Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ball point paint tube

This "blog app" is cool, however it does not like it when I go looking for the stored pictures! So, It works for me! Instant gratification! :). Play, type,take a pic, play!  

Hope everyone is doing awesome!  My morning walk is in less than 3/4 of an hour!  Always on a time schedule! :) 

I picked up a new stamp yesterday at Nika's;  by io.

 Stamped archival black.
Coloring with aunt Martha's ball point paint tube.  Little dot of color applied in the darkest area, used paint brush with a little solvent, pull out the color!
How awesome is that?
Lots of "open" time to blend!
This was just a quick try using this product for the first time.

My "cheap" paper really doesn't like water! And I do not like paper pilling!  So this worked wonderfully!

So got back from our walk, then shoveled.....3hours later, sitting back down to "play"!

thanks for looking! 
 Have a great holiday

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Gel printing plates

Versatex ink, gel plates, stencils, brayer, chipboard

So much fun! 

Use as a stamp too! 
The sympathy card I posted earlier, the stamp was raw rubber, so I used my gel plate to make it into a stamping block!

Turn all those ugly colors of chipboard into cool embellishments!

While making a background print.

Or to color our die cuts with ink! (We all have paper/ card stock we don't like). The geli plate holds the parts !

Gel plates are an awesome tool!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!


Chocolate baroque

Good morning!  Hope everyone is enjoying some relaxation time! I had awesome Christmas and we had spring like weather, so great for travelling!

The other night I made this card with a new set of stamps my dh gave to me!  :) and new watercolors!  Paper was not watercolor so not a ideal view of the products! Also used this product called, goosebumps!  So cool, to use as a mask.  Thanks goes to Nicole.

Sorry that I made a sympathy card !

Thanks for stopping bye!  Enjoy the holidays!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas cards

Been trying to play catch up with card making!  My mom makes the same lay out and design idea each year!  (She does an amazing well mastered plan!  Her cards are always so beautiful!  ) 
Sometimes I think that is what I should do too!  I hate making choices!  And some you can really tell I'm in a rush ! 

Some I like, some I don't!
 Yup!  Life is only as busy as you make it! :) 
Right now I can always find lots to do!  Someday I won't be able, so I'm going.... going while I can! :)

Likely won't get "on here" again before Christmas!  So I Hope everyone has a VERY Merry Christmas!  Wishing everyone Health and Happiness! 

Many Thanks to everyone for stopping by this year, Huge thanks to those that stopped to leave comments and all those that have been inspiring me!  Thanks for giving me a "up lift" sometimes!

To me, Christmas is not only about the" reason for the season";  but also for thanking all the "Good" thru out the year!   Take nothing' for a blink it can be gone! 

The comments are very much appreciated!  Sorry I don't get on here often and come visit!    

PS.  We have post card perfect outside right now!  It is so very pretty!  Trees are laying with snow this morning! Everything has a nice white blanket of white!   The roads were a tad slippery driving home last night from dog obedience class!  But as always,  I'm so very very lucky because I have an awesome vehicle!  :)  I do love the snow!  :) I bought a new "scoop" I'm ready!  :)

Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays and Be Happy!  :)  But most of all.......Thanks!  :)

Happy December; My "rotten" boards!

Hello everyone I hope everyone is doing great! 
I'm on here, as always, for a quick post to share!  :(  :)  Sorry, I'm always in a rush!
This is the first time I  have turned on my computer in likely a week!
Have lots to do!  As everyone!  :)

Wasn't in the mood to make more cards and have my gifts almost ready to go for today's deliveries!

I have been working on "rotten" boards!  The first one, I started many months ago!  Didn't really know what I was doing/ how to go about doing it so was a huge learning curve!  The finished product I was really happy with!  :)  And that doesn't happen often!  :)  I have to credit my friends for giving me the confidence!   Pointing me in the right direction and giving me knowledge and inspiring!  Many thanks to Pam and Nicole! One friend seen it all thru the process and helped and then I had the courage to take it to Windsor and show my other friend!  Then I showed the admin at the place that I often visit for the last 8 years of my life!  :) 
She was inspired for a gift idea but it needed a Hawk!  So, that weekend my boys were working so I started on the second! 
They were so much fun to make!

 I hope I inspired you!  Thanks for looking! 
Love stampscape!  some stenciles and PSX stamp! (the verse;  no idea the brand)
 Lots of coloring tools!  :)
Lots of texture, sparkle and shine!  

Have a awesome day!  :)  Wishing everyone Health and Happiness!  :)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Impression Obsession November Challenge

impression-obsession-challenge-seasons-greetings link

sorry the picture isn't the best!  In a rush again! :(

I wanted a little red bow on it too!  But didn't have or can't find any little red ribbon!

Colored with color bursts and nuance.  I tried to do the one color at a time and let dry before doing the next color......but like right now in time, I don't have a lot of patience to wait!  but getting better!  :)

I goofed on the embossing too!  Can"t bring myself to waste water color paper!  it was a cool resist anyway!

 I do like it!   And it was fun making! :)

Merry Christmas was peel off stickers! and of course....stickles!  :)

Thanks for looking and for IO for having these challenges to inspire!
Have a great week!  Happy Monday!  :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

For a Friend!

Very Rushed  with lots of mistakes! :(The sun is shinning and it is a beautiful day and I have way too many things to get done!  But most of all the dogs need their walk! 

