Friday, March 29, 2019

Cute Family Scrapbook Layout with Deonna Riegler

Hello all my crafty friends,
Here is a little bonus project I made with the words “Cute and Family” from Southern Ridge Trading Company.

I had a several beautiful picture’s of my son’s wedding and I thought showed a start to a “Cute Family”.

I first painted the Chipboard words and let them dry.  I then add a layer Nuvo sparkle let them and dry.

I cut my photos into the desired sizes to run along the page, cut out all my embellishments and inked them.  Since I had this page kit pack and it went well with my theme I used it. I tied it all together with a large dolly punch I had and then glued all the little embellishment pieces around the circle picture of my son and his beautiful bride added the title.

I think it all came together well and they are on the way to being a Cute Family!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Moments in Time Scrapbook Layout with Laura Gilhuly

Good morning!

Its a sad day – today will be my final post for Southern Ridge Trading Company – it has been awesome being on this team!

Oh, how time flies – this was our youngest when he graduated Kindergarten – he is now 17!

I used Penelope Dee papers that I tore and layered

For the chipboard flourish and Moments in Time title piece, I painted them in the blue then inked the edges with red ink then added a few gems for visual interest. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Flourish
- Moments in Time

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, March 25, 2019

Wish Scrapbook Layout with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends! Karla back today with a pretty spring layout using beautiful chipboard pieces from the Dandelion Seed Stems and Butterfly Swirl Combo sets along with the pretty Loop Stencil available at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop. These were all so perfect to coordinate with this sweet photo of my daughter blowing dandelion seeds at a park near a local farmers market! I love being able to alter the chipboard – even though it is gorgeous as is! I was easily able to customize it to coordinate with the spring colours I used on this layout.

I used the same technique from my last post where I covered the chipboard pieces with Ranger Distress Crayons, blended them with my finger, and then added a coat of Tattered Angels Chalk Chalkboard Mist that I put into an old waterbrush. I really love the effect this creates on the chipboard, adding colour and then a layer of beautiful shimmer! You can see exactly how I do this in the video linked at the bottom of the post.

I used the pretty 3x3” Loop Stencil, which is also available as a 6x6” or 12x12” size, to create a shimmery background effect behind the dandelion chipboard by spreading Shimmerz glimmer paste through it with a palette knife. I love how iridescent it looks!

You can find the video showing you just how I created this layout, along with the process I used to alter the chipboard, here -

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Simples Stories: Spring Farmhouse collection
- Ranger Ink: Distress Crayons and Distress Oxide Ink
- Tattered Angels: Chalk Chalkboard Mist
- Cricut Explore and Cricut cut files
- Sequins from Studio Katia and Buttons Galore
- Shimmerz Glimmer Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week ahead.

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,