Monthly Archives: April 2011

simply rub-ons

It’s a simply beautiful day here! Feels so wonderful to see some sunshine!

I have another simply Saturday post for you. I love using rub-ons. They are so simple to use.

This card was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see what colored rub-ons would look like on black cardstock. It’s a cool vintage look. The cardstock is also textured and I love the hint of texture that comes through the rub-ons.

Supplies: black cardstock by bazzill, twine, Butterfly by Jenni Bowlin, Glitter Chipboard letters by Pink Paislee, rub-on by Fancy Pants…(I think)

Have a simply beautiful Saturday!


This card is for the little girl in all of us. The one that dreams of royal weddings and dreams come true. Disney really does know their market.

It’s my thought that every girl is a princess. Don’t you agree?

Every princess needs a crown and some bling, right? The crown is a 7 Gypsies rub-on that is applied to a canvas button. It’s amazing how many different surfaces you can apply rub-ons to! The bling is a Zva Creative flourish. I’ve cut it apart so that I could get more than one project out of a flourish.

Speaking of royal…did anyone get up to watch the royal wedding? I actually stayed snug in my bed but hit some of the highlights afterwards. Beautiful wedding and I wish them every happiness.

Supplies: patterned paper by My Mind’s eye, Cream Cardstock by Neenah, rhinestone flourish by Zva Creative, Canvas Button by Prima, Bracket On the Edge Die by Sizzix, flower by Prima, Trinket Pin by Jillibean Soup, Victoriana Rubbings Rub-on by 7 Gypsies

Have a fabulous day!

spring cleaning

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning. I’m busy around the house but am also taking some time to spring clean out my computer files as well. Whenever I do this, I always find a few projects that I’ve created but missed sharing for some reason or other. Just how does that happen I’m not quite sure!

So here’s a pretty little card that I actually made last year. It reminds me of spring so now’s the perfect time to share it.


I’m in a bit of a whirlwind this morning. Banana muffins are in the oven and I’m getting ready to tackle my to do list. It’s a long one. Bearing that in mind, this post is super short.

Quick Tip: Make lace even prettier by embellishing it with rhinestones.

Supplies: Cream cardstock by Neenah, Glitter Thickers by American Crafts, patterned paper by Jillibean Soup, felt butterflies, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, chipboard frame by Bo Bunny, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, twine, Trinket Pin by Maya road, lace & rhinestones

Enjoy your day!

mother’s day & sewing tissue

Since Easter is officially over, the next big cardmaking event is Mother’s Day. It’s a bit of a bittersweet day for me as I miss my mom. My MIL is super sweet so I’m glad she is in our lives and it’s kind of nice having a day for me. I love having the day off cooking!!!!

Here’s a fun card  I made for my Mother-in-Law. I think she’ll like it. It uses my Picket Fence line and she was as excited as I was to see it come out. I just had to make a sewing pattern flower for her as she made clothes for all 5 of her children as they grew up. It amazes me! I’ve been crazy for using tissue paper from old sewing patterns lately. I actually made this card weeks ago and was saving it for closer to Mother’ Day to share. Don’t you love working ahead?

As it turns out, the latest challenge on Moxie Fab World is a tissue paper one. How is that for perfect timing?! Check it out… the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Whew! That’s quite the long winded title Cath!

As you can see, I’m still head over heels for the Tattered Florals die. It’s just so versatile that I never put it away. I’ve die cut felt, canvas, paper, tissue paper, fabric….the possibilities are endless!

Do you have a favorite die that you love?

Supplies: white cardstock by Bazzill, Picket Fence line patterned paper by Lily Bee Design, Tattered Florals Die by Sizzix, letter stickers by Jillibean Soup, flower center by Prima, twine, Green Leaf Trinket Pin by Maya Road, Diamond Lace Edger Punch by EK Success

Happy creating!


all my love

Spring finally arrived this weekend with an absolutely gorgeous day on Saturday. It was just in time for Easter and it felt so good to be outdoors without a coat again. Today is Easter Monday. Not quite sure  what that is but here in Canada it’s a school holiday. We’re not complaining. Hubby has to work but the rest of us plan to have a relaxing day together. Nice!

I’m totally into misting these days as you can see. Mr. Huey’s Calico White mist by Studio is my absolute fave as it goes with everything. I particularly adore it on kraft.

Today I’m sharing my final Up the Street Project from the March/April kit. Cards are fabulous for using up all those leftover bits and pieces after you create a layout.


My favorite thing about this card is the Thickers accents in the punched scallops of the Maya Road envelope. I never use up those sticker dots and this is a great way to do so. Apply the dots when the envelope is closed and center in each punched hole. You’ll still see them when you open the envelope.


family ties

Family is so very near and dear to my heart. I’ve spend the past 20 plus years at home as a stay at home mom. Some days, I must admit, I’ve totally had it but I know it’s one of the most important things I do with my life.
Last November I was so thrilled to actually get this photo of my children all together. When you have a large family with many different work schedules, trying to plan a photo shoot is nigh unto impossible. This year my goal is to get one with all 7 of us in it. Should be interesting!

My Family

I created this layout with my March/April Up the Street Scrapbooking Kit. There are still some available if you’re interested. This layout is part of a misting challenge at Up the Street. Misting is so hot right now and I just love altering paper with the sprays.

Quick Tip: Misting embossed cardstock really highlights the beautiful texture of the paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you a blessed Easter!


Simply Glad

Here’s a simple design for those of you who like a clean and crisp style rather than artsy.

Yesterday I had some time to simply unwind and play with odds and ends I found rather than putting them away. I’d MUCH rather create than clean. :)

The good news is that my room is finally back under control. A lot of crazy deadlines had it to the point of great frustration and I’m feeling MUCH more creative again now. I can’t wait to get back down to my little space and get creating!

This card is inspired by my sweet friend Becky Olsen. Hugs to you, girl!

Supplies: white cardstock by bazzill, Bahama Blue Memento Ink by Tsukineko, Receipt Stamp by Jenni Bowlin, felt frame, twine, Coral flowers by Prima Marketing, Crystal Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Huge Hugs stamp set by Hero Arts

Have a simply wonderful Saturday!