Saturday, October 31, 2009

Peace on Earth

Happy Saturday!
First thing I'd like to wish my sister a very happy birthday!!
It snowed the past few days but nothing is sticking....so far...lol
It'll be a cold night for Trick or Treating!
I've got another cute Swiss Pixie to share with you again!!! AmyR has come out with some fabulous Christmas Words as well.
Both of these new stamps will be available from All That Scraps on Monday at 10 pm Eastern.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cupcakes

Ok so I can't make everything Christmas related....ha!
This little notebook was a gift from a friend and it's been on my alterable shelf for a long time! She always sends me things I can decorate but unfortunately I have little time these days for such projects.
I decided to make this for a friend that is a baker. I'm hoping he likes it and doesn't think it's too girly?! If so, he can give it to one of his staff maybe? I resisted making a bow or adding glitter/beads to the cupcake...lol
I did make a beaded pen to go with it though :)
Cupcake image is from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from Verve.
Stamps: Verve's Cupcake Affair, Taylored Expression's For The Love of Cupcakes; Cardstock: Prism Red, So Saffron, White, American Crafts DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Otis and Milo

I'm right on track for my Christmas card production and hoping that I can keep the same pace over the next month and a half...lol Each year my holiday list grows and grows. Not that I'm complaining but I always like to have a few extras on hand in case someone gives me one AND I forgot them :(
This card for today was made using a new set called Otis and Milo's Christmas. It will be available from All That Scraps on Monday at 10 pm Eastern.
I've been itching to use this new American Crafts Designer Paper. It's a little bit of a busy pattern paper but fun! The silver paper is actually the backside of the dp!!
This layout comes from this week's sketch on SCS.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a FAB day :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Live Simply

This morning I have another All That Scraps preview to share!
Diane aka Cookiestamper has come out with another adorable set! This one is called Country Shelf. There are a bunch of sweet images to add to your shelf along with some wonderful sayings.
I wanted to make a simple card and showcase the cute new stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brrrr....it's mittens time!

Frosty Days~!
I'm pretty sure I bought this Penny Black snowman stamp a couple of years ago and sadly, it has never seen ink :( Or at least it didn't look like it had been used. Doesn't really matter either way. I just know he'll see tons of it this holiday season! Isn't he cute?!
This layout comes from Mercy's Sketch #45 on her blog here.
I pulled out some scraps of last years Frosty Days dsp from SU!
Thanks for stopping by today! Stay warm....I know I'm going to try....lol

Mando-Sayuri and Benji Preview

Good Morning~!
Well today we are expecting snow....blah! I'm out of window washer fluid and the drive to work is NOT going to be good...lol I'll be sure to get some before I drive home tonight ;) Hoping the snow doesn't last long.
Today's All That Scraps Preview is of a new set called Mando-Sayuri and Benji.
I've been wanting to use some of the SU! in colours and when I saw the flower I thought it would be perfect with Crushed Curry. To take away the brightness of this colour I paired it up with Soft Suede(another new in colour I haven't warmed up to).
Remember that the All That Scraps release is on Monday November 2nd at 10 pm Eastern. To have your chance at winning some of the new stamps stop by the ATS Blog ;)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Merry Christmas TESC88

Even though I worked last weekend I still managed to get some cards made to show you throughout the week. I *know* I could be saving them to show you later when I have nothing but I just can't....lol
This cute holiday card was made using Taylored Expressions new stamp set called Wings of Joy along with some fun Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DP that is available in the Christmas Key Ingredients at Taylored Expressions too! The layout comes from Taylor's TESC88.
Stamps: Wings of Joy; Cardstock: Choice Buttercream, Prism, Jolly by Golly dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, nesties, butons, thread, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!~ Be sure to scroll down for an adorable All That Scraps preview ;)

