Friday, September 30, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #113

Finding balance is usually difficult me for ~ it means I can't ALWAYS do what I'd love to do but also what is needed. So in trying to find balance in my present world, I've had to make some very hard choices, first being my classes...I love getting together with my friends to create, but needed to cut my class time in half...and the other was the posting on my blog when I'm able to and not a daily thought and hope to get to it event! Both of these decisions effect my studio time and playing along with challenges...so today I feel SO priviledged that I got to play and my card went along with the challenge that I found at PPA113 which was to Heat Emboss. I definetley agree with the DT, heat embossing just gives everything a pop! So here is a picture of my card which was heat embossed using Dazzling Diamonds...haven't played with that for such a long time and I had a blast ~ it was so nice to create...I miss doing this daily, but....well, you know...


These cuties were colored using my blender pens, I love to color, but I also love embossing, with powder as well as folders, but I also love...well...all of it ~ how about you, what is one of your favorite techniques to play with ~ it's hard to capture everything that's going on with these guys, each pompom has Dazzling Details on them and the buttons have Crystal Effects ~ looks super cute IRL ~ and a little peek of the inside which was also heat embossed using Dazzling Diamonds once again ~ I love these stamp sets...think I'll be hanging on to these for awhile!


I hope to play again this weekend ~ althought we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Sunday, so the entire gang will be here ~ can't think of anything better than spending time with my family ~ I am blessed ~ thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!


  • Stamps: Holiday Line Up, Bells & Boughs  
  • Paper: Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, Watercolor Paper, Glitter Paper   
  • Ink:  Versa Mark, Staz On, Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, Groovy Guava, Cranberry Crisp, Brocade Blue 
  • Acc: Blender Pen, Snow Burst EF, Iridescent Ice EP, Crystal Effect, Dazzling Details, North Frost Die, Rhinestone 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Inkspirations Meets Paper Players


I was very intrigued by PP64 's challenge, Clean & Simple along with an Animal or Plant ~ so I rose to the challenge and included all the above ~ Clean & Simple (which I found very difficult) a little monkey, cut using my Cricut and an ivy running along the edge of my sketch...oh and speaking of sketch, this came from INKsirations 4U along with the color challenge! Sort of One Stop Shopping! I hope you like what I created.


A very dear friend just gave birth to her second child and I really wanted to create a personalized book for Eli ~ he is her little monkey and so this became my starting place ~ here is a picture of my gift for Eli!





and then my matching card to go along with Eli's gift ~ I did flip the sketch onto it's side ~ 





My little Chocolate Chip Monkey was very hard to photograph, he really does have a face!

Sorry for the quick post...been really busy with helping out our aging parents and I'm exhausted, but so excited that I had some time to create and post to my blog ~ thanks so much for stopping by today ~ have a wonderful day, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask ~ I'd love to chat with you!


If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Is It Too Late ~ PP62 & Page Maps

I guess I'll start my post with a question....is it too late to send a birthday card almost two months after someone's birthday! Do you ever do that, all of a sudden you realized you missed the day or even the month? Yikes....now what do I do...just let it continue to go by even though it's naggin' at you...or send a very belated birthday blessing...hmmmm....that is my question ~ now on to my card!
The Paper Players have a great challenge this week and I can't believe that I'm playing along ~ summer is extremely busy for me with family, gardening, visiting, camping....and sadly, I don't really get a chance to play in my studio...I'm so blessed that my garden is my other happy place!
Paper Players 62 is wanting a Birthday Card...how did they know what was tugging at my heart!


I then followed a sketch from Page Maps...and here is a picture of my card!


~ and the inside of the card ~



I created my butterfly using the 'baby wipe technique' ~ What fun...I really enjoyed this technique ~ I then laid the butterfly down on my Versa Mark Pad and inked it up, covered it with Clear EP and set it with the heat gun! Stunning!!!

I chose my colors using my color coach... I love this tool, I guess my other question to self would be....why in the world didn't I get this fabulous tool sooner! It is wonderful and a must have in my studio!

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to drop me a line! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day and enjoy your weekend! It is beautiful and very summery (is that a word?) here in Winnipeg!
Enjoy this day!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!


  • Stamps:  Strength & Hope, En Francais, Create A Cupcake, Pretty Petals
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive DP 
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Versa Mark, Pumpkin Pie 
  • Acc: Sponges, Petal Cone Die, Perfect Pennants Die, Baby Wipes, Basic Pearls, Clear EP