Friday, December 30, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas tag 11

tag 11
 melting plastic in Utee?!  that was fun lol
Stamping and inking on gloss paper was also a TON of fun! Thanks Mr. Tim :)

Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas tag 10

Tag 10 was a ton of fun learning
 I feel like  I rubbed a little to much of the picture when it was immersed in the water. But still, it is a great technique and I know I will be doing this one again. I did not have the alpha set that Mr . Tim used. What I used were some grunge alphas that I had purchased a long time ago, painted them black then used the gold paint, turned out great!

Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas tag 9

and now here is tag 9! I LOVED  this technique! I will have to use this in the near future.

I had to show Peter the tag with just the background, his comment was that it looked like an old chesterfield! I giggled and replied thanks! mission accomplished lol

Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas tag 8

I am back to playing with the 12 tags
here is tag 8 !
 This was a great one. Took a lot of time to make. I ended up cutting the little holly leaves. That was tough to do because of the size. The ticket was also created by me. I stamped a journaling stamp using fired brick distress ink onto an kraft colored piece of filefolder, then stamped the hand image , and finally using the corner chomper to give it the ticket corners.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shabby Chic Tag Swap

I have thought about entering a swap before, but was never able to find one that I thought I would enjoy until now. Well I found one back in November so I signed up  thinking that I would have plenty of time to make six tags for mid Janurary.  Well I finished them today and they are now in the mail!!
The tag swap outline is to make 6 identical tags, use the colours white, blue & silver.  The style is shabby chic and the theme is winter wonderland! now fingers crossed that they arrive on time! I live in Canada and the package is going to the USA :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

family gift tags

I did it!! I made all 15 gift tags right on time lol
 these were made to go with the gifts for my family :)
It was a challenge for me to make this many in such a short time but so glad I did it :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

and the winner is.....

This was my first time holding a little "contest" here on my blog. I want to thank you all again for hopping over to place all your wonderfull comments and placing your guesses. And a BIG THANK YOU  to Scrapn With Flair for donating the prize.

JINGLE, JINGLE, JINGLE!!  and the winner who has guessed the correct amount of 40 flowers is  Jaime Phillips, Congrats!!

Jamie please email me at  with your info so we can get your prize out to you.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I turned my computer on this morning and went onto facebook. I started to watch the new video that was sent out by Stephanie Barnard owner of  The {Stamps} of Life . Yup couldn't believe my eyes I barely drank a 1/4 of my coffee when I had seen that my name came up on the video hahaha I won a stamp set !!!!
Now I need to decide which one to pick
I am just sooo excited!
Hope you all are haveing a great day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Topiary Christmas Origami Ball pt 2

I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments and for posting your guesses on the number of flowers I used in my Christmas origami ball!

I, also, want to let you know that the contest will go until about noon on Christmas Eve!  I will be posting the winner then, so be sure to come back to check-in to see if you are the winner!

And, also, Leanne from Scrapn with Flair , is donating a prize for the correct guess!!! Pretty COOL, eh??!!
THANK YOU, Leanne!!!

Oh, and also, I need to mention if you are posting as "Anonymous," please leave a name with your guess.

Wishing you a VERY Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Topiary Christmas Origami ball

I finished it before Christmas!!
To be honest I really did enjoy making this and yes it was alot of work tons and tons of folding but to me it is soooo worth it :) I am planning to hang it up in a central area so that I may admire it before having to put it away.
 How many flowers do you think it took to make this gorgeous topiary Chirstmas ball?
P.S.  the papers I used came from here  December 25th collection

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas Tag 7!!

WOW! I loved playing with this one!
the kraft glassine paper really is a differnt kind of material to play with. I had a ton of fun with it. I did not have all the alcohol colours that Mr. Tim had so the colours that I had used for the leaves were latte, ginger, lettuce, bottle and the gold mixative I think the colours worked really well together. I also did not have the distress stain colors for the tag so I just used my ink pads in the colours that he had used. The background images were stamped using the distress stain pumice stone. If you have any questions please do ask :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

12 tags of Christmas tag 6

whooo hooo tag 6!!
I will admit when I first saw Mr Tim's tag I wasn't thrilled but now that I tackled and did one myself I really loved the process and it does remind me of the old worn out tin boxes that were around when I was a little girl. This tag looks better in real time.
Have a great week!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 tags of Christmas tag 5

and here is tag 5
the technique with this one was alot of fun. I did not have Mr. Tims reflections stamps but I still wanted to play with the alcohol ink along with the archival ink and see how that worked together. I used a very small "brick" stamp so it did take a few stampings which meant I had to watch how I lined up each stamping.  I think it worked great!
I am off to start on tag 6. I am determined to have them all done by the end of the month.
Have a great weekend!
I get most of my supplies from this great online store scrapnwithflair

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas tag 4

tag 4 is done :)
I was finally able to go and pick up some picket fence distress stain and had a lot of fun playing with it!
The blue background looks really dark in the photo but it really is a lighter blue. The "25" was filled in with the glossy accents, something that I have never done before and it turned out great. Love that effect.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas tag 3

and here is tag #3
I really like how this one turned out ...
I didn't have the stamp or the embossing folder that Mr. Tim used. I used a stamp from INKADINKADO the set is called holiday words a really nice set of stamps.
The technique that I had learned here was stamping with Archival ink onto I used 2 dried babywipes doubled them up and then folded in half (instead of the felt that was used) then with my reinkers I outlined my image and words. I couldn't believe how well that worked as a stamp pad to stamp my image onto the tag!  I did place my inked up babywipes into a sealed bag and 3 days later went to use the stamp again and yes it worked just like an inkpad would AMAZING!!!!
The tag is kraft color which I cut it out from a recyled filefolder :)
The colors used and the stamped image gives me the feeling that it is from the 50's era
Have a great day!

