August 23, 2019

Tag You're It #94 - REMINDER

Hi there and Happy Friday!
This week just flew by, I find once we hit August the days seem to speed up.

There is still time to play along with Tag You're It Challenge #94. You have until Wednesday, August 28th at 9:00 am EST to link up.

Here is my tag for the reminder post today!


Have a wonderful weekend!

August 20, 2019

Designs with Large Sentiments

Hi there, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a couple of cards showcasing the brand new Autumn Pumpkin and Elegant Christmas 6" x 8" stamp sets along with a handmade stencil using the Merry Mistletoe die set.


...another one for my Christmas card stash. I'm getting there slowly but surely!


To learn how I created these two cards head over to the Jillian Vance Design Blog to read all about it.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!

August 19, 2019

No One Like You + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday!

I have a card and a GIVEAWAY up on the Birch Press Design blog today!
My card features two stamp sets from the brand new release!


Head over the Birch Press Design blog today to find out have you have two chances for today's giveaway!

August 16, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #58 - Interactive

When I saw that Lawn Fanatics Challenge #58 was Interactive Cards I knew I wanted to make another card with the Magic Picture Changer die! 


This Sunday my parents will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary! Something no many people are fortunate to celebrate. My mom is particularly fond of sweet images on cards and the Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding stamp set is loaded with them. 

This card is ready to go with me on Sunday when the whole family is getting together to celebrate my parents for reaching this milestone.  This Sunday, August 18th, happens to be my wedding anniversary! My hubby and I are celebrating our 29th!  This is the card I made for my parents!



For my interactive card I stamped and coloured the tweet couple from Happy Wedding on to the top of the wedding card in the front magic slider frame. For the image my Magic Picture Changer was going to reveal I stamped two champagne glasses also from the Happy Wedding stamp set. After I stamped them I felt I needed some more colour so I created two masks for the champagne glasses on full back Post-it notes. I covered the images and ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around them. I cut the two pieces of the picture changer and assembled the mechanism with my teflon bone folder and double sided tape. To learn how to assemble the magic picture changer check out this VIDEO

I cut the frame from the magic picture changer add on using Peacock cardstock. Then the sentiment was put together with the word 'cheers' from Let's Bokeh and then I built the remaining of the sentiment using Smitty's ABC's alphabet stamp set--both were white embossed. The frame was adhered with foam tape to my card base that was matted with paper from the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6" x 6" paper pack (retired).

If you haven't tried the Magic Picture Changer die yet you really should. I have made quite a few of these now and i can almost do it without a refresher from the video now--lol. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

August 13, 2019

Jillian Vance Design Merry Mistletoe - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the new Jillian Vance Design Christmas Release!

Every day this week there something going on over on the Jillian Vance Design blog!
All the details about how you can Pre Order the new release or enter the Contests each day for your chance to win are down at the bottom of today's post! 

Today I am introducing the Merry Mistletoe die set as well as the Merry Kissmas stamp set and the Sweet Gingerbread add on die set. during our Tech Week. Every day this week one of the Set Designers (design team) will be introducing some of the new release products.

...a closer look at all the layers of this die set.

So how can you get your hands on the new release?

Pre-orders start on Tuesday August 13th and continue until the 18th, during the Pre-Order period shipping is FREE.  Orders will start shipping on Monday August 19th on a first in basis. You may order as many times as you like during that Pre-Order period and we will ship them together.  There is also a VIP package which is ALL of the new releases at a discounted price of 20% off MSRP and free shipping!!!

You have a chance each day of Tech Week to win something from the new release! Today you have a chance to win the Merry Mistletoe dies set and the Merry Kissmas stamp set through the Rafflecopter widget on the Jillian Vance Design blog!

Click HERE to head over to Jillian Vance Design to shop the new release and go to the blog for your chance to win!

August 9, 2019

Back to School

Happy Friday!

I have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog today using the Lingo Alphabet craft dies to make my own sentiment for my card. The options are endless for sentiments on your projects with this set! I hope you pop over to have a closer look at my card!

August 6, 2019

Daisy Shaker

I'm up of the Jillian Vance Design blog today with my Tuesday feature post. This week I am showing you another way to use the Delightful Daisy Create a Card Dies, this time to create a shaker!

