Make a Wish

Stamping Bella image was watercoloured with Tombow markers and a teeny tiny brush.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp:  Stamping Bella

Designer Paper:  Basic Grey

Cardstock:  SU So Saffron

Paper Flower cut from patterned paper

Accessories:  Nestabilities scallop circle, Stickles

Posted on : Jul 10 2014
Posted under cards, Watercolours |

Glimmer Lace Jewellery Box

When I set out to make a jewellery box, it was difficult to decide how to decorate it.  I found this adorable flower over at Sweet and Sassy Stamps called April Daisies.  I know, daisies aren’t really this colour, but I needed my flowers to coordinate with my glimmer mist background that I made for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Enjoy your stamp, and happy stamping!

Posted on : Jul 06 2014
Posted under Uncategorized |

Black Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan’s are one of my favourite flowers.  Daisies, no matter the colour, really appeal to me.

This is another in my series of watercolours, painted with Tombow markers.

Happy stamping!

Posted on : Jul 03 2014
Posted under Watercolours |

Faux Domino

One of the the techniques I developed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter is called Faux Domino.   Don’t these pieces look like dominos?

My stamped image is called Snowflake Collage from I Brake for Stamps.  Designer paper is from My Minds Eye.

Have a wonderful day friends.


Posted on : Jun 28 2014
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Summer Cottage Time

Hello fellow stampers.  Are you familiar with Stampscapes stamps?   This time I layered the center part of my card at the highest point, and the outer edge at the highest point.

The look of this card is achieved by lightly taping down Nestabilities with two way tape.  After running my image through the Cuttlebug I gently pulled off the tape.  Whalaa, done.

Posted on : Jun 24 2014
Posted under cards, Stampscapes |

Bands of Color

Bands of Color resized

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I have a card that I made for the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Bands of Color.  Isn’t this background cool?

Stamps are from Stampn’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 19 2014
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Gradient Sponging

Technique Junkie Newsletter, Gradient Sponging

Hello friends.  I hope you’re having a good week.  The weather is showing signs of summer–finally, and with that my mojo is coming back.  Yipee.

I took creative liberty in using the Gradient Sponging technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  When I decided on using this stamp, I decided to make it look like a sunset.  I think I’ll make more of these and add and mask a sunset.  What do you think?

Have a great week!

Stamps:  Inkadinkado and Impression Obsession

Posted on : Jun 17 2014
Posted under cards, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Layered Sunflower

Layered Die Cuts 12, finished card, MFP, Resized

Howdy friends.  Today I have a layered sunflower card to share with you.  I used Spellbinders Labels 2 to make all my layers using a monochromatic colour scheme.  My sunflower image is from Mark’s Finest Papers.  I coloured my image with Copic markers, and added twine for some interest.

I hope you have a nice weekend.  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Posted on : Jun 13 2014
Posted under cards |

Late Easter Wishes

Happy Easter, Sunflowers and Dragonflies

Hello friends.  I found this card in my archive drafts and it never got posted.  In fact, I made this card for my aunt, who loves butterflies, and misplaced it in my move to my apartment.     The stamps are from the dollar store and the butterfly is a sticker.  Yes, an actual sticker.

Do you have plans for the weekend?  Al and I are looking forward to driving three hours to Toronto, Ontario, to visit my daughter and her husband for the weekend.  Al and I booked a bed a breakfast just a block away from their one-bedroom apartment and are so looking forward to the weekend get-away.  What a nice change of pace.  It is a kick off to Al’s two week’s of vacation he takes to help with Sarnia’s Ribfest.  He helps to set up everything, spends 14 hour days at the actual Ribfest and then helps to take everything down.  Whew, I’m tired just thinking about all that work.   I won’t be taking vacation until the summer, so I’ll go to Ribfest as a spectator and hang out with Al and the gang, after I’m done work.

I hope you all have a nice weekend.  Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 06 2014
Posted under cards |

Artistic Effects CD Blog Hop

Hi Bloggers!

Thanks for joining the TJ Design Team BLOG HOP celebration for our brand new TJ Newsletter technique CD ‘Artistic Effects’.  We are so excited to be able to showcase the new techniques on this CD for you.

The CD contains 24 brand new tutorials plus 16 techniques from the TJ archives.  The CD contains 40 tutorials using Gelatos, Goosebumps, irresistible Sprays, Distress Stains and Gesso – so many fun mediums to give your projects the artistic touch.  All 40 tutorials are in step-by-step pdf format – compatible for Macs and PCs alike.  All the tutorials are printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.

Now here is how you get your own!!! 

The cost of the CD is 14.95.  Get your copy by following this link.

You should have arrived here from Tricia O’Bin’s blog.

180 Degrees Stains

Here are the details on my project. I used the 180 Degrees Stains on my background.  Next, I coloured my image with Copic markers.  Washi tape was adhered across the centre of my background and then twine was added.  Last, a flower was added for added dimension.  My background stamp is Technique Junkies Stamps and my cute little girl is Mo Manning.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and participating in our HOP.  Don’t forget to stop by and see the amazing projects that Hetty Sander’s has created for your enjoyment.  

In case you get lost, here is a list of all our wonderful designers.

Judy Jackson

Jackie Kalchert

Tricia OBin

Beth Norman

Hetty Sanders

Holly Brown

Shelly Schmidt

Pat Huntoon

Posted on : Jun 03 2014
Posted under Technique Junkie Newsletter |

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