Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Lovely as a Tree

Whoop, whoop, it’s the weekend and I’m off work this weekend.  I was on 3-11 last week and had lots of energy to make loads of cards before I went to work.  I even had time to join in on a challenge this week.  The challenge was to make a reflection which I did by stamping on acetate and pressing it upside down under my stamped trees.

I thought this would make a great masculine card for my friend who is undergoing knee surgery in November.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree by Stampn’ Up!

Sentiment is also Stampn’ Up!

Posted on : Oct 21 2017
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Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Technique Junkies is doing the 30 days of Christmas and this is the card I made for Day 2 of this delightful series.  To see what the Design Team, and Pat, made you can take a peak on Design Junkies.

I created my card by following a You Tube video.  I made 10 of these cards to send out.

I stamped out Flourished Christmas Tree with white embossing powder and watercoloured with my Distress markers.  Once dried I stamped out Magic of Christmas.

Christmas stamps will be 20% off for the duration of the 30 Days of Christmas.  If you use my code, seen below, you will get an additional 10% off your Christmas stamps.

There is a new challenge up for Technique Junkies which you can see here.  Hope to see you there!



Posted on : Oct 17 2017
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Happy Birthday Pat

Hello folks.  I love cupcakes.  They’ve been around for years, yet I never tire of them.  One of my favourite stamp sets for making a birthday card is this Technique Junkies Hello Cupcake, Set of 7.

The owner of Technique Junkies, Pat Huntoon, recently celebrated her birthday so I mailed this off to her.  Sadly, she will see it on the Technique Junkies blog before she receives it in the mail because I was a little late in mailing it and it’s coming from Canada to the US.

Have a terrific week.  Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Oct 10 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Kind and Caring Thoughts

Hello friends and fellow stampers.  Welcome to Stampn’ Up! Saturday where I try to post every Saturday a card using one of my Stampn’ Up! sets.  To see a close up on my card see below.

Heidi, of My Little Stamping Blog has inspired me to pull out some designer paper.  She has an eye for what papers should be used.  Since I am a paper piggy I decided to pull out some Stampn’ Up! DP (Falling in Love) and paired it with my Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set.

To create colour on my image, I coloured the flowers with a Tombow marker and lightly spritzed water on my stamp.  The same thing was done with my sentiment, using a light and dark pink, but there is no dramatic difference.

Sadly, I had two sympathy cards I had to send out in a matter of a month.  I ran out of handmade sympathy cards and (GASP), had to buy a Hallmark card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Oct 07 2017
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Bands of Color

Hello folks!

Isn’t this a fun background?  It’s from the April 2013 of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and is called Bands of Color which you can see here.  My stamp is from Technique Junkies and is called Growing Wild.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Oct 03 2017
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Technique Junkies October New Release



Hello, and welcome to the October release of the Technique Junkies stamps.  You’re in for a treat today.  Did you start from the Design Junkies blog?  If not you may want to start there so you don’t miss all the beautiful work that the design team made for you today.  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Didn’t you just love Ro’s work?

Newly released stamps will be on sale for 15% off until October 8th.

My first card uses Give Thanks and was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I made 8 of these to send off to friends and family for Thanksgiving.

This fun card uses Abstract Checks (not a new release).  I chose this stamp because it is a little wonky and goes with the sentiment on Most Girls.  I coloured my background with Copics.

My Christmas card uses two stamps:  Let it Snow (Oct release) and Snowflakes  (old release).  The background was created by clear embossing the Snowflakes stamp and sponging on two different colours of blue over the entire surface.  My image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.

This was a fun card to make.  I used Crinkled Watercolours technique on my background and then stamped Texture Stars over top of my background.  Judy Jackson was my inspiration behind using vellum and she uses it a lot and I like how it looks.  I used white embossing powder on my vellum and used Good Night (not a new release).  Next, I added white stars to my card.

Your next stop is the very talented Vicki Garrett.

Posted on : Oct 01 2017
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Amazing Grace

Hello folks.  Wow, is it a scorcher out, which is so nice as I love the sun and heat.  Working in my studio with the fan on full blast while I made my card and uploaded it for you to see.

I used Technique Junkies Amazing Grace and Treble Cleft, small.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by.



Posted on : Sep 26 2017
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Witchy Moon in the Graveyard

Hello folks!  It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about mailing Halloween cards.  I had fun creating this card for just the occasion.

Using Technique Junkies Witchy Moon and Graveyard Background, I created a spooky card.

To create this card I stamped out the Graveyard Background and inside the background I stamped Witchy Moon.  Next, I masked the Witchy Moon and added a variety of coloured inks by sponge.  After taking off the mask, I painted the moon with yellow acrylic paint to try and cover the glue marks from the masking job.

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 19 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday, High Tide

Hi folks!

I’m sure many of you have seen the video tutorial using this Stampn’ Up! set called High Tide.  I fell in love with the card after I saw Tina Zink’s video and ordered the stamp set immediately.  It just took me a while to find the time to make a card.  Well, actually four cards.  I have several friends I wanted to send this card to, so I created four at one time.  I plan to make some more because they are so much fun to do.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Sep 09 2017
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Hello folks.  I’m back from a 2 1/2 week visit to Canada’s east coast.  We put 6,000 KM on the SUV. As you can imagine, we were a very busy couple.  I’ll have some photos to share with you shortly.

My mojo was left behind on the east coast, but I found it when I was going through some stamps that I haven’t used yet.  I love this Typewriter Set from Technique Junkies.  It comes with 9 phrases.

The flowers I created are called Tye-Dye Chic Embellishments and can be found on the Stampbooking CD.  I really love this technique and thought it would compliment the typewriter sentiment and page from a book.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Sep 05 2017
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