Saturday, December 12, 2009

Feeling down??

Don''t think that I have mentioned that I have started selling my cards out of my Mum & niece's sub shop. Here is one I made today.

The only SU part of it is the image, and card stock, that's all the info...but I wrote down my measurements in case you wanted to make one too. It is a great way to show off paper you like.

The base is gable green 4.25 x 5.5

Tempting turquoise mat is 4 x 2

DP is 3.75 x 1.75

Rose red mat is 2 x 3

DP is 1.75 x 2.75

Black mat is 1.75 x 3

DP is 1.5 x 2.75

Desk box

I made these to put on a desk and fill with paper clips etc. Here is the link to the tutorial here
All supplies are SU unless noted
Card stock is old olive and not quite navy, DSP is Urban Garden, don't know where I got the chip board letters and then used aquamarine stickles.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My sister showed me this technique the other day and I love it, stamp your images with STAZON on GLOSSY paper, let dry, cover the entire paper with versamark, then sprinkle on Iradescent ice, heat using heat gun.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday treats

(Insert BS story why I haven't blogged in awhile here)! I got the stamp set "Sweet Centers" from SU and am diggin it. You can only get it until January 4th, 2010. Keep that in mind. I am thinking about having a class using it shortly after the holidays. I used the sweet treat cups with it too. There is another set coming out in the mini that uses the sweet treat cups also.
The paper is ww, garden green. The DP I have no idea. I also made this card with a slider so you don't have to wreck the card to get the candy out.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas cards

Up for your viewing pleasure today is some hot Christmas cards, I did this with my splurge group last year and just loved it. The strip that the trees are stamped on is a paint chip (looks around and whispers) you can get the paint chips from just about any store that sells paint.
Cut the paint chip strip to the size you want, I then inked up SU Lovely as a tree in whisper white, stamp your image, lift up and stamp a little over top what you have already stamped, I embossed with iridescent ice. I used the mat pack to poke holes around the edge of my card stock, then used the white signo pen to make it look like faux stitching. Stamped a Christmas sentiment from Sincere Salutations.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Ladies, please, please, hold the applause. I haven't blogged in a bit as I needed to find just the right project. I have been invited to vendor at the Forestry Farm on November 15th for the Saskatoon Kinettes's craft fair, there will be other vendors, like purses, jewellry what not. Come check it out 11-3. I am making some of these little boxes to sell there, I hope they do well, here is the link for the tutorial here
I used SU Cottage Wall DSP

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Album in a box

I discovered this album in a box quite awhile ago, I just couldn't find the link for the directions, I have made a few of these and they are awesome, I made a Harley Davidson one for a wedding gift, unfortunately I gave it away before I took pictures. Here is the link for instructions here.
Just click on album in a box. I used the paper Bali breeze.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tart n tangy buttons

Another card using Tart n tangy, I am so glad I didn't decide to sell this set.
All supplies used SU unless noted.
Base is ww, matted in rose red, rose red ribbon, old olive marker, couple of no namie buttons, and the DSP is....hmmm, what's the name, raspberry tart!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Toilet paper roll scrapbook

Long time no blog, ha ha ha, well up for your viewing pleasure today is a little scrap album made out of toilet paper tubes, that's right folks TOILET PAPER TUBES. As usual this is not my original idea, something I stumbled upon. Isn't this rockin, I think I say that about alot of things.
All supplies SU unless noted
I took 3 empty toilet paper rolls and flattened the heck out of them, a bone folder works great for this.
I cut my patterned paper 4" x 5.5" (your rolls might differ) and ran a few rows of sticky strip down it,. adhered to toilet paper roll.
After papering all your rolls, and decorating as you see fit, using a crop a dile and jumbo eyelets, put an eyelet at the end of one side, this is how they fit on the ring.
Now eyeball up some coordinating card stock and make your inserts and decorate.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Punch monsters

