Saturday, December 31, 2011

Glass Artists

For the last post of the year 2011; I'd like to feature two great glass Artists (that was my fabulous Secret Santa this year! Thank you!)...

Thank you
to WINDWOODGLASS who makes lovely flip flops sun catchers and more:

and MERCURYGLASS  who makes fun and cute glass beads animals:

Please visit theses great artists ...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wood tray decoupage tutorial

I took the time this year to make myself a Christmas wood tray (I've been wanted to make it for 3 years!).

and as I wanted to share it with you, I made a special video tutorial as a Christmas gift from me to you!
I hope you'll enjoy (please comment!)...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

I just wanted to share some of my Christmas Ornaments...

They are available (for sale) if you want some of them, please contact me!...

I made all these ornaments with the new decoupage technique!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Little ideas with washi tape!

Washi tape is very popular at this time; you can create so many fun and easy decorations; from tags to cards, to jars, letters ...and more.
One of my favorite of the year is this light blue flowers and dots that reminds me of the snow we have all around!, it's so delicate and pretty!.

I used it to finish the border of some decoupaged ceramic coasters (that I backed with fun foam square):

From this side you won't see any washi tape!...

 But on the back view! Look how it finishes these coasters so well!

With an assorted tag and a pretty ribbon,
You'll get a nice gift!:

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You can find this pretty washi tape (and more packing supplies) in this fabulous Etsy shop :

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Craft show season is here!

The craft show season has started!
If you are in Calgary; you can found me here:

November 11th 2011:  Fort Calgary - 750 9av SE Calgary AB - 11:30am to 5pm

 November 12th 2011 : Silver Springs Community Center - 5720 Silver ridge dr. NW Calgary, AB - 10am to 4

November 19th 2011 : Scenic acres Community Center - 8825 Scurfield drive NW Calgary, AB - 9m to 3pm

and maybe one more to come in December...

[Thank you to Minibytes for the picture]

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Love handmade Beauty products!

Etsy bring me the opportunity to discover handmade beauty products and I love it!
I am not a crazy consumer of beauty product but I enjoy some soap, lotion and more.

It first started when I was looking for a natural remedy for my rosacea; I found this cream and decided to give it a try!
First I was a bit surprised by the smell; I get use to it!
I love the freshness of it each morning and my skin is softer;
It doesn't make my rosacea disappear but it helps a lot.
You can find this and many more beauty products at Picnicbasketcrafts

Then few month later (playing in BNRs!) and trading, I discovered some nice soaps and checked if they had my favorite: Lilac...and Lavender.

I bought this cute little Lavender basket :

and found a soft lotion for my dry skin:

Now I feel that I have a little SPA at home!!

There is a very large choice on Etsy and I am sure they are all better than industrial products.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The story behind my banner!

As promise here is the story behind my banner:

As Etsy vendor; we learned that it's nice to have a banner and avatar that matches our products.
But when you do a variety of products like me, it's not easy to choose only one!
Also as my products are mostly OOAK (one of a Kind), the image would change every time!
So I decided to stop on this little decorative frames that I made to decorate a corner of my house;
And my son used these cute little deer to make my banner and avatar.
They are made with dimensional metal sheet and they are so adorable!...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Stamping on acetate (plastic sheet)

I wanted to try this technique that I think it's cool: stamping on acetate (or plastic sheet);
Plus I love to recycle and here you can recycle your acrylic packaging!
I decided to make an aquarium card for father day;
So as I don't have Stazon ink I stamped my hero arts fishes stamps with embossing ink and embossed them with black embossing powder.
I was a bit worry because my plastic was waving under the heat gun, but finally it gives a cool effect and look to the card!
For the background I choose a blue dots paper from Making memories and a blue pearl paper;
And then I attached the acrylic on the papers with some (Queen and Co) Brads.
I really like how my little aquarium card turns out!:

You can find some cool youtube videos on how to stamp on acetate...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ATC Vintage

Few months ago I participated in an ATC trade with a vintage theme, it was awesome;
I did 12 of this :

and received these 12 georgous other ATC (there is even some with my name on it!):

ATC stand for Artist Trading Cards; They are quiet popular at this moment and so fun to do and to trade; You can collect them or use them on a scrapbook page, cards and more...

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Second Etsy front page

I am So happy to have reach the Etsy Front page for the second time (first time was July 1st 2010!);
Thanks to Bowup to have curated this Treasury:
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