Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Maggies Scandanavian Style!

Posts are brief!!!! I'm prescheduling my posts as I'm leaving for Cuba tonight and still am not all packed!!!!! The race is on!!!!

Here's a share from a class that I will be teaching at Scrappin' Great Deals on the weekend of February 23rd. The class is learning to create a Scandanavian style of Distressed colouring with Copic Markers

I LOVE using Magnolia Stamps for this technique and have used Tilda with her Daisy

We will be making these sweet little matching flowers too!

Details to be posted on 


Monday, January 28, 2013

Totally Terrific Textures!

I have some REALLY REALLY exciting news to share!

I'll be teaching some Copic Colouring Classes at Scrappin' Great Deals in London Ontario on the weekend of February 23rd

I'll be sharing some of the creations with you while I'm away in Cuba

This Image is going to be used in the Totally Terrific Textures Class! 
You can bring your images even more to life with Texture!

The cards that you will see over the next week are more about the images, not much fancy stuff, just Colour, Colour, Colour!!!

Watch the Scrappin' Great Deals Website for all the details on the Classes!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bellarific Friday! It's a sketch!

Hey everybody! Can you believe that it's FRIDAY already? Not only is it Friday, it's Bellarific Friday and it's only THREE MORE SLEEPS until I have my Butt on a plane bound for CUBA!!! ARRRRRRIBAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
I SO can't wait to escape this frosty frosty weather! It's been way toooo BRRRRRRR for my liking~~~

This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. I decided to use my Sizzix Dies to make a Picture Frame card!!! I stamped the sweet Romantic Cage and coloured it in with my Touch Markers
When I went to link up the stamp, I see that Em has it on clearance for just $2.99 and it's a CUTIE!!!!

The Tiny Tag sentiment is from the Tiny Tag Stamp set from SU!!!

Next weeks challenge theme is 


Be sure to email Em your creations so she can post them on the Blogabella next week and you could be the proud owner of some new Stamping Bella Rubbah!!!!

I'm going to have a busy busy weekend packing and such, but will be prescheduling some posts for you to look at while I'm away!

Happy Stamping and Keep Warm this weekend~

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Praying for you

Monday's challenge over at Splitcoaststampers was to use Dies as a central point on your card.
I have had to create a few sympathy cards lately, which I obviously am not particularly fond of doing, but they need to be done. I combined dies from Spellbinders along with The Birdcage die from Impression Obsession to create this subtle card.
The background set in behind the birdcage is from  Stamping Bella and it's called Eclectic #8 TIcket Full Background. The Birdcage die from Impression Obsession along with  the little bird

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bellarific Friday!

Happy Friday!

Sorry I'm late with my card, but I had a fight with the Sewing Machine last night.... a big big big fight
AND the Sewing Machine won!!!!
Big Sewing machine teeth ate up my card
and NO, it's not like the "Dog ate my homework thing"

Some how the thingamajig thingy in the Bobbin Spot got hung up and mangled my card

Luckily, it only ate the bottom portion of the image, I guess it was just looking for an Appie and not the full meal deal and so I could salvage my image!!!

Of course I was inspired by the Chair and the colour combo, so I used Perry on her Laptop

Hop on over to Blogabella to see all the Fabulous Creations!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Impression Obsession Challenge-Sweet Thoughts!

Today's Challenge over at IO Stamps is Sweet Thoughts
Hopin' that this sweet cake will do the trick!

Hope you'll play along with our challenge and get the opportunity to win a gift certificate

If you hopped last week, you'll know that there are a lot of brand spankin' new and delicious stamps in the store! 

Head on over to the IO Blog to get all the deets on the Challenge from our Sweet Shirley


Kraft, Baby Blue Cardstock
Touch Twin Markers
Seam Binding

Make sure you check out the DT creations!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Just Chillin and Adore. A couple of Layouts for My Scraps & More Sketch Challenge

Wanted so share a couple of Layouts that I created for My Scraps & More Challenges 9 & 10

The first is of my Beautiful Mother. We were in the Mayan Riviera last January and had a wonderful time. We're on the road again soon! Off to Cuba in two weeks and this time, taking Jon and my Aunt Mary along! Can't WAIT!!!!!

