Monthly Archives: June 2015

Rainbow Cards

In celebration of the recent US changes in Gay rights,  Sandra and I thought we would post a couple of cards using the rainbow colours.

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Felix’s (Sandra) Supplies:  Tim Holtz Stamp, Sizzix Paper Pad (off the Ark I believe), Unknown embossing powder and Doodle Bug sequins.

Oscar’s (Deb) Supplies: Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (I have to check this on internet every time as it is only written in Japanese on the box), Tim Holtz Texture Paste, Glitteritz Green Highlights fine glitter, Stencil made on my Pazzles cutter, Distress Watercolour paper, Recollections cardstock, Technique Tuesday One of a Kind Stamp Set, Versefine Onyx Black ink, Recollections card base and Scor tape.

Don’t feed the Animals

This layout was not in my plan when I started the album on the Wild Life Park in Phoenix.  However, I think it is cute payback for Sandra trying to drown me in the river in Zion National Park. IMG_9193   Supplies:  Bo Bunny Safari Collection, Bo Bunny Noteworthy Safari ephemera,  dollar store doily, Envirotex-Lite epoxy, Hero Arts ink pads, Pico Embellisher, My Favorite Things  Abstract Art stamp set,  Hero Arts Painted Circle and Painted Spots stamps, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, American Crafts This to That adhesive, Scor tape


Here are some of Sandra’s Halloween cards.

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Ok the last one is more of a “Selfie” than a card.  I have to admit she looks pretty good when she puts her makeup on  :-).


Feeding the Giraffes

This layout is from Sandra’s and my visit to the Wild Life Park in Phoenix.  We both loved the Giraffe enclosure as we were able to actually feed the gentle giants.  The zoo must have known I was coming because they built a tower for me (who knew 🙂 ), so that I could see eye to eye with these magnificent creatures.  I got the Bo Bunny paper and ephemera from Selena’s fabulous mobile shop that we affectionately call “The Scrapmobile”.  You might have been wondering about how to use the film stickers from the various Bo Bunny collections…………ok maybe only I was wondering.  It was only now when I went to look up what they were called, that I realized that they were sticky backed.  The fact that they are called Bo Bunny Film “stickers” escaped me somehow.  It is all good though as it led me to make little slides out of them using a Maggie Holmes die that I picked up for cheap at Homesense.  I think they look very cute on the layout.






Supplies:  Bo Bunny Safari Collection,  Bo Bunny Noteworthy Safari ephemera,  Bo Bunny Safari stickers, Maggie Holmes Open Book die set, Envirotex lite pour on epoxy, glossy accents, Crackerbox Palace medium eyes, 3M foam tape, Creatology sticky backed fun foam,  American Craft This to That adhesive, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Simon Says Stamp Sketch Star die and Scor tape.


Those Crazy Birds

Here is a sampling of what Sandra has been working on.   There is just something about Tim Holtz Crazy Birds that gets everyone’s creative juices flowing!Pics for Blog8Pics for Blog6

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Canada Day

With Canada Day fast approaching, I thought I would post some a patriotic card or two.  Living in Phoenix part time has made me aware that while Canadians are every bit as proud of their country as Americans are of theirs, we don’t show it nearly as much.

IMG_9065Supplies:  High Hopes  Northwood Stack stamp set, Michaels Proud stamp, Fineline Masking Fluid, Peerless watercolours,Copic markers, x-press it paper, recollections card base, and scor tape.

Hanging Loose

Today was such a beautiful day, that I decided to go out for lunch and then drive around in my car with the top down.  As a result, I didn’t spend too much time in my Hobbit Hole (as Dennis calls it) crafting things.

I did manage to make one card.  Nothing special but it is a different style for me.  I am not too comfortable with loose watercolour.  There is something about going outside the lines, that gets me all tensed up.  I bought this stylistic doodley (my computer doesn’t think doodley is a word ;-( ) stamp to force myself to paint loosely.  Anyway, I think it turned out OK.


Supplies:  Wplus9 Doodle Buds stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress watercolour paper, Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours (By the time you learn to say this properly, you will have become an excellent painter), Recollections card base, and Scor tape.


I got a visit from the Simon Says Stamp Mailbox Fairy today.  Included in my “fab” bag was two new Simon Says Stamp ink pad colours,  Melon and Jellybean.  Also included was the large SSS graph paper.  Finally I got Wplus9 Doodle Buds stamp set and the SSS Sketch Star die.  My  “New Stuff” drawer is starting to overflow, so I will be making an effort to use some of the great stuff and post the results on this blog soon.

In the meantime, I have uploaded a flamingo layout from the Wildlife Park in Phoenix.  It was the first enclosure Sandra and I saw when we entered the Zoo and we really got an eyeful.  If you look closely you will realize that two of the flamingos were having way too much fun.

Phoenix Wildlife Park April 8 2015

Phoenix Wildlife Park April 8 2015

Supplies:  DCWV cardstock,  Maggie Holmes Open Book die set, Becky Higgins Project Life dividers,  Pazzles Cutter diecuts, Tombow stamp runner and Prima Ingrid Blomme distress tool.

Where have we been?

One would think that Sandra and I had fallen off the earth.  There have been no posts for quite a long time.  Truth is that life has gotten in the way of our documenting life.  We are currently thinking about how to format the site, so that we can not only document what we are both working on throughout the year, but also make it interesting for others to follow.

By having the common blog, I can contribute to the blog even while I am away in Phoenix for the winter and Sandra can post about what is happening in Calgary and what she is working on, at the same time.