Friday, 14 October 2016

Christmas Advent Calendar

I just finished an Christmas advent calendar in October!
I'm shocked but extremely happy because this is a gift for my very dear friend, Juanita.
Juanita is one of those crazy people who starts thinking about decorating for Christmas in July.
I start thinking about decorating for Christmas around December 24.

We've been friends forever....our kids have grown up together, we scrapbooked together, we cried together, and every year since we met I watched in awe as she transformed her home into a beautiful Christmas wonderland. I lived vicariously through her amazing decorating sense.

Well, this year I finally get to add a bit of my craftiness to her home.

Just a quick FYI - there are 72 days until Christmas.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Spritz! Spray! Love!

Oh. Em. Gee. 
I am seriously in love with Color Burst!

I made this first set of cards using the Crazy Dogs stamp set and my first set of Color Burst Powders.
You can check out those cards by clicking on the photo below.

Since then, I have collected a few more bottles of Color Burst & have created another set of cards.
This time I used a the Patchwork Pieces Stamp Set from Stampers Anonymous & embossing powder.

I started by stamping several images from the stamp set onto 140lb watercolour paper with embossing ink then embossing the image with clear powder. I sprinkled on some Color Burst Powder and gave it a quick spritz of water. Bam! Look at that amazing color & the yummy resist images.

I loved it so much I decided to try it again with black embossing powder.

I was having so much fun I just kept making cards. More colors! More embossing powders!
By the end I had Color Burst all over my hands and my face. It was a good day. 

I just needed to add some sentiments and I had eight finished cards.
I am truly in love with Color Burst and I know I have just started to discover all the wonderful things that can be done with them. I can't wait to play more!