Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Documented Scrapbook Layout with Laura Gilhuly

Good morning!
Man, it feels good to be creative again!

I had a lot of fun creating this layout using Southern Ridge chipboard and some beautiful papers from Blue Fern Studios

I started by trimming, inking then layering various papers from Blue Fern that I had in my stash

I altered the chipboard Mina Butterfly Trellis and the Vintage Border by painting it blue with Prima paint, letting it dry then applying a layer of Folk Art crackle medium, allowing to dry then added a top coat of folk art brown paint...the crackles look very cool

I added some inked flowers and beads to add visual interest.  I did not have any brown flowers so I changed the colour with some Lindy's mist.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Vintage Border
- Mina Butterfly Trellis

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Memories Mini Album with Monica Edwards

Hi everyone I am back today sharing a Southern Ridge Trading mini album using the pieces from the Zen Dragon Fly Journal with Morning Dreams patterned paper.

For the front of my cover I used the Memory sentiment.  I left my pieces bare because it matched the colour scheme of the papers I used and Ioved the look.

 First, I cut the filigree fence in half to use it as a decorative border in the mini album

Below you can see how this worked perfect for the mini.

Here is another page from the mini album.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Craft Clock: Morning Dreams patterned paper
- Crafters Companion adhesive
- Icraft: patterned paper

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

Monday, February 25, 2019

Coffee Card with Faux Patina and Stenciling Techniques by Karla Yungwirth

Hi friends! Karla here today with a pretty coffee card to share with you today. I’ve got some fun techniques to show you too - how to create a faux patina with foil on chipboard and a couple of different stencil techniques. As soon as I saw this Southern Ridge Trading Company stencil I started thinking about coffee rings! I started off by using the Intersecting Circles Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks to sponge a background on white cardstock. Then I stamped on a fun image from an Emerald Creek Craft Supplies coffee stamp – embossing with the super yummy smelling Aroma Powders in Java and Canadian Maple.

I had a lot of fun creating a faux patina effect on these fabulous SRTC Primitive Stars Chipboard by first adding a layer of glue from the Quickie Glue Pen. The glue in this pen dries to a tacky consistency if left to air dry.  This is definitely what you want – and you want to set your chipboard aside to dry completely. After the glue dried I started layering on several different gold and metallic foils, pressing down in different areas, and then added a beautiful teal blue foil to create the patina look. You can always add more of the Quickie Glue Pen to areas you want to add more foil to. You’ll be able to see the process I use to create the finish in the video linked at the end.

Inside, I tried another stenciling technique to create the coffee ring look. I smooshed some Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink on my craft mat, added a spritz of water, and laid the stencil directly into the ink. I then picked it up and laid it on a piece of cardstock that I planned to put inside the card. The stencil pattern transferred onto the cardstock and I had perfect coffee rings! I added a stamped coffee sentiment and embossed it again with Emerald Creek Embossing Powder.

I finished off the card by colouring another layer of the coffee cup with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and popping it up with foam dots. A bit of shiny gold thread looped under the cup and some pretty sequins and embellishments add just a bit more bling! Now my card is ready to give to someone as a special thank you – maybe with a little coffee gift card!

I’m sharing a video of the process I used to create this Thank You Coffee Card  here –

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Java Aroma Embossing Powder, Canadian Maple Aroma Embossing Powder and Coffee Sign Board Stamp
- Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Inks and Foils
- Buttons Galore and More Sequin Embellishment Packs
- Quickie Glue Pen
- Your Next Stamp Sentiment Stamps
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’d love to hear what these techniques inspire you to create. Have an awesome week friends!


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Welcome Spring Card with Pam Bray

Hello to all of our Southern Trading Company Fans!!! 
Pam's back today wondering if you are ready to "Welcome Spring"!
In Memphis, TN it has been raining a lot but we are seeing the signs of Spring...
Robins, Cardinals and my favourite Bluebirds are coming home to build their nest. 
Of course the daffodils are trying to peek through the ground!
All a sure sign of Spring!!!
I decided to celebrate with creating a beautiful "Welcome Spring" Card using several of Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard Elements along with the Bubble Wrap Stencil. 

