mermaid cards and tags

Last year Michaels came out with cute mermaid stuff and I had to pick up the stickers and stamps. Mermaids seem to be even more “on trend” currently than they were when I got them! What little girl isn’t obsessed with these beauties of the sea at some point? I am still in love with…

summer-themed cork cards

It’s the end of February and I think it is safe to say that some of us are done with winter. Here in Vancouver, snow still sits defiantly despite the recent rain and above-freezing temperatures. How about some summer-themed cards to shine a sunny beam on those winter blues, or to get you in to…


Happy 2018! I hope the new year brings you much happiness. I have a super quick post to share a simple card with you.  The new year is a time of celebration for pretty much everyone, and although this card was made to mark an anniversary it feels appropriate for the beginning of this new…

quick Japanese-inspired card for the new year

I send both Christmas and New Year’s cards to my relatives in Japan. I try to make the New Year’s one post-card style and stick it in the card. The new year is a bigger deal than Christmas and I try to make it cute or clever. This year’s idea was pretty cut and dry….

holidays 2017 – gift tags

Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you have all had a wonderful time being driven crazy by those you love. It’s time to finish this holiday season and wrap it up with… gift tags! (Get it!?) I had a lot of fun making these and I don’t mind that they didn’t sell spectacularly….

holidays 2017 – more cards

These are some of my favourite cards I made for this holiday season: These ones feature spray-inked stripes for a background and wooden Scrabble-style tiles: This one is for Emma: Whipped spackle dots, snowflakes stamped in gesso and a brick embossing folder ftw!

holidays 2017 – gift card holders

Here are some gift card holders I made this holiday season: This one has a small handmade envelope on the inside: These ones are just some envelopes I made with pretty paper: I like how these embossed large tags turned out: The photo doesn’t do them justice, but these small presents made with the new…

holidays 2017 – embossed cards

I made so many card this year and haven’t shared any of them here. In fact, I haven’t posted to Instagram in about a week. So in an effort to start a 2018 resolution early, here is a blog post! This one is going to feature my favourite type of card that I made this…

craft fair season 2017

December has begun and I feel like I can breathe again. Last Saturday was my final craft fair of the year. Three weekends in a row I peddled my wares and am already looking forward to next year. BTW, this blog post has been sitting partially written since Monday so I just need to write…

Halloween cards 2017

Halloween is a time to celebrate for me and I love any excuse to make spooky crafts. Here are some cards I have made so far this year: This one was sent to Switzerland to a dA friend:     I love how the embossing looks on this recycled packing:      

October Daily 2017 begins

October is here! The best month of the year. Lots of you are participating in Inktober as your monthly challenge. I have chosen again to do October Daily started by Serena Bee. I made this album initially, using an Echo Park Paper set I found at Winners: And how could FrankenBerry resist a guest appearance…

wedding cards summer 2017

Marriage! People do it, and they often appreciate cards to acknowledge the occasion. Here are some such cards: I love those vellum hearts. I would probably put it on everything I make. (The above card is available here). This one was made to match the colours of the invitation, light yellow and a wine colour….