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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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Todays sneak peek is brought to you by the ever amazing Bloom Girls. This was one of those layouts that started one way, then I hated how it was turning out, so instead of throwing it out I salvaged what I loved and finished!! This is exactly how I like tp look at things in life… things may not always be perfect, or turn out how you want it to, but theres always…. ALWAYS a good part that can me held onto and rebuilt on!

So, here are some sneak peeks at what the full project will look like. Check out the Bloom Girls blog for the full tutorial and supply list.

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Thank you for stopping in! And make sure to check out my Facebook and Instagram for more sneak peeks and tutorials!!

xoxo

 


I’m A Dreamer

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Today i am bringing you a little taste of the tutorial that is up today on the Limor Webber DT blog.

I created this layout with an open mind and open heart. I wanted to create a tone of simple yet effective layers! sometimes we add layer and layers and layers but don’t think how effective they will be all together… What happens to be is i dream of layouts… I dream of the layers… i dream of the process. And I’m not always sleeping when it happens! I’m an avid daydreamer! I stare off into space from time to time and what i am doing 99% of the time is dreaming up new ideas and new pretty things! some people keep dream journals and diaries, I keep idea book and an application on my phone to document all the ideas that flow through my head faster then I can write!

Anyways, rambling is now over! here is a look at the full layout!

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And a few close ups.

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For the full tutorial and supply list head on over the the Limor Webber DT blog (you can also peruse the DT blog for more amazing inspirational tutorials by my DT member friends!! and also pop into the shop and pick up some amazing supplies! For my fellow Canadians she is local!!! For those international she will ship anywhere!!

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Busy Being Happy

I have recently decided i enjoy color:) LOL!! i used to always veer toward neutrals and soft colors when i was designing projects and embellishments, but lately I have been so into color! So here is my next layout using fun bold reds!

I am featuring a layout on the Bloom Girls blog today, that is where you will find a full tutorial and supply list! also make sure to pop over to my facebook and instagram for more sneak peeks of whats coming up and more tutorials on fun projects and new products!

Here is a look at the full layout:)

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And a few close ups to see the awesome details and dimensions!

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Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my sneak peek into my tutorial! make sure to head over to the Bloom Girls blog for the full tutorial and other inspiring projects by myself and the rest of the talented DT!!

xo


Heart This

So its no secret that I love my fiance…Duh we wouldn’t be getting married otherwise!! lol! But, we realized after a super sad time, a friend passed away, that we had almost no photos together… we sat there at his funeral and watched the slide show full of love, smiles and happy times. At that time we realized that we had next to no photos of us doing everyday normal things.. we had the ones where we had a photographer take photos but almost none of us just doing everyday things together. So I made it my goal that we would fill our phones with photos of us doing the everyday! Jamie laughs every time I pull out my phone, but he gets it, he wants the same moments documented as I do. Plus he knows he is marrying a woman who likes to put everything onto a layout and show the world, so this will be his forever anyways!!

There are two reasons i told you that story… 1) the photo used in this layout is super random…. we were with our niece at a play park and i thought to myself “self, this would be a good time to document and remember!” 2)I wanted to remind you all that the everyday is just as important as this perfect, set up moments where you look perfect and exactly as you want to! The everyday messy hair, no make up photos are important as well! so take them! remember the everyday:)

so here it is… my next layout that was inspired by the everyday… this layout will remind me of a normal everyday moment every time I walk past it:)

Here is the full layout!

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And a few close ups:)

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thank you so much for stopping in and checking out a sneak peek of my layout tutorial! To check out the full tutorial and supply list head over to the Limor Webber Designs DT inspiration blog! Also check out my facebook and instagram for regular sneak peeks and tutorials!!


A Little Gift

today I got to shower a great friend with love and happiness:) it was her bridal shower and naturally my mind went crafty… What could I make her… So I decided double layouts, and a date memory box were perfect!

After days of layers, hours of drying and loads of medium I designed two fab layouts featuring two of my fav pics of the beautiful couple!!

I started by find out the brides fav colors; blue, pink and grey. With that said I created two backgrounds, one with blues and one with pinks! Next was a thick layer of stencilled coarse moulding paste.  Then I added a touch of grey to them both to enhance the paste.

I laid the pic where I wanted to end up being and sketched around it with a stabilo pencil, then sprayed it with water, I love how the color bleeds when wet.

For the blue layout I layered flowers, chipboard pieces and embellishments before adhering the photo. Dry brush white gesso onto the embellishments and apply more blues and greys. Once dry, use pop dots to adhere to photo onto layout on top of the flowered pieces.

For the pink layout I adhered the photo down then adhered flowers, chipboard and embellishments. Then I applied white gesso to the embellishments and applied more pink and grey tones to them.

On both layouts I covered the photos and splattered around the photo keeping the splatters tight and not over the entire layout! This helped to tie it all together!!

here is a pic of how the full three projects look together!!!

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Here is a look at the full pink project with a few close ups!

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And now the Blue project:)

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And a pic of the Date Memory box.

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thank you so much for visiting and i hope you enjoyed!

xoxo


As Long As We Are Together

Today I bring you layout using a variety of products and little pieces from my stash! for a full tutorial and supply list head on over to the Limor Webber DT Inspiration blog!

