Friday 31 August 2007

A great mix today!

I had intentions to get so much done around the house today but it just didn't happen...LOL
My sister came by again today with her boys. They wanted one last play time with Chloe before school starts on Tuesday. Since we don't live really close we don't see one another through the school year as often as we'd like. The kids have a blast together too!
This first photo is of a 4 x 4 flipbook I made with the Bind-it-All yesterday. Lisa has a GREAT tutorial on her blog HERE. I haven't added any pictures or anything to it yet. Was thinking of taking Chloe out to snap some and dress this up as a gift for my Grandmother.
Once again I was thrilled to see Beate get her sketch challenge up on her blog this morning! I think sketch challenges are my all time favourite!!! I'm not the most creative person and sketches really help! If you want to do her challenge then click Sketch Challenge #17
I got my GinaK Make a Wish stamps I HAD to use them!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: GinaK Make A Wish Set, Riveting
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Regal Rose, Blue Bayou, WW, Basic Black and Soft Sky Prints Paper
Inks: Soft Sky, Regal Rose, Blue Bayou and Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Blender Pens, Coluzzle, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8"and 1/2" Circle Punches, Photo Corner and Ticket Punches, Dimensionals and Double Stitched Soft Sky Ribbon, 2 way glue pen and Glitter

On SCS today there were actually THREE challenges for Limited Supplies LSC131. I thought about doing all three in one card but realized I'm not that crafty....haha! I only had time to do one challenge before my sister got here so I thought I'd do the easy one. Tent topper cards are fast!
You were to limit yourself in what you used. Simple cards basically.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts October Set
Cardstock: Basic Black and Only Orange and Doodlebug DP
Inks: Black Stazon and Watercolour Pencils
Accessories: Scallop Punches, Black Gingham Ribbon and Misc Button and Dimensionals

This little snowman stamp is one that my husband picked up for me last weekend. He knows I collect snowmen and whenever he sees one he grabs it! Gotta love that eh?!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Stampendous Snowman and It's Snow Time and Autumn Leaves WinterWonderland
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Regal Rose and WW
Inks: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Two way glue pen and glitter, Scallop Punch

Thursday 30 August 2007

WT129 Challenge

I was happy to see the challenge for today on SCS. It was to use pencil crayons. Whether you used Prismacolours or SU! or even Crayola! I used my Prismacolours with Gamsol to blend them. My colouring isn't the best but it is getting a little better....practice practice I suppose!
If you want to check out the challenge click HERE.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Send a Celebration and Priceless
Cardstock: Temp. Turq, Pixie Pink, Lav. Lace, WW
Inks: Black Stazon, Versamark, Prismacolour Pencils
Accessories: Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Prima Flowers and Crystal Brad, Temp Turq Ribbon and Dimensionals and Blender Stumps
Supplies Used:
Stamp: from Art Gone Wild
Cardstock: Lav. Lace, WW and KI Memories and Reminisce DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Lav. Lace and Prismacolour Pencils
Accessories: Gamsol and Blending Stumps, Apple Green and Tangerine Grosgrain Ribbon, Making Memories Brads, Sponges and Dimensionals

Wednesday 29 August 2007

Another RAK and SC139

I'm not liking that I have things to do in the mornings. It takes away from my crafting! Today we went and picked the mountain bike up from the school. It's a prize for our fundraiser. Well it came UNassembled. So I volunteered my husband to put it together....LOL...I'm really good at volunteering my friends and family! Then Chloe and I had to get a bday present for a party tomorrow. We stopped and got gas for my lawn mower. I mowed the front then I HAD to come inside and craft! Now that I am done...MAYBE I will go mow the backyard, I just hate moving that trampoline....ugh!
What a FANTASTIC surprise today! When I opened my mail, there weren't ANY bills again AND I got this AWESOME card from Jody! This was one of her cards she did for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! Isn't it GREAT??? Thanks so much Jody! Made my day! Be sure to check out here blog HERE!
These next two cards are for todays SC139 on SCS.
The fairy card was pretty easy, but I did it I had practice!
That brown card....well that's another story. I struggled with where to put a sentiment on it, decided to leave it blank. Mom will love it....haha!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fairy Nice and Riveting
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, WW, Soft Sky and Rose Red Prints Paper
Inks: Black Stazon, Pomegranate and Watercolour Pencils
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon and Blender Pen
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Pumpkin, Very Vanilla and Basic Grey DP
Inks: Choc Chip Craft and Pumpkin Classic
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Punch, 7/8"Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Brads, Prima and Crystal Brad, On Board Flower and Dimensionals

