Thursday, 28 February 2013

Construction : Paper

So, I have always LOVED using Vintage Items on my Scrappy Pages...but I am starting to have quite a collection, so I decided that I had better use some up. I decided to take step by step photos along the way.
{dipped my paint brush handle into some black and navy paint/water mix}
{you also get a nice shot of my messy desk...}
Have cut my 7 inch circle using my KREAXION'S Circle Cutter:
 Next, I layout all of the items I have decided to fit onto this page {8x8}...I do this step over and over and over...
 Get my tape out...and, of course, my Ice Cap {made with Chocolate Milk - not cream}, a few more items I have decided to add...
 Attach it all down's the FINISHED PRODUCT!
{Walking Down} Memory Lane

{detail shot of Vintage View Master Reel & Vintage {wooden} Monopoly House}
*ignore the Chipboard in the background*
 Well, that's it for now... Sorry for the LONG post!

{Product List:}
Kreaxion's Circle Cutter
Crate Paper - Story Teller
Dymo Caption Maker & Black Tape
My Mind's Eye - All Is Bright
Glitz Washi Tape
Studio Calico Wood Veneer {Heart}
Amy Tangerine - Pocket Journal Tags & Date Stamp
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Chipped Sapphire
Blue&Black Paint, Staples, Sticker {unknown}

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Taking The Road Less Traveled

Another {quick} layout on our Back Roads Tour
I had purchased these Ontario Papers a while back from THE SCRAPPING TURTLE ...and was just waiting for the perfect pics to come along.

On our 'Great Adventure' to the cottage {My Dad&Step-Ma's place} we made many fun road stops - at different 'village' signs, had the kids JUMP OUT and point, like they were visiting some amazing place, small parks, trails and other {relatively} local sites that we never take the time to explore...
{BUCK-O has just learned to 'Armpit Fart' here... luckily this does NOT happen as frequently anymore}
I used the KREAXION'S FISH {koi} PUNCH to create this small border and layered it on top of a scalloped border made with this CIRCLE CUTTER.
I marked our 'from here to there' with the heads of two pins and some red thread... I love that paper. {lol}
 Have a HAPPY Day!


{Product Used:}
Kreaxion's Circle Cutter & Fish {koi} Punch 907
Bazzil Cardstock {Green&Brown}
Ontario Papers - unknown
My Mind's Eye - Stickers
Dymo Caption Maker
Core'dinations/Tim Holtz - Kraft Core
Studio Calico - Wood Veneers {Arrow&Car}
Vintage Watch Face&Hands
Amy Tangerine - Date Stamp
Pin Heads & Red Thread

Monday, 25 February 2013

Taking the Back Roads

The Scenic Route
 Every summer my Sister and I take my niece and two nephews {her kids} to my Dad&Step-Ma's for a week... Every time we make the two hour drive it is ALWAYS the same way, so we decided to take the back roads this year... turning a 2-1/2 hour trip into a 5-1/2 hour trip.

{the White Hue {right corner} is a mix of White Acrylic Paint and Water in a Mini Mister}
 We toured the countryside, stopped for a picnic lunch...and Zood had a nap in the sun. All in all it was a great time {the kids didn't fight at all...neither did Season {my sister} and I}, and it definitely beat staring at the same stretch of highway!

Thanks for stopping by!


{Product Used:}
Crate Paper - Fourteen {Be Mine}; Restoration {Borders}
Dymo Caption Maker
Studio Calico - Wood Veneers {Arrow&Car}
Glitz - Washi Tape; Tiny Alpha Stickers
Bazzil Cardstock
Amy Tangerine - Date Stamp; Pocket Journal {I ripped the tags out!}
Lawn Fawn - Arrow Washi
Tim Holtz/Core'dinations - Nostalgic Kraft Core
Vintage Postage Stamp; Vintage Map Heart
White Paint Spray {White Paint & Water mixed in a Mini Mister}

Thursday, 21 February 2013

It Is Well With My Soul...

