getting ready paper roses

Just trying out a new stamp along with some paper roses I made this afternoon. It's my first time using a doily on a card for an added lacy touch.

Made for the Simon Says anything goes challenge
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are enjoying the holidays!
Made with ...
cg265 Hero Arts getting ready
cg125 Hero Arts friends definition on the paper roses
peeled paint, worn lipstick and frayed burlap distress ink
webesters pages 6x6 card stock
black embossing powder
paper doily
blue craft feathers
diamond stickles glitter glue

Merry Christmas

It`s been a few days since I have posted as things have been pretty busy getting ready for the big day and visiting family and friends. Ive also been working on my lesson plans and card samples trying to get a head start on the first few card classes in 2011.

I truly wish you a wonderful Christmas spent with friends and loved ones! Although this is a very happy time of year filled with holiday cheer it can also be a tough time for many people. My heart goes out to those who find this time of year difficult,and I send huge hugs to you.I hope you find peace in the little things of the season which are the most meaningful.

Thank you for all your kind comments and support in 2010 I have been learning so much from all the talent out there!

Take care and best wishes to you.

This card is made with pink pasilee Father Christmas 6x6 papers which has been my go to card stock for the holidays. The tree is a Magenta rubber stamp using the emboss resist technique.

Merry Christmas ornament

A quick ornament made for my local scrapbook store. They have a Christmas tree set up for for everyone to decorate, thought I would add one too!
Made with Hero Arts CL465 and tinsel ribbon.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello :)

It's been snowing here for the past few days and besides doing a lot of eating and sleeping for the first few days of my holidays also been going for walks with my husband.I've started to bring my camera and was lucky enough to see my first woodpecker which is an amazing bird, noisy but super beautiful!

I've been patiently waiting to set up the Christmas tree and hope to get it decorated tonight. I really would like my Hubby to help decorate it, totally not his cup of tea but he promised so I will wait until he has time :)
Here is a quick pic of some of the vintage pink ornaments that will be on the tree, hopefully before my cat gets a hold of them!

Peace Love Joy card is made with Hero Arts CG139 cling dots, CL459 Merry Christmas Trees and CL343 Holiday Sayings.

Have a great afternoon! :)

Happy Holidays -- Reindeer card

Today is the first day of my vacation for the next 24 days (yippie!!) and I am looking forward to spending some time at home relaxing and crafting!
A quick late night card, just playing around with Kraft paper and cling dots background stamp.

Dec 25th card is made with ...
Hero Arts CL469, CL343 and cg139
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Walnut distress ink
Cranberry & slate blue papers are from Daisy D's
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a super weekend! :)

Christmas glitter

Its been too much fun playing around with glitter! I have a bit of cleaning to do today as my work room nice and sparkley. These cards were made by stamping the flourish on a glue pad and adding fine glitter.

Now for some exciting news Hero Arts is having their big blog hop on Friday to preview new stamps from the 2011 Catalog (Yippie, I can hardly wait to see the new catalog!!!). These sneak peeks have been driving me crazy, this will be the first chance to see the new stamps in action on December 10th here!

The silver card is made with...
Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish S5449
Holiday Sayings CL343

The green card is made with...
Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish S5449
Joy to all CL460
the sentiment is masked and stamped to fit on the card.

Have a wonderful glittery day! :)

Christmas Tags

Just a quick post tonight with a few Christmas tags. Ive been playing around with perfect pearls and distress inks! Kinda different but these were fun to make!

Made with Hero Arts CL469, CL343 for the reindeer tag and CL465, CL460 for the tree. These Christmas clear stamp sets are just wonderful for creating and the sentiments are truly my favorite!!

Happy stamping! :)

Rustic Christmas

Spent this weekend getting ready for Christmas, still no shopping but I managed to decorate the front of the house and make my Christmas cards. Setting up the Christmas tree will be next weekend which I am really excited about, I have been collecting vintage Christmas ornaments over the last few years and I cant wait to get them on the tree. Also started searching for old ornaments at our local junk and thrift stores on Saturday and I was able to find a few! Here are this years cards and a few photos of my vintage finds on the tree last year.
These cards are made with Hero Arts...
CL343 Holiday sayings
CL465 Tree-Mendous
CL460 Joy to all
CL459 Merry Christmas trees
CL469 Swirl Christmas
The embossing folders and distress inks are from Tim Holtz. Paper is from Pinkpasilee Father Christmas petite pad.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great week!

Winters Butterfly

Hope everyone is doing well, its been a busy few weeks and I look forward to some down time at Christmas to do some extra creating and blog visiting too!
I recently purchased this winters butterfly clear set and have truly enjoyed using it. The sentiment is one of my all time favorites and the snowflakes are so delicate they just give a wonderful Winter feel!

