Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bubble Wrap-a-mania

I am in a monthly swap club with Adelee on SCS, and this month's theme was to use BUBBLE WRAP somehow on your card. I used it to make the background on these cards. It was so cool, and so easy - seemed almost TOO easy!!! I had a little piece that fit my hand in it perfectly, so I put my hand in, dabbed it on the ink pad, then dabbed it on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet (one sheet wonder); I added the other colours, cut it up and voila!!! DONE!!!!

This first card is the one I made for Adelee's swap. I coloured the bird with my SU pastels and sponged the sides with Not quite navy ink.

The second card I made for Elke's "Forever Summer" swap. I used the same layout and papers, just changed the stamps and sentiment. I coloured the beaver with Gamsol and my koh-i-noor pencils.

Paper: Not quite Navy; So saffron;
Stamps: A little birdie told me (SU); High Hopes beaver; Relax sentiment from Gina K
Ink: Not quite Navy; So Saffron; Soft Sky
Tools and accessories: Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon; bubble wrap

Friday, August 15, 2008

My notebook!

I was tired of losing my "sticky notes" of things I had to do, cards I had to make, swaps I needed to finish, design team stuff to do, etc. so I made a notebook for ME!!! It was fun to finally make something for ME!!! I made all those other ones to sell, but didn't make one for me! So, here it is! I used Soft Sky DP (SU), chocolate chip & soft sky cardstock. I sponged the edges with chocolate chip and paper pieced her dress with the same DP and coloured the rest of her with SU markers. I scrounged in my prima stashes (yes, I said stashes...I have so many primas I have to store them in several different containers...LOL) and found some blue that matched the soft sky and brown flowers to match the chocolate chip. I added the little yellow flower for punch! The brown scallop layer is actually my Giga marvy punch - I punched 6 of them, then pieced them together to make a large rectangle. Why I didn't use my nestabilities.....I'm not so sure!!!
I used my SU round tab punch to make the tabs inside to try to keep it a bit more organized. I wish I had made the pages thicker but that's ok, it will do!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!!!!

I love birthdays, and I love stretching them out as much as I can!! I have been getting quite a few cards in the mail this week, from the SCS Birthday RAK, Tilda & Friends, and from other stamping friends. Here are the ones I've received so far: These 2 are from Maria and Heather. Gorgeous cards - the colouring on both are impeccable!!!
This one is from Berna. The DP is so pretty & the white "birthday wishes" is embossed!
This one is from Debby. The dimensions on this card are amazing! It's almost like decoupage, with the layers on top of layers....SOOo cool!!!! This one is from Shary. The colours and paper are so rich - it is a gorgeous card!!!

This one is from Caz. CUTEST cat stamp I've ever seen!!!!

This one is from the SCS Wish RAK Birthday Fairy - Diane. I love that Bella Rose paper!

This one is from Donalda Cox. Her little scene is sooo cute & the colours are so vibrant!!

This one is from Sue Lumber. This little ballerina is too cute!! The colours are so pretty!

This card is from Deb - it is a paper bag decorated so beautifully, you'd never know it was a paper bag. The first picture is the front and it opens with velcro. The second picture is the inside of the card, then on the back she wrote a birthday greeting. SO gorgeous!!! In the pocketare some Hanglar & Spanglar images she stamped for me. THANKS DEB!!!!

Thank you all so much for the gorgeous cards. It has really made my week!!!! Tim & I are off camping tonight so I will schedule a couple posts for the weekend! ENJOY!!!!

(we just got a new camera, so until I figure out the best setting for it to take pics of my cards, they will be a little yellowish...SORRY!!!! I will get it figured out SOON, I promise!!!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Starting on my list of Things to Do...

