Sunday, December 12, 2010


A few changes in our house. No, not the kitchen floor, but someday.

I actually quit my home daycare and now work and the Pembina Valley Humane Society. An interesting and busy job to say the least. Hopefully, now that the crazy first 2 weeks are over, I'll have more time for paper crafting. I did have a card to share but I'm on the wrong computer.

So I'll share my Christmas card I made in Picasa.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hehe oops

I uploaded these cards and never finished my post. oops. Thankfully it was still in the drafts.
Here are a variety of cards with the same basic ingredients.
I used my petals a plenty embossing folder but only embossed the on the outside of the oval. How did I do that you wonder? Find out at my big shot class this Saturday, December 4th at 1pm. Cost is $5. Email me if you are interested.
Okay this first card is made using the Wish for Peace set, Early Espresso ink, ribbon and cs. Quick, easy and looks very nice IRL.
This card uses To You and Yours stamp set, Early Espresso ink, ribbon and cs, and dazzling diamonds.
Again, quick, easy and very nice.
For this card I used To You and Yours stamp set again (wish it wasn't retired, I can't part with it), Rich Razzleberry ink and cs, grey ribbon.
I took a closer pic so you could kinda see the glitter. Love these colors together.
Not totally happy with this last card. It was fine until I colored the berries. Now I need to decide if I should color the rest, ah, we'll see. Soft Suede cs, ink and ribbon and Christmas Cardinal stamp set.

I almost forgot to mention, I used the smooch peralized top coat on the embossed petals. Very shimmery touch to the cards, just can't really see it in the photos.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

okay okay

I'll share the cards we made at my Christmas card class. I've recieved a few emails regarding my lack of motivation for updating this old blog. Sorry. I have more Christmas cards I've made in the last few days that I'll share later. (don't wanna overdo my posting ;) )
This first card you'll have to tilt your computer, or your head. I tried everything to get it to stay upright but it refuses.
Ingredients: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede cs, Early Espresso ink, Vicotria crochet trim, lattice embossing folder, dazzling diamonds and A Wish for Peace stamp set.
The first class I did, we used the smooch top coat on the tree/church snow tops, for the 2nd class we did dazzling diamonds. Two different but kinda the same looks.
This card is 5.25 x 5.25. A fun size.
Ingredients: Candy Cane pp, Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze cs, Baja Breeze ink, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, texture plate, silver shimmer brad (I think this picture is the one I used a rhinestone instead).
This one was super easy. And I think my favorite.
Ingredients: Cherry Cobbler cs, ink and seam binding, Whisper White cardstock embossed with the Flurry EF, rhinestones and All Holidays stamp set.
This was another favorite with the girls.
Ingredients: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake cs, Early Espresso ink, Deck the Halls pp, Victoria crochet trim, vintage brad, dazzling diamonds and To You and Yours stamp set.
This next card was very hard for me. I'm not into the cutesy thing or bright colors. I don't think it turned out too bad.
Ingredients: Garden Green, Real Read, Whisper White cs, Candy Cane pp, Gold (some had silver) shimmer brad and I'm not sure where the "Happy Holidays" is from.
This card is also one of my favorites but was labour intensive. (sorry girls lol)
Ingredients: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla cs, Deck the Halls pp, Cherry Cobbler seam binding (that stuff was just too cool), Eyelet border punch, ticket corner punch, Deck the Halls button, linen thread, glass glitter (this glitter tarnishes with age so it'll give it a real vintage effect, sooo cool), Early Espresso ink and A Wish for Peace stamp set. Hope I remembered it all.
* I do want to add some of the stamps I used were from retired sets. I don't usually do that for a class, however I knew all the girls that were coming so I wasn't worried about this being an issue. You know, "having to have the stamp set we used but can't get it because it's retired" problem.
Hope you enjoyed my post, if you did, leave me some love. It'll help motivate me to keep updating. hehehe Yep, that's my petty plee to have you leave a comment.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Stamping Boutique is having an awesome giveaway!
Click on this link
Good luck!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Class adjustments

I've decided to adjust my classes just a little.
On Oct. 30th I'll change that class to a kids class. We'll make 30 cards (single layer, 2.5" x 3.5") and one regular size card. This way they have enough for every kid in class and their teacher. Cost is $20 and will still start at 9am. Mom's don't have to stay, but it would go faster with a little mom help. I think it would take about 2 hours. Signup deadline is Oct. 20th.

I still have a few spots left for the Nov. 6th class if anyone is interested. Call or email me!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just some family pics to share

We went out last Sunday and did some family pictures. (minus the teenager who "forgot"). My favorite is this first one.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

finally, some time to play

Wow, I must say, I love the way this journal turned out. Oh how I've missed my inks....
I made this journal for my sister in law. She is having surgery tomorrow (they found cancer on her kidney so it's being removed). This journal is for people to sign when they visit her, they can write words of encouragment, she can write down what people have brought her or done for her. My sister in law is off all duties for 3 months (lucky duck) so it's up to her 4 kids and hubby to make meals, clean and do laundry. Plus take care of her every need (teehee). Thank goodness her kids are VERY responsible and already do their part in keeping the house running.
But I'm sure many of us will still help where we can.
I made the cover of the journal with chipboard. I used Elegant Soriee pp and used modge podge to glue it to the chipboard. I didn't take and inside cover shot, it just has Soft Suede cardstock.
I inked the pp directly with the Crumb Cake ink pad in an up/down sweeping motion, then sponged Soft Suede in few places. I used Frech Script background stamp with Soft Suede ink. The damask stamp from Friends 24/7 set in Basic Grey ink. The dots from Extreme Elements in Baja Breeze ink. The flowers are from one of my tutorials using the scallop circle punch. I used Baja Breeze cardstock and blue rhinestone brads. Once assembled I spritzed them with Champagne mist shimmer paint mixed with alcohol. The leaves I cut freehand, crinkled then inked using Old Olive cs and ink. Added a few strips of tuelle that I ran my Soft Suede ink pad over. The tag is made with the big shot matchbox die and I stamped the word grateful on it. It's on dimensionals to add a little....dimension. The black bling swirl is not SU!. Oh, and I punched the holes and added the owire with my bind-it-all.
There are 14 inside pages for people to sign or for her to keep notes. I added a little decorative edge and a stamped image to each page, and little Crumb Cake ink with a sponge.
I also added 3 window sheets cut into top note shapes and decorated. The first one I used a tag cut with the matchbox die and stamped the saying "Life is a matter of moments." The flowers are dyed with Baja Breeze reinker. The crochet flower was from a friend of mine.
This second one has a tag also cut with the matchbox die and the saying is "You're a friend who makes good times great."
This last one says "You're in my thoughts, you're in my heart"
On the back cover I kinda did the same as the front. But I used the Tres Chic background stamp, the blotch from Extreme Elements, and the damask from Friends 24/7. I also lightly misted the entire thing with champagne mist shimmer paint with alcohol.
So? What do you think? Pretty awesome hey?!!

**Don't forget about my Christmas Card Classes, signup deadline is the 15th.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I've finally got some dates for a few of my upcoming classes.

Mother/Daughter class (repeat of my last M/D class)

-Saturday Oct. 9th 9am

-cost $30

-My house

Christmas Card Class -- (3 time choices)

-Saturday Oct. 30 9am

-Saturday Nov. 6th 9am

-Saturday Nov. 6th 2pm

-12 cards with envelopes

-cost $30

-sign up deadline for all classes Oct. 15th

If these classes fill up and more are needed I add another class on Nov. 13th.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I know, I've been avoiding you. Really, I don't mean to, there seems to be a shortage of time around here lately. (and mojo) But I've been working on a class schedule for this fall so I'll be posting that today or tomorrow, just a few more details to work out.
I do have a card to share. Another one I did for a swap with Liz. I can't remember the colors I used though, it's been too long. hmmm, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango perhaps, with a splash of Old Olive. I used the rock and roll technique on the hearts. Easy to do and looks fabulous.
Alright, back to work on the classes....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My baby turns 5...

