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Up, Up and Away with Mojo Monday

So I have now, for the first time, bought used PTI stamps. I was actually looking to sell some duplicates I had and after many attempts on Kajiji and Facebook, I finally got my brain to work and posted it on the Sale/Trade area on the PTI forums. Well after I quickly sold most of my stamps, I started perusing the board for items for sale, when I stumbled on a stamp set that coordinated with some dies I already had.

I had gotten the Cloud dies in my last order, but had not even realized that there was a stamp set that went with them.

Today I bring you my first card from the new (to me) Up, Up & Away set. I have also been trying to get involved in more challenges, they push me to try different things and they give me a deadline so I make time for my card making. So today we are doing Mojo Mondays most recent challenge.

I spent some time (and a few attempts) at the framed area. Trying to get all the colors and bits to fit together, I am now wishing I had been a bit bolder on the text stamp in the upper right corner, you can see it much better in person.

Here is a close up.

I made another card today with the same set, but I have to photograph it before I can post it. I am hoping that with the help of my husband, who is a great photographer and teaches at CPLC, we will build a mini studio with better lighting for taking pictures.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you haven’t already check out the forums.


Paper: PTI Rustic White Cardstock, Hawaiian Shores Cardstock, Creative Memories Patterned paper

Stamps: PTI Faux Ribbon, PTI Up, Up & Away, PTI Text Style II, PTI Winter Penguin

Inks: PTI Aqua Mist, Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight, Stampin’ Up Black

Dies: PTI Mat Stack 4 Original & Layerz Die


Thinking of and missing you!

So I have officially been an easterner for a whole 5 months. Getting used to Toronto but still missing Edmonton. For anyone who has moved far away from home, you will understand how difficult it can be. It’s been especially hard on my mom, we are close and often would go to the Strathcona Farmers Market early Saturday mornings, or grab a coffee during the week. So during my time away I have made sure to call often, use facetime and in true crafter fashion, made and sent cards. Below is what I sent her a week ago.

I absolutely loved this card and it inspired me to do a take on it:

Miao – A design Blog

And here is my take on it.

I love the layering in this one, as well as the oportunity to use this flower, been wanting to since I got it.

The finished product!

I have always loved the polka dots, and enjoy using them in projects, but something I hadn’t thought of was nesting them. This is the first project I have used the black rhinestones on, still not sure if I love them.

Hope you like and thanks for reading,


Paper: PTI Rustic White Cardstock

Stamps: PTI Faux Ribbon, PTI Daydreamer, PTI Polka Dot Basics

Inks: PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Canyon Clay, Stampin Up Black

Extra’s: Creative Memories Cutting System: Circles, PTI Black Rhinestones, Creative Memories Corner Rounder

A little late but made with love for Mom and Dad

Hello All,

So it has been some time since I have been able to update. I have made lots of projects, but finding the time to post has been the problem. So I thought today I would post the cards I made for Mother’s day and Fathers day. When I got married 7 Years ago, I took on the responsibility of making cards for both sets of parents. I make them very similar and add a twist, like changing from landscape to portrait or adjusting the layout somewhat. I really liked how they all came out this year.

First Mom’s (my mom is my best friend, and I am one of those women blessed with an amazing mother in law)

This was left over from another project and was my inspiration

And this layout is what I designed it around

I just got the Spring Rain card stock and some new dies from PTI and wanted to experiment. You can’t see it very well but each square has a texture or addition.

for My Mom

For my Mom In Law

It took some time sorting out the squares and making sure they were evenly spaced, anyone have any tips for next time I will gladly take them.

Next Dad’s(Both dad’s often let me know how much they love these cards, which is an accomplishment for me, as guy cards are the hardest)

This was my inspiration

And this is what I came up with…

For my Father In Law

For my Papa

I love these alphabet dies! Another new card stock color for me from PTI, Canyon Clay. You can’t see it real well but the patterned paper is a layer below the main front of the card.
Hope you liked, thanks for visiting!


Mom’s Card

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream Cardstock, PTI Spring Rain Cardstock

Stamps: PTI Turning a New Leaf, PTI Fillable Frames #8 Sentiment

Dies: PTI Turning a New Leaf Die, PTI Fillable Frames #2 & 4 Dies, PTI Limitless Layers 1 3/4″ Circles Dies, PTI Beautiful Blooms II # 1, PTI Block Alphabet Dies

Impression Plates: PTI Polka Dot Basics II Plate, PTI Sunshine Plate

Inks: PTI Spring Rain Ink

Dad’s Card

Paper: PTI Canyon Clay Cardstock, White Cardstock, Michael’s Patterned Paper

Stamps: PTI Mat Stack 4, PTI Big Birthday Wishes, PTI Pretty Peonies

Dies: PTI Mat Stack 4 Original & Layerz, PTI Block Alphabet Dies

Inks: PTI Canyon Clay, Stampin Up Black