Magical Unicorn

Isn’t this unicorn just the cutest?  Since joining the Dueling Darlings team, my love for cutsey has struck me again.  I made this card for my step-granddaughter who is turning 9.  I wanted a lasting memory for her, so I created a canvas for her wall.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 27 2019
Posted under cards, Projects, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Merry Christmas to my Coworkers

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Every year it is tradition that I knit each of my 15 coworkers and supervisors dishcloths.  For the past three years I added a hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works now that Sarnia (Canada) has a store.  It is also tradition that I wrap them up differently every year.  Some years I do fancy tags, other years Christmas bells on ribbon.  This year I chose to wrap them in cellophane bags with ribbon.

Do you make things for your coworkers or friends?

 


Posted on : Dec 20 2018
Posted under Projects |

Girls Luncheon Gifts

Every Wednesday mid morning through the afternoon my dear friend Vera has a luncheon for four of us ladies where we are treated to a delicious lunch and after that we bring out our knitting, crochet work, felt work, or whatever we are working on at the time.  I can only attend every other week while I am working 3-11.  We just had our Christmas luncheon and exchanged gifts.

This year I was on the scrounge for something unique to wrap their presents in.  After lots of research I decided to use Inking Idaho’s paper purse tutorial.  The pattern was very easy to follow.  I added embellishments including a ribbon with a charm on each handle.  So I wouldn’t mix up the presents I used my very old Cricut alphabet die cuts and added their initials on the front.

I made one with a thinner paper which I learned wasn’t the best idea.  For three of my papers I used a thicker card stock from a 12 x 12 matt stack and it worked better.  I used velcro circles to keep the tabs closed.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

 

 


Posted on : Dec 15 2018
Posted under Projects |

Handmade Wedding Cards and Gift

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I’m sharing three handmade wedding cards I received and a mixed media box I received at my shower.

My first card is from from Tina Zinck, a Canadian Stampn’ Up! rep, and good on-line friend.  She sent me this delightful card with an embossed sentiment.  Tina makes high quality videos and you can visit her blog here at The Serene Stamper.

My next colourful card comes from a good on-line friend from the Netherlands.  If you know Hetty, then you will most definitely recognize her style.  I love how the three hearts fit into each other.  You can find Hetty at Craft Chaos.

Lynn Cole, my dear penpal and good friend from England made this easel card.  Lynn and I started writing at 13 years old, and here we are in our mid fifties.  She’s made four visits to visit me, here in Canada, and I finally made it to England a few years ago.  Lynn is coming this coming summer, and I’m so excited.  Thinking of taking her white water rafting in the Ottawa area.  We have so much in common.

Katie surprised me with a memory box using my wedding invitation.  This good friend even added the bracelet she wore on her wedding day to the top of the box.  This was given to me at my shower and a couple of friends went together and picked a topic something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  This box held “something borrowed.”  She loaned me her wedding pearls that was handed down to her.  I wore these at my wedding reception, which was held a week after our small wedding with just the children and grandchildren present.

The inside of the cover has the two owls that I made and placed on my wedding invitation.

The bottom of the box holds the maritime stamping I did on the inside of my wedding invitation. Stamp is from Technique Junkies.  I think this was one creative mixed media project.

Thanks for hanging in on this long post,  Have a nice weekend!

 

 


Posted on : Sep 29 2018
Posted under cards, Projects |

Technique Junkies Mail Art

Hello folks!  I thought I would do some mail art, as it’s always a joy to receive a fancy envelope.  Here, I used one background stamp called Fairy Tale Flowers Background.  You can receive this stamp, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

My envelope measures 12 1/2″ x 10″.  There was a lot of colouring, which I love to do in front of the tv.  This stamp works so well for mail art and cards.  It’s just one of those adorable stamps.

 


Posted on : Aug 21 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Shimmering Bliss Flowers and Leaves

Hello, Beth Norman here with a Shimmering Bliss tutorial for you, showing how you can make your own flowers and leaves. Shimmering Bliss and any other product is available at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

 

Spray your cardstock with Shimmering Bliss.  Here I used two colours:  Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo.  Let dry completely.  You can air dry or heat set.  I always like to go with air drying.

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface.  Stamp out with VersaMark and emboss with your favourite colours of embossing powders.

I stamped out a variety of colours with Swirls and Curls stamp.

For my leaves I used Vivid Volt and Imperial Yellow.  One thing that I love about Shimmering Bliss is the varigated colours you can achieve which is realistic rather than cutting out plain cardstock.

I sprayed, from left to right, Thalian Pink, Miami Vice, Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo mixed with Imperial Yellow.

Shimmering Bliss is truly a joy to use.  Results are different all the time.


Posted on : Aug 14 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Wedding Treat Bags

Whoop Whoop, my wedding is getting closer, and what better way to celebrate then to give out thank you gifts to the adults and treat bags for the children.  All of my treat bags use Technique Junkies stamps, and they are available to you, along with any other product for 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Mermaids are in fashion at the moment so I couldn’t resist using Floral Mermaid on several of the treat bags.  I have a friend who just painted a mermaid on her daughter’s wall so I made these specifically for her two daughters.

 

These are for our grandchildren.  My daughter’s 14 month old daughter is getting owls.  My daughter knows very well how crazy I am for owls so I blast the owl apparel, scrapbook for first birthday and now the treat bag.  I can just picture my daughter, Sarah, rolling her eyes and saying, “not owls!”–LOL.  This owl set has 7 stamps in the set called You are a Hoot.  Al’s grandson, and soon to be mine, is getting Hot Rod on his treat bag.

Keep Chickens is so cute I couldn’t resist using this stamp set that comes with 13 stamps.

Thanks for hanging in for my long post.  Have a good week!

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Jul 10 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Trading Coins

The stamping group I’m in had a challenge to make Trading Coins which are 2.5 inches wide.  I’m entering this coin into Impression Obsession’s Happy Colours  challenge.  I know we are in the midst of summer but I love fall colours, and fall in general.   I used Retro Owls. In the set I originally purchased it came with this sentiment.  Now it just comes with three owls.

My background was sponged with Distress Oxides.

Have a great Day!

 

 


Posted on : Jul 08 2018
Posted under ATC's, Projects |

You’re a Hoot

Hello folks.  It’s no secret that I’m an owl lover.  And to prove it, I made a big wall hanging for my stamp room by stamping out You are a Hoot, set of 7 onto my mat, and on the inside I stamped out the sentiment that came with the set as seen below.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product from the store.  Quite the deal, and everyone loves deals.

SS088 You are a Hoot, Set of 7

This set is well loved by our design team and there are so many samples using this set. You can see more work with this stamp set by clicking here to view the examples that have been made thus far.

 


Posted on : May 22 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Create

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
Posted under Projects |

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