Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome to my blog today.  Stopping in today to share a peek at my project that I designed for Southern Ridge.....  check out their blog HERE.



I will be adding pages to this album, so stop by monthly and find all the pages that I add to the album.

Ava

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stampers' Sampler April May June 2017


Check out the magazine at your favorite store.  Thanks to Stampington and Company for printing some of my cards.
Check it out on pages 76  87  98  and   99.

Ava

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Southern Ridge Trading Co.

Hello and Welcome...
Here is a Spring tag I made for Southern Ridge Trading Co. blog.  
Stop by to see all the details on their blog 


Ava
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spellbinder's and Scrapfest

Hello and Welcome to my blog today.

Had a great day working with Paula Jones, Canadian Spellbinders rep for Canada at Scrapfest in Kitchener. Ontario.





Heather Miller was also in the booth and promoting her all Day Crop in Brantford on Saturday, June 10th.  The Crop is in support of Heart and Stroke month.

Join Heather for a memorable event.

Visit her blog for details.

See you at the event..

Ava

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Authentique and Unity Stamps

Hello and Welcome to my blog today.

To get the creativity sparkle started this week I needed some help from Authentique Paper which started a monthly  sketch challenge this month.  I am really looking forward to designing for Authentique each month for the challenges. 

 Love Love the quality of the paper collections.






Check it out....


This is the card sketch challenge.

Today I managed to create a card for Mother's Day. 
Yes you are seeing correctly, Mother's Day.  I skipped Easter designing this year.

The collection that I am featuring today is the Flourish Collection. 
This collection I believe may be retired. 
Just visit the website and check out all that is new and available here

On the inside I used a panel from the Flourish Collection.

Please visit Authentique and join in the fun of the sketch challenges.
 I hope to find some photo's that I would like to use to design a  layout from this sketch below.
 Here is what the layout sketch looks like.

Visit Authentique's Blog here and link up under the April 3rd post.
Looking forward to the other layouts here at Authentique as well.

Supplies

Authentique Flourish Pattern Paper Collection
Unity Stamps Co.
Clearsnap Ink

Thanks for your comments and stopping by today.

Ava

Friday, March 24, 2017

Take Ten - Mar/April/May Issue

Hello and Welcome to my blog.
Today I would like to share that I have been published with some cards in the latest Stampington and Company Take Ten Magazine.



 Next time you are shopping pick up a copy of Take Ten.  Support our hard copy publishing companies as it's great to hold a magazine in your hand.
Find my cards on pages 89, 109, 123, 125
Have a great day.

Ava

Friday, March 17, 2017

Just Cards Volume 45

Hello and Welcome to the blog.

Today wanted to share a quick note to say I have a few cards published in the latest 
Just Cards Volume 45 magazine release.

Spring Issue....


Check out the magazine at your local bookstore or craft store.  Support hard copy magazines like Just Cards as they provide a great hand magazine to designing cards.

Ava

Monday, March 13, 2017

Amazing Travel Adventures

Hello and Welcome to my blog today....

To-day I would like to share a layout that I designed from inspiration of several challenge blogs within the scrapbooking industry.

I enjoy supporting challenge blogs as they bring motivation and goal focused clarity 
when creating a layout.  I like to thank all those who organize and provide challenges to help motivate designers within our industry.

I am designing this layout featuring Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard.  Check out their blog for additional photo's of this layout, my post should go live on March 15th.


This layout features 4 pieces of Southern Ridge chipboard.


I also want to participate in the follow challenge blogs.


My creative Sketches has wonderful sketches and a great community which I encourage all to participate.  Here is the February sketch.

Next up is a challenge blog called Scrap Our Stash.  The March challenge is a Tic Tac Toe challenge.



I choose the center row vertically for this challenge.

Striped paper    GOLD    Flair

This challenge blog is a great motivator to dig deep into your stash!


My last motivational challenge blog is called Picture This.  




Picture This Challenge Blog has a great March mood board this month.


I got my inspiration for my layout from the Lady with the black/white spotted blouse in the mood board.  The gold and black dots also were inspiration for my designed layout.

Here is a close up of part of my layout, so be sure to visit Southern Ridge Trading Company on Wed., March 15th for all the extra photo's.  



Comments are always appreciated.

