Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April Sketchy Challenge with CSM and Scrap Shotz

The monthly kit from Scrap Shotz features Twilight from One Canoe Two. And the layout design is from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and their April Sketchy Challenge. Make sure you head on over to Scrap Shotz Blog to see the details of my layout and some close ups. Absolutely love the plaid designs in this collection!!


Yes, I scrapbooked my brochures and my wine!! I also have my footprints in the sand on different beaches to use for a layout too and some weird pics from the Potato Museum! I take a lot of pictures, of a lot of things and a good majority of weird things LOL Or things that don't interest others. I'm a big fan of all the lighthouses we saw out east, the tide rolling in, flowers, doors, windows, and also my family!!

Have a great week everyone!

Cathy

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Twilight at Scrap Shotz

It is time for the April Kit reveal from Scrap Shotz!! The lovely Twilight Collection from One Canoe Two is up this month! Such pretty colours in this collection and so many ideas of things to create.  I started with a very simple home decor piece. I love to have things to put on my walls (even though they are getting full) or on my mantle or a book shelf. 
So I finally used this distressed frame I got at Michaels on clearance eons ago!


Detailed pics are up on the Scrap Shotz blog today. This awesome April Kit featuring Twilight from One Canoe Two is available now and there are lots of add ons that you'll need, especially the washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Cathy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Love Your Story

Can you ever have too many word dies? I think not! And these Shadow Script #1 Thinlits are a must have, how great is it to have the shadow without all the fussy cutting? Okay, I've attempted the fussy cutting on words and I have not ever been successful with it. TH to the rescue with this amazing set! 
More detail pics are over on the Scrap Shotz blog today! 


My second project was created using the Sizzix 3-D Bohemian Botanicals and quick spotlight technique.


Thank you for stopping by and for your support!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Cathy

Monday, April 2, 2018

Embrace Imperfection

So excited to be sharing my first project with the Southern Ridge Trading Company DT today.  I have used SRTC chipboard for a few years now and love it. I love the intricate  details and these designs can take paint, embossing powder, metallique waxes, anything you want to throw at it. 
My Embrace Imperfection canvas uses SRTC chipboard, TH paper and embellishments and a few of the new Baked Texture Embossing Powders from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter.

Here is my finished canvas. For more detailed pics and close ups head on over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog today.




Thank you so much for having a look and make sure you stop by SRTC to see all the pieces up close. 



SRTC Product Links

Other Products Used:
Baked Texture Patina Oxide
Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax
Baked Texture Dirty Sand
Tim Holtz Etcetera Paper
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Finnabair Metallique Wax in Aged Brass, Amethyst Magic and Lucky Emerald
Ranger Glossy Accents
Be Creative Tape
Distress Collage Medium


 Have a great week everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Cathy
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wild Whimsy and Dragonfly Wings

Oh sweet dragonfly wings! I have my last project for the month up today on the Wild Whisper Blog. Yes, it features the dragonflies and the wings again! Get your Wild Whimsy Collection quickly so you can have these wings in your craft room. This time my dragonflies are hanging out in the Eileen Hull Designs Flower Pocket die.


For all the details and more close up pics, Wild Whisper blog is the place to be! With the dragonfly wings from the Wild Whimsy stamp set, you can turn almost anything into a dragonfly!

Hope your Wednesday is fabulous!

Cathy

Stitched Slots, Baked Texture & 3-D Embossing

WOW!! So much fun creating with some of the new products available over at Scrap Shotz and creating finally with the Baked Texture Embossing Powders!  The new Tim Holtz Stitched Slots ar perfect for traveler's journals!! You can keep more stuff and fit it in!

As you can see from my page I do keep everything!! Don't judge! LOL

This tag fits into the the Stitched Slot on the first page.

And yes...those are the tops of my receipts from Fred Meyer (did you know Fred Meyer sells wine and if you buy 6 bottles at once you get an extra 10% off?!? I know, I need to go there again!! LOL

And this was my second project using the Sizzix 3-D Embossing Folder Bohemian Botanicals and my Baked Texture!!
For more detailed pics head on over to Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz and have a look. 

Happy Wednesday of a short work week!! :)

Cathy

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

For Your Travelers Journal

I think I have established how much I love the Wild Whimsy Collection from Wild Whisper. The dragonflies and the wings are my fave, but the seashells come a pretty close second.
For this project I kept it quite simple. I wanted something to go with the travelers journal that is available with this collection. And let's face it, we all need clips and doo dads to go with our journals. So I used the idea from Eileen Hull's video where she made clips, click HERE to see the video, the clip making starts about 30 minutes in. I used the Wild Whimsy paper and stamp set to make a set of matching clips for my journal.


For more detailed pics and instructions head on over to the Wild Whisper blog.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a great week!

