Sunday, 21 May 2017

So apparently May has not been a crafty month for me - this cold has just kicked my but and I have just not had the energy to get down to my craft room. Of course, that hasn't stopped me from shopping! LOL

I ordered a few things off Simon Says Stamp - things I haven't been able to get anywhere else. I also ended up winning a gift certificate from a Facebook contest. So I got myself a few goodies. Check out the YouTube video I made of my newest goodies!


I have several swaps to start now and all these new goodies to play with - as well as next months design team project to start. So will hopefully have a few more posts this month.

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

I swear I have NOT disappeared off the face of the earth! I have just been so sick and then busy that I haven't had much of a chance to post. But I thought I should try and post about my weekend crop.

I had such a great time at the Friends of FloMac Fundraising crop this weekend. It was really great to be able to attend a crop at home that I didn't have to do anything but be a participant. It was relaxing and fun, though I didn't get a whole lot done!


It was a really fun group of ladies and I got to sit with my pals Dawn and Treena from La Crete so got in some great visiting. I did not get a whole lot of crafting done but I did finish one project over the weekend. This was inspired by a project that was taught at Scrap Addicts by Annette Green of Graphic 45. I was not able to go down for the class but then I went through my stash and realized that I had everything I needed already to do it myself. Thanks for the inspiration Annette/Graphic 45!!








I also did one of the make n' takes from the weekend. I added some shading to the project to make it pop. Pretty happy with the end result.


I didn't come home with much for prizes, even though I bought tickets on everything! But I did end up with one of the silent auction items. I got the Sundae basket so for supper on Sunday Doug and I had some awesome sundaes!


So I am hoping to get more time in my craft room this week as my cold is finally starting to go away. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Friday, 5 May 2017

So this has been one VERY long week! My husband had a slight cold last week and when I caught it, it hit me like a freight train! I have been off sick pretty much all week. But I do have some fun stuff to post so now that I finally feel like I am back in the land of the living I wanted to share!

May 1st my latest design team project went up on the Mixed Media Mojo blog - this is what I did this month for the theme Celebration with the twist of weddings.


On the 29th I will have my Design Team post and I will do a picture tutorial on how I made this canvas. I am also thinking of entering it in a local art show which might be kinda fun.

But now that I am back to the land of the living I am going to a crop this weekend! I will be spending tonight and tomorrow hanging with friends getting my craft on! I am all packed and ready to go!


A couple of the girls I am sitting with are working on a project together, and I want to play with my new sprays.


I will post more pictures over the weekend. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

I just got some great pics from my nieces - they went to Scrap Addicts today and took my pal Kassandra's Teens and Tweens Art Journaling class. They really enjoyed it and did some great work!


This one is Madison's


And this one is Taryn's

I can't get over how talented those girls are. My sister has some great kids! And now I really have to go watch my Oilers win! Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

I spent most of this weekend so sick, but I did get a few things done despite feeling like I was run over by a freight train!

First off I finished my May Design Team project for Mixed Media Mojo. I can't show you the full picture till it goes up on the blog tomorrow, but here is a sneak peak.



And I also got another project of my own done. I did a couple of ATB's for swaps and since I had one block left I thought maybe I should make one for myself. Really happy with how it came out







I am pretty proud of myself for getting this stuff done when I feel so awful! But I gotta go cheer on my Oilers, so till next time - stay crafty my peeps! 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

I got more happy mail this week! I ordered a few more of those new Marabu Mixed Media sprays from Delta Arts. I also got some fab stuff from my pal Wendy at W2Scrapbooking. Check out my video of the goodies!


I also got my design team project done! But you have to wait to see it as I have to take better photos. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Happy mail is the best! Got home yesterday with two fun packages - one from one of my favourite shops and one from a new shop I found. I got my latest kit from Scraps of Elegance/Darkness and then I got some knew sprays from a new store I was directed to from my pal Wendy at W2Scrapbooking. The new products are called Marabu Mixed Media Sprays and I cannot wait to try them out! But check out my video of my new goodies!


I hope to play with this stuff this weekend - especially since I have a design team project to get finished! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I got down into my craft room a couple times now this week, so I was able to finish off some projects! I have to get back to some art journaling, but I had to get some other projects done first.

