Beautiful Friend

Stampin Up has been releasing some sets that I adore, and Friends are Like Seashells is one of those sets.  As a lover of the ocean I was drawn in by the seashells, and when I read these beautiful sentiments I knew I had to buy this set immediately.  Friends are Like Seashells is in the mini catalogue and won’t be around long.  Although, if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say these just might be available in the annual catalogue coming in spring because this set is so popular.  I also bought the coordinating embossing folder.

My card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  What did we do without Pinterest?  It wasn’t long ago my friend had to tell me how to work my way around it.  For the longest time I never jumped on board thinking it was just another thing on my plate.  Little did I know that one goes down the rabbit hole very easily because there are so many visual pleasing things to see.  What I really need to learn is to make subfolders.  Can anyone help me out?

Thanks for stopping by today.  You made my day!


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Posted on : Mar 27 2021
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Hugs, Kisses and Love

Hello friends!  This card was inspired by a card made by Stesha Bloodhart of Stampin Hoot.  She provided a tutorial which I changed up a little bit.  This was Al’s Valentine card which I could not post beforehand because Al reads my blog.

I stamped out SU Buffalo Plaid onto Peacock cardstock.  Using Pinkfresh dies, I cut out three words to fit the card front.  I really liked these dies when I first saw Jennifer McGuire use them in one of her videos.  Isn’t she an enabler? LOL.

Al bought me beautiful red roses for Valentine’s.  It was a very pleasant surprise because he’s not the flower kind of man.  I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day too!

Posted on : Mar 20 2021
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Spread your wings and fly!

I lucked out when I found this SU Little Ladybug for sale on line.  It was a hostess set that I thought I’d never get.  It was a lucky score.

When I worked in a doctor’s office in Nova Scotia I worked with Sharon who did transcription and billing along side myself.  We kept in touch when I moved back to Ontario and I was so happy for her when she told me she was going through to become a nurse.  Sharon just retired so I wanted to send her a card.  I thought this stamp set would be perfect for her.

Three years ago, I took Al out east and showed him where I used to live on Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.  We even met up with Sharon and her husband and had the best lobster mac n cheese in Hall’s Harbour.  We planned on going back out east this summer, but with COVID we decided to see what next summer brings.

Do you have a lucky score story to share?



Posted on : Mar 13 2021
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Mystery Stamping Hour with The Serene Stamper

Hello fellow stampers!

Recently, Tina Zinck, of the Serene Stamper, had a mystery stamping hour.  I really enjoyed myself.  We all shared our cards and it was so much fun to see what everyone’s card looked like.  Silly me, I totally forgot to colour my image to coordinate with the paper.  Naughty me.

A co-worker is retiring at work, so I made a card that all of the co-workers can sign.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

SU Stamp:  On To Adventure

Video and Step-by-Step tutorials are at the top of my blog

Posted on : Aug 22 2020
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Happy Anniversary Sarah and Jon

Happy anniversary to my daughter and son-in-law.  Sarah said she really likes the ice cream truck, which surprises me because I have given them an ice-cream truck anniversary card for all, but one, year of marriage.

Why an ice cream truck for an anniversary card?  Well, it was exceptionally hot on their August wedding day, and the guests were treated to a big surprise.  An ice cream truck was waiting outside of the church for the guests, and giving out ice cream cones.  The whole wedding, including the reception was full of surprises.

My ice cream truck is Stampin Up’s! Tasty Truck.

I’ve already got ideas for next year’s Tasty Truck.

Thanks for stopping by.

Video and step-by-step tutorials are located at the top of my blog.  Enjoy!



Posted on : Aug 08 2020
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Congratulations on becoming a grandma

A friend of mine just became a grandma, and a very proud one at that!

I used Stampin’ Up’s Grandma’s House.

Have a great day!

Posted on : Jul 30 2020
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My Little Mishap

Good morning fellow stampers.

