Friday, July 21, 2017

07.21.2017....RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS CARD FROM ANNE HUTCHINSON....


Can you say WOW.....isn't this GORGEOUS!

Gotta love when you get a surprise like this in  your mailbox.....thank you Anne!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

07.20.2017....BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 8 OF 8.....EAT ALL THE CAKE!!


Well this is the last day of my Birthday Bonanza 😢

I hope you have enjoyed it....and it wasn't too much of a birthday overload- LOL!

Today's  card is one we made in my Birthday Stamp-A- Stack class.

In this class you stamp a stack of ten cards....each class has a theme....this one was Birthdays.....next class is 25 of July and the theme is Thank You....why don't you come out and join the girls for an evening of card making fun.

Reserve your seat by calling me at 204-232-7744.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

07.18.2017...BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 6 OF 8...HAPPY CELEBRATION....


Birthdays are always a Happy Celebration!  (pun intended)

Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay make this card pop!

Come back tomorrow for more birthday inspiration!

Monday, July 17, 2017

07.17.2017....BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 5 OF 8...POPPIN' TRIANGLES....


Check out this birthday beauty by fellow demonstrator Amanda Edens.

Gotta love Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist color combo!

Friday, July 14, 2017

07.14.2017...BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 4 OF 8...GLITTERY ROSE....


This is another card we made at my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack.

My apologies for the poor color in this photo....not sure what happened to the ribbon ...must have been some light reflection....but you get the idea.

Don't you just love the glittery goodness of this water-colored rose!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

07.13.2017...BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 3 0F 8...INK PAD DRAGGING TECHNIQUE....


This is another card we made in my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack class.

It features the ink pad dragging technique.

Come out and join the girls for a card making class- all classes are listed on my blog....contact me to reserve your seat.

Come back tomorrow for mor Birthday Bonanza inspiration!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

07.12.2017...BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 2 OF 8.....ONE WILD RIDE...


This is one of the cards we made in my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack class.

Don't you just love the wood-grain paper!!!!

The stamp set featured here is One Wild Ride.

Come back tomorrow for more birthday inspiration!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

07.11.2017...BIRTHDAY BONANZA DAY 1 OF 8....CLEAR BLOCK BACKGROUND....



I received this GORGEOUS birthday card from fellow demonstrator Clare Eich.
I love the subtle colors she chose for the clear block stamped background....the perfect backdrop to the bold black flowers!

Come back tomorrow for more birthday inspiration!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

07.08.2017....In Case You Missed It....Weekly Review

In case you missed it....here are the cards that were posted in the past week.....for more details please visit the individual blog posts. 

Monday July 3: 

Tuesday July 4: 


 Wednesday July 5:


Thursday July 6:


Friday July 7: 


Come back tomorrow for the kick off of Birthday week....each day next week will feature a birthday card!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

07.06.2017....Delightful Daisy Thank You...

I received this little beauty in the mail as a thank you for a Random Act of Kindness card I sent to Erika Overbeek in Ontario.

I love how she used the dapper denim ink to sponge on the daisy to highlight it.

Have you got your Delightful Daisy bundle yet?   It is back in stock.....

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

07.05.2017...Celebrate Your Day....a cheater shaker card....


So I have seen these quick and easy Cheater Shaker Cards all over the internet...so I decided perhaps I should give one a try to see what all the hoopla was about.

Boy oh boy was I surprised....they are amazingly quick and easy to make and fun for the recipient to receive too!

I used the Celebrations Duo TIEF found on page 211 to emboss the greeting on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Then I grabbed the circle image stamp from the coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set found on page 34.  I randomly stamped the circle images in Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise ink. Note that when you stamp on the embossed area that the greeting does not take the ink as it is depressed....cool huh.

When the ink was dry I simply slid the art piece inside a clear envelope....added some shaker mix and sealed the envelope on the back side.  I folded the excess to the back and taped it secure.  Then I added the greeting and bakers twine.

 Finally I adhered the envelope to the front of a Tempting Turquoise card base.

Easy peasy and fun!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

07.04.2017...Daisy Delight Bundle....


Here is a card I made for a sketch challenge.  I chose the beautiful Daisy Delight bundle found on page 127 for my card.

The card stock is Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.

The ink colors are Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Memento Black.

This bundle is now back in stock....get yours ordered today!

Monday, July 3, 2017

07.03.2017...Eastern Palace Beauty...


One of the most versatile bundles I have ever purchased....the Eastern Palace Bundle found on page 19 is AMAZING.

Check out this quick and easy card I made.....and it is stunning!

And the dies....OMG....you have to have them too.....AMAZING.

I used Tranquil Tide and Whisper White card stock.....Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  And the center of the flower is the Glitter Enamel Dots found on page 196.

Oh ya....the background is stamped with the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

07.02.2017...BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!!!!....AND A NEW PROMO BUNDLE FOR AUGUST!!!


NOW THIS PROMOTION WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE....NO LIMITS...FOR EVERY $60 YOU GET A COUPON FOR $6 YOU CAN SPEND IN AUGUST....SPEND $120 AND YOU GET 2 COUPONS TOTALING $12....BONUS DAYS!







