Thursday, December 31, 2009

Season of Friendship SC261

I'm so happy to have found a balance with work, home and stamping! I haven't done this much stamping in a LONG time and I LOVE it! I know, I know...Allison reminds me that I should save cards to show on my "off days" but really...I can't...lol
So this is a card I made using the SCS sketch #261 yesterday.
And guess what?! I used more of this October Afternoon Farm Fresh DP...hehe!
I thought it would go wonderfully with the Season of Friendship stamp set ;)
Gosh...I wish spring was right around the corner :(
We are having super cold weather again and MORE snow...did I mention that I really dislike shoveling?
Anyway onto my card!
Stamps: Season of Friendship; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, WW and October Afternoon Farm Fresh DP; Inks: Choc Chip, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Button, Thread, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2010!
***scroll down to see my ATS preview***

Chanter Heartsong

Good Morning~
Can you believe that it's almost the end of 2009?
Do you have any special plans? I'd love to hear what you do to celebrate!
We'll be staying home this year. It's cold and snowy and it's safer to stay put. Besides I have to work tomorrow :(
It's day two of the All That Scraps previews!
This is Chanter Heartsong. I'm into the bright fun colours lately and I think she looks darling in green.
She was stamped in Memento Black and coloured with Copics. Again I've used some October Afternoon DP ;)
Stamps: Chanter Heartsong; Cardstock: Red, White and October Afternoon dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Nesties, Primas, Silver Embellishments, Dimensionals
Stop by the ATS blog for your chance to win the new sets that will be available for purchase on Monday!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Meet me under the tree...

Look at this sweet new image from the Little Loud Stamps collection which is available from PaperWorksCo.
The new stamps are now available for purchase and you'll LOVE them all. Totally cute stuff!
I stamped the image in Memento ink and coloured with Copics. Instead of colouring the treetop I decided to paper piece. Something I love but rarely do. Remember, scissors and I don't get along very well ;) I'm happy to say, no accidents occured this time....lol
This card measures 5 x 5.
Stamps: Standing Beneath a Tree; Cardstock: Pacific Point, Choc chip, So saffron, WW and Good Morning Sunshine DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Heart Border Punch, White Brads, Dimensionals
Hop on over to the PWCO blog to see and read up on all the new releases!

Season of Friendship MTSC54

FYI...lol....my All That Scraps preview is shown below....be sure to check out the little cutie!

It's been cold and snowy here...again....brrrrr...but I bought myself a new heater for my craft area so I can stamp no matter what! As long as my feet and legs are warm....I'm good to go!
Since winter has set in I've been longing for spring.
Doesn't this card scream SPRING to you?!
I HAD to use more of that October Afternoon DP...I'm in love with it!
This card uses Mercy's sketch #54 on her blog.
Stamps: Branch Out, Season of Friendship; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, WW and October Afternoon DP; Inks: Choc chip, Kiwi kiss, So saffron, Ruby red, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Nesties, Wavy border punch, Kiwi kiss satin ribbon, dimensionals, paper piercer
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Swiss Miss Rosalie

It's the end of a month which means it's time for the All That Scraps previews to begin!
Wait until you see the CUTE Swiss Pixies this month!! I know you'll love 'em as much as I do ☺
Today I have Swiss Miss Rosalie to show you.
Remember when I said that I loved this DP?! Well I've used it again as well as Julee's Mojo sketch.
Stamps: Swiss Miss Rosalie; Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, White and October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black, Distressing Ink; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Baja Ribbon, Dimensionals
Stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see the cuteness!
The new sets will be available on January 4th~! Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kindness

Verve has so many beautiful images and sentiments but unfortunately I haven't played with them too much lately. Fortunately, I had Monday off and was able to ink some up!
Julee has some of the best sketches out there in blogland and this Mojo119 was no exception.
I finally got some of this pretty October Afternoon designer paper!!! You'll be seeing a lot more of it this week ;)
Stamps: Verve; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, WW and October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Sponges, Wavy Border Punch, Nesties, Martha Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A skating we will go...

I haven't had a chance to slow down from the holidays yet but I did make a little time to stamp this morning before heading off to work.
I am always grateful to find Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketches on her blog first thing ;)
Last month I received an order from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps but this adorable Antoinette had not been inked yet. Isn't she CUTE?!
I've also used the supplies from the December 20th KI kit available at Taylored Expressions.
Stamps: Antoinette; Cardstock: Prism, Choice Buttercream, DP; Inks: Memento black, Soft Sky; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Silver gelly pen, button, thread, scalloped edge punch, candy dots, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

