Friday, December 26, 2014

The Stamping Boutique "Spring Oriented (flowers, pastels, etc.)" Challenge

It's that time again to share with you a new challenge from The Stamping Boutique.  This week's challenge is Spring Oriented (flowers, pastels, etc.)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time spend with your family and friends.  Now it's time to get back to being crafty and maybe even break out those new Christmas crafting goodies that were under the tree this year.

I used The Stamping Boutique image "Turtle"


For this card I chose to use the blue and green pastels of spring time.  I also went with the classic spring time sentiment to capture the essence of a spring oriented theme.  I also think that this turtle image from the stamping boutique is super cute and I just needed to pull him out again to use on a card.

So spring on over to The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog and get all the details on how you can participate in this week's challenge. Also see other great cards and projects by the rest of the design team and be inspired to create your own masterpiece. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Stamping Boutique "Anything but a card" Challenge

Hello All, I am very excited to share with you this next project and challenge from the Stamping Boutique.  I've had this idea for awhile ever since the image "Elephant with Umbrella" was released a few months back.  When looking over the assignments and trying to decide for this week's challenge I knew this was it I could do a baby canvas project.  This is the first project I've been able to make for my upcoming baby other than I few scrapbook pages with ultrasound photos and such. I'm not only excited to share this with you all but also to be able to decorate the nursery with this cute baby canvas!

So without further explanation here is a picture of the project,


For the background I used some blue metallic paint that has a green tint to it. It seems the colour changes depending on the light hitting it.   I printed the image "Elephant with Umbrella" and printed it out pretty big to fit nicely on the canvas.  Then the image itself is coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers. The letters spelling "BABY" I got forever ago at Michael's for $1 I believe and I was finally able to use them and they worked perfectly for this project. 

Take a look at the blog for this week's challenge and find more inspiration from the other members of the design team.  This is a great project to participate in and get crafty in new ways if you're usually just  a card maker.  I know I enjoyed created something that wasn't a card and I'm very happy with how this turned out.   All the information you need is over on the blog. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Challenge "SPARKLE"

Howdy  it's Friday again and that means another card and challenge to share with you from The Stamping Boutique.  This week's challenge over at the blog is "Sparkle". I hope you enjoy this card as  much as I do and don't forget to hop on over to the blog for more great designs and inspiration from the other members of the design team.

I used the image Trenton

So of course I needed to add tons of sparkle to this card.  I used metallic blue paint with Memory Box "Texture Wave" stencil and I think it looks turned out great. The metallic paint just makes it really sparkle and stand out.  Then I added some silver stickles to the balloon and dots around the image. 


So again hop on over to the blog post and get all the info there. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Thankful Challenge

It's friday again and I have another card and challenge to share with you from The Stamping Boutique.


For this week's card I used Mary Kate dancer

Hop on over to the blog to see more inspiration by the rest of the design team. 


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

Howdy! Here is a card I recently made using the My Favourite Things Pure Innocence Happy Christmas stamp.   The embossed background is from the Tim Holtz collection called Knit set.  The Merry Christmas stamp is from the 1.50 bin at Michael's. 

I really love how this card all came together. The colours work great together. I'd have to say one of my favourite parts on this card would have to be the polka dots on the girls leggings. They were created by using the copic colourless blender.



I've only made a few Christmas cards this year so far. I've got one more to post that I made.  I've usually already made lots more by this time since now it's November and Christmas will be upon us soon enough. I usually get a head start on Christmas cards and start early but this year was different haven't had the energy to craft as much as I'd like too.  Anyways now that I've got some more energy stay tuned for some more Christmas cards in the near future. 

Happy Christmas friends!

Hello! Here is another card I made earlier in the summer.  I used the My Favorite things Pure Innocence  Happy Christmas stamp. The sentiment is also from that stamp set.  This is a very simple card. 


Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there! Thanksgiving may of come and gone in Canada but American Thanksgiving is coming up in November.  So I guess I'm getting this card up just in time in between both thanksgiving celebrations. I used the My Favourite Things Pumpkin Patch Girl stamp. 

I really love how this card turned out and I love the colours too!


Let the light come...

Happy Saturday! It's a nice day to relax and update things here on the blog. This is a card I made earlier in the summer with some of my then new My Favourite things stamps.  It's using the Pure Innocence Guess who love you? stamp and the sentiment is from the MFT Bokeh Builder.  The embossing folder in the background is sunshine rays from Tim Holtz.


