Sunday, November 28, 2010

Things that move!

This weeks challenge was to create a card that moves. I choose this great House Mouse stamp and added moveable candies around his head. Visions of sugarplums danced in his head!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The 80"s

I love the 80's. This week challenge was to design a card based on the 80's. The base is black and I used red and yellow with an digital image from Shirley's 2 Girls our hostess for the month of November. This colour combination reminds me of my husband. We were dating in the early 80's and my favorite outfit on him was his black parachute pants with a yellow shirt and then a red shirt over top. Wow! was he hot!


This weeks corrosive challenge is a sketch challenge.

I used a Magnolia Tilda and it is hard to see but the cirlce is sponged in two different blues and her wings have waterfall stickles to give her sparkle.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black and Blue

This weeks corrosive challenge was a card done with black and blue. I am definetly in the Christmas spirit. This card is done with stickers and a paint chip from the paint sample area at a paint store.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

I love the month of November. On Thursday, it will be my birthday. Even though it is only one day a year, I celebrate for the full month of November. I call it "Kel-a-bration" I think no matter what your age you should celebrate it fully! So, everyone come on and Kel- a -brate with me!

Case a member

This week's Corrosive Challenge was to case a member. I chose Michelle's Fall card. I loved the card and the layout. She made a great Fall card,when we had the challenge to get rid of the white. To view it click here It was challenge #86.

I am looking forward to seeing all the little kids dressed up tonight. Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


This weeks corrosive challenge was a Halloween themed card. I used an image from Robyn's fetish and paper from Stampin up. I have just started to use digital stamps and I have been enjoying them. I am getting ready for Halloween, it just isn't as much fun now that the children are older. I miss the days of choosing a costume, having them ask"can we go out now?"and baking for the schools. I still get to bake for Kaitlin's day program, which makes me happy. Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween. As soon as it is over I will start with the Christmas decorations!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

No White

This weeks Corrosive Challenge was to use no white on a card. I received a card very similiar to this at swap(not sure who did it, so if it is your design, email me and I will give you the credit you deserve) I used Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Jolly Holiday DSP, and Crumb Cake. The image is Stampin Up's Welcome Christmas and the button was one that I bought for a repair on pants and realized it was way to big!Did anyone notice I am getting better at cropping a picture for my blogs-definitely a learning curve.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

I hope everyone in Canada is having a happy Thanksgiving. This is my favorite time of the year, leaves are changing, nice crisp weather and lots of craft shows!

This weeks corrosive challenge was a sketch challenge. Below is the sketch but it is a little blurry.

Here is what I came up with. I used cherry cobbler, pear pizzaz and chocolate chip all Stampin up paper and I used the Snowflakes stamp. I was in the Christmas spirit.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Corrosive Challenge

Part of a Design Team!

My friend, Janet asked if I would be part of her design team and I jumped at the chance! I follow the corrosive challenge blog and I am always inspired by the cards. My first challenge was to use Turquoise, Red and Pink, not colours I would typically choose. I used a digital image from Robyn's fetish digital stamps and coloured her with copics. I used Tempting turquoise as the background and layerd it with red designer paper and accented with pink. I think that it works. To view more cards from this challenge go to

Monday, September 27, 2010


Hamilton Regionals was a lot of fun(even if I didn't win any prizes!). I sat with two ladies from Welland and two ladies from Rochester and by the end of the day, we were all fast friends, exchanging numbers and planning to get together. Here are some pictures of the display boards. Wow- there are many talented people out there.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Regionals are coming to Hamilton on September 25th and I am very excited about going. I have made 2 swaps. The first one is Christmas using highlight technique and the second is Halloween using the highlight but in a different way, with raised paper.

Halloween card

Well, I have started working on my Halloween cards. I am very excited how this one turned out.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cards for a Swap!

I am hosting a swap and meeting with my monthly group of girls. Here are two of the cards that we are making.

This is an easel card. My first time making it.-Didn't turn out that bad.

Playing Catch up

I haven't written in a while so I am trying to play catch up.
This is the inside back of an accordion card. An invitation to a Beach Party.

Inside the card, when you open it up.

The front of the card. I really like making accordion cards and have made many for different occasions.

Inside of a Mother's Day card that I made for a friend.

Outside of the card.

Friday, April 30, 2010

A beautiful Spring Day!

It is a beautiful Spring day here and guess what? I am just down(no reason) just one of those days. So to perk myself up, I went down to the craft room to create. Here is what I came up with, even though I am not that inspired today.

Playing with Copics and Penny Black. This guy made me smile.
This was a pattern from somewhere and I thought I would create a Beach Tote, eventually I will fill it with beach theme cards.
Playing with House Mouse but the camera got a glare.
I like Stampscapes but here is just the scene, I haven't turned it inot a card yet. There is no glare on this picture, I purposely left a white area to make it look like the sun was hitting off the trees.

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's been awhile

It's been a while since I have posted. Life has been pretty busy. Last sunday, my friend Janet came over and taught me how to use Copics, I have been practicing quite a bit. She also taught me tricks with the camera, so I hope the cards are clearer now and how to paper piece. Can't wait until she is back again.A good friend. This is why I haven't been making cards.

His name is Winston and he is 7 months old! I already own 2 8 yr old dachshund's and 3 cats, so life has been hectic.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone. I hope that your day was filled with chocolate or any other gooey treat that you may enjoy.

This was my Easter card for my Mother in law. It was CASE'd from Michelle Zindorff's blog(who does amazing work) I am trying to get better shots with the camera, it seems to be a learning curve.

Easter card for my mom

Last night, we had a birthday party for my aunt, any occasion for a card, here is her birthday card.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New stamps!

I finally found some time to try to make a tri-shutter card. I have seen some great looking cards and have felt intimidated to try it, but I took the plunge and have been enjoying this technique.

New House Mouse Stamps

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pictures of my Stamp Room

I have seen so many pretty stamp rooms and I thought I would add mine.