Archive | May, 2013

Altered Box…

30 May

Good Morning Blog Friends!

A co-worker asked me to make an altered box and card for a gift for her aunt.  She asked for dark wood and purple and I was unsure how this would turn out but in the end, I really like it!

Altered  Box 003I just used regular craft paint and water to stain the wood and then put a healthy layer of sealer over top of it, once it dried and then started decorating.

Altered  Box 004I really enjoyed making this project.  I think I would like to make another one this weekend! Kim recently got some amazing buttons in at The Cutting Garden and I used one in the center of my flower for my card.  Love It!!!

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!


Elements of Style…

29 May

Good Morning!  I am so pleased that I got this stamp set before it retired from Stampin’ Up!  I use this set often, I love how elegant it is.

Post13This card was just simply heat embossed using white and then I rubbed Tim Holtz  faded jeans destress ink over top of it.  I think it turned out very pretty and it was very simple to make.

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Masculine Cards…

27 May

Good Morning!

In preparation for father’s day I thought I would made up some masculine cards for my stash.  I often sell my cards to people at work and I have a box of cards for sale at The Cutting Garden (Thanks Kim!!!)…. the money I make from my cards helps fund my crafty obsession which, as I am sure you know, can be quite expensive! LOL!!  Anyway,  here are some of the Masculine cards I made on the weekend….

Masculine 1Masculine 2Masculine 3

Stamps Used:

PSX G-3004

Impression Obsession Sail Collage

Stampin’ Up! – Sail Away

The Sail Away stamp I borrowed from Kim.  This is a retired stamp and if any of you have it and are no longer using it and want to sell it, I would be very interested.  Just send me an email please.

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



26 May

Good Morning!  I thought I would post some pictures of an upcoming class that I am teaching at The Cutting Garden.  This is another My Mind’s Eye class, which is hands down my favorite brand of stamp sets.  I love how quirky they are, you can do so much with them!  This set is The Sweetest Thing Honey “Happiness”.  I LOVE everything bee’s so this set really called to me.  I thought I would do something a little different and try to do a clean and simple style class…

Happiness 001Happiness 002Happiness 003I stamped all the insides of each card and also hand made the envelopes and stamped them as well.

Happiness 004Happiness 005Happiness 006I struggle with clean and simple cards usually, but for some reason this one was quite easy for me to put together.

Happy Sunday to you all!  Thanks for stopping by!


Pretty in Pink Card Making Class…

25 May

Good Evening Crafty Friends….

This is my second post for today… I don’t often post twice in one day but I wanted to share with you what I will be teaching this Thursday evening at The Cutting Garden….

Class 1Class 2Class 3Class 4This set of card has all my favorite things!  Die Cuts, Embossing, Inking and a beautiful Pin!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!



25 May

Good Morning!  It is a VERY rainy Saturday here in Halifax, we are expected to get 50 ml of rain today so it is a good day to spend inside and get some crafting done.  I made this canvas about a week ago while crafting with my friend Lauren on Skype.  I had to make something as an example for a co-worker who was bringing her family over to my place for craft day.  Lauren of course is always up for a challenge and she dove right in and made one herself!  Her canvas turned out much nicer than mine!  She will post hers shortly and you should check it out!  Here is the link to Lauren’s Blog   Lauren and I always have such a good time crafting together 🙂  Okay, enough gab, here is my canvas…

Canvas 1Canvas 2Canvas 3And here are some pictures of our crafty day, my dining room is small but we all fit quite nicely and most of all…. We had a blast!!!! LOL!!

class1class2Class3class4class5class6class7class8These ladies were great!  They were so pleased with their creations, it just made my day to see them so happy to be spending the day together.

Thanks for stopping by!




22 May

Good Morning!  Last night was a late night for me.. I stayed up chatting with Lauren on skype while Tony watched the Hockey game.  He has been following our local hockey team – The Mooseheads closely this year and they have a good chance at finishing at the top of their league.  I don’t know much about what all that means, just that they are winning pretty much all of their games.  Anyway I have a card to share with you today, a simple sympathy card for my stash…

Post12I made this using the Just Believe stamp set I borrowed from Kim called Just Believe.  It makes beautiful sympathy cards.  I just stamped it in black and added some matching design paper.  I am off to work again today, Friday is my regular day off so it is a short week for me.

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


An upcoming class….

19 May

Good Afternoon!  I managed to get some yard work done today…. only a little, the wind is still quite cool but the sun is really nice.  I weeded and replanted one of my strawberry patches.  At the rate I am going, it should take me all summer to get my yard in order! LOL!  Anyway….  I will be teaching a class at The Cutting Garden on June 8th and I thought I would share the pictures of the cards we will be making…

Bluebell 002Bluebell 003Bluebell 004Bluebell 005Bluebell 006These cards were made using my new My Mind’s Eye, The Sweetest Thing stamp set.  The first four cards were made with the My Mind’s Eye Bluebell 6 x 6 paper pad.

I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!



17 May

Good Morning!  It’s finally Friday!  I am looking forward to this long weekend…. I have so much that I want to do, I don’t know how I am going to fit it all in!  Crafty time is at the top of my list and I am hoping to have a skype date with my lovely friend Lauren!  Did you know she has some lovely blog candy posted?  Pop on over to her blog and check it out!  😀


As you are probably aware, I love making cards with butterflies.  This beauty is the new Swallow tail stamp by Stampin’ Up.  My friend Carol bought it and we inked it up a couple of weekends ago.  At first I felt it was just too big but it is really growing on me!  For this card I used versamark and white embossing powder and then just rubbed some Victorian Velvet distress ink over top of it.  I rarely do one layer cards, but this stamp is perfect for them.  I am off to work today again so I had better get my day started!

Have a good one!


Oh Martha!…

16 May

Good Morning!  This is going to be a really quick post as I am running late this morning.  You all know that Martha Stewart Punches are my all time favorite.  I love them all and the Punch All Over the Page punches, although sometimes a bit difficult to use, are favorites of mine as well.  They help you create quick and easy cards with very minimal effort.

Post7On of the girls at work is always asking me to make purple cards for her but I find finding decent purple design paper very difficult!  Anyway… I managed to find a piece and this is what I came up with using the crochet flower pattern punch all over the page punch.  This card was put together in minutes and no matter what paper you use, the cards always turn out lovely.  I am off to get ready for work!

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!