Color Burst love

hello everyone!!  well it has been a whirlwind the last little bit for me..lots going on but today i wanted to share with you an update on this fabulous team that Ken Oliver (http://www NULL.kensworldinprogress has put together  (http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg)starting soon you will be seeing weekly updates from one of the team and i really hope you take the time to drop by and see who is posting what!!!
for now i wanted to do a quick update of a few pages i had created using this magical product:
Dream believer fragile time freedom flight this is the story Colorful Journeyi will be back soon to share with you some more pages i have created!! until then i hope you take time to create with and from your heart and for some fabulous inspiration do give a follow on our pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest!!

Eileen Hull – Art with Heart -stitchlits

hello everyone! i am back again this week to show you another project i have created for the Eileen Hulls  Art with Heart Challenge for the month of November with the theme A Stitch In Time (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html).

12141757_10205595450222325_4087264197714737860_nYou can interpret that theme however you like, just show us your oh-Sew-crafty projects for a chance to win some of the new Stitchlits Sizzix dies. My teammates have been making some incredible projects and we are all very excited about this new collection.

now i am not a sewer or a card marker really but i have had so much fun creating with them and challenging myself.

so  i wanted to know, what could i cut with these stitchlits other than paper?   would i be able to do grungepaper?? well i wouldn’t know until i tried.  so i found myself a piece of grungepaper scrap (as if there is  such a thing as scrap grungepaper) and holy moly lo and behold it did!!  so then it was just a matter of what i would do with it

it fit perfectly on the side of a bag i use to cart supplies back and forth when i go to teach at my local scrapbook store so i knew it needed to be ‘ARTified’ so out came my tim holtz paints and some Art Anthology Stone effects here is what i ended up creating!

create art

and put it on this!!sizzix leather create artso then i got a thinking…. okay i wonder what else could i ‘stitch’ on and that is when i happened upon a package of Sizzix Paper Leather Sheets (http://www NULL.sizzix i had ordered but wasn’t quite sure what i wanted to do with them….

this is what i have come up with!

i am a brave girl

i decorated an apron!!

sizzix leather sheetsand yes most definitely i will wear it and dirty it up!!

hope you have been playing along with the Art with Heart challenge. we love seeing what you have created!


Remembrance Day

hello everyone!! today I am here to share with you a simple little project I created for the Emerald Creek Dares  (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek!

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Remembrance Day is a day to honour and remember all those who were affected, injured, or gave their lives in service to their country.

there is nothing more symbolic then the poppy & Flanders Field so for my project for this Emerald Creek challenge i wanted to do a simple, meaningful project.

i started with a sheet of this cardstock which i stamped a script using watermark and once dry i inked the sheet with distress inks.

EC cardstock

i then cut it to size to fit inside one of the letter tray boxes which i attached to the back of the frame using tissue tape

i then created a poppy using this flower die (http://www NULL.sizzix byEileen Hulls for Sizzix

Eileen Hull 3d flower #2

i then applied a lot of distress sprays to the flower. once it was dry i embossed it using this doily texture fade (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.aspx?id=316491) and then shaped it into a poppy!

close up poppy

love how it turned out.

i then took one of the Emerald Creek Anchor Charms (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm), which i had ordered in error but figured i would use some day, and turned it into a mini cross of sorts!!!

EC mini cross
so here is my final project…. simple and meaningful… a reminder to always remember what has been sacrificed for our freedom

EC Remebrance Day project

don’t forget to play along for your chance to win some goodies from Emerald Creek. 12038432_947319428638236_565102729181993996_nlest we forget…x


Eileen Hull Art with Heart challenge – new release

hello everyone!! i am here today to share with you a project i created for Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) challeng using one of Eileen Hull’s newest releases, the sewing box (http://www NULL.sizzix

12141757_10205595450222325_4087264197714737860_nnow who out there doesn’t recall either your mom or Nanny or auntie or anyone for that matter having one of these in their house!

so let’s get started on the creation. the first thing i did was use some ground expresso distress ink and stamped the inside of all pieces of the baskets, both bottoms and sides. EH sewing basket step 1 i glued my boxes together in the corners and then wrapped the outside of the trays with tissue tape and some pieces from a paper stash IMG_1677

i had inked all edges first before applying to the outsides of the traysIMG_1678

for the levers and the feet i used a mixture of distress stain and once dry applied some ground expressoIMG_1680then it was just  a matter of putting it all together. i chose to use brads to put mine together and for the top i added a little embellishment and here you have it!!

EH sewing basket open EH sewing box EH sewing side

hope you all have played or plan on  playing along with the Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html)challenge and check out the rest of the teams projects! i will be back again next week with another project using the embroidery hoop!!!


world peace tag

hello everyone! today i am here to show you a tag i have created for my upcoming tag class.

i have created a lot of tags through the years but have to say the ones i am creating this year by far are going to be some of my favourites ever. here is a picture heavy  step out of one of them

i started by creating my own custom blend (actually i made two different patterns same inks)


i applied it direct to craft matIMG_3431

added water and then placed my tag on top at which time i used a brayer

and this is what i got.IMG_3433

now there was  lots of ink left so i created a couple of themIMG_3436

i then spritzed my tag with water

IMG_3438and once dry i added some ground expresso to the entire tag
IMG_3442 to which i added some more spritz of water and here is what i was left withIMG_3446

i then chose one and cut the ‘world’ outIMG_3447

and used another for the back groundIMG_3448

i then stamped a white tag with the script stamp and some hickory smokIMG_3449
and then i stencilled some starsIMG_3451

now it was time to assemble my ‘world’ using pop dots
IMG_3450 i then added the ‘Peace on earth’ and here is my completed tag!peace on earth
 i can’t wait to see how my students recreate this one later on this month and make their ‘world’ their own!



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