7 Jul 2020

Hugs to You!

Good heatwave day to you! It has been a scorcher here for the past week - the kind where the grass crunches when you walk on it...ugh. We need RAIN! 

So I made a cheery card to get my mind off of the weather. My craft room is in the basement so it is so nice and cool down there! I'm Lucky!

I began by setting up my 1/2" Stripe Stencil Set onto my piece of Sugar Cube cardstock and stencilled to my heart's content using the following Taylored Expressions Inks: Pink Champagne, Candy Corn, Pineapple, Lime Zest, Cilantro, Sprinkles, Gumball, Blueberry, Lavender Glaze, Plum Punch, Jelly Donut and finally To ffee!  Did you notice how all of the names are food based? Yummers!

I diecut the panel with the Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die Set and adhered it to another Sugar Cube cardstock panel which was then popped up onto my card base

I diecut the "Hugs" die four times with Plum Punch, Lime Zest, Lollipop and Cookie Monster cardstock and adhered it to another stitched rectangle. That panel was popped up onto the stencilled background and then I added a menagerie of bling, sequins and just all around FUN!

Have a wonderful day and check out these inks!!

5 Jul 2020

Kindness can change the World

Oh yes it can - we all have to do our part!

I couldn't resist these cute little images from Waffle Flower - the Hello Combo set!  How sweet are these little humans?!

This card kind of came along as I was creating it - I had a teeny vision and wanted to try to pull it off haha!

I stamped the girls and boys in a High Five stance and coloured them with my Copic markers.  Then I used My Favorite Things grass stencil and Taylored Expressions Set the Scene - Cloud Strips to stencil the background. It came out pretty good - I especially love the little kitty dancing in the grass!


The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts stamp set and the cute little embellishments are from Your Next Stamp!

I  die cut the panel with Waffle Flower Additional A2 Layers Die - two different sizes to get the card base to show up.  These dies fit in between the original A2 Layers Dies - so many choices!!

Well I hope you can fit in some kindness in the world today - and please - stay Safe!!

1 Jul 2020

Happy Canada Day!

Good Morning! and if you are Canadian - Happy Canada Day! and if you are not Canadian I wish you a happy day regardless!

We are not doing much because of this whole silly year and Coronavirus et al,  but I am leaving the house to pick up groceries yay! Strange how little things excite me now 😁.  Hubby has gone fishing so I hope he brings home supper - that would be awesome!

I made a Canada Day card to celebrate the day - this cute little Mountie image is from Taylored Expressions and is from The Moka Collection, which is now retired I believe.  I bought her way back when and brought her out this year.  

I stamped the Mountie image on a panel of Sugar Cube cardstock and coloured her up with my Copic markers. Using stamping mask paper, I masked this cute little Mountie and then using the Set the Scene-Clouds Stencil Strips, I stencilled the clouds with Sea Salt Ink - a beautiful very light aqua.  I also stencilled the grass using two different colours of ink using a stencil I previously owned.

I removed the mask and gasped! LOL  I love the reveal - the best feeling ever.  I stamped the little maple leaf with Cherry Cobbler ink, die cut it with a heart die and sponged it up to match with the sky and grass.  I popped it up beside the Mountie and adhered the panel to a piece of red cardstock.

For my card base, I used the Plaid Layered stencil with Sea Salt Ink and Cherry Cobbler and popped up the panel onto the base.

I added some red and white twine because - well - Canada Day!

27 Jun 2020

Be the Light

Good morning....and yes there is light out there this morning - glorious sunshine!  We received some much needed rain last night - a big old thunder boomer - LOVE them!

I recently got my hands on the "All is Bright" additions (Stamp and Die combo). I had previously used the All is Bright stamp set and matching die for my Christmas Cards this year so I was thrilled to see the "Additions" release!

I love how you can make the lantern so springy or summery - whichever you wish!

I watercolored the background and then, using a hexagon die, I only partially diecut my watercolored panel for an interesting backdrop.

I die cut the lantern from watercolored cardstock that I made. I chose to only use the lantern although there is a matching stamp that could be inked up. 


         The flowers and vines are part of the set, along with the sentiment, and as I had some 
florals left from a previous card using Freshs Cut Florals, 
I added them too!

I added some Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones for some sparkle and tied on a wee bit of twine.

Love it and have a lucky day!

25 Jun 2020

Big Grumpy and Social Distancing!

I had a chance to download the new sentiments from Taylored Expressions regarding social distancing and I used one of them on my Big Grumpy

Using the matching dies, I diecut Grumpy and coloured him with my copic markers.  My back panel is a Reverse Confetti Stitched Scallops Cover Panel and I cut it with a wonky die - because Grumpy is a wee bit wonky himself haha!

The pink heart is one that I found in my scrap drawer and so I just had to use it!  I'm sure Grumpy appreciates it lol!

 I also added some Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones for an embellishment - they are so sparkly!!

Have a good day and stay safe!!