Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome ...

To-day I would like to share some cute tags and a gift bag that I made featuring Southern Ridge Trading Company chippies.  These 3 little projects make me so happy.  I think this cute clothes pin clip can be created many times over using seasonal chippies from Southern Ridge wooden chippies.  

Hop over to the blog and see how easy you can embellish your projects with chippies.

All the best of the season.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Canvas Corp Brands

Hello and Welcome to my blog....

To-day I am up on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog with a creative way to create with 1 sheet of pattern cardstock from Canvas Corp.  Hop over to the blog and see all the possibilities.

Here is a peek at some possibilities.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Stampington and Company Magazine

Happy to say that I have been published in the recent release of Stampington's Take Ten magazine.


Next time you are out shopping,  pick up a copy and  support hard copy magazines and buy a Stampington Magazine.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and welcome.
I am up on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog with a cute Christmas decoration.  Stop by and visit.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome to my blog....

To-day, I wanted to share a Non-traditional colored Christmas Card with you.  Southern Ridge Trading Co. has some of the cutest chipboard designs, so check them out at their store.

Here is a close-up of my card on the blog today.
Stop by Southern Ridge Trading Co. blog to see some additional photo's of my card. 
Join me and become a member of our community by participating in monthly challeges.
Thanks for visiting and your comments are appreciated.

Southern Ridge Trading Co. supplies

Other Supplies 
May Arts Ribbon
Maya Road stick-pins
Clearsnap, Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar
Deco Art Acrylic Paint
    Therm-o-Web Deco foil
      Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

To-day I would like to share a beautiful FALL layout that brings back memories to many of us who are lucky enough to experience and live in the 4 season zone.

Stop by the Southern Ridge Trading Company to get a full view of my layout posted on the blog.

Southern Ridge Trading Co.
Canvas Corp Brands

Thanks for visiting.

Canvas Corp Brands

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  
So happy to share a very shabby chic rustic burlap canvas bow that I made for a gift topper.

Here is a sneak peek of my bow showcasing Canvas Corp's, Burlap and Canvas products.  Visit their blog, become members of the community by participating in monthly challenges.  Lots of support and love can be found with the design team.  Cheers are greatly appreciated if you do visit. (smile)

Other suppliers for this organic bow

Thanks for stopping by today and appreciate your kind words when you visit.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome to my blog today.

Sharing travel layout with you today.  Travel adventures need to be captured to remember the feel of the expedition.....  Here my son experienced a lifetime adventure.

This is a peek of my layout.  Head over to Southern Ridge Trading Company and see all the details of this layout featuring the Dream catcher corner chipboard piece.
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Simon Says Blog

Hello and Welcome
Today I am sharing a small decoration for that pumpkin.

Check out blog and join the community for fun challenges.

Here is my little pumpkin for the Autumn challenge.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 17, 2016

My Favorite Things

Hello and Welcome to my blog today.

I would like to share my card that I designed for the MFT Card Challenge that is happening this week at My Favorite Things Blog.

Here is the Sketch Challenge that I will be supporting.

Please visit MFT and become a member of the blog community by participating in all of the challenges that they offer the designer to get the creativity started.

Yes, my card is a vintage snow card.  It has already snowed in Canada, so I have skipped fall and went to Winter designs.

MFT supplies
Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish Die
CS-Birthday Sentiments Stamp set

Other supplies
Southern Ridge Trading Co. - Sm wooden sleigh
Art Deco acrylic paint - vintage white 
Crackle medium
Canvas Corp Burlap and Canvas
May Arts ribbon
Core'dinations Cardstock
Xyron Adhesive

Thanks for visiting.

Scott's Publishing Magazine- Just Cards

Hello and Welcome

Next time you are at a book store or your local craft store, stop in and support the family of Scott's Publishing Magazines and pick up a copy of the latest Just Cards Magazine.

I have a few cards in the latest release on the magazine stands.  This magazine is a great collection of inspirational cards for all seasons.  One of my go-to-magazines for checking what is trending in the industry.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome.

I am still hanging onto summer with light blue colors in my projects.  Here is a peek at my blog post over at Southern Ridge Trading Company.

 Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

World Card Making Day (WCMD) with Winnie & Walter Stamps

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day I would like to share a few cards that I made during the WORLD card making day.

Winnie and Walter has a great blog hop and challenge that lasts for few days , so check them out and play along with the group of challenges they have listed to inspire everyone to create.

This post I have played along with 3 of their challenges.

CAS with  Kate  3am

Rainbow  Color with Gayatri  5am          and        Background building with Shay 7pm

Be sure to visit W & W as their design team are outstanding and provide lots of inspiration.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog.  To-day I would like to share my coffee card to celebrate the hop.  They have many sponsor who are industry leader's within our crafting community. 

So make a cuppa coffee, enjoy all the entries and give a thanks to all the sponsor's.  


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Co.

Hello and Welcome:

Check out the Southern Ridge Trading Co. blog for my project.  Here is a  peek at my project.

I have lots of step out photo's to show you how to make the project yourself.
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company Show's

Hello and Welcome...

Check out my SHINE project at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.  The project is sure to make your day shine and you will be inspired to be sparkly all week long.
This project will be on display at the following market shows:
Sept. 22-24, 2016  Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
CHA  January 19, 2016  Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 Here is a sneak peak of my project on the blog today.

