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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I came across some Christmas ribbon in my art room and was immediately inspired to use it. A few hours later and I will be giving a gift bag of tags to a young friend of mine. She'a busy new Mom and I know she'll enjoy this treat.
I hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Three of the thirteen tags made Wednesday night. the l;argest measures 4 1/4 x 5 inches.
A variety of materials and methods were used.

These two strike me as masculine and feminine - Grandma and Grandpa tags!
These two are the Kiddie tags.

Frosty covers the tin. The bellie band slips right off so the tin can be re-purposed after Christmas.

That's all for today.
Have a good one and thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


A half sheet of white cardstock was enough to make my own design paper four these four cards. It began as a colour challenge and became OSW. Always a fun technique.
My Tags In A Tin runs tonight so you'll have a chnge from cards tomorrow :)

Have a warm and creative day!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


How did we ever make cards before embossing folders?
Another beautiful use for paper strips.

So today, and tomorrow, RUN, do not walk, to the Handmade Craft Parade at the Community Center. Get some shopping done and maybe find some creative inspiration.

Have a great weekend! Stay warm.

Monday, November 15, 2010


This Santa is ready for Christmas, as a tag or a tree ornament.
The front is totally glittered using Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The back is designer paper and easy to write on for a tag.
The actual Santa art was found online- search free online vintage Christmas art- you'll find loads of it.

It's dark and dreary out there today. A good day to get something creative going on.
Have a great day and thanks for coming by my blog.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Again with the rich razzleberry cardstock- yummy!
Did you notice the button? It's an old button I've had forever and it has a snowflake on it-
It's the little details that get me. You too?

Friday, November 12, 2010


...and a good time was had by all!


The challenge: Black base with leaves.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


More snowflakes!We can never have too many can we?
The shimmer comes from mixing a drop of re-inker with a drop of white frost shimmer ink, then applying to the stamp with a sponge. Easy peasy and so pretty.
Here's a closer look for you. Love it!
Hope you get some creative playtime real soon. Maybe add to your snowflake collection.....

Monday, November 8, 2010


This card is definitely meant as a Christmas card, but looking at the design layout, I can see this card as an all-season choice. Now, will I remember that come spring, or Valentine's day? I guess we'll see  :)

Hope you have some repeatable cards in your stash.

Friday, November 5, 2010


More paper strips
Love the texture. Love the colours. Love this card.

Have an amazing day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This "collage" look came about all on its own. After stamping a bunch, probably a couple days worth, I noticed that the scrap paper I use looked pretty cool. I took a frame left from die-cutting a Top Note shape and found an area I liked , then die-cut it. Matted it and turned it into an easel card.

So, I have to ask - have you really looked at your scrap paper lately?
You might be glad you did  :)

Have a fun day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This card is loaded with snowflakes and I love snowflakes- as a motif.
Snowflakes are dry embossed on the base, stamped on the center panel and die-cuts are scattered  across the card.
Hope the real things take their time getting here. Looks pretty on the mountains though.

Hope you get something creative going on today!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Faux silk....from tissue paper Just one of the techniques we did on Tag Tuesday.
I have seen this technique done using plastic wrap and using Mod Podge. We used Mod Podge this time as it's quick and easy. Stamp the tissue paper, crumple it up, Mod Podge it onto cardstock allowing the wrinkles to stay. Cut it up and use it as designer paper. We added a little blue Smooch spritz too.

Enjoy every minute of this day!