A Mid Week Hello

Good afternoon crafters and Happy Hump Day.  I just thought that I would take a few minutes and pop on here and post a few cards that I created last week.  Today’s blog is being brought to you from my little deck.  Jim and I picked up a little patio set a few weeks back at Superstore.  Jim doesn’t usually take advantage of sitting out here but Theo and I sure do.

Despite living in the heart of Dartmouth, it is peaceful sitting out here.

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I have really been trying to take better care of me and my health so I have been trying to ‘sit’ less.  The result is that I have been creating less and I have been missing it; that creative outlet.  So last week I spent several hours creating some cards and I am very pleased with the results.

Here is a peek at what I created:

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I challenged myself to use items in my craft room that I have NEVER used before.  I thought I would struggle to find things but as a matter a fact, I found several gems that I have yet put ink to ( and more for another day).  It was fun to sit and forget about everything except for making pretty things!  The funny thing is, today I started my Christmas cards…lol…I know it’s August but time seems to slip away from me very quickly these days..lol.

I hope that everyone is having a great week, the weather has been lovely!!!

Thanks for peeking in!!!!

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Sunday Check in

Good afternoon all! I am REALLY trying to stay up to date with my blog, but has not been successful as of yet.  Today I wanted to pop on here and post a cute card set I created this am.  I picked them up recently from a crafty sale.

They are from SU.  Its a kit club that they have that you receive all materials you require to complete them.  It is called Paper Pumpkin.  I finished these up in less then an hour (including using Inka Gold on the wooden words.  Quick simple and lovely.  SU does have lovely paper to work with.

Here is a peek at what I created:

 

Thanks for peeking in!!!

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Sunflower Canvas

Good morning crafters and happy Saturday.  I am trying to get organized and blog more frequently….it is a work in progress..lol.  I just wanted to pop on here as I start my day gets busy and post a canvas I created a few weeks back.  I truly love this picture of Jim and I.  It was taken after a very difficult time last year and that day gave us such closure for it, that I wanted to always remember how peaceful it was.

I used some of my coveted Heartfelt Creations, Classic Sunflowers paper for the back ground.  I used some embossing paste and the bottom of a coke can to ‘mess it up’ a bit.  I broke out my Silhouette Cameo and die cut some shapes for the canvas.  I inked everything with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I created some sunflowers with my Heartfelt Creations, Classic Sunflowers.  I inked them with distress ink and shaped them.  I added micro beads for the flower centres and finished them all with glitter glue to give them a shimmer.  I added the entire project to a 12×12 canvas from Michaels with Scor tape (so I knew it would stay put).  I typed the words on my laptop, printed them out, and cut them up.

Here is a peek at what I created:

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Thanks for peeking in and have a great Weekend!

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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!!!!