Saturday, March 23, 2019

Meet our New Design Team for Spring 2019!

First off, Karen and I would like to thank the current design team for all of their wonderful projects over the last six months. 

We also want to thank all of those who applied to our design team call. It was unbelievable to see all of the talent in Canada and the United States. For those who applied and didn't make it, continue to apply when our call comes up again. We are always looking to add to our team, so don't feel discouraged. You are all very talented and we truly enjoyed seeing everyone's submission. 

We want to welcome back a few of our design team members from the previous team who will be inspiring you once a month on the blog! We want to give a big welcome back to Pam Bray, Karen Jiles and Karla Yungwirth.

Pam Bray

Karen Jiles

Karla Yungwirth

We also want to congratulate the new design team members who will be inspiring you twice a month on our blog! We want to give a big welcome to Ruchi Agarwal and Gloria Lee.

Ruchi Agarwal

Gloria Lee

Make sure to stop by each of the ladies blogs to congratulate them on making the team! Stay tuned to see their creations starting in April.

-Karen & Katelyn

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Discoveries Mixed Media Canvas with Pam Bray

Hi Southern Ridge Trading Company Fans! Pam here today sharing my Discoveries Mixed Media Canvas! It is always so exciting to discover new ways to use Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard pieces. 

To begin your canvas paint Southern Ridge Trading Company Intricate Butterfly and Swirly Flourish Element and canvas using Yellow Oxide paint, dry. Apply Crackle One Step Finish to top of canvas; dry. Apply Crackle Paste randomly on prepared canvas using a palette knife; dry. 

Apply wash of Cobalt Blue Hue to top of prepared canvas. Dry. 

Stamp background image to top of prepared canvas with ink. 

Lay Southern Ridge Trading Company Bubble Wrap Stencil on top of prepared canvas. Apply Crackle Paste to top with palette knife; dry. 

Splatter prepared canvas with black paint. 

Apply VersaMark to prepared Southern Ridge Trading Company Swirly Flourish Element and metal corner using Emerald Creek Crafts Baked Texture Embossing Powder. 

Emboss Southern Ridge Trading Company Intricate Butterfly with Emerald Creek Crafts Baked Texture embossing powder. 

Adhere prepared chipboard pieces to top to prepared canvas. 

Adhere small metal key to center of Southern Ridge Trading Company Intricate Butterfly.

Wrap ribbon around canvas and through "Discoveries" metal. Tie bow. Add small flowers. 

Add small flowers to bottom of the prepared  Swirly Flourish Element.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Baked Texture Ancient Amber, Patina Oxide and Deep Sea Embossing Powder
- DecoArt Media: White Crackle Paste
- DecoArt Americana: Yellow Oxide and Cobalt Teal Hue Paint
- DecoArt One Step Crackle Finish
- Stampers Anonymous Inventor Stamp Set
- Metal Key, Metal Corner, Discoveries Metal Adornment
- Gold Ribbon
- Small Flowers
- Embossing Ink
- Palette Knife
- Paint Brush
- 5" x 7" Flat Panel Canvas

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to explore and discover all of Southern Ridge Trading Company products. Pam

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Happy Birthday Gift Box with Monica Edwards

Hi everyone! Happy belated Birthday to a dear friend of mine that I made this gift box for using Southern Ridge Trading chipboard pieces. 

I first applied some gesso the center Foilage Oval Frame and for the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday along with some Imagine Irresistible this stuff is amazing btw!

 Next I made some foamiran flowers to align along the outer part of the frame to bring everything together...

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Liquitex Gesso
- Imagine Irresistible Pico Embellisher : Bronze, Gold, Green
- Lemoncraft Patterned Paper

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by Simply Monica!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mixed Media Panel with Deonna Riegler

Hello my Scrappy friends,
This is a special project because it is a mixed Media style!  In my normal crafting I usually scrapbook along with many other things but mixed media is usually reserved for my canvas paintings.

I used the chipboard pieces “Dreamcatcher corner & Tribal Feather Skinny Strand” from the large variety at Southern Ridge Trading Company!

I collected many off the wall items like buttons, small bows, crocheted doilies and assorted torn papers pieces.  I added all these in a style that flowed well with a heavy adhesive.  I then covered the entire canvas with white Gesso and let it dry.  I took the chipboard pieces and covered them in white paint and let them dry.  Keep in mind this was not a quick project with all the drying time.

