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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Stamp once, punch three times, stick down and ....DONE!
Easy, peasy.

Friday, October 29, 2010


I love these colours but I don't love this card. Yes, it's true, you won't find perfection here. The technique is called shattered glass and it does look like someone dropped a plate and the shards are lying there. Okay, kind of a negative feel. So, to match colours, I add flowers. hmmm  Then I add a sentiment that I have always read with a positive feel. hmmm Do you see the problem? I feel conflicted when I look at this card. Am I trying to say life is filled with broken moments? NOT! SO NOT!  Not my intention but I think that's what this card says. 
A bit of a lesson here to think about what the card is saying and if it lines up with what I want to say.
So, today's card will require a little re-working. hmmm

'Til next time, thanks foe looking and have a creatively amazing day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


As you may have noticed, I have taken a real liking to clean and simple designs. So far, this one is my favourite. I was inspired by the card s on this post.
She is so talented and she posts everyday! Gotta love that.

Have an amazing and creative day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


If you are attending tomorrow's card camp, you may not want to look today. I'm showing the four cards that you'll be making, so if you'd rather be surprised, click away now  :)

Okay, I need to apologixe for the photo quality (again!) or rather, the lack thereof.
I didn't like the photo with the flash as it washed out the colours, so instead we get shadows.
One day, I need to take the time to set up a little photo booth and learn a bit about the settings on my camers. One day :)
Did you know there are nine weeks left until Christmas? ONLY 9 weeks! How did that happen?
So, you can freely copy any of my cards if you feel so inspired, please just don't post them anywhere without proper credits--- you know the drill.
But seriously, you need to get your cards made.

Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Whisper White- what is it about blue(s) for Christmas?
A texture plate and embossing folder were used to take the starkness out of the cardstock. I'm still into the folded peek-a-boo ribbon and trying to get comfortable with a cleaner, simpler card.

Brown and bling- who knew?

CAS- clean and simple?
I CASED (copy and share everything) this card- different stamps but you'd know it was the same card. Stampin' Up! demos receive a monthly magazine and I cased this card from it. THANKS SU!

Far from CAS. A little fabric, embossing, punching, die-cutting and gluing glitter- whew! Oh yeah, and stamping!

Have an amazing and creative day!
Thank you for looking in on my little place on the www.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


One more card using Masking Tape background. It is definitely an 'oldie but a goodie' technique.
I apologize for my photos- not always that great. The cupcakes were coloured with a blender pen but hardly show up in the photo.

*Note* Christmas Card Camps for the season are listed in the sidebar.

Have an amazing and creative day!

Monday, October 18, 2010


I used up some strips from previous projects for the background on this card. It turned out kind of subtle with a flash of red.
Using your strips from the scrap bin goes very quickly. Don't think it will take tto long to bother- it'll be worth it and you'be surprised by how quickly it goes together. It's only a quarter sheet of paper you're covering. Give it a try- I think you'll be glad you did.

I hope you get some time to start your week creatively!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Monday night, we'll be having Hostess Club and masking tape background was the chosen technique. I have always given it a more masculine look, see this post 
This time, a little eggplant ink and crumb cake card stock were in order.
There should be some fun results with this one- I'll try to remember to take my camera to the workroom, so I can show you.

Have an amazing weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Lots of beautiful silver glitter surrounds little foam squares of coloured glitter. Wide double-sided tape determined the width of the glitter strip. How-to you ask? Easy peasy I say :)
First, prepare your main strip by applying the wide double-sided tape to your scrap cardstock. Peel off the release paper to expose the 'sticky'. Carpet tape works great for this. Then, get your sheet of foam squares and peel the release paper from four of them. Sprinkle on the glitter- my card uses turquoise, press onto foam with a spoon and shake off excess. Place three glittered square onto your wide tape-set aside the fourth. Repeat with more foam squares, using two more colours- like rose and eggplant, remembering to set aside one of each colour.
Once you have placed your glittered foam squares on the carpet tape, cover the piece with silver glitter, press it on and shake off excess.Layer this glitter panel and place your single foam squares around the sentiment. That's it!
 I haven't seen this done anywhere else but I doubt anything is original, somewhere someone else has thought of it too. For now, credit me if you share okay?

Hope you get to play with some glitter real soon!

Monday, October 11, 2010


'Nuf said.


Just working with a new stamp set. I really like the stamp set but not this card, however I do have an idea of how to change it. I'll show you later, even if it fails.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I am grateful for your visits and your input. Have a wonderful day with family and/or friends.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


So, we went to Kamloops today. Had a wonderful visit with our son and my Mom. We also went to Walmart on our way out of town. I have a big Christmas project planned and thought I'd check out the Cricut cartridges and pick one up if it would help with the project. I found one called Doodlecharns. Very cute and had something for all seasons and holidays- perfect! Bought it and came home.

During the drive I had a fleeting thought about already having this cartridge- shrugged it off and of course, get home to find that I do have it. Really? Oh good grief!

So, I would like to know if anyone would like to buy a very cool cartridge. You can view it here
and let me know. My cost was $54.88.

Sorry, no photo today- just a little biz'. Anyone going to Walmart and can return it for me?  :)
I can't believe myself sometimes!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Some select embossing, inking with a marker and some gold cord.
Easy peasy Christmas card!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Stampin' Up! has these already clear embossed papers they call Presto Papers. They are quick to use and the designs are varied and beautiful, This card uses a small piece that has handwriting on it. I added some pink ink, clear embossed the flower and sponged on lots more ink. Quick and easy peasy!

What are you going to create today?  

Monday, October 4, 2010


I can't tell you the name of this technique, but I can tell you how it's done. It was presented at a Stampin' Up! Regional this summer and I can't remember where I saw it online. Anyway, I used it on this card and here is how you do it. On a light or white piece of cardstrock, sponge ink all over. Select your background stamp and ink it up with Versamark. Then, give it an even spray of Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner. Stamp onto the sponged cardstock and allow it to dry. I read that using a heat tool to speed drying could fade out the colour.

This card shows the same technique on the green strip, except there is only Versamark and water on the stamp. The other difference is the cardstock was sponged with Distress Ink. Using Versamark, then spraying with water does not work on SU dye ink.

World Car Making Day was a lot of fun. I appreciate those that came to celebrate with me.

The winner of the 12x12 clip frame is Crystal! Yay Crystal!

Hope you're getting in some creative time  :)