Friday, October 28, 2011

We are off and running....

The day has finally arrived. We are leaving for
Australia in a few moments! A dream of a
lifetime! I will try to post from the land downunder but it will all depend on WiFi access.
I made a little thank you card to give to a new friend I have been emailing and whom I have not met...yet. Like a blind date, there is a lot of anxiety and nervousness but we feel we have known each other for a long time. I hope she likes it!! I used Create a Critter for the leaf and also to make the sweet little beaver on the inside. I am sure I will be explaining what a beaver is as she will be  teaching me about the animals and birds of Oz. Thanks for looking!! See you Downunder!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Has Arrived

We have now gone from gorgeous warm, weather to cold, wet, almost snowy-like conditions....and the leaves are almost all off the trees. I guess that is what happens when Hallowe'en is just around the corner. Yesterday, Wed Oct 19th my Mother celebrated her 94th  birthday! My brother, an elementary school principal and I took Mom out for lunch and we had a fabulous meal and afternoon together.  She was so excited and happy to celebrate yet another year. Mom and Dad both shared the exact birth date, and now that he is gone, Mom is a little lost when it comes to her birthday. Isn't it great feeling to love and be loved?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

What an incredible weekend we have in store in Ontario!! Besides the perfect weather forecast, it is the start of Oktoberfest and our Thanksgiving Holiday. Today my family made their way here and we celebrated with lots of wonderful food but most of all, the precious gathering of family. How blessed we are! I made this card for our minister. She went out of her way to help me take pictures at our son's wedding. I used the Pack Your Bags cartridge and paper and ribbon from my stash. Challenges to be entered:
Little Red Wagon - thanks
Creative Cutter - thanks
Shopping Our Stash - thank you

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Baby Boy

My friend has become a grandmother...again!
Garrett was born Sept 27th and is a healthy
baby boy. He has two brothers who are so
proud and anxious to get on with their
brotherly duties! I used my New Arrival
cartridge and Echo Park paper to make
her a card. I will enter it into the anything
goes challenge at Cooking with Cricut.

Monday, October 3, 2011

An Early October Birthday

Time to turn over a new fall leaf. I made a birthday card last night for my neighbour whose special day is today... Happy Birthday, Ellen!
I really like the Stella Rose paper
by My Mind's Eye. So I started with
a base and began to build. Bugaboo's
freebie this week, was just what I
needed to get my start. Copic markers
were used to colour and glitter was
added to the candle, stars and cake.
Glossy accents was used on the balloon. I outlined the sentiment with the Sakura clear pen....I liked the bit of glitz. A  button and some twine was added to the star. I hope she likes it! I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - anything goes
Pile it On - do it for fun (eat cake!)
Inky Impressions - punches/dies
Southern Girls - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - layers
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - polka dots
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
The Poodles Parlour - birthday and buttons and brads
365 cards - lovely layers
Paper crafting journey - dies and punches

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wedding Day

My husband I were thrilled when our son and fiance visited us on the July long weekend to tell us they had  finally decided to get had only taken eleven years! They chose the date...July 23rd and planned to use our church. Two weeks before the wedding date, Matt asked if they could use our backyard since  they were only including family. So, after all these years of having many flower gardens, I changed up this year and planted vegetables....where would they stand?....amongst the tomatoes? ...or between the  beans and beets? We decided it didn't matter. The ministers have a great sense of humour and one took pictures while the other performed the service. It was a beautiful day and the bride and groom  decided that 9:30 AM was a perfect time, especially with the heat of the summer. It was delightful! I made wedding announcements and was happy with the way  they turned out. I used PTI paper, ribbon and sentiment, Labels 20 Nestabilities, and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I printed the announcement inside and used a PTI flower stamp. I made some with plain green ribbon, others with swiss dot and the rest with plain cream ribbon.  I will enter it into the following challenges:
Pile it On - "B" bow
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Our Craft Lounge - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - fresh start (new stamp)
Crafty Catz - monochromatic
Sweet Stampin - anything but birthday
Jellypark - get punchy
Cute Card Thursday - a pinch and a punch
Make it Monday - anything goes