Busy time a year, got the boy in Preschool, swimming, all the fun stuff. These are some Halloween punch monsters, not my original idea, just stuff I have come across. You can put a peppermint chocolate underneath and give out for Halloween.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Splurge spoiler-don't look if you don't want to see what we are making

I'm back, had a fab summer other then the weather sucking. I am making a card similiar to this for my splurge. I just traced a coffin template of off SCS, doubled it and put an image in it.
All supplies SU unless noted
Basic black paper for coffin, white signo pen for lines on outside of coffin. 1 1/4 square punch for window. Stamp set used is spooktacular greetings, coloured in using real red marker.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's summertime

For those of you that check here occasionally I am going to be blogging very little until the fall, I love to spend time outdoors and camp. I will post when I can but it won't be very often, feel free to check in once in awhile. Have a great summer.

Monday, May 18, 2009

You're a classic

Kinda another plainy jainy, nothing spectaular lately, it's that time of year, outside alot etc. I do have a cool album in a box I will post later.

All supplies SU unless noted.

Close to cocoa background, no name DSP matted in more mustard, classic autos stamp set, lnot quite navy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rainbow page

This is one of the pages we made at my last class. I am finding the Rainbow sherbert is perfect paper for this time of year.

All supplies SU

8.5 x 11 tempt turq, Rainbow sherbert DSP, apricot appeal mats for photos, green galore with tag punch, green galore paper with gable green used for journaling, WOW flowers, 1" circle punch, gable green 1 1/4" punch. You can't see it but underneath the bottom photo is a quote from Best wishes and more in whisper white.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Clownin around

Quick posty here as I want to keep people coming back. I am making cards like a mad woman for the tins. This is just a simple basic kids card.

All supplies SU

Base is whisper white, matted with DSP from Rainbow Sherbert, matted on Apricot Appeal and then tempt turq. The clown is from an old SU set. I coloured him in using green galore, tempt turq, and apricot appeal.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pink ribbon card

This is another card for the tins I made. Being the tournament is in support of breast cancer I thought this would be fitting.

Base is ww, matted with regal rose DSP from a prints pack, level 1 hostess fall/winter 2008 catty. Scallop square punch in ww, 1 1/4" square punch in regal rose, ww square 1", breast cancer symbol punch from EK success. White and pink ribbon

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Feminine Pirate

I joined a pirate swap on SCS awhile ago and figured I better whip something up. I pulled out some supplies and was drawing a blank, then I thought hey, what not a girl pirate card, so this is what I came up with.
All supplies SU unless noted
Base is ww, black mat, 2.25" strip of pixie pink, with Halloween DSP from the fall/winter 2008 catalogue 2", I stamped the ship from Ahoy Matey, coloured it in with watercolour crayons, matted in pixie pink, topped it off with some black and white eyelash ribbon, I think I am going to dazzling diamond the heart on the ship.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Hey peeps, I've been kinda neglectful, it's just that time of year. I haven't done masculine in awhile, which I really, really like to do. I find them so much easier then any other, I guess it's because you can keep it simple, you don''t have to worry about all the "girly" stuff like flowers and bling. I actually pulled out some of my scrap DP and got to use some of it up.

Very Vanilla back ground (SU), strip of ???? DP, with Blue Walmart Ribbon, the mat around the bear is brocade blue (SU), bear is from the SU set Yukon, I stamped the image on watercolour paper (SU), then coloured it in with SU watercolour crayons

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Altered lunch tins

I'm baaaack (in creepy poltergeist voice). I had the week off for Easter break and spent it painting my daughters room. You won't see pics for awhile as I want to let the paint cure before I put up the decor elements.
Here are 2 of the tins I made for the golf tourney, all 4 are pretty much the same I just used the paper differently on all of them.
All supplies SU unless noted.
I bought the metal lunch tins from Micheal's, the paper is Darling Dots from SAB, certainly celery ribbon is from SAB as well, the blue ribbon is from WalMart, added some flowers and ribbon on the handle. These make great gifts when filled with cards and envelopes, I just made one for my niece for her birthday. A tutorial for the lunch tin can be found here.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blog candy winner

We have a winner, Jennie from is the winner of the candy, please send me your address and I will get out to you.

