Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Envelope Gift Card Holder

I have a  fun project for you today; a gift card holder created from an envelope! This may be new to some of you and an oldie but a goodie for others but I have always loved this little holder.  It's such a clever way to combine a card with a gift all folded up into one.





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Monday, 20 October 2014

Sympathy Card


Hi Friends.  The father of a very dear friend of mine passed away a couple of days ago and my heart just breaks for her. I know how hard it is to lose a parent; my (step) mom passed four years ago and I miss her terribly.  No matter what the circumstances it's never easy and we realize after our loved ones are gone just how big that void is in our heart.  It's our memories and experiences that we need to be so grateful for - and to remember to cherish the ones we love and make the most of each day.

I took some time today to create a sympathy card for my friend, to send her lots of love and to let her know I'm here for her:


The inside of the card.

I stamped the envelope too.
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Basic Coloring


Hi Friends! As promised in yesterday's post, I've got another video for my "Simple Sentiments Series" featuring Basic Coloring. I had hoped to have this post done for you much earlier today but look what held me up:


I've been chopping, slicing, coring all these gorgeous apples from our heirloom trees. And these aren't all the apples - not by a long shot.  I'd since filled another huge basket full, as today's wind knocked even more apples from the trees. And it's not counting all the apples that have already gone into the freezer, apple butter, apple jam, pie fillings and nightly desserts.  I've never really had an apple tree - let alone LOTS of apple trees - before, and I must say, I am loving it! It's sooo awesome to walk 6 steps into our back yard and fill baskets with heavenly fruit. So with today's apples I really want to recreate the delicious cider (specifically Thatchers) that I enjoy whilst visiting England - I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, if you've got a favourite apple recipe to share, please do! Just leave a comment with your apple recipe and I'll send you some hand stamped cards in the mail! How's that for a sweet deal? LOL

So onto today's video.  If you've missed my previous videos from my "Simple Sentiments Series", they're all about basic stamping, focused for those who are new to the hobby (as well as those who need a little reminder).  Today's topic is all about coloring.  In the video I demonstrated four cards which I colored using our ink pads, markers, blender pens and aqua painters.  Enjoy!


Coloring with markers direct to the paper.
Coloring with Blender Pens and inks.

Coloring with Aqua Painter and ink

Coloring with markers direct to the stamp, then pulling the color into the image using a blender pen.
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

White Christmas


Hi Friends! It was another gorgeous day here in Nova Scotia - the high was 27'! So hard to believe we're getting warm temperatures like that in October, but I'll take it! I love everything about this time of year and sunny days like today just make it perfect.  Having said that though, I felt inclined to play with a new stamp set called "White Christmas".  I hope we have a white Christmas (even though I have no desire to see snow any time soon) - but it sure was fun to play with this stamp set.  What's really cool about these stamps is that they're photopolymer, so they're bendable which creates all kinds of different images.  To make the background I scribbled blue markers onto my clear block and then misted with water and stamped onto my Whisper White card stock.  Then I repeated using grey and black markers.  Next, I masked off the sides using post it notes and stamped and coloured the rest of the card. A little grey swirl from Everything Eleanor stamp set was perfect for the gust of 'wind' and a white gel pen was used for the snowman.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Roast Turkey Punch Art


Hi Friends! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who live in Canada - I hope you had a wonderful long weekend with your friends and family.  My hubby and I had guests from Australia staying with us last week, so I made an early Thanksgiving dinner so that they could enjoy it with us.  Otherwise, it was a quiet weekend but such a nice one - we spent most of it working outdoors (it was 22' and sunny!) and getting our house and yard ready for winter.  We also had a big windfall of apples so I've been picking them off the ground non stop (they are soooo yummy!) and making everything from apple butter, apple jam and apple pie filling and we're even going to try our hand at making hard apple cider! We also found a massive bunch of black currant bushes on our property - so excited about that.  Next year we'll definitely be harvesting them for crumbles and jams.

I've got a cute card to share with you today.  It's based on a card swap from Lorri Heiling during our Founder's Circle Retreat last month. Lori always comes up with the sweetest cards and her roast turkey punch art was no exception! Using Lorri's Roast Turkey Punch Art as my inspiration, here's the card I created with it:

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I even made a video for ya, to show you how quick and easy this is to put together:


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