Saturday, August 14, 2010

Punch Buggie

This is a punch art card which was made for my friend Diana's swap. My inspiration came from here:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Owl Together Again

Another owl card today. This is where I got the inspiration this time around.
To make smaller rectangle pop off the card I used the old rubber that was cut away from stamps before they were mounted. I can't believe how much of that stuff I have. I need focus on using it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Owl Together

This card was my inspiration: This set belongs to my friend Diana but she has graciously allowed me to use it. I used blender pens to colour the images. Cut the spiral by hand and use glue to adhere the owls.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jewellery Box Swap

I was recently in a Jewellery Box swap. You might remember my box, if not you can find it here These are the boxes that I received in return. The one with the little drawers reminds me of boxes I used to make out of Q-Tip boxes when I was a young girl. I would use the boxes to hold clothes for the paper dolls I had made. Those were the good old days.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

One Sheet Wonder

For these cards I made my own designer paper by using Fifth Avenue Floral stamped in Old Olive, Basic Grey and Bashful Blue. This is the template I used : You could use just about any stamps and colours that you love for this project and you will have 8 incredible cards.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Zero Calorie Fudgesicle

Your typical fudgesicle has 100 calories but this one has all the fun with zero calories!
At the end of June my niece came to visit for 10 days. She was out of school but my squids still had a few days left. What to do for entertainment? Let's make cards!
I wanted to make something cool, summery and easy. I've made these before so I knew we could do them together. We did about a half dozen because they are so much fun.
Oh! Let's do orangesicles next!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Punch it Out

This mermaid easel card was made for a card swap hosted by my friend Diana. Here is link: It's not due until September first.
The sparkle paper was bought at the Paper Store in Toronto and all the rest is SU!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Autumn Splendour

There are a lot of layers here but basically it's a simple card.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I just have to show you these cards I got on Monday from the April Showers Bring May Flowers swap my friend Chrisyne held. I love them all.
Not everyone signed their cards so please make a comment so I know which card belongs to who.
This one is made by Susanne.

Card by Steph.

Created by Wanda.
This one is by Kristine.

Karen's card. Inside says "Rainy days don't get me down."
Diana made this one.
Yellowrose46 created this. Inside says "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey."

And this last one is by Paola.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Last night a bunch of my Splitcoaststampers and I went to Milestones in Mississauga where we had ballinis and appetizers. I made this votive holder to match the ballinis which had the adorable red high heel shoes on top of the drink. We had such a good time!Diana made this cute heart shaped basket for me for the last time we were to get together but I couldn't make it. She saved me one and brought it last night. Wasn't that thoughtful?!
Diana made this bookmark as well. There was also, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the one I chose here, Big Bird.
She also has a punch swap located here: I've joined and maybe you would like to as well!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Autumn Splendour Tri Fold Shutter card

I used the Autumn Splendour stamps to make my own designer paper. First I started with plain white card stock, stamped the images using versa mark, then poured gold embossing powder over top and set the images with a heat gun. Next, I sponged on colours that are in the other papers used. Voila, my own designer paper.
To make a trifold shutter card you need 12 x 12 paper cut to 12 x 5 1/2. Score at 2, 4, 8, 10 inches. Make 1/4 turn and cut from 2 inch score to 10 inch score 1 1/2 inches from top and bottom. Decorate, fold and give to someone special.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Autumn Side Step

One more side step card. This time I used Autumn Splendour stamp set from SU! I also used the pop dots for some dimension.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Side Step Card

This is my first side step card. I cased it from Splitcoaststampers. I used Fifth Avenue Floral and One of a Kind stamp sets from SU!.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friendship Bookmark ~ Winter

I made this using the Season Of Friendship by Stampin' Up! The bookmark sits in the "snow" which is just white cardstock that was ripped to give texture. The background of the kraft paper has versa marked snow flakes. This is the first of the four seasons. I may try fall next.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Blooming Magnets

I started this as a magnet but then wondered how I could turn it into a card. I remembered that I had this punch, which I just had to have 2 years ago but never used until today.
On the right is the magnet attached to the card and on the left is the magnet removed from the card and ready for the refrigerator door, office cabinet or any other metal surface.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Paper Boxes

I made these boxes using SU! retired set God's Beauty and retired SU! DS paper, Haiku. First I cut 4 equal sizes of cardboard and using book binding glue attached the inside and outside papers. Another paper was chosen for the 4 origami boxes inside and yet another paper also folded origami style for the top and bottom. The outside of the box was then embellished.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Black or White

This is my son, Jacob with Bishop Soul who is a Michael Jackson tribute artist. We met yesterday at Coffee Culture in Grimsby. Aren't they both handsome?! One of Michael Jackson's songs is entitled Black Or White so I'm going to show you this black and white waterfall card I made using the daisy from SU!'s Organic Grace stamp set. Four of the same image was stamped and placed on a folded strip that when pulled, reveals each image separately. The first picture is before you pull the ribbon tab. In the second picture I tried to show you how the card looks as it is being pulled and the third is once you've pulled all the way.

Black, Red & White

This is a faux metal emboss. Just make a few layers of embossing then, while still hot, stick your stamp in. I got the asian coin stamp from Michael's and the bird on bamboo, which was stamped twice to be a longer version of itself, is a hostess set from SU! called Asian Artistry.
I used the big shot for the envelope, real red ribbon, punches from SU! and 3 different stamp set from SU!; Wonderful Words, Baroque Motifs, and Vintage Vogue.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hello Again Kitty

Another easel card but with a different Hello Kitty. I used kraft for the base. Pumpkin Pie next, and topped that with paper from the sweet pea pack. Hello Kitty and her balloons were made from old olive, basic black, whisper white, the sweet pea pack and so saffron. The scallop trim punch was also used.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 2010 Stampers Ten

These are the cards we made this month with Stampers 10.