Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Using Up Scraps- post 2 of 2

This card came together easily.

I started out with a bunch of small pieces of dsp and some flowers.....and with the help of my square punch, an embossing folder I got this great quilt background for my greeting.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Using Up Scraps- post 1 of ....

We all have scraps....and sometimes they can be overwhelming.  

Today and tomorrow I am going to share cards I made using up my scraps. 

These cards are not standard size....as I was using up scraps....but it is amazing what you can do....this one started with an odd sized piece of black card stock, a cardboard frame from scrapbook supplies and a stamped greeting.

Friday, March 27, 2015

You Are My Rock...

Another easy peasy card using Adventure Bound designer series paper and washi!  

Man I LOVE this dsp stack! 

The greeting is Simon Says Stamp- Tiny Tag Words stamp set

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ears to You!

And finally a colorful Easter card for my oldest grandson Richard. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


A bright card card..... and oh so easy with washi tape!

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

White card stock
Washi Tape
Star Punch
Guy Greetings stamp set
Coastal Cabana card stock
Border Punch
Tangelo Twist Card Stock
Hello Honey card stock

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

You Rock!

This oh so easy card was made with the Adventure Bound designer series paper and washi tape!

The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp -YOU  stamp set

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Inspiration....

We all have challenges in our lives....some are small and some are big....and some seem impossible. 

I found this photo online...it is an inspiration to me.....and so very true.....if we just keep taking small steps over and over we will reach our goal, our final destination. We can never give up.   It may not happen quickly....it may take a long time.....but in the end you will have your victory and a feeling of accomplishment. 

I have to remind myself of this every day.....keep looking at the big picture, think positive and keep going.  

Here is some more inspiration for you: 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
                                                                 Phillipians 4:13

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bokeh Birthday Wishes

The bokeh (out of focus photography term) technique is hot right now....so I thought I had better give it a try. 

I took a piece of whisper white cardstock and applied color randomly with sponge daubers. I chose baked brown sugar, so saffrom, pistachio pudding and coastal cabana. 

Then I took my circles stencil and added a few colored dots. Then I grabbed my whisper white ink and added lots of white dots. 

I used my heat tool to dry the white ink as it takes FOREVER to dry. 

I stamped two feather images in versamark on vellum from the Four Feathers stamp set.  I used black embossing powder and set it with the heat tool.  I used the coordinating framelits to cut them out. The greeting is from the Four You stamp set. 

I used mini glue dots on the back side of the feathers and behind the embossed letters to attach the vellum to the card front. 

Now I have a great card I could use for a guy or a girl! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pink Bunny for my Granddaugher....

I made this pink bunny card for my granddaughter.  The dancing bunny image is sooo cute!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Old Classics.....

Here are a couple of great guy cards I made a couple weeks ago.  I really liked the first card so I decided to make another. 

Products used in making these cards: 

Early Espresso card stock
Sahara Sand card stock
Whisper White card stock
Adventure Bound designer series paper
Guy Greetings stamp set
Circle Framelits
2 1/2" circle punch
Banner framelits
Early Espresso candy dots

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hey Foxy...you made my day!

Once again, I made this simple card with a digital image I found on-line.  

Products I used making this card: 

Old Olive card stock
Whisper White card stock
Copic Markers
Blendabilites Markers
Early Espresso Ink
Best of Greetings Stamp Set

Monday, March 16, 2015

Butterfly Resist....

These beautiful cards were VERY EASY to make and look at the stunning results! 

Products I used in making these cards: 

Butterfly die
Silver foil card stock
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
Coastal Cabana ink and dauber
Island Indigo ink and dauber
Pear Pizzazz ink and dauber
Wetlands stamp set
Whisper White card stock

I simply applied ink to dsp with dauber randomly, but making sure all areas were covered.  Then I took paper towel and wiped off excess.  Easy buy WOW!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

First Day at the Trailer in 2015...

Yesterday, Saturday March 14 was our first visit to the trailer of 2015.  
 It was a beautiful sunny day with forecast high of 8 degrees.  So  I packed a small cooler,we grabbed the dog, and headed out.  

When we got there, there was still quite a bit of snow, but I was able to drive my car right to the lot.  There was about 6-8 inches of snow on the deck.....and it was slushy and heavy!  So we grabbed the shovel and started clearing it....why oh why do we have a big deck???? LOL

 Here is the temperature when we first got there:

 Another shot of my handsome hubby:

We fired up the barbecue and had a great lunch on the deck and sat back and soaked up the sunshine.  And of course Miss Dixie was enjoying the sun:

Yes that is my pants drying on the chair....I slipped and fell in the snow and got a wet ass.....and I was cold....so we went in the trailer and found a pair of Mike's sweat pants that I changed into until my jeans dried. 

