Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LovetheCat Punch

A customer at our thrift store asked me today if I custom made cards and would I make her one with lime green, purple and black.  She also requested a raven and a cat to be on it.  What do you think?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Cards

I loved this month's Paper Pumpkin kit and decided to make a card using the gorgeous leaves they provided.  The sentiment comes from the Stamp Set Painted Harvest.  I thought it needed a little something when I was done so I embossed the front of the card using the folder Petal Burst.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn PaperPumpkin

I got my kit today and started it right away.  Everything you need is all in the kit.   I just could pull it out and begin.  I loved all the leaves and stamping and will put little chocolates in the packages.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Latte Anyone

I loved this card when I saw it on Pinterest and had to CASE it.  I didn't put as much detail as Tammy Shala but loved the little cap made with vellum!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Purses Galore

I am building up my items I will sell at a craft Fair this Saturday.  I love all the new DSP in the new catty and I think these purses are really cute and easy to coordinate colours with.  I may get brace after my craft Fair and try a video so you can see how to make these!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Craft Fair

I am making these for a craft Fair I am doing next week.   I will fill them with chocolate or gift cards.  I used the fresh floral DSP and the Painted Autumn DSP.  I think I like the sunflowers with GArden Green.   I need to quickly make some more.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bethlehem Night

This is my first design with this card.  I tried a cherry Cobbler overlay but did not like that colour combination.  Making simple cards is not my forte but it suited this set more!  I used sponge Saunders to create a background with Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight and Early Expresso at the bottom.  I am wondering if I should be embossing the sentiment.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

I love getting this little orange box in the mail.  You can get 50%off right now for your September kit! By going to and using the code HALFOFF0917.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Washi tape

Do you have a lot of old washi tape sitting in your craft area you have not used up?  Then this is the card for you!  The card on the lower right side is a direct case from Angela McKay and then I just started mixing and marching my older washi tape and voila!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Here are three more cards for Carols of Christmas bundle.  You will want to have this set!   If you look through previous posts you can find more ideas.  If you order this bundle from me I will send you a PDF file of how to make these cards.  If you put in an order of $100 I will send you a kit to make four of these cards.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Finally Colouring

Well, I finally coloured in some of the flowers in this stamp set - Count My Blessings!  I really love this set😍. I cased this design from the new catalogue because it was so lovely 

Friday, August 25, 2017


I am thinking this is a must have set from the new catty!  I didn't colour these flowers either and I like the simplicity of them.  I used some new washi tape and the copper foil paper.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Many Blessings

I loved the sentiment in this stamp set the moment I saw it!  The set is Count My Blessings and I can see a lot of cards coming from this!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Early Halloween

I am making this little Halloween treat bag   Using the Mini Treat bag thinlits.  I also used the bat and ghost from the Home Sweet Home thinlits.   I think this will hold a few nice treats for me to give out at Halloween.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Treat Bags

After I made the Mario exploding birthday box I altered the measurements to make these treat Bags for my grandsons birthday.  They are a little big but turned out well I think!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sport crafting

Every year at our sports camp I cook for about 140 with a marvellous crew of women and this year even the squirrels liked the pizza buns.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


I had made one of these flowers before but wanted to try again and made them simpler.  My sister loves them so I wanted to make her a nice card  and have been wanting to use my burlap background stamp.  I thought it looked lovely behind these flowers. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mario Birthday

A precious grandson turned five today and he lives Mario so I made him this Mario exploding box.  I found most of my inspiring pictures from Etsy so cannot credit anyone.  I just got out my punches and began!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gardening Crafts

Look at my tomato tree!  I have never seen them grow like this!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Christmas Fun

My fellow demonstrator Gillian Long showed us this design at our last Westcoast Creator meeting.  I didn't have the paper she used but used my new embossing folder on white and used my sponge beater.  I felt it needed a little something so added a tree.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Christmas Caseing

I saw these two cards being demonstrated by Angela McKay at our Westcoast Creators meeting.  They are so lovely I had to try them!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Smudge Queen

I bet I make more smudges on my cards than average.   These glitter enamel dots are a nice size for covering them I must say!  The basic layout of this card is from Ronda Wade but I didn't have the colours or stamp set so I used the Besutiful Bouquet set again 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet

This card was designed with colour and layout by Ronda Wade but I used the Besutiful Bouquet  set and it changes the design quite a bit.  I have been wanting to use this set for awhile.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jamming away

I have one week when my um tree ripens til the day it finishes - well probably more like ten days.  My grandson and I picked six pails today.  Two a few days ago. Now I am hoping friends come.🙃

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bible Journaling

I follow several on Instagram who do Bible Journaling and thought I might try my hand at it!  I cannot draw so used current and retired stamps.  It does help me remember more doing this!