Tuesday 28 August 2007

Pretty Pink Pomegranate Challenge and some chatting...

Oh what a busy day this has turned out to be! School isn't even back in yet and the volunteering has begun. I'm supposed to be President of the Parent Association this year....but a final decision hasn't been made(by me) if I am going to do it. It's a lot of politics...not sure I have a backbone for that! Since we are having our Meet the Teacher/Family BBQ two days after school starts, I had to get the burgers and buns ordered today. Then I stopped by the school to let the Principal know everything is a go. She informed me of a couple of things going on and then the Head Administrator grabbed me to book me for the class photo day on September 11th. I said sure no problem! I then volunteered my neighbour to help too! We don't mind, the photographer compensates us for our time with gift certificates toward our kids pictures. It's win win really, we get free pics and I get to make sure Chloe's hair looks pretty before her pic ;)
OK now onto the you didn't think I talked to so much...oh sure you did!
Todays colour challenge on SCS was CC129 and it was to use Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. I really liked these colours together!!
This first card I did the Cracked Glass Technique on the center panel. It's been awhile since I did that last. I sponged some Always Artichoke on the back Olive panel and paper piercer and punched the corners out. I used Linen background with Pomegranate on Pretty in Pink CS. I also sponged the edges on this layer as well. I think the rest is pretty straight forward.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Linen Background Stamp, So Many Sayings, Happy Harmony
Cardstock: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and WW
Inks: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke for sponging
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Sm and Lg Oval Punches, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Versamark and Glassy Glaze Enamal, Sponges, Dimensionals, Double Stitched Pomegranate and Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, WW and Basic Grey DP
Inks: Old Olive, Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Marvey Scallop Punches, Dimensionals and MayArts Pink Ribbon

Monday 27 August 2007

Great Mail Day and Challenge Card

What a GREAT day to get mail!!! No bills either! YAH!
Today I received this card and spool of Tangerine Grosgrain Ribbon from Beate. A few weeks ago I won one of her sketch challenges and this is what she sent me!! I've been using a TON of this ribbon lately it's perfect! Thanks Beate!
On SCS today it's Try a New Technique day....
Well I've never done either one of the Resist Techniques and I don't know why....haha
It was a pretty simple technique. I thought it was one that would take too long so I never attempted it.
I'd gotten this Autumn Leaves Winter Wonderland set sometime in June maybe and I've been wanting to use it.
On the glossy cardstock I stamped the snowflake in VersaMark and then poured Clear Embossing Powder on it....heat it up and then stamped the other snowflake in VersaMark and then brayered Bashful Blue over the whole thing. Then I wiped it with a papertowel. Such a fast and easy technique, I'll will definitely do it again!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Autumn Leaves Winter Wonderland
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, MellowMoss, WW and Glossy
Inks: Bashful Blue, Black Stazon, MellowMoss, Pumpkin, Pretty in Pink and VersaMark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder(for the sentiment), Bluebird Grosgrain, 2 Way Glue Pen and Iridescent Ice Powder, Corner Rounder Punch and Slot Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday 26 August 2007

Blog Challenge and Phonebooks

Yesterday late afternoon I got to start on some of these phonebooks while watching the Nascar race. They are super fun and easy! I can see me making a TON of these for Christmas gifts this year!!! Yah! Thanks Beate for the rocks! If anyone didn't see the tutorial you should check it out HERE!!!
For my covers I taped two pieces of the cardboard that comes on the bottom of our SU! pattern papers. You know, the white one...ya...worked great!!