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Restful Sunday

It is so nice to have a day to reflect. We have so much
to be thankful for. My thoughts are with the folks on the
east coast as they deal with Hurricane Irene. First came
the earthquake, then the hurricane. What crazy weather!
Lately, I am in need of sympathy cards. We struggle
to express our sorrow and I discovered that saying less
is sometimes better. Being there to hold a hand, or give
a hug or make some cookies is my way of helping out.
This week I had two cards to make and this one was
elegant and simple to make. I can express my thoughts
inside. It fits into several challenges:
fabnfunky - monochromatic
Ooh-la-la - no backing paper
Freshly Brewed challenge - embossing

Friday, August 26, 2011

Having Fun

I made this cute little card using a MFT stamp, the dress was pieced with Bo Bunny's Powder Blue Dot, other paper used is from Lily Bee Design and the text from an old textbook.The sentiment comes from Ladybug Crafts and it is printed on Labels 20 Nestabilities. I also used Copics and glossy accents on the shoes. I am entering it into  the MFT challenge #34 and
Little Red Wagon - newsprint

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Last Slurps of Summer

It's almost September and with it comes the start of cooler weather. It has been the best summer to enjoy the outdoors and let's keep summer alive with something cool and mouthwatering! I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - sweet treats
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Food and Drinks
Pollycraft Challenge - autumn, orange, brown
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - fun in the sun
House-Mouse - let's get fruity

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Retirement!

My dear friend Jane, the Administrative Assistant at the school where I worked, is retiring! I attended a wonderful party for her and she will be greatly missed. I made this card as it makes me happy...Contented Mudpie. I think she will be one contented lady once she is out of the school.
I will enter it into the following challenges:
Housemouse-challenge: summer
Stampin for the weekend: my fav things....rolled flowers, nesties, House Mice, copics
PIO: circles
Phindy's Friday: circles
Oldie But a Goodie: anything goes

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What is in my garden???

Rosanne once posted on her blog a question asking what was growing in our gardens. I immediately went out and took lots of pictures and then took time to stop and "smell the roses". I don't think we do enough of that. Thanks Rosanne!!

Stanley Cup Finals

I must admit that neither the Vancouver Canucks nor the Boston Bruins are on my regular radar for watching a good game of hockey....however there is something about the playoffs and the final game that causes me to get back to the game! Was I cheering for the Canucks because they are "Canadian"  or the favourite team to win....I don't think I really had a deep inner rage for either team. I understand that many of the Boston Bruins are Canadian.  I respect that they were able to rally and get what they wanted...the Lord Stanley Cup....the cherry on top of all congratulations go out to the Boston Bruins , one of the original six!
Oh long until the season starts back up again????

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flower Girl

Oh, how I love the Pure Innocence stamps
for MFT!  I had taken a paper piecing class from my favourite instructor, Joanne and enjoyed the technique so much, I tried it on my own. Thanks K for loaning me your stamp! I used Pink Paislee paper (love those watermelons!), an EK punch, some ribbon, bling, and Copic Markers. I will enter her into the following  challenges:
A Spoon full of Sugar: flower power
Cute Card Thursday : embellish it
Totally Papercrafts : get fruity
Lili of the Valley : punch it up
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge : lots of circles
Fab n Funky : what'eva
Crafts and Me : punch it out
Penny's Challenges : here comes summer
Joyful Stamper : anything goes
Stampinsanity : anything goes

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chatelaine Comes through....

We should find out today whether our mail will continue or stop abruptly. The postal workers are still negotiating and tonight's the strike deadline.  I was pleasantly surprised today when I opened my mailbox to find the July issue of Chatelaine!!! Now that's thinking ahead!! June's edition was chalk full of scrumptious recipes!! Anyone else get more mail than usual???

Monday, May 30, 2011

Take Me Out to a Good Old Ball Game!!

