Thinking of You My Friend

Flu season is upon us and it is envitable someone we care about is going to catch a bug and feel under the weather. Today I saw a cute video on Youtube and it inspired me to make a cute ‘Get Well’ card and a ‘Thinking of You Friend’ card. Enjoy the video and my little share of inspiration.

My Cards

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After popping up my card with Zva Creative gems…popped card

Thanks for stopping by :) Stay healthy this season!

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I’m Batty For Halloween!

I’m Batty For Halloween!

Played with some stamps today and thought I would share a few cards I made. Recently, I was a blog hop winner on Zva Creative. Today I had an opportunity to create something sparkly with my prize package. Thank You Zva Creative for my goodies, I love everything!Zva Creative Prize

I love working with these gems, they are so easy to cut and customize to fit my projects! Today I created this Batty Halloween card and customized my Zva gems for the prefect fit.cards sept 2014 007a cards sept 2014 010a

I love how it turned out!


I also made a simple bat card using my ‘Top Notch’ die by Stampin Up. I embossed on his smile and used a oval and circle punch to create his wings. This took less than 5 minutes to make and would make a quick fun card to make with kids.

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I also made a Batty for You card from 4 different stamp sets!

My favorite set right now is the Mason Jar Set from Michaels, I can’t stop using it… the possibilities are endless, I love it!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Simon Says Blog Hop – Kristina Warner ‘Trick or Treat’ Stamp Set


Tonight while blog hopping on the Simon Says Blog Hop, I found an adorable card by Kristina Warner that I wanted to share with everyone. Kristina’s new stamp set ‘Trick or Treat’ is absolutely adorable, I just love it and want to add it to my personal collection!090214-stamptember-bloghopKW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTBdTA1CD_0

Be sure to subscribe to Kristina’s Youtube Channel for all her latest creations!

Simon Says Stamps have announced their newest released products for ‘Stamptember’. Check out all the amazing new stamp and coordinating die sets (and so much more) Here.

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather


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I’m Batty For You!

Tonight I am hosting a crop at my local Michaels store, where I teach Paper Crafting. I wanted to share a card I made as a make and take gift for the ladies. aug2014M 004a

I’m Batty For You ~ Card

Supplies; Scrap background paper, EK Success bat punch, Washi tape, batty for you stamp set by Stampin Up and Mini Mason Jar stamp by Recollections.

I stamped onto acetate with ‘Jet Black’ StazOn ink, StazOn is a solvent-based ink, designed for decorating non-porous and semi-porous surfaces, such as metal, shrink plastic, acrylic, cellophane, aluminum foil, leather and some glass surfaces. Thanks to its mild smell, StazOn is much safer to use than other permanent inks. Available in 31 colours. For everything from industrial projects to home decor, StazOn is sure to remain the top crafting ink. I personally love it!

I used my current favourite stamp set from recollections;

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My next class featuring this stamp set is running Friday, September 26th from 6pm-8pm. A few seats are still available, all classes are to be paid in advance at Michaels (Brantford).

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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DIY Canvas Art

Recently, I taught a DIY Canvas Art project at Michaels. I used the Liquitex Professional Paint Markers on a gallery canvas board. I chose to do “You Are My Sunshine” for fun and added some puffy glittery stickers and ice stickles glitter for some pop! Customers that stopped to see what I was making were impressed by the quality and colour brilliance and so was I. The white especially, as it is hard to find a white, pen, marker, or paint that stays vibrant with the first coat. As many of you know, white absorbs and multiple layers are needed… not this brand! The paint glides on like butter and dries quickly, if you make a mistake you can go back and go over any area and the colours do not bleed together.

 My finished piece is 16X20

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Here’s the scoop on these amazing paint markers, right from the source!

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Introducing Liquitex Professional Paint Markers, an outstanding range of professional water-based acrylic markers for artists. Lightfast and permanent, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers offer the widest selection of brilliant colors and a choice of sizes with precision nibs for ultimate control.   

