Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays to Everyone

I'm heading out to the country to spend Christmas with some dear friends. When I return, my sister is coming out from Vancouver. I miss her SO much and I can't wait to see her!

I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. May the season bring you love, joy, peace & happiness.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I believe this snowman stamp is from Stampin' Up. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and used the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. Stickles were added to the snowflake punchies.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Day 6 - Karen Stolper

I love snowmen and this stamp is just so awesome!
Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all an artful day! HUGS!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day 5 - Karen Stolper

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 4 - Karen Stolper

This was a sketch I found while blogging. Sorry I can't remember where or who posted it, but I love the design! Thanks to whoever posted this one!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Day 3 - Karen Stolper

Monday, December 08, 2008

Day 2 - Karen Stolper Designs

I think I should have captured this photo with a white backdrop. Oh well, you get the idea.

Have a super day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Day 1 - Karen Stolper

A dear friend of mine let me stamp out some images using Karen Stolper's line of stamps from American Art Stamp Co. These stamps are so much fun and I have enough cards made up to share a card a day with you for at least a week. I hope you don't get bored with the colors as they are pretty much all the same. LOL.

The images are stamped with black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next, I built up layers of ink by using a sponge. Finally, I colored the images in with Twinkling H2Os and added some Peel-Off stickers or punched snowflakes for some added bling.

Also, I made myself a light studio to photograph my cards and really they don't come out too shabby! LOL. The price was certainly right; it cost me about $5. in fabric and everything else (roll of heavy vellum, cardboard box, velcro and Ott Lite I already had kicking around this ole house).

So, here's the first card I made. Actually, this photo isn't exactly the best one, and I probably should have used a white background rather than the blue, but heck bear with me, I'm still learning.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Rudolph da Dog

I really love the stamps from MFT and I thought I'd do something a little different with this set. I wonder if da dog minds being dressed up like a reindeer????

Stamps: MFT, Paper Salon, SU

Until next time, holiday hugs and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

All Magenta

I thought I'd take a bit of a break from Christmas cards, so I made this card for a special friend who will soon be celebrating a birthday.

The stamps and peel-offs are from Magenta and the flowers of been colored with watercolor pencils and Mica paints.

Have a super day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blocked Poinsettias

It's been awhile since I did this blocked technique. The poinsettia stamp is from PSX and the papers are from Magenta.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Merry Christmas Tree Ornament

For November we were to create an ATC that could be hung on a tree. The stamp from Tim Holtz is stamped with black StazOn ink on to an alcohol ink background. I really love the colors of this. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snowflakes Galore

Stamp: Karen Stolper
Twinkling H2Os

Monday, November 24, 2008

3 Trees

Stamps by: Imaginisce
Twinkling H2Os and a watercolor wash background.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Single Jester

This is part of the Magenta Jesters stamp that I used for a card on a previous posting. I like the look of this guy all by himself. LOL. The image is colored with alcohol markers.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Victorian Christmas

This stamp is a real beauty. There's so much detail and it was a lot of fun to color. For this one I sponged Distress inks for the background and then did the coloring with Prismacolor pencils.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Joy to You

The background for this card is done with Distress Inks. The image (Tim Holtz) is stamped with Brilliance Lightning Black ink and it really shimmers beautifully. Definitely a quick card to make and Tim has made cardmaking so easy! LOL.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Gift, A Star and Some Holly

This is another Magenta stamp. Can you tell that Magenta is one of my favorite stamp companies? The image is colored with alcohol markers.

I kind of like the look when the two top layers are folded down at the corner. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Magenta Holly

This is another stamp I bought at our stamp club for 2 bucks. I so love it when people decide to get rid of their stamps!

I stamped the image on a cream colored piece of cardstock and sponged on various Distress Inks. After layering I added a tag (Spellbinders) and a brad. A really quick card!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Birdies

I had a great time making this card and I actually made six of them in one evening. I stamped the branches (Stampscapes) on a piece of white cardstock. Then ran a second piece of white thru the Cuttlebug using the Snowflakes embossing folder. Using my circle Coluzzle I made a "window" in the embossed piece. This was attached over the first piece of stamped cardstock. I stamped the birds (Inkadinkadoo) twice with red chalk ink. The 2 birds were cut out and the foreground bird was cut from the other stamped image and adhered on top of the other birds with some foam tape to give some dimension. I colored the chests of the birds with H2Os and added some Stickles. The berries on the branches are colored with a red gel pen.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday BIL

It's so hard coming up with masculine birthday cards. I sure hope my brother-in-law likes it!
Papers and stamps by Magenta.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Magenta Jesters

This has got to be one of my favorite Christmas stamps. I picked it up at our stamp club for 2 bucks! I stamped and embossed on to a piece of background paper I made some time ago and just didn't know what to do with it. The images are painted with with H2Os.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Peace on Earth

This is another card done with cream and gold. The house stamp is from Magenta and I love how it turned out with the gold embossing.

Hope everyone has a wonderful, creative day. And, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a dear friend of mine. The stamps are from Inkadkinkadoo. The Stickles don't show up that well, but they are there and LOTS of them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cream & Gold

I love the simplicity of this color combination. The trees from Stampin' Up are embossed with gold e/p. I've used my Coluzzle and Nestabilities and of course my Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I Love Chocolate!

