Sunday, June 29, 2014

La La Land Birdhouse

Good Morning Everyone,

I was given the challenge to do something with one of the new items from La La Land. It is their birdhouse.  I had a blank canvas. Yikes.

Then I go my  inspiration from Simple Stories new paper line The Story of Us.

This is what I came up with. 

I used the paper to decorate the front and the banners. I used the following products for finish it off: gold Viva decor pen to make the pearls, Tim Holtz black soot distress paint, prima pearls, prima flowers, bird is cut out from a Memory box die and I painted the roof and doily with my new Lindy spray.  Had a lot of fun putting this together. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Friday, June 27, 2014

Flowers for you!

Happy Friday! Last week I saw this stamp at the store from Penny Black, hollyhock sku 55307, it ended up in my basket pretty quick, and I had fun colouring it with my Derwents, actually just one shade of purple, red violet and 2 shades of green ( light olive and leaf green). For the life of me, I can't find the stamp at our website.....
The embossing folder is one of the first embossing folders I bought, it's from Cuttlebug, not sure if you can still get this one but any of your folders would work, the die is from Spellbinders, Majestic Elements, this is a stunning set of dies that cuts out beautiful.
Some cream Viva pearls, to mask a few spots I wanted to cover up, lol!
The blue shading around the flowers is done with Tim Holtz tumbled glass and the mini ink blending tool, I have more luck doing it this way than with a blue Derwent pencil. After I am finished colouring my image and it's completely dry, I cover up my flowers a bit with a piece of paper and start blending the tumbled glass on in a circular motion starting off my paper towards the flowers.
It is important that it is completely dry....don't ask me why I know that....
                                      Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Only two more sleeps till the SGD 12 hour crop!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using Simple-Stories-Dad-12x12-Collection-Kit
I love the color and patterns. 

I love the sticker sheets and the fact that I can do layouts and my PL page for this past week. 

I put some of my Tim Holtz stencils to good use. 

I also tried my hand with the Tattered Lace - Sentiments 2014 Die Set. Such a beautiful die.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Monday, June 23, 2014


Just imagine it ... no laundry, no kids to drive around, no husband looking for his keys .... Just us and our hobby!! We are talkin' TWELVE hours of croppin' fun!! 9am - 9pm (or longer!). Refreshments and yummy assortment of snacks available all day long!! There will be door prizes and loads of fun!! Each participant will receive a 15% instore discount during the crop! Full use of our tools & machines in our cropping station. Registration and payment in advance is required to hold your spot for this very popular event. Come and join us for a fantastic day of crafting fun!!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stamping 101

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you the cards that you will be making for my Stamping 101 class. I thought this would be a good class to offer because I know there are a lot of you that would love to stamp and make your own cards,  but you just don't know where to begin.  Well this class is for you.
We  will be making 3 cards. I will go over  the different inks, stamps, card stock and of course your basic tools. This would be a great class for anyone to try or even to refresh your self with the art of stamping. All you have to do is register, there are no tools needed for this class, it is all supplied for you.

You can register here. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Art Journal night pics!

So much fun last night at the Art Journal class!
Here are some pics I grabbed as my 2 daughters joined us
I love that this activity has been something we all enjoy!
They made sure we will be going back 
and that mom had supplies at home too hee hee

And above is what I am working on!
Going for a dreamy sky look and star from stencils
now to add doodling and journalling!

Happy Crafting, 

Friday, June 20, 2014

White on white for next Wednesday's CREATE & DONATE event!

Happy Friday! Have you checked out some of the new dies from Memory Box? I love this display in the store, so many possibilities and stunning dies! And of course, you can check them out online too, click HERE to take a look. So I had some playtime....and I decided to do this card white on white for an elegant look. This card is for the next CREATE & DONATE, on Wednesday, June 25 at 1 PM. Please bring a basic tool kit and a donation for the Foodbank, if you can, together we can make a difference!

Hope to see you there, till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The adventure of....

Hello my scrappy friends. 

Today I am sharing a layout I created with Bazzill-Basics-The-Adventures-Of-Collection

Our little family is a super hero family so this paper was perfect. 

This was a great set of papers to work with. I fussy cut a few elements to pop them up on the page. I also used Tim-Holtz Hashtags Stamp. This is quickly becoming my favorite go to stamp. There are so many great sayings. 

Thank you for looking. Have a great week! 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014


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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Time to Go

Do you ever use pictures on your layouts that aren't absolutely ideal??  This picture of my Malcolm is quite dark, but I love the expression on his sad that we have to leave the beach.  One of his favourite places to be.  I had to scrap it! 
I used paper from The Paper Loft, and older alpha from Jillibean Soup and lots of mixed media! I focused on the "Time" theme using an older clock die from Tim Holtz Sizzix collection, and Dreamweaver embossing paste through his Clockwork stencil for the background behind the photo. Add some sprays, dashes and drips from Prima Colour Bloom sprays, some stickle dots.....I love spattering up my backgrounds! And I punched out circles of patterned paper and scattered them around like grains of sand.  Some Prima Seashore Brads and Flair Buttons added the last detail I needed!! 


Enjoy your day and stay cool!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sweet Summer Memories

What is it about kids and the beach?!  Water, sand, much fun to be had!  Scrappin' Sheila did this layout at the Spring Retreat - a trip to Port Franks with the extended family!

Have a fantastic day!  It looks like it will be beach weather this week around here!! Hot and Humid!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bazzill Basics Adventure Arrows & Memory Box Happy Birthday Garland Die

Good Morning Everyone,

This is the card we will be making this coming Wednesday, for Donate to Create. I used the Bazzill Basics-Adventure Arrows paper and Memory Box die called Happy Birthday Garland. This would make a wonderful child's birthday card. I love red and orange combo. I couldn't use bling but I think the button finishes it off. You could any colour combo with this designer paper.

