You are Berry Sweet…

Good afternoon crafters.  I hope that everyone is having a great week and are gearing up for a fabulous long weekend celebrating our countries 150Th birhtday.  Jim and I were away for a few days and I totally forgot to post this before we flew the coop.

I went back to basics last week, COLORING!! It is something that I have always loved.  Hubby and I were talking about our favourite toys from when we were kids.  He was an Evil Can-evil fan growing up and sports sports sports.  As for me, I have always loved colouring.  Nothing better then a new colouring book and crayons or coloured pencils or markers.  So, from a young age, I truly loved it.

I coloured up a bunch of random images that I had stamped in a bin waiting for me to do them justice.  This card I created using one of my favourite Tiddly Inks images called, Berry Sweet.

Here is a peek at what I created:

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I created this A2 sized card using 110 Black card stock from Recollections.  The red layering card stock is from Bazzill.  I used one of my favourite paper lines from Imaginisce, called Heartland Farm.  I coloured my image up with alcohol based markers for a change of pace (I am a 100% colored pencil kind of gal).

This image reminds me of my childhood, I loved Strawberry Short Cake and she reminded me of her.  I’m not sure who will receive this adorable card in the mail, as I have so many ‘berry sweet’ people in my life.

Thanks for peeking in!!!!

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Just checking out my new technology.  I am so in love with these cards.  I used Vicki Boutin as inspiration for the background paper.  Created it with paint and glitter!!!

The images are random ones from my stash that I coloured with pencils and Gamsol!

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Thanks so much for peeking in and have a great weekend!!!

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Saving for Good….

Morning crafters and happy Saturday.  I hope everyone has great weekend plans.  I am starting my day around here and I thought that I would start it with a project that I created a few weeks back.

Back in February, Jim and I went home to clean out my Dad’s home to get it ready to list with our agent.  It is difficult process both physically and emotionally packing up your childhood home and discovering some ‘quirks’ that our Father had.  He saved EVERYTHING…lol….broken appliances, power cords, etc ‘JUST IN CASE’ he needed them.  We also discovered that my brother has similar quirks, which is quite cute to see our Father in him. When we got down to then end, Dad had two empty drawers to a pine desk that no longer seemed to exist.  He used them to ‘sort’ things…lol.  Darcy, who is the keeper of things was actually going to put them into the landfill pile when I stopped him and told him that I would be taking them home with me.  He looked at me like I was nuts but he put them in my car.  I knew what they were going to be, had the vision in my head.

So this:

Turned into THIS with some love and great products:

I knew that the Blazing Poppy line from Heartfelt Creations was the line that I wanted to use.  I sanded the drawer and painted it with red milk paint and then added a brown wax paint over top then sanded off the finishes with some fine sand paper.  I have tons of pictures of Dad in his uniform over the years (I am the keeper of our family photos) and though he did not serve in the military I felt the poppies were appropriate to memorialize his years in the RCMP.  He had such pride in what he did as his life’s work and anyone that knew him also knew that.  I added some of his uniform pieces to this shadow box/shelf along with the pictures I used. I also found this tea cup in our Mother’s china cabinet and finished this shelf off with that adhered to the base.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.  I went to Renovators Resource this week and picked up an vintage knob to finish off this project.  I have a second one to do, my plans this spring is to do one up for my brother as well.  So enough about this, I am off to start my day.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.  Make sure you do something for YOU, life is too short to put ourselves last.

Thanks for peeking in!!!!

 

Heartfelt Creations Layout

Good morning crafters and Happy Sunday.  I hope that everyone is having a good weekend and are staying WARM!!! Nova Scotia’s weather has turned frigid but lets hope it doesn’t last long.

I wanted to pop on here and post a layout that I created with the Classic Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  For obvious reasons, this is my favorite line that they currently sell.  Sunflowers are bright and beautiful and their paper pad that coordinates is just fabulous!

Here is a peek at what I created:

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I created this layout and turned it into a canvas for Jim’s Mother for Mother’s Day.  I used my 12×12 MISTI to stamp in the corners of the layout.  I colored the flowers with my Distress Inks and a blender pen.  I added some spray inks to the background paper as well.  I added a sunflower from the line that I stamped, heat embossed with gold embossing powder ( I love them in gold once I ink and shape them).  I shaped the flower and assembled it how I learned from a workshop with Karan Gerber.  I added some gold embossing paste to the paper with some stencils from my stash.  I added some trim and sequins to the project to finish it off.  I added an picture of Jim and his sister that I double matted and called this project complete.  I think Jim’s Mother will love this project.  I makes me smile to think of Jim as a little boy.

Thanks for peeking in!!!!

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Let’s End MS!!

Good afternoon crafters and Happy Monday.  I wanted to pop on here and blog about our fundraiser that we hosted last weekend with my crafty group of friends.  This event has grown over the past three years from a tiny crop in the basement of a legion to an 81 person crop with a wait list.

Since my diagnosis of MS in 2007, my husband and I have been through the wringer so to speak ( along with my friends ).  This event began as Jim’s way of ‘DOING SOMETHING’ to make my illness better.  I truly believe that it is as hard as a care giver as it is for the person who is sick.  Most days they feel powerless.  Jim’s thought was if we did this, he was actively doing something to battle this disease.  The last two years I have had two fabulous ladies helping me to get and stay organized along with a HUGE group of volunteers(some not even crafters, Thank you Lisa, Ann,Judy, and Sam) that help to implement the vision of the event.

The past weekend we had our third crop and it was a FANTASTIC success.  Jim hoped for our total to surpass 10 000$ for the three years combined, which means a 5000$ total for Saturday and we did it!!!!!

The list of thank yous is so long, I don’t even know where to start.  From all the women who registered and paid to attend the event, the women who helped us with donations of snacks, drinks, prizes,and food.  Our day included lunch so preparing a meal for 81+++people is very daunting so the people who selflessly gave their time to help out with the meal/the clean up, and that brought food for the meal.  The women who brought family members to help set up and break down of the crop space itself was a god send!!!

I truly could go on for pages and pages about all the love and support we experienced through out the past year but I won’t.  The statement that still rings through my head and I have said several times, ‘It takes a village’ is so true.  We couldn’t do it ourselves and as a group we were a smashing success.

So I will end this blog post by saying, Thank you………

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Thanks for peeking in!!!

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It’s Friday!!!

Morning crafters and Happy Friday.  This day is a little more special then any normal Friday, today is prep day for our MS Fundraiser and I am super excited (if butterflies in there making me nausea makes it excitement..lol).

Before I get my day on the go I wanted to pop on here and post a group of projects that I created of my niece and her kids.  The kids are growing so fast, I wanted to scrapbook these for the last few years.  The week past, I finally got down to business!

Here is a peek at what I created:

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I have been collecting ‘denim’ and other textures for the last year in my travels because I knew I wanted these pictures to have a country denim feel.  I truly love these layouts, perhaps they need to be canvases…lol….

Well I am off to prep for tomorrow. Wish us luck and thanks for peeking in.

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Card Share

Good morning crafters and happy Sunday.  Before I start my day I thought that I would post a few cards that I created.  I created these cards with various collections from Heartfelt Creations.

 Here is a peek at what I created:

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I truly love their paper pads, the possibilities for card, layout, and altered objects are endless.  The first card shown I used a card die from Stephanie Bernard and The Stamps of Life.  It is a simple cut that makes a fun card in the end, especially if you like to layer up your creations.

I truly hope you have sun wonderful Sunday plans, here in Nova Scotia, tomorrow is our Heritage Day holiday so for those that are lucky to have Monday off, ENJOY!!!!

Thanks for peeking in!!!

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