Friday, May 08, 2015

Scrap N'Art Mag April Issue Sneak Peeks Pt 2

Oh my!! Where did April go???? LOL! I need to be sharing my MAY sneak peeks!! But I will finish April's first!!
Ok, here we go!! These projects can all be found in full in the April issue of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine! Click HERE to subscribe!!

Use Your Stash:
Each issue has an article where we can create ANYTHING  we want, as long as we use product from our sponsors!! Here is what I created... well, a sneak peek of it... Stop by this issue to see more, and to see what the rest of the team created!! Check it out here...

PRIMA; Mix It Up
One of our fabulous sponsors for April was Prima Marketing!! SWOON!!!!! I ADORE Prima, and of course, had an amazing time creating with their product!!
This is a sneak of a mixed media Reverse Canvas that I created using their product. Check it out here, along with the others on the team created.

Jewellery Making To the Extreme
DIY Jewellery making is on the rise!! I had SO much fun creating this piece for the issue using some gorgeous Spellbinders "A Gilded Life" Supplies. See details of this and what the others created here.

Prima: Banner Mini Album Video Tutorial
For my final sneak peek, I am sharing a mini album that I created, again using the fabulous product supplied by Prima Marketing! Full video tutorial supplied for this project here!

And that, my friends is the April issue!! A-MA-Zing!!!
If you are not a subscriber, what are you waiting for!?!? Be sure to check it out!!
Now, time to start getting the May Sneak Peeks ready!! :) Come back soon for those!
Until then... Happy Creating!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Scrap N'Art April Issue sneak peeks Part 1

Hello all! I hope that all is well! Today I am here to share with you a few sneak peeks for the April issue of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine!! We had the opportunity to work with so,e fabulous sponsors, including Prima Marketing, Heartfelt Creations, Kaisercraft, Spellbinders, Imagine Crafts, Beacon Adhesives, Westcott,  May Arts and more!! These companies are so incredibly generous, and I want them to know much I appreciate their support, and how much I have LOVED working with their
Ok, enough talk, time to share some sneaks...

Kaisercraft Shabby Chic Card Set

This next sneak peek is for a Watercolor Techniques card set, featuring Imagine Crafts!! 
Watercolouring with Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko

Baby Blessings Card featuring Heartfelt Creations

And that is the April Issue Sneak peek,Part one!!
Come on back on Wednesday to see Part 2, featuring some yummy Prima goodness, Spellbinders Jewellery and more!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love to hear your thoughts on these projects, or on the Magazine itself!
And I also finally figured out how to add a "reply" button to my comments, so I will be looking forward to chatting with you and answering any questions you may have, right here in the comments section! Yay!!
Until next time, Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Home is where you are... Featuring Spellbinders

Neighbourhood Glance is an adorable new die set just reeled from Spellbinders.  Today, I will show you how to use it on a scrapbook page and add lots of layers, depth and dimension. After they have been cut, I coloured them using Chameleon Alcohol markers to bring them to life!!
But to see the entire project, with full instructions, you will have to stop by the Spellbinders blog... because here I'm only giving you a sneak peek!! :)

Spellbinders Supplies:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

Other Supplies:

Patterned paper; Scissors, Hole punch, Black pen, Cardstock (black, white), Stickers, Wood embellishments, Decorative clothes pin, White cardboard

This set of dies is so much fun! It is so versatile and can be used in so many types of projects! Off the top of my head I'm thinking of themed projects saying  "Welcome Home", "Welcome to the Neighbourhood", "Missing You Here", Housewarming gifts... endless possibilities!! In scrapbook pages, cards, party decor...
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Until next time,
Happy creating!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Smile! Life is Awesome!!

Hey all!! How's the weather? Has the warmer temperature reached you Yet?? If it has, send it my way! I'm freezing!! LOL!!
A few weeks ago I had the honour of attending Scrapbook and Cards Today's CROP AND CREATE event on Moncton! To say it was fabulous would be an understatement!! It totally rocked!!  I was able to help out in 3 classes for Spellbinders taught my Kim Hupke and Mrs Spellbinders herself, Stacey Caron! It was SOOO much fun to be in the classroom with them! Let me just say that the students left VERY happy!! :)
While there I also had a little bit of time do create myself. So I dug out my new DCWV DIY Project Stack. But I did not create a project, as in this post here. But I did use the papers (gorgeous!!) to create this fun layout!! I love that this stack is SO extremely versatile!! Projects, cards or layouts! Anything you desire!!

