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The Girls

LW DT photoHey ladies and gents and fellow crafty people!!! Sherry here with some more crafty beauties:)

This summer was filled with amazing things and SO many memories!! Not only did I get married but two of my best friends also got married! Between the three of us we have had a busy few months!! Along with these memories came some amazing photos! This layout was inspired but a pic taken at one of the stagettes! It’s so nice to be able to get all dolled up and go out with the girls from time to time! And to take a pic of two!! Love these moments, and I love that they will be remembered because I chose to take the time.

Challenge you to do the same! take a photo, a memory and make sure they never get forgotten! it doesn’t matter if you scrapbook, do mixed media, do a journal, make a photo album or make memory planners. All that matters is that you don’t let the little moments get forgotten, sometimes they’re just as important as the big moments!

Once the creativity started to flow I knew this pic and my thought process matched Limor Webber Designs, Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays!!!

The full image!

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And a few fab close ups!!

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Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my latest tutorial and hopefully you will go and make memories and find your way to remember them!!!

For more products, projects and sneak peeks from me head over to my Facebook and my Instagram page!

For the full tutorial and supply list, head over to the Limor Webber Designs DT inspiration page!!

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Wonder

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sometimes when i sit back and i think of life i wonder. i wonder how i got where i am, how i got the courage to work as hard as i do. i wonder how i got lucky with some of the things/people that have come into my life at the right time. i am just full of wonder, and this project depicts my wonder. the look on my face and the tones of the photo are all things that make me feel the wonder of my life.

Without making you wait any longer, here are a few sneaks and close ups of this tutorial of wonder:)

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For the FULL project and tutorial, plus the supply list head on over to the Limor Webber DT blog! While you’re there make sure to check out more inspiration from the other amazing DT ladies!! and be sure to pop into the shop and check out the relish goodies available to be shipped anywhere in the world!!

For more from me head over the my Facebook page to stay up to date with my projects and tutorials!!


love and happy.

Lets get this party started with a little bit of love for the ‘Sirena’ stamp and a fun candid picture form a fun weekend with our niece! I have to start by saying this is my favourite stamp from the last release and I don’t think I would be able to stop using it!!! So she will be my girl for this one:) So head to your stash, pick up a few fave supplies and lets get creating!!

Step 1

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Once deciding where I would place my main image, I decided where my stamp would be placed. (they would go in the top left section of the layout.) So that’s exactly where I started, with a stamped image of ‘Sirena”. (tip: make sure to use a stamp pad with ink that won’t react with whatever sprays you use to maintain a crisp clean image)

I applied Golden fibre paste through a stencil peeking out around where my photo would be, and overlapping a bit of of the stamped image. I also applied some stencilling in the bottom right corner as well. Allow to air dry.

Select 3 co-ordinating spray colors and unscrew their tops off. Spray the stencilled areas with water. While the page is still wet use the ‘straw’ part of the sprayer and drag it along the edged of the paper and raised stencil areas. Dip the straw into the spray as much as needed to add more color. I made sure to apply all three colors together, while everything is still wet. I tilted the paper to allow for some beautiful drips. This also allows them to slightly blend together.

Step 2

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To add a few details and enhance the stencilling from the previous step I messy sketched around the shapes with a permanent thin sharpie pen. I really love the look of a messy outline look!!

Behind where the focal point/photo will be I arranges some thread to peek out from behind the photo.

Step 3

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Next up, arrange all of the goodies I have pulled out. These embellishments were super simple but effective to the layout and photo:)

I started with an assortment of white flowers. I sprayed then with the same spray colors from step 1.

A few tags, some scrap holes I cut off of watercolour paper pads and some flowers and I was set! I had a few leftover project life cards with the perfect sentiments for this layout!!

So the layering started, I made sure to arrange everything and generally lay it out before adhering anything down to make sure it looked good before making it permanent.

