Monday, March 2, 2015

Kayson is one today

I don't make cards that often but I'm trying to change that this year.  Made this really quick this morning for my best friends grandson (I still have a hard time believing her babies are having babies).  I love that this is a great way to use up some scraps :)

Used some grey pattern vellum and the little packaging card from an old Studio Calico kit.  I think I will be making more like this :)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sauble River

This layout has been on my table for about  weeks now but it's finally finished :)  Did the CSI Case gile Challenge #155  Colours were a out of my comfort zone but this is why I love these challenges, they get you to use colours and techniques you might not normally use :)  Again I used up lots of older products, but I'm loving how it came out!!

Supplies used
Pattern paper - Ivy Cottage, Rhonna Farrer, Basic Grey and American Crafts
Used my Cricut to cut out the title, circles and the triangles.
Bo Bunny for the stickers.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Go Karting

Another for the Cottage album :) Altered some really old KI Memories (So wish this company was still around!) letters for the title and I challenged myself to only use scrap paper. I'm loving how it came out!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

According to Vince

Being that it's Valentine's Weekend I thought I'd share this one today :)  I was originally going to do a he said/she said kind of layout but only the "he said" responded to me when I asked for the details about the I'm really liking how it came out! Lifted the stitched heart from Cindy Tobey you can view her layout here on my pinterest 

 I had to tape 2 pieces of paper together in order to trace out and cut a heart big enough for the design I wanted.

I then sketched an outline an inch away from the heart edge,

Loosely taped the heart down, gesso'd the edges and then splattered it with orange and yellow water colour paint.

I didn't have any orange thread and I wanted it to have a warm ombre effect so I used my water colours to dye the thread.

I really like how Cindy went outside the lines when she was stitching so I copied that as well :)  I LOVE how this layout came together.  Definitely a favourite!  

Supplies used

Lots of KI Memories
Making Memories
American Crafts 

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Fritz in the Dishes

Sharing this one today :)  This is my friends beloved dog, they had to put him down earlier this year but he was a special part of the family and cottage life.

I participated in a "ligt the person above" challenge over at Studio Calico and was able to get some beautiful inspiration from avec_la_fleur, you can see her beautiful layout here.

Used some water colour paints to make the bubbles and then stitched around them.  Really liking how it came out :)

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