Getting back to basics…


I decided to make a couple cards and get back to some basics.  No colouring, just inking and stamping.  I actually had alot of fun making these 2 cards, and will probably try to go back to basics a bit more often.  It’s kind of nice to be able to make a couple quick cards, something I rarely do!  I am one of those people that take FOREVER to make 1 card!  I am sure some of you know what I mean! lol

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Anyway, here are the cards.  The main images are from Inkadinkado, as well as the Party stamp.  You light up my life is from Amuse.  All flourishes are from Cornish Heritage Farms.  I just love their stamps.  They are mounted on cling, and stamp so beautifully!  All I did for these is use Rosebud Red and Tangerine Momento inks, inking the whole images with the pink, then going over a few spots with the orange. 

I decided to stop by Michael’s tonight, and was so happy to see the new Tim Holtz Visual Artistry line of stamps!  They are exclusive to M’s, and a bit pricey, but when you use a 40% off coupon, it’s definitely worth it!  I was bad and went through 2 different cashiers so I could use 2 coupons and buy 2 sets! lol  Here is the link if you would like to see the new stamps -

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight!


Mr. and Mrs.


Hi there,

This card was done for Photo Memories, using their supplies.  This card and the two above will be my last cards for now, as I have now finished a 6 month term on their design team!  Time for some new people to have a turn.

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All stamps are from Inkadinkado.  I stamped and embossed the cake, coloured it in with Copic Markers, then went over most of it with Angelwings Shimmerz.  I did all the layers and the tag with the Nestibilities.  Border strip was cuttlebugged.  I added some Kaisercraft rhinestones on the corners of the cake layer, and a few Dew Drops on the border.  Oh yeah, the flower was also done with the Nesties.  I put a little stickles on the cake stand as well.  Lots of bling on this card!  It was a dreary day even thought it was quite warm today, so I didn’t get a very good picture of this one.

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

A perfect baby shower gift

Hi there,

I hope everyone is having a great evening and looking forward to a fabulous weekend!

My project today was made a little while back for Quietfire Design.  You can find directions & the template for these shoes here. 


I often make the shoes and a matching card as a congratulations when I find out someone is expecting, or as a little something extra for the baby shower.  They are fun and fast to make, so give it a try if you like!

Here is a picture of the back of the shoe.


If you decide to make a pair, come back and post a link so we can all see them!

Have a wonderful weekend!




Good Morning!

Since I am still at home, I have been organizing a bit in my play room.  I came across a box of women stamps that I had tucked away for some reason.  Anyway, I have some gorgeous stamps that I haven’t even used yet, and thought I would make a card with one of them.  I didn’t know where I had gotten it, but alas, I asked my friend Flower and she said she had given it to me.  It’s from Rubber Stamp Ave. if anyone is interested.


Here is a close up so you can see all the shimmer.


When I stamped this image I was instantly in love with it!  It’s just so dreamy.  I coloured in the image with Copic Markers, then I went over alot of it with Shimmerz.  If you haven’t seen them before, OMGosh, you are in for a treat when you try them.  They are so sparkly, way more so than anything else I have tried.  I used Angelwings so you could see the colour under it.  I added a tiny Swarovski crystal on her forehead just because I thought it should be there! lol  I also coloured my Unicorn in, it just didn’t look right white.  After all it is my fantasy right? lol  I thought the sentiment Dream with your eye wide open, from Quietfire Design was the perfect saying to go with this card.   Then I added some punched flowers and bling from Kaisercraft in the middles.  I used the Martha Stewart punch on the one layer, I just love her border punches!  Urgh, please ignore the folded edge on this card.  It’s Bazzill bling cardstock and even though I used my Scor-pal, it didn’t score nicely.  I will have to cut it off and remount it.  That drives me crazy, so pretend you don’t even it see it ok? lol

Anyway, that is it for now!  I have been busy making other cards and things, but I can’t share them yet as they are for a design team assignment.  I am hoping to get some fun stamping done for no reason today though!

Have a wonderful day everyone,


Created Byhand Weekly Challenge – Blue & Green

The challenge at Created Byhand was to make a card using blue and green.  I chose the blue and green patterned paper from Making Memories, and some coordinating paper from Prism. 

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The sentiment used is from Quietfire Design and can be found here.  I used the Nestibilites to do my layers, as well as the butterflies.  I thought a little sparkle on the butterflies would look nice, but, I dont like how it turned out on the blue paper.  I like it much better on the soft green, but I already had the card together, so it is staying as is! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

Created Byhand Challenge – Use the word Believe



Last weeks challenge at Created Byhand was to use the word BELIEVE on a card.  I used a sentiment from Quietfire Design that has the word in it. 

