Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stampin' Up! Season of Friendship

Good Sunday Afternoon!
The sun WAS shining brightly here but it's becoming overcast and snow is expected again :(
I'm so ready for SPRING!!
Karen had a wonderful Sweet Sunday Sketch #106 posted on her blog today and I thought it was time for a Stampin' Up! only card.
Ok so I used the circle nesties ;)
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Branch Out; Cardstock: White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Maine Blueberry DSP; Inks: Choc Chip, Old Olive, Bashful Blue; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Button, Thread, Silver Brads, Dimensionals
I'm off to watch the NASCAR race soon!
Go Gordon Go!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friendship Viva La Verve

Hello :)
It was a LONG week with no stamping but it was nice to come home Friday night and relax with the family.
Today I spent a little bit of time stamping and this is one of the cards I created.
This uses the Viva La Verve March Sketch #1.
I just adore this Text Objects from Verve!!! It's so cute!
Stamps: Text Objects; Cardstocks: White, Aqua Mist, MME True Blue DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Star punches, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sending Butterfly Kisses

Happy Weekend!
Today the Sweet Stop girls have cooked up some fantastic cards for this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #97.
I decided to use one of my new PI girls that had not seen any ink yet.
This is Butterfly Kisses. Again as I type this up (before leaving for Toronto) this was out of stock.
Stop by the Sweet Stop Blog to link up your creation using this fantabulous sketch!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just Because Mojo Sketch

Happy Thursday!
On Monday I was able to create this card for the Mojo Sketch that was posted. I've been saving it to show you today while I'm in Toronto.
These are some of the new papers that I picked up at a LSS last week. They are the new My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose - Mabel Collection.
I stamped the flower from Great Friend onto the pattern paper and cut out. All layers are popped up with dimensionals. I added some tiny rhinestones to the flower center and around the scallops. The orange pearls were white until I coloured them with a copic ;)
I've got many more Verve cards coming your way soon!
Stamps: Great Friend; Cardstock: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, MME dp; Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Distress ink Antique Linen; Accessories: Nesties, Lace, Rhinestones, Copic, Martha Border Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Children

Well I'm off to Toronto until Friday night but wanted to share my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge first.
Here's a look at the sketch...another great one for a sentiment!
My last MFT order was HUGE and I think I ordered myself 12 new sets. Fun stuff eh?
One of the sets was this Clearly Sentimental about Parenting. It was the Triple Scoop last month but you'll be able to order this one March 1st!
I hope you'll play along with us! If you do and upload to SCS gallery please use keyword MFTWSC8 so we can find you!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'll catch up with everyone on the weekend!

So Much To Do...

Ugh....this was me yesterday....
Trying to do a million things before heading to Toronto.
Cleaning, laundry, ironing, packing plus working from home yesterday. My phone and emails didn't stop all day....lol
I decided to create a card for my mood...
Stamp sets are from MFT and are Twisted Foursome and Making a List.
I love the look of copics on kraft, how about you?
Gotta keep this short...still trying to get my "chores" done ;)
Have a great day!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet Girl

Happy Monday!
Did you watch the Nascar race yesterday?! Oh my gosh....so exciting! Jeff didn't win :(
BUT I was excited to see that young kid, Trevor, win!!

Today is a holiday here in Alberta...Family Day....so I'm home! Love it!
I'm sharing a card that I created on Saturday using a new PI girl from the Out on a Limb set.
The designer papers are some of the new My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose. I picked up all four new paper packs on Friday! So pretty!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope to do a little stamping today before I take off for Toronto this week.
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Let's Sail into the Sunset

Today is going to be a GREAT day!
DAYTONA 500!!!!
Go Gordon Go!
I'm not sure where I was going with this card but I was so excited to use the new MFT Die-namics called Catch a Wave along with the new Smooth Sailing Flopsey. I also used the fun MFT Die-namics Sunshine.
I need to keep this short and sweet as I have a few posts to get ready for the week. I'll be in Toronto on business and away from the computer :(
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Many Blessing SSS96

Told you I'd be back with another card :)

If you came to me from the Sweet Stop Blog then you saw this there. I do have two more samples if you scroll down.
Here I used a Verve set called Many Blessings. This is such a cute little set!! I love it!
I stamped the images in Memento on Cream cardstock and coloured with copics. The centers were covered in some glossy accents and clear beads for dimension.
Stamps: Many Blessings; Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Light Green Prism, Cream, Cosmo Cricket dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Buttons, Twine, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Glossy Accents, Clear Beads, Dimensionals
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Think Spring SSS96

