Saturday, 15 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Lantern

Hello and welcome to day 12 of my "12 days of Christmas Cards."
this one is another SVGCuts project from Garden Party Box Cards

I inked the turquoise paper with Copper ink and sprinkles of copper embossing powder. 
Then I die-cut poinsettias and holly springs to decorate the lantern.
A lantern needs a candle, so I die-cut a large white candle and added it to the inside.
I really like how this one turned out. It's rustic and festive.

thanks for joining me these last 12 days.  I actually have some more cards to share, but I will take a little break before I put those up. See you soon everyone!

Friday, 14 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Retro Santa Box Card

Hi everyone!
I always like to do a retro themed card at Christmas time. I love the nostalgia of the vintage ornaments and Santa and his reindeer.
I used the plain box card in the Christmas Box Cards kit
I printed and cut out the inserts for the card and added some ornaments to the front
(the ornaments were fussy cut from the paper I used for the box base)
apart from the detailed cutting, the card was super simple to put together.
Whew! we are almost done the 12 days. One more to go! See you tomorrow.πŸ’

Thursday, 13 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Christmas Stories

Hello again
This 12 days of Christmas Cards is going by so fast!
This project is from Halloween Box Cards
I'm not much of a Halloween person, but I LOVE Christmas, so I knew right away that I wanted to change it into a Christmas story book.
I left the moon on the book (it's part of the cut file) but added Santa and his flying reindeer and the title "Christmas Stories".
Of course I had to bling it up a bit, so I embossed the moon with Shabby White embossing powder and foiled the background of the title with a mother of pearl sheet.
A couple sprigs of white evergreen, snowflake, and a reindeer die cut finish off the front of the card.

Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow πŸ’

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Poinsettia Planter Box

I've had this idea for a card all month.  Mary has a Poinsettia Box Card over at
Christmas Box Cards
I modified it a little - OK a lot!  Instead of using the flower cut files, I imported and re sized the poinsettia images I have.  I added some greenery, a cardinal, and pine cones.
I did end up cutting out the images by hand (ya I know😳) but I wanted to make sure that there was no white border around the printed images. I added some glitter glue to the flower centers and the evergreen sprigs.  It gives it a frosty sparkle, and I we shouldn't let anyone dull your sparkle!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Fa LaLaLaLamingo

You didn't think I could go the whole 12 days without a tropical Christmas card did you?
This one was designed entirely in my Silhouette Studio
I printed the graphics on a good quality cardstock.  I added a glitter overlay by applying Sookwang tape to the picture then dumping Rock Candy Glitter all over the exposed adhesive.
The glitter dulled the image a bit, so I just enhanced the flamingos with black,red and green markers.
Merry Christmas, I hope it's Flamazing!

Monday, 10 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Special Delivery

Here's a really cute card I made using the Red Truck Box Card over at
I did enlarge the files by 125% so the finished card is 5x8 when folded flat.
and the cute Santa and tree?  Those are from Shark&Croc "Santa Secret" which I purchased from The Hungry jPeg. 
Santa is in a rush trying to deliver all those presents.  hahaha! He's so cute.  Thanks for looking! See you soon. πŸ’

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Village Box Card

Hello again
This Box card is from More Christmas Box Cards over at
I printed the brick paper as well as the bokeh and round sentiment.
Super cute card and very easy to assemble.
Thanks Mary!

see you tomorrow!

Saturday, 8 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - A"door"able

Hello again.
This card has a special meaning for me.  I made it for someone very close to me, and who truly has my heart and soul.
The card is from More Christmas Box Cards.
I changed the wreath on the door to Moose antlers and added a red ribbon on the wreath.
I also added some snowflake paste (Prima) and a little bit of glitter and green sprigs on the lantern.
The gift in the front has "ribbon" made from 1/8" Sookwang tape and glitter. 

The best part about giving this card to my person, was the reaction I got.  I love how he supports and encourages my paper art. 
Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow 

Friday, 7 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Vintage Sled

Hello my friends. Today I'm sharing a vintage snow sled.
I cut the sled out on my Silhouette machine and colored it with metallic silver Sharpie and red Copic markers
Next I cut the background panel and cut the stars into it (Tim Holtz)
I also cut skates and the bow from dies
I added some bells and greenery for decoration
thanks for taking a look! See you tomorrow πŸ’

Thursday, 6 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Zig Zag Village

Hi! Day 3 already?
I purchased this cut file from the Silhouette store last month.  It's really pretty and quite easy to assemble.  And there is a great video tutorial from the designer Marji Roy
I cut the village out with kraft colored paper and inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I glittered all the roof pieces and trees with Rock Candy dry glitter and then added the wreaths and bows (which I colored with Copic markers)

