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Saturday, June 30, 2012

OUAS July Challenge Reveal (Meg's Garden/Helmar)

Today is my first reveal post for the Once Upon a Sketch (OUAS) challenge site! I used beautiful papers from Meg's Garden "Forget me not 2" collection as well as some gorgeous lace, flowers and velvet leaves from her store. I adore the soothing colors in this beautiful paper collection.

This is one of my favorite wedding day pictures, taken right after the ceremony. The OUAS theme this month is FRIEND. The journaling on the back reads "On December 1st, 2011, we vowed to be best friends for life and we still are". Hubby and I really are best friends... we were even room-mates in school 16 years ago (so we truly don't know how to live apart!).

Here is a close-up of the pretty embellishments. The Dusty Attic Chipboard is from my shop. I used Helmar Premium glue for all the paper layers and the 450 Quick dry glue to hold all the embellishments (really great for heavy embellies like the resin shutters).

And here is the OUAS sketch this month. Be sure to check out the blog for fantastic inspiration from the new design team as well as all the challenge details... GORGEOUS prizes to be won too - there are so many great sponsors!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wine Bottles Teacher Gift (Pion Design, Green Tara, Helmar, Epiphany)

Today I am sharing a little project I did using the gorgeous Grandma's School Book collection from Pion Design. This was a fantastic collection to use to alter wine bottles to give to my son's teacher as a thank you gift. I used the Helmar July inspiration challenge and 450 glue (holds anything really nicely to glass) for this project. I also added some beautiful Green Tara trims and flowers to compliment these papers. I used an Epiphany Crafts tool (they were so sweet to send me the "25 round" tool and sample product for making these) to create the pretty epoxy charms out of the Pion papers. June 25 to July 7th is our manufacturer cross promotion with Epiphany and Helmar - make sure to check out the Helmar blog for all the awesome project ideas using these great epoxy tools!

Aren't the Pion paper graphics in this collection just so precious and perfect for a teacher gift?

Here is a close-up of the Green Tara Flowers and trim too.

Don't forget to check out Helmar's July Inspiration Challenge and play along for a chance to win some gluey goodness!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hello Summer, Goodbye Freedom

Today is officially the LAST full school day before summer break. I run before and after school childcare but in the summer I have 5-7 kiddos all day, except for my August vacation. Therefore, my online time really suffers because I can only scrap at night after the kids go to bed instead of catching up with all my scrappy friends in the galleries and forums. And like most people, we are gone having some summer fun on the weekends. Anyways, just didn't want anyone thinking I am ignoring you this summer - just busy that's all!

BTW - this is NOT ME, but it is the new little number I got (@ sears.ca). I am in love with the classic little vintage/retro swimsuits this year! Now, to get that body I had in my 20's (not happening after 3 kids!). Actually... this suit is pretty flattering considering I'm 37. This model is super tall so for us shorties, the skirt covers a little more, LOL.

Well, I'm off to do groceries and cram as much housework into today as possible (yuck!).

Hey, I just noticed my blog is almost at 1,000 followers (WOW)... time to think of a celebration giveaway!