Wednesday, July 23, 2014

StampNation Beach Vacation Day 4!

The StampNation Beach Vacation continues on!
Today I have another project over at StampNation here is a peak...


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CCC #105


Time for a new Cue Card at CASology!

The cue for this week is:

I so love this Reverse Confetti car!
I used a small square frame to put my image and sentiment on.  I love white space a lot, but i did not want my image to appear to be floating in air, so by putting them on the frame it ground the image without adding extra clutter!


I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week!
Do you know what my take was on the cue?

1.  One main image--car
2.  Lots of open space
3.  Limited layers & embellishments--square frame, foam dots
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

StampNation Beach Vacation Day 3!

Have you been following the StampNation Beach Vacation?
Today I have a project over at StampNation here is a peak...


Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Reminder


There is still time to play!

Today we are sharing some more inspiration for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes!

photo source:

and that's not all!
We have loads of sponsors for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  Check out all of the amazing prizes that our sponsors are giving away to YOU, our randomly selected challenge participants!  A LEAD and several SHOW STOPPERS will also be named from the Anything Goes challenge gallery!

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Store Credit

choice stamp set

$25 Gift Voucher

Say Cheese Lawn Cut Die

Paper Sweeties
$20 Gift Cerfificate

Pretty Pink Posh
$20 Gift Certificate

£15 Gift Certificate

$25 Voucher

12 x 12 Scrapbook Kit

Swag Bag

 £15 Gift Card

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

Verve Stamps
$30 Gift Certificate

Here is my card for today...


On Saturday I had the opportunity to meet up with Ardyth Percy-Robb and a couple of new friends Natasha Kara and Emily Leiphart!  Natasha was a most gracious host and although the goal was to get together and craft but I honestly came home with a few die cuts that I managed to crank out! We talked and laughed the day away.  Amazing that we all live so close to each other when the city of Toronto is 2.5 million large! I would meet up with these ladies again anytime!

Actually I think we are going to Ardyth's in August!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop!

Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop. Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style", as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!

Here's my card for the first challenge

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What is my Beach Style? 

Packing up and heading to the sand. The retro van because it is JUST THAT COOL and palm trees in the background. I used Avery Elle's new Surf's Up beach inspired stamp set for my card which allowed me to colour the van retro orange, toss a surfboard on the roof and of course some silver Wink of Stella for the hubcaps!  To stamp the palm tree on the ocean side of the van I created a post it mask of the surf board and the van, masked them off and stamped the palm.

It's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win...

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships.


$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate

Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate 

Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let's Polka 6 x 6 Pad

For each of these prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation!

You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog .

Catherine Pooler

Maureen Merritt

Kristie Goulet
Heather North

Allison Cope
Virginia Lu
Iwona Palamountain
Paulina Nakamura
Jean Manis
Suzanne Dahlberg
Sandy Allnock
Amy Sheffer
Tracey McNeely

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here.

This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week...


Friday, July 18, 2014



Are you ready for Challenge #2 at Tag You're It?

This challenge we have the super talented Laura Bassen as our Guest Designer and she made this gorgeous tag to share with us:

I was inspired by the gorgeous colours of Laura's tag, the embossed background and the botanical theme.  Here is what I created:


Head over to to Tag You're It so that you can seen how the rest of the Design Team has been inspired by Laura's tag and to inspire you to create and link up your own tags!

Top Dog Dies - Butterfly Belly Band Gatefold Card

Happy Friday!

I am on today over at the Top Dog Dies Blog with a tutorial for this Butterfly Belly Band Gatefold card. Fun and easy to make using the steel-rule Top Dog Dies A2 Card #1 and the Butterfly Die Set. I would love it if you popped over to have a look and let me know what you think!

I am also submitting this card to Virginia's View Challenge #5 - Die Cutting

Have a great weekend!