And here is a pic of the two of us together:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Last Sunday's Treasure...

Every morning, when I get out of bed and look in the mirror, I try to remember to say " Something good is going to happen to me today"  

So last Sunday was the first BEAUTIFUL day in Winnipeg.  It was sunny and everything was melting and made you feel that winter was finally starting to end and spring was in the near future. 

I was itching to go for a walk, so I asked hubby if he wanted to come with me. He agreed and we were off for a beautiful afternoon walk. 

The sidewalks were still snow packed but we headed to the walking path that is a few blocks from our home.  It is so nice to walk there because all you have are walkers and bikers- no cars, no splashing....just a great place to walk or jog or bike. 

This walk in itself was my "something good" 

Well after walking for about 45 minutes I had to go to the bathroom and we were quite a hike away from home, so we headed to the closest place I knew that has a public bathroom- Subway. 

After we left Subway and another "something good" happened to me.  Laying on the sidewalk was a 100 dollar bill!!!!  

I immediately picked it up, looked at Mike, and said "something good is going to happen to me today"  Well we laughed about that one. 

Here is my $100 bill: 

Yep, a spare for our Monopoly game!  

Oh well, we had a beautiful walk together and a good chuckle over my found "treasure" 

Keep smiling and every day, with a positive attitude,  tell yourself "something good is going to happen to me today!!!" 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Squirrel Love....

This fun an simple card was made with digital images I found on-line. 

Products I Used making this card: 

Smoky Slate card stock
Whisper White card stock
Real Red card stock
Copic markers
tiny heart punch
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thursday, March 12, 2015


So I saw an ad on Kijiji for a retired stamp set called Sassy Suzie.....there is only one image but greetings are hilarious-- so I HAD to have it.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


So I have a funny story to share with you today.  

Last Saturday morning, I was up early (6:00 am grrrr)!! 

  I was in the kitchen making my coffee and ran out of sweetener. So, I went to the cupboard and got a new box...dumped the box into my glass storage container and was heading for the garbage can to dispose of the box when I was struck with an idea. 

The box was small....why couldn't I use it for a mini album???? Hmmmm....

Well here is my mini album journey: 

 I cut the top bottom and one side out and I had my book shape:

Here is the finished product: 


I quietly left this on my husbands computer desk and he was pleasantly surprised.  

Now I am thinking about all the cereal boxes....that would make a nice big album.....and what about a baby soap box for a super tiny album.....oh my mind is reeling...

Products I used: 

Sugar Twin Box
Typecraft Printed Cardstock- ( This is super heavy cardstock)
Distress Ink & Applicator Tool
Tombow adhesive
Jaqueline Alphabet Die
Paper Trimmer
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


This card is a personal favourite. 

 I made it using the following supplies: 

Whisper White card stock
Old Olive card stock
Million and One stamp set
Bloom With Hope stamp set
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Gold Embossing Powder
Blendabilities Markers

Monday, March 9, 2015


Today's card features the following supplies: 

Night of Navy card stock
Whisper White card stock
Basic Gray card stock
Washi Tape
Candy Dots
Sincere Salutations stamp set
Night of Navy Ink
Argyle Embossing Folder
Little Leaves die

Friday, March 6, 2015


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

Today's share is a Father's Day card I made.  I found the awesome digital image online.  It is made with the following supplies: 

Smoky Slate card stock
Whisper White card stock
Smoky Slate ink
Blendabilities markers
Copic markers

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


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

Today's birthday card is clean and simple and uses up some of those overwhelming scraps!  I used the following supplies: 

Smoky Slate Card Stock
Whisper White card stock
Real Red card Stock
Tempting Turquoise card stock
Old Olive card stock
Smoky Slate ink
Guy Greetings stamp set
candy dots

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


It;s Guys Week!   All this week I will be sharing cards made for the guys in our life.

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

Basic Black card stock
Cajun Craze card stock
Whisper White card stock
Guy Greetings stamp set
Antique car stamp
Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder
clear embossing powder
black embossing powder
heat tool
sakura glitter pen

Monday, March 2, 2015



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

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

Real Red card stock
Smoky Slate card stock
Night of Navy card stock
Whisper White card stock
Real Red ink
Smoky Slate Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Real Red marker
Arrows Textured Embossing Folder