I am so excited!


The reason I am so excited is that I had 3 cards picked up for publication in Paper Creations!  Then I had 4 cards picked up for publication in Just Cards – Valentines/Love Special Issue.  YEAH!!! 

I have been submitting so many cards, and most times hear nothing back.  It’s been a challenge trying to figure out what each magazine might be looking for.  It’s kind of funny though, some of my favourite cards that I thought for sure may be picked up, weren’t.  Urgh….lol, I guess you just have to keep trying! 

It’s the same with Design Teams!  I have tried out for a few big companies, and seem to always make it to the final round, but then they email me  saying I didn’t make the final pick!  This year I am going to just keep trying!  Heck, all’s they can do is say NO! 

I know there are many of you going through exactly the same thing.  Don’t give up though!  Just keep plugging away, and eventually we will get there! lol

Kim at Candle

Hubby and I were going through some photos last night, and came accross this one of me.  I really don’t like pictures of myself, but he said he loved this one and told me to post it on my blog.  So, here I go!  Urgh, that was painful! lol

Well, off to create and take pictures!  Have a wonderful morning everyone!  :)




 I am trying a new to me blogging program and just making sure it works properly!  I have a couple things to post but it may not be until tomorrow!  Check back then if you like!


Thank you so much for your help Rach!

Have a wonderful day!


Precious Moments

I have seen the Stampavie stamps, and admired them on so many blogs, and now I have one of my own! lol  Beth from Sunflowers and Dragonflies is carrying this awesome stamp line!  On my card I used mostly all products available from her online store.

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Now I can't take credit for the layout of this card.  I was blurfling and came across this incredible blog.  Bev's work is awesome.  She uses alot of the European stamps, and so many gorgeous embellishments.  I loved her cards so much that I decided to use one of her layouts.  You can see her work here.

I embossing the image on white c/s, the coloured in with Copic Markers.  The little tag is done with a cuttlebug die, and stamped with a sentiment from Hero Arts.  All papers used are from the Basic Grey Sultry pad.  Flowers are from Prima.  These are all available at Beth's store.  Lastly I used some pearls from Kaisercraft to even things out a bit.  The Prima flowers that look black in the photo are actually dark brown, but I couldn't get a great picture.

I never usually use this many flowers or embellishments on a card, BUT, I just love the look when I see others doing it.  I think I will be doing this more often! lol  Thank you Bev for the inspiration!


New stamp by Sunflowers and Dragonflies

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Beth from Sunflowers and Dragonflies has opened a new online store.  She is selling various products, AND she is also designing her own stamps, with the focus on Canada! 

The main stamp used on this card is one of Beth's designs.  It is of Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, about 30 minutes from me.  I was so happy that she sent me this stamp.  To make the background I used Ecoline inks on watercolour paper.  The inks are available from Quietfire Design.  I then stamped and embossed Mahone Bay with black.  I used a scrap to stamp the sentiment (from Hero Arts).  I added a some dew drops and used one of Martha Stewarts punches for the border. 

Thank you for stopping by tonight!


Don't hate me...

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 For anyone who knows me, you will be amazed!! I drew a sidewalk! lol...seriously, I get scared just thinking I may have to draw something or fill something in! You should have seen one night, we had a SU party at my place and we had to draw our own stem! OMGOSH! It was AWFUL! lol But really funny! Anyway, I stamped the lady on white c/s, then coloured her in with Copics. After that I decided I wanted bling, so I went over her dress, shoes and scarf with Opal Shimmerz. I then drew the sidewalk and coloured it in with Copics again. I then cut it all out. Not sure what I was thinking or why I had to cut her out, but I did! Anyway, I liked her layered on this retro paper from Basic Grey. The saying is from Viva Las Vegas, and is on a Nestibilities tag.

The 2 lady stamps are from Rubbernecker and were a gift from my bf Flower! She sent me an envelope full of goodies last week, what a sweetheart! Thank you Flower!
Have a great day,

Men, Coffee, Chocolate....

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I just love this stamp!  The way she has her hat tipped and is kind of peeking at what is going on. I thought she went perfectly with this saying from Rubber Romance. I embossed her, then coloured in with Copics. She was then cut out, and I stamped her again on another piece of white c/s. I drew the sidewalk and coloured that in. I then made a mask of her legs, and lightly sponged soft pink in on the background of a nestibilities long rectangle, keeping the die in place so I would have the white border. I was then playing around with my Slice and decided to make some flourishes to frame her as well. I am loving the Slice, but am still trying to figure out how to add the pieces to my cards without them looking out of place to me! Then I added some dew drops for good I had a blast making these 2 cards!

