Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Once More!

Hi Everybody! Hope you are all having a Wonderful Christmas to New Year Holiday! It's so much fun making all things Christmas! It's nice to make a few more things even though Christmas is over. This card is for the challenge at Play Date Cafe. To check out the details click Here Such a fun inspiration photo. I was inspired by the pretty stockings with flourishes on the mantel, fuzzy greenery, candy cane stripes and bows.
Sizzlet Flourishes
SU stamps Cute and Curly and punch
PTI Edger for green top
Ultra fine Sage Flowersoft

Monday, December 26, 2011

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Boxing day everyone!! We are still celebrating Christmas today with turkey and all the trimmings. Another day of food and fun. Christmas is really the most wonderful time of the year.
 Head on over to Papertrey's Blog Hop  for action and details on the "Holiday's Leftover"  challenge. Things to use are leftover wrapping paper, canceled postage, bows, photos etc. So here's my take on this challenge. I used a strip of leftover gold wrapping paper folded to make a band, a ribbon piece, some awesome butter cookies and  a few candy in the box. The box I used is a leftover pkg from some small Christmas tree ornaments. On the front tag I used PTI Vintage labels and All About You. Fun creation!
Email me if you would like the recipe for these cookies.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Folded tag 3

Fun and easy projects so I made 3 of them. I used a cuttlebug die, PTI sentiment from Tree trimming trio with gold embossing. Burgundy cardstock is embossed with PTI circle embossing plate. Check it out here Capture the moment Make It Monday

Folded tag 2

Another tag for the challenge at Papertrey Make it Monday die and paper from Papertrey Ink and scallop with stamp from SU.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Folded Tag

Happy Christmas Eve and here I am in my workshop trying to get in on the Make it Monday post. Got it done Yay! I make mine into a wine bottle tag. This is a dessert wine that I made a few years back. To check out the details on making a folded tag go to PTI Make it Mondy I used a die from PTI and a bit of stickles and olive green. Easy and fun project.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quick clean and simple

Merry Christmas Everyone!! I made a quick Christmas card for Joan'a Garden challenge The stamps I used are from Darkroom door. Just a cute Santa in blue with a bit of silver embossing. Easy easy!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Glittering all the way

This is a technique called "Glitter Masking" as shown at Paper trey ink make-it-monday #44  by Jennifer. My project is a picture for a shabby frame that I have. I cut out my masks with PPT ink ric rack for the red garland and scalloped trim edger for the bottom of the tree. The tree base is stamp from Tree Trimming Trio. The ornaments and star are  punches. I mounted it on a piece of Simply Chartreuse cardstock. A bit of a messy technique but glad I tried it : )

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pleated Ribbon #2

My second attempt at a Ribbon Pleat technique from Papertrey's Make it Monday. I used PTI White cardstock and Tree trimming Trio stamps. Also used is an old Christmas stamp set Trim the Tree from SU. Silver embossing. Ribbon is just from an old stash.

Pleated Ribbon

 Here's my entry for the Make it Monday #43 using the pleated ribbon technique. I used some Papertrey Berry Sorbet and a bit of Simply Chartreuse cardstock. Stamps  PTInk Friend's till the End and Lovely Labels from Gina K Designs.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Make it Monday challenge

Another card for the Make it Monday Challenge Love these challenges!! Betsy did a very beautiful card with this technique!! Some of my background lettering is a little to dark for my liking but all in all it's ok. I masked the tree because of the lighter green and I thought I might lose the flourishes if I didn't mask.
Stamps: Papertrey Tree Trimming Trio, Believe 
Paper: SU
Ink: Memento Black and SU Olive Green
Diamond Stickles
SU Sizzix Poinsettia embossing folder

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey November Blog Hop

Here's my Blog Hop challenge card. To see the challenge photo go Here Such a pretty Christmas inspirational photo. I used the PTI Outlines Alphabet along with Believe stamp sets. Added some Gingham and garland. Hope I am a winner!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Reverse Applique Snowman

