Monday, December 30, 2013

Celebrating with you

I've been away for some sunshine and R&R and got a chance to make some cards! I need a bunch for January birthdays and anniversaries. 

Here's one that I made...

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...bling it on. I love how the sequins really pop!

Happy New Year!

cs, ink, stamps~ PTI

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wishing you Peace

My friend Rosanne over at Little Red Wagon is asking for anything Christmas this week. 

Lots of heat embossing on the white stamping to make it shiny and some sequins for a little bling effect. I also linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...bling it on.

cs, stamps, twine~ PTI
dies~ Spellbinders

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry & Bright

My  friend Regan over at Little Red Wagon is asking for non traditional Christmas colours this week. How about hot pink?

The pink dots on the wreath are heat embossed and look shiny in real life. Love how this one turned out!

Merry Christmas!

cs, stamps, dies, pp~ PTI
inks~ Versamark, Versafine, PTI, Momento

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Christmas

I am nearly finished making my Christmas cards! Just a few more in progress on my craft table. Here are a couple...

I went crazy with all my snowflake stamps again...these photos are a bit crummy, but I added glitter, embossing and Stickles to these...

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...make your own background.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ Paper Smooches, PTI, Hero Arts, Stampin' Up
inks~ Versafine, Hero Arts, PTI

Friday, December 6, 2013

Frohe Weihnachten

I've been having fun creating cards as a great escape from marking. I need a few to send to the German relatives. So it was great to use my new PTI Global Greetings Christmas Wishes set.  I got out all my snowflake stamps and went to town. Fun!

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...make your own background.

Have a great weekend!

stamps~ PTI, Hero Arts, Stampin' Up
inks~ PTI, Versafine
twine~ Doodlebug
cs~ PTI
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Making Spirits Bright

I have been busy making Christmas cards. Wish I had time to make even more!

Here is a fun one I made with an embossed snow background.

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...make your own background.

Happy Hump  Day!

stamps~ Paper Smooches, PTI
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
inks~ Versafine, PTI
cs~ PTI

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Plenty of Hearts

Today I was busy making cookies and putting up my Christmas tree! So I was in the spirit to share some of my Christmas cards. At Cropfest a few weeks ago, my BFF Avril challenged me to use a stamp set I hadn't ever used yet! My Simon Says set Plenty of Hearts. I had a bit of fun with it.

I also linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

stamps~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI, Paper Smooches
washi~ Martha Stewart, MME, Sostrene
ink~ PTI
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart

Friday, November 29, 2013

Best wishes today and always

It was my mom's birthday last week so I made her a set of all occasion cards. It was a great excuse to play with my Tim Holtz distress inks and markers. Here's one of the cards in her set.

I also linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...anything goes...and they are featuring Tim Holtz products this week.

Happy Friday!

cs~ PTI
ink~ Tim Holtz, Versafine
markers~ Tim Holtz
dies~ Spellbinders
stamps~ Rubberneckers, PTI
washi~ MME, Doodlebug

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Special Occasion Flip Calendar

I have been a bad blogger lately! But today I thought I would post something I made a while back...a flip calendar for the special birthdays and anniversaries I try to keep track of.

These photos of a few of the pages are not very good but you get the idea. The white plastic frame is from Ikea and I made pages for each month with a small photo of one or more people who celebrate birthdays or anniversaries that month. 

A sequin here and there...I kept it pretty simple. 

So now this little frame sits on my desk so I can remember the important days of all the special people in my life! I also linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes!

thanks for stopping by! 

frame~ Ikea
stamps~ Precious Remembrance
pp~ MME
tab dies~ MFT

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Wish Big

I took some time to play around in my craft room last night. I came up with this card...

I heat embossed a bunch of elements for some added zing! I love that Paper Smooches sentiment.

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes! 

Happy (sunny) Sunday!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ MFT, Paper Smooches, PTI
inks~ Versamark, PTI
dies~ MFT, PTI
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart

Saturday, November 2, 2013


It is my friend Tina's wedding anniversary coming up so I made her this card...

I got to play with some stamps that hadn't seen much ink WPlus9 ikat set and my MFT wildflowers set. I also heat embossed the flowers...very cool looking IRL.

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge for Anything Goes. I didn't use any of my Simon Says exclusive products, but I did get those two sets from the Simon Says Stamp store!

happy Saturday!

cs~ PTI
pp~ Studio Calico
stamps~ WPlus9, MFT, PTI
inks~ PTI, Versa mark
bling~ Doodlebug
twine~ PTI
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

It was my dad's birthday last week. So I made him a card...

It was a great excuse to use my new Simon speech bubble die! Love it! So I thought I would also link up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...Anything Goes!

Happy Birthday Dad! Hope it was a great one.

cs~ PTI
pp~ SEI
alpha stickers~ BoBunny
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
sequins~ American Crafts

Sunday, October 27, 2013

So Glad We're Friends

Last week I made a thank you card for a special friend who is always doing nice things for me. It was a great excuse to use some stamps that hadn't seen ink yet!

The orange and kraft (with a pop of teal) seemed to fit right into this season so I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...Halloween Colours.

Thanks again Av!!

cs, inks~ PTI
stamps~ MFT, PTI
twine~ Doodlebug

Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 25, 2013

No Peeking!

My friend Dee inspired me to play along with the PTI blog hop this month. I had honestly forgotten all about it, but then I saw her blog post AND then yesterday I walked home in a raging BLIZZARD so it kind of got me into the Christmas tag making spirit.

Here is the tag I made using all kinds of PTI products, Kraft cs, tag die, and stamps from my Winterberry set and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers. I heat embossed the elements...they look very nice IRL. I love the way PTI cardstock can handle the heat embossing.

