Monday, October 31, 2016


My grandson Richard celebrated his birthday on October 30th.  

This is a card that I made for him. 

Since his birthday is so close to Halloween I went with a Halloween theme. 

My starting point was the Project Life card.  I added the "have a" and "birthday" greeting with stamps.  

Then I stamped, colored and punched two of the "critters" from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and punched them out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter punch. 

A few added glittery stars and my card was complete.  What do you think? 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Carole's Sketch Challenge Card. . .

Here is an awesome card Carole A. made using today's sketch....LOVE IT!!!!


It is time. . .  for another sketch challenge!   Check out this fabulous sketch and get your creative juices flowing.  

I look forward to seeing what you come up with. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Here are the projects I have posted over the past week.....for more details visit the individual blog posts.  

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Friday, October 28, 2016


This is a fancy fold card we made in my last Techniques class. 

It features the Totally Trees stamp set along with the Sunshine Greetings stamp set. 

The colors I used were Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black. 

If you would like to learn how to make cards like these....why not join the girls at my next Technique class? 

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Thursday, October 27, 2016


I recently picked up some foiled vellum that was on the Clearance rack and boy oh boy am I glad that I did!   This stuff is GORGEOUS!  

These cards came together very easily!  

A quick greeting using the Wonderful Year stamp set from the holiday catalog, and a quick embellishment made from the Star of Light framelits and a silver brad......super easy- super cute! 

Here is a closeup of the green version:

and here is a closeup of the red version: 

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Products Used: 

Very Vanilla card stock
Vintage Leaves Stamp Set
Leaflets Framelits
Watercolor Words stamp set
Cajun Craze ink pad
Cajun Craze card stock
Embossing Buddy
Black Embossing Powder
Black Stazon Ink
Heat Tool 
Versamark Ink
Copper Foil
Rope Trim
Wink of Stella Gold

I stamped a leaf image on the vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink.  Then I immediately water colored the image using an aqua painter. Then I stamped the next leaf and continued in this manner until I was happy with the outcome. 

This technique is supposed to give you a faded, distorted, watery looking image.  If you are looking for perfection and clarity, this technique is not for you! 

I dried the panel with my heat tool 

Next I used embossing buddy and then stamped greeting with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using black embossing powder.  

Tip:  look closely at my greeting and you will see a little smudge under happy- I did not get all the embossing powder completely melted and when I touched it it careful to make sure all your embossing is super shiny and melted.....don't do what I did! 

Next I stamped the leaf image on copper foil paper using Stazon ink and allowed to dry. Then I cut it out using the coordinating framelit dies. 

Next I assembled my card and used the rope trim for accent as I wanted this for a I thought the rope trim would work. 

Finally I grabbed my Wink of Stella gold and added veins and highlights to the leaves.  (sorry very hard to photograph) 

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Here is a super quick and easy card for you today- perfect when you need a stack of Christmas cards in a rush. 

I used the Whisper White thick card stock- standard size card base - 8.5 x 4.25

I used a sponge and swirled a bit of pool party ink the the center of the card to create a focal point. 

Next I used bermuda bay ink and Rich Razzleberry ink to create the larger snowflakes.  Pool Party ink was used for the smaller snowflakes. 

To finish it I added large Rhinestones to the centers of the large snowflakes. 

A quick greeting in Memento Black ink and I was done! 

Products used in this card: 

Memento Black Ink pad
Bermuda Bay Ink pad
Rich Razzleberry Ink pad
Pool Party Ink pad
Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set
Whisper White thick card stock

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Monday, October 24, 2016


Happy Monday!  

I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend.  I wanted to start the week off with a fun project I made last week. 

I had seen a lot of pocket cards on the internet, and a few had tutorials, but they all had two pockets on the front.....and I only wanted one pocket. 

So this card is what I came up with. 

I folded a piece of Pacific Point striped DSP from the Brights stack to create this card.  It is all one piece. 

I started out with a piece that measured 11 x 8.5

I folded it in half to dimensions of 5.5 x 8.5

Then I folded in half again to dimensions of 5.5 x 4.25

Then you have to make sure your open ends are at the top and point to the right.  

Fold down the top corner to the side to create your pocket.  

I used fast fuse adhesive to secure the flap and along the side of the pocket. 

I also used some on the back side to adhere the pieces together. (if you wanted to you could also create a pocket on the inside but it does not leave you much room for writing) 

A quick bookmark greeting using the tag topper punch and a few flower embellishments made from punches finishes this card off nicely. 

