Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Last Call for Christmas Cards

I made my last delivery of Christmas cards this week. I enjoy designing new cards especially when I have new stamps so I thought you would enjoy these cards using stamps by Renaissance by Design. Hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Little Peeps Birthday Cards

Designing children's birthday cards is always fun. Finding unique paper, coming up with layouts and adding embellishments make each card something special to make a child smile. I hope you like these two layouts. The monkey one is my fave!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Everybody loves Snowmen and Penguins

Watercolouring images always takes more time than straightforward stamping but I love the end result. It is like the little characters come to life when you colour them. So look at my little peeps and see what you think,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Cheer PPA 16

Here is my entry for the Paper Pal Arts challenge for a Christmas entry. I used the patterned pines hostess stamp set and the amazing dsp that works perfectly with brushed silver and taken with teal. This layout was a mojo layout a few weeks back. Thanks for looking!

Inspired by Chat

Once in awhile you come across someone who inspires your creativity. Chat would be that person for me. She has helped me create some great designs and I encourage you to visit her blog you won't be disappointed. Here is her address : . These are my Christmas cards that I made from her inspiration.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Get back in the program!

I am not sure how the time flew by, but suddenly the creation of Christmas cards has invaded my craft loft. So I thought I would share some of my new creations. I also have posted a photo of my newest plant. A very cool Christmas cactus!! It is in full bloom right now, not sure how long it will last but sure worth a picture. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mojo Monday105

I have been jumping into the challenges with both feet lately, guess that is a good thing. I love when a template is given and you can create your own design and the options are endless! I used the new in colours of SU for this card and their DSP so I think it turned rather okay with a nice little wow factor. Hope that didn't sound too pretentious :) Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

CPS Challenge

Here is my card for the CPS Challenge. I thought I would create a Christmas card since I know many bloggers and card makers will be incredibly busy designing new creations! I love these colours because I combined DP with my favourite, kiwi kiss and artichoke and the real red popped the colours for Christmas.Hope it makes you smile.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Verve Challenges

I took the plunge and decided to enter the challenge this month for Verve. It was fun and definitely took a couple of afternoons to come up with unique ideas. My stamping room is a disaster zone but hey that is the fun in creating new designs! Hope you enjoy the new cards.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BOO! S2G Challenge For Halloween

I had the awesome privilege of being the guest designer for Renaissance by Design for the month of September and these are the creations for Devon's new Halloween set released today! Renaissance by Design creates awesome stamps that can use SU ink,and her ribbons are a taffeta texture with beautiful colours. You will see some of her alterable packaging that I decorated, the gable box and the small tin. Check out her website to see all her products, you won't be disappointed!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tickled Pink

These two cards were created with baby girls in mind so that is why pink is everywhere! The three little pigs were from Gelatins and the buggy and the tickled pink stamp were from Unity. Always looking for new creative stamps for the new babes out there. Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Loving Unity

I am new to the world of purchasing stamps from across the border, so I took a big leap and purchased stamps from Unity and I absolutely love them. I had my stamps within a week, the shipping was so reasonable and the quality was awesome. I was asked to make a card for a baby/maternity shop and I loved this stamp. The other card is for a gourmet shop that specializes in the yummiest cupcakes. So hope you like them! I am going to have to control my stamp buying budget,so many great companies out there to choose from.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Look who's Turning One

Creating baby and children's cards are one of my favourite hobbies as a card designer so a store asked me to create some " one year old" cards because it is a very special birthday for little ones. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Party Cards

My postings have been sadly neglected so my humble apologies. My excuse is making many cards for the stores but forgetting to post the creations so now I will share some of the birthday celebration cards that are now in the hands of new owners. Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cool Trees

Have you noticed that oodles of stamp companies are creating trendy trees for their new stamps. I love this one by Renaissance by Design The set is called Roots and Wings and you can add in different leaves depending on the season. I used the words from another set from Devon called Cherished Thanks. You must check them out since they are Canadian and the service is great!
Hope you like the photos.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mojo Monday 89

I have always wanted to use colourful cardstock in a way other than with stamping so I thought this paper would look awesome if you cut out some of the flowers. It happened to blend perfectly with the colours of SU paper that I still had in stock. Hope you like it and thanks taking a peak!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let's Celebrate B-Days

Whenever I do make'n takes everyone usually creates a birthday card because you ALWAYS need one! So here are some options of bday cards that I have made to celebrate a special day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More Babes

All around our garden we have nests of new baby birds, robins and sparrows and whoever else is hiding in the bushes. I have been busy making cards for a baby store and so I apologize for not posting sooner. Here are some cards to make you smile!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tea for Two

The other day I visited a wonderful tea store and purchased coconut almond rooibos tea. It is amazing! You must try some when you see it in your local tea store. I have added two more cards to the tea collection from Renaissance by Design. I hope you take the opportunity to visit their site.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We are going to the Zoo!

This time of year was my favourite time to go to the zoo when our girls were small. The temperature was great, the animals were lively and it just made for a great day adventure. So here are some fun cards I created using stamps from the Unity Stamp Company.. This is my first set from Unity, a Momma's Day present from my daughter. They are great durable red rubber stamps and they were awesome to colour with my tombows. More creatures will be sure to follow!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tea Time

Tea is one of those drinks that passes the test of time as a wonderful way to soothe the soul. It can invigorate, calm , or even be used to celebrate life's moments. This stamp set is from Renaissance by Design It is an amazing company owned by Devon that creates beautiful stamps in Canada. Yeah for Canadian creators! Her stamps come beautifully packaged in tins and I am so impressed with the images and phrases that I know that Renaissance by Design will become a new favourite for me. I will be posting more images later that were created with some of the other sets. So enjoy a soothing cup of tea today - it is raining cats and dogs here today so a good day for something warm to drink. Enjoy!