Jamie (my fiancé) and I started doing Startan obstacle races a couple years ago. We always start together and meet at the end as we are very different racers! There was one race that he wasn’t able to make so I raced alone and it was the worst feeling knowing I was out there completely alone! I know that we don’t run together but I get an odd sense of support and reassurance knowing he’s out there somewhere to going through what I am. It also an imexplainable feeing knowing he will be at the end to hug me! So ever since that one race I raced alone, we have never without each other again!

So now that I have babbled on and you have heard the back story here is the project that was inspired by this!!


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Thank you so much for checking out my layout brought to you using the AMAZING Limor Webber Designs products! Everything was picked up from Limor Webber Design’s online store. Pop in to check out what goodies are being released everyday!! for more inspiration, projects and product reviews check out my Facebook and Instagram.


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:)

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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! 

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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!!
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~Watercolour paper (#980269)
~Bloom Girl Stamp (#pri980030 and #pri980054)
~Bubbles stencil (#961299)

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~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)


‘Cherish This Moment’

Ok so I’m going to start off with a tiny bit of gadget excitement!! It’s not often that I get exited over a new gadget but then again new things are always coming out!! So how many times do we take a million photos on out phones/tablets with the intention of creating a perfect project… Buuuuuuut they never actually make it off our devices!! Enter the Canon Selphy… This little baby makes it convenient to print photos wirelessly in seconds!!! So I no longer have to venture out to get photos printed, because let’s be real, I can’t remember the last time I actually did that!!
Ok gadget rant over!!

Now as a creators of pretties we tend to have our brains going a mile a minute at all times!! So I’m sure I’m not the only one but I was sleeping about a week ago when I project came to my mind. So naturally I had to get up and sketch my idea so I wouldn’t forget all the elements or the picture I imagined being in it!! And after many layers and time drying and arranging this was what my came of my dream…

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Here is a light how-to on some of the steps involved in creating this beauty… And here’s a link to a fab online store I use to pick up product, feel free to check out Limor Webber Designs online store!!

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Take out a piece of 12×12 chipboard, 12×12 patter paper, strong tale adhesive and clear gesso (by Prima Marketing) with a brush to. Use your tape adhesive to adhere your pattern paper to the chipboard. (I suggest a medium weight chipboard as it will be thick enough to support the layers you will add but thin enough that you can put it in a 12×12 frame to display if you want.) Using a brush apply a coat of clear gesso to the top of the patter paper, this will stiffen it up a bit and make the paper less fibery so it won’t over absorb your other products and layers.

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First off I distressed the edges of the paper/chipboard using a Prima distressing tool. Then pull out two brown distressed inks (by Tim Holtz), one shade lighter then the other, (Walnut stain distressed ink and vintage photo distressed ink used) Tim Holtz distressing tool and a black gelato (by Faber-Castell). Starting with your lighter coloured distress ink and your blending tool, dab some color from your ink pad and in a circular motion pull color from the edges aprox 1″ in towards the centre. Then take your darker distress ink and its respective blending tool and again in a circular motion drag color from the edges of the layout aprox 1/4″ towards the centre. Then smudge the black Gelato just along the very edges of the layout and using your finger smudge the Gelato keeping it along the edges only.

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Cut a coordinating pattern paper to 11″ tall and aprox 9″ wide. I distressed the left edge with a Prima distressing tool. Then using the same brown inks from the previous step distress ink the edges like the previous step. Place adhesive on the top, bottom and right edges of the back of this paper. (Tape adhesive used) Adhere the piece along the right edge of your layout aprox 1/2″ from the right, top and bottom edges.

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Before getting started with the custom gel medium and stencilling lets peel back the left side of the piece we just adheres down. Rip small pieces at a time (not ripping a piece off) peeling them back and crinkling to make it look more distressed. (Refer to photo).

Add black gelato around the edge of the pattern paper you just put down, avoiding the place you just crinkled back. Then using your finder smudge the gelato keeping it along the edges of the paper only. This will help tie all the patters and papers together.

Now take a coordinating magical color (By Faber-Castell), I used Ramblin Rose Pink, and mix in with matte gel medium. Remember a little goes a long way and you can always add more!! This will give u a custom colored gel medium! How fun is that?! Now take your diamond stencil (by Prima Marketing) and using a pallet knife spread the gel medium through the stencil, making sure to keep your stencil still and held down in the same spot. Allow to dry.

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Using pigment Izink in opaline and orchid and burnt sienna Ink!(by Liquitex) I added accents and splatters to the page.

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Now start layering strips of paper and words that are in coordinating colors to your backgrounds! Make sure you distress them all with the distressed ink and distressing tool before layering them down. Then use your black gelato along some of the paper strip edges and smudge to tie it all together.

Pull fiber strands from a burlap sheet and form them into different sized circles! Arrange them along the right side of the layout using a strong fine liquid adhesive.

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Tear your photo to be the right size for what you want to work with!! Then using your lightest brown from the earlier steps distress the edges using your blending tool. Using the same stencil as the background apply crackle paste (by Golden) with a palette knife through the stencil. Allow this to dry naturally as it will allow more “crackle” to happen then if it’s heat gun dried! Plus it saves the integrity of your photo as well!

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Now using pop dots/foam dots adhere your photo and sayings into place allowing it to pop up!
Take a grey Pitt Pen (by Faber-Castell) and accent where you feel it needs it! I did a little around some of the diamonds and around some of the edges/corners of the photo to tie it in a bit so the photo doesn’t look like its floating!

Thank you so much for checking this out!! Hope you enjoyed!

Xo