Hope you like it!  If you have any questions feel free to contact me. 

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Did you know. . .

Did you know. . . there are just 62 days until Christmas!!!!! 

Have you started  your shopping?  I HATE mine has been done for a while now. 

As in previous years, I am sending out my Holiday Wish List. 

Whoever places an order for items on Holiday Wish List are guaranteed the recipient will love their gift, they get free gift wrapping, and there are no crowds invoved....a win win for everyone involved.   

Orders must be placed prior to December 5 to guarantee delivery before Christmas.  

Here is this years Wish List form: 

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Here is a recap of this weeks projects....for more details go back to the original posts: 

Friday, October 21, 2016


Today's project is a Chrismas card I made showcasing some GORGEOUS plaid designer series paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack in the Holiday Catalog.  

This DSP stack has some amazing have got to check them out! 

The greeting is from the Reason for the Season stamp set, in the annual catalog. 

Here are the supplies I used for this card: 

Reason for the Season DSP Stack
Garden Green card stock
Whisper White card stock
Memento Black ink pad
Gold Cording 
2 1/2" Circle Punch

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2016


I was browsing through the catalog the other night and I noticed a card on page 129.  I thought "WOW...that is a really cute card!"  

It amazes me that I have looked through my catalog at least a million times, and have never noticed this card!  

Well, I immediately grabbed some supplies and started creating. 

Here is a closeup of the Navy version I made: 

And here is a closeup of the crumb cake version I made: 

I LOVE them both!  I purposefully did not put a greeting on either one.  I feel these cards could be used for a multitude of occasions, so I will put the greeting on when I need to. 

Supplies I used in this card: 

Night of Navy card stock and ink pad
Crumb Cake card stock and ink pad
2 1/2 inch Circle Punch
Linen Thread
In The Meadow Stamp set
Glue Dots
Tombow Liquid Adhesive

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Happy Wednesday everyone!  

Today I wanted to share a super cute Christmas card I made using the new Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Punch

Aren't these little Eskimo kids adorable!  I stamped them in black ink on scrap Whisper White card stock,  and then watercolored them using an Aquapainter and Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party ink pads. 

I used Pool Party card stock for the card base - standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" 

The designer series paper is a retired SU stack from a few years back....but I just loved the snowflake background.  

I put some Silver Thread behind my kids for some glittery goodness.  

The fur on their clothing is also glittered up with the Wink of Stella glitter pen- it is so hard to photograph glitter well.  

The greeting is from the same set.   I stamped it on Whisper White card stock and then used the Banner Punch to flag the ends.  A bit of sponging around the edges makes it pop off the page. 

This was a fun and easy card to make.  I hope you like it.  

If you would like to purchase any of these products used in today's project, or would like to sign up for a class,  contact me directly:

Phone: (204) 232-7744

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cleaning Up the Scrap and Retired Cardstock using new stamps Totally Trees & Tin of Tags. . .

I don't know about you....but I get overwhelmed with scraps of dsp and card stock and leftover pieces and card bases along with retired card stock!  

This card was my mission to reduce some of that pile. 

I had a piece of purplish blue card stock ( it is so old I don't even remember the color name) that I used for a card base. 

Then I found a scrap of More Mustard to use as a mat. 

Next I grabbed my new Totally Trees stamp set and some ink pads- More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Sweet Sugarplum.  I randomly stamped the images on the art piece. 

The surprise greeting is from the Tin of Tags stamp set.  

This card certainly was a surprise....weird color combo and all...not sure if I am over the moon excited by this card....but it is now a use-able card. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

With Sympathy . . .Faux Stitching Technique

I made this card on the weekend.  I noticed my sympathy cards supply were lacking, and I always want to have my sympathy cards ready to go...I never like to make a sympathy card when I am sad and upset. 

Now I hope I never have to use these cards, but reality is reality, you have to have them on hand.  

I normally try to use neutral tones when making sympathy cards, but I changed this one up a bit....I chose Old Olive and Whisper White for my color scheme.  

The card base is a standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
The white art piece is cut with the largest framelit from the Banner Framelits

Then I grabbed my Project Life Journalling Pen and created a faux stitched border around the banner.  

Next I stamped the leaf image from the Crazy About You stamp set using Old Olive Ink.  

