Saturday, October 19, 2013

Teacher thank yous

With Mini Blooms set ofcourse.  I added little dots to the centres of the flowers.

I was loving the papers I had in my stash - black with white distressing (as in chalkboards), map and graph motifs inside the hearts and letter practice strip.

Supplies; Stamps - Mini blooms, Paper - PP (SC, CP), white.

Ahoy matey

I made the background patterned paper panel with stamps, mists, washi, etc.

Supplies; Stamps - Studio calico card kit, Paper - navy, white, Other - washi, gold and white embossing powders.

Lots of thank yous - cherry blossom

I was in need of some quick cards to have on hand, so I made a batch.

And one 'thinking of you' card -

Supplies; Stamps - Cherry blossoms (Flourishes), Delightful dahlia (sentiments, PTI), Paper - Raspberry fizz, Hawaiian shores, Rustic cream, Other - Limitless layers ovals, corner rounder, white ink, cream satin ribbon.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Silhouette cover plates! Yarned shapes

One of my favourite things to do with the Silhouette is to cut out a 'cover plate' and layer things around it.  This cut design is from a Studio calico class (pop off the page 2).

It's very tactile, and best of all, flat for mailing!

It reminds me of those games where you have to count the number of triangles in a given picture.  I tried my hand at 'drawing' with a mist nozzle under the sentiment.

Supplies; Stamps - Fillable frames (PTI), Paper - PP (SC), Orange (SU), white, Other - Silhouette, mist, silk ribbon, red embroidery thread.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elena's baby

I have always loved Elena's masking/stamping abilities.  Here's a card I CASEd from her;  let me tell you, it took awhile to get the masks just right!

Supplies; Stamps -  Bundle of love (PTI), Envelope pattern (HA), Stella & Rose (MME), Paper - Aqua mist, cream, Hawaiian shores, Other - copics. 


Now this is going to sound absurd, but bear with me.  I have wanted to try an embellishment heavy/gender neutral/lots going on/messy/misted/Studio calico type card.  I love the look of them, they are very different from my usual style, and sort of artsy.  ...and sort of ugly!  I don't know how it's possible to love something and think it's ugly at the same time, but there you go.  Isn't it funny what we are drawn to sometimes?

Supplies; Stamps - POP2 class set (SC), Paper - SC 3 x 4 PP, white, Aqua mist, Other - wood veneer sentiment, mist (passport MH), vellum speechbubble, kraft tape (BG).

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lisa's baby set

The minute I saw these cards, I knew I had to CASE them.  I loved how the curve of the mat stack  matched the scallop border.

I made a rainbow of colours.

I made some minor adjustments for supplies I had; stamped polka dots instead of patterned paper, no stamping on higher panel, different ribbon treatments, white as well as kraft bases, and once I stamped a few of the squiggles I decided I liked it better without them.

I never tire of stamping white ink on coloured cardstock.  It makes such an impact.

Supplies; Stamps - Little bitty bird, Mat stack 2, Polka dot basics 2, Paper - Spring moss, Lemon tart, Sweet blush, Lavender moon, Aqua mist, white, kraft, Other - Mat stack 2 die, circle punch, Large scallop border die, copics, ribbon in colours matching cardstock, buttons.

Party TYs

For my daughters' birthday.

I used a small $3 stamp set from Prima, coloured in with copics, and added mist drops.

Each one came out slightly different because I'm still experimenting with making splatters.

Supplies; Stamps - Celebrate Valentines Jack and Jill (Prima), YOF: LOTV (sentiment), Paper - white, Other - copics, Teal glimmer mist (HS).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Occassion-less notes

And playing with impression folders.  I made the Big Shot sandwich very tight, and worried that I might break it, but it squeezed through after all.

