Friday, September 28, 2018


Happy Friday Ai Fans!
Yah it's Friday!! Not only does Friday mean the weekends here but it also means it's my turn to share a card with you! I've decided to use the Art Impressions "Mouse Slider set"!
I always love the "Slider Sets" as they make such a fun and interactive card! You do need to purchase the Ai "Slider Die" though as it makes it so easy to make the frame for the slider component.
I love how this little cute girl mouse runs and hugs her guy!! That's just too sweet!
Here I wanted to show you that you don't have to use the "Mouse Slider set" as a "slider" card. You can simply just use the images on your card as well. The set comes with the images and dies to make your card with.
Copics Used:
Mice: E11, E13, E15, R20
Girl: RV17, RV19, Y35, Y38
Boy: YG63, YG67

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Halloween Night!

Hi HH & OCS Friends!
It's time for another Halloween inspired card today! I'm using the High Hopes "Halloween Mini Set" and "Bat". I love this set because you can use it so many different ways!

I decided to use a "pane die" for my cuties today and added the HH "Take Flight" sentiment on the one side! I popped up each image with some foam squares for added dimension. A few enamel dots finish it off.
Look at the adorable "Halloween Mini" set! Think of all the different ways you can use this set! Awesome value for sure!
Copics Used:
YR04, YR07, YR09
BV04, BV08
N3, N4, N5, N7
YG21, YG23, YG25
YG61, YG63, YG67

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

SSS Stamptember and Art Impressions!

Hi SSS and Ai Fans!
How exciting..... its that time of year again for SSS Stamptember! Once again SSS and Ai are collaborating together for an exclusive Girlfriend stamp set called "Pumpkin Spice ".

I kind of went out of my comfort zone by not using any patterned paper today. I started by using a background stamp with some embossing ink and SSS White embossing powder. Then using Tim Holtz distress inks I blended my Fall colour theme onto the water-colour paper. The white embossed background stamp pops out of the ink colours!
I coloured my image using my Copic Sketch Markers and then fussy cut it with my Brother Cut N Scan machine. I popped the girls up with some foam tape for added dimension! A few enamel dots and Crystal Stickles on the coffee cup finish off my design!
I used the sentiment on the inside with some more ink blending.
Copics Used:
E00, E11, E21, E31, E33, E40, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E53
R39, R56, R89
Y23, Y26, Y32
N5, N7, N9
YG93, YG97
YR04, YR07, YR09

I hope you love the exclusive Girlfriend set featuring two girlfriends enjoying their favourite Fall drinks! Hurry though this is a limited edition stamp set and once they're gone, they're gone! Don't forget to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog and be inspired, see new limited stamps sets, find links to designers and of course grab this set for yourself!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 21, 2018


Hello Ai Fans!
It's Friday so that means it's my turn to share some Art Impressions inspiration! I am using one of the stamps from the "Halloween Magic" set.
I stamped and coloured my image to match the papers in the Doodlebug "Booville" collection. I used a Fishtail Flag die to cut around my image. I often use a flag die as they are long and skinny and hey..... you get more than 1 use out of them!
I love that the "Halloween Magic" set comes with so many possibilities with all the images and sentiments. I know I'll be using it again soon for another card! I mean look at that adorable little witch and that pumpkin stack!
Copics Used:
YR04, YR07, YR09
N4, N5, N7
YG23, YG25
V04, V05, V06
C1, C3, C5, C6

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ai Challenge "Circle Elements"

Hello Ai Fans!
It's the second week of the Art Impressions Challenge called "Circle Elements" and the newly released Mini Tryfolds and Holiday Circlets. I am playing with the "Halloween Circlet MTF"
When I saw the images I knew that I wanted to make a pumpkin card base for something different! I got out my trusty Silhouette Cameo and using a Pumpkin SVG file created a pumpkin tryfold base. I added some Halloween designer papers and a bow for some interest. I also added glitter pen to something on each layer for sparkly fun.
I love how each layer peeks through!
Copics Used:
E42, E44, E47, YR04, YR07
YG61, YG63, YG67
YR09, YR14, YR21, YR23, YR24
BV000, BV00, BV01
N3, N5, N7, W1, W3, W5

