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, August 31, 2010


Juat a quick look at the Technique Tag collection. It's really growing.
The last Tuesday of the month-like tonight- is when we get together and make the tags. I appreciate you coming out in the crummy weather ladies!
'Til next time.......  play TAG!


Just apply some blocks of colour with a sponge, emboss it and add a few details. Quick and easy.

Same idea but a totally different card. No embossing on this one and it's regular card stock, not glossy. Again, quick and easy.

Thanks for looking! I hope you get some creative time today.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


A wonderful friend of mine had a birthday and I brought out the toys to play and create a card for her. All but the cord is Stampin' Up! The cord is another colour from the Thrift Store find. The bird was punched from card stock that had been brayered a few colours of blue and green, then sprayed with Smooch spritz. The eye is from the pearls assortment- the tiniest one. So cute!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I love how the grey cord works with this card. It's velour needlework cord I found at our Thrift Store. You just never know what you'll find there.
The tag was coloured with markers and the flower strip was watercoloured.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


 No need to wait for Christmas or weddings to get your shimmer on.
Pull out the bright colours and go for it!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Run a brayer that's been inked up with a Kaleidacolor pad, over glossy cardstock, follow with a quick spritz of Smooch spray and you have a pretty background just waiting for your chosen image.

Yesterday, a very creative friend of mine had a birthday. I was away for the day and never sent her birthday wishes. So, a day late but......

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Once the iris folding is done, this card is quite quick to make. Just about any sentiment would work with this design, as would any type of card. I can see a Christmas card being easily adapted, or a Valentine.

If it's too smokey for you outside this weekend, stay inside and try some iris folding.
Have a great weekend, whatever you decide to do!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Quick and simple-- who doesn't love that?
Easy to make and regular mail. Too simple for you? Then, it's a great jumping off place too. Sounds like a challenge doesn't it? Hmmm....I'll be back later!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Isn't this a beaut? I totally cased (copy and share everything) this card which is not bad- it's allowed, even encouraged. What is bad, is my failure to remember where I saw it. I think it was on Splitcoast but not sure. I truly believe the actual designer deserves the credit. When I find it, I'll come back to this post and give proper credit. Meanwhile, enjoy it. It's one of my favourites this year.
Edited to add:  I was fortunate to find this quite quickly. This link will take you to this card entry on Splitcoast and you can click over to her blog from there if you like.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Christmas in August- what fun!
A great group of ladies came by and made two each of these cards. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
They wouldn't let  me play Christmas Carols- they said it was a tad early  :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Here are two cards that show how you can do anything with baby wipe and chalk card stock, that you could do with any other card stock. The top card shows clear emboss resist done on the flowers. The bottom card has been dry embossed, sanded and inked. There has to be a name for that- if you know it, let me know. :)
The chalk, when applied with a baby wipe, acts like a paint and is permanent once dry. This allows you to do any techniques you'd like without disturbing the chalk.

Break out you chalks and baby wipes and have some fun. No rules, just do it!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Our Hostess Club has a monthly challenge and this one was Christmas theme using only two colours. It actually was easier than I thought it would be. The first card uses bravo burgundy and white, while the xecond is concord crush and pear pizzazz. The colours do not show true on this page. Concord Crush is much darker, however, the detail of the embossing shows well.
Love the challenges and love these stampin' Gals- they're the best and my main reason for doing what I do with Stampin' Up!
Thanks Ladies- you're my inspiration!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


There isn't  much that could be simpler than this technoque. Pick up some chalk on a baby wipe and rub it onto card stock. Let dry and then treat it as any design paper. This one has been stamped with Stazon ink, using Pocket Silhouettes stamp set.
Ten stampers did this technique last night and we had ten different but very nice results. You ROCK Stamp Club Ladies!

Monday, August 9, 2010


Smooch Spritz is fun stuff and WOW is the colour ever intense. This card has Log Cabin sprayed on, very lightly, yet it covers well.
This is sort of another CASE as I loosely copied a card from a Stampin' Up! magazine. Casing works for me when I want to make a card, but I don't want to design it. Or I like it so much, I want one of my own. Am I the only one that has times like that? I'm pretty sure I'm not.
Hostess Club is tonight and we'll be doing a baby wipes and chalking technique. I'll show that tomorrow.

I appreciate your visit and hope you have an amazing day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I love this card.
I totally cased (copy and share everything) it and I have no idea where I saw it. I made this card back in June so it's impossible to know where I'd been blurfing. If I ever find it again, I'll come back and give proper credit. If you see it anywhere online, please let me know.
Have a great and wonderful day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Here you go- two cards in one entry today. Both cards began with the same technique for the base. We swiped a couple colours of distress ink onto a craft mat, sprinkled on some Pearl-ex (one with gold, one with copper) and gave it a spritz of water. Then, we laid our cardstock over it, picking up the colour. Once dry, we stamped and coloured our images. Then, it all was covered with Versamark and clear embossed.
The bottom card had a couple layers of UTEE added to it and we did a cracked glass technique. You can really see the shimmer of the copper Pearl-ex on this one.
Remember to click on the photos for a closer look.
Another great play date with Kate.

Have a great weekend- hope you get to play!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Just playing with colour.
Smooshed some re-inker onto white craft ink that was on the back of a acetate. Clear embossed the whole surface. That should be the finished piece. However, when I went to use it, the embossing seperated from the acetate and the ink was still wet. What?
So, I took the acetate piece and laid it onto white card stock. Punched flower centers and attached the pieces with brads.
This time, the "fix" was quick and easy but I have had a few failures lately where the "fix" seemed to take forever and was really still a failure.  :(
Please tell me those are growth moments.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


A few days ago I decided to spritz some colour onto some white paper flowers that I have. So I made a bit of spritz using melon mambo re-inker. Sprayed that all over the flowers I had laid out on some white card stock. Once dried, I removed them and then sprayed log cabin (dark brown) Smooch Spritz here and there on the same white card stock. Very sparingly as this is very dark spray. Once that dried, I die cut and punched the card stock.  The petals on this flower were the scraps from the lattice die. The other pieces were punched. River rock card stock supports it all nicely.
So, there you have it- Spritz & Bits!  FUN!
Hope you have fun today!

Monday, August 2, 2010


A few days ago, I brought this scrapbook page upstairs and put it on display on my mantle. My thoughts at the time were.."it's okay but..." and I hoped by leaving it alone I could see it again fresh and 'finish' it.
Enter my DH- he has a look and right off says "It needs something at the top. There's too much blank space".
This from the man who tells anyone who listens that he hasn't any creativity.
Anyway, I totally agreed with him and just had to figure out what the 'something' was.

We think so. I love his input- it makes the scrapbook more 'ours'.

Hope you are having a terrific long weekend.