Begin by adhering a distress piece of pattern paper to the top of a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft card base. 
Lay Bubble Wrap Stencil on top; apply white gesso using palette knife. Dry

Punch image from pattern paper with circle punch; adhere to top of paper doily. 
Adhere to top of card front. 

Emboss Swirly Flourish Element and  Demask Corners with Chunky Rust Baked Texture using embossing powder and embossing gun. 
Repeat with Patina Oxide Baked Texture on one of the feathers from the Tribal Feathers Mix.

Adhere embossed pieces to top of card front. 

Fussy cut small bluebird from pattern paper.
 Add to top of card with pop dots. 

Add fussy cut leaves to card along with ribbon and twine bows. 

Fussy cut "Welcome Spring" from pattern paper; layer to Kraft card stock. 
Add to front of card with pop dots. 
Add small metal brad to front of card. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Stamperia Garden Collection
- Gold Ribbon and Tan Twine
- Tan Paper Doily
- DecoArt Media White Gesso
- Palette Knife
- Metal Brad
- Kraft Card Stock
- Adhesive
- Pop Dots

- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft Card Base

Thank you for stopping by today!
 I hope you are staying dry, warm and ready to create with your Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard Elements and Stencils!
 Enjoy Pam

Monday, February 18, 2019

Moments Scrapbook Layout with Deonna Riegler

Hello all my crafty friends,
Here is a project I made with the chipboard pieces “Moments and a butterfly” from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  You can get more information at #southernridgetradingcompany or

We took this picture while on a cruise.  I thought these chipboard pieces went well with the picture and the paper I had.

I first rubbed the Chipboard pieces this colour from Faber Castell and then used clear embossing powder to give them a mottled shinny look.

I cut my photo and matted them with like papers.  I used flowers to accent main paper to pull it all together.  I also bent the butterfly wings up slightly to give it more of a 3D look.  

I love this picture of “US” and like how it turned out!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winter Scrapbook Layout with Laura Gilhuly

Good morning!
Life has gotten a little slower here and I feel like I can start to create again!

Today I am sharing a wintry fun layout I did for Southern Ridge Trading Company

I started by trimming then layering my papers then die cutting many circle using the stitched circles die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I inked all the outside edges of my papers using the lawn fawn white ink.

To enhance the snow already on the patterned paper I used the Soda Fizz stencil and the white ink.

For the wonderful Snow Flourishes I inked them white, applied clear embossing powder, then while the embossing powder was still sticky I added some Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter to add some more shine!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Soda Fizz stencil
- Snow Flourish

Thanks so much for stopping by

Monday, February 11, 2019

Chilly Days Scrapbook Layout with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends! Karla back today with a Chilly Days layout using two different sizes of snowflake chipboard pieces, a beautiful Snow Flourish Chipboard Frame and a Chicken Wire Stencil from the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop. It has been very chilly lately here in Calgary, Alberta, and a great time to stay inside and do some cozy crafting! The February sketch from the Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Gallery was the perfect starting point for this layout.

I picked out some wintery papers and embellishments from the Simple Stories Freezin’ Season collection. I love the soft colours and fun sentiments in this collection!

I used some BoBunny stitching stamps to add a faux zigzag stitch around my layout. Then I added some ink around the edges of my layers to add even more interest. The large snowflakes from the Snowflake 714 pack just pop with some Distress Oxide Ink and Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. I love the packs of Snowflakes from the SRTC Shop!

I chose two of the smaller snowflakes from the Snowflakes 712 pack and embossed them with Ranger Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder – a fun white powder with silver flecks. I recently picked up some Ranger Liquid Pearls and decided to try them as embellishments along with some fun sequins. I love how they dry!

