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Pretty Peacock

I wanted to try this peacock stamp by Inkadinkadoo. Used Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord and shaded Lilac Dustress inks and sprayed image with Perfect Pearls. I cut it out and shape matted it with teal and purple, added a Fiskars punch border, and edged with Majestic Purple Liquid Pearls.  The greeting is hand scripted by my talented niece Andrea, attached with foam squares. Inside I used the purple edge from the border punch

Happy Birthday Mom!

This was fun to make. First I embossed the background using a die cut from Memory Box but cushioned it with a sheet of cork going through the Sizzix so it did not cut. Then I did cut one out but using an idea from Jennifer Mcguire (http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/) I used Glossy Accents to glue down the negative of the flower and peeled away the outline leaving freestanding petals in the exact shape. Each petal was coloured with Memento markers(Rose Bud and Lilac Posies) and covered in Crackle Accents, I am not sure if you can see in the photo that the petals have a textured crackled finish. Enamel accents on the centres of the embossed flowers, and some Washi tape for accent. The hardest part was waiting for everything to dry!

I just realized…

that I have just passed one year of having my blog! I enjoy this hobby so much and through classes and blog hopping I have “met” so many great people and experienced so many different places in the world through other’s blogs. I want to thank everyone who visits my blog, especially the ones who leave comments!

Congrats Grad!

My neighbour is graduating from high school this week. I made her card with water flicked distress inks over white heat embossed flowers. Accented with a 3D butterfly from grunge board dressed up with embossing and distressing, with a bit of crystal stickles on top for a bit of bling!

Watercolor Wishes

Wow, there is just not enough hours in the day lately! We are doing a kitchen reno but I wanted to make a special card for a sweet lady who is turning 90 next week so I borrowed an idea from Kristina on Simon Says Stamp blog to make this card (http://www.simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.ca/)


Simple All Occasion

Alcohol inked background with Stampin Up sunflower heat embossed in white. Distress stained lace by the roll for trim. Nice to have a non specific card handy that just needs a sentiment

Distress Stains and Hero Arts stamp

Chevron Patterned Washi Tape

Using washi tape I had bought in Vancouver, I made two 4×4 cards of strips of different patterns,then cut them diagonally and pieced back together in a chevron pattern. Not perfect but I like the result