Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fun with the Envelope Punch Board

So I finally broke down and bought the envelope punch board and all because of Bona at LiveLoveScrap.  She has made some truly amazing projects and I wanted to get it on it :-)

So the first thing I did was make some envelopes - of course, it's an envelope punch board isn't it - lol!!

Here are a couple of my decorated envelopes for Halloween.  I have no idea the company that these stamps came from - they were deep in my stash and I had even stamped and coloured them last year too.

Then  we have the super cute Happy Meal box that Bona created.  I just fell in love with this and had to make it.  She does have a tutorial over on youtube if you are interested.  Head on over to my youtube channel and the link is in my video on the envelope punch board.

To decorate these I used some of my super cute Saturated Canary digi images which are coloured with my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. 

Take a look and enjoy!!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!  I got the chance to make one card today - so far.  And I took a video while I was doing it.  So head on over to my youtube channel and check it out.  It's the first time I've done a start to finish video, a little long but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. 

I used my favorite Amazing Grace stamp from Our Daily Bread and did some embossing with Verdigris embossing powder - another fav of mine.  Then I finished it off with some Wild Orchid Craft flowers and a Studio Calico wood veneer butterfly. 

Hope you all had a great day and made cards :-)  Check out my video here.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tea Party!!

 Madison and I went to a fundraiser tea party for the London Insurance Professionals and if you wore a hat you received an extra draw ticket.  That to me was a challenge - so out came the paper and up came the videos on youTube.  You'll have to check out my video to see both our hats up close - I gave mine away to a cute little girl at the tea party ;-)  And there is another finished altered tea box that I decorated that of course I forgot to take a picture of.

Here is pic of the both of us with our party hats on.  They are so cute!!

And Madison was lucky enough to win this super cute owl teapot that looks awesome in my kitchen - lol!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mod Podge Melts

I saw some video's on YouTube and decided to play around with my Mod Podge Melts.  I had made them a while ago and just left them in a box because I really didn't know what to do with them.  Well let me introduce you to my new  favorite products - Black Gesso and Inka Gold Metallic Rub!!
Here's a close up of the finished embellishments.  Some are painted with black gesso and the others are painted with acrylic paint - a mix of blue and green, to give a patina look to it.  I absolutely love them.

 I loved the how the owl turned out so much that I had to add it to my little Halloween sign.  Perfect addition to my project.

Check out my VIDEO to see how to do these.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Altered Pocket Watch

I told you I love Halloween and I've already finished another project.  I wanted to use another of my Saturated Canary images that I purchased - fly girl - and the original ones that I printed were pretty big so I decided to make a Halloween decoration for my house.

I picked this Want2Scrap chipboard pocket watch from the steampunk album kit.  It's an old one that I've been hanging onto in my stash.  I started off by covering it with some patterned paper and distressing the edges with Black Soot distress ink.  I then mixed up some texture paste with glimmer mist to get a light lavender colour.  I love the way this turned out.  And used my new Crafters Workshop template - Aspen Trees.

 Here is a close up before I did anything else too it - the trees are so cool and spooky at the same time.  I also used my palette knife to soften the edges and spread some texture paste around the whole project.  After it had dried I sprayed some orange glimmer mist and splattered black, orange and purple all over.

She is so super cute.  Just had to finish it off with some flowers and leaves from I am Roses and a little bit of bling.

Check out the video here.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Spooky Card Share

 I haven't forgotten about my blog.  I know, I just like to take breaks - actually it's all YouTube's fault.  It's just to addictive and I spend all my time over there, watching and uploading videos.  Well I'll try and spend some more time over here too and what better time to start then gearing up for Halloween.

I've been inspired recently from Bona at LiveLoveScrap with all of her beautiful projects and she's been using quite a lot of Saturated Canary digi images, so guess what, I went shopping!  But this shopping was fun, I didn't have to pay any shipping costs and it was instant gratification because you get your images right away to play with.  I play around with the size, print of the image and voila - it's time to colour.

I was going through my stamps and realized I didn't have many Halloween stamps - I probably do and just can't find them right now - so I picked out a couple of images.  Here is the first one that I coloured - Rollerskating Zombie.  I love how she turned out.

 I created a circle easel card with my mini8 punch - love it.  Added a ton of layers and used some of my Halloween spellbinders.  When I was all done putting everything together I added some glimmer mist of the whole project (really love the effect on the black cardstock) and splattered a little bit of black chalkboard spray.

Check out the video here !

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Playing with Prima Dolls!

 I finally got my hands on the Prima Doll Stamps and had to play with them all weekend.  I got to play with one so far but check out what I made.

The first one is a sign made out of a page of chipboard from a Michaels chipboard album.  Patterned paper is all from My Minds Eye.

She is just so sweet, I love how she turned out. 

This sign is hanging right above my craft room door on the inside so that I can stare at it all the time. 

I absolutely love it!  I used pretty much every technique I could think of.  The base is patterned paper with tons of glimmer misting, molding past, torn paper, gesso and goosebumps.  The turquoise through the middle is cheese cloth sprayed with glimmer mist.

The flowers are from I am Roses and Craft Supplies 1.  With tons of embellishments from Prima and Michaels.

Check out the video on You Tube here!

Happy Paper Crafting!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Girly Grunge Altered Canvas

Hi everyone.  Sorry I have been MIA - I have however been keeping up with posting videos on my you tube channel and am 1 subscriber away from hitting 100!!  Wow, can you believe it.  I am so excited.  I'm going to come up with a challenge for a giveaway so you'll have to check in on my you tube channel to get in on the fun.