Don't forget to head on over to the Art Impression Challenge and see what the rest of the DT has used to inspire you!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Hello HH & OCS Fans!
Today I am sharing something that's totally out of my comfort zone! I tried my hand at watercoloring this beautiful image from High Hopes called "Farm Background" with a watercolour paper palette. I still need lots of practice but I have to admit it was fun!
 I started by stamping the image onto some watercolour paper and then using the palette, a brush and some water coloured it in. After it had time to dry I cut out the word "Fall" and added the letters back in with foam tape to create an "Eclipse" card. A bit of Designer Paper behind the image and some enamel dots finished it all off.
It was neat to try the Paper Palette's and I think you could easily make your own to take easily with you.

Until Next time......
Happy Stamping!


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Autumn Days!

Happy Saturday!
It's my turn to share some inspiration over at Digi Doodle Studios! Fall is one of my favourite times of the year. I just love all the beautiful colours of nature and the cooler but still warm temperatures! When I saw the "Patti's Pumpkin Patch" digital stamp I immediately fell in love with her! She's just adorable and reminded me of all the times I took my kids to the Pumpkin Patch to pick out their Halloween Pumpkins! We loved going and trying out the corn maze and then looking through all the different shapes and sizes of pumpkins!
Today I am using papers from the Doodlebug Happy Harvest 6x6 collection. The colours are so warm and vibrant in this collection! After printing out my digital image, I coloured Patti with my Copic Sketch markers, and then cut her out with a die. I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the pumpkins, polka dots to her dress and gloves and some Diamond Stickles to her hat. I used the digital sentiment from the DDS "Autumn Days Sentiment & Tags" collection.
Copics Used: 
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20, R17
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E39, E49, E59
Outfit: BG05, BG07, BG09/ Y35, Y38
Pumpkins: YR04, YR07, YR09, YG63, YG67

Don't forget to follow the Digital Doodle Studios FaceBook Page! The Design Team will inspire you for sure!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Give Thanks!

Hi Ai Fans!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Canada and I thought these adorable Pilgrim Mice would make the perfect card! This image is from the newly released "Grateful Hearts" set by Art Impressions.
I decided to use papers from an older Doodlebug collection called Fall Friends. I just loved that they had a paper with Pilgrims on it to match my card. I added Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to all the orange coloured areas.

I coloured my image with my Copic markers and fussy cut out my images using my Brother Cut N Scan. I added a cute scalloped border to the edges of my paper and used the new Oval Double Stitched die from Ai to cut out a background to mount my image to.
Copics Used:
Mice: E50, E51, E53, E55, R20
Outfits: N1, N4, N5, N7
Pumpkins: YR04, YR07, YR09, YG63
Ground: YG61, YG63, YG67

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sending Smiles!

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
Fall is in the air and with that comes all the adorable Fall stamps, papers and warm colours! Today for my post I am using "Harvest Harry".  
My Design is very simple today with only one layer of designer paper and a bit of Burlap ribbon. I coloured my image with my Copic Sketch markers and then fussy cut it out with my Brother Cut N Scan. I popped the image up with some foam squares and added a few enamel dots for a bit of interest. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Sending Smiles".
Copics Used:
E30, E33, E43, E44, E47, E51, E53, E55
YR21, YR23, YR24
N3, N4, N5, N7
YG93, YG97, YG99

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Office Party Set!

Hello Ai Fans!
Happy Friday! Since it's Friday, that means it's my turn to share a card with you! Today I am using the Art Impressions "Office Party" set. 
I am using paper from an older MME collection that I had in my stash. I coloured my images with my Copic Sketch Markers to match the paper's colour theme. I added polka dots to each girl's outfits with a white gel pen for a fun element.
I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the set onto the computer screen. I cut out my image using one of the New AI Dies. This one is called "Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies". Some twine, Crystal Stickles fand enamel dots finish off this card.
I love that sentiment it cracks me up!
I love all the sentiment options that come in the "Office Party"set! Great value for sure!

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Outfits: RV66, RV69' Y23, Y26, Y28
Blue: BG11, BG13, BG53, BG57
Greys: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N7

Happy Stamping!