Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Time

Hello - boy its been a very very long time since my last post - I took quite a break and tried out watercoloring painting which I really enjoyed but really missed making cards so this year I decided to make a few Christmas cards for special people in my life.  This was one of the cards that I made using my Magnolia stamps - I still love these stamps so much - they are so so cute!!  I really enjoyed my time in my craft room making cards - I forgot how therapeutic it is for me.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Your stamping friend Debbie

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fire up the Grill

 
Hello - As summer is coming to an end I decided to pull out barbeque Tilda - I bought her last year and I may have used her once if that and I really think she is cute so I made this card.  The barbeque is a die cut from Memory Box which I thought complemented this Tilda perfectly!  I haven't done much coloring at all in the past 6 months as I was so busy preparing for my son's wedding.  Now one month after the wedding I am finally able to spend more time in my craft room - I am so happy about that - as soon as I started coloring again - it just felt so right!  I love to sit and color - it is very relaxing for me.  This card was made with some older Bo Bunny paper that I had in my paper stash as well.  I thank you for stopping to visit and if you are Canadian I hope you really enjoy the labour day weekend coming up.  Yes I know today is only Monday but before we know it - the weekend will be here - hoping for some more great summer weather too! 
 
Your stamping friend, Debbie


 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wedding Wishes


Hello - wow it has been a very long time since my last post but I have been so very busy with wedding stuff.  My son and his beautiful fiancĂ© were married on July 27th and it was the perfect wedding - everything was so beautiful.  Now that the wedding is over I will be able to get more time back in my craft room and I am happy about that.  I did make this card for them for their wedding.  I used the adorable Whimsy stamp (the cute wedding couple) - I am sorry not sure what the name of the stamp is and the background stamp - as well not sure what company that stamp is from - I purchased it some time ago from our local stamp store.  I do know that there was lots of coloring with this card but I totally enjoyed the process!  I added some die cuts and flowers and a fiskars border at the top and that pretty much finished off the card.  It may be hard to see on the photo but the bride's dress is covered in sparkly glitter - very pretty in real life!  Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit and hope you have a wonderful day!  Oh one more thing - everything was colored with copic markers.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Katie


Hello - I just purchased my very first Saturated Canary stamp!  I always admired the cute images!  My future daughter-in-law's birthday is at the end of this month and so I picked up this adorable birthday image.  She is painted with my watercolor paints (something fun I wanted to try) and her shirt is paper-pieced.  The paper is Bo Bunny - Prairie Chic Collection.  I used my cricuit to cut out the birthday presents (Beyond Birthdays) and the pendant to the upper left is Memory Box.  I used my old quikutz die cuts for the letters to spell Katie.  I added some lace and a few small flowers and layered with blue and brown cardstock.  The image was cut out after I painted it.  I am fairly certain that Katie won't be looking at my blog so she won't see her card in advance.  She is busy with school work and planning for her wedding this summer.  My postings are already becoming sparse due to all the wedding preparations and I know once the wedding gets closer my cardmaking will be put to the side until after the wedding - I did buy an adorable new Whimsy stamp for the wedding card and I will be making that soon so it is done and I will post that one once I get it finished.  Well we are having some beautiful sprng like weather where I live so I am excited about that - I love the warmth so the sooner spring and summer get here the happier I will be.  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope your week is fabulous.  

Bye for now
Your stamping friend, Debbie


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love is in the Air


Hello - today will be a short note as it has been so busy for me lately.  Even though I have been busy I did manage to get a card made - I find that when life becomes overwhelming I need to go and make time for myself in my craft room and that is what I did this past weekend.  Since Valentines Day is just around the corner I figured this card would be suitable.  I love this Tilda and the reason I love her so much is her versatility,  I have used her before for Christmas cards and she would work so well with almost any other type of occasion.  I used sizzix dies for the corner on the top left side, the love sentiment and the heart behind Tilda and memory box for the swirls on the right side of the card behind the flowers.  I am not sure where I got the background musical stamp from (it is actually a Christmas stamp and if you look real close at the words it is the words to jingle bells - lol!!)  But I doubt anyone will notice - the words are pretty tiny.  I also used the background paper from the new Magnolia magazine - it is so pretty!!  Well that pretty much does it for today's post - hope you are enjoying your day wherever that may be - we have been experiencing unusually mild almost spring like weather here where I live and I am loving it - bye for now and happy cardmaking!!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year



Happy New Year - I don't make any new year resolutions because it causes too much pressure on me but if you are one that does make resolutions - all the best with whatever your resolutions or goals may be.  Hard to believe it is 2013.  I am looking forward to my son's wedding in July - there will be lots to do in the upcoming months but I am very excited about it all.  This is my first card for 2013 and I like how it turned out but I will say that it was not my design - I found this idea in an older Magnolia magazine so I in no way take credit for the design.  It was kind of fun just "copying" and then adding a few of my own elements.  I almost always try and come up with my own idea for a card and sometimes that can be so time consuming and even frustrating so I decided to start off the year with a card that wouldn't cause me all of that.  This Tilda is one of my favorites over the past few years and I have used her quite often.  She is colored with copic markers and the background is Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink sponged around.  The sentiment is a Whimsy sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope you are enjoying the start of this new year and hope your year is filled with creativity.  For me I find creativity feeds the soul and so I am hoping to spend lots of time in my craft room this year nourishing myself in this way.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Something Special to Share


Hello again - I know I don't post for a couple of months and then all of sudden I do two posts in one day but I had to share this most special Christmas gift that I was given EVER!!  My dear grandmother passed away almost 1 year ago (she was 94 years old and very special to me).  She owned a beautiful fur coat that my grandfather had bought for her many, many years ago and she owned ths fur coat until the day she passed away.  My grandmother has 2 daughters - one is my mom and the other my aunt and between my mom and my aunt there are 4 grandchildren (actually 5 but my brother is mentally handicapped and has been since a small child).  However my aunt was going to get rid of the fur coat after my grandmother passed away but my mother said she wanted to have it.  My mother had a brilliant idea (my mother is an amazing woman) anyways she thought it would be such a wonderful gift to have my grandmother's fur coat made into special "keepsake" bears - 1 for each of her grandchildren whom she adored.  My mother found a lady to make the bears and then my mom knitted the clothes they are wearing.  The lady who made the bears was able to get 6 bears from the coat and so my mom and my aunt also will get one of the special bears too!!  My mom asked me to come over yesterday and pick out a bear - It was so special and this bear is so special too - I ended up choosing the one on the farthest left in the picture - he is adorable!!!.  Even though they were all made from the same pattern they all were so unique in their looks - that is the amazing part of "homemade" that I so love.  Anyways my aunt and my 3 cousins I am sure will be touched as well this Christmas season by this so very special gift.  I had to share this as it just means so much to me and it is a really heartwarming story - my grandma will be smiling from heaven I know when she sees us all with one of her fur bears.  My grandmother loved to do handwork as well so I know she would just love this. Mom if you are reading this post - I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart - you are the best!!!!!  So thoughtful and kind!!!   I wanted to share this with my crafty blog friends as I know they will love to see the bears as well!!  

Have a very Merry Christmas to all - I may post a card or 2 yet before Christmas but in case I run out of time may your season be filled with Joy and Peace and great family memories!!!!

Love your stamping friend, Debbie