Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Card For A Lady

  Some paper sets are sacred. You can't get enough of it. You buy doubles or triples, just in case you run out or they discontinue it. You know what I'm talkin' about. You become a paper hoarder. 
  This card was made with special paper for a special lady. Carol Anne or as she is affectionately called, "Mama Bear" to us local crafters, love, love, love Graphic 45's "A Lady's Diary" collection. We love pretty much all of their paper lines, but this one is simply beautiful!
  I made this card for Mama Bear to thank her and her husband Jerry for giving me a ride to the Spring Fling Scrapbooking Weekend in New Glasgow last month. I had the best time ever at my first weekend crop!
  The lovely lady is a stamp (including the script behind her), and so is the frame and sentiment. They are from the "A Lady's Diary" stamp set; one of 3 sets. I paper pieced her from various patterned sheets from the set. Flowers were fussy cut from ALD paper also. I also used Liquid Pears, Bisque on the frame. All paper and stamps bought from my fav local paper craft emporium, The Cutting Garden

 Fussy cut this flower from ALD paper and added some Distress Stickles, Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose to the centre.
Inside the card
And don't forget the back!

Entering this card in:

Love making cards with paper sets, as everything matches and comes together!

Hope you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two! Always appreciated.

i made it myself!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Happy Easter

  One more Easter card to post! This is more of a manly card. 
  Had to use my new die cut! Love it! It's the new TH Frameworks Trellis die. I have a feeling I'll be getting the others in this series! The base the bunny is on, is the leftover scrap from when I cut out the trellis. Lots of possibilities!
  Bunny was on a card I had in my stash. Sentiment is from Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments set. The sentiment is on the Memory Box Lovely Lei die, the centre part which is usually scrap. Tucked some cheesecloth under sentiment.

 The inside. Sentiment is also from Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments stamp set. More Trellis "scraps" used here. Paper is all from Authentique Remember 6x6 pad set.

Dies I used:

For you local crafters, both of these dies (and lots more!) are available to purchase from Kim at The Cutting Garden

 Have a great Easter and hopefully it's sunny and warm where you are, because it's not here! Boo!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two! Muchly appreciated!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Vintage Easter Cards

  I made these 2 Easter cards for a class I taught at The Cutting Garden here in Halifax. They were inspired by cards I saw on Pinterest. All papers are from the 12x12 Graphic 45 Sentiments paper collection. Butterflies and flowers are Martha Stewart punches.
The inside.
Card 2. Love the vintage images in this paper collection!

 The inside.

  This was the 3rd card class I taught. Feeling more relaxed and confident with 3 under my belt! Thinking of a page layout class next!

  Hope you have a wonderful weekend with friends and family! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chocolate Bunny, Yum!

  There is still a couple of weeks before Easter, but I thought I would start posting some cards that I made. 
  This one I made for my Crafty Group Card Swap. He now resides with Carol!
  My very favourite Easter stamp, the chocolate bunny from Stampin' Up! Papers used are all from Authentique Hope collection. The die cut frames are Tim Holtz Mini Cabinet Card, and Vintage Cabinet card.
  Used Martha Stewart edge punches, "Bunnies In Grass", and "Picket Fence". Seam Binding tinted with Distress Ink, Stormy Sky.

I punched out a bit of his ear to make it look like someone took a bite! Hee hee!

The inside. Love this stamp! 

  The back. I couldn't resist buying this sentiment stamp! (top of card). Too funny! For you local crafters, I bought from Kim, at The Cutting Garden.
  Went to my very first scrapbooking retreat this past weekend! Had a wonderful time with some very crafty ladies! Can't wait to go again!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two! Muchly appreciated!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


"A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous" 
~ Coco Chanel
  I LOVE graphic45 stuff! This is made from the new Couture 12x12 paper pad set. I got the stamps to go with it, but they were not big enough to go on this large tag. 
  This is the same tag I have been using lately to make cards; I folded the tag in half. This time I left it large and actually added a piece at the top; Tim Holtz On The Edge Ornate die cut. 
  Flowers are Petaloo Mixed Textured Layers, Apricot, and the label is a Nestie Fancy Label. Added some lace, trims, button and bling!
  I made this birthday tag for Kim, a great lady who spoils us and goes the extra mile to find the "I have to have that" item! She is the owner and operator of my local paper craft store, The Cutting Garden.

The back

  Hope you are having a creative week! Trying to get organize for a scrapbooking retreat I'm going to at the end of the month in New Glasgow NS. My first one! I plan on working on my London trip. Planning the pages, is the hardest part, as I usually "wing" it!

  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two. Muchly appreciated!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Smile Birthday Tag Card

  Well this week has been a waste! Sick at home with a nasty cold! My first day back at work today, and I was dragging my feet. Not 100% but getting there!
  This cutie is one of my favourite stamps! His name is "Smile" and you can purchase him at Stampotique. It was a friend's b'day and I wanted to try out my "new to me" Tim Holtz dies; Vintage Cabinet Card and Mini Cabinet Card. You can use them separately, but they work nicely together.
  Papers used are from the Authentique "Suave" 6x6 paper pad set. Some burlap, cheesecloth, twine, drywall tape, cardboard and a couple of gears, to add some manly touches! Oh, and did I tell you how much I LOVE these large tags?! Folded they make a 5x5 card.

  For those of you who are looking for new dies, I love these! So versatile. For those of you who live in the Halifax area, Kim at The Cutting Garden can order these dies for you lickety-split! 

Entering this tag card in:
Divas by design: Let's hear it for the boys challenge

Hope you are keeping warm. We are going through a cold spell here. Ughh!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two. Muchly appreciated!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Birthday Tag Card

 GO CANADA GO! I'm sorry, I'm still in Olympic mode! Awesome hockey! Both men and women! Not to mention curling! Congrats to the entire Team Canada! You made us proud!

 I am so hooked on these large Ranger Kraft tags! This is a tag/card I made for a dear friend's birthday. We have known each other for 30 years or so. We normally don't do the b'day card thing, but she was having a milestone b'day and there was a get together and it was special.
  Papers used were from Basic Grey's Serenade set. Die cuts used were Cheery Lynn, Memory Box & Nesties. Flower and butterflies are MS punches. Also tucked here and there is some cheesecloth and drywall tape.

The inside. Love this sentiment. Found on the web.

The back

  Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Olympics are over! Bring on the Summer Olympics! Have a great week!

Happy Birthday (again!) Joan!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Seaworthy Valentine

 I'm loving these large tags from Ranger! Folded in half, they make a 5x5 card! Had fun making this Valentine for Mike. All papers are from the 6x6 bundle from Authentique "Anchored".The card stock sentiment stickers are from their 12x12 sticker sheet. This awesome tall heart die is from PaperArtsy.


 For you local crafters, these tags and the paper are all available at Kim's, The Cutting GardenLove the tags! Give them a try. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

She's Gone!

  A belated Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends! Haven't been too crafty since before Christmas. Life happens!
  A woman retired at work and she's a golfer, so I made her this card. The image of the Gibson girl on the dictionary page, I found on the web. I added the sentiment from my computer.
  Used up some paper scraps in my stash. Flowers are made with my Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches; added a flower button and some cheesecloth.


The inside. She is also a Trekkie! Hee hee!

  Have a wonderful week! Getting more snow today. Yuke! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two!

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