I grabbed my Project Life Journalling Pen again and added a bit of detail to the leaves. 

A quick greeting stamped with Memento Black ink and a few green toned sequins completes this card.  

What do you think....ok with Old Olive or should I have stuck with neutral tones?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sheltering Tree & Friendly Wishes says it all...A

Here is a quick and easy card I made using the tree image from the  Sheltering Tree stamp set.  The greeting is from Friendly Wishes stamp set.

I stamped the images in Early Espresso ink directly on to a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack  cut at 4" by 5 1/4".

A quick knot bow with some Early Espresso ribbon finishes this simple art piece off nicely.

Then I matted it onto an Early Espresso  standard card base cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Falling Flowers. . .

This is another card kit that I found last weekend while cleaning....however I changed up the stamp set for some coloring fun!

The Basic Black card base was 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
The Pear Pizzazz mat layer was 5 1/4" x 4"
The Whisper White art piece was 5" x 3 3/4"

I randomly stamped images from the Falling Flowers stamp set  using Memento Black ink all over art piece.  

Then I grabbed some copic markers and got to coloring. 

A quick greeting from the Wild About Flowers stamp set, a quick bow and I was done!

Much better to have a card ready to give than a pile of precut cardstock laying in a baggie- LOL!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Leftover Loveliness. . .Remarkable You.. . .

I was cleaning in my craft studio on the weekend and came upon some leftover card kits from days gone by.  

Well they were just too pretty not to assemble into cards.  

I ended up with three of these beauties after all my paper piecing was done.  

I decided not to put greetings on them now....they are beautiful on their own or I can add a quick greeting to the outside depending on what occasion I decide to use it for. 

This leaf image is from the Remarkable you stamp set.....the dsp is retired. 

I stamped the image on the card front as well as onto DSP scraps.  Then I cut out the leaves and glued them to the image on the card front.....a little time consuming but well worth it!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

More Ways to Use Your DSP

More Ways to Use Your DSP

In case you haven't heard, Stampin' Up! s having their Annual Designer Series Paper sale for the whole month of October!  

Buy three packs of select DSP and choose one pack for FREE!  

Here are the packs that are included in this sale: 


Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunburst Saying Card. . .

I had a few scraps laying about last week and decided to use them up.....this is what I came up with.  I used the Starburst Thinlet found on page 193 of the Annual Catalog and paired it with a greeting from the coordinating Sunburst Sayings stamp set found on page 99.  

This card could be used for a multitude of occasions....but I wanted a masculine card that I could uses for an appreciation card.....the inside sentiment says "you're the best" 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Crisp Fall Day. . . how about a fall themed color challenge. . .

Today is definitely a crisp fall day here in why not a fall themed color challenge? 

Your challenge is to create a fall card using these colors: 

Be sure to share your cards so I can post them to inspire others with your work. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and followers!  May your holiday be full of friends, family and love.

Week of Christmas. . . Card Five. . . Jar of Cheer. . .

And today is the final card in my week of Christmas series...   This card features the Jar of Cheer stamp set found on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog. 

The Layering Ovals Framelits were a wonderful addition to this card and can be found on page 193 of the Annual Catalog. 

The colors used here were Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron......different choices for Christmas cards! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Week of Christmas. . . Card Four. . . Jolly Friends Bundle. . .

This card features a fun new stamp set called Jolly Friends found on page 29 of the Holiday Catalog.  It is part of a bundle that includes the new Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  Also on that same page are the Mini Jingle Bells.  

The DSP is from the Warmth and Cheer DSP stack found on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.  The greeting is from the Peaceful Pines stamp set on page 28 of the Annual Catalog. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Week of Christmas. . . Card Three. . . Christmas Pines and Cable Knit TIEF. . .

Day Three of Week of Christmas features a card I made using the Christmas Pines bundle found on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog along with the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder found on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog. 

I cannot express enough HOW MUCH I LOVE this embossing is has a 3D effect......a definate WOW!  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Week of Christmas....Card Two....Star of Light....

This is my second card for my week of Christmas series. 

It is a glistening beauty that features the Star of Light stamp set found on page 9 of the Holiday catalog. 

To create this card I stamped the swirly images using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The remaining images were also stamped with Versamark ink but were heat embossed using silver embossing powder. 

Small rhinestones were added to the center of each flower.....and the shimmery sparkle of the glimmer paper all around the outside makes this card special!