Head over to see what I used and what I did to create this fun sparkly card!

July 31, 2019

The Best Summer Ever - July 2019

It's the last day of the month and that means the 12 Kits of Occasions!

We had the such fun kit this month full of summertime, pretty papers and die cuts all thanks to 12 Kits of Occasions designer Marybeth Lopez from Marybeth's Time for Paper! I was having trouble getting over my paper hoarding obsession with this kit. I loved the papers so much I didn't want to cover them up. Do you have that problem?

Okay so on with what you are here for today. I was able to make four fun, summery cards with Marybeth's kit.

I started off with a shaker card using this beautiful delicate die cut window...

This one was a natural...

Love these beautiful blooms for Concord & 9th...

Ice cream and watermelon--two summer favourites!

All together:

Please pop around to see what the rest of the 12 Kits Design Team has made this month, here is the link to the full list on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog!  I am sure you wont be disappointed!

July 30, 2019

Shine Bright Tags

I'm up of the Jillian Vance Design blog today with my Tuesday feature post. for today I created my first tags for this Christmas Season. I couldn't let July go by without creating something for Christmas. This set of tags uses a few different Jillian Vance Design products in a unique way to make a Christmas tag set.

To find out how I created these tags, please pop over to the blog for my full instructions and which products I used!  Thank you so much for stopping in today!

July 23, 2019

Summer Thank You

Hi there Today I am up on the Jillian Vance Design blog with a simple and easy to make thank you card. This one I am going to be mass producing in multiple colours. I hope you pop over to the Jillian Vance Design blog to have a look and see how I created this card.

Thanks for stopping in and have a fabulous day!

July 22, 2019

MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019 - Spectacular Shakers

Happy Monday! I know most people dread Monday morning but sometimes it is nice to think of Monday as a fresh start to a new week. On Saturday I went on a road trip with a few of my Toronto crafty friends--Ardyth Percy-Robb, Karen Boyce, Tasha Kara and Jessica McAfee to cross the border to Buffalo and attend a stamp class being taught by another one of our friends Stephanie Klauck! An extremely hot day but we had such a great time and we made some cute cards too, slow me needs to finish up a bit of colouring so I can post them!

I am back today earning another badge for MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019!

For today's card I created a shaker using the Heart Shaker Trio Window and Heart Shaker Trio Pouches along with the new Over the Rainbow paper pack! I used a sentiment from the new Bitty Birthday Wishes to finish off my clean and simple card! All the products that I used are linked below.

July 18, 2019

MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019 - Remarkable Resist

I am back again earning another badge for MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019!

For Day 2 I used an older rubber backed stamp for my resist card, I used the beautiful Etched Flower Background. I stamped and embossed it with white embossing powder and then blended my new favourite Distress Oxide colour combination of Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries! My sentiment was cut twice from white cardstock and once from golf sparkle cardstock. The three layers were glued together, this is something I struggle with getting stacked die cuts lined up properly!

A closer look...

MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019 - Wonderful Watercolours

Happy Summer,
Excited to be participating in MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019!

I am now 6 week post-op and I am back in my craft room again!
I am feeling good and relatively pain free for the first time in two years. It is going to be some time before I have full range of motion again and I am still on orders to take it easy--no stretching, trying not to use my right arm and NO lifting! Every day is better and I should be starting physio in another week. 

Anyway on to earning my first badge for Day 1 Wonderful Watercolour!

I was so inspired by Stephanie's video using the Daniel Smith Color Burst powders that I decided it was time for me to break open a set I have had a long time. One thing had forgotten about the powders is how highly pigmented they are--a little goes a long long way! So I created a rainbow on Watercolour paper and it was beautiful but if you know me it was a big too bold! So once it was dry I selectively stamped a bunch of fishes from the BB Gill Friends on to my warcoloured panel to create my tropical fish which I fussy cut.  I used Distress Oxide inks to create an ocean background then I created the sand bottom using the clothes line die from the Bundle of Baby Clothes die-namics! Finally the fish were added to create the scene! Great masculine birthday card or great for little kids too!

a closer look...