Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Card #4 - 2013...

This number 4 ...hopefully there will be 2 more.. but..for those who have already made their cards..this may inspire you for next year's lot!! hee hee

Hope everyone is looking forward to a very Merry Christmas....

Products used:
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Christmas Bells - Sizzix 658765
Hero Arts Background Stamp - Music Background - CO222
Pine Cones Dies - Spellbinders - Fall Foliage - S5-120
Fern Punch - Martha Stewart
Gold and Silver Embossing Powder - Ranger
Red Glitter Embossing Powder - Zing - American Crafts
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz - Tea Dye & Vintage Photo
Stazon Ink - Timber Brown ( Distressed the bells )
Gemstones - shopped my stash

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Card #3 - 2013...

Here is Card #3 in my Christmas Series.. I used old personal photographs like this one, of my best friend and my brother when we were wee ones!! I am sure my friend will enjoy the trip down memory lane...

I made a bunch of these for my family and friends.... they were actually not hard to mass produce... I just had to find some old photos and print them up...


Products Used:
Tim Holtz Window & Window Box Die - #658780
Zing Embossing Powder - White
Versamark Embossing Ink
Design Papers : My Mind's Eye - Signature Christmas - 6" x 6" Pad
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Card #2 - 2013...

I had recently purchased several dies from the Tim Holtz Christmas Collection - 2013 and couldn't wait to play with them.,... and here is the Ice Skates Die... isn't is GORGEOUS?? hee hee.. I suspect I will get many years of enjoyment and use from them.. they are a Classic!!

The background mat is once again a faux lettepress technique..I really like the texture it gives to a card....

A little white acrylic paint around the edges and Voila..we'll call it done!!


Products used:
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Ice Skates # 658766
Sizzix Sizzlet - Holly & Berries #658140
Darice Embossing Folder - Snowflakes A2
My Mind's Eye Stamps - Winter Wonderland
Baker's Twine - We R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy Fancy Floss
Color Box Fluid Chalk Inks - French Blue & Lipstick Red
Glitter Pen - Sakura Gelly Roll - Clear
Versamark Embossing Pen - Clear
Embossing Powders - Zing - Opaque Black & Silver
Cardstock  - Bazzil Basics

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Card #1 - 2013...

This is the first in a series of cards I hope to make for Christmas...Isn't he the cutest little reindeer?? hee hee
The background mat is a faux inkpress technique... using an embossing folder and some acrylic paints..
I kinda wanted a Vintage feel..


Products used:
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - D'Vine Swirls
Acrylic Paint - Generic Blue Gray
Stamps: loose ones in my Christmas stamp stash... have no idea who made them!! hee hee
Ink: Distress - Vintage Photo
Ink: Ranger Archival - Wendy Vecchi - Potting Soil
Gemstone from stash, was clear but I inked it with a brown Sharpie
Glitter: Gelly Roll Clear Pen from Sakura

Twine from Stash

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sympathy Card #3 - 2013...

I thought I would continue making a few more Sympathy Cards, although this could be simply a "Thinking of You" card, which is why at this time I will leave the inside of the card blank..

I've kept the design relatively simple, enhancing the card with die cuts and an embossing folder and I really like how elegant it looks..

Hope it helps inspire..

Products used:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites - Birdcage 2
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites - Asters & Poppies, Blue Bells & Lily of the Valley
CuttleBug: 5x7 Embossing Plus - Fanciful Labels
5x7 Scroll Flourish Corner Embossing Folder: Darice
Bazzil Cream Cardstock
Sentiment Stamp: Kaiser Craft - C5921- Thinking of You
Stazon - Jet Black Ink

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sympathy Card #2 - 2013...

I needed a Sympathy Card and wanted to make something very feminine for the family of a very special lady, who I will always remember as someone who made me smile or laugh, every time I saw her..

Thanks for looking...

Products Used:
Bazzil Cream Cardstock
Bazzil Pink Cardstock
Sizzix Label Die, Ornate #2
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites - Asters & Poppies, Blue Bells & Lily of the Valley
CuttleBug: 5x7 Embossing Plus - Fanciful Labels
Stampendous Clear Stamps - Encouraging Words SSC134
Stazon Jet Black Ink

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Side Step Card - 2013...

It's that time of year again..when you can soon expect those ghouls and goblins to show up at your door!!
I really love making Halloween cards and mini-albums and this one was no exception. I also enjoy interactive cards and had a blast with this side step card.... there are tons of tutorials on YouTube for them, so I won't try to re-invent the wheel.....
Used LOTS of punching ... die cutting.. heat embossing and just generally played with anything that came to mind!! I also used a Versamark Embossing pen  and black embossing powder to highlight the pumpkin/owl die cut
Thanks for looking.....

