Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Card Catch Up

I want to start off right away and apologize for not posting sooner, this month has been absolutely crazy.  I feel like there has been no time for anything, between work and everyone in the family being sick with the flu.  It has not been fun.

Well I thought to make up for it I would show you some of the cards I have been working on.  The first one is this super cute Penny Black stamp that I got last year.  I coloured her up with my spectrum noir markers and added some white flocking and green chunky glitter.  One of my favorite cards this year!

The next one is just a basic 5.5 x 5.5 card with a Greeting Farm image that I've had for a while.  Coloured up with my spectrum noir markers and layered with some patterned papers and spellbinders.

 The next one is a super cute house mouse stamp that has been in my stash for ages.  I did up a card base and put it through the cuttlebug for the tree embossing. The image itself was embossed with a handcut circle to get the embossing only in a circle around the image. 

 And this one is using a spellbinders for a cook-coo clock.  Really love how this one worked out.  I used glitter paper for the fringe and added some ink for distressing. 

 Lastly I have Santa and Frosty which were coloured with my spectrum noir markers and layered with patterned paper and spellbinders.
Hoping that everyone has a wonderful christmas as I probably will not be posting again before then. 

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Another Christmas Card - Snowman

This Saturday was Scrappin Great Deals 4th Anniversary for being in their new store.  I remember my mom calling Sheila up on the phone and asking if we could pop by her house to go shopping in her basement.  It was so much fun to look around at all the stuff that she had.  I always wanted to have a basement like Sheila's full of scrapbooking and stamping supplies - lol.

So of course I had to go to their Anniversary celebration.  I was not lucky enough to get their early for the make and take package but I was able to sit down with Judy and make her gorgeous cover page!! 

And I had to buy the stamp set!!

Here is the amazing cover to a little booklet that Judy designed - I told you she was amazing.  Mine of course is nothing like hers, she does such a great job.  And the detail of covering everything with flowersoft snow when you're done is so great. 

I wanted my card to be all layered and amazing just like Judy's but it turned out a little different.  I have a really hard time getting away from clean and simple when it comes to card making - must be my years of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator - hehehe.

Well I love how he turned out anyways and I used some tricks and tips that Judy taught me.  The snowman was stamped on confetti white cardstock and his little nose and buttons coloured in with my Spectrum Noir markers and finished off with some glossy accents.  The hat and scarf were stamped on pattered paper and then I added some shading with my markers - of course I had to stamp the hat a couple of times to get the base, the band and then the holly which was coloured and glossy accent added.  Lastly the arms and the sign were stamped on kraft cardstock and shaded with my markers - two layers were done for the sign.  The "Merry" is from my new favourite Paper Smooches Christmas sayings stamp set.  

After everything was stamped and coloured I layered all the pieces with silicone - one the best things Judy ever taught me.  Then he was added to a layered card base.  The snow is actual glitter snow brushed onto the card and then added another layer that I cut out of cardstock first.  Below is a picture from the top so you can see all the dimension that I added to the card.  I did quite a few of these guys so I have seven more with different coloured scarves just waiting to be added to cards.

 Hope you enjoyed and can find some inspiration for your Christmas cards!
Happy Paper Crafting!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Altered House

 Here is another christmas present I made for this year.  It is a paper mache box that I have had in my stash for a couple of years - I believe that I bought them at Hobby Lobby.

I covered all of the sides with glittered pattern paper from My Minds Eye, one of last years christmas pads.  On the edges I distress with my paper distresser, Tim Holtz distress ink and layered with cheesecloth. 

The roof has some lace on the top edges covered with snow.  The slow is glitter snow from Michaels that I had from my days of painting ceramics.  The whole lid is layered with gold ribbon (from Home Sense) and braided trim (from Crafts 2000).  And of course the christmas lights - one of my stash items that my mom gave me.
 The wreaths on the edges were made with wired pine boughs that I found at the dollar store, wrapped with beaded trim from Walmart in the US (one of last years purchases).
 And of course the roses are my new ones from I am roses, I antiqued them with distress ink and layered with some resin roses from Recollections and gold holly leaves from my stash.
Once everything was done and on the house I went around with the snow and put some everyone. 

Really love the way it turned out.  Very elegant.  You can check out the YouTube video HERE.

This is a special gift for one of my very talented crafty friends - Judy.  Her cards are very amazing and she provides so much inspiration to many of people.  You can find her great cards and classes at Scrappin Great Deals in Kilworth.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of cards that I finally put together from last years images.  I had them stamped coloured and embossed all last year and just sitting there waiting to be put together.  Finally I came up with an idea, punched out some silver snowflakes from a spellbinders and added some acrylic snowflakes.

They are simple but cute.