The Papers and Accessories are from CTMH

Check out the Challenges at

This challenge is Sketch 10. Although it got away on me a bit, I still like it!

I used the fun Hexagon2love set from The Stamps of Life to create my border with Stephanies Yummy Strawberry and Blueberry Ink.......hmmmm now that 's making me Hungry.

Aren't the Lilie's Beautiful? With each day that passed, the Flowers opened up just a touch more,,,,,they were still incredibly pretty when we left Mexico after one week!

Here's a closeup!

Have an amazing day and Happy Stamping 

Of course!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bellarific Friday! It's a Sketch!

I have two posts today, so if you are here for the IO CHA Hop, Scroll down one :-p)

It's been a busy week on the Blog!!!! Things will settle next week for sure.

Today's Bellarific Challenge is this Fabulous Sketch!

 Cute eh???

I love this litte Cracked up Huggabug 

Next weeks challenge is an Inspiration Challenge. I'll be back with the deets soon!

Happy Stamping

Sweet Treats from Impression Obsession-Day 5

Want some Sweet Treats? There are plenty at IOstamps!!!!! Love these fun summery images!

Here's the Scoop on the Ice Cream Card:

Coloured with Touch Twin Markers

And some Icy Chocolate Cherry Goodness!!!! Yumaroo~

Hope you've enjoyed the Hop this week and good luck with the Draws!

Make sure you Hop on over to the IOstamps Blog to leave your comment for the draw and to get the links to today's players!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hoppin' with Impression Obsession Day 4-Purely VIctorian

Good Morning! I'm hoping all these fabulous Sneak Peeks have been exciting for you!

I know that I'm loving all the new release stamps !!!

Since I went ON and On and On yesterday, I'll keep it short and sweet today!

Enjoy the rest of the Hop!


When you are finished here check out and leave comments on the rest of the team blogs and the IO blog below to be eligible for the drawings:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cupcake Thief!

I have two posts today, so if you are here for the IOstamps Hop, please scroll down one!

I want to share this Supah Cute image from Stamping Bella! The Cupcake Theif! You can find here right HERE. She is Stinkin' Cute isn't she?

Used my Touch Markers to Colour her and then added a little Glitter and Some Chocolate Viva Pearl Pen to zip her up a bit!!! I love her Tousled Hair! Did you also see that Em has some new Uptown Girls on the Bella Site? DELICIOUS!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Ohhhhhh Here is the Sketch for Bellarific Friday

Get your card to Em by Friday and she'll post it on Blogabella!!!

Happy Stamping!

Day Three-More Peeks from Impression Obsession-There's No Place Like Home!

I am SOOOOOOOO excited to be sharing these samples with you today! When I saw that Mitra was bringing out not one but TWO Oz Collection Stamp Sets (Yes you can purchase them individually in Rubber if you like) I darned near CRIED! 

The Wizard of Oz is my Favourite Move of all Time......Favourite Movie EVER!

I have watched it over and over and OVER.....Over the Rainbow and back again~ Several Times actually! ;-p)

I remember watching it completing in Black & White  (yep, that's giving my age away!) before we even had a colour Television. And then......

I will never forget the first moment I saw it in Technicolor! The moment when Dorothy opened up the door to find a very vibrant Munchkinland!!!! I will NEVER forget that moment......AMAZING!!!!

I can recite every line of the movie, sing along with every song......

This is probably TMI, but for a few years , I would do Cowardly Lion In fact whenever we had company, I was the entertainment.... I had jacked up my song and dance skills from singing the Ajax Commercial (Ajax, the foaming cleanser.....booom .....boommm ba booom booom booooom!) whilst my mother was pushing me in the cart in the grocery store when I was around two , to a full out rendition of "If I were King of the Forest" Followed by the "Courage Speech". If the truth be known, I still will do it once in awhile when egged on!!! Lol

I guess what I am saying is that I'm a Wizard of Oz FREAK!!!!

