Monday, August 22, 2016

Mama Elephant: Hope Your Day Rocks!

Hi there!
Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Make For The Border!
I've used a set from Mama Elephant called Rock And Paws.  

I used a really neutral colour palette because this card was for a guy (my Dad!) and I wanted to keep it nice and simple. 

The "border" for the Border Challenge was cut with a Cricut. 

The little dog was coloured with Copic Markers and to finish it all off I stamped a sentiment from the Technique Tuesday stamp set: Turn Up The Volume

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Technique Tuesday: August Greenhouse Society

I'll tell yah, it sure is hard crafting and blogging "on the road." 
The difficult thing about having a two-month vacation (well, there are a lot of things hard about it), is not being able to hunker down and get some "work" done. My family likes to go on road trips so we are literally on the road for much of the summer too, but it's also that go-go-go feeling when you're on vacation... There never seems to be that down-time I need to craft. 

BUT... This past weekend before we left for our roadtrip to California I was able to make a couple of cards for people I'm meeting up with along the way, and this is one of them: 

So as I mentioned, time was of the essence but that doesn't mean I didn't try to make it pretty!! 
I stamped the image on watercolor paper, then very lightly coloured in the image with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. 

This is the new Greenhouse Society stamp set called:
Ritzy Mum by Technique Tuesday. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lawn Fawn: You're A Legend

Today I'm playing along with SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn stamps! 

This stamp set is too cute and I bought it primarily because of this cuuuuuute Sasquatch! 
He's coloured with Zig Clean Colour watercolour markers and a water pen. 

I aimed to make this card unisex and achieved that by going monotone with the colour scheme. I did pull out a few different colours and patterns, but I thought he looked great against the green background! 

Speaking of green backgrounds... While visiting my parents in Saskatchewan I got to witness the Northern Lights!!!

It was definitely one of the highlights of my year.. So incredible to see them in person. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dies: Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Bazzill

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MFT - Thanks Challenge Card

Hi there! I'm back in Canada and have been hanging out with family and friends, shopping, eating GOOD FOOD, and mostly just relaxing! I did get together with my old crafting buddies and got some good cardmaking done! 

I played along with the current MFT sketch challenge

It ended up looking kind of quilt-like, right? It was easy mixing all of the patterns because they're all from the same collection of Fancy Pants paper. Beautiful colours!

Here are some shots of what I've been doing the past couple of weeks: 
I've been staying in downtown Vancouver and we've had pretty cold weather,
but there have been a few nice days. 

Got some more added to my tattoo! Almost a complete sleeve!
Went to a local farm for a fundraiser - buy a butterfly and release it into the wild.
So beautiful...
I got together with my old cropping friends for an all-day crop! Got a lot done! 

So now I'm in Saskatchewan now visiting my parents and I'll have a few more projects to share! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Celebrate: June SFYTT

I finally got my hands on some Reverse Confetti stamps so I inked them up just in time for the current Sketch For You To Try


I've been playing with my new set of Zig Clean Color Brush pens and this image was a great way to test out some colour combos. It's interesting what happens when you add water to them... Sometimes the colours do things you wouldn't expect- but that's the fun part about learning. 


White embossing was definitely the right way to go with this card and I really love how soft and pretty it ended up looking. 


Stamp sets: Reverse Confetti "Rose Garden" and "Bitty Banners"
Simple Stories burlap banners
Bazzill card stock 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bluebells - Greenhouse Society Stamp Set

The school year is very late this year - June 29th is my last day and MAN time is going slow... 
Pretty soon I'll be flying back to Canada to see my son again and spend time with friends and family. 

In the meantime, I've been plugging away at my craft desk, filling orders and getting some last-minute design work done... Check out today's card: 

This is all watercolor goodness from the background (created with Prima watercolor resist paper) and the image colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. 

That green (chartreuse) is VIVID, isn't it??? It's like BAM! And that's the thing I love about these markers- they don't get dull when you add water, they stay so bright and saturated.. Lovely to work with. 

This stamp is this month's Greenhouse Society Stamp set! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

SRM Design Team! 2016-17

I'm so excited to announce I'll be designing for SRM again! I was with them way back in 2010 when they had their first design team call and WOW, Susan has really transformed her business and product offerings over the years! It's so exciting to not only be working with the stickers that have made SRM a crafter's staple, but now she has stamps, vinyl, coloring mediums, twine, packaging and so much more. I'm looking forward to the next year!

I have always been a fan of SRM's sentiments and when in need a simple and beautifully stated sentiment I will turn to my SRM stash. To emphasize this sentiment I mounted it first on white cardstock, then layered it on top of a strip of silver glitter paper. It's nice to have a little bling on wedding cards. 

Head on over to the SRM BLOG for the whole lineup. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Warm and Fuzzy

Who doesn't love roasting marshmallows over a campfire?! 
The sights, the sounds, the smells - it's all an intoxicating reminder of how great summer is.

Cute, right?? I finally got my hands on some Clean Color Real Brush pens by Zig and have been having some "fun" getting to know them. Like all new mediums they're going to take some getting used to, but I love how vibrant the colours stay even when blended out... I'm gonna like them, me thinks!

Stamp set: MFT Warm & Fuzzy Friends
The Twinery Twine: Midnight Blue

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Adventure Galaxy Card

My poor Copics... I am obsessed with watercolours and my other colouring mediums are gathering dust, SO, today I decided to combine mediums: watercolour background, and Copic-coloured images. 

The night sky on this card was created with various shades and values of blue with dark blue being the final layer. I've done similar backgrounds before with black, but I wanted this one to be not-quite-night. 

For some extra bling I added some sparkle with a Wink Of Stella brush pen. 

Stamp Set: Gone Camping by Technique Tuesday 
Watercolour paper - Prima
Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hipster Father's Day

One more hip Father's Day card before the big day! 
I went super clean and simple with this one: 

My go-to recipe for Dad-cards is this: 
1 - start with a graphic piece of patterned paper with a great colour combo (stripes)
2- No colouring, just a cool and funky stamp that will make Dad chuckle. 
3- find some twine that coordinates with the colours.. 

I really love masculine cards... No muss, no fuss!
Have a great Father's Day!