Thursday, 3 August 2017

Thank You card

     This thank you card (twist and pop) was made for a friend who has been coordinating 31 people in a Canada 150 km Challenge.  She had door prizes each week to encourage us along the way. Each week we would have a Roll Call where we would share our kilometers walked, biked or ran for that week.  This stamp set was my prize for one week's door prize so I made a thank you card for her.
I am happy to say I exceeded my goal for that challenge and have joined a summer exercise challenge coordinated by this same friend.  She is an awesome leader!

Double Fold birthday card

     Another new technique (Double fold) was used here with the opportunity to use up some birthday washi tape.  I also used some glitter paper I won in a contest on a friend's Facebook page.

"Swing" card

     For this card, I used the wiper card technique without the pop ups on the top.  I used the tree from Sheltering Tree set, the swing and cushions from Sitting Here stamp set and the sentiment and butterflies from You Move Me.  I embossed the front panel with Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I used the gold/white bakers twine for the "rope" on the swing.

Retiform Card

     Here is another retiform card in Tranquil Tide ink and the Great Outdoors stamp set and the sentiment from Sitting Here stamp set.

Peekaboo birthday card

     When I saw this stamp set (Heartland) in the new Stampin' Up catalogue, I knew I needed it for my prairie theme cards.  This card also uses the wheat from the Wetlands set and the birds from the High Tide set and the sentiment from the Sky is the Limit set.

Birthday card

     This is a simple birthday card using the Sky is the Limit stamp set, Word Bubble framelits and the global embossing folder.

Retiform cards

     These two cards were made with a new technique I learned called retiform.  I used Stampin' Up's stamp set called Lovely as a Tree for these.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Heartland cards

     Last night, I pulled out my brand new Heartland stamp set from the new Stampin' Up catalogue and made this package of 4 note cards and the barn card that could be used for any occasion.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Have a great weekend!

Father's Day card

This is also a custom order card for Father's Day, using the Nailed It stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The wood grain designer series paper is from a collection I had when I first started as a demonstrator 3 years ago.

Pop up Father's Day card

Stampin' Up has this great wood textures designer series paper that I have fallen in love with and so I made this pop up gift card holder as a Father's Day card.  I have sold 3 so far so I plan to make more for upcoming farmer's markets.  I also used the brand new wood crate framelit as well.

Baby Waterfall card

     This is an order from one of my customers.  It is a baby waterfall card made with Pool Party card stock and ink and Something for Baby stamp set and framelits - all from Stampin' Up!

Wedding card

On May 21, we went to my husband's nephew's wedding.  This is the card I made for their wedding in their wedding colors.  I embossed gold foil from Stampin' Up for the panels and inside pocket which held their gift.  The sentiment was from Occasional Quotes and stamped in Powder Pink. The card base was also Powder Pink all products in this card are from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Father's Day Card

Here is a Father's Day card I plan to make more of for our farmer's market.  I used paper that a friend of mine shared with me, for the background and the Nailed It stamp set.

Thinking of You Card

This card could be used for any occasion.  I made it as a Mother's Day card.

Easter Baskets

These little Easter baskets were made for one of the preschool classes I work in.  There were filled with treats for the kids to take home.  They could be great for any occasion like a bridal or baby shower.

Double Z Card

This is a Mother's Day card I made to sell at our community farmer's market.  It is a Double Z card.

Thank you Card

     This card was made with the Sheltering Tree stamp set and the Decorative Dots embossing folder.

Thank you Cards

These cards were made with water colored panels.  I used two different methods with Stampin' Ink refills and baby oil.  The back 2 were sponged and the front two were done by swishing the water color paper in the inked oil.

Birthday Waterfall Card

     This is a birthday waterfall card I made for a custom order.  I used Peekaboo Peach card stock and Whisper White card stock.  The Avant Garden stamp set was also used.

Birthday Pop/twist Card

     This is the inside and outside of a pop and twist card I made for my sister's birthday.  I used the Number of Years stamp set, Petite Petals stamp set, the Petite Petals punch and thinlits from the Large Number set.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Thank you Note Cards.

     A few days ago, I received an order for a set of 10 thank you note cards so this is the set I made.  The top picture shows the box I made for the set.   Thank you for visiting!

