A Big Warm Hello – 3D images Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I hope that you have been enjoying the fall season! I love everything about fall, except for the gross icky colds I seem to catch. I’m just getting over one now, I have my good days and bad days. Hoping that it will just decide to go away very soon so I can get on with my crafty fun!

I’ve fallen in love with the Christmas with Wellington paper pack and 3D images! They are just so stinking cute! You not only get two of each 3D image but a TON of other images to use on Christmas cards. Here are a few examples of some of the  3D images that you get in the package.


They are so cute, I could sit around and put them together all day.

I decided that I wanted to create my own 3D images using my own stamps from Penny Black called Jolly Critters. I love this stamp set that came out last year

Here is how I created the 3D look. I stamped the image twice, once on my project, and another time on a separate piece of paper. I then coloured my images with Copic markers before I cut them out.


After I cut my images out I applied foam tape to the images I wanted make 3D


I then placed the images on my project over the images that I have already stamped DSC_9470

After my first layer of the images they looked something like this. Pretty cute eh? DSC_9472

I decided to stop here with my 3D image, because I thought that it was cute enough, but you could continue to build up your images with as many layers as you want. I plan to do a lot more cards in the future with a bit of 3D Flair. I hope that you enjoyed this quick tutorial. Stay tuned for more crafty fun heading your way. Now that things have settled down in my life, there will be more crafty goodness happening on my blog and more video’s too!!

See you soon!


Hello 2015

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and a great New Years!! Did you stay awake till midnight?

Just a quick update of the classes I am teaching at Precious Memories , you can check out their January calender HERE.

I am teaching the following classes: Lawn Fawn Watercolour, Lawn Fawn Landscapes, Birthday Bunny, and One Background 5 Cards. If you have any free time coming up in January, I would love for you to join me in some creative time. Make sure to subscribe to my blog as well on the Precious Memories website, so you receive emails of upcoming classes and coupons. Keep your eye open in February for some fun Valentine’s day classes.

Do you love to Crop?! Precious Memories is putting together a 13 hour crop that is happening on April 26th, 2015! Find all the information HERE. We would love for you to join us for a day of fun. There are tons of prizes and goodies that are handed out throughout the day. Make sure to sign up before tickets are sold out!!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using Creative Expressions craft dies, Kraftin Kimmie images and Copic markers 🙂 Since Christmas, I haven’t had a ton of inspiration, so I am slowly starting to get back into the swing of things again. I’m excited about all these new stamping and scrapbooking products that will be coming out in the spring that it has started to get me excited again to play with my toys 🙂




Thanks for stopping by,
till next time crafty friends!



A Birds of a Feather….

Hey everyone,

Hope your November is going smoothly! I’ve seem to hit this gross cold that has given me a sore throat and a runny nose like a leaky faucet.
I wanted to share a couple of things with you in this update.

1. Craft Fairs!
I have quite a few of them coming up, and I would love you see your smiling face if you are in the area!

I hope that you will be able to make it out to one of these events!


2. An Update of my latest classes that I will be teaching at Precious Memories. Make sure to check out their Nov and Dec classes HERE. I will be teaching the following classes:

  • Nov 13th Hero Arts Holiday #1
  • Nov 20th Christmas Copic Cards #2
  • Nov 23 Christmas Copic Cards #1
  • Nov 19th Hero Arts Holiday #2
  • Dec 2nd Glittery Holiday Cards

Make sure to take a  look at the other wonderful cards and classes that are available at the store.The ladies who work at the store are very friendly, and super helpful.

