Monday, June 11, 2018

Putting on My Top Hat

Almost the middle of June already!? I am loving the long days and how light it stays out! I also like that it's light out when I leave for work at 5:30am!
I finally used one of my favorite pieces! I wanted the top hat, I ordered the top hat....then all the ideas I had for the top hat were gone! Thankfully I had a new plan for it.
I layered TH paper, Baked Texture, and a hint of DecoArt Foil and then jazzed it up with the pretty shimmery butterflies.






For all the details and the list of all the products I used head on over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog 

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Cathy

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Little Under the Sea Love

I guess it's obvious that I love beach/ocean/tropical related things! All year round but especially when it's actually beautiful and sunny out! I am so grateful that so many talented people have created products with these themes!
Just a quick share today. I played with some Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Collection, a canvas board, TCW Stencil from Rebekah Meier's designs and the glorious Baked Texture from Seth Apter and Emerald Creek.





Love love love this stencil from Rebekah Meier Designs and TCW.

Added a very light hint of glitter from a new product called Glitter Kiss in Summer Beach


List of products used:
Baked Texture in Patina Oxide
TCW Stencil Under The Sea
Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Collection
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss Duo in Summer Beach

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Cathy

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It's All About the Beach

I took a little bit of time to just play with some products that are not getting the attention they deserve!! LOL
I really love the square canvas boards for creating on! I think it might be my new favorite base.
I didn't do any step outs on this one, I just played and embossed and stenciled.



Covered the board with Graphic 45 paper from the Sun Kissed collection. Used Ranger Ink Embossing Fluid and the gorgeous under the sea stencil  from Rebekah Meier and TCW. Then I layered a card from the G45 card pack and fussy cut out the sand dollars and starfish from the Sun Kissed collection.

Love the Baked Texture Patina Oxide

Added a hint of glitter with the new two tone Glitter Kiss
I think I could create beach related projects all year around! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'm always thankful for your support.

Have a great day!

Cathy

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Flamingo Time!

Oh my word!! I saw the demo that Jess did in the Blank Page Muse Stamps Fan Group and fell in love with the designs from Pam Bray. Now up until this episode I wasn't a fan of flamingos, I liked them but had never thought of stamping or playing with the images. Then Pam and Blank Page Muse happened..darn you!! LOL Now I have them in my craft room! And I am so glad I do!
I am not affiliated in any way, I just love these stamps! The detail and the gorgeous thick rubber is amazing to stamp with! 
You need to see all the amazing images available from Blank Page Muse.

I took Jess's suggestion and used my TH scissors to cut out my rubber and it was glorious! I then used some double sided tape on acrylic blocks to index all my new images!



 Then I had to play a little too! This is my first project using the Flamingo Row and Tropical Dreams stamps.



Here are a few close ups of the project. You need these sets! I love the flowers and drinks and fussy cut all those out to add them to my little frame. I coloured everything in with Distress Markers and a water brush.

It all started with this little guy!



And who doesn't love delicious tropical drinks with umbrellas and in a coconut.



Yum! Added some Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle!    
 Make sure you head over to Jess's blog to see all her projects with these sets, and definitely go see Pam's blog as well. Also, here is the link to all of Pam Bray's designs with Blank Page Muse.

List of products used:
TH Distress Markers in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo
TH Distress Crayons in Mermaid Lagoon and Festive Berries
TH Distress Paint in Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Lucky Clover
Artist's Loft Iridescent Medium  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week ahead!

Cathy
 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Final Forever & Always

Well this post is a bit late. My project was supposed to be up last week but for those that know me, know that my Grandmother passed away on Monday the 21st of May.
The Wild Whisper ladies were kind enough to let me do my final project for them this week instead. It is a bittersweet project for me. It is my last project as a Wild Whisper DT member. These ladies have been so amazing to work with and for. Their products and designs are amazing and they work so hard to bring new and exciting collections to the creative world! It has been an honour and a privilege to work with their designs. Thank you Heather and Suzy for trusting me with your collections. 

Here is my final project using the Forever & Always Collection. This is a picture from my grandparent's 60th anniversary party. They celebrated more anniversaries before my Grandfather passed away in 2013 and now they are together again.





Thank you all for stopping by! Be sure to head on over the Wild Whisper blog to see more details and close ups of the project.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Cathy