card making, jewelry making, Uncategorized

Shrinky Dink Earrings!

My boys and I are really into pop culture! I think that this shared love of pop culture puts me in the parenting win column but the I realized that I have at least one fail as a parent! This was realized tonight when my youngest asked me what I was making. My boys often see me creating projects for various design teams, gifts or for personal use but I guess I have never made anything with Shinky Dinks in front of them! I combined my love of pop culture, making jewelry and colouring to make Shrinky Dink earrings!!

I started by stamping my chosen Kindred Stamps onto Shrinky Dink film with my Momento ink. I let it dry for a few minutes and then coloured my images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Once my colouring was dry I cut out the stamped image and left a bit of space at the top so that I could punch a hole into the plastic. That would be where I attach the earring hook or jump ring if used. I then used my heat gun to shrink.

The weird thing with Shrinky Dinks is that they always look bad before they look good! The above picture is during the shrinking process. Notice it looks twisted and not very nice. After heating a little longer you get the finished product.

Here is a picture of the Shrinky Dinks before and after the shrinking process.

You will notice that after shrinking the colours look a bit more concentrated so keep that in mind when choosing your colours.

This particular stamp shrinks to a nice size to be used as earrings or a necklace pendant.

Here are the completed earrings! I love how this turned out and now I have a sweet pair of earrings to wear in October. 😊

Products used:

Clear Shrinky Dink plastic

Momento ink pad

Spectrum Noir markers available at Scrapbook.com (affiliate link)

Kindred Stamps -Holidays Are A Nightmare << referral link 😊

Earring hooks or jump ring if making a necklace pendant

Pliers

Heat gun

So what do you think?

crafts, design team, dollar store crafts, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Rose Mackintosh on Canvas For Stamprint

I just realized that we are at the tail end of September. The month has been flying by and I have been so busy that I have’t done very much crafting. I did colour a few images here and there starting with this gorgeous image from Stamprints . You can find the image at Stamprints Etsy

I printed the Rose Mackintosh image 4 to a page and coloured them with Spectrum Noir and Chameleon markers. I decided to try different hair and skin tones and was originally going to make a series of cards but when I found some 4×6 canvases at the dollar store I decided to go that route. I used a red and black acrylic paint to create a drippy effect and left it to dry for a few days. Since I had coloured some of the small details on the image a golden colour, I wanted to add a bit of gold to the canvas as well. I achieved this with a Vicki Boutin gold glaze. I originally added a few streaks with a paint brush but ended up rubbing it on with a cloth. I let it dry a couple of days.

I used a dollar store stencil and some Heidi Swapp texture paint to create a bit of dimension. I laid it on pretty thick. Again I let it dry for a few days.

I cut the coloured Stamprints images to the desired shape and attached using a glossy ModPodge, and dried over night.

The last step of my mini canvases was to stamp my sentiments. I used 2 different stamps from Kraftin Kimmie, stamped onto regular paper. I tore the stamped sentiments to give then a bit more texture and then Mod Podged those as well.

Here are the completed canvases! I am quite happy with how it turned out. Next time I think I will lay my image down before the texture paint.

ball hockey, design team, Family, kids, sports, Uncategorized, vacation

Summer Recap (lots of pictures)

This is our last weekend before we head back to school on Tuesday. For the first time in forever we had a pretty laidback summer. We didn’t leave town and just stuck close to home. The only planned activity all summer was when my youngest son went to ball hockey camp.

He had a great time learning goalie skills and techniques and I showed up almost an hour early each camp day so that I could watch!

We made a couple of day trips including a trips including Airdrie to visit family, Calaway Park, Fish Creek Park, a few movies at the theatre and the rest of our summer was just decluttering, organizing things, painting and other small household improvements. We did some major tv binge watching too!

I did manage to get some crafting done. I made some jewellery, etched some Supernatural glasses, made an autumn wreath, painted some frames, made a few signs, did a couple of scrapbook pages and completed some cards and other projects.

Here are a few of those projects in case you missed them!

I continued working on a couple of design team projects, was an August Guest Designer for the Stick it Down Blog and I got a second project published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

We also had some wacky weather! A few hail storms rolled through. This is a sample of what came on August 2! Yikes!This summer was hot! I am quite content with the heat but my boys found it too hot to “do anything”! Part of our summer was smokey too! Smoke from the forest fires in British Columbia choked us out for a couple of weeks!

Our dogs spent a fair amount of time just lazing in the sun and then moving to the shade when they got too hot. Here are the obligatory pictures and our cute dogs!

I also spent a lot of time trying out the Instant Pot that I purchased on Prime day. My son loves making vegetable soup. I like making chilli and stews. We have cooked lots of other things like chicken, ribs, roasts and more in the pot. I even made a fresh raspberry compote! Everything was edible! Some things were delicious! My favourite thing to make in the pot so far has been banana bread!