Products used:

Sizzix :  Ghosts #2 Die
Sizzix : Tim Holtz Alterations Strip Die - Halloween
Cricut :  Happy Haunting Cartridge
Martha Stewart : Border Punch - Scary Fence
EK Success : Large Edger Punch - Pumpkin Patch
Bazzil : Kraft Cardstock
Die Cuts : October Afternoon - Witch Hazel Collection - Embellishment Pack
Embossing Powders : Zing - Onyx Black, Adirondack - Mushroom, Zing - Copper
Embossing Ink : Versamark
Stamps - Inkadinkdo

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013...

The weather has been so wonderful and I just wanted to create something a little different for my family and friends, for our Canadian Thanksgiving!!

I am not really great at this video stuff.... but it sure was fun!! hee hee

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jaelin's Bday Card - 2013...

Another Big Day ( and big card 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" ) for a very special young lady.....!! and a great opportunity to use a stamp by Julie Nutting for Prima,  Item #910167.. The papers are from an older Crate Paper Collection called Emma's Shoppe and the "Handmade" Stamp is from Inkadinkdo, Item #99029

It's also the first time that I have used distress markers to color a stamped image and I am pretty happy with the outcome.. a little paper piecing...some layered scalloped edges and Voila!! hee hee

Thanks for looking..

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sympathy Card...2013

I found myself needing to create a Sympathy Card and I wanted it to feel soft and gentle....
Thanks for looking..I hope it helps to inspire..


Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Milled Lavender, Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Old Paper
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities: Reverence EL-028
EK Success Layering Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Large Butterfly Punch - Classic Butterfly punch - 3 in 1 Butterfly punch
Bazzill Basic Cardstock: White and Lavender
Sentiment Stamp: KaiserCraft - Thinking of You - CS921
Ink: Stazon - Jet Black
Bling from personal stash

Monday, August 5, 2013

Birthday Pop-up Card...

I just bought a new Sizzix Pop-up Card Die...and OH it fun!! hee hee
I think I am going to enjoy card making and Mini-Albums a whole lot more!!
A punch from Martha Stewart and a little bit of fussy cutting from an older K&Company Collection..what a great way to spend a rainy afternoon..

Products used:
Sizzix Pop'n Cuts Base Die - Ornate Edge - #658378
Sizzix Pop'n Cuts Insert - Suitcase - #658377
Sizzix Ornate Label Die #2 - #658203
Sizzix Ornate Lable Die #3 - #658204
Paper Collection : K&Company - Berry Sweet Collection
Stamps: JustRite - Buntings and Banners; Sizzix -Word Labels
Ink: Color Box Chalk - Lipstick Red & Lime Pastel
Punch: Martha Stewart - branch

Sunday, June 16, 2013


I have several fun Layouts of my friend Bev's Grandson, Cody...on Vacation in P.E.I over the past few years... this one is of his "catch of the day", right out of the pond at the end of my property!! hee hee
He loves to visit the Island.. and we love to see him!!
The papers and die cuts are a real mixture of old and new from my stash..and this is also the first time I have created an 8"x8" Layout..I kind of enjoyed that...The journaling is on the back...
Thanks for looking..

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Liam's Bday Card - 2013

I love making Birthday cards for kids... the goofier, the better!! hee hee
Got to use a lot of my dies and punches.... Thanks for looking...

Products used:
Frog Die: Cottage Cutz - CC-Mini-113
Picket Fence: Cottage Cutz - CC-Mini-051
Grass: Fiskars Grass Border Punch - Item#: 156440-100
Heart Background: Martha Stewart - All over the page Heartbeat Pattern -  Item #: 42-91009
Large Heart: Martha Stewart - Craft Punch
Smaller Hearts - EK Success Punches
Banner Die: Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners -  S4-324
Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
Alphas - an old EK Success Alpha Punch Set
Glossy Accents
Baker's Twine - W R Memory Keepers

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jaelin's Grad Card - 2013

How many times do I hear myself asking "Where did the time go?"...??? hee hee.. this is my very special granddaughter Jaelin's Grad Card..she will be off to High School next Fall..... and I decided to mark the occasion by making a photo card with a recent picture of her enjoying the ocean...and a much earlier one of her when she came to visit me, when I  lived in Florida...
What fun!!...Thanks for looking.


Products Used:
Pre-made White A2 Card & Envelope by DCWV
Design Papers from my stash
Stamps: Studio G - VC0010 Series 30 - by Lynette Anderson Taylor
Inks: Walnut Stain by Ranger - Timber Brown by Stazon
Stickers: Bella Blvd - Midterm - Item #145, Alpha & Bits
                                 - 7Gypsies - 97%Complete - School
                                 - My Mind's Eye Label Stickers - The Sweetest Thing -
                                             Lavender Fabulous  #ST1001
Tab Inserts: Pink Paislee - Old School Flip Notes - item #00354 Flip Notes