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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Card for Kate Marie

We have a new addition to our family.  My niece Erin just had a little girl and the called her Kate Marie.  She is a little sister to two year old Ella.  I made this baby card to go along with the gift I am sending her.  I love the soft colours of green and yellow and the cute crawling baby stamp.    I think this card would be great for a boy or a girl.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Red, Black and khaki – Party Time Tuesday Challenge # 56

I am back from holidays and ready to do some creating.  This colour/photo challenge is all about the colours red, black and khaki or cream. I chose to use this elegant lady rubber stamp by Kanban Stamps from England.  I just love their designs.  I coloured the image with my Copics and red glitter pen and layered the card with dye cut papers in the colour theme of the challenge, then added some bows and bling.  My bows had white pearls on them so I painted the pearls with red glitter to complete the colour theme of the challenge.
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Thanks for stopping by.  Now back to my craft room to so some more creating. 


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Flowers Say Hello From The Heart

This card was created for a card sketch swap hosted by the Rubber Inkers Yahoo group. I coloured the die cut backgrounds with my my metalic rub-on to match the coordinating papers and added a sentiment, bling and silk flowers with brads to complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative day.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Dropped in to Say Hello

One of my upcoming Inky Fun Stampers’ card swap challenges was to create a card with the theme Up in the Air. I used this cute mouse by Whipper Snappers Designs.


After colouring the image I added some diamond glaze, colourful dotted paper and ribbon to complete the card.

Come join us at Inky Fun Stampers. There are lots of swap, something for everyone.


Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative day.



Pretty Lady

This beautiful rubber stamp of the lady dressed up for the evening is by Kanban Stamps from England. They have beautiful rubber stamps. 

I coloured the image with Copic markers and glitter pen. To complete the card I added a flower made from one of Tim Holtz die cutters, layers of papers and of course bling.

Have a creative day everyone. Thanks for stopping by.


Still on Vacation

I am still on vacation and we are in Mesa right now. I am not getting as much crafting done as I would have liked to. It is pretty restrictive in a small trailer. I did get to a nice Scrapbook and Stamping store in downtown Yuma and purchased a few things I have not seen at home.

I also visited a wonderful shop in Bisbee owned by artist Julie Haymaker Thompson. She inspired me to try some paper clay. I am excited to do some playing with it when I return home. Her work is shown in a new art book called Creative Pilgrimage and also in January’s 2012 Somerset Workshop magazine.   Check her work out at:



In Tucson I visited Terry Medaris Art Stamps and made a purchase of a few new rubber stamps . He is an amazing artist. I am looking forward to playing with them when I return home.


In Mesa I was able to get together with paper artist Diana Enns, from one of my stamping groups. We had a good time talking about the group, paper crafting and she provided me with info on other crafting areas to explore and other creative groups. It was very nice meeting her in person.  Now I can put a face on the person I talk to online regularly.

Happy crafting everyone and thanks for stopping by.