Monday, May 31, 2010

Tea Time!

On June 1st all the new My Time Made Easy stamps, templates and papers will be ready to purchase!
I've got one last sneak peek for you though :)
The set I used today is called A Spot of Tea. It's a set of 20 images and so many possibilities!
Here is the complete set I've made for a friend.
A close up of the card. I stamped the teacup in Versafine black. The floral swirl was inked up with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers. A copic marker was used to add a bit of shadow to the handle and teacup bottom. See that cool designer paper that matches perfectly? Well that is from a new digi paper called Tea Time in Sprinkles. I LOVE this colour! I printed one 8.5 x 11 piece of digi paper and decorated the sides and back of the box along with the inside and outside of the card.
Stamps: A Spot of Tea; Cardstock: Couture Black, Sprinkles, White and Tea Time DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Stickles, Dimensionals
Here is a shot of the inside. I had a little bit of paper left and did not want it to go to waste.
I finally had time to sit and play with the Cricut Expression and one of Lauren's templates! So fun and easy!
This one is called Tea Tabbed Box. It goes together in a jiffy!
Thanks for stopping by to see my sneak peeks!
I do hope you will stop in at the MTME design team blogs today!
I know they will have amazing creations to share!
Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

MTME - Two sneak peeks!

I'm back with more sneak peeks of some My Time Made Easy stamp sets.
Have you seen all the goodness the girls have been sharing the past few days....wow!
I haven't used the teapot template that they previewed yesterday but it looks AMAZING!
Remember all of the new stamps, templates and paper will be available tomorrow June 1st.
Ok onto my first card :)
As many of you know, I'm not much of a paper piecing person BUT this large teacup is perfect for this technique. Obviously you can colour or stamp it as well but since there isn't too much intricate cutting involved I thought my fingers would be safe ;)
This image comes from the set A Spot Of Tea which has 20 fantastic images. So many possibilities for decorating your teacup!
My next card uses a new set called Well Preserved and has 58...yes...58 images! Wow, eh?
I had good intentions of making some jam with Chloe as we found a recipe in my new Kraft magazine that came BUT work has been insane this past week. My darling husband did pick up a jar of Smuckers Strawberry Jam for me to recover but alas I ran out of time for that too...lol
I hope you will take the time to see what fabulous creations the girls have cooked up today!
Sharing more card creations is Geny. Lesa, Tracy and Lauren will be sharing another new template.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back again tomorrow with another MTME card and maybe a template if I can squeeze it in....Monday is my day off! Yeah!

Thank You

Taylor had a fabulous sketch posted last Friday that I used for yet another teacher thank you card. This Apple For You stamp set from MFT is perfect for them.
I stamped the image in memento black and coloured with copics. The card was kept clean with a few simple layers. Silver pearls were added for a little pizzazz! Love that little prima that I got from the Taylored Expressions store too!
Thanks for stopping by today~! I hope all my American friends have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

You Make Life Sweet - MTME sneak peeks

Today starts the My Time Made Easy sneak peeks! Lauren has come up with some fabulous goodies again this month!
Since I'm more of a "card girl" rather than a template or 3D maker I wanted to show you what you can do with just stamps and paper :)
You'll notice that I didn't use any designer paper!
I've used a couple of new sets that will be available on June 1st.
Killer Curves Fancy Frames and Well Preserved
Stamps: Killer Curves Fancy Frames, Well Preserved; Cardstock: Real Red, WW; Inks: Black, Real Red; Accessories: Copics, Crystal Effects, Ribbon, Button, Thread, Paper piercer, Nesties, Dimensionals
Stop by to see what Lauren, Geny, Stephanie and Katie have to share :)
I am positive it will be amazing!
Have a wonderful day!

