Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winter is Here!

Brrrr!! it is cold outside. Supposed to go to 24 below tonight (celsius). I am not a fan of winter, I love the pretty pictures that you see of the snow on the trees, frost covering everything, but I would rather not go out in it. This is from someone that grew up on the Prairies and had to contend with winter all my life. Things like 10 ft. snowbanks, whiteout blizzards are not unknown to me. This may be why the two cards I have here are flowers, they remind me of

This card was made for the color challenge. Betty has a wonderful knack of combining colors I would never think of. This week is very vanilla, basic black, suede and a dessert of sparkles. I just got this beautiful set of stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs and had to put it to use. The base is suede, topped by very vanilla that has been run through the Cuttlebug using the tapestry folder. The image is stamped on watercolor paper with Stazon black and then colored using Copic markers. The corners are diecuts done with the Cuttlebug. The picket fence is a Martha Stewart border punch. Diamond stickles was added to the flower centers, the butterfly and the corners for dessert (sparkle). The black polka dot ribbon finishes it off. The image is up on dimensionals. I love the way this turned out.
Stamps: ODBD Happy Birthday!
Paper: very vanilla, basic black, suede cs, watercolor paper
Ink: Stazon black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, tapestry folder, corner die-cuts, Copic markers, Martha Stewart picket fence border punch, ribbon, diamond stickles, dimensionals.

The Inspiration Challenge is always interesting. The website this week is and has all kinds of neat items. I chose a group of alphabet cards that have flowers on them for my inspiration.
The base is sage shadow, topped by a panel of pretty in pink that both edges have been punched and topped with a panel of hand made paper. The image is on another panel of sage shadow and pretty in pink. The image was stamped three times using versamark and heat embossing with copper embossing powder. These were colored with Copic markers and cut into three different layers that were put back together on dimensionals to give depth to the flower. I brushed diamond Stickles on the petals of the flower to give it some sparkle. Added a pretty in pink ribbon.
For some reason the colors are not showing up correctly, blame it on the photographer (me).
Stamps: Riot of Petals
Paper: sage shadow, pretty in pink cs and hand made paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Copic markers, heat tool, copper ep, scissors, dimensionals, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon, diamond stickles

Blessings to all,


Friday, November 27, 2009


Today was not a very nice day. It snowed and turned the highways to ice. People were being told to stay off the main highways and there was at least one big accident. I pray that nobody was seriously injured.

The LSC challenge today was a fun one. We had to make two cards, using the same stamp, papers and colors but two completely different layouts. This is what I came up with.

The colors are very vanilla, pumpkin pie and whisper white and the designer paper is Basic Grey Wassail. The image is stamped with versamark and then heat embossed with copper embossing powder. Added Basic Grey Opaline half pearls and put the image and sentiment on dimensionals. These are different colors for a Christmas card but I really like them and the dp together.

Stamps: Flourished Christmas
Paper: SU very vanilla, pumpkin pie, whisper white cs and Basic Grey Wassail dp
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: heat tool, copper ep, dimensionals, Basic Grey Opaline half pearls, Martha Stewart star border punch

This was made for the WT challenge where we were to make a card that had something sweet about it. So, I chose this sweet little bear with his sweet candy cane. I think this one is pretty self descriptive. I used liquid applique on the fur trim for the hat and glitter red gel pen on the hat and candy cane.

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Stamp Oasis, Christmas Mini #3
Paper: SU real red, blue, whisper white cs
Ink: real red, creamy caramel
Accessories: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, Martha Stewart star border punch, Nesties rectangles, scalloped circle punch, ribbon, dimensionals, brads

Hope you have a fantastic day!



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Cards

Only one month until Christmas! Yikes! And here I am with nothing bought, no baking done, and a few cards made. I hope everyone else is more organized than me.
Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made recently. They are two of my favorites. This first one actually was picked as one of the favorites of the week on Splitcoaststampers. That just made my day.

