Tim Holtz

Cool watercolor background tutorial using Tim Holtz Distress Inks www.KellyCreates.ca

Watercolor Backgrounds For Cards

You already know that I write and design for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine… the BEST magazine for paper crafts, card making, mixed media, Bible journaling, LETTERING, and more! BUT….I also offer tutorials on their blog too! Here’s a peek at some cards with watercolor backgrounds using Distress Ink pads. Distress Ink works beautifully with water on […] Read more…

November Sketchy Challenge

The beginning of the month means there is a new sketch by Sue Sykes over at the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Gallery.  This time Sue designed a double page sketch… Here is what I created using Pink Paislee‘s “Indigo Bleu” collection… This year BoyGenius was agreeable about our annual Fall photo shoot, and I managed to […] Read more…

Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Mini Album

I have waited awhile to post this Halloween Mini album on my blog after teaching it at the Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival in September and then another version of it at The Urban Scrapbook last weekend. A big thank you and shout out to Graphic 45 for sponsoring my class at the Carnival!  Everyone really enjoyed […] Read more…

A Sweet Summer Memory…with Simple Stories

This month’s sketch challenge at The Urban Scrapbook included the wonderful “Summer Fresh” collection by Simple Stories. These sweet papers and stickers were so much fun to use and perfectly capture the essence of summertime, with its retro primary colour palette, mixed with denim, gingham and floral patterns.   When I saw this collection, I immediately […] Read more…

Endings and Beginnings

The beginning of summer and the ending of another school year has put me into a reflective frame of mind.  Both DramaQueen and her sister BabyOfTheFamily are moving on to new schools next Fall, high school and junior high.  BoyGenius will be in his final year of high school, and our nephew has just graduated! […] Read more…

My Mind’s Eye is…AMAZING!

When I first saw the My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart collection, I was smitten!  I immediately knew I wanted to design a class layout with the “Be Amazing” papers…just love those hexagon patterns! Here is what I came up with…   I created some cool embellishments using Ranger Inkssentials Foil Tape Sheets and alcohol […] Read more…

Monthly Sketches…and Pickles

There are two sketch challenges that I’m involved in every month….one created by Lynette at The Urban Scrapbook and one designed by Jill Sarginson for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  First, here is the March sketch from Jill…. Play along and join  the Sketchy challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker and you might get published! How can you […] Read more…

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