Friday, 31 August 2012

Clover Layout

It has been much too long since I have created a Scrapbook layout! As I had mentioned before, I finally got around too it a couple days ago! Here is what I came up with, hope you like it!
I recorded a video talking about this layout and I will be uploading it to youtube soon. For now, I will give you a bit of a brief explanation. I used Pink Paisley's "Daily Junque" collection for this. I cut down the 12x12 piece, distressed the edges, inked then with black, and layered it on white cardstock.
This is the image I used, it is one of my favourite photos that I have taken this season. I would appreciate it if you do not replicate this image for personal or any other use.
The big blue flower is from Drew's Etsy shop (Discount Charms). I love his products! I also added some stitching, found coupons, a found clothing tag, paper tape, and an envelope die-cut. The blue splatters in the background were created using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Delphinium Turquoise.
I cut this bird and sentiment from the same paper but on the reverse side. I stitched across to add interest.
Here is a close up of the distressed edges and some added stitching. I hope you liked this project! Please let me know if you have any comments, suggestions, or requests, as your feedback is greatly appreciated! I hope you have a great weekend! I will be moving into residence on Sunday, can't wait!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Polymer Clay Charm Update Video!

Here is my most recent charm update! I have been doing a lot of clay creations lately, mostly because they are fast, easy and fun. I don't have to plan anything, print any photos, find coordinating embellishments (as you do in scrapbooking) but I have truly missed those things! I actually did a layout today that I will be sharing soon. It was nice to get back into it and I hope I have a chance to do more very soon! For now I hope you enjoy the clay charms.

Cute Dragon
Mike and Sulley (Monster's Inc.)
Bride and Groom

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Great Hail of 2012

Sorry for my absence! I'm sure you all know how life can get crazy. This will mainly be an updating post so maybe you can begin to understand my circumstances.
I just finished my full time job for the summer and now have a couple weeks before school starts to just relax. I went camping this weekend near Banff, Alberta and had a great time! Hopefully I will have some time to post some pictures and videos of crafting that I haven't had a chance to share. I still have a lot to do to get ready to move into residence though.
Last week we got hit by some crazy hail. I have never seen nor experienced anything of this magnitude before. The dark storm moved in very quickly at about 3:30 PM on August 14th 2012. We live just South of Strathmore, Alberta and apparently this is where the storm hit the hardest. Luckily we managed to get everyone (including our pets) safely in the house. As you can see, the house did take quite a beating. The siding is completely smashed down to the ply-wood, fascia is torn off, window screens are all torn, and one window on the garage was broken. All of the trees in the area were stripped of leaves and even bark. During clean up, we have come across over 10 dead birds. We are grateful that the result of this storm was not more devastating as we are all safe.

The garden is completely destroyed but luckily most above-ground plants were done and the blow-ground stuff can still be saved. Our raspberry patches and tress were not so lucky.

The trees took a terrible beating. Lots had their bark stripped right off. We tried to put wound sealant on most of them but the damage may be to great to save them. All we can do is hope that they will survive the winter.
In better news, I will hopefully be posting a charm update on youtube soon as it is currently uploading. I have had trouble with this video so hopefully it works this time! Keep your eyes peeled!