Saturday, May 31, 2014

Project Life- The beginning

I've started
already addicted

just slide them in the pockets

add your Project Life or similar product's cards

add your trip mementos
I used my Tim Holtz stapler
so easy


It's not fancy
I haven't added a million of the amazing embellishments that you can
I've kept it simple
as I am about a basquillion pictures behind in scrapbooking

Pocket Scrapbooking
I love you

You don't have to do it for each day
each week 
or even each month
(though I admire people who do)
you can just use it to catch up on your photos
and create scrapbooks for your family to enjoy
(and you'll enjoy it too :)

So this is me just starting out
Starting with our family trip to Ireland
I hope you don't mind but I am going to share the progress along the way!
Feel free to join me along the way with your own pocket scrapbooking!

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Unity Thursday with some KOTM fun

Happy Last Thursday of May!
For today's hop I wanted to share some of the creations I made with this Month's KOTM
It's called 'Hey girl' which totally cracks me up if you have seen the Ryan Gosling meme's on the internet. He is actually from where I live and my kids go to school with some of his cousins. Small world. I will be sending quite a few cards overseas so I need them to be as flat as possible. That means no layer cards for the most part. I have to admit out of the 3 cards I made I ADORE the first one the most with those funky vintage glasses. I used some of my Prima colour bloom sprays and tapped ink to get the look I was going for. And for once I actually got it to work lol!!!! 

So on to this week's hop and sale!

Ooooo I adore grab bags!
Remember how awesome they were when we were kids
a mix of candy and (cheap) toys
pure grab bag bliss!

And check out the Unity blog for more sale details!
Sale starts are NOON Central time :)

but while you hop don't forget:

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

*please note prize does not include the Unity sign*

So time to hop and enjoy your day!
Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Art Journalling with my daughter

Last night was Art Journal night at SGD hosted by the fabulous duo of Kim and Lori. I took my teen daughter Jaime along as this crafty venture finally appealed to her. Try as I might I can't usually get her to craft with me but when I told her that Art Journal has NO RULES she was all over it. 

And she rocked it

She created the first picture using Dylusions sprays, assorted stamps and Staz On ink. This was her first page and she was HOOKED. 

Her next creation is a tribute to her favourite movie Moulin Rouge. Again she used Dylusions Sprays, some of the new Prima Color bloom sprays for the splatters, various stamps, Staz On and then a stencil with embossing paste for the girl outline. When she explained what her page was about on the way home and why she chose the colours and elements that she did I was so pleased to see her express herself this way. 

In fact she wants to bring some of her teen friends with us next month! Successful mom/daughter outing! Maybe you have a younger person or an older person in your life who may want to try this as well. This activity truly reaches all ages.

If you haven't tried Journalling yet you may want to think about giving it a try- it is so cathartic. In fact I am still mellowed out lol!!!!!!

Huge thank you to Kim and Lori for all their help with our questions last night. So patient and inspirational! And another thank you to the ladies there last night who made it such a warm and welcoming group. 

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hop Hop Unity Hop

I had to play with these gorgeous flowers from this month's Layers of Life kit called- Never lose their beauty. I decided to give my mom this card as well for Mother's Day- her favourite colour is purple-I come by that naturally then lol. I coloured them up with copics, lacquered them up and here we go! Sweet but simple. 

I actually have a second card to share today as well using the Dec KOTM from 2012 called Everyday Fairytale. I adore this kit and I love these gorgeous flowers and coloured them up with copics as well. This card was for the MIL- she loved it. I'll keep her I guess ;)

On to this week's awesome possum sale!

So I will be shopping today ;)

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

It's a rainy day here. Perfect for a cuppa tea and some online shopping!

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paper Smooches Mother's Day Card

Thought I'd pop on to share my card for my mommy. 
I have a new addiction (of course) with the watercolour craze that is going on
I saw someone do a wash just like this online and I fell in love!
This wash could be created using watercolour paints, any of the Tim Holtz distress inks, reinkers and daubers and also Derwent pencils. 
You just need a touch of colour, water and a brush
And basically you become an artiste
at least that's what I told myself ;)

I used 3 different paper smooches sets
(justification for owning almost all of them)
and some enamel dots

Love it!
Hope she does too