Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paper Smooches Spark - Picture Perfect

This one is for the Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect Challenge for February.  

At first I was drawn to the silly finger puppet but once I began the soft colours and sweet theme got the better of me!

Products used:

Paper Smooches - Flap Happy with matching die cut
Sentiment: Good Gab
Hero Arts Leafy Vines

Distress - Shabby Shutters and Spun Sugar
Memories Black

Monday, February 25, 2013

My first Runway Inspired Challenge

This is the first time I am entering the Runway Inspired Challenge. It was such fun! I used a new Penny Black stamp called Melle Papillon. The inspiration picture is listed below.

Penny Black: Melle Papillon - 4300K
Sentiment: Paper Smooches, Flap Happy - DES126
Navy Hero Arts Mid-Tone ink (large flower)
Distress inks Faded Jeans (large flower), Antique Linen (background)
Memories black - sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black - stamped image


Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Penny Black

So I made a routine visit to my scrapbook store (Scrapbook Centrale) last night and of course, got into trouble! Lol! She is receiving all her new collections and I had fun! I grabbed some Penny Black stamps that I have been waiting for and made this one last night when I got home.

Products used:

All stamps Penny Black
Flowers: Blooming Garden - 30-155
Sentiment: Sweet Wishes - 30-104

Copics: RV29, RV25 and RV23
Memories Black ink
Madison Paper - Penny Black

Thanks for taking the time!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My little guy

The only good thing about Winter and all the storms we have been having here in Montreal is how much Duffy loves to play in it!
My older, Gummer adores summer and the pool but this one loves to crawl in the snow... See his nose! Lol And yes, he needs a haircut!

Hero Arts - Love and Lace

It's all about love and lace over at Hero Arts this month.  I am submitting these two for the second part of the February contest. They are both extremely different and one of them is completely of course from what I usually do...

I really enjoyed this first one, I used my new hexagon background and die cut!

This one is VERY different then what I usually do but when I thought of lace; my English grandmother came to mind :) She had these antique family portraits with bronze frames, so that was my inspiration.

Products used:

Hexagon Thanks:
All Hero Arts Stamps
Snow folded card - Hero Arts
Background: Hexagon - CG517
Sentiment: Say it all - CL574
Hexagon die cut - hero Arts
Background stamp for small hexagon: Hero Arts, Envelope Pattern SS507

Distress inks:
Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw
Zing embossing powder

Love and Lace:
All Hero Arts Stamps
Background on picture frame: Lace Background. CG517
Silhouette: Three Silhouettes LP195
Sentiment: Made with love - CL491

Memories Black
Distress: Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick
Zing bronze embossing powder
Hero Arts Lace ribbon

Thanks for taking the time!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks

This week over at Paper Smooches, the challenge is all about a colour palette.

This is my interpretation of the palette below. Thanks for taking the time!

For all you wonderful people leaving comments!

This is simply a note to let you know that I have turned off the word verification. I had in the past but have changed my blog in the last couple of months and I think it may come from that.  I want to thank you for all you comments, they really do make my day! And I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC90 Black and White plus one

This one is for the CAS-ual Fridays CFC90, Black and White plus one. Green is by far my favourite colour so I went with that. The stamps are from a new company my scrap store is carrying called "WOW", at least they are new to me. I am hoping she will start carrying the CAS-ual Fridays soon, otherwise that is in my next SSS order.

Thanks so much for taking the time! Feel free to leave a comment, they make my day!


March birthdays

Happy Sunday, February is almost over! To me that is a clear sign that Spring is near! It also means that March is close upon us and most of the birthdays in our collective families are here. This one is for my Sister-in-Law and I used some of my new Hero Arts goodies!

Products used:

Hero Arts: Leafy Vines - S5634
Sentiment: Friends are treasures - CG277
Flowers: Memory Box die

Cornflower Mid-Tone
Charcoal Mid-Tone
Memories Black

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks meets my goddaughter's birthday

Hope you are having a happy Saturday! I am, my husband decided that for Valentine's Day he would treat me to a shopping spree at my favourite Scrapbook store  :) I can tell you that I had FUN!  

