Thursday, October 12, 2017

Published Card !! Yippee....

I am so excited to share a card that is published in the Oct 1 issue of Stampers Sampler.

Christmas card I made using a Lost Coast Design stamp.

Always an honour to get published in such an awesome magazine.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

today is Hiz birthday !!

yep - it is a big one this year.  Didn't do anything too fancy - but hitting the big 70 !!  the numbers I printed off the internet - coloured them and embossed them.  

and yep - the older I get the better I was - now how true is that LOL.   

The stamp for the saying is from Indigo Blu.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Post Card !!

Welcome to my blog....(and over to IDC Blog)

Today I am sharing a postcard I made using Imagine Design Create stamp set - Inspirational Quotes !!

I did a repeat of one of the sayings in Staz on black...luv those clear stamping blocks to be able to see for lining everything up LOL.

BTW - this is all on a piece of balsa wood.

Then I embossed the "inspire" stamp in the middle.  So it shows the words coming through too which I thought was kinda cool.

Of course - off to the mailbox - 
Check out IDC blog for more !!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Don't give up...

Hello Hello my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing a card I made using Imagine Design Create stamps.
Check out the blog at IDC too....

I absolutely LUV this saying !!!

All done in pinks....I stamped the saying, from the Inspirationl Quotes set, onto creamy cardstock then embossed clear.  Rubbing my distress ink on top to bring up the saying.

Then embossed in silver a whole buncha small flowers from the Floral Fun set.  And of course fussy cut them out.

Layered everything together - randomly gluing the flowers on.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fridge magnets

Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by today.

These two magnets I made using Imagine Design Create stamp set.
Using Floral Fun and Inspirational Quotes.

Well what a better place to inspiration then on the fridge door.

(especially if you are at the fridge as often as I am heheheheee)

The magnets are about 2 inches by 3 1/4 inches.  Using spritzed distress ink on the background.  Embossed the little curly cues.

The sayings were embossed then cut out.  Mount onto the magnet using glue dots - it sure popped them up.

Check out the blog over at IDC for other great ideas.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Whoa there....

Hey there Hi there HO there !!!

thanks for visiting my blog..... I know I have been going a bit crazy with the Iris folds this year - but they are so cool.

Made this card for a young lady who LUVS her horseback riding !!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Collage Card

Hey there Hi there Ho there - thanks for stopping in for a peek.

Today I am sharing a card I made for someones 50th birthday.  It started out with a totally different idea and theme - but then morphed into this hahahahaa

He likes to joke around so thought the saying was appropriate - then of course turning 50  - the clock and tape measure - measuring time of course.  The Phrenology head is from Lost Coast stamps

Anyway - hope he likes it....

Friday, September 15, 2017

POP UP card..

Hi there my crafty friends....this card .... believe it or a pop - up.  The front of the card I have kept simple with a couple of paper flowers.

On the inside using Imagine Design and Create - Inspirational Quotes - I have made this card that will make anyone smile !!!

A bit of layering putting all this together...but the result speaks for itself.

Thanks for the visit !! TTFN

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christmas is coming...

hello there - thx for stopping by today.

yes even though summer is not over - and we are having such gorgeous weather - I am thinking about Christmas.

These ones were fun to make.  Two different snowflake embossing folders - then punched out a round - sponged it with blues...

Think I will be making a few more of these - luv how they look.

Of course a bit-o-ribbon helps finish it off.

Trees are from Stampin up.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Flashback Friday !!

Hi There and thanks for stopping by....

Today I am sharing some past favourite cards and things I made.  We have been doing some updates at the house and of course my craft room got used for just back at it this past week.

This first one was from an image swap with my KCUK group !  Always luved how this step card turned out.

This clock I made with my Alice in Wonderland appropriate lol.  Everything was embossed - then used beads around the edging. (btw still using it today )

This one from ages ago - made a little goodie bag - and decorated it up.

And lastly - still my fav sponging technique - Les Miserables....

Thanks again for stopping by ...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday # 430

Hello Hello - thanks for popping by.

Haven't posted in WOYWW for awhile - my craft room had been used for storage lately due to some house updates.

But getting back to semi organized.  Also going to be doing alot of purging this winter....decided it was time to recyle old magazines and aged out stamps and paper. 

this first desk I just cleaned off - but look what I got !! A hat box to play with !!!  I have a few ideas running through my head - but may take months to get to it (you know what I mean) - and my poor journal just sitting and waiting....  

My real working area - DH has a special birthday coming up soon - so working on a tri shutter card for him....
Will see how it goes.   First run at a card for him was horrid hahahaa....

Anyway - thanks for stopping by.
Don't forget to check out other desks at Stamping Ground

Friday, August 25, 2017

Son in Law birthday card

OK - first - don't go any farther if you are offended easy....

The following card I made for my SIL - kept it simple - but I think the saying is hilarious....

I just sponged some grey ink in the circle and stamped the guy from VLVS....(almost looks like my SIL) hehehehe

then the saying is from Creative Vision Stamps...

I am pretty sure he will get a giggle....

