Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eat Cake - All That Scraps Sneak Peek

Oh boy! Doesn't this cake look yummy? I couldn't wait to use some of my new Dimensional Liquid Pearls in Espresso....but oh my goodness it comes out of the bottle SUPER fast! Wow! I ALMOST wrecked the image...yikes!
This image is from a new set called Eat Cake and it will be available from All That Scraps on Wednesday, March 3rd at 10 pm Eastern.
Stamps: Eat Cake; Cardstock: White, American Crafts DP(both sides), Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Dimensional Pearls Espresso, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Stop by the ATS blog for your chance to win all the new sets!
Have a FANTASTIC Sunday!
I'll be planted in front of the tv for most of it! Between Nascar and the gold medal hockey game...Canada vs USA...it's going to be a nail biting day!!
GO CANADA GO!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

You Can Swim in My Bowl Anytime!

Good Saturday afternoon!
I've got a cute Taylored Expressions card to share with you today!
Just a couple of days ago I received my order from the TE store and could not wait to ink up this adorable fish image from the last release. At CHA we made a card with this image for a Make and Take. I loved how Taylor added the sparkle and wanted to do it here. You can click my second image for a closer look but basically we used a quickie glue pen, swirled it around and then dumped on some glitter....voila!
Stamps: Animals in Love Fish, Animal Love Sentiments; Cardstock: White, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter
Don't you love the effect of the swirled glitter? I love it!
Thanks for stopping by this afternoon! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
I'm off to do some more stamping!

Baby Buds

Look at these new cuties!
It's day two of the All That Scraps sneak peeks and up today is Baby Buds. There are some really adorable images in this set!! I just love the curly hair...it's so fun, eh?
I paired her up with some older American Crafts Backyard DP. I just love the colours...so springy!
Stamps: Baby Buds; Cardstock: White, American Crafts DP(both sides); Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and paper piercer, Scalloped circle punch, button, thread, ribbon, dimensionals
Remember that you can always stop by the ATS blog for your chance to WIN the new sets that will be available on March 3rd at 10 pm Eastern.
I've had a really long week at work and I'm hoping today is super duper short and I can be home to relax early today :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

JustRite Week Day 5 at Stampers Dream

Good Morning!
Today is day 5 of JustRite Week at Stampers Dream! Hope you've been following along all week with the Dream Team! They are an amazing bunch of girls and I'm so lucky to call them my friends!
Earlier this week I received another box of goodies and in it was this pretty stamp set called Beautiful Blossoms.
Stamps: Beautiful Blossoms; Cardstock: Vanilla, So Saffron, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Martha Border Punch, Ribbon, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals
I'm betting you will find some fabulous eye candy on Cindy and Michelle's blog today too! So pop on by and say hello!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

All Men Sentiments - ATS sneak peeks

Today starts the All That Scraps sneak peeks for March. Wow! Can you believe it's almost March already?!
AmyR has come out with a wonderful set called All Men Sentiments. Perfect for all those special men in your life!!
I wanted to keep this a simple card so I used a layout from Clean & Simple's FTL 76. Instead of adding ribbon I opted for a ribbon sentiment ;)
The release for the new stamps will be on Wednesday, March 3rd at 10 pm Eastern! ATS will be going back to release parties...so I hope you can join us in the forum that night!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Women's Work is Never Done

Hey gang!
This card is soooooo me(with a Pepsi instead)! LOL! I love this MFT stamp set called Maid for WTG. I paper pieced the chair and ottoman with some October Afternoon DP.
Did you notice that I tied my bow upside down? Well I did! Geez eh? I noticed it when I was taking the picture but by then it was too late to fix it :(
Stamps: MFT Maid for WTG; Cardstock: Vanilla, So Saffron, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Martha border punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! Have a FAB day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hoo-Ray!

