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


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


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!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


A few weeks ago I packed up some stuff and went to Bonnie's for a few hours to play.  Those that know me, know that I do not create very well away from home.  I took a few things and didn't work on them at all, but I did play with this new Catherine Pooler stamp set and some inks to create the fun paisley background.

I love that this first release of Catherine Pooler inks all work together...  you know that you can create using any of the colours in the palette.  Makes it a little easier for this girl!

Friday, March 17, 2017

*Wishes Come True*

I absolutely love the colours that Catherine Pooler came up with for her new inks...  and I love that the first set she released all work together (which is her plan for all ink releases she does).  You know that these colours will work together because their tones are the same.  One colour won't be too light or too dark.

For this card, I stamped some images on white cardstock and embossed them in white.  I then sponged the rainbow on to the stamped piece.  I trimmed it up around the edge of the images and put it on a white card with foam tape.  I added some grey dots around the edges and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

I'll definitely be playing more with the resist technique!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

*Simply Happy*

Such and easy card to created....  it's an old wooden stamp from my stash, stamped in black ink and coloured up a bit with Tombow markers.  I added the Happy Birthday sentiment, stamped with a Catherine Pooler ink and voila!  I used my Misti to make sure I got that sentiment exactly where I wanted it.

Quick and Easy....

Friday, March 10, 2017

*Free Shipping!*

This weekend, Scrap n' Stamp has free shipping!!!
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Monday, February 27, 2017

*Rainbow Flowers*

I was inspired by the colours of the rainbow of the new Catherine Pooler inks I purchases....  so I coloured up some of the Michael's bridal flowers I've had forever and put them on the front of the card.  I added a little black pearls and a sentiment stamped in black.

Quick and easy!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

*Splendiferous Day!*

It feels so great to be creating a little bit this year... it's nothing compared to what I used to do before I went back to work, but it's nice to have a few recent cards on hand that I can send out!  Some days it's tough to get a card out, but at least I'm trying!
I used a great piece of really old patterned paper that I had in my stash... I'm pretty sure it is from my days working at the scrapbook store (and that was like 7 years ago!).  I paired it with my new Catherine Pooler ink (in Aquatini) and stamps (and dies) by AMuse and Winnine & Walter.  I used my ScorPal to create the embossed lines along the top and bottom of the patterned piece and a brown Pebble in the centre of the flower.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

*A Big Slice of Happiness*

I am absolutely in love with this My Favorite Things set...  some fun birthday and cake sentiments (because really, the best part of a birthday is the cake!).

For this card I used a piece of patterned paper from my stash that I've had for about 8 years.  I've been hoarding this scrap cuz I love the paper so much and I can't get it anymore.  But hey, what's the point of having beautiful things if you can't share them with others!  I also used one of the new Catherine Pooler inks for the sentiment and my Misti to ensure I could stamp it a few times to get a great impression!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

*Simply Colourful*

The more I use these new Catherine Pooler inks, the more I am liking them.  These inks work great on the clear stamps... better coverage than other dye based inks.  And the colours are so bright and vibrant!  I have the first few colours she released already and the rest of the first set are on their way to me.

I took the idea for this card from one I saw on Pinterest....  I really love that it's colourful but still so simple.

Monday, January 16, 2017

*New Year!*

As I finished up making my 2016 Christmas cards, I was thinking about how much I was enjoying creating again.  Years ago, I would stamp many days of the week, for at least a little bit.  I made cards just because I wanted to make cards.  Then I started making cards only when I needed cards (plus Christmas cards).  And in the last couple of years, I have only really made Christmas cards.

So I decided that I would make an effort to make more cards.

I put a call out on FaceBook to my family and friends, inviting them to send me their address and birthdate if they wanted to get a handmade card from me.  I did this last year and then we decided to do the big house renovation and my craft space became a make-shift living room.  So instead of making new cards, I used cards from my stash to send out.  While there are still a few cards in my stash, most are cards I wouldn't want to send out.

So last week, I sat down to start creating.  I have some great new stamps and the new inks from Catherine Pooler and I decided to pull them out and see what I could come up with.
For this card I used an old embossing folder and some Dew Drops that I haven't pulled out in forever along with the new Catherine Pooler ink in Pool Party and a stamp from My Favorite Things.  I used my Misti to ensure that my greeting was exactly where I wanted it.  I also used my Perfect Layers Tool to cut that orange layer.

As of the day I am posting this card, I have made a total of 5 cards in two different times sitting in my crafty space... fingers crossed I stay motivated to keep this up!