AND....TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF SOMETHING NEW THAT YOU CAN SPEND YOUR BONUS COUPONS ON IN AUGUST....HOW ABOUT THE NEW AUGUST PROMOTION:   NEW CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE PROMOTION!!!! 

HERE IS THE AMAZINGLY VERSATILE BUNDLE:

HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE GORGEOUS STAMP SET:

AND HERE ARE SOME SAMPLES.....CHECK OUT THE CUT OUT FRAMED VELLUM OVERLAY ON THIS PHOTO CARD:

I LOVE HOW THE ORNAMENTS ARE STAMPED BUT SOME ARE DIE CUT AND POPPED UP WITH MINI DIMENSIONALS FOR ADDED DEPTH AND DIMENSION!


IN THIS SAMPLE THE TREES ARE CUT OUT AND USED FOR A SHAKER CARD!

HERE THE CORNER DIES WERE USED TO CREATED A PEEK A BOO EFFECT ON THE DSP:

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THE SHAPE OF THE TREES AND THE AMAZING LITTLE DEER DIE CUT!!!

 SO GET READY....YOU CAN ORDER THIS STARTING AUGUST 1....AND DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR BONUS COUPONS EARNED ON PURCHASES IN JULY...


Saturday, July 1, 2017

07.01.2017....Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!!!!


Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Hope you are celebrating today with family and friends...if you are in Winnipeg check out the grand opening of the new waterpark in Transcona....
and of course day long festivities at The Forks:

Canada 150 at The Forks

Visitors can expect tons of free, family-friendly programming happening all day long on five stages across The Forks site. A pow wow and Indigenous storytelling will take place at the Oodena Celebration Circle, the fast-flowing Assiniboine River will be the backdrop to the Port stage, and the Festival Stage show begins at 5PM with 11 performers including headliner Whitehorse, local up-and-comer Faouzia, and our beloved Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. A stunning fireworks spectacle by award-winning Archangel Fireworks will cap off the day of celebrations at 11PM.
Full schedule: http://www.theforks.com/events/signature-events/canada-day-at-the-forks

Friday, June 30, 2017

06.30.2017....Guy Greetings for Father's Day....



Here is a Father's Day card I made using the Guy Greetings stamp set found on page 36.

I used an aqua painter and quickly painted some ground (Crumb Cake) and some sky (Marina Mist and Dapper Denim combo).

Once that was dried ( helped along by my trusty heat tool) I stamped the greeting and the car image using Black Archival Ink.

Then I grabbed the aqua painter again and colored the car using Cherry Cobbler ink.

A couple of Dapper Denim mats and some faux buttons made of punched gold foil completes this card.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

06.29.2017...Punch Art Fun...


I had a request for a child's birthday card, and I do not have many current birthday stamps for children.  So...this is what I came up with.

The card base is Basic Black.

I used a strip of scrap pink cardstock for the mouth and just cut it freehand.

The face is Bermuda Bay card stock that was textured with an embossing folder.

The eyes and nose were made with assorted circle punches using Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette.

The teeth were scraps of Whisper White that I cut freehand.

A little accenting with a white gel pen and I was done.

Cuteness overload.....I was quite happy with how this one turned out.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

06.28.2017...ENJOY TODAY....


I received this beautiful Random Act of Kindness card from Barb Holicky.

I love the color combo and the clean and simple design....LOVE IT!

She used the new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the new Pieces and Patterns stamp set, both found on page 41.

The embossed strip is done with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder found on page 210.

Also check out the glimmery flower centers....those are the new Clear Faceted Gems found on page 197.

Friday, June 23, 2017

6.23.2017...BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS. . .

CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS BIRTHDAY CARDS I RECEIVED THIS YEAR: 
 LORETTA ACKERMAN
 CAROLE ANDERSON
 LEANNE DOVERSPIKE
 MIKE ANDERSON
 PAULETTE DESAULNIERS & LINDA SCHNERCH
 SYLVIA RUDKEVICH
 DENISE WILLERTON
TORI CAOETTE

AND HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICS FROM MY SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY: 




AND SO MANY BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY....SO BLESSED! THANK YOU TO YOU ALL....I FEEL SO VERY BLESSED TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE. 



Thursday, June 22, 2017

6.22.2017...Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. . .



Have you checked out the new thicker embossing folders- called Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders?  
They are similar to our regular Textured Impressions Embossing Folders but they leave a deeper impression with more detail and a 3D effect.  
You should spritz them lightly with water before running through the Big Shot so the paper does not crack, and no bottom cutting plate is required as they are much thicker.  

Here is how to do it: 

  • Start with you Big Shot Platform.  If you are using the platform with the hinges, you will want all the tabs 'out'.
  • Lay the Dynamic TIEF directly on the Big Shot platform (no bottom cutting plate).
  • Place your card stock inside the Dynamic TIEF.  
  • Some die cutting machines can 'cut' through the paper.  It's best to test on a scrap piece of card stock first.  If your Dynamic TIEF is cutting into the paper, you should spritz with water first.  This allows the paper to flex and emboss without tearing.
  • Place a cutting plate on top of the Dynamic TIEF.  Run through your Big Shot machine
  • Just look at the super deep impression it leaves! Now, you can leave it 'as is' or you can gently sponge ink to make the impressions pop even more!