarpment Creek Falls. Really pretty - though not maintained like the rest of the falls so not easy to find!

This is another shot of the creek from another angle.

And of course the dogs had to take a drink from it!

On one of our walks the dogs spotted this squirrel on the path and chased it up a tree.

They didn't want to leave!!

We had to go the the beach too - this is Great Slave Lake. The dogs stuck close to Doug the whole time we were there. Moose even went into the water up to his belly - a first for him!

Oh course, was trying to take a selfie and Moose was not cooperating!

All in all a great weekend - and I will get some great layouts out of it! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Well, I impressed even myself last night! I am in a a swap in one of my Facebook groups called a Circle Banner swap. It sounded really fun so I joined. This is the video that was our inspiration for the swap.


At any rate, the first two flags that I had to make were supposed to be mailed out by Monday, but with my busy week and our camping trip this weekend I didn't think I was going to make the mail out deadline. However, I decided to go down to my craft room and at least get them started. But what do you know? In an hour I had finished them! Pretty happy with them too. So I went from thinking I would be late mailing them out to being able to send them early! Check out what I did.



The second one still looks a bit too much like a pencil for my liking, but I am still pretty stoked that I banged them out in an hour! Of course it helped that I had one of the Ephemera kits that I purchased from Treasured Memories (check out their link I have below). That is where the elephant and much of the bling came from.

So once I get the flags from my partner and complete them I will post more pictures. In the meantime, stay crafty my peeps!