Sunday, April 22, 2012


I have a creation to share with you tonight using the beautiful Bed of Roses photostamp by The Stampsmith.  I paired it with some dp by My Mind's Eye - Lost of Found Two - Blush and a gorgeous new French Pastry doily die I just bought, by Cheery Lynn Designs.

I distressed the dp with Tea Dye ink used my pastels to colour in the roses in a subtle pink hue. For embellies, I added a little pewter 'Believe' charm and some stunning black tulle roses ribbon.  then, more black tulle, pink bling and black photo corners to finish it off.

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flying Home

I have a sympathy card to share with you tonight that my hubby asked me to make. I'm not sure if you can see in the picture, but that's a Cessna (4-seater) airplane flying over the clouds, into the sunset. I thought it would be appropriate to give to the wife of a Cessna pilot, who just passed away.

I used a free image I found on the internet, and for the background, I used the Provocraft 'Diamonds in the Rough' embossing folder to add some extra dimension. For the inside of the card, I used one of my favourite sympathy sentiments by Impression Obsession.

May we all have a peaceful flight home, like in this picture.

Rest in peace, Bill.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Brick Wall Silhouette

One of my co-workers asked if I would make her a special 'thinking of you' card for a friend of hers. I saw this Brick Wall technique a long time's one of the many cards I've been wanting to try and tonight was the night to try it. This is the card I loved and CASED, showcased in the SCS Tutorials. Thanks so much, Birgit, for the inspiration! :)

The bricks were a bit finicky and didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but overall I'm happy with they turned out. I think if I were to completely bow to my OCD, I would have distressed all the edges of all bricks to give them more dimension...just not enough time tonight to do that! lol :)

I used a background stamp by Heartfelt Creations, called "HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background' and the flower and sentiment are both from a Penny Black set, called 'Illumination.' The gorgeous lace is from Fabricville. Gotta love their lace, it's so darn pretty!

I'll have more to share with you soon! Until then...

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

TSC29: The Colors of Spring

I'm a little late with this card, for the current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge, but I figured since I was making Easter cards for my girls, I'd post them for the The Colors of Spring Challenge, as well.

I used the sweet little bunnies and kitties from the Cats plate by The Stampsmith. I've been wanting to use this stamp for a while now and thought it would make a super cute Easter cards for my girls. I think they'll love them. :)

I hope you decide to play along in the fun and enter a card with us. The lucky winner will win an full sheet of stamps from The Stampsmith, a $21 value! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)