Thursday, May 21, 2015

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge-Ocean Breeze


Hope you're all doing well. It's been pretty quiet here on the Blogging scene, but I'm happy to say that I've finished my Bedroom and Bathroom Reno's and will have some more time to play! YAY!!!!

This weeks Challenge is Ocean Breeze. I wanted to share how wonderful the Impression Obsession Stamps can work for Scrapbooking! I created this Ocean themed page. The photograph captured one of many beautiful sunsets I enjoyed while in Grenada last winter. I used stamps to create the background textures for the base and panels behind my main image. 

The stamps I used included


I adhered my picture to the Layout and used Pier Posts to create an interesting embellishment. I gave the post a little more dimension by stamping it twice, cutting out the hemp wrap and adhering it to the main image with silicone! Every Pier Post needs a Bird so I added the tall Heron from the Shore Birds die collection. Finally I finished off the layout by adding the

Summer in Verse sentiment as my title. {yes, I used this one on last challenge! It's one of my faves!

Flower and Ribbon by Prima Marketing!

I was very pleased with the way that the layout turned out and hope that you enjoy it too! Make sure you head on over to the  Impression Obsession Blog to see who's playing today and to get the goods on entering the challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Caribbean Safari

I had a wonderful weekend with my best girls at Victopia this past weekend. It was one of our quieter events, with a small showing, but it was intimate and lovely! I SO appreciate my friends and how good they are to me!

I had a fabulous time creating this layout using  this great Sketch that can be found at Stuck?! Sketches. I LOVED feeding these gorgeous Monkeys in the Rainforest in Grenada last winner. What smart and beautiful creatures. 

The Bo Bunny Safari Collection was perfect for these pictures

I can't wait to use more and share with you!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

IO Challenge- Summer Fun!

Welcome to this weeks IO Challenge-  Summer Fun!
For my creations, I used the Following Products

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!
  Challenge Guidelines
 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.
  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 
  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.
  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, May 19th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced May 20th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Gone Fishing!

You probably think i've gone fishing, or something of the sort!

Truth is, I've been working on my room. I'm pretty close to being done and will have pictures posted soon! What I will tell you, is that I LOVE my little Coastal Sanctuary!

In honour of National Scrapbooking Day, I thought I ought to create a layout

I also received a whack of Goodies from Scrappin' Great Deals, Including this great BO Bunny Forever Young assortment! Such fun and Lively Paper!!!

This is Jon around 2002

I used this Fabulous Sketch from the Stuck?1 Sketches Challenge!


Bo Bunny Forever Young Collection


The rest of the paper is actually pieces from The  Ephemera Kit

I combined zig zag and Straight stitches to adhere the papers

The cool black chipboard shapes are also from the Ephemera Kit

Lastly, since I found the base paper a little stark, I took my Fan Brush and added splatters with

Dylusions  Paint in Vibrant Turquoise and Black

See you soon!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simply Prima

I enjoy making these floral cards. I've never sent one through the mail, so generally the recipients of these cards are local. This card is quite similar to the  Birthday card in that I used the Prima Seashore collection. What differs is the colour combination. With this care, I focused on the earth tones, rather than the blue. 

The sentiment is from the Hydrangea Cling Set, which also has matching Hydrangea Dies! 

Way too cool!!!!

Hope to be back soon with another share! I've been busy working on my Bedroom.......

Out out OUT with the Old, in with the New


Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

You are enough

A very quick and simple share from Impression Obsession

I used this fabulous Sketched Roses CaC stamp masking out an oval for the sentiment.

I chose to highlight a single rose and colour it with my Touch Twin Markers as I thought it would drive the point of the sentiment home

Don't forget- You are Enough!

Have a wonderful day~ xx

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Renew, Redo My Coastal Shabby Dresser

Oh my gosh, with my first two projects, I got my feet wet. I was quite happy with the chair and the frame and so with this one,  I dove right in!

I forgot to take a before picture, but the dresser was essentially a knotty pine..kind of blah!

The colours I used were Annie Sloan French Linen , Duck Egg Blue and Old White

The natural wood peeking through does not look as harsh in real life as it does in the photo's

I'm really enjoying the ease of the application of the paint and the results that I'm getting.

I'm currently working on my bedside table and am looking forward to sharing with you!