Graduation Card for Mojo Monday

A young friend graduated in the spring and recently had his graduation party. I used the most recent Mojo Monday sketch for his card.

mojo grad ryan

It’s pretty plain, I always struggle to make masculine cards once the recipient is past about 11 or 12 years old. Before that you can still get away with some cuteness!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered In:

Mojo Monday 422

Ink: archival black-Ranger, Vintage photo Distress
Paper: Scarlett Letter DP-Basic Grey, CS-PTI
Accessories: ribbon-stash, brads-Making Memories, buttons-Basic Grey


Masculine Thinking of You Card

Sadly my great uncle is sick in the hospital. I knew he would love a card but most of my get well cards were too young for him. So I set to work.

masc get well

We are both very religious so I knew he would appreciate this stamp with a scripture on it. While it doesn’t exactly say ‘get well’, I don’t think it needed to. The buttons look too bright for the card colours but IRL they are a perfect match. This is a pretty basic card so there isn’t much to tell you about. Click on sketch to visit the challenge.


Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Grey Flannel- Memento
Paper: light grey CS-SU!, dark grey, ivory CS-PTI, DP-MME
Accessories: buttons-Basic Grey, embossing folder-Sizzix


Bold Coffee for Mojo Monday

I know, I know, I never create in colours this bright and bold! But since I bought the October SSS card kit, I had to use it right? LOL!

coffee youre the best card 

I really liked this sketch and the scalloped DP is purple which my gal pal really likes. I know she prefers my softer styled stuff, but she also loves coffee! If I hadn’t been making this at the last minute I might have added a few sequins or rhinestones but oh well.

Enjoy, Rebecca

(PS: You get bonus points if you noticed that within the teal and blue paper, there are foxes as part of the print! I didn’t notice until I’d cut it the wrong way!)

SSS What’s Brewing
Ink: Memento black, black Archival-Ranger
Paper: DP Basic Grey, CS-SSS doll pink
Accessories: foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, scalloped die-PTI


Prairie Smile Card for Unscripted Sketches #254

Doesn’t this card remind you of a prairie dress? I love these patterns and colours.


I’ve been wanting to copy the paper piecing technique Melissa Phillips uses for ages. I finally decided it would be perfect with this card. You can see her card here. I’m entering this card in the CASE Study DT challenge.


I hope you will join us this week on Unscripted Sketches. I love the ‘sentiment/quote’ part at the bottom. I have tons of tiny stamps I love to stamp repeatedly as a border. What do you have in your stash that would work?

Enjoy, Rebecca

Mega Mixed Messages-PTI
Paper: white CS-PTI, navy CS-SSS card kit, DP-Basic Grey
Ink: night of navy-SU!, Versamark
Accessories: loopy flower die-Memory Box, vintage lace, button, twine-PTI, white EP-HA,


Dad Sailboat Card

I haven’t played in any challenges lately so I managed to wrap a few challenges into one card. Yeah!

sailboat sss june kit

It’s a pretty simple card. I used some of the papers from the Simon Says Stamp June Kit as many are quite masculine and a JustRite image I haven’t used before. It’s hard to see here but I airbrushed the sea and sky then added some accents to the waves including a shadow of the boat. I took the Copic Colour and Ink class in Toronto last weekend – loved it – so I got inspired to buy an air compressor. You’ll find many of my upcoming projects will certainly include airbrushing! Gotta make use of it or hubby will get grumpy. To be honest, I’ve rationed my air cans pretty severely so there are lots of times I would have used more had I had unlimited air so I can be much more creative with airbrushing now! Yeah!

Now on to the challenges.

Simon Says Stamp: Transport.

Joan’s Gardens Anything Goes (but seems to have a masculine trend)

Deconstructed Sketches 105

deconstr sketch105

CAS-ual Fridays 105: Mapquest Summer Vacation


Ribbon Carousel 82 Fun in the Sun

ribbon carousel 82

Enjoy, Rebecca

image and border-JustRite, Dad, thanks-PTI
Ink: Memento black, chocolate-PTI, orange-Ancient Page
Paper: Bazzil cardstock base (I think, came in kit), Basic Grey DP, espresso CS-SU!, kraft CS-PTI, white CS-X-press it
Accessories: tag die, twine-PTI, rope-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, metal hardware-SU!, pinking shears, oval Nesties, Copics, air brush system


Modern Hospitality Card for Mojo Monday

I think this is the last in a series of cards I’ve been making for my sister. She likes much more modern cards than I do so, once again, I made this set to her tastes. I promise, there are much more girlie and shabby designs to come!

mod hospitality for sarah

These were part of a wine gift set I gave her. I made or personalized most of what was in there: a wine tote made of oatmeal and black Paris-themed fabric with a handmade beaded rose and insulated sleeve to keep white wine cold (I even created my own design/pattern for the entire thing from a photo!), an engraved wine stopper with their last name and wedding date, hand stencilled wine glasses with their monogram, wine tags to go on bottles they may give as gifts when invited out somewhere, wine aerators, hand-beaded wine charms, some nice wine themed tea towels and these cards and of course a nice big bottle of wine. They loved everything, yeah!

I used this week’s Mojo Sketch and I’m pretty sure that for once I finally managed to get it up in time! Yeah again! Click on the sketch below to visit the blog.


Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamps: PTI
Ink: spring moss-PTI, London fog-Memento, Antique Linen Distress
Paper: aqua mist, white CS-PTI, DP-Basic Grey Upcycle
Accessories: rhinestones-Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles-TE, foam dots-Jody Morrow, ribbon-stash, doily die-MFT, angled labels die-PTI


Fight Like a Girl Get Well Card

I thought I had already posted this but I guess not. I got this set free as part of the a.muse October breast cancer campaign. You only had to pay $3 shipping! What a great deal!

fight like a girl

Sorry about the background. I should have used kraft instead of white. Not enough contrast. It’s hard to see but there is a squarish ‘think pink’ stamp in the set and I stamped it as a background alternating between stamping it horizontally and vertically. Click to enlarge the picture to see it better.

fight like a girl1

I am working hard to get better at colouring hair. In my opinion, it is the only type of Copic colouring I still really struggle with. Not that I am a genius at the rest but I think I have achieved intermediate status for most. But hair, yeesh! At least I am remembering to leave highlights and in the right places but getting them to look realistic is so hard. I’ve watched tons of videos and they make it look so easy but when I go to do it, well, it isn’t and takes lots of practice!

Sadly this is for a friend of mine who is struggling with cancer. I helped her with her kids when she had breast cancer the first time. Now the beast is back. Fortunately, now her kids are grown but this is just so unfair. I made it a while ago so I hope she enjoyed it.


I’ve entered this in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 92 to make your own Wallpaper: stamp your own background on your creation. It’s a technique I love doing so I was thrilled to see this challenge. I just hope my card isn’t too fussy to qualify! It certainly is more CAS than most things I make!

Enjoy, Rebecca


Stamps: sentiment and background-a.muse, girl-MFT
Ink: Memento black, pink pirouette-SU!, sentiment pink??
Paper: blush CS-PTI, white CS-Xpress it, DP-Basic Grey, doily vintage typing paper-stash
Accessories: doily die-PTI, ribbon-Miss Alaynia Etsy, corsage pin-Michaels, beads, charm-local bead store, foam dots-Jody Morrow


Pet Sympathy Card

A sweet lady has been coming to support me and help handle my autistic son. It’s her job to help parents of children with mental illness but she’s a parent too. She has an autistic daughter herself so when I found out her daughter’s cat died, I had to make a sympathy card for her.

CASE study 129 cat symp

I took the photos during the day so the colours are a bit off; the orange is darker and the DP is brighter so they match better, sigh… oh well. Daylight mixed with my photo lights confuse my camera’s sensor. I made this as she was arriving and she had to take it with her so there was no time to rephotograph it later.

I used the CASE study 129 but since my kids dumped water on my computer, thankfully it is fine, I missed the chance to enter. Grrrrr…… I might have added some more embellishments to match the original but when I asked her mom if she would notice them she said probably not so I went with just the one cat. The style of this cat suits a teenager so I thought it was perfect.


This is the card I was CASEing. I hope you like my take on it. I really liked the twine bits from each embellie. Thought is was cute and very clever. I was working from memory so I didn’t notice the one rounded corner; wish I had done that. oh well.

Enjoy, Rebecca

sympathy sent-MFT, flourish Vintage labels-PTI
Ink: archival black-Ranger
Paper: Max and Whiskers-Basic Grey
Accessories: twine-PTI, cat-Jesse James buttons


Spa Party 2011

Yep, you read that correctly! 2011! I had a spa party for some of my girlfriends and I forgot to blog it! Crazy! I bought some of the stuff I needed and made others. Here are the things I made.

The invite…

spa party invite

Do you have any idea how long and hard I Had to look to find this You’re Invited stamp? OMW! I thought I was going to go crazy looking for it!

spa party clothespins4

Aren’t these cute? I didn’t have that many people so I tailored the designs to suit each person.

spa party clothespins2

Yep, two sets using these older papers. Nice for almost anyone. For a couple people whose favourite colours I didn’t know.

spa party clothespins3

These two were my favourites.

spa party clothespins5

The outside of the tins were decorated with embossed vellum and a die cut topped by a medallion.spa party pencils

Everyone got a pretty beaded pencil too. Also in the bags were a mini lip gloss, a mani kit, a bath scrubbie, a hair band and a bracelet beading kit. I think there were a couple other things too but it was such a long time ago! I wish I had a picture of how I decorated the bags too!

We made the bracelet, did our nails and some of us put on a clay face mask while we watched movies. We ate all manner of goodies as I set up a candy bar, made an enchilada dinner and had cupcakes not only for dessert but also all afternoon. If you are really on the ball you will have figured out that I did all of this while 6 months pregnant!

It would take ages to write a recipe for this so if you have any questions, fee free to email me or leave a comment with your email.

Enjoy, Rebecca


Masculine Gamer Card

If you are anything like me, you struggle with cards for teen boys and men. This card was made ages ago for my son’s teacher. When I asked my son what he likes, I always like to customize my cards, I didn’t get much input. Finally, I got that he likes video games. I guess he’s pretty young!

masculine gamer card

This card would also be perfect for a teen boy, with a different sentiment of course! Winking smile I used the small circular image several times with out reinking so it would fill the square better. I could have stamped it again similar to how I stamped the Wii controller image. But I wanted to try something different for that square.

The base is a brown/grey stamped with a grunge pattern in the same colour. I was using some sketch that I obviously missed entering, dang it, so that’s why I used the vellum panel. I needed a panel there but didn’t want to cover over the neat micro squares pattern on the DP. I love the pop of colour the button gives enhancing the lime DP under the micro squares layer and the focal panels. I don’t remember for sure but I think I cut the smaller squares from the areas of the paper that are covered up anyway. Way to save paper! I think the black strip across the vellum was a thin washi tape; love that stuff!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Gamer-Papertrey Ink, teacher sent-MFT
Ink: sahara sand-SU!, black archival-Ranger
Paper: sahara sand-SU!, DP-Basic Grey, vellum-stash
Accessories: buttons-Basic Grey, washi tape-Recollections,
foam tape-Jody Morrow, Spellbinders squares dies