Thursday, November 27, 2014

Autumn Wonder {happy thanksgiving y'all}

I love autumn... the colors here have been stunning this year (though we've transitioned to primarily brown lately as temperatures drop!) and I'm a bit disappointed I haven't had a chance to create autumn projects like the colors have inspired me to do!  It's my favourite time of the year, and it's so great to live somewhere that it lasts more than 6 weeks or so :)

Here's a tag I made with some Ranger/Tim Holtz stamps, stencils & dies and a fun embellishment by Prima!  Not much to tell you, I was mostly playing around with new stencils and the ink that was on my table... there's a bit of texture paste for fun dimension! 
 it's the most wonderful time of the year... hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving (or Thursday for friends and family in Canada! LOL) and enjoy the wonders of the season... winter will be upon us soon enough (if it isn't already wherever you are!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Watercolor Thanks

Just a quick post to share a simple card with you today!  Mom found me a little vintage book of psalms and hymns and the pages are a fabulous size for cards... I created a watercolor layer with Assorted Distress products (including the new stain sprays) and layered a page with a leaf die cut over it. I finished it simply with some linen ribbon, a stick pin and a sentiment!  I think I'll be trying a similar layout with some Christmas shapes soon... Have a creative day!
*updated with a larger photo... note to self, don't bother with photos from the blogger app!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


layered stencils with Distress Paint and ink and sprays... such fun to mix and match and play together with these products!  After creating my background, I decided to add this gorgeous bloom girl from Prima and painted a few details with distress ink and a wet paintbrush, added some Prima flowers & a die cut word to finish it off simply.  part of me wanted to add more... but I kinda love it!  Looks peaceful to me :)

have a great day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Life gets busy, but I made some tags!

I'm aware of the fact that it's been almost a month since I've blogged here, and let me tell you, it's not the only thing I've missed lately!  During the fabulous visit with my family from BC, I got a new job which started shortly after they left.  It's part time work, which I'm very grateful for as there is a big learning curve, partly due to the fact that I haven't worked since before we got married (15 months?) and partly because it's completely different & new for me (pharmacy tech trainee).  I'm really enjoying the job and the people I work with and all the learning that is happening, and I'm feeling very blessed by God for this opportunity! 

As I mentioned though, life has gotten busy and it's taking me some time to adjust to working again.  I'm happy but exhausted after almost every shift I work, so it's taking a toll on the housework (ahem) and tonight is the first I've made it to my studio desk in a few weeks!  I did make a few tags before all the busy, so today I'm getting around to taking pictures and starting to share with you again :)  Here's one of them:

I've used a Julie Nutting doll stamp by Prima together with some papers from the Coffee Break collection, a few flowers, bling & a wooden button.  I did some simple stenciling & stamping in the background, using some fun new projects from my Prima Ambassador demo kit.  It's a pretty simple tag, but I had fun putting together some items from my stash with the products I was sent to demo with.  I'm looking forward to hopefully getting some demos scheduled at our local Hobby Lobby store soon!
Thanks for stopping by to see me again, sorry it's been so long!  Hope to see you again soon... I've got more tags to show you :)