Good Cheer

I'm in love with Christine's Swiss Pixies and was so excited to see that she drew up more for the holiday season! Look at this one! Isn't she adorable!?! She's just so fun to colour :)
Some details...
I added stardust stickles to her wings, white flower soft to her pompom on her hat and popped up the image layer.
Stamps: Swiss Pixies, AmyR's Christmas Words; Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Deep Red Prism, Shimmery White, DP; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Eyelet Border Punch, Nesties, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Stickles, Flower Soft, Dimensionals
Remember that the new stamps will be available from All That Scraps on Monday at 10 pm Eastern :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Merry Pastel Christmas

I'm loving the soft pastel colours for holiday cards. I've never really been a traditional holiday colours card maker anyway...lol
When I was looking for a card to CASE for the Featured Stamper yesterday, I came across THIS card of Rachel's. Using buttons for this Unity tree stamp has always been a fave of mine to do too! Rachel had a great layout so I used that and added a few extra layers, changed the theme to Christmas and soft pastel colours. I even sponged! That's something I rarely do.
Stamps: Unity's Giggle Grove, Taylored Expression's Holiday Wonder; Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream, Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly dp; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Aqua Mist; Accessories: Nesties, Sponges, Sweet Blush Ribbon, Buttons, Thread, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by. Scroll down to see my ATS preview ;)

Wishing You...

Good Morning!
Today starts this month's All That Scraps previews. There will be several days of cuteness before the release on Monday November 2nd at 10 pm Eastern.
First up is Fairy Sweet - Tangle.
I wanted to make a sweet holiday card with her. Some cotton candy stickles were added to her skirt. The sentiment is a sneak peek of Amy's new Christmas Words...you'll be seeing more of them in the days to come ;)
Stamps: Fairy Sweet Tangle, AmyR's Christmas Words; Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Aqua Mist, Shimmery White, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Modern label punch, Snowflake punch, Cotton candy stickles, Scalloped edge punch, paper piercer, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

JOY

Good Morning!!
Last night before sitting down to watch the Oiler's hockey game I did some stamping!!! LOL I asked Brian to move my stamping table over a bit so I can SEE the tv!! I took Cindy's advice ;)
This card measures 4.25 x 4.25 and uses Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #103.
I found some of last year's My Mind's Eye holiday designer paper on my shelf and I was so excited! This was my FAVE last year for sure!!! The fun colours are so me!
The JOY image from Wings of Joy, available from Taylored Expressions, had not seen ink yet and this little card was the perfect time to use it.
Stamps: Wings of Joy; Cardstock: Choice Buttercream, Prism, MME DP; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Snowflake Punch, Self Adhesive Pearl, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friendship

Happy Weekend Friends!
Too bad it's my weekend to work....lol!
I haven't had a chance to stamp because it's been a couple days filled with sports on tv in the evenings and I can't see the tv from my stamp area. Luckily, I haven't shared this card that I made using Mercy's sketch this week.
I pulled out Boatloads of Love!!! If you've been following my blog for sometime, you'll know this is one of my all time favourite stamps from SU!
Stamps: Boatloads of Love; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, WW and Washington Apple DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Scalloped edge punch, Kaiser Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today~! Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes

This has been one crazy week at work! Wow! I haven't had much stamping time at all :( We leave on vacation in less than three weeks and I have so much do to at work between now and then...panic mode will begin shortly! LOL! But for now...I'll take it one day at a time :)
Yesterdays' Ways To Use It Challenge was about patch work. Luckily I have little bits and pieces of the Washington Apple DSP left! I love the colours in this. So fresh and fun!!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, WW and Washington Apple DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Scalloped Edge Punch, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just for you!

Good Morning!
Yeah! It's hump day! It's been a long week so far but I'm off tomorrow! Yippee!
This card was supposed to be for two things....
Julee's Mojo 109 sketch....which it is....
and for
the Dirty Dozen Alumni October Challenge....which it is not....haha
This month Jodi challenged us to paper piecing....BUT she also said we were to make a fall or holiday card....ummmmm somewhere along the way I broke the rules...oopsie!
I've gone to the dark side as Denise tells me! haha!
I like how the card came out so I'm going to show you anyway ;)
Stamps: Beary Special; Cardstock: White Regal Rose, DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Paper piercer, Circle punches, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions - October 20th Key Ingredients

