Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I am such a procrastinator

My husband is always telling me not to leave things until the last minute, but I have learned that I work best under pressure! My sister in law asked me to make 50 baptism cards for they two adorable children, and they need to be done by tomorrow, eeeeeeeeeek. We'll be travelling to Alberta for the Easter weekend and I need to have them ready by then. With short notice I was limited as to what I could put on the cards where embellishments are concerned but I think she will like these. And I also didn't have a dove stamp which she wanted so thank goodness for photoshop! The insides will have the children's photos in it and also their names and the baptism dates printed in the centre. That should really finish them nicely.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Kraft
Ink: Bashful Blue
Other: Nestabilities, Texturz Plate, Liquid Pearls

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I finally sat down and just stamped for fun, it's been a while. I told myself that my long list of to dos would still be there when I was done, it was so nice to just sit and create!

This card is inspired by Amy Sheffer, although I can never recreate her masterpieces with the same perfection that she has. The butterfly is a hostess set from the 08 catalogue and it had never even seen an ink pad, I think I should be embarrassed about how many sets that I just haven't taken the time to use. Over the next little while I want to at least attempt using those stamp sets once.

Stamps: God's Beauty?
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, DSP-?
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black
Other: Black Brads, Stitched Ribbon

Have a great day!

If this was my real job...

I'd be fired without compensation, lol. So sorry for my lack of posting lately, I lost my mojo. We first started off with our daughter getting strep, than our sons both got it. Just when I think we're finally back on track, we start the pink eye circle. I'm sure most mothers right now are shuddering at the thought, lol. And it's not that the kids were demanding, they're at an age where they just veg on the couch until they feel better, but it was just enough for me to lose my interest in stamping for a little while, okay, maybe a long while. My plan is to get some stamping done before we head to Alberta for Easter.

Today's card is one of the cards that we made at our club last night. I don't know what the technique is called but it showcases how you can heat emboss with all of our classic ink pads, LOVE it. The flowers were all heat embossed and popped on the little squares with dimensionals.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Eastern Blooms
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Basic Black
Other: Black Brads

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a Beautiful Day

Spring is really starting to show itself! We've had a few days of plus degree weather and it's been lightly drizzling for a few days now which has really helped to melt the snow. Plus it's a little foggy which makes for such a peaceful day. I absolutely love rainy or foggy days!

For those of you that were wondering about the Easter basket that I posted a few days ago, I added some photos to that post and also the dimmensions for the basket, so scroll down if you want to make them yourself.

Ok, on to my card. I tried my hand again at this Pure Innocence stamp set, such a cute set. I paper pierced the dress and lightly sponged Baja Breeze for the sky while the paper was still in the Nestability. I have to say I prefer sponging the sky over watercolouring it. I should add that I stamped the image on plain computer pp and cut it out to use as a mask while sponging the sky.

To finish it I added a little dab of crystal effects to her hair clip and did some faux stitching around the edges.

Stamps: Pure Innocence
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Whisper White, Water Colour pp, DSP-Murifield
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa,Basic Black
Other: Baja Breeze Ribbon

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mother/daughter time

My daughter goes to the morning Kindergarten class which gives us the afternoon to spend together. We both wanted to colour this little cutie so badly and she wanted a card to hand to a friend so off we went to the craft corner!

I coloured the image using my ink pads and aqua painters, although I think Copics might be in my future. I struggled with getting a soft shading effect with this, it's not horrible but I definitely feel like it could look better. And nevermind the fact that the blue that I watercoloured with doesn't match the blue of the dsp, oh well. This card was an experiment and I love experimenting!

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Easter is one of those holidays that creeps up on me and before you know it, it's gone. First you spend a month preparing for Christmas, then you need a month just to recuperate, lol. Before you know it Valentine's Day has come, and just when you think it's time for a break, there comes Easter. But enough whining, on to my post.

I had another stamp class last night at my place and this is one of the projects that me made. It's such a cute little Easter basket and really quite simple, you can make it as detailed as you want or keep it simple.

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Orchild Opulance, DSP-Tall Tales
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Antique Brads, So Saffron Ribbon
Well I'm glad you guys like the basket, they really are super cute! So here's the dimensions for the basket, I got the template from Splitcoaststampers but I'll post it here too. I've posted two photos to give you a better visual, click on the pictures to enlarge them.
You want to cut a piece of cardstock to 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" for the basket. For the handle cut a strip of cardstock to 1" x 11" and a coordinating designer paper to
3/4" x 11". Glue the designer paper to the cardstock strip that you'll use for your handle. Score your basket on all sides at 1 1/2".

Now cut on the score line on two sides just until you reach the other score lines. Fold all score lines in and glue the flaps to the sides of the baskets. Decorate the basket as desired. Glue the handle to the inside of the basket, now use your hole punch to punch holes for your brads. The brads give the handles a little extra strength so it won't fall apart.

Well there you go, very easy! Have fun making these!

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Babies babies

I needed a quick baby card yesterday so I whipped this one up in probably about 15 minutes, probably a record for me, lol. I bought this stamp set a few years ago, I like it but I think it's time to add another baby card to the stash. I don't need baby cards very often but when I do it's nice to at least have a few stamp sets to choose from.

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, DSP-Bella Bleu
Ink: Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Other: Very Vanilla brads

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Smell the Roses

It was so nice outside today, you could actually smell spring! I love Spring, it's probably my favourite time of year. Everything feels fresh and new, the snow melts and best of all, everything starts to bloom again.

I saw this beautiful rose on the www and fell in LOVE with it. Doesn't it actually look like a real rose?! And it's really not hard to make, it takes a few minutes to make one but I suspect that after a while you could make these blind folded. For those of you in the area, I will be having a class coming up soon where we'll be making these flowers so feel free to contact me to find out when.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Paper: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, DSP - SAB dsp pad
Ink: Soft Suede

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What a Week

Ever lose your mojo? Well I did. My 5 year old came down with strep which resulted in a few sleepless nights. And when you're tired you just don't feel like stamping, at least I didn't. But we're on the mend, and my new goodies arrived in the mail today, wohoo.

I'm not sure that this is the greatest card ever created but it was fun. I've been eyeing the Medallion stamp for a while and just didn't know if I wanted it. But once again after seeing so many beautiful samples I finally ordered it. I think next time I'll spray the image with shimmer paint, which would make it a great wedding or anniversary card.

Stamps: Medallion Backround stamp
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Halfback Pearl, Soft Suede Ribbon

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