While we were in Washington, we made a side trip to Baltimore. What a great city! After an afternoon walking tour, we paid a visit to Camden Yards to watch an Oriole/Kansas City ball game and what a game it was!! It went to the last inning tied and with two out, the Orioles scored to win the game! The ball park is full of history and it was a pleasure to sit where many have gone before and enjoy a wonderful evening of ball!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Border Humour

I have to share a we were crossing from Canada to the USA, a border security guard got on board our bus before asking us to come inside to swipe our passports. He asked the driver who we were. Our driver Jeff  is Asian and his English is understandable if you listen. He replied, " Retired Educators". The guard looked at him questioningly and asked, "Retired Gangsters???" The entire bus broke out in laughter! I think we should have a bus named Retired Gangsters written on it. I wonder how long it would then take us to cross the border! I loved that moment!
Our days have been hectic. We have been putting in 14-15 hours a day and we are tired. The weather has been hot and humid. I was hoping to post a few pictures but when the bus arrives back at the hotel at 11:00 PM....what can I say? Stay tuned!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Washington bound....

We are off and running to Washington DC. It's going to be a long day of travel but well worth it! There will be a few stops en route with dinner in Gettysburg. The hotel is in Maryland and we should make it by 9:00 tonight!! Tomorrow, we are heading to Arlington Cemetery and a downtown walk in Baltimore..... then a ball game at Camden Yards....let's see what kind of pictures I can capture!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Playing... oops!

Instead of blogging and posting, I have been playing!
It has taken many tries to get it right but I think I
have discovered the knack of embossing.
I like the way it turned out and the best part
is that it can be used for any I made
six cards!
stamps: Hero Arts, Whimsy Stamps
ink: Holtz distress inks
cartridge: Storybook
I would like to enter my card into the following
Papertake Weekly- bloom and grow
All Sorts Challenge - birthday
Spoonfull of Sugar - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle and shine
Crafty Creations - May flowers
Pennys Challenges - anything goes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Made it Myself Mondays

Alex, over at has started a weekly show and tell of your crafts. All you have to do is link up something you made that is crafty!  It looks like fun! I made this wall hanging many years ago and have it hanging in my craft room. It is suppose to inspire me to get back into sewing! Some day soon....


In one week the countryside has turned green!
We have had a lot of rain and I hear it's going
to continue. Last Friday I was able to get some
perennials in as well as some annuals, now to
watch for frost. The birds are feasting on worms
and enjoying their last few days as empty nesters.
Soon the baby birds will have hatched and we will
have to keep an eye out for prowling cats.
I used a CC Designs stamp coloured with Copics,
two nestabilities, some Prima flowers and three
pearls. It is bright and cheery and will be a
perfect thank you for anyone! I will enter this into
 the following challenges:
LRW - houses
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Papertake Weekly- fancy a punch

Friday, May 13, 2011

Repost from Wed... Some Things Never Change! (Blog post disappeared)

Inside: Thirty years later, some things never change!
 Happy Birthday Matt! This card is for my son
who is celebrating his 30th bday today! I posted
this on Wed night but discovered it has mysteriously disappeared so here we go again!
I used a cute Bugaboo stamp, coloured him with Copics, pop dotted the square for dimension, and used Scenic Route paper with some ribbon and twine. My son, in his youth had trouble keeping his clothes on, so this image is perfect for him! I am re-entering it into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper : men/boys
Catch the Bug : anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge: birthday
PIO : funny bone
Digis with Attitude: make us laugh
Stamp Something:  anything goes
Pollycraft Challenge: boyz to men

Where has the post gone??? Help!!

Has anyone else experienced a lost posting this week??? I know I posted Thursday about a card I made for my son and it has disappeared.... Thoughts???

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Some things never change!!

After thirty years, some things never change!
 This week will come to a grinding halt on Friday when my son celebrates his thirtieth (did I really write that? ) birthday!!! I don't feel THAT old and yet I have a son now in his 30's..... I remember well, not adjusting to that age just like I didn't like 40, or 50 or 60!! It's only a number and it's how I feel inside. Gee, I wonder how he is doing? Really!  Anyways, I had to make him a special card and I have been dwelling on this important deed for a while but not coming up with anything. Suddenly, on Wednesday I had an idea which stems from his youth. He LOVED being naked!! It was a chore to keep the clothes on him. In our home, we are pretty prudish about these things, so I have no idea where it started. But it certainly was entertaining!  I found this adorable image in the Bugaboo store and I knew it was for him. The  inside says:
"After thirty years, some things never change!!" I know it will make him laugh and I hope he has as much fun in the next thirty years, as he has had in the last. I am so proud of him and wish him love!
I used Scenic Route as my paper and coloured my image with Copics. I added pop dots for dimension and some ribbon and twine. Some Cuttlebug embossing was added to the top piece and the sentiment inside was computer generated. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PIO : funny bone
Catch the bug : anything goes
One Crazy Stamper : men/boys
One Stop Crafty Challenge : birthday
Digis With Attitude : make us laugh
Stamp Something : May digi day
Pollycraft Challenge: boyz to men

