Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Friday

We are having such terrific hot days. Most day's I hit the yard by 9:00 am and don't quit until 5:30 or 6:00 pm.I haven't had a lot of time or energy to spend in my happy place. So I decided to share some of the bits and pieces I have been squeezing in. Mostly unfinished projects and idea starters:
Have you played with the Oxide inks yet?
The first thing I do with a new ink is a sample of the color to tag the end of the case for easy viewing. I was excited to learn that these inks show up remarkably  well on dark colors. So, as you can see I used a dark card stock for my label. They also come in a pewter color case, so are easy to differentiate from the regular distress inks at a glance.
 I only have three colors, but had fun trying them out.
From the top "Ombre' {not an oxide}
           Cracked Pistachio-Oxide
      Broken China-Oxide
I was just fooling around without a project in mind. Getting a feel for how they would work and react with water. This is on Chalk board card stock {NOTE: I would use smooth in the future}
I began by just trying to create a loose background with a sun and water. I used the Ombre to emulate sun ray's I will tell you that in my opinion, this ink is more OMMM than BRE! It is suppose to have 3 distinct shades, but seems to just have the one darker orange. I have even tried it on white paper and get the exact same one color smudge.
Anyhow on to the main show.
 The Oxides did not disappoint! They went on very smooth,
 blended like a dream too.
For this effect, I just lightly misted the starfish stamp. Then held it in place on the inked area. When I lifted it, I got a reverse stamp effect that I loved!
Once water is misted over the ink, it really pops on the colored background! This was my FMOFFOD- Fifteen Minutes Of Fun For The Day!
Thanks Pinterest and Pinners everywhere!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NEW Gorjuss !

Gorjuss Stamp Spring at Last HERE
Gorjuss Stamp Little Fishes HERE
Gorjuss Stamp Fly Away HERE 
Gorjuss Stamp Summer Day's HERE 
Mover and Shaper Shuttle HERE
Pen Blades HERE
Crossword tiles HERE
Crossword HERE
Prima Resin Frame HERE
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Make and Take with Holly July 20

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope everyone (who wanted to) got out and enjoyed Stampede.  What amazing weather we had this year.

This weeks make and take we will revisit our spellbinders and try a 3d card.  (Easier than it looks)!

Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.

Don't forget your adhesives and a travel mug for coffee.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Wings II
Continued from previous wing mini tut:
I will often use tissue or napkins in my cutters. I love the wispy whimsical look as well as the gentle texture they provide. With a napkin, if you are feeling fiddly you can separate each cut section into several more layers. Note, with the wings, try to keep the stems together if you choose to do so, otherwise you could end up with a hot mess. Not saying that happened mind you.....
I ran a standard large size paper napkin through the cutter. I was able to cut 3 times. By leaving the napkin folded, each run through gave me 4 complete sets to play with. The top photo uses 3 sets of each feather. 
In order to make a set of matching wings. You are going to want to do a little pre planning. First cut enough so you have 8 of each feather. Because this is tissue, the emboss shows through all layers quite well. Carefully separate your napkin layers and then do mirror opposite stacks in the order you want to use them. For layering I used double sided tape and cardstock scraps. Tape, layer, tape repeat same process only mirroring each layer so you end up with left and right wings.
Build from the outside largest and work towards the center, where the smallest ones will end up.
this is the exact same set, just oriented differently for a totally unique look. I am not sure what I am going to do with all the wings. But I sure had fun making them!. So happy to have this die in my collection!
Before color above
One of the great things about using tissue is that it can be easily colored with spray. This set are oriented for a more traditional wing look!
After color below
Now for your viewing pleasure a flash back to '1973'
From where you ask? The 'Wings' Album song -Jets! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Under the Sea 6 x 6 HERE
See more HERE
for individual sheet selection
Sea Bubbles Stencil HERE
Starfish Stencil HERE
Bubbles HERE
12 x 12 Pack HERE
Fishing net Die HERE
Sparkler paper HERE
Inky Antics HERE
Coffee Cups HERE
Stamp HERE

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208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Monday, July 10, 2017

Page Layout with Selena August 12

Saturday August 12 @ 10:30 
$37.00 for both pages, all embellishments and paper provided. 
Please call the store to reserve your spot, payment due upon booking. 403-455-6772

Make and Take with Holly July 13

Happy Stampede Week Ladies.  What a fun (HOT) day we had on Friday.

This weeks make and take is a cute "screen" card.  You will be surprised how easy it is to make.

Email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.

Please remember your adhesive and a travel mug for your coffee.

Hope to see you on Thursday.

Family Photo Wood Decor with Dianne July 18

The family photo board had a NEW DATE!! July 18th at 5:30
Sent from my iPhone

Dianne has created a great new project for you! Bring your favorite family photos and create a memorable keepsake that can be changed over the years with new photos!! This makes a great unique baby gift or even for that hard to buy family member! Or better yet, keep it for yourself! Once you pick whatever photos you want, Dianne will help you match the colors your want to create the perfect board! She will bring lots of sprays and paint so every one will be very different depending on your photo colors. We will be making some embellishments with paperclay,  adding texture with some mixed media products as well! Don't miss out on this class! Only 12 spots available.

DATE: Wed, July 18 at 5:30
COST: $48
Please call the store to register. If you have questions about the class please feel free to email Dianne at

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Living in Alberta, Canada, we have in our backyard some of natures most majestic areas. This is one we visited last year. This is 'Crescent Falls' You can go right up to the very edge of the falls cliff. I have to admit seeing them both perched on the edge makes my mothers heart afraid!
For this layout I used the original photo in a scrapbook program and printed the words to this song right on the sheet. 'It Ain't Me Babe' by Bob Dylan 'tm'.
 Then I used glitter stickles over the title. The paper is Kaisercraft, a few feather wings and this was a super fast layout to do.
That is a long way down!!! It was a good day for the three of us!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Matilda and Godfrey HERE
Stamp HERE
Cartopia  HERE
Checkered Flag Stamp HERE
Shark Attack HERE

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208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE