Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Cuteness

Well winter has finally arrived here and it's the first really chilly morning. BRRRR!
It isn't going to stay this cold but I'm not convinced that Mother Nature is going to be as kind to us as last year. We got REALLY lucky last year and hardly had any snow and it was fairly warm. 
I don't mind the cold as much as the snow. It's pretty to look at but not to

Here are a couple of snowman cards I created using the super cute MFT set called Christmas Cuteness.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Distress Inks, Memento BlackAccessories: MFT Snow Drifts Die, Copics, White EP, Versamark, Dimensionals
Stamps: Christmas CutenessPaper: White, Soft Sky, Gumball GreenInk: Memento black, Soft Sky, Old Olive, OrangeAccessories: Aqua Painter, Hills Die, Tree Line Die, Christmas Cuteness Dies, Stickles, Dimensionals, Mat pack and Paper piercer

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Have a Holly Jolly Season

So far this fall I've created dozens of holiday cards to give to friends, family and co-workers. My biggest issue is actually addressing and mailing. Anyone else have that problem? 
Mailing cards is getting so expensive. At least in Canada anyway. All of my cards are typically way more than the average stamp. Usually costs about $2 a card. Not an issue really but it means a trip INTO the post office to have them weighed. No more just throwing a 1.00 stamp on them and going into the mail :(

Here is another card I created using a Freshly Made Sketch #208 from October.
I think this one will be hand delivered ;)
Stamps: Grand Holiday GreetingsPaper: White, Kraft, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil DelightInk: BlackAccessories: Sewing, MFT Poinsettia Dies, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Merry & Bright

I bet you thought I gave up blogging. No, I just haven't had a lot of spare time to create.
I do have some cards to share that I've made over the past month or so.

I did have a week of vacation at the beginning of November but that week was spent creating cards for a Christmas card class that I held at work for charity. I forgot what it was like teaching to people that have never picked up a stamp before. Was a very interesting but fun evening. One that I've been asked to do again in the new year. What people don't quite understand is what goes into when prepping for something like that. Whew! I do enjoy it though :)

Here is one of the cards we created. It was one that I made for the Paper Players Colour Challenge and also a SCS CAS challenge. Thought it was simple enough to get them started that night.
Stamps: Holly Jolly GreetingsPaper: White, Real Red, Cucumber CrushInk: Crushed CurryAccessories: PTI dies, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Holiday Season

Hello :)

Oh my goodness....did it ever cool off here this weekend....brrrr!

I cracked and let my husband turn the furnace on. Just long enough to take the chill out of the house though.
It's going to warm up again this week and we'll have windows open again :)
That makes me happy!

I was able to get a few stamped cards made this weekend.
This one uses a new stamp set from the SU! Holiday Catty.

LOVE this wreath and can see me using it on a lot of holiday cards this year!

The layout comes from the Freshly Made Sketch.
Stamps: Wondrous WreathPaper: WhiteInk: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Cherry CobblerAccessories: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Home for the Holidays Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thank You Thank You Thank You

Happy Fall!

The leaves are changing and the cool air is upon us.
Sure makes sleeping at night nice!

Here is a card I created for two challenges:

Paper Players Create a Fall Scene #263
Freshly Made Sketch #204
I chose to use a MFT stamp set called Out on a Limb. I love that I could colour each of the leaves with my SU markers.

Stamps: Out on a LimbPaper: choc chip, pumpkin pie, whiteInk: Choc chip, Old olive, Pumpkin pie, Ruby red, So saffronAccessories: felt, sewing, dimensionals

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Gosh some days I wish life would SLOW down....just a little ;)

I miss the days that I had energy to get crafty after work.
Maybe I'm working too

My SU! card below was created for the Freshly Made Sketch #204 which I flipped so I could use these cool new trees from the Wonderland Stamp Set.
Stamps: WonderlandPaper: White, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Season of Cheer DSPInk: Mossy MeadowAccessories: Sewing, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 20, 2015



I'm busy playing catch up on my cards.
I often sit down and create a couple at a time but then by time I edit and upload to Splitcoast I've run out of time.

So here is a card from about two weeks ago using the Freshly Made Sketch #203
I stamped the Hardwood background from SU in Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake cardstock.
The leaves are from MFT and I used a variety of SU inks.
Stamps: Fall Foliage, HardwoodPaper: White, Crumb CakeInk: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Crumb CakeAccessories: Twine, MFT leaves die, MFT grateful die, paper piercer, Circle Nestie, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Good day!

Things are still fairly busy around here and not a lot of happening on my blog.
I apologize!
I have gotten a few emails saying that even though I don't post daily that they enjoy reading my posts through their feeds :)

Here is a card I created using a Freshly Made Sketch #202
The background was made a long time ago and had been collecting dust on my desk.

Stamps: MFT chicken wirePaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Versamark, Distress MarkersAccessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, Thanks Die, MFT butterfly die, Water brush, Acetate, Dimensionals, Sequins

Saturday, September 12, 2015

You Are So Kind

Hello :)

I've been such a bad blogger again.
It's back to school which means that it's one of my crazy busy times at work.

I have created cards I just haven't had much online time.

Here is a card I created a week or so ago for the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge and the Freshly Made Sketch.
I'm happy to say that it was chosen as one of the favourites for the Paper Players Challenge.

This is a SU only card using a colour I don't think I often reach for but really like.
Stamps: Watercolor WingsPaper: White, Mint MacaronInk: Black, Mint MacaronAccessories: SU embossing Folder, Butterfly Thinlits, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello :)

Holy cow!
Where did the summer go?! 
It's like a switch was flipped this week and suddenly the trees are starting to change and before I know it, we'll be raking leaves.
I actually enjoy fall and welcome it :)

Here is another card I created using the Freshly Made Sketch #200.
Flower dies are from Taylored Expressions and the Hello die is from AveryElle.
Paper: White, Smoky Slate, MME Just Splendid dp,Accessories: Taylored Expressions Friendship Blooms Die, Taylored Expressions Leafy Branch Die, MFT scallop die, Rhinestones, Sewing, AveryElle Hello Die