Monday, November 23, 2015

Oct 2015 Stampin up Club

Here we go! October's stamp club projects

First off,  I would like to start with our sketch challenge Freshly Made Sketches 207
here is how mine turned out

Project #1
Timeless Elegance DSP
CASE'd  (with video) from Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie

This was an easy card to make and the results are beautiful! The size of this card is the note size so it is a bit smaller than the usual A4 card.

Project #2
Festive Fireplace with Stockings
CASE'd from Stamp With Amy K

Another fun card that came together fairly easy. The white embossing sure helps with the colouring :)

Project #3
Watercolour Salt Technique
CASE'd (with video) from Stampin' On The Fly
This technique was a ton of fun. I think it turned out great! I really like EVERYTHING about this card.

There you go another month done and another one coming right up!

Talk to you soon!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stampin Up Club Sept 2015

Yes I am in for another round!! Love going to Charlene's and learning new techniques and getting great ideas along with a lot of visiting and laughter.

Here is Project #1
Embossing and  Shading with Colour
CASE'd (with video) from Deb Valder

Looks difficult but was very easy and fun to do. Loved how this turned out.

Project #2
Direct Inking on Embossing Folder
CASE'd (with video) from Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie

This was another fun card to make. Love this new embossing folder.

Project #3
Brayere Resist
CASE'd (with video) from Stamp with Tami

OH this was fun to make! love how it turned out.

And our sketch challenge for this month comes from Freshly Made Sketches 195
here is my take on it

September was a fun month for cards and now I can hardly wait to share the October projects with you.

I will be back soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

another sympathy card

Unfortuanetly, it is true. The older we get, the more we need these type of cards.

Here is the latest one that I had to make.

I was looking for a clean and simple style this time. I really liked how it turned out. I had used the wink of stella glitter brush on the flowers to give it a bit of a pop. Hope you can see it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Stampin up stamp club Feb - June

I am finally getting to the cards that I have seriously neglected to post. I deeply apologize  for not posting sooner.

Here is the first group of projects from Feb

Our first project for this month is Case' d (with a video) from Deb Valder How to make your thinlits dies 3-D

Our 2nd project is the Flower Patch bundle. This  idea, Case'd (with a video) comes from Stamping to Share

The 3rd and last one for this month inspired by Card Creations by Beth Fun Foam Shaker Card

Projects from March
Our 1st project idea comes from  Irresistibly Yours Magic

Our 2nd project Designer Vellum CASE"Ed (with video) comes from Stamping to Share

Our 3rd project for this month is weekly deals and a gift card holder. This idea came from Buckeye Inklings

 Projects from April
Our first project is the Folded Corner Card  CASE'd from Flowerbug's Inkspot 

The second project is the Work Of Art Background CASE'd (with video) from Stamping Madly
Quick and easy handmade card .

Our third project is the Faux 3-Panel Card CASE'd from Too Cool Stamping Wetlands Masculine Birthday Tryptic Card

Projects from May

Project #1 is the Washi Sheets Hearts Collage CASE'd from Too Cool Stamping

Project #2  Peek-a-boo Card  CASE'd (with a video) from Stamping & Scrapbooking 

Project #3 Reflection Technique CASE'd from Flowerbug's Inkspot 

and our sketch challenge  came from Mojo Monday 237 here is my take on the sketch

Projects from June

Project #1 Congrats with 3-D Balloons CASE'd from RunningwScissorsStamper  FM169Confetti Party

Project #2 Step Panel Card CASE'd (with video) from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts 

Project #3 Congratulations Banner Card CASE'd (with video) from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

and our June sketch challenge came from Freshly made sketch 188  and here is my card
WOW looking back at all our creations we made over these past few months were a ton of FUN!! so glad I can look back and see them all lots of ideas and techniques!
I will be posting our sept class really soon.

Hope you all enjoy what you see I know I did :)

Sunday, October 11, 2015


It's Thanksgiving this weekend here in Canada. One of my sisters is hosting the traditional thanksgiving meal. I wanted to thank her with this card.

The background paper is from a used calendar. I tend to save SOME pages from calendars simply because I love the pictures. This one came in handy for this card.

The wheat and container were embossed with Liquid platinum, loved how it turned out. The background behind the wheat was made using the distress inks.

I am very pleased with how it turned out.


Friday, August 28, 2015

sympathy card

It was time for me to make a sympathy card.

The embossing folder I used came as a gift with the papercraft essentials magazine. I just love this new embossing folder!