So, I have decided to join Patter Cross in her Hymn & Scripture Challenge {2013}...when the mood strikes me {and more importantly}. 
It Is Well With My Soul
{side shot of verse & song title}
 {detail shot}
I settled on Verse 3 of the hymn for my 5x7 card, using my Dymo Caption Maker to write it out
{"My sin
Oh the Bliss of this Glorious thought, 
My sin, not in part, but the whole, 
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, 
Praise the Lord, 
Praise the Lord, 
Oh, My Soul."}   
I layered Bazzil and Authentique Papers to create a pocket for the tag. I also have a couple of rusty, square-head nails coming to me from a shop on ETSY to add to the tag... 

{Product Used:}
Bazzil Cardstock {Mint Green&Brown}
Authentique Paper - Peaceful Collection - Warmth & Solitude
Tim Holtz/Core'dinations - Kraft Core - Nostalgic
Tim Holtz - Scrolls Embossing Folder
Dymo Caption Maker
Crinkle Ribbon, Twine & Raffia
Vintage Rosary Crucifix & Star of David Coin
Rhinestone Brad
SCRIPTURE : Matthew 11:28 - 'Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy burden and I shall grant you rest'
HYMN: It Is Well With My Soul - Horatio Spafford

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Wonderful Moments

Happy Wednesday - today for my post at Just Imagine Crafts I have created this Birthday Card using their Amazing Circle Cutter, Stencil {B}, Positioning Parts and 4 in 1 Punch 907.
I also added a butterfly {Kreaxion's Butterfly Punch {604}} to the white crinkle bow.
Visit Just Imagine Crafts on facebook for more details on Kreaxion's Product!

Happy Days!

Friday, 15 February 2013

A {Late} Valentine!

...only a day late, better late than never...right? So, this year I decided to make my niece and nephew's Valentines that they would give out to their classmates and teachers.  Really it was just an excuse to make all of the adorable Valentine's projects I had been 'pinning' on Pinterest!

For the nephew's BUCK-O {grade 4} and ZOODLE {SK}
A FANTASTIC {and FREE} download {HERE} - just sent it to the printers, cut them up, attached them to paper with hearts all over it {not pictured} to make them into pockets and inserted the Pop Rocks!
 For BELLIE {grade 6}
And another FANTASTIC... or should I say FAN{tache}TIC VALENTINE - sent again, to my wonderful printer's {All Kindz of Copies}.  Then I just slid them through the cutter...Bellie just laid them on the desks and put the suckers on top! {EASY!}
...And for the TEACHERS!
These we so much fun to make - I made the cake plates by gluing {E600} old glasses, tea cups and other thrift store finds to small plates or saucers.  Once dry {24hours} I spray painted them a pretty pink colour {Liquitex - such pretty colours!}, added a doily, some NOT homemade brownies {I have been a bit under the weather...give me a break - lol} and the SHOOTING FOR BROWNIE POINTS printable {$1.29}
A quick wrap in some cellophane...and delivered to the teacher's desk just in time for a Great Valentine's Day!
So, now I guess I had better find some fun Easter Projects!!!
Great Days, 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

When You Smile...

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going GREAT! 
I am posting this layout of my {youngest} nephew, Zood - look at that SMILE! I snapped this picture on our last school trip!
I wanted the second layer of {the fantastic} MME paper to show through, so I cut out a circle using my KREAXION'S Circle Cutter.
{detail shot}
{Product Used:}
Kreaxion's Circle Cutter
My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine 'Together' Chevron Paper
My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Lavender 'Reason's Why' Paper {both sides}
My Mind's Eye - Sweet Caroline {tags} Paper
My Mind's Eye/Core'Impressions - Lost&Found {Pink Embossed Paper - Title Work}
Washi Tape
Lawn Fawn Washi - Arrows
Tim Holtz - Word Play Die {Title Work}
Tim Holtz - Heart Die
Dymo Caption Maker {Title & Journal Work}
Corrugated Cardboard

Thanks for stopping by!