Friday, April 26, 2013

Love Authentique... "GRACE" collection

Happy Friday, this Mother's Day Frame was on the Authentique Blog yesterday!! Did you see it, if not  go over and leave a comment !! There is a chance to win some goodies!!

Authentique Paper's "GRACE " collection , Therm -O- web and some
Glitter Dust spray and Micro Glass Beads.

I just love how I can fly by the seat of my pants and I can create
something out of the blue. If you know me well... this happens alot..haha
No different for this fun layered
"My Best Friend"
 frame for my Mom for this coming Mother's Day.

With fun details that just pop right off the frame..
 all made with this beautiful must have collection of papers "Grace".

I started by using a wooden frame from Michael's craft store.. then proceeded to pencil
the shape of the frame and cut it.. adding 2, 1 1/5 and 1 inch strips of decorative papers, that
I punched using some border punches.  each layer is using these amazing Therm - o - web foam
squares, in both the 1/4 and 1/2 inch size. and they are very sticky so it will hold on my project very well. I wanted to achieve a 3-D look so you can touch the dimension of this project.

I then took my project outdoors and sprayed some Glitter Gold dust all over it.. it almost
transformed the paper to look like fabric. it is delightfully glimmery and appealing without it
looking like a thick layer of spray. I just love this look.. you might not notice it in these photo's
that is how subtle of a look you will get. so your paper designs still shine through. LOVE that!!

The flowers I made Using some fun punches from McGill it transformed the "poised" paper
into the loveliest embellishment ever.. using punches for the leaves and  sprigs..  then adding the
individual "zots" singles to adhere them together..  and some foam dots to give the flower the
same height as the rest of the frame , so it is not tilting in any way.  I then finished it off with
some May arts ribbon and string and some pearls from Want2scrap .

I love how a less than $2.00 frame looks amazing with these papers.
 I know my Mom is going to love this for Mother's Day.

supplies:  Authentique "Grace Collection"
Therm-O-web adhesives, zots, foam
Art Glitter "Gold Glitter Dust", micro glass beads
May Arts ribbon, Want2scrap bling, McGill punches
Michael's wooden frame , border punches
thank you for coming by to see me today.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Unity Thursday Dream Big

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday.
this week we are releasing some amazing Phyllis Harris stamps.. and I must say
this one is my favourite..
 I love them all but a giraffe..
well that just makes me so happy.
Here it the card I made using this image..
dream BIG...

Have you also seen the new STAMP of the WEEK.. well this is it.. a beautiful
butterfly.. I went all retro on this one with my distress inks and gave it a Tye dye look.

then this week I wanted to play with some papers from Simple Stories.. this is only
the 6x6 pad I used an look at all the details you can get with that little pad and the
stamps from the SMAK kit from March.. I just LOVE this page.
I inked up my stamps with some memento dew drops in different colours, it is my
favourite ink .. and the colours are outstanding. I love it because you can also
use your copics with this ink without them bleeding into your markers. 
here is my layout..
let it be .. 

here are all the details. you can see I layered the stamps in different colours to match the papers.


Here are today's promotions.. go check out all the deals Unity has this week..!!

Now go check out the beautiful and talented
have a wonderful Creative day

Sunday, April 21, 2013

ANGIEgirl Sale!!

Just to let you all know ANGIEgirls are on sale this weekend ... Only $9.60 each 
This sale will end Monday April 23rd 11:59 pm CST .. So if you wanted to grab some you can 

These girls are great on cards, Mixed Media like canvas ART or 
aRT journaling pages ..but they also look great 
On layouts here is my trio  
Vicki , Catherine and Leica girls 

 I grabbed this image from the website!! See $9.60 .. Such a great steal!! 

We also have more sale promotions this weekend make sure you check out 
All the fabulous deals!! 

Thanks so much 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Angie Girls.. Throw Back Unity Thursday

Hello Unity Thursday.. today we have lots to share..
It is Unity Throw BACK Thursday, we have lots of promotions.. and
best thing ever.... more ANGIEgirl releases... can you feel my excitement!!!
whoop whoop...
(warning I am chatty today, so I might talk a bit ...haha )
Before we get to these amazing Promotions..
I have some cards to share..
the first one is one of my Newest ANGIEgirls..
some of you might know this TRIO...
so here is the story..
In Canada we have this great event called
CROP & CREATE.. and it features
a weekend of getting your Craft on
some AMAZING teachers teaching classes, desserts, and these fun ladies..
They are close and dear to my heart..
you might see some features in my drawn image of them.
Meet... VICKIgirl ( Vicki Boutin,
CATHERINEgirl (Catherine Tachdjian)
and LEICAgirl  (Leica Forrest)

My Girls from Scrapbooking & Cards Today Magazine
and Crop & Create Events.
These girls are amazingly funny, entertaining, and the best of the best of inspiring women,
one can ever get to meet.. I just love them and had to capture them forever in this
stamp trio... how awesome would they look on a card like this.. or a layout
with your photos... and I am sure you all have friends that love to take photo's with you
and this is a great way to send a card to them..  would make an awesome girls night invite also..
I just love this stamp, the possibilities are endless.. !!!!!!
girls just wanna have fun!
Vicki, Catherine, Leica girls
you will get this image and 3 sentiments for this stamp set..
only $10.00 till Monday 11:59 pm CST.

