Saturday 31 March 2018

MEET THE CREW - Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew

As you all know by now, I am on the great Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew. And yesterday they posted all the 4 X 4 canvases that we did as our introduction to the crew. I cannot get over how creative everyone is. As well as how diverse!! Make sure you check out the new crew members and their pages, as well as the Canvas Corp Brands shop to get some really great projects! And here is a picture of my canvas - can you find it on the link?! LOL

I cannot wait to show you all the projects I have been doing for them. I am finally caught up - between getting my first goodies so late and life being hectic it has taken me awhile. I have submitted three projects and have another of the challenges almost done so I am feeling pretty good. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday 27 March 2018


So I got the last of my ATC's from the Steampunk Tendencies swap today - the ones from Candy arrived that she custom made for me! So I thought I would show you them, as well as the ones from my other two partners that I haven't had a chance to show you yet. I just LOVE them all. So cool to see what people create when given a theme.

These are the custom ones Candy made for me

This is the one I got from Colleen Gregory

And this is the one I got from Genea Godfrey

I just love how they turned out and how different they all are. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday 21 March 2018

I finally got a chance to finish up the ATC's that I made for my pal Candy for the Steampunk Tendencies swap. I figured I had to make her a couple custom ones since she said she was doing the same for me. I hope she likes them!

I had to use some of the new goodies I got from Treasured Memories on the tags. One of the reasons I got so much of the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology metal trinkets was to use them on my ATC's. I cannot wait to see what I get back from her. Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Another project that I was able to finish once I got my goodies from Treasured Memories, along with another package I was waiting for from another crafty friend, was a birthday gift for my crafty pal Tricia! I found this great site to get her a funky gift and wanted to make her a fun box to store it in!

I started off with a plain wooden box - it is actually from one of my suppliers at work and one of the awards I made for a customer came in it but they didn't need the box! More fun for me! The first steps were to paint the box with some of the chalk paint I have. I used a brown and a patina to give it a weathered look.

The next step I forgot to take pictures of, but I basically papered the inside and outside of the box with the Adventure Emporium paper collection from Ella & Viv. I then added all the miscellaneous ephemera that I had gathered for the project. Here are some pictures of the finished box.

And as I said earlier, I wanted to make her this box to put the gift in that I ordered for her. Another of my crafty pals Juli Riedel has an absolutely AMAZING Etsy shop where she sells the CUTEST dang Voodoo dolls. I already have several in my own collection, and I had to get some for my nieces and for Tricia. Make sure you check her out!! Check out the pics of mine that I have hanging prominently in my craft room, as well as the ones I got for gifts. 

I also ended up not making her a birthday card - instead I sent her an ATC. This way she has something she can hang onto longer that a card. Didn't hurt that I made a ton of them and had lots to chose from! LOL

I really hope Tricia likes her gift as much as I had fun making it! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Monday 19 March 2018


Yes, I have been shopping again! One of my favourite stores - Treasured Memories got in some new stock, of which some custom ordered items I had asked them to bring in arrived with the order. So of course I had to see what other goodies I could get in! And did I hit the jackpot! Tim Holtz and his Idea-Ology items are some of my favorites and it didn't take me long to buy enough to get the free shipping! Check out my goodies!!!

I am really looking forward to playing with these, that is for sure. Stay tuned to see what I create wit them all! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday 17 March 2018


We had so much fun last year when we did the PMS Crop, we decided to do another one! We changed venues this time and it was great - I didn't even have to make the drinks this time, yahoo!! We had a smaller group but we all had fun all the same.

My pals Donna and Wendy came up for Grimshaw to have some fun with us. And as a thank you for giving them a bed to sleep in, they gave me a fun present. I got a Poopicorn! LOL

I also got a WHOLE lot done at this crop! Not only did I finally finish the Disney portion of my 2010 holiday, I got a couple other layouts done too. Very productive day, not to mention a lot of great visiting thrown in there.

I started out finishing the moose project I wanted to do back in February. I just LOVE the custom paper Darryl makes at Treasured Memories!!!

And I had to do just one more Doctor Who layout - since I had more custom paper to use up!!

Then I spent the rest of the day finishing off my Disney project. I am so happy this album is finally done - now I just have to do the cruise portion of the vacation.

As I said it was a very productive day!! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!!

Tuesday 13 March 2018


My scrappy friend and fellow Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew member Sarah Routledge and I decided to do our own private swap this month. I got my set from her today, but not only did I lose the pictures of the extra goodies she sent me, I forgot to take photos of the ones I made for her! I made them at my crop in Edmonton last month, and promptly mailed them without taking pictures.! She has said she will get me photos but her brain is A LOT like mine and she keeps forgetting!

But check out the cool ones I got from her!! She used playing cards as the base for the cards - I would never have thought of that. A way cool idea.

As I said, she also sent me a bunch of extra goodies, but I can't find the photo I took of it all and since I was so clever and put it all away right after I took the picture I can't remember what it all was or where I put it! LOL

I am hoping to post pictures of the ones I made for her when she gets a chance to send me photos. But I really love what she made for me. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!


So I finished my first design team project for Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew and even though I cannot show you the whole thing or tell you how I did it yet, I had to show you a sneak peak!

I will be submitting it this week so as soon as it goes up on the CCB blog I will share the entire process with you. I made this for a pal for a birthday gift so hope she likes it! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Monday 12 March 2018

Another fun mail day it was today! I got even MORE goodies from my pal Wendy at W2Scrapbooking - these closing out sales she is having are gonna kill me that is for sure.

But I cannot get enough of shopping with her - and have to get in as much of it as I can before she closes for good. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday 11 March 2018

By now, I am sure a lot of you realize that I do almost as much SHOPPING for craft supplies as I do actual crafting! LOL
I got a couple more boxes of goodies in the mail this week, though it took me a bit to have time to open the boxes and video the goodies I got. The first is from my pal Wendy at W2Scrapbooking. I am gonna be so SAD when she closes for good. Of course, might be better in the long run for my wallet. LOL

And the even better box?! My second order from Canvas Crop Brands so that I can make even more fun stuff as part of the Creative Crew. I decided I just needed to get ALL of the Tattered Angels Color Wash paints. And I cannot WAIT to play with them all!!!!

I even have a project started that I want to use them on, as you can see in the video. So stay tuned to see all the fun creations I make with this great stuff! Till next time stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday 7 March 2018

ATC Extravaganza!

So a while back I joined a Facebook group started by my crafty pal Candy Rosenberg called Mixed Media ATC Junkies. I really like the group and it has been fun swapping with people around the world. I have gotten some really fun ATC's out of the group as well.

This month Candy had a specific event in the group - Steampunk Tendencies ATC Swap. Since we KNOW Steampunk is my jam, I of course had to participate in this swap. And as normal I made a set of three ATC's so I ended up with three partners. And one is Candy so those ATC's are gonna ROCK!! I can't wait to see what I get, but these are what I made for the swap.

My partners are in Washington and Texas, so that is fun. And Candy said she was going to make me some custom ATC's so I am going to do the same for her! I will post those when I get them done. And I can't wait to see what my partners make for me! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!