Month: May 2010

Cuttlebug Fabric Flower Tutorial

I made a sympathy card for a friend whose father passed away this week, and took inspiration from a few challenges.  One was the black magic technique on SCS,  and another was the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to make our own flowers. I am not one to use flowers on my cards very often.  The reason for this is that I don’t like a lot of bulk on my cards, and I always find flowers to be so thick.  I mail a lot of my cards and in Canada the postage is not only expensive, it is also very finicky about shape and size etc.  So, I just try to steer clear of bulk.  However, yesterday I decided to try making a  flat fabric flower to see how it would look. 🙂  I’ve tried fabric flowers before, but cutting them was always a challenge.  I think the trick is to use a very light weight but still sturdy material.  I am going to play some more with different materials. I used very sheer polyester fabric …

Crafty Creations and Bugaboo Stamps

It’s Wednesday and time for another Crafty Creations Challenge!   This week is super easy!!  Just pick your favorite stamp and have fun!!  Our sponsor is BUGABOO STAMPS and the winner will receive 7 images!!! As part of the DT I picked this cute digi stamp from Bugaboo to use for my card today. I used Stampin’ Up! Sanded background stamp in Bermuda Bay on the Kraft base card.  The layer of bermuda bay is embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder.  The image is colored with Copics: B24, G94, YG99, R27, R01, and a black marker. Poor little bug!!   I thought this sentiment stamp  from Paper Pretties “One of Those Days” was fitting for this image! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Your visits and comments inspire me!! Have a creative day! Deena

Birthday Cards!

Hi! It’s another beautiful hot day here in Montreal! I had a wonderful long weekend with the boys, swimming in our new pool, and have been spending most of my time outdoors! You know what that means…not a whole lot of stamping going on! I do have to get more birthday cards done and I have 70 wedding invitations to make for my niece, so I really should get inside my craft room…but it’s soooo hard when I’m enjoying the first sunny hot days of the season! I wish I had a craft area outdoors! lol These are some french birthday cards that I made last week.  They are clean and simple but I tried to use some eye catching colors for some pop! Have a wonderful, creative day!!!! Deena

Zen Long Weekend

Hi, I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!  It’s a long weekend for us and it’s hot and sunny!! This has to be one of the best Victoria Day weekends in a long time!  We spent most of the day in our new pool and enjoyed a bbq for supper.  It was so relaxing…my eyelids are heavy and it’s only 8:15pm. Although I did not do any stamping today, I do have a “zen” card to share with you.  I made this on Thursday for the SCS Ways to Use it challenge. The challenge was to make a Zentangle.  Basically these are images that are created by doodling repetitive patterns.  It is a very relaxing  way to spend some time (this took me 10 minutes or so) and the result was very satisfying! I don’t doodle a lot so this took me by surprise.  I just sort of lost myself in what I was doing and had fun! If you would like to see more zentangle art here are some google images. Try your …


My neighbor’s daughter who has been my boy’s sitter for over 4 years,  has been accepted into Vanier College here in Montreal. We’ve known her since she was 3 and we are all so proud of her!! I made her this congratulatory card in these color challenge colors from SCS.  I know she’ll love them; they are so “her”!! 🙂 Our theme this week at Crafty Creations is ‘congratulation/achievements’.  I’d love for you to come join in the challenge!  This week’s  sponsor is Wink Wink Ink!! I’ve also used the Simon Says Stamp sketch for their challenge this week. I love it! Stamps: Kolette Hall, Paper: Stampin’ Up! razzleberry lemonade, razzleberry cs, white cs Ink: Distress dried Marigold, rich razzleberry, Accessories: yellow buttons, cricut flowers Accent Essentials Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a creative day!! Deena

Groovy Hi!

A groovy hello to all my friends out there!!  🙂  This card was inspired by a “groovy” pattern at Two Lumps of Sugar and also by ctorina’s card on SCS! I also wanted to mention that one of my breast cancer awareness/support cards is featured right now in Treasury East!  I’m so excited!!! Stamps: unknown Paper: Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine, basic black, white card stock Ink: Peeled Paint Tim Holtz, Accessories: Copic G82, Cricut Home Decor cartridge, scallop circle punch, circle punch Deena

A Much Needed Vacation

Well maybe this is  just a mental vacation, but I do find this card calming.  My friend Peggy came over yesterday and we played with my Stampscapes stamps.  It’s amazing to see how scenes come together so beautifully with these stamps! I used them to make the background for this.  Peggy made a gorgeous sympathy card you can see on SCS. My main image is Flourishes Beach Life. You should see the beautiful new sets Flourishes just released! I’m trying to contain myself, really I am!!  But I may have to get at least one set… Paper: Soft Suede, K & Co. margo Stamps: Stampscapes, Flourishes Ink: Distress Inks: weathered wood, broken chin, Memento rich cocoa

Around the World

It’s Wednesday so you know what that means…Crafty Creations challenge is up!!  This week’s challenge is to make something with an “around the world” theme!  Sassy Studio Designs is our sponsor this week and the DT got to play with this lovely image that went so well with the theme. Challenges: CC270, MMTPT93 on SCS Mothermark’s Teapot party Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs, SU! Dream Gardens Paper: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, whisper white Ink: rose red Accessories: Copics YG93, YG95, R20,R24, dew drops Want to see what our fabulous DT did for this challenge?  Stop by their blogs and show them some love! Bernie Claire Deena Georgia Jennifer Magda Shelly Have a creative day!! Deena

Welcome Home

I was working on tags for my shop with these cute house images when I saw the perfect sketch in Lori Tecler’s gallery! She is the Featured Stamper this week on SCS. I used the same sketch as hers: Weirdos.  I added a layer, changed the stamps, dropped the sentiment tag, added the sentiment to the center stamp and used a checkered ribbon for embellishment. Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Good Neighbors, Warm Words Paper: basic black, whisper white Accessories: ribbon And here are the tags too, available in my ETSY SHOP. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Deena

Frosted Window Technique

I hope all you Mom’s out there are having a great day!! My boys brought me breakfast in bed!  Their Daddy had made fresh strawberry pancakes, coffee and orange juice  and they brought it to me with big grins after letting me sleep in until 10am!  I got some sweet cards and kisses too! I am getting some “quiet time” to myself now and thought I’d post the card I made last night… I was inspired to make this after visiting Allee’s gallery.  She is the reigning queen for the Queen for the Day game on SCS.  If you would like to join in on the fun and games and honor Lynn as QFTD08 the SCS forum link is HERE. I used this “frosted window” technique that I first heard of at Toy’s Haven.  Holly came up with this technique and made a gorgeous floral card for the technique challenge she made it for,  so be sure to have a look! Here’s what I did (slightly different from Holly’s, because I used two different stamps …