Cathy

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sweet Dragonflies!

It's time to show one of my favorite parts of the new Wild Whimsy line from Wild Whisper!! Ohhh the dragonflies and stamps of dragonfly wings! Yes I think everything should have wings, especially these pretty dragonfly wings! Up on the Wild Whisper blog is my Dragonfly Wing Shimmer canvas.
For more details and close up pics head on over there now.





Shimmery background using Ken Oliver Mineral Bursts and the beautiful wings stamped in TH Distress Oxide in Blueprint Sketch. The stamped wings are a part of this wonderful set

Thanks for stopping in and keep your eyes on Wild Whisper for all the amazing projects from the DT featuring Wild Whimsy!

Have a great week!

Cathy

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wild Whimsy is here!

I was so excited for this release from Wild Whisper! Love the ocean and the dragonfly wings! My first project combines so many gems and shimmer and I got to use the fabulous Xyron Sticker Maker! so handy when I had strips of little gems that were all going to need adhesive.
For all the details and the close ups head on over to the Wild Whisper Blog and don't forget to order your very own Wild Whimsy Collection! And yes...that mermaid is part of the collection too!


Thanks for popping by! Stay tuned because I'll have 3 more projects with the Wild Whimsy Collection, and they may or may not involve the dragonfly wings! :)

Have a great week!

Cathy

Monday, February 19, 2018

Art Journalling and Me

I have so many journals, but haven't made it a habit to use them. I think the time to start is now! Not a new year's resolution but something I want to do. Once I'm sitting there getting inky/painty/gluey I love it and feel relaxed and I love that feeling. So I need to get in there and just play far more often! So I've started with one page, over a couple of days but used colours that are not my go to choices and stencils and metal and an old piece of cardboard. And I loved it! 

Here is my finished page in my larger Dylusions journal.


The background is done with 3 colours of Distress Oxides, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Wild Honey. On the left hand side is a Stencil Girl stencil that I did with gesso first so it acted as a resist. I used the same stencil on the right in Walnut Stain.

Over top of the inked stencil I used a TH stencil with clear texture paste for an added layer.

Again over the ripped up piece of TH Etcetera Stash, I used clear texture paste for another layer.

One of my TH word bands that I had in my stash...also one of my plans for the year is to "use what I have" and dig into my stash and get into a project instead of just sitting around looking pretty haha I used some hemp twine and a piece of cardboard from my last Wild Whisper order.

Loving the foil thing right now!! I need more foil and I really want the Rebekah Meier Mixed Media Medium from Therm Web and some of her transfer foil in Antique Pearl and patina!! So many great colours. The foil I have and used on this one is the Ranger Holiday package, I used the gold and the Vintage package is a must have too.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!!

Cathy

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cards with Scrap Shotz

Spent some time creating cards with the February Kit from Scrap Shotz.  This month is featuring Vicki Boutin's All The Good Things collection.

Scrap Shotz has such versatile collections for their monthly scrapbook kits! I did a layout last week and this week I made three fairly different cards. 


Beside the fact that I love this stamp and paper, I watched Eileen Hull do her Facebook live video and it was all about foiling today! I knew I had to foil this paper for a card. I just used a glue pen because that's what I had, but if you want to see all the other stuff you  could use head on over to see Eileen's video


For more detailed pics and instructions, head on over to Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz and have a look. Also take the time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created with this collection too!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thanks for stopping in.

Cathy

Sunday, February 11, 2018

My Crackled Heart

Just a few more days until Valentine's Day! I don't do alot for this day, my kids and I are super cheap and we go get choclates on the 15th when every thing goes on sale! LOL I used to do little gift bags for my kids and as they got older it was different things here and there. Last year it was their favorites pies LOL Not very Valentiney, but they ate the pies. 

This year I had a few things in my stash that I wanted to play with so I pulled them out and made My Crackled Heart. 


I used one of the TH Baseboards from the Christmas pack, the plaster heart is from Relics & Artifacts, first time using that line and love it. The heart was originally painted in metallics from Finnabair, but I changed my mind (like I always do) and repainted it with the Distress Paints in Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet.

I edged the base board in the Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet as well. Super messy job on that because I already had a piece of paper that I was going to use to cover most of it.
 
I used my Stencil Girl stencil to add to this spare piece of paper and used the Wilted Violet and Tarnished Brass to highlights a few spots.

I love how it turned out, but I was going to be cutting out the TH Flourish with it. But I now have a new way to colour with my stencils.

Yes..I really love this! Going to try some different colour combos next weekend.

I also stenciled on the heart. It was a little tricky keeping it in place, but I just wanted a small part of the stencil to tie it in.

Before I stenciled on the flourish I added a layer of the Distress Clear Rocky Candy Crackle. I need to get some more of this stuff, I love it!