The Movie does have a Beautiful Theme though doesn't it? 

Reminding us that the Grass isn't always greener on the other side.....

If we look deep into ourselves many of the attributes we long for are already within 


There's No Place Like Home.

Thank you MITRA for bringing me JOY with these stamps

People may laugh when I say The Wizard of Oz is my Favourite Movie but....
I once read that is is Johnny Depps' Favourite Movie too....
Johnny Depp is Very Cool
and I am too! 

I teamed the sentiments  and the Brick Stamp up with some Graphic 45 paper and Chipboard  that I have been Hoarding for awhile and now I'm Breakin' it out!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my peeks for today..........

I truly enjoyed creating them for you

Whatever you do.......don't forget, I'm the Good Witch!

Happy Stamping!

Head on over to the IO Blog and you can get the direct Links for all the Blogs that you need to leave comments on to win the Hop Prize!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

IO Peeks and Blog Hop Day 2

Here we are with Day 2 of the Impression Obsession Blog Hop! So excited to be bringing you some more pretty images. Mitra's Stamp Artists have done an EXCEPTIONAL job of bringing beautiful images to you for this latest release! 

I used Beauty Roses. I coloured them with my Touch Twin Markers, choosing Yellow and Orange as these are my Mother's favourite colours for roses. The stickles make lovely dewdrops don't they?

The sentiment is called Love Above All. I framed the sentiment with the Circle Shaker Frame Die and Added Some Branch Die Leaves .The Background is a new Cover a Card Background called Beauty Text. Hope you enjoyed this little peek and that you'll come back tomorrow for some more!!!!

Good luck with the Draw!

Follow the Links on my sidebar to see the Beautiful DT creations

Here is who is playing today

and of course don't forget to visit the IOstamps Blog

Monday, January 7, 2013

Exciting News! FAITH

I have two posts today, so if you're here for the IO Sneak Peeks  Scroll down one!

I'm VERY Excited to share that I am the new Hostess of the Scrapbooking Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers! Every two weeks, I hope to bring some Inspiration to you for completing some fun and  interesting layouts! I was inspired by Ali Edwards Post on Instagram : One Little Word. She also has complied a list of words on her Blog. So Inspirational

After pondering and pondering, I decided that my word for this year would be Faith
Then I had to decide how to photograph my word

I received these absolutely BEAUTIFUL Gerbera Daisies from Paul on Christmas Eve. Actually they have lasted wonderfully and I've decided to try to dry them.
I wanted to capture their Beauty and then it dawned on me that they would make a perfect backdrop for my word........just had to find some letters to spell it out. I tried some Scrabble Tile, but they didn't look very pretty on the flower, so I dug deep into my Scrapbooking Stash and found these.

Then I couldn't resist laying the Beautiful Necklace that I received from Paul over the flowers

A couple more shots and angles of my word

This one I faded out a bit

My Journalling card is tucked away in the little envelope

Having Faith that things will work out as they should
Having Faith in the ones that I love
But more than anything......
Having Faith in myself

If you'd like to play along, please see my post HERE


Paper by the Paper Loft-Easy Breezy and Funkysaurus Collections
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz VIntage Photo Distress Ink
Maya Road Envies

What is your one little word?

Cluck Cluck!!! Impression Obsession CHA Preview Week!

Starting Today and through Friday, January 11, we will have our CHA Sneak Peek Week with designs by our IO DT .

The rest of our NEW SPRING CATALOG images will be previewed for you by the DT and they will also be available to you in our online store too!!!

We will have a $25 Gift Certificate drawing every day (for those people commenting on all DT participating blogs, starting with the IO blog.

There will be an additional drawing on Friday for those people who participated every day of the hop.

Make sure you head on over the IO Blog to get the DT Links!

See you tomorrow with another peek!

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