July 28, 2020

Wednesday Sketch Challenge #499

A card for the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge 499!

Yes another last minute entry for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. However this time it isn't because I was crafting at the last minute but because I am having camera issues!

I  hope you are doing well during these scary times. I have been spending a lot of time organizing--my craftroom, my home, my gardens basically my everything. I gives me a break from all the sadness.

On to why I was so late this week. I have had my Canon Rebel for over 10 years now, which means its more like 15--LOL! However out of the blue the shutter button stopped working. With everything that is going on right now I am somewhat limited to where I can take it to get it fixed. So I am using my phone which for card photography is a bit trickier. I hope you will  be patient with me while I work though my first world problem.

Stay safe!

July 24, 2020

Two Cards with One Die


Today I have a post over on the Birch Press Design blog.

I used the Grandiose Bevel Layer die to create two cards using only one die.


For all the detail and some more photos please head over to say hello on the Birch Press Design blog!

Have a fabulous weekend!

July 22, 2020

You Inspire Me Shaker

I am on the on the Studio Katia blog today sharing a tutorial on how I created this sweet shaker card featuring the new Flourishing Note stamp set and newly released Studio Katia Crystals!

Hope you have time to stop over and say hello!
Thanks for dropping in and have a wonderful day!


July 20, 2020

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 498


A card for the MFT Wedneday Sketch Challenge 498!

I had a lot of fun with this week's sketch. Rather than create two separate circles I made one large circle and cut a smaller circle out from it and popped it up for dimension. I was inspired by Marieke Slaats hand drawn seagulls using this set, so I drew a few on my card too!


A closer look:


Thanks so much for stopping in with me today!

July 14, 2020

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch #497

This one is for the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #497.

I used the MFT Stamps Over the Rainbow 6 x 6 paper pad for the blue polka dot background paper from the sketch. The cake was made from the brand new Piece of Cake Die-namics die. The rainbow layers of my white iced cake was also cut from the Over the Rainbow 6 x 6 paper pad. The icing was cut from Pixie Dust Sparkle Paper and the sentiment is from the MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Wishes stamp set!


July 10, 2020

Simple Outline Stamping Over a Stenciled Background

Today I have a post and video over on the  Birch Press Design blog.

I’m using the amazing Birch Press Design Bold Stripes stencil along with the Memory Box Birthday Roses Corner stamp set to create a soft rainbow background to highlight some really simple outline stamping. 


Thanks so much for stopping by, hop you have a chance to head over to Birch Press for all the

July 7, 2020

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 496

I used the MFT Stamps Baby Shark for the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 496!
It is so cute!

I used a some paper from the MFT Fun in the Sun 6" x 6" paper pad for my background. THe shark was cut from grey cardstock for the body, I lightly blended some darker grey around his fin and head for a bit of dimension. I struggled with his mouth--do I make it red and scary or pink and cute. I went with cute--LOL!

I finished is off with a few of the NEW Studio Katia Stormcloud pearls. I think I am becoming obsessed with these pearls like I was when I first saw sequins on cards!


I hope I brought a smile to you face.

Thanks for dropping by!

July 6, 2020

Cacti Hugs

I have a new slimline card featured over on the Studio Katia blog today.


I used the newly released Slimline dies along with the Cactus Hugs stamp set and the coordinating Cactus Hugs creative dies for my images . The main sentiment was made up with letters from the new Chunky Alphabet dies.


Head over to the Studio Katia blog  for all of the details.

Thank you for stopping by today!

I am trying out two styles of supply lists today, which do you think that you prefer?

Click HERE for my Visual Supply List!


July 1, 2020

Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1000 in Giveaways!

Happy Canada Day!  I’m joining a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers and we’re celebrating this special day by featuring Canadian craft products and shops.  A total of 13 shops and 2 Canadian papercraft magazines have generously sponsored today’s event and we’re giving away over $1000 in prizes!  After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the description below for the next person in the hop.

The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning. (Please indicate if you are in Canada or elsewhere as a few prizes are restricted to Canadian addresses only.)  All of the giveaway details are on Emily’s blog.

If you get lost along the way, please head to Emily’s blog for the full list of participants.

Comments close at 11:59pm EST on July 17, 2020 and all winners will be announced on Monday, July 20, 2020.

I created my card with products from Canadian owned Studio Katia!

Visual Supply List at the bottom of this post!

Copic Colours Used:
Shark - T0, T1, T2
Squid - RV52, RV55
Jellyfish - R02, R11
Seaweed & Coral - YG03, YG17, G00, G12
Surfboard - BG11, BG15, BG23, YG03, RV14, R32
Rocks - W1, W3

Click HERE to view my video on YouTube and leave a comment for your chance to win!