Friday, October 29, 2010

How Bad is it...

That I bought the Christmas Cheer scrappin' kit just so I could get my hands on that designer paper?! :D I'll make sure I use up the other contents of the kit but I love that designer paper!

Stamps: Merry Crittermas, Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Water Colour, DSP-Christmas Cheer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Cherry Cobbler Button, Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Silver Brads, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Birthday Wishes

Brrr, it's windy and chilly out there! It's days like this that I am so grateful for our home!

Here's one of the cards that I made yesterday, I had a lot of fun with this one. I stamped the En Francais background stamp in Crumb Cake, and than stamped the flowers. I created a mask by cutting out an extra flower and than used the mask where ever I was stamping the leaves. I kept the colouring simple by just outlining the flowers and leaves. And the ribbon is one of the many rolls I bought from SU's clearance rack!

Stamps: Vintage Labels, Growing Green, Happiness Shared
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist
Other: Mellow Moss Ribbon, Pearls

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stamp Day!

Hi everyone! The weather forecast says we're in for a very wet couple of days, possibly even snow, wohoo! Parts of Manitoba might be getting a foot of snow, a FOOT! Now my only complaint is, I wish we were getting that foot of snow, lol. I know, who wishes that?! :D

So as some of you know, when it's raining, I like to stamp. And I finally have a day where I have the time to stamp. Last week was such a busy week for me so I'm really happy that this week is looking a little slower.

A few days ago I was in our LSS to satisfy my need for another Nestabilities set, and I picked up a Paper Crafts magazine and to my delight, it came with a free single stamp! I'm not even sure who it's from but I thought it was nice, especially paired with my new nestabilities. You can't see it in the picture but the sentiment piece has shimmer paint sprayed on it, gives it a really nice shimmer, perfect for the holidays.

Stamps: ?
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Inspired by: Laurie Schmidlin

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm staring at...

Allllllllllllll the kid's lego scattered over the living room floor! But I guess that would be considered imaginative play, lol. Thankfully they're really good about cleaning it up afterwards.

Surprise, I have another Christmas card for you. I was planning on posting something else today but I got home a little tired today and so I haven't made it downstairs yet.

Paper: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Other: Early Espresso Ribbon, Silver Brads, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 15, 2010


What a lame title, lol. What can I say! My mind is on sparkly since I've got Christmas classes and Stamp a Stacks that I'm preparing for.

Here's a card that we made at club on Tuesday, it's so sparkly in real life. We applied versamark directly to the embossing folder which allows you to add Iridescent Ice embossing powder only to the debossed areas, so pretty. The snowflake has shimmer mist sprayed on it, I think that stuff has got to be one of my favourite products!

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso
Other: Antique Brad, Iridescent Ice

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Still Here...

Sorry about the lack of posting, I guess you could say I took a small break, lol. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner with family yesterday and even managed to get a good game of cards in as well. It's nice to just take a break every now and then.

Here's a card that I've had on my computer for a while and just haven't gotten around to posting it. One of my favourite colours SU! now carries is Cherry Cobbler, it works so well for Christmas cards but also looks so pretty when you pair it with neutral colours. Love it!

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, DSP-Love Letter
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Rhinestones, Seam Binding

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Come to Bethlehem

This is the one and only card that I made this afternoon, I stopped by at our local scrapbook store and fell in love with this elegant paper and knew I could pair it well with my SU! cardstock. I wrinkled the seam binding before adding it to my card, love that look and will be doing it again!

Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, DSP- ?
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Other: Seam Binding, Antique Brad, Striped Ribbon, Crochet Trim

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Clearance Rack!

Ladies if you haven't headed towards Stampin' Up's clearance rack you will want to race over there! They added tons of new stuff for up to 80% off! I just stocked up on ribbon and embellishments for a long time, lol.

All clearance rack merchandise is while supplies last only so don't delay! All orders must be placed online, you'll find the link on the left hand side of my blog.

Please note: There are more than just 5 pages of clearance stuff, click on the 3 little dots next to the 5 and it'll take you to the rest.

Check back soon for another card!


Thanksgiving Wishes

I should be cleaning my windows... but I'm not, lol. We've had such beautiful weather and I still haven't gotten out the ladder and washed all the summer dust off of them, maybe tomorrow. (yeah right! :D) Why clean windows when you can stamp!

Here's another card that we made at club, masculine cards can be so hard to make, I love all the ribbon, flowers and girly stuff and I don't know of a lot of men that would appreciate that. The truck was stamped with black StazOn ink and than coloured with various colours. Then we grabbed the colour spritzer tool and a brown marker and gave it a speckled look.

Stamps: Countryside, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Watercolour, So Saffron
Ink: Black Ink, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Always Aritchoke, So Saffron,
Other: Brads

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Phew, I feel like I should have an afternoon snooze! But no time for that, my husband would say I should get more sleep, but I love my evenings!

Here's another card that I made yesterday. I think I like this one, it has a soft warm feel to it. The colours are a little off but you get the idea. The pink flower was made with the scallop circle punch and the other two are from our paper daisies. The front piece was sprayed with shimmer paint before it was adhered to the card base.

Stamps: En Francais
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Paper Daisies

Have a great day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Mittens

Hi everyone! Well after a day of stamping, here's one of the cards that I made. It's so nice to have those days every once in a while where you stop everything you're doing and do something that brings you happiness!

It's a little hard to see in the photo but the layer of Crumb Cake paper was run through my bigshot with a texture plate. The mittens were coloured with a blender pen and than covered in Crystal Effects, makes them purrrrrrty in real life, lol.

Stamps: Cute Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Black
Other: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Crystal Effects, Linen Thread, Button

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

What a beautiful Monday morning! The sun is shining, counters are clean and it looks like we might finally have our yard repaired from all the constuction that took place on our street, wohoo!

I plan on stamping the day away today, but until then here's a card that we made at our last club meeting. Simple yet elegant, and it showcases how to make carnations with our scallop circle punch. Soooooooooooooo easy and yet it looks like it could be complicated! I think I might have given one or two of my club members a panic attack when they saw that we would be making another 3-D flower (hi heather, lol) but they soon all learned just how fast and easy these are, especially compared to the rose we made a while back.

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Occasional Quotes
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Pearls, Shimmer Paint (on the flower)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Monday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Christmas Cutie

Happy weekend everyone! We're getting ready to head out to the skating rink with the kids, and that's probably where we'll be every weekend until spring, lol. We bought the kids skates last year and it's turning into a great way for them to burn off some energy during the winter months. Thankfully we have one right in our community that we can normally go to.

I finally had a chance to ink up one of these cute stamps from the "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set, isn't she cute! I used our Idea Book for colour inspiration for this card, I'm not normally a fan of pink for a Christmas colour but it's nice to get out of our comfort zone every once in a while.

I paper pieced her jacket and the rest is coloured in with a blender pen and ink. I also used one of our new wheels, Music Notes. I used heat & stick powder to adhere the dazzling diamonds glitter to the snowflake.

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Merry Crittermas, Music Notes (wheel)
Paper: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Watercolour, Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke, Black, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey, So Saffron
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Crochet Trim, Jumbo Brads

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your having a great weekend!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's nice to have a day with nothing major on the agenda! Wohoo for quiet Fridays, well sort of, lol.

Here's a quick card I made last night, ok, it should have been a quick card but I usually ending up going back and forth for the longest time and changing things up multiple times. I dare you to admit that you do the same, lol.

Stamps: Unchartered Territory, Vintage Labels
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Watercolour, DSP-Elegant Soiree
Ink: Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Other: Hemp Twine, Brads

Have a great day!