Saturday, May 7, 2011

ALERT: An Orange CN Tower

Tonight, Saturday May 7th, the CN Tower in Toronto will be lit up orange! It will be quite a sight to see! This is a huge happening to recognize my brother-in-law Joe Finley who passed away from cancer last October. He and his Joe's Team Triathlon have raised over 3 million dollars for cancer in five amzing feat! The triathlon will be held again this July at Lake Joseph in Muskoka and a team will begin this tradition in Calgary this year. If you are in Toronto tonight and see the CN Tower beaming orange, raise your hand and say a prayer for all those affected with this horrible disease. Cancer can be beaten!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fun Friday

I spent the day making cards with a group of fun loving gals and I am pooched! Earlier this week, I started to make this card but life got in the way! I used a Stamping Bella stamp, coloured with Copics, ran a faux stitch line around the image, adhered it to dotted BoBunny paper and added two buttons.  Some pop dots were added for some dimension. I also used Prima paper and added it to some backing that was embossed with Spots and Dots. A little glammer dust was added here and there. I will enter the card
into the following challenges:
LRW - bicycle
PIO - time to travel
Lady Bug Crafts - going dotty
My Mum's Craft Shop - cute and girly
My Craft Spot - We Love You Mom

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Finally, the wedding of the century is upon us and I look forward to seeing the fashions and of course Kate`s dress, but especially the variety of hats. I am fascinated with the Fascinators! I have my red, broad brimmed hat decorated with flowers and my red gloves ready to don in the early hours as I settle in to watch the fairy tale wedding. While on holiday, I purchased Kate's ABC's and have been admiring the hats on this cartridge. So, in honour of my Mom, I made a hat, embossed the broad brim, added flowers and blinged them (is there such a word) and attached a pearl in the centre. A few pop dots gave the hat some dimension. I used two ribbons to adorn the bottom with a little lacey scallop and three pearls to the edge. I made the sentiment on the computer ``Hats you Mom!`` I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: Mom`s the word
PIO: 2 ribbons
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Aud Sentiments: Happy Mother`s Day

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thanks Dee!

Dee from gave me The Versatile
Blogger Award. I love it when we all recognize each other. I hope you
will drop by her blog and leave her a comment as well as follow her!
She's another cardmaker from Ontario!!
I will link it up here.

I have been really working hard at my layouts this week. But I have the urge to make a card....I bought a couple of new cartridges while in Virginia and I must give them a whirl!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

He is risen...hallelujah! Beautiful day...we are so blessed!
Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and she loved
her card!  I used Scarlette from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured her with Copics, and added some bling to her boots. I added a tulle bow and made rolled flowers on which I spritzed glimmer mist. I made the sentiment on the computer "got presents?" which was scraplifted from Bugaboo.  The DP comes from Basic Grey. I don't think I would have ever put pink and yellow together, but somehow it works! I am entering this card into the following challenge:
One Crazy Stamper - flowers

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Today is my daughter Catherine's birthday...Hello

I had to wish my DD a big Happy Birthday on her day...
St George's Day! We will see her tomorrow and I will
post the card I made for her then!
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
I think I have finally become comfortable with page maps. I tried one out for this card. A YNS rubber stamp was used that Karen so generously donated to the Scrapfest goodie bags. I coloured her with Copics, added a little bling to her outfit, mounted it with pop dots onto cardstock stamped with a Hero Arts cloud stamp.
The paper is from Making Memories. I sewed around the various layers and added some  rick rack instead of ribbon. The sentiment is from Hampton Art. I will enter it into the following challenges:
YNS - texture
LRW - clouds
PIO - smells like rubber

