Monday, January 16, 2017

Using Christmas themed paper for Valentines Day

I had a bit of time to play tonight.  Not true... I made a bit of time to play.  I have to force myself to make the time!  Anyways I used some Christmas themed paper (can you tell?)

I used the Comfort & Joy collection by My Mind's Eye along with some dies from MFT and Simon Says.  The U was cut with my Silhouette. 

I stitched the U and then mounted it with foam squares.  

I played along with a couple of challenges: 

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Where has time gone?!  Well besides report cards, then Christmas, then looking after my grand daughter a lot over the holidays and then back to work ;)

Anyways I got the urge to create so I played along with a couple of challenges.  I used the On Trend 2 collection by My Mind's Eye along with the coffee cup die from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from Simon Says.  I would love to have a cup like this one ;)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friend Blend tea card

It is my last post as guest designer over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  I couldn't go without creating a tea card ;)

I used some Prima papers along with some PTI stamps and the die is from Simon Says.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Using a tag makes for an easy layered card

I have another Christmas card for you today.  How are you doing on your shopping this year?  What about your cards, have you got them ready to go?

I created this with the Wish Season by Fancy Pants.  Super easy to put together.

I then finished it off with a punched snowflake and the sentiment is a Simon Says die.  Easy peesy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Upcycled Wooden Tray

I have been busy with some upcycling again :)  More details on my other blog, check it out here :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Warm Wishes

I am up once again on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker blog and this is the card I am sharing.  I used the Wish Season collection by Fancy Pants... it had me at pink ;)

I paired it up with the Coffee Love stamp set by Precious Remembrance Set.  And yes, we are starting to feel a chill in the air :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holiday Shaker card

I'm back with another holiday card.  I used the Very Merry paper by Reverse Confetti along with a mitten die from MFT and the sentiment die from PTI.

I created a shaker card, putting everything but the sentiment behind the shaker.  

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Handmade signs using reclaimed wood

I have not posted much this past week, but I have been busy - just not with paper :)  I decided to play with some of the reclaimed wood of mine, (that hubby tried to take to the dump  - men!) Anyways it has been fun and  I have a few more pieces as well.  I love the Country Chic Chalk Paint, such great coverage and so easy to use!

I can't wait to put the Hot Cocoa one up... not long now :)  I have a similar coffee sign that I created and it is already up in my kitchen... will replace it with the cocoa one for the holidays.  To create the coffee sign I stained then stenciled on the letters.

I also have a similar Vintage Collectibles sign that I created for my bathroom... this one is for?  Haven't figured it out yet!

Finally another Coffee sign... you wouldn't know I don't like coffee would you?  I love everything coffee - just not the taste.  I didn't do anything to this piece... just sanded it and painted the wording... it was already painted and worn - talk about easy!

Products used:

Reclaimed wood

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Upcycled chocolate box

Every once in awhile I create something that I just love!  Lately I have been working on upcycling thrift store finds and repurposing wood.  Well I have been loving it!  Today I altered a thrift store wooden chocolate box.

First I painted it with some Country Chic Chalk Paint.  I love this paint for many reasons... one of which is that it is made here in Canada!  After painting, I used a cut file from my Silhouette as a stencil and stenciled on the label.  I added a bit of shadowing to the letters with a black sharpie but everything else was done with chalk paint.  I then sanded the box until I was happy with the look.  As a final step I waxed it with a clear wax and then a dark brown wax.

I can't wait to display this little gem in amongst my Christmas decorations... soon, very soon ;)