Thursday, November 15, 2018

IO Thursday Designer Challente-Autumn Colours

Good Morning!!!!!

We have a new Challenge up at IO Stamps today!!!!

We'd love to see your Fall colour creations!!!!!

I made this sweet wreath with the  Patchwork Leaves die.
All I did is distress the edges with Vintage Photo Ink

Once the wreath was created, I cut the sentiment with the  Give Thanks die twice. Once in Mustard and once in brown to give it a shadow effect.
I layered it all over a background I had created with my Gel Press plate and the  Distressed Flower

Lastly, I added some gold drops here and there with my Daler Rowny Gold Acrylic Ink

Make sure you upload your creations on the IO Blog and visit to get the links to the other  designers who are playing in the challenge today!

XX's and Oh's

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Good Morning!!! 

What a beautiful Clear and cool day here in Kingston. I actually had to don my toque when I took Sydney for a little walk. 

I wanted to share this card I made with a few Stencils from a Colourful Life

I used a combination of Stencils as listed below and a few different techniques
I think this warrants a Video and will get onto that soon!!!

I used the following dies.

I must be in the mood for Pink Coloured Christmas Cards this year!!!!

I used a combination of Pan Pastels and Distress ink on this card!!!!

Gotta Run 'Cause I have tons to do today, but I will try to get onto doing a video this week

XX's and Oh's

Friday, November 9, 2018

Santa Baby

Good Morning!!!

I can't believe it's just over a month until Christmas

Have you started your Christmas Prep yet?

I wanted to share a couple of Christmas Cards I made with Impression Obsession dies and Santa Baby Paper for a class I taught at Scrap of Paradise this week.   

For this first card, I used the Peace Doves Die    and the Merry Christmas Die     
The Star is  from the SU Stars Set

This was a fun and Pretty Tag to make

I used the following supplies on this tag

I also added a little dimension to the patterned paper with the  Vintage Postcard Stamp set

We made a few more, but I'll save those for another day!!!

I purchase my Santa Baby Paper HERE

Happy Stamping

XX's and Oh's


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Technique Junkies Stamps November Release

What an Exciting Day over at Technique Junkies Stamps!!!!!

It's a new release and Pat has some Fantabulous new images for you!!!!

For my cards, I'm showcasing the Snowflakes Stamp Set
There are 9, YES NINE stamps in the set!!!

6 Pretty Snowflakes and Three fun Sentiments.

For the card above, I added Silver Stars in the Background with the Christmas Stars Stencil

This card has some more Snowflake Goodness!!!!

I will be using this set for my big lot of Christmas Cards this year~~~~

Head on over to the Technique Junkies Blog to get a list of the blogs that are showcasing new release samples!!! Also remember you can save on the new stamps for the next several days and not only THAT you can save an Additional 10% on top of the Sale price by using my Discount Code

XX's and Oh's


IO Designer Challenge- So Thankful

Good Morning!!!
What are you thankful for?

I'm thankful for clean water, for without that, all living creatures could not exist.
I'm thankful for good friends, family and a good job
I"m thankful I live in a country where I can express myself as I see fit and am not repressed because I am a woman. 

This week's challenge is to create a card of gratitude.

My card features the Leaf Ledger Cover a Card Stamp

A very quick and easy card, but the message so meaningful~

Be sure to head over to the IO Blog to see who is playing today and to get the details on submitting your challenge project!!!

XX's and Oh's


P.S. I have two posts today!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge -Happy Haunting

Good Morning! Welcome to IO Stamps Thursday Designer Challenge
My Card is not too spooky, but I wanted to use my Misti to stamp various gradations of colour onto the Pumpkin with Water Based Markers

To begin, I lightly stamped my image with Tan Ink the image I used is 

Once I stamped it, I just kept adding various colours to the image in small amounts and stamping over and over with the Misti until I got the desired effect.

Finally, I added in the sentiment using the Christmas Stitched Word Die

Be sure to visit the IO Blog to enter your project and to see which of the talented DT are participating today!!!

XX's and Oh's


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Christmas Whimsy with Technique Junkies Stamps!

Christmas is coming sooner than we know and it sure felt like it when I left work today. BRRRRRR!!!!!

I have a couple of fun cards I created with the Christmas Whimsy Background Stamp  and the  Snowman Whimsy  Stamp

I coloured in the background and the snowman with Copic Markers

I used my circle die cuts to make a window in the background, adding an acetate window and adhering the snowman to it. I used some foam tape in behind to crate a shaker box.

Lastly, I added the Merry Christmas  2 Sentiment

I I didn't want my cut out to go to waste, so I created a clean and simple card using it.
The sentiment is created with the Joy Stencil

Both fun cards to make!!!!

Happy Stamping

and here's a code for a little discount!!!

XX's and Oh's

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!!

I will take some time today to create, between getting things ready for our Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. As I'm typing, I can hear little Sydney "talking" in her sleep. She makes the sweetest noises when she is dreaming, especially the little barks. 

