Month: October 2008

Flowers for my Friends!

I had such a good Saturday! I got my housecleaning caught up (almost :)) and we all raked leaves together, which I have decided I quite enjoy, especially when the weather is as beatuiful as it was yesterday! It was sunny and cool, but not cold, and the whole time we were raking there was the smell of a wood fire in the air, which I just love! The boys were pitching in too, while my older one was raking, my little one was picking up the leaves and putting them in a play wheelbarrow to bring to the garbage.  So cute. Then in the afternoon, I spent some time with a friend I’ve met through splitcoaststampers.  She is such a sweet lady, and so talented.  As soon as she arrived, she set out her plan for the afternoon, pulling out a copy of Stamper’s Sampler, molding paste, stamps, glimmer mists and cheesecloth! lol!  It was a fun afternoon, let me tell you!!  It’s still a work in progress, but I hope to have mine …

For You, an Inspired Challenge

It’s Saturday!! Yeah it’s the weekend!! I hope it’s off to a great start for all of you.  I am posting now, because I have a very busy day ahead! Lots of leaves to rake, and the kids want to decorate for Halloween! 🙂 This is the card I made for the inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. Wow what a wonderful Etsy shop gallery that is!! Have a peek HERE.  Lots fo gorgeous stuff to inspire your creativity!  I chose this pillow as my inspiration piece for today’s card. I stamped the background with the Cornish Heritage Farms Canvas backgrounder in close to cocoa. Then overstamped Stampin’ Up! Upsy Daisy in Walnut Stain ink. The sentiment scallop (SU!) is stamped in Chocolate chip. This was my second card for the limited supply challenge too.  We were limited to eyelets and a ribbon for embellishment. Stamps: Upsy daisy, Say it with scallops, Canvas backgrounder Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Walnut Stain, Accessories: brass eyelet, Choc. chip grosgrain ribbon, scallop punch Have …

Child’s play!

Here’s a few cards that my sweet boys cased! 🙂   They got busy with these last week, when they were home sick from school.  They had so much fun!  I just helped with the leaf punch for my 4 yr old.  I love what they came up with! Are your kids counting down the days to Halloween? Mine are!!  They have their costumes ready and this year, they want to fill pillow cases full of candy! YIKES, I’ve got the dentist appointments lined up already… Isn’t this AWARD cool too?  I received this from Alina’s blog.  She has such a great blog, you should treat yourself and have a look! I’d like to pass this on to all you fabulous stampers that take the time to leave inspiring comments for me here!  Thanks to you all! You are the best!! I’ve been tagged twice now, by Jodi, and Julie, and it’s about time I reply with 7 little known facts about myself! Here goes: 1. I just realized that I have been stamping for 1 …

A Vignette

This is a card my sweet Grandmother asked me to make her, a while ago ,(I’m ashamed it has taken me so long to make this) Sorry Grandma!   I made a card very similar to this one for an inspiration challenge back in January.  I have a hard time repeating my work… does anyone else have that problem?  Unless I’m in full mass production mode, for a specific purpose, I really don’t like to make the same thing twice!  So, naturally, I had to challenge myself to take it a step further and make this one extra special for my Grandmother. I decided to use Basic Grey paper for the “wallpaper”.  I love this pattern, and the challenge on the BasicGrey blog this week was to use one of three color combos.  I chose the green & red (maroon) combo.  The vase is stamped on red Basic Grey paper from Sugared.  The “wallpaper” background is from the Sugared 6×6 pad as well. I have always loved miniature art, miniature dollhouses, furnishings and well anything mini!  …

Holiday Happiness

Hello everyone,  I hope you all had a good weekend!  And to those of you in Canada, like myself, I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!! The trees have changed colors into their beautiful red, yellow, and orange hues and it was a lovely thing to drive in the country and see their splendor! I thought today I would share this card I made a couple of weeks ago.  I made it for a  sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew this would be the stamp set I would use. Trees are  a favourite of mine when stamping lately.  I guess all the rich colors of Fall are attracting my attention to their beauty!  Though, for this card I went with a wintery scene, not a Fall scene. I stamped the trees in Versamark and embossed with Super Fine Detail black ep. Then I stippled Soft Sky, Baja breeze, and Blue bayou over it, gradually getting darker around the edges.  I used Basic Grey  snowflake paper for a …

A Cuttlebug Christmas

I’m back!!  I’m hoping I beat this flu bug that went around our house this week!  My boys are pretty much over it, and luckily my husband didn’t catch it at all.  I had a busy week, and with my friend visiting from Toronto, and sick boys at home, there was not much time for stamping! I did manage to get this done just before the worst of it hit us.  It’s a simple one layer, cuttlebug embossed Christmas card.  I have had a few questions about how I’ve made some of my cuttlebug cards…so I thought I’d share this card and a few photos.  I hope this helps clear up any questions and inspires your own cuttlebug embossed cards! Unfortunately, I won’t have time to post anything new in the next couple of days, as it is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend! I will be a bit busy, urmmm, eating!! 😉   So I hope you all enjoy today’s post and see you back here Monday! The main question I’ve had is how to get that …

Trick or Treat! A mini Box project

My boys will be staying home tomorrow because a bad flu bug has hit our home. Tonight’s treat filled box and mini 3X3 cards are for them for Halloween. But then I got to thinking that in order to keep them quiet tomorrow, I may just set them to mass producing these for their friends at school! 🙂 Even though they are sick, it takes more than a flu to keep them down! I think some crafting just might do the trick and exactly what I will need to keep my sanity! 🙂 The box is super easy and quick to make.  I started with a 9″ x 5″ sheet of Chocolate Chip cs and scored at 1″, 4″, 5″, and 8″ on the wider side.  Then at 1″ in on both ends of the 5″ side.  You can see Jen del Muro’s template for where to cut in a pdf file Here.  I just changed the dimension of the box for this one. Have a great night!  Wish me luck for tomorrow.  I’m hoping …