Friday, October 30, 2015

Stash Your Stash Blog Hop

Hi guys! I'm here today with a few of my pals from The Twinery team to show you how we Stash our Stash. I used to have the most beautiful collection of twine on the spools but then I had the bright idea of moving my life half-way around the world!! I had to majorly downsize all of my craft stuff so a new solution had to materialize... That's what I'm sharing with you today! 

Everything is stored in this cute little purple tub. 

I have a few spools of my most-used twine (kraft, platinum and gold shimmer) and the rest of my shimmer and NEW! twine on top. 

And then.... My pretty, pretty twine:

Each bundle is about 50 yards so it's enough to keep me well-stocked for the year. During the summer I go home to Canada and restock!

Each designer participating in the hop will be giving away a Striped Twine Sampler ($18 value). 

To enter, hoppers need to comment on each post along the hop. (And since each designer is giving away a Striped Twine Sampler, each post is another chance to win!)
Comments will close at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Winners will be posted on The Twinery blog on Thursday, November 5th.

ALSO - just for the hop there is a special discount!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Season Of Joy

Hi there! Just popping in to share a card... A Christmas card!
10 weekends til Christmas!!! 
I'm excited... Can you tell? 

To make the trees have that watercolor look I inked the stamp then lightly misted it with water before stamping. 

All of the images/sentiments come from the Season of Joy stamp set. 
Season of Joy clear stamp set from

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Miss You Gnome

I got a request from a friend at school to make a couple of people cards so she could send them back home. I pulled out a bunch of new supplies to make this first one... Can  you guess which company??

I loved that brick stencil all the MFT girls were using and I am so glad I got it.. How cute is that background???

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Feeling Witchy

Hi there! I love Hallowe'en and especially Hallowe'en crafts but unfortunately I just don't ever have the occasion to give cards to anyone. Tags, however, are handy to have around especially when you can attach them to a big bag of candy... 

Here's my tag: 

Sadly (or lucky for me...) this is a retired There She Goes set and I'm not letting go.. There are too many cute images in it! 

I used mostly pastel chalk pencils to colour the image. The white pencil, in particular, shows up really well on kraft cs... 

Thanks for stopping by! 

If you're feeling witchy, play along with the current

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Cardmaking Day

It's our day, card-makers! There are so many companies celebrating today and Technique Tuesday has a great offer, but first, my card:

I used a few goodies from Cath's new release and got a little messy doing it:

I used a combination of Dylusions, and Heidi Swapp mists, and oh yah, I mopped up the leftovers for a later project! 

Because it's WCMD it's your chance to get a free Snail Mail stamp set from Technique Tuesday!

As a card maker, you enjoy putting smiles on the faces of family and friends. The new Snail Mail stamp set helps you do just that. Use it to jazz up the outside of envelopes and packages any time of the year. When your package arrives with Happy Mail stamped on it, everyone will know there's something extra special inside!

Snail Mail clear stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.comTo help you celebrate this card making "holiday," the Snail Mail stamp set is FREE, today only, with a purchase of $30 or more. No need to add it to your cart, just spend $30 and we will automatically toss the FREE stamp set into your shipment. (Snail Mail is also available for $9.99, if you would like to purchase it alone.)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Christmas Critters

I am here with my first Christmas cards of the year! Last year I did not make enough cards to get me through the season and I was scrambling on the last days before Christmas to have enough to go around so this year I've started early... For me! (I know that some of you have been making them since January... Good for you!!) 

I love using my cutesy stamps at Christmas so I pulled out some animals and created some snowy little scenes...

I coloured the images with a combination of chalk pastel pencils (blended with a blending stump) and Copic markers. For a change I stamped in dark brown ink - it gives everything a nice vintage-y feel!

For the sentiments I pulled out some coordinating scrap paper and placed the sticker on top. I think it's fun to switch up how I do sentiments - always on white is so boring!

Here's a side-view of one of the cards. I created dimension with the "snow" by layering different die cuts with foam tape. My shimmery Twinery Twine is a staple with my Christmas cards and enhances the subtle glitter accents on the rest of the card too! 

The Twinery Twine: Platinum Shimmer
Stamps: There She Goes (retired)
Paper: My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories
Ink: Brilliance by Tsukineko
Wood Accents: Lawn Fawn
Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn
Sentiment: SRM Stickers