Once all of the embellies are stuck down and dry, I places a piece of scrap paper over my photo and took the same colors from Step 1 and splattered them over the stencilled areas… Then to tie it all together I added a few splatters of white gesso:)

And a few close ups!!!

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The thing I love the most about this layout is that it doesn’t need a ton of supplies to create!!!!
Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my first layout back:) For more from me pop into my Facebook for more tutorials and product reviews and all things crafty! Also be sure to check out the Bloom Girl blog for the full supply list to be further inspired by the rest of the amazing DT!

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Sketch #141-friend rich!

Hey my crafty friends:) I just wanted to share my most recent Sketchabilities DT layout! I ❤ this one! You know when you meet people that it’s so easy. They’re easy to be around, easy to talk to and just easy to be friends with? We found that with this fab couple!

We went a trip with them last year and it was the most fun trip I have been on in a long time!!

Anyways here is the inspiration!!


And here is what I did with it!!!

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And a few close ups of the dish layers!!

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And make sure to check out the Sketchabilities blog to find some more inspiration from the fab Design Team!!! (http://sketchabilities.blogspot.ca/2015/06/sketch-reveal-141-new-design-team.html?m=1)

You will also find all the rules and guidelines to enter for a prize pack from a fabulous sponsor!!!

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Thank you for stopping by!!


Sketch #136

I have been loving this process so much that I had actually finished this layout right after the last sketch! So I have been sitting on this beauty for a few weeks waiting to let her out!! Please enjoy, there is also a full supply list to follow the photos! 

Inspiration sketch…

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My spin the this beauty…

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And a few close ups:)

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  SUPPLIES

-Heidi Swapp- ‘dreams come true’ 12×12 paper (HS00745)
-mini insta frames (HS00745)
-clear pop banners (HS00972)

-7 dots studio-dreamer collection paper (#SDPP0013)

-IndigoBlu- Limor Webber Designs- rugged edge stamp (IND0141)

-Prima Marketing-Bloom Girls- Anneli stamp (#980276)
-art basic-light paste (#961404)

-Lindy’s Stamp Gang-Magicals(mad hatter mint, time travel teal, t-bird turquoise and clam bake beige)

-Golden- regular gel (matte)

-Donna Downey-halftone dots (DD-036)

-burlap sheet

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Sponsored by: This Sketch is sponsored by 13@rts! Up for grabs is a box of scrapbook supplies!!! who cant use more supplies!!!

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Rules & Guidelines
1. The deadline for our 15th Reveal is the 28th of the month.

2. The deadline for our 30th Reveal is the 13th of the following month.

3. The Top Five (depending on number of entries up to 10) viewed blogs (determined by our linky system settings)will be featured during our next Reveal

4. To be eligible for Sponsor Giveaway you must enter each challenge by the due date! If you have been selected as a Sponsor Giveaway Winner, you only have 30 days to contact me to claim your prize. I do my best to leave messages on your blog to notify you of your winnings. If you do not contact me in that time frame, your prize will be null and void and Our Sponsor no longer responsible to fulfill their Giveaway.

5. This is an international blog, based out of Ontario, Canada with International Sponsors, so anyone can enter.

6. Layouts submitted for each SKETCH CHALLENGE– MAY NOT–be combined with any other SKETCH CHALLENGE ( for obvious reasons) and may only be combined with no more then 3 OTHER blog challenges or contest.

7. Layouts must be original, and may not have been previously posted online or any other challenge site. Participants must also link back to our sketch site (sketchabilities.blogspot.com) We would also love it if you shared our Sketch that inspired you too.

8. We do our best to ensure that each participant receives comments from our design team members. We can only do this IF they do NOT have Word Verification on their blogs {if you do it is less likely that you will receive comments as the word Verification images are difficult to understand and can be very time consuming. If receiving comments is important to you, please select COMMENT MODERATION instead}

9. Although my sketches are based on a 12×12 layout, we understand that you may be inspired to create other projects, so we would love for you to link any project you create from our Sketches as long as our sketch is visible in the final project.

