Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday


TGIF everyone!  I’m not THAT excited about this Friday, though.  It’s report card writing time so I have that on top of homework due next weekend :(  I’m just glad the Olympics is over, however, we now have the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship (the Brier) here in town!  UGH!!  It’s a perfect storm!  Good thing Spring Break is in 2 weeks.  I guess I’ll sleep then!  LOL  Up today is a new sketch over on the Viva La Verve Blog.  Head over there for more samples and all the deets on how you could win $100 in Verve dollars!  Have a great weekend!  Now where are those jelly beans!  LOL



stamps: Big Wish (Verve)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Very Happy Birthday ~ PTI Blog Hop


Hi everyone!   I was tuckered out after the PTI Anniversary challenges but happy to join in to the Blog Hop again this month.  I was a lucky winner last month, wonder if I can do it again this time!  My birthday card stash is coming along and I may be able to switch to baby cards soon!  LOL  I’ve fallen in love with Dawn’s Ruby Rose set and used her May 2013 card for inspiration (see it HERE).  This month, Nichole is asking us to be inspired by Spring…easy enough for me, it’s my favourite season! Thanks for stopping by!


blog hop


stamps, cardstock, dies: PTI

Monday, February 24, 2014

Celebrating Your Birthday


Hi everyone!  I’m heading into a crazy busy 2 weeks, so I dug through some pictures of cards I made a few weeks ago :)  This one was for a colleague’s husband.  He turned 60 this month and she wanted a special card for him.  I had that fun ticket on my desk for the longest time, so I was happy to add it to this card.  She loved the “metal” look as she bought her husband a huge tool box!  I love coincidences like that!  Have a great start to your week!


stamps: PTI

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Do Great Things ~ Curtain Call Reminder!


There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Cozy Quilt!  You have until February 25th at 8:00 AM CST to be inspired and share your project!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Design!  Our challenge is Cozy Quilt!

I couldn’t resist using the stitched hearts dies and a variety of pattern paper to create this line up of quilted/stitched hearts.

I hope your weekend is going well!  Enjoy!


Friday, February 21, 2014

More Than Love ~ Viva La Verve


TGIF everyone!  It’s Friday and that means there is a new sketch over on the Viva La Verve sketch blog!  Have you been playing this month?  You can play once, twice, three times or more to increase your chances of winning the $100 GC to the Verve Store.  This week we have an added photo inspiration. You can use both the inspiration photo and the sketch or one or the other.  I went for using both this week :)  I’m also using a quote from the recently released More Than Love set that’s on SALE right now in the Verve Store.



That’s it for me!  I’m off to classes tonight and tomorrow :)  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!




what’s in it?

stamps: More Than Love, Bloom and Grow (Verve)

paper: rustic  cream, soft stone, springmoss (PTI), Soho Garden (American Crafts), Chalk Studio (MME)

ink: onyx (Versafine), kiwi kiss (SU)

accessories: elegant leaves and Banner Bundle die set (Verve), circle dies (Spellibinders), bloom dies, button and felt (PTI), twine (Hemptique), burlap (craft supply), sequins and stitching

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Where There is Love ~ Jam Paper & Envelope


Hi everyone!  I’ve got a fun post today for y’all!  Nikki at Jam Paper & Envelope contacted me awhile back after seeing one of my cards.  She asked if I would like to use some of their product on a project.  How did she know that I love paper supply stores and am always on the look out for something I could use on a card?  After perusing their online store, I chose the Kraft Gift Tags and hot pink Paper Clips.  The tags are super sturdy and are the perfect canvas for a great stamped sentiment or image.  


Here’s a close up of the stamped tag.  I’m using a sentiment from the recently released Verve set, More Than Love.  I purposely stamped it to the right to give it a more artistic look.  The twine is the original twine that I tied into a bow :)


Do you ever use paper supplies on your cards?  I’d love to hear about the items you use!  Thanks to Nikki and Jam Paper and Envelope…I can’t wait to make more sweet tags!



what’s in it?

stamps: More Than Love (Verve)

paper: kraft, rustic white (PTI), Woodland (Bobunny), Sundrifter, HeyDay (Studio Calico), Kraftday (MME)

ink: onyx (Versafine), sahara sand (SU)

accessories: Kraft tags, hot pink paper clips (Jam Paper & Envelope), Wavy Hearts die (Verve), Fishtail Flags stax (MFT), Kaleidoscope Butterfly (Memory Box), Madison Doily die (Top Dog Dies), sequins (online store), gems (Kaisercraft), lace trim (Prima)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Joy (Clean & Simple)


Good morning!  Well, I feel like I have an Olympic curling hangover!  LOL  I’ve managed to watch most of the Canadian men’s and women’s games either live or a few hours later :)  Both teams have made the playoffs so it will be a super exciting week!  So while I was watching a recorded Canada vs USA game, I made this card for the Festive Friday challenge.  How’s this for CAS?  I bought this gorgeous embossing folder (see link below) back in December thinking it would be perfect to make some fast and flat Christmas cards.  However, with such a busy timetable, it never got used…till now!  This may be my card design for this December!


