Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Friday!

Here is a card I made using a sweet stamp from Motivet. The squirrel's name is Doraline. The artist of this stamp, Marina Neira, has also illustrated several animal stamps for The Greeting Farm. You should check them out. They're adorable!

I used copic markers to colour in the image: E31, R32, Y21, E50, C2, B95. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I also used some Maya Road Trim around the circle. It's such beautiful pleated ribbon!

What do you think?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hello Kitty!

I made this card as a response to my friend's Clean & Simple challenge. I used a retired stamp called Reeta from The Greeting Farm. I used SU Whisper White cardstock and Bazzill teal cardstock. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cheeky Birthday

I made this card for my friend using a stamp from The Greeting Farm's Cheeky Collection. The decorative paper is from Tim Holtz, and the flowers were from the SU stamp, Fifth Avenue Floral. I stamped the flowers, watercoloured them and cut them out. The ribbon is my fave new ribbon. It's fantastic! It's from Maya Road and it's pleated. My hubby calls them "curtains". Hehee.

I used copic markers to colour in the stamped image. The colours I used were: E000, E00, E02, YG67, R81, B000, E35 and E04. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.
What do you think?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Angelic Wishes

I never regret purchasing digital stamps from Mo's Digital Pencil. Mo Manning's images are always so full of life. It's no surprise to learn that she's a children's illustrator and author. Here's a card I created using the "Sending Peace" digital stamp. It can be found here.

I made this card for my friend who'll be giving it to her mother-in-law for her birthday. She loves angels.

I used some fantastic new paper as an overlay on the blue cardstock. It's paper from a company called Shizen Designs. Gorgeous and shimmery too! I used copic markers to colour the image. The copic markers I used were: C2, E50, E000, E00, E35, B000 and B95. I also added some silver glitter to her dress too.

What do you think?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Vintage Birthday

My Grandma's birthday is coming up next week and I wanted to make her a special birthday card. I'm really diggin' this stamp from the Cheeky Collection at The Greeting Farm as I love all things vintage.

I used some shimmery red Bazzill cardstock, some Cosmo Cricket decorative paper, vanilla Bazzill cardstock, Ranger tea dye to sponge the edges, and a brad from Stampin' Up's vintage brad collection. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up as well. I added some black pleated ribbon, or as my hubby likes to call it, "curtains", to the bottom of the red cardstock strip.

Copic Markers used: R29, E000, E00, E02, R81, E35, YG63 (Eyes)

What do you think?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Round & round we go...

This weeks Saturday Sketch at ClubAnya was created by Pam Varnell and it's a circle card! I used a lid from a tin canister found in my kitchen since I don't own any fancy circle cutters.

I've been dying to use some polka dot paper I picked up from my recent trip to the stamp store and thought one of the stamps from TGF's Cheeky collection would be a good match. Sorta vintag-y but colourful too!

I used Ruby Red SU cardstock and some of my fave dp: Cosmo Cricket. I coloured in the image using copic markers and added a Cosmo Cricket ribbon for some added flair. I'm not sure if you can tell, but it's velvet. Perfect for our Cheeky girl!

What do you think?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunshine-y Anya

Well, hello there!

Another beautiful Sunday here in Toronto and here I am relaxing indoors. Summer may be ending, but Anya's out there enjoying every minute. I made this card using an Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm. My inspiration came from this weeks Farm Fresh Friday sketch challenge on TGF's blog: , as well as a colour challenge I found on Splitcoast Stampers (CC284). Typically I shy away from using red and green together unless I'm making Christmas cards, but add a little pink, and it's got a cheery life of its own to it! I just loved this colour combo challenge. The pink dp from Basic Grey was fun to use too.

What do you think?


Monday, August 23, 2010

Christmas is coming!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

I hope you had a great weekend! Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on some Christmas cards. Have you started yours? I’m not trying to brag – really. My hubby and I have been watching 24 on DVD so I just starting colouring some Christmas-y images while watching.

Have you made any so far? How many do you typically make if you do? Feel free to leave a link in your message to any holiday cards you’ve made. I’d love to see them!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Hi there!

Hope you're enjoying your day so far. It's quite rainy and a bit cool here near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I just got home from church and took home only one thought, and that is that God can make something good from your failures in life. We're all flawed, and we all make mistakes, so this is comforting to hear.

Today I thought I'd share a fun card I made while enjoying crop night at Scrapalicious in Mississauga a few weeks ago. I really like some of the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps out there. They're really fun and whimsical. I find they're really eye catching too - different from the norm. Anywho, this card was made from their Goldilocks stamp. I raised the three bears she's holding with some foam and used my copic markers to give her some life.

What do you think?

Have a great day!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's finally Friday! How was your week? Mine was awesome. I was on vacay just hanging out at home AND it was my birthday. I have such awesome friends. I've been treated to a dinner theatre show, received an amazing camera from my hubby, and have been lunch-ing it up with friends all week! Sunday will be a lot of fun too. My friend Kathy is taking me to the zoo! I haven't been since I was a kid and since we both love animals, we should have a ton of fun! Can't wait to share some pics of the animals with you all. ;)

Anywho during the week I've been taking a whole bunch of photos of cards I've made over the last few months. Shocking that I hadn't taken them before, but with a broken camera, what can you do? Here are a few of my faves I'd like to share with you;

This card was made with a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. The name of the stamp is, "Piper". Isn't she sweet? I just love her!

I used copic markers to bring her to life, some Basic Grey paper, and machine stitched each piece for some added texture.

The next one was made with a sweet Sugar Nellie stamp. Though I'm not typically fan of the colour pink, I found myself reaching for this Basic Grey paper a few too many times!

The image was brought to life with, you guessed it, copics again. ;)

I'll leave you with a third today. I think I used some Cosmo Cricket paper on this one. I love that paper! I enjoy using some bold, but not too bright colours on my projects. The stamped image is Anya from The Greeting Farm. She's one of my fave characters.

I used copics to bring Anya to life, and machine stitched the card, even the little punched out "Thinking of You"!

Well, that's all I have for you today. I really hope you enjoy your Friday. Can't wait for the weekend!

All cards listed can be found for sale in my online shop;

God Bless ;)


Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm back!

Yay! I finally, finally have a new camera. My camera broke months ago and I've been sad ever since..

My husband gave me a new camera for my birthday and I wasted no time taking pictures! What a great camera too! It's a Sony DSLR. LOVE it! Here are some photos I took earlier today.

I felt so out of the loop from the card-making world. Now I can get back in and start taking up some card challenges. I'm SO inspired! Yay!

Monday, January 25, 2010

TGF Digi Stamps

Yesterday The Greeting Farm gave away a free digi stamp on their blog. Yay! Here's what I did with it. I think it's called Mer-Ian. Lol.

The picture is sub-standard due to low light and camera issues (I dropped it one too many times).

What do you think?