Monday, March 31, 2014

You're Amazing

Hello, today's card was inspired from here ... I saw the hexagon hive die and thought ... wait a minute, I can do that with my Artbooking and played around with it in Design Space and it worked!

I quite like how it turned out!

Products Used:

Artbooking cart
Ivy Lane Cardmaking WOTG
Sunset ink
Honey ink
Quatrefoil embossing folder *tip - put a spare piece of cardstock in with the paper you want embossed if you are finding the paper is tearing when you are removing it

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ivy Lane Meets Joyful Birthday


Playing around with some Ivy Lane paper and the Joyful Birthday set and these two cards happened :)

Products Used:

Joyful Birthday
Ivy Lane Paper pack
liquid pearls
butterfly from Artiste (i think)
Cocoa ink
label from Art Philosophy

Have a Joyful day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

You Make Me Smile!

I'm seriously loving my new Cricut Explore - I'm getting even more use out of our wonderful Cricut Cartridges with it ... this card was mostly done in Design Space with Artbooking and it took me just forever to do it (j/k, it whipped up speedy quick actually!)

Products Used:

Hooray Bouquet
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Baby Steps font
Crayola Black Marker
Art Philosophy
Hollyhock ink
Honey ink

Have a marvelous day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop on the Go


Here are the sample cards from my class, held March 22nd ...

This is a great kit to put together - please note though, having Art Philosophy would be a great advantage as there are quite a few cricut cuts but if you don't have it, don't despair, you can always trace and cut out the shapes by hand.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


So for my birthday, my darling, dearest hubby, who is way too nice to me, got me a new toy to play with (even drove me to 2 different Michaels to buy it on the day it came out!).  I set aside a day to play and  then did just that ... played the entire day away!  It was great!

The new toy is my new Cricut Explore and here is some of what I accomplished in my day ... 

I used Chocolate paper for this and learned how to create my own split Monogram letter using Design Space and Youtube vids!

This is a free project in Design Space that I used.

This is another free project in Design Space.

I also did all the cuts from Art Philosophy for my upcoming Ivy Lane card class, started some Easter cards and some Thank You cards!

This was way too much fun!  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's Blossom Time

Spring in Victoria means lots of blossoms - other folks have snow blizzards, we have blossom blizzards when the wind comes up!

Products Used:

Say it in Style D1283 - retired
Whisper ink
A Tweet A1104
Chocolate ink
Swiss Dots embossing folder

Scallop border punch
Art Philosophy pg 50 flower8 cut at 1/2"
Red stickles
misc ribbon

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Owls Congrats!

Hello!  Sorry that I have been M.I.A. ... lots going on in our world at the moment ... here is a card I did last week but bad me, I forgot to write things down ... for sure I used the cute Owls stamp set and the Chevron embossing folder though!  It was inspired by a card I saw somewhere that had the owls on a spinner card - when I find the link again, I'll update this post.  Congrats was from one of the 3 Cricut carts but I don't recall which one.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Mother's Love

Hello, today's card was inspired from here .... I hadn't played with this set yet but am I ever glad I did today ...  love it and looking forward to trying other things with it!

Products Used:

A Mother's Love (hostess set)
Gypsy ink
Black ink

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Place

Hello!  Today's card is made with this month's Stamp of the Month, Happy Place.  Such a cute set and you can get it only during the month of March and for only $5 (with a qualifying order of $50) or you can just get it for $17.95 without having to order anything else :)

Products Used:

Quatrefoil embossing folder
March SOTM Happy Place S1403
Belated Birthday B1442
Art Philosophy pg 62 oval5 and layer, @ 2"
Desert Sand ink
Cocoa ink
Tombow markers 845, 055, 451, 992
3d Foam Tape

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I Love it when ...

... folks get creative with the Workshop on the Go cards!  One of my very talented ladies made this card from her Lollydoodle kit and gave me permission to post it here so that we can all share in her wonderful creation!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Studio J Savings!

I can't have explained it better myself so please follow to this link to hear all about the savings on the Studio J this month.

I haven't played around much with Studio J yet but for this price I will be making a point of doing so this month!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Welcome Kitty!

Had some fun with my Cricut and used an old favourite cartridge, A Child's Year, to make this card for a friend who just added a furbaby to her family!

Products Used:

A Child's Year
Diverse Backgrounds D1508 - retired
Say it in Style D1283 - retired
versafine onyx black
clear embossing powder
misc washi tape

Have a wonderful day!