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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Acrylic Smash Technique

Good morning everyone,

I have the honour of being Card Captain this week for the Yahoo Group Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps. Come join the fun.

For my first card this week I used the acrylic smash technique to create the kimono and background paper. The technique can be found on the Splitcoaststampers web site:

I combined the colours of green, gold and purple for both the kimono and the background paper but let more white show through on the background. The Japanese sentiment stamp is from my collection of unmounted rubber stamps and I added ribbon, pearls and a bow to complete the card.

My creative thought for the day is by Harvey Mackay:

"One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new."



  1. This is beautiful, Judy. Lovely colors and great to start the new year with love. May 2012 bring you only good things!

  2. What a cool card, Judy! Thank you for the inspiration!!