"Tis the Season"to be making snowmen. I made a bit of a blingy, primitive, vintagey, chic card with this fun technique. So here is my entry for the challenge at Papertrey's Make it Monday #40 
Stamps: PTI fancy flourishes, Darkroom door Yuletide coll and CTMH All Decked Out,
Unity Simple Christmas
Paper: PTI Rustic Snowflakes and October afternoon Farm Fresh and SU Kraft & vanilla
Misc: Punches for snowman cutout. Rhinestones and a bit of glitter. Embossing powder.
What a fun technique, I can think of all kinds of things I would like to try.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Yellow Pink and Grey Multi Stamped background

Hi everybody! It's a snowy day, it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas. I made a sunny card for Papertrey Make it Monday and for Playdate Cafe challenges. Check them out!!
Stamps: PTI Text Boxed, Button Bits
Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Basic Grey
Punch by SU, Spellbinders Labels One, CB embossing folder on picture frame
SU Vellum in frame, PTI bakers twine.
Twine from PTI

Monday, October 31, 2011

Snowy Background Technique

This was much more difficult than I thought it would be. Not sure if it was the cardstock or the ink that I used. I could not get the water to make my snow like I would have liked. I used SU glossy cardstock and SU inks. I added a bit of stickles to the tree and decked up Rudolf's nose with a punched out red cardstock with a bit of dimensionals to make it shiny and 3D. To check out the challenge go to Joan's garden or to Selma's blog It was fun but it was a bit of a challenge!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

CASual Fridays sketch challenge

Another card for the CAS-ual Fridays sketch challenge. I love how this one turned out :) I used PPTink Tree Trimming Trio and SU Border builders (old retired set). I mounted one on green and one on pink bc I couldn't decide. I like them both. I went over the stars with my clear Gelly Roll pen to give them a bit of sparkle although it doesn't show up much on the photo.

Brayer Techniques

Here's my Papertrey's Make It Monday and CAS-ual Friday challenge card with the brayer technique. I used the PTI Sunshine Impression plate with PTI Fillable Frames. Little gift (random stamp). I brayered with an very old SU combo stamp pad. I punched holes in the centers of the circles. I'm not all that impressed with my finished project but I was too far into it to chuck it. So needless to say here it is.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lights, Red and White Christmas

Here's my second post today! This one is for the challenge over at Joan's Garden using: a die, Christmas scentiment, lights (in my snowflake, tree top and star) and red and white. Hope I win:) I used SU Season of Joy stamps and lots of stickles for my lights. I layered the tree, snowflake and star.

Casual Fridays Color Medium

I made a sympathy card for my challenge card for CAS-ual FRidays I used water color pencils and a blender pen for my choice of color medium to color in the flowers. SU Wonderful you stamp set and computer generated scentiment.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Blog Hop

Hi Everybody! What a fun inspiration photo! So here's my take on this challenge at The Blog Hop
stamps: PTI Little Lady, SU Pick a Petal, SU Perfect plaid
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie TH Crushed corduroy
Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics not sure where the aqua is from.
Ribbon: SU Old Olive grosgrain.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I decided to do a second project for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge No orange (not even in the treats) I used SU paper the cat is decked up with a pink nose and ears then some cute eyes again. Happy Halloween sentiment is a SU stamp, stamped with rich razzleberry. The sign is handcut. Grass is embossed black to give it a bit of glistening in the green moon with SU old olive grassy shadows. Bats SU and moon is celery green. FUN!

Monday, October 17, 2011

CAS Halloween without Orange

It was fun to put a Halloween card together without  orange and still make it look like Halloween. Here's my take on the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. I cut out a ghost shape and gave her some wonky eyes and a bit of boa hair. Letters were cut with Cuttlebug "Your not the Boss of me" letters. I did a bit of stripe coloring on the white letter. I cut strips of green and black to mount on the purple to give a stripe effect. That's it! I hope you like it! I think she's kinda cute.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A CAS card

This is my Clean and Simple card for the project challenge over at Casual Fridays

