Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It's Christmas Card Time

Working on Christmas cards!! I know, everyone else is doing Halloween and fall right now, but I'm not a Halloween girl (don't hurt me!!) So I am working on Christmas for my craft fair I have coming up in November. This year there is going to be a lot of purple Christmas! Thanks to the gorgeous Kaisercraft line and my new embossing powder from Emerald Creek! And my Christmas dies from Tim Holtz!
And woodland scenes with deer that smell like coffee!! YES!! I said coffee!! Keep your eyes on Emerald Creek for a new embossing powder called Just Java it's gorgeous and smells like coffee ~sigh~ Perfection in a jar! :)

I've got three Christmas cards and one "coffee" card well because it just had to be made. Apparently though....starting a conversation with "hey...smell my card" is weird!! LOL Well the look on my Uncle's face made me think it wasn't a great conversation starter!

TH die for the cup, TH stencil Distress Oxides and Emerald Creek Just Java Embossing Powder!
New deer stamps from the TH special release, embossed in Just Java and my birch die that I forgot to use last year! I wasn't sure how to colour it but Zoe Hillman has a great tutorial on her blog and lists the colours she used for the birch trees, it's the Winter Woodland post.

Love this diamond stamp from the TH special release, especially done in this gorgeous purple embossing powder from Emerald Creek. And I used the little garland from one of the new Christmas thinlits sets.

And yes more purple Christmas! The paper and cut outs from Kaisercraft are perfect for quick and pretty cards and the purple snowflake background is from Emerald Creek.

Look at this glorious purple!!

Love the beautiful frosty metallic finish! I want to use this on everything! So glad I picked up the Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Collection.

And more Just Java on a maple leaf, going to be the must have of the new year!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a great week!!

Cathy
  
 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Beautiful...October Kit from Scrap Shotz

Scrap Shotz has put together such an amazing October Kit featuring Beautiful from Simple Stories. What an amazing line. You seriously can do anything with it! For my projects this time, I did more home decor (I kind of love it) and cards. One of my favorite things about Simple Stories lines is the cut apart sheets, so much you can do with them.

A picture frame that you can change out when ever you feel like you need a new saying

A regular size card with great feather cut outs.

A 5X5 card with layers from the paper pack and the cut apart sheets.
  For more detail pictures head on over Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz and while you're there make sure you check out the amazing projects from Katelyn and Rosie this week too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone.

Cathy
 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Scrap Shotz October Kit Projects

I was so excited to open the monthly kit from Scrap Shotz!! Beautiful is an amazing line from Simple Stories and it's wonderful! Love the gold highlights, the polka dots, the the florals, it's all great! And of course there are always the 12X12 sheets that you can cut down to the smaller size cards. I did two projects this week, one based on the sketch from PageMaps and one is a storage container for my craft table.


My layout based on the sketch from PageMaps featuring the Scrap Shotz Monthly Kit and my lovely daughter :)


And here is my newly prettied up storage container for my craft table! I like that it's also a bit taller than some I've had and I can put my rulers in it too!

For more detail pics head on over to the Scrap Shotz blog today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great long weekend!

Cathy

Friday, September 29, 2017

Journal Addiction

Wild Whisper Designs Out & About Collection and Eileen Hull's Journal Die are a match made in heaven...well for me they are!! An entire collection about travel and this die ~sigh~
My newest project is up on the Wild Whisper blog right now with all the details! You're going to want to get a couple packages of this collection because you will use it all!! And if you haven't got the journal die designed by Eileen Hull yet, you'll want to get your hands on that too, you can find it at Scrap Shotz Online Store!! 
You don't have to be a world traveler to use a travelers journal, you can use it for a day trip, a weekend trip or plan your dream trip in! And the Out & About Collection is just perfect for this, the papers are gorgeous (as always!) and the pack of cards are just what you need to make little tuck spots and focal points for your signatures inside!

Here is my finished journal and all the details are over on the Wild Whisper blog! Be sure to head over and check it out and also take a look at the amazing projects the team have created with this collection! So many ideas!





Thanks for having a look at one of my favorite projects! 

Have a great day everyone!

Cathy




 


Thursday, September 21, 2017

My First ATC's

I haven't worked on ATC's before so this is another new adventure for me! You can come and play along too at the Mixed Up Mag Mixer Facebook group! Weekly prompts are posted and lots of people play along and there are so many good ideas! And it's great for if you are ever stumped, or feel like your mojo went on vacation without you! Also you can purchase the prompts that will fit right on the back of your ATC from Mixed Up Merchandise on Etsy
Don't miss out on the fun! And don't feel you have to do every week, jump in and out when you want to! It's all for fun and sharing our creativity and ideas!

I have attached my first 4 weeks of the challenge here.


Week 1 Challenge - Use your most recent purchase. Mine was some of the Architexture line from 7 Gypsies, which is what all my little cut outs came from. My ATC is covered in Copper Wax from Finnabair, then I used Glass Bead Gel through a stencil for texture. All my pieces are edged in Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick, and my butterflies are TH rub ons.

Week 2 Challenge - Make circles with your coffee cup. I layered paper from the Architexture line first, edge in Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I did circles with my coffee cup but they didn't stay dark enough so I tried using some coffee grounds to help out.

I still wasn't happy with the circles so I used some Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek, but didn't heat emboss it so it looks like grounds :) Added some wings and flowers from TH and some flowers with Emerald Creek gemstones as flower centers.

 
Week 3 Challenge - Use up old alpha or number stickers/die cuts. I found some old die cut letters (the large c and p underneath) and little alphabet stickers in my stash. ATC is done with Distress Oxides and the large letters are embossed in Burnt Copper Leaves and Fractured Ice from Emerald Creek.

This is a bottle cap I ran through my big shot and then added the TH bingo piece and Emerald Creek gemstones.


Week 4 Challenge - Be inspired by words from a song or poem. Atc is coloured with Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Wild Honey. I attached the ripped sheet music with TH Distress Medium in Vintage. The words are from a song by Warren Zevon that my son chose and was played at my Mom's funeral.

The music note is from Southern Ridge Trading Company and was inked in Distress Oxide in Candied Apple and then embosses with Fractured Ice.

The Week 5 Challenge is up today so come on over and join in the fun! And let's see your ATC's. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!