Palm Collage

Hello folks!  Today I am using the Crinkled Watercolors technique which you can find over at the Technique Junkies monthly challenge.  This month you are to used the Crinkled Watercolors technique.

The stamp I used today is called Palm Collage.  It is such a pretty stamp and one that can go over any technique easily.

I hope you can find time to play in the challenge.  The winner receives $25 towards your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 25 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Birthday Celebrations

Hello folks.  I’ve preposted this yesterday as I’m now on vacation for a week and have so much planned.  I might even get in a little stamping.  Al and I love entertaining and are having friends over on two separate evenings.  Last week I went to bed at 6:00 p.m., and took my cookbooks with me, and decided on menus.  I must say, I’m blessed that Al loves the kitchen and cooks even more than I do.  When he’s on afternoons, I just eat a bowl of cereal for supper while he’ll cook himself something special up.

Ok, I couldn’t resist using this Upsy Daisy stamp for a second week in a row–it’s such a pretty stamp.  Hope you’ll forgive me–LOL.

I sponged Regal Rose onto the scallop cut die and then left it to air dry for a couple of hours before I rubbed my embossing buddy over top, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I embossed Lovely Liliac and adhered it to Regal Rose cardstock.  My banner and corners used Pink Pirouette.

Have yourselves a great week!

Posted on : Jul 22 2017
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How to make Stenciled Stamping

Hello folks, today I have a tutorial where you can use your favourite stamp and stencil.  I used the background stamp from Technique Junkies called Fancy Floral and my stencil is also from Technique Junkies from A Colorful Life series.  I used A Garden Gate stencil.

Supplies:  background stamp, stencil, 2 colours of ink, sponge, tape, white cardstock.

Using my Misti I stamped out my image using Stampn’ Up’s River Rock.

Use a non sticky tape, such as painter’s tape, to tape down your stencil.  I made sure I stuck the tape to the cardstock as well as the stencil.

Sponge your colour over the entire surface of the cardstock.  Here I used Stampn’ Up’s Sweet Sugar Plum.

Next, trim cardstock and finish your card as desired.

Hope I inpsired you to pull out your favourite background stamp and stencil.

Posted on : Jul 18 2017
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Stampin’ Up! Saturday – Upsy Daisy

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Unfortunately it’s my weekend to work, but the days are quiet on the weekend so things will, hopefully, run smooth.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, using Upsy Daisy by Stampn’ Up!, that I just had to pull my set out.

  1. Cut out a circle with a die
  2. Cut a circle with a small die or punch onto a sticky note and place it onto your upper right corner to create a sun or moon
  3. Sponge yellow and orange ink onto white cardstock with the die still in place.  Remove small die.
  4. Rub an embossing buddy over top of your image.  It is very important that your ink is completely dry or the embossing buddy won’t do it’s job (I learned the hard way).  Either air dry your sponging or use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
  5. Use VersaMark on your stamp and stamp out your stamp making sure your stems overhang the bottom of your circle.
  6. Sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat emboss.
  7. Finish as desired.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 15 2017
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Moonlight Perspective

Hi folks, I hope your week is off to a great start.  Temperatures are warm, the sun is out, so I think it’s safe to say summer, albeit late, is here.

Did you know Technique Junkies had a new release on July 1st?  I’m so happy to own my first, and only, silhouette stamp.  The sentiment is so beautiful.  This stamp is called Perspective.

Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Jul 11 2017
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Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop

Hello stampers and friends.  This month we offer up some awesome stamps and I’d hate for you to miss a thing so please go to the Design Junkies blog to start from the beginning.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog you’re certainly on the right track.  Wasn’t her work awesome?

As always our newly released stamps will be on sale until the 8th of the month, so you have until July 8th to receive 15% off.

This month my cards are all about colouring.  Except for the blue around my flowers, on the first card, I used my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.  I love them to pieces because it cuts the colouring down by half.

My background stamp is called Calendula and I paired it with the sentiment Life is Beautiful.

This adorable stamp is called Filled with Wonders.

My favourite stamp from this release is Zen Waves.  I used to do Zentangles and just love this stamp, plus I had a lot of fun colouring it.  Paired with Zen Waves is Sky Touches the Sea.

Now it’s time for you to go and see the awesome work of Judy Jackson.

Posted on : Jul 01 2017
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Technique Junkies Challenge

Hello folks.  Isn’t this a fun background?  It is using the Drips technique, which I have never tried before.  Because I did not have a dropper to do this technique I used a paint brush instead.  If you head over to the Design Junkie Blog you will see a tutorial with a link to the original tutorial as well.

If you do use a paint brush, please keep in mind that you have to have a longer length of paper because the paint brush leaves splotches and the paper will have to be cut off along the top to avoid having brush strokes appear.  Make sense?  Sometimes I have trouble describing what I mean.

My sentiment is so appropriate because it took a lot of faith to ensure my technique, using a paint brush, worked.  This sentiment is appropriately called, Taking the First Step.

For your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Technique Junkies, please add your photo to this post on the Design Junkie Blog. Rules are listed on the blog.  Good luck!

Posted on : Jun 27 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I have a quick card for you, using Stampn’ Up’s Hey Chick stamp set.

I stamped out this chick four times and coloured them using Chameleon Color Tone pencils.  Next, I cut out the chicks in 1″ x 1″ squares and mounted them onto 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ blue cardstock.  Easy peasy.

Have a real good weekend.


Posted on : Jun 24 2017
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Fine Frames Three Ways

Hello fellow stampers and paper crafters and friends.  While looking through all my issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter I came across a technique that intrigued me and one in which I’ve never tried before.  It is called Fine Frames and is from the August 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can find here.  I liked the technique so much that I created three cards using this technique.  Each card was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.

My first card uses Darling Blooms.  The cardstock is SU’s Tempting Turquoise.

My next card uses a favourite of mine called Flowers and Feathers Collage.  My matt is SU’s Crushed Curry.

Finally I used Dragonfly Collage.  My matt comes from and my designer paper is from Stampn’ Up!

Notice I didn’t use any sentiments on my cards?  I thought the eye should focus on the highlighted image and not be distracted by a sentiment.

My favourite is Darling Blooms.  Which is your favourite?

Posted on : Jun 20 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Swallowtail Birthday Wishes

Good morning folks!  Hope you’re weekend is off to a good start.

Recently, I came upon a stamper who was downsizing to a smaller apartment and couldn’t keep all of her stamps, paper, punches, scor boards, stamp pads, etc.  I made a big score and this was just one of them.  All stamp sets were $5 and I bought this never-used Swallowtail stamp.  I’ve had my eye on it for a long time.

This card was so easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 17 2017
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