cre.a.tiv.i.ty: {kree-eh-tiv-i-tee} n. 1. the discovery of one's self

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wax Butterfly...

As you may know, it's easier to die cut your card stock if you put a piece of wax paper between.
So I saved the wax cutout and ironed it on to some Very Vanilla card stock and sponged over using Pistachio Pudding ink. The wax from the cutout gets heated onto the card stock and forms a resist so the ink doesn't stay on the paper.
You can see the video HERE
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Saturday, March 7, 2015

You Warm My Heart...

Another wonderful stamp from Stampin' Up!
This one is The Sheltering Tree, with lots of wonder full images.
Here I used it to make this card, using Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla.
I followed a layout by Lovely Stamping Blog and used my own colours etc.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To my Friend...

I made this card for one of my girlfriends' birthday. This image is just like my friend, tall and stylish.
The overall size of the card is 
4" x 9 1/4" which can easily fit in a #10 business envelope.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


I just love this Butterfly Basics stamp set along with the Butterfly Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!.
Collage stamps are great for getting that artsy whimsical feel to any creation.
The colours I used here are Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar.
Other Stampin Up products for both cards shown are, Dictionary background stamp, Blushing Bride cardstock, bakers twine, Simply pressed Clay & molds, Lovely Lace embossing folder, Basic rhinestones jewels and pearls.
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Sunday, February 15, 2015


I thought I would try to make a long card using the new Sheltering Tree stamp set. 
This card is depicting the four seasons and letting the receiver know, that the sender will always be there no matter the weather. 
I use the method and colours shown on Patty's Stamps blog. 
I created the sceen on a piece of Whisper White and layered on to a Blushing Bride mat then adhered all on a Soft Suade card base. The overall size of the card is 
4" x 9 1/4" which can easily fit in a #10 business envelope.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lotus Blossom....Sale-A-Bration

Just got the new free Lotus Blossom stamp set last night and had to play.
I stamped it out with some Blackberry Bliss and and Mossy Meadow and the sentiment using Lost Lagoon. The paper is from the moonlight designer series paper stack.
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

One Sheet Wonder, Masculine cards.

I made up some quick masculine cards yesterday by using a One Sheet Wonder method. By stamping the images from the Dapper Dad stamp set (discontinued), and then cutting the sheet in various ways,  I was able to make several cards from this one sheet (below). 
You can see the method HERE

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

From all of us...

I made this card for my friend at work who is leaving after 4 1/2 years. We will miss her very much.
I used a couple of products from the new Occassions Mini Catalogue. 
Cheerful Critters, Crazy About You, Flowerpot designer series paper, Blendabilites.
For the inside (below), I stamped the rabbit critter leaving the arms off and then also stamped this sentiment from the Just Sayin' stamp set.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


I've been busy making these calendars for my friends & family for the new year.
Oh My Goodies, flowerpot designer series paper,White seam binding ribbon. Night of the navy card stock.