My son is crazy for hedgehogs and just purchased one from the Niagara Falls area.  The breeders were meeting Adam last Wednesday, in London, so he didn’t have to travel too far.  As the breeders got stuck in traffic, I decided to take advantage of shopping in the store where we were sitting in their parking lot.  Adam and his girlfriend stayed in their truck and I merrily went on my way, then kerthunk!  I twisted my ankle and fell forward landing on my rib.  The kids never heard a thing, but the lady five rows away saw me fall (the parking lot was pretty empty as we were early in the day), and she yelled, “are you okay” all the way up to me.  When the kids saw this lady checking on me, and me still on the ground, they came out of the truck in a panic.  I was dazzed and a little confused when Adam reached out his hand to help me up.  My ankle was extremely painful but I thought nothing of it, thinking it was just a very bad sprain.  Off to MacDonald’s we went as the breeders were still delayed.  I walked on my ankle and into MacDonalds as nothing was going to get in the way of me and my Big Mac.

The next morning, I walked from the parking lot into my department, at work.  A walk that normally took less than 10 minutes, turned into a 20 minute walk as my ankle was very sore.  I go into work extra early to relax before I work.  I rarely look at my phone unless it is break or lunch time, but I did on this day at the very early start to my shift.  Because my ankle was quite swollen and because Adam kept at me, over the phone, to go to ER, I finally gave in.  I was going to go in on the weekend, but Adam said if it was a break, that it would be too late to be seen.

Jumping forward, after x-rays, my ribs were not broken, only bruised from the fall, and I was told my ankle was broken and I was casted up and provided with crutches. Adam drove me home and his girlfriend met up with us at my apartment where they stayed to make me supper, get me comfortable, and watched over me until I was able to convince them I would be okay until Al got home from his afternoon shift.  The look on Adam’s face said it all.  He was extremely worried about leaving me.

I called in to work using the first sick day in six years, and it crushed me.  Not only was I proud of that milestone, I was proud of being 57 and not ever having a broken bone or surgery.  My record was squashed.

Five days after my fall, I saw a surgeon who told me I have an avulsion fracture of my left ankle and provided me with a walking cast boot and said I could be in it for two months.  I was so elated when he said I could go back to work, and that I’d have a life getting around on my feet again.

My ribs are still tender and my ankle is slowly healing, and lucky for me, I don’t have to have surgery.

So back to my card.  I gave this card to Adam at his house before we left to pick up “Sonic” his newborn hedgehog. Adam was told that his hedgehog was the friendliest in the litter and boy were they right.  He was happy to be in our hands and loved to have his belly rubbed.

So, for the last week of my vacation, I will rest my leg.

Have a nice week, and sorry that my post was so long-winded.


Posted on : Jul 25 2020
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Stampin Up! Saturday — Honey Bees

Hello to you!  I hope you are enjoying this weather.  Lucky for me, the marina is open so Al and I will be taking the boat out this weekend (can you believe last weekend was freezing cold?).  We are going to enjoy Chinese food with a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

I love the Stampn Up! set called Honey Bee.  I was sold on it after my Demo used it one of her classes.  At first I didn’t like anything from the recent mini, but once I played with this set, I was sold!  I’m usually a bright-colour girl, but I fell in love with this card on Pinterest.  I do love vintage cards, but I struggle with them.

So, tell me about your COVID weekend.  Ontario is still under stage 1.  What stage are you at?

Have a nice weekend.

PAPER:  Vanilla and Crumb Cake

INK: Crumb Cake and Smokey Slate

STAMPS:  Stampin Up! and Impression Obsession.



Posted on : Jun 06 2020
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers.



  • Messages for Mom, SU stamp set
  • SU designer paper:  Lily Impressions
  • Ink:  Old Olive and Highland Heather

Have a nice day.  Thanks for visiting!

Posted on : May 10 2020
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Happy Birthday

Howdy folks!

This is one of my favourite cards that I made at a Stampn’ Up! card class, using Peaceful Moments bundle.  The designer paper is laid in a totally unique direction–cut into strips and layered in a random, and crooked, direction.


  • Peaceful Moments Bundle
  • Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive
  • Designer Papers:  Peaceful Poppies and Golden Honey Specialty DP

Have a terrific weekend!

Posted on : Apr 25 2020
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