My baby turned 5 years old yesterday and he wanted a construction birthday party. I forgot to get a picture of the invites. (I must be losing my mind, all these pictures I'm forgetting to take.) It was a 4 x 4 card, in orange and I used the retired Little Trucks stamp set. It turned out awesome of course.
I made 2 signs for him which he thought were pretty cool. I cut out 4 x 4 squares (mini construction signs) and the black letters with my bigshot. Quick and easy. I glued the "sign's" on the packing paper I get in my orders. Carter thought this was awesome.
Here is his company sign. lol
Then of course the cake. It didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but oh well, the best that we get for a 10pm cake. The 5 holes are from the candles. (see, almost forgot a pic of the cake lol) Carter did love his cake though so it was all good.
Last but definately not least, goodie bags. I was hoping to find some orange cones/pilons at the dollar store but no luck. (although I've seen them there before) So we settled for lunch bags decorated. Pretty awesome party all around. Ahhh, and now I'm partied out. lol

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Eight 10year old girls

Wowsers, what a party!! I think the party girl had a blast. My niece Ashley asked to have a build-a-bear birthday party so this is what I came up with. I think you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.
First the cake, or cupcakes as it ended up being. They all had a bear paw print on it in the build-a-bear colors of yellow and blue. I jazzed up the muffin tower 'cause, well, you know!! Lucky me, my order came yesterday too (with the Li'l Paws die in it) so I quickly cut out a few bears to stick into a few cupcakes.
I also made Ashley a birthday banner. Gotta have one of those. I thought it turned out pretty awesome. There is a bit of non-SU! stuff on there but that's okay. (just the glitter cs and ribbons)

Here's a close up of the "A".

I also had a matchbox for each girl. In it there was a sticky note pad, clip (which I decorated) and some jelly beans. My sister also had 3 mini gel pens for each girl, beside the box. I'll see if I can get Eva to take a picture of the clip. It was a silver clip and I made little pink flowers and glued them on. Very cute.
Here is my sample of the canvas project the girls did. I picked up some 7"x 9" canvas's and a few bottles of paint. The girls could chose what color they wanted to paint their canvas. As it dried the girls then picked out some pp for the clothes their bear would wear. I had all the bears done a head of time. I also let them use the nonSU! glitter cs for the title on their canvas. (It was easier than letting them use glue and lose glitter.) I also let them pick out some flowers or punch hearts/stars/flowers/butterflies with the punches and pp.
They got really creative with the paint and pp embellishements. I'm sure some of them would have stayed all night if they could, they had a blast.
I managed to get the girls to settle down long enough to take a picture of them with their canvas's. What do you think? Pretty creative hey?
And last but not least, Milo after the girls left. I don't think he's used to such 'high energy' in such a short amount of time. lol

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new technique for me

In the magazine I get as a demonstrator they showed us a technique I had never tried before. Take a peice of felt and put some random drops of different colored reinkers on it. Then use that piece of felt like an ink pad. I used that technique on this card. The reinkers I used were Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron. I like the effect I got. Very cool. You can't tell in the photo but I stamped the tower and then cut it out.
For this card I tried another new-ish technique. I've done reflection cards before but used wax paper. For this one I used the smooth side of my stamp-a-ma-jig to create the reflection. I sponged the water and then used a marker to make the ripples.
This is a simple card, pretty self explanitory.
I love this new embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper. There are a few other new things on this card too, including the vintage brad, cardstock and the stamp set.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A few to share

This card was for a challenge on a scrapbook site I visit when

can. The challenge was to use Navy, Teal and Orange. I didn't like the way this card turned out but recieved a few compliments on it. I don't know, maybe it's the way I used the colors.

This next card was my attempt at something 'vintage' looking. Seems to be all the craze right now and it's not totally my thing but I do like it. So anyway, here it is. I distressed and tore and inked and crinkled. It's okay but not great either. Yikes, maybe I shouldn't be sharing at all these 'failed' attempts. Oh well, I guess not even I can keep you fooled that I'm not perfect. hehe

I love this bird punch, way too cool. Gotta find a reason to use it more.

