Sunday, December 31, 2006

I'm Back!!

I am back and can't wait to start creating again. I was a very spoiled girl this Christmas and have lots of new toys to play with ;0)

I managed to get down to my stamp room the past few days and and made a few new things to share with you.

This first one was just something that I made by accident really. I was playing with my new Cuttlebug and was trying out my new Olivia Alphabet Diecuts and decided to try and use some glue to attach it to a scrap piece of paper I had laying on the table. So this is what came out of that. It's not Great, but I like the idea of using the diecuts. And I got to use my new "Hawaiian Primas'. And of course had to add some of my clear glitter gel pen and bling too!! I have had some advise on what kind of adhesive to use on these thin dies and I think I will definitely give the Stampin' Up! 2 way glue pen a try. I just used the Stampin Up glue and it is kinda messy. I will just have to play until I find something that works for me.

Here is another card I made lastnight and I must say that I am liking this one alot!! I did this one using the new set that all of us Stampin' Up! demos received as a Christmas gift from Shelli and the Stampin' Up! Team. I love this set!! It is called Polka Dots and Paisleys and I am happy to say that it will be available in the new Spring mini coming in March!! This set is so fun. Anyway here is what I cam up with...

I used Chocolate Chip, Almost Amythest and So Saffron. The dots on the paisleys were pierced and then outlined using my clear gel Sakura pen. I then used my SU piercing template to make the dotted outlines. And got to use my new Chocolate Chip Marker!! On the tag I also used my clear gel pen for all the dots on the letters. For both of these cards I decided to use a different cut. These card are both scored at the top instead of the left side. I am a big fan of Toy's gallery on SCS(Splitcoast Stampers) and this is how she does the majority of her cards. I have been wanting to try one. They seem to stand up better this way, so I might make more of these now.
Thanks for stoppin' by and be back soon!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

I am in love...with my Cuttlebug!!

No I did not get one for Christmas. Hubby searched and could not find one in the city. He was told they would not be getting anymore at Michaels until February!! I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas so went out for a little look around. Thought I would drop into Michaels and just take a peak and see if by chance they got some in ;0) They had them!!! Of course I forgot to bring my coupon, but the lady was nice enough to let me have my 50% off without it!! I love her! So I rushed home and just did a test run on a scrap piece of computer paper. All I can say is that I am in love!! I bought the Stylized Swirls embossing envelope and I love it!! I love dry embossing but it really hurts my wrist when I do it. A couple turns of the handle on the cuttlebug and done!! Now I can't wait to try some diecuts. Never have used them but I can definitely see myself using them now!!

Just had to share...can you tell I am excited ;0)

Hope to have a new creation for you in the next day or two...using my Cuttlebug of course!!

Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We have been busy baking and listening to Christmas music all day! I know that most of you have probably done your baking and goodie making by now, but if you are in the mood for one more must try this recipe. Our oldest daughter is allergic to peanuts so we omited the peanut butter and added crasins instead!! It is so VERY yummy!!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I promise to be back after Christmas with some new creations!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Yes...I am still here

Just wanted to leave a quick post. I am still here, it has just been a lousy week in our household. Everyone has been quite sick and everything has been put on hold. Including Christmas Shopping!! Must now get my butt in gear and get things done this week!! I promise I will have something new to show you soon. Everything that I have been working on has been for Christmas gifts so you will have to wait for those ;0)

Also, just wanted to let you know of a great blog give away over at Cindy's blog. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into her give away and also check out all of her amazing creations!!

Hope you all have a great day and I promise I will be back soon!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Santa Collage Stamp!!

I have seen some beautiful cards done recently with this amazing stamp. A few weeks ago someone on CST(Canadian Stamp Talk) sent out a message saying they had some in stock for sale. Well I HAD to have one. Guess what arrived in the mail today!!!! So of course I had to rush downstairs and make something. I was going to wait until tonight...but I could'nt wait that long! It was a quick card...only had 20 mins until I had to go to retrieve Emily from the bus stop. But with this stamp anything would look good!!
This one was done using Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme and Whisper White Cardstock. I used Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme ink as well. The large layering piece was White with True Thyme sponged on the edges. I then took my Sakura Silver Gel Glitter Pen and added some spots of silvery glitter to match the sparkles in the Santa stamp. Santa was inked in Cranberry Crisp. I used my Silver Gel Pen again to outline his glasses, fill in his eyes and add some spots of sparkle. I of course had to add some bling to the two largest snowflakes. Then I added the 'Christmas Wish' from my Everyday Flexible Phrases. It is very simple, but I love this stamp sooooo much!! Guess what my Christmas cards will be next year ;0)
Thanks for stoppin' by...

