Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Today's sentiment is from Unity's Kit of the Month August 2010 and it goes perfectly with the cake stamp from May can never have too many birthday cards!
Supplies:- Unity KOTM August 2010 and May 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, DP unknown, SU markers, SU ribbon, SU coloured cardstock and foam dots.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for my Husband as today is our Wedding Anniversary. As I was looking through my stamps I couldn't resist this cute little frog from SU's set Unfrogettable. I also used OWH's Stars and Stamps sketch #73.
Supplies:- Unfrogettable by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, SU DSP, Pinking shears and google eyes.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Floral Friday

This is my interpretive Ikebana arrangement. Ikebana is Japanese for 'arrangement of living plant materials'. There are many rules and guidelines for designing Ikebana arrangements but this is more of an interpretive design...however the three iris represent Shin (Heaven), Soe (Man) and Hikae (Earth). I've also included some Ming Fern, Solidaster, Ivy, Statice, Pittosporum and Bear Grass.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Just a Note

I love to receive things in the mail so it was a lovely surprise to find two little pieces of paper in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. They were from Monica over at Gardner's Basket who is hosting one of the Tangled Up in creativity challenges this month. The challenge is to use one or both the pieces of paper on our cards/projects...what a fun challenge!

Here's my card using both pieces of patterned paper...

Supplies:- Unity KOTM July 2009 and November 2010, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, DP unknown, Bazzil textured cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, Copics, Copic multiliner and SU ribbon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


The theme for this month's card swap at the Stampin' Up card club I attend was red, white and blue. I used Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy.
Supplies: Think Happy Thoughts, Little Flowers and The More the Merrier by SU, SU circle punches, SU rhinestone, SU ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU ribbon, PTI white cardstock, and foam dots.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love you!

Things have been crazy busy here over the last couple of months and tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids so perhaps things will quieten down over the summer??? I haven't had as much time to make cards and I've been missing participating in as many challenges as I would like but today's card is for June's Tangled Up in Creativity challenge hosted by Lynn over at A Left-Brained Stamper. Luckily for me her only request is that we incorporate torn paper somewhere in our design. I kept it fairly simple, paper pieced the word 'love' and had fun adding a little doodling to my card with my white gel pen.
Supplies:- Big on Spring by SU, SU coloured cardstock, Scrap DP, Versamark ink, White embossing powder and white gel pen.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Floral Friday

Today's flower arrangements are a corsage and a wrist corsage (wristlet) made with lovely little Spray Roses...I wish you could smell them as they are truly amazing!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hello, my friend!

I really love my Unity Kit of the Month stamps for the variety they offer...the combinations and possibilities are endless with them. Today's friendship card uses stamps from April's KOTM...Supplies:- Unity KOTM April 2011, PTI white cardstock, SU markers, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, Lace, Sizzix Cherry Blossom, Sizzix swirl, Nestabilities, SU brad and foam dots.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A friend....

I have a little friendship card to share with you today...I used just part of the Bunny Friends stamp by Penny Black.
Supplies:- Bunny Friends by Penny Black, God's Blessings bu SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, Bazzil Textured cardstock, DP unknown, paper flowers, silver thread, buttons, SU rhinestones and foam dots.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Floral Friday

I have a variety of flower arrangements to share with you today...the first is a simple Boutonniere... is a halo with Spray Roses, Italian Ruscus and Gypsophlia...
...and lastly, a pew bouquet...clipped onto the back of one of my dining room chairs for the photograph!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I made a few of these graduation cards for my local gift shop in the local High School's colours.

Supplies:- Occasional Quotes by SU, Cricut, SU coloured, SU DSP, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, Copics, SU dazzling diamonds, SU brad and foam dots.

Monday, June 6, 2011


A set of clean and simple note cards using my new favourite butterfly stamp from Penny Black called Blue Wings.

Supplies:- Blue Wings by Penny Black, Unity KOTM Nov 2010, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, SU coloured cardstock, SU rhinestones and foam dots.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Floral Friday

Sorry, no arrangement today...just some Lily of the Valley cut from my garden. I love these little bell shaped flowers and have them growing in white and pink.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

You are Bee-utiful!

My card today was made for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week which was to follow the following sketch to a "T" - not adding anything to it, or taking anything away from it. (We may however use various shapes in place of the ones given, as long as there is something representing each item).

Supplies:- Bees & Bunny by Penny Black, Unity KOTM June 2009, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, SU DP, SU coloured cardstock, SU scallop border punch, circle punch, button, SU ribbon and foam dots.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

You're never more than a thought away...

This week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "One for the Girlies" so I decided to make a "thinking of you" card with my Flower Girl stamp by Penny Black.
Supplies: Flower Girl by Penny Black, Whimsical Words by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, Copics, Nestabilities, SU ribbon, Button, Color Box Chalk, SU DSP and foam dots.