Mr. Bunny

I can't believe this is my first Easter post of the season! I LOVE Easter! Love, love, love it! However, with it being earlier in the month, It has kind of snuck up on me :(

Today I'm sharing a Shoebox swap card that I created. (Not sure what a shoebox swap is? Read here.) This time around we were making, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Easter Cards! Well, of course, I chose to do Easter!

My inspiration for this card is found here on Pinterest. I loved the rustic feel to it. I didn't have any old books kicking around, but luckily SU has the specialty DSP: Typeset. I punched out my shapes and aged them a bit with Sahara Sand, sponge daubed around the edges.

I created the grass with Burlap Ribbon and added some Venetian Trim and Crisp Cantaloupe: Thick Baker's Twine for a soft touch to the card.
Thanks for stopping in! Happy Creating!

Celebrate Today... Yet Again!

Another Celebrate Today and Birthday Bash DSP card... Yet again! I know, I know... enough is enough, but it's either this or nothing... so I thought it better to post then to look like I've gone MIA.

I think this will be the last one for a while...but I can't make any promises.

This card utilizes quite a number of the stamps and dies. The flags, the "Happy", the "Birthday", and the stars are from the stamp set. The cut out flags and balloon are from the dies.

I love how I did the repetitive stamping in the background to create my own DSP. Night of Navy ink stamped on Night of Navy cardstock.

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget... there is only 1 WEEK LEFT to Sale-A-Bration! Don't miss out on receiving free stuff with your purchase!

Have a creative day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Paddy's Day! Do you have your green on? I'm not irish but I couldn't resist crafting up some green Irish fun!

If you follow me on Facebook you might recall me playing with the Simply Pressed Clay and the new Alphanumeric mold (see here).

I knew that you could add ink to the clay to change its colour, but I wanted to see if you could mix in other stuff, such as.... GLITTER!
Well... YOU CAN!

To be honest... I was playing with one of SU's retired coloured glitter, but I'm positive it will work with their current ones. I wanted to see if I good add enough of the green glitter to make it appear over all sparkly green. I'm amazed on how much glitter I was able to mix in but the colour wasn't striking enough, so I dropped in some ink drops and dyed it green. I'm impressed that I was able to add the ink after the glitter with no ill effects.

I made 4 hearts with the mixture and created my lucky clover.

To create my Ladybug, I used a circle form the Owl punch and drew a lady bug on it. Then I stuck on an Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy sticker! Don't you love how it just pops off the card!?!

Thanks for stopping in and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Stamp Review Crew: Project Life Point & Click

It's Blog Hop time! On this hop you'll be seeing projects done with the Project Life stamp set: Point & Click. I love how stylized this stamp set is!

The colour combo on my card today was inspired by the new Sale-A-Bration accessory pack. My original plan was to use all the In Colours and  accessorize with the buttons and the twine, but as I got stamping my plans changed. I absolutely loved how the Black Berry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey colours looked together and decided to roll with it.

I must admit that I absolutely love repetitive stamping and now with the photopolymer stamp sets it's even easier! I'll admit my camera's are anything but straight but I think that adds to fun of the design.

To give my card a focal point I stamped the Lovely Amazing You greeting and added a popped up camera.

I decorated the camera with a Black Berry Bliss button (from the new SAB accessory pack) and 2 rhinestones.

Thanks for hopping in! Next up is the talented Tanya Boser or if you're hopping the other way the talented Kerry Willard Bray

Sale-A-Bration is Still On!

Have you taken advantage of Sale-A-Bration yet? There's only 2 weeks left and once the promotion is over, everything is gone, so make sure to place your orders soon!

My card today uses the Sale-A-Bration stamp set: You Brighten My Day. I paired it up with the New chalkboard cardstock and ink that SU is carrying in the Occasions Catalogue.

I stamped my image and sponge daubed around the circle's edge with  the Yellow Citrus ColorBox Chalk Ink. My card also features the "Watercolour Wonder" Washi Tape and a sheet from the "Back to Black" DSP.

Just a short post today, thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Hostess Set: I Like You!

Don't you love how bright this card is? Doesn't it make you think of spring? I never would of thought to pair up Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi for a colour combo, but I quite like it!

Today's card features the stamp set: I Like You. This stamp set is a hostess set, which means, only hostess can purchase it with their hostess rewards. (I love doing parties, if you're in the London, ON. area, feel free to contact me to discuss having your own Stampin' Up! party!)

I like this card because it's clean and simple but also because it doesn't use too many accessories.

