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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blog Hop with Cardmaker & The Paper Loft!!

Welcome to the CardMaker and The Paper Loft Blog Hop! 

Today the CardMaker Designers and The Paper Loft Designers will be showing you some wonderful projects featuring papers from The Paper Loft. Thank you for joining us on the hop!! If you are following along, you should have arrived from the oh so creative Noelle McAdams blog!

Here is my card, featuring papers from the Truly Scrumptious line. The sentiment is from the Gear Head accessory sheet Enjoy those sheets!

I used the 3D flowers Sizzix die for the flowers, the MFT flourish vine die for the foliage, a Kaiser Craft Stamp, Prima pearls, and a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die. All the edges were distressed and brushed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink for a vintage feel.

Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop! One winner will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Gift Certificate from The Paper Loft!  The winner will be chosen on August 31st at 9pm CT and announced on The Paper Loft Blog on September 1st. 

The very talented Mae Nazareth is next on the hop!!! Thank you so much for popping in and leaving me a comment!! Good luck!!!

Full Blog Hop List:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cari Fennel Workshops at SGDs!!

Have you heard that Cari Fennell, Prima Educator is coming to teach several workshops at Scrappin' Great Deals, the weekend of September 19 & 20th!! We can't wait!!

Above are 3 of the 6 cards that you will make should you be taking the Friday night workshop! There are only a few spots left for this particular workshop so if you are interested, please register online by following this link!! (REGISTER here) These cards use the new Coffee Break Collection by Prima!! 
There are other workshops to choose from this weekend as well: 
We hope you can join us for part of the weekend if not for all!!  Door prizes, treats and amazing classes!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Good morning, Well I am starting Monday off right with a fun blog post! I'm excited to be a part of the Creative Blog Tour. Big Thank you to my lovely friend LYNN for asking me to join in. If you haven't already, make sure to check out her blog too!!!  She is terribly talented!! 

I am a scrapbooker!! I typically only make layouts but do love creating altered objects when time permits!! Once in a while I will even make a card!! I have been crafting most of my life but I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2001. I scoffed at first but it didn't take me long to be hooked!! My style has developed over the years and has settled into a kind of shabby chic, artistic blend. I love distressing and inking on my layouts, mixed media, stamping, white space makes me nervous!! I love most of what Tim Holtz & Ranger have developed. I can't say there are any companies that don't have something I like, but I do tend to gravitate towards Fancy Pants, 7 Gypsies, Prima & Bo-bunny, Graphic 45 and Glitz Design.  I work full time as a landscape designer as well as part time at the best store ever... Scrappin' Great Deals. I am also fortunate to be on the design team for The Paper Loft. (Love their products!!)

I also love to colour with Derwent Inktense Pencil Crayons!! Love the depth & the intensity you can achieve with them.

 Here is a mixed media canvas:

I also teach a monthly Art Journalling class with my friend Kim:

Thanks for popping in!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shakin' the dust off!!

Wow, it is have been awhile since I updated my blog!!!  I have been keeping busy doing my landscape design work but I have managed to do some art journalling.  I have a class coming up this Friday night, and we are using Gelatos! 

Pretty happy with how it is turning out!! I will try to post more!! Have a fantastic day!