Friday, April 10, 2009

1000 hits=BLOG CANDY

I'm back, had a fab weekend in Edmonton, psychotic drive home though, bad weather and road conditions. I see I hit 1000 visitors to my site this weekend, WOO HOO I think that calls for some CANDY, blog candy that is. To be entered please leave a comment on this thread. I will post international so comment away. Blog candy will be open until say April 15. Please scroll down below for newer posts, this will stay at the top until the candy is won.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New fave

I have to say that I love this card, unfortunately it is not my own design. I came across it somewhere, shame on me and had to have one like it, I changed the ribbon and sentiment. I have had the tart n tangy stamp set for awhile but didn't do anything with it. I went on a mission for some examples and found some really great ones to inspire me, so what I am saying is expect to see a few from tart n tangy.

All supplies SU unless noted

Whisper white base 2.25" strip of Summer Picnic DSP, strip of Pumpkin Pie, which I scalloped with a corner rounder from Wal Mart. Old olive ribbon. Pumpkin Pie with scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch with Summer Picnic DSP, apple stamp from tart n tangy in old olive ink. The crooked birthday sentiment is from Upsy Daisy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cards for a cause

Sick of my SAB stuff yet? Hey free product, I am usin like crazy. A friend of mine puts on a "Girls gone wild" golf tournament for breast cancer and asked me to donate something. I am/have made metal lunch tins and am going to fill them with cards that I make, this being one of them. I will post pics of the metal tins later.

All supplies SU, unless noted

Base is choc chip, mat is from the SAB paper Delicate Dots (bashful blue), 2.5" strip of choc chip then punched with the scallop border punch. The flowers are from SAB's Polka Dot Punches stamp set. I used heat n stick powder with versamark and then the Fine Cosmo Glitter. The ribbon is probably from Wal Mart. The scallop oval punch is from the new SU mini and the stamp inside is from Fiskars

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All SAB card

I have never done 2 step stamping, or really cared for it, but guess what, I think this is what I will be doing for awhile. I think it would be great for new stampers as you really don't have to be precise. I put up 2 of the same card so you could see the glitter in the centre of the yellow flowers.

All supplies SU-except the stickle

Base is So Saffron, then a strip of Certainly Celery with the DSP Delicate Dots from SAB, then a strip of So Saffron ribbon, again from SAB, with a nice little knot. The stamp set I used is Botanical Blooms, again from SAB, I did the flowers in Bashful Blue and So Saffron, the leaves are Certainly Celery, and then basic black outline, some stickles in the centre and finis!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Glitter semi tutorial

The card with the gorgeous coloured heart done in glitter is one from the Edmonton regional. I fell in love with it. I probably have about 8 pictures of this card on my camera. I did not make the card with the heart, I repeat I did not make the card with the heart, isn't it hot though. The cards with the flowers done in glitter is the one I made. It is so easy, I will tell you how to do it and then give the supplies for my card. Roger that?

Take SU's sticky cuts, letters or "sweet" OR in just the sheet of sticky cuts pages, did you know you could get ones that you can make your own, just think of all the possibilities with punches and the sheet of sticky cuts...I'm in heaven.

Step 1
Take a sticky cut, I choose 3 flowers from the SU sticky cuts "Sweet". I just peeled one side off of the sticky cuts and adhered to the whisper white paper, then a took my hobby knife and on the sticky cuts, cut it into 3 pieces. (the heart card would have cut theirs 6 times).

***you will end up cutting through your paper, don't worry about it. It is best to the cutting on a cutting mat, before you put your card together.

Step 2

I peeled off one section of my sticky cut and dumped Fine Cosmo glitter on it, then the next flower etc. Pat the glitter down to get it to adhere even better. Work with only 1 colour at a time.