See, told you it was easy. That's all there is to it really. See you tomorrowπŸ’

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Let Heaven and Nature Sing

Welcome to Day 2
I love the colors on this card, and I love my silhouette machine!
I cut out a birch tree background (5x7) and a deer using cut files I had in my library.
I embossed the trees using Shabby White embossing powder and the deer/frame were embossed with interference green and a little sprinkle of the Shabby White powder.
The background was dry embossed using the older birch trees folder from Tim Holtz, and highlighted with Evergreen Bough distress ink.
The stamped sentiment is an old stamp I had in my stash. (I have so many stamps, you guys.) Most of my wood mounted stamps are retired or unavailable now. 😞

Again, not traditional Christmas colors, but so pretty.  
Thanks for looking! See you soon. πŸ’

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - A Frosty Noel

Happy December! It's my most favorite time of year.  I started working on my Christmas cards back in October. I will be sharing my creations with you.

This first card combined a few techniques.  I printed the window (download file from Alpha Stamps/Laura Carson) and cut out the panes.
I then covered my blue background paper with Sookwang tape and placed the window over top.  The exposed adhesive was now ready for Rock Candy Glitter.
I cut the NOEL out on my Silhouette, the embossed with white powder and a custom mix I made with Shabby white and blue embossing powders.
There's the Tim Holtz' tattered snowflake die/embossing folder and another snowflake cutout over the L
I added some white yarn and some bling to finish off the card.
I like the frosty/shabbiness of this card.  Not your traditional Christmas colors, but more of a wintery shabby chic look.  
Thanks for looking, stay tuned for more cards this week. πŸ’

Saturday, 6 October 2018

It's Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving greetings from Canada. Our Thanksgiving is this weekend and I made a fun "centerpiece" for the table. released the latest kit "Fall Weekend" and it is fabulous. I've made all the projects in the kit, and I'm in love with all them!

I constructed the truck using turquoise paper, but after it was put together, I wanted it to have a glossy finish, so I painted it with Finnibair's blue/pink iridescent paint. (Prima)
We have a party going on in the back of the pickup truck. I've mentioned before that I buy a lot of graphic files from the Hungry jPeg website. This particular one is "It's Turkey Time" that was in the November feast bundle last year. Hahaha, yes I've been waiting all year to use itπŸ˜„

I also made the geometric pumpkin that is in the kit as well. I used Bo Bunny "Winter Wishes" paper.
It's a very subtle pink on one side, and off white on the other (12"winter wishes icicles item #20901833) 
The leaves were cut at 50% and 75% . Which is cool, because they're still a great size to use with the pumpkin. 

I really love this kit! Thanks Mary! I've said it before, and I will say it again, "you are a paper engineering marvel"

Monday, 1 October 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kits

I have been so delinquent on my blog posts! I am trying to catch up a little bit. It turned out to be a crazy/wonderful summer but here are my pages designed for The Urban Scrapbook from the past 3 months...




Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A Flamboyance of Flamingos

Hello everyone!
I wanted to share this pretty box card that I made.
The cut file is from Mary's Wildflower Saloon kit over at

as you probably know, I purchase a lot of graphic files from
I printed the flamingos, cut them out and arranged them in the box.
I added a few die cuts (leaves and bamboo) to give it a little more color.

Yeah, I'm keeping this one. I LOVE flamingos and it fits perfectly with the decor of my house!
Thanks for taking a look, see you soon.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Quilted Gift Box

Hello my friends,
Today I'm sharing the quilted gift box from the Wildflower Saloon SVG kit.
I cut out the pieces to this project at 50% scale. I had an idea in mind, so I wanted to create the box in a smaller size so I could play around with it.

The quilted box top was cut out using white cardstock. I sized a flamingo to be in proportion with the finished section. After it was glued together, I came back in and started inking a beachy landscape. I used distress inks for that.
This box is a great size for little odds 'n ends. I will be using it to store/hide things in my art room.
Thanks for looking. See you soon.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge kit - May

Welcome to May!