So Glad We're Friends

Happy Boxing Day!
Christmas was very nice! Quiet and relaxing!
Today will be a different story! It's Boxing Day here in Canada and the stores will be a zoo...mine included...ugh! I'm working quite a bit this week even though there are stat holidays in there. I'm banking them so I can go to CHA in January! ;) Smart, eh?
After working on a few design team cards, I decided to start on my thank you cards. This one was made for my best friend. She is just one of those people that knows exactly what you like, want, need and she is so caring AND giving!
This is a SU! only card and uses a layout that I love. Simple.
Stamps: Branch Out, Best Yet; Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Kraft; Inks: Choc chip, White craft; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Curly punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Sweet Emma

Merry Christmas!
I hope you are spending the day with your loved ones! It's just us this year so it will be super quiet. We'll play some games and maybe watch some movies that Santa brought ;)
All That Scraps review this week is of the Sugarplums Winter Kids.
I decided to make a card using Sugarplum Winter Emma. She's so sweet!
Stamps: Sugarplums Winter Emma; Cardstock: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, White and MME dp; Inks: Memento Black, Bashful Blue; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, MME die cut, Stickles, Stipple brush, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today and everyday throughout the year. I really appreciate your kind comments and encouraging words!
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Love is in the air...

Merry Christmas Eve!
Tonight we will sit down and watch A Christmas Story like we do every year and then head to bed so Santa can come!
First I would like to share a card made with a new image from PaperWorksCo.'s Little Loud Stamps Collection called Jacob the Cupid.
The design team will be sharing sneak peeks with you over the next several days so stop by the PWCO blog to see who's up and what fabulous creation they have.
December 30th will be the launch of the next release so mark your calendars!
I coloured Cupid with some Copic markers and added stardust stickles and red glitter to the ghost heart I created.
Stamps: Jacob the Cupid; Cardstock: Red, White, dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Martha Heart Punch, Ribbon, Ghost Heart, Red Glitter, Circle nestie, Stardust stickles, Dimensionals, Paper piercer
I've got to run...I'm still shopping, wrapping, cooking....
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Do Something Creative Everyday!

Boy do I miss doing something creative everyday :(
This is going to be one of my New Year's Resolutions~!
I need to get back to creating, stamping, crafting EVERY single day! That was when I was most happiest ☺
Isn't this new cuppie set from Taylored Expressions darling? It's called Crafty Cuppie and there is a coordinating set called Crafty Expressions. The image was stamped onto Choice Snow White with Memento Black ink and coloured with Copics. Stardust stickles were added for some pizzazz!
Stamps: Crafty Cuppie; Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Prism Green, White and Girl Friday DP; Inks: memento black; Accessories: Copics, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ribbon, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

{Giggle}

Today's card was made for no special reason other than to just create! Sometimes it is nice to not be making a card because you have an upcoming birthday, design team commitments, challenges...you get the idea. I have no idea when I'll use this card or what I'll use it for but I'll be ready ;) LOL!
I'm actually really thrilled with how it came out!
Stamps: Unity's Giggle Grove; Cardstock: PTI lemon tart, aqua mist, kraft; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: PTI buttons, PTI thread, PTI lemon tart ribbon, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals
I am looking forward to going out for dinner after work with some friends to celebrate my birthday!
Have a fabulous day! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sweet Sunday SU! Only Sketch Card

Four more sleeps until Santa arrives! Are you ready?
I shopped yesterday and managed to get a lot done!! Yippee!
Afterward I cleaned up my stamp area and found so many things I had forgotten I even owned. It was like Christmas for me!!! ha!
Karen had a really great sketch on her blog yesterday and I was so happy I could play along!
This stamp free card is made with SU! only products(mostly retired stuff). Can you tell what I did not find while cleaning? If you guessed my embossing buddy...you are right! But I'll find it.
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, WW and Bella Rose dsp; Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Scalloped Edge punch, Paper piercer, Flower Dies, Butterfly die, Filigree Brads, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

PaperWorksCo.

Happy Sunday!
Sorry I didn't get around to posting my exciting news earlier! If you happen to be a member at PWCO then you may have heard already ;)
My friend, Peggy, who owns PaperWorks Co. invited me to join her and the girls on the DT! I was tickled pink! Peggy is a fantastic person and I am thrilled to be part of the team. It's also a plus that she's a fellow Edmontonian! Now we have more reasons to meet for coffee at Tim's!
Stop by the PWCO blog to meet everyone!

Here is a card I created for today's post. I've used the uber cute Charlotte again! She's such a doll, isn't she?! This is Karen's sketch from LAST week ;)
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to scroll down for my TE post using the December 20th KI kit!