10. You need to be a blog owner to play. (so you can link up to your blog).
Please don’t link up to galleries or forums! This will cause problems for our Design Team especially if they are not members themselves & therefore cannot gain access easily.

11. Please do not link to your entire blog as this makes it difficult to find your post & could result in our Design Team being unable to comment. Please provide a direct link to your post that contains the take on our reveal not to your entire blog.

12. You may enter each challenge as many times as you wish!But only one of your projects can be selected for a Giveaway and or Featured Designer!

Happy Scrapping!


Sketchabilities sketch #135



Woohoo! It’s finally here! This is my first post as a Sketchabilities DT member:) I must make a confession before we even get started!!! I was a sketch newbie until VERY recently and let me tell you I had no idea what I was missing! I am hooked. So the thing I love most about sketches is that they give you a template and leave the rest up to you! You can do anything your heart desires!!! I am hooked and in love. Join me in my new obsession, the rules are lists below and there is an awsome lottle prize for the winners selected (also listed below).  So here it is…. My first sketch and design! Enjoy:) and also check out the Sketchabilies Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team whipped up:)

Inspiration 



My take on this beautiful sketch!!!





Supplies purchased at my fav online store! Check it out:)

 Sketchabilities social media

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facebook 

blog 

pinterest 

Sponsored by Dies R Us!! Enter to win a 20$ gift certificate to Dies Are Us store!!

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website 

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 Rules & Guidelines
1. The deadline for our 15th Reveal is the 28th of the month.

2. The deadline for our 30th Reveal is the 13th of the following month.

3. The Top Five (depending on number of entries up to 10) viewed blogs (determined by our linky system settings)will be featured during our next Reveal

4. To be eligible for Sponsor Giveaway you must enter each challenge by the due date! If you have been selected as a Sponsor Giveaway Winner, you only have 30 days to contact me to claim your prize. I do my best to leave messages on your blog to notify you of your winnings. If you do not contact me in that time frame, your prize will be null and void and Our Sponsor no longer responsible to fulfill their Giveaway.

5. This is an international blog, based out of Ontario, Canada with International Sponsors, so anyone can enter.

6. Layouts submitted for each SKETCH CHALLENGE– MAY NOT–be combined with any other SKETCH CHALLENGE ( for obvious reasons) and may only be combined with no more then 3 OTHER blog challenges or contest.

7. Layouts must be original, and may not have been previously posted online or any other challenge site. Participants must also link back to our sketch site (sketchabilities.blogspot.com) We would also love it if you shared our Sketch that inspired you too.

8. We do our best to ensure that each participant receives comments from our design team members. We can only do this IF they do NOT have Word Verification on their blogs {if you do it is less likely that you will receive comments as the word Verification images are difficult to understand and can be very time consuming. If receiving comments is important to you, please select COMMENT MODERATION instead}

9. Although my sketches are based on a 12×12 layout, we understand that you may be inspired to create other projects, so we would love for you to link any project you create from our Sketches as long as our sketch is visible in the final project.

10. You need to be a blog owner to play. (so you can link up to your blog).
Please don’t link up to galleries or forums! This will cause problems for our Design Team especially if they are not members themselves & therefore cannot gain access easily.

11. Please do not link to your entire blog as this makes it difficult to find your post & could result in our Design Team being unable to comment. Please provide a direct link to your post that contains the take on our reveal not to your entire blog.

12. You may enter each challenge as many times as you wish!But only one of your projects can be selected for a Giveaway and or Featured Designer! 

 Happy Scrapping!


A Magical Find

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who does this… You get something new and it gets lost in the shuffle of your creative space, it’s not till you clean/organize/move that you rediscover the little gem!! A discovery happened this last week while I have been moving my space downstairs! The other bonus is this hidden surprise was also an item I didn’t know how to use so I got to experiment and research something new as well!

