Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Such a little cutie - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
I love looking at photos of the kids when they were little! 
Ty was so adorable....

I started by layering some of the beautiful Kaisercraft papers that match his shirt wonderfully!

 Then I altered the wonderful Creative Embellishments chipboard
I chose the Vintage Flourish Set 1, the Infinite Circle Frame  and the Butterflies (set of 5) then covered all the pieces with white acrylic paint, then crackle paste and texture paste.  I mixed Prima Memory Hardware Artisan powder in French Blue with a bit of water on a craft mat then painted it on the chipboard.  Finally I dry brush a bit of the white acrylic paint over the chipboard

For the butterfly body I also added some microbeads

 created my focal cluster by using the altered chipboard and flowers

I based this layout on a sketch from Stuck? sketches


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter Memories - Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge!

Good morning!
I love to dig through old photos and find one I really want to create a page around!
The photo here is from 2010!  

Step 1 -  create the background on the wonderful ModaScrap Wood Effect Paper,  then use the same technique on one sheet of the white Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5" X 11" 230gr /85Lb 10 pack to use to die cut the flowers - Die Set Small, Big Flower Set, Die Set Large, and die cut the Entwined Egg.  (also die cut a few out of coordinating cardstock)

Step 2 - fussy cut the wood effect paper for the second layer

Step 3 - die cut the Bunny, eggs from the spring basket, Easter from Happy Holidays die set, and Memories from the Remember Die Set

Here are some close ups

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 2nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Guys can cook too!

Good morning!
I really believe that kids need to learn to cook....guys too!  So I have been teaching our boys to cook!  They pick out what they want to cook, and I make sure to have the supplies in the house.  Not only do they appreciate what I do on a daily basis, but they learn a valuable skill, they will not be reliant on someone else, or fast food and they can appreciate good food!

I often take photos of our boys cooking  and their food!
Nicolle created some food themed chipboard and it was perfect for the photos of our boys cooking!

 I wanted it to be bright and fun and what better than the
Graphic 45's Cafe Perisian!  Lots of simple layering and die cut circles using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Circle die

The title 'good food, good life' I painted with Prima paints then added a bit of glitter!

Keeping with the circle theme I also painted the 6x6 circle panel with the same paints!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Family layout - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I am excited to show you my newest layout for ECD!  
I love to make flowers and the fabulous dies from ECD make it easy and fun!
I used a beautiful photo from Beaultography and a sketch from Stuck? sketches

Step 1: gather supplies - 2 sheets of 12x12 paper and smaller pieces or more 12x12 for accents, die cutting, fussy cut images and flower making, burlap and adhesive
Step 2: cut second sheet of paper to 11.5x11.5 and cut a photo mat
Step 3: fussy cut desired images
Step 4: die cut one love life tag with heart and one with tree, Free as a bird bird cage and bird, Bunch of flowers - each one x2, Big flower set 1 x2, leaves from Color My Flowers x3,  Amazing from Die Set Words 2 all out of coordinating paper and ink edges
Step 5: cut two different size hearts from the True Love die and a circle from the Stitched Circles out of burlap
Step 6: make all the flowers
Step 7: adhere the two papers together then all elements to the papers
Step 8: mat photo and adhere using 3D dots or foam dots

To Make The Rose like Flowers

1) cut this set from the bunch of flowers die 

2) using the ball end of your tool rub your flower - all three sections

3) till all three look like this

4) using the smallest flower die cut - glue two petals together that are across from each other on one side 

5) glue the other sides together to form a cone like shape

6) glue the next petal fully onto the cone by applying glue at the base of the petal and pushing it onto the cone - continue with the other petals

7) glue the bud that you just made onto the middle size die cut flower and push up around the bud 
it should look like the above flower

8) glue the two layers onto the final and largest die cut pushing up around the bud

Here are some close ups of the project

Here is the sketch I used from Stuck Sketches

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Our Graduate - Creative Embellishments

Good morning everyone!
Cody is grade 12 this year and although he is going back for his victory lap he does graduate this year.  

 His pictures from lifetouch were amazing and we really could not decide on one or two so we decided to buy the proofs instead!

For the three pieces of Creative Embellishments chipboard - the Globe Set,  the circle panel, and the graduate title I inked in ground espresso distress ink, then heat embossed with two colors from Lindy's gilded Gilded Burgundy Brass and Midnight Bronze 

I created a fun banner using the Penelope Dee paper - which I must be living under a rock because I have not worked with it before - and I LOVE the quality of the paper! 

I fussy cut the plaque and added a few flowers

The flowers are from various companies but match the theme and papers so well!
Finally I added some splatters of white and black mists.  To make sure I did not get any on my photo but could still be around m photo I cut a pice of shipboard the size of my photo and covered the photo, then splattered my mist.

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