Monday, January 16, 2017

Baby you can drive my Ice Cream Truck

Hello Monday!!! How was your weekend?  Mine was pretty quiet (as usual) but I did manage to get out and walk a bit Saturday and Sunday, which is good progress. I'm pushing myself to walk a little faster and a little further every steps really, but ever moving forward!

I chose this completely A-Dorable  Tasty Truck set as one of my SAB reward sets. 

When I opened it up, i knew that I NEEDED to see that cute little truck in motion!

I pulled out my shooting star framelits and got to work!!!!

Well, that is after I coloured the truck image and the little Balloon from the Lift me Up! set, which is in the new Occasions Catalogue.  I also purchased Coordinating Up and Away dies from which I cut the clouds and the little balloon!!! 

I fashioned the card using some paper from the Cups and Carousels line, along with Old Olive Paper and the Grass Die  (Small Grass Border) from Impression Obsession.

Viola! The card was complete and I must say I had a little fun "driving" it back and forth across the card front. Even better, when I showed it to Jon (who is 20 if you haven't been following my blog long). He seemed to find it amusing to drive back and forth as well, but adding side effects....vrrrrrrrrooooooom!. It was when he started making the beeping sounds as he was backing the truck up that I darned near fell of my chair in hysterics....ah well, laughter is wonderful medicine and being silly is also good for the soul isn't it?

Well, I shall leave you with another view of the card


I hope you have a wonderful week. It's supposed to freeze rain here tomorrow, which I sure hope DOESN"T happen. I'm off to mindfulness practice in the morning and have some errands to run if the weather doesn't arrive as predicted!!!! 

See you soon

XX's and Oh's

Friday, January 13, 2017

Festive Friday 2

Good Morning!!! 

I'm back with another "Flattish" Christmas Card.

Because this one is a 6x6, I strayed away a bit from my goal and will hand deliver it.

I had coloured this sweet image from Stamping Bella using the Gingerbread House Stamp and Die Bundle. I also had a lot of this sweet Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!, which was just dying to be set to cardstock!.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and tucked it away into my coloured image bin. I pulled it out this morning as I felt it would be perfect for the Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

I finished it up by adding three little heart embellies that I picked up at the Dollar Store.

It came together quickly since I had the super cute image coloured!!!!

 XX's and Oh's


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Thursday

Good Morning!! I'm excited to be the featured Designer for Impression Obsession today as I get to share some of the newest stamps!!!! I won't be attending CHA in Phoenix this year, but I'm happy to say that some of my cards will be on display in the Impression Obsession Booth!!! If you happen to get there and see these cards, please snap a pic for me!!!!

Along with sharing new images, I also wanted to show you how to make use of the negative space of a die cut as shown in my second card. Back to my first card first!!! Can you see the awesome X and O Cover a Card? I've also used it on the second card, which is WAY more apparent! On this card, I used it on the large red panel on the card base, as well as on the red hearts I cut from the Heart Die Set
I then filled the  Wheelbarrow full of hearts. I added a small metal brad to the centre of the tire for some added dimension. I cut the LOVE die out twice, once in Melon Mambo and once in Black to create the shadow. Lastly, I added the sentiment (c17153) You will forever be my always......makes my heart melt!!! I think I will give this card to

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to show you that using the negative space of the die can be quite effective. I cut around the space with a Heart Die cut. I coloured an "X" and an "O" to highlight them, added a little bling on the heart and mounted it on some dimensional dots. Easy Peasy!!!!

I hope you enjoy my cards today as much as I enjoyed creating them. We'll be back soon with a Spring Release Blog Hop to share some more IO images!!!

XX's and Oh's


Monday, January 9, 2017

My Joy (s)

Ahhhh Monday's...actually I don't have too much to complain about.....with being off work one day melds into another. I woke up to snow this morning (ick) . Apparently the snow is scheduled to last a few days. How long until spring>

Before Christmas I treated myself to this little Birdfeeder. It claimed to be Squirrel Proof (which it is) but it also said it would support the weight of Blue Jays and Cardinals. NOT the Blue Jays we have in my back yard. They are so big that they close the feeding slots when they land on the perches. They do enjoy the seeds that have fallen to the ground. 

