Capture the Good Times

Howdy there fellow stampers.  Today I’m using a technique from the October 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Cute Cuts, which is a technique I developed.  You can see the tutorial here.

Coincidentally, I have a wall sticker with this same sentiment on it in my hallway.  I just love the saying.

I used Technique Junkies Like a Camera.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Aug 22 2017
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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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Blog Winner

Congratulations Terri from Terri’s Making Cards.  You are the winner of the Technique Junkie stamp blog candy.  Please contact me by e-mailing me from the right hand bar and I will get the stamp off to you.  I am leaving for vacation on Wednesday so if I don’t hear from you before then I’ll mail your package out when I’m back in September.



Posted on : Aug 14 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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It’s my birthday blog candy!

What better way to celebrate my birthday than to give back.  This beautiful Technique Junkies stamp is up for grabs.  Simply leave me a comment or leave me a comment telling me what tutorial you would like to see me do.  You have until Saturday, August 12th to leave me a comment.  Winner will be picked with Random.Org

This is what I came home to last night after working 3-11.  Imagine my surprise because Al bought my ticket to the race car driving, I wasn’t expecting anything else.  Can you see the title of the book?  “I’ll Always Have You.”  How romantic.  As you can guess sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers so he snuck some into the arrangement.

After coming home from my 3-11 shift I typically go onto the computer until midnight to 12:30 a.m. because I’m wound up from work.  I had another surprise bouquet waiting for me in my stamp room.  I certainly feel the love.  Thank you Al!

Good luck with the blog candy.

Posted on : Aug 09 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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Hi friends.  Today I have some mixed media for you.  Recently, I attended a paper craft show and this was one of the projects that we completed.  I was so excited with the colour combination we were given to use as it fits my decor.  It’s a small canvas that I have sitting on a bookcase in my livingroom.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Posted on : Aug 05 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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