This was made for a sketch and color challenge. The base is always artichoke topped with whisper white that has been embossed with the snowflakes folder and then lightly sponged with chocolate chip. The next 2 panels are topped with Basic Grey Wassail designer paper. The image was stamped with versamark, then heat embossed with green glitter embossing powder. Lightly sponged with chocolate chip. Added Basic Grey Opaline half pearls for decorations on the tree. The final piece is the green bow.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Christmas
Paper: SU always artichoke, whisper white cardstock and Basic Grey Wassail designer paper
Ink: Versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, heat tool, green glitter embossing powder, sponge, dimensionals, ribbon, Basic Grey Opaline half pearls
I love this image from Stamp Oasis! This was a color challenge using bermuda bay, old olive, pretty in pink and any neutral. Plus a plaid for dessert if we so desired. The plaid and old olive were punched with the stars border punch from Martha Stewart and layered. The image is stamped with Stazon black on whisper white and then watercolored usin an aqua painter and ink squished in the lids of the ink cartridges. The image panel is on dimensionals. The sentiment is SU's A Merry Little Christmas. Added an old olive bow with a rhinestone in the center. These are colors I would never thought of putting together but I absolutely love them.
Stamps: Stamp Oasis Nativity, SU A Merry Little Christmas
Paper: bermuda bay, pretty in pink, old olive, whisper white cs, Doodlebug dp
Ink: stazon black, bermuda bay, pretty in pink, old olive, creamy caramel, pink pirouette, pumpkin pie, summer sun, real red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, dimensionals, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon, rhinestone
Wishing all my Amercan friends a Happy Thanksgiving! We really do have so much to be thankful for. God just continues to pour His blessings upon us.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Little Loud Stamps

Well, I started this the end of October and here we are November 23rd. Oct. 31st we left for a week in Fairmont, BC for a nice quiet, restfull time. Half way through our stay I came down with the horrid flu. I ached all over, I was weak, vomiting, high fever (105) and generally felt horrid. Came home and it has taken till just recently to feel like I am getting back to normal. One of the worst things of this whole episode was the rash I developed basically all over my body. I was a nice bright red and blotchy. Then I started to peel. It was not a pretty sight! Thank goodness most of the peeling is done and I am not red anymore. I swear I glowed in the dark. lol

So now, it is time to get back on track. These cards are all made with the new release from PaperWorks Co. which has exclusive right to the Little Loud Stamps. They are so cute, I love them. I didn't order the whole set but when my order arrived Peggy had thrown in 2 more to give me the complete set. What a sweetie she is!

I love this image. The image is colored with Copics markers. I added frosted lace stickles for the snowfall. The designer paper is from Basic Grey.
Little snow angels. What fun that was when I was a little kid! Once again, used frosted lace Stickles for the snow, and colored with Copics. Added some bling ribbon and a candy cane.
Not sure who is more tangled in the lights! Used glitter gel pens for the lights and colored with Copics.
Christmas morning and all the presents! The trim on the hat is frosted lace Stickles and the balls and tree trim are done with glitter gel pens.

Christmas Eve and the plate of cookies for Santa. What a fun, exciting time Christmas is, especially when there a little children around. But, we really must remember that the birth of Jesus is the real reason for the season.
Thank you for bearing with me in my sporadic posting. I will post each time I make a new card.
Blessing to you all,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. I do believe we have much to be thankful for and I also believe every day should be a day of giving thanks to God for all He blesses us with. We had our dinner yesterday with all except 2 of our family. What a blessing that was! There is nothing I enjoy more than being surrounded by my family.
All of these cards were made in September and yes, I know it is terrible, I am just now posting them. Please forgive me, but I have been quite busy.

This one was for a color challenge. We had to use spooky colors like purple, black, green. I love this set from Stampin Up.

This is a very simple card to make. The image is stamped on white and the edges are punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. Used Copics to color and added the snowflake, brad and ribbon.

