Month: June 2009

Golden Dawn

Dawn Lusk (Dawn… a New Day). is the Featured Stamper on SCS this week!!  I love her style and had to play, so I cased this beatiful card here: Birthday Wishes. I changed the colors and the papers, used a different floral stamp and embossed it in white instead of stamping in black.   I also used a wide ribbon and added a white mat layer to set off the yellow.   I am really pleased with how this card turned out and I will be making a few in different colors for sure! Papers: Stampin’ UP! Delicate Dots dp, whisper white cs, Bazzill yellow cs Stamps: Flourishes Spring Ephemerals Ink: Versamark Accessories: So saffron ribbon (Stampin’ Up! ) white embossing powder Thanks for stopping by today!!

A Winner (or three)

Hi everyone!!   First I want to thank you all for taking the time to tell me what inspires you all to create!  I loved reading each and every comment you left!!  As for myself,  I am inspired by many things, but especially colors, patterns and PAPERS!!    Visiting your blogs and seeing new techniques and inspired designs really gets my creativity flowing!!  Thanks to all of you! I have a winner!!!    Chosen randomly by  the lucky winner is…… Cheri Howard Congratulations Cheri!!! I will send out your creative candy as soon as you e-mail me your info at : And because I always love a surprise or two….I randomly picked two of my e-mail subscribers who also left comments on the candy post!!! I will be sending them each a small creative candy package of their own! Anita Pammy Jo Don’t forget to e-mail me your info, so I can send the packages out. Congratulations to all three of you and thanks for participating in my blog candy giveaway!!

One More Day!

One more day until I announce my blog candy winner!! You have until 5pm Sat. June 27th to leave a comment telling me what inspires you most, for your chance to play with all of this creative candy pictured below!!  Don’t forget to link the candy too! Spread the word fast!  Go to this POST to leave your comment please. Have a creative day and thanks for stopping by!!

Stars and Stripes

We had a lovely day yesterday, as it was a Quebec holiday (Saint Jean Baptiste day), Des was off and we had friends over for a bbq.  It was a beautiful hot day!! Loved it!!!  The kids played, while we lounged around the deck sipping margaritas and daquiris. We coooked up the steaks and grilled garlic potatoes,  and our friends brought a spinach, apple and roasted pecan salad, and a yummy peach crisp!!   Mmmm, we had a wonderful day and after the kids were in bed we had a good game of Settlers of Catan.   It was a real summer fun kind of day!  I’m already looking forward to the next time!! We have something exciting going on at Crafty Creations Challenges!!!   We have put out an open DESIGN TEAM CALL for 2 new members!!   We are really looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations and will be selecting our new team members by August 1st!   So, if you are interested, be sure to stop by and play in the challenges and add DTC to your …

Emboss Resist Birthday

I hope you’re not getting tired of seeing birthday cards yet!  🙂 I used an emboss resist on this one.  I stamped the flower from Fifth Avenue Floral with white craft ink on white card stock, embossed them in clear ep and sponged over them in Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue ink.  the base is chocolate chip cs. I also have a picture of the blog candy I am adding to the growing stash!!  If you haven’t already left me a comment,  please do so on the 100,000 Hits Blog Candy Post!  Thanks to everyone who has left their comments so far, it is so fun reading what inspires you all!! Don’t forget about the garden challenge going on over at Crafty Creations Challenges too!! I’ve seen a lot of gorgeous garden scenes around blogs this week!   There is still time to take the challenge… Have a creative day!!

Topiaries for my Garden

I made this clean and simple (CAS) card, inspired by Kim Poloson’s Pear poster for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. Quick and easy!    I think the elegant style of the Flourishes stamps can really pull a CAS card together. Stamps: Flourishes DIY Topiaries, Bonnidee french sentiment Paper: Bazzill Basics Apple crush, whisper white Ink: Wild Wasabi SU! ink, Weathered Wood Tim Hotz distress ink Accessories: Button, Certainly Celery ribbon Don’t forget to comment on my blog candy post! Here is a sneak peak at what I’m adding to it tomorrow!! Hope you like it… Have a creative day!

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Crafty Creations Challenge #20 asks: how does your garden grow?  So this week’s challenge can include anything from your garden; flowers, tools, plants, a scene or anything garden like! I kept mine simple this week, and yep, it’s another birthday card! I love Upsy Daisy from Stampin’ Up! and I thought it appropraite to represent my garden, since it is most likely what you might find growing there if I had one!!  I love long stemmed wild flowers, very natural,  and growing with abandon, that’s how I picture it, with lots of birds flying in and out of the vined gates!   The sentiment meaning Happy Birthday in french, is from Bonnidee stamps here in Montreal. Come join us at CCC for the challenge! We’d love to see how your garden grows! I’ll be adding to my candy soon, so keep on checking back! I’ve already added once to it, so it is growing…you still have time to comment, it runs until June 27th !  For all the details take a look at this POST.

A Birthday Cupcake

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend! It’s tuesday already and my youngest son  is finished school and the other only has this week and two days left!  I am as happy as he is to find there is no homework this last week!  Time to kick back and relax a bit!   It is really starting to warm up too and I am loving it!!   Life is good. O.k onto my card for today!   You will be seeing a lot of birthday cards from me this next week!  I have an order of 15 to make.   I am really happy about it, because all the money is going to The Weekend To End Breast Cancer!!  My friend walks the 60 k walk to raise money for cancer research and this is her third year!!  She needs to raise a minimum of $2000. ,  so I have been helping out each year by selling  some cards for the cause. Here is the first of the 15 birthday cards… I used Pretty in Pink cs …

100,000 Hits Blog Candy!!

Hello everyone!! Here it is…I’m offering this creative candy to one of you!!   All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me what inspires you to create!!  Please leave a link to my candy on your blog as well! I will be adding a little something to this blog candy every few days, and I will leave the blog candy giveaway open for comments until June 27th!!  That gives everyone plenty of time to stop by I hope!!  I can’t wait to hear what inspires you all!!  On the 28th I will reveal the random winner.   Everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway! Stampin’ Up!  Polka Dot Punches Set Stampin’ Up! Ribbon Originals Valet 9yards of ribbon! Stampin’ Up!  SOHO Designer Hardware Have a creative day!!

Possibilities in Purple

Hi everyone!! I am really quite excited today!!!!   Yes!!!   I’ve reached over 100,000 hits on my blog and I am so amazed at the incredible journey that has led me here!!   I must admit I had no idea what to expect when I wrote my very first post just a year and three months ago!  I was nervous (what if no one even looked?) I was excited(what if a few people did look and even liked what they saw??)  I was worried ( I had no blog experience and not very computer savvy) and you know what? I am sooooo glad I took a leap of faith and swallowed my pride and my fears and did it!   This was huge for me!!! I’ve learned so much along the way, not only creatively, but about myself,  my confidence and my computer! heehee! I always try to encourage any new bloggers whenever i come across them, like so many of you did for me!! Thank You!! Thanks to all of you for encouraging me with your …