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Love Note

Sharing a little love with my wee note I made quickly.  
I have created a tutorial for you so you can follow along and create your own.  My goal is to try and make more tutorials for you.  I wanted to stamp, ink and play with Fallen Blossom.  Check out how I made this card.
How about starting with Correspondence paper and yes the Envelop die.  Before cutting the Handwritten Love sentiment I sanded the core paper to achieve that distress look.  I love watercolor paper cards especially stamping my Fallen Blossom stamp.
I stamped the small blossoms then used distress markers bundled sage, spun sugar and worn lipstick.  Then they were trimmed.  

I inked the edges of all 3 blossoms with worn lipstick, then set aside.  I then used my markers to ink up the blossom stamp, click HERE to see.  A little more worn lipstick around the cards edges then some glue on the sentiment.

Before attaching the sentiment I wanted to add a subtle layer with the spun sugar and hearts stencil.  This is really q…

Rainbow Carp

I wanted to have a little fun with my Koi stamp from my newUpstream set releasing on February 1st.  The other day I made a Hyperlapse video on my adding a lot of color to my Koi.  Check it out HERE. Well, I had the inked up image sitting on my desk.  Guess I should make something!  Starting with a #10 Tag. 
I spritzed the image and set it aside.  With the other Koi in the set I created a resist.  While that cooled I grabbed my Versamark pen and used it for the Koi then coated it in UTEE which creates a thick wet look.
I used distress sprays tumbled glass and twisted citron over the resist.  It created a pretty watery background making the resist Koi pop.  Once dry I used my Bubbles stencil and texture paste for bubbles.

I found by adding a little heat to the texture paste it puffs up a little.  perfect for adding some blueprint sketch distress ink.

I cut the greens from garden greens die on grungboard.  With the negative cut I thought it might be a nice layer so it became a stencil. …

Tuesday with the Team

It's Tuesday with the Team over at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Spring is just around the corner... if you live on the coast of BC.  For the rest of us there is months of shoveling snow. 

Stop by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for some inspiration to get you thinking Spring!

January Tag Remix- Koi

It's January and time for a new year of Remix Tags!   This is my 4th year creating and I have enjoyed learning these awesome techniques and experimenting with them.  Tim takes us back in time to revisit these techniques and mix them together.  I do love to combine!   Here is my take on this the first Remix Tag using the chalk technique and distressing metal.   I combined my new Koi stamp from my new stamp setUpstream and TH Ledger Script stamp.
I love creating this chalky effect!

I popped cut the head and body of the Koi and popped them up with 3D Foam Squares.

I added the wordband to the bottom and hammered the metal brads.

I used a gradiant effect for the metal top and bottom.  Starting with Black Soot distress paint then layering the candied apple, carved pumpkin and mustard seed.  Once I distressed the painted effect I added a coat of UTEE for a liquid effect.

A little arrow adornment...just because.

The UTEE makes this watery look for the base.

I went a little off track but …

Passport Journey

I get to take you onA Vintage Journeytoday!  I was thrilled to be asked to share some creative inspiration!  To see more you'll have to stop by A Vintage Journey'sblog.  There you will find detailed photo's for my Passport Book using this Eileen Hull Sizzix Die!  Be sure to create and play in the challenge too.



I will be your tour guide for their Vintage Travel and Luggage Challenge!  Stop by and and take the tour of this grunge vintage passport book!

#CHA2016- It's a Wrap

Well, I am back from CHA Mega Show in Anaheim California!  Can I just say attending is a whirlwind of people, product and nonstop visiting.  I didn't get to venture out too much because I was too busy with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  But what I did see was amazing and so are the people. Kim and I arrived to a soaking wet day... but then the sun came out for the remainder of our adventure.
Set up with big crates, forklifts and busy teams of people.  

Our little corner of the show!  We set up lots of hardware, DT Creations and basically winged it.

Always in prep mode and working before, during and after!

There were a few treats along the way including Latte's, a view of California Adventure, San Francisco Sourdough Bread and the $1.6 Billion Powerball I bought...in Anaheim...at a 7/11!


Booth #807 filling up with hardware, inspiration and new products.

I created some business cards to hand out.  On my way to Anaheim I got an email I was invited to attend the Top Blogger Event…