Monday, December 04, 2006

I am still here...really!!

I know, I know. It has been a very busy week. I have had 2 very sick girls over the past week. We have been busy Christmas shopping, working, putting up the tree, finishing Christmas Cards and I know there was something else! So I have nothing new to show you right now. However, I do have a couple things to share with you. This is something that I have been meaning to do for quite sometime now. Something to keep me busy at work when it is slow and to help out some people at the sametime. It is called 'Blankets for Canada' in Canada and ' Warm up America' in the US. It is run through all Michael's stores. They are squares that can be either crocheted or knitted. These squares are then joined and made into blankets to be handed out at local homeless shelters. Here are the patterns for the Canadian version and the US version. You can just make the squares and take them into any Michaels store and you can also attend the joining gathering to help finish the blankets. So everyone out there that crochet or knit get out all those scraps of worsted weight yarn and get busy!!

I was also checkin' out my daily blogs and came across some yummy recipes on Cindy's blog. So I thought I would share a yummy recipe with you all too. This one is one that my sister-in-law had made at Christmas a few years ago. Since then I make it for almost all gathers we have. There really isn't a 'recipe' just throw in what you like, but it goes something like this;

White Chocolate Mix
*Golden Grahams Cereal
*Any mixure of nuts - I like to use the no name trail mix(peanuts, pine nuts, cashews, raisins, ets) from Superstore as it does not have any salt in it, but you can use whatever mixture you like
*White Chocolate - again I like to use the bulk chunks from Superstore as it is pretty cheap

*mix the first three together...melt the chocolate in the microwave and pour it over the mixture...mix it all together until it is covered it onto a baking sheet and place it into the freezer to let it set...crumble and put into a serving dish or place it into a freezer safe container and save it for a later date(ya right!!)

***Warning: it is highly addictive***

Thanks for stoppin' by. If anyone wants to share any holiday recipes I would love to hear them!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sign up now!

Just wanted to say thank you for your comment, Laura. I took your advise and have now added Feedblitz to the top of my blog page. For those of you who do not know what this is. You can sign up to have an email notice sent to you when I add a new post to my blog. So please take the time and sign up. I know for myself it is great to have when you frequent a lot of blogs everyday!!

I shall be back soon with a new creation...I promise. Just trying to finish off the Christmas cards first!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cold Enough For Ya??!!

Okay I know its winter, but this is just too cold. Another day with -40 to -42 Windchills here in Calgary. Nasty!

Just thought I would post a few more cards with Julie's layout. I love it so much I have decided to finish off my Christmas cards using the Snowflake one from the other day and these Snowman ones.

This first one was done using Real Red, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla. I used 'Frosty' and 'Everyday Flexible Phrases' from SU. I added bling to the berry in Frosty's hat and to the word window punch at the bottom. I also used a small drop of Crystal Effects to the button. Once again I raised the layers with some foam tape.

This one was done using Real Red, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla. This one was done only using 'Frosty'. I embossed the background with some clear EP, added some bling to frosty's had and dotted the 'i' in the sentiment. I added some Crystal Effects to Frosty's buttons and added dimension to the layers again with some foam tape. I think I will be off to my stamp room tonight to try and get some more of these done and hopefully get my Christmas cards off this weekend...I hope ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by and stay warm!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

It's a cold one out there!!

Don't know what it is like where you all are but here in Calgary it is freakin' cold!! It's about -36C with the windchill right now. Thats cold!!

So yesterday was a crafting day. It all started with a beautiful card I recieved from a swap that I am a part of. It came from Julie who is a member of the CCE swap I am in. I loved the layout so much I had to try one of my own. It is a simple layout but very pleasing to the eye...well at least my eye! Here is my version...
I used my colorwheel to come up with a subtle color combo. I used Sage Shadow, Bordering blue and Very Vanilla. I used the snowflake and sentiment from 'Frosty' and some 'itty bitty backgrounds' for the background snow. Of course I had to add some bling and a few dots of Crystal Effects on the snowflakes. I am very happy with this one. Although hubby said he likes Julie's card better cause I used some foam to add some dimension and he likes it better with the layers flat!! What does he know ;0)

This one was using the same layout with just a little twist using the tag punches. This one uses Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. Of course added some bling again to the middle ornament and some Michaels ribbon. Again very simple, but I am happy with it.