 Stay tuned for more Christmas cards.  I've been busy colouring and cutting and can't wait to show you.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Here is my first ever 3D paper heart - yes, I know, it looks like an apple :-)
My inspiration for this came from a very talented woman on you tube Tubeyoumaster1.  You really need to check out her channel.  She has some the most amazing projects.  I was watching her 3D paper cupcake video and really wanted to try something out so instead of a cupcake I chose a heart.  I decided to open one side of my heart and decorate in it so help it look more like a heart.  I used a 6x6 My Minds Eye - A Happy Heart paper stack and yes it was all 24 sheets of paper from the stack.  Everything was sprayed with Gold Glimmer Mist and Caramel Apple Glimmer Mist.  The flowers and leaves are from I am Roses.  The acrylic flowers spray is Recollections.  Everything else is from my stash.

Take a look at the video for a little better look.  I really enjoyed making this and will definitely be making more - might even try the cupcake for some birthday presents.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

First of the Christmas Cards

I finally finished a couple of Christmas cards that I've been working on for a little bit.  The images are from Pink Gem Studios - they were some that my mom had stamped and given to me last year so they've been hanging around a bit :-)

I finally pulled out my Spectrum Noir Markers and started to colour.  I chose my colours by picking the paper first, which was a little 6x6 pad of Snow Day by Crate Paper - they happened to get some in at Home Sense (so I bought two).

Here is the inside of the first card.  I used my new Spellbinders die from page maps - Jar Labels (also purchased at Home Sense).  I added a little bit of lace trim from Hobby Lobby and a beautiful white glittered poinsettia from Michaels $1.50 bin.  Oh and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
And here is the second one - also from Pink Gem Studios - I really love how their hair turned out, love love love my Spectrum Noir Markers.  This one I added in some of my new trim from Mary Maxim and a little bit of rose trim from Crafts 2000.  The dies in this one were from the same Spellbinders set - Jar Labels.

I did add some mulberry paper in the background that had silver embossed dots on it, for something a little different and sparkly.
Well hope you enjoy.  I have a couple other ones that I'm working on with some different images and traditional reds and greens.  So many ideas but so little time!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Ornament #1

We did a little shopping in the states today :-) and of course got some crafty stuff!  You'll have to check out my video on you-tube to see some of my goodies.  I also included some finds from Wal-mart here at home.
Madison picked out these light bulb ornaments from Mary Maxim so we got a couple of them.  Jonathan brought home his school pictures on Friday which worked out perfectly.

Take a look at the finished ornament - super cute.  I tied some red and white twine around the top and added a holly confetti which is a thick chipboard full of glitter - I found them in the giftwrap section of Wal-mart in the states.  I added a half back pearl to the center.

Inside is some micro bead and tinsel glitter and then I added a little tiny light bulb that I cut off a piece of trim in my stash.

We will have to wait until next week for Madison to bring home her picture so that we can make her ornament.

And stay tuned for some christmas cards - we are really getting into the holiday spirit now!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Give Away Winner!!

Well after a nice cold and wet Halloween out with the kids I am happy to announce the winner of my Birthday Give Away!!  Thank you to everyone that follows my blog and everyone that has subscribed to my you-tube channel.  I really enjoy sharing all my projects with you.

Here's a LINK to the video with the kids - before we went out for candy :-) as they announce the winner of the contest.  Head on over and check out their costumes and see if you are a winner.

Happy Halloween and Congratulations!!

Added Nov 14th - I have not heard from Jlynscrafts so I will be pulling a new winner - keep posted I will let you know soon :-)

Happy Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jonathan's Haunted House

Madison came home from school today with a haunted house that she had made in craft club and of course she wanted to make more and of course Jonathan wanted to make one too.  Madison did not get her's done yet, but Jonathan did - and he made a video.  That has been uploaded to YouTube HERE.

Jonathan says that he is the best Halloween crafter in the world :-)
 The house itself is made out of a recycled box and covered with popsicle sticks and painted really messy with black acrylic paint.  Madison's roof was covered with popsicle sticks also but I was running out so I came up with the spooky shingled roof which holds the spider webs really well.

I gave him some plastic spiders and some other paper embellishments that were in our stash, including the punched halloween fence - one of my favorites.

The moon was really cool and looks so great above his house.

 Check out his video - he goes into g-g-g-g-great detail on all the little things.  So Cute!
 This one is the punched Stampin Up! owl. 

Don't forget you still have time to enter my Birthday Give Away!!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Altered Tea Box and Discount Paper Crafts

While I was looking for inspiration on YouTube I came across a video from MsLiberty25 telling us all about Discount Paper Crafts on Etsy - It's also an amazing altered cigar box.  Well she also mentioned that they have a call for Design Team members - one for cards and one for altered projects.  Woohoo!!!

I'm all done my term on Color me Scrappy and really looking forward to working on some other items - I was getting in a 12x12 rutt :-)

Ok so for my project - I found these amazing unfinished wood tea boxes at Dollerama for $3 - yes $3 and thought that would make an amazing Christmas present.

I already had Garden Tea Party paper stack from DCWV and thought it would be perfect.

Take a look at my YouTube channel for the video - giving a description of how I altered the box.

I used some of my sacred items from my stash including the felt die cut strips that are adhesive - love the way they look on the glass lid. 