Supplies; Paper - white, MME PP, Library ledger, Other - Linen impression plate, scallop scallop border punch.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Foxes paper pieced and painted


and two

Supplies; Stamps - Hello foxy, Paper - white, kraft, MME PP, Other - watercolours.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PTI blog hop - touch of gold

Man oh man, did this card ever give me trouble!   I was inspired by Japanese chiyogami paper and wanted to create something like it.  At first I wanted to use Mini blooms, but that was more gold than I wanted.  Then I had trouble arranging the flowers 'just so'.  It's still not quite how I envisioned it, but I finally gave up.  

I found the perfect floral in an unlikely place - Strawberry patch set!  I embossed the outline large flower in gold and filled in with copic, embossed the solid small flower in clear, and stamped the large solid flower in versamark and white.  I added white dots with a pen, and some sparkly accents to the clusters.

I couldn't find a nice match for the sentiment so I stamped once in Berry sorbet, and overtop in Wet cement.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Supplies; Stamps - Strawberry patch, Mini blooms (sentiment), Paper - Sweet blush, white, Other - Gold embossing powder, clear embossing powder, white gel pen, silver gel pen.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quick chevrons

Sometimes a card needs to be made RIGHT NOW, and there are only 5 minutes to work.  This was one such occasion.  I took patterned paper, ran an impression plate over it, quickly stamped a sentiment and outlined it with glue and added glitter.  Done!

Supplies; Stamps - Think Big, Paper - Canyon clay, SU PP, Other - Linen impression plate, glitter.

Friday, June 14, 2013


At least that is what I think this flower is.  :)

I stamped two cards utilizing masking for the flowers, sprayed some gold mist and added banners for sentiments.

Love the layers and layers of petals.  I added BB: herringbone on the banner on the second card.

Supplies; Stamps - Cutting garden, Bountiful banners, Mini blooms (sentiment), Paper - white, SC green, Other - bountiful banner dies, fishtail flag dies.

Narrow aqua hills

Maybe not the best title for a post, but oh well!  I wanted to do some cottag-ey/country patterns to go along with the house image.  The main panel was stamped onto white, coloured and then popped up with dimensional adhesive.

Supplies; Stamps - Spring hills, Envelope pattern, Paper - Aqua mist, Green boutique PP, white, Other - Copics.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

MIM - flagged border

Here are some cards I didn't get around to sharing, and they fit in with this week's MIM theme -

I cut apart a sentiment from In the Meadow.

Supplies; Stamps - In the Meadow, Paper - Limeade ice, Ripe avocado, MME PP, Other - Fishtail dies.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pinky doily background

Supplies; Stamps - Stella & Rose (MME), Envelope pattern (HA), Label basics, Giga guidelines (sentiment), Paper - Plum pudding, white, Other - Edgers die, Raspberry fizz twill ribbon.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Watercolour postcard - springtime ride

First I painted on the background and let it dry, then heat embossed the white images and stamped the bike in brown dye ink.  I stamped a flower image to stand in as grass.  I also added some 'blossom' paint blobs and added yellow glitter to the centres.

Supplies; Stamps - Bicycle (HA cling), Out on a limb, Boards an beams, Paper - watercolour, Other - Watercolour paint, White embossing powder, yellow glitter.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rosie CASE

from one of the talented DTs  :)

Supplies; Stamps - Rosie posie, YOF: LOTV (sentiment), Paper - Pure poppy, white, Other - Rosie posie dies, copics.

MIM: Paper piecing

I saw a similar card somewhere, but not sure where...

Supplies; Stamps - Fly away, Everyday button bits (sentiment), Paper - Aqua mist, Green boutique PP, white, Other - Cloud die, Fishtail stack die, Ripe avocado buttons.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

PTI blog hop - Bouquet builder #2

And this for my second :

I don't normally do separate posts, but this one took some muscle, so I thought it deserved it.  :)  After stamping the flowers I needed something for the white space, and I found the perfect 'dot cluster' in the Strawberry patch set.

Supplies; Stamps - Mini blooms, Bountiful banners, Strawberry patch (PTI), Paper - white, Other - Bountiful banners dies.

