card making, crafts, Stamprints

Pumpkin Time-Stamprints

For my October creation using Stamprints images I have chosen the pumpkin. This image is cute and works perfectly for Thanksgiving, Halloween or just autumn in general.

You can find this image at Stamprints Etsy. You can see more wonderful images and projects on the Stamprints Blog.

I started by printing the image and colouring it with my Prismacolor pencils. I tried to layer the colours to give the pumpkin some depth.

I decided to make this card a versatile card by just putting a cute “Happy” diecut. I think it could be used for Thanksgiving or Halloween.

I found some burlap style paper that I was excited to incorporate into my autumn-ish project! Here is the completed card.

Thanks for looking!

crafts, design team, dollar store crafts, Stamprints, Uncategorized

Rose Mackintosh on Canvas For Stamprint

I just realized that we are at the tail end of September. The month has been flying by and I have been so busy that I have’t done very much crafting. I did colour a few images here and there starting with this gorgeous image from Stamprints . You can find the image at Stamprints Etsy

I printed the Rose Mackintosh image 4 to a page and coloured them with Spectrum Noir and Chameleon markers. I decided to try different hair and skin tones and was originally going to make a series of cards but when I found some 4×6 canvases at the dollar store I decided to go that route. I used a red and black acrylic paint to create a drippy effect and left it to dry for a few days. Since I had coloured some of the small details on the image a golden colour, I wanted to add a bit of gold to the canvas as well. I achieved this with a Vicki Boutin gold glaze. I originally added a few streaks with a paint brush but ended up rubbing it on with a cloth. I let it dry a couple of days.

I used a dollar store stencil and some Heidi Swapp texture paint to create a bit of dimension. I laid it on pretty thick. Again I let it dry for a few days.

I cut the coloured Stamprints images to the desired shape and attached using a glossy ModPodge, and dried over night.

The last step of my mini canvases was to stamp my sentiments. I used 2 different stamps from Kraftin Kimmie, stamped onto regular paper. I tore the stamped sentiments to give then a bit more texture and then Mod Podged those as well.

Here are the completed canvases! I am quite happy with how it turned out. Next time I think I will lay my image down before the texture paint.

ball hockey, design team, Family, kids, sports, Uncategorized, vacation

Summer Recap (lots of pictures)

This is our last weekend before we head back to school on Tuesday. For the first time in forever we had a pretty laidback summer. We didn’t leave town and just stuck close to home. The only planned activity all summer was when my youngest son went to ball hockey camp.

He had a great time learning goalie skills and techniques and I showed up almost an hour early each camp day so that I could watch!

We made a couple of day trips including a trips including Airdrie to visit family, Calaway Park, Fish Creek Park, a few movies at the theatre and the rest of our summer was just decluttering, organizing things, painting and other small household improvements. We did some major tv binge watching too!

I did manage to get some crafting done. I made some jewellery, etched some Supernatural glasses, made an autumn wreath, painted some frames, made a few signs, did a couple of scrapbook pages and completed some cards and other projects.

Here are a few of those projects in case you missed them!

I continued working on a couple of design team projects, was an August Guest Designer for the Stick it Down Blog and I got a second project published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

We also had some wacky weather! A few hail storms rolled through. This is a sample of what came on August 2! Yikes!This summer was hot! I am quite content with the heat but my boys found it too hot to “do anything”! Part of our summer was smokey too! Smoke from the forest fires in British Columbia choked us out for a couple of weeks!

Our dogs spent a fair amount of time just lazing in the sun and then moving to the shade when they got too hot. Here are the obligatory pictures and our cute dogs!

I also spent a lot of time trying out the Instant Pot that I purchased on Prime day. My son loves making vegetable soup. I like making chilli and stews. We have cooked lots of other things like chicken, ribs, roasts and more in the pot. I even made a fresh raspberry compote! Everything was edible! Some things were delicious! My favourite thing to make in the pot so far has been banana bread!

We will be spending the last weekend of summer just relaxing because we know that starting Tuesday we will thrown right into the thick of things and back to our go-go life!

card making, crafts, design team, Stamprints

Lily Fairy-Stamprints

Back again with another project made for Stamprints!

You can find this lovely image at Stamprints Etsy. See more from Stamprints on the blog Stamprints Blog.

Supply List

I used Prismacolor Color pencils to colour the image.

Paper/cardstock-Amy Tangerine

Ephemera-Amy Tangerine

Thicker Alphabets-American Crafts

Stickles glitter glue on wings.

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Published Again

I am so excited to share my news with all of you! For the second time this year I have had a project published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. You can find my project in the Fall 2018 edition!

card making, design team, Uncategorized

Lazy Days & Summer Rays -Stick it Down

I have been asked to guest design for the Stick it Down Team this month.

I know summer is winding down for most of us but there are a few days left to enjoy. I made this card as an ode to summer!

This is the design sketch that I was given to work with. The first thing that I noticed is the eye catching pieces that are positioned in a triangular position. This is a quite popular design in card making and scrapbooking. It has a way of drawing the eye.

Here is my interpretation of the above sketch. I hope you enjoy it and also that you enjoy these last few precious days of summer.

Supplies used in the creation of this card are:

Doodle Bug Design– Sweet Summer Collection paper, cardstock, doodle-pops 3D sticker, Icon stickers (beach ball & ice cream)

Pinkfresh Studio– emphemera (last days & summer rays), enamel dots

These were all products that I received in my July SCT Sampler.

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

July Mouse-Creative Moments Challenge #146

I am back with one last project made for the Creative Moments Challenge Blog.

This week the challenge is SUMMER.

My sponsor for this weeks challenge is Rick St Dennis.

There are so many images and colouring pages to pick from so it was a hard to decision but since the theme was summer I chose the Helen’s Mice July digital stamp image!

Here is my finished project!

card making, design team, Stamprints

Sew Happy-Stamprints

I thought that I would try a different style of digital image this month so I picked a lovely digital stamp set! I used several of the images for the Sew Happy set on a card.

I coloured the images with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut around the images.

And here is my card in its entirety!

Supplies used:

Digital image-Stamprints

Prismacolor pencils

Patterned paper and tassel bow-Pinkfresh Studio

Miscellaneous gold sequins and lace ribbon

You can find these images and so many more at

Stamprints Etsy

Stamprints Blog

card making, Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Cupcake Kitty-Creative Moments Challenge #145

National sewing day is just around the corner do the theme this week is “show some stitching, real or faux”

I had the pleasure of using a Knitty Kitty image this week!

The image that I have chosen is the Cupcake Kitty. I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils. I just added faux stitching around the edge of the stripped patterned paper using a fine black marker.

Supplies used:

Digital kitty stamp- Knitty Kitty

Prismacolor pencils

AC cardstock

Patterned paper-CTMH

“sweet” sticker-Jillibean Soup

Miscellaneous sequins

I think that I am going to send this cutie to my niece for her 7th birthday this month. I hope she likes it!

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Besties-Creative Moments Challenge #144

I am here with a whole lot of cuteness! The theme for the Creative Moments Challenge #144 is ANIMALS!

My amazing sponsor isMy Besties Shop.

Here she is!

Products used to complete project:

Digital image- My Besties Shop coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Cardstock-Craft Smith

Patterned Paper-Pinkfresh Studios

Stickers-Simple Stories

Glossy Dots-Pink & Main