Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal #120~

Today is design team Reveal Day #120 at Sketchabilities!
This is  my last post of my second term with Sketchabilities, and I have loved every minute of being a part of this very diversely talented design team.

For sketch reveal #120, I chose to create using the Daily Stories collection by Teresa Collins. I love this collection's muted pastel tones, so very pretty.

I used coordinating embellishments from the collection as well. Brads, die cuts, washi tape, as well as buttons from Buttons Galore & More.
The cute little "I Love You" hat pin is by Little Yellow Bicycle.

I spy some Curtsey Boutique product, the large white shipping tag, and pink baker's twine.

The chipboard birdcage was actually ribbon packaging from Michaels. Thank you Donna for sharing that perfect packaging with me!

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my reveal for Sketch #120 for Sketchabilities! I'd love to see you take the sketch challenge as well, can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Scrap Plezier Project Reveal #2~

Today I am sharing my second project reveal for Scrap Plezier as a Guest Designer for July. As a part of the design team I received a kit full of fun and fabulous product that I could create with. In my kit was this oh so pretty wintery patterned paper from the Prairie Lane collection from Kaisercraft.

As I write this post, the weather is anything but cool and for once I long for a frosty evening to cool off. 

I incorporated these beautiful hand dyed paper doilies from the Curtsey Boutique.

Thank you so very much for stopping by to check out my second post as Guest Designer for the month of July with Scrap Plezier.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Scrap Plezier Card Challenge~

As a Guest Designer for Scrap Plezier for the month of July, I got to take part in all of the challenges that the entire design team does.
Their card challenge for the month of July is to create a card based on the sketch below. I was up for that challenge. I love sketches.

I chose to use the Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories.
SO bright and fun, sure to brighten anyone's day.

I used the coordinating chipboard stickers and enamel dots to embellish. I also used some yellow baker's twine from the Curtsey Boutique.

Thank you for stopping by this summer's day to check out my creation for Scrap Plezier's card challenge.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Craft Lightning: Kid's Camp Crafts~

I am so happy to be back and a part of another installment of Craft Lightning!
All crafts that can be created in 15 minutes or less!
A huge thank you as always to 30 Minute Crafts and The Country Chic Cottage for inviting me to be a part of all the fun.
This time of the year, most of us aren't crafting quite as much. Instead we are out enjoying all of the nice weather and making memories...perhaps to be scrapbooked at a later date!
We are here with some ideas for when the kids are home and they are looking for something to do, but something that won't take forever to complete. Or perhaps you have a clan of children coming for the weekend and you need some quick and easy activities to fill some time.

Here is my 15 minute Kid's Camp Craft!

I created a monogrammed journal. I started with a boring blank notebook, nothing fancy. Just something that would be easy to cover.

Then I simply measured and cut the patterned papers to cover the front and back of the notebook.

I added the monogram using a large foam stamp letter and White Multi Surface Satin paint from DecoArt. It dries quickly and is easy to clean up if need be. Once the paint is dry you can add all of your other little stickers and gems. Kids can make it their own and personalize it.
Then once finished they have a summer journal to write down their favourite memories, get autographs and email addresses from camp friends or just doodle and draw.
For my journal I used Carta Bella's Summer Lovin' collection with it's coordinating stickers, and a white ticket and bakers twine from the Curtsey Boutique.

Thank you so much for checking out my 15 minute Kid's Camp Craft on what I hope is a beautiful summers day!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Decorative Gift Jar~

Today I am sharing a quick and easy way to create a beautiful Decorative Gift Jar.
I love to take items that are no longer being used for their original purpose and then giving them new life!

This little jar with a wooden lid originally came from Michaels and had pretty little flowers in it. The flowers are now long gone, but I just couldn't throw away the cute little jar.
So I started with my large Red Polka Dot Ruffle Flower from the Curtsey Boutique and found some patterned paper that matched. Some pom pom ribbon from May Arts, and the Red & White Bakers Twine and Chalkboard Heart also from the Curtsey Boutique.