And here is the finished My Crackled Heart! I also foiled on a little hand drawn arrow and added some rub ons.

It's all about using what you have sometimes. And quite often I forget that I have something. So I keep digging around and finding new things (well not really new, but forgotten about) and pulling them out where I can see them.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great start to your week!!

Cathy

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February Kit Reveal at Scrap Shotz

A new monthly kit is ready for you at Scrap Shotz!! February's Monthly Kit features Vicki Boutin's new All The Good Things collection! For the kit reveal we used a sketch from Stuck Sketches.





Here is my version of the sketch 





And for a second project I fancied up the cover of a signature for a travellers journal.




For more details and close up pictures, head on over to the Scrap Shotz blog.  

Have a great week everyone!

Cathy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

An Inky Tag and Valentines

And just like that the first month of a new year comes to a close! I hope the start to your year was a good one, and now we head into February! So for a few of my projects up on the Scrap Shotz Blog I made some Valentines! And got wonderfully inky and messy making a tag!


Love the Modascrap Wood Effect paper that is the first layer on this tag and that Tim Holtz Scroll Die..a must have!





Three Valentine cards made with the Hello Sweetheart Collection from Carta Bella. I am such a paper junkie!! I want it all and I want more! :) Don't judge!! LOL

And the last project is a cute little pendant using the Carta Bella Collection for the inside of the pendant and Glossy Accents to fill it in. One day I will have resin but the GA work great.





For all the details and more up close pictures head on over to Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz and have a look.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you all have a great week and make time to be creative!

Cathy
 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Strong & Free

My latest project is up on the Wild Whisper Blog today! The Strong & Free Collection is so truly Canadian and encompasses so many things Canadian! In the card pack there is even a double double coffee cup! (which I am kind of keeping for myself lol ) I have also used the Eileen Hull Trinket Box, Book and Frame die to create this home decor piece.





For all the details and some close up pics of the fussy cutting in the top frame and the perfect twist on the wire that holds everything together, head on over to Wild Whisper.

Have a great weekend!!

Cathy

 

Hello Sweetheart at Scrap Shotz

It's time for a new project over on the Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz blog. This month I get to play with the Hello Sweetheart collection from Carta Bella! It's a great versatile line, perfect for Valentines cards and layouts. For all the details head on over to the Scrap Shotz blog!





I used the awesome Trinket Box Die from Eileen Hull. So many ways to use this! I have another project coming soon using the die in a completely different way!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!

Cathy 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Out & About with a Trinket Box

I am obviously excited to have the new Trinket Box die from the Eileen Hull Book Club Collection! But even more excited to pair it with one of my favorite Wild Whisper Designs collections...Out & About! And I am using my stash!! I love love love flowers and I'm using them!! What a concept right? Buying pretty flowers for creating AND actually using them! I am so bad for saving stuff because it's pretty! New year, new plans!
Here is my Out & About Trinket Travel Box for you! More detailed pics and instructions are over on the Wild Whisper Blog!


This is the box  all closed. It stays closed with the camera charm I found in my stash with a piece of velcro on it.


The little notebook that fits right inside, and uses the Out & About Collection card pack.

So a post of must haves....the Wild Whisper Out & About Collection and the Trinket Box Die from Eileen Hull!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to Wild Whisper to see the details.

Have a great week!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Trinket Box Die is in the House!

I was so excited to use some of my Christmas money to order the Trinket Box!! And I love the leaf arches from the thinlits set! One day I'll have all the Eileen Hull dies on my wish list :)

And here is my first trinket box!! A Fairy's Den...


Here are a few step outs I did while I was making this little gem.

After I cut out my pieces I inked the covers and spine with Distress Oxides, and painted the tray piece with Finnabair's Sparks in Iris Potion. I also painted the inside black using my Dylusions.





 
I love shimmer!! And metallic!



While I was letting all of this dry, I used my Twist and Style tool to twist up my wire that would hold my fairy in place. I then painted my fairy in shimmery paints and wax finishes.

Look how perfect that twist is! Now to practice wire words!


A little resin fairy I had in my stash by Prima.
Ohh Hammered Metal Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies...you make my heart skip a beat! These wooden spools were again bits I found in my stash!

Seriously look at all that melty goodness!

Inside behind the fairy is a little nest of pink mesh (that i saved from a bouquet of flowers)





I added a strip from the Graphic 45 Fairy Dust collection around the tray part. 




Then I added the leaf arches from the thinlits set and added flowers from my stash (which is actually getting low since I want flowers on everything lol )



Again...the finished Fairy's Den, with a little hare charm from Emerald Creek guarding the opening.


Thanks for stopping by and checking things out!! Come back soon as I've got a project for Wild Whisper Designs coming this week too!

Have a great week everyone!

Cathy 

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