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Back to School backpack

This little backpack was inspired by the SCS tutorial .  As some of you know, I’m not one to use templates, as I’d rather fuss around with my own, or try something that I think might make my life easier.  So, for this backpack I made the main body of the backpack using an envelope bag which I find super simple to do.  I think the shape of it looks much like the backpack bag.  I followed the SCS tutorial for the front pouch, and ribbon ties at the top and back. I will be giving this with a little gift tucked inside, to the French tutor we had for my son over the summer.  She’s been really wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!

Get a Grid!

Hello all! Yesterday’s SCS technique lovers challenge was to make a grid on our cards.   This is a simple  technique, and you can use your Scor-Pal or just a ruler and any scoring tool.  You will find a great tutorial HERE. I went shopping on the weekend!!  My local scrapbook store recently moved to a new (bigger) location, so i just had to check it out!   They have lots of yummy paper, accessories, ribbons, and tools, but best of all they have a good selection of My Favorite Things Stamps and a great selection of Bella Stamps!   Of course i had to buy at least one Bella (tyler the jock) and I found a fabulous package of 17 SandyLion stamps!  They’re an assortment of the cutest little animals with stitch lines around their edges like the charming bird that I used  on this card. I made a grid background using my Scor-Pal, then stamped over it in versamark with my Floral backgrounder stamp.  This technique is a great way to add texture and dimension to …

Watercolour flowers

Goodmorning! I hope you all had a good weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day! I had a wonderful Mother’s day. It was sunny and warm and we spent most of the day outside. The boys were very sweet to me and I was spoiled all day! I now have a spa day to look forward to as well! This card is the result of combining two challenges from SCS. The inspiration challenge from Saturday featured some beautiful sun catchers from the Dreaming in Color website, which really sparked my imagination. Then, yesterday, the technique challenge asked us to emboss and watercolor.This is the inspiration piece, Revelation I used a mix of watercolor techniques. For the smaller flowers I stamped them in Summer Sun ink, then used watercolor markers to highlight and shade with a blender brush. The large sunflower on the left was done by using watercolor marker directly applied to the stamp after it was inked with summer sun. I then went in and blended a bit with the blender brush after it was …

Easter Basket Envy! A Tutorial…!

Easy Easter Envelope “Thou shalt not covet..” your neighbor’s Easter basket?? O.K. I’m not actually talking about that kind of envy…but rather an ‘envy’ lope! Because this little basket is made from an ordinary, everyday envelope! Since Easter is next weekend, I thought some of you might appreciate a quick gift for the kids or even a co-worker! Some of you pros out there could probably whip this one up on your break in the supply room! lol SCS had a recent challenge to make these fun envelope bags. I wanted to make another so I photographed the steps to share with you. MY FIRST mini tutorial! Woohoo! I hope you like it! Click to Enlarge Supplies Envelope (white, cream, coloured) Large tag punch (optional) Stamps of your choice printed paper Embellishments of your choice Seal the envelope. If you have a tag punch align the punch just at the outer edge of the top of the envelope and punch. Do this on the other side as well, to form a handle. If your handle …

Sledding

It was a sunny mild day, perfect for an outdoor activity…so we took the boys and a friend sledding. I was exhausted though, just from the walk through the park to get to the hill! I was sinking knee deep into the snow! The walk had me wishing that I owned snowshoes! Crazy thoughts! I try NOT to go outside in the winter. In fact I begin to prepare myself for hibernation in October! That said, we did have a lot of fun with the kids, and they’re the only good reason I would go out there in the first place! The reward for this selfless act was some time to myself afterwards to play in my craft room…’cause the kids were tired too and just wanted to watch t.v. Fine with me! Here’s what I did! Click to Enlarge Today’s technique challenge over at Splitcoaststampers is so cool! Faux cloisonne’. Cloisonne’ means partitions. It is a technique involving bronze, copper or gold metal strips to separate and enclose different coloured glass, to create unique …