Friday, October 31, 2014

The Stamping Boutique "Use Fall Colours" Challenge

It's Friday again and it's my time to share a card I've created for the Stamping Boutique challenge blog. This week's challenge is "Use Fall Colours".  So after you've seen my card make sure you stop on by the blog and see some other great creations by the rest of the amazing design team and get inspired.  Also you have a chance to participate with us and create along side us using this theme "Use Fall colours" All the info you need to know is at the blog I sure hope you decide to craft along with us this week and enter this week's challenge.

I used the image Audreys Picnic


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wedding Congratulations!

This is another wedding card I made for a friend.  I used the swiss dots embossing folder and paired it with the MFT stamp flower girl and then used the congratulation die from the MFT graduation dienamics.  I then finished off the card with some half pearls. 

I really love how this card turned out! 


Once Upon a Time, They lived happily ever after Wedding

This is a recent wedding card I made for a friend.  I'm not sure what this embossing folder is called but it's a pumpkin cinderella carriage.  The Once Upon a Time scroll is a digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique. 


This is the inside of the card. 


Thanks for your kindness

Hello there here's a thank you card I made a little bit ago that's finally making it on the way to the blog. I used the birds and swirls embossing folder.  I really love this colour combo cream and brown.  It makes just a elegant look.   I also like the simplicity of this card and the placement of the sentiment in the middle of the card.  


Hello!


This is a simple yet elegant card I made awhile back.  I used the paisley embossing folder. I love the colour combo I used the cream colour outlined in black and the brown background just works great together.  The sentiment is "Hello"it's simple yet works wonderfully with this card. 


Ever Thankful for you

This is a Thanksgiving/Thankful card I made a bit ago.  I used the birds and swirls embossing folder and used the fall colours orange and red.  Then of course needed to stamp a sentiment and I used the cream strip to do so and I think it completed the card wonderfully. I love how simple this card is. 






Happy Birthday Mini card

 This is a Mini Happy Birthday card I made a little bit ago with the MFT Birthday Princess stamp again.  I then used my kids Sprayart airbrush to create the effect in the background.  This would make a great gift tag too since it's so small. I love how this turned out!


Birthday Girl embossed watercolour background

Hello there, I'm finally updating my blog with more cards I've been making. I made all of these ones about a month ago. I actually made 11of these cards all in different colours as you can see.  I was just experimenting with watercoloring and embossing techniques and created these cool colourful backgrounds and decided to make a bunch with the MFT Birthday Princess stamp.

 I really love how they turned out! It's also great having birthday cards on hand if I need one or two. 





Friday, October 17, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Challenge "Trick or Treat"

I really need to start posting more on here. I've been creating just not as much as usual. I haven't posted this yet on the blog, but the reason I haven't been posting or creating a ton in the last little while is that my husband and I are expecting our first child in April 2015. So I've been tired and don't have my usual  energy to keep up with everything.

But I've got tons of cards to share with you all on the blog. I will catch up eventually!  But until then I've got another Friday Stamping Boutique challenge card to share with you.

This week over at The Stamping Boutique challenge blog the challenge is Trick or Treat.  You have a chance to participate and win some digital stamps. All the details over on the blog so hop on by. So for this week's challenge break out those halloween stamps, papers and ect. and get creating. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

I used the Stamping Boutique image Frankenstein


I really love how this card turned out.  I love that I had colours to match and that it all worked perfectly together.  I'm not a huge fan of all the scary things about Halloween but I do like the fun aspect of it. This image is also so cute and fun how can you not love it!

Now it's your time to get crafty just in time for Halloween and join us over at the challenge blog.  Also see cards and inspiration from the rest of the amazing design team.

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Use stitching on your card challenge

Hello it's that time once again, it's Friday and I've got another card and challenge to share with you from The Stamping Boutique.  This week's challenge over at the challenge blog is use stitching on your card or project. The stitching can be real or faux.

I used the Stamping Boutique image pumpkin pie

I used my jar embossing folder and took clear transparency and sewed the image (coloured with copic markers) and the sequins into the mason jar.  The sentiment is from "My Favourite Things" and the banner with the sentiment is cut using My Favourite things Fishtail Layers STAX Die-namics.


Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog to see more cards and inspiration from the rest of the design team members. Also you've got a chance to get crafty yourself and create along side us using this challenge, so get stitching and create a fabulous card or project for your chance to win some digital images and have some fun. All the details on the challenge blog.  

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New Release & 5 Years birthday celebration!!

