Thursday, 28 March 2013

Supporting a great charity...

I know, you are all sitting in stunned silence wondering what the heck is going on! Another post? Three days in a row? Lol That's got to be a record for me! :D

But this post is very important! 
I had mentioned the other day that I would be putting some of my cards on my blog to sell for a charity event I am having in July. Well I have all the cards listed and you can view them by clicking on the "CARDS" heading at the top. 
Now, I will mention that some of the cards are in a very limited quantity and I will be filling requests on a first come first server basis. So be sure to check it out and email me as soon as you know what you would like! 
I will also be adding more cards as I make them, so be sure to check back every so often. I will try to post when I add so it will make it easier to know when new cards are available!
Also, if you have any special requests, please feel free to let me know. I will try to create anything you need!
Please note that I am selling these cards strictly for charity and I will not gain any profit from the card sales. ALL SALES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHARITY EVENT!

By purchasing these cards, you are supporting a very worthy charity and I thank you in advance for your generosity!

(Pictured sourced from The Animal Blog)

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Back again!

I know what your thinking, "back so soon?" Lol! 
But I have been slaving away at my crafting station (aka the kitchen table) and putting together my layout for the March layout from the Scrapbook & Cards Today sketch calendar!

And here is mine...

Once again I have used the French Country line from Graphic 45.

I am pretty sure I am addicted to using the foam adhesive from 3L! I usually go through atleast half a package of it every time I sit down to scrap a page and I am a very frugal adhesive user! Lol But I love dimension and their foam adhesive is my fave for adding layers!
In this layout, I have popped up alot of the elements including the pictures. Actually, I doubled up on the adhesive behind the pictures to get even more depth and to bring more attention to them. I am finding that more and more I am not matting my photos but using different means to draw attention to them such as popping them up, sanding the edges or putting hand-drawn stitches around them. 
In this layout I have done both hand-drawn stitches and popping them up!

I have carried the hand-drawn stitching on throughout my layout, along edges and going into elements. I used my trusty black ulta-fine point Sharpie to get the job done. I get asked how I get my stitches looking straight and I don't really have a specific technique except to just pick up my hand and move it along. All my stitching is done by eye-balling it and I don't use a ruler or any other straight edge.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Good Morning....

Good Morning!

Yes, it has been a while! Did you miss me? :D
I have been quite busy lately and not in a scrappy way! Boooo! But I did do up a layout the other day and I will share that with you! I also wanted to mention that I will be working on my March calendar layout shortly and it is going to be coming very last minute! Sorry about that!

One crafty thing I have been working on, is making a TON of cards! As some of you know, last summer I helped put on a crop for the Saskatchewan Burn Fund and it was a huge success! We were able to raise just over $2000 (YYYAYYAYAY!) and we had a fantastic time doing it! Well this year I am going to be doing it again and I want to make it an even better event and raise more money! One idea I had was to make up some cards and sell them! So by the end of this month I am hoping to have all my cards ready to go and I will be sure to let you all know how you can purchase them and help support a worthy charity! 
If you or anyone you know (could be a business or just individuals) that would like to help support this cause by donating raffle prizes, I would sooooo appreciate it! Because every little bit counts! :D

Now for my layout!

Last fall for my daughters 13th birthday, we took a group of her friends out to the corn mazes and spent a fabulous day enjoying the great outdoors!

I used the French Country line from Graphic 45 and it really seemed perfect for this photo! I know that there are people out there that don't really enjoy using Graphic 45 lines. They really do have a unique product, but they are one of my favorite companies just for that reason!

So I must go now and get some more non-scrappy stuff done... BOOOO! But I am going to work really hard and get another post up before the end of April! 

Thanks for stopping by!