Here is one I have done using the OSW that I made lastweek while I was at my friend Nancy's house. I love this reindeer stamp of hers! This one was done using Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. I added some mini silver brads, Michaels ribbon and some doodling around the outter edge and down the center line with my silver glitter gel pen. Not great, but its okay.

This last one is one more using Julie's layout, but again with my own twist. This one is done using Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean and Shimmery White. I used 'Ornamassortment', 'Crosshatch' and 'Everyday Flexible Phrases' which are all Stampin' Up. I used my new 1 3/8" Square punch and Word Window punch. I added some silver gel pen to the ornaments and some bling to the center and the sentiment. I think I am liking this one too.

All in all it was a good stampin' day yesterday. Plus I mounted about 8 Stampin' Up! stamp sets too! I think today maybe another stampin' day...must finish my Christmas Cards!!! Plus I have a sick little girl today who does'nt want to do too much other than lay on the couch and watch movies...poor thing :0(

Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More OSW!

Lastnight I was invited to my friend Nancys to make Christmas cards with a group of ladies. We could bring along our own stuff or we could bring our own papers and inks and use her stamps. So I decided to make a few OSW(one sheet wonder) sets with some of her Christmas stamps that I don't have. Heres what I came up with...
This first one was done using this beautiful reindeer stamp and a little cluster of snowflakes from 'Snowflakes' set. Then I added a little star stamp from 'Shapes and Shadows' and the jingle stamp from 'Perfect Endings'. I used Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and silver inks. The only thing that I am not liking about this sheet is that I should have staggered the reindeer more and not have them all facing the same direction...I was too distracted ;0)I love these ornament stamps! Nancy you must tell me where you got these!! I also used the little swirl circle stamp...very simple but adds a lot, or at least I think it does ;0) and I also used the merry stamp from 'Perfect Endings'. The colors used were Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp and Marigold Morning. On the tops of the ornaments I borrowed Nancys silver sakura gel pen. Lovin' this to Michaels tonight to find me one!!

Also lastnight, Nancy gave me my order of Primas. I love them! I had to rush home and make something with them!

This is another card using the sketch from this weeks sketch challenge on SCS(Splitcoast Stampers). I used Elegent Eggplant as the base color and used a paper from a Michaels slab and some ribbon from Michaels. and of course had to add some bling. Also pulled out my 'pastels'. Still need to practice with these, but I think I am Happy with this one.
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Try my hand at a new SCS Sketch Challenge

Okay so I saw the new Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today. What do ya think?

This one was done using 'Lovely as a Tree', 'Frosty' sentiment and 'Itty Bitty Backgrounds'. The cardstock and ink used was Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Shimmery White. I used my 1/2 " circle punch to make the notches on the Tree layer and added some mini silver brads. The silver ribbon is from Michaels and of course added a little bling to the inside corner. I actually like this card. And I really like the layout. I am thinkin' I may try another one this week.
Thanks for stoppin' by :0) I am off to bed!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Daughtry Cd...Pick it up Tuesday!!!

Okay, no I do not have any pics for you. I am working on something, but am not finished yet. I am happy with it thus far though ;0)

Since this is MY Happy Place I had to share the news. Daughtry cd comes out on Tuesday!! Here is the link to the website. You can hear a few previews . Just click on Music and you can hear a sample of 4 songs. Outstanding!! Love it!! Can you tell I am excited ;0)

I will be back soon with a new project...promise!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

I am still here...really!!

Sorry for not posting all week long. It has been a crazy one. I did manage to finsh some cards for a few swaps I belong to on CST(yahoo list for Canadian Stampers), but of course I forgot to take pics of them before I sealed the envelopes!! I am hoping to get down to my stamp room again tomorrow evening, so please come back in the next few days for some new cards!

I just noticed that I have reached over 1000 visitors to my little blog. Never thought in a million years that anyone would want to see what I was up to. But I thank you all so much for dropping by. It definitely inspires me to continue to create new projects. Lots of the blogs that I frequent lately have been having contests for reaching milestones. I think I may do the same thing. But I think I will think on it for a bit and try and come up with something a little different...keep posted ;0)

Back soon with some new creations!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Stampin' on Candles!