I created this card with the newly released stamps from Technique Junkies.

To make this card I started by adding some Pine Sprays to the card base with images from the Season's Greetings Stamp set. I coloured up the Holly Images from the same set  with Copic Markers and cut them out to use on my card. I made the Background using the Birches background and Tan  and Mist Ink from Impression Obsession I then sprayed the Birch Trees with Mixed Metals shimmering bliss. It's hard to see her, but the shimmer is so pretty!!!

I stamped the Snowman Whimsy Stamp and coloured him with Copic Marker and used paper piecing for his scarf. Lastly, I assembled it all and was so pleased with the results!!!!

In Celebration of World Card Making Day, Pat has a great sale onat has a great sale on at Technique Junkies Stamps 
Take $10.00 of an order between $50.00 to 100.00
Use the code TAKE10

Orders of $100.00 or more will earn you $20.00 off using the Code TAKE20
Note: The discount doesn't apply to Bundles!!!!

and if you're just shopping a little, feel free to use my code

I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

XX's and OH's


Friday, October 5, 2018

IO STAMPS Designer Challenge- Make it Sparkle!

Good Morning! 

Im a day late to the challenge, but I wanted to share my fun sparkly Halloween card with you!

I started by stenciling a bat background with the Bat Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs

I cut the adorable Monster Dies in Black and then added some fun glitter and googlie Eyes~~~
Laslty, I added a sentiment with the Ghoulies and Ghosties stamp

Be sure to link your project up on the IO Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate!
Here's who else is playing today!

XX's and Oh's


Monday, October 1, 2018

Impression Obsession new Die Release Winner

Happy Monday!!!!

I've drawn a winner from all of the comments on the New Die Release and my winner is.........

Cindy Holmes

Cindy, please email me at for your coupon code before October 4th.



Technique Junkies Stamps October Release

Good Morning!!!!

It's that time again!!! TIme to showcase some new RUBBAH!!!!!
I always look forward to showing you some of the new Designs for Technique Junkies Stamps

These two images screamed Vintage to me!!!

For my first card, I must confess I searched Pinterest for Vintage Christmas Cards to get some ideas!

I coloured Santa with Gifts with Copic Marker after creating a little background with a colorful life grunge dot stencil and denim coloured ink.
I actually cut my coloured image out and glued it to the middle of the card.
I stamped the Merry Christmas 2 sentiment in red, because that was a common practice on vintage cards!! Lastly, I added some Nellies effect snow for dimension and sponged around the card in grey ink. I added some white gel pen dots and dashes to create my little blizzard and added some silver 

This jolly little Santa reminds me of a 1950's style card. My Grandmother saved all of her cards, so I've seen many vintage cards in my day!!!

Moving forward a decade or two, we've got a V dub!!! Peace and Love man!!! I just adore this sweet image and sentiment!!! I coloured the image with Copic and jazzed the card up with a little ribbon and some stencilling with the Wonky Harlequin Super Fun!!!

All of the New Release Stamps are on Sale for the next little bit !

If you've been hopping already, you've arrived from the lovely Ceal's Blog

Now head on over to Jeanne's Blog because I know she has some awesome Eye Candy for you!

You can get all the details for the hop and prizes here on the Technique Junkies Blog

Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Snowy dies for Snowy Days! Lots of fun and Giveaways!

Good Morning!!!
We're Celebrating the IO Winter Die release again today and I have a couple more holiday pojects for you.

This one uses:

I LOVE this one. So quick and easy! All I did was cut out the  Die:

and glued it over some fun paper I made with my Gel Press. 
I added a few "Diamonds" and that was that!!! A fun Wintery note card

Be sure to leave a comment because I'm going to pick a winner from today's and yesterday's post for a $10.00 gift certificate. 

Head on over the IO Blog for a list of today's players

XX's and Oh's


Monday, September 24, 2018

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Die Release Celebration

Good Morning!!!! 

I'm excited to share a project with a few of the dies from the IO Fall Winter Release.
There are a lot of wonderful new dies and they are all available now on the IO Website

For my project, I combined old and new dies.

The New:

I stamped the pinecones with IO Ink in the following colours

The Tried but true!!

If you like what you see, leave a comment! I will be drawing one name from all the comments today and tomorrow to win a $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE 


Check out the IO Blog for a list of players!!

XX's and Oh's


Thursday, September 20, 2018

IO Thursday Designer Challenge -Things with Wings!

Hello!!! Today's challenge is to create a project that has wings!! 

Well this sweet little Angel from Santo's Navidad, a new stamp set from Peggy Jo Ackley!

You can find the matching dies here 

I coloured the image and peace banner with copic markers and added a touch of sand coloured glitter.

I paired the image with the delicious paper from Simple Stories  Vintage Christmas

Have you started your Christmas Cards yet?

Head on over to the IO Blog to enter your creations!
A winner will be chosen for a lovely gift certificate!

