Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Post it Note Holders

These are some post it note holders I made to sell at my craft fairs.  A brief tutorial will follow the pictures.

.One piece of cardstock 4 by 7:
.Three pieces of cardstock 3 3/4 by 3"
.Three pieces of patterned paper 2 3/4 by 3 1/2"
.One piece of card stock 1/4 by 1 "
.Two 5" lengths  of ribbon'
.One small pencil
.Post it notes
.Sticky strip
.Bone folder
.Stamps or other embellishments for decorating.

1.  Score the 4 by 7: cardstock across the wide side 3 1/4" from either end.
2.  Fold the cardstock along the score lines to create a 1/2: spine in the center
3.  Mat all 2 3/4 by 3 1/2: pieces of patterned paper by adhering to the 3 by 3 3/4" card stock pieces.
4.  Adhere one of the matted pieces onto the outside front of the holder
5.  Center 2 pieces of ribbon inside the holder and adhere with sticky strip
6.  Adhere the other two pieces of layered cardstock over the center panels to cover the ribbon ends.
7.  Remove backing from the post-it note stack and adhere to the bottom right side of the holder.
8. Take the 1/4 by 1" piece of cardstock and wrap it around the small pencil to create a loop.
9.  Adhere ends together
10. Adhere to cardstock loop at the base of  the holder
11. Close the top, and tie the ribbon
12.  Decorate the top - I have used pieces of jewellry .

For a more complete tutorial visit this location

Time for Fishing - Frog's Whiskers Sketch Challenge

This is cottage country and fishing is a popular activity.  Most of the cards I have made related to cottage and fishing have been sold out, so when I saw the sketch challenge on Frog's Whisker's I decided to make a  card related to fishing.  You can find the link here 
 Stamp: Fishing Bunny from Frog's Whiskers Ink. Sentiment: Lacey Designs
 Ink: The image was stamped with basic black ink on Whisper White card stock and coloured with chalks and a blender pen.  A sticker embellishment was added under the water (i.e. the bait) so hopefully the bunny will catch something.
 The edges were inked with Marina Mist ink from Stampin Up (SU).
Paper: The basic card, the matting for the image and the designer paper is Marina Mist.  All were inked with Marina Mist
The next layer to the card is Naturals White by SU.  It was embossed with the polka dot embossing folder by SU and lightly inked with Marina Mist ink.  The edges were also inked.
Designers papers are unknown.
Accessories:  Hemp Twine helps to give the card that cottage feel. Polka Dot embossing folder from SU, word window and modern label punch from SU, Stampin Dimensionals

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tea with Diane Armstrong

Diane Armstrong had a stop over in Peterborough, so decided to visit with ORSA members there.  Jane and I invited her and her daughter-in-law Chrissy to tea in my garden.  Following are some pictures of that beautiful day.  The weather couldn't have cooperated more.
Present were:  Jane Watson, Helen Howard, Diane Armstrong, Chrissy Armstrong, and Maria Vanderform
We all had a good time, all of us feeling that we had received a gift by spending time together.
This picture shows Maria, Diane, Helen and Chrissy having tea and desert on my deck in my garden.

Helen now took this picture, so you can see Jane Watson (whom everyone knows as Pokeywatson)

Diane and Helen.  Jane had made a card for Diane and she was busy looking at it.  What a wonderful time we had.  You can see the relaxed look on everyone's faces.

Helen and Chrissy, with my profile.  That's my clematis plant in the background.

The day ended with a shopping trip to Crop Circles, a scrapbooking store owned by Helen and Ted Howard. Diane had a hay day.     Helen was a gracious hostess in the store, displaying everyone's art work, and generally making us all feel at home.  The day ended with lunch at Tim Horton's.
It couldn't have been a more perfect day.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Stampfest was wonderful.  It was also a lot of work, and I was understandably tired by the end of the day.
 I met so many wonderful people - ORSA members, other SU demonstrators, and the general public.  Evelyne Moran worked hard to make this Stampfest a success, and I would like to thank her for the hard work she obviously put into this event.
Once I get some pictures I will post them.
 Gail Uebelacker and myself leaning over my booth at Stampfest

Gail at her booth.  Known as Peppermint Patty, she was making hand made paper.

Helen Howard at her booth.  She did so many make and takes she did not get a chance to shop.  Great make and takes though.

Evelyne Moran doing her make and takes.  She was so absorbed in what she was doing Jane (who was taking the pictures) couldn't get her to lift her head.

This is me at my booth - with a weird expression on my face.  It looks like I want to kiss someone - to which Jane replied "Maybe you thought it was a kissing booth!"

Lynne Ross, Lora Sinkler, and myself having a good joke.  Wish I could remember what it was.

Lora and her friend at her booth.

My card display

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Friends - ORSA July Sketch Challenge

This is my card for the ORSA July Sketch Challenge.
Stamp: Friends Never Fade
Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Glossy white card stock
Ink: Black Stazon.  Image background was done using alcohol inks (Raisin, Butterscotch, Lettuce, and Pearl Mixative), Rose Red marker for sentiment
Accessories: Ribbon (dollar store), Scallop trim border punch, word window punch, modern label punch

Stampfest July 17

Stampfest, Bancroft, Ont. July 17

Bancroft Ontario   

July 17th 2010  at the Bancroft Legion
16 Station Street Bancroft

Scrapbooking and card making Show!
Lots of demos.
Make and takes.
Door prices.

For more info go to

I will be there as a vendor as a Stampin' Up representative.  Hope to see all of you there.  It should be a great event.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Purple on Purple swap with ORSA

This hydrangea card is my contribution to the swap.

This one was done by Diane Armstrong

This one done by Carole Jansen

Jean Bircham did this card.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Watering can and farm scene versions 2 and 3

Here are the other two cards make with the same stamp set, only coloured with different copic markers.  The first one has blue flowers, a bit of rust on the can and a green barn and gray house.  The sky has a bit of a sunset colour.

I haven't made this one into a card yet, but you can plainly see the difference in the design colour.  The flowers are yellow, the can has some rust on it, but the barn is red with a blue house.  The sky is peppered with clouds

Of the 3 cards, which colour combo do you like the best?.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm here for you

Being in the country at all the Farmer's Markets has inspired me to do a series of these pictures.  Although the stamp is the same, the colours are different.
All are coloured with copic markers which are so easy to transport and use.
I'll post the others later and you can see the difference for yourself, and vote on the one you like.
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