Sunday, May 30, 2010

Make It Crafty - Big Blog Candy Giveaway


Hop on over to Make It Crafty and check out all the wonderful displays. My favourite is the Carousel Horse..because I like carousels and it is gorgeous. Good work Zoe. While you are there, enter to win the big blog candy giveaway she has.
Good luck and thanks for viewing my blog.

Father's Day Card

I originally made this card today to enter the challenge at My Pink Stamper . Took awhile to make all those ties, but fun to do. I put a tie and some 'tie tacs' inside the card too.
Thanks for viewing once again and do look at all the other entries. There are some great creations.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Boy B-Day Card

I have been invited to submit a boy birthday card to Inlinkz challenge, so this is what I have created. I will give this card to a very special little boy in my life, as he loves trains and his birthday is Monday.
Look on my sidebar for the information and instructions regarding this challenge.
Your vote at Inlinkz would be appreciated. Thank you for stopping by.

For this card I used the following supplies:
CTMH Card Stock and Ink Pads - Desert Sand, Ocean, Dutch Blue and Citrus Leaf;
Liquid Glass for the icing on the cupcake;
Acrylix Stamps - Holiday Hoopla and A Little Everything
Ranger Stickles - Lime Green and Tiara
A piece of cotton ball inked with black for the smoke stack

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dry Erase Calendar Board

I was inspired by a dry erase board I saw at splitcoaststampers and just had to try it.
The top band is titled 'remember and important' to write down those things you do not want to forget. The calendar is large enough to write the day #'s and the month goes on the top line. On the right is a grocery list space.
I made the background with bubble wrap and CTMH Re-inkers by dropping the colours on the bubble wrap, folding in half and then putting two pieces of cardstock between and smooshing with hand to cover paper. You can move the paper around to fill in any empty spaces that you want to.
This was fun to make...and I had lots of newspaper under, just in case!
I attached a dry erase marker to the hanger at the back with hemp, so it doesn't get lost. These are from the dollar store and have an eraser on the end.
Cute gift idea.

Background Stamped Card

This was a fun card to make. I wanted to do something creatively different than just stamping a design as a background. The idea came to me to paint a picture with stamps. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, however I am happy with the results. It made me feel very artsy.

For this card I used the following CTMH supplies:
Cardstock - Black and Colonial White
Ink pads - Olive, Desert Sand, Garden Green, Chocolate, Ocean, Topiary, Goldrush, Tulip, Sunny Yellow, Spring Iris, Orange
Stamps - Be Yourself D1349, Childhood Portrait D1373, Many Thanks D1371, Flower Pot D1409 Celebrate D1400
Bitty Sparkles bling for the birds eyes

($ store bling for the flower centers)

The background was completely stamped, then I used my water brush and ink pads to colour in the flowers and pathway. I stamped the girl running and the acorn on the card and then again to cut out and pop up.

See what you do to paint a picture with stamps.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Christmas' Past

Obviously, I am way behind in my scrapbooking, however here is a layout I created using cardstock only. The colours used are Desert Sand, Topiary and Ocean, which is a requirement for the challenge at H2H week. The base cardstock for the layout is Colonial White and is background stamped with the Winter Petite Perks stamps in the chosen cardstock colours. Embellishments include bitty sparkles, pearls, natural hemp, Everlasting Stickease, Glitter Rub-Ons from Winter Cheer and Memory Protectors 4x6" from the Miracle Kit. You will note that I haven't written in the journalling spots yet, as I didn't want to publish this part of the layout on the Internet. This was definitely a challenge, but I am happy with the results.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Easter 2010

Check out the cute little paperbag album that I creaated using Close To My Heart supplies and brown lunch bags on the slideshow to the right. There are many secret hidden pockets to add more pictures, treasures, journalling, etc. This was a fun paper project to make.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friendship Card

For this card I used all Close To My Heart materials except for the shaving cream:
Colonial White Cardstock for card base,
Cranberry, Tulip Re-inkers,
Black inkpad,
White cardstock for designs
Shaving cream

For the background, I put about 1 - 1 1/2" shaving cream in a large deepdish pie plate. Dropped the Cranberry and Tulip Re-inkers on shaving cream and swirled them through with a flat knife, like a marble cake! Then I layed the white cardstock piece on top of the shaving cream and pushed down gently, twisted slightly to make a design. I did several pieces and they all come out different and unique. This is messy and you have to lay out your masterpieces to dry before using. Make sure you put lots of paper down so as not to stain your surface with the re-inkers.

When dry, I cut the paper to the size desired, stamped the Childhood Portrait stamps with the black inkpad, adhered to the card base, which I smudge inked the edges of with the black inkpad and sponge and here you have it.

Oh yes, the heart is stamped, then second and third generation stamped.

Stamp Give Away

Hop on over to Daily Marker Kathy is giving away a cute bird stamp to 7 lucky people.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Below are pictures of the small 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 and large 6 x 8 journal that I covered with the new Cherry-O paper kit. They were a fun project and I plan to go to a journalling course soon, so will be very useful. I am planning to give away the little purse size one to a dear friend.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Moms out there.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

1st Week of May

Well we are already past the first week of May and I have so many ideas in my head for cards and new techniques. I can't wait to share them with my friends. Hope to see you soon to have fun making cards and/or scrapbooking. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2010

Hope to see everyone out this month for a fun time scrapbooking and card making.
Please contact me at or phone 250-763-6780. I look forward to helping you make your memories leave a legacy and to make those thoughtful cards for whatever occasion.

Fun Scrapbook Project

The above pictures are of the fun paperbag scrapbook that I made. It is 6 x 6" and I made it with You Rock Paper. There are several hidden pockets for journalling or more photos. It was a first for me and it makes a nice gift as a brag book. Ask me how and let me show you. Contact me at or 250-763-6780 if you would like to learn how to make your own paperbag scrapbook.

May 2010 Workshop On The Go

These are the new Cherry O Workshop on the Go layouts and cards. Note that one set is basic, no frills or embellishments and the other with the suggested added embellishments. This is a fun kit and there is still oodles of paper left to make more layouts and cards.

Please contact me by email at or pone 250-763-6780 if you would like to participate in the May Workshop on the Go and I will order a kit for you, so you can get started right away. Let me show you how.