Month: September 2008

A Gift from the heart

No matter what my boys surprise me with, be it sticks or stones, leaves,  or bits of shiny junk found on the sidewalk, I make a point of smiling and thanking them wholeheartedly!  Because, I know, when they are giving it to me, they feel as though they are giving me a real treasure! 🙂 And really, nothing could be better! Every gift is special when given from the heart! Admittedly, I have not yet been given a frog… 😉 This card qualifies for two different challenges, both new, and both so fun! The first is for High Hopes new blog.  It is their very first challenge!  They ask that we make a birthday theme card and use brads on it.   Ok. So it is an unconventional birthday card, but still, it would be so cute from the boys to their Dad or even maybe…Grandma!  Don’t you think? 🙂 The second challenge was to use a sketch from one of my very own SBS18 sisters for the  BASICGREY Blog.  The main rule being that …

Simply Saying Thank You!

Hi all!! Today’s Featured Stamper on SCS was Terry AKA Terrore3.  She is a wonderful stamper and has much to choose from in her gallery.   I was in the mood for something clean and simple today, so I went with this card to case. This is how I interpreted it. I wanted to make a one layer card (clean and simple) so I dry embossed the top and bottom for some texture and visual interest.  I stamped the image and scored a line under it.   Then i simply added the Curvy Verses sentiment and I was done!  A simple Thank you. Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Curvy Verses, and Spring Solitude Paper: Whisper White cs Ink: Green Tea, Brown, & bark by Versa Color, Chocolate Chip SU Accessories: Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, With Love embossing folder Thanks for stopping in, and thank you so much for your kind comments!!  I do appreciate every one of them! Have a great day!

Tree Topper

It’s time again for a Stamp Simply featured stamper challenge.   The challenge this week is 2 be Krafty ala Janine Orchard. I love Janine’s style and enjoy visiting her blog, so I definitely wanted to play along with this one! A few of the design elements that you will find on Janine’s blog while perusing her cards ( and I do suggest a visit! ) will be vivid colors, large main images using statement making shapes like circles and ovals, and of course her favourite embellishments: primas and dew drops! I tried to use a few of these elements in my card today to honour this wonderful stamper!! Stamps: Penny Black Christmas Topping Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Figgy Basic Grey, Red riding Hood Ink: Staz- On Black, Accessories: Staedtler fineliners, Sakura gelly roll pens, dew drops Thanks for stopping by today, and  have a creative day!!

Snow Day…NOT YET!

I have no idea why I thought to make a snowflake card when it has been unusually HOT outside these last two days! I love it hot too…only wish it would last…especially after the cruddy summer we had!  I am pretty certain it will not last, and snow will eventually fall upon us, so I’ll enjoy it while I can! I made this for the sketch challenge on SCS this week. Stamps: A Tree for all Seasons, Snow Flurries, Paper: Bazzill White, Heidi grace Snowflake paper reverse sides, Bazzill aqua, Bazzill Navy Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy Accessories: Heidi Swapp acetate snowflakes, clear gem brads I thought this sketch was so fun to work with! I stamped the white card base with the snow flurries snowflakes, and again on the main panel.  Don’t you just love this little tree and snowman from Stampin’ Up! ?  It is an oldie, but a goodie!!  I love how it looks tucked up in the corner with the snowflakes around it.  What do you think? Don’t forget that …

Brayered Bay

I grew up in a small city in Ontario on the Bay of Quinte.   I had a sizable river, a large bay and Lake Ontario to play in!   Looking back, my family spent a lot of time at these different bodies of water and all my memories of those times are really special.    I swam with my father and brother in the river, played in the lake with my sister, basked in the sun on the beach of lake Ontario throughout my teenage summers, and camped its shores with my parents, siblings and Grandparents! So, it was with these lovely, comforting memories running through my mind that I created this scene. This is for my Mom, who has spent years of her life looking after us all.  Once we were grown, and left home, she kept right on looking after everyone; my loving Dad, who has passed on, and my sweet Grandfather who suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, before leaving us. Now she takes great care of my wonderful Grandmother who, unfortunately …

Fly Away With Me!

Hello!   Today’s project is a bookmark I made for the TLC over on Splitcoast.  I love bookmarks!  Whenever I am standing in line at a bookstore I look around for the bookmarks.  I am one of those people that they target by setting up a stand near the checkout, full of beautiful bookmarks, knowing I can’t resist!   I am so glad I could make my own today! Here are views of both sides: Would you like to make your own?  You’ll find the original template from StampingMathilda. From her template I made mine: I started with a simple 3 1/8 inch square Java colored card stock.   I then folded in the top corners to make the pointed corner pocket.   A triangle of dp is placed over this to hide the fold.  I stamped the leaves (SU) and flourishes Bird on the corner pocket side direct to the Blush dp.  I punched the daisy chain border across the bottom.  On the opposite side, I covered the Java card stock with the Blush dp, then I …

Eek!

I couldn’t resist this little haunted house from the Snag’em Stamps Hallowhimsy Collection! It’s so cute! I just had to buy it even though I don’t make many Halloween cards. Maybe this year will be an exception! I started by stamping the house in basic black ink, on Very Vanilla card stock, then embossed it in clear ep. I masked off the moon with a punched circle and sponged Peach, So Saffron, Pumpkin pie, Walnut Stain and Basic Black inks around it.  The 4″ circle is cut using my Creative Memories cutting system. Then, I painted the inside of the house with Twinkling H2O’s in Autumn Butternut, and Wintermist Gray. The base card is 11″ X 5.5″ Very Vanilla cs folded in half, for a 5.5″ square card.  I also sponged the edges with the Peach ink. The bg is stamped with eek! from the Bitty Boo’s Too Stampin’ Up! set, on K & Co.  paper. This was  so fun to make! Hope you all like it! Look for Snag ’em stamps (Imaginisce) at your …