So would like to enter in the 

JustRite Friday Challenge #129 - Say Something Nice


Just Rite stamps
pan pastels
water base markers
versamark ink
amplify pen

Thanks to Just Rite for inspiring and having these challenges.

Also Thanks to my friends for the motivational push to enter!    Sorry I didn't do the greatest stamping job!

Thanks for stopping bye!  Hope everyone has a great day! 


Ryn Designs

stamped with black ink /colored with pencils/ cut out
mounted on

 geli printing background paper
  ( with versatex inks and a little bit of stamping with other stamps and dye base inks)

card size is 4 1/2 by 6 1/4

I purchased my Ryn Stamps at our local store;  Nika's ( link )
In Windsor, NS
thanks for stopping bye!  Hope everyone is having a great week!

Designs by Ryn challenge Link

Many Thanks to Shirley for always inspiring and showing me the link to the challenge!  :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Birthday Box

Tall Box;  (bag of candy inside!)
Not quite finished; ( the long piece of paper I will made into a tag! )
versatex ink with stampscape tree inked on large white paper; dried; scored ; cut

short box: hollyberry box stamp "end part" and Magenta holly stamp;
     ink:  olive
     coloring:  pan pastels (quick!)

Card: background was jelli printing;
      memory box;   versatex ink

stamped magenta holly with silver versatex ink!  

stamped "Ryn" stamp fairies with black ink on white paper; cut out
colored with pan pastels and a little of the silver versatex ink using a brush!

stamped "believe" ; wasn't big enough.......added the snowflake; missed the alignment!
still wasn't happy so added the "Tis the Season"
Like it better but think it needs 2 more smaller snowflakes!   Might help?

As always, in a rush!  Off to the city today!  "I think!"
My "kid" said that we would "do the wharf"( meaning we will bring it home before it freezes in the lake!) this AM but instead he is off to work!  :)
Plans change, life changes!  Blink of an eye!

  I wish everyone Health and Happiness!
Hope everyone has a great day today!  Thanks so much for stopping bye! Best Wishes to everyone!  :)

Monday, November 16, 2015


My stand of oats!   Remembering my Dad!

I made the other bundle (leaf roses) heather and hydrangea back in August;   had it on a stand of oats too!  But the chipmunk ate off the oats!  I used pine and holly instead to finish it off this time!  Put the bows on and took them to the grave right away! :)

I have been making the oat bundles for a very long time; but now every year I always make one;   in remembrance of my Dad!

This Saturday marks the Anniversary of saying good bye!  But everyday I remember him and miss him!  Hunting season it is both happy and annoying!  Hate that the dogs and I have to  wear orange but happy I get to wear my dad's coat!  He loved going hunting; not really for the game;  but for the adventure in the woods!  He always hiked!  Loved being in the woods!  

Hope everyone has a great day!   Health and happiness!
Best Wishes to everyone and thanks for stopping bye!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy Friday!

 It has been been a long week with extra early morning starts since my DH has been traveling down to the south shore all week!

 Had plans to go make "oat" bunches on top of the hill this AM but the rain put a damper on my plans! 

So I was using my jelli plate!!!!.....  Have I said how great they are!  I'm into using my "cheap" white paper!  So if I can die cut and easily change the color with the awesome versatex inks or the other inks too; they hold all the little parts in place! But most of all; Make awesome background paper!  It is all just fun!

So a bunch of pics....hoping to inspire to use your gelli plates! :)
Nika's link
 One is in her give away this month!  :)

The card isn't finished.......die cut a sentiment!  or black peel off stickers!  it might be a birthday card!  Happy Holidays;  wasn't sure what that part of the plan is yet!  :)
Likely add some white "snow" on top of the branch and presents with the "  Amplify "  pen.
Did I say how much I like it too!  Amplify pen!

I made the background;  LOVED it had a tiny bit of shimmer to it!  Added gold after I brayer mixed the yellow and blue!  But then added another layer to make it better!  Yeah not so happy!  ......snowflakes that were purple!
So I made myself use it today!...  I think it works!
But the photo taker person;  hummmmm....the card base looks Blue?
it isn' is a nice shimmering purple too!

Nicole at Nika's in windsor brings in so so many awesome products!
I have had a Liquid Applique' pen for likely over a decade;  my husband bought it for me one Christmas while shopping at the Lamp shade store on the Bedford Highway!
I used Amplify pen the other day on my stampscapes.....I usually use white liquid ink and make a mess!  well this new pen was prefect....So it is nice dots of white shiny,; let dry.....or make it puff!  with the heat too!  I like both on the stamp scape!  and then go in after the puff snow and add stickles!

I'm getting a little better with planning......thanks to Nicole's classes!
 But I get inspired as I go!  Today it was a wow day!  The background paper; ( I didn't take a pic of them once finished)  was so cool to make!  Love mixing the colors! I have way too many toys!  :)  But I like them all!

Hope you all are having a great day!  Happy Friday!  My crafty time has expired a long while ago so I best get to work!  :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Waiting for the glue!

early I made the post because I was waiting for the glue to dry on this!
I really like what I came up with!  Love that die!

Not sure I should say where the other "parts" came from!  :)
 need to go shopping!  Just sent my boy to buy me more!  :)

Thanks for looking!  Have a great evening!