Saturday, November 30, 2013

Two Tags- Sassy Scrappers November GD



Today is my last post for my November GD at Sassy Scrappers and I've created these two fun tags to wrap up the month.
I want to thank Olga for inviting me this month to be a guest designer. I had so much fun working with the Pink Paislee papers.


I truly loved working with the Color Wash collection from Pink Paislee. The pastel colors were just divine and I love the words on these fun tags.




Products
Pink Paislee: Color wash collection 
Pink Paislee: Color wash tags
Prima Flowers: Le Mia, Serenity, Layla
Cheese Cloth
Farber Castle watercolor pencils
Martha Stewart lattice punch
Black Micron pen
Seam binding

Hope you enjoyed my creations this month!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Blessings Tag- Prima's 12 Days of Christmas Tags Day 12


For my holiday giveaway press here

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Its day 12 of the Prima 12 Days of Christmas Card/Tag Feature. Today's Feature is Flowers. Prima's flowers are just so divine and I created this tag using some canvas flowers.


I used the Holiday Jubilee collection and the Panduro collection designed by Prima for this tag.






Products
846480- Holiday Jubilee: To Santa
846046-Panduro Special Delivery- Dear Santa
846060- Panduro Special Delivery- Special Delivery
564049- Engraver-Resist Canvas Stickers
571177- La Tela canvas floral
566722- Paloma paloma

Other products: gold pearls, black ribbon, Prima packaging

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanks and Gratitude- Prima Feature with Gelli-Art plates


For my holiday giveaway press here

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For Americans, today its Thanksgiving and although I'm Canadian I can't pass up any opportunity that gives you the chance to say thanks. I always give thanks to God for my health and gratitude to all that he has blessed me with. 
I'm thankful to my family and friends (and that includes all my friends near and far). 
Thank you for making my life beautiful!!

I also wanted to wish all my Jewish friends a Happy Chanukah!! Its the first day of Chanukah today. We celebrate the holiday of lights, the holiday of miracles. Chanukah reminds us that there are miracles in our lives every single day!!

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Here is the thanksgiving card I made for the Thanksgiving Feature at Prima.


We were asked to use our Gelli-art plates to create the background of today's Prima projects.
I used real leaves that I collected from the ground to mask atop the Gelli-art plate after I had added the paint. The first layer was yellow and I used maple leaves. Then I painted in orange and masked the other autumn leaves I had collected.


Prima Products:
548841- Corine Flowers
569907- Wppd embellishments
564629- Metal paper clips
558925- Welcome to Paris chipboard stickers
562984- Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers
570491- Circle stitched cling stamp
890995- Fluid chalk edger black coal
960148- Sunrise Sunset clear acrylic stamp #4

other products: gesso, Golden paint, Gelli-art plate, leaves

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To create the background of this layout, I used the ghost image imprinted by my Gelli-art plate after using the leaves on the card above. I toned down the background with a bit of watered down gesso. I even incorporated two of my maple leaves in my layout as a layer behind the photo


 This is a photo of my daughter taken recently while she was throwing leaves in the forest. I'm so grateful for happy moments like this one. She was so care free, throwing leaves into the cold crisp air.





I just love the Ingvild Bolme embellishments. The little deer was perfect for this forest scene.




In these two photos you can see both the Gelli-art ghost imprint of the leaves and the actual leaf itself.


Products
570095- Anna Marie cling stamps
813406- Everyday vintage paintables
813383- Everyday vintage paintables
571535- Le mia coral flowers
563599- Lady bird flower
562984- Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers
890827- Shabby Chic Treasures
891527- Junkyard Findings Typo bulbs 1
558925- Welcome to Paris chipboard stickers
960148- Sunrise Sunset clear acrylic stamp #4

other products: 
Gelli-art plate, Golden paint, Golden gesso, leaves, 
Shimerz, Ranger black archival ink, white cardstock


Happy Chanukah and Happy thanksgiving!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Chanukah- A personal post


For my holiday giveaway press here


Happy Chanukah to all my Jewish friends!! Tonight we light the first candle of Chanukah.

This is a long and personal post so please read only if you want:

Chanukah is my favorite Jewish Holiday for many different reasons and I just wanted to share some of my heritage and traditions here on my blog too. However since I schedule most of my posts, I had written this one long ago and things changed since then. So I'm sharing my traditions but I'm also sharing something a bit more personal and sad below.