This ducky card was made for Jen70's blog challenge. She wanted us to make a cutesy card and use a pattern ribbon on the card. I also did something I had seen Dawn Griffith do, and that was colour some of the cirlces on the cuttlebugged piece with my white gel pen. Thanks for that tip Dawn!
Jen's blog is Stamping Therapy. Be sure to check out her weekly challenges.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Misc but I thinkt he duck is Inkadoo and the saying is an acrylic one
Cardstock: Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, WW and WatercolourPaper
Inks: Black Stazone, Only Orange and Watercolour Crayons
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Maize Grosgrain, Misc Ribbon, Small and Large Oval Punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Saturday 25 August 2007

Blog Sketch Challenges

Happy Saturday!
Have I ever told you girls what a FANTASTIC husband I have????
I was going to mention him today when I posted my card I made for Beate's sketch challenge because he bought me some new stamps while we were out yesterday....BUT today he was out by HIMSELF shopping and LOOK at some goodies he brought home for me!!! He said he found a new scrapbooking store on the other side of the city and they were having a 30% off sale so he couldn't pass it up! LOL...gotta love him eh?!
This Halloween card I made this morning for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #16. This was a GREAT sketch again! Thanks Beate!!! Oh and I can't wait to give that address book tutorial a go this afternoon!!! Will post that tomorrow.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampendous and Hero Arts(sentiment)
Cardstock: Lavendar Lace, Basic Black, WW and KI Memories DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant, Lavendar Lace, Pumpkin
Accessories: Tangerine Ribbon, Corner rounder punch, 1 3/8", 1 1/2", Scalloped Circle Punches, 2 way glue pen and Iridescent Ice Powder, Dimensionals

This next card is for Jen's challenge at i{heart}2stamp. I look forward to her Saturday challenges as well! I tried to keep a nice clean look to this card but I'm not sure if I accomplished that. Maybe the DP makes it too busy. I didn't add any sentiment to this one so I can use it for basically anything.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Autumn Leaves both Swirls and Flowers
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, WW and Soft Sky Prints Paper
Inks: Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
Accessories: 2 way glue pen and Iridescent Ice Powder, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon and Dimensionals

Friday 24 August 2007

Limited Supplies Challenge

Today really was a challenge on SCS! Wow! For the Limited Supplies Challenge you had to do the following:
1. Use a stamp that hasn't seen ink in awhile
2. Choose an old Sketch
3. Choose an old Colour challenge
4. Two Embellishments
5. Any tools
So this is what I came up with! I know....I used THREE embellishments eh?! Well after I had it together I wanted something in the middle and realized that I had those tree brads that are the same as the Happy Holidays tree! So I had to add it ;)

I went with SC134 which was a Tent Topper Card and CC62 which was Bashful Blue, Choc chip and Close to Cocoa.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: The World Over, The Snowflake Spot and Riveting
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa and WW
Inks: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Choc Chip and SU! Markers
Accessories: Sponges, Brads, Ribbon, Coluzzle, 1"circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch and Dimensionals

Thursday 23 August 2007

Best Blog Friend!

How sweet is this?????
Carla at Scrappers Anonymous nominated me for this award today!!!
I feel so lucky to have met and become friends with so many cool bloggers!!
Now I am supposed to keep this moving and nominate a few others....
1. Dawn from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts ...she has such wonderful cards on her site! It's full fun on there too! She is such a hoot!!'
2. Rose Ann from Paper Delightz... Her work is stunning too! My gosh....look through her blog and you will see! Wonderful work!
3. Angie from Chic 'N Scratch...she has had some FAB tutorials there the past few days...go check out her work!! So much to see!
I could go on and on....I should just break the rules and nominate everyone....but anyone who knows me, knows I walk a straight line....rofl
Thanks again Carla!

