Monday, 29 December 2014

CE Challenge

Hi crafty friends,  I have one last Christmas share before the new year.

Today I decided to take on the Creative Embellishments Challenge..

Right after dinner I headed up to my craft room and completed a card and then finished a layout that has been sitting on my desk since before Christmas. yikes!

I kept them both fairly simple as I like to see my vision right away. (I know I know..patience...NOT!)

What inspired me for this card was the brick fireplace in the inspiration picture on the CE Blog.

 I used heavy gesso with my brick stencil, a little red spray and some flowers..I am a big fan of CE chipboard so here I used the Braided Circle Frame to highlight my sentiment.

On the layout - again inspired by the season and the cozy fireplace in the inspiration photo on the CE Blog..

I used items from the December kit from Flying Unicorn along with a CE frame sprayed and tucked beside the picture.. I love this picture of my daughters snow covered boots that keep her cozy and warm and had to do something with it..(oops I see now it is crooked..will have to fix

I sure hope I have inspired you to create and preserve your winter pictures.

Until next time....

take care, hugs

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Hi crafty friends....Its been a very hectic few weeks and I haven't posted in way too long.. Life and handmade projects have been keeping me very busy..

With Christmas upon us I thought I'd share a Prima frame I altered this past week. My inspiration came from seeing one done in The Inked Stamper by Dawn Pritchard. Her inspiration came from Frank Garcia..

I really enjoyed doing this project and will probably do another in the future.. I love the rolled paper effect.

To all of my family and friends both near and far. From my home to yours, we wish you peace, joy and happiness. May you be surrounded with love and memories this holiday season and throughout the new year. Merry Christmas everyone! Love and hugs to you all!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Happy Monday fellow crafters,

It's been a busy week getting ready for my first craft fair with my friend Jackie. Check out her craft page on Facebook. She makes beautiful signs, plates and wall decor. Jax From Scratch.

Today I am sharing a DT project for C Thru the Woods. I love Charlene's boy stamps. So cute and versatile for many occasions.

This time I did a page in my Art Journal. A gratitude page for my son. He is one of the lights of my life that I am thankful for everyday.

For this page I used the Michael large stamp. Lindy Stamp Gang sprays and stamping for texture.

Hope you like my page and that it may inspire you to create a thankful project!

Until next time have a craft week.
Shannon :)

Monday, 17 November 2014

Good morning crafty friends,

Hope everyone had a great week since my last post.

Today I am sharing 2 projects I completed in the past few days.

Inspiration came from Rebecca Morris. Here is a link to her You Tube video tutorial..  Altered Box Tutorial/Flying Unicorn

I've done a similar technique to this one and it was so much fun..Be prepared to get

 Sorry the lighting was off for the second picture

 Thanks for looking and showing me some love :)

Until next time have agreat week.
Hugs Shannon :)

Monday, 10 November 2014

OUAS November Challenge

Good morning crafty friends...

Looking a lot like winter out there this morning..Snow overnight again and its chilly sitting at -16..brrrr..cranking the heat up ;)

Today I am sharing a layout for OUAS November Challenge

This layout is for me..A reminder to be strong and to take time for just me..I rarely scrap pictures of myself because I'm always behind the camera..

I used papers and embellishments from the November Kit at Flying Unicorn. So soft and pretty I felt they fit perfectly with this photo. This is the first layout in a long time where there is no mixed media..No stencils, stamps, molding paste, sprays..NOTHING but layers on this one.

This sketch called for Journaling. I did mine on the back of the layout..

I hope you like it and that it may inspire you to scrap with the basics..

Until next time..keep warm

Hugs Shannon :)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Good morning craft friends..

Here with another DT project for C Thru the Woods Clear Stamps

For this one I used " Jeremiah "

I stamped him on cardstock,  colored him with sharpies. and fussy cut him out..

Quick and easy...

Until next time have a crafty day

hugs Shannon :)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

One Sketch - 3 cards

Good day crafty friends,

Had to keep myself busy last night until it was time to pick up my daughter and her friend from a triple feature of Halloween flicks. So I made a few cards..

 I made 3 of them and used sketch # 110 from Cardabilities

I kept them all fairly simple but love how they turned out..Here they are using this fabulous sketch

Hope you enjoy your weekend..

Until next time
Shannon :)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

My Big Announcement

Good morning crafty friends... Its been a while since my last post, but have been extremely busy working on a few things..

And today I am finally able to share my awesome news with you all.

I am one of the newest DT Members for  C Thru the Woods Clear Stamps

You can purchase these fabulous "boy/guy stamps from clicking on the link above and also from your local LSS (in select stores).
You can also visit the blog  to see more creations by the other DT members..

With that being said and Halloween in just a few days I decided to do a quick tag as my first project using Drake

I created this tag by first stamping Drake on cardstock and coloring him with Derwent water color pencils and blending. Then of course fuzzy cutting him out.(not my favorite thing to do..lo ) Then covering it in gesso, then sprayed on some Lindy's, stenciled with gesso, and added more spray, then edged it with pink Gelato.

I love how he turned out.

Hope you  like him..Look for new projects weekly with these fabulous stamps.

Until next time..Happy crafting!

Shannon :)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

It's all about Pink

Good morning fellow crafters...

Today I am sharing a matching set of projects I completed over this past week.

I started with an altered box that came filled with Golden Mediums from The October kit from Flying Unicorn. I also did 2 cards and a small altered frame.

Items used: Shimmerz, Prima Flowers and Resins, Molding paste, Gorjuss Girls Medallion

Hope you like them!

Exciting news coming in the next week or so..Watch for my post where I will share with you.

