Monday 29 October 2012

the creative juices are flowing!!!

I have been super creative lately and i am loving it!!!  Not only am i coming up with ideas- the ideas are actually working.  Now i don't know how you all scrapbook but i usually have an vision of what i want to do, with what papers and the style i want to acheive and once i start working if the project doesn't look like my vision i stop working on it.  Instead i hide it in a corner at my shop never to see the light of day again until i do a big clean then it usually goes in the garage.

But this week the heaven are shinning maybe its the snow and cold maybe i am better when the sunshine and warm aren't beckoning me outside.  I have about 4 projects on the go this week
1. countdown to Christmas which was simple and turned out good. (previous blog)
Next wait for it, wait for it- 2. Jar Snowglobes with Paper Trees (PS i saw these on Pinterest and created with products had and added my own flair, i am not a fan of credit not going where it deserves)

made three jar with tiny three houses from Melissa Frances,  covered in paper, inked then a smeared with icicle stickles (ranger), roof were covered with white mica flakes (Melissa Frances), finally added tinsel (tim holtz) around roof edge.  The hardest part was finding jar wide enough to fit the houses inside and getting the houses to sit straight.  I stuffed the bottom of the jar with ivory felt for snow and also have loose mica flakes inside.  Heres the close up:

how cute are those!!

Next trees

Again how cute!
for these i used knitting needles in different sizes, and styrofoam to make tree truck.  Then cut paper in sizes 2.25" to 1" trimmed edges with triangle scissor then stacked them on the tree trunk.  The key to this was turning squares so they are at different angles gives it a better spruce tree shape.  The final touch was to ink sqaure and add some mica flakes.  I wrapped the styrofoam base with ivory felt.

Here is a sneak peek of a new kit i am doing up (this one is from the brain of Glenda)

and gets so much more exciting stay tune!!!

Friday 26 October 2012

countdown to Christmas

here is my latest project- a Christams Advent Calendar

This project came together really fast and has a vintage 1950 feel to it.  I used Pink Paislee city sidewalk paper line with chipboard snowflakes and tag embellishments.  I didn't have enough tags (made pockets out of the tags) so i also used 7 gypsies envelopes from antiquaries paper line and just covered them with paper. Distressed and ink all edges (walnut distress ink its my fav) then sewed it all together.  All the numbers and letters were cut from tim holtz wordplay but first i  folded cardstock in half and glued together so they are slightly raised and thicker but not near as diffcult to cut as chipboard letter.

 I love how simple and colorful this project is but the fun layout of tags and pockets makes it more interesting.

here are some close ups

debating making this one kit let me know if anyone is interested!!

PS wendy told me to layoff the embossing powder for awhile anyone agree??

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Crative Mode

just got back from Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival in Calgary and i am ready to create but.... all the store stock needs to be put away and i have new stock that needs to be added to stock, priced and put away.  But man do i have ideas, christmas decor, new 3D decor, pop up kits and interesting thinking out of the box scrapbooking....  But first i must work! 

Stay Tune for some super fun projects!!!!

Tuesday 16 October 2012


I love steampunk and I would LOVE if there was more steampunk embellishments and die cuts available.  Here are a couple projects i made and created the steampunk element myself. 

Here i made a lightbulb outline out of chipboard then  embossed with aged silver embossing enamel by stampdenous.  Used a piece of craftsman paper as backing then added a wire element.  Love how this layout turned out.

Agian this is craftsman pattern paper from Prima.  Here i used a chipboard basket from basically bare embossed with aged silver embossing enamel then made balloon with accents out other pattern paper from craftsman collection.  Used twine and brads to add swags and give balloon a completed look.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Tim Holtz Album

Got new stock and restocking items in yesterday, so all of you who loved the Tim Holtz Travel Album i am sitting making them right now.  If you haven't called and booked yours you still have time contact the store via email or phone
You will be contacted once they are ready to ship- first come first served.  $55+gst (shipping will all be added onto final price)

Here are the pics- comes with tim holtz destination travel paper pack, hinges, all diecuts pre cut out of black chipboard, chipboard book cut and cinched and finally detailed instructions

cover with hinges to secure closed and peek a boo pages visible

page #1 camera flips over to add pics and / or journalling.  PS love how the globe turned out favorite part of album

Page #2 front

Page #2 Back car and envelope create a pocket for tags

Page #3 front -love balloons and gears

Page #3 back  Clock flip up for pictures, file folder along bottom for pics and journalling

Page #4 back cover.  File folder for pics and suitcase piocket on the bottom for an additonal items from trip tickets, brochures etc....

PS: Tim Holtz if you have read this i love wordplay but what would make it even better would be to have more than one of vowels, like 3 "e"  Not a big deal when you make one project but much more challenging when you make 30.  Also i want a compass and balloon die cut- thank you