May 23, 2022

Birthday's and Butterflies

 I hope this finds you having a great start to the week!

My birthday card stash is always running low and I have managed to get myself back to making cards when I need them! Does this story sound familiar--lol? I have decided moving forward that I need to make cards that are useful--birthday's, thank you, sympathy and of course friendship! Ideally, making cards in multiples. It is always easier to make two or more cards at once.

This card is an easy one to make with the Pinkfresh Butterglies stamps, dies and stencils! I started out clear embossing with black Versafine ink and then using the stencils with Distress Oxide inks, listed below. Once the stenciling was done I die cut the butterfly and set it aside. The background is the new Catherine Pooler Cross Your X's Cover Plate die cut in white and glued directly to a white card base. I slightly folded the butterfly in the centre and glued it to the card base right along the body. I bent the wings up a bit so that it gives the card more dimension when it is being displayed.

The sentiment is from the same set and I white embossed it on black cardstock and added it with a bit of narrow foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in today!

May 16, 2022

Color Hues #41

Happy Monday!
Hope your week is off to a good start! It's time for a new color duo at the Colour Hues Challenge #41!

I stamped and clear embossed the Studio Katia Japanese Peony, It was watercoloured using Distress Oxide inks in Candy Apple and Peacock Feather. My background was stenciled with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink using A Colourful Life Designs Dot Circle stencil cut down to 5 1/4" x 4" and popped up with foam tape. The flower and white embossed sentiment were also popped up with foam tape! Lighter shades of these colours gives the card a more warmer weather feel!

We can't wait to see what you make this challenge. Be sure to stop by the Colour Hues to see what the other designers have made with red and aqua!

May 6, 2022

Create Crafty Memories Hop

I'm participating with Scrap N' Stamp Canada for the
Create Crafty Memories Hop! We're gearing up for our big sale this Saturday for National Scrapbooking Day! Details are at the bottom of this post!

For your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Scrap N' Stamp store please leave a comment over on my Instagram post:


 I have a huge box of memories that need to be scrapbooked and I am really hoping I get going on that again soon. My goal is to complete my my albums for Ben and Brooklyn, before they hit 30--lol!

Now for today's hop I have two projects--the first is a card and the second a canvas that would be a great gift for a crafty friend! Both use the same mini stamp set from Gina K called Crafty & Creative. 

I just love the fonts and fun of this cute stamp!

For the card I used the Lawn Fawn Bubbles stencil to create a group of dual coloured dots on the page and then stamped a sentiment from Gina K Designs Crafty and Creative mini stamp set. The panels were cut using Lawn Fawn 4 Bar Stitched Dies.

Gina K be creative
Lawn Fawn Bubble Stencil
Lawn Fawn Stitched 4 bar

Distress Oxide Inks:
Tattered Rose, Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet

Moving on to the canvas ink blended a panel of cardstock with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks and cut the Lawn Fawn Thought Bubble Frame from the panel and cut the tiny hearts from the same die set in some of the colours that I didn't grab cutting the thought bubble! Glued to the canvas and a bit of foam tape for dimension!

(the canvas is 5" x 7")

Gina K be creative
Lawn Fawn Bubble Stencil
Lawn Fawn Thought Bubble

Distress Oxide Inks:
Tattered Rose, Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, and Shaded Lilac


National Scrapbooking Day Sale!

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Happy Hopping!
Have a great day!

May 1, 2022

Color Hues #40

Hi there and happy May!!

I know the weather has been playing tricks everywhere during April but let's hope that winter has finally been kicked to the curb!
Our lovely Carol has chosen the colour duo for the Color Hues Challenge #40!

I'll be honest I started off excited for these colours and then it turned to a bit of panic but in the end I embraced the challenge and made my card.

I started off with my background paper which is Papertrey Ink's Fine Linen for my tan. I chose to stencil in blue and used Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes ink. The stencil is from Open Studio and called Fractal Diamond, but now retired. The good news is that you could use just about any similar stencil for your background. I have linked up to a few art deco style stencils below that would create the same kind of look.


The sentiment is from the Greetery and it is called Sentiments Squared and it has matching dies. I created my own cardstock by swiping the Cather Poole Suede Shoes on white cardstock, layered it up three times and topped it with the gold embossed happy. 

NOTE TO SELF: I should have created my custom cardstock for the sentiment on the Fine Linen cardstock instead of white. I didn't think of that until after I had it glued down--lol!


Birthday card for my hubby is done. I think it has a masculine vibe?
I know that masculine cards are everyone's favourite to create--ha ha ha ha!

Have a great day and please check out the projects from the rest of the design team, they are amazing!!