Monday, April 29, 2013

Featured at the Shimmerz Blog

Its no secret that I love Shimmerz products. So what better way to end this month with a feature on their blog.
Their shimmery paints and sprays are just up my alley. I love using them on my Scrapbooking Projects and I've shown quite a few of my designs on my blog since I bought my first batch of Shimmerz products back in December.


Stacey the owner, is such a sweet lady and she noticed my work up on Facebook and asked if she could feature my designs on their blog. I was so happy, as I'm a big fan!!

She is so nice that she asked me to tell all my friends about a great offer. If you order Shimmerz, from the Shimmerz website, and if you mention my name when you order, You  will receive a FREE Spritz, Vibez, or Shimmeringz product for free with your order. 

All you need to do is mention my name in the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT area when you order.

How simple is that!! Not only do you get to work with the most amazing products, but you will also get one for free. I don't think it can get better than that!!!!

and I just spied a sale on the Shimmerz paints!! 
which are great as there's so much powdered paint in them and all you have to do is continue to add water and they last forever.

Here are some of my projects featured on the Shimmerz blog today. I created these using their products in the past few months.

I hope you come by the Shimmerz blog and leave me some love!!

have a fantastic day


I Love You- C'est Magnifique May Kit- and a winner!!

Here is another reveal for the C'est Magnifique Kit for May. 
"Portraits of Spring"

I mainly used the Webster's Pages papers in this layout and the trim

This is another picture of my daughter at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara falls. She really loved when the butterflies landed on her head. I knew I had to make her a flowery page to fit the theme.

I used the Cherry Blossom 12x12 template from Crafters Workshop to create the orange vines.

Webster's Pages: Modern Romance: From Me to You
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance: Everlasting Love
Prima: Lifetime: Vine
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance: Trim Pack

Flower Add-on
Webster's Pages: Perfect Petals: Park Drive
Prima: Lifetime: Roses

From my stash
Textured paste
cheese cloth
Shimmerz paints Caribbean Sunset
CW cherry blossom mask
Dillusions white ink spray
Martha Stewart punch
Pink micron pen
Cricut cartrige frame


Now for My winner of C'est Magnifique Blog Hop:

And the winner is (number chosen at random pick by my kids)

Blogger butterfly said...
What a stunning canvas... and the shoe photo and layout is so cute!!
Alison x

Please contact me with your address at:

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tag Set- Petaloo GD

For the C'est Magnifique Blog Hop press here

My second project  this month for my Petaloo GD is a set of tags.
One tag is pink with a picture of my daughter and one tag is blue with a picture of my son.
I really liked that this set of papers could be used for both genders.

I framed both pictures inside one of the Polaroid framed banners which I cut out from the Simple Stories papers.

This week Petaloo and Simple Stories team up to bring you inspirations and prizes all week long from April 22 until April 28th

Simple Stories

I added some Petaloo trim at the bottom of the tag to give it some frill.

I tried to layer the tags with many different embellishments. Then I used pop dots to make the different layers pop up.

At the top of each tag I made a little bow out of the Petaloo trim pack.


Well not bad for being my first or second time creating tags!!

hope you have a fantastic day!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

C'est Magnifique Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the C'est Magnifique Blog Hop!!

Spring is definitely in the air and what better way to celebrate its arrival than with the reveal of a kit filled with as much freshness and beauty as the season itself? We are offering so many opportunities to win some truly amazing prizes, and have stops along the way that include our participating manufacturers (Les Papiers de Pandore, Webster's Pages, and Blue Fern Studios), our own sketch designer Michele Singh, and of course our incredible design team who have created plenty of inspiration to keep you moving through the hop!

I was really excited to work with this beautiful kit. Its perfect for spring and therefore perfect for this occasion. I can't wait to show you some of my creations this month.

But before we get you on your way, let's take a look at our May Kit and Add-Ons:

"Spring's Portrait"





Here are 2 of my creations this month:
The first one is a 12x24 Inspirational Canvas I designed using this famous quote by Helen Keller


I used the Webster's Pages papers for this canvas along with many flowers from the kit.
I will show you some close-ups of this project in a separate post in a few days as I don't want to make this post lengthy. 

Prima: Lifetime Vine
Prima: Ingvild Bolme: Chalk fluid edger: turquoise stone
Webster's Pages: Modern romance: Trim pack

Flower Add-on 
Manor House: Winters Song: White 
Webster's Pages: Perfect Petals: Park Drive 
Prima: Lifetime: Fabric Flowers: Green 
Prima: Lifetime: Mini Stem Roses 
Prima: Lifetime: Roses 

From My Stash 
Textured paste, Gesso, cheese cloth 
Crafters Workshop bird cage stencil 
Shimmerz: cotton candy, terracota, caribbean sunset, my bleeding heart, bed of roses 
Color Shine: mustard 
Inkadinkado yellow spray 
Acrylic paint dabbers: copper, expresso, butterscotch, green 
ice white pearl pen

Here is my second project for today

"Classy Chick"

These two little black patent shoes are my daughter's high heel shoes. She loves wearing them all the time even if its not for a party. I had to take a picture of them to remember her with these shoes at this age. She's only 6 years old but she loves dressing up as if she's much older.

