Thursday, July 25, 2013


Well now that things are back to semi normal (whatever that is LOL),  I finally have a little bit of free time.  I don't have a project to post today but I have some photos I took a couple of weeks ago.  My wonderful sweet hubby went out and bought me a macro lens for my camera and I had lots of fun taking photos.  Here are some of my first pics.  I'm going to need some more practice with this lens but I think these turned out fairly well.

I took many more but these were my favorites.  I'm sorry it has been a while since my last project but the weather here has been to nice to stay inside and craft.  We usually end up with quite a few rainy days here in Vancouver so me must enjoy the sun while it's here.  It also makes my craft room almost unbearable to work in.  I think it is like 90 degrees in there.  Anyhow,  just a soon as we get some rain or my room cools off a bit I will have more projects to post.  Maybe I'll go take another class or two as that forces me to get something done, LOL.  I will probably end up with some more pictures to post.  I'm sure I'll be out in the sun with my camera over the next week or so.

Thanks for stopping by everyone .... have a lovely weekend!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dylusional Mixed Media Canvas

Where does the time go???? It has been a month since my last post....It has been an absolutely crazy few weeks.  We finally finished the store move, we packed up a bunch of old product and sent it to auction and put some more in storage.  We are still unpacking a few boxes at the new store and sorting out books and organizing. I will post a few pictures of the new store next week. We even managed to have a day off this week. 

During the last few months I really haven't had much time for crafting.  I really miss being able to make stuff so I need a substitute for crafting.  My solution for this is.....SHOPPING for craft supplies.  So I have been buying stuff for the past four months.  I'd place an order here and there and then pop by Scrap Arts to pick up some other stuff.  It's all just sitting there in my studio waiting for me!!! The only problem is when I got a chance to go in there the other day, I didn't know where to start (LOL!  what a terrible problem :).  Here are a few pics of some of the goodies.  There are more pics but some of them can wait for another post.
  Anyhow, I decided a class was the best way to get inspired...also a good way to get out for a few hours and spend some time with friends.  Whenever I want to take a class I usually head to Scrap Arts and look at all the fabulous samples.  I really liked the look of the Dylusional Mixed Media Canvas class samples and decided to give that a try.  Janni - class designer & instructor always has the best designs, ideas & tips.  We started with some collage work and then onto the dylusion sprays.  Then stencils with different mediums, inks, paints, stencils etc. and tons of different techniques.  I really had a lot of fun in this class and was quite happy with the finished project.  The canvas is 12"x 16", I'm not sure if I'll get it framed or just hang it like this.  I really love all the different textures and hidden stuff that you don't see at first.
So now that I'm all inspired and actually have some free time I might actually get some projects done and posted.  I really should have something else ready to post in a few days.  Thanks for stopping by everyone and have a fabulous weekend.