I got a RAK!!! and a WT Challenge

Check out this beauty!!! Allison from Stampin'When I Can sent me a RAK today! It's lovely!! Thanks so much Allison and yes I can't wait for the hockey season to start....GO OILERS! This has to be our year....rofl
Be sure to check out Allison's Blog. She has a ton of great info on there!!!
Funny thing when I saw the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was Halloween cards...I just finished one yesterday but thought that may be cheating if I posted that one again under the WT128 Challenge! So I made two more. I tried to find some new stamps today but no luck so I used what I had, which isn't much as Halloween cards are something I don't make a lot of usually.
Stamp Set: Trick or Treat
Cardstock: Basic Black, WW, Only Orange, Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant and Misc DP
Inks: Only Orange and Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch and Misc Brad
Stamp: Stampendous(just inked the spider from a big stamp)
Cardstock: Basic Black, WW, Only Orange, Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant and Misc DP
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Coluzzle, 1 3/8" and 1" Circle Punches, Dimensionals and Misc Brad

Wednesday 22 August 2007

Sketch Challenge and a Project

My sister came by again today so we had some fun crafting together!
I managed to get some cards for the Sketch Challenge138 on SCS done before she got here though.
I liked the layout but was lost with what add in the centers.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Office Accoutrement
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Barely Banana, WW and Paper Notations DP
Inks: Cool Caribean and Barely Banana
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Trick or Treat
Cardstock: Only Orange, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, WW and Misc DP
Inks: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Powder, Marvey Scalloped Punches, Tangerine and Apple Green Grosgrain, Misc Brads
This is the frame my sister, Jennifer, made today. It's cute isn't it?!! She used Basic Grey Oh!BabyBoy DP and my Zoofari stamps with some Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon.

I have needed more frames for Chloe and figured this was girly enough for her! I used Basic Grey Oh!BabyGirl DP. I grabbed a MayaRoad Chipboard Flower and mooshed it in Perfect Plum Craft ink then sprinkled Iridescent Ice on it. Then I used my 7/8"punch for the center of the flower and glued it to the button with Crystal Effects. I also got to use some of my grosgrain ribbon I got from Jody's ribbon share!! It went great with this!

Tuesday 21 August 2007


Wow, when I saw the Colour Challenge for today on SCS I admit, I was a little scared. Not sure why but Groovy Guava just hasn't been a favourite new In Colour of mine. I think it looked nice with Purely Pomegranate but not much else. I'm not a good colour co-ordinator....LOL! So it was nice that Emily chose this colour to use today. If you want to do the challenge then click CC128
Also if you get a chance, read the Mean Moms post down's a good read...
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sweet Shapes
Cardstock: Soft Sky and Groovy Guava and Soft Sky Prints Paper
Inks: Soft Sky and Versamark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Marvy Scalloped Punch, SU! Scalloped Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Double Stitched Soft Sky Ribbon
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Seeing Spots and Priceless
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Groovy Guava and Whisper White
Inks: Versamark, Soft Sky and Groovy Guava
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Scalloped Punch, 1 3/8" and 7/8" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Crystal Brads and Flirty Ribbon Originals(retired)

Mean Moms

I haven't had time to create just yet today but I wanted to post a little email I have gotten many times over the past few weeks....I don't know who wrote it, sorry. Take it and past it on if you like....
Mean Moms
Someday when my children are old enough to
understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will
tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you
enough . . . to ask where you were going, with whom,
and what time you would be home.
I loved you enough to be silent and let you
discover that your new best friend was a creep.
I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours
while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

I loved you enough to let you see anger,
disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must
learn that their parents aren't perfect.
I loved you enough to let you assume the
responsibility for your actions even when the
penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.
But most of all, I loved you enough . . to say
NO when I knew you would hate me for it.
Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm
glad I won them, because in the end you won, too.
And someday when your children are old enough to
understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them.
Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. We had the
meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids
ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast.

