Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Washi Banner Card

Lately it seems as though I have accumulated a rather large number of washi tapes and feeling like I can't possibly use them all in this life time.  I have decided to create some cards to see if I can put a dent in my washi collection.

This is the first of my cards.

I have just folded the washi tape in half over baker's twine and trimmed to create a mini banner.  Super simple.  The tapes are mostly from the newer Recollections collections and the kraft card is also Recollections.

The stamp is from Hero Arts.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Bright & Breezy Card

Card base - Half sheet 110 lb white card stock
Ink Pad - Close to my Heart dye pad - Glacier
Stamps - Assorted splatter stamps
Patterned card stock - Anthology Bright & Breezy
Sentiment - Anthology Bright & Breezy
Adhesive - Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever

The hexagons were left over from a scrapbook page that I am working on for my granddaughter, so I decided to turn the into a quickie card.  

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Bokeh Card

This is my version of a Bokeh style card.

Cold pressed watercolour paper
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pads
- Peeled Paint
- Evergreen
- Brushed Corduroy
- Broken China
Water spritzer
White pigment pad
Make-up sponge
Circle stencils in assorted sizes
Rubber stamp
Stayzon ink pad

The background was done with Distress Ink Pads pressed on a  teflon mat and spritzed with water.

I tried using a white pigment pad for the circles but my pad was too dry so I substituted gesso and a stencil brush to get my Bokeh effect.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Happy Spring

For the first time that I can ever remember, March has come in like a lion and it has gone out like a lion.  Spring is here and I'm looking forward to warmer weather, hopefully it is coming soon.  I made this little card to hopefully speed up the spring process.

Patterned card stocks and bakers twine and sentiment are from Anthology by Lisa Bearnson.  The black eyes are actually Pearler Beads that I melt in the oven to create my own enamel dots.  I like to attach them with Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Thank you cards

I recently lost a son, so many people have just been so wonderful and we are very grateful for all of your support.  These are the thank you cards that I made to send out, very appreciative of the outpouring of love that we have felt.

Purple paper - Recollections open stock
Sentiment is print and cut on a Silhouette Cameo
Paper Flower - Recollections
Bee - Jolees stickers
Glue for embellishments - Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Family Reunion Chalkboard Paper Banner

Cameo is the greatest tool in cutting out shapes for banners.   I just cut them out then used a Marvy Bistro Chalkboard Marker to do the lettering and added a bit of twine.  My lettering isn't the greatest but this made for a pretty instant banner for our reunion in Lehi, Utah.

Baby Shower

I recently helped a friend work on a few things for a baby shower.  The sex of the baby is unknown so the colour scheme is yellow and mint.  We decided to use a onesie for the banner.  Quite happy with how it turned out.

I also made headers for macaroons in yellow and mint.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August 1, 2015

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband.  I am so blessed to have him in my life, we just have the "most muchester" fun together.  I am always shocked at how fast the birthdays seem to roll around.  We need to find more opportunities to stop and enjoy life - to let it slow down for just a few minutes.

This is his card and he hasn't seen it yet, very excited to give it to him.  He is my own private pop star and I wanted to make him a card that would reflect his love for music playing the guitar.

I couldn't find a Gibson font anywhere so I traced lettering to create one, I have used it for both print and cut and for cutting vinyl.

I used silver metallic vinyl for the lettering and numbers.  The Happy Birthday, also in a Gibson font is printed on the base of the card.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to make sure everything was lined up and the Happy Birthday would show through in the right spot.  The lettering on the pic is also in silver vinyl.  The silver metallic threads are held into place with Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

Today I am posting a recipe for Rice Krispie treats that I made for a Canada Day Celebration.  If you are ever going to eat Rice Krispie Squares - this is the time to do it. 

Rice Krispie ~ Caramel Topping

1/2 c margarine 
375 gram bag of mini marshmallows
9 c Rice Krispies
(you can do this in the microwave, I prefer stovetop)

This is for a 9 x 13 pan ~ I found this was too deep.
I use a jellyroll pan or large cookie sheets.

1 C margarine or butter
1 c brown sugar
4 Tbsp white corn syrup
1 can eagle brand milk

Melt stirring constantly 
boil for 10 minutes
let cool for 10 minutes then pour over cooled Rice Krispie
Happy Canada Day