Saturday, January 26, 2019

Friday, March 24, 2017

Colour Throwdown challenge

Inspired by Amy R. over at Prairie Paper & Ink, I love watching Amy's YouTube video's. 
I decided to join in on a colour challenge with the Color Throwndown challenge blog.
It's been a long time since I joined in on a challenge and it felt good to create something just for fun.

 I really like water colouring and these days I always reach for NeoColorII crayons and my water brush. This stamp from Santoro London is so sweet, I just had to have it. :D

Until next time, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Inspiration Friday #1 and a Giveaway!!

Hey there peeps,
I am so excited to share today's post with you, a crafty friend and I are teaming up to share some YouTube video's :D I am partnering up with FleursByDesign  to bring an ongoing scrapbooking process video series. Neither of us have done anything like this before and I'm feeling kind of nervous.

The series is called Inspiration Friday and so far we will be posting one video a month. Our first video Inspiration is from our favourite manufacture or collection. Mine is the Crate Paper - Craft Market collection....I love the colour palette, the gold and kraft accents.


Check out Fleur's video here - - ->

I would love to hear from you. 
Let me know what you liked about it, suggest improvements or tell me what your 
suggestions are for future Inspiration Friday video's.

Both Fleur & I are doing a giveaway with this first video and all you have to do is subscribe to our YT channels and leave a comment for your change to win!!

I will choose a winner on June 26th, 2015 to win this Crate Paper prize pack

Here are some pictures of the layout I created

Thank you so much for stopping by and for checking out this new video series. See you  next time.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Card Share

Are you a card maker? has started a Sunday Card Share over on their blog, where we can share what we have been making. No challenge, no restrictions just sharing cards. 

So far there are no prizes, but once the link up get's 30 shares we will start featuring linked cards and offering some prizes. Woohoo!!

I hope you can join in :D 

Here are some more cards that I have been making over the past month or so...
This birthday card was pretty easy to make with the SU! balloon die & birthday stamp set

 Nerd Girl cards are a reoccurring theme in my card making ......not sure why ;) I used a stencil over some water colour paper that I had washed the same colour of ink over before adding the stencil pattern with distress ink. Then I cut the sentiment on my cameo and used the glasses die from My Favourite Things.

 This last card was made at the same time I created the cards I shared over on the SN blog. I Love the coffee/tea cup die from My Favourite Things and I think I mad about 15 cards with that awesome cup on it. I used a splatter stencil in the background, a stitched rectangle die to cut the kraft paper and the sentiment is from an older PTI stamp (the name of the set escapes me right now)

I hope you consider joining in on the SN card share, I would love to visit you blog to see what you are making. See you soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Online Crop

Hello, hello!

I'm not sure about you, but I don't have a local SB store close by anymore. A three hour round trip drive to the closest one makes it a difficult for me to get out for crops. I mostly crop at home by myself or on occasion have a few friends over for the day.

I head online to join in with challenges, layout sketches and challenge blogs. One place I hang out once every other month for a weekend crop is at

We have until midnight March 21st to link up to the most recent challenges in the Luck of the Irish crop that started this past weekend. I created one of the challenge for the event and I have been able to join in on two other challenges so far.....

This layout is for an ingredient challenge, it's all about hot beverages. The hubby & I love one of the local cafe's we have called Jelly. They have awesome baked goods including, bread pudding, which is a favourite.

I made this card for the Green colour challenge. I used washi tape on the lower part and a few die cuts from a Jillibean Soup collection.

This next layout is for the Lucky challenge. The idea for it came to me last week during some conversations with my sister. We were reminiscing about my mom and how good our childhood was because of her. My dad was a big part of it too, they were both very involved. 
To keep this short... we both feel very lucky.

I hope you can stop by the SN forum for a peek, maybe pick a challenge and link your project. I'm on deck next week for some creative team projects so I'm not sure that I will get to more challenges during the crop but I'm saving some for a later date. :) 

Happy Tuesday, see you next time. 
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Card share

Hello again blog & friends,

I've been using my Silhouette again, I still think it's an amazing tool....let's just say
I am very happy with that purchase :)

I finished a few cards yesterday, for the SN design team with a new digi cut file from The file is Free!

