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a crazy bird card

yes a card!! imagine, me making a card!!

i was just as shocked as most will be!!!

so hello eveyone i am here just to show you a quick card i made using the dots, flowers & rick-rack embossing folders (http://www NULL.sizzix…i used the leaves and swirls embossing folder and ran my card through my vagabond

leaves & swirlsi then repeated it but only covering the centre portion of the folder

textured impressionsi then cut it out and sewed the kraft to the centre of my card front…

i then added some words, a crazy bird and this lovely little card is off to a new home!!

crazy bird hello friend

hope you have taken some time to play!


TTT – June 2015

okay.. now this was a fun one!!! not that they all aren’t really!!

so this was my second time playing with the custom blend ink pads!! I am totally addicted to these as I am sure anyone else who has tried them are !!

I have a few of them in stock… (like 12!) so have been able to play and make a few sets. my two favorite are my original one I made using  blues and this one which was made in my last class. And well because I love them so much I made a green one too!!

custom blend love
but really I am not here today to talk about them but to share with you my June Tag I created following Tim’s tutorial here (http://timholtz!!

one of my favourite releases ever…the custom pads…i chose to use clear embossing paste to highlight my words & butterflyIMG_9749

loved creating this months is a special one that will be treasured for years i am sure!!


TTT June 2015

i know… a slight variation of his but I am quite happy with it!!


have you created yours yet!!!!


TTT – May 2015

hello everyone!!

can you believe it is the end of May already!!! holy moly this month truly flew by… we’ve had lots of different seasons here this month, snow, rain storm and the heat… it has hit which means pool season is to start!

enough of that weather now one to important things!!!

Tim’s  (http://timholtz monthly challenge!!!

so as always i didn’t have EVERYTHING he used on this tag but i do have a lot of stuff so i started my way through the process he used and followed along with all the wonderful step outs he provided this month.  when looking for my burlap piece in my texture pack i seemed to have used them all up already so instead of opening a new pack i opted to use cork…..LOVE IT


as much as i loved the original tag it was still missing something….so it went from this:
TTT May 2015

to this!!! and now i am happy!!!

TTT May 2015
i fell in love with the distress markers from creating last months tag so opted to use them again this month for highlighting my bits and bobs and of course the crinkle ribbon!!!

so that is it for my tag this month!! today is the last day for you to get yours created and uploaded!!!

i can’t wait to see what your take was!!


surprise virtual baby shower!!!

Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 
We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo’s birth! Even though we can’t be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest’s blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

i chose to make some blocks using an old line of paper from Tim Holtz, my newest set of vintage alpha (http://www NULL.stampendous stamps from Stampendous, odds and bits from my treasure trunk and of course my Artist Trading Block (http://www NULL.sizzix Eileen Hull

close ups leo baby row

IMG_8214 blocks for Leo

i hope it arrives safe and sound on your door step Anna-Karin.

now to see what else was created for this virtual shower do drop by the rest of the teams websites !!

Lisa (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Shelley (http://shellyhickox NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Oxana (http://simplepapers NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Pam  (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.html)

Donna (http://memesartplace NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Tracy (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Nicole (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Anne (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen’s blog (http://eileenhull to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!

congratulations to you Anna-Karin!!


a little OM in my life

Happy Thursday everyone!!

today I am quite excited to share with you the ATB I created using the new line of paints by Dyan Revealey. i had the greatest opportunity to take a class from her in February and i absolutely loved it!!

so i started with brayering three colours onto my mat boardIMG_8043

i followed this up with using the same three colours and a blending tool along with a few of my favourite Stencil Girl Stencils

IMG_8048 IMG_8049 and this is what i ended with….IMG_8052

oh and a pile of beautifully coloured stencils too i might add!!

and here is what i ended up with once it was dried and put together!

the perfect spot to store my little quote cards and project cards

thanks for stopping by!! do let me know what you think and if you have been doing any playing with Eileen Hulls dies, do share!!!