Contemporary Floral

Hello friends.  Wasn’t this past weekend a beauty?  Here in Sarnia, Ontario, it’s been a green winter (only one snow storm), and boy am I loving it.  I leave for work so early that I’m afraid the parking lot won’t be plowed out soon enough.  No worries this winter.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t take advantage of the nice weather by being outdoors as I had stamping commitments.

I made this card this past weekend and had fun pulling out my Color Bursts.  I spritzed down my watercolour paper and sprinkled Merlot, and Indigo onto the wet background and then spritzed with water again to get the powders blended.  To make my Images Pop, I used white embossing powder.

My Technique Junkies stamps I used are:  Contemporary Floral and Things I want to do.

Have a great week.  It’s supposed to be a beautiful one here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 21 2017
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Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Priceless

I recently participated in a challenge to use yellow, black and white.  What a pretty combination, eh?  I used Stampn’ Ups! Priceless set which hasn’t seen ink in a very long time.  As you can see from the shine, I heat embossed the flower and flourish with black embossing powder.  Want in on a secret?  I placed my flower where I made a mess of stamping out a sentiment.  As luck would have it, the flower had the right colour scheme.

Have a good day!


Posted on : Feb 16 2017
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Hello folks.  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day.  Today I’m sending my love out to all my readers.  Please excuse me for having a shadow beside my card; it was late at night when I took it and now I know never to do that again.

My card uses Technique Junkie’s Happy Valentine’s Day and Big Flourish.  Oh how I love flourishes and the nice thing about Big Flourish is that it is large enough to be seen behind your main image.

My embellishment came premade from Michael’s. I think it’s pretty cute.

Have a super Valentine’s Day, and thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 14 2017
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Butterfly Scene

Good Day friends.  I hope you’re enjoying your weekend.  I am working this weekend so I preposted my card for today.

I love this stamp from Impression Obsession, and because I like it so much I bought another butterfly with a farm image in it.

I am entering this card into their Think Pink challenge so I coloured my flowers and smaller butterflies pink and used pink paper.

My stamp is called Butterfly Scene. I coloured this with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Feb 11 2017
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Blue Jeans for his Birthday

Good morning friends and fellow stampers.  Today I am sharing two cards I made for a man’s birthday.  Doesn’t this Blue Jeans stamp look like real jeans?

I added Cheers which came from Simple Sentiments 2a from Technique Junkies.  Using Real Red paper from SU, I heat embossed white embossing powder on the top so the red shows through.

If you look closely you will see I added brads to the patch and on the pocket.

Using Kraft paper I edged the patch and the kraft mat to the card on the right with brown ink to give it a distressed look.

For my dear friend who is celebrating his birthday this month I thought I’d use A Good Friend on his patch.  I’m not sure who will be getting the other birthday card so I used Happy Birthday 3 which makes it a versatile card.

All stamps are Technique Junkies.  Remember, all newly released stamps for February are on sale until tomorrow.

Posted on : Feb 07 2017
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Cupcakes Galore

Hi folks!  Hope you’re having a nice weekend.  I had a girlfriend over yesterday and I taught her how to make bookmarks.  It was a lot of fun.  Me, I just stamped out about 10 bookmarks to colour up when I’m in the mood.

One of my very first stamps I bought from Impression Obsession is this Cupcakes stamp.

I am entering this card into their Think Pink challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Feb 05 2017
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Fluttering Butterfly

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Artsy Inkers

Hi folks.  I hope you’re having a great week.

I coloured my Chocolate Baroque image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  I love to colour.  So relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Feb 04 2017
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Technique Junkies February New Release

Inline image 1Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Like a Camera

Welcome to the February blog hop release.  I had fun inking up some new stamps for this release, and I”m hoping you are just as delighted to see the newly released stamps.  To start at the beginning please go to the Design Junkies blog.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog, you’re on the right track.  Wasn’t Ro’s work awesome? She never disappoints.

Newly release stamps are 15% off until February 8th.

My first, of three, cards uses the Stencil Spray Fun technique from the April 2014 Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.  I coloured my Like a Camera image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.  I used the Universe stencil on my background.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Throw Kindness

For my next card, I made a shaker card. I found instructions on You Tube to make my shaker card.  My shaker card uses the Throw Kindness stamp.  So cute.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Mouse Birthday Party

My third card uses Mouse Birthday Party which I coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I added stickles to each layer of the cake.  Yum!

Pssst…want a sneak peak of the February release?  Here it is.

Your next stop is Pam DeChellis who has done up something awesome for you. Go Pam!

Thanks for stopping by!










Posted on : Feb 01 2017
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With Heartfelt Sympathy

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourished Floral, Sympathy, 2

Hello fellow stampers and card makers.  I had to make several sympathy cards and decided to make them all the same.  I plopped myself in front of the tv and watercoloured all three images.

This card made it as a favourite CAS (clean and simple) card on Splitcoaststampers for the week.  Whoop whoop!

I used one of my very favourite Technique Junkie’s Stamps called Flourished Floral and paired it with With Sympathy, Set of 5.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Flourished Floral, Sympathy

I stamped out my image with VersaMark and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  Next, I scribbled Distress markers onto an acrylic block and used a wet paint brush to paint in the open areas of the stamp.

I used my Misti to add the sentiment and stamped it out three times to make the sentiment nice and black.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow where I will have February’s newly released stamps to show you.  I made three cards for you and I love them all.  Of course, there is a blog hop which is always fun to see what other stampers do with their stamps.




Posted on : Jan 31 2017
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Love is in the Air

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Impression Obsession, Love is in the Air

Good day folks.  Today I have a card I’m entering into the Impression Obession Love is in the Air contest.  It’s been a while since I inked up one of their stamps and boy did it feel good.  I love their stamps.

For my heart, I used Heart of Hearts die. I used my Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry Ombre stamp pad, with a brayer, to add colour to my background.

Next, I stamped out Cover-a-Card Reverse Damask in VersaMark and used clear embossing powder.  I then sponged on Stampn’ Ups’ Rich Razzelberry Melon Mambo and Pixie Pink over top.

My Matts used Pink Pirourette and Rich Razzelberry.

Happy Valentines Day, a little early.

Posted on : Jan 26 2017
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