April 19, 2019

Tag You're It #85

Happy Easter!

Whatever you are doing this weekend I hope that you are spending it with your family and that spring has finally found you. I just got home yesterday from my vacation and even though it has really warmed up where I live it still feels a bit chilly after compared to the warmth of Turks & Caicos-lol! 

Feeling recharged, I created a tag for challenge #85 over at Tag You're It!




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You have until Wednesday, April 24th, 9:00 am EST to play along.
Pop over to the Tag You`re It blog and have a look at all the gorgeous tags created by the Inspiration Team and our guest designer, Kathy Straw!


April 16, 2019

Rainbow of Easter Eggs

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I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a colourful parade of Easter eggs that I created with the Cracked Egg die from A Jillian Vance Design. I created the rainbow of colours using Distress Oxide Inks--Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. The silly little bunny is peaking out again from behind the eggs.


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I hope you head over to A Jillian Vance Design to see what I used to create my card.
Happy a hoppy day!



April 9, 2019

Succa for You Birthday

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I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a birthday card using the Cute Cactus and Petite Cactus Pair dies. I can`t get enough of set these fun dies. You can cut them from coloured cardstock like I did this week or you can cut them from white cardstock and add colour yourself using one of the many mediums available today!


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Thanks for stopping in today and hope to see you over at A Jillian Vance Design!

April 5, 2019

Tag You're It #84 and MFTWSC431

Happy Friday!

There is still time to play along with http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/!
You Have until 9:00 am EST April 10th to link up your tags!




Tag You're It designer and resident coffee guru Erin Thiem chose the Theme for this challenge and she actually staged and took the photo!!

I used MFT Stamps Coffee Date and Coffee Break stamps.  This is such  a fun set because you can stamp the outlines and stamp the fill images in any colour you like. You can line them up perfectly or you can  artfully misalign them! I used the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch #431.


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When you add a tag at Tag You`re It you can create a card, just as long as it has a tag on it somewhere, big or small!


April 3, 2019

Alcohol Inked Mandala

Hi there, I have a card and video post up on the Birch Press Design blog this morning!
Today is all about adding colour to embossed images with alcohol ink.

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You can watch the video here to see how I added my alcohol inks or you can watch it over on my YouTube channel.




Hope you pop over to the Birch Press Design blog to say hello!
Have a great day!

April 2, 2019

Musical Birthday


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I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a musical birthday card using primarily a Christmas stamp set. Hear over to the blog to find out what I used!




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March 31, 2019

A Whimsical Garden - March '19



It's the last day of the month and time for this month's post for The 12 kits of Occasions
I know I say this every month, but wow is time every going fast!

Our hostess this month is Lisa Elton, My Paper Tales, and she sent us the most delightful kit full of just what we all need---some springtime goodness! Lisa sent us all the most beautiful patterned papers to work with along with so many lovely stamps and die cuts, most of which I have never seen before. Thank you Lisa for the lovely kit and thank you to our resident photographer Lindsey for taking our kit photo for us again this month!

Lisa is giving away two mini kits this month on so make sure you stop by the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to find out the details of how you can you can have a chance to win!

I was able to make 4 cards this month but I have lots left over to make a couple more cards. I saved a few pieces because I wanted to see what everyone else did with them first. This is what I made...


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...here they are all together!


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I am submitting all of my cards to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog - Anything Goes!


March 27, 2019

Sending Spring

Hi there, I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with a card and video.


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You can watch the video here or on my YouTube channel to see  how I coloured my eggs with alcohol inks!

Warning still trying to kick this nasty virus so you may need to adjust your voulme--lol!




Thanks for stopping in today!


March 26, 2019

Stenciled Birthday Balloons

Hi there, I have a post up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today!


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Head over to the  A Jillian Vance Design blog to see how I created my own stencil using one of my favourite die sets.


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Thanks for stopping in, have a great day!


March 22, 2019

Tag You're It #83 - REMINDER

Happy Friday!

There is still time to play along with Tag You're It Challenge #83!
You Have until 9:00 am EST March 27th to add your tags!





Tag You're It designer Kara Lynne Pogreba chose the inspiration for this challenge and I went with the fun, flirty dress and the polka dots for my card design!

I stamp and coloured the Ellen Hutson Beach Lady and then added white polka dots to her dress with a white gel pen


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Hope to see you find time to link up.
Have a great weekend!

I am adding this to this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Cute!




March 19, 2019

Easter Joy

Hi there and Happy Tuesday!

I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog for my Tuesday feature post. I created a sweet card for Easter, the first card I have made this year! Stretch your mind with your supplies, I used stamps and dies today that were not meant for Easter to create my scene.




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Pop over to A Jillian Vance Design to see what I used to create this Easter scene!


March 13, 2019

St. Patrick's Day | for Birch Press Design

Hi there, today I have a card over on the Birch Press Design blog for St. Patrick's Day which is this coming weekend. After what has been a VERY long, cold and snowy winter I feel that St. Patrick's Day is a hint that springtime is coming.

This past weekend I was away at a stamping retreat and when I came home the snow had gone down about 4" from when I left. Great news but while I was sleeping and during the day on Monday 6 more inches fell!!! So I could use a little Luck of the Irish and maybe the temperatures will warm up and the snow will melt!


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Hope you pop over to the Birch Press Design blog and have a closer look st this 4 bar card I created for today!

March 12, 2019

Celebrate Balloons

Hi there and Happy Tuesday!

I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog for my Tuesday feature post. I used balloon dies and coloured cardstock. I hope to see you over there so you can see what I used to create a fun and festive birthday card suitable for all ages!




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Thanks so much for stopping in today!

March 5, 2019

Need a Hug

Happy Tuesday, I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog for my Tuesday feature post.
Playing once again with the Petite Cactus Pair Die Set for a cuddly card to send to someone that might need a hug!






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I described how I created my card over on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog, hope to see you there!


March 1, 2019

Pretty Poppy - Concord & 9th Guest Design

Happy Friday!

I am here today with my last post as the February Guest Designer at Concord & 9th!
Today for the Feature Friday post we are sharing projects created with the Pretty Poppy stamps and the Pretty Poppy dies.

This first card was created with the Pretty Poppy die set. The details these dies make are so beautiful. The sentiment is from the Floral Prints Silhouette stamp set.


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Gold embossed...

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Clear embossed and watercoloured with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink...


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Stamped on kraft cardstock...


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Thank you for stopping in today and joining me each week in February while I shared this fabulous release. You can see all my Concord & 9th posts here.

Have a great weekend!

February 28, 2019

Party in the Park - February 2019



Well didn't February go flying by? I don't think I have ever been so happy to see the see the beginning of  March as I am this year.  I know that it has been cold and snowy all over the continent this year but where I live, which is normally snowy, we have just been getting blasted with snow, snow and more snow! So hoping with today's wicked snowstorm that it means that March is coming in like a lion!

As it is the last day of the month it is time for this month's 12 Kits of Occasions post. Lovely Nancy Penir, Artful Notions,  is our hostess this month and what a gorgeous kit she sent out to us all!

Sorry to be a bit late, I have a couple projects to share from this fantastic kit. There will be more coming soon. Thanks for stopping in and  have a great weekend!


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