Saturday, September 5, 2009

Anniversary Birds

An anniversary card I made for my parents in August...they have been married for 55 years....crazyyyy!!!!! I used "Anniversary Birds" from Verve Stamps - I totally forgot I had this set, and I'm SO glad I pulled it out!!!! The little heart charm is from Michael's (in the wedding section!)

Don't forget, you still have time to enter the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week - it is a sketch - check out this post for more details, or head to the Challenge blog!!! We are trying to get 200 entrants, and we are getting close but WE NEED YOU to help us out!!!!! THANKS!!!

Have a great day!!


Friday, September 4, 2009


Wheeee, we have another winner!!! The winner of the Sarah Kay stamp - Time for Apple Pie is.............. TAMI

Congratulations Tami!!! Please email me your snail mail address so I can get Heidi to send this stamp off to you!!!!

This week's Friday Freebie is a Happy Hoppers stamp called BUZZY FRIENDS!!! Aren't they adorable??? I made this card for my sister & her family as a thank you for having us at their cottage. Her new kitchen is a BEE theme (yellow, black, bees) so of course I had to make a BEE card!!!! I just love these little bunnies!!!!

In order to win this stamp, all you have to do is become a follower of the Simon Says Stamp blog, participate in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week - which is Heidi's Choice. Heidi has chosen a sketch by our very own, very talented Iris.......head to the Challenge blog to check out the sketch. Please leave me a comment with a link to your card for this challenge to be eligible to win this stamp!!!! Easy Peasy!!!!! Good luck!!! (I do the drawing late Thurs. night or early Fri. morning - MST)

As always, this stamp is donated by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp - thanks Heidi, you're the BEST!!!!!!!!! Mwahhhh!!!!

Don't forget to enter your card at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog to win some FABBY candy & to make Heidi's birthday wish come true...we still need 145 more entrants ..... you have until Tues. to get your cards uploaded with Mr. Linky!!! COME ON EVERYONE...join us!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gift card tin & a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

First of all, I wanted to wish my good friend Heidi a VERY VERY VERY Happy Birthday!!!!!! I hope you have a day full of love and laughter and that you get spoiled rotten on your special day!!!! If you want to send your wishes to Heidi, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog and leave her a comment....I KNOW she will be THRILLED to read all the good wishes!!!! Mwahhhh!!! Luv ya!!!

Also, for Heidi's birthday celebration, there are some FABBY things going on! Read yesterdays post or head to the Challenge Blog!!! Her birthday wish is for 200 people to participate in this weeks challenge (sketch) so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE join us & help make Heidi's wish come TRUE!!!!

Now, my project for today!!!! I bought these gift card tins from Michael's for $1.50 & they sat in my "box of alterables" for a VERY long time! I needed a gift card holder so I thought I'd pull one of these out and cover it. I tried using Ranger Alcohol Inks on it, but the inks weren't dark enough to cover the pattern that was on the top so I covered it with paper and ribbon along the sides. It was a first trial of covering this type of tin, and I'm not 100% happy with it, but I think the next one will be better! I used Tangerine Tango DP & CS and Tilda with Sunflower is coloured with Copics.

Inside the tin is a little plastic insert that holds the gift card.
Thanks for popping by! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!! And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIDI!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Simon Says....Heidi's Choice challenge

Please see the end of this post for SOME FABBY blog candy & some GREAT specials!!!!

About a month ago, Heidi sent the entire Design Team a box of goodies for us to use in a challenge of her choice! Everything inside was so right up my alley, so my style and was very well thought out! I loved EVERYTHING inside & I couldn't WAIT to get started on something for this challenge!!!! I've already used several things from the box for previous projects!!! LOL (I couldn't help myself!!!)

Heidi's Choice was to use something from that box of goodies she sent us and create a card using this sketch, by our very own and very talented, Iris!!!! So, here is the sketch for you to follow - we'd love to see what you come up with!!!!

Here is my card:

Out of my goodie box from Heidi, I used a Rachelle Ann Miller stamp called Taking Care from the Lily & Milo collection. You can get this stamp, and more of these cuties at Simon Says Stamp!!!

Head to the Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have done for your viewing pleasure!!! Don't forget, enter your card with Mr. Linky and you could win a $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! Wooo hooooooooooo!!!! Also, there is some HIDDEN blog candy on one of the DT blogs, so be sure to check them ALL out!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for playing with us in our challenges!!!! We have so much fun & love visiting your blogs to see your creations!!! Have a great week!!!



Alright ladies...are you ready for this??? It is STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp and it's a big week for our challenge blog and I hope you are ready to PARRRRTTTYYYYYYY!!!!! We have a huge extra blog candy up for grabs on the challenge blog of Heidi's favourite goodies. (see photo below!!!) There are 3 of the BRAND NEW copic marker colors and glitter markers, Magnolia papers, a Magnolia stamp - Tilda puppy, a Simon says Set (frogs jumping for joy!), a martha stewart punch, holtz alcohol inks, and some pretty purple prima flowers.

Also, if that isn't enough... there is a special during the whole month of STAMPtember...each customer who orders one of the NEW copic marker colors will receive a free copic storage case (holds about 15 markers). I have one & it is so durable and cute! I use it to take my Copics upstairs when I colour in front of the TV!!!

We will be announcing lots more fun stuff during STAMPtember so STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Head to the challenge blog and SEE the DT creations AND our Guest Designer MINA's creations for this weeks challenge.
HURRY! RUN!!!! DROP EVERYTHING!!!! Go make a card using this sketch and post it on the challenge blog!!!!! Tell all your friends about the amazing BLOG CANDY Too!!!!! YUMMMYYYY!!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

3x3 note card tote

I followed the tutorial from SCS --> HERE <-- and this is what I came up with! I wanted to have a variety of cards, so I chose 2 Tilda's and 2 Edwin's and just left them blank on the inside. The tote was really easy to make, it came together quite fast & then sat on my desk for about 3 weeks until I had time to make some 3x3 cards to go inside.

I just used scraps of paper for the cards, and coloured them all with Copics. Nothing fancy, just a cute little gift set of mini cards.

Have a great week!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Janet's Corrosive Challenge #27

This week's theme is BACK to SCHOOL! I've already been back since the 24th - with students since the 27th so the whole "back to school" feeling is still very fresh in my mind!!! UGH!!!! Happy but not happy at the same time - know what I mean?!?!? Anyway, here is my card for Janet's Corrosive Challenge

I used a Dustin Pike image & coloured him with Koh-i-noor pencils & Gamsol. The CS is Chocolate Chip & the DP is Au Chocolat (retired SU......sooo sad!!) I made this card for my little nephew who is in Grade One this year!!! Time flies!!! The sentiment is computer generated.

This is my last day as Guest Designer for Janet's Corrosive Challenges. I just wanted to say THANKS JANET - for choosing me, for having some awesome challenges & for being a great friend!!!! It has been a lot of fun & an honour to work with so many talented designers!!! I will try to participate in as many challenges as I can!!! If you haven't checked out Janet's challenges, head over to her blog & see what she has up her sleeve next week!!!!! Good luck and have fun everyone!!!

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