This one is for this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks contest and it will serve as my Goddaughters birthday card (she loves monkey's).

I loved this monkey! Obviously by Paper Smooches :)

Paper is all by American Crafts
Notecard - Hero Arts pool collection.
Ink Hero Arts Tide Pool

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It is that week isn't it...

I have been working (like most of you) on my Valentine's cards.  I bought a Lifestyle heart die set on boxing day, I wasn't sure that I would use it much but it was a good deal!  Well, I have used the dies on every valentine except one! Good investment, I will learn not to second guess myself...I hope! Lol

This one is for a close friend.

Products used:
Kitty Cat: Penny Black, Every which way - 30-008
Sentiment: Hero Arts, Say it all - CL574
Heart die: Lifestyle dies

Ink - Royal Red - Hero Ars Mid-Tone
Twine: Lawn Fawn, Lawn Trimmings

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine for my parents

This is the card that I made for my parents for Valentine's Day:

Products used:

Background stamp: Hero Arts, Looped Circle Pattern - S5633
Sentiment: Hero Arts 
Birdcage: Stamping Bella (on sale now on-line store

Ink: Hero Arts Mid-Tone - Raspberry Jam

Thanks for taking the time!

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC89: Love Song

This one is for the CAS-ual Fridays for this week. The theme was pick a song you love.

I have been watching old Ally McBeal episodes and the first song that came to mind was Barry White's My first, my last, my everything. I just love that song.  Added a bit of bling to go with the Barry theme.  All products are from Hero Arts.

Die cut letters - Hero Arts
Inks Mid-tone Pale Tomato and Cornflower


Hearts: Year-Round Sentiments - CL582
Bottom strip: Tweed Pattern - S5654

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hero Arts Love and Lace - February 2013

The Hero Arts contest for this month is "Love and Lace". I enjoyed making this one, it's fun and a good thank you card for a close friend.

Products used:

Hero Arts Stamps
Background Stamp: Lace Background - S5341
Sentiment: Special Note of Thanks - CL499
Flowers: Blossom Art - CL495
Heart: Find Joy - CL497

Hero Arts Mid-Tone
Bubble Gum
Raspberry Jam
Grape Juice

Memories Black
Distress Vintage Photo
Glossy accents on the hearts.

Thanks fro taking the time!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chicka Smooches

I am submitting this one for the Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch challenge. It will also be one of my twin nieces birthday card as they are my two "Chickas"

The trend this month is polka dots! I do love polka dots, I used green as it's Kayla's favourite colour! This is the inspiration photo supplied:

Products used:

Paper Smooches - My Peeps stamps

Thanks for taking the time!


Monday, February 4, 2013


I made this one for my best friend to give to his new girlfriend. She is a dog lover therefore the PB dog!

Starting to explore my distress markers a little more frequently. I liked the effect they gave the hearts.

Dog stamp - Penny BLack
Sentiment  - Lawn Fawn
Background stamp for heart die cut - Hero Arts

Thanks for taking the time!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Special Smooches

I decided to submit a second entry for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge for this week because I am enjoying the colour palette of the inspiration photo... and the fun stamps! These are a joy to play with.


All Paper Smooches - Chilly Chums and Sentiment Sampler

HA - Orange Soda 
Memories Black

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hero Arts February contest

Here is my husband's Valentines. I prefer non-traditional cards, hence the colour choices here and it is a little more masculine.

I love this fox and this is the first time I use him on a card.

Products used:

Stamps all Hero Arts
Fox: E5465
Heart and sentiment: Year Round Sentiments - CL532
Background: Designer Woodgrain - S5208
Heart background: Newspaper Background - S5601

Embossing powder
Zing: Clear and Copper

Ink: Memories Black

Lawn Fawn twine

HA Latte note cards

Thanks for taking the time!


CAS-ual Fridays - CFC88, Love Letters

This one is for Cas-ual Fridays CFC88  - Love Letters contest for this week. Again, I am enjoying trying my best with CAS cards but it isn't easy... So much so, that I removed the first version and did another version.

I enjoy more non-traditional colours but red hearts are a must for v-day!

Thanks for taking the time!