When searching around the web, you'll come across a ton of beautiful cards. You'll see a lot with this stamp set and that. With Designer Series Paper and ribbon and then a few rhinestones and maybe a couple of buttons... That's great and everything, but it can be a lot for someone just starting out. Sometimes it's nice to step back and return to techniques that help step up a card without needing every tool or embellishment in the world.

Today's card uses very minimal supplies: a stamp set, 2 inks, markers, cardstock, adhesive and some linen thread, that's it! (if you've ever seen a paper crafter's craft room, you'll know this is VERY minimal supplies)

To help step up my card I used a stamp image and designed my own background design... no DSP, no embossing folder, just ink and cardstock: something a beginner would have! I simply stamped my flower along the edge of the Wild Wasabi cardstock in Wild Wasabi ink and volia!

Happy creating!

Another Balloon Card! Shoebox Swap!

Surprise... Another balloon card! Are you rolling your eyes by now or have you already flipped to another website? Lol. I'm trying to space them out, I really am! I'm certainly getting my moneys worth from this bundle!

A few weeks ago... actually a month ago now (where has the time gone!?!), I was invited to a shoebox swap and this was the card I created for it.

For a shoebox swap, you design a card and put all the supplies and tools in a box. Then each participant rotates around, from box to box, making each others cards!  It's really fun! Generally with a shoebox swap, you keep your card pretty simple. You want to make sure people can create your card in 10-15 mins, especially if you have a lot of participants!

So as I said, this was mine... quick, simple and to the point! I love the party hat DSP in the background, it makes it bright and cheery!

My colour combo is Night of Navy, Crush Curry, Calypso Coral and Whisper White, which was inspired from the specialty dsp paper: Birthday Bash!

Thanks for stopping in and happy creating as always!

Happy Colouring!

Today I'm sharing a... MDS creation!!! Can you believe it? I haven't posted one in awhile but the truth is: I use MDS constantly. I use it to create flyers, charts, text for projects and much more.

I guess once SU announced that they were shifting their focus off MDS, I sort of did too. Not on purpose, but when there are no new downloads every week to get excited about or no new challenges to enter... well, what's there to do? besides something you actually need to do and I have a fairly uneventful life, so it's not like I'm designing birthday themes, etc everyday. Although I do need to get back to my scrapbooking!

This past weekend I had a huge Blendabilities Event in Kitchener, ON. I wanted to dress it up a bit (give my customers a little treat), so off to MDS I went. My event was based around the Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake Markers, as well as the Momento Ink and Colour Lifter (that's what everyone received), so I used that as my inspiration.

I designed a water bottle wrapper and a little treat bag tag. I used the School Colors download and used the colours: Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Crumb cake and a very light grey.

Once I printed out my tag, I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon to the back and clipped it to the top of my treat bag. The clip and treat bag were both from the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit! To finish it off, I tied a little Baker's Twine bow to the the top of the clip!

I think they turned out cute and I hope my guest liked them!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Stamp Review Crew: Sheltering Tree

March Already!?! Craziness! I guess I've been in Lala land.

Today is the 1st Monday of the month so it's Blog Hop time with the Stamp Review Crew! This week's feature stamp set is "Sheltering Tree". I can't wait to see what the other members have created. Enjoy the hop!

So I have to admit that I... kind of... procrastinated on doing my hop project.... so I have another clean and simple card for you... sorry, but I hope you still like it.
I've seen a lot of cute and beautiful cards with this stampset, I mean WOW! So I was feeling a little intimidate designing with it and of course I always want to do something different then what I've been seeing... So, I decided to go a little more stylized with my design. What do you think?

I love the detail of the tree versus the simplicity of the "Leafs".

I cut out my circles with the circle framelits and then swapped the colours to create one flat layer. I then stamped the tree on it with versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I added in the heart to give the card a contrasting element and focal point. I love how natural this card turned out.

So... today I'm actually sharing two cards on one post! Mainly, because people would probably think I'm crazy if I posted this next card on it's own, with no explanation on how it came to be! So... while I was creating my tree card, I kept seeing an object... and it wasn't just once that I saw it, No, It was several times! So... I just had to stop and run with the idea! When creativity calls... So what did I see?

 An EYEBALL! Yep! an eyeball out of a tree... maybe I am crazy! Lol

What do you think? Am I stretching it a little?

Well, my son (4) thought it was hilarious! So I'm happy with that.
He even told daddy that he hopes mommy makes him an eyeball card! Looks like I'm back to the craftroom to make another one, so I have one for each boy!

Thanks for stopping in! Next up is the talented Beth Beard or if you're hopping the other way, the talented Holly Krautkremer! Enjoy!