September 29, 2023

September Woodblock Wednesday

Hi there friends! Today I'm playing along with Amy Tsuruta's for her September Woodblock Wednesday! I haven't played along as much as I 'WOOD' have liked to this year. There has been so much going on in myworld this past year and unfortunately not a lot of crafty time and definitely not a lot of energy.

So when my good friend Kim Heggins, Cupcakes, Cards & Kim was visiting me in Canada last week we made our September Woodblock Wednesday cards! As usual when I open my boxes of woodblock stamps I fall down the rabbit hole. There is so much inspiration in those boxes, I don't kno0w about you but I always seemed to think when I stamped the images they would look just like the coloured photos of the wooden block--LOL!

I used Happy Snowman and Happy Holidays from Hero Arts and a Snowflake trio made by PSX! Doesn't it just make you giddy to remember bringing these woodblock stamps into our homes!

A little Prisma glitter for his pom pom and scarf detail.

Copic BG10, BG11, BG23 and YR02 for the snowman. Then a little bit of Copic shading using T0 and T1.

Thanks for stopping by!

The snowflakes were white embossed and I used Catherine Pooler inks to blend my blue sky I flicked some white acrylic paint onto the sky for added interest. I stamped and coloured the snowman and then cut it out with my Brother Scan N' Cut. I cut a snowdrift using an older set from MFT Stamps and stamped my sentiment on it. I cut the panel using the scalloped die from MFT Stamps Blueprints #27.

Thanks Amy for running this challenge, creating an entry makes me so happy!

Thanks for stopping by today!


September 15, 2023

Color Hues #72 - Hop For Lindsey

 Hi there friends! Today, we are hopping in memory of our dear friend and fellow cardmaker, Lindsey Martin-Penny, who sadly passed away last year from a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer. The next stop on the hop is down at the bottom of my post.

I met Lindsey through Emily Leiphart and Lindsey and I became fast friends. I still can't believe that she has been gone for a whole year. It was only a 45 minute drive through the country between Lindsey and I. When you think about this great big card making community it's pretty amazing to find a crafty friend so close! 

We both lived north of Toronto in cottage country, so whenever the Toronto Crafty girls got together Lindsey and I would car pool down to the city. It was on those drives that we really got to know one another and got into those deep and often hilarious conversations. We had a few adventures, like being so involved in a conversation we missed our exit. Or the lunch incident when I made a gorgeous Cobb salad and when I turned to put the platter on the counter, the whole salad went on the counter too! I loved her quirky disposition and her kindness, but more I will miss the many things we said we were going to do together but didn't have enough time. I hope you enjoy the hop and spread the word to help others to not have to face this devastating type of cancer.

The infamous salad!

 The stamp, stencil and die set that I used for my card today was one that Lindsey talked me from admiring into buying! It was an older set from Pigment Craft Company called Delicate Florals.

Today I'm introducing the colours for the  Color Hues Color Challenge #72! We are posting a day earlier than normal so that we could do the hop. Purple and Red were Lindsey's favourite colours!

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Lindsey’s husband Burke thought it would be a great time to sell off her many craft supplies, with all of the proceeds going towards Lindsey’s Legacy Fund for Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer Research in cooperation with The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.


The purpose of this hop will be to honour Lindsey, celebrate her life and all that she loved, as well as help spread the word to raise funds for clear cell ovarian cancer research.  You can help in one of several ways!


1.    Purchase a Flat Rate Mailer stuffed with loads of fabulous craft supplies.  These can only be mailed within Canada and there will be no tax receipts provided with the purchase of these boxes.  A box of craft supplies would make a great gift for yourself, a crafty friend or a child/classroom!  For details about the boxes and how you can go about purchasing one, please email with the message "Craft Box" or visit Lindsey’s original blog, Bashful Blogging.  Every craft box purchase in September will be entered into a draw and one lucky winner will win a $100 gift certificate to Scrap ‘n Stamp.

2.   During the month of September, shop at Scrap ‘n Stamp using the code LINDSEY10 at checkout.  You will get 10% off your purchase (sale items excluded) and Scrap ‘n’ Stamp will donate 10% of their proceeds to Lindsey’s Legacy Fund.

3.   Any donations over $15 made directly to Lindsey’s Legacy Fund will receive a digital tax receipt.

4.    Repost this hop on your social media and encourage others to share!


Lindsey’s Legacy Hop begins at Emily Leiphart’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, please return to Emily’s blog where she will have the entire hop list.


How to hop:

  • Like and leave a comment at each stop
  • Learn a little bit about Lindsey’s connection to that person
  • Share this post and help us save lives

The next stop on the hop is Glenda  Please be sure to leave a comment at each of the stops where you can learn more about Lindsey’s life, loves and her legacy.


September 1, 2023

Color Hues #71

Hi there friends! I can't believe it's September 1st! The weather this summer has been anything but normal. We had a few heat waves but it was one of those summers where a sweater was never too far away. Fall is almost here and it's my favourite season of the year, anyone else?

 Today I'm introducing the colours for the  Color Hues Color Challenge #71. I had the honor of choosing the challenge colours this time. I chose Tangerine and Violet as the new color duo. Besides being an excellent bold colour duo, these colours would work well for fall theme cards! In Canada Thanksgiving is always the second Monday of October. So we are literally ending summer, celebrating the harvest and then into Halloween over a few short weeks.

I used a new to me stamp set from Catherine Pooler called Fall Finds. Working with two colours of leaves was a bit challenging but I'm so happy with the results. I can see this set becoming a fall staple.


So many unique leaf shapes , excellent for solid stamping!

The little extra dots and wind sweeps for filling in the spaces if you wish.

I hope you head over to the Colour Hues Challenge blog to see what my amazing and talented teammates have created with this colour pallete!

I can't wait to see what you make with these unique colours!
Thanks so much for stopping in and have a great day!