Apple for You Thank You

It's been a few days since I last coloured a Pure Innocence girl from MFT and I was going through separation anxiety lol
I checked out the MFT blog to see what Kim's Wednesday challenge was and found out you were to use music of some sort on your card. Since I'm starting my thank you cards for Chloe's teachers at school I thought this one would be perfect for her music teacher Mrs. Weber.
My die-namics scallops have not arrived yet so I tried out Renee's cool scallops using 1 3/8" circle punches.
When I started out I was going to use the red dsp but realized I only had a small piece left and the apples would be going in the wrong direction....lol
I think the green works but wish I'd have looked before colouring. I would have changed the dress to red and the apple to green ;)
Here is an inside shot of the music notes. I stamped the image on the bottom and left plenty of room for Chloe to write on the top part.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Season of Friendship

Good News!
Chloe's wrist is healing very well and they took the full cast off yesterday! She was sooooooooo excited. They put on a half cast/splint that I can remove for her when she needs to have a shower but it needs to go right back on. She was fine with that! Knowing she didn't have to have a hot, itchy, heavy cast on for a long time was music to her ears!
Thank you for all the well wishes~!
The SCS sketch was a good one yesterday!
I went a little large with this one as it's a 5.5 x 5.5 card.
This Season of Friendship stamp set is a favourite of mine! I love to ink up the leaves in different colours :)
Stamps: Season of Friendship; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Vanilla, October Afternoon Fly a Kite DP; Inks: Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, Pacific Point; Accessories: Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals
I'm only working a half day today...I hope...haha! Can't wait to come home and stamp!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Mojo Style

Happy Wednesday!
Chloe and I are off to the Pediatric Surgery Unit at the U of A today to see if her wrist is going to need surgery or not. Keeping my fingers crossed that all is good and the cast that is on will be good enough to heal her up. I haven't mentioned to her exactly WHY we are going to the specialist because it might be a fight to get her there otherwise...lol
On Monday evening I was able to play along with Julee's Mojo140 sketch. She always comes up with wonderful layouts!
I chose to use this cute PI girl called Birthday Princess that you can find in the Stampers Dream store. She was stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with copics. I then cut her out with some Nestabilities and sponged some So Saffron around the edges before removing the die. A little bit of yellow stickles were added to the flames on the candles.
Stamps: Birthday Princess; Cardstock: White, Intense Teal Prism, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely DP; Inks: Memento Black, So Saffron; Accessories: Sponges, Copics, Nesties, Paper Piercer, Stickles, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Thread, Button
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hope

I've been itchin' to use these beautiful Prima Flowers that I ordered from Taylored Expressions. I had to get them after seeing Beate use them on a card a couple of weeks ago...lol...
and luckily they match my new Cosmo Cricket DeLovely DP perfectly. I decided to go with a monochromatic card and used the Faith & Hope set. The layout comes from Taylor's TESC114.
Stamps: Faith & Hope; Cardstock: Choice Snow White, Intense Teal Prism, CC DeLovely DP; Inks: Taken With Teal, Soft Sky; Accessories: Nesties, Sponges, Prima Flowers, White Candy Dots, Ribbon, Paper piercer, Martha Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Spa Turtle

Good Morning!
Yesterday I sat down to play with this new stamp set from Stampers Dream called Spa Turtle by Inky Antics. It's a FUN set that you can piece together a little scene.
My idea came from the Featured Stamper on SCS. I chose to case this card of Nikki's.
She had an adorable image and clean layout.
I stamped the image in Memento Black and coloured with Copics. I used some new designer paper from Cosmo Cricket called DeLovely.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Let's Hang Out

Well it's the long weekend in Canada and as usual....we had some snow flurries earlier this morning....lol
The sun is TRYING to come out now but it's been a drab few days.
I decided that I needed to make a BRIGHT card ;)
On Friday my Taylored Expressions package arrived...in 5 days again! wwhhhooo!
I ordered a few things like the newest Hangin' Out set and some Cosmo Cricket DeLovely DP!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm off to work for a few hours. Enjoy your Sunday!