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Tube Bunnies

I hope everyone has had some family time today. My friend Julie and I picked up some tubes several weeks ago at Scrapfest and while I left on holiday, Julie drafted some bunnies. We finally came together this week and created these sweet creatures, maybe not so much in photo 2D but in 3D they really do look cute. I used pipe cleaners to form the ears and attached the ribbon to the back of the ears with a hot glue gun. I added googly eyes, a pompom nose and whiskers and a tail and tied ribbon around the tube to which I added my bow. Luckily, I had enough jellies to fill the tubes....I think I ate half!  I hope everyone enjoys them on Easter Sunday!
I will enter these cuties into the following challenges:
Easy Craft Projects- Easter #36
Crafts and Me - pink and sweet (half of picture )
Craft Your Days Away - Easter #18
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Easter
Penny's Challenges - Easter

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

To My Hubby....Happy Birthday!

Today is my husband's let's celebrate! After our dance lessons tonight, we are meeting friends for dinner. Her birthday is also today, thus the double celebration! Happy Birthday Donna!
We have been away this past week in Virginia enjoying golf, a little history and some R & R. It was somewhat exciting last Saturday when the weather grew worse and there were many tornado sightings. Lucky for us the worst missed us but we keep those affected in our prayers.
I made this card very quickly using a Bugaboo stamp and Imaginisce paper and two nesties. I hope he likes it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mykonos Layout

My first layout post!! Yahoo!!  I started  scrapbooking two years ago and this past year became intrigued with all the beautiful cards that I kept finding online. But I must give credit where credit is was thanks to Rosanne who really inspired and encouraged me. Thank you Rosanne!! As a result, I pushed the scrapping aside but know that I must get back to it with a balanced crafty life.
I have been trying to work on a cruise that my husband and I took two years ago and I found it difficult to find the "perfect layout"... especially
with the hundreds of pictures from which to choose. Recently, I have been slowly investing in  the books "Sketches for Scrapbooking" and taking
classes on "how to". This layout is from one of the books and was completed in a great class that I took from Joanne. It has taken me a while to just look at the background and worry about the pictures later. I like the way it turned out...crisp and clean. What do you think?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Day!

Oh happy day! I was one of the winners of the April Bunny Blog Hop!
Thank you Jacqueline at Made by Jacqueline and your team and your sponsors!
I was lucky to have won a $10 gift from Graphicatdesigns!!

O happy, happy day! Jani from Paper Compulsions  and  The Crafting Misfit  both gave me a blog award that just made my day!
The rules of this award are:

1. Post about it on your blog with a link to the sender.
2. Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.

I have so many wonderful followers. I am very thankful for all of you. It is difficult to choose someone or a few special crafters, so I am dedicating this award to each and every one of you!! Congratulations!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Your Birthday

It's a dull, dismal, cold, spring day but let's get
some colour into our world!! I made this card for
my Mom's friend who is having her 90th
birthday, the same day as the royal wedding!
I think she will enjoy the lavender and fresh
Easter colours! I used House Mouse "Lavender
Dreams" coloured with Copics, scallop Nestie,
and some paper sitting in my stash. The
sentiment is Fiscars.

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
All Sorts Challenge - blooming blossoms
Tuesday Throwdown - spring
Pollycraft Challenge -  neglected stamps
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colors or Easter

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thanks Victoria!

Special thanks to Victoria who presented me with another Stylish Blogger Award! She is so sweet. Go and visit her at and give her some love.
Since I  received  this award not too long ago, I am going  to combine it here with the Versatile Bloggers Award.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hoppy Friend

Snow last night, thunderstorm during the night, rain this morning, sun this afternoon and now high winds and cloudy ....mmm... SPRING!!
Isn't this digi cute? It is a Meljen Design and I had forgotten about it!! Finally, it is coloured with
Copics, embellished with My Mind's Eye DP, two buttons and floss and the sentiment is from Kraftin
Kimmie. I am entering it into the:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Domi's sketch.
Crafty Creations - bunnies
Stamp Something - digi
Fairy Knoll - whatever
Cute Card Thursday - couples
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Easter
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Enjoy the Moment

