Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Impressions card

Happy Friday! This week I was playing with some of my Art Impression stamps and I made this card, very simple and easy to do, I love how it turned out. The sentiment is heat embossed with a deep purple embossing powder, it is from Altenew. With this card, you start by inking up your vine, any one of the AI stamps will do, ink it up and stamp 4 or 5 times, so you get a variety of colour, the same for the flowers and blend it out with a damp brush. It is very relaxing to do and you can't go wrong!!
There are a lot of different sets and you can easily substitute one stamp for another...or if you like them all, like me, well......
                                   Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Graphic 45 is here!!

'Tis the season with this rustic holiday collection from Graphic 45, Winter Wonderland! The Scandinavian inspired collection is full of festive red holly berries, pretty poinsettia, and lush wintery green woodlands. 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I got a chance to play with some of my new Tim Holtz Halloween goodies, along with some of my older ones too.  I love Halloween!  
If you are attending the "Crop til' you Drop St. Marys Card & Scrap-A-Thon" in St. Marys, Ontario, this Saturday, September 23 - at the St. Marys Friendship Centre, 317 James St.,", then you will have the opportunity to make this layout!! 

(Not sure if they still have room, I think there are about 85 ladies attending now, but if you are interested:  9am - 9pm ... Cropping, Shopping, Door Prizes, Gift Bags, Lunch, Dinner & MORE!!!
To register email: Vanessa:, or, call 519-284-3272!
You will simply LOVE these ladies!! So much fun!!)

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Love Baseball" Kit

Good morning, everyone! Some of our customers have been asking for Blue Jays Kits. Since everything for the Blue Jays team is copyrighted, I had to come up with something of my own. I used Word Art from MS Word to make the circle "Let's Go Blue Jays" and then inserted the Maple Leaf Graphic. I printed this on Photo Paper.

Since I did not have any baseball paper in my stash, I decided to just use Cardstock on this layout (note the colours of the team) and then I went to my trusty Silhouette Machine and cut out the Double Hearts, the Baseball Player and Silhouette, and the Pocket. I punched out a circle and made it look like a baseball and then added some ribbon, buttons, and puffy stars.

It felt strange not to be using pattern paper in a layout, but sometimes you just have to be "creative"!!

Hope you like this kit.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Watercolor Frames

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you another card I made using the Watercolor Frames by Altenew. This time I made a Christmas card. I used antique linen, worn lipstick, abandoned coral and peacock feathers distress oxides to stamp my wreath. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft called Sentiments-Traditional.
Of course I added some bling on the wreath and the bottom of my card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Halloween Kits!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

I've been busy crafting in the craft room (or as I call it, the "Ma'am Cave") putting together some cute Halloween kits. These little guys are Halloween treat bags that you can stuff with anything you'd like! The kit comes complete with everything you need to create five cute treat bags - all with a different design.

These will be posted in the online store soon or you can pick one up at any of our popup shops. We will have the samples on display too, which are much more sparkly in person!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Enjoy the sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Deb

Friday, September 15, 2017

Watercolouring with AI stamps!

Happy Friday! My card was supposed to show up early this morning, I must have done something wrong or Mr. Blogger did not agree with me, lol.
This card is watercoloured the Art Impressions way, with stamps and distress markers, a brush and water, LOVE doing this. After I stamped and coloured the cat, I cut it out and put it on the chair.
There are so many different sets and they all work together nicely. Did you know....there is new ones coming out too.....yup, I pre ordered them! As soon as the new ones are in, I will do a demo at Sheila's pop up store, stay tuned for that!
                                           Happy Crafting! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Crop, Shop, Classes, Demos, Make & Takes & MORE!!! 

Our pop-up shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka (a 2 minute drive from our old store) for TWO BACK TO BACK DAYS! 

Thursday, September 14th & Friday, September 15th!!
Hours: both days 10am - 8pm

We would love to see you!! 
 You do not need to register if you are coming to shop! 
Please note: On Friday, our on-site store will be closing at 7pm, as we need time to tear down and load up vehicles

All Day Cropping Fun! 

The registration fee is to reserve your seat for all-day cropping fun! Bring your projects & enjoy crafting from 10am - 8pm (or anytime in-between!). Full use of our tools, punches & machines will be available for you. Our on-site store will be up and running with fabulous products, kits & gorgeous samples to help get your mojo going. If you are cropping with friends, please let us know & we will be sure to seat you all together in a group. Each cropper will receive a 15% discount at our amazing on-site store! Please note: As seating is limited, registration & payment in advance is required for all crops and classes (no exceptions).

Bonus Crop Card! Attend 5 crops; receive your 6th one FREE!! Applies for $10 crops only.

Not to late to Register Online for FRIDAY: 

Friday, September 15: 10am - 8pm, (or any time in between)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fantastic Savings!!

1. Save 20% on Stamps! Visit our Stamp Gallery for hundreds of designs to choose from! Penny Black, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, MFT and tons MORE! Something for everyone!
2. Paper Blow-Out - Save 40%! Visit our Paper Blow-Out Gallery for featured designer papers now on sale! At savings like these, they will be flying off the racks!
Save on hundreds of fabulous products featured in each of the above 2 categories! Available only while supplies last. Excludes orders already placed, clearance, pre-orders, special orders. Ends Friday, September 15 at midnight.
Clearance madness!! Don't forget to check out our clearance section - save up to 70%!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lilac Whisper Kits

Good morning, everyone! I have been working on a couple of kits for SGD using the paper line "Lilac Whisper" from Kaisercraft. I love the muted lilac and soft green colours of this line. Here are some of the products that I used in both kits.

The first kit is called "Cherish" and would be nice for Wedding photos or Vintage photos. I used the Tall Poppy Right Corner by Memory Box and the Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink. The packaging for the Stamp set is buried in my Craft Room and I am sorry that I can't remember it right now.

"Cherish" Kit

The colours of this kit are a soft green but it does not show up well here.

"Memories" Kit

For this kit, I did a lot of fussy cutting. I incorporated some butterflies (not shown) using the Memory Box "Devyn Butterfly Trio" and added some Carnation stamps from the Art Impression Watercolor EZ Project A. We just got a lot of these Art Impression stamps in and they are lovely. Check out the Online Store to see what is available. The stamped words are from 49 and Market called "Gabi's Word Clear Stamp".

Have a good week.