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One-Layer Wednesday: Boot Camp!

Hello, hello!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are rested and rarin’ to go.

I’ve had so little time in my craft room over the last month and I was thrilled to finally get some time to stamp.

I was however, out of practice and more than just a little full […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I do love our Charlie Brown Christmas trees

A very Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

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OLW Break

Hello, hello

One Layer Wednesday will return next week – Wednesday, December 29.

I WILL comment on the entries for OLW32 before I post the next challenge.

Also, winners from OLW30, I have not forgotten you.  I just move slowly

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and/or an enjoyable Saturday.

One-Layer Wednesday 32: Ages and Ages

Note to Tiya-B: you need to read this post

I can haz the birthday party and Christmas preparation panics?

I has the challenge but I does not haz the card.

The challenge this week is to make a one layer age card (Happy 50th, Happy Sweet 16 etc.).  Any age is fine as […]


Why am I posting this?  We-ll…the author of the first book on the list if you go here is the daughter of one of my CEGEP professors (that’s college to most of you – sort of).

Anyway, this popped up on my Facebook feed and since I already have my eye on Catherine McKenzie‘s […]

OLW30 – Winners!

So, using the secret formula known only to myself, my son, and Santa, the following five people will be receiving a teeny, tiny pressie from the Styles household.



Kim S.

Debra Frings

Laurel Beard

Please email me your snail mail addresses so I can get your goodies in the mail

A big […]

A Muse Lounge Challenge #22: Dashes, Dots and Doodles!!

Here is my card for the AMLC #22.

Little Tree

I “removed” the wooden base from the tree and I drew in the snow on the branches and the ground. It’s hard to tell in the picture but I also added a bit of glossy accents on the bauble and used a little […]

Christmas Cards

A couple of cards today…

Rustic Christmas

Card stock: PTI (Kraft), Bazzill (Black) Patterned paper: October Afternoon Stamp: Inkadinkado Ink: ColorBox chalk, Tim Holtz Distress Other: MM (tree), unknown (twine) Embossing folder: Sizzix

Braddy Christmas

Card stock: PTI, Bazzill Stamp: Impression Obsession Ink: Versamark Embossing powder: Hero Arts Brads: […]

OLW30 – Card Two

Ok, another one from me.

This card was my inspiration:


And here is my card:

Bigger Tree

Card stock: PTI Stamps: Hampton Arts (circle), Hero Arts (square) Ink: SU! (white craft), Memento (Tuxedo Black) Embossing powder: Hero Arts – white

Other inspiring cards can be found here.

And another little morsel […]

One-Layer Wednesday 30: Inspiring Minds

Once upon a time, in the days before I had a kid, I worked in the greeting card industry. I started out as a sales rep and much later on I became  National Sales Manager for Canada.  This little nugget of info is “Thing One”.

One of the blogs I like to read regularly […]