Monday, September 18, 2017

Thank you and goodbye

Hello beautiful people!
Today I say goodbye. What an amazing ride it has truly been.  I will be forever thankful for every opportunity that I have been given.  I started with the team in 2013 and the last few years have been truly one of the most rewarding experiences I have had.
To each and everyone of you that has followed my creative journey, left me beautiful comments on my work - I say a massive thank you.  Every one of your comments were read and meant so much to me. Thank you for allowing me to share my love of paper craft with you. It has been an absolute honour and a joy to get to know you.
I will still be around creating, its in the blood so please feel free to "friend" me on Facebook if you want to keep up with my scrappy adventures.  For the immediate future, I am hoping to continue teaching classes and inspire those that share the same love as I do.
To everyone that I have had the pleasure of working alongside of on the team at various stages - thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your love, support and most importantly your friendships are invaluable
Finally I can not thank Artdeco enough for taking a chance on me.
Today I thought I would take you for a little walk down memory lane and share with you some of my fav pieces of work over the last few years.
This is were it all started!  This was my very first blog post for Couture Creations.  Yep I still have these cards packed away! 

This layout will always be special to me.  This was the layout I designed and taught at Creative Inspiration Live.  What and adventure!  What a truly wonderful experience!  So many friendships made and happy times to cherish.
I have a bit of a soft spot for embossing folders and this one fast became a favourite.  Called Joe's Garden - maybe its the name? LOL

These cards are using the beautiful Vintage Rose papers.  I still remember how excited we all were when we released this paper line. We hadn't been doing paper for very long and this was so exciting!
Now this one is a long way back from the archives.   This was a stamp and emboss set.  Lots of fun and I love that stamp!

With a good embossing folder you can make anything.  Another favourite - Tied Together

Oh Sue Smyth!  I fell in love with this range - Magnolia Lane. I think this is probably my favourite range.  Yep those pretty soft pinks get me all the time.

Always up for a mini album.  These are my favourite things to make

Die cut n bond - my best friend!  Making these acetate cards was a breeze using this stuff.  These are dies from the On The Edge collection

The Ritz - so far out of my comfort zone but I grew to really enjoy working with this collection

Another beautiful paper line Hearts Ease by the super talented Denise Boddey
These are my all time favourite cards I made for Couture Creations using the Ooh La La collection

Was really pushing the boundaries here!  Mixed media - what was I thinking! This was with the Vintage Christmas collection

Another with the Ooh La La paper line

The Sea Breeze collection had those "bathing beauties" in the collectables and I was determined I was going to use them in a layout somewhere!

Oh I do love a good doily and fussy cutting.  Super pretty Enchanted Tea Party!

Laquarelle collection - somehow I think I made flowers and a boy page work
A sweet treat box.  This was a lot of fun!

That's it my dear friends!
Thanks for the memories
Keep crafting

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Moments - Bohemian Bouquet

Hello! Jo here today sharing with you another 8.5" x 11" layout with you.
I must say I have really enjoyed the smaller pages.
Today I am working with the oh so pretty Bohemian Bouquet.
For this layout I have used the 6 x 6 paper pad and teamed it up with some of the chipboard from the collection.
For some sparkle I have cut out the Wrought Iron Frame Die from glitter paper.

Here is another close up.
The decoupage flowers were perfect for layering under my paper cluster

Thanks for popping by
Until next time
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Card with the Ritz

Hello!  Jo back again today to share with you some really super quick and easy cards using the Ritz collection.
This collection has come in really handy for the cards and layouts for men but there is also some lovely gold foil images for the ladies too.

That's it for today.  Just a quick post showing you how versatile this collection is.  Be sure to pop back soon and I will share with you some of the other male cards I have made.
Until next time
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