Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mediterranean Moments

Hey there Stampers,

Today's post is a card close to my heart.  For almost all of my life I have wanted to travel but was unable to because of various things.  Money, time, family.  You know how it is right? 

But this May I was able to make a dream come true for myself and travel to the Mediterranean.  I went to Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta with my sister Sandra.. 

To say it was a wonderful adventure would be an understatement.  lol.  I met so many lovely people and ate amazing food and drank the tastiest coffees.  The scenery, the weather, the water, these are etched in my memory forever and I am changed in so very many ways. 

Maybe later on I will chat more about my adventures but today I wanted to show you a card I am sending to my sister to thank her for going with me. 

Here it is -

The card is water colored using Stampin' Up! water colour pencils and a real red marker.  (for the Scooter)

I used Bermuda Bay card stock for my base card (I know it looks like Tempting Turquoise but the light here today is really bad for taking pics)  I added another layer and used the dynamic embossing folder Layered Leaves for a bit more texture.

I used  water colour paper and stamped in Black Archival ink and then water colored my focal piece using an aqua painter and the pencils.  To add a little more colour to the scooter I took a Real Red Marker and scribbled a bit on the Stamp case.  Then I picked up the colour with the Aqua Painter.  I think it turned out really well.

I started looking for a sentiment and found the appropriate one in Watercolor Wings.  It says "the little moments with you matter a lot to me."  Okay could that be more fitting?  Seriously, it just works so very well for how I feel. 

Momentous Hugs!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Gift!

Hello Stampers,

I have spent the last week clearing and cleaning out my long abandoned craft room.  It is finally starting to look like a working space again.  Yay!

Because of the chaos it was difficult to create anything so I got down to business and I'm excited to tell you I made a little gift for some very dear friends.

I have been gone from  my home a lot the last year and a half and was able to stay away for extended periods of time because of my next door neighbours.  I have thanked them but this week I decided to give them a little present for their time and support.

The card was one I made this summer but I did a cute package to put the gift card into.  I used some retired products (my bad lol)

Here are the pic's of the project.

I did use a new stamp set and thinlits from the New Seasonal Catalog.  I used Berry Burst for the flower and Copper Foil for the leaves.  The stamp set is called Colourful Seasons.

I had a glassine bag kicking around and decided to place the card and gift in it instead of an envelope. 

I hope you like it.  Gotta go but will be back as soon as I get some things done to show. 

Glad to be back Hugs!

Monday, September 11, 2017


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Hello Again!

I don't know if anyone is out there as I have not been posting to this blog since 2016.  It's been a long time but now I'm back and hoping to revive this long neglected blog.

My last post was April 15th as you can see and I had every intention of continuing doing what I do, posting and playing with paper.  But then on April 18, 2016 my beloved husband of 43 years passed away unexpectedly from a massive heart attack, and my life forever changed. 

It's been a long and difficult time for me and my family and I have been unsure where my new life will take me.  But the one thing I have never wavered on is my enjoyment of this craft and that I don't want to quit doing what I love.

Stampin' Up! is  more than a craft company and a business to  me, it is more like a Family. I have met  with people from all over the world who support each other.  I have made some awesome friends over the years being a Demonstrator and I would like to continue.  I may still not be as consistant as I would like but I'm not giving up. 

So, to whomever is out there listening.  I'm back for better or worse, quirks and all.  Hope you stick around to see how I do lol.

Hugs and thanks

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Nice Cuppa!

Hi all!

Today I am doing a very quick in and out post.  I am busy in my craft room cutting and getting ready for a class on Sunday, here at my home.

This card I totally cased from one I saw on Pintrest.  Yes folks I haunt pintrest.  (I am sure I am not alone!)  So I found this card and thought WOW such impact for a simple card, gotta make this one.

Have a look, I'm sure you will agree -

Isn't it purty? 
The card base is whisper White card stock, the cup is cut out with the matching thinlits using Basic Black card stock and the You are Tea-riffic is embossed in White embossing powder.  The table stamp is from Timeless Textures in the Occasions Mini.  I stamped the heart in Real red and the table in Early Espresso ink.  (which as you all know is the new Black lol)
Really simple but so dang cute.  Love it!
Done for today, back soon!
Rushed Hugs!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Botanical Case!

Hey there Stampers!

Back up in the craft room today and using more of the corrugated paper that I discovered in my stash! Does this happen to you?  You buy something intending to use it immediately and then you clean up the room and it gets put away, effectively becoming invisible.  It's a chronic problem for me!  But it also means a happy surprise for me when I find it again!

I was looking around on line and found this card.  I loved it, so simple yet classy.  I need several more thank you cards and I need them quick. I'm still trying to play catch up and I'm pleased to say I'm almost there!  So have a look at the original card and then look at mine!

This was the card that caught my eye!

And this is my card.  I did break out the matching stamp set this time and stamped on the leaf in Garden green and the flower was stamped with the little flower stamp included in the set.  I did add a rhinestone to the card but other than that I left it alone. 
I used Early Espresso for the base and Kraft Paper for the insert and the Corrugated paper of course lol.  The flower is Watermelon card stock. 
Isn't it gojus?  Simple with a pop of colour.  My thanks to Susan Campfield for your lovely card.  It was a pleasure to re-create it.
Tuesday Hugs!