 These are my favorite Chanukah Traditions:

1. Getting together with family and lighting the Chanukiah's  (menorah) candles to remember the miracles of Chanukah.

2. Eating Sufganiot (jelly filled doughnuts that are just so delicious, better than any other) and latkes. Yum Yum

3. Playing spin the dreidle with my kids.

4. singing Chanukah songs and remembering to believe in miracles!!



I'm usually not one to share a lot of personal stuff on my blog or Facebook. However I understand how it is actually quite therapeutic to write about how you feel and send it out there. So here I am pouring my heart out today because truly I don't know what else to do. I just feel it is really important that I write this today not only for me, but for those who are going through something that is affecting your life. I want to reassure you that you have my love and light shining upon you and that you are never alone. 
This morning when I woke up I found out that my last grandmother had passed away. She had been sick for the past few months, so we knew it was coming. Its hard to explain what I feel. I wasn't really close to her although she was present all throughout my life. However, I have an overwhelming sense of loss. Its not a loss of a person but its the loss of a whole generation. This was the generation that suffered so much and worked so hard to make an imprint in this world. This was a generation that we were told as kids to always remember because they went through so much in their lives. 

I feel sadness for my parents who now don't have their parents anymore. I know how close I am to my parents and how much they support and love means to me and it is heartbreaking for me that my parents won't have that from now on.
This month I'm also saddened by all the people who are suffering around me. My heart fills with sadness and hopes for miracles for them.
Chanukah is the holiday of miracles and I pray and hope that all of you who need a beacon of light to  light up your way feel the love and light I'm sending you right now. You all know who you are as I don't want to mention any names. Even those who don't know me but I hear of your sadness and loss, I'm praying for you too.
Generations come and generations go. This year my sister had a baby girl. She was named after my other grandmother who passed away 2 years ago. Now this grandmother passed away and I can really see how the circle of life evolves.
I was told something very beautiful about why we light candles. A candle is like a person's body and the flame is the soul. You light up a candle because without a flame it is just wax. Without a soul a body is just a body. A candle light is eternal and so is the soul and so we light candles to remind us that the soul is eternal.
I am praying and hoping that anyone who reads my post here or on Facebook knows how much I love them. It is the love of one human being to another. the love of one soul to another.
May all my grandparents rest in peace. Each couple together at last watching over us.
I want to bless us all, that we may never know suffering and may we always have health and happiness throughout your lives. Amen.


I created this tag for the Prima ArtZine last month.

I used the "All about me" collection to create it. I cut the blue chevron paper in the shape of a Menorah and then cut out the blue drops from the raindrop paper to create the flame. I decorated the tag with blue flowers and then added some yellow Shimmerz paint behind the flames to make them glow


Materials:
971090- All about me: love the rain
971069 - All about me: All in the mix
960087- Sunrise sunset 6x6 paper pad
566937- Liberty medium rose
566944- Liberty large rose
571825- Abbey flowers
570354- Say it in crystals
558949- Chipboard stickers
562984- Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers


Other materials: White gesso, cheesecloth, Shimmerz: sunny side up, Blue seam binding.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Merry Christmas- Prima's 12 Days of Christmas Day 11


For my holiday giveaway press here

Prima is having a special 12 Days of Christmas Cards/Tags feature on their blog.

Today is day 11 and they are featuring Crystals and Sugar Dots.



To create the base of this tag I used Prima packaging. I like saving them and using them on my projects. I really liked enhancing the Holiday Jubilee collection with gold and copper accents with Prima ornaments and using flowers from the Sunrise Sunset collection. Finally I embellished the tag with crystal swirls and sugar dots to create texture for the feature





Now, the exciting part is that you can join in on the fun!! Create a card or tag inspired by any of the designs!!!
You can link your card or tag at the bottom of the posts at the Prima blog. You have until December 1st to enter the contest. Prima will pick 12 Winners!!! isn't that fun???



Products
846459- Holiday Jubilee- Christmas Angel
846442- Holiday Jubilee: Nostalgia
846480- Holiday Jubilee: To Santa
570453- Everyday Vintage Sugar dots
570422- Say it in Crystals
570385- Say it in Crystals
563431- Lifetime Decorative Frames
565213- Sunrise Sunset flowers
565237- Sunrise Sunset flowers
534066- Flower Embellishments: Ornaments
571016- Valentina flower


other materials: ribbon


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Huge Giveaway!! Big Big Big!!