Treat bag

I was hesitant about this project. Wasn't sure if I wanted to try it but it was good and a bit of a stretch. Joan and Selma always get the creativity going!! So here is my "Fall Halloween Bag" with leaves, pumpkins, letters and a topper. To see more about this challenge go to Joan's gardens

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Winter Post

Hi Everybody, we are having an absolutely hot October here in Canada. The temps are in the high 70's to 80's. It's dry and too warm for my liking but it's better than snow. Today I am posting a card for over at Joan's Garden Challenge and over at Simon Says stamp Sparkle and Bling challenge. I used the SU Winter post for the first time. I used PTI paper. My bling is in the trees and in the center of the snowflakes. When I think of sparkle I think of snow. I love making all things Christmas!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Washi tape and Loops

A card for the challenge at Make it Monday PTI challenge and for Casual Fridays challenge I have incorporated both the Washi tape (absolutely love this technique!!) and added loops. Be sure to check out the challenges...... Lots of Fun! 
I used PTI Polka Dot Basics, and Library Ledger and Orange Zest polka dot ribbon. SU stamps Day of Gratitude. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bicycle Card

Here's a quick little "picker upper" card done in old SU stamps and PTI . I used Basic grey brads in the middle of the wheels on top of a little cutout circle.
I am entering it in the Simonsaysstamp Challenge Hope I win!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Seed Packet Chipboard Accent Tag

I enjoyed this technique so I'm giving a second try at the chipboard accents. Details Here . For the pot I used the inner part of the Papertrey Ink Seed Packet Frame die that coordinates with Garden Variety. The dots were stamped with Polka Dot basics and the label is from Garden Variety. Papers are a mix from PTI and MS.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thick Chipboard Accents

Here's my take on the Papertrey's Make it Monday challenge. I made a Christmas Tag/Ornament and used the Mat Stack 2 die and Believe stamp set. I layered the berries with some Raspberry fizz cardstock, then added some dimensional glaze to them. The copic  leaves were colored with copics. I gold embossed the edge of the tag. This was kinda difficult to photograph so I included a few pictures of it. I stacked 9 layers of cardstock. Top layer of patterned paper used is from Provo.

Casual Fridays Monochromatic

My card for the challenge at Casual Fridays "Monochromatic with Brown". I used 3 shades of SU Blues, the embossed sentiment SU chocolate chip and all stamping on was done with PTI "All about You". Go HERE to check the details of the challenge.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Frosted Images

Here's my card for the challenge at Papertrey's Make it Monday This was a challenge for me! I could not get it smooth and a couple hit the garbage before I had it somewhat perfected. I will try again though. I used SU Close to cocoa along with the PPtrey Fresh Snow. I did the flowers, leaves and the Damask at the bottom in this technique. Stamps sets used are: Papertrey's, Out on a Limb, Damask Designs and Turning a New Leaf. Flower with SU Wonderful You. Paper used is SU Close to Cocoa, PPtrey Aqua Mist and Chocolate remix.

Christmas card

Here's my challenge card for over at Joan's Garden
A Christmas card
Embossed background
Stripe paper
Gold embossed sentiment
Got it all covered!! I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Imaginisce (polar pinstripes) paper, cut triangles for trees and embossed stars. I used SU baby blue with a pearly white mix on the folder.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Acrylic Stamping

This is my card for the PapertreyInk Make it Monday challenge I needed to design a (keep it simple) Welcome packet envelope for church to hold brochures pen and gift card. This would be perfect time to try the acrylic stamping. I did this on a 5.75 x 9.5 inch envelope. I used the Life, Wreath for all Seasons and Vintage labels stamp sets. I acrylic stamped all the flowers and heat embossed a few dots around to go with the Welcome label. I added a bit of brown paint around the edges of the envelope and die cut as well. Great tip to frame up an edge!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paper Piecing

I enjoyed making the first paper piecing so I thought I would try another card. House and chimney(Unity) , wreath(Papertrey) and pumpkins (SU) are stamped, cutout and pieced. Sentiment (Verve) Another entry for Casual Fridays
Click on picture for a closer look.