Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Paper Smooches and DCWV

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day I would like to share a card that I made featuring Paper Smooches stamps and
DCWV Vintage Collector Stack.
The June 7th  Paper Smooches week's challenge is  
 ANYTHING GOES !
Here is a picture of my card which features Paper Smooches stamp set titled "Hullabaloo".    This card is very festive and any occasion could be a celebration with this card.

The papers I showcased  from DCWV is from the
Vintage Collector Stack.

Here is the Diecuts with a View  (DCWV)  sketch that gave me the inspiration for this card.





The DCWV layout sketch showcases the potential of many layers of goodness on your page.




Here is my presentation of the sketch...



Be sure to visit both Paper Smooches and DCWV and become part of their community.  Both are leader's within the paper arts industry and you are sure to have fun becoming part of their following.



Thanks for visiting and make time to create something today.

Ava

Monday, June 8, 2015

CHA Canada

 


The Craft and Hobby Association  (CHA) is an organization that supports professional creative owners, manufacturer's and designers.  Be sure you become a member of this organization and enjoy the benefits associated with membership.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Take Ten Magazine

The beautiful weather has now graced our area of the globe and shinning faces can be seen every where.  Hope your summer is starting early with all the gardening eye candy appearing as each day warms up.

To complement the summer gardening, I received a Take Ten magazine in the mail.  This means I was published with a bit of my artwork.  Please support hard copy magazines as they are beautiful to behold.


Stampington and Company has a wonderful quality collection of magazines that are distributed widely, so next time you are out check out their quality magazines.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tombow and Unity Stamp Co.

Hello and Welcome to my blog.  How is your Spring like weather going?  It appears I am getting the seasonal mix which is fine and hopfully the weather warms up and we can all enjoy a wonderful summer.

To-days I would like to share a card I made for the Tombow and Unity Stamp Co.'s monthly challenge. 

 Really these two companies are some of my favorites....
Tombow has a challenge called May Flower Challenge.



So I got out my Tombow pencil crayons and created this stamped card coloring in the petals with Tombow Irojiten pencils..  Its a CAS card, as I need to put the card into the mail.


My card sketch is from the Unity Stamp Company card sketch  challenge #28.

Be sure to visit both Tombow and Unity and become members of their community.  Both are wonderful supportive leader's within our craft industry.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bohemian Style Jewelry

Trends are so much fun to follow and watch as they develop within all of the creative disciplines.  This past season I have been attracted to silver and black in the Bohemian creative jewelry discipline.  Here is one of my latest favorites that I seem to reach for when getting dressed to go out the door for the day.


Take some time out and create something that will make you happy.  
Sunny spring weather sure helps with designing creative projects.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

One of my Favorites

Here is a bohemain bracelet that I really enjoyed creating and love to wear.

 
A spring project completed and ready to wear.
Hope you carve out a bit of time to be creative.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Paper Smooches

Hello and Welcome to my blog.

A quick CAS card today to share how color can have an impact on your design.
Paper Smooches has a great blog with inspiration for everyone.


Here is the photo of the "Picture Perfect" Challenge.

The color combination is very attractive and really makes me think spring and warms up the mind for lots of spring like designs.

my card 
featuring the Hallabaloo Stamp Set


Ready to play?  You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, April 18 to link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store. 
Become a member of Paper Smooches community, you will enjoy the presentations that the design team create.  Stamps sets by Paper Smooches are so cute!  Here is the link to their 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April Showers Challenge by Tombow USA

Welcome to my blog and so happy to have created and posted this cute card on such a sunny warm day in my neighborhood.  Warm sunny days really bring on the mojo and creativity happens easily.

Tombow had a challenge called April Showers with a Black, White and a splash of Yellow color to welcome Spring.  
This card was a quick CAS design.

Here is a close up of the embellishment cluster featuring Maya Road, Vintage Leaf Pins.  
Gotta love my Maya Road embellishments.


Some of my favorite products

Maya Road, Vintage Leaf Pins
Core'dinations Cardstock
Clearsnap Ink

Be sure to visit, Tombow Adhesive and Unity Stamp Co. and take part in their community.

Kitchener Scrapfest April 11, 2015

April 10 and April 11th was the scrapbooker/cardmaker and multi media designers showcase weekend in Kitchener Ontario.  
Scrapfest has been an annual event in Kitchener where artist and scrapbook croppers meet, greet and share the love of the industry with passion artists throughout Ontario.

Here is a few photo's from the weekend event.

This is a photo of the CHA Canada Booth.  I had the pleasure of hosting this booth on-behalf of CHA Canada.
Friday, April 10th was a rainy cool day, so I just had to dress in light spring colors to warm the day up.  Here is a close up of the CHA Canada Poster we had on display in the booth.


Here is a photo of two beautiful happy people that were at the booth.  Sus Lamont was the proud winner of the Westcott Brands sponsored gift basket that representative Elizabeth Weait Glenday was happy to present to Sus.
Congratulations Sus, enjoy your quality products by Westcott Brands.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Canvas Corp Brands

Check it out, Canvas Corp Brands blog which has a great post to-day with lots of Kids Crafts.

How great is this craft to keep busy minds creative.


Two great rainy day projects that will result in happy projects.
Enjoy!