Sunday, September 08, 2013

Hi Old Friend!! I Have Missed You !!

Hi and How are things,  I have been MIA since last year and totally ignoring my BLOG.  I have not made a card since February of this year .. things have been busy ... 1 Grandson 4 1/2, a Granddaughter 10 months old and a Granddaughter just turned 5 months old.  Very busy with them ..they have become my new favorite priority.
I am baaaaaaack.  This is the first card I have made in ages. I made it for my card room .. LOL ... an old friend I did not realize I had missed so much til I sat in my room this morning with all by precious goodies and papers around me.
I have also taken up teaching myself to CROCHET ... off You Tube and I have made 2 afghans so far.  Love the tutorials on You Tube .. you can learn anything !!!
Anyway .. I am off to make another card, so I will be back later today to upload. (I also noticed I need to update by BLOG...  it is looking a bit tired and seems here are also new thing to learn about that as well.  Life is never dull !!
See Ya Later..

Sunday, March 11, 2012

HELLO !! Card Patterns Sketch 155

Well I missed the cutoff here for the Card Patterns Sketch 155.  I made this card last weekend and did not upload in time.  I found this new Blog and I love it !! Called Card Patterns.  My absolute favorite thing is following sketch challenges. So now I am off to create my card for their next sketch challenge!! # 156 Come check it out and join in the fun...

Have a super day ...

SC374 & Totally Stampalicious Win !!!

Good Morning,  Today I made this card with a stamp set I won on a Facebook Giveaway with Totally Stampalicious... I was very excited.  I never considered myself a very lucky person .. but lately have been winning stamp sets .. That is the best win for me .. Love it.  How cute is this image ??? The set is called Scarlette Cupcake.  I also used the sentiment from another set called Stella Birthday The DP is by jillibean soup , blossom soup 6 x 6 pad. I also used my nesties and colored the image with copics and added a little stickles to sparkle it up a bit.

Hope you like .. and don't forget to play along on Facebook or blogs .. you CAN win !!!

Have a most remarkable day !!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Ok ... Who is not hooked on Pinterest ???  Well I am.  Hours and hours of my time lately has been spent on this site.  I actually cased this card from a card I found there.  I will share the link and give credit where credit is due.  I loved this ladies card and tho I switched it up a bit .. I followed her lead and hope you like it. You can find the original here.
The thinks I changed are ...
I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder instead of a wood grain stamp, 
I used Provo Craft (little metal squares ..forget what they are called as I have had them for ever ) for the bottoms of the bird houses.
I did not cut my hearts out of the brown and layer as she did.. I just cut out the hearts and placed them right on the brown squares.
Changed the sentiment panel and used The Stamps of Life set called branches4flowers. 
I used a different border punch and added a little butterfly.
I also added a liitle rhinestone to the centre of the flowers.

Hope you like it ... :)

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner !!!!!

I was so excited to find out I won this set from The Stamps of Life for December .. It is called hope4us ... I actually got to pick my choice and choose this set ...Love it !!!!  The sentiment is from a different set from TSOL called umbrella4you ..  I love the DP .. it is from a stack from KC and Company called Olive Tree Kraft ... Enjoy !!

Catch Up !!

Here is a card I made with a new set I just bought from My Favorite Things...called Miss You a Latte.  I paper pieced the coffee cups and colored the girl with my copics.  The rest is pretty self explanitory.  I loved the DDP  , it is Basic Grey Picadilly Breakfast Nook.  It reminds me of some wallpaper back in the day  LOL.
Will most likely send this to my Aunt is Saskatchewan before I  go there for Easter.. as it has been about 5 years since I was there last.  I am going to see my Grandmother who turned 95 in November.  I missed the party (cuz I am a chicken to drive in the Saskatchewan winter .. blush) and promised to come for a visit in the spring.
Hope ya like it !!!!!!!

Fluffy Flower

Well I guess this is sort of a Valentines Day card as well.  I love making the little fluffy flower.  I used many sheets of tissue.  I cut the circles out with a 1 3/4 inch scalloped circle nestie. I then punched a whole thru the lot with my bog bite and placed a pink frosted brad thru the centre.  Then I started to fold up and crunch each layer of tissue separately around the brad to make it nice and fluffy.  Love the end result.  I also used for the heart layers my new Nesties .. Heart Squares. 
I buy all my nesties now from a friend in Las Vegas who has an amazing online store called Stamps Alive.  Her prices are amazing and great service as well .. fast shipping.  Hi Terri .. We got to meet once when I was there.. she brought tons of her stuff to my condo.  (I had emailed her in advance so I could just pick it up.  She is very very accommodating !!! 
 Anywhoooooooooooo back to the card LOL ....
The sentiment is from Stampin Up.. the set is called Field Flowers. I love how girly this turned out!!!!
Hope you like it .... Have a great day !!

