Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday (5)...

It's been awhile since I posted any cards or scrap-pages..although I have been making's the time of year I suppose...summer means guests and being outdoors more!!

I was totally inspired by a beautiful card I had seen on Pinterest and wanted to try out my new "Happy" Die by My Favorite Things..

I inked the embossing folder ....used LOTS of Wink of Stella Glitter..and Voila!!

Products used:
Happy Die - My Favorite Things - Happy MFT-498
Birthday sentiment stamp - My Favorite Things - DC Just my Type
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Candy Cane Stripe - 37-1929
Ink - Color Box Chalk - Rouge
Ink - Stazon - Jet Black
Design Paper - Polka Dot Party - American Crafts - 366214
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart - Classic Butterfly - 3n1 - EK M283036
Glitter Pen - Wink of Stella - Clear
Glossy Accents

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It's a Parade...!!


I live in a very small town.... but it's full of wonderful folks who like to celebrate life..and it shows in our Annual Parade that is held at the same time as our County's Exhibition...with lots of Farm Animals, Tractor Pulls..Horse Racing, Cotton Candy and a Fun Fairground full of rides...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Birthday...


I couldn't help myself...hee hee

I really liked the water color card I made a few days ago... and wanted to re-created it as a birthday card.... I added a few more flowers and green foliage.. filling out the white space even more...

The taller flowers remind me of Lupins, a wild flower which grows profusely here on Prince Edward Island in June...maybe that's why I like them so much!! hee hee

Flower Cards are so versatile... aren't they..??


Products Used:
Flower and Leaf Stamps are an assortment of very old ones I have stored in a CD case... no I.D.'s ..Sorry...
Sentiment Stamp; Heidi Swapp - HS01127
Mason Jar Stamp; Lawn Fawn - Summer Charm - LF449
Assorted Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stazon Jet Black Ink

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thinking of You ...

Just a quick card, completely inspired by all the beautiful water colored cards I have seen recently... especially by Nicole Magouirk, ( who herself was inspired by Dawn Woleslagle..

I used a mixture of many old stamps that I had transferred to a CD case, so I don't have their original manufacture's names... sorry... :(

I stamped the images with Tim Holtz Distress and inks, then fussy cut them and placed them in the Mason Jar... giving the card a bit more dimension...

Generally I just had a whole whack of fun....!!

Check out Nichol's Blog and watch her tutorial....



Monday, May 26, 2014

Father's Day Card...

This year I seem to find myself committed to using products that I already have ( but yes I am still a shop-a-holic!! hee hee) I started with my dies... pulled out the one(s) that I liked in that moment.. then went looking for stamps to go with the back of my mind I was thinking about my favourite oldest son and making him a non-traditional Father's Day Card...
I was pleased... :) to deal with my scrappy addiction???!! hee hee

Products used:
Camera & Film Strip Die - Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Snapshot - S5-149
Tab Punch -  We R Memory Keepers - TABP-71312
Stamps - My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings and Fly - #FLY123
             - My Favorite Things - Document it - Expand Your View - 815765018432
             - My Favorite Things - Just My Type - 815765017015
             - Pink Paislee - Color Wash - PP01039
             - Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds Stamps #1 - VF1021
             - Farm House Paper Company - Market Square Stamps Emporium - MS0010
Inks - Walnut Stain Distress Ink - ColorBox Chalk, Chestnut Roan
Cardstock & Twine - from my stash

Sunday, May 11, 2014


I was looking through my stamps when I came across this older set by Tim Holtz and I thought how appropriate it was for a graduation sentiment..I used the flower cluster stamp to create the background on the matt and behind the quote..
The design is simple, the banner style holds the focal image/sentiment and adds dimension to the card...and creating a vintage look, gives the quote a timelessness..
I guess the flowers means that I will be giving this one to a girl!! hee hee

Products Used:
Background and Sentiment Stamp: Tim Holtz - Flights of Fancy - CSS25856
Inks: ColorBox Chalk - Yellow Ochre and Olive Pastel;
         Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Forest Moss and Tea Dye
         Stazon - Jet Black
Punches: Martha Stewart - Hydrangea  3-n-1 - M283031
                 Martha Stewart - Rose leaf - M283014

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Sky is the Limit...

With Graduations just around the corner, it seemed time to get crackin' ..
It's not often I make a card without stamping ( on the outside )..but this one had the perfect sentiment right on the paper...!!
A little fussy cutting, a bit of distress inking....some glossy accents..and I had myself a bit of a Steampunk look...perfect for any graduate... or even someone on any new adventure!

Products Used:
Frame Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities - Nobel Rectangle - S5-190
Design Papers - My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings and Fly - Sky's the Limit #FLY101 & #FLY108
Button - My Mind's Eye - Sky's the Limit Decorative Buttons -  #FLY119
Tim Holtz - Distress Inks - Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Twine from my Stash