Monday, June 29, 2015

Time away from the craft room ...!

Hello everyone,

My son is on Summer vacation for 2 weeks and we've been running around with chores at home and out 'n about!

We did find some time to chill ... for a little while. I love coming to my favourite bookstore, Chapters - I browse through the books, stop for a coffee and do all my creative thinking here. If my son is with me I usually bring his iPod and let him play games while I surf the web ...

My handsome young man!

So I've been researching printers - and wow - there are so many great options out there and I'm finding it difficult to choose, but have narrowed it down to a Canon or an Epson! - I'll update once I've made my selection. I'm printing lots of digital paper and need something that will make the designs blast with colour!

I'm off to have some FUN in the SUN with my son and will be back to craft soon - my Silhouette machine is gathering dust and I'm itching to create something :-).

Take care and happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My first wooden sign!

Hi all,

Last week I worked on my first sign ... I was inspired and took tips from other crafters in the business that have tried various methods to produce their gorgeous signs!
I'm quite proud of my first sign even though I took it one step further and sanded a little too much than I should have - but I love it and have it displayed outside near the pool!
Hopefully I've learnt from my mistakes and when I make my next wooden sign, I will have a better understanding of what 'not' to do :-)

A few of the steps I took in getting the sign started!

Thank you for visiting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thank you Teachers!

It has been a wonderful year at my sons school and we've been lucky to have two AWESOME teachers in his class. I made these gift card boxes for them with a neat tag to thank them for making my sons first year so SPECIAL.

I used my Cameo to cut out the boxes from a SVG file from the Silhouette store and I designed the tags and cut them out on nice gold cardstock

I found a suitable font on my computer and used the sketch pens to write the wording

Inside I added a nice lip gloss from the Bath and Body Works store and a gift card from Chapters, my favourite bookstore. 

Enjoy your two weeks break Mrs B and Miss P and see you in July!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

'Super' & 'Gears' for twins!

Hello all,

This weekend my son is going to an AWESOME birthday party for his friends who are twins. These boys have different interests so I decided to make them a special t-shirt and card to go with their birthday gifts. I narrowed it down to a 'gear' shape for the kid who loves all things mechanical and a 'Superman' shape for the kid who is just super to my son and his name starts with an 'S'.

I used flocked HTV from Silhouette purchased through Scrapbooks by Design in Canada, and the paper was from the 'Awesome boy' Recollection Paper Pad

Linked to:
#120 Anything Goes: The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fathers Day Card!

I created a 'workbench' card yesterday from the Silhouette Store by Lori Whitlock, and my son thought it was cool and was excited to give it to his Dad for Fathers Day!
I shared the card on a few Facebook groups that I belong to which I know no one else can see unless they belong to that particular paper group ... well I made the mistake of also posting the card to Lori Whitlock's Facebook page which I now realize is 'public' ... oooops!
So last night hubby mentions that the card is nice and asks if I made it ... double oooops!

Happy Early Fathers Day James ;-)

Linked to:
Lori Whitlock file Summer challenge
Craftin Desert Divas
'Made by you Mondays' on Skip to my Lou website.