August 30, 2023


It's washi tape Wednesday, and I have a fun layered card to share today.

I pulled out my stitched rectangles for today's card. I started with a navy blue panel, then die cut a second panel in white, smaller. I added strips of washi in varied colours in each corner, trimming them with a pen knife.

I die-cut a second white panel in a smaller size and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. I adhered a washi tape acetate flower; the sentiment is a sentiment strip on acetate and adhered with foam tape. I popped the panel up with foam tape as well.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, washi tape, A piece of flower - It's blue, Stampin' Up! - Stripes and Splatters embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp - Acetate sentiment strip.

Did you know: The straw was developed by Egyptian brewers to taste beer without removing the fermenting ingredients that floated to the top of the container.

Happy Crafting,

August 28, 2023


Good Morning and Merry Monday - Today's card is all about Tim Holtz. It was not intentional, I was in need of  patterned paper for my card and I pulled out a paper stash Christmas Noel paper pad. The paper gave me thoughts of vintage holiday which then had me reaching for my Tiny Text Christmas stamp set for the sentiment.

My layout is simple layers, I die cut two panels of designer paper, one slightly smaller than the other so that both were showcased. I die cut them in a way that displayed the inked edges.

I popped the second panel up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and angled it on top of the second panel.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Tim Holtz Idea-ology & Stampers Anonymous.
Did you know: Humans and bananas share about 60% of the same DNA structure.

Happy Crafting,

August 26, 2023

Happy Birthday

Simple cards are sometimes perfect for those days you want to craft, but you are missing that crafty mojo.

For my card today, I needed a birthday card, a simple design well suited for the recipient, and the pattern perfect as the paper did all the work. My poor paper stash feeling second fiddle to washi tape these days.

I die-cut a panel of patterned paper, then added a layer of Simon Says Stamp Luxe Glitter to create a frame. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap from the patterned paper and popped it up with foam tape.

I finished the card with some clear gems. 

The photo does not do the colours justice; the luxe glitter is perfect for the soft colours of the patterned paper.

Supplies: White cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Lux Glitter, Honey Bee - Adventure Awaits, Gina K Stamps  - Winter Trees, gems.

Did you know: People who fidget burn an extra 350 calories a day. This could work off 10 to 30 pounds a year.

Happy Crafting,

August 24, 2023


Oh no, I missed Washi Tape Wednesday. Let's catch up. For my card I played with some coffee themed Washi tape.

I started with a panel of white cardstock and added a layer of brown cardstock to create a small frame. I chose the images and I wanted to use, cut them out of the tape then flipped the upside down on so I could use add some ink splats to the cardstock but have the space for shape of the images untouched.

I added the washi tape images, stamped, layered and popped up the sentiment then finished the card with some brown gems.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, washi tape, Verve - Delightful & Delicious, gems.

Did you know: The average person has more than 1,460 dreams a year.

Happy Crafting,

August 21, 2023

Winter Wishes

Merry Monday crafty friends, I have another quick layout for my card today. It was not until I was taking the photo that my card has a bit of the wonkies. Perhaps snowperson was into the winter grog.

Kidding of course, apparently my skilled for lining things up were taking a break, I am still happy with the card.

I started with a panel of plaid patterned paper and added a layer of black cardstock, I added a layer of burgundy paper from the same paper pad across the center.

The snow person panel is also matted with black cardstock and then popped up with foam tape.

I used a sentiment strip with a layer of burgundy paper and foam tape.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Simon Says stamp - Sentiment Strip.

Did you know: Everyone had a unique smell. Identical twins smell so alike that most times, only trained dogs can tell the difference.

Happy Crafting,

August 18, 2023


For anyone who frequents my blog, you know I love layers on my card. This card is no exception.

I started this card by cutting a panel from vellum, die-cut a panel from brown cardstock, and heat embossed the sentiment in white.

I die-cut a heart, then inked three pawprints onto it and adhered it with foam tape. I finished the card with red hearts.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, vellum, Spellbinders - Postage Edge Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp-Nested Hearts & Pawprints on our hearts.

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

Happy Crafting,

August 16, 2023

Just saying Hello

It's washi tape Wednesday, and I have an elegance card to share today.

I started with a panel of white cardstock and added a strip of washi tape to the bottom and the top. I added a strip of navy cardstock to the edge of each piece of tape.

I then filled the gap in the middle with branches and leaves.

I stamped the sentiment, layered it with navy cardstock then popped it up with foam tape. I popped the panel up with foam tape and layered it on top of a panel I embossed with an embossing folder.

I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Wash Tape, Simon Says Stamp - Winsome Branch, Hero Arts - CL342, embossing folder, gems.

Did you know: Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions - over 400!

Happy crafting,

August 14, 2023

Merry Christmas

I have a quick and easy card for Merry Monday. I used some patterned paper and a simple sketch to put together this card.

I started with a panel of patterned paper then cut a second piece of patterned paper for the second layer. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper then finished the card by added a few highlights on the bulbs with a white pencil crayon.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Moda Scrap, - Celebrate Expressions.

Did you know: Walt Disney World Resort encompasses 30,500 acres, making it approximately the same size as San Francisco.

Happy Crafting,

August 11, 2023

Mountain peaks

We recently visited Alaska, where we met some new friends. I wanted to send a card inspired by the scenery.

This card has lots of layers :).

I started with a die cut that is the center element on the card; it comes with all the layers for the different sections. I ran it through my Big Shot for each colour multiple times. For the mountains, I added three layers for each to add dimension.

I used the same colour cardstock for the base layer, then added two strips of inked paper strips to match the sun before adding a thin black frame. 

The sentiment is stamped directly on the bottom panel. I finished the card with some Nuvo drops.

I purchased the die cut from Amazon, it is likely a knockoff of a name brand, but I don't know which. Interestingly enough, I purchased it before our trip, and it was waiting when I got home; that is a snippet of positive energy.

Supplies: White, shades of gray, and blue cardstock, Hero Arts - CL342, Tree, Mountain & Sun die-cut - unknown,  Nuvo Drops.

Did you know: Alaska has 54,563 kilometres of tidal shoreline.

Happy crafting,

August 9, 2023

Happy Birthday

 Happy Washi Tape Wednesday, I have a card with a soft colour palette to share today. 

I started with a smooth white card panel and added some washi tape, I die-cut some leaves and glued them where there was white space.

I stamped the sentiment and then layered it with gold and cardstock that coordinated with the green in the washi tape. I popped the sentiment panel up with foam tape and then added a single leave.

I layered the panel with more of the light green cardstock, then finished with some clear gems.

Supplies: White, green and gold cardstock, Washi Tape, Penny Black - Special Sentiments, Simon Says Stamp - Winsome Branch, gems.

Did you know: Heinz Ketchup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per hr.

Happy Crafting,

August 7, 2023

Joy to the world

Hello everyone, Merry Monday! Today, I want to share a cute card that I made featuring a hedgehog and its little friend. 

I began by creating the top layer of the card and worked my way down. First, I made a darling tag and then layered it onto a vellum scalloped piece. It is popped up with foam tape and embellished with some twine and gems for the toque's pompoms.

I cut two panels in varied sizes for the bottom two layers.

Supplies: White cardstock, Vellum, Designer Paper - Pebbles (American Craft), gems, twine.

Did you know: Red squirrels make mushroom jerky to prepare for the winter.

Happy Crafting,

August 2, 2023


It's Washi tape Wednesday! I started my card with a panel of gray cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot to add texture with an embossing folder.

I laid down varied lengths of washi tape in various patterns and colours. 

I used a sentiment strip, and I tucked some gold twine underneath. I adhered the panel with a layer of foam tape; and finished the card with some clear gems. 

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Washi Tape, Simon Says Stamp  Sentiment Strip, gold twine, gems.

Did you know: Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

Happy Crafting,