What a beautiful sunny day! After some shopping errands and a walk in the neighbourhood, I had time to make a card and do some blog hopping. I used Amy from Crafty Sentiments and following the color challenge, used Copics, a bit of ribbon, a button, a border punch, stitched around the card and added a cute sentiment. I am entering this card into:
Thursday Throwback Challenge, sketch
LORi Design Challenge - colour challenge
PIO-Cutie Patootie.
Crafts and Me - yellow
If The Shoe Fits - sewing                                     

Friday, April 1, 2011


When I saw that Regan from Little Red Wagon had a challenge using fabric, I thought I was done. Although I have a barrel-ful of fabric from my quilting days, I couldn't seem to get motivated. Looking around my craft room, I noticed my Sunbonnet Sue wall hanging and remembered making "yo-yo's" using up the left over material from my daughter's dresses. This fabric was made into an Easter dress, rather appropriate now that it is April! Easy to make and I added a butterfly button and a flower button as embellishment. The leaves I embossed and cut out freehand. Easy peasy and fun!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Award !

I am honored that Bobbi at
thought of me.
Thank you Bobbi.
There are rules after receiving this reward:
Thank the person who sent it to you.
Tell Us 7 things about yourself.
Send/Reward this to 15 bloggers ( I chose 5)

1. My husband and I will have been married 37 years in August.
2. We have two grown children.
3. I started blogging last summer to keep track of my crafts and   supposedly to improve brain cells! lol
4. I am retired from education.
5. My favourite colour is blue.
6. I am very energetic.
7. I love to learn something new every day.

Now here are 5 blogs I want to pass this award onto

3. Cindy
4. Dana
5. Ashley

Shirley Valentine... a day at the theatre

It was a beautiful day to travel to London and watch the play "Shirley Valentine" at the Grand Theatre. I laughed with Shirley as she rediscovered herself...from a boring middle-aged housewife, who talks to a wall to the real Shirley. In a one lady play, she continually asks herself what has happened to her life. A girlfriend pays for them to travel to Greece and there she finds an escape. Shirley is daring to venture beyond the person she has become and to reconnect with the person she once was. She tells her story in a humorous way and it is easy to identify with her. The leading actress is Nora McLellan - thank you Nora!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Liebster Award

Thanks to Silvia for selecting me for the Liebster Blog Award!! Check out her blog!

Here are the five blog winners I have selected!

1  Angie

2  Deena

3  Amanda

4 Shauna

5  Yvette

As a recipient of this award you must do the following:

Thank the giver on your blog

Link back to the blogger who gave you the award

Copy and Paste the award on your blog

Reveal your 5 blog picks

Let them know you choose them by leaving them a comment

Somebunny Loves You!

I created this card for the sketch challenge over at One Crazy Stamper and Your Next Stamp (stitching). I used a Bugaboo Bunny stamp, coloured with Copics. I zigzag stitched around the edge, added three tiny butterflies sprinkled with glitter, some ribbon and I made the sentiment up on the computer. I think she looks rather adorable!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sweet Amy

Did you celebrate Earth Day last night?
We did...shut everything down. It was fun!

I was so excited to happen upon
Crafty Sentiments this weekend and
be able to use their stamp Amy for a card.
I used Copics and some Paper Studio
paper, MS border punch, added some
ribbon and a button. I am starting to
get the hang of the colour blending but
will need lots more practise!
I will enter this card into the challenge
at Craft Sentiments - Amy
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/Girlie
My Time to Craft - ladies day

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Butterfly Bear

After a silly week of snow....I think it's
time to warm up! The sun is shining and
that does soothe the soul! I attended a great
card making class this week and considered
entering one of the products...wink, wink,
Joanne....but decided that might be considered think? So I had some time this
afternoon and came up with one of my own!
I used Butterfly Bear (Bugaboo) and coloured
with Copics. The paper is Scenic Route, the
sentiment is from Kimmie's Stamps, and the
butterly is MS. The buttons were in my sewing
box. I added some glammer dust to the butterfly
and stickles to the wings and antennae which aren't too visible but it adds some glam! Thanks for visiting!

I will enter it into the following challenges:
LRW - butterflies
Catch the Bug - monochromatic
Shelly's Images - Think Warm (I am!)
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 buttons
Fairy Knoll FK#43 - Happy
Stamp Something - spring
Flutter by Wednesday - open