Here’s the inspiration photo…red on white, how yummy!  Have a fantastic week!  Thanks for stopping by!




stamps and dies: PTI

ink: SU

embossing folder: Christmas wreath by Crafts Too

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Today You’re the Star! Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


We have a fabulous new sponsor, Lil' Inker Designs with A.G., for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Cozy Quilt challenge!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Design!  Our challenge is Cozy Quilt!

I couldn’t help but create a little “quilt” on my card with some paper scraps and the sewing machine.  Lil’ Inkers was one of the first companies to make that sweet little stitching around their dies…I have been a big fan of their dies for many years :)  I’ve used the stitched rectangle and stitched stars dies along with the stamp that came complimentary with my last order!  Head over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog for more samples and all the details of this challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!


cozy quilt feb 15

Friday, February 14, 2014

Desires of Your Heart


Hello!  TGIF!  I thought it would be fun to unwind after work with a little inky time and one last card for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenges.  Today we are asked to make a pretty package for our card.  I could not settle on a certain stamp or colours or anything so I pulled some things from one of Michelle Wooderson’s card kits.  I love all the little bits of loveliness she puts in these kits.  I added some PTI felt hearts and sentiments :)  Have a great start to your weekend!


stamps, die, felt: PTI

Happy Birthday!


Yes, happy birthday!  I know it’s Valentine’s day, but as I’ve been saying for the last 2 weeks, I’ve been in desperate need for birthday cards!  AND I’m all pinked out if you can believe that! HA!  It’s Friday and that means there is a new sketch over on the Viva La Verve Sketch blog :)  I just adore that little cluster of embellishments…so fun to get creative!


Have a fabulous day and hugs and love to you all!  If you need a little shopping love, check out the Verve Sale on now!



stamps:  Verve Happy Birthday plain jane, Thatched Banner stamp (retired)

dies: Verve Banner Bundle Die set

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Building Blocks of Design


Hi friends!  I’m back with one of the last card challenges for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration.  Today we got to generate a random list of things and colours to use on our cards.  This was my list…

1) colour selection: simply chartreuse, sweet blush, hibiscus burst, white

2) occasion: birthday

3) technique: heat embossing

4) embellishment: felt

5) fiber selection: bakers twine

6) sketch: #6

I really lucked out on my dice rolls for this one!  Oh, it’s almost Friday!  We’ve had a super fun time in class with 100 Day celebrations, the Olympics, and Valentine’s Day tomorrow!  I think it’s been my favourite week of the year!  Thanks for visiting and have a lovely evening :)


stamps, dies, paper, felt: PTI and LIl’ Inkers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Diva Dare Hostess


Good morning!  I’m hosting today’s Diva Dare over on the Verve Blog!  Head over and read more about this card and this month’s challenge! 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Celebrating with You


Hi peeps!  Back again tonight with the next Papertrey Ink Challenge.  Today we asked to use stripes on our card!  Easy peasy with all the beautiful patterned paper around!  Thanks for stopping in!  Come back tomorrow morning for my Verve Diva Dare card!  I’m hosting :)


stamps, dies, ribbon, ink, cardstock: PTI

Monday, February 10, 2014

Love Begins in a Moment


Hi everyone!  We’re enjoying Family Day here in BC which means some of us have today off to drink coffee, do homework, watch the Olympics, and get inky! Not necessarily in that order! LOL  Today’s card is for the next Papertrey Ink’s Anniversary challenge.  We have to use a word die so I pulled out one from the One Liners set.  I love the detail of this die.  I had some grey leaves leftover from an idea gone wrong but I think they are perfect tucked under the tag :) 


cardstock, dies, stamps: PTI

Sunday, February 9, 2014

You Bring Joy into My Life


Greeting everyone!  I’ve got another card for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration.  Today we’re making birthday cards to wish PTI a happy 7th birthday.  I chose some fun images and then stamped my little heart out.  We’re also asked to take a photo of ourselves with our card…here I am in my favourite space ;)


Okay, I’m off to do a bit of homework and then watch the Canadian Women’s Curling championship :)  Hope your Sunday has been lovely too :)


stamps, cardstock, buttons, dies: PTI (and Verve for the leaves)

Happy Birthday!


Good morning!  I’m sharing another birthday card I needed to make to replenish my birthday card stash.  I’m playing along with PTI’s Make it Monday challenge again :)  Betsy Veldman showed us how to make a shadow effect with dies.  It was a good excuse to use that gorgeous “Happy” die that came with the tilted panel dies :)  Thanks for visiting and for all your sweet comments :) 



stamps: PTI

dies: PTI and Lil’ Inkers

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