Thursday, January 29, 2015

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine- Guest Blogger

Hey everyone want to see more? 
 
I have a little peak here on my blog but to see this Eileen Hull Travel Trailer in more detail you'll have to pop over to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  I am a Guest Blogger over there today!
 
  

Be sure to visit my project over there.  If you want to see more from Eileen Hull's new Vintage Travel release stop by her blog HERE.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter Wishes

Truth be told we are a month into winter and I wish it would stop now.  Another Frilly and Funkie Challenge to play along with, Winter Wishes!  We are in the middle of winter (here anyway) so creating a winter theme project should be easy! 
 
I'm combining a couple of my DT's projects, Frilly and Funkie "Winter Wishes" Challenge and the chipboard cut "Winter" from my other Guest DT Southern Ridge Trading Company, a small Canadian Company with the cutest chipboard/ wood cuts.
 
 
I used my All Occasions card for a great vintage layer.
 

 
A couple of stacked Snowflakes with glitter and a silver jingle.

 
I LOVE the "Winter" chipboard embellishment from Southern Ridge Trading Company!
 

 
Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure to play along with Frilly and Funkie's Winter Wishes Challenge.  I'll be away for a couple of weeks (16 days) with my family.  I'll be posting while I'm away so make sure you don't miss anything.
 
 
 
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Counting Down the 12 Tags of 2015

It's time for a new year of tags and I am ready! I am so ready... I have all 12 folders marked and ready for photo's on my computer!  I was worried I might miss the first tag!  Already...it's the first one.  Not a good way to start off the year.  I've been super busy with projects and posting before I head south for some sun and Disney World!  EEEEEK!!!!  I have less than a week to get all my commitments ready so while I'm away lounging in the Bahama's...yep that too you'll still be getting posts!
 
I went with a "time" theme because I'm seem to be short on time these days! 
 
I cut my weathered clock in half then layered some Southern Ridge Trading Company gears inked with distress paint!

 
I couldn't find the tissue paper so I made my own.  I followed the fun techniques Tim showed.

 
I glittered the "1" and "5" and added the chit chat words.  This was a fun messy way to use these!

 
I attached a mirrored star to the gears.

 
I love this tag...super grungy!

 
I popped in an arrow and a wee clock face for the bow.

 
Are you committing to the 12 Tags? 
 
Time to play...
 
Inspiration Emporium - Fresh Start
Tim Holtz- January Tag
Craft Hoarders Anonymous- Choose Your Challenge
(paint, seam binding, distress colouring, chipboard, bling)
Simon Says Stamps Monday- Inky Background
 
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Got the CHA Itchy Finger?

And so it begins...the WAIT!
 
I'm sure we can all agree the hard part is waiting for all those goodies to hit the stores.  I get full of ideas and it's like nothing will work until I have that color, die or stamp!  One of the ways I deal with it besides curling up into the fetal position and cry like a baby is to create with what I have along the lines of what I'm waiting for!  This helps me to stay engaged and eases that waiting frustration.
 
 While you wait here's a project to inspire using Eileen Hull's Cookie Box Die.
 
I wanted to make more of a grungy container.  No cookies here.

 
How awesome is this wood sign!  These were made for me by the very talented people at Southern Ridge Trading Company!  They were supposed to be attached the CHA Vintage Travel projects but the turn around time was too tight.

 
I got all inky with the eroded metal technique!

 
For the top and bottom I used some "travel" 8x8 paper stash.  Then using the SRTC Gears in metallic distress paints to layer the top!

 
I layered the mini jalopy a few cuts deep.  I had seen this done somewhere in blog land and I thought what a great idea! 

 
I love this die! 

 
I hope this keeps you crafting as we all wait for the new 2015 crafty goodies to start rolling in!
 
Since I'm doubling down on DT'S today so you can see this over on my Guest Post for Southern Ridge Trading Company!
 
 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Art with Heart- Fresh Ideas

 
This is my first Art with Heart Challenge for the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team.  This month theme is Fresh Ideas!  Anyone can play along and there's an awesome prize, the 3D Oven die from the Vintage Kitchen collection.  I love this die.
 
I just came on board.  So I was pretty short on time.  But I am sharing the new Train Case debuting at CHA.   
 
 
 
 I love anything like this that I can tuck gifts into like a gift card, cash...or Pandora.  This adorable Train case offers more than enough space to tuck away secret treasures.   
 
 
One of my favorite dies from the new release the possibilities are endless!
 
 
I before assembling I sprayed the case with Vintage Photo distress spray stain.  Easy peasy!

 
I distressed the edges and added some walnut stain ink so it looks like a well worn travel case.

 
I LOVE these little hinges.  I inked them with Antique Bronze distress paint.

 
I used grungepaper for the "leather strapping" and it looks amazing.  All the stamps belonged to my Grandmother.  I thought they would be perfect for this case.

 
I decided to create some "stacked" luggage with the blocks/cubes die.
 
I decorated the inside of the train case with paper.  Then added this wee jar full of buttons my grandmother had. 
 
I wrapped the box in burlap then added this awesome little metal pull.
 
More stamps...
 
The lower box is adorned with more paper, some foiled paper embossed and a metal buckle.
 
I added more stamps on the lid.

The latch is perfect when inked with antique bronze paint and distressed.
This little case suits my style I'd say.
 
Here's my Train Case at CHA.  Along with the rest of the awesome samples created by the Design Team.
 
 
 
My inspiration... a Steamer Trunk I have in my guest room.  We believe it was in use in the mid to late 1800's due to it's domed lid.  The later models were flat for traveling abroad on the steam ships.  These were built in Montreal.  The world leader in Steamer Trunks at the time.
 
 
Be sure to check out the DT's amazing Vintage Travel Project's HERE!  They will be sharing their work too.  I have the final CHA Release posting next week so don't miss it!
 
Don't miss playing along with the Art for Heart Challenge- Fresh Ideas!  Click HERE to enter.
 
http://www.eileenhull.com/2015/01/art-with-heart-challenge-january-fresh-ideas.html
 
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