Friday, December 31, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas

This is the Christmas Card I made for my DH.  I love the sparkle of the silver-embossed snowflakes with the added bling.  The cardstock base is Swiss Dot from Bazzill.  The DP is from g.c.d. - Snowflake Potpourri - Sophisticated Frost.  The white organza ribbon is from Close To My Heart.  The Snowflakes and from Stampin' Up and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I added rhinestone bling from the Dollarama.  The Sentiment is from the Best Yet stamp set from SU.  Clean and simple!!  :o)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Just a note to wish you all a Joyous and Happy New Year.

"May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace."

Numbers 6:24-26 NLT

Thank you for stopping by over the past year. 


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Copic - Happy Birthday

This is a card I made for my DH for his birthday today.  I cased this card from online...I can't remember where...coloured the bike to look like our Honda Shadow Spirit 1100.  He really liked it...I did too!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Copics - Sunny Side Up House Mouse

This is one of my favourite new stamps from Stampendous, Sunny Side Up.  Along with my copic markers and some bling this card turned out just how I wanted it to.

Copics - Grateful For You

This is a Thanksgiving Card I made using stamps and punches from Stampin' Up along with my Copic markers, DSP and bling.  I am loving these Copics!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank You Card

This is a Thank You card I made back in June, but did not get a chance to upload it to my blog.  I love the cuttle-bugged butterfly.  The ribbon is from Walmart and the border is from Stampin'Up.  The background paper is embossed with flowers from Bazzill Cardstock and the cardstock base is Swiss Dot, also from Bazzill.

Copic - House Mouse -Birthday Wishes

This is a Birthday Card I made last week using my Copic Markers. I am loving these markers!! I just don't have nearly enough time to use them!! I love, love, love the House Mouse stamps...they are sooooo cute!!! Hope you like them too!!!

Beautiful Ladies

These are a few of the Ladies who are part of a larger group of Ladies who have been making cards to send to our troops serving in Afghanistan over the past five years. They are (top row) Debra LeBlanc (her son-in-law Jeff was the first military personnel who received our cards), Ruthie Allen-Hamilton, Becky Bullerwell, Sandra MacDonald (her son Caleb has just returned from Afghanistan and her nephew Corey is serving in Afghanistan now), (front row - right to left) Debbie Goodwin, Daisy, myself and Anna Fevens is with us via telephone from Newfoundland. We had gathered for a time of fellowship and to put together a shipment of cards. We have just sent 7 boxes of Christmas Cards to seven soldiers who are connected to our church family this week. In total we have made and shipped over 7,000 cards to minister to our solders and their families. We send a card to each soldier and then a box of cards with envelopes for the soldiers to send greetings back to their family/friends at home. This is not an original idea, but one I found when looking through a card-making magazine several years ago. A lady had started this project in the US for their soldiers and as we had soldiers serving whom we were all connected to, and we love to make cards, we thought we would take on this ministry. Each box of cards is prayed over for the soldier receiving the box and also for the family member or friend who will receive a card. I believe we receive the biggest blessing!! Please keep our soldiers and their families in your prayers. May God bless them and keep them. Amen!!

Copic - Heartfelt Sympathy

This is a Sympathy Card I made recently using my Copic Markers. This stamp is from Our Daily Bread - Sing To The Lord. I love the bird, flowers and sentiments in this set. The Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Copic Markers

Hello to you all in Blog Land. Sorry I have not uploaded any projects for quite awhile. I must admit I have been bitten by the Copic Bug and have acquired a MAJOR addiction!!! I have always loved to colour, but definitely have not considered myself an artist by any stretch of the imagination. My cousin, Jane, has taught me to colour with Copics in July and since then, I have coloured every stamp I can get my hands on. This is a card I made for Sandras' birthday celebration last week. I love sunflowers and to be able to colour them with the Copic markers is pure joy. I am still learning and looking forward to taking some classes over the next few months, but this is a passion I will enjoy for a long time. Can't wait to start my Christmas Cards, colouring the beautiful colours of the season with my Copics. Anyway, hope you like this card. I will try to upload some other images I have coloured lately that have not made it onto cards yet. Thanks for stopping by!! See you soon!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MOJO Monday Week 130

