New Wheels Scrapbook Layout

Hello friends and visitors.

Hope you had a great week so far. Autumn has arrived and temperatures are dropping……the white stuff is on its way people! Get out the woolies and gloves.

Here is a layout I did a while ago of the men in my life. Obviously in a nice warm, cold free South Africa.New-Wheels-LayoutTim Holtz Grunge lettering was ideal for this. I love nice eye catching titles. Make it interesting with embellishments, and remember the ever present inking and distressing of almost everything on the page.New-Wheels-CollageDates are also important.

Add them in interesting ways. So you will help the future generation (that will hopefully cherish and appreciate all your hard work) to know when the photos were taken. New-Wheels-Detail-2New-Wheels-Detail-1Thank you for visiting this week.

Happy Crafting Everyone.

Visiting the Telus Museum

Hello from a nice sunny Calgary.

Today I want to share this layout with you. We were in Vancouver and spent a whole day at the Telus museum. The place is filled with a variety of science exhibits and lots of interesting facts. Telus Museum LayoutThe page is nice and colorful, just as it is inside. Kids just love this place!

Telus Museum Detail #1I distributed my journalling all over the page on ticket stubs and words here and there.

I also tried to make the title fun and eye catching.

Telus Museum Detail #2

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Have a wonderful creative week.

Happy Crafting Everyone.

Happy Thoughts Altered Tin Can

Hello everybody.

We here in Calgary are having the most awesome weather. Nice sunny days to enjoy before winter arrives. Fall is just around the corner, and with it brings time to be extra creative while its cold outside.

Here is one of those “off the page” crafts some of us love so much. An altered coffee can.

Happy Thoughts Altered Tin Can #1

First I painted the can with acrylic paint, then modged some pretty scrapbook paper and teared offcuts onto the can. Drill two tiny holes opposite from each other for the wire handle. Put can on soft carpet and step lightly on its open end to give it a bit of a flattening bend. See that your holes are on the bend. This is totally optional. I do it to give it a more of a used/old look.Happy Thoughts Altered Tin Can #2Embellish further with crayons and die-cuts. Remember to modge podge over the whole can and the embellishments made out of paper to seal it well.

Happy Thoughts Altered Tin Can #3Take some craft wire, or wire that will easily bend, and measure how long you want the handle to be and add a bit more. Now you fit the wire through the drilled holes, twist and curl it as your artistic license allow you to do, and there you have your own unique altered art!

Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful creative filled week.

Happy Crafting Everyone.


Tea Time Tim Holtz Clock

Hello again. Hope you had a lovely long weekend.

This is my second Tim Holtz clock. What can I say, they are just too nice to leave alone.Tea Time Tim Holtz Clock I am a big fan of Alice in Wonderland and loved, loved, loved altering this clock into my own little piece of wonderland.

Tea Time Tim Holtz Clock detailI used G45 paper and a Tim Holtz clock. After gesso and paint I spattered and sprayed ink on the outside, I  added a few stamps here and there, and artificial moss for the inside. The little tea pot I found at a secondhand shop out in the countryside. Just one of many things The Beloved (husband) wanted to know “What for?” This is what it is for Darling. Tea Time Tim Holtz Clock collageFussy cut out images, and lots of little details, like the teabag and banner finished of the clock. Best is to have fun with it and don’t plan ahead too much. Let the details fall in place as you go along.

Thank you so much for visiting, hope I gave a little inspiration to you all.

Happy Crafting Everyone.


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