Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mixed Media - Purple Fish

Not so long ago I updated my girls bathroom, I found an old fish themed shower curtain that was like new and figured the girls would like.   Once I got the bathroom set up I went looking for some co-ordinating artwork for the wall.   After looking at a number of stores and finding nothing I decided to create my own!  

At the Stampin' Up Convention Carrie Cudney created these wonderful little Halloween Mixed Media canvases.   I used her work for inspiration.

 How did I do that?
I started with a canvas that was 16 x 20
and added DSP with modge podge.  I really pasted it down and covered it with modge.  I then painted it with acrylic paints in the colours that I wanted.  I used colours similar to Eggplant, Bermuda and Daffodil. These are the colours in the bathroom shower curtain.

Once I had the paint the way I wanted it I added Dazzling Diamonds while the paint was still wet.  I then used a cricut to cut out a fish.  I ran parts of the fish through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder to look like scales.   I then glued him down with sticky strip and modge podge.  I spritzed him with shimmer paint and outlined him with a Black Marker (next time I will use a Sharpie as this marker smudged  when I added the final layer of Modge).  Finally I added Large Rhinestones for bubbles and one for the eye, some seaweed cut from the cricut and Modged the whole thing!!

It looks great in my girls bathroom and they both love it!

I learned a lot in the process of this, some things I would do differently, such as the outline of the fish and some things I loved, such as the textures and embellishments.

Let me know what you think and if you have tried Mixed Media I would love to hear your tips and tricks or see your project!

Don't forget Stampin' Up is having it's big Holiday Sale right now!  There are some great deals and you don't have to stand in line to shop!  Check out my Online Store.

Holiday Sale

There are New Weekly Deals out today Also...
Weekly Deals

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Festive Flurry

This year in the Holiday Catalogue there is a Stamp Set and Framelits Bundle called "Festive Flurry"  it is by far my favourite item from the Holiday Catalogue.  Back in August when I first received this bundle I decided to create a card that goes that extra mile and adds some beauty to your tree as well.   I wanted a card that would give off that wow factor but would also be a great gift.  So I created a card with a detachable ornament.

The silver foil paper from SU adds great shine to this ornament and those completely adorable "frosted finishes embellishments" are just perfect.

It just so happens that Stampin' Up came out with a really wonderful kit to create ornaments similar to the one above and they are available  now "while supplies last."

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit   135813   $17.95

You could easily add these to a card or gift to make it extra special.

I still think you can not go wrong with the Festive Flurry Bundle though.   See the banner at the top of my blog, yes, that's right, I used it there too!  In fact I have used this bundle more in the past 3 months than any other Framelit bundle.
 I love it!

 Festive Flurry Bundle
Clear Mount   133285    $57.95  // Wood Mount     133284   $67.95

Don't take my word for it, Order the Bundle and see for yourself, and if you order this bundle from me in the next month you will get 2 of my Festive Flurry Ornaments for yourself*!   (Calgary residents only, sorry)

And don't forget the Amazing Holiday Sale going on Right Now...
Holiday Sale

Place your order today!

Janet Y


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


November 20 - December 2   Click above to see Deals!


Don't miss out ... TODAY ONLY...

Stampin' Trimmer
126889  Stampin' Trimmer 30 % off  $29.37 (reg 41.95)

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
125586 Simply Scored Diagional Plate 30% off $11.27  (reg $ 15.95)

Many Marvelous Markers
 131264 Many Marvelous Markers 30% off $95.17 (reg $135.95)

My order will be going in Tonight night at 8pm MDT.  Email, Call, Sent a text but get your order in because these deals are too good to miss!

Janet Y

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Sale -- Starts tomorrow!

Holiday Sale

This year's online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2.

It's time to get ready for your holiday shopping and just to start things off right Stampin' Up will have a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won't want to miss so make sure to check it out tomorrow.

Also do not forget that this weeks "Weekly Deals" start today!  I will have an order going in this week.

Weekly Deals

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Warm Wishes - Snow Day

First I want to start by saying I am sorry I have been away so long.  The days are getting away from me and even though I have loads of projects piling up I just cannot seem to get it together and get some posts done.  So here we go, the first of many I hope over the next few weeks.

Have you seen the "Snow Day"  stamp set from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue?  It is absolutely adorable!!   I just love this little snowman!

I wish I could be as happy to see the snow as this little guy!!  I used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy to create the sky. I sponged the colours in to blend them together.   Our fun little Snowman is stamped in Smoky Slate (he was inked up and stamped off once before being stamped on the card).  

I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to make snow with white embossing powder.  

I promise to pull out my photo box this week and take some pictures of my other projects!   There is more to come.   In the meantime, stay warm!

Please don't forget that Stampin' UP is having some great deals on now...

Weekly Deals
MDS Seasonal Sale - 30% off
Janet Y

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pinterest Inspired me!! Christmas Grunge

I found a card on Pinterest similar to this one and I just had to go in my craft room and try it.  I just love the colour combo and how all of the elements work together.   Distressing, sponging and of course the use of the "Gorgeous Grunge" set all add to the vintage look.  I have also added a faint "En Francais" background stamp.

The colours used are Crumb Cake, Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, a hint of Garden Green and some  Designer Series Paper.  I also added a touch of Champaign Glimmer paper and some twine.  All of these elements came from the original card made by Inkspire Me.

 I love Pinterest.  The inspiration is amazing!!!   Thanks for looking.   I am off to my friend Amber's Wild Rose Retreat this weekend so I will have lots to post when I return!!!  So Excited!

Janet Y

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches #110

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside and I have had some time to create. 

I used the FMS Challenge to create this glitzy Christmas Card and I used lots of silver and rhinestones.

The colours used were, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer paper.   Ink was Silver, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

I used the Gorgeous Grunge Set for the background and the Festive Flurry set for the snowflakes.  The sentiment is from the very popular "Endless Wishes" Photopolymer set.

Check out Freshly Made Sketches for some great inspiration!

Thanks for looking, I would love to know what you think. 
Janet Y


Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1 ... Now that was fun!!

Well Halloween is officially behind us for another year which in my house means my daughter is one year older and both my girls are riding on a candy high for the next week!!   We had over 80 kids at our house last night (for us that's pretty good) and there were some amazing costumes.  Of course the smallest ones are the cutest but we had a couple of good scary ones too!

My bumble bee and giraffe made out well on their hunt for treats too so we are fully stocked in the sugar department.   The best news of the day is that it was Snow free!  It's really all I ask from mother nature, is to have a snow free Halloween.

Speaking of Snow, it is the first of the month and that means an all new "Best Of" set!   This month is  "Best of .... Snow!"   It is Adorable!!
We are coming to an end of the 25th anniversary celebrations but I think they are saving some of the cutest sets for the end!
Best Of Snow Clear-Mount Stamp Set
134387  Price$17.95

Another great reason to be happy November has arrived is the MDS Seasonal Sale starts today!

MDS Seasonal Sale - 30% off
And not only do you get 30% off MDS products but check this out...


November 1, 2013
 My Digital Studio
We are totally excited for Digital Scrapbooking Days! You might even say, we are "amped up" because we're kicking things off with 50% off the Amped Up Ampersands Kit. Over on, our guest bloggers are sharing some projects to highlight this kit. 
Don't forget, tomorrow we have a FREE download, another daily deal, guest bloggers, and even more fun on Digital Scrapbooking Day! 

Don't forget to check back daily for the MDS Deals and go to My Online Store to order your Favourite Digital Scrapbooking products!!

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