Water Color cards

I have been having so much fun with water coloring!  Here are some more cards with water color backgrounds.  

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Water Color Beach Cards

     These cards were also water colored with ink from dried out markers (great way to use up the last little bit of ink in markers before throwing them out.  The small, front panel was water colored with a few Stampin' Up! ink refills.  I had put them away for awhile but when I put them with these backgrounds, they felt like beach scenes to me.   Thank you for visiting my blog!

Framed Water Color Picture

     Hello.  Hope you are having a great weekend!   This is framed piece.  The blue part is water colored with marker ink that was mixed with water.  It was fun painting and then putting this together.  The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes from Stampin' Up (retired).  the poppy die cut is from black card stock.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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Up-cycling Projects

     Who would ever guessed one could have so much fun creating cards and book marks with 2 Scotties brand tissue boxes?!  The scalloped circles on the regular size cards are from the bottom flaps of the cards.  When you turn the cards in different directions, the lighting changes the colors.
The 3 note size cards are made with the sides of one of the boxes and the book marks are made with another box.  This was such a fun up-cycling project!

Birthday Double Z Card

     With spring around the corner for us, I thought a camping theme would be great for this Double Z card.  Once again all elements of this card except for the blue strip on top (holding the plane) are from Stampin' Up!  The lantern, tent, and ants are from The Great Outdoors (retired set), the trees are from Lovely as a Tree and the plane and birthday sentiment are from The Sky is the Limit set (retired set).

Going Global Twist and Turn Card

     I have seen so many of this style card that I finally challenged myself to make one.  I chose Night of Navy card stock and ink.  I also used the big dipper stamp from Going Global Stamp Set.  This image was heat embossed before sponging the background.  All elements of this card are from Stampin' Up!

4 Seasons

     Good morning Friends!  One of our vendors at Prairie Sky Farmer's Market in Saskatoon, challenged me to make a framed 4 seasons piece.  I took on the challenge and created this with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  I originally used a dark brown frame but prefer this one much more as it is lighter in weight and looks much better.  

Thank you  for visiting my blog today!  Have an awesome day!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Water color Valentine cards

     With Valentine's Day only a few days away, I thought I should share these cards with you.  The backgrounds are water colored.  Last year, I made cards for the children in our preschool class with the stamp I used on the cards on the left side of the picture. These cards and the red ones peeking out on the right had side with the fox on them are great for children to share with their school friends.  These stamp sets are from Stampin' Up! and unfortunately are retired.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year's Message.

     Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Have a great week!  Wishing you a wonderful New Year in 2017!

"Nailed It" Valentine Card.

     This is a brand new stamp set from the brand new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.  I also used the Build It thinlits to cut out the tools for this card.  The sentiment was cut out with the Word Bubble Stampin' Up!  Thinlits.   The brown background was Tip Top Taupe embossed with the Wood grain embossing folder.  For the screwdriver and hammer, I stamped them on white cardstock as well as the gray so I could color the handles, cut them out and adhere them onto the gray tools.  All the tools are heat embossed with silver embossing powder onto gray card stock.

Thank You cards and Sympathy Cards.

     Having just come through Christmas holidays, it seemed fitting to have some thank you cards handy for those times when someone might want to give a thank you card for a meal invitation.

     2016 seemed to end with a lot of people passing away and so it seemed important to have some sympathy cards available as well.

Sticky Note Holders

     I have seen several different versions of these sticky note holders and this is mine.  I made one for each of my co-workers and added a mini gel pen to each one before wrapping them up.  Each one is done in their favorite colors.  They were packaged in these stamped white lunch bags .

Gift Card Exploding box

     Happy New Year Everyone!  I realize I haven't been here on my blog for awhile so I will take this time to share a few projects I have been working on.

     In November, I made this exploding box gift card holder for a door prize at the Market I am part of.  A friend of mine shared the instructions with me and I took on the challenge.  The "printed" panels that I painted with shaving cream and 3 Stampin' Up Ink Refills.  I believe I used Real Red, Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush.  The base is made with some cardstock that was given to me from another vendor at our market.   It was fun and I hope you take on the challenge.