I have a group of ladies who belong to my ' Stampers' 6 Group'. We meet for 6 months over the next year. At each meeting I will teach them 2-3 projects and they have to purchase a minimum amount from the current SU 2006-2007 Catalogue or current mini catalogue. This month we will be doing some 3D items. One of which will be stamping on candles! I was just playing around lastnight and this is what I came up with. There are 3 snowflakes around with the saying ' Happy Holidays' on one side. I did a shadow effect with the snowflakes, which I am quite happy with. Hopefully non of my ladies look at my blog...if they do...surprise this is what we are doing Wednesday night!!

Thanks for lookin' :0)

New toys from the Winter mini!!

Okay so I received my package of pre-order stuff from the new SU Winter Mini on Friday. So of course I needed to play lastnight. I must say that I LOVE the new paper. I think I will be needing another pack or two before it is gone! Here are my creations...
This one was done using the new'Loves Me' Double Sided Designer paper, 'Flirty' ribbon and Small Tag Punch! Love the new punch! So much easier to mat the tags now.

This one was done again with the new paper and ribbon. I cut out the circle images from one of the new sheets of paper and added some bling.

This one is done with the new paper, added some bling and added some stitching. Not too sure about the stitching. I had a picture in my head but I think I added too much stitching. I might try it again with less, bigger stitching next time.
I think the reason I love this new paper so much is that it has so much Chocolate Chip in of my favorite colors!!
Thanks for lookin' :0)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Last of the OSW!

Tonight I finished the last of my OSW sheets. Well I guess not finished but I have done one card from each sheet now. This first one is my sheet that I did for the swap. It was done using the Emboss Resistant Technique. I used Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise classic ink. As well as the centre of the flower was done using Yoyo Yellow Pastels. I am quite happy with this card.

The second one was a fun card to make. It was done using 'Unfroggetable' which is one of my favorite SU sets! I added some 'googlie eyes' to the cute froggies. And the inside I colored the eyes in with my white gelpen and added some black dots in the centre. You can't not really tell but there is a background added to the Gable Green card. I used versamark and it did not really show up that well. But all in all I am very happy with this one! Thank you to all the ladies that took part in this swap. I don't not know who some of you are, but it is great fun working with your creations!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

More OSW!

So I decided that I was going to cut up all my OSW sheets tonight and make one card from each. Well I almost did it...I managed to do 5. So here they are...I will post the names of the ladies that did these sheets...some did not put their names on them so I am not sure who did them. It is late and I am not feeling much like typing out all the stamp sets and colors used. So if anyone would like to know anything further about any of these, please leave me a comment and I will get the info to you ;0) I will say thought that the last one was a sheet I was not looking forward to using. Simply because it is not a stamp that I would normally choose...but I really like the way the card turned out. It really gives me a nice option for a male card! Something I think many of us have a hard time with.
Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Love OSW!

Okay so I finally made it back down to my stampin' room. I decided tonight that I wanted to do some more Christmas cards but what? Then I remembered the OSW(One Sheet Wonder) swap that I was a part of recently. I have yet to do anything with them. So I did 3 tonight and here they are...

This sheet was done by Colleen Olsen. It was done using Ornamassortment and Swirling Stars Wheel. Colors used were Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss and Apricot Appeal. She also used her Colour Spritzer tool. I am actually happy with the way these turned out tonight! I know...shocking isn't it? Maybe I will try another sheet this weekend. There is another Christmas one ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hate being sick!!

Well the whole house...except for hubby...has had runny noses for over a week. But once again mine turned into another sinus infection. I really hate them! Not fun at all. I really thought I was going to die yesterday...but now that I have some meds in me I am feeling the old me slowly coming back ;0)

It was my oldest daughter Emily's 5th bday yesterday. So of course mom HAD to make her a card. Not that she really cares all that much ;0) But here it is...

This one was done using Real Red and Pixie Pink. The balloon and sentiment are from a retired SU set called 'Birthday Balloons'. I love this set. It also has a Mickey ears balloon which I love of course ;0) Once again I had to add some bling. Three small ones on the bottom and then a pink one in the centre of the ribbons. The inside I colored the highlights of the balloon with my new White Gel pen and printed the 5 in the centre. I was pretty happy with this one.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Non-Christmas card!

