Thursday, November 20, 2014

IO Stamps Thursday Challenge-Holiday Greetings

HI!  Are you all ready for the Holiday's yet? For my friends South of the Border, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! I'm not remotely ready for Christmas here yet. I'm still working out some health issues, so I've been a little scarce. This has been a crazy six months and i'm hoping that treatment for my latest diagnosis of severe sleep apnea, will leave me feeling more rested. I want my energy back! That is ALL I want for Christmas. To feel that i'm finally on the mend!!!

This week's challenge is to create a Holiday Card.

I had fun building on this fun pop up design that I downloaded for my Silhouette.

I embossed the edges of the white sections with Gold embossing powder, as they were a little stark on their own. The Joy Sentiment is Stamped in Artichoke Ink, while the Christmas Cheer Sentiment is embossed in Gold as well.
I used two different dies for the Wreath as I wanted lots of dimension

On the base I used  the Twig Wreath Die Set and then topped it with Holly Wreath

I hope you like this fun card and will play along in the challenge.

Hop on over to the IO Stamps Blog to get the list of designers who are sharing a sample today and to enter your design in the challenge

Have a safe Holiday,


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge-Thanksgiving Wishes

I have to start by saying, I'm bad! Very very bad! The challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving Card. Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. So I truly do apologize that I didn't create a Thanksgiving Card

I was however, BUSTING at the seams to share this fun card with you!!! I designed it for a get in shape card class I taught last evening!!!

The ladies were totally pleased with all the dies that they got to experiment  with in the creation of this card!

Here's the list

I used one of my favourite Christmas Sentiments

I am almost certain that most of the Team is playing in the challenge, however head on over to the IO Blog to see who's playing for sure. You can also enter your creation there. Remember the challenge is Thanksgiving. To be eligible for the prize, don't be a rebel like me and follow the rules!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simply Prima #MyDollMyStyle

Earlier in October, I came across a fun post on the Prima Blog challenging us to create a project using one of the sweet Julie Nutting images- My Doll, My Style

So here she is!

A country girl at heart, she loves music and love

She loves a rustic country look and things simple and clean for the most part

She's a fan of Shabby Chick and all things vintage

I think she has great knees for an old bird!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my project!

With the exception of the burlap canvas and the Copic Markers used to colour the image, all of the supplies are from Prima Marketing!

Happy Stamping!
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shades of Fall - IO Stamps Thursday Challenge

Hey!!!! Halloween is coming fast! For some reason, I thought that it was only the 9th of October. I can't believe it's the 16th already! Where did the time go!

This week, the challenge is to use shades of fall in your project.
I just happened to pick up this cute little top hat at the dollar store on the weekend, thinking it would be fun to decorate it with some fall fayre!!!

I used a few of the new Fall Dies in my project

In addition to the die cuts, I used some leaves and feathery stuff from M's

I took some of the paper wire from Prima Marketing and Sprayed it with Gold Foil Bloom Sprays
I think took my pearl pen and added some pearls around that
A few recollections Spiders and Voila! an Easy Peasy Project

Just figured out that it fits me, so if I get tired of using it as a centrepiece, I'll plunk it on my head!!!

OHHHHH!!! Did I mention that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dimension in the Picket Fence Die??

No need to emboss, it's all done for me!!!!

Head on over to the IO blog to enter your fabby creation and to see which of the super talented DT girlz are playing

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jactopia : exploring a new Medium!

This past weekend was amazing! I love the times with my London Girls (and Laura Boo of Course!)

Sadly, Jen is missing from the picture, as she had to steal away on Saturday night!!!!

I had a wonderful time and my two lovely friends Laura and Jax gifted me with a cold!!!!
Thanks Girls!!!!

Sooo I've been experimenting with Pan Pastels.

I had used them a bit in my Letter Love Journal, but wanted to do a little more

Sooooo I signed up for an online course with Jamie Dougherty Designs
You can find it HERE

This was the portrait that I completed under her tutelage! 

I was quite impressed with the Pastels and decided this weekend to play a little more

It was a toss up between attempting a Portrait of Sweet Sydney or of Mr. Kittybites

If you follow my blog, you've seen photographs of both!

Here is my version of the likeness of Mr. KB!!!

I'm quite happy with the way he turned out and am going to attempt a portait of Miss Syndey next!!!!

I have a long way to go to develop my skills but think I didn't do too badly for a Pan Pastel Virgin!

To my Grade Seven Teacher who suggested that I veer away from art , you were terribly amiss with your comment! I'm glad I didn't take your advice!!!!

Have a lovely day,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Impression Obsession Fall Die Hop-Day 3

It's all about the dies and the Impression Obsession Blog Hop!
It's day three and more dies to share. It's not too late to join in on the hop.
The more blogs you visit and leave a comment the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Since today is the last day of the hop, two prizes will be awarded. One will be for todays comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the hop.
Both Wednesday winners will be announced on the IO Blog Friday.

All the dies that you are seeing, plus so many more, are available now!

Today's hop links
Ellen Taylor
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon...that's me!
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

For my card, I used the following Dies

Christmas Icons
Evergreen Trees
Gift Card envelope

Good Luck with the Draw!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Impression Obsession Day 2-Blog Hop

Welcome to day two of the IO Fall Die Release Blog Hop

When I saw the adorable Bowler Hat and Moustache in the 
all I could think of was the Burl Ives type snowman from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. My God, the mind is a wonderful thing isn't it??

Soooo I punched out three circles 

11/4", 11/2" and 13/4" to create my sweet snowman
Funny, as I lay in bed this morning, I was thinking that I should have drawn curvy eyes and made some arms......ahhhh well, I was short on tree branches!!!!!

I also used this fun "Snowmen" Stamp to act as a base of snow!

Be sure to head on over to the

to get the complete list for the hop and the deets on how to win some great prizes

Happy Stamping!!