I am really wishing I was a SAHM again...lol
Not because I don't like my job because no matter how many times I say I hate it, I really don't. It's just when you finally have a day that you can stamp stamp stamp, you wish you could do that everyday! KWIM?
Monday morning before heading to work, for the late shift, I was able to stamp THREE cards! Now I know that won't be happening all that often so I took advantage of it while I could!
I picked up this cute MFT owl set when my girlfriends and I went on our roadtrip!
Stamps: MFT; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, MME dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Silver Brad, Martha Border Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sweet

Happy Tuesday!
This week is going to be crazy busy with work but luckily I've loaded up on cards last Sunday to share with you ;) I've taken on some extra responsibilities at work and it's messing with my stamping schedule...lol!
Anyway, I'm sure you popped in today to see what I've got to share, right?!
This first card uses the February Card Kit from PaperWorksCo. When I saw Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #57 I knew it'd be perfect to use up some scraps! There is no stamping on this card which came together super duper quick! The die cut flower also came in the kit ;)
This is my last official post as a member of the PWCO design team :( I've got so much going on these days that I didn't think it'd be fair to Peggy if I could not meet my commitments. She's such a doll and I'll still be meeting her for coffee and picking up goodies that I order from her...lol! I wish Peggy all the best!!
Stamps: None; Cardstock: All from the Feb Card Kit; Inks: None; Accessories: Martha Border Punch, Flower Die Cut, Dimensionals
I had so much fun with Karen's sketch that I had to make a second card! This one uses up scraps of some October Afternoon Farm Fresh dp! I ♥ this paper sooooooooo much! The tree was inked up in Choc chip, So Saffron, Ruby Red and Old Olive. I sponged some Soft Sky and Kiwi Kiss around the image while still in the nestie.
Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Choc chip, So saffron, Ruby red, Old olive, Kiwi kiss, Soft sky; Accessories: Sponges, Ribbon, Circle nestie, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

JustRite Week at Stampers Dream

Good Monday Morning!
I'm working the late shift tonight which means I have some stamping time this morning! Yippee!
This is JustRite week at Stamper's Dream and I can't wait to play along! There are so many wonderful images and sentiments available now, it's amazing!
Today I have a card made with Seeds of Kindness. It's a fairly simple card but it's a result I'm happy with. The image was stamped in Choc Chip and cut out with some Circle Nesties. A few mini rhinestones were added to the corners and also the sentiment. Yesterday I stopped at Micheals to pick up a couple Martha punches ;) I really like the look of this one!
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness; Cardstock: Choc Chip, White, American Crafts DP; Inks: Choc Chip; Accessories: Martha Border Punch, Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Mini Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you have a FABULOUS week!
Be sure to visit Cammie, Amy and Laurie today to see what fantastic eye candy they have created with JustRite Stamps!
Tomorrow there is another fantastic line up of Cindy, Denise, Michelle and Tosh!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Taylored Expressions - February 20th KI Kit

Good Saturday Morning!
Today half of the Baker's Dozen are sharing projects made with the February 20th Key Ingredients Kit.
Karen Motz
Alex Maldonado
Jackie Pedro
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
The KI this month contains:
Making Memories DP and the cardstock colors are Blush Red Dark, Vibrant Pink, Sunflowers Medium, Black and Classic Yellow Green.
Our challenge this month was pops of colour. We were to make mostly black and white cards with a pop of one colour.
If you view my blog often then you know black is my least favourite colour to use. I find it really difficult to work with. I'm more of a bright, bold, fun colour person...kwim? LOL!
My first set of cards uses the Discover Your Wings set. It's definitely a favourite of mine!
I actually really like how they turned out!!
Here is my first set:
A close up ;)
*Note the buttons on this project were from a stash and not the KI kit...I wanted three that matched and the KI comes with a variety of pretty buttons.
Stamps: Discover Your Wings; Cardstock: Prism Black, Sunflowers Medium, Choice Snow White, DP; Inks: So Saffron, Black; Accessories: Circle nesties, Wavy border punch, Button, Thread, Dimensionals, Ribbon
My second set of cards uses the same basic layout as the ones above. These cards use the Berries and Cherries Set. Another fave set of mine!!
A close up :)
Stamps: Berries and Cherries; Cardstock: Choice Snow White, Blush Dark Red Prism, Black, DP; Inks: Riding Hood Red, Black; Accessories: Circle nesties, Corner rounder, Ribbon, Dimensionals
There is also a new monogram download available at TE! Stop by Taylor's blog for all the details!
On a side note:
This is my last official post as a member of the Baker's Dozen. With all the shipping issues I'm not able to participate in the monthly sneak peeks(with the exception of last month because I got them at CHA...lol) and it's important to Taylor and the success of Taylored Expressions to have girls who can play along each month. I'm sad to leave but you will still continue to see TE images here on my blog. I wish Taylor all the best and hope her company continues to grow by leaps and bounds!
Sneak peeks for March will begin very soon with the Baker's Dozen! Keep your eyes out!
Hope you have a wonderful Saturday! I'm at work all day but will definitely make my way around blogs tonight!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flower Power