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 tags of Christmas tag 2

finished tag #2
now this tag  isn't as sparkly as tag #1 but there was some learning.

I didn't have the sticky back canvas. What I did was I used grungepaper and coated it with Aleene's tacky glue then placed a piece of canvas that I had purchased from a fabric store about 2 yrs ago over the glue. Once dry then I made the diecut.
The brads were distressed with the same hammer that Mr. Tim used. I had purchased mine a long time ago and I do like using it every once in awhile.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas tag 1

here is tag #1
Mr Tim mentioned that not everyone will have all the tools/supplies available. He suggested that we use what we have in our stash. That is what I have done :)

I found it strange to not have a snowflakes embossing folder so I used what I had on hand. I also did not have the new pinecone die so I improvised by using the tattered floral die to make my pinecones! I think they turned out pretty good. The word Peace was cut from grungeboard using my cricut, I also made my own bead not sure what to call them charms? baubles? I had fun making it.
One down eleven more to go lol

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

I have decided to participate in the annual  Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas this year. I have always wanted to try make his Christmas tags but seemed it would be overwhelming to try. This year I am ready ! I know he is on day 4 but he is so nice to let us participate till the end of December :) when I say participate I mean post our creations to his blog :) soooo here goes.....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

flower soft

Here is another card made from the November kit from Scrapn with Flair the only item that did not come from the kit was the green cardstock and the sentiment stamp :) This was my first time to play with the flowersoft and I must tell you that it really is a wonderful product to play with :) and it comes in differnt colors which Scrapn with Flair stocks in her store.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Carols card

here is another card that I made using the November kit from Scrapn with Flair
The stamp and cardstock came from my stash :)

November kit reveal

Hello World!
The November kit is on sale over at Scrapn with Flair. All kits are similar so I have decided to take photos of what I recieved in mine :)
this first photo is of the complete kit
here are the papers but with some of them reversed

and now the embellishments

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

enjoy the season

Here is the card that I have made for this months SU club meeting. Charlene likes to send us a sketch challenge and wants us to use as much as possible our SU products. We then get our name entered into a draw for an inkpad color of our choice! She is awesome ! :)
So here is my take on the sketch
I made the poinsetta using su cardstock and the petal blossom punch I thought that was pretty clever hehe
the only thing not su is the stickles, the sentiment stamp and the little black brad :)


I made another card to share with you and the stamps of life gallery using this months stamp set.
I colored the lilly and lilly pad with water color crayons. I had never used them before and I have to say that it was alot of fun! I stamped the frog onto printed paper and cut him out. He is cute :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

November kit sneak peek

Hello everyone, Scrapn with Flair has decided to release the November kit a bit earlier this month. Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects that I have made so far. This is a wonderful kit!! the kit will be availble for purchase  soon :)
I forgot to mention that this card also qualifies for the Scrapn with Flair challenge :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

October Kit reveal day!!

Hi everyone, first I need to apologize for not sending out the sneak peak of the kit. Life got busy. But I am here now to show you full photos of the items that I have made using this great kit that you can purchase from Srappn With Flair. I still have some papers and embellishments to use up so hopefully I can get to it really soon and post more photos :)  in the meantime hope you enjoy what you see and feel free to leave a comment :)
first layout
I had used a white pen to highlight some of the pine needles, a bottle of stickles came in my kit so I used it on the berries and the poinsettia. The poinsettia was made from some of the paper from the kit. The cardstock (photo mat) was my own :)
Second layout
everything here is from the kit except for the photo mat :)

 the last item that I made is a doorknob holder I think that is what they are called.
I drew the shape onto cardboard then covered it with paper and embellishments from the kit. The "bakers twine" is homemade :)
Check out the other design team members blog to see what they were able to create

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lose it!