My Umbrella

Whew! We have had a lot of rain the past few days but we needed it desperately. Besides it's a long weekend here in Canada and it's never nice for us...lol
I created this quick card using Mercy's sketch again along with some October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Relax SC281

Today was my day off but I was super busy....super busy doing NOTHING....haha! Don't you ever have those days where you would rather just sit on the couch like a bump on a log? Well that was me today! :)
As dinner cooked I decided I'd whip up a quick card using the SCS sketch 281 from Wednesday.
I used one of my new Verve sets called Relax.
The trees were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with Copics. One tree top was cut out and popped up. I tore some kraft and sponged with ink.
Stamps: Relax; Cardstock: Kraft, Old Olive, White; Inks: Memento Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, Sponges, Nesties, Linen Thread, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It'll Be Okay Chloe

Oh geez...we have had our first and hopefully last broken bones...
Here is Chloe sporting her neon pink cast which she won for fracturing her wrist on Monday night....lol
We spent a long time in the emergency waiting for them to cast her arm but she was a total trooper! She only started to whine and cry a bit when it was 11:30pm and we'd been there forever. She was exhausted and all see wanted to do was go home to bed :(
Anyway, it looks like she'll have this for about 6 weeks. Just in time for summer vacation to start!
She was really bummed on Tuesday when she realized it's not as easy to do things with only one hand/arm. So I sat down after dinner to create a little card for her using the MFT PI Heart Stripes and My Umbrella(sentiment). The sketch comes from Mercy's MTSC74.
Stamps: My Umbrella, Heart Stripes; Cardstock: White, Night of Navy, So Saffron, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Word Window Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Scalloped Edge Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blast from the Past Blog Hop with Taylored Expressions

Good Morning!
Today there are some FABULOUS stampers participating in the Blast from the Past Blog Hop and you'll find all the links at the bottom of my post.
Be sure to start at Taylor's blog first though....you'll find all the details there ;)
Check out this awesome sketch by Sankari!
Before I even saw the sketch, I knew what set I'd want to use!
My all time favourite set from Taylored Expressions is Branching Out. I found a pretty piece of October Afternoon DP in my scrap pile and chose my colours from it. Such a wonderful spring/summer colour combo. Don't you think?

I can't wait to get home from work and check out all these awesome samples!

Here are the entries from the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past blog hop! Stay tuned for details on how you can sign up for the customer blog hop next month!
1. Taylor VanBruggen 28. Sharon Harnist
2. Tanis Palmer 29. Angela Bear
3. Cassie Trask 30. Michelle Lane
4. Jen Tapler 31. Alison Anderson
5. Monika Davis 32. Heidi Burt
6. Jessica Willison 33. Tangii Crain
7. Candace Mitchell 34. Jackie Rakoski
8. Carole Rinear Chesser 35. Barbara Anders
9. Tanja Hartmann 36. Kerry Johnson
10. Arielle Gordon 37. Lisa Thompson
11. Dawn Easton 38. Lisa Hjulberg
12. Karen Motz 39. Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens
13. Jen Alonso 40. JoAnn Valderama
14. Karen Giron 41. Patti Gingrich
15. Jackie Pedro 42. Jana Weaver
16. Kelli Hull 43. Lisa Kind
17. Stacey Schafer 44. Rosie Hughes
18. Sankari Wegman 45. Jami Sibley
19. Bonnie Ratzloff 46. Donna Baker
20. Carolina Buchting 47. Carrie Zrodlowski
21. Lisa Smeaton 48. Corinne Reyes Mercado
22. Alex Maldonado 49. Jessica Diedrich
23. Stephanie Kraft 50. Lori West
24. Melissa Cooper 51. Jodi Collins
25. Lori Craig 52. Nancy Jensen
26. Nancy McKinney 53. Rachel Sztonyk
27. Wendy Elliott


Thanks for stopping by today~! Have a GREAT Tuesday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kaleidoscope Borders & Centers

Well it's Monday and I'm dreading heading back to work after a wonderful weekend off!
It was a productive weekend around the Easton house. Between cleaning, yard work and shopping I managed to squeeze in quite a bit of stamping....yeah!
I played along with the Featured Stamper challenge while watching the Nascar race yesterday afternoon. This was the card I created by casing this card here.
It uses a new JustRite stamp called Kaleidoscope Borders & Centers that you can find at Stampers Dream. I stamped the image in Versafine Black onto Vanilla cardstock and used some Spellbinders dies to cut it out. A few silver pearls, pretty bow and Martha punched border finish the card off.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great start to your week!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hey, it's been awhile...