When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches.
And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was
different from what other kids had, too.
Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all
times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She
had to know who our friends were, and what we were
doing with them. She insisted that if we said we
would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.
We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve
to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work We
had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to
cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash
and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie
awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.
She always insisted on us telling the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time
we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had
eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough!
Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn
when they drove up. They had to come up to the door
so she could meet them. While everyone else could
date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.
Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other's
property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.
Now that we have left home, we are all educated,
honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean
parents just like Mom was.
I think that is what's wrong with the world today.
It just doesn't have enough mean moms!
-Author Unknown

Monday 20 August 2007

TLC130 Challenge on SCS

Today on SCS the challenge was to make a Cami Tri-Fold Card! LOVE these little cards. They are so fun to make!! If you want to check out the challenge then click TLC130
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampendous Monkey and Simply Sayings II
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Very Vanilla and Chatterbox DP
Inks: Timber Brown Stazon, Old Olive, Only Orange and Watercolour Pencils
Accessories: Coluzzle, Marvy Scalloped Punches, Primas and Crystal Brad, Grosgrain Ribbon and Slit Punch
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampendous Bee and Small Sayings
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Memory Keepers DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Old Olive and Watercolour Pencils
Accessories: Coluzzle, Marvy Scalloped Punches, Slit Punch, Misc Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Sponges, Primas and Crystal Brad

Sunday 19 August 2007

A couple card challenges...

I really enjoy doing Jen from i{heart}2stamp's sketch challenges every weekend! I was so excited to find some of Stampin'Up! retired Christmas papers from last year! I loved that paper!!! Especially the snowflakes!
If you want to do this sketch then click HERE
Stamp Sets: Penny Black Snowman, Rubber Stampede Saying
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Whisper White and Retired SU! DP
Inks: Black Stazon and Watercolour Pencils and Brocade Blue
Accessories: Blend Pens, Word Window Punch, Blue Gingham Ribbon, Karen Foster Snowflake Brads, Dimensionals
Jen70 from SCS posts a challenge on her blog each weekend as well! This weekend's challenge was to make a square card and use hearts. If you want to do Jen's challenge go to her blog Stamping Therapy by clicking HERE
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Noteworthy, Small Sayings, Simply Said
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White and Rose Red Prints Paper
Inks: Choc Chip, Regal Rose and Rose Red
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Marvy Scalloped Punches, Stamp-A-Jig, Flirty Ribbon Originals, Misc Ribbon and Dimensionals

Blog Winner!

Sorry girls! I went to IKEA this morning and if any of you shop there, you know you can't just get in and out in 15 minutes...LOL
Ended up coming home with some more jars and candles and lightening!

Anyway I just did the generator and the winner is:

Here are your random numbers:1
Timestamp: 2007-08-19 19:41:17 IST

WOW! First post was:

~Carla~ said...
Hmm... what do I love to do? I love to go to bed early, snuggle in with a good book!! But with 4 kids, one of them being only 3 months old, that hasn't happened for a long time! LOL!! I do love to watch the Amazing Race, or hang out with my Dh/kids and watch a good movie!

Congrats Carla! Email me HERE with your snail mail address and I can get the goodies in the mail to you!!
Thanks everyone for visiting and I do hope you will come back again and again!

