Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time Flies

I'm staring out through our patio door and can't believe how fast the leaves changed colour, it seems like yesterday that we were camping and it still looked like summer. According to one of the farmers that my husband was talking to we'll have snow by the end of October and it will be here to stay. He claims that from the time the leaves start flying off the trees we have 30 days until winter arrives. Eeeeeeek. Is it bad of me to say that I'm actually looking forward to the snow? I love snow, at least through my living room window, lol.

Today's card is one of the cards that we did at Stamp Club on Monday, the inspiration came from Renee S. I love this designer paper! We sprayed the ornaments with shimmer paint and the rest is pretty self explanatory.

Stamps: Tags til Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, DSP-Deck the Halls
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Seam Binding

Have a great day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Opposite of Clean & Simple

I've had a bit of a chaotic week and so last night my husband took the kids out for a pie and I had some time to unwind, and what does a stamper do to unwind? Stamp! Hehe.

I've been wanting to make a holiday planner for quite some time already and last night was the night. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to complete this but I'm happy with it! My last post is a card that is very simple and I have to laugh at how this project is completely on the other side of the scale, I guess you could call me a bi-polar stamper.

I won't list all the colours and supplies used, I basically used all colours that coordinate with our new designer paper, Deck the Halls. I added Crystal Effects to the berries on the front which I think adds a nice elegant touch and the snowflakes are all covered in the Champagne Shimmer paint. I'm not sure yet, but I might do a class with this planner depending on the interest. I told myself that I was actually going to use it, and not let it collect dust because it's too pretty to ruin with my handwriting, lol. Ask me again at Christmas time if I actually used it!

This planner includes the month of November because most of us are already busy planning like crazy during that month! I added a small envelope for receipts and covered it with some more designer paper, the back flap is left open so you can add receipts as you shop.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Clean & Simple

Ack! Where does time go, seriously! I had back to back classes this week which left me with less time for my personal stamping, thus the lack of posting this week. I'm hoping to finish a Christmas planner today, time will tell!

Here's a really quick Clean & Simple card that I made last night. I love a card with tons of layers, bling, and dsp, but I can also really appreciate cards with clean lines and less is more! I stamped the flower in both the Peach and Kiwi Kiss, but the green looks very yellow in this photo, just envision it to be green, lol.

Stamps: Growing Green, Inspired by Nature
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Peach Parfait, Basic Black
Other: Button, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Elegant Thank You

Hi everyone! I hope you're all have a great weekend, ours is going well, the kids are with their dad in town and that gives me time to quickly tidy up the home. And sneak in another blog post, lol.

The medallion is embossed with whit embossing powder, and I used one of our new glitter brads for the middle, adds a nice touch. The rest is pretty basic.

Stamps: Medallion, Because I Care
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Glimmer Brads, Striped Ribbon, White Embossing Powder

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Frosty Flakes

I don't know how the weather is in your neck of the woods but here it's definitely feeling like Autumn has come. The mornings are quite chilly, I've even turned on the furnace a couple of mornings now! Brrr, but just means that my favourite time of year is just around the corner, yup you guessed it...Christmas!

I bought this snowflake embossing folder waaaaaaaaaaaaaay before Stampin' Up! started selling them, and wouldn't you know it, this is only my second time using it. You know how you buy something and afterwards you just can't get it to look ok on a card? Well that's what kept happening with this folder, until of course I saw this card on the web. I believe this card case is from Laura Schmidlin but I could be wrong.

I ran the Crumb Cake cardstock through my bigshot with the embossing folder, and then using a sponge I lightly rubbed white craft ink over the raised snowflakes. In the photo it looks like I got the craft ink over the entire piece but the snowflakes are a little whiter then the rest. I think next time I would use my brayer and see if that would help to get mostly just the raised snowflakes inked with the white craft ink.

Stamps: Bright Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink: White Craft Ink, Basic Black
Other: Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, Hemp Twine

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fast & Fabulous

This card was inspired by a fellow demo from Stampin' Connection, unfortunately I don't remember who. So thank you, whoever you are!

I created a mask first and then sponged Crumb Cake inside the rectangle, then before I removed the mask I stamped the background stamp. For the flowers I used a Level 2 stamp set, Fast & Fabulous.

Fast & Fabulous, Elements of Style
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Lace Trim

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Silence is Golden

I love my kids, love their laughter, the conversations we have, and I smile when I listen to them interact with each other when they don't think I'm listening. Some days they're busy arguing and tell each other that "You don't love me, brothers that love their sisters let them do this or that" and then there's the times where in the midst of playing with their lego one will say to the other "I love you, you know because you're my brother" and then we have the days where everyone is mad at everyone, hehe. But as much as I love them, I love my silence, lol. Everyone went back to school last week and I still can't believe how blissfully silent things are during the day. Of course I look forward to our kids coming home everyday, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the SILENCE!

I'm also a little happy that summer is over, now I feel like I can get back to my regular routine. I've been mentally planning and preparing for some really great classes, and one of those is this month, next week to be exact. We'll be making these super cute CD Envelope Photo Purses, love them! If you're in the area and would like to join us give me a call or an email and I'll reserve a spot for you! You can see my full events if you click on the link on the left side of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you're having a great day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hmm, Blogger won't let me schedule this post for Sunday like I planned so you get two posts in one day, lol.

One of the things I purchased while shopping today was a notepad size paper pack, perfect for cardmaking! And I couldn't wait to dig into it so I used it on this card. Such pretty paper! The flower is made with our new paper daisies, I dyed them with Baja Breeze and added just a little bit of So Saffron with an aqua painter to match the dsp. I'm not sure if I went a little overboard with the pearls but it's hard to stop with those things, lol!

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, DSP -
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Paper Flowers, Pearls, Lace Trim

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Hi stampers! Today was a fun day for me, it's my Birthday and I was spent the day in Winnipeg shopping while the kids were in school and then my husband took me and the kids out for dinner followed by Birthday cake. I was spoiled today!

I made this card a few days ago and just haven't had time to post it. It's a very quick and simple card but I like it, and it's the kind of card where you could very easily change the colours and get different looks.

Simple Friendship
Paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock
Ink: Basic Black, River Rock

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

You're Too Kind

Today is one of those really quiet peaceful days. Why you might ask? The kids have their first day of school today, lol. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, I would die for my kids but once they reach a certain age they seem to need the structure that school gives them. We spent 5 days camping over the long weekend. It was so nice just to get away for a little bit and have one last hurrah before Fall arrives and judging by the chill in the air, it's around the corner!

Today's card is another case from Theresa Momber, I really liked the vivid colours of this and so I kept the colours similar. First I stamped the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral with versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged Daffodil Delight and Peach Parade all over, then I added Riding Hood Red to just a few spots. The Flowers are stamped on water colour paper and I once again used all three colours to colour the image. I will be adding Crystal Effects to the centers of the flowers to finish it off.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, SAB set
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolour
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Black Ribbon, Brads