After everything was dried, I inked and swiped with several different supplies.  The chipboard pieces had several colours of distress inks to blend into the finished project.
I added beading and feathers to incorporate the chipboard pieces to pull it all together.

The end result is a multi mixed media piece with a tribal feel!  

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

To see more information, see Southern Ridge Trading Company at #southernridgetradingcompany and

- Deonna

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Believe in Yourself Scrapbook Layout with Laura Gilhuly

Good morning!
I have another layout to share with you today

This handsome guy is our oldest who graduated high school last year!

I embossed the chipboard Star Wreath with red and black then cut a section off and used it in the bottom corner.

The fabulous flowers were created using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

I also heat embossed the title piece 'Believe in yourself' with red and black embossing powder

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Star Wreath
Believe in yourself

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Design Team Call - Spring 2019

 Design Team Call - Spring 2019 

We are excited to announce that we are looking to add 2 Designers to our team for a 6 month term!

Southern Ridge Trading Company is a Manufacturer of Chipboard and Wood designs made in BC. 

If you love to create cards, scrapbook pages, altered items and mixed media projects we are looking for you!

Your term will start April.1st, 2019 and end September.1st, 2019.

This call is only open to those who live in Canada or the US.

Your responsibilities as a Design Team member are: 

  • Have an active blog. By active we mean posting regularly. We want to see you share as much as possible on all social media platforms such as: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, etc. and make sure to hash tag Southern Ridge Trading Company when doing so. Our hashtag is: #southernridgetradingcompany
  • We require 1 blog post per month with a minimum of 2 pieces of chipboard on your project. 
  • You must be able to write professional and personable posts as well as provide detailed photographs of your work.
  • You must be able to follow a schedule.

Benefits of joining our team:
  • You will receive $60.00 to spend in the Southern Ridge Trading Company store every two months. 
  • You will receive a discount in the Southern Ridge Trading Company Store during your 6 month term.

How to apply for our design team:

Email Katelyn at: and Karen at: with the following information:

Subject Line: Guest Design Team Call 
  • A bit about yourself, email address and where you live.
  • Your blog link and any social media platforms you are currently using.
  • A list of current and past design teams that you have been on.
  • We also would like you to send us three pictures of your projects that best describe your style.

The Design team call will end on Friday, March 15th, 2019.  Selections will be made Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.

Due to the number of submissions that are sent in, we will only notify those who are considered. 

Best of Luck,

Karen and Katelyn

Monday, March 11, 2019

Beautiful Memories Scrapbook Layout with Karla Yungwirth

Hello! It’s Karla back today with a pretty Spring-like scrapbook layout using the sweet Butterfly Wings Stencil, Butterfly Swirl Combo chipboard pack and Spring Butterfly Wreath chipboard from the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop. It seems like the winter has gone on forever here in Calgary, Alberta, and I for one, am really ready for warmer weather. Interestingly, the photo in this layout was taken in December, but the flowers and butterflies coordinate with the lovely flowers in my sister and her daughter’s hair.

I decided to experiment with Distress Crayons to alter the chipboard pieces and love how they turned out! I’ll be doing a video for my next post to show you exactly how I did it 😉 I started off by rubbing various colours of Distress Crayons directly on the chipboard, and then smoothing the colour out with my finger, applying one colour at a time. I found by having a baby wipe handy I could slightly wet my finger to help with the blending, while not oversaturating the chipboard. I covered the surface with a coat of Tattered Angels Chalk Chalkboard Mist that I put into a waterbrush applicator. It is semi-opaque and has a gorgeous shimmer effect!

I recently picked up some of Vicki Boutin’s new Iridescent Texture Paste and decided to try it through the Butterfly Stencil. On the teal cardstock I used a palette knife and added the yummy paste directly on the background. On the bottom left I first used Distress Oxide Inks to add colour with a sponge through the stencil, traced around the inside openings with a black pen, and then added the Texture Paste. I added some pretty gems to create a body. I just love how these turned out!

The butterflies and swirls all look so wonderful combined with the Jen Hadfield Along The Way collection and Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse floral elements. I hope you’ll try out some of these techniques to embellish your own chipboard!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Jen Hadfield Along The Way collection from Scrap Shotz Kit Club
- Simple Stories: Spring Farmhouse Floral Bits & Pieces, Bow Paperclips and Chipboard Stickers
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Crayons and Distress Oxide Ink
- Tattered Angels: Chalk Chalkboard Mist
- Buttons Galore & More: Sequin Mix
- Vicki Boutin:  Iridescent Texture Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week ahead ❤
Hugs, Karla