Yup, did something other than a Christmas card tonight. I had to do a card for my niece's bday tomorrow. A few things were my inspiration this time. First of all was the ladder card that Nancy had on her blog today. I just had to try one. Then I had a gift bag that I bought at Dollarama today, so I wanted it to match. This is where my color combo came into play. And since my niece is not into 'girly' stuff(actually bought her Starwars Lego...she is 7...yup that's what she wants) I did'nt want the card to be too girly. This is what I came up with...
I used Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White Cardstock.
I really would like to add some 'bling' to it, but like I said I don't want to make it too girly. Any suggestions? Once again I am thinkin' it needs something...but that's just me ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Snowmen are Kewl

So managed to get down to my stamp room...finally! Had to get my swap cards done so that I can get them in the mail tomorrow! Here is the final card.

I am okay with it. A few of them have some flaws with the 'cracked glass' technique...there are some spots that did not get any embossing powder on them so they are a little 'bubbly'. But over all I guess they turned out okay. I used Real Red, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White cardstock and inks. I used White embossing powder on the snowflakes and I must say that I really like the white powder. In the past I have always used white ink with clear embossing powder, but the white powder gives a much better image. Thanks for stopping by :0)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Playin' with Frosty again!

Well managed to get down into my 'playroom' today ;0) I am part of a swap called 'Snowmen are Kewl'. I need to make 4 cards and send them off next week. So thought I would play with Frosty again to see what I can come up with. I wanted to try the 'cracked glass' technique again. So this is what I came up with today...

This one was done using Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow and Shimmery White. I decided to try something a little different with the 'cracked glass' this time though. I saw somewhere and for the life of me I cannot remember where... someone had added a layer of Irridescent Ice in between layers of the clear embossing powder for a little bit of sparkle in the cracked glass. I quite like the look of it. However, for some reason I ended up with some greasy marks on the right side. Not sure why but one thing I definitely learned today was DO NOT heat emboss on a plastic table without some kind of protective cover. I think I melted my table!! Oh well, live and learn, right?? As always I am thinkin' this needs something. I wanted to keep it simple and clean, but I am try another one with some sparkling snowflakes on the large Burgundy layer. What do you think? Or maybe just some silver ribbon with the burgundy ribbon? I have a question for anyone out there that has done this technique before...some of my cracks are quite deep and have lifted off the card stock. Should I reheat it to get it to stick down or maybe use a sealer of some kind?

Anyone wanting to try the Cracked Glass technique can find it here at Splitcoast Stampers...
Happy Stamping and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Okay, so had kinda crappy day yesterday. Just feeling down and the kids were extreemely emotional for some reason. So thought I would relax and do something creative last night...not. The first one I am okay with but the second one was a totally hidious. I took it apart and redid some of it. It is still hidious but not as bad as it was...

This was a layout from SCS(Split Coast Stampers) Sketch Challenge #12. It was done using Garden Green, Rose Red and Very Vanilla CS. I used Crosshatch on the Garden Green background piece. The Vanilla piece I used a baby wipe to sponge the two colors on. Then used 'A Is for Adorable' for the front layer. The ribbon is one of my new finds from Michaels and I added some green gems to the side. Not too bad I guess...

This is the crappy one ;0) It was done using Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White CS. The Night of Navy background was stamped in white. The Whisper White layering pieces were done using the baby wipes again. However, when I used the baby wipes the Red actually came out pink and then when mixed with the navy it came out purple! Looked you can see from the piece behind Frosty. I took out the longer one and redid it with 'Itty Bitty Backgrounds'. Looks a bit better, but not great. Frosty was embossed with clear embossing powder and colored in with blender pens. I then used Crystal effects on his hat. Then added red gems to the side and another Michael's ribbon. Gress I should have just stuck with one creation lastnight ;0) Oh is a new day. Hope you all have a good one!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Em's Bday Invitations

So this weekend Emily was invited to her very first Birthday Party of one of her new school friends. She was SO excited. All she talked about for 3 days and since has been her new friend Keisha. Well, Saturday came and her sister got sick. Unfortunately, I have not met Keisha or her mom so I had planned to come to the party and stay for a bit. Daddy was working so we could'nt go. I felt SO bad. Emily was so upset. So I made her a deal. Instead of the somewhat quite Birthday we had planned at Chuckie Cheese with just us and a couple friends, we are now having a Big Birthday party. She is allowed to invite 4 of her school friends and the 2 that were already coming. So a grand total of 8 kids, which I think is good. So mommy had to make some quick invites. Here is the first one I came up with lastnight...

But I thought this one was a bit too grown up. Hubby quite liked this one, but agreed. I needed something a bit more fun. So here is the finished product...