This is a Thank You card I made using my new Sweet Pea DSP from Stampin' Up. I love all the patterns in this paper and it definitely looks Springy to me...I think Springy is a word....anyway, I love this paper!!! This is also my card for the MOJO Monday Week 130 Sketch Challenge. I do like this layout...took me some time to finish it, but I like how it turned out. I used Green Bazzil leaf embossed paper for the card base and Yellow Bazzil cardstock to mat the layout. I scored the mat under the quote with my scorepal making a diamond pattern. The quote is from Inkadinkado (Dawn Houser), the ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the brads are random silver brads. I used Spellbinders Round, scallop-edge Nestabilities Dye and Stampin-Up Scallop-edged punch as well.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This is a card I cased from Amy Sheffer of Stamper's Dream ( I love the layout of this card and thought it would work well for the Sympathy Card I made for my dear friend whose brother has gone to be with the Lord. I used black Bazzill Cardstock as the base, white embossed bazzil for the background paper, baby blue and green cardstock for trim, DSP from SU (retired), black ribbon from Walmart, miscellaneous button from my stash, Sentiment from Refuge and Strength (SU) and the daffodils are from Beautiful Life (SU). I coloured the daffies with a So Saffron marker from SU. I cut the DSP squares with Nesties and matted them with white Bazzill cardstock then added green brads for embellishment.
This is a card I made for Howard Nickerson who recently retired as the Custodian of our Church. He loves Gospel and Country music so used last years Autumn Paper from SU as my background paper. This is also my sketch for Mojo Monday 127 (Square) from last week. I used the Square Nestabilities for the Sentiment and Mat. The Sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I added glitter brads and the ribbon is from Walmart with a miscellaneous buckle. For Ink I used SU Chocolate Chip.

This is a card I made for a friend who has some health problems. I made this card using the Mojo Monday 126 Sketch Challenge. I really like this layout. This DSP is from an older Basic Grey collection which is double sided. I used punches from SU to mat the button. The ribbon is miscellaneous and the stamp as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


This is a card I made quite awhile ago at a Stampin'Up Workshop. I embellished the card with DSP from my new paper, "Sending Love" from SU. I also added more ribbon, the "Joy" stamp from SU, red glitter brads and silver stickles along the punch line at the bottom of the card. I gave this card to my Secret Sister for Valentine's Day. Hope she enjoyed it!!

These are cards I made for my new Sisters-In -Christ, Yvonne and Janice. The angels are celebrating!!! I used my new DSP from Stampin' Up called "Sending Love". I love glitter and sparkle and this paper has both of those with reds, pinks, ivory and brown. I also used my new round, scalloped edge nestibility from Spellbinders. I also added ribbon and pink dew drops.

This is a Birthday Card I made for my dear friend, Becky...who has now caught up to me in age. She is still behind me in the wrinkle department!! I love working with the Glitter Ritz and this was a fun project with the flower and ladybug!! I added red glitter brads and white dew drops for interest along with the edge punch and sticky ribbon. Happy Birthday, Ducky!! :o)

This is a card I made for my parents 49th Wedding Anniversary last week. Used the Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin' Up matted in pink and green Bazzill Cardstock and green buttons. The flower stamp is from the "Close As A Memory" set from SU. The "One Love" stamp is from Inkadinkado.

This is a Sympathy Card I made for my dear friend, Denise, whose mother passed away this past week. Our prayers are with Denise, her dad and family. I used brown Bazzill Cardstock for the card base, yellow Bazzill Cardstock for the mats and DSP is "Sending Love" from Stampin' Up. I also stamped the flower image from "Close As A Memory" from SU with Purely Pomegranate Ink from SU. These were stamped on a frame cut on the Cuttlebug using the Big Shot Die.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

These are Thank You cards I made while on a mini vacation with my hubby down at Summerville Beach last September. The DSP was the new paper for Fall from Stampin'Up which I really love. I also used a new Fleur-de-Lis border punch.....a mental pause moment.....cant' remember from where!!! :o(
This is the Birthday Card I made for my hubby....I was mistaken on my earlier post!!! Love the buttons!!! The Lighthouse Stamp is from Inkadinkado and the Sentiment Stamp is from the "Friend to Friend" stamp set from Stampin'Up.

This is a beautiful Birthday Card I received from my Special Friend, Becky. Love the embossing, ribbon and butterflies.

This is another beautiful Birthday Card I received from another Special Friend, Anna. She knows I love music and Amazing Grace is definitely a favourite of mine.

This beautiful card was given to me for my Birthday by my cousin, Janie. She does lovely work especially with tone on tone which is a favourite. Her bows are always perfect and the Fleur de Lis Pendant from Spellbinders is absolutely stunning!!!

