Archive for the ‘Cardmaking’ Category


ABC Card Crop Begins at WESCRAP!!!!

September 15, 2009

Check out all the fun everyday for the next 26 days as we unveil a new challenge each day based on a letter of the alphabet!  Complete the challenges for a chance to win some great prizes courtesy of My Stamp Box and Scrapbook and Cards Today!  Just click on the ad below to go straight o our forums for the crop!


I just got my set of stamps from our sponsor and all I can say is FABULOUS!!!!!  I love clear stamps and these have great designs and they are also a Canadian company!!!  Check out their products here:


Hope to see you at weScrap for some great card inspiration!


Card Making Madness

September 7, 2009

Are you a cardmaker looking for some new ideas?????  Trying to get ahead for the holiday card season?  Or just need some inspiration???

If this sounds like you, then please join us at Wescrap for a cardmaking extravaganza – a new card everyday – a new technique – something to get you cardmaking mojo going!!!  Join us each day beginning September 15th for lots of cardmaking fun!  Get your Christmas cards done WAY in advance!  And because this is sponsored by My Stamp Box – you can see all the latest and greatest from a Canadian stamp manufacturer – how fabulous is that???  There may even be a sketch or two!!!

See, I told you I was becoming a hardcore card chick!!!!!  I can’t wait – and I hope to see you there!  Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek of some of the themes and techniques the Wescrap Design team will be showcasing!!!


Brayered Cards (yes, I said cards!)

September 2, 2009

! Gasp – it’s true – I have become a cardmaker!!!!  I cannot resist all the wonderful stamps out there just crying out to be used for cards, along with scrapbooking!!!  I have also found cards to be an excellent place to try out some techniques with all the supplies living in my scrap room that I never seem to use!!!

In these two, I have used Versamark ink to stamp the image on glossy paper, heated it with a heat gun to dry, and then brayered across the image using a Kaleidacolour rainbow ink pad.  I love the effect of the white image on a multicoloured background! 

The tree card also has brown swirls stamped using Stazon ink on the glossy paper.  For embellishing I just dug throug my old stuff to find some things to go with!  The result was two cards in about 30 min and I am very satisfied with the result!



For more info on brayer techniques check out this video from YouTube!  (My daughter Hannah will be so proud!!)

Brayer Technique Video

Give it a try and see what YOU come up with!!!

Happy Day everyone!


Imaginisce Sneak Peek and One Last Countdown Card

July 24, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of the new holiday lines from Imaginisce:
















 And now for the last Christmas Countdown card!!!!  The WESCRAP Christmas in July Crop is tomorrow, with challenges and tutorials being posted today!!!  My last card is a gift card holder and you can find the instruction on how to make this over at the Wescrap forum here :








See you at the crop!!!


Christmas Countdown part 3, and a CHA Sneakie Peekie. . .

July 23, 2009

Well, only two days left and I have a couple of things for you – another card featuring Amuse Art Stamps, and a holiday product sneak peek from CHA, which starts next week! 

The annual Craft and Hobby Association event is a great place to check out all the new and exciting  products from your fave scrapbook companies!  But since Orlando is too far and too expensive to see in person, the best I can do is share some of the sneak peeks of new products – which I will do beginning TODAY!

First your card inspiration ( I really can’t believe I have been doing so many cards!!)


I love these little squirrels!!!!

And now the sneak peek of Crate Paper’s new North Pole line – which is totally adorable!!!!  (Watch tomorrow for Imaginisce’s Christmas line!!  oooooooh I love Christmas!!!!)

CratepapernorthpoleCrate paper NP 3Crate paper NP 2


We need a little Christmas. . .

July 22, 2009

Only 3 more sleeps!  The gals at WeScrap really have some cool stuff happening for the Christmas Crop on Saturday and some great challenges and make and takes all in the spirit of the season!!  It is 80 degrees here today, so I am thinking of something cool!!!! 

Here is another card to help get you in the mood – all supplies and stamps are from AMuse Art Stamps :

I have also (finally!!!) updated my Layouts page with some newer things, so have a peek if you need a little more inspiration!!!

See you tomorrow!!!!


Christmas in July Countdown

July 21, 2009

Only four more sleeps to the Christmas in July Crop over at WeScrap!!  This week I will be posting so Christmas -y projects to get you started!  I will post at least one per day right up to the 25th

Here is a card  – I used Paper Salon paper , and rubons from Creative Imaginations, as well as some 3D snowflakes from somewhere!  (No packaging left!!)  I am determined to use up some of my older stuff that is just taking up space!  The stamp is from Technique Tuesday and embossed with silver embossing powder! 

Watch here for more Christmas projects and I hope you will join us on Saturday!!!!