Step 3

Peel away the middle section of the flower and using a different coloured glitter, adhere to sticky cut. You can do this as many times as you want.
All supplies SU
Base is Pacific Point, mat is Rose Red
Flowers are from Sticky Cuts Sweet on Whisper White paper matted with Pumpkin Pie
Blue glitter from Fine Supernova- Aqua
Orange glitter from Fine Supernova- Orange
Pink glitter from Fine Cosmo- Rose Pink
Ribbon is 1/2 Striped grosgrain ribbon- Pumpkin Pie

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Regional card boards

So here are some of the card boards that they had at the Edmonton regional. Some pretty neat stuff. I learnt a new thing to do with the sticky cuts and glitter, it was totally awesome. Will have to give you a 101 on it. I do have a tutorial written and photographed to put up of a gift holder, I just can't figure out how to add add numerous photos in between the directions...ahhh someday.

Lame candy

So is my candy lame???? Only 3 comments.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Been a real busy week for me, today is my son's birthday so I have been busy prepping for that. I haven't had time to craft so I whipped out one of my 6 x 6 albums and am posting that, this pic is a few years old.

All items SU unless noted

Base is tempting turq, strip of DP is lovely lilac from the winter/fall catty. Picture is matted in whisper white. I stamped an image from Totally tamps in lovely lilac then used the matching tab punch. The hearts are from Priceless which I glittered away (my new fave-glitter). Tag punch which I wrote my age in lovely lilac and then used a dollar store arrow brad pointing towards moi!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Out of town

Leaving town tomorrow to go to regionals in Edmonton, probably won't have another project to share but I will post pics of the gathering.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Easter already

Bonjour mes amis. I felt like doing something Eastery so this is what I came up with. I also think it would be a great card to demo as is quite simple, but you get to use numerous things. Only 2 more sleeps to regionals wooohooo.

All supplies are SU only

Base is taken with teal, very vanilla mat sponged with Summer Sun ink. Using the 1 3/8", 1 1/4", and 1" circle punches I cut out various sizes in taken with teal, summer sun, and lovely lilac and just kinda slapped them on the card, I stamped the image from "A good" egg on very vanilla and them matted on taken with teal scallop punch, whoops forgot to colour the beak in with summer sun. Then I took a filigree brad and a brad from the fire and ice rhinestone brad and put them where I thought there should be a little bling. happy easter sentiment is also from "A good egg"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beautiful Boho backgrounds

Hey chicken wings, yes that is a shadow my my arm in the picture. LOL. I'm so excited, today my sisters and I went and bought fabric for curtains, and paint. I have a 20 month old daughter and think her "baby"decor needs to be redone, so I bought the Ginormousflowers1 from SU's decor elements line. I am making new curtains and going to paint her room, hmmm, maybe I should do a before and after, anywho, the paint is (obviously not exact but close) So Saffron, her curtains are going to be Pixie Pink and So Saffron and then the flowers in Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink and So Saffron, sound pretty rockin. 3 of her walls have built is shelves so it should be neat to see the end result.

The card here (in whispering voice) is for swapping at regional, I should be done with regional swapping posts now, and using the same layouts.

All supplies current SU only

Colours are tempting turquoise, basic black, whisper white.

Base is black, matted with tempt turq. Strip of black 2.25'"and strip of ww 2" stamped with Boho backgrounds. Tempt turq ribbon with black knot. Scallop punch used for black scallop. 1 3/8" circle punch in tempt turq, and again Boho backgrounds stamp set (I love how you can use different sized circle punches to punch out different designs with the big beautiful circle image from Boho.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Girly spiderman invitations

Haven't been doing to much crafting lately as I am busy making swap cards, I'm just dyin to scrapbook. I have kept myself up to date scrapbooking so do not want to fall behind, just wanted to post a little sumpin,sumpin, here are some of the "girly" Spidey invites.