First off, I made a birthday gift for a friend of mine. While teaching the art journal page class last month I used a canvas to show the students the technique. As a result I had a base to use for a project and since my friend Gena has a birthday coming up I decided to finish the canvas for her as a gift. I asked her for a favourite picture and she sent me one of a fairy she liked. This is the end result. I am hoping she will like it!


The other project I finished off was for a swap I was in. I had to do an altered bottle and since my partner asked for something shabby chic or vintage I wanted to use more muted colours. I had a wine bottle from a recent party that already had a frosted look to it so I used that for the project. Pretty happy with the end result - and I think my partner will like it!




I still have to finish off the other ATB that I started - and I think I will be keeping this one for myself if it keeps looking as good as it does so far. And I definitely want to do some art journaling this weekend! Oh, and I have a design team project to complete to. It is looking to be a pretty crafty weekend for me! So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Monday, 24 April 2017

So I didn't spend that much time in my craft room this weekend - I spent more time getting out and getting active this weekend! I walked my dogs and did a bunch of swimming so was a bit tired when it came to crafting. But I did get a few things worked on.

I made a couple birthday cards for my grandsons - I had a bunch of stuff to send them so wanted to get their cards done also. I hope they like them!



I also started a couple other projects. The first is an altered bottle for a swap with one of my Facebook groups. I am trying to go for a shabby chic look so hope I am succeeding.


And I had another of the blocks left that I had used for my last two ATB projects. I had an idea I wanted to try with the leftover paint from my paint class on Friday as well as some other stuff I had kicking around. So I started this block and so far it is going great! I will post more pictures as I keep going. But so far, so good!


I hope to get more work done on both these projects this week, as well as finish off another gift and start my May design team project. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

I went to my first paint night this weekend and really enjoyed it! I have to say, I was almost surprised by how much fun I had.  Of course my painting didn't look near as cool as the instructors, but I really like how it came out.

This was how we started - all blank and ready to go!

And this is Mary - our FANTASTIC teacher!

This is step one - blending the first layer of colours

Then we had to add the grass

And this is the final painting.

And I just couldn't bring myself to throw out all this leftover paint - so I brought it home!

And of course, had to get a picture of the whole class. I just love how everyone's paintings came out different even though we were all taught the same techniques.

I really enjoyed my first paint night - and I cannot wait to do next month's class. So till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

SPOILED!!

Did I EVER get spoiled this week - I got two different swaps in the mail and my partners just BLEW ME AWAY with how fabulous the projects they made me were.

First off, my pal Debbie made me the most STUNNING ATB (Altered Trading Block). I was floored when I opened the package. Check out the amazing project I was gifted with!!!









Then  I also got this fun/fabulous altered Pringles can from another swap pal in the new Card Making Friends group on Facebook that I joined. It even opens so I can store stuff in it. And she sent me some fantastic goodies with it too. Love it all.




I have to say I felt especially luck yesterday after opening all my great packages. I cannot wait to do more swapping. This is why I love it so much.

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!
Well I told you all I would post a pic of the goodies I got when I was in the city! So here it is - got some good stuff!!


I am looking forward to doing a project with the chipboard top hats - I am going to have to definitely do one in a Steampunk style! I will post pictures when I get one done.

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD


Hey everyone! Wanted to share my latest design team post with Mixed Media Mojo. I hope you are all having a fun month cause I know I am! I wanted to show you how I used another of my new products - the Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks. I watched a couple videos on how to use them and came up with some fun projects for them.

First off, with the theme Spring and the twist Showers I wanted to create a journal page using my new Dina Wakely Scribble sticks. This is the page I came up with.


As I said, I had watched several videos on this new product, 
but this is the one I followed for this page.


But then I decided that I don't want to always show you other people's videos. I need to make some of my own. I apologize in advance that it is not as good quality as the video above. I am still learning how to improve my videos, but I hope you still get the idea. I made a couple of Easter tags for the gift baskets I am sending my grandsons. Take a look at how I made them.


And here is a picture of the finished tags.


So I hope you liked my little tutorial and my projects for this month. And make sure you enter the April Challenge that we do on the blog - you have a chance to win some fun prizes!

Till next time, stay crafty my peeps!