The flower that I used is from Stampin Up  called Lotus Blossom. I used the distress inks victorian velvet and tattered rose loved how that turned out. The sentiment is also a Stampin up stamp which comes from the set called Loving thoughts.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 21, 2015


Hi everyone!
Here is my latest creation.  I bought a "new to me" Tim Holtz die from a garage sale and wanted to use it asap. Here you can see how I used it.

The die is Courtyard and the frame surrounding the "lattice" is from Stampin up called deco labels, the same die I had used in a previous card. Love this die set. I also scored the lines to frame the deco label using my scoreboard. The rose was made using the Mcgill punch called floral petals and the leaves came from another new die that I had purchased awhile back called Garden greens another Tim Holtz die. The tiny flowers were a combination punched from a Stampin up punch and an ek success punch. Finally the "hello" sentiment is a die from Stampin up . Oh and on the butterfly I used variegated flakes! something I had purchased a long time ago and finally decided I should try it! I will definately use it again.

I will be back soon with another card
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

my nephew's wedding card

I'm a little embarrassed to see that my last post was in feb!! not good!

I will have a few cards to post as soon as I take the photos and upload them :)

Here is the lastest card that I made.

My nephew Jason was just married this past weekend, here is the card I made for both him and his new wife Christy :)

The wedding colour was purple so that was a good starting point for me.

I hope to post another card soon.
take care

Friday, February 27, 2015

Stampin' Up February 2015 challenge

The challenge for this month comes from Freshly Made Sketches

Here is my take on the sketch. Oh and I learned a new way to tie a knot!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 February

Here I am doing the second tag of the year!! go me LOL

Here is my take on the tutorial from Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 Feb 

I also decided to add in a little challenge to myself and fit in Linda Ledbetter Compendium of Curiosity challenge into this tag. If you have Tim's book you can turn to page 62 to learn how to use the dimensional cutting pad!.

Also this month  The Funkie Junkie Boutique is  sponsoring this challenge :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Last months stamp of the month from Stamps of Life was called camera2stamp. What a cute little stamp set. Here is what I created using parts of the stamp set.

I placed two of the stamps together to create my background.

The large camera was stamped with embossing ink, then white embossing powder was used to bring out the camera on the black cardstock. The camera was cut out with one of the many dies that came with this set. I am not able to cut straight so you gotta love the dies that come with this set :)

I really like how it turned out.

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Stampin' Up Jan 2015

Here we are and its now Jan 2015

This month our card sketch challenge comes from  Pals Paper Arts  here is my take on the sketch.

Our first project is Case'd from Song of My Heart Stampers
Such a beautiful card.. Lyssa has "cheat sheets" for sale with the measurements if you are interested :)

Our second project is the shaker frame. This was really fun to make.

And now our third and last project was Case'd from Card Creations by Beth  another  beautiful card. We used the Lotus Blossom stamp for the main image and the background paper is the new Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP which has the clear pre-embossed designs that we inked.

There you have it. Our first month of the new year has started out with some beautiful cards. Thanks Charlene!

Stay warm and enjoy your weekend

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stampin Up Dec 2014

I have a few min.  Cookies are in the oven. I figured I could get caught up on my Stampin' Up posts :)

Here is my my take on the card sketch challenge for December

And here are our as usual awesome projects that we did.

Our first project comes from Sunn Stampin  I love the look of this card.

Our second project comes from Stamp with Amy K  These cute snowman tags were made using the Stampin up envelope punch board! gotta love a tool that is functional for more than one idea :)

Our last project comes from Simply Simple Stamping  These crackers are a really nice size. I think they would look great hanging from the tree filled with treats :)

There you go more ideas for next Christmas ! Thanks Charlene!

 I am off to go have a cup of tea with some fresh cookies !

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015

Can you believe that its that time again! another round of tags coming right up.

Here is my January tag. I made this awhile ago and I am finally able to post it.
Loved how it turned out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stampin Up November cards

Here are three beautiful cards that we made back in November.

Our first card is this wonderful "Vintage Christmas Trees" case'd from Too Cool Stamping
Love the look of this card

Our second card is the Bokeh technique case'd from Stampinatics

I have to say this card was my favorite! love, love this technique.

Our third and last card Regarding Dahlias with striped Scallop die was a combination from 2 places.
Regarding Dahlias in smokey slate & Regarding Dahlias in Style
This was also a great card to make. Love that flower!

There you go our November cards for the month. I loved all of them but did have a fav :)

Take care and I will be back soon with the Dec club cards.