Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Poppies & Morning Glories!

Happy Tuesday!!  Today I am sharing two lovely stamped images by Stacy Stamps, coloured with Distress Ink Markers.  You can also use Distress Ink Pads to get the same effect!  I will be offering this as a class this month, just need to confirm the date!

Enjoy your day!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Aargh Matey"

Good morning, everyone! Today I wanted to show you a 12 x 12 Layout that I created using the patterned papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad Pirate's Life by Echo Park. I also used some of the stickers from the 12 x 12 Element Stickers sheet. I used my Silhouette to create the circles and the title, did a bit of doodling and added a few embellishments. Here is my simple but colourful layout!

I love the 6 x 6 paper pads because they are so versatile. This paper pad has been used for a Project Life layout, the layout above and I have enough paper left over to do another Project Life layout for my grandson, as well. So, don't just think of the 6 x 6 pads to be used for card-making only.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Three Crazy Birds! So Rad!

Last weekend at the 12 hour crop I had the chance to sit and craft! I got a few craft projects done. Here are two that I created. 

First up is my Pop up box with the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Cling Rubber Stamp Stamp Set
And even more excited to have the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bird Crazy Thinlits Die Set currently on pre order! 
Trust me you are going to need  love them. :) 

** box inspiration is from crazy birds and coffee By Carol Wenker and box instructions from Splitcoaststampers.

I am pretty thrilled with my double layout with the same collection. 

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful long weekend! 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

How to make a modern holiday ornament card- with Spellbinders!

Check out one of the newest Spellbinders die in action!
Click here to see the die at SGD
(because of course we had to get it!)

I just love the pattern of the ornaments and all that gold detailing- swoon!!

I hope you found this video inspiring!
Cheers, Andrea

Friday, July 31, 2015

Row of poppies

Happy Friday! Sharing with you our upcoming Wonderful Wednesday card for August 5 at 1 PM.
I was playing around with my paper and came up with this different fold and a way to close it, if you would like to learn this too, I hope you will join us on Wednesday, no need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4.
The die is from Memory Box, a  row of poppies, and who doesn't love poppies? The sentiment is from a Penny Black set and the bird and butterfly are from a cute set from Prima. Embossing folder from Darice, some twine and Viva pearls. As a finishing touch I put on some glaze over the flowers, the butterfly and the bird. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 30, 2015

How to make a Sympathy or Holiday Peace Strip Card

A fabulous video!

Why every crafter needs Gelatos, stamps and stencils

Hello my crafty friends. Lynn here today sharing a few pictures of my fabulous vacation with the kids. 

We love crafts! This week was so very hot in Southern Ontario we worked in the shade or indoors during the afternoons. 
We made our own shirts! But if you see in the center of the table are stencils. I pulled out my stencils for the kids to follow the design. 

I have collected a few stencils over the years. But my daughter really enjoyed making the small hearts on her t-shirts. 

I also love the Faber Castle Gelato's for the kids.
For so many reasons! 

I laid a craft mat out and make small color circles. I then gave the kids water brushes and they used their own gelato colors. 

The kids loved the gelato's because of their bright colors. Each child had their own section with their own color so no arguing. they picked colors that suited them. And the clean up!!!! WoW

I also used some of my Prima and Tim Holt stamps too!!! 

Don't forget the 12 hour sale! It's Tool Time at SGD!  Jump on over to our Tool Gallery and save 20% on oodles and oodles of fabulous tools!!  Includes: Memory Box, Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, IO, Frantic Stamper, Sue Wilson, Tim Holtz & sooo much more!!  Excluded: special orders, pre-orders, orders already placed, clearance, sale items.  Hurry, ends Thursday, July 30 at midnight. Our next Tool Time Event will not be until Fall, so don't miss out!! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrate Everything!!

That is the sentiment that goes along with this stamp set by Stamping Bella "Tiny Townie Dancers".

I coloured these lovely young ladies using my Derwent Inktense and if you join me for my next colouring night you can too!!  

Thursday, August 6 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Or, you can bring your own stamped images & your Inktense pencils and colour!! This is a fun, hands-on workshop where we will all learn from one another within a fun group setting.

This workshop is open to all levels ... from beginner to the most advanced ...I will guide you along. Students are asked to bring their water brush to class with them. If you have Derwent Inktense  pencils, please bring to class for your own personal use. Otherwise, class pencils will be available for you to share and experiment with. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop. You can register online or in store!

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

"August" Calendar Class

Happy Monday, everyone. This week I wanted to show you the layout that I designed for my "August" Calendar Class which will be held on Sunday, August 23. I used these papers from the Bo Bunny "Boardwalk" Collection as well as this wonderful Sizzix Embossing Plate which uses all the "beachy" type words. Then I went over the Embossed Cardstock with this new Ombre Ink from Hero Arts. I also used this same ink pad and a Tim Holtz Stencil to add to the layout.

Here is the layout that we will be completing in the class.

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tulip Bouquet and Happy Birthday

Good Morning Everyone,

What to share with a card that I made using homemade background paper and a couple of dies. My friend Vicki  made this beautiful colour background paper with her Dyan Reavley's  paints, so I wanted to use but wasn't sure for what. Then I saw this card on pinterest and I thought this would be perfect. Only thing I didn't have that die but I thought I can do this, I have lots of dies in my stash. So I picked the tulip bouquet die that I had and never used. Not sure if Sheila still carries this one but you can use any dies that gives you an outline. I cut my colour background to the same size I used to cut out my die and glued them together. I had some of the paper left so I used the die Celebrations from Penny Black to cut out the Happy Birthday. Just added some bling and voila my card. Hope you give this a try.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.