Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thankful- Shimmerz Layout and a Happy New Year to you all!!!

Happy New Year Shimmerz Fans!!
Only a few more hours to enter my giveaway here

It is the last day of 2013 and since I'm up on the Shimmerz blog I wanted to create a page about 

This year has been amazing and I'm very thankful for everything!!
I'm so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I had, including being part of the Shimmerz family.

I am also thankful to G-d for my family, my health, my friends, my life, my art and for love, happiness, passion and dreams come true.

I've included those words all over my page to remember all the beautiful things I'm grateful for now and always!!!

Here are the Shimmerz products I used today:
Chikadee Spritz
Razzledazzle Berry Vibez
Pink Stiletto Vibez
Eggnogging vibez
Before Dawn Vibez
Witchy poo Dimensionz

I sprayed the background in both Chikadee and RazzleDazzle Berry sprays. 

As you can see on the picture below I used the Razzledazzle berry to spray the canvas flower. Then I colored the center with Pink Stiletto. The Big Thankful title was covered in Dimensionz witchy poo and the small words and swirls were covered in Before dawn black spray.

Since this is my last month with 2 Crafty I really wanted to showcase a few of their pieces as a sign of gratitude. I'm truly thankful to 2 Crafty for believing in me early on and I just wanted to give them a big thanks!!
These are the 2 Crafty pieces I used on this layout:
Thankful title, Friendship mini word pack (Dreams, Happy, Friends), ATC word pack (Art, Passion, Love), ATC Birdhouses, Window shutter set, Flourish 2

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used today please visit the Shimmerz Shop Here. If you mention my name during checkout you will receive a free sample of either Dimensionz, Dazzlerz or Texturez product.

paper: Heidi Swapp
Shimmerz and Dimensionz
Prima flowers and vines
2 Crafty Chipboard
Golden Gesso
Light Molding paste
Prima harlequin stencil
Stabilo black p pencil
Maggie Holmes frame
white card stock

Thank you for visiting my blog

Have a healthy and happy new year!!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Favorites Projects of 2013 a year in Review!!!

So I decided to do a year in review the way I had done it last year and of course my indecisions couldn't leave some layouts out. So some months have one layout and others have a few. I guess my mojo was high in February and December. 



This first layout is very special to me. Its one I created at the beginning of the year. I wrote all my wishes and dreams for this year all over the page and I thank G-d every day that they came true.



These first three layouts I designed for my GD at Prima. I was over the moon excited when I was chosen to be a guest designer for Prima and I put my heart and soul into these layouts. They are favourites of mine.

The last two layouts for February are also favourites of mine because they depict love in the purest form. The love I feel for my family is one that I can't really describe in words.



This inspirational canvas I made using one of my favourite quotes. I created two of them, one for my best friend and one for myself.

This is not only a favourite layout, but its also a favourite picture for 2013. I just love how the butterfly stood on my daughter's head like a headband.



This next mixed media layout is not only a favourite in colours and butterflies, but it speaks of one of the greatest virtues which I have to learn in this lifetime.

I loved making this OTP. Video is posted on my sidebar. Its another one of my favourite pictures but also really special project hanging in my house.



This inspirational canvas I created for a special friend who helped me a lot in the past year and is very special and dear to my heart.


I just love this summery layout using an old picture of my son



These two projects below are two of my favourite Prima projects sent for this summer's CHA. One of the biggest dreams come true this year is making it on the Prima design team and I'm thankful for that every single day!!



This soft and delicate girly layout feels as if my daughter is in a magical fairy garden. The video on how I made this layout is in my sidebar.



This is a very artsy layout which I love very much.



This mixed media canvas is so very special as it depicts a butterfly which is my favourite creature. I loved creating it.



Somehow my favourite projects from October on, were created using mainly white, blues and greens. This one below has a lot of white space but its a fave for sure.



I had a really hard time choosing projects in December so I took these three however I could have added the whole month on this one.

I just want to thank every single one of you again for inspiring me, for visiting my blog and for being there by my side this whole year.

