Do what you what you do!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Do more of what makes you happy!

I love the cardstock accessory sheets from The Paper Loft!  This was the perfect saying to add to one of my Art Journal Pages!  And The Paper Loft is having a sale: 

We're having a sale! Enter code SS13 at checkout for a 10% Discount. Offer good until August 18th!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prima Doll Canvas

I LOVE the new Prima Doll Stamps!!  I am offering this 8 x 10 canvas as a class at Scrappin' Great Deals, on Saturday, August 10, from 10am - 2pm.  $40.00 plus HST.

We will start with a bare canvas, layer strips of paper as a college, add gesso, do some stenciling.  The Prima Lorrena paper doll stamp is paper pieced and coloured mono-chromatically with distress ink (using a craft nib), her wings are cut with a Memory Box butterfly die; we'll then assemble the canvas with prima flowers, maya road ribbon, bo-bunny doilies and some Kaiser Pearls.  We'll finish it off with some touches of shimmer from Viva Decor Inka Gold Platinum Paint.
I would love to have you join me!!  You can click here to register online, and for more details or you can sign up in the store!!  
Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dinosaurs ALIVE!!

Happy Friday!!!  Here is another layout that I did for my Guest Designer Stint over at The Paper Loft!! It was up on their blog on Monday!  (The blog lists the product I used from The Paper Loft!)  I also used a fantastic Crafters Workshop stencil to get the two toned "scales" effect on the background.  I used distress ink with clear embossing powder.  I then cut out the honeycomb pattern to make it look like it was "tore" open by claws!  Well, that was what I was aiming for anyway!!  My Malcolm sure was into Dinosaurs, and the Waterloo Children's Museum had a great exhibit there in 2008.  He was thrilled and terrified at the same time!!  Some of those dinos sure looked real!!! 

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paper Loft July Guest Designer!!

I am so excited to be The Paper Loft's July Guest Designer!! 

I LOVE their paper and accessory sheets!!  Here is one of my layouts, titled "3".  It features a photo of my youngest son, Benny.  How adorable is he?!! 

I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil on the background paper along with some white PanPastels, then started layering the paper & accessories.  I was totally inspired by this layout by Melinda Spinks.  I punched out circles of paper and scattered them around the photo, popping some up with foam dots.  This technique complements the dappled sun peeking through the trees in the background of the photo.  You can have a look on The Paper Loft blog today to see the exact papers & accessories I used!!  Here is a close up:

Thanks again to the fantastic team at The Paper Loft!!