I wish our weather would co-operate here and I didn't just have to dream of Spring. We're in a little bit of a deep freeze again :(
Oh well, making some Springy cards does make me smile!
I really enjoyed the Sweet Stop Sketch this week and made three cards. I'll be back with my other one in a bit ;)
My first card uses some of my new goodies from MFT.
The cute PI girl is called You're So Tweet and the sentiment came from another PI set called Out on a Limb. The sweet little butterflies are called Die-namics Butterflies.
My second card has no stamping! I think the bright colours and butterflies makes me think of Spring. How about you? I pulled out my SU! butterfly die and dusted it off. The little butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.
Here's a look at the sketch! Hope you'll play along! Stop by the Sweet Stop blog and link up your creation.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Up, Up and Away SC320

A couple of days ago my huge MFT order arrived! This time Canada customs only held it for a couple of weeks....lol~ Yeah!
I took a look at the SCS Sketch #320 and decided I could do something with it.
Not a lot of stamping but some fun new die-namics!
Here I've used the Die-namics Flat Bottom Clouds, Die-namics Fly a Kite and the Great Outdoors stamp set(currently out of stock...sorry). All paper is from the My Mind's Eye True Blue line.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Education

This week the MFT Wednesday Sketch #7 is perfect for a sentiment!
The adorable PI girl called Book in Hand and the sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental About Teaching
that I ordered from MFT a few months ago.
I decided to go with some bright colours this time too! Fun!
We hope that you'll play along with us and upload your card to the SCS gallery using keyword MFTWSC7.
All the details will be found in the MFT forum on SCS under Getting Sketchy #7.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and Smiles

There was a new Mojo sketch #178 posted yesterday morning and I was so happy that I was able to squeeze in a card when I got home from work last night.
This card uses the Verve set called Kind Words. It's such a beautiful stamp set with wonderful sentiments!
I love this sketch and will definitely be using it again soon!
Stamps: Kind Words; Cardstock: Real Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Real Red, So Saffron, Old Olive, Black; Accessories: Nesties, Ribbon, Pearls, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Where There is Love There is Life

Happy Valentine's Day!

Are you doing anything special with or for your loved one?
It'll be a relaxing evening at home for us. Maybe we'll order a pizza for the family? LOL!

Since I still had the Text Objects from Verve on my table I thought I'd use them again for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #104.
I can't recall what this designer paper is called as it was just pieces found in my holiday drawer.

Stamps: Text Objects; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Jumbo Scalloped Die-namics, Prima Flower, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Big Ships and Small Ships

Yesterday afternoon before the Bud Shootout started I went down to do a little stamping.
The Verve Viva La Verve Sketch #3 was posted on Friday and I was itchin' to play along.
I made this card for my best friend, Karen.
Here I've used the stamp set called Text Objects from Verve.
Thanks for stopping by today!
We are going for Dim Sum and then relaxing the rest of the day!
Have a GREAT Sunday!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Let It Rain SSS95

Happy WEEKEND!
I don't know what your plans are but whatever you do, I hope it's FUN!
Racing starts this weekend and I can't wait! Feels like forever since I last saw a Nascar race.
Not sure if Brian knows he's losing the 60" tv for the Bud Shoot Out but he is! ha!

This week there is another great sketch from the Sweet Stop. You'll see it below ;)
For my card I used a digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Let It Rain.
I printed her onto PTI white cardstock and coloured with Copics. I used a PTI cloud die to cut out the sentiment.
Here's a look at the sketch! I do hope you'll play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Up Up and Away Mojo 177

This week the Mojo 177 sketch was difficult for me. Not sure why really. Maybe that tilted panel? Things like that don't normally stump me....lol
I tried a few different papers and stamps and finally settled with this as the end result. I am happy with it!
I used the super cute Up Up and Away set from Verve.
The pattern paper was in the scrap box but I think it's from My Mind's Eye.
Stamps: Up Up and Away; Cardstock: White, Cream, Real Red, My Mind's Eye DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Button, Thread, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Thank you for stopping by today and leaving me comments. I really enjoy reading them!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Remembered Your Birthday...

