Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2012

All Things Altered Summer Hop

Welcome to the "All Things Altered Summer Hop". Make sure you start at the beginning and click HERE.  If you are moving right along then you should be hopping over from Pinky's blog and her fabulous Altered Project! My Altered Project is a little light on Summer but defiantly Altered!  Can I just say I am beyond thrilled with how this turned out!  I have seen these all over Pinterest and I really wanted to try making one.  My husband was adding to our deck with some cedar and I stole a peice!

These cedar blocks I cut at 4" for the end pieces and 2x4's for the center. I used Sophisticated cartridge and cut the "big" letters at 5" and then cut the smaller ones around 2".  Sorry, it's been a couple of months.
I simply used Kraft paper for the letters and distressed with TH Walnut ink.  Using Modge Podge I painted the letters onto the 2x4's.
I picked up from Walmart some fun charms and added the clock for a little interest. 
There are 5 o…

10 Ideas for Masculine Cards

Boy Basics; Ten ideas to Inspire I have seen it over and over, how hard it is to make masculine cards.  It's hard to get away from pink papers, flowers and butterfly's.  But we should challenge ourselves to think about the boys!  With that in mind I have been making a few masculine cards this week.  10 Do's for Boy Cards Put away the floral paper and stick with boy colours and masculine patterns.Embellish with metal, buttons that are dark or wood perhaps.Bottle caps are fun and add a heavy masculine embellishment.Use male stamps, cars, boats or even trees.Keep patterns minimal when picking paper for those boys.Don't make it too fussy, simple and too the point.Emboss metallic papers or metal with masculine embossing folders, metal, animal or polka dots.Embossing Powders are great after stamping.  It gives a harder finish.Instead of ribbon try Hemp Twine.  It's rough and you can ink it.Keep your inks in the brown, blue, black, green and metallic tones.This week I'…

It's Father's Day...

It's a Great day to be a Daddy!This pictures was a last minute project due to planning my sons birthday party he had yesterday.  I saw this while stalking Pinterest the other day and had to make it.  Now that my husband travels weekly his new office does not have family photo's yet.  Unlike his office here.  What a great way to add a little bit of home when he's away from home.  It's my son's 11th birthday tomorrow.  Which means I was in labor on Father's Day.  I was hoping to hand my son to my husband on Father's Day.  But my son had other plans and after 18 hours of labor he came the next day;)Each of my 3 kids holds the letters spelling out DAD.
I grabbed these wood letters at Michaels.  No paper, no embellishments, just plain white.  This way the letters in the photo's pop.
I used the portrait setting on my camera and used my garden as a back drop.  Thank goodness the sun popped out.
I really had to sneak around!  But I finally managed to get all re…

If Tim Holtz were a Canadian...

Canadian Tag EH? What if Tim Holtz was a Canadian?  His patriotic tag may look something like this... only better.  I wanted to make a tag with a few Canadian goodies to go with Scrappy Moms Stamps new stamp set, Proudly Canadian. 
Couldn't make something crafty and not include a Moose.
The moose is painted with the Espresso acrylic dauber paint and sanded down for a distressed look.  Have you ever seen a Moose...BIG!
Using SMS set Proudly Canadian I stamped this sentiment on a SU tag punch.  The Proudly Canadian set also comes with this adorable Canadian Maple Leaf stamp that I stamped in red.  I picked up the charms at Walmart.
Using my TH Word Play Big Die I cut out the EH using grunge board.  With the Black Soot dauber I painted the letter, sanded the edges, then I added Rock Candy for a crackled look.
Look how adorable these Walmart charms are.  Perfect for this Moose's neck.
I just picked up Autumn Gatherings strip die. Cutting in 4 colours I layered the leaves and coa…

SMS Release...ALL CANADIAN

Ohhhh Canada... EH!Scrappy Moms Stamps new release is definitely close to my heart.  Being the only Canadian DT member on the SMS team I have really enjoyed seeing my fellow members wonder what is a double double and is a toque a beanie. I am profoundly proud to share with you the new "Proudly Canadian"stamp set.  I picked up GO CANADA GO cart for this set. Cut at 4" this Canadian Flag is set over some Canadian paper.  I popped up the maple leaf and layered the phrase at 1 1/2".  One of my favorite sayings.

I grabbed this cute Maple Leaf ribbon at Michaels a few weeks ago.  So many Male Leaves...
From the new SMS Proudly Canadian set this sentiment has to be my favorite. It really does say a lot about my Country:0)
Adding some scrap DP, a border edge and some ribbon I spruced up the inside of the card.
Click HERE to get your hands on this awesome set.  Go quick and you can have it in time for CANADA DAY!

Mom's Diner


I am a proud Canadian, so much so that I even…

I'M BAAAACK...PARTY BAG

Party On!!!!LOOK, I CAN STILL CRAFT... I'm back from Europe and trying to adjust after an 8 hour time difference!  I'm so tired...It's my son's birthday party this weekend so I had to make some gift bags!  With the help of my GF's...THANK YOU!  I yawned through the whole cutting, embossing and building of them;)These are small bags and fit a pack of gum and $10 gift card, perfect!  For the bag I used Tim Holtz In the Bag die and borrowed the strip die Washer Border for the handle. 
Look what I picked up at 40% off, TH Pocket Envelope...fits gift cards perfectly!  And much prettier than the envelopes you get with a gift card:)
I marked and punched where I wanted the brads to go then added the twine.  For the bottom brad that goes into the pocket you'll need a paper piercer.
I also picked up the Movers and Shapers Cargo Stencil Number set for 40% off.  I LOVE THIS FONT!  My son is turning 11 so I thought this might be fun on the pocket envelopes...if I had more …