I needed another Sympathy card, too many of them lately. The image is stamped with versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and lightly colored. Nestibilities, Cuttlebug and swiss dots folder were used as well as a Fiskars corner punch.

This was for one of Stef's amazing inspiration challenges. I don't know how she keeps coming up with these amazing websites. I love the simplicity of this card. The colors are white and tango tangerine. The bird is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

For a sketch challenge. The cardstock is from Bazzil and the designer paper is Basic Grey. Image is Stampin up and colored with watercolor crayons and blender pen. Added some dewdrops and twine.

Another inspiration challenge that gave me the opportunity to use my new Nestibilities Pendant. Base is gold metallic, topped with razzleberry cardstock that has been dry embossed. Added pearl halves to center of pendant and the hearts. The ribbon was off a package I received over a year ago and was a perfect match for the cardstock.

This was a case of a card done by the Featured Stamper of the week. The tree and spiders are made with the Cricut Expressions. The orange is dry embossed with the pumpkin folder. The 3" card is also made with my Cricut. It is black with an orange layer inside that highlights the cut out spider.

Peggy at Paperworks Co. in Edmonton has come out with the cutest stamp sets. These are from the Jungle Jesters set. They are colored with Copics, cut out and popped up on dimensionals. Found some fibre to use for the vines and added a couple of butterflies. Colors are razzleberry, crushed curry and black.

Another of the Jungle Jesters cuties.

There are 2 other sets: Safari Friends and Aqua Amigos, all just as cute as these.

This brings me up to date for September's cards. Next I will post what I have done so far in October. Be sure and check out the other blogs I have listed. These are some very talented ladies that love sharing their talents.
Blessings to all,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ooodles of Cards

Because I haven't posted in a long time I am doing all in this one post. I don't know where the time has gone. It seems like summer just started and here we are moving into fall and the kids back to school.
White and tangerine tango are the colors. The white layer has been run through the Cuttlebug using the houndstooth folder.
Monochromatic card using close to cocoa and creamy caramel. The large butterfly is stamped on velum with versamark and close to cocoa, then heat embossed and cut out.

This card is basically made using diecuts. I have Cricut Expression and all the flowers, wheelbarrow and leaves were cut out with it. The fence is a Martha Stewart border punch.

My sweet, sassy kitty! This stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms and is colored using Copics markers.

A one layer card. You stamp the image in the center and use a Nesties to make a mask and sponge or stipple around the edge. Remove mask and you have a frame for your image.

Scrapples are those pieces that are left over from projects. Usually 1.5" x 5". They make great gift tags, small thank you cards, etc.

This card is made using some of the new In Colors from Stampin Up. They are so bold and bright. I love them. Melon Mango, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.

Color challenge and sketch challenge. Old olive, elegant eggplant, black.

This is one of my favorites. The image is a Thomas Kinkaid stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I colored with with watercolor crayons and a blender pen. The cardstock of razzleberry and white.

I think that has me pretty well up to date. I won't be making cards today or tomorrow as I go to Calgary to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic for my twice a year check. God has been so good. I haven't had to have any treatments and I know it is because He is in control.
Have a super weekend and give thanks to God for His mercies!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bellacor Red & Gold

I am so thrilled with this card. It came out just like I pictured in my mind, which is a rare occurrence. This was for the Inspiration challenge. We had to visit the Bellacor Vases site and choose one vase that we were inspired by and I chose this one:
Isn't it gorgeous?
The base of the card is black. The next layer is whisper white which I then stamped using versamark ink and the French Flair bg and heat embossed with gold ep. Then I sponged all over with real red until I got the effect I wanted. Cut a strip of black, stamped with versamark and Baroque Motifs stamp and once again heat embossed with gold ep. Used Nestibilities die cuts to make 2 circles. The black I went around the edge with a gold metallic pen. Used the butterfly stamp from Embrace Life, gold embossed, sponged with real red and cut out. Added half pearls and a glue dot to attach to the circle. The circle is on dimensionals. I wish you could see it in real life, it has such a rich, elegant look.
Stamps: French Flair, Baroque Motif, Embrace Life
Paper: basic black, whisper white
Ink: Versamark, real red
Accessories: heat tool, gold ep, Nestibilities die-cuts, Cuttlebug, dimensionals, sheer red ribbon
Well, I believe I once again am caught up. Hopefully I can keep it that way.

