Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Another Scrapbook Page!

A few weeks ago Sherry, Michelle and I went to "Crop & Create Moncton" where we got to scrapbook all weekend and take some classes. There were also a couple of challenges that we could enter to win some yummy prizes. Below is one of the scrapbook pages that I created for one of my challenges.
There is a lot of hidden journaling on this page as well as some tidbids of information scattered through out the page itself. I added a little pink tee-shirt that says "Top of the Crop"...I've had it for years but just never knew where to use it and thought this was the perfect spot! It has a little wire hanger on it and it looks like it is hanging from the string of pink twine going across the page.
The "ME" is grunge board that is inked. On the "M" I cut out a little section to create a spot to let the little birdy sit. The stitching all around is completely done by markers. I don't have the patience to actually sew on a page!
Oh and the B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L patterned paper is from Bo-Bunny at Shabby Shutters! Go get yourself some today! The whole line of paper is gorgeous!
...Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Sticky-Back Canvas....oh how I love thee!

I don't know if any of my fellow crafters out there in "Craftworld" have the same challenges as I do when working on 'male' or 'boy' cards. Boy oh boy do I struggle with them! I am all about the pink and purple and bling. In my experience most men do not like the pink and purple and bling. However, when I discovered Claudine Hellmuth - Sticky-Back Canvas...I just knew I had to try it. For some reason it screamed out "masculine" to me. I am sure it would look gorgeous in pink and purple and flowers and bling, but like I said...it screamed masculine to me.
I wanted to try a technique of 'transferring' an image onto the Sticky-Back. I think this is by far one of the coolest techniques I have ever learned. I bought a package of Sticky-Back Canvas at Shabby Shutters and went through the entire package just playing with ideas. Needless to say, I am well on my way of playing with my second package of this product. If you have not tried Sticky-Back Canvas you need to give it a try-today!

I tell you, this is one of the coolest techniques I have ever learned and I hope you go get yourself some of this COOL paper and PLAY!!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Its been awhile...

I feel like I have been missing in action. Well, actually I have been as I have not been on here for 3 months. 3 months...where does the time go? It feels like as we get older the time passes in the blink of an eye. If I had to think back to what I have accomplished over the last 3 months it would be a very short list. Sure, I kept busy (most of the time) but not to where I can say that tons of things got accomplished. As usual, I am still instructing classes at Shabby Shutters. We went on the road a few times and wound up at the Crop and Create in Moncton one weekend in April where I got to meet my female craft hero and take a class with her...the fabulous Vicki Boutin. In May we packed up the store and headed off to Pictou Lodge for a weekend of laughs with the Gadget Girls retreat. Met lots of fabulous woman and can't wait to do that again!
On the home front we got a few projects around the house accomplished...painted the entryway, painted the main level bathroom, replaced the kitchen faucet, created a spare bedroom, started gardening and attempting to mow this HUGE lawn! The good ol' ride on lawn mower is gonna get a run for its money at this house!
So, now that I have created a post I really must upload some projects to show you all the "stuff" my creative little mind attempted over the last few months. My new favorite products...Sticky Back Canvas and Distress Markers being top of the list.

My new favorite Tim Holtz Distress Markers :) 

Me acting big and scary at the photo booth provided by Crop & Create Moncton
So, until next time...I hope its not as long between blogs again!