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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Donuts

This is a cute kit once again!  These donuts are great fun to make and even my grandson wanted to help.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Prize Party

Come and see new catalogue products and earn prizes!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Daisy Delight

You wouldn't think this card would take all afternoon but sometimes cards take awhile to pull together.   Hopefully tomorrow is better!

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Stamps

One of the big benefits of being a demonstrator is getting to order products early and have a new catalogue in our hands.  My favourite new set is this Daisy Delight with its matching punch.  I have always loved daisies and have several kinds in my garden.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cute Bags

Trying to think of cute give away bags for our June event.    I like this one made with the Eastern Palace Suite but will try some more!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More Succulents

I really love the flowers these thinlits make.  You can lay them all down and cut them out on one sheet and they really look great when you put all the pieces together.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Eastern Palace

There are endless possibilities with this set!  I have only begun to experiment with it.  Lots more to come!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lovely Succulents

I love creating things for my friends.  It is very satisfying to come up with something I know is going to tickle their fancy!  I made these invitations and it took awhile to get my design and colours right but I think they will suit the purpose.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stylish Stems

I am finally finishing this set of cards which I started at a retreat I went to.  I have lost the name of who to give credit to.  I am very sad that this set is retiring.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

I finished this kit today!    

Friday, April 21, 2017

Big Shot

Ever wondered what your Big Shot looked like inside?  Me eitheršŸ˜Š until it wouldn't put my plates through.  I think it is just the little gear and hopefully I can get it back together!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Paper Gems

More cards from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  I have enjoyed experimenting watercolouring these gems and even tried three of the new In Colours and liked how it all turned out!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

This is a lovely kit this month!  I made four cards right away when I opened it.  I liked the versatility of the stamp set that came with it.  I do recommend you use a bright light or lamp to colour and watercolour the card.  I also learned that you don't need to colour hard with the pencil crayons. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Baskets

I have a place in my cupboard for my retired sets which I love and can't part with.  I love this stamp set about living chocolate and it worked great for these baskets.  The truck basket is for my grandson.  What would Easter be without Purdy's chocolates!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sneak Peek

It is fun to get bundles ahead of catalogue release time and play with them!  This is a new set featuring new stamps and thinlits as well as some new In Colours!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Organizing

I made these little boxes for some visiting crafters.  They are great to keep things handy!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

If you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin you might want to sign up for this kit.  I love getting mine every month!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Crafting Friends

It is always great to get together with wonderful friends to craft!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Demonstrators Magazine

I really look forward to getting this magazine.  This card is one of the many ideas in this new magazine.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Saleabration Ending

LOVE this bundle!  There are endless possibilities with this set.  You can order the Nailed It Bundle plus the Urban Embellishments and that would qualify you for a Saleabration item free!  Order tonite and I will send you all the pieces you need to make this card!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Can't Decide

Not sure which card I like better or which one to offer or maybe both.   Some days it takes me awhile to come up with a card but I am making a Mothers Day class and have another card for people to choose from.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Quilting Technique

My friend from Saskatchewan was here and she wanted to learn the quilting technique so we made these cards and used butterflies instead of Dragonflies.  This technique takes awhile but is well worth it don't you think!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Freebies

Stampin' Up has added many new items which youcan get for free when you order $60 worth of any product from their catalogue.     Order with me in the next two days and I will send you a package of rhinestones as well

Monday, March 20, 2017

Anniversary

I received this pretty card in the mail today to celebrate my eighth anniversary with Stampin' Up.  They are a great company to work with and have wonderful products!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Beautiful You

My friend and I saw this card made by Jari Francis on Pinterest and just had to case it.  I am going to live making cards with this set.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Shiny Wings

This is an easy technique which Debbie taught us.  You cut these cute little Dragonflies out of the Mint Macaroon and also out of the copper paper.   Then you glue the copper in and fill the wings in with the fine tip glue.  So shiny and pretty.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stella Dragonflies

I would never have thought to use Wink of Stella to do a watercolour technique!  You colour with the watercolour pencil crayons and then blend the colours with the clear Wink of Stella brush!  It gives a lovely shimmery effect.  Debbie McNeil gave us a wonderful book with all these techniques so I am going to try this on something else.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

More Dragonflies

I loved this technique too!  You stamp on vellum and then colour the back with the new watercolour pencils.  You use a blender pen to make all the colours more vivid!  It looks really pretty doesn't it!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Easel Card

I love this card too and am thankful for all the work Debbie McNeil did to teach us these techniques.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Watercolour Technique

This is a watercolour technique we learned and Debbie McNeil designed the blue card.  I decided to try the technique on Rich Raspberry and thought it was pretty too!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

This was my favourite card we did at the retreat.  It was the starburst technique using the Falling in love DSP.  Debbie McNeill and Amy Barnes made us a lovely book with eight techniques and cards in them and this was one.  It is so pretty!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dragonflies Galore

I attended a marvellous retreat this weekend and will be posting many cards using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.  If you order on my online site using the hostess code QP99J2UG during the next week I will send you a package of one of the cards to make at home.  This name tag was waiting for me as I arrived at the retreat and we were taught the technique today.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pocket Cards

We made these pocket cards at my upline Angela McKay at our demonstrator meeting.  I love, love, love the new glitter Paper from Sale-a-bration!  I am going to be using it a lot!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin kit each month.  Usually I make them as they are but I loved the paper and have been making lots of cards with them!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

Same design - just a different colour.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

You can always use a Paper Pumpkin kit in many different ways.  I really liked how this card matched so nicely with Saleabration papers!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Birthday Centrepiece

My friend and I made these Birthday boxes for her dad.  They are like the little boxes only I fooled around with it to make a much larger one!  These are about ten inches tall and with the Nailed It bundle - they look really cute, or masculine should I say!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Improvise

I took my Paper Pumpkin kit to our Thrift store and worked on it there.  I made some invitations to a card making event I am having there.  I forgot my blocks so improvised with some glass coasters that came in!šŸ˜Š

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Glimmery Paper

One of the great benefits of being a demonstrator is getting to see and order items before they formally come out.  The  glimmer paper used in this card will be available on February 21.  This is the best time of year to become a demonstrator.  For $135 you will receive $165 of product plus two free stamp sets.  Anyone choosing to join my team can also choose $60 worth of my retired items.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentines

Made this cute little set for my grandson! He lived driving his truck back and forth.  The curvy keepsake box thinlits sure makes for an easy little treat box.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Easy Peasy

You can get this lovely set of cards from the Stampin' Up Saleabration catalogue when you order $60.  I will be be giving an extra 10% off your order of any size for the next two days.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Grammy Awards

This is my idea of Grammy Awards!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Birthday Box

I am trying different boxes and sizes of boxes to come up with s centre piece for my friend.  I think this box would be cute for a little boys birthday!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love Dragonflies

I had to try this card in a different colour,  I love Dawn Griffiths videos.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Totally Cased

I receive newsletters from Dawn Griffith as I subscribed to her tutorials.  I just lived this card and had to try it!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentines

I have been working on my Paper Pumpkin kit and just wondered what this cute little truck would look like stamped on the little bags.  I think it looked really cute and just needed a little sponging to stand out a bit!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentines

I was working on my Paper Pumpkin kit putting tother the arrows and thought I could use the gold piece left over.  It fits perfectly on a card!  I added some valentine pieces from Sealed with Love and voila!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stepped Up

I have a lot of trouble making simple cards.  I posted this basic design earlier but decided to step it up a little by adding more balloons and glitter!