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“A Friendly Hello”

Hello Everyone, today I’m sharing a card I made for 2 Splitcoaststampers challenges. The first was  a Color Combo challenge and the second was called ‘In The Garden’ and had to be focused on what you would find in the garden. I immediately thought of several Cottage Cutz dies I own and hadn’t used yet. When I was a little girl my grandparents had a small bridge in the backyard over their duck pond that led up a small hill to the chicken coop and their next door  neighbor had a  well that I always called a wishing well so I thought these dies would be perfect for the challenges! Here is the list of supplies I used for this card:

Paper: Stampin Up’s ‘Melon Mambo’, ‘Old Olive’, ‘Soft Sky’, ‘Early Espresso’, ‘YoYo Yellow’ cardstock.
White cardstock

Dies: Cottage Cutz’s ‘Garden Bridge’, ‘Garden Wishing Well’, ‘Victorian Birdbath’.
Stampin Up’s Embosslits ‘Beautiful Wings’
Spellbinder’s ‘Large Circles’ & ‘Scalloped Circles’

Stamps: Stampin Up’s ‘Curvy Versus’ & ‘French Script’ Block
Whimsey Stamps ‘Amy’

Ink: Stampin Up’s ‘Early Espresso’, ‘Old Olive’, ‘Chocolate Chip’, ‘Sahara Sand’, ‘River Rock’, ‘Basic Gray’, ‘Crumb Cake’, ‘Melon Mambo’, ‘Bashful Blue’, ‘YoYo Yellow’.

Other Supplies: Versamark pad, Stampin Up Black Embossing Powder, Ranger Liquid Pearls ‘Bisque’.

Thanks for stopping by :0)



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“A Sweet Wish” Birthday Card

Hello All, today I’m sharing with you a simple card made for a Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge called “I Love Chocolate” and what better way to showcase chocolate than a yummy looking chocolate cake! This card really was simple as I used DCWV’s super cute “The Sweet Stack” Glitter Collection 8″ x 8″ paper pad. I simply cut out the cake image and some of the delicious glittery brown strips then the doily strip. I glued the strips on a sheet of the SU! Pink Pirouette and cut it out then glueing it on a 51/2″ x 51/2″ sheet of the Pink Pirouette I popped up the doily strip then put two pop up strips for the cake image to give a lot of dimension. I used SU! Chocolate Chip ink for the sentiment which is from the SU! “Short and Sweet” set, added some SU! Chocolate Chip ribbon and topped it off with 3 BoBunny “Little Miss” jewels and some Ranger “Diamond” glitter glue on the doily strip.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful & creative day :0)


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Card

This is an Eyelet Outlet Design Team Project to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, some of this was hand sketched and here is a list of the products used in this project:

*Eyelet Outlet: Glitter Green Enamel Dots & Green Pearl Strips. These Dots & Strips come in multiple colours and you can check them out here:
Eyelet Outlet Store

*Stampin Up!: Stampin Write Basic Black Journal Marker, Wild Wasabi paper & ink pad, Whisper White Craft ink pad, “Lovely Letters Alphabet” stamp set.
*Designs By Ryn: “Sea Bubbles” stamp set
Other supplies: Black cardstock, Ranger “Princess Gold” & “Antique Gold” embossing powder, Versamark Pen & Pad.

Thanks for stopping by :0)




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A Little Thank You

This was a project I submitted for a Splitcoaststampers challenge. It was a “Words Only – Clean & Simple” challenge so I submitted it without the bow to meet the challenge requirements and then added the bow later to meet “my requirements” lol!!

For this project I used a sheet of BoBuuny’s “Little Miss” collection and Stampin Up’s Groovy Guava . The inks are Stampin Up’s “Chocolate Chip”, “Old Olive” & “Calypso Coral”. The embellishments are Kaisercraft’s self-adhesive Pearls and Stampin Up’s Whisper White Ribbon. Both sentiments are from Stampin Up, the front is the “Pursuit of Happiness” set and is embossed with SU! white embossing powder and my Versamark pad; the inside was stamped twice using the “Short & Sweet SU set, it was stamped first with SU “Whisper White Craft ink & then my Versamark pad. The Dies used were Spellbinder’s “Scalloped Circles” and “Circles”.

Tip of the Day: Sometimes challenges are great in pushing you to learn new techniques or even teaching you a thing or to about yourself. This one taught me that I don’t always believe that less is more. Personally I felt the card was missing something when I stuck to the challenge guidelines but instead of ignoring the challenge I completed it, submitted the card and then went back and added the bow I wanted there. Sometimes being rebellious is fun lol!!  ;0P

With the bow added…..

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Peek-A-Boo Children’s Birthday Card

Hello Everyone, here is a children’s birthday card I made in response to two challenges. It had to be Clean and Simple with a “Peek-A-Boo” theme and the Stampin Up! colours “Garden Green”, “Pumpkin Pie”, “Crushed Curry”, and “Cherry Cobbler”. The image is from Whimsy Stamps called “Autumn Happiness” and was stamped on Pure Luxury 120lb White by Gina K. Designs using Memento “Tuxedo Black” ink pad. It was finished with some Black and White string I found at Michaels.

Here is a list of the Copics used on what parts of the stamp:

DRAGON: Body – V01 Heath, V05 Marigold, V06 Lavender, V09 Violet, Scales – YG0000 Lily White, YG03 Yellow Green, YG25 Celadon Green, Belly – Y0000 Yellow Fluorite, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, Tongue RV04 Shock Pink, Inner Ear RV13 Tender Pink

LEAVES: Small – YR20 Yellowish Shade, YR24 Pale Sepia, Bulk – YG95 Pale Olive, YG97 Spanish Olive, Large – YR12 Loquat, YR15 Pumpkin Yellow, YR18 Sanguine / E13 Light Suntan, E08 Brown, E19 Redwood

BERRIES: R37 Carmine, W1 Warm Gray No.1, W3 Warm Gray No.3

0 Colourless Blender

Tip of the Day: Don’t let the fear of not doing something great the first time deter you from trying it. Ironically colouring (something most of us have done since childhood) takes some practice when using new mediums such as Copics. Personally I’ve used them 3 times in the past 5 years. As you will see in the close up pick I need a lot more practice lol! But I let the thought of not being good at using them straight away deter me from practicing with them as needs to happen before you get good at using them. So if there is a new medium or technique you want to try just go for it. If it takes you a year to master it – do it. The year will go by either way ;0)


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Some Friendly Encouragement – Card

So this is my very first project for the Eyelet Outlet Design Team. I used Their “White Flowers”, ‘Bright Butterflies” Brads and Brown “Pearl Strips” Sticky Back Jewels. You can find these in their store Eyelet Outlet I also used a sheet of BoBunny’s “Little Miss” paper collection.

To check out the other Design Team Members projects, here is a link to the blog: Eyelet Outlet Blog

Have a great day Everyone ;0)