We will be spending the last weekend of summer just relaxing because we know that starting Tuesday we will thrown right into the thick of things and back to our go-go life!

card making, crafts, design team, Stamprints

Lily Fairy-Stamprints

Back again with another project made for Stamprints!

You can find this lovely image at Stamprints Etsy. See more from Stamprints on the blog Stamprints Blog.

Supply List

I used Prismacolor Color pencils to colour the image.

Paper/cardstock-Amy Tangerine

Ephemera-Amy Tangerine

Thicker Alphabets-American Crafts

Stickles glitter glue on wings.

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Published Again

I am so excited to share my news with all of you! For the second time this year I have had a project published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. You can find my project in the Fall 2018 edition!

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Cupcake Kitty-Creative Moments Challenge #145

National sewing day is just around the corner do the theme this week is “show some stitching, real or faux”

I had the pleasure of using a Knitty Kitty image this week!

The image that I have chosen is the Cupcake Kitty. I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils. I just added faux stitching around the edge of the stripped patterned paper using a fine black marker.

Supplies used:

Digital kitty stamp- Knitty Kitty

Prismacolor pencils

AC cardstock

Patterned paper-CTMH

“sweet” sticker-Jillibean Soup

Miscellaneous sequins

I think that I am going to send this cutie to my niece for her 7th birthday this month. I hope she likes it!

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Tulips Vase-Stamprints

Hi I am back with a couple of projects that I have made using the ever lovely Stamprints digital images.

I chose a clean, simple yet very elegant image. The image that I chose this month is the Tulips Vase.

I printed two of the tulips images. I was undecided what colour combo I would do for my project so I used both of the images coloured.

Here is card #1!

And here is card #2

With both projects I used the same supplies but in different colours.

Here is my supply list: Tulips Vase digital image from Stamprints, Spectrum Noir markers, textured cardstock is by Bazzill Paper, enamel hearts Doodlebug Designs, Happy Birthday Stamp By Lawn Fawn, CTMH polka dot ribbon, white cardstock Recollections

You can find the Tulips Vase image as well as many other Stamprints images on Etsy here Stamprints Etsy

Which colour combo do you like best?

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Humour-Creative Moments Challenge #143

What’s so funny? The projects in the Creative Moments Challenge Blog, are what is so funny!

The theme this challenge is humour! My sponsor is Dr. Digi’s House Of Stamps.

If you have never checked out Dr. Digi’s stamps you must! There are many fun stamps to choose from! The image that I chose for my project is Flossie Bumblethorp! She looks like she would be feisty!

Here is Flossie.

I thought that this colour combo matched the image so I layered up.

Here is the finished project!

What do you think?

Products Used:

Flossie Bumblethorp digital image-Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps

Coloured with Spectrum Noir & Chameleon markers

Patterned paper- CTMH

Sentiment stamp-Kindred Stamps

Cardstock- AC

card making, design team, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Sweet Pea Flower Girl-Stamprints

If April ends anything like how it’s started, get me out of here! It’s been more like April snows than showers but that is not going to stop me from sharing my springy creation made with the Sweet Pea Flower Girl digital stamp from Stamprints. She is gorgeous and so versatile!

I used Spectrum Noir and Chameleon markers to colour this image.

Products used to complete the card are Recollections cardstock, CTMH embossing folder, CTMH sequins & twine, Cuttlebug, and Kraftin Kimmie sentiment stamp.

Please go visit the Stamprints blog .

Images can be found here at Stamprints Etsy

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

A Boy And His Dog-Creative Moments Challenge #141

Here I am once again with a fantastic challenge from Creative Moments Challenge Blog.

For Challenge #141 the theme is a minimum of 2 flowers on your creation.

My sponsor this challenge is

The image that I have chosen is Cinema Chaplin. It is an adorable image of a boy and his dog. I have boys and dogs so this one tugs at my heart. ❤️ I don’t very often use flowers on masculine cards so this is a bit of a challenge for me but I am up for it!

I used Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs paper. One of the papers had a beautiful floral print in gorgeous, vintage colours. The colours of this floral paper were incorporated into the Cinema Chaplin stamp as to coordinate the image with the paper. The floral paper is what I used as the flowers requested in the theme. I layered up several patterned papers and knotted lace ribbon to give the look of depth while using 3D adhesive to lift the characters.

Products used: Mari digi image, Spectrum Noir markers, Chameleon markers, Graphic45 paper sticker and chipboard , Recollections cardstock, miscellaneous ribbon.

Check out more gorgeous I images at Mari Digi.