Last Saturday the Stamping Boutique had a new release and celebrated 5 years of this awesome company.  All week long these and other cards by the design team have been posted over at the challenge blog.  Hop on over to see all the great new images. Check out the website all the images on the front page were featured in the new release. 

I used the new Elephant with Umbrella 

For this card I used the Cupcake banner


Friday, September 19, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Use Water colour challenge

Happy Friday! It's that time again where I share with you another card for this week's challenge over at the Stamping Boutique challenge blog.  This week's challenge is to use water colour. 

I really love how this card turned out. I used the splatter effect on the white background and created this very fun water colour background.  I also water coloured the background of the turtle image.  The image itself is coloured with copic markers.  

I was not sure what sentiment to use or even where I would put a sentiment so I just decided to leave it as an all occasion card. 

I used the Stamping Boutique image Turtle

Don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog to see lots more ideas and inspiration from the rest of the amazing design team.  Also you've got a chance to get out your water colours and create and card with us and even possibly win a digital stamp or two, all the details over on the blog so go check it out.

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Glitter it up challenge

Hello Friday! I've got another card for the Stamping Boutique to share with you. This week's challenge is "Glitter it up" I used the image Autumn fashion boots from the Stamping Boutique. 

Since September is here and Autumn is upon us I wanted to use this image.  It's hard to see all the sparkle. The Gemstones obviously sparkle. The boots sparkle and also some polka dots on the skirt sparkle. Also where the stamped fall words it is stamped on sparkly paper. 


Join with us this week and enter to win some images. All the details over at the challenge blog. I really hope you join us and create with us. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Stamping Boutique challenge make a card 3x3

Hello there and happy friday. Once again I'm happy to share a card with you using an image from The Stamping Boutique.  This week's challenge over on the blog is to make a card 3x3. So a very small card. I don't usually make cards this small, but they are very cute. A great note card or possibly even a gift tag size.

I used the image Trenton

Be sure to stop on by the challenge blog to see more inspiration from the other members of the design team.  Also create along with us and link up your 3x3 card for a chance to win. All the details are on the challenge blog.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Clear stamp release at The Stamping Boutique

Hello, I have so many cards to get on in the next few days hopefully. Though until then I have a new release card to share with you from The Stamping Boutique. This month's new release features some awesome clear stamps.  Now the TSB store will be carrying the Lily Mae collection of clear stamps that Tracey (who designs for the TSB) illustrated for Treasured Times Stamps.

Be sure to head on over to the blog post to see inspiration by the rest of the design team and get a look at all the great clear stamps that are available.   Check out the store too for all the details and there is also a sale on Back to School digital images right now too.

I used Lily Mae Kite Flying


Friday, August 08, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Use lace on your card challenge

Happy Friday! I don't know about you but I'm glad it's friday. Today I've got another great challenge to share with you from the Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is use lace on your card/project.  Below is my card using the image Rose.


So hop on over to the blog to see other great cards by the rest of the design team and enter our challenge this week. All the details can be found on the blog. Hope to see you participate. 

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Congratulations "Fiona & Friends" Ice skates


I had made this card awhile ago and I honestly thought I had posted it but looking back over my posts I didn't see it anywhere so here is it. My mom actually asked me to make this card for my niece Fiona who has been taking skating lessons and has been passing all her levels.  


The image is hand drawn by myself. It's from my "Fiona & Friends" digital images.  At the moment I'm only using them for personal use but we will see what happens in the future.  I've posted a few other cards with other images with the same girl.  These images are actually inspired by my niece Fiona.  I hand drew the image and scanned it into my computer to get the right size and was able to print it out like a digital stamp. Then I coloured it with copic markers cut it out.  I love the embossed background as it looks like swirls made in the ice.

Congratulations/3rd year Japanese school


The next card I'm  going to share with you is one of my favourites I've made in the last this while. My niece Fiona is part Japanese as her mom is Japanese so she's been taking Japanese classes for the last three years and she just finished up her 3rd year of it. So I wanted to make this card to congratulate her and encourage her on all her hard work at learning this language.  I think it's so cool that she's almost 6 and she knows two languages mostly fluently. That's better than me, hehe!


This card features the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "Japanese Girl" which is colored with copic makers.  The Congratulations and graduation cap are also from My Favorite things "Graduation die-namics" and the embossed background is a cuttlebug embossing folder called "swiss dots." Then I finished it off with some red sequins on the side just to give it that final touch.

