Thursday, September 21, 2017

My First ATC's

I haven't worked on ATC's before so this is another new adventure for me! You can come and play along too at the Mixed Up Mag Mixer Facebook group! Weekly prompts are posted and lots of people play along and there are so many good ideas! And it's great for if you are ever stumped, or feel like your mojo went on vacation without you! Also you can purchase the prompts that will fit right on the back of your ATC from Mixed Up Merchandise on Etsy
Don't miss out on the fun! And don't feel you have to do every week, jump in and out when you want to! It's all for fun and sharing our creativity and ideas!

I have attached my first 4 weeks of the challenge here.


Week 1 Challenge - Use your most recent purchase. Mine was some of the Architexture line from 7 Gypsies, which is what all my little cut outs came from. My ATC is covered in Copper Wax from Finnabair, then I used Glass Bead Gel through a stencil for texture. All my pieces are edged in Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick, and my butterflies are TH rub ons.

Week 2 Challenge - Make circles with your coffee cup. I layered paper from the Architexture line first, edge in Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I did circles with my coffee cup but they didn't stay dark enough so I tried using some coffee grounds to help out.

I still wasn't happy with the circles so I used some Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek, but didn't heat emboss it so it looks like grounds :) Added some wings and flowers from TH and some flowers with Emerald Creek gemstones as flower centers.

 
Week 3 Challenge - Use up old alpha or number stickers/die cuts. I found some old die cut letters (the large c and p underneath) and little alphabet stickers in my stash. ATC is done with Distress Oxides and the large letters are embossed in Burnt Copper Leaves and Fractured Ice from Emerald Creek.

This is a bottle cap I ran through my big shot and then added the TH bingo piece and Emerald Creek gemstones.


Week 4 Challenge - Be inspired by words from a song or poem. Atc is coloured with Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Wild Honey. I attached the ripped sheet music with TH Distress Medium in Vintage. The words are from a song by Warren Zevon that my son chose and was played at my Mom's funeral.

The music note is from Southern Ridge Trading Company and was inked in Distress Oxide in Candied Apple and then embosses with Fractured Ice.

The Week 5 Challenge is up today so come on over and join in the fun! And let's see your ATC's. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Home Decor with 49th and Market

I'm back on the Scrap Shotz blog today with a couple more projects to share! Today is a reverse canvas with 49th and Market flowers and a couple of cards featuring Waffle Flower stamps and dies! I've had so much fun trying new things and creating with them!



To see more details and all the links for the products I used head on over to Scrap Shotz today!

Thanks for having a look and have a great day!

Cathy

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It's Scrap Shotz Time!!

I am very excited to share my first projects with the Scrap Shotz Design Team!! So wonderful to have this new adventure and work with Sandy and the rest of this amazing team!

This is actually 2 projects but I made it so they'd go together. It would make a great gift!

Here is my finished project of a decorated gift box and 6 note cards to tuck inside.





To see all of the little details and close ups, head on over to Scrap Shotz. Also there are links to the store for the products I used on this project. 

Thanks for your continuous support everyone!

Cathy

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Out & About with Wild Whisper

Yes, it's true!! Another amazing collection from Wild Whisper is ready for you! I love them all and Out & About is no different!
This project re-uses the multi layer steel gasket from the exhaust manifold from my son's '92 Skyline. Once it was scrubbed and degreased it was ready to be re purposed.....into wall art for my house!

Here is the finished project!! For all the details and close ups of the pretty flowers head on over to the Wild Whisper blog today and check it out! The flowers were all die cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Eileen Hull's Flowers, 3-D #2 and Flower Layers w/heart petals. Flower centers are the gemstones from Emerald Creek.



Thanks for visiting and don't forget to head on over to Wild Whisper Designs for all the details on this project!

Have a great day everyone!

Cathy


Sunday, September 10, 2017

I Really Am Creating!!

I know it seems like I may be doing nothing...but honest I am!! LOL  I have a number of projects coming up next week and the week after and I can't wait to share them with you!! But for now I'd like to share some of my crafting I did while I was on the east coast of Canada, having my first visit to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island! I took some supplies with me, picked up a couple of small things while I was there and just used the quiet evening time to play and relax. Sometimes it was at the little kitchen table we had in our cottage or it was on the kitchen island in the big house we all stayed in, or the coffee table in my pretend bedroom(really a second living room but worked out great for us). I worked on fun tags, tags with trip stuff on them, a thank you card for my cousins and a birthday card for my Uncle Jim.

This was the birthday card for my Uncle Jim for his 70th birthday. So glad I grabbed a handful of my TH Paper dolls and threw them in my little travel bag.

For the map piece, I just trimmed it down, rounded the corners and then drew the hearts on. One around Nova Scotia where my Uncle lives and one around Vancouver where the rest of us live.

And these paper dolls were perfect. The two boys represent my Uncle Jim and my Uncle Rick (who passed away in July a number of years ago), the two girls represent my Auntie Judy and my Mom (who passed 4 years ago) and the lone show off girl is my Auntie Barb, who is 16 years younger than her oldest sibling. I think my Uncle liked his card.

I also did a thank you card, attached to a bottle of vodka to make more vodka slushy, for my cousin Ken and Nancy and Kaley, the owners of Hope River Farm. Be sure to check out the facebook page to follow the antics of farm life in PEI. They fed us so well while we were there and their table was full of family, 12 of us total!!

I seriously just threw in handfuls of TH Paper Dolls and other cards, some stuff from the Prima St. Tropex line and stamps that I loved like the Dina Wakely one that I used to border this card. Colour is from my DW Scribble Sticks and my Wendy Vecchi Minis.

 
These tags were from our first days of heading out to the east coast, from our dinner at the airport in Vancouver to our first night on Cape Breton Island. The Lighthouse Cottages were probably my fave little cottages. And if you go to the site and let the pics run  through, we had the 3 cottages closest to the green space. What a view and lovely beach space.

This piece was from a brochure and the top piece was my receipt from the Glenorra Distillery that we visited.


One of my sassy girl tags! It was just nice to sit and play after busy days of driving, sight seeing and beach combing.

And this one went to my Auntie Judy due to a conversation, over dishes, in my Auntie Nikki's kitchen after some wine and my made up on the spot poem that consisted of "Sassy, Sassy, kiss my assy" Yup...you had to be there to find this as hilarious as we did and yup...my family is batshit crazy!! LOL

And these three tags were done one evening while crafting on the kitchen island while we stayed in big house on the Bay of Fundy. Even though there were 10 of us, it was always kind of quiet i nthe evening, I was crafting, another group was playing crib at the dining room table, another group sitting in the living room reading. Everyone doing their own thing but still all together as a family.



 Thanks all for stopping by! One day soon I'll post some pics of the amazing scenery we saw on the east coast and some of the places we stayed. 

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Cathy