This month's Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions is SPECTACULAR!! Seriously!
I love that Taylor picks out the perfect coordinating ingredients for you.
See that cute little chipboard birdie? Well there is a package of Maya Road birds in this kit along with this super cool Avacodo Metallic Maya Mist. I sprayed the chipboard and almost immediately it was dry. I'm not a patient person and that short wait time brought a smile to my face :) Just a tip for you on the mist....tap it lightly in the palm of your hand for it to mix nicely.
How about this super cute designer paper from Cosmo Cricket called Earth Love?!
Ok onto my project...
This was a little notebook I picked up in the $1.50 bin(remember I'm in Canada...lol) at Micheal's. With all the fabulous October Key Ingredients I managed to put together a great little cover for the book. The branch and sentiment are from Branching Out.
Here is a close up of the bird...can you see the sparkle? Oh and how about that yummy ribbon?!
Stop by and visit with half of the Baker's Dozen to see what fabulous creations they have to share today:
Denise Marzec
Jackie Pedro
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen

Just a friendly reminder about the monthly KI Kit Subscription:
Taylored Expressions is now offering a monthly charge program. So instead of paying for all 3 or 6 months upfront, we will be charging their card on the 15th of each month of their subscription. The 6 month subscription breaks down to just $14.95 a month plus shipping! Can't beat that value!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wiper Card-SU! only

Good Monday Morning!
I work the late shift this evening which isn't great BUT it does give me some stamping time in the morning!! That's a plus, right?
Today's SCS technique challenge is a wiper card. It's been ages since I have made one of these. You can find a GREAT tutorial by Beate HERE.
This is a SU! only card.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thanks So Much - Featured Stamper

Good Evening!
While doing the laundry and working on my Taylored Expressions stuff(which you'll see in a couple of days) I played along with the Featured Stamper on SCS.
I've been wanting to make some rolling hills on a card forever and after seeing Riley's card here I knew today was the day!
This is a SU! only card.
The hills were cut freehand using some retired dsp and the edges sponged with some Kiwi Kiss. When I stamped the tree trunks it left a little white spot about the grass line so I used a choc chip marker to colour it in ;)
Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: White and retired dsp; Inks: Choc chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun; Accessories: Sponges, SAMJ, Antique Brads, Modern Label Punch, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today~!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thomas Kinkade

Happy Weekend!
LOL it's too bad I'm at work today :(
Oh well...it's RACE Night so I have something to look forward to!
Chloe had a sleepover last night and the girls were downstairs so I didn't want to intrude while they were "hangin' out". No stamping for me but I did pull out an oldie for you to see. It's from my first month on the Dirty Dozen.


Stamps: It Doesn't Get Much Better by TK, Doodlebug Travel(sentiment)
Paper: River Rock, True Thyme, WW, Apple Cider DP
Ink: True Thyme, Black
Accessories: Oval Nesties, HPH, True Thyme Ribbon, Dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by today! I'll have some new and fresh cards to share tomorrow!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Happy Friday!
Yesterday's Ways To Use Challenge was called Autumn Leaves.
I made two cards for the challenge. The first one is a SU! only card.
Stamps: Branch Out, Live Your Dream
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Shimmery White and retired dsp
Ink: choc chip, old olive, kiwi kiss, tangerine, going gray
Accessories: mat pack and paper piercer, curly label punch, scalloped edge punch, dimensionals

My second card also uses the SCS sketch from this week along with the Ways To Use It Challenge.
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper: Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, White and dp
Ink: choc chip, Kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, really rust
Accessories: samj, paper piercer, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Good Morning!
It's looking like we are going to have warmer weather and the snow will begin to melt! I'm so glad that winter hasn't set in for good...just yet ;) It's too early!
The colour challenge on SCS the other day was Bermuda Bay, Choc Chip and Apricot Appeal.
I used Mercy's sketch for my layout. This is also a SU! only card!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Choc Chip, WW and Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Choc Chip, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Apricot Grograin, Dimensionals