Sick Riley

Riley is just the cutest little guy, but right now he isn't feeling so good, so hopefully this card will cheer him up. That and a little prayer.
The image is colored with Copic markers and then I added green gel glitter dots to the bedding. The circles were cut out with the coluzzle. Image is on dimensionals, added dewdrops and flower with green rhinestone brad. Do you think this will make him feel better?
Stamps: Hanna stamps - Riley
Paper: barely banana, certainly celery, whisper white cs, SU designer paper.
Ink: Stazon black
Accessories: Copics markers, MS diamond border punch, Coluzzle circles, gel glitter pen, dewdrops, flower, rhinestone brad, dimensionals

Be Grateful

The Featured Stamper was Teresa Kline (va sunshine) and this is the card I decided to case.
What am amazing gallery, so much to choose from. I changed the colors, the stamps, and the designer paper.
This card is pretty self-explanatory so I won't go into details. I love the warm fall feel and softness.

Stamps: Flourishes - Autumn Leaves
Paper: SU chocolate chip, really rust, whisper white. Sprout designer paper
Ink: only orange, really rust
Accessories: SU scallop border punch
SU scallop circle punch, dimensionals, paper flower, brads, sponge

Oven Mitts

Strange title for a card! This was for the Inspiration Challenge 191.
The inspiration came from a selection of aprons, oven mitts and towels. I took mine from an oven mitt that you can find by clicking this link:
I made the sunflower with alternating layers of summer sun and brilliant blue cs that was diecut with Nestibilities. Each layer is on dimensionals. Used yellow stickles around the center of the flower. The background is whisper white stamped with Basic Grey Poms in summer sun, pixie pink, really rust and old olive for the leaves. Added a polka dot sheer yellow ribbon. It is bright, colorful, and cheerful.
Stamps: Basic Grey - Poms
Paper: SU summer sun, brilliant blue, whisper white
Ink: summer sun, pixie pink, really rust, old olive
Accessories: Nestibilities circles, Cuttlebug, yellow stickles, dimensionals, ribbon

Catch up Time Again

Why am I always playing the catch-up game? I must get myself in hand and post as soon as I have finished a card.
This was a fun card to make for the Ways To Use It challenge. We had to use die-cuts and only one stamped image.
Out came the Cricut Expressions and the My World cartridge. I cut out the ship in choc. chip and then the layer for the sails in white. Tore a couple pieces of bashful blue for the ocean waves and put the ship in between the strips. Added some white liquid applique to the wave tops. The base is a piece of SU specialty designer paper, which I absolutely love. The cute whale is from the new Papworks Co. Aqua Amigos set. He is colored with Copics and on dimensionals. Very fun, easy card to make.

Stamps: Paperworks Co. Aqua Amigos
Paper: bashful blue, whisper white, chocolate chip cs, SU specialty designer paper
Ink: Stazon black, Copics markers
Accessories: Cricut Expressions, My World cartridge, liquid applique, dimensionals, large brad

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Four New Cards

Happy Saturday! Today is the day I get all caught up posting my cards. Yippee!
This card was made for a color challenge, one that I found very difficult to do. We had to use
pretty in pink, really rust, and night of navy. The pink base was run through the Cuttlebug with the divine swirls folder. The navy strip is punched using the SU scallop border punch. The image is on whisper white and really rust that was die-cut with Nestibilities labels. Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and popped up on dimensionals. Added some tiny buttons, brads and ribbon. I still am not sure what I think of this.
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: pretty in pink, night of navy, really rust, white
Ink: Stazon black, night of navy
Accessories: Cuttlebug, divine swirls folder, scallop oval punch, Nestibilities labels, Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, paper stub, dimensionals, buttons, ribbon, brads.