I'm really enjoying water colouring and using gold on my projects right now. 
I fought the gold trend for a while but there are so many great products out. Resistance was futile. :D 
I even bought some glittery gold embossing powder again. 
Does anyone heat emboss anymore? No? 
Well it's something I have gotten back into with my card making. 

Any-who here those cards I keep typing about...

I combined the digital cut files with the Geek is Chic stamp & die set from MFT Stamps. I think they work perfectly together.  If you get the file and finish a project with it you can link it up on the SN blog, they have a link party going on. You can find that by clicking here.

On a side note, I am really ready for winter to be over. I feel like we have been hibernating this winter. I enjoy the winter months but it's just time get outside without my boots on. I want my sandals back!!

Thanks for stopping by, if you still are reading my blog after such an extended period of inactivity.
I really appreciate you visiting.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Scrapbooker's Blog Tour

Blog hops are so much fun, and I haven't been apart of one in a while. They are a great way to find inspiration and to be introduced to new scrapbookers. Thank you, Fleur, for including me in the blog tour! You can visit Fleur and her amazing blog here.

Now it's time for me to answer the blog tour questions:

1. What am I working on right now?
I just finished some DT projects, just cleaned my desk and I am ready to start
a small wall decor item for my home.

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Well... I know I am a slow crafter and I enjoy the process of choosing papers & embellishments for my projects. Several hours for sure. I remember timing myself once, and I was close to 2 hours. 

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I always find myself buying flair badges but I don't use them all the time. :) 

I still love using a plain cardstock for my backgrounds. It can be dressed up with 
so many things and in so many ways.

 4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I think I have two ways of working. One; I start with a photo and choose papers and other items & I'm not concerned with matching them to my photo. Two; I do start with some papers/collection. The colours and cute embellishments can spark an idea that I want to run with.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?I love blogs & I read them everyday. I also go on Pinterest quite a bit. Other crafter's keep me inspired, there are SO many talented crafter's out there. I also have my favourite on-line forum ( and my crafty friends.

 6. What is my signature style? 
I do Love a simple design, ya know not overly embellished. Some of my favourite projects have a linear design too. But I am not just in that box of neat, clean, linear crafting. (Oh yes I am. I'm in that box...big time) I LOVE to get messy in my art journal and on canvas. My simple & clean follows me there too.

Now it's time to tag a few scrapbookers I follow. 
I hope you will find them as inspiring as I do.

Ms. Vicki Murray over at The Picky Princess

Thanks for stopping by today I can't wait to hop along and get inspired.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A not so unexpected long break

Ha! That's an understatement. ;)

Hi ya!
I have been a busy bee over at Blogging, crafting, chatting and more. I really do spend a lot of time over there and my poor little blog was neglected. I'm not even sure I still know how to use blogger any more. It has been over a year. Yikes!

Well a lot has happened in that year, some happy and some so very sad. Such is life I guess.
Ups, downs and every which way. It's going to take some time to get back into the swing of personal blogging again and I think it's time to give it another go.

An online friend of mine, Fleur, from has asked me to join a scrapbookers blog hop. You can see her post here. I will be posting on Monday and asking a few crafty friends to join us in this fun blog tour.

Until tomorrow I have a few layouts to share with you.

This first one is about my niece Paige who loves to take selfies.

 Ms. Paige graduating from grade eight already.

And this special one is about 2 very good friends. 
All the layouts were made using the Teresa Collins - Life Emporium collection.

Well that's it for now. Until tomorrow friends. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Recipe for fun

It's my turn to set the challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog this week.
I am on a big canvas kick these days and this challenge came about because I was wanting to get my hands into some paint again.

The recipe for the challenge is to : add texture, use paint for mist and use a quote or saying.

Here's what I came up with...

I found the saying on Pinterest, a favourite spot to collect quotes.

Here's a detailed shot of some of the texture...
I covered the canvas with tissue wrap then painted the entire canvas turquoise.
I cut the words on my Cameo and stuck them to the canvas then painted over the top with two coats of gesso. Next I decorated with molding paste, stencils and more acrylic paints. After everything was dry I peeled off the letters to reveal the first coat of turquoise.

Have a creative day!