Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Acrylic Painting

It has been over a year since I posted on this Blog, and I thought I should revive it. But it will have other mediums as well as scrapbooking, card and box making.

I've decided to take up acrylic painting after watching MixedMediaGirl making some incredible art.
At first I was having trouble since I couldn't find the right paints or medium to make the paint behave they way I wanted. Finally I found a store in Toronto that sold them. I started with pouring onto canvas, and have now ventured on to ceramic tiles and wood.

 Here are a few of the items, and there will many more to come.

4x4" ceramic tile

9x10" canvas

4x4" ceramic tile

4x4" ceramic tile

9x12" canvas

Bamboo Tray

8x10" canvas

9.5x7" wooden plaque oval

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Simple Baby Carriage Tutorial

I put together this very simple tutorial, as some people are asking me how I make the embellishments for my Baby Explosion box.

So here it is:

In case the tutorial isn't clear, I used a 1 3/4" circle die (punch), a 1/2" punch, a 3/8" punch and a 1 3/4" scallop punch. I used purple and white cardstock, and some patterned paper. I used a Zig 2 way glue pen to adhere the paper to the cardstock, and cut away the top 1/3 using the bottom 2/3 for the carriage body.

I punched 2 white 1/2" circles, and 2 purple 3/8" circles, then used the 1/2" punch on the purple cardstock, to make the rings. I used an X stamp on the small white circles, and adhered the purple circle onto the white on. I put the 2 wheels onto the bottom of the carriage.

I added the lace ribbon to the hood of the carriage which I made from a quarter of the scallop punch.
The purple ribbon was used as a bow on the carriage, and for the handle bars. I used mini glue dots to adhere the ribbon.

Sounds complicated, but it is really easy.


Saturday, February 04, 2017

Hello Winter

Up here in Toronto, Canada we usually have pretty cold winters. This year has been another story. There has been hardly any snow, and and it's been pretty mild. This past week though, the temperatures have been about -14C with the wind chill factor.  It's pointless to talk about the temperatures without the windchill in the winter or the humidex in the summer, because the way it feels take precedence over what the thermometer shows. Anyway we still haven't really had that much snow, but it is actually beginning to feel like winter. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big fan of winter, but I worry a little about all the talk of the greenhouse affect.

If you don't live in North America, you many not know about Groundhog Day, no not the movie, the actual day, February 2nd. For some very strange reason, people put their faith in a rodent to know whether Spring will be here sooner or later. If that Groundhog sees his shadow, he runs back into his borrow and that apparently means there will be 6 more weeks of Winter. However, if he doesn't see his shadow, he stays out and that means Spring will be along soon. Now does that make any sense at all? Other than the fact its a rodent making this decision, surely when the sun is shining and causing shadows, it should mean the opposite.  There are probably about 4 Groundhogs that make these prediction, but our local one lives in Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario and his name is Willie. He predicted that Spring is arriving very soon.

There have been very many colds and flu at my school, both teachers and students alike are being struck with it. So my idea this year is to make these sweet little tissue boxes for the staff at school for Valentines Day. Again I have to thank Angelina Clark from for the great idea. I was considering adding a little addition on the back to put in a few cough lozenges, but it looked too bulky and would probably catch on something in the purse.

I've also been busy making some cute little Post-It Note books. I'll write another post about them soon.

Happy Groundhog Day

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Holiday Gifts for teachers at work

Thanks to Angelina Clark over at, I made these cute holiday gifts for the teachers at school.

Instead of the gift card aspect, I simply made the top into a card.
When I took these photos I added a cheap copy of Ferrero Roche, but I have since switched them out for the real thing!

Then I found this lovely idea to make snowman tea lights. I'll add where I found the idea later, since I've forgotten at this time. Anyway it was pretty easy to make these two gifts, and I'm sure the staff at work will love them.
Now I'm getting busy with making the 31 student gifts. I'm making 2 types of decorations for them. When they are finished, I may make a tutorial for them.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tutorial Trials

I thought I'd give making a card tutorial a try. The first had to be deleted as almost nothing was in frame. Please understand, I don't have any of the equipment needed to do this! Just a Samsung tablet that a friend got free when she signed up to a new bank account and she gifted it to me.

So the second one I just redid the card again. I just added a little more adhesive. It was okay, but in order to get everything in, I filmed it vertically. Of course the best videos need to be horizontal.

Now for the third. Figured out how to film horizontally so I gave it a try. This time it worked really well. I did forget however my scissors, so I had to go quickly to get them. Other than that I think it was a good video.

So here it is and don't forget to comment.

Thank you.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Christmas cards

Here are a few that I have been working on.

Birthday Card

I've seen many of these double Z fold cards on Pinterest, so I thought it might be time to give it a try. All the tutorials on YouTube were so long, but in all honesty it's a pretty quick card to make. Having said that, I chose a stamp that needed coloring, so it took longer than necessary.
My friend Ida is celebrating her birthday and I've been invited to her party. It was hinted that she was looking to buy something from the Jays Shop since she is a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan. So a gift card is tucked into this card.
Hope you like it Ida

Monday, August 01, 2016

Back to card making

So now the summer is here I've been making a few cards. The one above is using a sketch mojo459 from mojomonday. I'll be adding a few more Christmas ones, as I go along. I wanted to post this one, as a test since I'm trying to make a blog post from my phone. Let's see if it works.