Monday, 17 April 2017

April Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Some Kind of Wonderful

Thank you for joining us on this month's Team Brae-er Blog Hop for Some Kind of Wonderful.  We appreciate you taking the time to visit us.  If you came from Sheena Brooks' blog, then you are headed in the right direction:)

Close to My Heart's Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue will soon expire!  But, we are going out this season in a burst of colour. This Some Kind of Wonderful collection was the absolute perfect set to scrapbook my daughter's birthday party with her friends last June.  We had a backyard party on a perfect early summer evening. 

But, before we get into the layouts that I made... here is a quick peek of the Some Kind of Wonderful paper collection - only available until April 30th - so head to my website to get shopping now if you like it:)

Of course - my scrap process begins with a Workshop your Way Kit... where I make all the pre-designed layouts - so easy.

Then I get to work using the scraps to make my own layouts.  Here is what I came up with this month.  Now, I apologize in advance for the less-than-stellar photos of the layouts this month.  I forgot to photograph the layouts before adding the photos, and didn't have permission to use the children's photos online - so I have somewhat clumsily just added mats over their images.  Next month, I will have more time to get better acquainted with my software and see if I can come up with a more visually appealing alternative.  In the interim:

This was a simple layout, made with assorted paper and complements scraps leftover from from the Workshops Your Way kit.  I wanted to play with that gorgeous Raspberry cardstock and my Cricut, and using the Artbooking cartridge - came up with this:

I loved this colour combination for our fresh summer photos! 

I hope that you have some new inspiration for your crafting this hop on over and see what Michelle Hughes has in store for you.

Until we scrap again,


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Favourite of the week

Well this was my favourite project this week!  A couple of weekends ago, I was showing a new friend how to use Magenta Nuance powdered watercolours and made this background as a demo.  I quite liked the colour combination, so decided to make it into a special card this week for my Dad's birthday.  Another friend (don't we all just LOVE having scrappy friends to hang out with?!?!)  had loaned me this Stamper's Anonymous Tall Trees stamp by Tim Holtz... next thing I new the versamark came out, along with some CTMH black embossing powder and Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder, and this card whipped right together in a few minutes.  I think I am going to have to make more of these before I give my friend her stamp back lol...

Just for fun - here is another project that I made using that same stamp set late last month, for my Alberta Road Trip album. These trees were stamped in first and second generation stamping in a few different CTMH greens - Sweet Leaf, Fern and New England Ivy.

Until we scrap again,


Thursday, 13 April 2017

A Good Collaboration

So, I recently made a new, fun scrappy friend - and together, we collaborated on making this card.  I was showing her how to use Faber Castel Gelatos to make fun backgrounds.  I also needed to make a Get Well card for a little competition in our Card Club... and voila!  I LOVE this HELLO stamp from CTMH's Dreamin' Big Scrapbooking Stamp set.... and if you love it too, I'll give you a heads up that there is something similar and exciting coming in the new catalogue launching for May!!  I can't wait to show you!! The HELLO was stamped in versamark and then embossed with Ranger Superfine Silver embossing powder (available through CTMH), and coloured with the Gelatos.  This colourful card needed some glitter - and so the addition of silver glitter paper on the mat, and shimmer trim accents.  It was polished off with a pretty little butterfly from the CMTH Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cut Set. The butterfly was stamped using the 'rock and roll' technique in Sorbet and Canary ink.  I hope it cheers up our injured friend as much as it warmed our hearts making it:)

Until we scrap again,