Saturday 18 August 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

First off, I have to say I can't get a good picture of this card. It's been cloudy and raining here all day and no matter where I went in the house it just didn't get enough natural light. So I had to resort to using the flash, which I don't like. I do LOVE my Canon Rebel XT though!!
Onto the card...
This was for Beate's weekend sketch challenge which you can find HERE.
Stamp Sets: Doodle This, All in a Row, Happy Everything and So Many Sayings
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White and Basic Grey DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Sage Shadow and Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Round Tab Punch, Soft Subtles Eyelets and Pink Grosgrain

Friday 17 August 2007

SCS Limited Supplies and a Gift Set

You know I don't know what I would do without SCS! I look forward to the daily challenges that are put out there by the girls!!! Friday's challenge is Limited Supplies. Today we were given a list of what we could use...and this is what I came up with!
Supplies Used all Stampin'Up!
Stamp sets: Zoofari and Happy Everything
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Whisper white and Sarah DP
Inks: Black Stazon, River Rock and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Rich Regal Brads and Dimensionals

My Mom had asked if I could make a book for a friend of hers. Sure! I thought it might be nice if I made it more of a gift set. So I pulled out one of the dollar books I had and some Chatterbox paper and went to work. I think she'll really like the set. Or at least I HOPE she does....LOL
I used Chatterbox DP, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Old Olive Papers
The stamp sets were Heartfelt Thanks, Polka Dots and Paisley

Nice Matters Award

Wow! What an honour to be nominated by Rose Ann at Paper Delights for this fantastic award! You MUST go check out her blog! She has so many fabulous creations over there. While you are there be sure to congratulate her on Runner Up for a Lizzie Anne Design Contest!!
I have really enjoyed blogging and getting to know so many people now. It's so much fun coming to my blog and reading what others have written. Then off I go bloggin'myself!
This award states:
"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to others who you feel are deserving of this award."
I'm now to name 5 bloggers whom I think deserve this award!
I can name quite a few but these people come to mind VERY quickly as they visit my site often...thanks girls! You all rock!
Everyone be sure to check out these girls blogs!

Thursday 16 August 2007

Wow 5000 hits and some Blog Candy!

When I first starting blogging it was more to show my family what I do every day....LOL
My Mom lives in Ontario and she sees things I do, well when I send things to her! This way she can go online now and check out what her daughter is up to.
I wanted to do something for 5000 hits so I dug through my stash and found some of these goodies! Hope someone will be able to use them. It's been a lot of fun blogging and getting to know so many of you. Thanks to all of you who do visit on a regular basis. Your comments mean a lot to me!
Now onto the candy part....
I am a HUGE sports fan. So watching NHL and Nascar are what I do besides crafting. Although I craft WHILE watching sports...LOL
Please leave me a comment and let me know what other hobbies you may have besides paper crafting.

I will do a random draw for this on Sunday morning BEFORE the Nascar race starts. So about 11 AM Mountain time. Be sure to check back that afternoon for a winner to be announced! If it is you, then I will need you to email me your snail mail address so I can ship these goodies to you!
Included in the goodies:
Simply Scrappin' At Home Kit
10 chipboard coasters
36"of each...choc and white grosgrain ribbon
Decorative Flower Brads
Flowers Accents

Just a couple sketches I did

I was browsing blogs yesterday and I came across Ribbons and Ink. She had posted a sketch and you all know me, I can't pass one up! So this is what I came up with. I used some of the same supplies for both of these cards I'm posting. If I have stuff on the table I'll use that first!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Just Like You
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Crate Paper
Inks: Celery, Bashful Blue and Ruby Red
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Blue Gingham and Celery Ribbon
This card was made for a sketch challenge on Scrappers Anonymous. This card measures 3x6. I wanted to use some of the small open ended envelopes that I HAD to have but never
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Small Sayings
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red and Crate Paper
Inks: Ruby Red
Accessories: Prima Flowers and Crystal Brads, Word Window and Certainly Celery, 1/8" Circle Punch

Wednesday 15 August 2007

Sketch Challenge 137

Todays challenge on SCS was a Sketch Challenge! I LOVE sketch challenges. I can't seem to pass one up! If you want to do this one then click SC137
Lately I have been trying to use some of my supplies that I had stock piled up on. Today I used some of the Bazzill Wings Flowers that I picked up in California. They are so pretty! I'm sure everyone is getting sick of me using the new Photo Corner Punch but I can't seem to put it down. Do any of you have something you like to use often? I know Dawn Griffith LOVES her White Gel Pen! LOL!