Tags are made with Hero Arts CL234 Winters Butterfly, cg125 Friends Definition. The sentiment is masked for a different look, the background snowflakes are made with broken china and peeled paint distress inks applied gently with a sponge and the negative portion of a die cut. The friends definition is lightly stamped using antique linen, the sides of the tags are distressed in tea dye from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for stopping have a great Weekend and Happy USA Thanksgiving to everyone!

Wreath of Leaves Card & a Matchbox

It's been a busy few weeks of creating card samples as I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a few card making & decorated matchbox classes at my local scrapbook store Scrapbook Queens. I could just spend hours looking around at all the yummy card making supplies, beautiful papers and tools they have on hand.
This card is made with CG215 wreath of leaves and B5085 Poinsettia Bloom rubber stamps from Hero Arts. The background papers are from Pinkpaislee Father Christmas card stock along with a few pearls, gems and ribbon. Also just to mention that the ribbon is curled using old hair curlers that you plug in.

This matchbox is one I made for a friend who loves to scrapbook. It's filled with Winter embellishments just for fun!

Here are a few snip-its of the cards we will be creating in class on Thursday November 25th from 7:00 until 9:00pm.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a super creative evening! :)

Pleated dress form card

This week has flown by, Christmas will be here before we know it! Really need to get working on some tags and bags before the big day arrives!
Just a little pleated card made with Hero Arts CG125 Friends Definition and a sweet little dress form clear stamp from Glitz Design.
Spiced up the dress with some fringe, gems and a scarf. The embossing folder is distressed with Antique Linen and an added plated ribbon. Made a short video on how to make a pleated ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening :)

Vintage Christmas

Just wanted to share this design, it was my Christmas card last year,I made about 20 of these and sent them to friends and family. I have some extra backgrounds already sewen up so I thought I would make a few more for this year. Made with Hero Arts K4827. The pink embellishment is from K & Company, it was the last one so the other are made with a snowflake coated in glitter. The vintage girl is from an old postcard, little gems for the buttons on her coat and some white glitter for the snow at the bottom of the sleigh. Also some sewing and a border, ink along the edges for an old tea stained look.

Have a great evening, tomorrow's Friday!! Yippie :)

Quick 90 minute challenge!

Its been a day full of paper and ink today so I'm a happy camper. This card was made for Heather Maria's 90 minute challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group this morning. So... we only had 90 minutes to post our card using an unexpected element. Some really fab ideas these ladies came up with including a Bounce dryer sheet torn into strips for snow, coffee filter flowers and so many more great elements. I decided to use the bells from my wreath and snow for creating little village scenes at Christmas.

We just had a new Scrapbooking store open up down the street, today is their grand opening celebration. It's very exciting to now have a local store that I can pop into and pick up supplies! Scrapbook Queens is a very large store filled with all the latest stamps and supplies, they also have a scrapbooking area set up for crops and classes! I have been in a few times since they have opened and they are all so friendly and welcoming, I have to try not to drool over their awesome selection of Hero Arts :)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have time to relax and create this weekend!

Card Made with ...
CL113 Hero Arts Merriest Wishes
Red velvet type Christmas ribbon
making memories stardust stripe silver paper
Buffalo Snow Flurries Village scene snow
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Clear embossing powder
bells added using a hot glue gun

Fall Leaves

This card is made with Hero Arts Little cling Maple Leaf CG228 and S5208 designer woodgrain. Glossy accents on the leaves for a rainy look, walnut stain, tea dye and frayed burlap distress inks.
The leaves are turning a beautiful colours right now, I could live with Fall all year round!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Simple & Quick Christmas cards

Happy Saturday! Just a few quick Christmas Cards today to share. These are quick and easy designs stamped directly on white card stock using coloured inks!

The blue Snowflake card Made with Hero Arts F4833 Grand Snowflake, CL238 Owl Christmas for the sentiment, pink pearls and a touch of glossy accents.
The red and green tree card is made with Hero Arts CL113 Merriest wishes and the snowy hills are stamped using a glue pad and glitter.

Thanks for stopping by, have a super scrappy stamping weekend!! :)

Let it snow - Merriest wishes

A little Winter scene heat embossed in white with added snowflakes and snow. The sheer ribbon is inked in the same colour as the birdhouse background.

Made with Hero Arts
K5366 Tall Bird House
CL238 Merriest wishes for the sentiment
cl238 Owl Christmas for the snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by!