Monday, July 24, 2017


I take a little colouring kit with me to my thrift store and coloured this one afternoon when I was tired.   I kept a few blendabilty pens before they retired and they do really nicely on the stones.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

I am finally getting around to finishing last month's Paper Pumpkin.  I cut out a couple of watermelons from one bag. I tried a couple of colours and am not sure which one I liked better.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New SoftSaying

If you would like to order the Soft Saying kit from me you will Recieve a PDF file with four more cards you can make using this set! The card below is designed by Ronda Eade.  This stamp set is really amazing in its versatility!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Last Softsayings

I have tried here and in the last two posts to show the great variety of cards you can make with this Soft Sayings kit.  I would recommend having the Tranquil Tides ink pad as I found it added a nice layer to many of the cards! Stay tuned for a special tomorrow if you order this kit!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Soft Sayings

It is going to take awhile for me to finish this kit.  My garden has been turning into a jungle and has needed help.  I start out making the cards just like they are in the kit but then I add a little here and a little there.  You really can do a lot with this kit!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Creative Adhesives

I forgot my sponge and silicone sheet so I folded a paper towel and put it in a fastener.  Then I used a sheet of price stickers which I had used all the stickers on and voila - I could glue the little leaves on my cards.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Soft Sayings

I don't usually order kits but this one caught my eye.  Everything you need comes in this kit including a nice block, ink, adhesives and a great stamp set that has lots of sentiments.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tenth Anniversary

I made this for my daughter and her hubby who are now celebrating their tenth Anniversary.  They are camping but the fires are not bad where they are.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wedding Gift

Tranquil Tulip is a lovely lovely flower.  I have made six each of five designs and am really happy how they turned out!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Love Icecream

This is the time of year for ice cream!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

This is a great deal!  Time to try this wonderful kit out.   Just contact me for details!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Adhesive Paper

You will love the multipurpose adhesive sheets once you start using them.  You can see how I have peeled it off a little and then you just stick it down.  It is so easy to use and so much nicer than glue.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Birthday Framelits

I tried to download a video here the other day and could not get it to go so here is a picture instead.   I used my watercolour pencils to colour on watercolour paper and then sprayed some water on it.  After I let it dry overnight I cut out the happy Birthday and used my Wink of Stella on it.  Then I turned it over and sponged glue on it.  Don't throw out your leftover adhesive sheets as they are great for glueing.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fathers Day

Well, made this card for my marvellous son-in-law!   He is an amazing dad!     I used a retired Fathers Day stamp but it seemed to suit this card.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Therapy Kit

I took this little therapy kit along with me to Edmonton when I travelled with my daughter there this week.  We shopped til we dropped and then - I coloured.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Coffee Stamping

I stamped these coffee sleeves with some scripture stamps and retired stamps I have.  Now...if I could just remember to take them to church!😊

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great Fun

I had the privilege of demonstrating a new birthday thinlit and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for an event organized by Angela McKay and Alison Solven.  It was fun to demonstrate and then we met as demonstrators in the afternoon and made cards with new products.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Paisley Picture

I stamped this design at the retreat I have mentioned before and finally coloured it and put it in a frame.   I made it to match the decor in my room.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Big Sale

This is one of four major displays we have of retirement items to sell and new products from the amazing new catalogue!  You will love it!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Caseing Away

I have cased this card from Tina Zink.  I loved the use of three stamp sets to make this card!

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Don't you just love Pinterest?   I got this idea from Leslie Larkin.  Mine is a little different but the design is hers.  I am needing to get some cards made wuickly for our sale and Open House this weekend

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Daisy Delight

I am enjoying experimenting with daisy punch and the designer paper that goes with it

Monday, May 22, 2017

Relaxing Stamping

The weather and these cute little lawn chairs make me feel like crawling in and relaxing.  How about you?    I am beginning to experiment with new things.  I am also using up old paper and this Serene Scenery is so pretty!  It will be retiring so you might want to order some before June when it will no longer be available

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Retirement Chairs

I received two of these chairs when I retired.  When I saw this set I knew I had to have it to make cards.  This paper I used as a background is retiring and it is great so you might want to get some   I love these chairs