Showing posts from May, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #5

Super fun sketch from AHSC this week!  Oh the possibilities... The first thing my husband said when he saw this sketch was "it looks like a patio deck", I think he was actually drinking a beer at the time which may have influenced his words as we would love to have a home with a back deck... and using that for  inspiration I dug thru my horde ahem, stash of papers and came across the very retro Surf's Up . This paper packet is just so much fun and groovy!  I'm looking forward to going to the beach this summer just so that I can create layouts with it. This last weekend I did two card workshops and for my workshops I always try to teach something new.  So for this workshop I decided we would try heat embossing, many of the ladies who attended had not tried embossing in the past and neither had I.  Thankfully I did a little R & D a few weeks ago and worked out the kinks and now that I have really  played with this technique I love the results! So f

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #4

Happy Victoria Day to everyone!  We just got back from a great camping trip to Horne Lake Caves Regional Park located here on Vancouver Island.  It was a great weekend, still a little cold and damp but we made do with all the other crazy campers! This weeks sketch was once again fun and simple!  It also gave me inspiration to finish off that last card needed for an upcoming card workshop.  (I had a bit of creative block getting that last one done!) You could call this a "retired" card in that I created it using retired Stella Paper, with retired taffy card stock and some of the fabulous (soon to be retired)  colour ready Canvas Badge Buttons .  These things are amazing and I am surprised there wasn't more discussion about them when they were in regular stock, they can currently be found in the while supplies last section and a great buy at $1.70!  They take the pigment ink so beautifully and as you can see the stamped images are so clean and clear! The stamps are fr

Cross Canada Blog Hop.... May!

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our Canvas Display project.  We have 2 sizes available to purchase, the larger one comes in a WOTG Kit and measures 12x12.   The kit is $39.95 (G1062), it comes with directions, an exclusive stamp set and Embellishments to decorate your canvas, you can find this on page 23.  The second size available measures 6 x6, it can be found on page 126, and is $4.95(Z1818). We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at . If

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #3

Week #3! and I am so excited to have been chosen to be part of the design team.  Thank you Michelle and Darla, I hope I live up to expectations... Once again Michelle gave us a "simple" design that is soooo NOT when it comes time to create!  I think my card this week may have turned out a little "bollywood"... Using some of the delicious Dream Pop Paper with it's embossed card stock.  I used the grey with chevron pattern as my base and cut out the flower petals using my Cricut Art Philosophy (pg. 23 ). I fussy cut the little pink elephant and using some alcohol markers (pear, honey, gypsy), stardust glitter glitz gel and a few bitty sparkles gave him a little personality! The sparkle flourish across the card tied it all together and gave my little elephant something stand on.  The "hello" is cut out from the top zip strip on the elephant paper. I hope this happy little hello makes the friend who is going to get it in the mail smile!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #2

This weeks sketch has proven to be very challenging!  Such a simple design but not simple at all.  I decided to make this sketch into a card and at first glance all I saw was Santa's belt!  but I did not want to make a Christmas card...   I have been wanting to use some of the Tommy Papers and looking thru my stamp catalog (on evernote!) I came across a very retired stamp set called "Ticket for All".  I stamped the image in Archival Black and then got to play with some of my alcohol markers ( honey, pear and ruby to be exact) and I sponged the sky blue .   Using archival or pigment inks for stamping your image allows you to then colour in the image with alcohol markers without fear that the stamped image will bleed or smudge! Once it was all dried I used some stardust glitz glitter gel on the clouds and a few dots of almond glitz glitter on the sand. Now came the challenging part.  How to recreate this awesome sketch without over doing it!?  After several