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Joy Die – 2 Ways

I usually like creating my own arrangements for the fronts of my card, but when I saw this die set from Spellbinders I thought it was too lovely to not purchase it.

I got the inspiration to use the die as a foil plate as well as a die from the internet, but I can no longer remember exactly where.  Anyway, this was another set of cards that looks exactly like I envisioned it in my head.  The rose gold colour worked well for both versions. I used the Gemini Foil press to do the foiling.

These two cards were made to be samples for Scrapendipity at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival which is on next weekend at Spruce Meadows.  Crossing my fingers for lovely fall weather at this amazing facility.  Who knew that a Scrapbooking Carnival would work so well with an iconic equestrian location like Spruce Meadows.


Last Day Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Funny isn’t it,  As much as I struggled yesterday to get a presentable card to post, today’s card was easy peasy!   It is not the most brilliant and certainly not the most complicated card, but I liked how it turned out.  The holographic paper just reminds me of how that first cup of coffee in the morning, just makes me light up and get after the day.


Supplies:  Hampton Arts sentiment stamp, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup and Adult Beverages dies, DCWV Holographic and Foil paper, Nuvo Drops in clear, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3

Two things occurred to me today before I made this card.  One is that I am not too good at saving scraps of things for later use.  The other is that I am downright poor at using Washi tape ever.  I see it, I like it, I buy it and nothing………………  So today I decided to reverse those two trends and make a card for the Coffee Lovers hop at the same time.

I made a card which I will post in the next couple of days, that features Starbuck’s spring colours.  To ensure people realized that it was indeed Starbuck’s spring colours, I wanted to adorn the small cups with  something that looked like the Starbucks logo.   I had bought some amazing Washi tape that had just the thing on one of its’ images.  The problem was that the logo image only appeared every six inches or so on the tape. That left quite a few bits of unused tape.

Todays card uses that leftover Washi tape.

I was going to explain why I made this card the way I did……………………..fragments of Washi tape, holographic cardstock, the sentiment dream etc. etc., but then decided if I had to explain it, the card probably isn’t working.  I did not want to think about that, so I am just posting it.



DCWV holographic paper, Simon Says Stamp Dream and Parade of Hearts dies, Alideco washi tape, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- #4

Yet again, I am not using my stamp set bought specifically for this Blog Hop.  I must be waiting for just the right  idea to march out on my desk and lay itself down on my card front.  Meanwhile, here is another card using the “post it” coffee cups from Little B and some copper foiled Washi tape from Prima Marketing.


Supplies:  Little B tabs, Luxe Lodge DCWV patterned paper, Prima Marketing gold and copper foil Washi tape strips, Simon Says Stamp card base and Zig 2 way glue and Scor tape

Paper Smooches- Adding Gold

The challenge at Paper Smooches this month is to use gold.  I had started to make something for this challenge quite some time ago but didn’t like something about all my attempts.  I wanted to use gold foil and I find that if you use foil, then everything else on the card must be pretty simple or things seem to clash.  After several too busy or clashy attempts, this one seemed to work.


Paper Smooches

One Stamp Five Ways-Online Card Class Holiday Style

I have two more cards to show today to complete the Day 11 class of using one stamp five ways.  Today’s styles are Shimmer and Shine along with Soft and Subtle.


Shimmer and Shine



Soft and Subtle

Fun at the Red Dog Saloon……….Juneau Alaska

This past weekend, Sandra and I attended The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival at the beautiful Spruce Meadows Horse Jumping Facility.  While our wallets took a severe beating, we had a wonderful time.  The theme was “the 80″s” so the Crop area was aglow with Neon and Leg Warmers and Big Hair!  There was even a prize for the person with the highest bangs.  The most amazing thing of all…………………………………..well two most amazing things…………………… that I actually got quite a few layouts of my recent Alaska Cruise completed……………………and one of my layouts was selected for the Winter Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker.  I cannot post this layout until after it is published but below is  a layout I did of the Red Dog Saloon, Juneau Alaska.

Now the Red Dog really knows how to budget on a shoestring.  I should ask them for lessons on how to do this………………hmmm.  Anyway, they have saw dust on the floor and the rest of the decor consists of graffiti left by the patrons of the pub.  It is everywhere……………walls………tables………….stairs……….bathroom stalls…………..pipes.  They also don’t waste much time with customer relations.  They just have a big sign that reads, “If our food doesn’t meet your standards……………..lower your standards.”  Gotta love it.  Well my travel partners and I did our part for the decor by leaving some more graffiti.


Here is a couple of pictures from the Carnival…………….just because.