Monday, June 17, 2013

*Fall To Layout #245*

This is my creation based on the sketch over at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog this week...  I saw the sketch and just *knew* that I had to use my Washi Tape for this card....
And of course, there are some go-to (for me) items on this card... some bling, some Michael's Bridal flowers and my Perfect Layers Tools.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

*Sympathy Card*

This was the first card I made in 2013... a long time member of an online stamping group I own (well, used to own) passed away and I wanted to send her family a card....  I don't tend to have sympathy cards on hand, so I had to create.

Sadly, creating a sympathy card did not encourage me to create more....  although I do love how this card turned out...
I stamped the floral image in Kiwi Kiss ink, coloured the tips with Copics and then added Glossy Accents on top of the parts I coloured.  Of course I used my Perfect Layers tools for the 1/16" reveal of the Kiwi Kiss cardstock.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

*Don't Fall Over!*

I know... it's been a LONG time.... thanks for being so patient!

I think my lack of creating has been a combination of lack of mojo, using my time differently, lack of desire to sit in the basement, lack of desire to create....

But I challenged myself yesterday and I made a card.... and I made another one this morning.  I've been fortunate that Natasha over at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog is quite relaxed about the design team...  I'm still part of the team despite not participating in months.

So for today, a card for the current sketch over at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog (the link is on the left side)....
I've already created the card for the next challenge... so pop back to see it next week!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

*Crafting Garage Sale*

I know, I know, I know... it's been almost forever since I posted anything on my blog.  I have made a grand total of ONE card since I finished my Christmas cards in December.  Sad, eh?  I just haven't felt the crafting bug.... I'm not giving up hope yet...

I am here to tell you about a Crafting Garage Sale happening this coming weekend in Calgary...  Several people are setting up tables to sell some of their previously loved crafting items....

DATE:  Saturday June 1
TIME:  10am to noon
WHERE:  Tuxedo Community Centre -- 202 29th Ave NE

This is a cash only sale.  Bring a bag or two to carry your loot!

And please, tell your friends!!


Monday, December 31, 2012

*Happy New Year*

Do you remember when we were all concerned about what Y2K would bring us?  Would the world computers shut down?  Would we lose power?  Was it just another New Years Eve?

Can you believe that was THIRTEEN years ago!  WOW how time flies!

As I have done for the last few years, I am back with a post of some of my favourite cards from this year...  a card a month that I posted on my blog.













Friday, December 28, 2012


And this is the last of the Christmas cards I created in 2012....  I took some patterned paper with the chevron design on it and cut it out along the lines of the chevron.  I used some glittered Thickers for the J and Y and added a punched snowflake (shimmer cardstock) for the O.  I outlined the letters in black marker to help make them pop out.
I will be back in the new year with some more cards and creations.... when I find some time to play again.... and find my non-Christmas mojo!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

*Holiday Sparkle*

Just a quickie from me tonight... another one layer card, two colours of blue ink, Blue Pearl embossing powder and a big satin ribbon...

I hope you're enjoying time with family and friends!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

*Another Christmas, Come and Gone*

Just like I predicted...  all the hype and build up and running around and Christmas is done for another year.  The recycling has already been picked up.  Life goes on.

The best part of my day is to come later this afternoon after a trip to the airport to pick up my sister and niece.  We have a few more presents to open with them tonight.... and toasted turkey sandwiches are on the menu for dinner.  YUM!

I saw this folded Christmas tree a few weeks ago and had to try it... it's made from a circle of double sided patterned paper.  Quick and easy!  I added some more of that lovely washi tape and a gem for the top of the tree.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

*Merry Christmas*

We don't have little ones in the house these days so we weren't up at the butt-crack of dawn to open presents....  but the teenagers were still excited to get up and open presents.

Following the tradition, the kids joined us in our room to open their stockings on our bed.  I'm not sure how this tradition started, but I love that we still do it.  Maybe some day in the future we'll do it with our sons, their wives and our grandchildren too!

Just a quick post from me as honestly, I have better things to do today....

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

*Snowflakes and Washi Tape*

And here it is... the day before Christmas!  It's truly amazing to me how fast time flies by....

With starting the new job in November, I really wasn't sure when I'd find the time and energy to get Christmas done...  In our house, a lot of the baking and decorating and shopping and wrapping is done by me.  Bruce helps where he can, but it's always kind of fallen on me.  It bugs me and it doesn't.  I'd love more help, but I like the sense of accomplishment when everyone is together, full from a delicious dinner I have created, happy with what they found under the tree.

It's all worth it to me....

I am looking forward to tomorrow... hoping the kids are pleased with what Santa brings them (yup, they are 15 and 17 and Santa still comes!)... looking forward to the celebration.... but of course, missing my parents...  I miss Christmas with my family.... my parents and sisters....  I miss them, period.

At least some of my family will be here on the 26th... maybe next year I can convince everyone to come here for the holidays....

Anyway... a quick card from me this Christmas Eve...  Spellbinders snowflakes cut out of patterned paper and some Washi Tape along the bottom.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

*Christmas Snowflakes*

'Twas two days before Christmas and here in this house, I'm being busy like one little mouse...

Tee hee...

I am *this* close to being ready for the big day....

I worked yesterday.... we were BUSY!  It happens with a drop in clinic when it's the last day we're open for almost a week!  I got home just after 4 and I had a hot bath, put on my jammies, had some pizza and sat in front of the TV with my sweetie.  We were in bed by 10pm!  Party animals around here!

This morning I slept in, tidied the kitchen, started the laundry (3 loads today... about to move the last load in to the dryer), went and got my Christmas groceries and am now taking a break from wrapping the stocking stuffers.  I am about half way through that job.

And then, I can relax as everything is done for Christmas (except making the turkey of course).

I have a weeks worth of Christmas cards still to share with you.... this one is a one layer card with different shades of blue, all embossed in Blue Pearl embossing powder.  I wonder if it needed a ribbon along the top fold?

Friday, December 21, 2012

*Sparkle Snowflakes*

Just a few more days left.... I can't even imagine going to the mall this weekend!  I do need to get groceries for Christmas dinner at some point though.... wish me luck!

I used some Sookwang tape on thin cardstock and then ran it all through my Big Shot with some Spellbinders dies to get the snowflakes. I then peeled the backing off the tape and covered them in glitter.  I then burnished the glitter using the Sookwang backing and my bone folder to make the glitter really sparkle.
I wish you luck if you're still shopping this weekend!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

*Patterned Snowflakes*

I really like how these patterned paper snowflakes turned out....  a little more fun than just plain blue or white!
A quick and easy card, once again.... as you know, they are my favourites!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I really love this card....  the stripes are Washi tape (I had hoped to do more of a chevron idea with the two strips of tape but it didn't work out).  The line of bling is this awesome stuff I got when I was in Ontario... it's a mesh with bling on it... you can cut the mesh to any shape or length or size you want.  Very cool!
Enjoy your Wednesday!!!