Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ann Butler Designs and Cool2Cast Blog Hop

Happy to be part of the Ann Butler Designs and  Tiffany Windsor's Cool2Cast Blog Hop.

Two leading ladies decided to organize a hop to showcase their product lines and the Ann Butler designers are happy to pair up with Cool2Cast.  Be sure to check out Cool2cast and view the video's.

You should have arrived at my blog here from Ann Butler's blog.

I am featuring Ann Butler's Earth Safe Paints and a Cool2Cast powder cast medium.  A girl can never have enough jewelry, so I decided to have some fun with a few jewelry pieces.

Lets take a look at those supplies.
Here you can see Ann's Earth Safe Paints.  I choose the Iridescent purple and pink paints.  
I drilled tiny holes into the jewelry pieces large enough to thread through wires.  Painted each piece 2 coats of Earth Safe Paints.
Once the paint was dried, I stamped onto the rectangle cast with Ann Butler's 1" Stripes.Dots.Hearts and the 1" Doily Picnic set of  Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.
I used Clearsnap Surfacez paints to ensure that the stamping would adhere to the painted surface. Added a bit of rhinestones and so happy how well this pendant turned out.

Next up is a lovely heart shaped cast.  I braided my necklace piece and added my pendant to make a striking vogue pendant.  

                   Take a close look at that shimmer in the Earth Safe Paints by Ann Butler Designs.

The Cool2Cast product provides smooth detailed casts that make great projects for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you for joining us for our blog hop.

Enjoy the rest of your day with lots of inspiration from my fellow team members.  Now hop on over to see what  BethWatson has created.

Here is the blog hop order for this event.

Ava Gavloski - that's ME


Ann Butler Designs, 1" Stripes.Dots.Hearts Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.
Ann Butler Designs, Earth SafeFinishes
Cool2Cast - Powder Casting medium
Clearsnap Surfacez Black Ink
Westcott Brands Scissors

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Glitter Silk by Core'dinations Cardstock

Do ya have a special occasion this summer; here is a quick up-scaled presentation to add lots of sparkle to the party.

Skip over to the Core'dinations Blog and check out the full details of this sneek peak.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ann Butler Designs and Unity Stamps

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  
I have a "One Page Wonder"  that brings a lot of punch to your creative day today.
Think in terms of a man's bill fold (wallet).
The lovely digital image for the front of my wallet is from:   Crafty Secrets.
This "One Page Wonder"  with complete cutting and folding instructions can be found at: 
Scundy Scrap and Handmade
another follower of Scundy also made instructions at Paper, Craft and Scissors

Step 1.  Cut 12 x 12 sheet according to instructions.
Step 2.  Cut picture mats and cardstock panels to size.
Step 3.  Stamp Ann Butler Designs, 1" stamps onto mat, heat set with heat tool.    Designing a quilt pattern on these cardstock  mat's is a great way to make your own pattern paper.
Step 4.  Cut emboss, sand and dust using dust buddy a embossed panel for one page of the wallet.

I have approximetaly 7 Ann Butler quilted stamped panels for this wallet.

Now all you have to do is finish your wallet by embellishing and adding photo's.  Attach a band around the wallet to secure your contents or a velcro fasterner by VELCRO.

Ann Butler Designs Supplies
1" Doily Picnic Stamp
1" Stripes.Dots.Hearts Stamp
Ann Butler Color Box, Crafter's Ink, Aquamarine, Clearsnap
Core'dinations Cardstock
Crafty Secrets Digital Image
Tombow Adhesive
Westscott Brand Timmer, Scissors
Velcro, Mini fasteners 3/8" dots

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Stampers' Sampler

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  
Happy news to share, I received a copy of the July, Aug, Sep issue of Stampers' Sampler.  Yes, that means I got a card published in the magazine.  The call for this issue was back in February 2014 and I was away in Costa Rica, so I was please that they found one of my cards from a previous submission perfect for this issue of their magazine.

 Here is a snapshot of my card within the pages of the magazine.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Birthday

Check out my Black Magic Card on the Core'dinations Cardstock blog .

At first glance this card appears to have a strip of twine across the front of the card.  After a closer look, you can see that Core'dinations Cardstock has been scored, which reveals the inner colored core that creates this "faux twine look"

Tip:  Use Scoring on your card to present the "faux twine look".

Core'dinations Black Magic Cardstock
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tombow Adhesive

New Job Congratulations Card

Check out the Core'dinations blog for a full view of my cards on their blog.  July 2nd.

Core'dinations Core Essentials Dark Collection
Core'dinations Spotted Jillian
Core'dinations Core Essentials, Snowflake
Tombow Adhesive
Clearsnap Embossing Products

Monday, June 30, 2014

Wisteria Beauty

We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard.

Check out this sneak peak of my layout on the Core'dinations Cardstock Blog today.

Coredination Supplies
Black Magic Cardstock, Whammy
Graphic 45 Lights Collection, Spring Green , Fresh Lilac
Sand it Set
Other Supplies
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow USA adhesive
My Favorite Things Leaf filled flourish Die
Couture CreationsFresh and Fun collection, Magical Folder

Color Me - Sweet 'n Sassy - on the Sunday Challenge blog

Hello and welcome to my blog...

I just think my blog post title for today is so cute.... Color Me.......
Hope you enjoy the catchy phrase.

Today, I would like to share a CAS  (Clean and Simple) card.  This is a very clean and simple card for anyone to complete and I loved the challenge at CAS on Sunday challenge blog.  So lets get started.
CAS on Sunday has a challenge #36  all about Birthday's.

Here is my card, which I am playing along with at these 3 fun websites  for all to visit.

Sweet 'n Sassy has a anything goes challenge this week.  Go check out this great community of designers.  The shop has something for everyone.  They are currently celebrating a new release.

Visit Color Me Card Challenge blog and you will find great color challenges.  Join this community as well.


Westcott Brands scissor's and trimmer
Sizzix Die Cuts

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ann Butler Stamps -

Here is a sneak peak of my post over at Ann Butler Designs.  Hop on over and see what I created with Ann Butler EZ-De's Kellycraft Stamps.

Friday, June 13, 2014

CHA Canada Barrie Ontario

Hello and welcome to a special review from a CHA Canada Retreat.

I am a member of CHA North America and CHA Canada.  This membership has brought great joy and wonderful experiences to my life.  I would encourage everyone within any design discipline to become a member of CHA.
June 6, 7 and 8th was the date of the retreat held in Barrie, Ontario.
The event was held at Kempenfelt Conference Centre. 
I arrived early, toured the well groomed resort grounds and water front.  No bugs to speak of, which was a pleasant surprise.  
I started out with Nancy Donaldson who taught me to make a crochet necklace.

Love this necklace, going to make 1 in every color.

Sponsors of this retreat were the following generous companies.  Please support these leading companies within the crafting industry, as they truly are generous sponsors.

Creations Country Bear provided a large 12x12 stencil, they are located in Sherbrooke, QC.

Instructors who lead workshops were:

 This retreat is held annually so be sure to check out the CHA website for all the opportunities available to members.  Will you be ready to join next year?

Visit the Communities Section of the CHA website.

Become a member.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.