Entered in DoubleClick AKA abusybee Skittles Back to school challenge 

I'm raptor round your finger

I am excited to share this next card with you. I made it awhile ago now. But I really love this image. I like dinosaurs and so I thought this image was just too cute. It's a stamp from My Favourite Things.  Also the matching sentiment is just super cute too. 


 I coloured the image with copic markers and the red flags behind the circle are the fishtail stax's from My Favourite things and the circle is also from the circle stax from MFT. 

Butterfly kisses & Dandelion Wishes

Here is another card I've made in the last little while.  I picked up a few more MFT "My Favourite Things" Pure Innocence stamps.  This set is called "Make a wish" and I absolutely love it and all it's cuteness.  



The girl and the sentiment stamp are from the same set. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing power on Vellum using the MFT fishtail stax die.  Just in case you can't read the sentiment as it tends to blend in with the background it says "Butterfly kisses and dandelion wish." The butterfly stamp is one I had in my stash. Both images are coloured with copic makers. The embossed background is the embossing folder dandelion wishes and then I finished it off with some purple twine to match all the colours. 

My World is brighter because of you

Hello, I've got a lot to share with you here on the blog. I'm really feeling behind in taking photos, editing and getting the cards up on the blog.  I have not been crafting too much in the past few weeks only fitting it in when time allows. Some weeks I feel like I get to craft more than others.  Though these last few weeks have been a few of those weeks where not a lot of crafting gets done. But here I am with some cards to share, I hope you like them!


I recently got the MFT lightbulb die-namics and I love it.  So cute! I used this great die to create this card.  The sentiment is a Michael's $1.50 stamp and it worked perfectly. It's embossed with white embossing powder and then the sequins just finish off the card. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Stamping Boutique Recipe card: Use a square, a circle and 2 patterned papers challenge

Hello there it's that time again on a friday where I share with you a challenge for the Stamping Boutique Design team.   This week's theme is to make a card or project using the ingredients of a square, a circle and 2 patterned papers.  This week I switched things up and actually made a project life page to showcase these ingredients.

I'm new to project life but so far I'm loving it. I'm not doing it the traditional weekly/daily way but more so as a small event scrapbook.  Maybe in the future I'll do it more weekly but I like how I'm using it now.  So for this layout I did a page about cake pops since I like to make them and I'd taken a few pictures that I didn't just want to sit on my phone or computer.


The  Stamping Boutique Digital image I used was Recipe card with Space on Left. The project life cards/patterned paper featured in this layout is from the Dear Lizzy Editon by Beck Higgins.
Then the cake pop patterned paper is a free printable from Family Fresh Cooking check out the link here .  I also featured a sequins shaker pocket for the first time in my project life and I love it.  I used Project life Design A pages. So for the corner with the card and sequins shaker I sewed it so I could put an extra small card in there and the sequins shaker. The words cake pop on the top were cut out with my big shot machine using the sizzix Sizzlits Alpha Bubbles set. 

Make sure you hop on over to The Stamping Boutique challenge blog. There you will find inspiration and more cards or projects from the rest of the lovely design team.  You can also link up your very own creations for a chance to win. You will find all the details over at the blog which you can find here. 




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Simon Says Stamps Emboss it #3

One last card for next week's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge which is Emboss it. Once again this card is double embossed with the background and the stamped sentiment. 


Simon Says Emboss it #2

I've got another card here for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Emboss it. This card is also double embossed with the background and the stamped sentiment. 



Simon says emboss it #1

Hello there, I've got some cards I made for this this coming week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Emboss it. This card is actually double embossed with the background and the stamped sentiment. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch # 185

Love is sweet Cupcake

Hello Monday, I've got a challenge card to share with you today from Docerela Creations.  the challenge is  From the Kitchen + sentiment stamp!! so I used my inkadinkadoo cupcake stamp and Michael's $1.50 sentiment stamp.  You can check out the challenge yourself here at double click connections. The post is all about cake pops and a new release set that has to do with cake pops. I love cake pops and making them so I was very excited about this post and challenge that I stumbled across. 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Stamping Boutique July New Release

Hello There The Stamping Boutique has another great release this month with 7 new images.   Every month on the 3rd Saturday there will be a reveal of some great new digital stamps for you all to see and get your hands on yourself.   

I really love this month's new images and had tons of fun creating with them. I look forward to creating with them in the future again too. 

I made a card with all 7 images which are posted below.  Don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog where you will find details on the new release and more great projects from the design team.