Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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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)