Happy Thanksgiving

Last weekend I “met” a new friend via a virtual freezer meal workshop hosted by my friend and Pampered Chef consultant Caitlin.  We prepped our freezer meals while we chatted over Google Hangouts, and I found that Rosemary and I had a lot of craft passions in common.  She introduced me to several blogs, including her challenge bog, Order of the Opus Gluei.  I have NEVER completed a challenge, but I thought that I’d give it a try.

So here is Challenge #212 – Thanksgiving in Canada.  These are all stamps I’ve had for a long time that I couldn’t even identify for you.  The card on the right was a little practice coloring with Copics.  The card on the left used a simple masking technique.

Thanksgiving cards

Thanksgiving cards


the longer you live

OK, so I know this one is super simple (most of my cards are pretty simple anyway), but I find this little turtle fun for a friend’s birthday.  Hope that you enjoy him too.

turtle birthday

Deepest Sympathy – Calla Lilies

Unfortunately I’ve had a lot of need for sympathy cards of late.  This one was created using the Calla Lilies stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps and sentiments from the May Hope Sustain You kit from Unity Stamp.  I have recently been experimenting with Spectrum Aqua markers, which is what I used here, plus a little touch of sparkle with a “clear star” gelly roll.

Deepest Sympathy


Keep Your Face to the Sunshine

I recently needed to create some sympathy cards.  I am always a fan of the stamps by Phyllis Harris, and I thought this one had a nice sentiment for a friend who recently lost her husband.

Face the sunshine

Keep your face to the sunshine


Love Birds

While working from home during this week’s snow storm, I found that I could multi-task while sitting on conference calls.  I cleaned up my desk, sorted through paper scraps, and used up images I had stamped a long time ago.  One of the cards I made was this cute little anniversary card.  I don’t recall where this stamp came from.



Birthday Sweets

I’m trying to build up my birthday card stash, so I made a few more cards using Stamps of Life birthday4cookie stamps and coordinating dies.  The sentiments on the first two card are from Stampin’ Up Remembering Your Birthday stamps.




Happy silly playful

Another February birthday card . . . this one is for my nephew who is celebrating his 15th birthday next week.  The paper and chipboard pieces are all from My Mind’s Eye.