Wednesday, 17 February 2016


Over the past year my family has faced numerous challenges. We have had to make a lot of adjustments when we moved, had to support my daughter through some pretty scary moments and lately my husband's health has been very concerning. But one thing I am thankful for is that we are all together. We are facing the challenges and supporting each other. 

I am also thankful for the close friends and family that have listened when I needed an ear and, when I needed to hear it, gave me the reassurance that I was doing the best I could at being a parent and a wife.

In keeping with the thankful theme this morning, I've created these three Thank You cards...

As part of a challenge this week I had to create a clean and simple Thank You card. It took me three tries to achieve that and this is attempt #1. As you can see, not so simple! Lol!

I used a blending tool with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana ink to get an ombré effect for the background. I also added a hint of So Saffron ink to the background as well to tie in with the yellow title. I stamped the flower in Real Red ink then using my aqua painter I colored it in.

I didn't have the right color cardstock to cut the title so I just used my blending tool again with So Saffron ink and turned white cardstock into the right color before die cutting. You could always die cut first then color but I was thinking that this particular piece would be too delicate to color after.

Attempt #2 wasn't quite as complicated but still took a bit of effort to stamp the Thank You's straight and at the same width apart. (I really just eyeballed it and lucked out that they were all straight! Lol)

The background was using my blending tool again with Bermuda Bay ink and then to get the "dirty" looking spots, I just added some Sahara Sand ink.

Attempt #3... Very simple! I stamped the background using So Saffron and Sahara Sand ink. Then stamped the Thank You with Coastal Cabana ink and cut it out.

Yup, super simple! I kept wanting to add more but I resisted the urge! Lol! 

I fussy cut the title and used dimensionals to adhere it to the page to give it some pop!

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Last Chance...

Tomorrow is February 15th and your last chance to get the limited items from Sale-A-Bration! Check out the cards I did using the Hello set and Sky is the Limit set...

I think Sahara Sand and So Saffron are my new favorite ink colors!

I swiped my So Saffron ink pad on one of my larger acrylic stamp blocks and then used my aqua painter to pick up some of the ink to add color to the florals of the card.

The Sky Is The Limit stamps are perfect to create those hard to make man cards!

I stamped the airplane using Sahara Sand, cut it out and used dimensionals to stick it to the card. I stamped the triangular pattern using Cherry Cobbler ink.

Tomorrow, February 15th, will be your last day to get these limited time items! Get any               Sale-A-Bration item FREE for every $60 you order! Don't miss out on the stamps you love!


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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Tea time...

We have had such beautiful weather here that it makes it hard to remember that it's winter! It is definitely in complete contrast to the east side of Canada! I'm sure we will pay for this weather at some point but I'll just enjoy it for now! :D

To match this spring-like weather, I decided to make a light, sunny card! I used a few of my new favorite SUP! items that come to my doorstep recently.
I love crafty mail!

I used the Striped Scallop die to add texture to the background and the Cups & Kettle dies to cut the tea cup out. The A Nice Cuppa stamp set has the soooo super cute tea bag stamp that I just love!! I then stapled a piece of Linen Thread to it to finish the look!

The teacup was made using a specialty resist paper that I got as part of Sale-a-bration last year, but to duplicate the look is super easy! Here are the steps you can do to create your own resist paper:
  1.  Cut your tea cup out of white cardstock.
  2. Stamp a pattern onto your tea cup using Versa Mark ink.
  3. Cover image with clear or white embossing powder and heat set.
  4. Using a sponge applicator, distress your tea cup with your favorite color of ink.
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