PTI Blog hop - Bouquet builder #1

I chose this colour combo:

And here's my card:

I resisted adding more blooms around.  It was hard!  Instead I added some silver glitter to the middle of the flowers.

Supplies; Stamps - Mini blooms, Bountiful banners (PTI), Paper - white, MME PP.

Friday, May 24, 2013

HBD cupcake

Supplies; Stamps - Cupcake collection, Think big favorites, Paper - Harvest gold, MME PP, white, Other - scallop border punch, corner rounder, silk ribbon, gold pen.

Sweet tag

For my daughter's cubby at school

Supplies; Stamps - BB: Herringbone, Love lives here, Paper - Hibiscus burst, Simple valentine PP, Other - Tag sale #3, felt, embroidery floss.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

More strawberries

Because the snow will stop, right?

I overstamped the sentiment strip of yellow cardstock with one of the patch images.  It lined up pretty well without much effort.  I added white gel pen dots to the strawberries as I didn't line up the outline/solid stamps perfectly.

Supplies; Stamps - Strawberry patch, Mat stack 2 (sentiment), Paper - Spring moss, Harvest gold, white, Other - Edgers die, Pure poppy buttons, silk ribbon.

Monday, March 25, 2013

PTI blog hop - Sequins

Wanted to try sequins out, ran out and got some, came home & thought 'hmmmmm.... now what?'

Mini Blooms set was sitting out, so that's what I went with!

Supplies; Stamps - Mini Blooms, Paper - Kraft, Studio calico PP, white, Other - Sequins

Monday, March 18, 2013

In and out frames

A cheery birthday card.  The white flowers are cut from felt using Tiny tags dies - the little holes do not get cut all the way through with felt.

Supplies; Stamps - Think big favorites, Fillable frames, Envelope background, Paper -  Hawaiian shores, Prima PP, cream, Other - Tiny tags dies, Label 1 die, Fillable frame die, cream felt, Raspberry fizz twill ribbon, pink pearls.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Moxi Fab World challenge: Washi tape

Play along here!

The number washi is mounted on similar coloured cardstock for a muted look.  A little glitter adjacent to it for further distraction.  No need to emphasize numbers on a birthday!  ;)

Supplies; Stamps - Watercolor wonder, Think big favorites (PTI), Paper - Simply chartreuse, kraft, Other - Washi (SC), glitter, fishtail flags dies (MFT), white embossing powder. 

Moxi Fab World challenge: Emphasize the negative

Play along here!

I set the main panel towards one bottom edge of the card.  Had fun choosing the patterned papers for the negative die cuts.

Supplies; Stamps - Hello sunshine (PTI), Paper - Studio calico PPs, white, Other - Heart to heart 6 dies (PTI), Fishtail flags dies (MFT), pink embroidery floss.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Was going to be baby thank yous...

...but it turned out too labour intensive for mass production.  :)  Hard to see, but the In bloom impression plate is on the yellow paper.

Supplies; Stamps - Tiny tags, Paper - SU PP, white, Other - Onesie die, In bloom impression plate, Tiny tags die, seam binding.

Sweet life #2

Similar to one I made just recently, but this time added impression plate on top and some distress ink around edges.  I like how the flourish from the Sweet life set matches the sentiment ones.

Supplies; Stamps - Sweet life, Sending Thanks, Paper - Cream, Other - Linen impression plate, distress ink.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Out of bounds

My first card to go 'out of bounds' beyond the side of the card; 

Supplies; Stamps - Hands of time, Think big favorites, Mini blooms (sentiment), Paper - MME patterned paper, Soft stone, cream, Other - Mat stack 5 die.

Mini bloom love

Ack!  I absolutely adore this set.  This is my first card, it's based on Danielle's melon berry one that was shared in the newsletter this month.  The sentiment is double/shadow stamped using a few of the stamps.

Supplies; Stamps - Mini Blooms, Paper - Aqua mist, kraft, cream.