Do Something Wild

Hello folks.  Are you having a good week so far?

Using Technique Junkies Flourished Floral and Things I Want to do, I used my lonely Inktense watercolour pencil crayons.  I had fun colouring them up and then painting them with a wet brush.  The colours really are intense.

My background uses The Altered Design Paper technique from the April 2009 issue which you can find here.

I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I love this stamp, if you are a regular viewer of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 21 2017
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Hi folks.  How is your week going so far?  I’m getting pretty pumped because Al and I are driving up to Toronto, 3 hours away, to see my granddaughter for the first time.  I had no idea what a wonderful feeling being a grandma was until now.  She’s a precious doll (aren’t they all–LOL) and I’ll have pictures to share with you soon.

I stamped my background with VersaMark and white embossing powder using the Impression Obsession Cover a Card Swirls and Stars CC054   stamp. The paper is from Stampn’ Up and is called Regal Rose. My main flowered I.O.  Love image E16270 was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  After I die cut my image out, I sponged Pixie Pink from Stampn’ Up! around the edges.

Some people ask me if I’m a Stampn’ Up rep.  The answer is “no.”  I just love, and use, a lot of their product.

Have a great rest of your week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 16 2017
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Hello Cupcake

Hello cupcake.  So glad you could join me today for a delicious treat.  I was so thrilled when Pat sent me this stamp set in the March new release.  I think I jumped for joy and danced in circles.  I never, never tire of cupcakes, and is there anything that has stayed in vogue for so long?  I have more plans in my head for using this Hello Cupcake, Set of 7.

When I added my sentiment, using SU’s Tempting Turquoise, I used my Misti to get a bright finish.  I used Doodlebug’s 6 x 6 pad of paper for my designer paper and added brads to each corner.  My stamp was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I found the mat too wide by using the next larger size of die, so I carefully cut the Tempting Turquoise mat by hand.

That’s it in a nutshell.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Posted on : Mar 14 2017
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Tic Tac Toe Challenge


For my card I chose to go with the middle row:  texture, bright colors and off the edge.  You can see the challenge at Repeat Impressions.

I created texture on my background by crumpling up wax paper and ironing it onto glossy cardstock.  I sandwhiched my wax paper in between two glossy sides of paper so the wax wouldn’t melt onto my iron, plus it gave me two pieces to ink up.

My stamps are from the Technique Junkies and is called Hello Cupcake, Set of 7. Yes indeed, those tiny cupcakes were cut with an ex-acto knife and glued onto the edge of my card.

My step card is from a Sissix die.

I am also entering in the Happy Birthday challenge for Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 09 2017
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Baby Makes Three–two ways

Hello folks, and welcome once again to my blog where I am showcasing one stamp two ways.  I’m particularly fond of this stamp because my daughter had a baby girl and now I’m a grandma for the first time.  I managed to do lots of layering in this card.  My background is stencilled and I added glitter all over the place.

This stamp is called Baby Makes Three.

My next card is a little more simple.  I used my Misti and stamped out my image onto light pink cardstock.  Next, I added embossing to my edges and added flower.

Which one is your favourite?

Posted on : Mar 07 2017
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Long Tall Sally Card

Hello folks!  It’s Sunday, the weekend is almost over and soon it will be time to be back on the job for the week.  Sadly, I have to work next weekend, but am off the next, and that means I get to see my new granddaughter.  I am finally a grandma and am so excited.  As you can imagine, I’m going to spoil her rotten.  Charlotte Elizabeth was born 7lbs 14oz and looked so peaceful when my daughter and I Skyped last night.

Today I am showcasing a card that I’m entering into the Repeat Impressions DCC31 Long Tall Sally Card challenge.  This card is called Triple Play and can be found in the February 2009 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

I coloured my flowers, from Verve, with Copic markers, and stamped out my Happy Birthday from Technique Junkies Grand Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Posted on : Mar 05 2017
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Fun With Flowers

Hi there.  Happy Saturday.  I’m off this weekend.  Whoop Whoop.

I am back into stamping and blogging twice a week and this week my second card is for the Fun with Flowers challenge at Impression Obsession.  My dear friend, Patti already has her card posted so it spurred me onto finishing my card by matting it as I had it coloured for a few days now.

I love funky stamps and fell in love with this Sunflowers stamp, which I coloured with Prismacolour pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Mar 04 2017
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Wowza, a new stamp release for Technique Junkies

It’s that time of month again where Technique Junkies has a new release, and it’s a favourite of mine.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog you found some awesome work, but you might want to go to the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.  Please visit the Design Junkies blog.

All newly release stamps for the month of March will be 15% off until March 8th.

My first card uses the tri-shutter card technique.  The new gorgeous Baby Makes Three is perfect for new parents and can be used in so many ways. Isn’t this silhouette just darling?  I blinged up my card with premade stickers from Paper House and Jolee’s Boutique.

Pat knows how much I love giraffes and sent this adorable Watercolor Giraffe for me to showcase for you.  I did lots of layering, distressing and embossing on this card.  My “Explore” sentiment came from the Road Trip Set of 6 set.

What a hoot this card is.  I love the snobbery of the dog keeping cats out of his life.  This stamp is called Can’t Afford the Cat. The background uses the Resist Strips background technique from the August 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

When life gives you a rainy day…play in the puddles.  Love that sentiment which is from the stamp called Play in the Puddles. Here I used the Layered Watercolor technique from December 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter on my ATC.  If you look hard you will see blue mixed in with the green and yellow. I added Butterfly 2 to the card.

Now onto Pam DeChellis’ blog where there is some goodness being showcased.

Posted on : Mar 01 2017
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With Deepest Sympathy

Hi folks.  Are you having a good week so far?  I’ve been a busy beaver stamping because tomorrow is the new release blog hop for Technique Junkies.  So please don’t forget to come back and check out this awesome release.  I think it’s my favourite release so far.

For today’s card I used my newly bought shimmer cardstock.  Can you see the sheen?  The only downside to this cardstock is that it takes a while for the ink to dry.  I started out with eight backgrounds and ended up with five because of smudging.  Grrrr.

To create my background I used the following Distress ink pads:  Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord and Faded Jeans.  I sponged the colours on and then let it dry and stamped out Bare Tree Duo.  After it sat to dry (I rarely use a heat gun to dry my work) I put my background into my Misti and stamped out the With Sympathy, Set of 5 sentiment.  My card front was then matted with Black and SU’s Marina Mist.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you tomorrow!

Posted on : Feb 28 2017
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How to Start a Blog: 7 Easy Steps

I recently came across a comprehensive article on How to Start a Blog:  7 Easy Steps.  It gives information such as platforms (Blogger versus WordPress), how much it costs, how much time it takes up, etc.

It is very well written and inviting article, in all its’ graphics, headers, subtitles and colours. Clearly, Robert knows how to blog.

If you would like to take a peak at his post you can visit it here.

Let me know what you think.


Posted on : Feb 24 2017
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