Run for the Hills! For the WT227 we had to use doubles of stamps, or embellishments, ribbons, etc. I have had this set for over a year and never used it so decided this was the time to ink it up. First I versamarked the tall pines and heat embossed with green embossing powder.

I made a mask to create the hills and sky. Lots of sponging! The sky is sponged with yoyo yellow, only orange and really rust, the hills are sponged with creamy caramel and green. I used some of the grass blades from Kitties Kits to stamp on the ground. The bear, boot, weiner on a stick and camp fire were all stamped with basic black and colored with watercolor crayons and a blender pen, then cut out and put on dimensionals. Added some birds and sponged with close to cocoa all around the edges of the card. I had great fun making this card.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Happy Camper, Lovely as a Tree, Kittie Kits: Cause a Scene
Paper: yoyo yellow, whisper white
Ink: basic black, yoyo yellow, only orange, really rust, creamy caramel, green
Accessories: dimensionals, versamark, heat gun, green embossing powder, sponges, dimensionals

CC229 and SC239
The colors are certainly celery, pixie pink,barely
banana. I think this is a wonderful color combo and is one I never would have thought of. Did a little paper piercing with an Ornare template in the corner, added dewdrops and brads. The image is stamped with certainly celery on whisper white using a bamboo background stamp. The flowers are Poms from Basic Grey. A very simple, quick card to make.
Stamps: Bamboo bg, Basic Grey Poms
Paper: certainly celery, pixie pink, barely banana, whisper white. Doodlebug designer paper
Ink: barely banana, certainly celery, pixie pink
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, brads, dewdrops, Ornare piercing template, piercing tool.
IC189 I loved this inspiration challenge. I chose a handbag called Eco Chic as my inspiration.
The base is cream colored Bazzil cardstock stamped with Distress Tea Dye ink using the linen background stamp.
Always artichoke is the base for the image. The image is stamped with always artichoke on very vanilla. I ran a gold metallic around the edges for a little elegance. The picket fence is a Martha Stewart border punch. The butterfly was stamped with the tea dye ink and colored with an always artichoke marker. Diamond stickles added to the butterfly which was then cut out and popped up on a dimensional. Added some half pearls and this gorgeous sheer green ribbon. I think this is one of my favorite cards.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Linen background
Paper: Bazzil cream, SU very vanilla, always artichoke
Ink: always artichoke, Distress tea dye
Accessories: dimensionals, marker, gold metallic pen, Martha Stewart picket fence border punch, Basic Grey half pearls, ribbon
Now I can go and make my card for the Limited Supplies challenge. Have a wonderful day in the sunshine!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Pretty Pansies

Another beautiful sun shiny day in Alberta. The best part is that it isn't extremely hot.

This card was made for a sketch challenge 237 and the color challenge 227. Colors we had to use were Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey, Basic black and whisper white. Lavender lace is layered on top of barely banana. The center vertical panel is designer paper layered on barely banana cs. The horizontal strip is barely banana stamped with lavender lace and a border of going grey added along the bottom.

The image is stamped with Stazon black and colored with watercolor crayons and a blender pen. The image is layered on barely banana and lavender lace and popped up on dimensionals. Added some dewdrops.

I love the colors on this card, I think they give a very classy, elegant look to it.

