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24Jan/142

Gratitude Friday 01/24/2014, Thank you good news

«Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

It is Friday *can I get a deep sigh of relief ?* ! I’m happy this week is coming to an end. Was emotionally very rough on my family. We are working on it together and I do believe that it will tighten our bonds eventually. But on the moment, it fucking hurts *excuse my language*.

I keep telling you: this is in this specific kind of weeks that it is the most important to carve some time to reflect on the goodness Life brings you. It shifts everything. Give it a try.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • The relief of not needing the perio surgery for my gum yet. We’ll see how it goes next year.
  • Finding the pages I thought were lost for the book I’ll be published in.
  • My youngest daughter asking several nights at dinner that we take time for saying our Gratitude before eating.
  • Support I receive.
  • Good words from a customer who received her original painting.
  • Listening to ragga and still enjoying it like when I was 16.
  • Continuing to shed some weight.
  • The chance to spend 5ish hours at Clipper Street for Donna Downey’s workshop  *more on that very soon*.
  • The night out with Chéridoo, and our neighbors who took care of our girls.
  • Time spent with my local creative friends.
  • Love.
  • My morning walks.
  • Working my ass of in the Studio.
  • Bringing the Magic back in my life.

I hope you’ll join me in this Ritual.

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    20Jan/140

    Create your own Project Life cards | {Creativity In Motion} video

    PL-badge-2014This year again, I am doing Project Life as my main way for our family memory keeping (I will share in the future why).
    This time around, I am taking what I've learned in the past couple years (well, I've been actively doing it last year only and still have to play catch up to wrap 2013 but that's okay).

    I can’t stick to only one kit for example, this is just who I am. Even though I am looking at a cohesive look throughout the album, I still want this freedom of using whatever I feel like using. I love making my own cards, whether I make them as journaling cards (I can trace lines, as I am not really good at writing straight) or as filler cards (you know, when you need something to fill that spot on your page but don’t have anymore thing to say or a photo to put there).

    Using my Gelli Plate make it 1)fun 2)easy 3)quick. Then, I use my Big Shot machine with the metal dies I got from The Crafter’s Workshop to cut them easily at the right 4x6” or 3x4” (Becky Higgins is coming up with her own set of dies, which will include these two kinds as well).

    So I decided to make a little video (well actually, I may have one more coming next week, where I’ll show you how I made my spreads with it):

    Remember to turn the HD on ;)

     

    Are you a «Project Lifer» ? For how long ? Would it be something you’d consider doing ?

    Share away ;)

    17Jan/142

    Gratitude Friday 01/17/2014, thank you Mama Full Wolf Moon

    «Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

    Happy Friday you gorgeous Soul !

    This Full Wolf Moon you guys… how big and shiny… and challenging for me on an emotional level (boohoo). I have been doubting, crying, questioning. But still trusting somehow that if the Universe is putting me through it (again), it is only because I can grow from it.
    Are you sensitive to it as well ? I'd love to know how it manifested for you.

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • The lessons learned in every experience. Bad and good.
    • Creativity, expressing itself in many forms this week.
    • Cuddles and hugs.
    • Sweet words from amazing Sisters.
    • Feeling the stretch and pain of expansion (remember, it is my little word for this year 2014).
    • Magic. Inside and Outside of me. Getting back to what I feel are my roots, the one I started to grow over a decade ago to abandon and coming back to it now.
    • A lunch date with my Husband
    • My friends Melissa and Nancy (with her two kids) who came on Sunday for an art playdate.
    • Weeks 1 and 2 of our Project Life album are done (well, almost).
    • Books that bring me into a whole different universe as if it was real.
    • My sacred adornments. Jewelry with a purpose.

    And you, what are you thankful for this week ?

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      16Jan/1416

      Lindy Stamp Gang & Imaginarium Designs blog hop

      Welcome to the MASSIVE Imaginarium Designs and Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog Hop!
      We are so excited to have the team at Lindy's team up for a full day of creativity.

      This hop will surely get your creative juices flowing so head on over to all these incredibly talented crafters to check out how they’ve combined the beautiful products from Lindy’s Stamp Gang with Imaginarium Designs fabulous chipboard, it’s a match made in color heaven!

