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Color Burst banner

hello everyone!

i am here to share with you a very quick and easy banner to create for any occasion!i have made mine to hang in my new room downstairs …  if it ever gets finished!!!

so to begin my project i decided to use the ATC cards as i absolutely love the weight of them when creating with color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=color+burst)!  i painted on the colour that corresponds to the chakras. i then cut out 7 circles from the ATC cards

creating banner

as i had already printed out the 7 chakra symbols i wanted to be sure that they would stick to the circles i used Stick it (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=stick+it). i just pressed the symbol onto the sheet and cut out and then pressed into the centre of my circles. it was so easy and no glue stuck to my fingers!! loved it!!

I then traced around each after they were stuck with a black udi pen

chakra banner with stick it

i then used my liquid metals (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=color+burst)and applying using a paint brush to the cardboard. once dry i sewed the edges as well as strung them together

and here you have it.. i plan on using this as a sign to ‘do not disturb’ when i am downstairs meditating!!

Colorburst Chakra

would love to hear your thoughts.. leave me a comment and let me know what you have been creating lately with your color burst!


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!

ECC Blog Header

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


a window box book!

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

ECC Blog Header

i started by cutting out one of Eileen Hulls’ window box dies in black and then just the window portion in white.  i then used some kraft core paper which i ran through my vagabond using this brick die to which i added direct to paper some distress inks. for the white I used Emerald Creeks cardstock (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm).. a very nice smooth finish on this which is perfect for my window frame EH Window box

as you can see i cut out some of the ‘bricks’ and painted those areas using shabby shutters crackle paint. I was loving how it was turning out!

TH crackle paint shabby shuttersIMG_3158

I then started working on my book and because I had  used Eileen’s 3D die , i was able to make my window into a box to hold my scary book!!

EH mini bookthis mini was so easy to whip together using Eileen’s passport book (http://www NULL.sizzix  and the 6×6 paperstash from Tim Holtz. it is all ready to add some photos of little (or big) ghouls!

EH mini book

my window box is filled with tim’s fall foliage leaves and do you see what is planted in there amongst them!! I LOVE the skulls (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm)from Emerald Creek!! they were a last minute add to my order and i am so glad I did…. kind of spooky plants no!! LOL

speaking of spooky!! isn’t the effect cool. I simply added some embossing ink and burnt copper leaves embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm)… I am in love with this stuff…seriously!!

and here you have it my spooky window box!

Eileen Hull window box 3D dies

go easy on me!! I am NOT a Halloween type girl so this was very challenging but I have to admit SO MUCH FUN!!

thanks for visiting me today. please be sure to visit my fellow design team members:

Julia – Paradise Lost (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot

Nicole Wright Designs (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot

Cathy Potosky – Amethyst Dragon’s Alcove (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot

Karon Hughes – Karon’s Krafty Korner (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot

don’t forget to play along for your chance to win some goodies from Emerald Creek. 12038432_947319428638236_565102729181993996_nand speaking of goodies I am entering this into the following challenge!!

Simon Says – the monster mash Challenge (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog


July Art with Heart Challenge – Make it 3D!!

Hello everyone!!  Our July Art With Heart challenge has been up and running and you won’t want to miss out on this one! The design team is focusing on Eileen’s Make It 3-D die (http://www NULL.sizzix This die easily adds a whole new dimension (literally!) to all your regular flat dies. The possibilities are endless!

i chose to make two 3D projects as i didn’t know enough to stop..

my first project, which i have been working on for a while and loving every little thing about is this:

it was such a fun project to play with. i started first by cutting out one 3D for the base and 4 luggage tags (http://www NULL.sizzix for the sides

i coloured each tag using the newest distress inks

luggage tag
and they ended up like this

new distress inks on luggage tagi then used my distress sprayer to create some blotches.. absolutely love this sprayer!

using the new distress sprayeri then used a Crafters Workshop stencil and added a bit more depth to the outside of my luggage tags

TCW stencilstenciled luggage tagthen it was time to work on the inside. i stamped and then coloured using my distress markers

inside of luggage tag using distress markersi sprayed with water once coloured as i wanted the muted them

and check out the inside once it is all assembled..take a close boo at the bottom! that is the 3D die and my inspiration for the entire piece!

3D bottomso almost finished…it was then  just a matter of adding a bit of ribbon and the butterflyIMG_3686

and one of my all time favourite things about the luggage tag…it fits an instax photo perfectly!!!

luggage tag with instax

that was project one!!       now onto project two

i started off by cutting out two old jalopy’s (http://www NULL.sizzix from grungeboard and four make it 3d’s (http://www NULL.sizzix; two out of mat board and two out of gungepaper.

i then coloured my jalopy using black soot distress paint for the truck

black soot on ol jalopy

and weathered wood for the trim.

IMG_3573i then sanded everything and added distress ink to the entire jalopy. i wasn’t quite happy with the trim so i painted it using distress stain in silver…then i was happy

but well not quite. i wanted it to be an antique looking vehicle so i added what else but rock candy distress crackle paste to the entire thing

rock candy on jalopy

and lookie, lookie… an eyeglass holder was created!!

IMG_3677 IMG_3678i am absolutely in love with them both.

they can be used for anything you can imagine, pens, pencils and yes even eyeglasses

i hope you have enjoyed my tutorials (sorry it was so long!!) and i really hope you have taken the time to play along with this challenge in order to win your very own 3D die!!!



I’m so happy to be apart of Eileen Hull Inspiration Design Team and help promote Eileen Hull’s wonderful products that are manufactured with Sizzix. Eileen and Sizzix so generously supply us with so many fabulous Dies and Embossing Folders to work with like those that I’m using today

Snazzy design team – February

it is the calm between two storms here today which is perfect because i will be out teaching to some wonderful ladies this afternoon and i really didn’t want to miss that

so for today i just wanted to pop in to show you what i have been up to over at


if you follow me on Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook you have probably already seen them!
i hope you get a chance during the next few days to pop in and take a boo at what the rest of the design team has posted during the last month!