December 1, 2023

Scrap'N Stamp Christmas Critters Hop

It's time for the Scrap 'N Stamp Christmas Critters Inspiration Hop!  Get ready for a dose of joy & holiday cuteness as we feature adorable Christmas Critters in our projects this December!  Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just looking for some holiday inspiration, this hop is sure to have something for everyone.

I combined some new and some old Lawn Fawn stamps and dies for the hop. I started by foiling my background using the Lawn Fawn Snowflakes Foil plate. I ink blending over the background using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. Then snow along the bottom was cut with Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust sparkly cardstock. I splattered a bit of white paint for extra snow and sprayed the panel with a light coat of shimmer spray.

The Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Snow Globe was cut and ink blended with Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks. Blending the darker shades to the edges. I used the Ready, Set, Snow stamps and dies for the label on the snow globe.

The last piece I used the new Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe stamps and dies to make the tiny snow globe inside the big snow globe and the doggie looking at it in anticipation of Christmas!

Be sure to leave comments at each stop along the way- a winner will be randomly selected from those comments to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store & announced on the SNS blog December 26.

Of course there's also a SALE 20% off Critters until December 7, so have fun shopping after you hop!  

As a bonus, while supplies last you can get a Christmas Critter stamp for FREE with any purchase over $50!   Just look for this cute penguin stamp and add it to your shopping cart!

Color Hues #77

25 Days until Christmas! We have a special new challenge over at the Color Hues starting today. The Color Hues Color Challenge #77 will be a month long challenge because we know how busy life can be right before the holidays!

I used products I bought last year but didn't use from PinkFresh Studios. The stamps, dies and stencils are so more fun to use! I first used the ornaments foil plate to foil the ornaments with silver foil. Next I used the coordinating Ornaments stencil set to colour the ornaments with three shades of pink. I used Catherine Pooler inks in Cotton Candy, It's a Girl and Party Dress. I used a bit of masking so that I could stencil the ornament tops with Catherine Pooler Pebbles ink.

The sentiment is from the Ornaments stamp set, silver embossed and cut with the coordinating dies. The die cuts the sentiment into three pieces. I cut extra layers and glued the, together to give it some dimension before adding to the card!

The stencils lined up with the foiled image perfectly. A tip when stencilling over a stamped or foiled image. Check three or four points of the stencil to make sure you are lining up directly over the image before you start and it will be perfect!

This month long challenge will be open until December 28th!

If you have not already been to the Color Hues blog, please go and have a look My teammates have made so many specacular cards for t his months challenge!

Have fun and I can't wait to see what you do with these colours!

November 16, 2023

Color Hues #76

We have a new colour duo starting today at the Color Hues for Color Challenge #76! Teammate Jules Peddicord picked this festive color combination.

The perfect opportunity to do some foiling, but alas I was struggling with getting a decent impression. Tips from the pros (you) are welcome! After three days of not getting a good foiling my foil plate said bye bye. It does not heat up anymore. I checked everything I was able to check but nope, its done. A new plate is on it's way in the mail 😒

I used the Birch Press Designs Viola Plate A cut in black for the cover of my card. I used liquid glue to attach it to a red card panel. Then I used the PinkFresh Studios Thank You So Much Foil Plate to gold foil my sentiment. I cut the foiled image using the co-ordinating die and cut three more--2 white and 1 red. I stacked them up and glued them together using liquid adhesive. I thought the red in the middle added interest to the card. I'm not 100% sure if it did--lol! I gently blended Black Soot Distress Oxide ink along the edges for dramatic effect!

The second card was born from all the other cuts I made while deciding on my card design. I really like the look of the foiling on black and I placed a red Viola cut over the black panel and laid the black foiled sentiment on top.

I used the pieces that provided a decent foiling but I'm pretty sure the Gemini Foil Press hot plate was telling me that is was dying. The more I tried to get a good foiled image the worse they were coming out. I cut three more sentiment clouds using the coordinating die for extra dimension.


If you have not been to visit the Color Hues blog, please go and have a look at what my talented teammates have done. I promise it is never disappointing!

I can't wait to see what you do with these colours!

November 1, 2023

Color Hues #75

Hi there friends, a new colour duo has started for the Color Hues Color Challenge #75. Teammate Julie Beech picked this lovely color combination.

I used an old favourite, Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves. I think it might be one of my first purchases from them. I blended a panel of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper with Catherine Pooler It's a Boy, Cummerbund, Grape Crush and Serenade ink pads. Then I spritzed some Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain in Hocus Pocus on to the panel for texture and shimmer. Of course the shimmer is always camera shy, but I assure you it's beautiful!

I cut the leaves from the dried panel and attached to my card front with white glue and foam adhesive.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Happy Feast stamp set.

Thanks for stopping in today and please make sure if you haven't already pop over to the Color Hues blog to see the fabulous creations my teammates have made.

October 16, 2023

Color Hues #74

Hi there friends! I'm introducing the new colour duo for Color Hues Color Challenge #74. Thus lovely colour combination was chosen by Design Team member Hannelie.

I'm grasping the last little bit of late summer that I can and I pulled out my favorite Crafters Companion Sunflower stencil & embossing folders duo. I first stenciled the sunflowers on white cardstcok with Catherine Pooler ink--Limoncello and Altenew Ink - Rocky Shores for the kraft. After the stenciling was done I carefully lined up he co-ordinating embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot. It added so much dimension to the card! A sentiment was added using Waffle Flower Essentials Sentiments stamps & coordinating dies..


I trimmed the stenciled sunflower panel down and mounted it to a kraft card base.

The sentiment from Waffle Flowers Essential Sentiments was stamp and cut , then I cut three more layers and they were all adhere together to form a dimensional sentiment!

Fall came on fast and mother nature has swooped in this last week yo blow as many leaves as she could off the branches! The this card will by my last mermory of summer 2023!

Please head over to the Color Hues blog to see what my fabulous teammates have made for this challenge. I promise you won't be disappointed! 

October 1, 2023

Color Hues #73

Hi there friends! I'm introducing the new colour duo for Color Hues Color Challenge #73. Thus lovely colour combination was chosen by Design Team member Cindy.

I used the new to me Papertrey Ink Wild Blooms stencil for my background. I used two shades of coral and three shades of blue. The fabulous 6 piece stencil is intricately cut for maximum volume of blooms to cover your panel. It's so easy to line up  and easy achieve look of some leaves being behind the blooms without being transparent! This one I can see myself using again and again in so many different colour combinations!

I'm so in love with this colour duo!

I finished it off with a very old Papertrey Ink stamp, Think Big Favorites #3. I don't think I would ever get rid of this stamp.

Here are the supplies I used. I'm working on making a bunch of cards with this stencil.

I can't wait to see what you do with this colour combination!

Please head over to the Color Hues blog to see what my fabulous teammates have made for this challenge. I promise you won't be disappointed! 

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!

August 16, 2023

Color Hues #70

Hi there friends, the new colours are up for the Color Hues Color Challenge #70!

I always love when I have a reason to use the Coffee Shop stamps and dies from MFT Stamps! When I can using a funky, bright colours like Red & Yellow, which are the new Color Hues Duo--It's even better.

I used mostly dies to make my card and it`s so fun putting the pieces together!

I added a bit of shine using a white gel pen. I still working on perfecting these hand drawn lines. It seems to always depend on what I drawing them on whether cardstock, ink blended paper or even over Copic marker colouring.

Doesn`t this look like the kind of coffee shop that would be fun to go to with a friend?

If you haven't already, please pop over to the Color Hues Color Challenge blog to see what my amazing teammates were inspired to make using Red and Yellow!

I really hope to see you play along with us!