Tuesday, August 29, 2017

*Simple Flowers*

I don't know what's up with my iPhone lately... my photos just aren't crisp and clear...   I'll have to play around with it... so very disappointed in my photos.

I used a Winnie and Walter flower in Catherine Pooler inks, lined up with my MISTI and then the words from a Catherine Pooler set.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

*White on White Layers*

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest for this one....  they used a butterfly die cut and I found that the butterfly I had was way too big...so I exchanged it for this intricate flower.  I stamped the swirl on a white layer that is 1/4" smaller than the card base and popped it on the card with foam tape.  I added a little sparkle

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

*Second in a Style*

Very similar (almost the same) to the last card I posted...  different stamps, different colours, but same card...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

*One Layer Celebrate*

Another very quick and easy card.... one little layer and that's it!  I stamped the flower (AlteNew Henneh Elements) with VersaFine and coloured with shades of pink Tombow markers.  I added the sentiment, stamped in VersaFine as well.  I added some Wink of Stella in clear on the flower to make it sparkle a little

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

*So Quick*

I was behind in some birthday card making and sending so I needed something very quick and easy... I went through my patterned paper stash and found a partial sheet of this stuff from way back when I worked at the Scrapbook Pantry (we're talking 7 or 8 years ago!).  I used a punch to cut the squares to ensure they were the same size.  I put them on the front of a top fold card using foam tape and added a sentiment below.  So quick and easy!  I might try more with some different papers!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

*Happy Birthday Beyotch*

When I saw the Saucy Sentiments set from Cathy Zielske, I knew I had to have it...  They sayings are all a little "off the cuff" and totally me! LOL!

I cut a circle using two sizes of Nestabilities, added a bunch of those flowers I stamped out with the other card (stamps by Winnie and Walter, cut with the Brother Scan and Cut) and added the sentiment.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

*Good Friends*

When I saw this one stamp (part of a set) from Stampin' Up!, I knew I had to have it.  It just totally drew me in!  I paired it with some Winnie and Walter stamps done in Catherine Pooler inks and cut out with my new Brother Scan n Cut 2, which I am totally in love with!  I did a half sheet of cardstock stamped with different coloured flowers and leaves and cut them all out in a matter of a couple of minutes.  I have lots left over to play with on another card!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

*Happy Anniversary*

Two lovely ladies who have come in to my life celebrated their first wedding anniversary at the end of July...and I wanted to send a card.

I used Catherine Pooler inks and images to throw together this card... I completely stole the idea from something I saw on Pinterest, but I'm OK with that LOL!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

*Sitting Around*

Once again, I used up some stuff that was sitting around my stamp table to create a card.  I had stamped these images from the AlteNew Hennah Elements set and then set them aside for a while...  I coloured these two up with my Tombow markers, used the matching dies to cut them out, added a sentiment and voila!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

*Tim Holtz Distress Inks*

I went shopping (online) at Scrap'n Stamp the other day and purchased 5 packages of the Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks... I'd seen so many great watercolour techniques with these inks that I just couldn't help myself!

I used a piece of watercolour paper from Michael's and got it good and wet with my paintbrush and plain water.  I then smooshed ink on to large acrylic block in a rainbow pattern and then sprayed it well with water using a fine mist spray bottle.  I then put the block down on the wet watercolour paper, put a weight on it and let it sit for about 5 minutes.  I let the piece completely dry overnight before I attempted to cut out this fabulous daisy die.  I had to use the metal shim and pass it through my Big Shot a few times to get it to cut out well.  The die set has an outline die as well so I used that to cut out a lavender coloured pearl shimmer cardstock and I adhered that to the back of the daisies.  I then stamped the word HAPPY with one of the distress inks and then the word BIRTHDAY on the inside.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

*Birthday Balloon*

This die set is apparently a knock off of the die by My Favorite Things... and had I known how much smaller it all was, I would have splurged on the MFT one instead.

But I still like how this card turned out.  I would have loved the balloon to have been bigger, but with the smaller panel on front I think it still worked out.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

*Found an Image*

I stamped and coloured this image *years* ago... literally, years ago... and never did anything with it.  I was bored and felt like creating and decided it was finally time to make something with this image.  I was tempted to just throw it out, but I liked how my colouring turned out, so I started to play.  A few Nestabilities and a couple of those old Michael's flowers that I coloured up and voila!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

*More Time To Stamp*

Life threw me a big curve ball back in May...  after a colonoscopy that I really thought I didn't need, I found out I had a tumour in my colon.  On June 23rd I had surgery to remove about half of my colon.  Thankfully between the surgery and a CT scan, we know that the tumour did not spread past the colon (no other organs were affected and all 43 lymph nodes that were taken during surgery came back as clear).  However, the tumour was quite large (for those that get cancer diagnosis, I am Stage II T4 M0 N0).  I see the oncologist on July 25th to determine if I need chemo or not...

But, because of the surgery, I have had a lot of time on my hands... the surgeon wanted me off work for at least 4 weeks.  I'm just finished week 3 since my surgery and I'm feeling pretty good... so I've found a little time in the last week or 10 days to create.  I've made more cards so far in 2017 than I did in all of 2016 (other than Christmas cards).

This card uses a stamp set from Winnie and Walter, a sentiment from Impress and a bunch of Catherine Pooler inks.  So fun and summery!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

*Terrible Photos*

Please excuse the terrible photos for the next few cards... I didn't realize, until after I'd mailed the cards, that the lens on my iPhone was dirty or whatever, and my photos all looked washed out.  

I bought this daisy die from a group on FB that I belong to...  cheap dies are awesome LOL!  I was just playing around, to see how the die worked and decided to use the black and yellow tests I cut out to create this card.  I just glued them down on the side of the card and stamped the sentiment with black Versafine Ink (my favourite ink for detailed stamps).