May 31, 2018

You're a Good Egg - May '18

How cow! It is May 31st, where have the last 5 months gone?
Here we are on the last day of the month and time to post the May edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions! Love Nancy Penir, Artful Notions, is our hostess with the mostess this month. She sent each of the team members a fabulous kit just full of the cutest farm fresh stamped images, die cuts, papers and embellishments.

I have to say the my cards literately just fell together on there own! Thank you Nancy, I had so much fun!




A final picture of them all together!


May 29, 2018

Ardyth's 1K Video Blog Hop!

Good morning! Today we’re hopping to celebrate Ardyth reaching 1000 YouTube subscribers this month. After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the video description below for the next person in the hop.

First I want to wish Ardyth a very Happy Birthday!
How fun is it that the video hop is happening on her birthday?


Head over to my YouTube channel to watch the video I made for today's video hop and to leave a comment for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes...

There are more than 20 participants on this video hop and there are prizes to be won!

One comment from each video on the hop will be chosen to win 2 Catherine Pooler inks of your choice.

One comment from the whole hop will be chosen to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC.

One comment from the whole hop will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $100 from A Jillian Vance Design.

And because today is also Ardyth’s birthday, she’s contributing three $25 Gift Certificates (one to Ellen Hutson LLC, one to Catherine Pooler Designs and one to A Jillian Vance Design) to three randomly-chosen comment on her video on YouTube.

If you get lost along the way, go to Ardyth’s blog for the full list of particpants.

All prizes will be announced on Monday, June,11 so you have until then to comment.

May 28, 2018

Wishing You | Birch Press Design

Happy Monday!

I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with a tutorial for this Wishing You card that is perfect for a bridal shower, a wedding, a birthday or even as an encouragement card. I used the beautiful new Sparkler Butterfly Layer dies.


There are more photos and instructions over at Birch Press Design!
Thanks for coming by.

May 21, 2018

Jillibean Soup | Celebrate

I have a card up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog today using some fun images from the new 2 Cool For School clear stamps. You can make some original designs with Jillibean soup's clear stamp sets. I stamped some of the different sized cog stamps from the 2 Cool For School clear stamp set in ink colours that matched the paper in the 2 Cool For School paper collection pack along with a star from the Souper Celebration Puffy Stickers.


May 20, 2018

Ellen Hutson May Color Trends Challenge


I have a card today for the Ellen Hutson May Color Trends Challenge.
I think the inspiration for this month is absolutely fabulous.

I knew that I wanted to recreate the gorgeous galaxy sky for my background. I have never made one before but one time like the present to give it a try.  I used Distress Inks, water and Copic Opaque White on some Bristol Smooth cardstock and ended up making two. I couldn`t decide which one to use, so I asked my daughter to choose the one she liked best. Since the background was very busy I kept the rest of the card CAS with a few sweet images from the Essentials by Ellen So Matcha clear stamp set and the Essentials by Ellen So Matcha designer dies.


May 14, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 #21 and Inkspirational #160


Back in March when I was at Stamping Away in Kansas I as so lucky to come home with Posie Fill-in Stamp set from Concord & 9th and the Posie Fill-in Dies that were gifted to us when we were there. When I saw that the challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 was floral and I saw Zsoka Marco's gorgeous card using this set I was inspired to get it out and make the exact same card--lol! Well I couldn't do that, I could use the same set and mix these Anemones with some fun purple inks for the Inkspirational Color Challenge Shades of Purple and Gold! I used Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet for the flowers. The leaves were stamped with Golden Glitz Delicata ink.


..and finally I am linking up to the Time Out challenge Inspried By Words #109!

Muse #266, Layton's Legacy and Freshly Made Sketches #336


Happy Monday! Time for new challenge at Muse!

For my card this week I created it for Lea Lawson's Layton's Legacy Challenge!
If you haven't heard about it let head over to Lea's blog and read all about this fantastic Card Drive Fundraiser. 

I used Winnie & Walter Welcome to the Family and Wishing You  stamps for my card today using the mood board above and this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! All the images were watercoloured with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours. The 'wishing you' sentiment was stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.



I can't wait to see your card this week!

May 11, 2018

Shine | Birch Press Design

Happy Friday!
Spring  has finally sprung here in Muskoka!
Daffodils have popped up and the trees are full of buds--even some teeny tiny leaves are opening up.  

Today I have a tutorial and short process video up on the Birch Press Design blog for this masculine birthday card. I would love it if you watched the video on YouTube and subscribed to my channel while you are there


I am also submitting this to this week's Simon Say Wednesday Challenge for the boys!

Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

May 8, 2018

MFTWSC #383 and Seize the Birthday


I never thought I would see the day that I would say the words "I am getting low on birthday cards!"
Well that day has come and time to start building my stash of birthday cards up again. Slipping in today with a card for the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #383 and Seize the Birthday!

I started off by sponging some Abandoned Coral, Fosilized Amber and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock and then cutting three MFT Stamps Big Balloons out, one in each colour. I made my own fishtail banner from MFT Stamps Blu Raspberry cardstock and then cut a zig zag square from white and adhered the balloons to the square. The sentiment from the MFT Stamps Gumball Greeting card kit was white embossed on black. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish it off and done.


The Seize the Birthday challenge is anything goes this week!

May 7, 2018

Birch Press Instahop

Birch Press Design is having an Instahop on Instagram this week--May 7 to May 10!

Head over to my Instagram HERE so you can join the hop and have a chance to win.  
Trust me it is so worth it! 

TWO lucky winners (you and a friend you tag) will EACH WIN a complete cover panel die set (GRACE or BUTTERFLY Winner’s Choice – a $72 value)

Jillibean Soup and Therm-o-web Collaboration & Giveaway

This week Jillibean Soup is doing a collaboration with Therm-o-web!
The teams have swapped products and there are giveaways too! See the bottom of this post for the details of how you can  have a chance to win!

For my project today I used the fun new Jillibean Soup 2 Cool for School collection and the Monster stamp set along with some Therm-o-web Deco Foil transfer sheets in aqua blue for a cute birthday card. I took the photo looking down from the top so that you could see the shine of the foil. See the video below the card for an even better look at the foil!

Over on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog there is a giveaway, click HERE for all the details and for your chance to win! You also have an additional chance to win if you visit the Therm-o-web blog!