What was this new gem??!! Lindy’s Stamp Gang magicals.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/135/71334480/files/2014/12/img_0999.jpgMagicals are a high pigment powder that can be added to a variety of mediums/water to create pigment! Each pot contains a combination of our beautiful micas, a specialized powdered painting stain system and a fixative, that is acid-free. The combination of the mica and the painting stains give them that amazingly vibrant look, but still have the signature two-toned effect.

Anyways, I have been playing around with these babies a lot and with all the stuff I mixed it with, water tends to be my favourite go to!! But in this tiny tutorial I mixed with a few mediums for different effects!

Here are the steps to creating this project using Magicals along with other favourites!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/135/71334480/files/2014/12/img_0998.jpg-After spraying my watercolour paper with water i sprinkled magicals [tea pot purple, mad hatter mint green and clam bake beige) where I wanted my color concentration! Then I mist with a bit more water to make the colors run. Allow to dry.
-Taking texture stamp and versamark I used ebossing powder (imperial purple gold and angel wings peacock) to creat texture in two corners.
-Using Frenchy’s Pink Pouf mist I misted a few chipboard pices and strips of water color paper. Using a circles stencil apply whipped spackle on background and previously sprayed watercolor strip.
-randomly apply whipped spackle onto chipboard frames and flourishes.
-Mix whipped spackle and clam bake beige magical together and apply through a chevron stencil.
-Cut out three pices of watercolor paper to fit behind the frames, stamp two of them with Bloom Girl faces, accent these with water and magicals (clam bake beige and tea pot purple).
-On the third piece apply magical (mad hatter mint green) with water.
-Assemble these behind the frame and arrange paper strips and flourishes.
-Drip some of your Frenchy’s Pink Pouf spray onto your craft mat and rub edges of sticker words through it to enhance edges.
-Adhere these over centre frame opening.
-Using pop dots apply this to the background.
And a few close ups!

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As per normal lately almost of the products used here were purchased from Limor Webber Designs online store. Again the ease of shopping on this store is unlike any other! She will ship anywhere and will get anything in that is wanted!! Feel free to go check it out and check out the online workshops she offers while you’re there! HINT: check out the mixed media club!!
Prima
~Watercolour paper (#980269)
~Bloom Girl Stamp (#pri980030 and #pri980054)
~Bubbles stencil (#961299)

7dots studio
~Word stickers-Cold Country (#SDST0027)
-Nature Walk (#SDST0023)

Faber-Castell
~Whipped Spackle (#770318)
~Gelatos-white, chocolate brown

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~Mini Chevron Stencil (#ac01191)

Lindy’s Stamp Gang
~Magicals- tea pot purple (from Mad Hatter collection), mad hatter mint green(from Mad Hatter collection), clam bake beige (from Nantucket Pearls collection lin-mag-19)
~Spray- Frenchy’s Pink Pouf
~Embossing Powder- Imperial Crown Purple Gold (lin-ep-031), Angel Wings Peacock (lin-ep-005)


Never stop being challenged!!

I believe in having goals and being challenged… Sometimes/most of the time these two come hand in hand!!! When in comes to creativity, my goal is to always push my limits, push my comfort zone and to try new ideas. This is where challenges come in!!! It gives you a color palette and generally that is all!! This forces us to think outside the box and interpret the concept however we see fit!!

When I got the honour of being part of the Bloom Girl guest design team my goal was to take part in every month challenge!! So far so good!! This month was different for me!! It presented me with colors I don’t normally use!! So I chose to utilize the browns, creams and oranges of the palette and this is what my mind created!!!! I hope you enjoy. Also check out the blog for more design team inspiration!!

Here is the challenge…

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Now my spin on it…

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A few close ups..!

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Never stop challenging yourself, make mistakes, try new things, MAKE A MESS!!
Xoxo