2nd Valentines Day Card

This is the second card I made for Valentines Day .. I was so busy I just did not really get into Valentines Day this year.  I made this with a little 1.50 stamp from Mikes.  I used my Martha Stewart heart punch and some nestabilities for the circle. I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the panel. The little dog and bird was colored with copics. UI used a clear spica pen on the heart for a little glitter (Hard to see in this pic) Anyway just a quickie and hope ya like it  :)

Unity Valentine

I had a little trouble with this card .. it just did not seem quite right but I went with it anyway.  I love this set from Unity . Just not sure I did it justice.  I did a little distressing on the edges, I was trying to make it masculine for my hubby.  It is still in my stash ...LOL  he never got it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The JOYS of ..... 50

Hehehe .. Thought this was cute ... and it is all true except for  Sleepy .... but first you are sleepy and as soon as your head hits the pillow at 9:00 get all snuggled in .. pillow just right .. eyes closed .... Bang ... it's like you just had caffeine injected intravenously into your blood stream ...your eyes pop wide open and the the rest of the night is messed up.  My poor hubby .. he is so patient when I start nattering at him at 2:00 in the morning... or he hears me turning on my Angry Birds game ..  and the Forgetful part ... OMG .. forgot he was sleeping peacefully right beside me  ......grrrrrrrr .... hope all this fun stuff goes away soon LOL

Hope you had a good laugh ...


Just a Note ...

Hello ... I made this card this morning before work.  I used the January set from The Stamps Of Life.  Love the little note paper stamp.  I also used a embossing folder from Stampin up .. and sanded it, roughed it up a little to give it a distrssed look.
See what a little -30 weather will do for your creative juices  LOL ..
Have an awesome evening !!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Outlines Challenge 35 - Love is in the Air

Good Evening ..  Here is a card I made today for the Outlines Challenge 35 - Love is in the Air Monday Challenge. I used the Peace Dove stamp .. the dove carries a Star.  Instead I did not ink the star and used a heart from the Growing Hearts Stamp and just stamped the hearts and cut the second one out as it was a bit smaller.
I colored with Laurentian markers, Spica Gold and clear pens for some glitter and added some small rhinestones.  I used my spellbinders for the squares and the scalloped background.
I think this beautiful flying heart depicts LOVE is in the AIR perfectly.  I love my Outlines stamps. This is the very first stamp company I was addicted to.  Love the detail and the option of doing cards simply or getting as detailed and layered as you can imagine .. fun fun fun ......
Hope you like ...
Have a wonderful evening !!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Double Dutch Fold

I found this very cool fold on SCS this morning .. DOUBLE DUTCH FOLD. I always love to try new folds so gave this a go. I think it turned out really pretty. I made this card for my Mother In Law. She is not feeling very good these days and thought she could use some happy mail. I will give this to my husband to fill out and mail ..cuz as per my post further down .. I procrastinate!!!
I used a new set I purchased from Verve , called One Person. I also used quite a few Spellbinder dies on this . I also used a few pink half pearls to add a little bling.

Hope you like it ..

You're so Sweet

Another little card made with a set from The Stamps Of Life December club member set called Candy2share.
I double stamped the inside of the lollipops with pink and purple to give them a bit more flavour .. and added some stickles. I used The largest die in the spellbinders labels 15 to make the card base. just a quick little card ...
Have a GREAT DAY !!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Matteo James

This card was made for my Grandson ...Matteo .. he was 3 on December 27th. He is the light of my life and such a sweet little boy ...
He had a very happy birthday ... and just wanna say... Matteo ...Grandma (or Ma as he calls me) loves you to the moon and back !!!!!
I used my froggy2love November club member set from The Stamps of Life. To make the 3 I used my Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook.

Love Ya my little guy ..

WISH Big & Happy Birthday Brian ...

Well I am a procrastinator extrordinaire .. I made this card for my Brother Brian's 45th Birthday .. his birthday was Jan 12th .. and looky here... I am taking a picture of it on January 15th ... he lives in Edmonton ... WHOOPS !!!!! I will mail it tomorrow for sure !! ... (yeah right LOL) He asked specifically for one of my 1000.00 cards ... hehehe

I made this with a very old set of Verve stamps called Polka Stars .. in fact it is a rubber set in a CD case ... now how old are those stamps Verve people .. the company was actually called Verve Visual back then .. but I still love this set.... and I part with nothing in my stamp room ... and procrastinator such as I am ... I hardly ever even part with a card ... it's a new year ..lets see if I can change this a bit :) The sentiment is from SU ..Short and Sweet.


Dachshunding thru the SNOW

As most of my friends and family know ... I am crazy for these little Dachshunds ..My husband and I have 4 ... DUKE, DOLLY, DUCHESS and DAISY .. the Dachshunds... When I saw this little stamp .. I of course could not resist ... I colored him like my Duke's coloring .. I hope you enjoy and maybe just smile a little ..

Have an awesome day ........