Thursday, April 28, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company- Canada

Hello and welcome to my MIA blog.  I have returned from a kitchen demo/renovation and a bit of overseas travel.  Happy to announce that I have joined the Southern Ridge Trading Company from British Columbia, Canada.  
So visit often and see my design's for a great chipboard company from the west coast.

http://southernchipboard.blogspot.ca/


Please join me and discover all the goodness over at Southern Ridge's Blog.    
The company has monthly challenge so join in the fun and become a member of their community.  



They are announcing their design team currently, so skip over and meet the newbies that have joined the current team.  Look in the shop and discover the "Newly  Released " chipboard design's by 
owner Karen Beaupre.
Newly released can be found by clicking the SHOP tab.

Ava

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kitchen Reno

Hello friends..........
Thought I would check in and say a Kitchen Main floor reno takes time.  Close to being complete, so hopefully I will be back here on the blog.... bring back some designing time to the world at large.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Stampington and Company Take Ten Magazine

Hello and Welcome to my blog.  To-day I am happy to share that the Mar/Apr/May 2016 issue of Take Ten has 4 of my cards published.
 
 
 
Please support our Hard copy magazines such as Stampington and Company, this magazine is of high printed paper quality and is lovely to behold.
Ava

Friday, February 12, 2016

Just Mixed Media Scott Publications

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day I am happy to share that Scott's Publications have released their new Premiere Issue of "Just Mixed Media magazine". 

 Please pick up your copy at your favorite book store and support our hard copy printed magazine publishers.  It's so nice to still hold that magazine in your hand and feel the love instilled in the projects featured in a hard copy magazine.

I have 6 cards featured on pages 71, 72 and 73.

Maufactures that I have featured on the Mixed media cards are as follows:

Canvas Corp Brands - Mistable paper
DecoArt - Fluid Acrylics
Petaloo flowers
Xyron adhesive
Core'dinations Cardstock

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reno progress

Hello and welcome to a winter reno.  I know that a winter reno is the best time to tackle a reno.  There are no distractions from the beautiful outdoors calling you out into the sunshine...  Here is a photo from the internet, which is how it feels to live thru a kitchen main floor reno...   

Looking forward to the end of March.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Happy New Year for DCWV

Hello and Welcome to a sparkling beginning to 2016.  

Hope all is well with everyone in their part of the world and new beginnings are taking flight for everyone.

To celebrate the beginning of a great year for DCWV,
 I have made a card showcasing all that is sparkly at DCWV.


 Die Cuts With  A View (DCWV) had a great show in California earlier this month, CHA 2016.
Start your year off by becoming  part of the DCWV's  community by joining them on their blog.  


 Supplies

Adhesive Glitter Paper
Adhesive Crystal Paper
 Embossing Powder

Updates will be appearing later this month at the DCWV blog.
Thanks for visiting.
Ava

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Just Cards by Scott's Publishing

Hello and Welcome...

Just Cards Magazine soon to be released Volume 40  Winter 2016 will be on news stand's shortly.  Pick up your copy and enjoy all the inspiration within this magazine.

I have a couple of cards in this issue that feature some of my favorite companies.

Please support our print magazines as they are always lovely to behold.
Ava

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bobunny

Hello and Welcome to my blog.  To-day I would like to share a layout that I completed to showcase BoBunny's December sketch challenge.

Here is the link to add your creation and support BoBunny's December challenge.

I have chosen the Midnight Frost Collection to create my layout as it truly reflects my deep snow photo's.





Join me and become a member of the BoBunny community and have fun creating with gorgeous pattern papers by BoBunny.

Thanks for visiting, your kind comments are appreciated.
Ava


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Scrap Around the World swan song plays with Unity and DCWV

Hello bloggers and Welcome to my blog.  December is a busy time of the year and I hope all goes well with your families during the Holiday Season.

To-day I wanted to share a card and layout to support DCWV and Scrap Around the World.

This month of December 2015 is the last blog postmonth challenge for Scrap Around the World.
To celebrate a great run with Scrap Around the World.

 I have challenged myself with scrapbooking a magazine cover.


Have you ever tried to design a layout using a Magazine Cover as a large portion of your design?

Here is the mood board for Scrap Around the World.  I am taking the mood to all levels.

-My son is in Hong Kong for 3 months---- that is around the world from his home town.....
-Andrew's Christmas will be celebrated in Hong Kong, totally different world.
-Andrew is working as well in Hong Kong and enjoying his new adventure. 
-Everything about this mood board has inspired this layout, the sentiment, "the future is bright" explains Andrew experiences as a model in HK.  The gold glitter gives the inspiration to a new festive beginning in HK. Champagne glasses are a celebration of experiencing new opportunities and meeting people from all over the world.....  Receiving a magazine in the mail with an article feature from the country that Andrew is living in at the moment was a pleasure to  receive and read.


Here is the sketch that helped me design my layout using that colorful Magazine cover from DCWV blog.


I flipped the sketch a bit and worked with this multi colorful palete....

DCWV also has a beautiful card sketch, which I am going to keep handy as its definitely a keeper.

 Love the blue colors from the DCWV Marque Stack.


To end the year with a cheer for some of my favorite companies, I have featured Unity Stamp Co. as well.  This months challenge is a Holiday Love Theme and I think I have captured this with the Unity Stamp sentiment titled........" Happy Holidays from our home to yours"  such a warm sentiment!!!!

Join Unity Stamps with their monthly challenges, lots of great inspiration found on their blog HERE.

Unity has a new stamp sentiment kit out to celebrate, which should be a great seller with the season just around the corner in the new year.

Thanks for visiting today and take time out even if for a short few hours and create something that makes you happy this holiday season.

Ava

Sunday, November 29, 2015

All the best during the Holiday Season

Wishing all a great Holiday Season and New Year....
Our family will be completing some renovations this winter and wanted to mention that I will be quiet here on the blog until all reno's are complete.  The studio is getting packed up into boxes right around christmas time.
Hope to get a few more blog posts done before year end and then I will have my work gloves on.


Happy 2016 to all !