The Urban Scrapbook's May Kit

This month's kit contains the beautiful chipboard pieces along with paper from Simple Stories.
Plus a little challenge as well...
The layout isn't complicated. I painted the chipboard with Prima paints which added a nice iridescent  sparkle
and for the challenge element in the kit? A shaker card!
I created a background on the card base using the Sizzix transfer sheets and a butterfly die from Memory Makers. Then I inked the card with the same colors as my background paper on the layout and assembled the card.
NOTE: make sure your plastic shaker piece is adhered really well to the paper. I had sequins everywhere! It was more like an explosion card when I shook it. sigh
anyway, happy National Scrapbooking weekend. Let's make sure we include a little creativity and play time into our Weekend. 
bye for now.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Wildflower Saloon - A Trunk Full of Hibiscus

Hi everyone,

I took the Wildflower Saloon box card and made a trunk full of hibiscus using Heartfelt Creations stamp and die sets.
I used some of the leaves from the SVG file, but mainly, I stamped and cut out the hibiscus and leaves to fill in the box card.
What do you think? I like it a lot!
I colored the flowers by sponging pink distress ink on them and then coming in with a copic marker to darken the centers. The leaves were colored with 2 shades of distress ink (Lucky Clover and Peeled Paint)
thanks for looking, see you soon!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wildflower Saloon - Tropical style

Howdy my friends.
Check out this new kit from SVGCuts.  I love everything about this kit, and I had a blast putting it together. Of course, I had to put a bit of a tropical twist on it so that it would fit in with my home decor.
The trunk of wildflowers - I love this box card. I cut the flowers out with white cardstock, and colored everything with copic markers or distress inks.

the whiskey barrel - well now it's a rum barrel, looks awesome. For the metal bands around the barrel, I took a silver ink pad and smunched it all over the black strips. Easy peasy.
For the lantern, I wanted clear "glass". I didn't have the little candle lamp, so I had to improvise. I created a clear tube of plastic to fit in the holes, wrapped a string of 10 LED lights around it and inserted the whole bandle inside the clear plastic lamp.

here it is all lit up. Oh and I made my own paper as well, I printed white cardstock with a copper patina pattern
oh and this awesome cowboy hat...what can I say about that? I thought it reminded me of Indiana Jones' Fedora. Again, I printed my own paper texture- it looks almost like suede. pretty cool! A tropical hat band and "flamingo feathers" finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by the blog, I really enjoyed making all these projects from the kit. Bye for now.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Dog selfie

Did you ever make a project that just makes you smile? This one did for me.
I made this birthday card for my friend/co-worker/dog lover.
It started with the instant camera box card SVG file. You can  purchase it from the Parkside Row kit over at

I used an absolutely fabulous picture from artist Howard Robinson. He has a number of animal selfie pics - all of them are so fun.

Parkside Row SVG Kit     ⬅Parkside Row 

The embossing folder used was Sparkles from Tim Holtz. The rest was colored and assembled as per the instructions.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this fun box card. See ya soon...

Friday, 6 April 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - April

Hello everyone.
Here is my layout for Urban Scrapbook's monthly kit. It features paper from "Twilight" by One Canoe Two. You can see the kit in detail here.
I used everything in the kit. The only "extra" thing I used was a coral colored marker (copic) for my letters. You can check out the other layouts from the team over at the blog using the same link as above.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Lucky Dogs

How about a really late St. Patrick's day card I made?
The box card is from "Springtime Box Cards" at
Springtime Box Cards SVG Kit
So What did I do? I cut the box card base and panels. For the clover, I used a png graphic file Ipurchased from the hungry jpeg instead of the SVG.
I replicated the clover - resizing as needed - and cut those out. Luckily, there was some flowers in the png selection as well. (I have a TON of graphic files on my computer) I couldn't even say which one it was.
The dogs are a file I purchased from the Silhouette Store. I set them up as a print 'n cut.
Once everything was printed, I cut out the pieces and assembled the card.
Lastly, I cut out a clover wreath (memory box) using a die that I have and embellished the front of the card.

Thanks for dropping by, I am really behind on my blogging, but better late than never.
See ya soon...

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Flamingo Wardrobe Decor

I wanted to share my little home decor project I made to hide away some of the junk that accumulates on my kitchen counter.This project took me quite a while to make, but I really love the way it turned out! I was inspired by the painted furniture I see on Pinterest.  

This cut file is from Snapdragon Snippets, purchased on the Silhouette Design Store.
I opened the file in Silhouette Studio and my first reaction was "oh my..."
Once I started ungrouping things and rearranging pieces, I ended up using about 10 pieces of paper for the armoire itself, and then an extra 3-4 pieces for trim and prettiness.
the assembly tutorial is very helpful and I referred to it quite often. You can check it out here
I did make a couple alterations. I wanted my flap to be part of the door, so I made a paper hinge that is hidden under the left side. (Jody's wardrobe opens the other way)
I layered the keyhole and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.
I also added a dimensional 8 point star on the top embossed with silver as well.
The inside was decorated with paper and elements that I had made a long time ago. I always seem to keep a lot of little things - just in case. ok maybe I'm just a hoarder, but you never know lol!

I think it turned out pretty great. A lot of work, but worth it. It looks pretty cool on my counter.
thanks for looking! See you soon.