Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Rose by Any Other Name

I have always adored the images that Sylvia Zet draws, and now her gorgeous images are available as rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps as Wee Stamps.  Her latest release did not disappoint - this lovely "Rosetta" is a delight to color!!!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then used light pastel colors to match the gorgeous designer paper from Authentique's Cherish collection.  The image was cut with one of the newest Spellbinders dies - the Decorative Labels Twenty-Two.  The edges of all of the designer papers are distressed, and small pearls adorn the corner of the card, which were made with a Lilac Pearl Pen.  The antique lace is from my stash.  All of the supplies used on this card were purchased from One Crazy Stamper.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lean On Me

 Southern Alberta is being hit hard and fast with flash flooding, and the news reports are full of reports of major damage with the worst not yet felt in many areas, including the City of Calgary.  My heart goes out to all of the people impacted by this devastating emergency, and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.  The only impact to myself, here in Airdrie, has been the development of a lake in my own backyard, but compared to what other people are experiencing, I'll take my instant lake.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


The official first day of Summer is only three days away, for then we can say hello to the beautiful heat of the summer sun.  It seems that here in the Calgary area we have had a lot of rain, rain, and more rain, so I am really hoping that the start of summer will mean that rain will go away, and the sun will stick around.  Keeping my fingers crossed!!
My card for Terrific Tuesday at One Crazy Stamper, features one of the newer images from Your Next Stamp entitled Summer.  I've colored the image with Copics, then used a couple of different sizes of the Spellbinders Labels 2 die to mat and frame the image.  The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Summer Oval Letter Seals set, the flower detail is a Martha Stewart border punch, and the ribbon and designer paper is from my own stash.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You're the Man

In honor of Father's Day and all of the great dads out there, here's a special card!

This is one of Art Impressions great images entitled "Spud", which I colored with Distress Inks and layered on to scraps of designer paper.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Play Ball

Summertime means the kids are busy playing all different types of sports, and one of my kids favorites was baseball.  The theme this month at One Crazy Stamper is SUMMER, and this card says it all!

I have colored up this sweet Saturated Canary image entitled "Pitcher" with bright sunny Copic colors, and matched it with designer paper from Simple Stories 24/7 collection.  The sentiment on the banner was created by hand and with Quikcut dies.
Hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper blog to check out all of the wonderful cards that the design team have created, and leave them some love.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lazy Summer Days

Welcome to the next installment of Terrific Tuesday for One Crazy Stamper, and today I have a wonderfully bright sunny card to celebrate the Summer theme for this month's challenge.

Lora at One Crazy Stamper has been carrying the Little Darlings rubber stamps for awhile now, but this is the first time I have actually colored one, and the images stamp up beautifully.  This is Pinwheel Fun, which I colored with Copics, cut and matted with a Spellbinder die, then popped up on the card front featuring paper from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg.  The sentiment is one of my favorite sets  - Whimsy Stamps Summer Letter Seals, and the ribbons are from my stash.
Check out the wonderful cards that the design team create each and every day at the One Crazy Stamper blog, and enter to win the fabulous prize package by entering the monthly challenge - this month the theme is SUMMER!!

From the comments that were left on my May 28th post on the One Crazy Stamper site, the winner of the Crafters Companion stamp set is #6 Gail.  Please email me at s.mclaughlin8@shaw.ca and I will get your prize in the mail right away.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summer Lovin'

 June has arrived and hopefully with that the warmer weather has decided to stick around as well ( I am writing this post in late April and so far spring is having a hard time sticking around - seems to snow every weekend ).  To celebrate the arrival of all things warm, the challenge theme this month at One Crazy Stamper is SUMMER!!!

Ahhh, summer and those lazy days of lounging around enjoying life to the fullest - this image says it all!!!  This is Art Impressions Girlfriends Stayin' Afloat' stamp set brightly colored with Copics.  The dp is from Cosmo Crickets Salt Air collection - an oldie from my stash - ribbon and clear dew drops are also from my stash, and the sentiment is one of the three included with the stamp set.
Check out all of details about the challenge, and the wonderful prize you can win, by checking out the One Crazy Stamper blog, and while you're there leave some love for the wonderful design team!!