Hope to see you out this Wednesday. Don't for get to bring your donation. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Andrea's Art Journal- embossing paste fun

Embossing paste and stencils…
I might be addicted
No surprise there right? hee hee

This is the page I made at May's Art Journal Class with Lori and Kim
I played with my new Prima sprays
gotta love that shimmer
and some stencils 

I was blown away by how well the embossing paste still showed the detail of the script in the girl's head from a thin stencil. Kim told me it would be fine…then i checked with Lori too and once both had reassured me I made the commitment to try it. And immediately after I walked over to the shelf and bought some embossing paste for myself. It is raised and can be inked as well. So cool!

Now to decide what to journal…..

Happy Crafting, 

Friday, June 13, 2014


Happy Friday! June is almost half way and the air conditioning is going full blast at my house, it's strange that we want it cool now and not that long ago we had all that snow and cold freezing weather.
So, I  am not complaining.....just enjoying the weather! 
And in my craft room it's nice and cool.....I came up with another card for TOONIE TUESDAY, this time for June 17 at 2 PM. A new Memory Box die, some new dp, the spritzer from Tim Holtz....lots of fun!
Hope you can join us, it's always great to see you all and have some fun.
                                                            Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Perfect in Love

Almost there! One more day till the weekend TGIF. 

I am in LOVE with the Prima's Time Travelers Memories.  I love the colors and patterns in the whole paper line. I also used the the coordinating flowers and stickers. Can you tell when I love something I LOVE it. A kit may be in the works ;)

I love the Prima Wood Icons

A cluster of flowers, a mix of Prima and Petaloo. 

This layout was based on  Let's Get Sketchy Week One June sketch. Details on my blog. Have a great week.

Lynn xox

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Upcoming Card Classes!!!!

Our divas have been busy, busy, busy!!!!  Have you seen all the upcoming classes we have for you?!

Here are a few of the amazing Card Classes coming up:

We know you ladies love to make cards!! These classes are also available as kits!!!  So if you live to far away or are otherwise occupied these days, please order a kit!!!!  Have a great day ladies!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Love always

Don't you just love Garage Sale finds??  At the spring Garage Sale at the store I found a hexagon Sizzix die!!  How amazing!!  Perfectly cut hexagons!! Pair that up with the new Dreamy Word Stickers by Heidi Swap - Love always!   and I have a perfect page for my boys!  I used some new paper from The Paper Loft that hopefully Sheila will bring in for us.  Remember Pink is not just for girls! A Crafter's Workshop hexagon stencil added some texture to the background.

Monday, June 9, 2014


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Hannah at the Splash Pad!

Hannah's grown a bit in the 11 years since these pictures were taken!!  So glad Sheila finally got them scrapped!!!  Great page!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Floral Heart Create and Donate

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Create and Donate.  I used the Floral Heart Die from Memory box and Scripty Saying  from Paper Smooches. I popped up the front of the card,  and then tucked and glued the black heart cut out on the base of the card. Of course I had to add a little bling.

Hope to see you on Wednesday. Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Father's day!

Happy Friday! Father's day is around the corner so let's make a card for the fathers in our lives.

I know, masculine cards are hard for most of us....This one is for Toonie Tuesday, June 10 at 2 PM, come on out with your basic tool kit and a toonie and you will be set to make this card. You will learn how to use the Viva gold to make the anchor look real.

Hope you can join us, Anja

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lucky in Love

Today I am sharing a layout I created for my friend Barb. My photographer is awesome, she and Cheri have given me the best family picture memories. She has an amazing little family. Here is my layout using the Prima  Time Traveler Memories, Creative Embellishment wood pieces.  I was at the SGD retreat and it was awesome. 
Surrounded by such creativity. 

 Look for this double layout class coming to SGD soon. 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Us, Together, Beautiful!

Happy Tuesday!!!!

How amazing is this layout by our Supreme Diva, Scrappin' Sheila?!?!  It didn't hurt that she had great pictures to work with....her nieces & nephew!!!!  Sheila used Kaiser Crafts Base Coat paper and Filmstrip overlay, with some Prima embellishments.  For her title "Beautiful", she used a Prima Stencil "Princess" and some Viva Decor Inka Gold paint.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, June 2, 2014


Welcome to a new week!!!  I am sharing a layout I created at the Spring Weekend Retreat. It is Titled "Hugs & xo", it uses Prima's Time Traveller Collection & Graphic 45 Typography.  The two lines go amazing together!!!  I did a little background altering, with a Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil and some Colour Box metallic pigment ink, as well as using Prima's Old Gold Colour Bloom Spray

I borrowed a piece of chipboard embellishment from my friend Lynn to add some more texture & dimension behind the photos, added a bit of Graphic 45 washi tape and some Studio Calico wood veneer stars....lots of layers, a mix of the pictures of my boys....very happy with how this turned out!! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Night out at the Opera

Good Morning Everyone,

What a glorious morning we are having. Loving the sunshine.

Here is another tag I did at SGD's Retreat. I used the Dina Wakely acrylic paints. These paints are like no other. They are thicker , go on smoothly and easy to colour with.  The stamp is from Dyan Reaveley collection called Night out at the Opera.  Also got to play with this Faber-Castell Glass bead glitter gel. I used this with one of my stencils to add some glitter to the back ground.  You can add this to your scrap booking pages, cards and mixed media. Fun, fun stuff to play with.

Thanks for  looking and have a great day.