Friday, May 26, 2017

Creative Scrapbooker TOOTS

for publishing my Layout in the Summer issue!

This layout was created with Graphic 45 paper and various embellishments from my stash. The stick pin is actually one that I assembled myself from trinkets and bits and bobs.
This is a very old photo of my Grandmother Grandfather and Uncle. I wish I could have known them when they were this age. I believe they are both younger than my oldest daughter in this photo. Their life wasn't easy, but they always managed.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Art Tile Exchange

These are a group of tiles that a friend of mine is hosting for a swap group we both participate in.
The theme was 1920's - 1930's. Prohibition, women's rights, men were real men, styles were risqué and changing, the industrial revolution was in full swing, war times, dirty thirties. The color pallet was muted, dusty rose, tan etc. Nothing too contrasting. The rest is up to each persons personal style.
The hostess mailed each participant a set of sturdy chip board tiles to create each month for a total of a six month rotation. We make two complete sets of each size, keep one set and mail the other back to her.
We had one lady drop out, so I volunteered to do an extra set.
Here is a conglomeration of the tiles. They range in size from 4x6 right down to 1x1 inch.

I was mailing to Greece, so I opted to do the set in a single mail out package.
The hostess will gather them all, shuffle and mail back the completed art work from various artists.
When they are all in hand. I will assemble them in a grid that 'Valerie' put together to form an 18 x 20 inch wall art display. I will update here once I received the turnaround tiles.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Spring Fairies

It is spring time here! More time outside, cleaning out the flower beds, planting new bulbs....curses to the hungry squirrel that keeps stealing them.
 Anyhow, sneaking in a little bit of time to chase some fae folk around.
 The scrapbooking supplies seem to spill over into almost any project. This is a silk embroidered art hanging. It is all made with the tiniest stitches of silk string. Very pretty. The bottom photo shows a more true color. Hard to photograph, because the silk has a sheen. Anyhow It needed the fairies to finish it off. I am going to frame this. !
Fairies are from Kaisercraft ephemera pack.
I fussy cut all the borders off and added some stickles glitter.
Thanks Pinterest for the funnies!

Friday, April 28, 2017


Mini Chip board book
The front cover is just a simple emboss with TH embossing dauber and  Verdigris  Enamel powder. The dauber worked well to echo the birds feathers. Then I filled in with distress inks.
The papers are from Bo Bunny Garden Journal. I fussy cut feathers and alternated with flowers from the stash. I also added some fantasy film behind the hummingbird and a piece of tulle before I covered with the feathers and flowers.
This was okay, but needed a bit of weight to balance the bottom.
Wall papered with stencil done with emboss and gesso.
I didn't like it so much so covered it in with the flowers.
Back cover pictured on left was just filled in with some inks and left.
Final additions are always the photos and a few buttons and ribbons. This was the year of the 'Weddings' We attended 3 in the space of two months.
Thanks Pinterest, because wedding season will soon be here.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Another long weekend is here. Gearing up for some family events. This usually involves me cooking for the masses! Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.
 In the mean time, this is what I have been playing around with this week:
More pocket letters! This one is a series of fairies in jars! 
Stuffing Fairies in Jars! Always my favourite pastime!
For the Faux Mason jars, I stamped with the metal ink on a piece of mylar. Then cut it out and used it for an overlay effect overt the fairies. The lid was stamped on scrunched up metal duct tape. I like it because it has a sticky back and can just be trimmed and stuck to most backgrounds.
Apologizing for the terrible photos. I need a new phone......
Then I got out the 'shrink dink' clear sheets. I first stamped the image for the mason jar and fairy. Make sure and punch hanging holes before you shrink. To color I  flipped it over, so I could color the fairy in with out loosing the outline. The photo shows before and after shrinking.
Be sure to hold your shrink project secure as you shrink it. I use these old medical clips and my heat proof craft sheet.
There you have it a Fairy Charm.
Fairies again.
This is self explanatory, I started with a copy of an old photo. Then decorated her up with leaves from the stash.
Gypsy Pocket letter! I love ephemera. While attempting to tidy my 'happy place' I came across a lot of 7 Gypsies packaging I had saved. That was the jumping off point for this pocket letter. { this rate, I am never going to get it cleaned up} But, at least I had enough space to play.
Thanks Pinterest for the Easter Peeps!

Monday, April 10, 2017

28 Years

Happy Anniversary to US!

Steve and Pam, a love story
More of our story HERE

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Time...maybe

Where I live it is spring time. Sort of , still way to cold to venture outside for long.  I was feeling the need to inject some idea sparking creativity to my space. This is what I made from an online purchased kit.

I mounted it to the cover of an old book. I will be making the inside into an altered art journal book. I will be creating the pages first, so as not to mess up the cover. I will pre-cut and measure them with a binding border of an inch space on the left hand side. Once I am done, I will secure them to the inside.
 I used a few extra things from my stash.
 As well as I did change up  the instructions.
 {I have said it before, 'I am the worst at being told what to do'}
 I felt very decadent and selfish buying this kit from Karla's Cottage.
This is more or less what arrived promptly in the mail
The instructions are simple the supplies gorgeous vintage goodies. Karla hand picks and packages everything herself. All in all I am very happy with the results. There are so many new ideas spinning in my head now. I have some other gloves that I want to do something extra special with. One is a single tiny fish net glove that my oldest daughter wore when she was a little girl. The other is a set that my mom recently gave me that she wore when she was sixteen. She just turned '78'. I also have more kits to show you, but they are a surprise and waiting for my BFF and I to do!
Thanks Pinterest for 'Spring Time in Alberta'