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 aweful...as 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 well...today 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!

Yup...today 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)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Ink Monster!

Decided to go down to my room with Elizabeth this afternoon. She was busy making her own cards while I was working on my Calendar pages and a card. Well I turn my back for 2 seconds and this is what happens...

I also did a card myself...not covered in ink myself though ;0) I am somewhat happy with this one. It is 5 X 5. I used Ruby Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla. I love embossing on the vellum. But I REALLY need to get myself some vellum adhesive. The dots of Crystal Effects really are not that attractive :0(

Thanks for looking. Any comments are welcome. Especially if anyone has a preference on vellum adhesive. I am in need of some help!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Lovin' Frosty!

I had a fun morning! Got to try out my new Frosty set. I must say that I am in love! Did 3 cards this morning using Frosty. And I also finally tested out my Crystal Effects...what fun. Although, the last card I did was kinda of a disaster. Oh well, that's why we 'play', right? I think the reason I love Frosty so much is that I get to color him in. I love to color! I also tested out some new card dimensions too. Although, I would have to make my own envelopes too. Oh well, like I said...just 'playing'. Okay so here they are...

This is done using Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, and Handsome Hunter. The card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. I used Crystal Effects on the snowflake points. I also embossed the saying on vellum with some 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder from Michael's. I am quite happy with this one. Although, I think the next one will be a bit smaller and I will use some Iridecent Ice on the snowflakes too.

Here is Frosty! This one is done using Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. I LOVE the Shimmery White paper. Just found it recently and I am in love! This card is cut to 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. The background snowflakes are inked in White and then embossed with Crystal Clear embossing powder. Frosty is embossed with 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder then colored in. I used black eyelets on the buttons. Then I paper pierced the edge around frosty on the Always Artichoke and stamped 'winter fun' around the corner.

Here is Frosty #2. This one is cut to 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 as well. This one was done using Rose Red, Handsome Hunter and Shimmery White. The snowflakes are stamped in white with 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder. Frosty is stamped in Black and embossed with Crystal Clear embossing powder then colored. The corners were trimmed with some decal scissors from Michaels.

Okay so here is the crappy one. This one was cut to 3 X 3. I used Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter. The stamp set used was Ornamassortment from the new SU Holiday Mini. The saying was stamped on vellum with Handsome Hunter and then embossed with 'Irridecent Ice' type embossing powder(I will try and find out the name of this stuff). Now I was happy with this card until I started to play around with the Crystal Effects. First I just did an outline of the lines on the ornament. Then I had a brilliant idea to outline the whole ornament. Well I just ended up with big globs. So then I decided to just cover the whole ornament using a mini paintbrush. By the time I had decided to do this it already started to dry. Lets just say thank goodness the picture is not all that good...you can't really tell how much of a disaster it really is ;0) Oh well...I still had lots of fun creating today. I am thinking that the first three may end up being some of the Christmas cards that I send out this year. So those of you who get Christmas cards from me? I hope you like these cause you may end up with one ;0)
Thanks for lookin'