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).


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

*Another Happy Birthday*

I realized that I needed one quickie birthday card so I threw this one together.  It's a white card base with a layer of a really old Basic Grey patterned paper.  I cut the paper and the top white layer with two different sized dotted rectangle dies I have.  I stamped the Happy and Birthday from Lawn Fawn using Catherine Pooler ink.  I then added a flower with a black pearl to finish off the card.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

*Fancy Happy*

Another card created using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set and dies.  These items truly do make me happy happy happy!

I put some polka dot washi tape along the card.  I used several layers of the happy die glued together to add some dimension to the card and stamped the word birthday in black Versafine ink.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

*Big Medallion*

I bought this medallion die off of a Facebook Group and thought it would be different than it is.  I cut this die out several weeks ago in the red cardstock but when it wasn't like I thought, I didn't know what to do with it.  I spent a few hours one afternoon getting some birthday cards done and I decided to see what I could do with the medallion.  I cut the HAPPY from that Lawn Fawn set in black and used my Misti to help me line up the stamp.  I stamped it in Versarmark ink and embossed it in white.  Then, to add some dimension to the card, I cut the HAPPY out three more times in black and layered the embossed one on top.  I put the medallion on the card, added the HAPPY and stamped the word birthday in VersaFine black ink.  I added a black pearl to the centre of the medallion.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

"Happy Happy Happy"

I picked up the mail and just knew I had to play as soon as possible when this stamp and die set arrived from Scrap n' Stamp!  The sets are by Lawn Fawn.  I also bought this great patterned paper... dots and stripes!

I simply cut the one HAPPY out of five different colours of the dot paper and glued them on top of the 6th colour of striped paper.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

*Little Ladybugs*

I bought this set of ladybug dies a few weeks ago and was thrilled to find some time to play with them!  There are a couple different options for each ladybug as you can see here...  cut the body in black and the other part in red and glue them together (thank GOD for the detail glue I bought from Stampin' Up!).  I put each of them on a square of white and used my Perfect Layers Tool to create a 1/16th" border around each square.  The shadows make them look like the squares are different sizes.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

*Quick Invite*

Friends of ours contacted me via Facebook a few weeks ago while I happened to be in my creative space...  they needed just one invitation for a baby shower.  Yup, just one.  Everyone else was being invited via a Facebook invitation, but this one person did not have Facebook....  They asked if I would be willing to put together an invite for them.  Of course I said yes!  They are having a little girl this summer so I chose some pretty girly paper and recreated a birth announcement I made several years ago for another friend.  The front panel is adhered to the back to create a pocket and the bright pink panel pulls out for all of the information about the shower.  I was so happy that they liked it!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

*Birthday Stripes*

This card was pretty quick and easy.... but I realized after I put it together that I made a mistake.  See if you can find my "oops".... I'll mention it at the bottom of the post.

I simply took some different patterns and colours from an old package of Stampin' Up patterned paper and cut them to size... put them on the side of the card and stamped a sentiment on the other side.  I should have measured better to ensure all of the panels were the same size once they were on the card... I probably could have done math... but well, I didn't.  LOL
Now, the "oops"...  I forgot that the Stampin' Up! papers had their copyright on them and at least one of the papers has that showing on the card.  Oh well....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

*Watercolour*

I got this great floral background stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs and just had to play with it as soon as it arrived...  I need to play some more with it.

For this card, I stamped the image in Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder on some watercolour paper.  I used a clean water brush to put a layer of water on the panel and then picked up colour from some different Tombows (that I scribbled on a plastic sheet) with the water brush and randomly placed the colour on the panel.  Once it was dry, I did it all again to get it all a little darker.  Once it was all dry again, I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment on the top as I had to do it a few times to get it to get good coverage because of the embossed powder.  I used my Perfect Layers Tool to add a very thin pop of pink and then put it all on a white card.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

*Bright and Sunny*

I had a lot of sun playing with this stamp set, white embossing powder and my Tombow Markers.  I love how saturated the colour in these flowers is!  I thought that the card needed something more so I added some little black dots around the flowers.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

*Easter Fun*

Check out the Easter Fun at Scrap n' Stamp this weekend!!!!


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Saturday, April 08, 2017

*Congrats!*

Just over a year ago, my sister started walking... she decided to walk every single day to try to get healthier.  In March, she celebrated her 365th walk.  Not only has she walked every day for a year, she has shed some weight and she has started to run!  I am so very proud of her!

I decided to send her a gift card to her favourite active wear store and a card to celebrate the milestone... I used these great stamps and inks from Catherine Pooler and made this card based on a card I saw on Pinterest.  I loved how it turned out!