I die cut most of the papers using Spellbinders Standard Circles small and large.  I nested them all together to create the rings. I think this is one of my favourite techniques... like, ever!!  I also added lots of little extras on here to coordinate with the papers... I had a few little strips of other patterned papers in black/white stripes, some wood embellishments and frame, Foam squares to add dimension to some of the circles, Enamel dots, a stamp and of course, some splats using Imagine Crafts irRESISTible texture 
And wanna hear something funny?? I went to an all weekend crop and forgot to bring... PHOTOS!!! I did not bring a single picture with me! Dummy me! LOL!  So I was so thankful when Stephanie and Tracy saved the day with their Instax printers! Thank you ladies! So I got these cool mini polaroids to scrap with! Totally cool! :)


  • DCWV: DIY Project Stack (Birds and Butterflies)
  • Spellbinders: Standard Circles Sm, Lg
  • Imagine Crafts Featuring Tsukineko: irRESISTible Texture Spray: Black Tuxedo
  • Cosmo Cricket: Text Stickers
  • Teresa Collins: Nine and Co wood pieces
  • MME: Enamel dots
  • Heidi Swapp: Stamp
  • Fancy Pants: Diecuts
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Adhesive runner, Foam squares

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!! Been SO busy creating! Having SOO much fun! Have you been by ScrapN'Art Magazine online?? It's AMAZING over there! SO much talent, so many awesome sponsors, and so many styles! Go check it out!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DCWV-Tombow USA Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! 

We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Lisa Lahiff's  blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the  DCWV Blog to start! 

For my project today I created a scrapbook page. I used the The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack. I adore the patterns and colours in this stack! The background is the reverse side of one of the papers, so it's actually double sided!
To adhere my rings down, I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The layers are all held down with Tombow Xtreme Adhesiver. This adhesive works amazingly!! It does really well with the cork layers as well!! And finally I used the NEW Tombow Foam Tape to adhere my photo and give a bit of depth to my page. I LOVE layers and dimension, and this adhesive helped me to achieve that!


To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!
Here is a list of todays participants... in case you have missed any!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Until Next time...
Happy Creating!!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Shabby Chic Birdhouse With DCWV

Hello all!!! Spring...  was really hoping it was on it's way... but now they are calling for another 30-45 cm of snow this weekend!!! Will it ever end?? LOL!!

However, I was feeling pretty "springy" when I created this project!!  DCWV has recently come out with DIY Project Stacks!! For the beginner crafter, they are fabulous, because they give you everything you need, including instructions!! For the more advanced crafter, they give you a basic design and then it is up to YOU to make it into something more!!! They are awesome!
The stack I used for this project is called Butterflies and Birds. It comes with 3 template sheets, 22 double sided card stock (many with a gorgeous pattern!) and 16 perforated sheets... that make over 800 butterflies! This is a super fun stack! And the colours are TO DIE FOR!!!
I used a birdhouse template that is included with this stack and traced them onto the papers I used... also in the stack. I used ScorTape to adhere it together and then inked the edges using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Vintage Sepia ink to add a distressed look to the edges. Then came the fun of decorating it!!!
 I used some Want2Scrap pearls,  May Arts Lace, Cosmo Cricket tiny Text word strips, Spellbinders die template...and of course the butterflies from this DCWV Stack.
I added some twine to the top so that I can hang it if I decide that I want to. :)
This simple birdhouse has SOOO many options when it comes to personalizing it!! I think If I do one again I will begin with a cardboard base so that I have a more sturdy birdhouse for longer. Because I REALLY like the look of it!!!
This DIY Project Stack, along with 7 others are available at  JoAnn Stores.  So unfortunately we can not get them here in Canada... but if you CAN get them, do so! It's so worth it!! Check out the DCWV blog to see the other fabulous DIY stacks that are available!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A New Adventure!

Hello all!! Just finished March Break here... so it's been busy stretch! Ha, who am I kidding! When ISN'T it!! :)

Today I'm excited to share with you a brand new opportunity that has come my way!! I have been asked to join the staff of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine!!! This is a super fun magazine that has some AMAZING things coming up!! If you are new to it, I'd definitely recommend that you stop on over and subscribe!!! I can promise you will not be disappointed! :)
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from the March issue... that's all I can share! You'll have to stop on over to see more!

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share more of the fabulousness that is taking place over at Scrap N'Art!!!
Until next time... Happy Creating!!