Thursday, March 5, 2015


It's Guys Week!  All week I will be sharing cards just for the guys in our life. 

Today's birthday card is made with the following supplies: 

Antique car images from dsp I purchased 4 years ago! 
Typecraft DSP card base
Basic Black card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Cajun craze ink
Petite Pairs stamp set
Memento Black ink
Star Framelits
Scrap blue and orange for stars

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pinterest Case....

I love how the strips of coordination paper weave together to add interest and dimension to this card. 

My colors are different.....but it is a CASE of a pinterest card.

A great way to use up those scraps

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Swallowtail Birthday.....

I masked off the square and sponged the area with Soft Sky ink.  

Then I stamped the background stamp- En Francais with Basic Gray ink.

Then I stamped the butterfly image- Swallowtail with Basic Gray ink.

Then I colored the butterfly image with Blendabilities and Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen

The greeting is from the Curly Cute stamp set. 

The silver adhesive trim is from Close to My Heart. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bombs Away Birthday

I made this card the other day.  I have a real hard time creating cards for the when this one came together so nicely I was very happy.

It features the Bombs Away Photopolymer stamp set by Stamping Up. 

The background was created using the 1 3/8" square punch. 

The colors are Night of Navy, Whisper White and Smoky Slate. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mini Album- Tinkertown Fun

I came across a mini album I made a few years ago featuring my two grandsons and their day of fun at Tinkertown Amusement Park.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Card Gift Set....

This is a set of four cards and envelopes in a holder- a great little gift that is useful too! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Final Treasure.....

The little butterfly has a surprise.....

It opens and stands freely.....cute as a note card but really sweet as a place marker too!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Basement Treasures....

A couple of weeks ago hubby and I were sorting and cleaning in our basement when I found a plastic tub full of treasures- here is the first lot of treasures- Christmas tags I made a few years ago: 

 This one is a gift card holder:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

S' up?

This is a card for a challenge over at Outlaw's Challenges.  

They asked for a clean and simple card using some type of marine life. 

The greeting is from the Hi There stamp set in the Stampin Up annual catalog. 

The image was colored with Blendabilities and Copic Markers. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweet Valentine

Here is a cute little Valentine card I made.  

Hard to see the glittery pink frame around the heart. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

My Heart....

This layout features pics of my oh so photogenic grand-kids.  

These photos were taken in October you know how far I am behind in my scrapping.  I can't get over how much they have changed from these pics already!  

This was a very quick and easy layout and I simply used  calligraphy pens to write the titles

A couple of heart punches made all the page embellishments. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Yep....its been a while....but it is a scrapbook page....finally!

I know it has been quite a while since I posted a scrap layout....and truthfully it has been a while since I have done any scrapping. 

Last weekend I got a chance to play for a while and here is a page I made. 

For the color splotches I dropped assorted color reinkers on white cardstock and blew the drops around using a straw ( head rush!!) 

Then I used my label maker for the title. 

I used my Bigz Alpha Dies to cut out the numbers. 

I got this idea off the internet, and thought it was a great way to document your thoughts at a particular time in your life, without using any photos. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mother's Day Card ...

This is a card I made for my Mother In Law: 

It is chock full of many layers and different techniques.  

The card base is Wild Wasabi

The mat is Wisteria Wonder

The leaf background mat is made with a specialty designer paper from Sale-a-Bration called Irresistably Yours.  It is a white paper with a glossy pattern.  I used Wild Wasabi Ink to ink it and the ink does not stick to the leaf images- cool!

The focal images and greeting  are from the Crazy About You Stamp set and the flowers are punched out with the coordinating Flower Medallion punch.

Then I used my glue pen and added glue to the flowers and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  

A sparkly rhinestone to the center of the flowers finishes it off. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


 This is a card I made last week....a kind of twist on a is the inside:

I took a piece of dsp and stamped mini camers, arrows and sayings all over it so that the dsp would coordinated with the camera image from the SNAPSHOT stamp set by Stampin Up.  

I stamped the camera image in black memento ink and colored it with Copic Markers and Blendabilities Markers.  Then I used a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen and added the glittered bits. 

The Hey greeting is from the Hi There stamp set on page 18 of the Stampin Up annual catalog. 

I think this card will be a great GUY card and could be used for a variety of occasions. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

You're How Old?

Yesterday was my oldest son's birthday....the big 30- WOW- how is that even possible???  I don't feel old enough to have a kid that is 30!!!!

So I wanted to make him a WOW card for his big day, so I tried a concertina fold gift card holder.  

Here is is: 

And here are some photos of him through the years....such a handsome guy!

 Always adventurous and LOVED ride on toys from an early age.

 Such a cute little man....

 Joey LOVED being outdoors and driving his tricycle. 

 So sweet!
 Kindergarten graduation. 

 Elementary school in Havelock NB

 Colorful goofy costumes for the Westmorland County Fair kids parade. 

 Pics Uncle Dave took when he was home for a visit. 

 Grade 3 won Male Athlete of the year for grades K-9

 Sorting out stuff in his new room when we moved into apartment in Petitcodiac....sure was engrossed in tv program when I snapped this pic.

 High School graduation 

 High school graduation with Gram and Gramp Hutchinson

 Basic Training in Quebec. 

Visit to Manitoba prior to going to Afghanistan. 

 Giving Mom away at her wedding after returning from Afghanistan. 

 So handsome!

 Happy Birthday Joe!  Love you!