Hello fellow stampers!  This was made as a get well card for a very dear friend who had a major car accident.

I’ve used Tina Zinck’s background technique again, and just can’t get enough of it.  Look how beautiful SU’s Stampin’ Blends worked.  Copic markers also work.  I’ve had other friend’s that tried different markers and had success, so give it a try.  Tina’s video can be seen here.


Posted on : May 21 2022
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More Mother’s Day Fun Fold


Hi there folks!  Another Mother’s Day card for you.  All products are Stampin’ Up!  Photos are much better on this particular card, so please scroll down to see the inside too.  Before I mailed this card I stamped a sentiment on the upper right of the triangle.  It says Dear Friend.

If you look closely, you will see a bumble bee trinket on the leaves.  Can you find it?

Link to video here.

All products Stampn’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : May 11 2022
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Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mother’s out there.  Happy Mother’s Day Mom!


A peek into the opened card.

Stamps and Designer Series Paper:  Stampin’ Up!; Bee Trinket, Stampin’ Up!

Posted on : May 08 2022
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Glitter is my Favourite Colour

Hi friends.  Another Artist Trading Card (ATC) for you.  I just love to work in small spaces (ATC’s are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) because it’s a nice challenge.

My background was created with Distress Oxides on a Zoom call with a stamping group I’m in.  April always teaches me new techniques and card folds.

I had a great week.  Went shopping with my girlfriend to a yarn shop just a little bit out into the country, and oh boy what a store it is!  The personal service was exceptional.  The owner made sure we knew what was on sale, and of course I found enough yarn for two projects.  I’ll  be sure to post a photo of my finished knitted pieces.

Have a fantastic weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Apr 30 2022
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Hippie on a Journey

Wow, it’s been three weeks since I have blogged and boy does it feel great to be back.  I’ve been so busy knitting, making Mother’s Day cards (3 for me and 7 to sell), purging my stamp room, and generally just doing nothing.  My mojo is waxing and waning these days.

This Artist Trading Card (ATC) was done for a swap.  The theme was “what I do with my Oxides.”  My Oxide background was taught to me through a Zoom call in a stamp group I belong too.

This weekend is bringing hot summer weather so I’m going to sit outside with ice tea (sweet tea for my American readers), my new SU catalogue and a good book.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging in there for me.

Stamp:  Little Hippie-AALLANDCREATE; Fancy Pants, Dollar store



Posted on : Apr 26 2022
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Happy Birthday Emma!

Hi fellow stampers!  Today I have a fun fold for you.  I made this card for my granddaughter who just turned 1.  What’s better than cupcakes no matter what age you are.  I’m a sucker for them.

My daughter is a Martha Stewart in the making.  She always surprises me with the things she makes and does with her husband and her two very young children.  By the way, she’s an outstanding cook too.  Anyways, we were asked that for Emma’s first birthday we enclose a letter to her which will be presented to Emma on her 16th birthday.  Isn’t that cool?  I don’t remember what I did write for Charlotte’s first birthday, but this time I wrote a note on world events and about myself.  It may seem vane to write about oneself, but I think it’s important that grandchildren know about us.  Grandparents are special in their lives.


A little hidden flap to add an extra “I love you.”

And this is the inside.

Posted on : Apr 23 2022
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Stampin Blend Vellum Technique with Gold Texture

One of my favourite bloggers lives right here in Canada’s east coast.  Her name is Tina Zinck and has a very successful Stampin’ Up! business.  I always look forward to watching her tutorials.

This particular card uses Tina’s background technique called Stampin Blend Vellum Technique with Gold Texture.  The results are stunning.

Today a stamping forum I belong to is having a Fest where challenges are posted and participants have a chance to win prizes.  Tina’s technique is what I picked out for my challenge.  If you didn’t click to see the video above, you can see it here.

My cards are for Mother’s Day, which I’m taking to work to sell.  These cards are mini slimline size.  They have been gold embossed on the outside and inside where it says “Happy Mother’s Day.”


Posted on : Apr 02 2022
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Fantastical Feathered Friends ATC Swap

Hello stampers!  Oh my!  It’s been almost a month since I posted.  I’ve been so busy with Artist Trading Card (ATC) swaps where I have to make 5 baseball-sized card fronts, making 10 Mother’s Day cards to send and sell at work, and just generally having alot of fun!

My ATC’s are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  I stamped out Tim Holtz’s  “Crazy Birds” and die cut them after colouring with Prismacolor pencil crayons, blended with odorless mineral spirits.  Flowers were stamped onto the background and feathers added.  Birds were pop dotted and a sentiment was added.

I recently purchased Waffle Flower’s ATC die set, which is how I have such tiny scalloped edges.

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 30 2022
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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Kit

My dear friend Susan MacDonald, from Moncton, NB., sent me a Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit   This was my first kit and I found it to be fun.  I made over 15 of these gingerbread houses.  They come with the cutest little envelopes.

I’m working on another tutorial for you.  I take requests so if there is anything you’d like to see, please leave a message on here or via e-mail.



Posted on : Mar 02 2022
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Bunch of Roses for my Sister

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope spring is looking promising where you are.  Not quite so much where I am, but temperatures are going to be 0 degrees C throughout the week.  March can give us a good snowstorm or two up to April.

Using my Tim Holtz Bloom die, I created a small bouquet of roses in my signature colours for my baby sister, Deborah, who just received her doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) specializing in Information Systems.  We’re all so proud of her.  Deborah just received my card so I’m free to post it today.

I was torn about adding gold embossing with “Congratulations” on the front, but leaving it clean won out.  On my next rose card, I probably will add a sentiment to the front.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Feb 26 2022
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