I added just a bit of Distress Oxide Ink through the SRTC Chicken Wire Stencil in a couple of places on the layout. Here you can see it just peeking out on the white cardstock above the frame. I love that you can get this stencil in 3 different sizes! Just like the large snowflakes, I inked the Snow Flourish Oval Frame with Distress Oxide Inks and embossed it with Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, which is a translucent powder that allows the ink colours to show through – so pretty!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Embossing Powders - Bridal Tinsel, Snowflake TinselDistress Oxide Inks
and Liquid Pearls
- Simple Stories: Freezin’ Season Paper & Embellishments
- Sequins by Brutus Munroe, Pretty Pink Posh, Studio Katia
- BoBunny Stitching Stamps
- Bazzill Cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you’re keeping warm and cozy, and doing lots of crafting too! Have a great week friends.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Thanks Card with Monica Edwards

Hi everyone! Welcome back to a Southern Ridge Trading creation using Leafy Branches and Swooping Birds.  To make this card of thanks for a friend.

I painted the chipboard pieces with gesso first and then added another coat of white paint.  For the bird piece I glued it to a piece of white cardstock so you could see the image clearly.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
Leafy Branches

Other Supplies Used:

- Liquitex Gesso
- Simon Says Stamp Die : Thanks
- Neenah Cardstock : White
- Flowers
- Silver Mirror Paper

Hope you enjoyed my post
- Monica

Monday, February 4, 2019

Jake Scrapbook Layout with Deonna Riegler

Hello all my crafty friends,
Here is a project I made with the chipboard pieces “wonderful, sweet, loveable, angel, charming, incredible and amazing” from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  You can get more information at #southernridgetradingcompany or

I found this old picture of my first doggie named Jake.  He went to doggy heaven in 2013 after 14 years! We loved him so.  I thought these words described him so well! After all look how cute he was even though I made him wear bunny ears.

I first painted all the Chipboard words and then gave them a second coat with a final coat of matt clear.

I cut my photo and matted them with like papers.  I used a black and white main paper but then used watercolours to bring out the highlights of the pinks and green of the leaves.

I think it all came together well and showed how much he was loved!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Believe Mixed Media Tag with Karen Jiles

Hi there,

It’s Karen sharing a Believe Mixed Media tag that I created with the Fibers Stencil and Oval Arrow Frame. This was so much fun to create. I really enjoyed coordinating the two products together and then adding my usual staples to make this a “One of a Kind” piece. The use of the stencil enabled me to add a pop of color using an interesting and fun pattern. The chipboard design and theme was just perfect for this project.  Take a look at how this tag came together in the tutorial below.

Step 1: Lay Fiber Stencil on top of manila tag. Transfer Fiber Stencil pattern onto tag using a foam tool and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.

Step 2: Stamp script onto tag using Vintage Photo distress ink. Note: I unevenly applied the script to the tag to give the tag a worn effect.

Step 3: Cut Oval Arrow Frame chipboard down to size of tag and adhere to the tag. Note: You have now created an additional opportunity to use the remaining chipboard for another project.

Step 4: Adhere flowers and leaves to the side of Oval Arrow Frame.

Step 5: Adhere “Believe” acrylic Clear Bulb and dyed ribbon.

Step 6: Add beaded pins.

Step 7: Using gesso and a paint brush, highlight the flowers, leaves and dyed ribbon. Tap on gesso to enhance the overall design.

Step 8: Continue embellishing as desired.

I really enjoyed creating this Believe Mixed Media Tag and I hope that it inspired you. It’s amazing how fun elements like chipboard pieces and stencils add so much fun and creative inspiration to art.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Manila Tag
- Script Stamp
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick
- Foam Tool
- Gesso (White)
- Dyed Ribbon
- Flowers and Leaves
- Beaded Pins
- Acrylic Clear Bulb
- Scissors
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- Hot Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by today.