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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!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's Your Special Day

Time for another great challenge this month at Eclectic Ellapu.  The theme this month is anything goes. I made this birthday book for a very good friend's birthday. 

I have used both the Tim Holtz Dog Crazy and Cat Crazy stamps and dies for my birthday book.  I had lots of fun making it and used the following products:

washi tape
stamps and dies
designer paper
glitter paper
copic markers
glitter paper
diamond glaze
Cricut Cuts

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Hope you will join us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of the design team.

I am entering this project in the following challenges

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Animals
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes
 (many of the sentiments are old stamps from my collection)
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes


  1. Hi Judy! Thank you so much for playing along with Retro Rubber. Unfortunately, I will have to remove this card from our gallery. Our challenge is not anything goes. It is a theme challenge and you must use hearts on your card. A thorough review of your card indicates there are no hearts on it. I would encourage you to make a new card with hearts on it and at least one older stamp and link up to our gallery again. We do appreciate your interest and we do occasionally have anything goes challenges, this is not one of those. Have a great and creative day! Jane Knudsen owner - Retro Rubber Challenge Blog

  2. This birthday book is adorable. What a great idea. The use of the cat and dog crazy images is so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Crafty Creations Challenges }

  3. Great card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT xx

  4. So much fun in the content of your book and I bet there was lots of fun making it. Beautiful sweetheart xx

  5. All those critters made me smile. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  6. No doubt about it, you are so good at this stuff! CarolG

  7. What a stunning project love all the ribbon and the washi tape background is great. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts . Helen DT xxx

  8. Wow, your creation is fab! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

  9. Judy, this is sooooo cute, I love the images! Awesome work teamie!!!

  10. wow so many cards :) And all so cute and fun :) Love them all . Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Design and good luck xxx