Happy Anniversary


Good morning everyone. With the Easter weekend upon us, I hope everyone will take the time to relax and spend time with family and friends, as I will be.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be making cards/bags to send to my niece in Alberta to help her fund-raise for a cadet trip in August to tour the European Battlefields. I am so excited that she got picked for this honor, as my great grand father was a veteran of WWI and I will do whatever I can to help her out.


Grabbing a Dollarama gift bag, I covered it with black cardstock. I added a piece of Karen Foster’s “Wedded Bliss Brocade” and Bo Bunny Enchanted paper. I found this awesome self-adhesive lace tape yesterday at the Dollarama and was anxious to try it out – Love it!! To finish the bag, I added some Recollections Floral Embellishments, blinged it up with a Kaiser Craft Ebony Sparklet and topped it with a Jolee’s Boutique Timepiece, tied with a piece of black and white ribbon.

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The card consists of the same Bo Bunny Enchanted paper and lace tape. I cut the anniversary tag with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and fancied it  with a few Black Rhinestones stickers from Michaels and Dress It Up Flats Lunar Eclipse from the Great Canadian Dollar Store. To tie everything together, I added another black flower with an ebony sparklet.


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Masculine Birthday


Masculine Birthday

Good afternoon everyone! I realize lately that my cards have been girly and frilly so I thought I’d try my hand at another masculine card (which I find challenging). However, after perusing Pinterest, I found a great card to C.A.S.E

I got this beautiful stamp set from Stampin’ Up, called The Open Seas. I stamped the background in Desert Sand, overlaying the image of the ship in Cranberry and the compass in Denim, all inks from Close to My Heart.  I double matted the image before adhering it to the card base. During my last trip to Shabby Shutters, I found some beautiful nautical themed paper from Moxxie, which I matted on black cardstock.

Digging into my ribbon stash, I found some matching ribbon from Little Yellow Bicycle, and since bows are a little “girly”, I settled for a knot. I then cut the Happy Birthday sentiment that I printed on polka dot cardstock with my Spellbinders Fancy Tags die.

All in all, I am pleased with the end result, even if it doesn’t have a flower or shiny sparkles.

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White on White



Since over the weekend, my crafty friends were enjoying their time at The Cutting Garden putting together lovely white on white cards, I decided to give it a try. I didn’t realize how hard it was not to use color!!

I started by using my Martha Stewart Floral Vine punch along the top and bottom of the cardstock. I cut a doily using a Cheery Lynn French Pastry die and centered it on the card. I cut two butterflies with my Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly die and placed them diagonally.  Reaching in the flower garden again, I found Mark Richards Fluerettes Fabric Flower Stickers and adhered three of them in an upside down triangle. In the center, I glued a Rhinestone Designer Brad from Close to My Heart. To jazz things up a little more, I inserted three Crystal Sparklets from Carsand Mosher and Adhesive Rhinestone Flourishes from Michaels.


To finish things off, I added Pearl Halves from the Dollarama.


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Love is in the Air……….


Good afternoon everyone!! I hope everyone is enjoying this absolutely beautiful spring day 🙂

A friend of mine had asked me to make her a couple of wedding cards for upcoming ceremonies. Usually she just tells me to do whatever I feel, but this time she had a specific idea in mind  for one of the cards and I tried my best to fulfill this wish.Image

Since Cinderella is the theme for the wedding, Clara asked me to tailor the card to match. Since I was unsure of the wedding party’s colors, I decided to go with basic black and white, just to be safe. I went into my paper stash and pulled out a great piece of Bo Bunny’s Enchanted paper, which has some great sparkles on it. I cut a doily using my Cheery Lynn French Pastry die and adhered them to the card. I downloaded a Cinderella/Prince Charming image from the internet and dazzled it with some Star Dust Stickles to give it a snow globe look. Digging through my ribbons, I found a strand of mesh flowers that I purchased from Shabby Shutters and used a Close to My Heart Rhinestone Brad to bling things up a little. I finished the card by adhering some silver pearl halves that I found in the discount bin at Michaels.


The second card was a bit easier to do as there were no specifications. I decided to keep with the black and white theme for simplicity. I had a piece of Karen Foster’s “Wedded Bliss Brocade” paper which I paired with another piece of Bo Bunny’s Enchanted paper. I used the silver pearl halves from Michaels on each little flower on the paper for added dimension. To give a feeling of softness to the card, I found a  Forever in Time Laser Cut Felt Butterfly that I purchased at Walmart and a Wedding Bow from the Great Canadian Dollar Store. Simple – yet Elegant.

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Matching Card and Gift Bag


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Good evening fellow bloggers!!! Tonight is the first post to my new blog and I am excited to be caught up in this crafty craziness!

I wanted to do something nice for my aesthetician  who, quite frankly, keeps me from looking like the Wreck of the Hesperus. So I decided to do a gift bag with a matching card. I dug into my scrap pile for paper, which I believe is from either Graphic 45 or My Mind’s Eye, to cover the bag and then used my Stampin’ Up Hello Doily stamp to create some background images in Close to My Heart inks Sorbet and Desert Sand.

I used a Memory Box die called Vivienne Butterfly on brown and sorbet cardstock, interchanging colors for the butterfly’s bodies. To jazz up the butterflies on the paper, I added stickles for extra dimension and bling. Since flowers are an absolute favorite of mine, I went into my flower garden and found vintage flowers from Jolee’s Boutique and Crochet Embellishment Flowers from Recollections, adding buttons to the centers. I then finished the bag with Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls.

The card contains the same paper line as the bag and again I used the Hello Doily stamp in Desert Sand ink. The butterfly stamp was a great find in the $1.50 bin at Michaels about a month ago. To complete the card, I used another vintage flower and topped it with a decorative pin to add a pop of color.

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