Hi everyone, I was needing to loose a few pounds and wanted to keep track of what I ate. I found this AWESOME program for free :) here on the web and just wanted to share it with you. It's a calorie counter called Lose It!  It's very easy to use. Keeping track of what I eat is something I need to do and this program does this ! The program calculates what my calorie intake should be that day, it calculates the calories that I burn off from my walking/exercise oh and it even lets me know the date of when I will reach my goal!  lol  just wanted to share :)

ps thought I should mention that I get no profit from this site/program. I found it out there while surfing and wanted to share

Monday, October 10, 2011

Here is my take on the October challenge over at Scrapn with flair
The papers that I used is left overs from a page that I had done. It is from the Bo Bunny line. I had to fussy cut the flowers which was a bit time consuming but worth it :) if you look closely to the large flower center I used Crackle accents from ranger and then once dried I inked the cracks with vintage distress ink The corrugated cardboard came from a box lol I just peeled back the paper, inked it and voila! This card was given to my sister who hosted the thanksgiving meal. Between you and me she loved it! hope you get some ideas here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

October Challenge

It's time for the October challenge over at Scrapn With Flair !!!
It really looks like an easy and fun challenge to do. Hope you decide to make something and enter then you would have a chance to win an awesome prize!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

SU club has started up!

Hi everyone, it's that time of year when a lot of the stamp clubs start meeting again for another session YIPEEE!!
I am in a Stampin up group again :) and Charlene likes to send out sketches for us to follow. Here is my take on the sketch challenge
SC322 which comes from Splicoaststampers

I will upload and post the cards that we had made at the club meeting that night very soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hello everyone!!!
It's September 20th! and it is time to reveal the Sept/Oct 2011 SWF Kit!! This AWESOME kit is available for purchase at Scrapnwithflair
Here are the items that I have created using the kit along with a little of my own embellishments added
decided to try and add a slideshow of the coffin
click HERE
the following is a list of supplies that I had used which was not in the kit but is available at scrapnwithflair for purchase
- Distress inks
- Distress crackle paint
- Distress embossing powder
- Diamond Stickles
- Tattered Angels glimmer mist
- Tim Holtz stamps
- Tim Holtz Ring binder
The creepy coffin pattern is available for purchase at followingthepapertrail I honestly have to say that I did have fun playing with this kit! I was nervous at first because it was my first time participating but I guess I am over it because I have now recieved the next kit :)

Check out the other team members to see what they have created with the kit! click on their name and it will lead you to their awesome creations!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sneak Peaks

Hi everyone! not sure if I had mentioned before but scrapnwithflair will be starting to sell kits. Here is a sneak peak at some of the works from the design team and I have to tell you that it was alot of fun! Kits will be available for sale September 20 2011
Here is a couple of sneak peaks of one of the items I had made. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I am a club member over at TheStampsofLife I became a club member with Stephanie Barnard's first stamp set I think it would be two years ago this month!! I have really enjoyed her stamps.
Here is the card that I made using the branches4flowers set.
I had fun with this stamp set :)

I also used:
cardstock - stampin' up crumbcake
paper - K&Company wild raspberry paper pad
ink: stampin' up crumbcake and basic gray
punches - stampin' up
embellishments - pearls dollar store :) and the ribbon unknown brand

PS I should mention that I DID MEET Stephanie in Edmonton!!!! she is such a wonderful person we even had a photo taken of the two of us which I would have posted but it didn't turn out :( maybe next time!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

on Strike!

My son had started a post secondary school on Aug 30 he managed to get in 4 days of classes before the teachers went on strike! What a bummer for him. So now he is back here in the city visiting which is nice but.... sigh. Hopefully the strike will not last long.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

week 6 color Black

Okay, I am still trying to catch up I am supposed to do a black set, white set, front and back covers! I am running out of time! haha this is the last week for the class and I didn't finish my homework :( sigh. I am determined to finish my color book!
Here is an wonderful photo of "Spot" our dog. I am not sure why I was having a hard time putting this one together but I finally did it. I am happy with the final results :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

week 5 color purple

Sorry,I have been on vacation and did not keep up with the class or the blog. I just finished week 5 last night. I just had to take a photo of my little one eyed one horn flying purple people eater and he sings it for me also hahaha I love it! trying to use my scraps of paper that I seem to have so much of. I did learn a new technique. Punch holes and place a differnt colored paper behind to give a differnt effect. Simple! can you see that I did that on both pages?
Now have to work on blue :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week two of my color class

Week two we are doing 2 colors orange and yellow. I just finished them both today! I'm happy but I do wish that I could do these in less time that it takes me to do them. Enjoy :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What am I up to now.....

I have enrolled in an online class that is called "color! or is it Color?"
over at big picutre classes
I am a little behind at the moment but that has been my life lately lol
I am going to post my color cards as I finish them. Once I have all my color cards finished I will put them together to form a 6x6 book. Here is the first one and a little background for the photo. This is Johnny washing his Odessey after a good ride out in the mud. The color is "RED" enjoy :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

They met!

Both my brother Michael and niece Amber met :) it was such a wonderful time. So glad that it went so well miss you both! and have to say that they both REALLY like the albums that I had made for them YEA!
This photo was taken of the two of them at my sisters surprise birthday party.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

mini album #2

I am finally finished the second mini album. I am giving this one to my niece Amber,my brother's daughter. I didn't know if I was going to have time to make one for her, but I somehow managed:) I don't know why it takes me days to make something but it does. I wanted the albums to match. The album holder was made the same way, the album the same size. So here come the photos!


this last photo is with both the albums together :)

These albums were alot of fun to make I am hoping to make more in the near future.