Thanks for stoppin' by

Sunday, August 13, 2017

mucho gracias ...

 Hey - thanks for dropping by...this is my first post using Windows 10..loading my pictures has been a bit who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks !!!

Today I am sharing a gate fold card with the interlocking circle cut.   This was very easy and fun to make.

The circle was stamped using Stampin Up.

Monday, August 7, 2017

You never know.....

Hi there - thanks for stopping by.

This card I made using Imagine Design Create inspirational quote.
And it just rings so true - don't sweat the small stuff - enjoy life - as you will never have this day again!!  Make it count !!!!

luv it.....

Anyway - the yellow background was made using a wax paper technique.  Then I layered on the die cut - not sure who made it as I borrowed it....the girl on the swing...enjoying her day !!  not a care.

Some glittery flowers and a butterfly to finish it off.

Friday, August 4, 2017

This day....

Good day - thanks for stopping by my blog.  Today I am sharing a card I made for Imagine Design Create !  Using their Inspirational Quotes I have stamped with staz on black onto acetate.

The card is about 3 1/2 x 5 inches.  I Cut out the middle of the card leaving about 1 1/4 inch on both sides - placed the acetate saying to see through.

On the edges I have used the Floral Fun Mini set - embossed with silver - then layered the edging.  

Using some ric-rac to match the paper.....and wowza ....finished it off nicely.   

Saturday, July 29, 2017

all things round....

or is that all things circles???? decisions decisions...

Anyway - lotsa fun making this card.  

background using the shaving cream technique.   so messy but so much fun....


slide the circle and whoo hoo....

at the back I made a little easel so the card can stand up.

the saying is from The Artistic Stamper.

Thanks for Visiting.....

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Altered Altoid Tin

Well - I should be headed out to Moose Jaw, SK for the annual Saskatchewan Festival of Words !  Such a blast - 

Today I am sharing a tin I altered for my daughter from our trip to New Brunswick back in April.

So there will be more pictures than I normally post...

Start with the tin...on the outside - covered with some old book pages - washi tape and nuance. (oops think this is upside down LOL)
I have printed a bunch of photos (on the left) to put inside the tin.
Had a hard time trying to chose which ones !!  But all layered onto black cardstock too...
Inside completed....
 Outter edge...some rick rack goin' on....
Insides..about 20 pictures...

Then - the outside done - the photo on top I used UTEE and cracked it.  Added some micro gold beads...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Anniversary

We never celebrate an anniversary....but we do have a date.  But seems like every year I am away having fun at the Saskatchewan Festival of Words !!

So I made this card using my washi tape....and left it in the calendar book for him.

Friday, July 14, 2017


HEY - thanks for stopping by ... today I am sharing an ATC (Artist Trading Card) - for those who have not done one it is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches of art !!  And there are thousands of us out there that will trade ... all sorts of groups etc.  Great challenge for the creative mind to put all the thoughts into a small space lol.

WELL - this card I made using my Imagine Design Create stamp sets - Inspirational Quotes and Floral mini.
I stamped white card stock with the same saying over and over again to cover it.  Then I embossed the little flowers with gold, painted some and of course bling in the middle.

ALL this layered, and a touch of die cut leaf.

FOR the display the 4 x 6 black cardstock fit right in this frame - put the ATC on - which really matched the frame colour !!!  Now have this sitting in my craft room. 

and as Pooh used to say - TTFN

Sunday, July 9, 2017

playing around....

Hi there my crafty friends....just trying to clean up my desk a bit.  So sharing today a couple of cards I made with existing images laying around.

This beautiful lady is layered on top of embossed wax paper.
the leaves have spectrum glitter on them but you can't really see in this pic.

Next is this gate fold card - the panels are from printed vellum. Like an old newspaper - so using my 3 wise gentlemen (is there really such a thing hehehe...sorry guys)  it seemed to fit the theme

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

find strength .....

Hi there my crafty friends - today my subject is about being strong.
I made this circle card with Imagine Design Create inspirational quotes and the floral fun mini .

The Background is made using the 'shaving cream' technique...(smells so good).  Although I have created my own background - Imagine Design Create have their own range of designer paper - check it out.
And check out their blog....

I have a couple of friends battling Cancer and thought this would be a great card to send.  Such a fight !! 

BTW if you are wondering about how it sits - I did make a little stand in the back , sorta like an easel card - and works great to hold this baby up. (the original pattern didn't have that)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day !!!!!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a great day !!!

(this is an ATC I made)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Altered Coasters

Hi there !  thanks for stopping by - today I am sharing my coasters I did - which started out looking like this....I know I know - why would I wanted to cover such a great saying LOL...(TBH I have a few more around)

So I covered the lady in gesso - and ripped a page out of an old book - laid it on top and let it dry.

Spritzed a bit of my nuance powder on top.  Roughed up the edges and sponged them up a bit.  

 Stamped some flourishes once it was all dried out.  Using my images from Alpha Stamps  I fussy cut them out and glued some wings onto them - popped them up on the coaster.

  The Saying is from Rubber Moon...

Must say it was a fun project.