Also on another note....
I'm getting fairly close to 5000 blog hits! Wow! Sometime in the next couple of days I'll post some blog candy to be won, so be sure to check back!
Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Just Like You
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Whisper White and Crate Paper
Inks: Celery, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Bashful Blue Markers
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Bazzill Wings Flowers, Making Memories Brads and Dimensionals
Supplies Used:
Stamp: Bella
Cardstock: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White and Misc DP
Inks: Black Stazon and Watercolour Pencils
Accessories: BlenderPens, Photo Corner Punch, Misc Ribbon from Michael's

Tuesday 14 August 2007

SCS Colour Challenge

Well todays Colour Challenge on SCS was a difficult one for me. I'm not a fan of Sahara Sand. As a matter of fact I have never even opened my package and do not even own an ink pad in this colour! I was going to substitute it Kraft for it but then I figured I was cheating since I did HAVE the correct colours.
Supplies for this card are:
Wanted and So Many Sayings(hostess), Itty Bitty Backgrounds and All in a Row Stamps
Choc Chip, Blue Bayou and Sahara Sand Cardstock
Choc Chip and Blue Bayou Classic Inks and Choc Chip Craft
Choc Grosgrain and Double Stitched Blue Bayou
SU! Chipboard and Round Tab Punch

This card was my second go 'round for todays challenge. I was going to make it a baby card then couldn't decide on a sentiment that looked OK on the card. So I ened up with
Supplies Used on this card:
Wild About You and You're Neat Stamps
Choc Chip, Blue Bayou and Sahara Sand Cardstock
Blue Bayou and Choc Chip Ink
Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon
Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Oval Punches and Brads
Since those colours weren't my usual colours...I decided I needed to do another card to post on my blog.

This card uses the new In-Colours. I love Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky!! I think of the new colours these two are my absolute FAVOURITES!

Supplies for this card:
Stampendous Topper
Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Print Paper in Soft Sky and Whisper White Cardstock
Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky and Groovy Guava Inks
Double Stitched Ribbon in Pomegranate and Soft Sky
Prima Flowers and Crystal Brad

A Coluzzle was used to cut the stamp out.

Monday 13 August 2007

View Master Card...

Ok so never before has a card taken me this long to make! Now it could be that I'm not a quick learner like the rest of you but holy cow....I almost gave up on this card!
This is for today's challenge on SCS. It's a View Master Card. I think it's really cool but I'm not so sure I will attempt to make one again. Three tries....2 and a half hours stamped the Ladybug in all the colours and one rock and rolled in Saffron and Wasabi.
If you have never done this View Master Card before...go give it a whirl and let me know how you make out!

Supplies Used all Stampin'Up!
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Barely Banana and Whipser White
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Real Red and So Saffron
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, 1 3/8"Circle Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Rich Regal Brads and Dimensionals

Yesterday when I was cleaning out the computer room I discovered my missing sketch book. It's been missing since probably I hadn't noticed!

Anyway this card layout was one I jotted down from a blog or SCS, I'm not sure. So if it is someones sketch please let me know and I can give proper credit.

The Real Red Cardstock is on dimensionals and I ATTEMPTED to stamp the bees in the center of each. This picture is a little washed out. The cardstock is Summer Sun, Real Red, Whisper White and a scrap of designer paper(unknown).
I have been wanting to try using my Crop-A-Dile to do this dry embossing since I heard about it at Convention. When I was making this card I thought it needed something else. Normally I would pull out the mat pack and paper piercing tool and add a row of holes. Then a light bulb went off and I remembered this new technique that everyone is doing!

I like this simple card and I'm going to try and do more like this with different sentiments.