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16 Oct 2019

Scrapping with scraps!

Hey there!

I recently was watching some of Jennifer McGuire’s videos, and came across a video on how to use your scraps efficiently and wisely.

Well, since I use a lot of patterned paper and I have a ton of scraps as we all do, I knew that I could make this background.



I have a lot of blues and greens and turquoise scraps and so I cut them into strips and placed them diagonally on a glued piece of card stock. I trimmed it down to the size that I needed and added it to my Lemon Tart card base. I die cut a piece of vellum and adhered it  my scrappy background.

I die cut a Simon Says Stamp wafer die sentiment from white craft foam and then again white cardstock and glued them together so it will add dimension to my card. ARGGHH MY “U” IS DROOPING!! 😑

It was rather plain looking so I added a pretty little flower from Bitty Bouquets along with a few yellow sequins scattered here and there!

The trees are beginning to turn colour and I love it so much. Autumn is my favourite time of year!

13 Oct 2019

Every day is a fresh start!

 Well, I can’t believe that it’s been two years since I have posted.  A lot has happened in the stamping industry since then. Stamp companies have closed and stamp companies have opened ... I am still into stamping, but have mostly been posting on Instagram, so I’m going to try to blog again ...yay!

 I am revamping my stamp room so it is very disorganized.  I have found/discovered so much product that I had stashed away...it is so fun to use it before I lose it again haha

One of the sets I found behind “stuff” was Papertrey Ink’s Grand Botanical Dies, so I created! I used a few different colours of cardstock for these cards so that you can make a few different creations with all the colours!



The sentiment is from Pen & Ink stamp set and I added a few sweet sequins to the mix!  So sorry about the lighting.... my room is in such an uproar I can’t find my light 😑

Until next time...maybe I’ll post some photos of the mess 😫




28 Oct 2017

It's Cool to be Kind

Hey everyone, it's time for Crazy 4 Challenges! 

Of course you know that October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so our challenge to you is to make an inspirational card with pink in it - extra points if you mail it out to someone who needs it!

I'm  kind of in love with Concord and 9th turnabout series - last week I used Flowers Turnabout and this week I am using Dotty Turnabout!



I stamped the turnabout in various shades of pink and  purples using my Misti - VITAL for me because I can not stamp anything straight for the life of me haha

I die cut part of my panel and popped it up onto Papertrey Ink's striped cardstock.



I diecut the work KIND from Concord and 9th KIND die and popped it up to hang over the papers - are you with me so far?!  It sounds complicated but it is really simple.

I stamped the sentiment from Kindhearted, and added Your Next Stamp black enamel dots to highlight the word kind.

Try your hand at a pink inspirational card this week and link it up to our blog!



21 Oct 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges-It's Sketch Week!!

It's the third week of Crazy 4 Challenges so that  means it is SKETCH WEEK!! Use this sketch for your creation and enter in our challenge!

Here is this week's sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch:



Using Concord and 9th Flower Turnabout for my background, following the youtube video and instructions from Marcie - geesh I love having a daughter who can give me stamping tips,  I began stamping the flowers.

I used Altenew Ink - Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect and Mango Smoothie - I just love the finish of these inks.



Once I had the background inked, I used a stitched square from Your Next Stamp's Stitched Square Die Set and haphazardly die cut squares.

I popped up the negative part of the cut die and adhered the stitched squares to my card base.

I embossed one of the sweet sentiments from Flower Turnabout onto a round diecut vellum and added it to my card.

I finished off with Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins - pretty pretty shade!!




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16 Oct 2017

Mix It Up Challenge with Ellen Hutson

Ellen Hutson's Mix-it Up Challenge is with Altenew this month!  The idea is to use a stamp set from Ellen Hutson and a stamp set from Altenew - easy as peas and carrots.....

I used the adorable Baker Lady from Ellen Hutson and matching dies, and a sentiment from Altenew's Vintage TeaCup.



My background was made by sponging ink into squares onto watercolored paper.

I then stamped and watercolored my cute little Baker Lady and some of her accessories and arranged them the way I desired.  I popped everything up using dimensional tape.



Do you see the sweet pies? and that rolling pin tucked under her arm?  There are sooooo many options with this stamp set and dies!

I stamped the Altenew sentiment and steam and added some enamel dots.

I'm getting this challenge in - under the wire so gotta go!