I'm so very grateful for all the friends I've made all over the world. You make this world a better place, united in some small way, bringing peace, love and most of all passion for art.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I wish you a very Happy New Year.

May all your dreams and wishes come true and may you be blessed with health and happiness always.


Sunday, December 29, 2013


I'm very pleased to announce that I will be joining some very talented ladies at the Blue Fern Studios Design Team in 2014

New Design Team Members
Evgenia Pelzer - South Africa
Jackie Clark - Canada
Jelissa Mei - Singapore
Joyce Lawrence - United States
Keren Tamir - Canada
Leila Cardoso - Brasil
Lisa Griffith - United States
Marie Josee Hamel - Canada
Maja Stokk - Sweden
Olga Heldwein - Poland
Rae Moses - United States
Yuko Tanaka - Japan

Returning Design Team Members:
Camilla Ekman - Sweden
Erin Blegen - Director of Marketing - United States
Kelly Foster - United States
Lisa Gregory - United States
Patter Cross -Assistant Design Team Coordinator -United States
Valerie Serfozo - Design Team Coordinator - United States

Looking forward to a great year!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday Blessings- Prima Xmas Layout

Just 3 more days to enter my Holiday giveaway here

I created this layout for the Prima Artzine in October.

Since I don't celebrate Xmas. I don't have any appropriate photos for this holiday. I asked my friend Cathi O'neill to lend me a Christmas picture of her daughters so I can scrap it and she graciously accepted the offer.
I will be giving her a few of the Christmas layouts I made for her when I see her at CHA this winter.

So as you can see, these are not my children but I got in the holiday spirit and designed this Christmas layout neverheless.

I used the Holiday Jubilee and the Panduro collections that Prima designed to create this christmasy layout. 

I embellished the layout with lots of red and white flowers to add to the holiday cheer.


846077- Panduro Special Delivery- Deck the halls
846442- Holiday Jubilee: Nostalgia
846480- Holiday Jubilee: To Santa
846428- Holiday Jubilee: Holiday Memories
846435- Holiday Jubilee: Christmas Morning
846411- Holiday Jubilee: Chilly
571955- Holiday Jubilee white flowers
544058- Antique Mistletoe Raspberry
553418- Holiday Crimson
571719- Lil Missy
570453- IOD Everyday Vintage Sugardot stickers

Other Products: Golden Gesso, Shimmerz: My Bleeding Heart.

I hope you guys enjoyed your holidays!! 
Have a fabulous new year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Love Adventure- Canvas

You have just a few more days for my Holiday giveaway here

Here is a wintery project I made for the Prima blog
Today's feature is Snow: The white fluffy stuff that looks beautiful on the trees and glistens and sparkles in the sun.

This is a mini canvas that I altered using the blue colored papers from the Holiday Jubilee Collection and the Panduro Collection by Prima.  

I used lots of mixed media products to created this frozen wonderland. I wanted to create a special keepsake of my trip to Alaska. I found an old acrylic shaped snowflake and I used it as the centre of my project. I stuck the picture underneath and I smeared the edges with some glittery Stickles.

To embellish around the photo, I used some of the White Holiday Jubilee flowers, an acorn resin from this collection and some other newly released flowers: Charlotte and Abbey. I also used a Junkyard Finding Bulb and a word wooden Icon which I painted in blue.

846046- Panduro Special Delivery: "Dear Santa"
846435- Holiday Jubilee: Christmas morning
569976- Holiday Jubilee resins
569907- Wooden word icons
891534- Junkyard Findings Typo Bulbs 2
571825- Abbey flowers: blue
571955- Holiday Jubilee white flowers
571450- Charlotte flowers: white
891695- Liquid Chalk edger pastel blue
891145- Liquid chalk edger Cold ice

Other products
Shimmerz: Sky blue, 
Texturez: patina,
Stardust stickles, 
Clear scraps acrylic snow flake, 
Liquitex matte gel medium, 
Golden Gesso, 
Cheese cloth, 
Chipboard snow flake mask

Have a fantastic day!! enjoy your life's adventure!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays- Merry Christmas

For my Holiday giveaway press here

This is a tag I created for October's Prima Artzine and I kept it for Christmas day to wish all of you that celebrate a Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you all. May it be healthy, happy and blessed with good wishes.