The Audrey Hepburn  image is a photostamp from Stampsmith.   I lightly painted in the image in places with a watercolour brush and Tombow Markers.  The papers used are all Basic Grey.  I used black ribbon and Paris Dew Drops to embellish.  I didn’t want to add to much to the card, as I wanted to try to achieve simple and elegant.  Not sure if I did, but I do like the way it turned out.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Thank you


I really have so much to be thankful for, especially my friends.  My hubby had to go out of town for work last week, and he didn’t want to leave me at home so sick.  But, it’s his job and he had to go.  Since he has been gone, my girl friends have been taking care of me!  One takes me to my appts, tests and xrays.  Another bought me groceries and came over and even made me soup!  Another brought my tons of throat lozenges and popsicles.  Then I have 2 friends that live a bit further away, but they always phone to check on me, and make me smile when they call!  With the time difference, I don’t get to talk to hubby to much, BUT I do get to talk to all these wonderful ladies!  Urgh…do you think they can put up with me for another month?? lol

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So this is a thank you to all my wonderful friends, thank you so much for being a part of my life.  I treasure each one of you!

I used a new stamp from Stampendous, and the sentiment if from Inkadinkado.  I hadn’t used either stamp yet.  I can’t remember who makes the patterned paper, and I cut the end off!  The little flourish is from a BG stamp set.  The image was coloured in with Copic Markers and clear Atyou Spica pen.  Tons of Prima flowers on this card.  I have been looking at many of the European blogs, and the card makers there use alot of flowers, so I thought I would try my hand at it as well.  Not so sure about mine though…oh well, it’s done! 

Something tells me I have many Thank You cards to make!

Thank you again for stopping by this evening!

Here’s the scoop…


How is everyone doing today?  I am still sick at home, and just trying to rest alot.  But, oh my…it’s hard to do!

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I dug out one of my MFT stamp sets, and decided to make a card.  I know it’s pretty colourful, but I couldn’t resist after I spotted this BG paper in amongst my mess!  I coloured the image in with Copic Markers.  I used an Atyou Spica Glitter clear pen over the centers of the flowers.  I also did the woman’s shirt, but the glitter pen leaked and tons of the liquid came out.  I couldn’t get it wiped off, so I paper pieced the shirt and used another clear glitter pen!  The little flowers are using a new punch I bought.  It has 6 flowers on it, and one center.  I couldn’t resist buying it!  I also used the Martha Stewart Doily border punch which I hadn’t used yet either.  So it was a fun day using things I hadn’t used before! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful evening,



Friends, like wine…

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I stopped at Photo Memories yesterday quickly just to drop off my projects, and while I was there I saw this stamp and had to have it!  The main image is from Inkadinkado, the background stamp is from SU and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession. 

I just love the papers used on this card, they are from My Mind’s Eye.  I was amazed that I could match up the colours of ink!  I used Sweet Plum Momento and Spanish Moss Versafine on this card. No embossing, just straight stamping.  I did make a mask of the main image so I could overstamp the SU background, En Francais.  Once the stamp was inked, I stamped it off once, then overstamped.  I didn’t want the writing to be too dark, it still is a bit in places.

I used the Nestibilities alot on this one! I also used one of the Cuttlebug Border embossing folders, as I couldn’t find a ribbon that went with the colours used.  Then of course I had to use my new Butterflies Nestibilities Die, and Kaisercraft Pearls!  lol

I also wanted to mention that there is some awesome blog candy over at Ink, Cut and Fold.  Check it out if you like!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope your day is filled with sunshine!


Slice of Cake


Eva over at For the Love of Life posted a beautiful project last night and issued a bit of a challenge.  Hers is soooo beautiful, go take a look!  Here is my take on her project!  This is another project for Photo Memories, using mostly their supplies. 

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I just bought the Butterflies Spellbinders Die this past weekend, and I just love it!  The stamp used is from Inkadinkado.  I used a Cuttlebug Die for the tag, then Heart Nestibilities.  The branch punch from Martha Stewart is amongst the ribbon.  Kaisercraft Pearls were used on the butterflies. 

You have probably noticed I have been playing around with my pictures a bit lately.  I am trying to learn how to add corners and borders in Photoshop and how to feather.  Urgh…it’s a bit of a learning curve for me.  There are many tutorials online, so I have been glued to the computer when I am not stamping, soaking in new information!  I will get better in time! lol

Here is the link to the Spellbinders Butterfly Die Set that I used.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Cards for Photo Memories


I design cards for a local scrap/stamp store called Photo Memories.  They give me the products they want me to use, and I TRY to make something half decent! lol 

For this first card they gave me a Hero Arts owl stamp and some of the new BG Porcelain paper to use.  They also want me to use the Nestibilities as much as possible and the Slice if I can.  So I used it all on this card.  The owl on the front was coloured with Copic markers, then I went over it with Opal Shimmerz.  The owls inside was just painted with the Shimmerz.  The flowers on this are Bo Bunny Rub-ons, which they also needed used.  The flowers on this card were done with the Slice.

On with the card…

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For this second card I was to use an acrylic set from Hero Arts.  Now this was totally not my style, the paper or stamps, and I struggled with this card.  I used 2 of the stamps and a set of Spellbinders Butterflies, and Kaisercraft rhinestones.  Urgh…really not liking this card!


Thank you for dropping by today!  Have a beautiful day!

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