This is my second post for today....
I was so excited to have yesterday off work! I stamped and stamped! Made a total of 8 cards!! Pretty exciting, eh? LOL!
This cute monkey card was made with a new stamp from CC Designs called Flower Power and you can find it at All That Scraps. I stamped the image in Memento black and coloured with Copics. The flower part was stamped again, coloured, cut out and popped up. I changed the stitch on my sewing machine to a straight stitch but I don't like it as much and now I can't get it back to the zig zag stitch without it breaking. I'll need to play with the tension again...grrr!
Stamps: Flower Power; Cardstock: Real Red, Vanilla, White, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black, Soft Sky; Accessories: Copics, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Have a GREAT weekend!

Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #18

Are you ready for another Inkspiration Challenge? I do hope you will play along! This inspiration piece is so adorable! It's something I would have wanted as a little girl....lol
I was inspired to make an almost SU! only card. The layout comes from Mercy's sketch #61 this week too! :)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, WW; Accessories: SU! Butterfly Die, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Oval Nestie, Scalloped Edge Punch, Pearl Accents, Dimensionals
Stop by the Inkspiration Challenge Team Blogs:
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back a little later with an All That Scraps card too!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Discover Your Wings

Good Morning!
I have the day off today and have a few errands I would like to get done. Like going to the bottle depot...lol. I've been trying to go for a couple of months now but other things come up....maybe today I'll make it there!
I haven't stamped in days so I dug into my stash of cards I had made a while back that never made it to my blog.
This one is from Taylored Expressions and the set is called Discover Your Wings.
I stamped the sentiment in Memento black, cut it with a nestie and then sponged in some Kiwi Kiss. The butterfly was stamped in Pomegranate, cut out and popped up. I added some candy dots too!
Stamps: Discover Your Wings; Cardstock: Red and Green Prism, Choice Buttercream, DP; Inks: Memento Black, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Nesties, Wavy Border Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Candy Dots, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

They Should Just Call it Crack - Skipping Stones

Good Morning!
After working on my Skipping Stones Blog Hop cards(see post below) I wanted to play with another set called Coffee Volume I. I've made this for one of my co-workers who can't seem to function without coffee....lol
I'll give him the quick and simple card today!
Stamps: Coffee Volume I; Cardstock: Sahara Sand, DP; Inks: Close to Cocoa; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Paper crimper, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Skipping Stones Blog Hop – Hop(e) for Haiti

