Hello all! As promised, here are some of the fairy houses that I have been working on! I actually built a landscape scene for some of them to sit on too, but I will have to share that later when I get the finishing touches on it. These houses are only about 3.5" tall, they apparently seem much bigger in pictures I am told!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Andrew and I visited Banff, AB for a couple days at the end of April just for a nice getaway. We had such a wonderful time! The weather was gorgeous for our first day there, so we hiked up Tunnel Mountain. The views of Banff were spectacular from up there! This first photo was taken on my iPhone 5 and edited on instagram and the second one was taken in vivid colour on my Canon camera.
Later in the afternoon, we enjoyed a couple patios as the weather was perfect (the rooftop one at the Elk & Oarsman was really fun).
We had a nice fancy dinner that night at The Maple Leaf. Our favourite dish was this Regional Game Platter which featured many meats and cheeses we had never tried before.
Andrew just completed his diploma in Civil Engineering Technology at SAIT this April and he has already found work. He is loving his new job and we are both very grateful that he found something despite the the downturn in the economy.
I have been creating lots of tags and cards lately, which I will be posting in the next couple of days. I have also gotten back into polymer clay and have been creating some cute little fairy buildings. If you follow me on instagram (staybeautiful84), you may have seen these. You can head over there for a peek, but I will also be posting them here shortly too.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and are experiencing some nice spring weather!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I have had a very busy month so far which makes for a very exciting December Daily, but no time to update it! I have finally caught up (I only had about 5 days completed before today!), so it was nice to just sit down and craft all day! I haven't done that in forever! Here are a few peeks at the work I have done so far. I love seeing all of your December projects too, so let me know if you have any inspiration for me!
If you haven't seen my recent Youtube video, I am using one of the Simple Stories Snap albums for the cover of my book. I typically make all my albums and have never used one of these before, but I am really enjoying it! I still have to decorate the cover so let me know if you have any inspiration for that too!
I am loving this stamp from my Michaels haul (part of my latest Youtube video). It was on for 50% off so I only paid about $6 CAN for it! Deer are very trendy right now and I am loving it! The gold bling are also from my haul.
I like how this page turned out a lot, likely because the pictures are nice and clear. This was a date night that hubby and I decided to do on a whim!
The plastic page does not do this layout justice, without the glare it is really quite nice. The kraft doilys are also from Michaels and I love these photostrips from a photobooth that my friends and I were at. The "Peace" wood veneer is a Recollections Christmas one.
I punched holes and added eyelets to the red burlap bag from Michaels so that it could fit in the binding. It is very thick in the book, but I like how it adds some extra texture.
On Monday we got our wedding photos back and I am really excited to share some of those! Our photographer did an amazing job capturing all the special moments and we are beyond happy! I used some gesso on the typewriter paper to tone it down a little. The number 15 here was stamped and embossed using red powder.
This is one of my current favourite wedding photos so i decided to include it. The "Love" embellishment is actually a Christmas decoration from Michaels.
For days that I only have one photo and a little bit of journaling I like to put it on a mini page, or a tag in this case. Yesterday we got almost all of our Christmas shopping done!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are having a great, festive season.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Above is a pic from our engagement photo session with our wedding photographer, Chris. You may remember engagement photos that were done 2 winters ago right after we actually got engaged (done by my lovely friend Paige) but these came with our wedding package and it was great to have summer photos done too.
Boardman Park, Lake Umatilla, Oregon
Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport
An amazing place where we ate at the Newport Bayfront, loved it! (Ocean Bleu at Gino's)
The Bayfront, Newport
Steven's State Park Campground beach, Astoria, Oregon
We saw so many beautiful things on our trip but I don't want to bore you with too much at once! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I completed this project for my Design class in my third semester of my Interior Design Degree. We were to design a house for a client living in the community of Marda Loop in Calgary. My concept was "Rising from the Ashes"; that the family had gone through some kind of unexpected loss. The new house symbolizes their new beginning. The verticality of the living area represents the growth that they have done. The finishes are a combination of rustic (to represent their past that they do not want to forget) and contemporary (to represent their optimistic future). I know this is very different from my usual posts, but this is the sort of thing I have been focusing on all semester while neglecting everything else. I hope you enjoy peeking into the other main part of my life besides crafting!
All drawings for this project were done using Copic Markers, pencil crayon, and fine liner on Copic or Canston marker paper.
The photos were all taken with my phone, so sorry for bad cropping and quality.