I am so happy to be making Christmas cards now instead of last minute in December. I was able to visit a real rubber stamp shop in Toronto this week called Bizzy B's Stamps. It was pretty exciting to see row after row of nothing but rubber stamps! This card is made with Hero Arts CL354 Let the Angels Sing. I was inspired by all the wonderful cards made with this set on Flickr, I love how Virginia added the clouds to her card, so I thought I would add some fluffy snow to mine.
The snow is called Buffalo Snow Flurries which is used to make village scenes at Christmas.
Virginia's wonderful card can be seen here!

Thank you for for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend and Canadian Thanksgiving!! :)

Happy World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

Happy World Card Making Day to everyone! To celebrate I made this card last night to coordinate with one of my first Flickr Hero Arts posts. The tag below was made for a glitter challenge last Christmas. The background on the tag is a glitter paper, a few Santas and star brads. It gave a real nice twinkle sitting on a gift under the tree.
This card is embossed on Kraft with Candy Cane Stripes embossing folder and the snowy hill is stamped and covered with glitter. I decided not to add a sentiment since the ribbon has words, it just seemed to busy with both. I also coloured Santas beard with white opaque paint marker to give a bit of texture
Supplies used on this card ...
Hero Arts Merriest Wishes CL113
Hero Arts Candy Cane Santa E3697
Copic Markers G05 &R27
Diamond Sugar Dust glitter
Michaels Brand ribbon
Kraft cardstock
Dollar Store red mirror Snowflake embellishments
Fine Line Deco Color Marvy opaque paint marker

Hope everyone enjoys creating on this fun day! Sending you huge World Card Making hugs. :)

Vintage Halloween - Bobbing for Apples

A quick late night card made with Hero Arts Lace Frame K5329 and a vintage post card. The lace frame was clear embossed on orange cardstock and some vintage ribbon added too!

Thank you for visiting, Happy Friday!!

Fall Love

Yes, I know another butterfly card. Sorry but I really can't help myself! I have had this burlap in my stash for a few years now, (I think it's from the 70's).
Made with Hero Arts F5158 Heart winged butterfly, S5208 Designer Woodgrain, CL342 Everyday Sayings and the paper flowers are stamped with cg125 Friends Definition. Also used frayed burlap distress ink. The Heart Winged Butterfly is stamped on orange sticky back burlap.

Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

Fall Hydrangea

Just another Fall card to share. I know there are probably no orange hydrangeas, but in my card making dream world Hydrangeas bloom in every colour all year round! Crackle Accents were added to the flower for an old vintage look and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Have a happy inky card making day!!

Made with Hero Arts...
k5376 Hydrangea
CG196 Canvas Stripes
CL447 Beautiful Peacocks

Fall Butterfly

One more quick card this morning before work. Made with Hero Arts CG197 old letter, F5158 Heart winged butterfly, CL218 la letter. Stamped with Frayed Burlap and Tea dye distress inks. Also added a vintage button that has tiny hearts on it which I thought was a good match with this butterfly.
The photo is taken on a tree stump at the side of our house, we recently planted strawberries around it trying to make it blend into the back yard!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!! :)

Fall Friend

Just a quick post of a new card made with..
Made with Hero Arts F5293 Bicycle, K5344 La Letter, CL218 and sparkle clear. Fall is such a wonderful time of year, looking forward to seeing the leaves change colours.

Have a great day!

Operation Write Home card for a Hero & envelopes

Dear Hero Card made for Operation Write Home, inside of the card has a raccoon holding a flower with the sentiment you make my world happy. Since I am not sure who will receive this card I tried to make it for either a man or woman.

Also made some envelopes for the OWH cards below this post and added a white address label to the outside of the envie for a matching set.

Operation Write Home Cards

Just a few cards to share, made for Operation Write Home. Very simple designs made with Kraft paper which is now becoming my new favorite background! I still need to line my cards with white paper to write on which I will do before I mail them out.

Hope your weekend was good! :)

Made with Hero Arts cg125 Friends Definition and CL342 Everyday Sayings. (The bird cage is just a Michaels dollar stamp)

Made with Hero Arts F5293 Bicycle and CL342 Everyday Sayings

Made with Hero Arts H5426 Artists Butterfly and CL342 Everyday Sayings.

Thank you Hero Arts!

Huge thank you to Hero Arts for sending these stamps for their Blinkie Giveaway! Thank you soooo much!! :)I cant wait to try these beautiful stamps out. The Hero Arts Blinkies are available on their blog at where you can get a blinkie for your site too. :)

I've taken a break this week from making cards just trying to recharge my mojo. Spending time in my craft room cleaning, sorting and some organization. Now have a basket to put stamped images that never made it on a card and decided to punch butterflies out on the super small paper scraps and images that I know I will never use.
Plan to spend the rest of the week visiting blogs and getting caught up on all the creativity out there.

Have a great evening, thank you for stopping by! :)