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

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Custom Designer Series Paper

I made DSP using the gelly bean looking shape from the new Party Animal stamp. This stamp set will be available for purchase on January 5th in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue for 2016

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Die to Stamps

I used my Butterfly Thinlits dies to make this stamp, By die cutting 2 layers of fun foam and gluing them together with Tombow glue. It's a stamp I can use over and over again. The sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set. All Stampin Up!.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Another birthday card....

Hi all,
This card was made using several techniques. I started by embossing a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock usingthe Brickwall embossing folder and then sponged it using mostly Cajun Craze and some Tip Top Toupe. Using verious images from the from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, I created some "conscious clutter" in the background. I then fussy cut the flower image and used my oval thinlits dies to make the frame. The sentiment is from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. I layered all these together on a sponged very vanilla piece and then layered that onto a MosÅ›y Meadow card base. All products are Stampin' Up!.
Card layout credit to
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Banner Blessings

Hi All,
I made these cards using the Banner blessings stamp set and some retired dsp from Stampin' Up!
I also tried Do Stamping With Dawn's technique of double punching with the Note Tag punch for the window. 
You can check out her video here:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy birthday

A friend at work asked me to make a birthday card for her dad. This is called a shadow box card. 
I used the Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin Up. I also made the envelope.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Father's Day Card ideas

Hi All
Here are some Father's Day cards I made using various current, new and discontinued Stampin Up products.

This last card was CASE'd from a birthday card by
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

No Sentiment...

Butterfly basics, Irresistibly Yours designer series paper(sale-a-bration)
Whisper White bakers twine.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Hi All,
This card was made very quickly using various Stampin' Up! products.
 I started out using a layer piece of Crumb Cake card stock, I then sponged it using the Dots & Stripes decorative masks. Using the same mask off set, I then my white gel pen to trace around the dots.
I stamped the ship image from the Traveler stamp set and fussy cut leaving a small boarder.
The penant and 'enjoy' sentiment are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies set. The flag banner was stamped using Soft Suade and die cut using the Balloon Framelits Dies.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Our Friendship...

I made this card using Sale-A-Bration item 
Irresistibly Yours designer series paper and the stamp set A Very Happy Thing. 
The images, bird and lemons were coloured using the sadly discontinued Blendabilites.
I also added colour to the dsp by sponging it using various ink pads.

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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