April 27, 2022

#Trailblaze for Wishes 2022

I don't have a card to share today, I will be back a little later in the week with one. Today is all about #Trailblaze for Wishes 2022.

I am doing it again, I have joined the 10-week virtual Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish again this year; this is such a great event. This is the third year in a row I have accepted Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge.

This challenge runs between April 27, 2022 (Today :)) and June 25, 2022, I have logged over 200KM during this event for each of the past two years, and I am looking forward to trying to achieve that again this year.

I had such wonderful support last year so thank you to those who donated or even cheered me on, it means so much. 

Don't you want to make someone's wish come true? Your support could help with that.

Thank you for stopping by,

April 26, 2022

Happy Ever After

I made this stunning card the other day, I was super excited, did I remember to take a proper photo... of course not. This photo was taken just before I did the final assembly.

The design is not my own, I used this card as a template. A friend had asked for something clean, fresh and modern and this fit that perfectly.

I started by using a splatter stamp and adding silver embossing powder to the panel. I die-cut the larger scribble heart, then two solid hearts. 

I then embellished with smaller hearts, sequins, half pearls and gems. I popped up the sentiment panel with some foam tape. I added a layer of silver glitter paper to the panel and added foam tape to that as well.

Supplies: White and silver cardstock, Stampin' Up! - Gorgeous Grunge, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Heart Collage, Sizzix Thinlets - Scribbles and Slat, Simon Says stamp - Sentiment strips, gems and half pearls.

I love having a nice supply of these Simon Says Stamp sentiment strips on hand, one - is saves on buying a larger stamp set just to get one sentiment, but two - it gives me lots of options. Love them!

Did you know: Our Moon is the largest satellite in the solar system, relative to the size of the planet it orbits.


April 25, 2022

Walking in a winter wonderland

Hello crafty peeps, and Merry Monday. The card for today's post is one of those, if you have a paper pad with all the requirements, you are golden.

With my wee little obsession with 6x6 paper pads I have been in a little bit of heaven with more and more paper pad vendors including sentiment panels in the paper pads, it makes for sweet simple cards and everything coordinates.

I cut the base panel and added a layer of black cardstock to it. I did the same with the cross panel and the sentiment panel. I added some foam tape to the sentiment panel and then finished the card with some tiny snowflake embellishments.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer paper - Echo Park, snowflake embellishment.

Did you know: The temperature of the milk inside of the cow is 101°F.


April 16, 2022

Brave wings

Hello crafty friends - I have a short post to share today.

I am seriously loving Washi tape right now. When I first picked up this little roll of swallows I did not know how I would use it. I love how this inspirational card turned out.

I laid down strips of washi tape some with slight gaps between them and some over lapping. I added some embossed lines to the cardstock for texture (Thank you Crystal, for that little tidbit of inspiration). I added the sentiment that is popped up with foam tape, then added some black gems. That whole panel is popped on the card base with some foam tape. 

Supplies: White cardstock, Stampendous - Tiny Text, gems.

Did you know: The average person laughs 13 times a day.


April 15, 2022

Birthday Bash

Good morning crafty friends, it has been a heartbeat and a half since my last post, work, gardening, life and maybe a little vacation have kept me busy.

I have a short stack of cards on the side of my desk to post. At the last retreat I attended, I challenged myself to make my way through a 6x6 designer paper pad, this is one of the cards I created.

I used a simple layer for my template. Both layers of patterned paper have a layer of black cardstock for a small frame. The top layer is also popped up with foam tape. I cut one of the Happy Birthdays from the patterned paper and popped it up with foam tape to stand out. I finished the card with some black gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee (Birthday Bash), foam tape, gems.

Did you know: Temperature can affect people's appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food.