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


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!


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!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

I hope everyone had as much fun over Easter as I did. I didn't get any crafting done per say (other than some crafty shopping!) because I was in the city celebrating my Mom's 75th birthday with my family. It was also my Dad's birthday this weekend so we did even more celebrating with him. Take a look at some of the great pictures I got over the weekend.

Friday started with a dinner out at Three Amigos in Edmonton to start the celebrations. 

This is the Amigo-Rita I had - and needed help to finish!

This is the Marachi singer that serenaded us all through supper. The girls loved him!

Dad even got into the spirit of things and really enjoyed himself!

My Mom and her friend Esther tried one of those big drinks too!

And I got to hang with my nieces - a couple of my favourite people!!

Then we had Mom's big 75th birthday party. She really enjoyed herself and we got some really great photos of her and all the guests. A few people ended up not being able to make it cause of the weather but overall it was really a success!!

But I think my Mom's favourite part of the weekend was when she had the whole gang of us watching the Oilers game in her bedroom on Sunday night! It was a lot of fun!!

And the weekend ended with a birthday brunch for my Dad, as Monday was his actual birthday.

I did get to a couple of my fav scrapbook stores, so I will take some pics of my purchases and share them later. So till then, stay crafty my peeps!