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I LOVE turkey and mashed potatoes as much as the next guy, but the best thing about Thanksgiving is what comes next! Halloween! I have loved Halloween as long as I can remember! I’m not sure why, maybe because I’m an October “baby” and many birthday celebrations were shared with Halloween events or maybe it’s the colours of fall and the chill in the air…time for sweaters, candles and candy! HALLOWEEN DECOR Of course, when my turn came up for this week’s Tuesday with the Team…I knew I would do a Halloween theme! Without further ado, here is the project I worked on! A little Halloween décor to creep up a corner in my house! This diorama was quite easily put together. I had a box from some Christmas cards that I had saved because it was very sturdy and I loved that the cardboard cover had an opening making…

Hey Crafters, Nicole Wright here and I’m back to share my love for industrial crafting.  With the new Sizzix  Gears available I decided to haul out my Sizzix Gadget Gears die (I believe the first Sizzix die I ever bought) and have a little fun experimenting with my embossing powders and distress crayons. I cut a set of Gadget Gears with Sizzix Little Sizzles White Mat Board.  I heat embossed a coat of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Era Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.  This thick powder leaves open spots to add color.  I wanted to see if the distress crayons would work to create a weathered patina on the gears. On the set of gears I used Ranger distress crayons vintage photo, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and peeled paint.  The distress crayons fill in the areas the thick embossing powders don’t.  Once the colors are filled in I used a baby wipe to remove…

The NEW Gemini Electric Die Cutting and Embossing Machine from Crafters Companion is HERE!!!! WATCH THIS VIDEO to see it in action!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWFD6WFum2U&feature=youtu.be Visit Canuck Crafts for more details – CLICK HERE Happy Monday crafting everyone! GUESS WHAT – you can now purchase Creative Scrapbooker Magazine at Barnes & Noble! Get your Spring copy today! We are just about SOLD OUT!

Sometimes it takes perspective to really make you think about your world in a different way. In May of this year, I was given news of a close friend’s health diagnosis. A diagnosis that nobody wants to hear. She then set out on a courageous journey. She was to fight as hard as she possibly could, despite the fact that it seemed impossible. And also, she was to spread as much joy and kindness to all the land near and far. She built a bucket list and crossed them off her list. But this bucket list wasn’t “go to France” or items like that. It was items such as “knit 30 newborn hats for the hospital”. She did random acts of kindness, she hugged everyone she met and she gave thanks. Let me repeat. She gave thanks. She continues to breathe those words and write those letters. She is battling…

  It’s funny how inspiration and creativity works sometimes. I woke up early – set out with a plan to show you some cool projects “on a diagonal”. I’ve been obsessed with projects on a diagonal line lately and figured I would find some mojo in the tank. Summer usually takes the wind out of my “crafty sails” (Hardy har. Get it?.. no?.. I am in a boat?.. Yes?.. oh, nevermind.) Then something happened. I created a watercolour effect on a diagonal… but… I couldn’t find any of my new stamps. Not. The. One. On the MIA List: Every single 2015 Stampin’ Up! set I purchased. That made no sense. They must be somewhere… (probably with my second set of car keys) In my haste, I found my Traveller stamp set. I loved this stamp set so much that I initially thought I should order two sets “just in case”.…

Learn some basic techniques when using Gesso as I have done here on this cute little card that was totally inspired by the very talented Christy Riopel! Thanks Christy! The base of this card was created using this YUMMY paper stack from DCWV. I love paper stacks – they are so packed full of gorgeous patterend paper and make mixing and matching a BREEZE! I also used Clearsnap Smooch ink to fussy colour in the details of this peacock or fancy chicken stamp from Magenta. What did we do before Smooch ink? Watch me create this card from start to finish – CLICK HERE! Enjoy PS – plesae ignore that one strand of blonde hair on my head that looks like it belongs on someone else’s head!!! LOLOL!!!! It makes its appearance around the middle of the show!!!!