Here are 2 birthday cards I finished up yesterday. The first one is for a friend but I can't say who cuz she reads my blog...tee hee!!!! It is in the mail today! ;-) This sketch was from Verve's AnniVERVEsary challenges, this is sketch #1. I used Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky (DP, CS and ribbon). I made the scallop with my corner rounder and poked holes with my paper piercer. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink - Beautiful Butterflies I think it is called. The rhinestones were sent to me by my good friend Donelda, just cuz!! She's great!!!
This second one is for my friend Maya, we are going for lunch tomorrow and a pedicure. It is an odd shaped card (7 1/2 x 4) for no apparent reason, I just wanted to use up the red piece of paper that was sitting on my table, and that is what size it was!! LOL The DP is Honey Pie from Cosmo Cricket and the stamp set is Hero Arts Cupcake set (Simon Says Stamp). I used glittery fabric paint for the icing (like liquid applique but found at Michael' is cheaper, doesn't puff out, but still has the same effect) and a rhinestone for the flower. The ribbon is some red scraps that I had in my Pull Ez that thing!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Holy Anniversary's Bat Man!!!

I have 6 Anniversary cards to make for Aug. & Sept. plus a whole whack of Birthday cards!! Here are 3 of the Anniversary cards I made - the first one is for my parents who celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on Friday. We will do a big celebration in Sept. when everyone is home from their vacations! The other 2 are for my Mother & Father in law and my Sister & Brother in law. I kept them simple cuz they aren't real "froofy/frilly" people! I hope they like them! All the images were coloured with Gamsol and my koh-i-noor pencils!

Stamps: card #1 & 2: Lily & Milo (Rachelle Anne Miller); sentiment from Little Paper Shop; card #3: Sarah Kay
Paper: card #1: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky DP (both SU); card #2: Chocolate Chip, DP from SU (can't remember the name); card #3: Real Red; Imaginesce DP
Accessories & tools: primas; rhinestone brads; stickles; red ribbon; punches (scallop square; key tag; oval)

Happy Blogaversary Kelly!!!!

WOW, one year!! Congrats!!! Kelly is celebrating with some awesome Blog Candy with FIVE, yes, I said FIVE, chances to win! Check out her blog here, and enter to win....actually, don't enter to win, then I have a better chance of winning!!! MWAHAHAHAHAH (that is my evil laugh!)

Ok, seriously, go check her out, she makes GORGEOUS cards! AND, check out her parent's farm blog - Heaven's Gate Alpacas - I really don't think God created a cuter animal!!!! They are all such hard workers - it shows in their love and devotion to their "craft" (paper crafts and raising alpacas!!)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Little ol' me??? FEATURED stamper???

Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!! Ok, I'm going to start calling Heidi at Simon Says Stamp my "ego booster"!! Seriously, the girl has featured me on the blog today - and made my ego so big I'm not sure I can get out of the craft room!!! HELP!!! LOL It is such a wicked feeling - I can't believe it!!!

She is such a great friend - even though we've never met!!! I was thinking about when her & I first started chatting - and it was probably about 2 years ago, I was a customer of her ebay store. I asked her in an email if she really was a "Simon" nice eh?? Anyways, turns out she isn't a "Simon" - it makes me laugh when I think about it!!

Anyways, check out the blog - and listen carefully, you'll hear my ego expanding!!! LOL :)

Thanks Heidi - YOU make MY heart smile too!!!! ;-)

Off to the Car Doctor!

I am finally off to get my car fixed from the accident in Edmonton in the beginning of JULY!!! Sheesh!! I will have a rental vehicle for a few days - let's hope it's a fun car!!!! LOL

I spent all day yesterday rearranging my craft room - it looks a bit better but now I have to get used to where I put everything! I will try and get some pics today & post them! I bought a cool paper holder from a garage sale for $5, and it holds all my full packs of paper that I HAD to have because they were retiring (ummm, yeah, we won't go there!) ... the only bad thing is it doesn't hold the 12 x 12 papers that are completely overtaking my room!! Gulp!!!

I was able to create a few things - birthday cards for family mostly, and am now working on FOUR anniversary cards...tis the season I guess eh? I will take pics of those too later!

We bought a new camera on Saturday - our Sony was a piece of junk! The on/off button wouldnt' work and the pictures were really grainy! It was so frustrating! So, we got another Canon - they seem to be more reliable - our old one from 7 years ago is STILL working (big delay but that's ok for Tim's fishing camera!LOL) So far it seems great - I love it!! We are going camping this weekend for my birthday (leaving Thurs. actually) so that will be the true test!!! Can't wait!!!!

Have a great day!

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