Monday, July 22, 2013

Mid Week Trip up North & a Scrapbook Haul!!

Happy Monday All! So we took a random trip up to Prince Albert last Wednesday (we arrived at 1 a.m.) Totally spur of the moment trip. My dh had a couple days off mid week (I love those days!) sooo, we packed up the kids & the car and headed out! 

While there, we visited his parent, and saw some friends. We were able to sneak out to the movies for a date with a couple of our friends, Ryan & Chantelle! We haven't seen them in about 6 months, so it was definitely a really good visit! Anywho, we went to Pacific Rim...AWESOME! Thanks mom and dad for watching the kiddos! 

While on this trip, I also snuck in visit with my friend Brianne. She is the owner/operator of Bri's Scrapbook Therapy & has tons of wonderful product to create with! Of course, while I was there I did some shopping! 

I cannot wait to use these! {missing from photo: Steampunk Spells by Graphic 45}

Love me some Washi Tape! Especially with a Paris Theme! Also, Liquid Pearls! Love this color and love how smooth it goes on my projects {I've tried LP on canvas only, so I'm excited to see what else it can do!} I was able to score some black Gesso, so I will be looking at how I can use these little jars of goodness! {yes, I bought 3! haha}

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Chalkboard {in Apricot & Strawberry Shortcake}! Whaa? I'm good with anything that has to do with a chalkboard! ;) Also purchased a Glimmer Mist in Tattered Leather! 

LOVE My Mind's Eye! "Find Your Wings and Fly" Collection: Paper, brads and a coordinating stamp set! I finally got my hands on a set of dylusions 5x8" stencils!! Super excited to put them to use! eek!! :D

You can also check out Bri's Facebook page here. Head over and show her some love!

I've been working on a long awaited commissioned painting for a customer for a couple days now...just need to find some more ink, and I will have it complete! Have a great week & thanks for joining me today!

~happy crafting!~

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Adventure in Painting a Kitchen...

Those who know me, know that I despise painting walls/rooms. I mean, give me a canvas and a brush and I'll make you a creation from my own mind! But, put me to work in a room, in your house...EEK! I have decided that I am partially alright with doing first and maybe second coats of primer & paint, but doing the last coat? UH-UH! 

That being said...

I agreed to help my friend Kim out a couple of weeks ago, when she tackled her entire kitchen! The color she chose is absolutely gorgeous! 

 I love this color! "Butter" by #pittsburghpaints LOVE IT!!!

Turns out, when I got home and compared my paint stained shirt,

 it matches my kitchen
cupboards to a TEE! {Possibly why I love

it so much!} 

"Before" Photo...

"During" Photos...

"After" Photo...

We had a lot of fun slapping it altogether! In between coats, 

I got to watch her baby girl finish up her last day of 

swimming lessons & then they took me out for an early 

birthday supper! Before heading back to work, we stopped 

at numerous garage sales around the town of Russell, MB! 

I picked up quite a few goodies there; some old books, a 

sweater, some frames, a mini apothecary jar, & these 

lovelies :

This beauty {$1!}will add a nice touch to the photoshoot I am hoping for in the fall! {Look for that project late September!}

"Mike Wasowski" {sp?} Costume will be for my not-so-baby girl for halloween! $2!! Woot!

Thanks Kim, for allowing me to throw my creative streak for a

 loop! {a positive one at that!} It's quite freeing to "throw" 

paint on to a wall! I have to add, that Kim did the finishing

 coats and all the clean up! So I apologize for not sticking 

around Kim!! :D

~happy crafting!~

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Birthdays...and a bit more!

Hello there! I am just arriving home after spending the last 2 weeks running around! I spent my birthday weekend in Saskatoon scrapbooking like mad! {YAHOO!} Arrived home last Monday, just to unpack/repack and head out to Good Spirit Lake! I love summer!

In June, we celebrated 2 outta 4 of my kiddos birthdays.

WARNING: Massive amounts of photos ahead!

The first one was A.J. who turned 5! 

The second party was for Khymara, who turned 8!

And as an added bonus! {hehe} Here are a few pics from my scrap-cation!

My Birthday Drink of choice for the weekend! Coffee, choco syrup, Baileys, peppermint extract, & whip cream! YUMMO!

Karen working like mad on her fabulous Florida project! This gal is so stinkin' creative!! Only she would think of using some Tim Holtz packaging to make a "Shadow Box" for a gigantic sea shell! <3

I created this image with some help from a page out of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine . June 2013 ed.
Flowers add just that bit of charm! {Prima & BoBunny...I believe, don't quote me on that!}

I adore making tags! I like to re-use packaging from products {cardboard inserts, etc}

Inspiration for this was found here
...Dyan Reaveley . I have not yet purchased a stencil like this. So I decided at midnight to create one. I really liked how it turned out.

I love my mini canvas! Inspiration for this little guy {2x2" mini} can be found here

Country Moose Scrap-N-Patch! I love this place that is tucked away in a small town called Laird, Sk!

Me & my scrappin' buddy Karen! {Creator & Owner of Country Moose Scrap-N-Patch}

And of course, a project is never finished without getting messy! Love sprays & inks!

Happy Hump Day!!!
~happy crafting!~