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.

Friday, July 30, 2010


I totally CASED (copy and share everything) this card!
 Went to Kate's yesterday and she had this beautiful and bold card ready. The technique is called Nostalgic Batik and was very easy and fun to do. I loved her card so much, I didn't change a thing. Distress inks give a very saturated colour, almost instant gratification. I have to do this technique again using SU dye inks.
Thanks Kate!
I really enjoyed our play time- always do.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


So, I showed my hubby a few cards when I brought them upstairs to photograph. He's so awesome, he liked them all but this one was his favourite. In particular, he liked the embossing on the flower.
This flower is not a stamp, it's one of Stampin' Up!'s stencils. There are two others with the set and I really like them. I've seen the set in the new catalogue as well and they are on my "must have" list. It's actually one stencil and one mask. They coordinate beautifully. Of course they do- it's Stampin' Up!

I hope you have a wonderful day- creative on purpose or not!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Kate came over and the distress inks came out for our play time.
The panel behind the lattice was inked with distress ink, then a background stamp with Versamark ink and a spritz of water was stamped over it. It creates a very subtle effect that has lots of depth in real life.

See the bling? That's the new Jewels from Stampin' Up!
They have rhinestones and pearls. I love BOTH of them. You'll be seeing more of them over the next while.

Have a wonderfully creative day!


Pink is not a colour I use often but I can see that Pirouette Pink may change that. I think it's going to go nicely with lots of other colours as well as shine on it's own.
This card went together in 10 minutes. No technique and very little stamping-not my usual style but nice once in awhile. I'm a technique girl and don't plan to change. :)

What technique have you done lately?  Do you have a favourite?

Monday, July 26, 2010


Itty bitty stamps-one flower is used here-itty bitty punches, a set of three.
They also have a set of itty bitty buttons that will match the punches and stanps. Too cute! The itty bitty flower attached to the sentiment has a small pearl in the center.
The basic pearls and basic rhinestones offered by Stampin' Up! are awesome and I can't say enough about the beautiful satin ribboin.
What girl doesn't want to play with pretty things?

Hope you get to. I know I will.
Have a great day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

RARE SIGHT.....for now

Thanks to Kate for challenging me to use this paper and matching rub-ons because I got another scrapbook page done! I scrapbook so rarely that I don't think of myself as a scrapbooker but I think that is about to change. I enjoyed it so much- changing gears mentally, using different tools ( yay Cricut ) and trying to rise to the challenge. I'm pleased, Kate approved and all is well in my creative world.  :)

Have you been challenged lately? Go on- I dare you!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Just a little different and at first, I wasn't going to include this in the card camp. It was one I had to walk away from and look at later and then I was okay with it.

GLITTER- it's the right stuff!

You can't have Christmas cards without some glitter- somewhere. Of the four we did this weekend, this one has the sparkle. The stuff gets everywhere, can be a real pain to use but you just "gotta have it"- 'nuff said.

Monday, July 19, 2010

DISTRESSED in a good way!

Do you have supplies that you really like (or you probably wouldn't have bought them, right?) but they sit on the shelf, unused, unloved and creating guilt because they are unused and unloved? Yeah, me too. Case in point, my distress inks. I bought them, created technique tags for them and then, ignored them.
My good friend Kate, has these inks too so we decided to challenge ourselves to use them. We were meeting for coffee once a week but now, we visit eachother's home and create together. Our first play day was last week and this card came from that time.
Each week, I hope to show the results of our Distress Ink playtime.
Are you interested in the "how to"? Let me know!
Have a great day- play a little!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


You could say we were playing with fire Monday night- and we had a great time doing it. Stamping into soot- great effect. The first card shows reverse soot stamping and the other two show the regular version. We also did some with colour behind the soot.
If one of the group sends a photo of the colour version, I'll post it here.

Give it a try- I know you'll like it!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


What could be better than Christmas in July?
How about Christmas in December? Yes, Christmas is fine right where it is, but we can get the cards made anytime. It's less than six months until Christmas and even less time before mailing out those cards. Just sayin'.......

falalalala lala la la

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I've shown you a few retired colours lately, so now I'd like to introduce some new colours to you. How about Early Espresso? A deep, dark rich brown. Add some Marina Mist and taffeta ribbon. A few flat-backed pearls combined with Antiqued Wallpaper technique and you have an 'old' look with 'new' colours.

Have a great weekend and I hope you get some happy creative time.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Crumpled Resist can be very bright or pastel or vintage- you choose by the colours and stamps you use. Fun stuff! Isn't any technique involving embossing powder fun?

If you have subscribed to my blog- first, let me say THANK YOU. I would ask that you check into my actual blog page once in awhile as well. Why? So that you can see any changes that may not show up in your email update.
I intend to leave class information on my blog now and when it's in the side bar, you may miss it if you are only getting updates by email.

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


White embossing powder was used on the vellum flower, then it was coloured from the back and dry embossed. A sizzlet die cut out the small flowers, colour was sponged on and a white gel pen defines the flower centers.