Thursday, March 31, 2011


Lol, sorry I sat here for five minutes trying to come up with a post title, my mind isn't working today so that's what it is. It's been an unproductive day today, our daughter had a dentist appointment mid-morning which threw things off and can't seem to get going. But instead of stressing about it, I'll accept it!

I made another card today using a Stampavie stamp using one of Amy Scheffer's card as my inspiration. I just love those cute little girls! Not much to explain about the card other than I love colouring! My husband says it's the kid in me coming out, lol. I'm still not quite sure about the library clip, I can't decide if it looks out of place or not.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Break, Day 2

Hi everyone, today is another great day! Took the kids out for lunch and than purchased the movie Tangled. We did see it in the theatres but we enjoyed it enough to purchase it. And I think this warm Spring weather calls for a nice walk, Spring has to be my favourite season. Life begins again, everything seems so fresh!

Ok, on to my card! I made it this morning and got to use more of my recently purchased goodies, who doesn't love new goodies! The stamp is from C.C. Designs and she is coloured in with Copics. I wanted her to have a mouth so I grabbed my SU! black marker and gave her a mouth after she was all coloured in.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're enjoying your day!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Break, Day 1

And it's a great one! I slept in this morning, but I won't tell you how late, lol. The kids were up early, they don't know yet to take advantage of their break! They've been playing like mad ever since they woke up and I'm in the room next door creating, finally!

I made this using a Flourishes stamp and coloured it in with my copics. For the ribbon I grabbed SU! white satin ribbon and coloured it with a copic marker, so easy and it dries very quickly. The only thing I noticed was that it made the ribbon quite stiff, although it actually made it almost easier to tie a nice bow.

A quick tip that I read on a message board a while back: If you need to pry two layers apart after you've glued them, use the Cricut spatula! I tried that today for the first time and couldn't believe how easy the layers separated, and it didn't wrinkle the paper at all!

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Sunday, March 27, 2011


Some of you might have noticed a few changes on the side bar of my blog. I have decided to drop as a Stampin' Up! demo. I have been feeling a little stifled for a while now and decided that it was time.

I'll still be keeping my blog, I started it to share my work, but you will see a healthy mixture of all the great products that are out there! Life is way too short to limit yourself!

Sorry I have no card to post today, but I should have one tomorrow so check back then. The kids are on Spring Break so I'm excited for a week of sleeping in and stamping with my daughter!

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Best Wishes

I love quiet days. The phone is quiet, the doorbell hasn't rung and I get a relaxing day without interruptions! Which of course, makes it a great day for stamping!

I made this card last week and just haven't gotten around to posting it. The little girl was paper pieced with SU!'s Springtime Vintage designer paper and coloured with copics. I just love that designer paper, so soft and pretty!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope where ever you are, you're experiencing Spring!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Let the melting begin!

Oh how I love Spring, the air smells fresher, the grass starts to peek through and I start to dream of flowers! We woke up to a quiet foggy morning, love those days! As I was driving into town I couldn't help but notice how quiet and peaceful it is driving and you don't see more than a few hundred feet in front of you. I don't care for the extreme fog where driving becomes dangerous, but this was just the right amount! Plus it was nice to having nothing on the agenda but stamping.

I was feeling a colouring urge come on today so I headed to our LSS and bought this stamp image by Sarah Kay, so cute! She was coloured with my copics and the rest is pretty self explanatory.

Stamps: Sarah Kay
Paper: Kraft, SU! Whisper White, Baja Breeze, DSP-My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Other: Pom-pom trim, Linen Thread, Button

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Ruffled Ribbon

Hi stampers, it's a beautiful day in our home! The kids don't have school today and they actually slept in a little so that means I got to sleep in as well! And the weather is finally warming up, now we'll just have to be patient while all that snow melts. The kids spent a few hours outside playing with this sticky snow, which meant a quiet afternoon for me!

This is one of the cards that we made at club last week. I kept the card simple so the ribbon rosette could take center stage. Very easy to do and gives a card a little extra wow.

Stamps: Simple Friendship
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, DSP-Love Letter
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Ribbon

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm ready for Spring!

We had a blizzard come through Friday night and a little into Saturday. That's when you realize just how blessed we are to have a warm home, a pantry full of food and our family all safe inside. I am ready for warmer temperatures, the sight of grass, and the warm sun! And finally the weather forecast is agreeing with us, can't wait!

Here's a card I made a few days ago using my copics and a Pure Innocence stamp. My pictures always make my colouring look blotchy but in real life it looks much better. I think I'll have to find a way to get better photos.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Forgive me!

By now some of you are probably wondering if I've fallen off the face of the earth, and the answer is no, lol. I've been busier than I'd like to be finishing our basement so the home could go on the market. 30 days to finish a basement, and I did ALL the painting, walls, baseboards, doors and trim. I'm tired. But other than a few paint touch ups we are done! Yeah!!

The best part is, I spent a few hours getting my craft room organized. I won't be able to finish it like I had planned for two years but I already know what I'm doing in our next home, I can't wait!

Have you ever had such a long gap in between stamping that you actually feel like you don't know what you're doing? That was me today, lol. My first card was a complete flop, didn't even put it together. This one, I think I like it. I won this stamp set as part of a blog candy giveaway by ChristineCreations a few months ago, love this set! I used my copics to colour it in. For the blue cardstock I used a wheel and versamark which gives it a subtle design. This card is a case from Iwona Palamountain, although I changed it a little, it's still definitely inspired by her!

Stamps: Flourishes
Paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Ink: Copics, Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Black Brads

Thanks for stopping by, I'm hoping that I'll be able to stamp more now that the renos are complete!