Until next time..Have a craft day!
Hugs Shannon

Saturday, 11 October 2014

So here we are, October already! Time for ghosts, goblins and all things spooky..

I received my October kit(s) from Flying Unicorn the other day.. So full of yummy goodness I couldn't wait to start playing.

I started with the Coffin.. Keeping it simple really.  Black Acrylic paint, crackle stencil/molding paste, vine, flowers and Art Ingredients Glass Beads-Licorice. The skull chipboard piece was from my old stash. Most of the items used can be found in the Flying Unicorn store.

Hope you enjoy my project. Thanks for looking and any comments you wish to leave.

Until next time..

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Good morning crafty friends,

It is a gloomy, cold, windy day here..Fall is definitely in the air.  :(

Haven't spent a lot of time crafting this past week but did manage to get a few things done..

Today I am sharing a File Folder Mini Album..This is the first time making one..It was so easy and so much fun. Will definitely do another. Great way to use up leftover collections.

Hope you like it!

I used leftover papers and embellishments from the September Kit from Flying Unicorn

Papers are Studio 75. So pretty

Enjoy your week..

Til next time..
Hugs Shannon :)

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The weekend is coming to a close and a beautiful one it was. So warm here in Alberta with the leaves changes color and the smell of fall in the air. I love this time of year!

Today I spent most of my day in my studio/craft room.. Finished a chipboard mini album, a canvas and a artists palette.

Here are a few pics to end my week.

This is the mini album. Made from chipboard with an expandable binding. I used almost all Prima products on this and love how it turned out.

Hugs Shannon

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hello crafty friends,

Just a short little share for me today...

Its a beautiful sunny day here in St. Albert.. awww to feel the heat of that blessed sun...

School is back in swing and we are finally getting into a routine.. My daughter attends a performing arts school and had her first "IMPROV" audition yesterday.. Keeping my fingers crossed for her.

My son has started another 3 month season of flag football. Last year for him and  then he moves on to tackle. So exciting for him..

Exciting things going on for me too..I have decided to submit a few projects for a spot on a DT.   I am really nervous about it as this will be the first time in all of my years as a scrapbooker to submit for anything. A little nerve racking to say the least but I am hopefull.. And as the saying goes... if at first you don't succeed...try try again..:)

Until next time..have a crafty kind of day

Shannon :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hope you had a great weekend filled with sunshine and creativity.

We are actually in for a very warm week as compared to last week's snow. Thankfully that didn't last long :)

Today I am sharing a couple of cards I did over the weekend mostly using items from the September KOM.

Until next time have a crafty kinda day :)

Monday, 8 September 2014

I can't believe it! September 8th and it is snowing in St. Albert.. No wait, I can believe it..I'm in Alberta, blink and the weather changes :(

Been working on a few cards and canvas' the past few weeks... Going to share some mixed media cards I've done.

A little gesso, gelatos, random stamping and a jar lid for the circles.  I love how these turned.

 Same process for my feminine cards. Just switched up the gelato colors

Hope the sun is shining in your world today!

Happy Crafting
Hugs Shannon :)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Halloween Cards

Good morning my fellow creatives,

Well it is a chilly morning here in St. Albert.. Second day of the new school year. It will be so nice getting back into a routine with the kids.

Haven't done much crafting the past couple of days but will share the Halloween cards I started a couple of weeks ago..

I don't normally give out this type of card but I LOVE Graphic 45 so had to make a few.

Enjoy the day.
Hugs Shannon

Friday, 29 August 2014

Good afternoon creative peeps,

Here is another altered journal I did last week.. Lots of texture here.  Metal, flowers and lace.  I love projects with lots of texture and yummy colors.. I think I accomplished that with this cover..

Love hearing your comments..

Thanks for stopping in

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Been pretty busy creating this past few weeks and haven't had the time to get them posted here on my blog...I will be playing posting catch up for the next few days.

Here is an Art Journal Cover I did after watching a Ustream show with Frank Garcia from Prima..

This was my first Grungy altered cover. I used lots of Prima and Flying Unicorn metal adornments.

Please let me know what you think.

Hugs Shannon

Monday, 25 August 2014

I've been working on my card making lately.. Here are a few I've done this past couple of weeks..

I've used the fabulous Pion papers, and embellishments from Flying Unicorn August KOM.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Welcome to my place

Welcome to my first blog!

I decided it was time to join my bloggin' friends and all of the amazing talented artists, educators and DT members that inspire me everyday!

A place where I can share my thoughts, my life and my love of Scrapbooking and Mixed Media art.

Here's a little about me:

I am Shannon, daughter, friend and single mom of 2 amazing children, Makenzi 13 and Cameron 9.

I started scrapbooking when I found out I was pregnant with Kenzi. You know the pages, the ones where we cut up every picture into ovals and squares, used fancy cutting scissors and loads of stickers.

Well I (we) sure have come along way since the year 2000. So many fabulous companies supplying us with our addiction to paper and embellishments. What would we do with out them..

I stopped scrappin' in 2005 after moving and I had no desire or gumption to do anything.

Thankfully I was inspired again in January of this year (2014) when I received a mixed media canvas from my friend and fellow artist Melanni Partridge. It was just what my inner artist needed to get me going again.

New beginnings so to speak meant my space needed an overhaul. All of my crafting stuff had been packed away for 5+ years so I painted my studio/craft room, bought new shelving and a desk/workspace and I was off on the mixed media journey that I absolutely fell in love with.

I don't think I will ever be the same because of that canvas. And for that I thank my friend Melanni. :)

Here's the canvas

and here's a few pic of my craft space.
Duty calls back to work...

thanks so much for stopping in...See you soon