Thanks so much

Happy Monday!  I was wishing for summer the other day when I made this card, I am tired of the rain and dark cloudy days!  I also wanted to play with a bunch of  new goodies that just came in!  I was not sure about the new Smooch Spritz, I have not had good luck with similar products in the past so I was hesitant to pick this brand up.  This one actually worked well and did not leave blobs of colour when I sprayed it and it dried nicely!  I know I will be adding more colours to my collection.  🙂  On this card I masked off the stamped image to create the shimmery gold background. 

Paper: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket  Stamps: C.C. Designs, Verve Stamps  Ink: Amuse, Versafine, Copic markers  Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Smooch Spritz, Shimmerz, Rhinestones, Stickles.

I’m not too sure what I am doing today, probably a little housework and stamping!  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.   I know my the title of this post is not the most interesting but I’m lacking imagination right now.


Paper: Basic Grey Stamp: CC Designs Ink: Memento  Accessories: Shimmerz, Spica glitter pen, Copic markers, Kaiser pearls, Button, DMC floss, Crochet flower.

I am still feeling a little out of it, but I’m doing okay.  I have more cards scheduled to go up over then next few days, and then I should be live once again!  I hope the rest of your day is crafty and as always thanks for stopping by!


Happy Monday!  I had a great weekend!  On Friday I went back to the surgeon and got my test results, she took 23 lymph nodes and all 23 came back clear as well as all the margins!  I will still have to go through chemo and radiation, but to know that we got it early is a huge relief!  Then, Saturday I went to Lisa’s Scrap Shack for a while and had fun colouring my new Magnolia that I had to have!  I also picked up the new Basic Grey Lemonade and June Bug collections! 

Magnolia thanks

Paper: Bazzill, Basic Grey (Lemonade)  Stamp: Magnolia  Ink: Versafine  Accessories: Clear ep, Copic markers, Crate rub on, WRMK flower, Basic Grey button, DMC floss, Peggy’s Pretties, Shimmerz, Ribbon, EK punch.

I am going to relax today and maybe make a card or 2! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Case of the Curious Card 4 ~ Gone Fishin’

Happy Friday!  Wahoo, the weekend is almost here!  I have had a busy week, but it always seems to be like this at the end of the school year with all of the activities, meetings and trips.  In only one more month it will be summer vacation!  Today’s card makes me think of summer, with the water and trees and a little fishing!  It is for the Case of the Curious Card  over at The Greeting Farm!

Case of the Curious Card 4 ~ TGF

I started by stamping and colouring Ian with Copic markers.  I then went to work on the rest of the card!  LOL I cut off the stamped fishing line and tied a little bit of DMC floss onto the pole with a little wire hook that I made.  I used the Cuttlebug for the sky as well as the trees, and used a new EK border punch for the water.  I added a little glitter to the water with my glue pen and micro-fine glitter and tucked a couple of extra fish in for fun.  If you have any questions about anything else I did please feel free to ask.

Paper:Bazzill, CTMH, Cosmo Cricket  Stamp: The Greeting Farm (Rock the Farm)  Ink: Versafine  Accessories:Copic markers, Cuttlebug (D’vine swirls, forest branches), Sakura glue pen, Glitter Ritz glitter, Fine detail ep, Shimmerz, Diamond Glaze, DMC floss, wire,  EK success punch, pop dots.

I hope you have a great day, and as always thanks for stopping by!


Warm Wishes

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card is for Sparkle’s weekly Christmas card challenge.  This week she has a fun sketch to use!

Warm Wishes

Here is a close up of the image to see the detail.

Warm Wishes detail

I stamped and embossed the image, and then used the scalloped nestie to cut it out.  I then added some glitter around the edge and fun flock to the cute bear.  I punched out the snowflakes, painted them with Shimmerz and added a rhinestone for a little more bling.  What is a Christmas card without the bling?

Paper:Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket (Oh Joy)  Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas  Ink:Versafine, CTMH (White)  Accessories: Cuttlebug (Snow dot), Nesties (Scalloped circle), Copic markers, Sakura quickie glue pen, Fun flock, Ek punch (snowflake), Shimmerz, Rhinestones, Glitter Ritz (Warm Highlight), Clear detail ep.

I have a busy day today, so I will keep it short.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Cuttlebug Challenge ~ Be Inspired 23

Happy Wednesday!  Today’s challenge over on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog is to use punches in a creative or different way!  This really was a challenge for me as I do not own a lot of different punches, but I gave it my best shot!


I started by punching what seemed to be a zillion hearts out of different pink cardstock.  I then slightly curled them and started gluing them to a piece of cardstock that I cut in a rough circle.  I let each layer dry before adding the next,  I don’t know if I really needed to do that, but I had to get all of the glue off of my fingers!   Once I had all of the hearts put together I put a Pretty in the centre of the flower and brushed on a bit of Shimmerz to every other layer to help give it even more depth.  I then punched out more hearts in yellow for the butterflies and used the SU! slot punch for the body, and for a place to add the pearls.  The background is the reverse or negative side of the D’vine swirl folder that I sponged some ink onto.  I finished it all off with a Verve sentiment that is embossed and a bit of piercing along the bottom edge.

Paper: Bazzill  Stamp: Verve Stamps (Beautiful You)  Ink:CTMH (Outdoor Denim, Heavenly Blue), VersaMark  Accessories:Cuttlebug (D’vine swirls), Fiskar punch (heart), SU! slot punch, Martha Stewart punch (Branch), Kaiser pearls, grosgrain ribbon, Iridescent ep, Peggy’s Pretties (Raspberry), Shimmerz (Angel wings), pop dots.

I can’t wait to see what the other Design team members did this week!  Come check it out  and while you are there why don’t you play along with us this week?  I would love to see what you do with punches.  As always have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Happy B-day!

Happy Friday!  I’m so happy that it is finally Friday.  Lee has a job interview this morning, my eyes, toes, fingers, and everything else that can be crossed is crossed for him!  I also needed to get a quick birthday card done so I used the 3rd sketch from Stamps and Smiles


Here is a close up of the sign with the shimmerz and embossing.


I stamped the cute little Changitos in Versafine and embossed them with fine detail embossing powder to seal the image before colouring them with Copic markers.  I also used Shimmerz on the sign for a little bit of fun.  I then covered a chipboard 9 with cardstock, trimmed it, added red glitter glue and Diamond glaze and then pop dotted it.  I ran the patterned paper through the Cuttlebug with the Number collage folder for a bit of texture.

Paper:Bazzill, American Crafts (Everyday)  Stamp:Changito (happy b-day!)  Ink:Versafine (Onyx Black), VersaMark  Accessories:Copic markers, Cuttlebug (Number collage), unknown chipboard 9, Diamond Glaze, Hampton Art Glitter glue(Lucky red), Shimmerz (Angel Wings), Red Grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories brads (Black), pop dots.

Thank you all for the kind comments that you leave, I love reading them all!  Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by.  😀