Stamps: Local King Rubber Stamps
Ink: Stazon black, watercolor crayons
Paper: barely banana, lavender lace, going grey, whisper white cs, designer paper
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, blender pen, dewdrops, dimensionals

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Boy, has it been hot! At least today we have had a break from it. I don't get along with extreme heat so have been like a wrung out dishrag. I really hate to complain because it is so nice to have the sun shining, the flowers and trees blossoming and everything looking so beautiful. This is the time of year that I am in awe of God's beautiful creation.
Along with the good there always comes a little sadness. I made this Sympathy card for my sister-in-law who just lost her father. I am just so thankful that she was home at this time and could be with the family. Donna and my brother are missionaries in Pakistan and were home for a couple of months. They return to Pakistan Aug. 5th.
This card was a real labor of love. All cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the designer paper is from Basic Grey.
The base is elegant eggplant. Orchid opulence was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I used Nestibilities labels for the image. The image was stamped with wasabi green, then used Flower Soft to add texture to the bouquet. Also used dots of Opal Pearl Drops and some purple Stickles to fill in the bouquet. Eucalyptus stickles is on the vase. The strip of designer paper and white cardstock were punched using a Martha Stewart border punch. The sentiment was stamped in elegant eggplant on white and layered on eggplant cardstock. Used the corner rounder punch to soften the look. The sentiment and image are popped up on dimensionals. Added some of those gorgeous Basic Grey half pearls. Absolutely love them! I have to say I am very pleased with how this turned out.
Stamps: Flourishes - Thinking of You
Papers: Stampin' Up elegant eggplant, orchid opulence, whisper white cardstock, Basic Grey designer paper.
Ink: wasabi green, elegant eggplant
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Nestibilities Labels, Martha Stewart border punch,
Flower Soft, Opal Pearl Drops, eucalyptus and purple Stickles, dimensionals, Basic Grey half pearls
Enjoy your day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sage Harmony

My oh my! I have been very lax doing my posting so am way behind. I better pull up my socks and get my rear in gear. lol It is summer time though and often the outside calls so strongly, I just can't ignore it. Also my 11 year old grandson is here every day now that school is out, but that still is not a good enough excuse. He has been spending most of the time in Poppa's shop learning how to make a knife and is doing a super job! He is so excited, can't believe he actually has done this by himself.
This card was made for a sketch challenge. The base is white but the top and bottom sections have been sponged with pretty in pink and sage shadow. The striped panel is a piece of SU designer paper with a piece of pretty in pink cardstock on the top and bottom that I used a Martha Stewart border punch on. On top of that is sage shadow cs and pink dp with a sentiment stamped in sage shadow. The top layer is white on sage shadow and has been stamped several times with pretty in pink. Image is from SU's Happy Harmony.
Added some Basic Grey Opalescence Pearls to finish it. I love these pearls and they come in such beautiful colors.
Stamps: Happy Harmony
Ink: pretty in pink. sage shadow
Accessories: Basic Grey Opalescent Pearls, Martha Stewart border punch, sponge, dimensionals.
I hope you are having a wonderful, fun filled summer.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Bathroom

This is my new bathroom so lovingly built by my DH. This was the last room to be renovated. Yippee! He has done the whole house, plus finished the basement. What a talented guy!
This is a small old house and this bathroom is very tiny, which makes it very difficult to get decent pictures of it. This one shows the wall color, amber sun, and the accessories are rust and white and chrome.

This shows the beautiful tile and glass tile work around the tub and shower and the new medicine chest.
The next one is the sink and cabinet which he built. This is such a wonderful addition to our little home. You wouldn't believe the amount of work he has done over the years, but when you look around there is such a sense of accomplishment and a job well done.
Thank you my love!!!
Blessings to all,

Pretty Butterflies

I am continually amazed at the beauty of God's creation. Butterflies are a favorite of mine. They are so light, come in a rainbow of beautiful colors, and I get a sense of softness and gentleness from them. To me they are peace, grace and love.

