Monday 31 July 2017

I managed to finish my Friendship Umbrella for the other swap I was working on. I am a bit late with this one, but I had some issues with it and it took longer than expected. As well, I am not sure if I missed something in the tutorial, but the one I made doesn't really seem to open will to stuff it, so I am just going to send along goodies for it to my partner - unless I decide to make something else to go with it to put all the goodies in. Still deciding on that part! But in the meantime, check out what I made for my pal Gena!!

To go along with the umbrella, I made her a mini canvas and a small tag. Like I said, the idea was for them to go in the umbrella, but that didn't really work out! LOL

Here is the mini canvas 

And this is the tag

As well, I made her a "wand" like I did for the other swap I was in

If I end up making something else to put all the extras in I will post that later, but if not - till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

So I didn't get a chance to do much crafting this weekend as I spent most of my time camping with my hubby and the dogs, but I did get one more of my swaps done, as well as getting some other, better photos taken of another swap I finished last week.

So first off, I finished off my Triathlon Swap that I am in from my Facebook group Card Making Friends. This was a bigger swap and we had more time as we had to make three separate projects. We had to make a Flip Book, a Pocket Letter and a Loaded Envelope. I got them all done, so here are some pictures of the projects. My partner and I discussed themes and she likes the beach and summer, so I used my latest Scraps of Darkness Kit - Seaside - to make all three projects. I wanted them to kinda have a running theme. Here's hoping she likes them all!!!

This is the Pocket Letter

This is the Flip Book

And I even did a little video of the flip book - as it is hard to take photos of  it. 

And then this is the Loaded Envelope

And these are the pictures of it with the goodies I stuffed it with

 I saw that in a lot of these swaps, people get what looks like a type of wand, so I made one of those for my partner too. It as actually kinda fun!

So I am actually in another swap with the same girl, so gonna finish that up this week and then send her everything together. Here's hoping she likes it all!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Thursday 27 July 2017

So I applied for another design team! Scrap Shotz was having a design team call and I was encouraged by several friends to apply. So wish me luck!! These are the projects I submitted with my application.

Fingers crossed now while I wait to hear. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Treasure Memories Canada Crop - Day three

So Sunday came it was the last day of the crop. I started my day off with a swim so was energized when I got to the crop. And again, we were spoiled with more goodies and yummy food!

And then I started the last of my projects. The Triathlon swap I was working on also called for a loaded envelope. I got the majority of that done. Again, I can only post sneak peaks, but I am pretty excited about how it is coming out!!

And then it was time to get packed up and head home. Really had a lot of fun at this crop. Good times, good food and lots of laughs! 

I will post more pictures as I get these projects all done. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Treasured Memories Canada Crop - Day Two

So day two of the crop started out with not only a yummy breakfast, but some fabulous goodies. Darryl - the owner of the store - has been a photographer for years and we all got a copy of his Canada coffee table book. Just amazing!!

Then on to the crafting. The first thing I did was finish the project that I had in mind for the class I was asked to teach at a crop I am attending in the fall. I altered a wooden frame using some Finnabair products - the White Sand Texture Paste and the Patina Paste set. Here is a sneak peak.

One of my favourite parts of crops at Treasured Memories is that they do challenges. They give you a bag with a few items in it - normally some paper and then some types of embellishments - and you have a time limit to create something. You can do whatever you like - the only stipulation is that EVERYTHING in the bag has to be used in some way. I decided to do a layout of my gorgeous granddaughter Octavia - and I ended up WINNING THE CHALLENGE!! Everyone votes on their favourite project, and mine won! My lucky streak continued, as I won a fab paper pack.

Another fun thing that happens at most crops is the Make N'Takes. Sticking with the theme the ones at this crop were both layouts, so I ended up with a couple more great pages.

Of course the next thing you know it was time for door prizes again and my luck continued. Even though I personally didn't win, both my pals Tricia and Debbie weren't really interested in any of the prizes so they gave me their tickets to put into what I wanted. And they both won and gave me the prizes!! WOOHOO!!

Then it was time for a real Canadian supper - we had hot dogs, poutine and corn on the cob! YUMMY. Not to mention the awesome floats for dessert!

After supper I kept working on my swaps, but I also finished a couple more Canadian themed pages. One was for the second of the challenges. This time I didn't win. But the other I scrap-lifted from my pal Deb. I loved what she did with hers so used it for inspiration.

My last project of the day was working on another layout. I had a couple ideas about what to teach for the crop in October and one of my ideas was to do something with the new Tim Holtz Oxide inks. I came up with this layout and since it is pretty basic, I am going to teach it as a free demo class. I am pretty happy with the end result. Of course, Octavia is so adorable it isn't hard to end up with a great layout when using her pics!!

That was it for day two - my sister invited me to go dancing with her after the crop but I was just too wiped out! So till next time and more pictures, stay crafty my peeps!