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
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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 |

With Sympathy


Hello folks!  I hope you all had a nice weekend!  It sure was hot wasn’t it!?  Last week I was on vacation, rather a staycation.  Being home allowed me to get a great start on 45 Christmas cards.  Yes, you read right–45 cards.  Normally I go with different designs but this year I want to keep it easy as I do love repetition while making cards.  I will need to make more since I do give out a lot of Christmas cards every year.

I was in need of a sympathy card so I made five of these sympathy cards.

My clouds were made with A Colorful Life Design cloud stencil.  I used this stencil a little different by using the outer piece of the stencil and I loved the results.  The stamps I used are from Stampin’ Up! and are from the High Tide set.  I’m sorry–I don’t remember what Stampin’ Up! set “With Sympathy” came from.

Have a terrific week!



Posted on : Jul 26 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Day

Hi friends!  How is your week going?  Al and I are on vacation this week and the weather couldn’t be any better.  While he’s out boating with family, I’m in the air conditioning stamping all day.  I haven’t stamp for a full day in months.  I plan to catch up on my blog reading and comments this week as well.

Yesterday I went to my girlfriend’s house where we spent hours playing with the gelli plate and leaves.  I’m going to show those to you in another post.

My girlfriend really wanted blue flowers for her wedding, but the only thing available to her were flowers that could be dyed blue, and that would get pretty messy.  So, I came to the rescue with blue flowers on her wedding day.  LOL.

My friends got married over the weekend, and this is the card I gave them.  I love the fun of layering colours.  Tim Holtz’s colorize dies are my go to at the moment.  I heat embossed Mr. & Mrs. in gold, and did the same for the sentiment on the inside, and my “made by Beth” stamp on the back.

I hope you are having a nice week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stay tuned for my newest You Tube video, currently being edited

Posted on : Jul 19 2022
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Knitted Make-up Bag

Hello fellow stampers and friends!

I recently took a 12 hour train ride to Ottawa to visit my two granddaughters and their parents.  What shocked me about the 12 hour trip was how quickly the time went by.  I can’t wait for my next visit.

My oldest granddaughter loves pretending she is all grown up so I knitted her a make-up bag in her favourite colour and filled it with pretend make-up and an old tiny phone.  When my department knew about my trip and the make-up bag, one lady brought in the faux make-up to add to the bag.  When I walked into work one day, there was a phone with an an anonymous note saying this was for my granddaughter’s bag.  I’ve got awesome co-workers.

Do any of you knit or crochet?

Back in the 1980’s I knitted fairisle sweaters and bunting bags for babies.  After 30 years away from knitting I am trying to relearn reading of patterns and knitting again.  Unfortunately for me, it’s not like riding a bicycle.  I’m struggling but am stubborn and won’t give up.

Have a terrific end of your weekend.



Posted on : Jul 17 2022
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Masculine Congratulations

Hello friends!  Some of you might know that I am in love with everything nautical/ocean related.  I immediately fell in love with this ALLandcreate stamp.

How’s your weekend going?  I had Saturday off and picked up Sunday in overtime at work.  On Saturday I went to my first “art in the park” since Covid shut everything down.  Everyone seemed to be in great spirits walking along looking at all the beautiful hand-crafted items.  I purchased a beautiful mixed-media necklace which you can see here.  What particularly attracted me to this artist’s Summer Sorbet Treasure Pendant was the mixed media.  What appears to be coloured stone is actually pieces of wood carefully painted to resemble stone.  This treasure will be worn alot, along with coordinating earrings.

My Son-in-law recently had a promotion and I wanted to send him a congratulations card.

My card uses, once again, Tina Zinck’s vellum background technique.  Once the background was good and dry (it doesn’t take long), I turned the vellum over and heat embossed gold over top.  Next, I finished my card off with making a pendent that says “Congratulations.”

Have a fantastic week!


Posted on : Jul 12 2022
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Hello friends.  I’m back after a month of a lack of posts, and I’m so happy that you are still here.  I still don’t have my groove back since stepping down from my Design Team work.  It’s like I’m lost.

Today I’m sharing a cute card that I made for a co-worker who received a nice promotion.  These stamps could not be any more perfect.  As an inside joke we call each other “peer.”.  Well, my peer went to a winery where there were llamas to walk, and she participated.  Peer and I thought this was a hoot and have made so many jokes about it.  And boy, if I didn’t find a large llama face in a magazine a week after her escapade.  I had the llama face laminated and made a calendar stand for it and enclosed it with my card, so she can remember our jokes in her new job.

Yes, I’m a little goofy and fun.  Even a bit eccentric, but that’s what keeps me so happy both at work and at home.

Card Details

  • Stamps were from the Dollar Tree
  • Images coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut
  • Banners are cut from the “shaving cream” technique
  • Background paper, Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for popping by.  See you soon!

Posted on : Jul 09 2022
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Happy 5th Birthday Charlotte

Hi folks!

Aside from mixed media and techniques, I do love my Lawn Fawn stamps for their whimsy.  Let’s face it, Lawn Fawn is just plain cute.  This card went to my Granddaughter who turned 5.

I had alot of enjoyment using my Lawn Fawn cloud stencil and using such fun colours for the clouds.  You can get away with that with unicorns, eh!  The ice cream cone and the piece of cake are separate little pieces.  As I have said before; I love working with small places.  Whose cute little images do you like to work with?

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : May 31 2022
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Sunflower ATC

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing with you a Sunflower-themed ATC that I made for a swap at ATCs For All.  I love trading ATC’s.  Aside from North America, I’ve traded with people in Germany and Japan.  If you would like to trade, please leave a message below in the comments, and I’ll be in touch.

Can you spot that I used Tina Zinck’s background again?  LOL.

I had a week of vacation and felt accomplished getting some spring cleaning done as well as entertaining friends, stamping and knitting.  Now reality kicked in and I’m working this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!



Sunflower stamp set is no longer in business, and was from Mark’s Finest Papers

Bee and Dragonfly brad are from Stampin’ Up!

Posted on : May 28 2022
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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
Posted under cards |

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