Have a good one!

Valentines Hanging Heart Box

I actually have a bit of energy this afternoon! Woohooo! I took some pictures! This is a heart box that I made for Valentines Day. It's for a friend that I work with, but I haven't seen her yet to give it to her. She doesn't look on here, so I am safe! I saw the template for this box over on Mel's blog (link is on the right hand side of my blog), and I decided to give it a try. It really is adorable, but I much prefer Mel's! She has all kinds of sewing and embellishments on hers! Next time I will fancy mine up more! Thank you for the template Mel.

I am not sure who makes the patterned paper, and it was the last bit I had left. The heart stamp is from MFT. The silver trim around the edges is actually border stickers from Magenta, and I received them from Quietfire Design. The filigree flower is from the Paper Company.

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great day!

Just wanted to say Hi

Morning Everyone,

I just wanted to stop by and say Hello. I have been SO sick. It's been 3 weeks now, and if you can believe it, I actually feel worse this week. I found out last Monday I have pnuemonia. I was a good girl and stayed home, in bed, doing not much of anything the whole week! Well, I was not rewarded for good behaviour, that's for sure. I can hardly breathe. Just making the bed, or having a shower leaves me totally breathless. I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics last Tuesday, so they had to take me off them, and they put me on Prednisone. They only gave me 5 pills, I ran out on Saturday, and I need more. And, who would have thought antibiotics stay in your system that long? I am still itching like a crazy woman! lol I haven't got much of an appetite, and have to pretty much MAKE myself eat, which sucks. I have had a few friends call to see how I am doing, and it's so nice to hear from them, but I can hardly talk on the phone even. I am just so out of breath, the more I talk the harder to breathe.

I have managed to stamp a couple things in my haze, but haven't taken any photos. I keep thinking I will take pictures, but the thought of setting up my tent for taking pics makes me re-think that idea! lol So, please be patient, I will take pics as soon as I can. Who knows, maybe even today.

I am hoping to get to the Dr. again today. Maybe he will give me a miracle pill today and I will start feeling better? lol One can only hope.....I just want to feel good and take a DEEP breath!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hopefully I will have something to post for you real soon!

Created Byhand Challenge - Love Quotes

This weeks challenge over at Created Byhand, is to make a card using a Love Quote. Of course, I used one of Quietfire's stamps, and I think this one is my favorite! Real love stories never have endings, and it can be found here.

The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny, and I just LOVE it! I did a bunch of distressing around the edges. I really like this type of card, the shadow box. I distressed the inside panel, then stamped a Stampsmith image on glossy, and tinted a bit and distressed. Cut it out, and taped it down. Then I stamped the sentiment from Quietfire Design, and stamped some lips randomly. I love the whole romantic look! The hearts on the side are Heart Pearls from Hero Arts, and the Beloved stamp is from Inkadinkao.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Exciting News!

Beth Norman, from Sunflowers and Dragonflies, has started a new business venture! She has opened an online stamp store, featuring her own stamp designs, as well as carrying Stampavie, Primas, Basic Grey, Big Shot, and other items!
Beth asked me quite sometime ago if I would like to be part of her design team, and I said YES!!! How exciting to be a part of this new venture with Beth! Congratulations Girl, I wish you all the success in the world.
You can read more about this on Beth's Blog. And you can go shopping here.
Have a wonderful day everyone,

Created Byhand Challenge - Pink or Red Card

The theme this week for Created Byhand Challenge Blog is to make a card using pink or red. I chose pink...of course! lol The asian lady is from Stamp It, the asian letters are from Judikins and the sentiment is from Quietfire Design! Isn't this sentiment gorgeous? Suzanne has the most beautiful calligraphy stamps, check them out if you have a chance!

I used my Copic Markers to colour her in, then sponged around her using pink dye ink in a really light colour. I also used the Spica Glitter clear pen inside the flowers, for that bit of bling. The flowers are punches, and there is a swarovski crystal in the center of each. I used the cuttlebug as background on the nesties layer and under the ribbon. All stamping is embossed with clear ink over black versafine ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!
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