This year has been a "dream come true" year for me. I am truly grateful to have been blessed with so many amazing opportunities that I only dreamed possible!!!

I truly want to thank all my scrappy friends and followers because without you, these dreams would have not come true. I truly believe that. Your support and your belief in my work truly made me feel so special and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I know that now I don't have as much time to come and visit your blogs, however please know that I'm always browsing and looking on Facebook  because I love to see what you create.

As a thanks to you for being there for me even if sometimes I couldn't visit you, I want to give away some gifts.

I have 4 amazing prizes here for you today and they will all be given to 4 randomly drawn winners!!

As the holidays approach (and there are so many of them coming up), I really want to give away these prizes as a gift to you for the holidays!! which ever holiday you celebrate, just know this is a present to celebrate Life.!!!

I'm posting this 3 days before Hanukkah and exactly a month before Christmas and you'll have until midnight of New year's to enter. 

All the prizes are equally filled with yummy products!! There's no particular order or no prize better than the next.
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Prize #1
Has the full Pion Design collection: Alma's Sewing room and some other complimentary papers. It has some flowers from recollections and Zva, chipboard from 2 Crafty, a Crafter's Workshop mask and some beautiful crystal swirls. Its a Shabby Chic dream!!

Prize #2
It also has the full Pion Design Collection: Alma's sewing room. It has a prima doily mask, Kaisercraft rub-ons, Flowers from MHC and crocheted by my good friend Cathi O'neill, 2 Crafty chipboard and some crystals. This is another Shabby Chic dream

Prize #3
This prize is filled with girly delight. It has papers from Kaisercraft, Les Papiers de pandore and Fabscraps. It has flowers from MHC, Chipboard from 2 Crafty, a Crafter's Workshop template and lots of beautiful ribbon. What else could a little girl want??

Prize #4
Last but definetly not least is another beautiful girly prize with lots of lace and ribbon. It features papers from Kaisercraft and Fabscraps, flowers from Recollections and MHC, a crafters workshop template, 2 Crafty chipboard and many more yummy embellishments. It is another girly delight.


ok, now you might ask how do I win these yummy prizes?

well, rules are simple and few:

1. You must be a follower of my blog and my Facebook page 

2.  If you advertise my giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook and link it up to my blog you can link your name again for another chance to win. (feel free to post a picture of your favourite prize)

3. International friends are welcome I will ship free anywhere.

4. You have until 11:59pm, December 31, 2013 to enter. Winners will be drawn in the new year!!!

Thank you again so much!!
Please link your name below:




Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sweet You- Sassy Scrappers November GD



Here is another LO I created for my Sassy Scrappers GD this month. I also used the Color Wash collection from Pink Paislee along with some matching embellishments and Prima flowers.

I'm truly in love with this color wash collection I'm not sure if its the pastel colors, or the geometrical patterns but I just really love the softness and playfulness of my layouts.


I painted the Pink Paislee tag with some gelatos to match the pastel feel of the page.



I truly love this picture of my daughter. It depicts her personality to a tee. She's so carefree and loves life!! She was so happy to throw leaves in the air. As you can see she's in shorts even though there are autumn leaves outside. We had a very mild autumn and even had some hot days we could go out in summer clothes. 
I guess the sun was behind me as you can she my shadow on the side as I'm taking the picture. LOL




Products
Pink Paislee Color Wash papers, frames, banners, tags and Alpha
Flowers: Prima
Wood icons: Prima
Cheese cloth
Crafters Workshop stencil
Prima chalk edgers: pastel pink and peach
Prima resist canvas
Heidi Swapp embellishments
Pearls: dollar store
Shimmerz: Chikadee, Mandarin Mai Tai, Pop art Pink
Gelatos: yellow, orange and peach

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

True Delight- Sketchbook 365 December sketch


Today is my last reveal for Sketchbook 365 DT. I've had an amazing time being on the DT along with some amazing designers!!


This is the December Sketch and I've used the BoBunny Autumn Song collection to create it.


This is my son walking through a pumpkin field this fall and I really loved complimenting the photo with these deep rich colors.


