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!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Monday Science Project !

Hey All,

My Husband has recently taken a three month work contract.  He is retired but still likes to keep his hand in.  So I am really appreciating the alone time. lol.  But don't tell him that.  I can spend one hour house cleaning and the rest of the time in my craft room. 

Today's project was one I had been wanting to try for a little while.  It is a simple watercolor project but for some reason I could never get it to turn out just right.  Well, I think this time I got it right.

Have a look and then we can talk about what I did -

The base colour is Pool Party!  I cut two bases last week so it was on my desk.  (although the color looks washed out in this pic) The focal image was on Water color Paper.
I used clear block E and pressed Pool Party over it all.  Then I added Marina Mist in several places.  Just laying the stamp pad directly onto the block.  I then added Bermuda Bay Ink to the outside and several places in the middle.  I had prepared my Water color paper by cutting it to 5" x 3 3/4" .  I then misted the block until the ink started to blend.  This part takes a little practise and very quick hands.
I then quickly turned over the block and placed it on the paper.  Try to get it centered ok?  Then I pressed the block down until I saw that the ink was covering the paper completely.  I  let it sit for a minute or two so the ink would sink in to the paper.  I lifted the block up and used a piece of paper towel to blot off the excess color.  I used my Heat tool to dry the paper. 
I embossed the flower image from Butterfly Basics in White embossing powder.  I used my Aqua Painter to color in the flower with Bermuda Bay and Mellow Moss ink.  This enhanced the color and made the flower stand out.  I added Tip Top Taupe ribbon to the bottom and a greeting from Wetlands. 
I love how this turned out and am going to use this technique for my next class. 
So that's it for me today!  Hope you are enjoying the posts!
Mad Scientist Hugs!

More Blooming!

Hi there Stampers,

Welcome Springter!  Yes it is one of the seasons here in beautiful Newfoundland.  It that happy time when you are starting to feel spring like and bamm!  Snow!  Yesterday was raining and the snow was melting beautifully. 

Woke this morning to the sound of the snow plow going down the road.  Yup, I said snow plow!  Oh well you just have to go with the flow at this time of year.

But one advantage to Springter is I am able to go to my craft room and run some science projects without any guilt.  If the sun was shining and it was warm out, well I would be torn between the two.

Yesterday I worked with Botanical Blooms again.  (still haven't broken out the stamp set yet lol)  But the thinlits are amazing and I'm so glad I got them.  I needed a birthday card for a friend and was playing with Blushing Bride and this is what I came up with.  I did get the layout from Pintrest but the rest is mine. 

Here you go -

The card base is Blushing Bride and I ran the inside piece through the Big Shot with the Large Polka dot Folder.  I then sponged around the outside with Blushing Bride ink.  This allows the edges to stand out.  I also found the corrugated paper (page 148 Annual Catalog) that I purchased when the annual catalog came out.  It had become buried in my Designer Paper drawer.  Lol
I cut a piece of the Kraft coloured paper at 2 1/2" and 4 3/4" and added a Banner Cut.  The Designer Paper is from the Birthday Bouquet series Paper.  I cut this at 1/4" smaller than the corrugated paper.
I used the smallest flower in the Botanical Blooms thinlits and cut out three of them in Blushing Bride.  I, once again, used a sponge dauber to add the same color.  then I cut out the swirly inside in Basic Black.  Made the leaves out of Garden Green and daubed the same color on them also. 
I have an assortment of sequins left over from various Paper Pumpkin Kits so I thought instead of Pearls or rhinestones I would use them.  Love the effect!  The greeting is from the Cottage Greetings Stamp set (page 94 Annual Catalog) 
Don't you just love the colours?  So pretty! 
Tomorrow my science project!
Well that's it for me today!  Have a relaxing Sunday! 
Still Blooming Hugs!