I'm off today! Yeah! My sister is coming to the city and treating me to lunch! Can't wait...we don't do that often enough.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Merry Mass Production with Taylored Expressions

Good Morning!
Well it's snowing here :( Not a lot but still it's that white stuff! Oh well, it gets me in the holiday card making mood!
Today I have a fun little project to share with you.
I'm sure you are like me in that you love to make homemade Christmas cards. Now I don't usually mass produce because my cards typically have a lot of layers which makes them bulky. I do most of my Christmas card mailing to the States which costs almost $2 to mail each one. So when Taylor had the idea of us making some quick and simple cards that can be mass produced I knew I'd have to play along!
I made two designs and the only difference between them are the placement of the little crystals...lol
I love this new set from Taylored Expressions!
These were super easy to make and I'll tell you that I did them during the first period of the Oiler hockey game(which we won by the way!)
The card base is Choice Snow White...love the crisp look! I then cut pieces of Island Mist Light Prism 4.25 x 3.25. I had this pretty American Crafts DP that matched beautifully in my stash. That was cut at 4.25 x 3. After taping it to the Prism paper, I paper pierced along the bottom.
That was then taped to the cardbase. The snowman image comes from Holiday Wonder and was stamped in Memento Black Ink onto Choice Snow White. I coloured it with some Copic markers and cut it out with Oval Nesties. Another piece of Island Mist Light was cut with the Scalloped Oval. The white layer is popped up on the scalloped mat. The sentiment was stamped along the bottom. Some pretty rhinestones were added as the final detail.
Here is a group shot.
Stamps: Holiday Wonder; Cardstock: White, Prism, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Oval Nesties, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer
Would you like some more holiday card inspiration? Stop by to see what the Baker's Dozen have come up with!
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
Taylor VanBruggen

Taylor has issued a challenge to her readers as well...so be sure to read up on her blog!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Live Your Dream

Good Morning!
I've had this designer paper from Autumn Leaves in my stash forever. Think someone gifted it to me. I thought this flower from Live Your Dream went really well with it.
The layout comes from last week's SCS. Pretty simple and straight forward card. If you have any questions...holler :)
Stamps: Live Your Dream; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, WW and Autumn Leaves dp; Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Summer Sun; Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Kaiser Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!
I cooked our dinner yesterday and today we will have left overs...YUM!
Before cooking and watching the race on Sunday I managed to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS.
This is the card I made.
It's *almost* a SU! card....with the exception of the Martha butterflies ;)
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, WW and Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP; Inks: Choc Chip, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Top Note Die, Baja Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals
NSR: I had a GREAT time at my 20 year high school reunion and it was wonderful to re-connect with so many old friends. Some going back to my elementary school days! To hear I haven't changed a bit made my day! *giggle* I couldn't believe that some came from so far away. Like Bejing, Washington DC, Louisianna, Australia, Seattle, Orange County....just to name a few!
OK and one more thing....lol
My friend Peggy from PaperworksCo has released some NEW stamps!!
Check out The Christmas Freckle Collection! They are so freakin' CUTE!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More Christmas cards!!

Good Morning!
I'm writing this up Saturday evening in between the festivities of my 20 year high school reunion. It was great to see so many old friends yesterday afternoon as we toured our old high school! Wow the memories it brings back. Chloe had a great time too! She says she wants to go there for high school now...lol
I had a couple of hours between the afternoon school tour and the evening get together at a lounge owned by an alumni. So what else would I do but stamp!
I've used two new sets from Taylored Expressions along with the Christmas Key Ingredients kit.
This first card uses the Wings of Joy stamp set and also Beate's WSC101.
Stamps: Wings of Joy
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Prism, Cosmo Cricket DP
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: copics, curly label punch, liquid applique, mat pack and paper piercer, Glossy accents, Dimensionals

This card uses the Holiday Wonder stamp set for Jen's SFYTT.
Stamps: Holiday Wonder
Paper: Buttercream, Prism, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly dp
Ink: memento black
Accessories: copics, nesties, ribbon, chipboard snowflakes, mat pack and paper piercer, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to get some pics to share of my reunion!
Have a wonderful day!