The background was created using a Prima mask with some light molding paste. Then sprayed with Shimmerz: Caribbean Sunset and Chikadee. 
These two colors can be bought at the Shimmerz Store Here. When you make a purchase, just mention my name at the instructions to merchant box during checkout and you can receive a free sample of either Dazzlerz, Texturez or Dimensionz of your choice.



I used complimentary Prima flowers in all three colours that appear in this BoBunny collection.



Materials
Bazzil White Cardstock
BoBunny Autumn song papers and stickers
Flowers: Prima
Prima Brick mask
Golden Light Molding paste
Golden white gesso
cheese cloth
Maggie Holmes frames
Shimmerz: Caribbean Sunset, Chikadee
Prima Sunrise sunset mini clear stamp
K&Co: alpha stickers


Have a wonderful Autumn day!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The One And Only You- 7 Dots GD at TCR



Some of the Design Team members at 7 Dots Studios are playing this month as GD's at The Color Room and there's a special palette just for us. Palette #164 and its filled with beautiful colors from some of the 7 Dots collections.


I created a circular pattern with the Crafters Workshop mask and with the "Dreamer" paper. Then I used some Shimmerz mists and some Twinkling H2O's to create drips down the page.


I just love this picture of my daughter. She's holding her mouth tight to stop herself from laughing. She has such a happy and giggly personality, she's always laughing and I guess she was trying to keep a straight face!!


I added little word stickers around the page. The words describe my daughter and her personality.




Of course I used Prima flowers and embellies to decorate the page.




Materials:
7 Dots Studio: Dreamer : Drive all night
7 Dots Studio: Dreamer stickers
7 Dots Studio: 9th Wave
Prima Flowers: Interlude, Le Mia
Prima wood icons: butterflies
Shimmerz: 4 Leaf Clover, Chikadee, Cotton Candy
Twinkling H2O: Turquoise
Golden white gesso
Golden Light Molding paste
Crafters Workshop stencil
Prima stencil
Words: Tim Holtz
Wooden circle: Recollections
Cheese cloth


I hope you get a chance to visit The Color Room and play with the 7 Dots Palette.
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You are always in my heart- 2 Crafty Reveal part 2


This is my second layout for my November Reveal at 2 Crafty Chipboard.


Well, I know what you might say. I went very simple this month with my 2 Crafty Reveal. However I really wanted to showcase the chipboard in a simpler manner than usual to reach out to those of you who still hesitate to dabble in the Mixed Media world.


I wanted to create a motherly feel to this layout using lots of bird themed embellishments. I used this Kaisercraft die-cut to create the background and then decorated with Prima flowers and embellishments. 
I really love this picture of my son and I and I framed it in this Maggie Holmes canvas frame.


I used the following 2 Crafty chipboard pieces:
Twiggy Nests with eggs: These are just so adorable. You can see them on the photo above. I inked the nest in brown and the eggs in cream.
Tree with Sparrows: I love this tree and I inked the branches in brown and the sparrows in creamy ink.
Clock Faces: I also inked them in brown and tucked them under the flowers.



Materials:
Coordinations white card stock
Papers: Kaisercraft, Prima
2 Crafty Chipboard
Frame: Maggie Holmes
Prima: flowers, leaves and resin
Die cuts: Kaisercraft
Prima Fluid chalk edgers: dark park, sand
Pearls: unknown
Golden gesso
Cheese cloth
Alpha: Prima, Heidi Swapp

Thank you so much for visiting me today
have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Live- Shimmerz Step by Step Tutorial



 I'm up again on the Shimmerz blog and I've created this layout using lots of Yummy Shimmerz
I have a step by step tutorial below on how I created this layout.


Step by Step tutorial:











Here are some final close-ups of my layout:



If you would like to buy any of the Shimmerz products I used, please visit us at the Shimmerz Shop. If you mention my name during check out at the "Instructions to Merchant" box, you will receive a free sample of Dazzlerz, Texturez or Dimensionz of your choice. 


Materials:
Shimmerz: Caribbean Sunset, Chikadee, Carrot Top
Paper: Prima Hello Pastel
Flowers, vines and leaves: Prima
Prima embellishments: wood icons, bulbs, sugar dots
Prima Finnabair flower mask
Golden Light molding paste
Golden gesso
Crystals: Prima, Queen & Co
Cheese cloth
Prima Donna Downey Poppies and Peonies stamp
Prima Rusty Hinge chalk edger

Thank you for visiting me!!
Have a wonderful day!!