Thursday, May 28, 2009
Are you ever unhappy with any of the cards you make? Well, I didn't like one of the cards I made in the set of 12 cards I made (see below), so I made another one to replace it. The new one is much the same, but I didn't like the embossing (around Happy Birthday) on the first one or the placement of the sentiment, so I decided to make another one and change it. So instead of embossing it, I cut out the sentiment, raised it up, and then popped it off the page. I definitely prefer the way this one looks over the other one.
These 3 gift boxes are for the 12 cards I made (see below) for one of the May challenges at More Than Scrapbooking. I found the tutorial for the gift box at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts (for the link see my sidebar). I made a box for each set of 4 cards. (4 birthday cards/envelopes; 4 thank you cards/envelopes; and 4 thinking of you cards/envelopes)
The cardstock is from Core'dinations, pattern paper is K & Company, punches are Fiskars, Martha Stewart and Marvy. I inked the flowers and put diamond Stickles on them. The bling is from the dollar store and the sentiment is computer generated. The silver sticker is unknown.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here are two cards I made for May's Sketch Challenges at More Than Scrapbooking. The images on both cards are from Hot Off The Press Botanicals. I used 2 of my Cuttlebug folders on the Hello card. The picture doesn't show it well, but the raised edges are inked with blue/green. I used the watercolour technique when I stamped the image for the Birthday card.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My wonderful hubby and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary yesterday. We had a great day watching 2 of our kids at their school divisional track and field meet. They both did very well in their individual events, and also helped their relay teams finish 2nd and 3rd. Then hubby grilled some amazing steaks he had marinated for supper...yummy! Afterwards he treated me to a night out. He had planned an evening at the theatre and we went and saw "Brief Encounters", which is 3 shorts plays from a series of 10 short plays by Noel Coward. It was opening night and very well done which made for a special night out.
Here are the cards we made each other. Hubby designed and made his on the computer (he's an IT expert), and printed it on glossy photo paper. He is so talented don't you think? I made mine using my oval nesties and new Spellbinders Impressibilities. Flowers were from the dollar store and leaves are done with the MS leaf punch. I glazed both with liquid pearls to give them a nice effect. I'm not sure if it shows up in the pic though.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
At More Than Scrapbooking we were given a challenge during May to pick 2 patterned papers and 3 different colours of cardstock and make a group of 12 different cards with them. I made 4 birthday, 4 thank you, and 4 thinking of you type cards.
The patterned papers and some of the flowers are from a K&Company Designer Pack. Some of the flowers I made myself and highlighted them by inking the edges and brushing on Diamond Stickles or Liquid Pearls. I did the same with one of the butterflies. The others I just added glitter.
I really enjoyed making such an assortment of cards, and found it was much easier using the same papers for all of them.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here is a pic of a tag I made using a House Mouse stamp. I coloured it using Copic markers, but because I borrowed the Copics from someone else, I can't remember what colours I used. I forgot to write it down. Instead I made a list of all the colours I would want to get! You see, I would love to start collecting these now that I've tried them as they are awesome to work with and they look so professional.
The Pen Addict is giving some Copics away as a prize. I would just love to win them! You can check it out at http://www.penaddict.com/
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I've been wanting to try making some cards with basic black and white and adding a touch of colour. Here is a thank you card I made with just a touch of mauve and green. I used my MS lace border punch, Imaginesce tree stamp, and Heidi Swap sentiment stamp. If I can remember right, the little flower edge stamp is a StudioG stamp.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I was so impressed with the cake my 10 year old son made and decorated all by himself for Mother's Day that I needed to share it with you all. I typically would think of decorating with coloured frosting, but you can see a 10 year old doesn't think the same. He used different kinds of sprinkles for his design!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I just want to wish all you mother's out there a very Happy Mother's Day! My day started with a wonderful breakfast in bed, and then my kids showered me with some handmade and store bought gifts. Next we're off to church. I hope you have a great day spent with family. That's what I'm planning to do. We'll end it off with all of us watching the Amazing Race finale and eating some munchies!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here is a gift card holder I made for my mil's birthday which is today. However, I won't be able to give it to her until Sunday so please don't spill the beans! I used my new Spellbinders Impressabilities for this. I like how you can use them as a whole or cut them apart and use just parts. I mangled the front of the card a little bit while I was taking the picture, but it looks worse in the pic than it actually is.
Here is a two page layout that I finished at Destination Create this past weekend. I got up early on Sunday to make sure I finished it on time (except the journaling) and it ended up paying off. I had used a sketch for a challenge and my name was drawn so I won the prize! I won a kit full of wonderful papers and die cuts.
These pages are of Arrowhead Provincial Park and will go in my camping album.
Monday, May 4, 2009
This past weekend I attended Destination Create which was a scrapbooking retreated hosted by my lss, The Scrapping Nook. The theme this year was Hawaiin so before our roommates arrived my friend and I decorated their bed. We used the decorations after to decorate our scrapping tables and our table won a prize for second place. I think it was our home-made paper lei's that we gave the judges that helped us win because the competition was pretty stiff! In one of the photos you can see me attempting the "Tiki Toss", but unfortunately only one of my shots landed over the Tiki.
I will post some pics later of some of the projects I completed over the weekend.