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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gone, gone, gone, I've been gone too long

Has it really been over six months since my last post? Wow, where has the time gone? 

I was chatting with one of my crafty friends recently, who advised me she missed reading my blog posts. So, here you go; this is what I've been up to recently.

I was watching an episode of Live With Prima, and Cari made a beautiful frame similar to this. So here's my version ... Is it still considered scraplifting if it's off the page?

I made this small canvas with capital Wood Icons from Prima. I had a whole package of them not being used, and while I love them I did not know what to do with them, so I made NEWFOUNDLAND!! 

Here is a close-up shot of the butterfly. I used a Prima stamp to stamp the image onto Velum and coloured with my Copic markers on the reverse. Added a Wilton flower stamon for the antenna and there you go!!

I hope to be blogging again more often again. 

Thanks for looking. 

Sock monkey card

My nephew turned one. And my sister has always had a theme with him of sock monkeys. This is the card I created for his birthday.  

Personally I can't stand monkeys. They have always creeped me out. This card was very hard for me to do. Lol

Give me your thoughts. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin time!

Pretty pumpkins and Prima products in purple!

Say that 3 times fast!  Lots of glitter and purple little things, doilies, wood embelies, and of course flowers and ! 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Siblings too far away - featuring Indian Summer

We had professional photos done last year when the kids half-brother came to visit from Germany.  I haven't yet scrapbooked them.... until today! This was the first time that I've been scrapbooking since summer, I've been spending so much time outside on my deck enjoying the summer I haven't wanted to be down stairs when it was so nice outside.  Well Fall is in full swing now, and this is the result!

I loves the colours in the Indian Summer collection from We R Memory Keepers, combined with a page from Lemonade Stand from Bo Bunny (Block Party) its a herringbone wood grain sheet that I used on the background of the second page.  I also used Prima flowers and alphas, gems from Queen & Co. and an overlay from Jillibean Soup

The kids miss their brother, and only get to see him once a year, and on Skype.


Let me know what you think!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Steampunk - still staying crafty

My new obsession recently has been Steampunk (check out my Pinterest board here - its become very popular with over 345 followers to date - - I've always loved the look of a steampunk page or mini-album, but had never thought much about dressing up in a handmade costume or Cosplay until the last few months.  So, I've been scouring Value Village (thrift store) and up-cycling everything I could find, digging out the trinkets and gears that I've been collecting for my scrapbook pages (but never used) and put together some items. 

First it was the Ray Guns - which are simply dollar store water guns with a metallic paint job!  I started with a coat of black gesso (ensure to dry very well between layers) and then used Rub 'N Buff which is a waxy metallic paint, to dry rub onto the guns, I followed up with a layer of water based Varathane to seal the paint layers from chipping off the plastic - (which it did a lot).  Lesson learned, seal everything!

Then I moved onto goggles, because goggles are the staple of any Steampunk attire, I used the same process for covering up the hideous fluorescent coloured plastic that seems to be very "in" right now in any children's swimming accessory. I used again dollar store items, this time swimming goggles.  Same steps; gesso followed by Rub 'N Buff and Varathane.  Then I replaced the rubber straps with leather (or in my case leatherette).

I made my daughter's vest with the same leatherette.  Their outfits I will tweak a little before their next wearing.  But they we all did get to show off our outfits at an Ottawa event called "Steampunk at the Beach"  it was our first Cosplay outing, and we were well received into the group.  We will be attending the Geek Market in October, and I will have the costumes completed, and hope to have some photos to share.

The last photo is of my hat, you may remember that flower and feather combination? It was one of the fascinators that I made for my daughter's Tea Party birthday party, I simply tied it onto the hat with some lace - I'll make it more Steampunky later, but for the beach event, it worked.

So, let me know what you think of the projects, more photos will follow later.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July ... its still July isn't it?

Wow - summer is just flying past me this year.  I can count on one hand the number of hours I have spent scrapbooking or crafting!  Aside from a couple of birthday cards I haven't done any crafting.  I did manage to squeeze out this one layout while at an all day crop at Auntie Em's in Cornwall.  I did this from the Build-A-Page sketch challenge at Prima for July.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Smile for the Mama-razi

Sharing a layout I did using Prima products including the new wire! 

I apologize about not having blogged much recently, but I haven't been crafting either :/

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