50 Colours to choose from!

• Color Brilliance

• Water-Based acrylic

• Lightfast

• Durable and Permanent

• Professional quality

• Matches Liquitex Color Spectrum

• Optimized Design

• Versatile

• For Use on Multiple Surfaces 

USES AND TECHNIQUES 

• Large-scale artwork

• Intermixing with acrylics

• Fine-detail

• Outdoor and Indoor murals

• Underpainting

• Mixed Media

To get your hands on these awesome paint markers, stop by your local Michaels craft store!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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Michaels Scrap In Crop

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Join me on August 30th from 5pm-8pm at Michaels Scrap In Crop, in Brantford.

Scrapbooking fun for only $5.00

Let me help you get your paper crafting projects started or finished.

Seats to be purchased at Michaels at least 48 hours before crop.

Seating is limited, get your spot reserved early.

 

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Sweet Unity!

This weekend I was able to find some time to create with Unity Stamps. I created 6 monochromatic baby shower cards, 3 in pink and 3 in blue. I adore all of these stamps from their ‘Itty Bitty Collection’, it was fun working with my embossing powders again. On the ‘So happy for you’ cards, I filled in the tiny hearts on the ultra-sound with clear stickle glitter. On the ‘Delight in the little things’ cards, I added little pearl gems. Finally on the ‘New set of wheels’ cards, I cut the top of the buggy out to add some 3D pop and some glitter for dimension. I also added some Zva gems to the pink card to add some bling!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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More Hours In the Day Needed!

Working 12 hour days makes it hard to find time to create. Lately I have been just using the little spare time I have to check out other people’s creations until I have some devoted time to create something myself. Tonight I want to share another inspiring video by Marta. This is another one of her awesome videos. I am so grateful to have found her on Scrap FX, when I have no time to create but have the urge that needs to be fed, I pop over to see what beautiful projects Marta is working on. When I watch Marta’s videos, I get lost in her fun, adventurous, creativity! Enjoy her video and get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by, I will add some new creative work of my own this weekend… when I have some free time :)

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Christmas In July!

Sweet ‘n Sassy is a having a Christmas is July Challenge! This is a great opportunity to get a head start on Christmas cards this year and to win a gift certificate to get some more amazing stamps from Sweet ‘n Sassy!

Here is my card for the challenge.Sassy Christmas in July(click on image to see it bigger)

Here is what you need to do to play along with your cards.
~ The Release Challenge this week is: “Christmas in July”  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store.  If they have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 Gift Code, so invite your friends to play along!  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th.

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play along;         

- You don’t have to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although they sure love when you do!)
– You’ll have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter

- We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!  

Good Luck and thank you for stopping by today :)

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The Sacred rock of Ancient Athens

Another layout completed for Carol’s album! This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge on Sketchabilities and the colour scheme by the colour challenge over at Creative Embellishments. This month they combined challenge with the gals over at Paper Wings Productions. using the inspirational picture and the twist is to dry or heat emboss something on your project. I choose to work with a blue, green and black theme, the blue cocktail peaked my interest and I liked the green palms from the inspirational picture.

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Here’s my layoutAcropolisAcropolis 2(click on images to see bigger)

I used a lot of embossing techniques on this layout. I started with Black Bazzill cardstock for my background. I used Versamark ink to build a background of scattered bricks and roman numeral clocks. I embossed everything in white embossing powder. After I heat set the embossing powder, I went of the bricks with Clearsnap green ink and followed over it with blue ink, then smudged until I liked the look. I heat set the ink so it would not rub off.

I used a piece of silver vellum by Bazzill, to emboss a white butterfly. After I heat set the white embossing powder I sprinkled some blue and green embossing powder over the butterfly and set with the heat again and added some gems to the butterfly for some pop with my Tombow Multi glue. I only use Tombow adhesives, for me… it just works the best on all my projects!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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