Good morning peeps and TGIF. I hope that everyone in NS survived our storm last night. It was a noisy one for sure. It kept me up for hours, the high winds and ice pellets. I just wanted to pop on here and post a few cards that I have created.
I enjoy the process of creating with Heartfelt Creations. I love their paper pads with all the pieces that can be fussy cut for your projects and if anyone knows me they know how much I LOVE to fussy cut. I created a few cards with the Peacock Paisley Paper Collection in my stash. Here is a peek at some of my cards:
I water colored the peacocks with my Prima water colors. I am in love with their watercolors, they are so vibrant. Heartfelt Creations creates such fabulous paper collections with their rich colors and fabulous stamps. I enjoy creating with them both.
Well, I am off to start my day, its a cold and icy one out there today, be careful.
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My name is Melanie Bennett Rathwell. I seem to have always loved crafting in one form or another. I am married to my best friend, Jim. We live together with our crazy fur cat named, Theo. I ge…
Good evening folks, I hope that Monday was kind to you all. I am a little rusty at setting a time to write a blog post as I am out of practice but I will get my rhythm back.
I wanted to quickly post another selection of cards that I have created over the last several months. I love playing with paper, stamps, and ink. Whether it is for Scrapbooking or cards, it doesn’t really matter to me. I truly love this craft. I love learning new techniques, playing with new tools and I love NEW PAPER…lol. It never fails to make me smile.
So, without any other prompting, here are a few more projects that I have created:
I am heading to Yarmouth tomorrow to get ready to list my Dad’s home. It will be hard to do, to see my childhood home up for sale but its a lovely home and it deserves a new family to love it and take care of it.
I’m off to pack and watch some mindless tv.
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Well good evening folks and happy Super Bowl Sunday, or for most of my friends, an evening of uninterrupted crafting (Thanks for this)!!! Now that it has been a while, since August if I am right in saying that. Last year was a tough one, hard to be upbeat and positive all the time. My Dad was diagnosed with Cancer at the end of January and we lost him May 1st. It turned my world upside down, losing him and coming to grips with what that means to me and to our family. He was my rock and I really didn’t know how to set my world back on its axis. Through all of this, I worried (and knew) that this would affect my MS and I was correct. So once things at home settled down a bit, my MS went wonky. So it meant bed rest and two rounds of steroids to settle a flare up and a quick round of Chemo to round out the year, BUT, I am here and determined to get myself back on track.
The entire year, through it all, my creative outlet and my crafty friends have been my saving Grace. I really don’t know how I would have survived all that we waded through this year if it hadn’t been for that and them. I truly feel it is such a therapy for me, lets me lose myself and my worries all at the same time I am creating some fun cards and layouts (and even some altered items too)!!!! I created scrapbooks for family members and even began planning a fundraiser to raise money for MS research!!! I also returned to Weight Watchers, something I did neglect last year but never again.
I don’t want this post to be about loss and sadness but moving forward and creating or recreating my life with health, happiness and creativity. The biggest lesson of the past few years is that you can’t chase your happiness, you need to find it inside of you, your family, your friends. It is true and so important to embrace that. my motto this year is that, ‘I’ve got this’ and I really feel I do….I think….lol.
So….to wrap this long blog post, I want to leave you with a few projects that I have worked on the past several months:
I hope that everyone had a great weekend.
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Good morning crafters, it has been a while, well actually it has been a year. So much has changed, but that is for another day.
I just wanted to pop on here and post a fabulous project that I created this week for a friend’s daughters Birthday. The theme is Mermaid which I am in LOVE with.
Here is a peek at what I created:
I put my Silhouette Cameo to good use on to create all the shapes in this project. The two little mermaids on the shells are stamped images from Darcie’s. I water-colored and fussy cut them out. My Stamping Studio in Windsor has a great selection of these stamps. I had so much fun creating it. I hope Alexa loves the banner and cake topper.
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Good morning folks, I am sure that the everyone is in the holiday rush. I just wanted to pop on here and post my final project for my guest DT spot for the Not2shabbyshop.com Thank you Jamie for giving me a chance to play with this stamp set. I really enjoyed doing it.
Here is the link to the video that I created for this project:
Thanks for peeking in and happy holidays to you all xoxo
Good morning folks and happy Friday. The final weekend of Christmas prep is upon us. I hope that everyone takes some time for themselves during this hectic time of the year. I am just popping on here to post my 4th project for Jamie and her shop, Not2shabbyshop.com. I had lots of fun creating a fun little gift tag. Don’t forget my discount code for the month of December which is THANKSMEL. If you place an order with Jamie and you use that code, you can save 10% on your entire order!!!
Here is the link to the video I created:
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