Gift Boxes using TE December 20th KI Kit

It's December 20th! You know what that means. Taylored Expressions releases another Key Ingredients Kit!!! This month there are so many pretty pattern papers included. Well every month I say that...lol but it's so nice to play with something other than Christmas papers! These My Mind's Eye Ooh La La papers are delicious!
I have so many friends who have December/January birthdays(me included ☺) that I took this opportunity to make a couple little packages.
This first one comes from SCS and you can find the tutorial here.
Of course I had to make a matching card ;)
I used the new set Sweet Occasions.

A together shot!
My next package was a quick and easy box that Jody created awhile back on her blog here. I thought I'll fill this with a little baggie of coloured M & M's! Yum!
Remember that Taylored Expressions now offers a monthly charge program rather than paying for a 3 or 6 months subscription all at once.
Stop by half of the Baker's Dozen to see what they created this month! I can't wait to see!
Jackie Pedro
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to You!

So last night when I got home from work I turned the oven on and popped a frozen lasagna in....two hours later I came up to check on it and ummmm it was still FROZEN....I had set the temp to 400 but forgot to hit START...ugh! LOL darn digital stoves!
I've been dealing with some issues at work and haven't been in the stamping mood when I get home. Total bummer!
This card was from last year's Dirty Dozen December Gallery. I can't recall what the theme was that month(my last one...sniff sniff)
I'm off to work! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Catching Snowflakes

Good Morning!
Can you believe next week at this time it will be Christmas??!! Two weeks from now it will be 2010! Wow!
Today I'm sharing a card I made for the All That Scraps Review of December stamps. This one is from Otis and Milo Winter Wishes. Isn't this puppy cute? Pop on by the ATS blog to see what the other girls have created today too!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cup of Cocoa?

Gosh I've had my share of cocoa over the past few days with all of our cold weather! LOL!
Good news though....we are having a heat wave!
All that cocoa inspired me to pull out Diane's new set from All That Scraps called Warm Cocoa Wishes.
I should be able to set aside a good part of today for stamping and I'm looking forward to heading to the basement where it's not so cold now!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Brigitta

Well stamping all day yesterday just didn't happen :(
I did manage to make a card and a half though....lol!
Chloe had her Christmas concert and she did really well playing Mrs. C! She didn't seem too nervous and spoke slowly and clearly. We are so proud of her!
My card today uses Mercy's Sketch #52.
Brigitta was brought out again! I just love this image from All That Scraps. I wanted to use some non-traditional colours again. Pinks and purples are so pretty for Brigitta!
Stamps: Swiss Pixie Brigitta; Cardstock: Prism, White, MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, nesties, wavy border punch, paper piercer, stardust stickles. snowflake punch, ghost snowflake, ribbon, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Warm Wishes

Hey all!
I just can't force myself to go downstairs and stamp! My little heater broke and without it I can't keep warm enough...lol So I am going to share another card from my Dirty Dozen days at SCS.
This card seems appropriate for what we are experiencing here. You know....funny fact....I heard on the news tonight that we were the SECOND COLDEST place in the WORLD last weekend! Seriously! Get out, eh?
You'll notice my "naked" buttons....haha! I no longer leave them NAKED after Jody said it's not right ;)
Thanks for stopping by this evening! I DO hope to stamp sometime tomorrow...it's my day off!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Forty and counting...

Last week one of my co-workers celebrated his 4oth birthday and I wanted to make a little something for his special day!
This card took me way too long to make. Remember anything over 30 minutes usually makes me want to give up...haha!
After hunting through all my chipboard for letters that matched, I finally gave up and went with upper and lower case ones. I think it looks cool this way ;)
Here is a close up of the letters. I sponged them with Real Red, Temp. Turq. and Wild Wasabi. Then I used Versamark and heat and stick powder on them. Then THREE layers of ultra thick embossing powder. Can you see those little white flecks? I must have some white ep mixed in with my heat and stick...haha! Again, I think it looks cool that way!
This jar has been sitting on my counter for months!!! I decided it would be perfect to hold 40 dp wrapped chocolates! I had really wanted to add "40" to each one but after the card took so long, I opted against it! Ha! The belly band was created with some Wild Wasabi Textured Cardstock and DP. Since the layers of ultra thick ep took so long I decided to just add some Crystal Effects to these numbers. So they are just shiney and no flecks ;) I'm not sure he noticed the difference.
He was so excited about the card!! Made my day! He showed it to everyone and told them it was like getting a new shiney car!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope it's warm where you live because we are an ICE box here!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thanks!

Good Morning!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using a Taylored Expressions new release called Sweet Occasions. I wanted to make some fun cards to add to my stash so I reached for this pretty and bright My Mind's Eye Feeling Groovy Collection. Taylor carries a wide selection of Prism papers too! Check them out here! So many wonderful colours to choose from.
Stamps: Sweet Occasions; Cardstock: Prism, White and MME dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Stardust stickles, Ribbon, White brads, Paper piercer, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!