Month: February 2011

Garden Fairy

Delicious Doodles is sponsoring this week’s challenge at Crafty Creations.  The challenge is a theme:  “At the bottom of my garden….lives….”  A bit of fantasy is welcome for this one!   I  printed this charming fairy image from Delicious Doodles directly onto  Webster’s Pages paper, and added a few sentiments  from SU!’s Carte Postale and Penseé Positives (Positive thoughts).  That`s it!  It’s a simple one layer card. Thanks for stopping by,  I hope you’ll join us for the challenge!

Thank You!

We’re saying thanks to all our challenge players at Crafty Creations this week with a THANK YOU card challenge.   The challenge is sponsored by  The sweet image and sentiment was generously provided to the DT for use in our challenge! I look forward to seeing you at Crafty Creations this week! Have fun! Deena


I just got home from a wonderful vacation in Jamaica! We stayed at the Rose Hall Hilton Resort and Spa.  It’s just 15 minutes east of Montego Bay on a private stretch of beach that used to be part of the enormous historical Rose Hall sugar plantation.  Our adventures included snorkeling in the Caribbean off a glass bottom boat, taking catamaran rides, swimming with (and being pulled by) a dolphin in the ocean, and floating  every day in the Hilton hotel’s lazy river.  Oh, and going down a 280 foot water slide on the first day there, only to scrape up my knee at the bottom, but it was worth the pain; it was so awesome !!  By the way if you ever go to the Hilton Rose Hall resort,  be sure to say hello to O’neil (waiter extraordinaire), and Sylvester (omelet chef) because they are the best!  Thanks for the coffee O’neil! These photos were taken from our hotel room balcony overlooking the golf course, ocean and the original remaining relics of the sugar …

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:  Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug  and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.  They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!  The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …

Masculine Valentine

Masculine Valentines are always a bit tricky I think.   I hope I pulled it off with this! Yes it has ribbons, but I don’t think it’s too frilly and I like the look of the newsprint with the hearts.  I stamped a sheet of newsprint  using an Impression Obsession Cover – a – Card background stamp. Then, I stamped the hearts and love sentiment (Daisy and Dandelion clear stamps- Candyfloss and Marshmallow stamps).  I punched them  using a 1 1/4″ square punch.  The strip of white card stock is embossed with the Sizzix notes die using the cuttlebug.  The base card is Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray card stock and I used grey and satin red Stampin’ Up! ribbon for embellishment. Thanks for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Deena