Southern Ridge Trading Co. Supplies:
Welded Words Category

Other Supplies Used:

- ICraft Deco Foil and  adhesive by, Therm-o-Web
- Deco Art Americana Acrylic Mint paint
- Gel Medium, by Faber Castell
- Beads & gems

 Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome

Here is a sneak peak of a project that I made using Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard. 


Hop over to the blog and see all the texture and embellished chippies.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and welcome to my blog Cottage Life.  Tis the season of lakeside breezes so this will be a short post as I know all of you are enjoying the summer sunshine.

Join me at Southern Ridge Trading Company for a cute CAS card that I designed using the Minature Series of chipboards.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Co.

Are you a trend setter?
Do you have one of these?

Stop by the blog today and see how chipboard can embellish this planner. 
 Southern Ridge Trading Co. has a great assortment of chipboards that work perfect to customize your planner.

Stampers' Sampler

Hello and welcome...
Popping in to let you know I was published in the recent Stampers' Sampler Magazine.
Please support our hardcopy publisher's and pick up a copy from your favorite store or get a yearly subscription.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and Welcome
Summer is in full swing so enjoy the season as time flies!
Today, I would like to share a sneak peek at my project which is featured on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.

Be sure to visit the shop at Southern Ridge.

I am featuring 2 products from Southern Ridge Trading Company.

6 Cats
Mini Scroll Frame

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello and welcome to my blog.  

To-day I wish to share a sneak peek at my album cover which is featured at the 
South Ridge Trading Company Blog.  
The chippies on this album cover are one of  my favorite themed collections from South Ridge.

Please join us for our monthly challenges. 
 Meet designers from all over the world and become part of our community.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies  shop:

Other supplies
Michaels Arts & Crafts  Recollections Mixed Media Collage, burlap
Michaels Recollections Mix Media Album
Canvas Corp Brands, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist,  Nautical Sayings on Ivory Cardstock

Thanks for visiting and schedule some creative time this week for yourself.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

South Ridge Trading Co.


To-day I would like to share a Clean and Simple (CAS) card which showcases fine detailed chipboard from South Ridge Trading Co.  Each month they have a monthly challenge, so please join our community of fine cut chipboard designers.

June mark's the celebration of Father's Day, Graduation's and Wedding season.  My card is to celebrate Father's Day.

 Here is a sneak peek of my card which is featured on the Southern Ridge Trading Co. Blog.

Stop by the blog and look around the shop for all the products that are available. 
The store address is:

Monday, June 6, 2016

Stampington Take Ten Magazine

Please support our hard copy publishers and pick up your copy of the recently released 
Take Ten Magazine.
I have cards on Page 57 and 116.


 Thanks for stoppiing by and have a happy creative day.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Southern Ridge Trading Company- Canada

Hello and welcome to my MIA blog.  I have returned from a kitchen demo/renovation and a bit of overseas travel.  Happy to announce that I have joined the Southern Ridge Trading Company from British Columbia, Canada.  
So visit often and see my design's for a great chipboard company from the west coast.

Please join me and discover all the goodness over at Southern Ridge's Blog.    
The company has monthly challenge so join in the fun and become a member of their community.  

They are announcing their design team currently, so skip over and meet the newbies that have joined the current team.  Look in the shop and discover the "Newly  Released " chipboard design's by 
owner Karen Beaupre.
Newly released can be found by clicking the SHOP tab.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kitchen Reno

Hello friends..........
Thought I would check in and say a Kitchen Main floor reno takes time.  Close to being complete, so hopefully I will be back here on the blog.... bring back some designing time to the world at large.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Stampington and Company Take Ten Magazine

Hello and Welcome to my blog.  To-day I am happy to share that the Mar/Apr/May 2016 issue of Take Ten has 4 of my cards published.
Please support our Hard copy magazines such as Stampington and Company, this magazine is of high printed paper quality and is lovely to behold.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Just Mixed Media Scott Publications

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day I am happy to share that Scott's Publications have released their new Premiere Issue of "Just Mixed Media magazine". 

 Please pick up your copy at your favorite book store and support our hard copy printed magazine publishers.  It's so nice to still hold that magazine in your hand and feel the love instilled in the projects featured in a hard copy magazine.

I have 6 cards featured on pages 71, 72 and 73.

Maufactures that I have featured on the Mixed media cards are as follows:

Canvas Corp Brands - Mistable paper
DecoArt - Fluid Acrylics
Petaloo flowers
Xyron adhesive
Core'dinations Cardstock

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reno progress

Hello and welcome to a winter reno.  I know that a winter reno is the best time to tackle a reno.  There are no distractions from the beautiful outdoors calling you out into the sunshine...  Here is a photo from the internet, which is how it feels to live thru a kitchen main floor reno...   

Looking forward to the end of March.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Happy New Year for DCWV

Hello and Welcome to a sparkling beginning to 2016.  

Hope all is well with everyone in their part of the world and new beginnings are taking flight for everyone.

To celebrate the beginning of a great year for DCWV,
 I have made a card showcasing all that is sparkly at DCWV.

 Die Cuts With  A View (DCWV) had a great show in California earlier this month, CHA 2016.
Start your year off by becoming  part of the DCWV's  community by joining them on their blog.  


Adhesive Glitter Paper
Adhesive Crystal Paper
 Embossing Powder

Updates will be appearing later this month at the DCWV blog.
Thanks for visiting.