Good Sunday Afternoon!
Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days but the weather has been beautiful and I've spent a lot of time outdoors...and lovin' it if I may add!
Unfortunately, I still have chores indoors to do, like the laundry :( Of course I took advantage of that and made a few cards while the loads were going.
This is one of them....
Stamps: MFT Call Me; Cardstock: White, Red, Blue Prism, MME dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, nesties, ribbon, wavy border punch, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010

DUDE - You Rock!

Happy Friday Gang!
I'm sooooooooooo looking forward to the weekend!! The weather is going to be beautiful and I hope to spend a great deal of time enjoying it for once! I spend way too much time in a concrete jungle....blah!
Yesterday I made another quick 10 minute card for the Ways To Use It Challenge - Distressing.
Distressing is something I don't often do so I went super simple with this one. I used another new Verve set called Dude. What a fun set with little sentiments!
Stamps: Dude; Cardstock: Kraft, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Paper Piercer, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting me today!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Days :)

I sure hope you love this new Happy Days set from Verve as much as I do ;)
Since I still had a couple of images stamped from the other day I thought I'd make a couple of quick cards using them up!
Blue and Yellow have always been a favourite colour combo of mine. I especially ♥ this October Afternoon DP.
I decided to make a quick 10 minute card for Mercy's MTSC73. This card measures 3 x 6 and fits in those opened ended Stampin' Up envelopes.
Thanks for stopping by today! I have Thursday off work and I'm looking forward to enjoying our beautiful weather outdoors!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some Verve-a-licous Fun!

Monday was a HAPPY mail day :)
Don't you just ♥ those?
My Verve order arrived in like a week....impressive eh? Canadian customs had a good day!
I really wanted to play along with the Mojo138 sketch and started to with this first card but ran out of room for some ribbons...lol
But I do like how it came out!
I started by stamping the flowers from Happy Days in Memento Black onto Choice Snow White cardstock and colouring with Copics. The swirl is stamped with White craft ink onto Kraft cardstock. I cut out the image and popped it up on dimensionals. The colour inspiration came from this sheet of WeRMemoryKeepers White Out DP that was in my scrap pile.
Stamps: Happy Days; Cardstock: Kraft, Temp Turq., Yellow Prism, White, WeRMemoryKeepers White Out DP; Inks: Memento Black, White Craft; Accessories: Copics, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
Ok so my second card DOES use the Mojo138 sketch...ha! This card uses the Relax set from Verve. I stamped the surf boards in Memento Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured with Copics. They were then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.
Stamps: Relax; Cardstock: White, Temp. Turq, WeRMemoryKeepers White Out DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, White Candy Dots, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT Tuesday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday :)

Good Morning!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I worked most of it but still managed to squeeze some stamping in ;)
This first card uses Jen's SFYTT on her blog iheart2stamp.
I used the super cute Pure Innocence Book In Hand along with some October Afternoon Fly a Kite designer paper. Both of which you can find at Stamper's Dream. The little stack of books is from an older MFT set called Teacher Teacher Labels.
Stamps: PI Book in Hand, Teacher Teacher Labels; Cardstock: Kraft, Choc Chip, Cream, OA Fly a Kite DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Circle Punches, Choc Brads, Dimensionals
My next card was made for the Featured Stamper Lori on SCS. I used the Fairy Sweet Jolinne from Stampers Dream. My colors were based on a scrap of designer paper sitting on my table. This is the card here that I CASED.
Stamps: Fairy Sweet Jolinne; Cardstock: Cream. Prism, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Scalloped Edge Punch, Buttons, Thread, Flower Gem
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hard to Say

