This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I know the title for this post sounds like I'm talking to the weather- did you HEAR that thunder?! I am actually saying farewell to another favourite from the current colour palette. On Thursday, all the new colours go live and the
retired ones....well, uh...they retire!
Marker colouring was used for the technique and this card was quick and easy.
I'm really loving the clean and simple, quick and easy cards.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Can you tell that I really like this stamp set?  I am tired of One Sheet Wonder though- time to move on to something else.
I went to Michael's today. I had a gift card from my son at Christmas- I love those!
So, I bought some paint dabbers and crackle paint made by Ranger. Now I just need some play time. Later this week I hope.
I'll be sure to share the results with you here.

Go create something!


It really does look better in real life- it's brighter.
One of the cards we made last Friday. I packed it all up and drove to an RV place 20 minutes out of Enderby. Met some super ladies and had a nice afternoon making cards with them. The ENTIRE time, my camera sat on the counter beside us and I never got one picture! That's when I could really kick myself. I hope to go again before they all head south this fall, so let's hope I do better with the photo ops then.

Our youngest son is flying into Kelowna airport today, leaving again on Thursday, so we are off to pick him up this morning. Haven't seen him since Christmas- miss him so much! So, I will be soaking up his visit. May not get to blogging but I'll try.

I hope you have a terrific week and get lots of opportunities to embellish!

Friday, June 25, 2010


...becomes half sheet wonder-ful! Did the One Sheet Wonder technique on a half sheet and had enough stamped design for four cards. How very cool is that? On the pink and blue cards I added a bit of pink and a bit of blue  :)  Other than that, nothing extra was done to the OSW design sheet. I now have four definitely different cards, from one technique. You can too! I hope you do- today!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I never took a picture of the inside of this card but it says thank you, stamped on a white layer that also has a teal flower stamped on it. This is one of several cards that will be made today at a card class.  The ladies are new to cardmaking so I hope they enjoy themselves. I will enjoy seeing my sister and meeting her ftiends, not to mention I love doing card classes!

I hope you find some time to be creative today- even better, share it with someone.
Even better still, get creative together!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Razzleberry..... razzleberry.....rah, rah, rah!
Just the name makes me happy, nevermind the luscious colour.
How about the Vintage Wallpaper embossing....pretty huh?
(in my happy place!)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow- two more retiring colours. The funny thing to me is I  just began using Sage Shadow in the last few months. A late discovery but I know the new colours will have some favourites over time as well. Just stamping, embossing and die-cutting here- nothing special technique-wise. Another great stamp set where the stamps do the work- not much other effort required. Ya gotta like that!
(I am a technique junkie though)

Enjoy your creative time!


Today I brought out a couple of products that will be retiring soon. While I was at it I pulled out some dollar store pearls. All in all, I just played and didn't care what I used. What I was most interested in was the technique- fast and fun!
It came from my Technique Junkies newsletter and there is a CD special on this month.
There is a button on my sidebar- you can check it out.

See you next time!


When I put up the card using Bold Brights for the colours, I said I would make it again using some new colours. And I did- this is it. Actually, the only new colour in it is the dark pink- Melon Mambo. The Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery are not new but the Wild Wasabi (darker green ink) is a returning colour. Suffice it to say, most of the Bold Brights are gone, new colours have been added and the colour families have been changed around. I am slowly getting used to the changes and I like them.
This card does not have the brightness of the other one but it has richness.
'Nuff said.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Here's a card where the stamp does all the work because I certainly didn't do much :)
Just a light bit of watercolouring, some punching, layering and done!
Dare I say "easy peasy"?

Have a wonderful day- go make something!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


While this card went together rather quickly, it did have a point where it was going in the garbage. I hated it! So, feeling I had nothing to lose, I pushed on with the watercolouring and eventually, I liked what I saw. It looks rather dull here but it has a beautiful sheen from vanilla smooch spritz. Yummy stuff!

The sun is shining- absolutely lovely.
Enjoy this wonderful day.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


One Sheet Wonder- one of the first techniques I learned and as fun to do now as it was then. These bright colours are soon retiring and while I love them, the new colours are gorgeous! I plan to do a One Sheet Wonder with this same stamp set and the new colours, then you'll see how luscious they are. Yummy!

Hope you get some time to create today!


So what kind of card do you make for a friend who loves zebra stripes, flowers and colour? Well, this time, it's the one shown here.
Once again, pulled out the butterfly punch to make the zebra flowers. Used the grass tips for the stripes on the flowers and the entire grass stamp for the background. Some inking, more punching, tying ribbon and sticking the whole thing down.
As it was hand delivered, I wasn't concerned about the thickness.

On a different note- I have noticed a developing trend on my blog and I don't like it! Fortunately, I can also change it :)
My posts lately are four and five days apart- ugh! Too long. So, I hope to get to it more quickly. I'd love to post every day, but not sure I could pull that off. I could try.

Thank you for visiting. You know that comments would be lovely- not looking for flattery, just like to know you visit. I'm open to suggestions or questions too.

Have a wonderful day- notice all the sweet things that happen in your day. I am off the make some cards for an upcoming class, so I'm already blessed.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brocade Blue

Brocade Blue- one of my favourite colours that is about to retire. Therefore, I'll have to choose a new favourite. I'll be sure to show it to you as soon as I get a card made. The new colours are gorgeous as you'll soon see.

I am amazed to see almost 500 on the counter! Thank you for dropping by. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.

Let your creativity out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I checked out the fabric section of my local Thrift Store last week and found a lovely chunk of the beautiful sunshine yellow knit. Even better, it was half price as they were having Customer Appreciation Day. We have a terrific thrift store in this town!
After a few minutes with the Big Shot and a few more with beads, I had these summery flowers.
I'm calling it a recycle project since the fabric had been previously owned.


This card does not have a big, splashy technique. It's just a simple 'inking the stamp with the lighter colour and adding a second darker colour to the stamp with a sponge dauber' kind of thing. I added a touch of glitter to the tips of the tail feathers and his crown.
It was close to midnight when I decided I needed to make this and it went together very quickly. Just what I needed before sleep.
Anytime can be stamping time! Hope you 'get to stamping' at any time today.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 4, 2010

In the Spotlight

Pretty easy to see why the technique used here is called Spotlighting.
Another technique from years ago but the card was made a few weeks ago.
Have a wonderful day! Thanks always for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Using a ruler and white eraser to make the lines in the chalked background is a very quick and easy technique. This card was made quite some time ago but seeing it again insires me to do the technique again. By posting it, I may remind myself :)  Really!
My husband pointed out that there are so many techniques, I could probably go back and start again and re-discover lots that I love. I believe he is right.
So, re-visiting past techniques could be the way things go around here for awhile.
Or not. You never know what mood or technique will strike. I hope you get to do something creative, old or new, today!