      We have a great prize for you too!

      We would love for you to show some love to all our crafters and leave them a little message

      You will have the opportunity to win a fabulous prize by both ID and Lindy’s Stamp Gang so please let us know that you have done so by coming back to Lindy’s Stamp Gang & ID blog at the end of the hop.

      Cards for Project Life

      I am doing Project Life again this year and I'm trying a new process. What I love about it is that I can create my own cards to include and not use only the official ones.

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      I started with two 6x4" Gelli Printed cardstock I made earlier (video to come next week). Then, I splattered with some Starburst Color Shots (Tibetan Poppy Teal, Ramblin' Rose Pink and Sweet Violet Purple Teal). It adds this shimmery plus that makes all the difference.

      Then I worked on the chipboard pieces from Imaginarium.

      I embossed the Sisters piece with Midnight Sapphire (from the Mad Hatter set) and Cosmic Pink Blue (from the Sweet Treats set). The blue shimmer with the baby pink rose makes both color go perfectly together (in my opinion).

      For the butterflies, I cut the border to have it the right size for my card. Then I thinly applied Super Heavy Gesso with a palette knife so it 1)adds a beautiful texture 2)make my color pops even more. Once dry, I sprayed with Yellow Rose Of Texas, Canna Lily Burnt Orange and Edelweiss Moss Green. It is the perfect trio to contrast with the blue of my card.

      I glued both with transparent craft glue.

      Here is what they look like in my Project Life album once inserted:

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      Sketchbook Cover

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      I started by applying a thin coat of Super Heavy Gesso on both the sketchbook cover itself, and the window chipboard.

      Once dry, I sprayed Edelweiss Moss Green and Cheshire Cat Cherry on the cover, and Baby Blue Eyes Aqua + Tibetan Poppy Teal on the door.

      I wrote my mantra with an Embossing Pen and applied Midnight Sapphire embossing powder.

      I wanted to keep it simple so did not do more on it.
      As for the cards, I glued the chipboard to my cover with transparent craft glue.

      Please, check every one of us and our project for this amazing hop:
      Amy Voorthuis - http://www.amyvoorthuis.blogspot.ca
      Denise Boddey - http://passionscrapping.blogspot.com.au
      Evgenia Sokolinskaya - http://eva-inspiration.blogspot.ru
      Ingrid Gooyer - http://www.ingridgooyer.blogspot.ca
      Kaori Fujimoto - http://scrapgarden-kao.blogspot.ca
      Karen Zueger - http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.ca
      Louise Nelson - http://louise-justloolabelle.blogspot.ca
      Sandrine Dawesn http://sandrinedawes10.blogspot.com.au
      Maiko Miwa - http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.ca
      Natalie May - http://happydaks.blogspot.ca
      Julianne McKenna-De Lumen - http://julestheblingprincess.blogspot.ca
      Patricia Basson - http://patriciabasson.blogspot.ca
      Sarah Routledge - http://sarahs-scrapbook.blogspot.ca
      Shell Carman - http://www.anotherscrappyday.blogspot.com.au
      Solange Marques - http://solangescrap.blogspot.ca
      Cindy - http://cynthialoowho.wordpress.com/
      Nolwenn - http://inner-voices.net
      Ivett - http://www.ivettcarrillo.blogspot.com
      Irina - http://irinagerschuk.blogspot.com/
      Lynne - http://www.mymadkow.typepad.com/
      Mary- http://damselofdistress.blogspot.com/
      Limor - http://chicscrapbookdesigns.blogspot.ca
      Lindy’s Stamp Gang - http://lindystampgang.wordpress.com

      15Jan/142

      {Creativity In Motion}Mixed Media altered hangers

      Hey you !

      Today, you can find me over Lindy Stamp Gang’s blog for my monthly project.

      To start this year off right, we are trying to find ways 

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      Here is my process on video (remember to turn the HD on for a better experience :)):

      I hope you enjoyed (don’t be shy, tell me what you think in the comments below) !

      Here is the list of the products you see me use in the video (click to be taken to the info page in the shop):

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