Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Card (4)...

Isn't she the cutest little Inky Antic Snowgirl..?? one of my Black Friday Treasures....

I wanted to try a blending-water stain technique I've seen with distress inks and I really like the look of it, especially for a soft, snowy background..

Colour/blending with my new Spectrum Noir Markers... a little bit of glossy accents...a frame made with my Lawn Fawn small Stitched rectangle thinlit... and my spellbinders square nestabilities... popped it up with some dimensional tape.. et Voila!!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Card (3)...

This is the card I mass-produced for my family and friends this year and why I haven't been posting cards until yesterday!!.........I think I will be making much simpler cards for next year! hee hee

Products Used:
Stamps & Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations - Snowman Blueprint - Sizzix 659378
                                   Hero Arts - Tiny Star Background - CG616
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - A2 Candy Cane Stripe - 37-1929
Ink: Versamark Embossing Ink
         Zig Two Way Glue
Embossing Powders: Zing-Black, Zing-Opaque White, Stampendous-Kaleidoscope Transparent
Stickles: Ranger - Diamond
Assorted Tombow Markers
Cardstock: Bazzil
Mini Snowflake Punch: EK Success - Paper Shapers - PSP12C

Christmas Card (2)...

Still having fun with my new stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers from my Black Friday Haul in NYC...my son seems to think I only visit him on Thanksgiving so I can shop!! hee hee


Products Used:
Stamp: Inky Antics - Decorating Snowman - MI11118MC
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers - Blues, Reds, Greens, Cool Greys
Design Paper: shopped from my stash
Kraft A2 Cards and Envelopes - Core'dinations
Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents

Keep Calm...

I had so much fun playing with my new stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers from my Black Friday Haul....!! Everything here was from that fun shopping adventure!! hee hee


Products Used:
Stamps: Stampendous - House Mouse Designs - Warm Cup #HMV04
              Stampendous - Kettle on #H294
              Tim Holtz      - Phrases 2 #THJ008
Matt: Burlap Paper Stack - DCWV - MS-019-16096
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers - Cool Greys, Browns

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Get Well Soon...

I was delighted to find this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn... you can never have enough Get Well cards!!
I also had a chance to play with my new Spectrum Noir Markers... that I bought when I visited my son in NYC for Thanksgiving and got to go to JoAnn's Fabrics on Black Friday... needless to say... I spent a lot of his inheritance there!! hee hee


Products Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamp Set: Get Well Soon - LF682
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1,GB5, CR1
Ranger's Inkessentials - Glossy Accents
Design Paper: Nikki Sivils - My Friend Birdie - 6x6 Mini Pad
Bazzil Cardstock - White
Tim Holts Water Color Paper
Twine from my stash

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Card (1)...

As much as it pains me to think of all that snow coming, I have to admit I am excited to start on my Christmas Cards..
I "shopped my Stash" and pulled out some older Dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix and an Embossing Folder by Sizzix..
And you know.... I think I was humming some of my favourite tunes, too!! hee hee


Products Used:
Candle Die - Tim Holtz  - Candlelight - #660029
Poinsettia Die - Sizzix - Layered Poinsettia #S5-055
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Winter Botanicals - #657261
Joy Stamp: from my stash ( maybe from Michael's Dollar Bin )
Oval Die Cutting System by Creative Memories
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress - Fired Brick - Antique Linen - Mustard Seed - Crushed Olive - Vintage Photo
Glitter Brush - Wink of Stella -Clear
Glossy Accents - Ranger Inkessentials

Monday, October 6, 2014


The leaves are beginning to change colour and some are falling...kids have been back in school for the past month and soon it will be my favourite time of Autumn.... Halloween!! 
I based this card on  sketch challenge #508 from Splitcoast Stampers.. sketches are wonderful starting points for those days when I can't think of anything!! hee hee
Go play along.. it's fun!

Products Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Monster Mash
Stazon - Jet Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -  Spiced Marmalade
Assorted Prisma Colour Pencils
Ranger Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - Clear
Versamark Ink
American Crafts - Zing Embossing Powder - White
Design Paper - Bella Blvd - Too Cute to Spook "Full Moon" #329
Punch - Martha Stewart - Dripping Goo

Monday, September 15, 2014

You're so charming...

Can't tell you how much I am enjoying my Lawn Fawn Stamps...I think it's because they are SO Cute and are a simpler card to make..with just as significant a "Wow" factor....
Works for me!! hee hee

Products Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamp Set - Critter Ever After - LF382
Bazzil Kraft Cardstock
Basic Grey Design Paper - 6x6 - June Bug
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Assorted Prisma Pencils
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
Ranger Inkessentials Glossy Accents

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Love you tons...

Sometimes the best way to tell someone you love them... is simply to tell them you love them...
That is why I like this Lawn Fawn Stamp set so much and consequently why I have come to like their products..Simple and straightforward...

Products Used:
Lawn Fawn - Love you tons - LF598
Bazzil Kraft Card Stock
Bazzil White Card Stock
Pink Paislee Design Paper -   6x6 Bayberry Cottage Collection
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Ranger Inkessentials Glossy Accents

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy Birthday (6)...

I think Boy's Cards can be the most fun to make... personally, I love Robots!! hee hee
I "featured the inside of this Card because it s just sooooooo cool!..

I was inspired by a tutorial I saw on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ePcnPKbhbA&list=UURao83kqSLmpzH7axaUramg

Check her out and have fun!!

Products Used:
American Crafts - Rascal -59092
TPC Studio - Blips and Bleeps - 2009515
Bella Blvd - Super Stud - 041
My Minds Eye - Boy Crazy - GB1019
Hero Arts - Tiny Star Background - CG616
Heidi Swapp - HS01127
Stazon Pumpkin
Stazon Hydrangea Blue
Stazon  Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass - Chipped Sapphire - Faded Jeans - Weathered Wood
Versamark Embossing Ink
Embossing Powders:
American Crafts Zing Powders - Lemon - Apricot - Wave - Rouge - Cricket
Ranger - Clear

Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy  Accents

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hippo Birdie to you!...

I am SO enjoying the Lawn Fawn Stamps and matching Dies... they are lighthearted, fun and CUTE!!

This card is pretty much a direct "lift" from the the Lawn Fawn Blog...with just a little tweaking of my own..Why mess with something as fabulous as the original one, eh..?? hee hee


Products used:
Stamps & Dies from Hippo Birdie toYou - LF655 & LF660
Larger Bird Stamp & Die from Love you Smore - LF671 & LF672
Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border Die - LF614
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Fiskars Grass Edger Punch - 15440-1001
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters
Assorted Prisma Coloured Pencils & Odorless Mineral Spirits

Monday, September 1, 2014


I wanted to make a Baby card..and as I finished I realized that this top folding card could be more versatile. I could see it as a Birthday, Get Well, Love. Friend, etc..

- I used a new "Hello" by Pink Paislie - 01247 stamp/die set  I recently purchased..

- Faux Letterpressed the background matt with an older Cuttlebug Folder - Candy Cane Stripe - 37-1929 and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink by Tim Holtz

- Heat embossed the flowers, sentiment and paper-pieced umbrella with American Standard Zing Opaque white Embossing Powder and Versamark Embossing Ink.

- Tied two bows with some Twinery Bakers Twine and Voila!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday (5)...

It's been awhile since I posted any cards or scrap-pages..although I have been making cards..it'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