Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Award

My first blog award! Yea!! I received this blog award from Linda at Card Challenges and More http://cardchallengesandmore.blogspot.com/. Thank you Linda!!

Now I am supposed to pass this award along to 8 others.
1. http://thescrappingnook.blogspot.com/
2. http://sheetload.blogspot.com/
3. http://quaicesplace.blogspot.com/
4. http://debbie-lovescrappin.blogspot.com/
5. http://lostinpaper.blogspot.com/
6. http://lumpypagedesigns.blogspot.com/
7. http://iamsimplyblessed.blogspot.com/
8. http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 29, 2009

High School Graduation

My son graduated from highschool last Thursday and over the weekend we had a family celebration for him along with our daughter who graduated from grade 8. It's hard to believe how fast the years have gone!

I made this card for him using his school colours. The cap is stamped with Memories ink and the rest of the sentiment was done on the computer. I used my swiss dots CB folder to emboss the 3 blue panels. The adhesive ribbon was from JoAnn's and the star eyelets were from Michaels. I used my Marvy punches for the circles. I used a metalic silver marker (with a slit in it) to make a shiny silver edge on the larger circle. Thanks for looking.

I have another card to post later today if time allows.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grade 8 Graduation

Wow!! Child number two graduated from Grade 8 last night. It was an emotional night for me watching my second child graduate and move on to highschool (beginning in the fall). Child number one graduates from Grade 12 in two days, so I'm sure to be an emotional wreck for that one!! It helps that he's not moving out yet, but will be attending our local college in the fall. We will be celebrating with a double graduation party this weekend. It should be a fun time. I'm very proud of both graduates. It's scary to think that the next one graduates from grade 8 two years from now and the last one will follow two years later! They are all growing up sooo fast.

I made this card for my daughter. GAG stands for Glynn A. Green School. I used regular green, yellow and white cs, and dark green Core'dination cs. Green and yellow were her school colours. I used the swiss dots EB folder again (can you tell I like this one, I use it sooo much!). The flowers are from a gift basket I received from a friend. Brads and eyelets are from Michaels, the Congrats stamp is Studio G, and the grad cap, letters, and numbers stamps are from the dollar store. The Itsy flourish stamp was in a prize rak I received from the More Than Scrapbooking forum. ( http://www.morethanscrapbooking.com/MyStudio/vbforum/) There are a great group of ladies on this forum, and you're always welcome to join us...the more the merrier! If you join, mention that I sent you as there's a contest going on and I could use the reference! lol

Father's Day Card

DH and I don't exchange gifts for Mother's/Father's Day, but we do make each other cards. Here is the one he received from me this year.

Labels: CB textile EB folder; Core'dination brown cs; Marvy circle punches; dollar store circle punch and letter/number stamps; Stazon ink; "Say It With Stamps" Father's Day stamp; and Scrappy Cat flourish stamp.

Gift Card Holder

I made this gift carder holder to match my fil's birthday card (see below). It fit right inside the card. This is what it looks like inside.

I used my Nesties Labels 1; swiss dots CB folder; Core'dinations black magic cardstock (I sanded the raised dots to let the blue show through); and my CM circle punch.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day Card Using Faux Copper

This card is going to my FIL as well. I used regular Wal-Mart cs and copper brads, and embossed the squares to dress it up a bit. The stamp is from my "Say It With Stamps" collection by All Night Media. I made faux copper for the sentiment by taking a piece of white cs and covering it with Versamark and copper EB powder. I heated it with the heat gun, and then repeated this step until I had 4 layers. While the 4th layer was still hot I stamped my sentiment in it, and it gave it the engraved look. Don't you think it actually looks like engraved copper? This is one of my favourite techniques because I really like how it turns out. I've done it with silver, gold, and bronze too.

Birthday Card

I made this card for my FIL's birthday which isn't until Monday (so please don't let the cat out of the bag)! I decided to keep it simple and not add any extra embellishments. I didn't really have any that would be suitable for a man anyway! I used cs from Wal-Mart, die cut ribbon slide and EB folder are from Cuttlebug, and 2-sided pp and birthday stamp are unknown.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sketch Challenge Card

I know I'm a little off season, but I made this Valentine's card for a sketch challenge at More Than Scrapbooking (see my sidebar). I used pink Core'dination cardstock, transparency sentiment from a DCWV Quote Stack, Prima flowers, brad is from Dollarama, Sizzix tag, and fiber was from a rak and is unknown. The daisy ribbon was a great find in the clearance bin at Wal-Mart. Gotta love those clearance bins!

Same Image Swap

At the More Than Scrapbooking forum I participated in a same image swap. I used my pink Sakura glaze pen on the image although it doesn't show in the pic. It does have a nice texture and look though. I also inked the leaves and stems with my blending pen and green Colorbox ink. The sentiment is a transparency from a rak I received. It is from a DCWV Quote Stack. The flower is popped off the page with 3-d adhesive on each layer. I also used diamond stickles on it, and it is a Cuttlebug die cut. The butterfly has Liquid Pearls brushed on and the edges are inked. Pearls, brads, and bling are from Michaels.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More Challenge Cards

Here are two more cards I finished for challenges at the on-line crop at More Than Scrapbooking this past weekend. There were lots of great challenges, but unfortunately I only had time for 5 altogether. Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Card Challenges

I made these 3 cards for challenges at More Than Scrapbooking this past weekend. They hosted a fun on-line crop on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do as many as I would have liked to do, but I did manage to get to these 3. Maybe tonight I'll try to do another one!