The inside has some googlie eyes and all the party information...did'nt want to broadcast all that info across the internet ;0) So this is done using Only Orange, Basic Black and Shimmery White. The pumpkin and bats are embossed with some Irridescent Ice. The edges of the Shimmery White are dragged with Basic Black ink. And added some bling again. Lovin' the bling lately. And added 3 different Michaels ribbons too. It's cute...but as always I am thinkin' it needed something else. But it's okay I guess. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Look What I Got!!

Okay so recently I was part of a OSW(One Sheet Wonder) Swap. The VERY nice lady who organized this swap and I had a conversation during the swap about DisneyWorld. I was telling that I was a HUGH Disney Fan and she said 'I have something for you'. Well she teased me some and had me trying to guess what it was. I received my little surprise in the mail on Friday. Here it is...
Is that not cool or what? I just thought for someone who has never met me to make this and send this to me...well lets just say I am trying to think of something equally cool to make and send to her. I am thinkin' I am going to be keeping all my cardfronts in this handy little lunch pail. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More Michael's Ribbon!!

I received another gift certificate for my bday, so I went out today and bought a few more ribbon and some brads too! Feeling a bit lousy tonight so I only made one card, but here it is...

This one was done using Night of Navy and Bashful Blue. I embossed the snowflakes with some irridescent ice. Colored Frosty with my Pastels and also did some shading around the edges of the Frosty layer with the pastels too. I even embossed the brads and eyelet with some irridescent ice to make them sparkle a bit. Did'nt work all that great. It is starting to peel off already. Should I maybe sand them first? Not sure...and for the hubby I did something small on the inside as well...

I have joined a 'Snowmen are Kewl' swap. This maybe the one, but I will probably make a few more before I decide. Luckily I only have to make 4 ;0)

Thanks for lookin' and remember feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. I love reading them;0)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Michael's Ribbons!!

Okay so I was given a Michaels gift certificate for my bday so I 'had' to go and spend it. I went a bought a bunch of new ribbons yesterday. After hubby left for Hockey, I went down to my room to 'play'. All the cards I did were first inspired by the new ribbons. Here are my newest creations...

This one was done using Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla. I have seen a lot of Christmas Cards done recently using non-traditional colors. I decided to try one for Thanksgiving. I did this one for my inlaws for Thanksgiving. Nancy inspired me to add some 'bling' to it too ;0)

This one was inspired by a card I saw recently, but I can't remember where I saw it. But I loved the color combo, so I had to do one. This one is done using Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean and Shimmery White. Again had to use some 'bling' ;0)

This last one was inspired by the vibrant colors of this ribbon. It was done using Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange and Green Galore. Had to add some googlie eyes(thanks for the inspiration Nancy!). Hubby even likes this one, which surprises me since it is such a bright creation! He is always bugging me since the majority of my cards are blank inside. So with all three I surprised him with some added bonus inside. Here is the inside of the Froggie card...

Colored this one with my pastels and put some Crystal Effects of the dots of the mushroom.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for lookin' :0)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Happy Birthday To Me! was my birthday. 36 years old today! Wow! I'm gettin' old ;0)
Worked, bought some subs and an icecream cake(yum) then got to play all night! Hubby bought me a new cell for my bday. But we are gonna return it for another one. He found out today that they had the one he was looking for(green) $30 cheaper online. So we are gonna return this one(white) and get me the green one. He said I could keep it if I wanted to, but I kinda like the lime green color. Very cool. We have an older one that my SIL gave us. But it would be nice if we each had one. Whom ever has the kids get the cell right now ;0) but now I will have my own. Very cool...Anyway, back to my playtime...I was looking at my new email from SCS(Splitcoast Stampers) this week and was taking a look at the 'Card Sketch Challenge'. Thought I would give it a try. Loved it so much I made three!! Here they are...
It is really hard to tell in the picture but this one is actually all blues. Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Shimmery White. I used Ornamassortment and Perfect Endings from the SU Holiday Mini. The snowflakes are embossed in Opaque Glitter Embossing Powder from Michaels. The ornament is embossed with crystal clear embossing powder then colored with blender pens. Used navy eyelets and ribbon from Michaels.

#2...This one is done using Green Galore, Gable Green, Garden Green, Whisper White and Shimmery White.

#3...This one is done using Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White and Shimmery White. Love this Michaels ribbon...loved it so much I bought it in green and pink too!!
Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave a comment. It helps encourage me to keep creating ;0)