Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Angie Blom Digital Design Creations' June Challenge

I designed this card for Angie Blom Digital Design Creations' June Colour Challenge - Yellow, Grey, Blue.

This is a challenge that is posted on her Facebook Page.

Angie Blom is an amazing artist who designs fabulous images for us to craft with.

I first fell in love with her when she designed rubber stamps for Unity. Recently, she took the plunge to go out on her own and start her own digital store - Angie Blom Digital Designs.

Not only is she an amazing, creative, and beautiful woman from the inside out...she is Canadian!

Even though I am not a big fan of using digital stamps, I want to support this Fabulous Canadian Woman.

So, when her first challenge was posted on June 1, 2020, I told myself that I had to make a point to play along.

Nothing like leaving it to the last possible moment...I was finally able to get into my scrap room last night to play along and I LOVE how this card turned out.

I used Angie Blom's Camping Adventures Digital Set for the lantern, Excites the Spirit Bird Digital Set for the front sentiment and Fabulous as Always Digital Set for the inside sentiment of this 6 x 6 card.

I used a Spellbinder Die and the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine to embellish the card and all the papers I used are from Close To My Heart.

I used Copic Markers: C1, C5, C6, W3 & Y26.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Teacher End of School Year Gift

This is the Canvas Bag that I made for TJ's Grade 3 Teacher for her End of School Year gift (the bottle of wine was for her & her husband).

I used my Cricut Machine to cut out the red heat transfer vinyl (Cuttin' Up Font) & my Cricut Easy Press 2 to transfer the words onto the bag.

I bought the canvas bag at Hobby Lobby when I was in Duluth last December.

Mrs. Shewchuk sent me a photo of her holding up her bag and thanked us for the gift and informed us that it is already filled up with books.

One of her favourite things to do with her students is read to them. So, when we went to E-Learning, she recorded herself reading books so that she could still do that with her students...like I mentioned yesterday...she is an AWESOME TEACHER.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Teacher's End of School Card, Envelope & Tag

TJ's Grade 3 Teacher, Mrs. Shewchuk, is an amazing teacher. From the first time I met her, I knew she was truly doing her calling in life.

When the pandemic hit and we switched to E-Learning until the end of this school year, Mrs. Shewchuk went above and beyond to give her students the guidance they needed.

I always do holiday gifts and year end gifts for my children's Elementary School Teachers, but this year I really wanted to make TJ's teacher feel appreciated because of the interesting times that we are living in.

Fortunately, my parents are friends with Mrs. Shewchuk's parents and I was able to get my card & gift personally delivered. 

The first two photos are the front & inside of my 6.5" x 5.5" card.

I used Doodlebug patterned papers with CTMH Glitter Paper, Bazzill cardstock & Copic paper.

I used Jaded Blossom's Caught a Virus Stamp Set for the masked virus image and CTMH's Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set for the sentiments.

I used The Greeting Farm's "Thank You" die, CC Design's Stitched Banner Die, MFT's Stitched Rectangle Regular & Scalloped Dies and EK Success' Zig Zag Border Punch.

Copic Markers: YG17, YG25 & B28.

You can't tell in the photo, but I used CTMH's Clear Shimmer Brush on the blue mask to give it a bit of sparkle.

TJ didn't want me to use googly eyes on this card because he likes the "cutie eyes"

The next two photos are of the envelope I made for the card.

I used Doodlebug's School Themed Stickers to spruce up the envelope.

The last two photos are of the front & back of the tag that I made for the bottle of wine that I bought for Mrs. & Mr. Shewchuk. Mr. Shewchuk also worked in my son's classroom as an Educational Assistant and participated in the Zoom Classes as well.

I cut the apple image and the word "ENJOY!" out with my Cricut Machine (Crispin Font) and the "SURVIVED" sentiment was printed out from my computer.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

TJ's End of School Card - Last Day of Grade 3

This is the card that I made for my 8 year old son's last day of Grade 3.

His last day of E-Learning was Thursday, June 18, 2020, but if he was in his physical classroom...his last day of school would have been Friday, June 26, 2020.

So, we celebrated his last day of school yesterday.

He absolutely LOVED his card!

All the patterned papers used on this card are from Doodlebug and I used a Bazzill yellow cardstock for the base of my card.

I used Jaded Blossom's Caught a Virus Stamp Set for the masked virus image. The "SURVIVED" sentiment was printed off my computer, "TJ" is Basic Grey stickers and the rest of the sentiments were designed with my Cricut using my Disney Mickey Font.

I used a spellbinder wonky circle die for behind the virus, My Creative Time stitched star die & a miscellaneous small star die.

I used these Copic Markers: BG72, BG57, Y35 & Y15.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Family Game Night Sign

I made this sign for my parents' 33rd Wedding Anniversary.

Many years ago, my parents rented our basement apartment so that they would have the freedom to travel.

They got to go to Texas one winter before my grandma had her stroke & then my parents stayed close to home after that to take care of my grandparents.

Last year, we tore down our 24 x 16 deck that hosted many family events throughout the 20 plus years of us living here. 

I thought it would be nice to give my parents a piece of our deck to have at their house.

So, I made them this sign from one of our deck boards.

I mixed some of my acrylic paints together with water to stain the board and made this stencil with my Cricut Machine to paint the saying onto the board.

Our family gatherings quite often turn into game nights.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Happy 2nd Birthday Bay Village!

One of my favourite local coffee shops, Bay Village Coffee, celebrated their 2nd birthday this month. They are also big supporters of our Thunder Pride organization and have been making these fun & fabulous rainbow donuts throughout the month.

I used Doodlebug's Patterned Papers with a Bazzill Brown cardstock.

I used Jaded Blossom's Tea for Two Stamp Set with Stampin' Up Copper Embossing Powder.

I used Jaded Blossom's Triangle Card Mat Die for the background, Simon Says' Rainbow Heart Die, Simon Says Tea Cup Die, CTMH's Stitched Heart Die, MFT's Stitched Border Die & Jaded Blossom's Stitched Number Die.

To make the Rainbow Heart Shimmer & Shine, I have rediscovered the fun of doing the burnished velvet technique. 

If you aren't familiar with burnished velvet, it is a micro fine glitter that after you have covered your sticky area with this glitter and removed the excess glitter...you rub this glitter into place to make it sparkle.

I used a sheet of two sided tape to cut out my rainbow heart. Then I removed the protective filament from the area that I wanted to glitter, did the technique, then removed the next area and so forth and so forth.

I used Jewel Glitter Ritz Opaque Micro Fine Glitter in the following colours: Cinnamon, Regal Red, Orange, Yellow, Canadian Blue, Sweet Basil and Purple.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Vicki's Birthday Card

Today is my sister, Vicki's, birthday. She loves to go camping and fishing, so I thought I would work with that theme for her card this year.

My card also fits Jaded Blossom's Summer Challenge they have on for this month.

I used Doodlebug's patterned papers with CTMH's White Daisy cardstock & Bazzill Teal cardstock.

I used Jaded Blossom's Fish On Stamp Set.

I used Jaded Blossom's Triangle Square Mat Die for the background, Stampin' Up's Label Die for the front sentiment, miscellaneous octagon die, CC Design's Fishing Rod & Heart Die, My Creative Time's Banner Die for the inside sentiment and I cut the Penguin, the fish & the hook out with my Cricut Machine.