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Yesterday afternoon I had a little quiet time so I decided to spend it stamping! Surprised? LOL!
Renee is hosting the Inkspiration Challenge this week and I was happy I could play along again!
I was inspired by Amy's card that she made a few days ago. She is one of my stamping idols and always seems to put the perfect cards together! I rarely use black and when I saw Amy's card I knew I'd have to case that colour combo.
A few months ago I ordered this SU! set Hard To Say from Renee and was finally able to ink it up.
Stamps: Hard To Say; Cardstock: So Saffron, Black, Cream, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Black, So Saffron; Accessories: Nesties, MM Glittered Chipboard Swirl, Border Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Time Made Easy Group Post

Hello!
Hope you have a few minutes to look through my cards today!
The My Time Made Easy team are sharing some more projects using the latest release from the MTME Store :)
I've made a couple sets that I'm gifting away(or already have...lol)
Both sets use the Sensational Sentiments...I LOVE this set! So many wonderful(16 in all) sayings and they have a GREAT font!
This first set went to the Administrator at work for Admin Day.

Here are the 5 cards:

Here they are individually:




This next set was made using a super cool digi paper from the Sugar and Spice Collection.
This was my first time using a digi pattern paper and I have to tell you that it was super duper easy! This set contains 4 cards.
Here they are individually.




Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will visit the rest of the MTME team to see what beautiful creation they have to share!
I have to work most of Saturday so I'll have to catch up with everyone a little later.
Enjoy this Mother's Day Weekend!

I'm Sorry

Happy Friday!

Well our weather looks to be turning nice again! Thank goodness! All I can say is that all this snow better make my lawn nice and GREEN!

I've got another My Favorite Things card to share with you. In case I haven't said it before, I'm in love with these adorable Pure Innocence girls!
I combined the SCS sketch and Ways To Use It Challenge(pins).
Thanks for stopping by today! Stop back tomorrow for a My Time Made Easy post! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

JustRite Week Day 4

Good Morning!

Whew do I wish I was sitting in this beach chair.right.now.
We got a dump of snow...yes snow...a couple of days ago and it's May! That's just plain old wrong!
Anyway, enough of my belly achin'

I made another JustRite card using By The Sea Borders & Centers which is available at Stampers Dream.
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and watercoloured using some Stampin' Up inks. The image was cut out using Oval Nestabilities. A little bit of lace and brown twill finish off this fairly masculine card.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:
Thursday - Leslie , Tosh , Laurie and Dawn

Friday - Amy , Tosh , Laurie and Michelle
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JustRite Week Day 3

Please scroll down for my MFT post too ;)

Good Wednesday Morning!~

All week long the girls at Stampers Dream are showing some fabulous new stamps from JustRite and today I'm sharing a card.
Here is the sketch for this week's JustRite Challenge.
To play along in the challenge, you will need to make a card using the above sketch and JustRite Stamps. Then you must post your entry to your blog or an online gallery, and link using the new linking system on the JustRite Inspiration blog challenge post. All the details can be found there as well. The winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Stamper's Dream. There will also be three honorable mention winners who will win a JustRite stamp set of their choice. What a sweet prize that is!
You have until Thursday at 9am Central time to link your project up on the JustRite blog.

My card uses the Kaleidoscope Borders & Centers. I stamped the image in Baja Breeze onto vanilla cardstock and cut it out with a nestabilities shape. The designer papers are by Lush as well as the pearl embellishment in the middle. Just a little bit of ribbon and lace to finish it off :)
Stamps: Kaleidoscope; Cardstock: Vanilla, Light Teal Prism, Lush DP; Inks: Baja Breeze; Accessories: Nesties, Ribbon, Lace, Lush Embellishment, Dimensionals
Be sure to visit the others this week:
Wednesday - Dawn , Cindy , Denise and Michelle

Thursday - Leslie , Tosh , Laurie and Dawn

Friday - Amy , Tosh , Laurie and Michelle
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's Hip to Be Square

Good Evening!
Tonight I sat down to stamp for no reason and it was wonderful! I had no birthdays, anniversaries, dt commitments....nothing...
So I stamped with my new MFT PI girls!! I {heart} them so much!
Just a quick couple of cards...
This first one used the PI Book in Hand.
This one uses the PI Make Mine a Double.
Thanks for stopping by!