In the meantime I thought I would share some still shots of my fun altered canvas.  I pulled out one of my favorite pictures of my daughter Madison from when she was a cute little three year old - my how they grow :-)

I have watched so many start to finish videos and everyone makes it look so easy, it's not easy but it is super fun and super messy.  I started off with a 10x10 canvas from Michaels and put a nice layer of Gesso down.  I added some crepe paper streamers and some paper doilies with gel medium and then added in a full crochet doily that I got at the thrift store - yes on top of being a dollar store junky I am now a thrift store junky.

I took some pointer from one of my fav you tube inspirers - msliberty25 - Miranda is super talented and has the most amazing girly grunge and all sorts of projects.  I wanted to try her embossed tin tape technique - you'll see little bits of it shining through here but you get a good view in the video.  I also added some paper leaves from Michaels in the $1.50 bin.

Once I had all the base glued down and another layer of gesso, I started spraying with glimmer mist.  Now everyone else always comes out with a super bright and colorful project - mine seems a little pastel but the colors are still vibrant in person - it's give a nice shabby look to it. 

 I embellished with quite a few items from my stash.  Some bloomers trim that I've been hanging on to - okay I'll admit - hoarding.  Some rhinestones, music note washi tape, prima wood clock, I Am Roses black roses and cherry blossoms that I sprayed with my glimmer mists. 

And many other various things that I just fell in love with. 
I really love how it turned out and will have to do one for my son now.  Definately something that I will do over and over again.

Check out the video over on my you tube channel.  And don't forget to watch for my upcoming challenge.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cute Cards with my new Camera!!

I know it's been a while since I've posted - I feel really bad - I have still been posting You Tube video's but I've been slacking on the posts.  So sorry.

I had some exciting stuff to share today though and a new toy to play with.

I bought a new camera today!!  Yes, I finally got a Canon Rebel T3i - woohoo!!  Just look at the quality of these pictures.  No photo box, no special lights.  This is so exciting and has been so much fun to play with today.  The kids and I did some stamping and colouring at the kitchen table, Jonathan was being a goof.

The other day when we were at Michaels I was checking out the $1.50 bin and found some super cool items.  One of the items I'm sharing today is these super cute wooden shapes.  Glasses!!  There were some others, like purses, shoes and martini glasses but the glasses were the only ones I wanted.  I had something in mind right away.

Take a look...
We started out with this super cute LaLa Land stamp with the Koala hat.  Totally reminded me of my daughter Madison - she has a panda hat.  These ones are the perfect size for the glasses.  Below is Madison's card.  We added some tulle for her skirt and painted the glasses with nail polish so that they would be glossy.

Here's a close up of her super cute face.  Stay tuned for more - Madison forced me into going out today to buy more LaLa Land stamps.

Don't you just love the photo quality.  I am so excited and can't wait to share more.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Altered Canvas

 I finished a canvas on the weekend of my super cute kids (not biased :-) lol.  I used a 12x12 canvas and started with a base of 12x12 paper from My Minds Eye which was card stock based.  I added some glimmer mist, distress ink and some stamping.  Then added a layer of texture past that I tinted with distress ink re-inker.  I then embelllished with various paper flowers from the Micheals $1.50 section, some resin flowers and a bird house from recollections.  the key and mini crochet flower is also from the Micheals $1.50 section.  Take a look at my you-tube channel for a close up look.
Happy Paper Crafting!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Keep Calm...

I had a great little haul purchase from the Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago and in it I found these super cute tiny crowns and wands.  I immediately thought of the Keep Calm signs that you see everyone and in particular one that my cousin showed me over the holidays.  So of course I had to make one.  It was a little more detailed then what I had anticipated, I had to add the layer of paper because my letter stickers would not STICK!

My original plan was to use the letter stickers as a resist by sticking them down and painting the pink and glitter and then removing the stickers, well they didn't like the texture of the canvas.  So then I decided to just use them as they were shiny enough the way they were so I tried to stick them to the pink glitter background - no dice!!  So in the end I glued them to the cardstock and used my new mini 8 corner punch. 

I do love the way it turned out though - very sparkly!!  Now I just have to make more :-)

Happy Paper Crafting!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!  Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  Hope everyone had great holidays.  We had a little bit of sadness over the holidays, my Grand Mother passed away just before Christmas.  It put a little bit of damper on things but we all still had a big family dinner on Christmas day and had great times together.

I'm slowly trying to get back to crafting and am pretty excited about doing some Valentine's project.  I even had a new video ready to go but it must have got messed up while I was trying to upload it to You Tube and it is now gone :-(  I will have to try and sit down and do another one.

I do however have some blurry pictures to show you of some projects that I made for my family.  I didn't get a chance to do a video but I took some pictures, unfortunately it was at night before we were packing up to leave for Barrie so the lighting was not great at all.  But you'll get the idea and I have a couple of trees left that I have to decorate for myself and my mom.

The wooden tree frames are something I pickup up at one of my favorite stores :-)  The first one was painted with gesso and then I added in some brown glimmer mist in the middle and then some gold pearlex around the frames.  The second tree was totally sprayed with green glimmer mist and then distressed a little along the edges with some distress ink.  All the flowers and leaves are from I am Roses.  The red ones were just sprayed with glimmer mist and distress ink on the edges and the blue ones were originally white, I colored the edges with a marker and then sprayed them with glimmer mist (one of my fav techniques).  I added in white cherry blossoms that have a little bit of gold glimmer mist and then the signs are water color paper with metal letters.

I really love how they turned out and they are great family photo holders to have in your home.

Happy Paper Crafting!