Monthly Archives: April 2016

Day 4 Online Card Class-Embossing Vellum

Haven’t caught up on Day 2 yet but here is a card from the lessons on Day 4.  The lesson is to use vellum and emboss it.  I have done this many times but this is the first card I have made completely out of vellum, thanks to the 40lb vellum I now have from Ellen Hutson.IMG_6454

Day 3 Online Card Class- Using Acetate #2

Here is my second card from today’s class on using acetate.


Day 3- Online Card Class – Using Acetate

Yesterday slipped away on me in a sea of Income Tax returns to file so my attempts at Day Two’s card samples will follow later.

Today, I was in a glitter tsunami.  I am sure it will be months before I get it all cleaned up.  The resulting card is pretty though.

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Vellum for Sentiments

This is another card for the Day 1 of the Online Card Class called Sheer and Clear.  It started out to be something similar to what Kristina had made in her video.  In the end though, I decided to use an inlay technique with the colorful background.  Using vellum for the sentiment makes sense in this case as it does not try to compete with the strong background but rather tones it down a bit.

I was going to attach the sentiment with the Tim Holtz’ Tiny Attacher when I saw these little gardening brads sitting on my desk.  I had found them unopened in a storage box of scrap die cuts just yesterday.  I think they look quite cute.



I am also going to post it on the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp since it features this weeks theme of metal.

Online Card Class- Clear and Sheer

Yesterday, I wanted to participate in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.  Several problems immediately presented themselves.  First of all, the inspiration photo was not inspiring for me.  Don’t know why, it just wasn’t.  Then when I got past that, I had to find a Papertrey Ink stamp in my stash that would fit with the inspiration photo, which was close to impossible.  Finally, I tried to put something together.  It was somewhat akin to giving birth.  I had changed my mind about being involved, and wanted to do bodily harm to any one who had anything to do with the idea in the first place.  Like childbirth though, I was now thoroughly committed and had to see it through to the end.  And then……………………………………………………I forgot to post it!  Unlike most of their challenges, this one only lasted one day…………….being yesterday!

Luckily for me, the clear and sheer Online Card Class started today and I had used “sheer” vellum on my Papertrey card.  I found it rather ironic that in eleven ways to attach Vellum, using Vellum tape was not mentioned.  Now there is a good reason for this………………it doesn’t work worth *&^% but it felt like there was an elephant in the room that everyone was ignoring!  I used the “spray on” adhesive on the Papertrey project and “spray on” and a tiny brad on the second project (Tim Holtz stamp).  They both worked very well.

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Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Stamp

Well, I am back in Canada doing the same things I did in Phoenix but with less sunshine.  I decided to make a card today for the Wednesday Challenge at SSS.  The theme is polka dots and they are featuring Lawn Fawn Products.  It is nice to be back in my regular Scrapbook room with my obscene amount of stamp sets.

I wanted to use  the Loads of Fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn as it needed to come out of the “NEW” drawer.  I love the washing machine and the laundry items but decided to use the laundry basket and soap as I hadn’t seen as many cards done with those images.

It turned out quite well, but as usual took me twice as long as I estimated, to make.  It is embarrassing to note that I had to wipe the dust off my dryer before I could take the picture of the card.  Clearly, I need to actually DO laundry more than I need to make a card about it.  There is always tomorrow :-).



Supplies:  Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die set, Copics, Embossing powder, Ranger Enamel accents,Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher, Basic Grey Soleil patterned paper, Hero Arts card base, Scor tape

Colour Isolation- Make it Monday

The theme for the Papertrey Ink Monday challenge is to use colour isolation.  I took this to mean one pop of colour in an otherwise neutral scene.

Here is what I came up with.  The theme seems to work well with the idea of the serenity of the lighthouse with its welcoming light.


Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Guiding Light and Shakers and Sprinkles stamp sets, Simon Says Stamp dye inks, Neenah 110 lb Solar white cardstock, andHero Arts card base.