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Posted on : Feb 19 2023
Posted under Stampin Up |

Perched in a Tree

Hello fellow stampers and friends!  Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.  Doing anything special in this warm weather before the cold sets in?

Al and I went camping during the week, which was the inspiration behind this card.   While walking along we saw so many Canadian Geese, which is a sure sign the colder weather is near.  Went on a small hike to see a small waterfall and on another hike we walked through the woods.  Needless to say, inspiration was drawn from our hike in the woods.  I have no Canadian Geese stamps.  LOL.

Back home, I decided I’d better get busy in my stamp room.  I thought I had a recent post, but looking at my “dashboard” I see my last post was on September 7th.  Bad me.  I’ll try to do better.

Card Details

  • Two-tone sun-ray done in SU Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  To do this I used my blending brushes.
  • Die cut the trees using SU Aspen Tree Dies
  • Lightly inked SU Crumb cake onto the trees
  • Cut out greenery using SU Aspen Tree Dies.  To add depth, greenery sits behind the trees and in front as well.
  • Stamped out tree branch using SU Chocolate Chip
  • Blue Bird was coloured with Prismacolor Pencil Crayons and blended with odourless mineral spirits (I googled and found a bird that looks like this one, and I coloured it referencing the photo)
  • Bird and branch were glued onto trees
  • For more added dimension pop dots were placed on the back of the trees and adhered to the card front



SU Ink Pads:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip

Stencil:  Taylored Expressions TESN104 – Slim Sunray

Stamps:  SU Perched in a Tree

Dies:  SU Aspen Tree Dies

Cardstock:  SU Granny Apple Green

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Sep 17 2022
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Bee-themed ATC Swap

Hi there friends and fellow stampers (and ATC lovers)!

I’m still trading ATC’s on Swap-Bot and ATC’s for All.  I was recently in a “bee-themed” swap and these are 2 of 5 cards I made for the swap.

SU stamp in was used on the background as well as the bee SU set, which I love dearly.  The corrugated paper is actually Kraft paper that was run through a corrugated dry embossing folder.  For this project the handmade corrugated paper is light and mailable over the heavier paper we use from boxes.

For the summer I stopped swapping ATC’s because I do spend less time in the stamp room.  I’m sure you do too.

Have a sweet day (pun intended).  Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Aug 11 2022
Posted under ATC's, Stampin Up |

Mary Beth’s SU cards to me

Hello fellow stampers and Stampin’ Up! fans.

Each month Mary Beth Phillips, my Stampin’ Up rep, gives me my new In-Colour package that I signed up for five months.  In my bag is a handmade card from her made in the colour of the month.  I love her creativity and showcasing of the one of the five new in-colours, so much so I just had to share these with you.  You’ll be seeing more of the trailer because I own that set.


Southern Ontario is in a heat wave at the moment so cocktails on the weekend it was.  Again, this card was made by Mary Beth Phillips.

Thank you for stopping by.  See you again soon!

Posted on : Aug 08 2022
Posted under Stampin Up |

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
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

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
Posted under Projects, Stampin Up |

Slimline Fun Fold

Hello there!  I have a slimline video for you today.  In the video I have explained the cuts and folds.  Underneath my video, on YouTube, you will find measurements for the card.  I hope you like it.



Posted on : Feb 18 2022
Posted under cards, Stampin Up, You Tube Videos |

Happy Anniversary

My sister recently celebrated her anniversary, and instead of sending a traditional anniversary card I sent her Happiness is a Journey and not a Destination.   The stamp I used is a retired Stampn’ Up! set.

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted on : Nov 13 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Fifth Avenue Floral

Hello stampers!  I’ve been going through photos that I haven’t posted before and I found this cute card I made once upon a time.  I never tire of Stampn’ Ups! Fifth Avenue Floral.  I made 25 of these for an order I had done and I was waiting until the event was done before I posted it.  The flower was watercoloured using ink refills.  The blended ink background was stamped over top with an Impression Obsession large background stamp.

Have a super weekend, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Oct 05 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Thank you

Hi there fellow Stampin Up! lovers.  I love working with Stampin’ Up!  My girlfriend in Moncton, NB, gifted me with Sweet Strawberry and Berry Blessings which I am showcasing today.  I am really enjoying these two sets and have ten of these cards and coordinating envelopes to go towards 50 cards for my girlfriend’s Christmas present.

Hope you like them too!

Posted on : Jun 19 2021
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

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