And then I made a few more...

I have the "to and from" on the back. I think I will give this set to my mom. She loves wrapping her presents so nicely.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else did on the blog hop!

Have a great weekend!

cs, stamps, die~ PTI
ink~ Versa mark
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart
twine~ Tim Holtz

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Life is a Beautiful Ride...

My dear friend (and very talented...but she doesn't have a blog, otherwise I would link it here...hint hint) Patricia is having a birthday soon. I popped this card in the mail for her. Hope she likes it!

Happy birthday Patricia!!

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge...clear or rubber stamps.

pp~ Authentique
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Hero Arts, PTI
vellum, brads

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Memories of BC

I have been dying to start scrapping our pictures of our British Columbia trip last summer. My BFFs and I bought and shared some very fun AC papers and embellies a few weeks ago in Buffalo so I couldn`t resist diving in when I had some time to scrap this past weekend on a girls` weekend. 

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Going Dotty.

thanks for dropping by...and BTW I think this means I win the bet on who would scrap these papers first!!!

pp, embellies, sequins- AC
flair- Kelly Purkey
wood veneer- BG, Studio Calico
alpha stickers- MME, Glitz

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The best routes...

I saw that this week Jan over at LRW  issued a challenge for fences. I made this card for my friend Tina's upcoming birthday...perfect for this challenge!

Tina has recently made a huge career shift so I thought this sentiment from my PTI "Pedal Pusher" set was perfect. Inside it says "I hope this is your best year yet." I just love that sentiment.

I also linked up with the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge..."Going Dotty" for my polka dot grass!

Happy birthday Tina and I can't wait for our girls' weekend!

pp~ MME
stamps~ PTI
ink~ Hero Arts, PTI

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hostess with the Mostest!

Next weekend my BFF Tina is having her annual girls' weekend up at her cottage. I am so looking forward to a weekend of nonstop relaxing and catching up with some lovely ladies.

Tina is such a generous hostess so I made her this card to go along with a little present.

I used my new(ish) MFT stamp set Blooming Roses that I got from Simon Says Stamp in the summer. I have a few more sets from Simon that still need to see some ink! Maybe I will bring some stamping to do up at the cottage...hhmmm...

I linked up with the Simon Wednesday challenge this week for Stamptember...use a product from the Simon store!

thanks for stopping by...

cs, inks~ PTI
stamps~ MFT, PTI

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

I have a lot of birthdays coming up this fall so I got busy making a few cards...

I also linked up with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...animal antics...see the little bee and butterfly I added?

happy sunny Sunday!

cs~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Hero Arts
stamps~ PTI, MFT

Monday, September 2, 2013

Thank you

I needed a thank you card so I played around with the lovely Rosie Posie set my BFF Avril lent me.

Here is my card...

Looking forward to playing some more with this amazing set!

I also linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...anything goes.

Happy Labour Day!

cs, inks, dies, stamps--PTI

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Desoto Marina

Thought I would post again! Here's a few more photos from the Sweden part of our trip and a layout!

Old Town Stockholm...

The cutest pink castle, north of Stockholm...

Restored  Swedish medieval town...

And a favourite marina in Florida...

Thanks for stopping by! I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, anything goes.

pp, washi, banner~ MME
wood veneer~ Basic Grey
alpha chipboard~ Thickers, American Crafts
alpha stickers~ MLS
mist~ Tattered Angels

Saturday, August 31, 2013

You & Me

I have been a BAD BLOGGER. Well just about everyone I know has been bad lately, so it just goes with the territory! But I did have a good excuse. We were away in the Norwegian Arctic. It was stunning! Here are a few pics...

We also explored the southern parts of Norway as well...

And I did manage to do a bit of scrapping yesterday...That's Florida last March Break...

My  new fave embellie...sequins!

Thanks for peeking! I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes.

pp and washi~ MME
flair~ Basic Grey 
wood veneer~ Basic Grey, Studio Calico
mist~ Tattered Angels

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

You Are Fabulous!

My friend Rosanne is having a birthday soon.....Sadly I will be away so I sent her this card in the snail mail...


I hope she likes it!

Happy b'day Rosanne and have a fab party!!

stamps~ PTI, Rubbernecker
inks~ PTI, Ranger
twine~ American Crafts
washi~ Queen and Co.
dew drops

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Special Memories

I have been badly neglecting my many layouts needing attention! I had a chance to work on this one of March Break 2012 in Florida. I love our tradition of the selfie on the roof of the parking garage at Ft Myers airport, getting those last rays of sunshine before flying home.

Special thanks to my BFF Avril for the stash of retro Scenic Route!

Here's some detail shots...

I entered Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes. 

Happy long weekend!

pp~ Scenic Route
texture paste~ Golden
wood veneer, flair~ Basic Grey
washi tape~ Omiyagi, MME
pin~ Maya Road
button~ Recollections

Friday, August 2, 2013

So Happy for You

I made an anniversary card for my cousins. Great excuse to play with my ikat stamp again for the background! And I used my new Wildflowers stamp set from MFT.

I was inspired by the very talented Maureen over at Mama Mo Stamps. And I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...Anything goes! 

Happy anniversary Pam and James and happy long weekend!!

stamps~ WPlus9, MFT
inks~ PTI, Hero Arts
wood veneer~ Recollections

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wishing you a lovely day

It was my friend Regan's birthday yesterday! Here is the card I made her... 

Hope it was a great one Regs!

I also linked up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

ink~ PTI
stamps~ WPlus9, PTI
pp~ Crate, Jillibean
bling~ Kaiser