I participated in a "House" ATC mingle on one of my groups. I literally destroyed my Roger's Chocolates catalogue to create these pieces. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. What do you think?

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Here's another card that is done in cream and gold. I love this little angel. Isn't she just the cutest? Sorry the scan isn't the best. There really is no pink on this card.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Magenta Snowman

Isn't this little guy just so cute!!!! I colored him in with alcohol markers and added him to a pierced piece of cardstock. I so love my Tim Holtz ruler as it makes paper piercing SO easy. The Cuttlebug snowflake piece was highlighted with French Blue chalk ink. The punched snowflakes are covered with Stickles and I've added some teeny gems for some extra bling.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Another holiday card

This image was stamped with Brilliance Lightning Black ink. The poinsettia was painted with H2Os.

Stamps - Magenta (Happy Holidays - unknown).

Saturday, November 01, 2008


This was stamped with Versafine black ink and clear embossed. The image is colored with alcohol markers and I added a bit of Distress ink for the background.

Stamp - Magenta

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I don't have a Halloween card to show you today as they've been posted earlier. This one does have some pumpkins though! The image was stamped in black, clear embossed and colored with alcohol markers.
Stamp - Anita's
Border punch - Martha Stewart (Wal-Mart)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone enjoys their Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This is the card for the Persnickety group lottery. I stamped the leaves with Versamark and embossed with black e/p. Next I colored in the leaves with alcohol markers. I then colored over the leaves with a Versamark pen and clear embossed. The final step was to sponge ink to create the colored background. The vellum overlay is from a stack of vellum quotes.
Stamp - PSX

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


This is an ATC I made for one of my groups. The theme is reading. I applied various inks with a sponge and the flowers are done with a gel pen.

Stamp - I Brake For Stamps

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Holidays

This is a portion of one of my favorite Christmas stamps. I colored it in with alcohol markers and used my Nestabilities and a flourish die cut from Spellbinders. Pretty simple!

Stamp - Magenta

Monday, October 27, 2008

An Anniversary Card

This is an anniversary card I made for my daughter and her hubby. The image is colored with H2Os and really has a lovely shimmer to it in real life.

Stamp - Sugarloaf

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Magenta Workshop - Card 3

This technique is really kewl. We applied alcohol inks to an acrylic tile. The poinsettia is stamped with black Memories on to the tile once the alcohol inks are dry. (You are stamping on to the side that has the alcohol ink). As soon as you have stamped, and while the ink is still wet, you blot off the excess ink with a paper towel. Then gently rub off the rest of the ink with the paper towel. By removing the ink, you are left with a white image. Neat eh?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Magenta Workshop - Card 2

This is another workshop card. Alcohol inks are applied to a border sticker. The focal image is stamped over an alcohol ink background.

Stamps - Crafty Individuals & Inkadinkadoo

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Magenta Workshop - Card 1

Nathalie from Magenta came to our stamp club and we played with some new stamps and alcohol inks. This is one of the cards I made.

Stamp - Crafty Individuals

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Frosty the Snowman

It's been awhile since I posted. It's not that I haven't been stamping, really I have! LOL. It's time to start the Christmas cards and here is a cutle little snowman that I colored with alcohol markers.

Snowman - Magenta
Warm Wishes - Studio G

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

It's Fall!

It's beginning to look and feel like fall here in Quebec. I so love Fall. I think it's my favorite season and I decided to do a card for the season. I haven't worked with my pigment inks in ages and I really had a lot of fun making this "Magenta" card.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Going Plaid

This challenge was to use plaid paper. My g/f gave me this stamp and I think it really works well with the paper.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


These ATCs were made for a mingle.
Images by Lisa's Altered Art.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Halloween ATCs.

Here are three ATCs for a mingle on one of the groups I belong to.
Images are from Lisa's Altered Art.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Haunting

Stamps are by Inkadinkadoo, Imaginisce and Stampin' Up
Technique inspired by Michelle Zindorf

Thursday, September 25, 2008

African Safari ATC

I've used a portion of one of my favorite Magenta stamps for this ATC. I stamped on glossy cardstock with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored the image with Tombow markers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Beautiful Day

This is another watercolor inspired by Art Impressions.
Stamps used: Flowers and Leaves from Morsels
"It's a Beautiful Day" by Inkadinkadoo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Vintage ATC

I did this ATC for a monthly Vintage Group I belong to. The background is stamped with Colorbox Fluid chalk pads.
The focal image (by Stampsmith), is trimmed down and stamped with black StazOn solvent ink on glossy cardstock and colored with Zig Photo markers. I've added some Stickles for a little "bling".

Monday, September 22, 2008

Balloon Fairy

When I came across this stamp at our one and only stamp store I knew I had to have it! I think she is just so darn cute!
I stamped her with a permanent black ink on watercolor paper and colored her in with my Tombow markers. My scanner was up to it's old tricks again. Honestly, there is no dark border and the image IS centred. I'm going to have to start taking pics with my camera instead. LOL
Stamp credits:
Fairy with Balloon - Stamps Happen
Birthday Wishes - Inkadinkadoo