I derive a great deal of pleasure from watching the birds feed as I enjoy my breakfast and lunch. We've attracted a great deal of Chickadees, some Sparrows and i've just acquired a bird book so I can identify the others. We also have a couple of hopeful Squirrels, one Red (he likes to peer in the window at us) and a big fluffy grey one who is super cute and probably doesn't like us much for having a squirrel free feeder. 

I enjoy hand feeding the Chickadees. Spencer brought over some unsalted dry roasted peanuts and they seem to go crazy for them. I've tried to get a pick, but they don't want to land on my palm with the phone in my other hand..... i'm going to keep trying! THAT is my challenge.  Feeding the Birds is one of my Joys, along with Stamping.

I'm excited to share a sneak peek from Impression Obsession today. CHA is coming upon us really soon and Mitra is releasing a LOT of amazing images next week.

What do you think of this adorable little image?

I call the card Cocoa and a Peep!!!!

You will get all the details on the stamp next week, when they will be available on the Impression Obsession Website.

I coloured the image with my Copic Markers and mounted it on Dimensional Foam.
The background layer is a Spellbinders die

The sentiment is a Top Edgers Die  from Impression Obsession

What is your Joy?

XX's and Oh's


Friday, January 6, 2017

Festive Friday 1


Good Morning!

Are you all ready for the weekend? 

I've been up tooting around this morning and got a LOT of things done, but I'm afraid I need a little nap now.......ugh...... Lyme disease can sure keep one's energy level at bay. I want my stamina back!!!
At least I have my "Stampina"! lol

So, I'm starting a little feature here on my blog. Once again, it's not purely selfless, but rather an attempt to remain accountable to my goal of having all of my Christmas Cards completed by the end of November!!! Not only am I going to have over 50 cards complete, but these cards will lack a lot of bulk! After almost having to take out a bank loan to pay for stamps last year (saying last year sounds funny given that I bought the stamps less than a month ago.....hehe).

All of the cards with be 4.25 x 5.50 inches!

If you feel so inclined, please feel free to join. I'd love to to see your Christmas Creations.
Perhaps  we can all imbibe in a little inspiration sharing!

I hope you like this first one!!!!! 

This was a really simple card to create

Supplies used:

Hope you have a great day!!!

XX's and Oh's

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge: Shiny New Year

Good Morning Impression Obsession Readers and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Our Designer Challenge this week is to use something shiny on your card.

My Shiny is Glitter Paper in Gold and Silver. It's nice an sparkly to the naked eye.
I wish it was just as sparkly in photographs!

We'd like you to use something shiny on your project this week!

All participants are entered into a drawing for a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Impression Obsession.

You can link your project on the IO Blog

To make my card, I started with a Black Card Base in 4.25x5.5 inches.

I cut the following Dies out:

The Merry Christmas Die ( you'll notice that I only used the Happy New Year portion of this die!) in Gold.  I love the versatility of this one!

I added a couple  of houses in white. These are two of several in the Town Builder set

I layered the trees over a silver panel with dimensional foam strips that you can get through Stampin' Up! The rest of the pieces were glued down flat!!!

I sure hope you enjoyed this neutral colour palette~ 

Be sure to see what the DT Girls have whipped up for you!

XX's and Oh's


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Chicks on Bricks!

Good Morning!!!!! 

I wanted to share this fun creation with you. I was able to preorder some goodies from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue, which then left me eligible to receive this totally A-dorable Hey Chick set!!!! I have several friends who raise Chickens so I am sure they can't wait to get their hot little hands on this set, if they haven't already. 

I used the Cover a Card Distressed Brick Stamp from Impression Obsession Stamps
on my card base, sponging some Cajun Craze ink to the edges of the paper to create a little more dimension. On the Kraft Panel I used my new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! for another dimensioned layer.

I coloured the cute little Cluckers (hehe!!!) with my Copic Markers and mounted them on some foam dimensionals, which are also from Stampin' Up!

The card was a little naked around the top, so I used my banner sets along with the banner punch to add a touch more pizzaz to the looks like a "Hen Party" to me! One of my favourite kinds of parties!!!!!

Lastly, I used my retired Word Window punch to display my sentiment!!!!!

Such a fun card to put together. The Hey Chick set can be yours for free with a $60 purchase. If you are interested, give me a call as I don't have a website and am pretty much a Hobby Demo, but would gladly hook you up if you're interested!!!!!

XX's and Oh's