April 30, 2019

For the Graduate

Well here we re the last day of April and posting the April 12 Kits of Occasions!

I just got back from an amazing and restful vacation to Turks & Caicos with my husband and very dear friends. Summer is is full swing on the island, in fact it always it there but it was just what we all needed after what was a long, cold and dreary winter.

As usual the days of 2019 are whizzing by but so happy to see the tell tale signs of spring--warmer temperatures, snow almost 100% gone, buds on the trees and the first robin of the season! It makes me so happy!

Kara Lynn, Bright Hope Creations,  was our hostess this month with her debut kit as a 12 Kits of Occasions designer themed--For the Graduate! The kit is full of everything you want to create those perfect cards for the graduates in your life! Papers, stamped images, die cuts and embellishments that are just perfect for the occasion. All of the amazing kit contents can be found in the Monthly Kits Supplies on the 12 Kits blog.

So lets get things started with what I created with this amazing kit...





Please be sure to head over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to see what the rest of the fabulous designers did with their kits!

Pretty Pansies


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a card I created with the Pansies Die Set and ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Hope you have a chance to pop over and say hello!

April 24, 2019

Rainbow Hello

Hi there and Happy Wednesday, we are whizzing through another week!

I woke up this morning to find out that my town is in a State of Emergency for flooding! At present we are not too concerned as we live up quite high and although the ravine that runs through our lot is quite swollen the problem exists in town where the waterfall is. I really hope that the people who live along the river are not effected by the rising waters. Mother Nature has thrown this world a lot of surprises in the last couple years.

I have a card and video up on the Birch Press Design blog today.  I hope you have a chance to see how I made my rainbow background for my favourite mandala cover die.


You can watch my video  here or over on my YouTube channel. I would love it if you let me know if you enjoyed my video by giving it a thumbs up or subscribing to my channel.

Have a wonderful day!

April 23, 2019

Forever Be my Always


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a card inspired by the islands from a recent trip to Turks & Caicos using some of my favourite A Jillian Vance Design products.

I hope you can pop over there for a visit to see how I created my background with a cover plate die.


Thank you for stopping by today!

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 compared to the warmth of Turks & Caicos-lol! 

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


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


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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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