Ava 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies

Foliage Oval Frame (alternative for actual)

Other Supplies

Graphic 45- Botanical Tea and Curtain Call paper collections; Metal embellishments
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Embossing Powder
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome 

The month of March bring's anticipation that Spring could be soon upon us aside from that one last winter storm.....

Thinking of March brings thoughts of colors of green and St. Patrick's Day.

Here is my St. Patrick's Day inspired card.


Stop by the Southern Ridge Trading Co. blog and see all the details on how to get the look of this beautifully designed St. Patrick inspired card.

Ava

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome

Sharing with you a layout that I created to show the love that my family has for caring for family pets.  Really enjoyed the experience of caring for 4 pup's this past December 2016 and this layout design really show how much fun we experienced.

 Stop over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog and check out the close-up's and supply list for this well embellished layout of LOVE.

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments are truly appreciated.

Ava


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Craft Ideas Magazine

Hello and Welcome...

Next time yu are out shopping at your bookstore or craft store look for the latest 
Craft Ideas Magazine.



I have a card located in the On-line Bonus section on page 71.
The link will take you to the website which will give you the supply list and details on
 how to make the card.  



Once you are at the website select the Ideas Tab and then Cards project.
Be sure to pick up a hard copy of this magazine, lots of great projects.
Supporting hard copy magazine like Craft ideas published by Amos Media is appreciated.

Featured supplies
 
Southern Ridge Trading Co. Chipboard
May Arts Ribbon
Tattered Angels Mist
Winnie and Walter Stamps


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome....

To-day I would like to share a pretty DIY chocolate heart shaped candy box.  
I have been saving this cute heart shaped box for the right upcycle and found the perfect chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  


 Very happy how pretty this project came to fruition.



A little bit of paint and then some modeling paste through a stencil and the base was ready for embellishment.

Here you can see all the supplies and embellishments gathered to complete the project.





Pop over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog and see all the details on this cute creative project.  Do you have one of these heart shaped candy boxes in your stash?

Ava


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DIY FUN ANY TIME

Hello and Welcome...

Today, I would like to share a fun easy DIY for the kids.  This would be a great activity to share time together with any member of the family.

Think of the possibilities.

New Year's Day
Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Easter
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Flag Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas

Here is my cute paper frig magnet that I made for St. Patrick's Day.

Let's see how easy this Kid DIY is, so that you can plan an easy craft with the young ones.  You will definitely have a happy crew on your hands.

Start with the template.  This pattern and instructions are found at Mouseearsmom.com  Link is posted below in the supply list.



I changed the format from craft foam to cardstock.  I would imagine you can make this project in many different mediums, so have fun mixing it up.

Cut out your pieces from cardstock.  Place your pieces through the Xyron sticker maker.



Peel back the facing sheet and assemble your mickey hat.

Punch out your white dots with a one hole punch while the glitter paper is still attached to the sticker maker adhesive sheet.

The Mega tape adhesive Runner is perfect for attaching the hat and bow onto our mouse heads.
Adhere the magnet on the back of the heads if wanting to use on the frig.


So cute....



Now lets get creative and make a bunch of these cute mickey's and mini's for all the season.  You will be a hit with the Kids....

Supplies:
Xyron, Magnet Tape
Cardstock


Which theme of ears are you going to make, let me know.
Thanks for visiting and commenting, appreciated.

Ava

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome

CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) now called Creativation is happening this January 19th to January 23rd 2017 in Phoenix Arizona USA.  This is a big show for the industry.



My co-designers and owner of Southern Ridge Trading Co. will be at CHA this year.



Stop in and visit if you are at the show.

Today, I would like to share a peek of my project which is showcased on the Southern Ridge Trading Co. blog.



Stop in and visit and become a member of their community be visiting the store and entering monthly challenges. 

Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Ava

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Stampington & Company

Hello and Welcome

Happy to share that I was recently published in the soon to be released magazine called Take Ten.
This magazine is published by Stampington and Company.

Please support our hard copy magazines to show that we do love the hard copy magazine to hold in our creative hands.  This will ensure years of enjoyment for all parties.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Just Cards Magazine

Hello and Welcome!

A quick post to share that I was published in the latest Just Cards Magazine Volume 44, Winter 2017.

Scott's Publishing produces this magazine.  Please support our hard copy magazines to ensure years of lovely magazines to inspire us while enjoying a cup of tea.

Thanks
Ava