Kit Embellishments
Prima: Lifetime: Canvas Covered Wood Clips
Prima: Lifetime: Cardstock Stickers: Tiny Alphabets
Prima: Lifetime: Vine
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance: Trim Pack

Flower Add-on
Green Tara: Camellia: Peach
Prima: Lifetime: Mini Stem Roses
Prima: Lifetime: Roses

From my stash
Prima mask
Textured paste
Shimmerz blue paint
Tattered angels orange mist
cheese cloth


1. C'est Magnifique will be giving away 3 prizes valued at over $40 to some lucky randomly-drawn winners! All you need to do is make sure you're a follower of the C'est Magnfique blog and complete the hop according to the guidelines below- that's it!

2. I've also gathered a small prize for one lucky randomly drawn winner from my blog. All you have to do is be my follower on my blog and facebook page. Leave me a comment to win. This is my prize.

So let's get started, shall we? Here is what you will need to do:

1. Visit each blog listed below.

2. Leave a comment on each blog (and become a follower, if required).

3. Return here and leave a comment letting us know you completed the hop.

You have until midnight US EST on April 28th to complete our hop. The winners will be posted shortly thereafter. 

Your next stop is Larissa Albernaz 

Good luck...have fun...see you when you get back here!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fun Announcements!!

I'm happy to announce that I'm the new DT for Sketchbook 365 Sketch Challenge Blog in the UK


Come Join us in their monthly sketch challenges!!
you can win some awesome prizes!!


Stay tune tomorrow for Ces't Magnfique Blog Hop
April 26th to 28th

Leslie is giving some amazing prizes and I will be giving one away too!!
I hope you come join us in all the fun!!


I also want to show you the amazing new collection from 13 Arts. 
It features one of my favorite color combinations.

"Faces of Spring"

Check out more close-up details of this collection and enter a chance to win it here


Finally and without giving you any other hints, stay tuned for May 1st as an exciting new Adventure is coming your way!!
you won't want to miss it!


Wasn't that Fun???
Enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Love- Altered Shadow Box Frame for 2 Crafty- and a Video

Here is my second project for  my 2 Crafty reveal.
I also have an instructional video on how to make this shadow box frame.

I used the 2 Crafty 11" Nella Frame for this project as well as the Love title, a clock face frame and 2 vintage clock hands.

For the papers and the flowers I used Prima products.

The hanging metal embellishments are a variety of products and jewelry I had in my stash.

Here is the Video on how I made this project enjoy!!

Papers: Prima Lyric
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Shimmerz: Bronze Bombshell, Treasured Hymn
Tim Holtz Vintage photo crackle paint
Prima dark bark fluid chalk ink
Versa Mark Cocoa ink
Ranger Acrylic Sand paint dabber
gesso, cheesecloth
Metal embellishments: Prima, Tim Holtz, miscellaneous
old boxes

Thanks so much for visiting me today!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dream Big- 2 Crafty Reveal part 1 and an announcement

This is my first reveal this month for 2 Crafty. 
I used the Prima BAP as an inspiration but I flipped it to the side to create this layout.

I also got inspired by Shimmerz first challenge. I love using shimmerz products so I was really excited when I saw this challenge on their blog. I used these 3 colors on this layout and I love the combination.

I used some 2 Crafty circles to add some layers to the background paper. I covered them with blue and green Shimmerz: Sea foam, bamboo leaf and olive branch. I let the leftover ink drip onto the page.

I used the new 2 Crafty lavender shrubs to add dimension and direction to the layout. I also covered them in blue and green Shimmerz: Sea foam, bamboo leaf and olive branch.

Finally I used the Dream Big title from 2 Crafty. I inked it with turquoise and green chalk ink. I tried to blend the two colors together.

I complimented the colors with some coral hues from these beautiful Prima flowers. 

Papers: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
gesso, cheesecloth
Shimmerz: Sea foam, bamboo leaf, olive branch
Resins: Prima

Finally I want to share some good news!!
I was one of the 4 designers picked to guest design for Maya Road

here is the announcement:

2013 Guest Designers

Well have a fabulous day everyone!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Believe- Ces't Magnifique Sneak Peek

Here is my first sneak peek for the May Kit at 

This is a layout with a couple of photos of me by the beach in Florida this past winter. I really wanted to fit a couple of pictures inside those Kaisercraft frames so I tried to find photos that had the subject further away so I could fit it in the frames.

I really love the bright colors of this kit combined with all the embellishments it matches perfectly.

Les Papiers de Pandore: Invitation: A Dream (a rever)
Les Papiers de Pandore: Invitation: A Dance (a danser)
KaiserCraft: Marigold: Diecut Cardstock Pieces
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Double-Dutch Flourish Set

Flower Add-on
Webster's Pages: Perfect Petals: Park Drive
Prima: Lifetime: Fabric Flowers: Green
Prima: Lifetime: Mini Stem Roses

Embellishment Add-on
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Lattice Fence

From my stash
Textured paste
Cheese cloth
Viva decor orange crackle paint
Prima fluid chalk ink dark bark
black micron pen

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pure Bliss- Petaloo GD

I'm back again for another reveal this month at Petaloo.

For my first project I made a layout.
Here is a picture of my kids at Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia. They stood on a rock overlooking the ocean and I took this picture.

I wanted to use the blue paper to mimic the ocean. I loved combining it with the yellow hues from this Simple Stories collection


This week Petaloo and Simple Stories team up to bring you inspirations and prizes all week long from April 22 until April 28th

Simple Stories


I used lots of Petaloo flowers and some fussy cut flowers from the papers to decorate around the photo
I used the wooden looking paper and curled it at ends to make it look like curled bark. I love using this technique whenever I have a wooden pattern on my papers.

I really loved creating with this combo of papers and flowers!!
The turquoise combined with the yellow just looks awesome
well I hope you have a fantastic day and come win a prize on the Petaloo blog