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog Hop(e) for Haiti. If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have come from Kim Teasdale's blog.
As a company, we wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the Haitian Earthquake. So we thought what better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause. Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on E-bay with all proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort (please check the Skipping Stones Design Website for the link to the auction). 100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross. We know that we can make a difference.
I'm so excited and honoured to be playing and hopping along with so many wonderful stamping friends! The Skipping Stones stamps are awesome! I've been playing with them like crazy! So you'll see more cards in days to come.
First up is a card I made for a little girl's birthday using the You Know You're Getting Old When set. Isn't this cake fun and whimsical!?! This card measures 5 x 5.
Stamps: You Know You're Getting Old When; Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Button, Thread, Stickles, Dimensionals, Nesties
My next card uses the same set You Know You're Getting Old When. I am loving this set...it's so funny! I added some Glossy Accents to the car windows and tail lights. Oh and lookie...I sewed again! I even stitched straight! This card measures 3 x 6.
Here is a shot of the inside of the card...
Stamps: You Know You're Getting Lucky When; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, So Saffron, DP; Inks: Memento Black, So Saffron; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Sponges, Sewing Machine, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by and your next blog to hop to is Karen Giron's Blog.
BUT before you go....
How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! There will be a few pre-release sets up for grabs hidden along the blog hop. The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!

Wintery Softness

Good Morning!
The past couple of days have been wonderful! The sun has been shining, the snow has been melting(a bit) and I'm hopeful that Spring is on it's way!
This card today was created using the PaperWorksCo. February Card Kit.
I stamped the tree from Branch Out in Choc Chip and the leaves were stamped with Baja Breeze and Soft Sky. To add some sparkle I used a 2 way glue pen and glitter.
Stamps: Branch Out; Cardstock: White, Prism, DP; Inks: Choc Chip, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky; Accessories: Mat Pack and Paper piercer, Sewing Machine, Ric Rac, Button, Thread, 2 way glue pen, Glittler, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come back a little later for the Skipping Stones For Haiti Blog Hop!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy 10th Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Monday!
Yesterday was a SUPER busy TV day in our house....lol
Between watching the ultra-long Daytona 500 and the Olympics I barely got off the couch! LOL!
I did however go play with my stamps after Canada won a GOLD medal!! YIPPEE!
This card uses a Stampendous stamp set called Birthday Numbers that you can find at Stampers Dream.
Stamps: Birthday Numbers; Cardstock: White, Real Red, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Circle Punches, Ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Skipping Stones Blog Hop Info


I'm so excited that on Tuesday I'll be taking part in the Skipping Stones Blog Hop! Wait until you see the line up of fabulous stampers!! I am honoured to be joining them all!
I hope you'll come back to see!

Hippity Hoppity ATS Mid-Month Release

Good Morning Friends!
Today is the DAYTONA 500! YEAH! I'm set to watch all the events today and I'm NOT leaving the house...nope! No way....no how!
Oh and Happy ♥ Valentine's Day too...hehe!
I feel awful that I didn't post my sneaks sooner for a special All That Scraps mid-month release...sorry!
This first set uses Baby Bunnies and a sentiment from Hippity Hoppity.
My second card uses a cute image from the Hippity Hoppity set.
Are you interested in winning some new stamps? If so...stop by the ATS blog for your chance to win one of the new mid-month releases.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Get Well Wishes Hop for Michelle!

Happy Saturday!
Today the Stamper's Dream girls are doing a JustRite Blog hop for our fabulous leader and friend, Michelle! She is recovering from surgery and we wanted to send her some get well wishes!
If you didn't start at the beginning....hop back over to Tosh's blog so you don't miss any of the goodness the girls have cooked up!
I pulled out and inked up the Seeds of Kindness stamp from JustRite. To add a little punch, I swiped a couple of copics across the words.
Stamps: JustRite Seeds of Kindness; Cardstock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, October Afternoon; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Vanilla Brads, Scalloped Edge Punch, Dimensionals
I sure hope you enjoyed the hop today! I'm sending all my good well wishes and big hugs to Michelle! She really is a SPECIAL lady who knows how to make me smile ;)
I'm off on a road trip today with some girl friends! Can't wait! Have a fabulous day!
Here is the line up for today!
Tosh
Cammie
Denise
Cindy
Silke
Amy
Laurie
Becca
Dawn