ALSO stay tuned for a new die release the beginning of next week!

XX's and Oh's


Thursday, September 6, 2018

IO stamps Thursday Designer Challenge- Colours of the Rainbow

Good Morning!!!! Hope you're enjoying these first days of Autumn!

This weeks challenge is all colours of the Rainbow. Today I have two quick cards to share. I'll get the links to the inks a little later today, but i'm on the fly this morning. 
This first one displays fall in all its splendor! I love how Mother Nature Paints a Beautiful Rainbow of Colour across the landscape in Autumn, my favourite time of year!!!

I created the leaves by stamping first in golden rod ink, then orange, cherry red and a touch of tan.
Good grief, I love my Misti!

This card uses your typical bright and cheery rainbow colours and was easy peasy to make!!!

The stamps I used here are

one of the stamps from Seth Apters Grunge Grid set

Here's who's hopping today!

Be sure to leave your creation on the IO blog for a chance to win some stamping bucks!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Technique Junkies Stamps September Release Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!

Welcome to the Technique Junkies Stamps September release Blog hop.
If you've been hopping already, you have arrived from my sweet friend Ceal's Blog 

I have a couple of spooky creations to share with you today! So exciting because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween cards!!!

For this card I combined three stamps

Old Wall, which I stamped in IO Tan Ink. 

I then took a Burnt Sienna Copic and dabbed some onto my colourless blender in order to deepen the shadows a bit.

I stamped the Ephemeral Crow onto some Blue Designer Paper and cut it out from the background
Lastly, I took the Trick or Treat Banner and stamped that onto mustard Designer Paper. I added some Copic Marker in the shadows to create more dimension

The Designer Paper is an older one from Graphic 45. Oldies but Goodies!!!!!

I seem to be all about the ATC Coins these days!!!! They are so fun to create!!!

I used BOO Convention as my main image for the coin after painting the chipboard in black and adding green stripes!

I shaded the Ghoulish Gaggle of Ghosties with Copic Marker and then added some
Nuvo Glow Drops in Apple Sour (Mmmm sounds like a Martini in the making!)

Here is what it looks like in the dark!

Don't forget to Check out all the September Release Hop Stamps which you can purchase at a discount for the next several days!

If there's something else you just HAVE to HAVE! please feel free to use my discount code on any of the products, except those listed below!

Now hop on over to my super duper pal Jeanne's Blog to see her neat creations!

Have an amazing day!

XX's and Oh's

Friday, August 17, 2018

Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Good Morning!

Welcome to the Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!
I feel incredibly blessed to have been asked to participate in this hop with such a group of intensely talented artists!

If you have been hopping already, you've probably arrived from Katelyn's Blog

IF not, today's hop starts at Debi Adams Blog

For my piece today, I combined several stencil girl stencils, along with Emerald Creek's Baked Textures and embossing powders  to create this fun Journal Cover.

I started with a 8x8 piece of corrugated cardboard and collaged some scrap designer papers on with gel medium, sealing it all in with a coat of white gesso. 
I then sprayed the background using Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Ocean Depth  Dolphin Cove , Lucious Lawn and Harvest Sunset

Next, Using some texture paste and the Bare branch Thicket and Mermaid Stencils and Masks I added more texture. I added some more Dolphin Cove Spray to the upper bordre and some Worn Saddle  over the sandy area. To add even more dimension, I sprinkled Dirty Sand Baked Texture over that area.

Next I took the Mermaid from the Mermaid Stencils and Masks and Sprayed over with Mixed Metal Shimmering Bliss. Sooooo pretty!!!!!!!

After all that was done, I started to embellish with Die Cuts, adding even more dimension to them with Patina Oxide on the ships window, Ancient Amber  on the Sea Salad! and Chunky Rust on the ships wheel.  I had this great idea to make the Broken window, but wasn't sure if it would work. You should have heard the squeals of delight here when it did.

Sooooooo, how did I do it? I cut a small circle in Acetate (yep, that's why I was almost certain it wouldn't work. I figured I'd melt it down or set the house on fire! But it did!!!!  So, as I was saying, I cut the circle from acetate and then cut it in half leaving a jagged edge. I took a smidgen of tape runner and taped the acetate down to a piece of cardstock. I inked up the acetate piece with versamark and sprinkled Vanilla  Sugar Embossing Powder on it . Oh my gosh. It smelled good enough to eat!!!!

I just took my time and heated it from underneath. It eventually all melted without melting the acetate! SCORE!!!!!!!! After it dried I took a piece of sanding blog and roughed it up a bit!!!!

Lastly, but not Leastly {GRIN} I added the sentiment, which is from one of Seth Apters Collections available at Impression Obsession Stamps. It's called Journal Jargon 4

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at this piece I designed for you!!!!

I LOVED working with the wonderful Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Products!!!

Here's more details on the Blog Hop Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive $50 in Gift Certificates to Emerald Creek
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
XX's and Oh's


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