Sweet Little One–Viva Las Vegastamps


Today I made a card using The Little Girl with Doll photo stamp, available at Viva Las Vegastamps. I stamped the image using Ancient Page black ink on glossy cardstock. Photo Twin markers were used to color in a few places on the image. The edges were distressed with Tea Dye ink, I was going for an aged photo look. I just adore this stamp.

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I am so excited! I know this will make many of you laugh, but I just figured out how to use my Bow Maker!! I don’t know if I will be able to do it again, I think it was a fluke! I always seem to miss a step and my bow falls apart the second I take it off the Bow Maker…oh well, what can I

Have a great day everyone, and stop by at Viva Las Vegastamps if you haven’t already! There is free shipping for the entire month of April! Woohoooo!!



Hopes and Dreams, and the possibilities of it all….


Last night I finally finished a card that was started last weekend. Kim Blanchette of The Cutting Garden instructed us on how to make this card, and I just love it! It would make a perfect wedding card. We also made a box to put the card in, as the card is quite big and dimensional. We used the Pendant Heart Nestibilities, lots of distress inks and Borderabilities, oh yeah, and tons of pearls! The sentiment is an old one from PSX.

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I love the soft, romantic feel of this card, and can’t wait to make more! I believe the patterned paper is from Basic Grey.

My desktop computer is broken down, and all my photography programs are on it. Sorry my pictures aren’t that great right now, I didn’t realise how much I depended on Photoshop for editing my photos! It’s so nice to be able to fix the lighting and such. I shouldn’t complain, at least I have my laptop right now! lol

I think most of you know that we are moving to Montreal next week. It’s been a bit crazy around here. I will try to keep posting while we are getting settled, the hotel will have internet. We won’t have internet or phone until May 6th. Luckily it’s a company move and we don’t have to pack, or unpack! Yeah!  But we will have to direct and probably change things around as we get to know our new home.

I have to say I have been totally spoiled living here in Halifax! I have made the most incredible friends, most of whom stamp! We have a fabulous stamp group that gets together once a month. We have the best stamp stores, Photo Memories, Carousel Rubber Stamps, and The Cutting Garden! If you haven’t been to these stores, you are in for a real treat! It is so very beautiful here, living right across from the ocean. Yes, we were lucky to live here and get to know this beautiful province of Nova Scotia! I am going to miss everyone and everything so much! I also look forward to our new journey in Montreal. Life is what you make of it!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great day!



The Easter Bunny is almost here!

Ah…the memories of Easter. I used to love hiding all the Easter eggs, and watching the kids searching everywhere in the house to find them. Then their chocolate covered faces after the devoured some of it! I really miss those days. My Grandbabies are too young for this yet, but can’t wait until they do the same.

This is one of the cards I made over at Dejah’s store last weekend. I normally don’t do Easter cards, but since I live so far away, I wanted to send Zachary and Charleigh a card.

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This one is for Charleigh. There is so much glitter on this card, I wish I had been able to get a better picture, so you could see it. The stamp is from House Mouse. Isn’t she cute? We used the new Labels 20, LOVE THEM! Of course I came home with them! lol

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I made this one for Zachary. I don’t normally do this syle of card, but I had a blast making these for the kids! Lots of shimmer and shine on this card too.

Have a great evening, and thank you so much for dropping by!



True Friendship

I went to a class taught by Val, and this is one of the cards we made. I have all the stamps, but have never come up with a clever idea like this! lol

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We stamped the image and sentiment on kraft cardstock, then ripped and distressed with vintage photo distress inks. The background paper is so gorgeous, all we did to that was distress the edges. The circles are from Graphic 45, I just love them! Then we added a few black pearls to the card. I really like this card, love the vintage feel.

Thanks for stopping by today,


She pursued Big dreams…

Hi there,

Last weekend we had our monthly ladies stamping group. It was my turn to think up a project for us to do. So, I decided to show the ladies how to use distress inks on your teflon sheet, and then spray with water, and drag your paper through. You can keep doing this to deepen the colours. After we did this, we dried the paper and distressed it and then distressed the next layer as well. Omgosh, it was so noisy, I brought my Zutter Distressing machine! Thank goodness Joan’s hubby was out, or I am sure he would have kicked this noisy bunch out of his house!! We had a blast! The stamp set we used is from Unity, and I just love it. After the card was assembled, we used a sparkle spray on it, and in real life it shimmers like crazy, but I couldn’t capture that in the photo. I had a bit of a hard time, as this is my last crafty night with the girls, as we are moving in a couple weeks now. Sad smile Have I mentioned how much I am going to miss everyone? lol

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The next card we did was instructed by Val. We made a corset card. I love this! We cut out the template and traced it, and traced the back for the card as well. We added lace and pearls, and did some stamping with a Tim Holtz stamp. I wish I had distressed the edges, but I can still do that! Thank you so much Val! Love this card!

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great day!



What would YOU do for a Klondike Bar?


I am so excited today! This is my first official post as a Design Team member for Viva Las Vegastamps! When I saw these stamps, The Woman and the Sentiment, I had to have them! I was laughing at the ideas that came to me for a card.

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I started off by stamping the woman image on glossy paper with Ancient Page Black Coal ink. I then coloured her in with a watercolour brush, a bit of water, and Tombow markers. She was then cut out and sponged with distress inks. She is layered on patterned paper, then the sentiment was stamped on the same paper, then cut out, and layered on. If you can't see the sentiment well, it says, " I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar". LOL, this just makes me giggle. I love how she is looking up and holding herself, like she really is contemplating what she did! I also used Miracle Tape from Viva Las Vegastamps to hold the card together! Wow, that stuff is amazingly strong! I can see myself using it for all sorts of different things. If you click on any of the highlighted words in this post, you will be taken to the Viva Las Vegastamps website, and to the stamps I used.

The designers will be posting on the Viva Las Vegastamps Blog weekly, so drop by and have a look!

Have a wonderful day, and thank you so much for stopping by!


Have a drink on me….Viva Las Vegastamps

It was a friends birthday yesterday, and I had a card all made for him! The perfect guy card! What man doesn’t like beer? lol


The mug of beer, Moosehead beer logo and the sentiment I put inside are all available at Viva Las Vegastamps! The sentiment inside says, “ 24 hours in a day. 24 beer in a case. Coincidence?” I thought he would get a kick out of that for sure.

The beer mug was embossed in black, and then coloured in using Copic Markers. I put a bit of glossy accents on the water drops on the outside of the mug. I couldn’t decide what to use for the foam on the beer, and ended up using Flower Soft. I thought it looks kind of foamy, looks good in person! lol I made the background on white cardstock, using distress inks, and stains. The stains are new to me, and will take a bit of practice. I used them on the diamond background, directly on the stamp.

No fussiness on this card…was hard to leave it and not add anything else. I find it so challenging to make Man cards! lol

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by today,


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