Catherine is giving away one of these stamps on the Scrapbooking & Cards Today Blog.. so go leave a comment for a chance to win.. also go check out their Facebook page..  Unity has sponsored the giveaway.. so go leave a comment.. woohoo.. I am so excited..  
the second ANGIEgirl is actually "ME"
I didn't name her Angie because we already had done one a long time ago.. that was my first
girl I made for Unity..  but I wanted to really capture the person I am in this image..
the Curly long hair.. the paint artist I wish to be..
 my love for a Chevron skirt and ruffled Henley shirt for old navy.. haha
it is totally me.. so I named her ABBYgirl... Abby is my middle name..
I just love her to bits.. I even figured out how to colour dark skin.... and see her
Lenny and Eva bracelets on her arm..haha.. it is the details , what can i say..
I am an addict.. ( right Eryn)
I love that we have an ARTSY girl for our collection of ANGIEgirls.
she will be a wonderful image for MIXED media as well.. would look
amazing on canvas or on an ART canvas bag... the possibilities of these girls
are all left to your imagination.. they will be the best colouring girls for your
daughters , nieces and grand kids.. as I know alot of you have done this with your
little ones and sent me photo's.. I love seeing your creations!!
the future belongs..
also on special Promotion for this weekend sales..
$10.00 till Monday 11:59 pm CST.
Now we have a FUN THROWback Unity Thursday as well..
this set will be on sale for $19.99 ... the images are BIG.. wonderful for cards
will be amazing in your ART journaling pages or Mixed Media Art..
for this price it is a must have!!
here is this gorgeous set of stamps..
now if we could only get the weather to go with it... haha
It's Spring
now that I have talked your eyes off.. cause you can't hear me..
here are this weekends promotions..
take advantage of these great sales..
ANGIEgirls promotions.. featuring 2 new girls..
and all the collection for $10.00 each.
START your collection of these amazing girls..
 there will be every month.
Throw back Thursday...
kits from the past coming back
for a limited time at a special price.
also... a selection of itty bitty stamps
 for only $2.12 each..
We also have GRAB BAGS
12 stamps for only $7.00
limited quantities
plus with every order over $25.00 you get a FREE gift..
how amazing is this..
Now it is time to hop on over to  the talented
here is the list.. so make sure you comment on all blogs to have a chance of winning
one of three $20.00 gift certificates to the Unity Website.
this weekend I am off to Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario..
if you are there stop by and say hi.. would love to meet you..

Authentique and Taylored Expressions.. LOVE

 Hello and welcome to a special blog hop with Authentique & Taylored Expressions
If you just happen to pop in make sure you start at the 
 Authentique Paper Blog-
Today I made this fun layout using the Hexagon Dies and the Petal Pop Up 2 Dies..
you can find these over at the Taylored Expressions Website.. and they are offering
a special discount on all their dies... so make sure you go check it all out!!
enter TENOFFDIES and get 10% off in their store.
this offer is good from April 11-April 19th, 2013
Authentique will also be giving away a combination Authentique/ Taylored Expression Prize Pack
so make sure you leave a nice comment on all the participating blogs the next 2 days.
 Here is my layout..  I wanted to do a Mother's Day themed layout with  an older photo.. but
honestly we have not changes other than Sydney is taller..haha
Using the Authentique Paper Collection " GRACE" ... I just love all these colours.
Rich, floral, just beautiful for this coming Mother's Day..
I also love how these dies transforms these papers to the perfect embellishments.

By using these dies I made those fun pop up flowers.. layering some and leaving some single.. adding
some fun rhinestone bling to the middles. 
 ( other flowers are from Petaloo.. they match our papers perfectly )

I used pop dots on the Hexagon shapes to add some layering element  to my page..
I love the photo corners on the photo as well.. those are from the "headline" sheets and just punch out.
adding one of the punch out file folder shapes..and the beautiful quotes I made this the
title of my page. I love how it all came out.. and so easy to put together.

This is a 2 day hop , so make sure you check out the Taylored Expressions Blog  now..
Also to  start off tomorrows Blog Hop... thanks so much for coming by.

Day 1- April 11th
Day 2- April 12th

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Project Life weeks 13&14

Hello,  trying something a little different for my Week 13
Project Life pages..
I decided to do most of my embellishments using
my Silhouette Cameo.. I love how it turned out..
but it might be a little busy.. but so worth getting
it out and doing something fun with it.
Week 13
using the colour theme, grey, white, yellow and some blue.. the papers are
from the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze 6x6 paper pack.
digital cutting elements some from the Silhouette shop, Blinks of Life and some made by me.
Stamps from Unity Stamp Company March 2013 SMAK kit, Kelly Purkey  

Week 14
I basically did the same colours.. instead I used the Midnight PL digital addition
I downloaded the set from ACdigitals. I truly love this collection!!
and they we so well with the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze 6x6 paper pack.  

I also used my Unity stamps with some Dear Lizzy stamps on these pages. 

Seriously!!!! I LOVE the kat's eye stamp from the Unity March KOM.. wow.. makes an amazing
impact on my pages this week. totally want more of these designs.

well, those are  my pages .. now to get ready for this weeks.. trying to get myself organized..
I have some more ANGIEgirls stamps releasing this Thursday.. I can't wait for you to see them.
Attending Scrapfest on Friday, Saturday in Kitchener.. should be lots of fun.. and doing
a make and take in the Scrapbooking & Cards Today booth.. So I still need to get my
stuff together..  Hoping to take lots of photo's this weekend.
See you all hopefully next week with more Project Life.  
for more inspiration.. check out the link below.

The Mom Creative
xo xo