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Make a wish! – First card post of 2015

Make a wish!

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a card on the blog, and one of my resolutions this year was to blog at least once a month… so here’s a blog! haha

I bring to you a 4 in x 4 in card, the base is Bazil basics stock (as well as the purple and the yellow paper), the polka dots are from the Doodlebug design fruit stand 6 x 6 paper stack (it’s an amazing stack, you should totally get it!), the greeting is from Stampin’ Up’s Perfect Pennants. I added some little clips from the dollar store to add some interest.

The 4×4 size of card is a neat size, I’m enjoying the format and will likely make a few more 4×4 cards.



Flowers, Road Trips and Mothers day

Thank you with flowers

So, I have this random story about the floral paper on this card. Rinny and I decided that we wanted to go shopping in Edmonton a few years ago, so we went and for the first 3 hours in West Edmonton Mall.. we spent it in this delightful craft store called DeSeeres. I found this awesome paper storage case with paper included. I figured I’d buy it for my Mom and bring it back for her, I don’t think that she used any of the paper in the set.. so here I am with a massive set of floral paper! (Not that I’m complaining..) I don’t know if that little story had much of a point, but I found myself reminiscing about shopping with Erin and then I found myself thinking about crafting with my Mom and shopping with her. Living so far away doesn’t let me do that simple thing, so I try to enjoy it while she visits or while I visit Calgary.

Back to the card! I used a base of Candle Bazzil basics cardstock, and then layered it with the floral paper from the un-named paper set. I offset the floral paper and the squares (from Doodle Bug Design’s flower box set (again!)) with a scalloped border from a Doodlebug design’s border set. The stickers are from a set that my Mom had purchased from the dollar store a number of years ago, and the sentiment is stamped with Rich Razzleberry from Stampin’ up, and a stamp set that I acquired from the local store here (Ever After).

I guess I was really thinking about Mothers’ day for this card, and how much I miss having my Mom close-by to have random trips to the scrapbook store, or to spend an afternoon making cards. I hope that she has a wonderful Mothers’ day, and that we’re thinking about you over here in Kelowna.

Happy Mothers’ day to all the Mom’s and soon-to-be Moms out there!

– Until then!


Woodgrain and Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Wishes

I had a sticker set that I was wanting to use for a card for a while, the butterfly sticker is from that set. I pulled the green from that set to match the floral paper. All 3 of the banners are from the Doodlebug Design flowerbox paper pad (I LOVE this pad, very summery!), the brown cardstock was embossed by the woodgrain embossing folder from Stampin’ up. The sticker is from a butterfly sticker set, I can’t recall who made the sticker set.. I have so much in my stash that I keep exploring new and wonderful things every day! The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point from Stampin’ up’s brights collection and the sentiment is from the Stampin up Petite Pairs stamp set.

This card is very cute and colourful and really shows off the summery mood that I’ve been in, and I think that everyone’s been in since the weather has really gotten nice here in the Okanagan! Summer is coming, which means that school will soon be over and I can spend more time playing with paper!

-Until then…



Paper Lanterns – more fun in heat embossing

Today’s card is a bit of an old card, and by old.. I mean I made it about a month ago when I was crafting at my Mom & Dad’s place in Calgary. I’ve been quite busy with life, as derby, homework and work work have taken over, so I haven’t had much time to make any cards. I did, however, get time to re-arrange my craft room/ office / skate workshop, so I’ll definitely be blogging about that soon!

Anyways! Back to the card!

Paper Lanterns

The card is made on a base from Recollections (I bought a 25 pack of white pre-scored cards previously and I’ve been trying to get through all of them), the patterned paper is from Basic Grey’s 6×6 Konnichiwa paper pad. I punched the edge with an edge punch from Martha Stewart (I believe it’s a scalloped edge punch, but the name escapes me right now.) I used an embossing folder from Sizzix to create the floral texture on the light purple card stock and then heat embossed and cut the 3 stamped lanterns on the card.  The lanterns came on an Inkadinkado stamp set, which was on clear out, so I believe they may have been discontinued. The inside of the card has a “Thinking of you” sentiment embossed in a plum.

This was a fun card to make, and I really enjoy heat embossing things, so much so that I’m slowly assembling my own heat embossing kit. I’ve since purchased a Martha Stewart heat gun, and am now on the hunt for the Versamark ink pad, embossing buddy and embossing powders. I can’t wait to try this new medium out at home.

-Until then!



Happy birthday, an experiment in heat embossing

Today’s card is a small experiment in heat embossing.  I used the cupcake sentiment from the patterned occasions stamp set from Stamping Up and then stamped it with Versamark ink and added some plum embossing powder. I stamped it on a pre-punched piece of light purple cardstock.image



The balloon paper is an open stock design from Doodlebug Design, and the ribbon was part of my mom’s collection.

Hope you enjoy the card!



So,  for today’s card I am creating away from home.  I headed out to Calgary to spend time with my family for Easter weekend. I brought a few crafting odds and ends,  and even acquired a few new stamps and papers in my travels today.


I decided to create a “Congratulations” card for a housewarming party that Dave and I are going to next week.

I used the Cricut “Create a Critter” cartridge for the house,  papers from Doodlebug Design flowerbox paper pad and the sentiment is from Stamping Up’s itty bitty banners set.

Hope you enjoy the card!



The Silver Lining

If you haven’t noticed the little facebook app on the side of my blog, check it out. It links to my Facebook page which is dedicated to my cardmaking craft – The Silver Lining Greetings.

I started The Silver Lining Greetings back in 2009 when I started to move from scrapbooking to card making. I chose the name in part to something my Mom would tell me growing up, that you should always look for the silver lining in every cloud… and so, after creating a quick little logo and printing off tags, I started to label all of my cards with the Silver Lining greetings.

The Silver Lining Cards

For a while I did drop off and stop making cards, but recently.. with the prodding of my Mom and the re-organization of my office to a craft space, I’ve been able to dive in and be crafty! The Silver lining is anew! Not only do I post on the Facebook page (and soon the blog), but my Mom occasionally posts her creations on The Silver Lining Facebook page as well!

I hope that my cards and crafts will one day be the silver lining in someone’s day, hopefully even this little blog will bring a smile to someone’s face.

So, check out my cards, they will (eventually) be posted under the “Silver Lining” category, and hopefully I can inspire you to look at the Silver lining.


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