I am totally getting into this build-a-bear thing. Okay, with the big shot dies anyway. I made this card for my neighbour who turned 2 on Saturday. He was more impressed with the bowling set I got him than with this

I'm working on making a build-a-bear canvas. My niece wants to make one with all her friends for her birthday party. She'll be my trial run. If things go well, I'll be offering it as a birthday party class.

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Butterfly pansies

I found a tutorial (actually several) to make these pansy flowers using the butterfly punch. Of course I had to try it out. It was very easy and fun to make.
On this first card I tried Tangerine Tango on my flowers. I think I distressed the flowers a little much. (but I was experimenting :) ) I ran the WW top note through the big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Very quick, very easy.
This other card I used Rich Razzleberry ink and cardstock.
The difference on this card is I used the lattice EF instead of the Vintage Wallpaper, the scallop oval and then added leaves to the flowers. Which I think looks much better.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just a quick share

I should totally be doing 9000 other things right now, BUT, to make you happy here I am. Posting 2 cards I made yesterday.

This first one is a fun card. I totally CASEd it from someone on I colored the jeep in with my copics. The rest is SU! product. It's for my brother in law's birthday, he's a total car freak so I hope he likes it. teehee

I think all the product I used is retired though.

This next one is a thank you card (obviously) for some friends of ours. Used the new Cajun Craze. (love that color) After I stamped the flowers from Elements of style onto shimmery cs I sent it through the big shot using the lattice embossing folder. Soooo cool!
Well, back to work I go....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's only been

18 days since my last post!! Yikes, I've had a few emails about updating this old baby. hehehe
So here I am, updating. Summer so far has been crazy busy but I still managed to have my mother/daughter class. Turned out great and I have enough people to do it again. Betcha wanna see what we made right?
First of all, I made these treats ahead of time to give to every mother/daughter team. The daughters sure liked them. I made them with the Big Shot using the pillow box die, then punched out the scallop oval window. I made the flowers with the floral fusion die (with the big shot) and some old brads I had kicking around. The ribbon is old retired ribbon from SU!.
3x3 card
Early Espresso(yummo), Regal Rose and Whisper White cs
Regal Rose, Early Espresso ink
Extreme Elements stamp set
Bella Toille stamp
sticky sheets
pink glitter
chocolate chip ribbon

4 x 4 card
Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White cs
Regal Rose, Basic Black craft ink
Bella Toille, Friends 24-7 stamp set
clear embossing powder
Heart to Heart punch

This card was a huge hit. It's called a spinner card.
Crumb Cake, Black, Baja Breeze cs
Urban Garden pp (retired)
window, star and scallop trim punches
A Little Somethin' stamp set (retired)
Baja Breeze, versamark ink
II embossing powder
Here is kinda an action shot with the star spinning.

3 x 3 card
Lovely Lilac, Pale Plum and Very Vanilla cs
Old Olive ink
Elements of Style stamp set
paper piercer
mat pack
silver brads
felt flower, old olive

3 x 3 card
Rose Red, Whisper White cs
Whisper White ink
Beautiful Wings butterfly die
scallop border punch
Rose Red ribbon
This card was also a huge hit.
A2 size card
Beary dressy and Bear dies with the bigshot
Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa cs
Retired pp (can't remember the name)
white gel pen
eyelet lace punch
A2 size
Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White cs
Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and Melon Mambo ink
Priceless stamp set
Matchbox using the matchbox die and the big shot
Retired pp
Not Quite Navy, Old Olive cs
Not Quite Navy ink
Floral Fusion die
silver brad
And of course we needed to make a box keep all those cards and envelopes in.
This box is made with a whole sheet of 8.5 x 11 cs.
Baroque Motifs stamp set
Daisies die
Retired pp
Big brown brads from my stash (no idea where they are from)
It was a great class and I thank all the Mom's and Daughters that came to hang out with!