These two cards I made this fall using the technique of inking the Cuttlebug Folder before embossing the paper. I love how they turned out!! No need for DSP...just add some ribbon and a sentiment and away you go!!

I don't remember who I made this card for....mental pause strikes again!!! I do love the recipe for this card and the different colours. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss and die-cut the butterfly.

This is a Guest Book I made for the celebration of my Dad's 70th Birthday. His birthday was not until November 15th, however we surprised him on August 22 with a big family party. Great fun was had by all!!!

This is another Sympathy Card I made this Fall. Seems like we have been making too many of these lately. However, I love the simplicity of this card. The green dew drops add lots of shine!!

This is the Birthday Card I made for my Dad for his 70th Birthday. The Tree Stamp is from the "Lovely As A Tree" Stamp Set from Stampin'Up and the Sentiment is from the "Best Yet" Stamp Set from Stampin'Up. The ribbon is from Walmart and I added some green bling for sparkle.

These are miscellaneous cards I have made since last August. One is a Wedding Card for Jamie and Brian's Wedding, another is a baby card and another wedding card I made for someone else to give away.

This is the Christmas Card I made for my DH. This is a technique taught by Gina Krupsky with Stamp TV. The Cardstock is Silver Metallic. I stamped the image with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder. I love this tone on tone image.

This is a Birthday card I made for a Special Friend with Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin'Up. I also used the Big Shot Die from Stampin'Up for the sentiment which is a stamp from Inkadinkado. I then added two pink glitter brads for embellishments. See I can use just two brads too, Janie!!! LOL
This is a Birthday card I made for another friend. I cased the recipe for this card from one of my card-making magazines. Again I am using Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin'Up. The ribbon is a miscellaneous velvet ribbon from my stash. The Sentiment is from the "Friend to Friend" set from Stampin'Up. I also added a green glitter brad and a dew drop to the positive and negative flower punch image. The edge punch is from Stampin'Up.

This is a Birthday Card for my sons 21st Birthday which was this week. It is also my take on the Mojo Monday Week 123 Sketch Challenge. I have not done a sketch challenge in months and months and months!!! So it was fun to complete this challenge. The DSP is all retired Stampin'Up Paper. The Sentiment is from a stamp in the "Heard From The Heart" stamp set from Stampin'Up. The buttons are from my big jar of buttons. I just love buttons!!! The ribbon is from Walmart.

This card is made from retired DSP from Stampin'Up. I added photo corners punched
from Stampin'Ups Corner punch using Yellow Bazzill Cardstock. The Sentiment is from the "Thoughts and Prayers" Stamp Set from Stampin'Up. The ribbon is from the Dollarama and I added Dew Drops.

This card I made for a dear friend whos husband has gone to be with the Lord. This was a card we made at a Card-Making weekend in the Fall when Kim Blanchette and her assistants came down from The Cutting Garden in Hammonds Plains. We had a great day with around 30 women learning new techniques and using new products. This flower is made using the Fleur de Lis from Spellbinders. It was very challenging and I really don't think I will make another one as I have no patience with this type of fussy work. However, with Ruthie and Jane's help, got the card put together and it turned out beautifully. I changed the sentiment to reflect my thoughts to Myra. I added a snowflake brad with a dew drop in the center of the Fleur de Lis.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Celebrating Gary" - Altered File Folder

This is an Altered File Folder I made for my dear friend, Myra, whose husband Gary is now at home with our Lord and Saviour. I thought this was a great idea to store the many cards, photos, etc. from our celebration of Gary's life. I covered a file folder with Brown Bazzill Cardstock and embellished with DSP from Stampin' Up. Of course I added some buttons and ribbon which I love to use. The sentiments were printed on my computer. I also used two Stampin' Up punches. The ribbon is from Walmart.

Altered Paint Can

This is a "Dad's Emergency Care Kit" altered paint can I made for Shawn for Christmas. I purchased the Paint Can at The Carousel in Dartmouth, N.S. and embellished with various papers, punches, etc. The Sentiment was printed on my computer. Gotta love those buttons!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine's Card

This is my version of the Valentine's Card we made at Club 10 this month. My "buckle" is a bit lopsided, however, I again am using the new SU paper which I really love along with the new punch. Added a little heart brad for interest.

Valentine's Gift Bag & Card

This is the cute little Valentine's Gift Bag we made at Club 10 on Tuesday Night at Ruthie's. Had a great time with lots of creativity and chuckles along the way!! I love the new DSP from Stampin' Up called Sending Love Specialty. We also used the two new punches from SU which were great!!!