3. The latest cake I’ve made!!

I got the honor of making a cake for one of my very dear friend’s engagement party. I have known this beautiful woman since grade 3. She has been an inspiration and a role model to me for most of my life. She has so many virtues that I admire, she is a hard worker, committed and honest . When I first met Alicia, let’s say we didn’t hit it off as best friends right away, but I knew that I wanted her to be my friend and persisted ( in other words, I didn’t give her a choice) she was going to be my friend whether she liked it or not. Eventually she gave in, and we became BFF’s. We went to the same elementary, middle and high school and she always stood beside me and my crazy ideas (some of them were questionable) she would just stand there, roll her eyes, laugh and say ‘Oh Tina…’. Through the drama, the heartbreaks, the awkward growing stages and the ridiculous math tests she would always be there for me. I still remember those days when we would play with ‘My Little Pony’s’ for hours, or when her family would take me to the beach with them and I would spend the whole weekend at their place. They always made me feel welcomed and made sure I was well fed (and still to this day I get cookies and veggies from there garden! Can you say lucky?!) . I love her family so much, that her mother is, and will always be my second Mom. Alicia is the type of person that makes you feel welcomed anywhere, and you would just want her to be your friend (well, too bad she’s mine). To me, Alicia has become my sister.


Alicia and Jake (her fiance) have made so many steps in their new life together, they bought a house, got engaged and have already made their parents grand-kitty-parents!  I’m so excited for their wedding. Alicia stood beside me for one of the most special days of my life, and I can’t wait to do the same for her! and then nag her to have BABIES RIGHT AWAY!!! So the title of this cake is ‘Birds of a Feather’ because we always stick together (and of course, now her and Jake will be together!) Can’t wait for them to start an amazing journey!


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To My Amazing Husband

To My Amazing Husband,

Today marks our one year anniversary and your 31st birthday. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday. I still remember our wedding day like it was yesterday, butterflies were in my tummy and a big grin on my face as I couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle to marry you.  We were so lucky to be surrounded by our amazing family and friends when we tied the knot. I could feel so much love from everyone, and from you. As we stood there and said our vows, couldn’t stop smiling. I was so lucky to have found someone as amazing, wonderful and caring as you!




I promise to always share with you, be honest and appreciate every craft you make for me

I will always do my best to look past the mess in the kitchen, have coffee ready for you in the morning and continue to give you ridiculous nicknames.

I promise to always be there for you as a friend and lover

I will always hold your hand and not go to bed angry

I promise to always love you


I promise to always be your best friend, a reason you smile and a person you love

I will always sing and dance along to your songs, take care of you when you’re sick and look past your growing collection of instruments and gadgets

I promise to listen to you and kiss you good morning…after you serve me coffee

I will always hold your hand and never go to bed angry

I promise to always love you


It’s not everyday that someone finds their soul mate. I believe that I have found mine. You are always there for me, through my injuries, my indecisiveness of…. everything, and you always make me laugh at the end of the day. I always look forward to coming home and seeing you, because you always make me smile. Our marriage is wonderful and I am so happy to be with you. Thank you for being you.


As much as this day is about us, it is also about our family and friends who stood beside us during that wonderful day.Thank you to our friends, thank you to our family who help complete us and help our relationship grow. Without you, we wouldn’t be who we are today. 






Photo Credits to Elaine Innes Photography
Who is one of the sweetest, kindest, most caring and dedicated Photographer I know (if I could, I would put her in my pocket and carry her everywhere with me)

To My Amazing Husband,
Thank you

xoxo Tina Thomson

Precious Memories

Hello Everyone,

Holy Smokes was September ever a busy month, not to mention it went by very very fast. I would have enjoyed having a couple more days. There just doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in a day or days in a week (although for some people I think 7 days in a week is too many)

Stay tuned for some blog posts for some cakes that I have done.

Did I tell you that I am a new instructor for Precious Memories?! I am so excited to start teaching classes there. You can find out all the information on the classes I am teaching in October HERE

Here are a few samples of the classes I am teaching:

One background stamp 5 cards


Lawn Fawn Landscapes 3413924_orig

Christmas Copic Colouring 7891683_orig

Make sure to check out their website HERE sign up for their newsletters so that you can see all the new product that they are always bringing in, and for the schedule for the classes. Also don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram (@myscrapbookshop) and Twitter and if you have the opportunity make sure to drop into the store and say Hi. All the ladies who work there are super friendly, nice and talented. They can help answer any of your questions or help you find anything you might be missing in your crafty closet!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

See you soon!