The first thing I did was punch a hole in my chalkboard heart using a 1/8" hole punch.
Then I tied the baker's twine through the hole.

I added a big beautiful button using my hot glue gun, to the middle of my Red Polka Dot Ruffle Flower.

I kept the glue gun out and used it to attach the pom pom May Arts ribbon to the wooden lid of the jar.

My ATG adhesive worked great to adhere the patterned paper around my jar. Turns out 12" strips worked out perfectly.

The final step was to use my hot glue gun to attach the twine with the chalkboard heart and the large flower to the top of the lid. 
Voila! A cute little container that would be perfect for some fresh baked cookies, candy or even a nice little piece of jewelry. It's sure to brighten up anyone's day!

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Decorative Jar Tutorial!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Scrap Plezier Project Reveal #1~

I couldn't wait to dig into some of the many crafty goodies that Scrap Plezier sent to me as a part of their July Guest Design Team.
Aside from their challenges through the month, we were asked to create 2 projects of our choice. So today I showcase a sweet and simple layout created from their July kit, using one of my favourite photos from Megan, Sam and Averie's family photo shoot with WonkyEye Photography.

In the July kit was this fabulous coloured raffia. I picked out strands that coordinated with the patterned paper and created this fun textured border.

All of the patterned papers from the July kit are from Kaisercraft.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my first project reveal using Scrap Plezier's July kit.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal #119~

Yes, it's one of my favourite days of the month again! It's Sketchabilities design team Reveal Day! I get to show all of you what I came up with each and every sketch released, and I get to see what all of the other talented designers came up with, using the very same sketch!

Here is my layout I created using the Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories.

I used all sorts of layers of embellishments. Coordinating brads and stickers, washi tape and Tim Holtz film strip. I used 3 different coloured mists to add texture to my cream cardstock layer also.

I spy some Curtsey Boutique product as well. I used the large yellow tag, mini white tag, white ticket and the pink baker's twine.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my reveal for sketch #119 as a part of the Sketchabilities design team! Take the challenge yourself, I would love to see what you create!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Inspired By Challenge~

My first challenge as Guest Designer for the month of July for Scrap Plezier was an "Inspired By" layout challenge. Astrid put together this challenge. She is inspired by fellow crafter Wendela Lam, who has a very "Retro-Vintage-Romantic" style. So our challenge was to create a Layout, Card or Altered Item with that theme in mind.
Here is a little bit of her work, that we had for visual inspiration.
I will fully admit, that this is not a style that you often see me work in. But I was up for the challenge.

Here is my version of "Retro-Vintage-Romantic".
I think it's still has a little bit of me, and a little bit of Wendela.

I used the By the Sea collection by Graphic 45. I adore this collection, perfect for an east coast girl and her family. I went full on vintage with the photo. It's a photo of my Dad and his older sister, having a beach day on the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
Circa 1949 or so.

The lace came from my stash, I picked it up along the way at some point. More than likely from a thrift store or garage sale. I cut it into a narrow strip and ruffled it all the way around the large circle.

I added some fun embellishments also from my stash. Some buttons from Buttons Galore & More, and other coordinating embellishments from Graphic 45.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and check out my "Inspired By" challenge layout.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Live Life~

The last weekend of May I spent cropping with some fabulous ladies. We had some great laughs, and I got quite a few projects finished for myself. The layout that I am showcasing today happens to be my favourite.
My Stamping Studio hosted this crop, and she happened to have this Urban Traveller collection by Teresa Collins on hand. This collection is BEAUTIFUL!
Here is my first, and I am sure not the last layout that I create with this collection.

Some of the patterns had some very pretty silver sparkle.

The oh so pretty grey butterfly above and grey flower below are from the Curtsey Boutique. Be sure to check them out, they have such pretty embellishments.

All of the other little embellishments just came from my stash of goodies.

I used one of Teresa Collins' 4x6 photo overlays from another collection. I thought it worked perfectly with this photo of Zoe and the layout itself.

Thank you so much for stopping by!