Today's card is a butterfly extravaganza! Wow, that sounds impressive. :)
The Splitcoast color challenge this week was to use tempting turquoise, baja breeze, apricot appeal, and creamy caramel. I have to admit I was not too sure about this combination to start with but now I love it. The base and butterflies are tempting turquoise, the scalloped circles are baja breeze, the plain circles are apricot appeal and the pierced layer is the closest I good get to creamy caramel. (note to self; order creamy caramel). My daughter Yvonne, diamondangelfish, on Splitcoast, introduced me to the Ornare piercing templates so I just had to use one on this card. And it fit perfectly between the circles. The butterflies are all made using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Each butterfly is brushed with diamond stickles and clear rhinestones added to the body. Opal pearl drops have been dotted on the scalloped circle edges. Tiny blue rhinestones are added to the center dot of each piercing. I love the sparkle and simplicity of this card. Now for the ingredients.
Paper: tempting turquoise, baja breeze, apricot appeal, creamy caramel
Ink: none
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SU circle and scalloped circle punch, diamond Stickles, opal Pearl drops, clear and blue self-adhesive rhinestones, dimensionals, Ornare piercing template, piercing tool

Friday, July 3, 2009

Holidays are Over!

Hello everyone! Yes, I am back after having a wonderful time attending my Nephew's wedding in Kelowna and visiting family and friends in Victoria. Went to Bellingham where my DH went wild in the Grizzly tool shop. We came home with our van loaded with tools! He is one happy camper.
God richly blessed us with great weather and a safe trip. We are so thankful!

The Newlyweds

Beautiful Victoria All gussied up

This is the card I made for the wedding. House Mouse to the rescue!! Aren't they adorable? The base is purely pomegranate, then whisper white that has been put through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I die cut whisper white using Nestibilities Labels in two different sizes. The top one is sponged around the edges with purely pomegranate and the image was stamped with Stazon black and the colored with SU watercolor crayons and a blender pen. These were put on dimensionals. The ribbon is purely pomegranate run through a Pretties ribbon slide. The flowers and brads also are from the SU Pretties set. I sponged some purely pomegranate on the white flowers and attached with the clear rhinestone brads. The sentiment is from the Anniversary Birds set by Verve Stamps. This also is on dimensionals. I am very happy with the way this turned out.

Stamps: House Mouse
Verve - Anniversary Birds
Paper: Whisper white, Purely pomegranate
Ink: Stazon black, Purely pomegranate
Accessories: SU watercolor crayons, blender pen, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Nestibilities Labels, dimensionals, SU Pretties flowers and rhinestone brads and ribbon slide. sponge.

Enjoy Gods' Creation and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


No more complaining from me about the cold weather. It is hot!! This will most likely be my last post for a couple of weeks because we leave on Thursday to attend a wedding and have a bit of a holiday. We will be back the end of June. Tomorrow will be that fun thing called 'packing'.

I am so excited though, our bathroom is completed and I love it. My DH nearly did himself in on this one. We both agree that this is the last project, now he will just do his fun stuff making knives and walking sticks. When I get back I will post some pictures so you can see what a talented guy he is.

I had so much fun making this card. We had to go to the Lovely Package website and choose an inspiration piece and I chose this package .

Chocolates!! Yummy!! To try and replicate it I went a little wild but I love it for its uniqueness. The base is basic black. Riot of Petals is stamped using Versamark, on whisper white cardstock and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Then using a sponge dauber I started working in the four colors I chose. Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange, Real Red and Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black. Once that was done a stamped a small section of the stamp and did the same process, then punched it out with the SU circle scallop punch. Also punched one in whisper white so I could do the spotlight technique. This was put on dimensionals. Added pearls and a sheer varigated ribbon.

Ingredients: Basic black, whisper white cardstock, Versamark ink, silver embossing powder, heat tool, basic black, kiwi kiss, only orange, real red and elegant eggplant ink, sponge dauber, dimensionals, Basic Grey Opaline pearls, variegated sheer ribbon.

I pray that everyone will have a beautiful time over the next two weeks and I will be back to bug everyone once again.

Blessings to all,