Colorful Silhouettes

Hello folks.  I hope your week is going well.  This is a pre-post as I’m vacationing in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton).  I live out east for 14 years and haven’t been back in 20 years.  Wow, where does the time go.  I’m reconnecting with friends.  The highlight of the trip is I managed to buy two tickets for the Oak Island tour.  Al and I have watched The Mysteries of Oak Island for four years and am thrilled that we obtained tickets for a tour of the area. I managed to secure two tickets before they sold out in 15 minutes.

Anyways, onto my card.  I used the Colorful Silhouettes technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.

I used Hanging Daisies, Grunge Flowers and Dragonfly set of 2.

Using Colorful Silhouettes technique, once again, I used Downtown Boy Kitty, Hats off, and Burlap stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll be sure to post some photos of our trip sometime soon.

Posted on : Aug 15 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Full of Adventures

Hello friends.  Today I have an anniversary card to show you.  It’s for my daughter and son-in-law.  What?!  An anniversary card you say, but how can that be?  You’re right, it isn’t a typical anniversary card, but it is very special for the couple.

Once the wedding was over, the priest said, “there is a surprise for you outside but I won’t tell you what it is or you will all make a run for it.”  Indeed there was a surprise.  There was a green ice cream truck passing out ice cream to everyone attending the wedding.  What a neat idea, eh?!

So when I saw this ice cream truck stamp I knew I had to buy it just for their anniversary.

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up!  Balloon Adventures and Tasty Trucks


Posted on : Aug 12 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Thank You for your Friendship

Hi folks.  I have a lot of thank you cards to send out for my birthday presents, so I made two versions of this card.  The first one uses the typical black embossing powder for the silhouette.

For my second version I used a deep turquoise embossing powder, which I actually like better.  I noticed the black embossing powder likes to stick to the paper even after using the embossing buddy, and this embossing powder worked much nicer.

Stamps:  Stampn’ Up! Upsy Daisy

Posted on : Aug 12 2017
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Life is Beautiful in Pastels

Hello folks!  Today I’m sharing a card using all Technique Junkies stamps.

First I sponged on Adirondack inks onto cardstock.  I left the ink to air dry for a couple of hours before stamping out Bold Daisy in the background, and heat embossed Lollipop Flowers.  There was enough open space in the sky to add Life is Beautiful.  I’m quite pleased with how this card turned out.  I made four of them and stamped Birthday Wishes on the inside of the card.

The dragonfly die is something I’ve had forever and never used it before.  Come on now, how many of you do the same thing?  LOL.

I hope you’re having a good week.  Enjoy this weather because next month we will be walking into the autumn weather.  Summer went just too fast!

Posted on : Aug 08 2017
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Technique Junkies August New Release


Hello folks.  Weclome to the Design Junkies August blog hop.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog you’re on the right track. Ro does some amazing stuff!  Want to catch everything from the beginning?  Then visit the Technique Junkies blog.  This is such a fabulous release.

New release stamps, for August, are on sale until August 8th, the day before I turn the big 55.  Gasp.

My first card uses Never Stop Flying.  Don’t you just love this sentiment?  I sponged over an onion bag to give it some detail, and I also used Dancing Dandelions.  I have a lot of fun making this card.

Ink:  Adirondack Citrus, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Sail Boat Blue and SU’s Cherry Cobbler

Stencil:  Art Anthology

Some people love to zentangle but I love to draw circles.  I thought this stamp would work well with this technique.  Here, I am using Fluff your Tutu which I think is a pretty cool stamp.

Ink:  Adirondack Citrus, Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Sail Boat Blue

Next stop is Judy Jackson, who always inspires.  You can visit her here.

Posted on : Aug 01 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Flowering Fields

Hi folks!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I’m still on vacation and I go back to work on Monday.

As I prepost this post for today, I am hopeful that the water level at Elora, Ontario, isn’t too rough or two high because the plan is to spend time with my cousin, with Al of course, and tube down the river.  I’ve never done that before and it sounds like a lot of fun.  Then we will swim in the cold waters of the quarry.  Their website said they allow 1,500 people into the park, which is a lot of people, so we are getting up early to beat the crowds.

Now onto my card.  I heat embossed with white and painted in the leaves with Old Olive and painted the flowers with Blackberry Bliss.

The paper I used:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay.

Have a nice weekend! And thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 29 2017
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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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