I used both the Holiday Jubilee and the Panduro collection to create this tag. I added the resin wreath and a brad to decorate the top.

I used the wooden red door embellishments from last season to create an entry way for Santa so he can read his naughty list.


846039- Panduro Special Delivery: Checking it twice
846077- Panduro Special Delivery- Deck the Halls
846411- Holiday Jubilee: Chilly
571719- Lil Missy
571399- Scarlett
570545- Holiday Jubilee brads
569976- Holiday Jubilee resins
558949- Chipboard Stickers
560713- Wooden Door

other materials: red seam binding.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Snow Happy- 7 Dots Studio challenge- Snowflakes

For my giveaway press here

This is my layout for the December challenge at 7 Dots Studios. The theme of the challenge is to create a project using Snowflakes

I've used 3 different 7 Dots collections for this layout: 9th Wave, Messy Head and All I ever. I combined them with matching Prima flowers.

I used an old chipboard negative and masked some big and small snowflakes onto the background. Then I used a snowflake stamp to create some more texture.

I used some Shimmerz sprays and paints to add some colour to the background. I used Blue Jeans, Jenny B Blue, 4 Leaf clover and teal.
As always I want to remind you to mention my name during checkout if you ever buy products from Shimmerz. You can receive a free product if you do.

I used this picture of my kids from last year's snow fall. They had so much fun playing in the back yard with the fluffy snow.

 Dots Studio 9th Wave- Sea Foam
7 Dots Studio All I ever- Sandy beach
7 Dots Studio Messy head- Little Thoughts
7 Dots Studio Messy Head- Big words
Prima flowers
Chipboard snowflake mask: Unknown
Golden light moulding paste
Golden gesso
Shimmerz sprays and paints
Ranger black archival ink
Washi tape: Time Crafts
Snowflake stamp Hot off the press
Butterflies: Martha Stewart
Circle: Pink Paislee

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

2 Crafty Reveal Part 2 and a Farewell!!

For my Holiday giveaway press here


This is a bittersweet post as it is my last layout as a DT for 2 Crafty . It is so sad for me to say goodbye. I'm not really "good" with goodbyes. However with every goodbye comes a hello too and that is a good thing.
I was so honored to be part of the 2 Crafty team for the past two years. I loved working with the chipboard and alongside some amazing designers.
I want to thank Vanessa for taking me into her design team when I had just started my scrapbooking journey. I want to thank you for believing in me and my work. 2 Crafty was one of my first DTs and I truly enjoyed my time designing with you.
I'm so very grateful to Vanessa and Di you do a fabulous job.

This layout is very special to me because its truly the last one as a 2 Crafty DT.  
The photo was taken on a beautiful Autumn day which is one of my favourite seasons.

The picture above showcases all the chipboard pieces I used on this layout.  I used the Indian Feathers, the tiny leaf stemsthe shrubs from set 2 (which I cut into little pieces) and the title "You leave footprints on my heart"

I used a lot of Shimmerz products in this layout:
To created the background I used 2 Dazzlerz colours: Lemon Drop and Sour apple.
Then I used some sprays to tie it all in: Lime in da coconut, Chikadee, Jeni B Blue, Eggnogging for the leaf stems and Before dawn.

As per usual I always want to point out the amazing deal that Stacey gives people when they purchase from the Shimmerz store. All you have to do is to mention my name during check out to receive your free product. You can get either a Dazzlerz, Texturez or Dimensionz of your choice.

2 Crafty Chipboard
Shimmerz and Dazzlerz
Prima chalk edgers
Hero art stamp
Ranger black archival ink
Golden gesso
Recollections pearls
Prima mask
Prima flowers
striped washi tape

Thank you so much everyone for visiting the 2 Crafty blog
Thank you so much for always leaving beautiful and meaningful comments on my posts.
Thank you so much for also visiting my blog.

I'm truly grateful to everyone.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Happy New year filled with wishes come true.