It's time....
for another MFT sketch! Are you excited?!
Here is a card I created with the sketch below.
I used Textile Rectangle and Stamp Set as my focal image.
I stamped it in Melon Mambo and the sentiment was coloured with some SU! markers.
All the papers are from Echo Park Little Girl Collection. Such a fun paper pack!
Here's the sketch. I do hope you'll play along in the SCS MFT Forum and upload to the SCS gallery using keyword MFTWSC6.
Thanks for stopping by!

Grams and Gramps

Happy Tuesday!
One down....four to go until the weekend!
Here's a card I created using another one of Lori Boyd's images and Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #103.
These are Sugar Sticks Grandparents. I opened the digi images in Photoshop and moved them to look as if they were holding hands. Sweet, eh?
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, February 7, 2011

You Brighten My Day

Well it's back to work....fun times....
Actually this week shouldn't be too bad. It's going to be busy but that makes it go faster and Friday is here before I know it!
Yesterday afternoon I was cruising the SCS Featured Stamper and it was Lori Boyd. She has amazing colouring skills and her artwork is fantastic too!
This little Puddle Jumper Emma is the only rubber image I have of hers but I did get six new digi images yesterday!!! hehe! Can't wait to play with them too!
I decided to CASE Lori's card here.
The sentiment comes from Taylored Expressions set called A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Good Thing...

Hello!
How is your weekend going so far?
Ours has been great....busy but great!
I had a ton of running around to do yesterday and didn't get to stamp until just before dinner.
I was happy to see that Jen had her February Sketch For You To Try up!!! Fun!
I grabbed some new Echo Park Little Girl DP and the adorable PI from MFT.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Relax Sweet Stop Sketch #94

Happy Weekend!
It's definitely time to RELAX!
I only wish I was on some tropical island under a palm tree....happy sigh.....
Here's my card for this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #94.
I've used an older Verve set along with a few fun embellishments.
When this Relax set was released last year I knew I had to have it! It has so many fun images. From the palm tree to the surf boards to the funky sun and even some waves!
I cut some cork with the nesties and then hand cut them with some scissors to look like sand on a beach. Tucked the surf board in between the layers as if I stuck it in the sand.
Stamps: Relax; Cardstock: Kraft, Yellow, Purple, DP, Cream; Inks: Memento black, Various SU! markers for the letters; Accessories: Nesties, Yellow Pearls, Ribbon, Wavy border punch, Cork, Dimensionals, Key tag punch
Ready for the sketch? Looks fun doesn't it?! Be sure to stop by the blog and link up your creation!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cheerful Friend Mojo176

My latest Verve order arrived a couple of days ago and I was so happy to have some stamping time after dinner last night.
Julee had a fabulous Mojo176 sketch posted on Monday and this was the first chance I had to play along.
I left my buttons naked this time....something that I don't normally do....lol
The stamp set is from Verve and is called Text Objects.
Stamps: Text Objects; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, MME dp; Inks: Black; Accessories: Buttons, Sewing Machine, Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT Thursday!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thinking of You MFTWSC5

Hello!
Are you ready for another MFT Wednesday Sketch?
Check out this fabulous layout!
You will find all the details in the MFT forum on SCS.
I was so excited to receive my MFT order from last month's release that I had to stamp this sweet image right away! This is PI Because You're Special. She's stamped with Memento Black onto Cream Cardstock and coloured with Copics. I've also used the fun Jumbo Scallops Die-namics.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your week!

Verve Diva Inspirations


Yes you read that right!
You're visiting one of the Verve Diva's along the Inspirations Blog Hop!!
Can you believe it?! I've joined a bunch of fabulously talented ladies in the Divahood!
So exciting!
Wait until you see who has joined me this on this adventure! You can read up on the Verve Blog about all the excitement :) There is a prize hidden along the hop and also a SWEET sale!
Did you come to me from Betty Wright? If not you'll want to hop back to the beginning.
Today I'm showing you a card I created using the Viva La Verve February Week #1 Sketch that Amber posted on SCS. I stamped the flower image from the Happy Days set. The sentiment comes from the Relax stamp set.
Stamps: Relax, Happy Days; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, Inque Boutique Cabana DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals
Thanks for sharing in my excitement today! I'm looking forward to showing you many more Verve-alicous creations!!
Next stop on the hop is the fabulous Jen del Muro!!!