 Here the inside - I covered all sides with the patterned paper which is already tea stained.

Take a look at Discount Paper Crafts on Etsy - I've taken a look and I'm in love - she has amazing projects and great prices.  I already have a wish list going.

To Cathie at Discount Paper Crafts - thank you for the opportunity to apply - it would be a great privilege to design for you.

Don't forget to get in on my first give away and stay tuned - I've been collected some mixed media supplies and am working on some new projects.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Friday, October 19, 2012

My First Giveaway!!

I am so excited about my growing list of subscribers on YouTube.  I have 14 subscribers and would love to see more so to help promote my channel I am having my first giveaway - and also to help celebrate my birthday as I am turning 36 on October 28th.

I've made a video of the prize which you can view HERE along with all those goodies there will be one surprise gift handmade by me.  You have two chances to enter your name into the draw. 

1. follow my blog right here to the right hand side and leave a comment.
2. become a subscriber of my YouTube channel over HERE and leave a comment on my video.

Current subscribers and followers are included. 
Good Luck to everyone - contest will end October 31st at noon and winner will be drawn that night by Madison and Jonathan in their halloween costumes.  

Happy Paper Crafting!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween in Wonderland and Room Tour!!

 Good Morning!

I finished my last halloween project which is this amazing paper bag album made with Graphic 45's Halloween in Wonderland.  I was so excited I had to make a video (note to self - wait until the sun comes up for better quality video)  Oh well!! 

I used white paper bags and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist in Peach Delight and Fully Purple - so pretty and shiny but I used a lot of glimmer mist for only seeing such a tiny part of the bags.  You'll have to take a look and see what you think. 

I really love the way the binding turned out on this one - very nice and clean with the burlap covered with spider web netting - which is flocked.  Gotta love the dollar store!

So check out the video HERE and I also uploaded a video of my room tour - so exciting! 

Happy Papercrafting!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BAcraftygirl Halloween Challenge

Okay, so I'm sure most of you know that I'm a silent stalker on youtube - I get some great ideas and tons of inspiration from videos on youtube and pictures from the internet.  I thank everyone out there that shares their ideas and projects and I'm slowly working my way up there myself and adding some inspiration onto the net. 

I may not always leave a comments but I'm trying to let others know that they are great!!  Well tonight I noticed that there were a lot of videos out there entitles BAcraftygirl video response so of course I had to check it out.  Head over to BAcraftygirls channel and become a subscriber she has great projects and cards and gives some great how to's.  She also has issued a challenge for halloween or fall inspired projects with some rules - and amazing prizes.  So I figured how better to get out there than to make a card and get in on her challenge.

Here are the rules:

1. colours - purple, black, orange, white & green - awesome!!
2. use two stamps - easy peasy
3. washi tape - love it!
4. any item - layout, card, frame, altered item or home decor
5. new project - of course!
6. upload video response or blog posting
7. be a subscriber - DONE!

Oh and the deadline is - YIKES - tomorrow!!  So I decided to make a card and unfortunately I am waiting on my super long download putting my room tour video into youtube so I was not able to make a video response - blog posting will have to do.

I used these super cute trick or treater stamps from my stash - sorry I don't know the brand because the package does not have a label on it - it was one of my garage sale finds.  I also used a Michaels $1.50 stamp - Trick or Treat on some white washi tape and added in a piece of polka dot washi tape.  I also added a really cute pinwheel (first one I ever made) for some embellishment.  

Sorry that the pictures do not do it justice it is very dark here right now and way past my bedtime :-)
 Take a look at BAcraftygirls youtube channel and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Happy Papercrafting!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Very exciting news!!  My brother and his wife had their first baby yesterday.  Arianna was 6 lbs, 6 oz and 18 in long.  So tiny!

Well I won't get to see her just yet but I finally finished her mini album.

 I've been working on it for a while and was stumped on the cover.  I knew I wanted it to say "it's a girl" and have some flowers but didn't know how to do it. 

I found this resin crown in my stash and knew I had to use it!!
 The inside pages are all made with envelopes and I attached flaps for additional photo space. 

Check out the video on you-tube HERE to see the rest of it.

Happy Papercrafting!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #13

Here we are at Challenge #13 with another great color palette.  This one is called Charred Hues with some great blues, tans and warm yellow.  Love those colors together.

I was looking through my photos and found a color copy that I had taken of a family photo from when I was just a little girl.  It is my brother, sister and I all dressed up - of course - in some pretty retro clothes.  Well it was the 80's you know!!

I pulled out a light kraft background and distressed the edges and then matted the photo in a nice blue.  The embellishments are from the K & Company "Handmade" ephemera pack.  I cut flags out of some my minds eye lost and found paper along with the Adore label.  I tied it all in by attaching the photo with some really cool text washi tape.  I love how it looks all yellowed and old. 

Don't forget to head over to Color Me Scrappy and check out what the rest of the design team has done.  Get you layout done for a chance to win a great prize.

Happy Papercrafting!