Sunday 31 May 2015

Gonna spend my Sunday being crafty! I have some projects to finish up, some to start and gonna play with my new paints some more!

Got my butterflies for a swap done, so here is a sneak peak of my day to come!

Will post more photos tomorrow - stay crafty peeps!!

Friday 29 May 2015

They came!!! Can't wait to play with them all this weekend!!!

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Really wish the mail would hurry up and get here! I have some great stuff coming from my wonderful suppliers that feed my addiction! You have to check out Wendy's blog - Shiny Objects - and her great site W2Scrapbooking!! At this point my store is here to feed my addiction to her store!!

Shiny Objects


Can't wait to get my latest goodies!!

And last night I had a blast doing another Mixed Media class via FaceTime with Dawn and The Inked Stamper girls. I really love that I can still take classes even when I live a million miles away in the middle of nowhere!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how this page came out!!!

Tuesday 26 May 2015

I got such great news this weekend! I am being published again! Scrap N'Art Magazine wants one of my pieces for their June issue! Totally cool!  Go check them out, they rock!!

Scrap N'Art

And I had a fun filled weekend in the city to boot - going to see my new grand baby and seeing the play Avenue Q.

And of course a trip to the city wouldn't be complete without doing a bunch of shopping for crafting supplies! I also got a great kit from Trisha at Artsy Adventures and picked up my supplies for my online class with Dawn!

Make sure you check Trisha out on Facebook - her kits are great!

Wednesday 20 May 2015

I did get some other journaling done this weekend.

When my colours didn't turn out as expected on my IW pages, I tried again in my other journal.  And I love how this one came out. I used techniques I have learned from all my scrapping buddies and just LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result!!

And then yesterday I got happy mail - I got my ATC's from my swap partner Renee. So fun!

I might just get more crafting done than I thought, cause when it is killer hot outside, my craft room in the basement is the place to be!!

Tuesday 19 May 2015

So with camping season starting I am not sure how much crafting I will do, but I did get some stuff done this weekend!

Finished week 8 of Inspiration Wednesday.  If you like art journaling you really need to check out this class - it ROCKS!!!

Donna Downey Inspiration Wednesday Class

I'm not sure what I was expecting with this week, but I knew I didn't want to go with black glazing because I wasn't 100% happy with the results of it on week 7. So I had a colour scheme in my mind - but that is not what I ended up with! My vision was something completely different - but I LOVE the end result anyway!!! And it was fun learning different techniques. The only real down size is that the wooden letters I found were A LOT thicker that I think Donna's were, so now my journal is REALLY bulky! But hey, that is half the fun!! :)

I also started on a swap I had - these ATC's are for Renea. I have to make her some butterflies too - and I made a box to put them all in. Those pics I will post later.

Wednesday 13 May 2015

And I can share my other cool news - with pics.

The FABULOUS gals at Scrap Addicts (Cori-Lyn and Ivy) asked me if I would be a guest designer for them! My response was a resounding HELL YES!!!  The kit they gave me to create from was just full of great stuff. I had a great time creating with it!

The first project I did was an altered frame. I had originally intended to put a picture of my husband and I in it, but I was having trouble printing off the picture I wanted. I came across a really great one of my son and his fiance so decided to use that instead and make it into a gift for them.

For my other project, I did an envelope mini album!  I found the idea on Pinterest and though it was a bit tough getting the envelopes together, it turned into a really cute album! And it is also going to be a gift!

I even made a video so you can see all the pockets in the album!

So make sure you go check out Scrap Addicts - they still have a couple of this month's kits left and will be having new ones each month!

I finished another week of the amazing Donna Downey Inspiration Wednesday class. I am almost caught up!!

I am really loving this class - I think glazing is my new fav technique!! And ended up adding some coloured modelling past to my pages because my paper ripped in a few places and I wanted to cover it - and as a result I got some cool extra texture!!

Tuesday 12 May 2015

I did quite a bit of art journaling this weekend too, since I spent the entire day Sunday in my craft room!

I finished the May Express Yourself Challenge for SOD/SOE. It was fun, as we were supposed to use vegetables to make stamps!! I used a carrot, a potato and the stem of a mushroom to make the smaller critters on this page. And I had the basis for the page started earlier as I had used some left over color from another page and blotted it on this page - and everyone I showed it to said it looked like a butterfly. So I decided to just turn it into one!

I also started working on week 7 of my Donna Downey Inspiration Wednesday class - I am almost caught up!  I am really loving this class. Always so much fun. And this week seemed to go really fast as there wasn't a lot of time needed for stuff to dry!

I should be finished this one today - so I went out and got the letters I needed to start week 8! I am so into this - I just want to stay home and craft all day and night!!!

Monday 11 May 2015

Now that my theatre play is over, I was able to spend almost my whole weekend crafting (not that I didn't do that last weekend too at a crop, but at home I can do several projects at once!)

I finished my projects for my guest spot with Scrap Addicts (though I am going to let them post those on their site before I put them here!). I also put finishing touches on a project I worked on last week at my crop.

And it works great as the friend I am giving this too - it is her birthday tomorrow!

It was fun to just spend the day in my craft room being creative!

Tuesday 5 May 2015

I also did some art journaling this weekend!

The uber-fab Kassandra taught me this first one - I couldn't take her class in the city so she gave me a private lesson at the crop!!

Then I bought myself some new inks and stamps/stencils and created my own page!

I LUV LUV LUV these new iZinks I got - so cool!!

I was pretty happy with how this page turned out! Especially for making it all up as I went along!!

Home safe and sound from the most FABULOUS weekend!! I said I would post pics once I got back to a regular computer (iPads are NOT conducive to adding photos to my blog!)

This is how full my car was for my return trip!!

This is the fab idea I got from a great lady I sat with at the crop - put your stencils into a cheap album. Easier to transport, not to mention easier to see what you have!

I did two sizes - one for my smaller stencils and one for my bigger ones! Can't believe I didn't know this before!

This was the first make n'take we did - loved that I learned another way to use my gelatos!!

This was the second make n'take I did - learned how to  use the Minc machine. Cool, but don't think I will get one. Fun using Scrap Addicts machine though!!

These two bags were the wonderful prizes I won! The first was just having my name pulled. The second was for winning musical chairs-scrapbook style! Was great to win as last time I played I went out first!

I also finished an album project I have been working on what feels like FOREVER!! I couldn't take really good pics at the crop and just decided it needs one finishing touch, so I will post more pics of it later, but here is one sneak peak at it!

This is a sneak peak at the kit I got that I am guest designing with! Started one project so will get pics as soon as I get it completed!

Like I said before, it was such a great weekend! I will blog more about some of the projects I made, especially the journaling! 

I can't thank the girls at Scrap Addicts enough for all the fun I had this weekend!! Can't wait to do it again!!!!