Month: July 2010

A Day at the Beach

Summer lovin’, had me a blast! Summer lovin’ happened so fast!! O.k I can’t get this song outta my head now! Yes, the summer is going by quickly and in two and a half weeks we will be going camping with the boys.   They are so excited, looking forward to long days at the beach, and time spent fishing!  I was talking about getting a license for my son to fish, and he asked me “Mom, for my license will I have to pass a test, or just pay the government?” I laughed and told him we’d have to pay. He was disappointed, saying  ” Aww, but I wanted to show them how good I can fish!”  🙂 This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge is all about Summer Lovin’ and anything to do with the beach!  Have a  look at this week’s sponsor and all the fun DT creations HERE. I cut the shells and the sandcastle using the“Stretch your Imagination” cartridge in my Cricut Expression.  Using creamy caramel ink, I sponged the kraft card base …

CSN Giveaway Blog Candy!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN AND WILL BE NOTIFIED BY E-MAIL.  THANKS EVERYONE!! CHERYL W is the lucky winner!!  who said “If I were the lucky winner, I would put the $60 toward the Cuisinart 7 cup food processor. I have never had one and I am dying to try one out. Thanks so much for the chance to enter my name.” Hi everyone!  It’s time to celebrate!! I’ve reached over 212,000 hits on my blog and I owe it all to you!!  You’re visits and comments are so appreciated, and you know I love what I do here on my blog, so it’s just icing on the cake to know that you do too!! THANK YOU!! Would you like to go on a SHOPPING SPREE  at any of the CSN Stores online shopping sites?  I thought you might!! …One lucky blog reader is going to receive  $60 toward their online purchase (promo code to be used at any of the online CSN store sites)!!   It’s my biggest giveaway …

Sweeter than Ice Cream

Crafty Creations Challenge is looking for “happy or sweet” creations!  Jaime has set the challenge sponsored by The Cutting Cafe this week, and  Regina Easter generously gave the DT some fabulous templates to play with.  I have used her ice cream cone template for my project card today. I used Kraft card stock and Stampin’ Up! dp to create the cone. The cone is embossed with the tiny mosaic cuttlebug folder to look like a waffle cone.  The sentiment is cut using A Child’s Year cartridge in the Cricut Expression, and glittered with dazzling diamonds SU! glitter. WE ARE ALSO HAVING A DT CALL FOR CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE STOP BY THE SITE FOR DETAILS.

Tulip Trevor

I forgot to upload this sweet C.S designs card and thought I’d share it tonight!  It is a Featured Stamper CASE of Stephanie’s card. I used a C.C Designs image and added a die cut from my Walk In my Garden Cricut cartridge. The potted blooms and the background shaped panel are cut with the Cricut. “Tulip Trevor” by C.C designs is hand cut and colored with copics.  I also pierced the corners and the flower pot.  The dp is Basic Grey Marrakech. I will be posting a fantabulous GIVEAWAY by the end of the week, so please check back! Thanks so much for stopping by !! You know I love your company!! 😉

Crafty Creations Sketch

Hi everyone!   Jeanet has given us a great sketch to play with this week over on Crafty Creations challenge blog!  This is my DT sample card.  It’s going to a young boy in need of some cheering up.  If  you would like to read the whole story about Mark and maybe send him a card too, here is the LINK. This was also inspired by Mothermark’s Teapot Tuesday challenge to make an Xtreme sports card. This is my second Shopping Inspired card for my own SHOPPING INSPIRATION CHALLENGE. Stamps: Extreme Skateboard Stampin’ Up! Accessories: metal hinge, metal letter (dollar store) Paper: Pink Paislee dp, Kraft cardstock, white card stock, Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I always enjoy reading your comments! Deena

Primarily Masculine Birthday

This was made for my own challenge to make a birthday card using light bright primary colors.  I had a hunch that these colors would work well for  a more masculine birthday card.  After all, most men are just boys in man sized bodies! 😉  They are kids at heart! I used this multi stripe dp from Cosmo Cricket called GET HAPPY. I stamped the VOILA! chef from SU!, colored his cuffs, pants and necktie in bright colors, and popped up his chef’s hat on dimensional foam dots.   The sentiment says “Happy Birthday” in french.  I added two black brads and voila!  What do you think?  Does it work for a masculine birthday? Show me how you use your primary colors on a birthday card and leave me a link in this CHALLENGE POST ! Have a creative day everyone! Deena

A Shopping Inspiration Challenge!

A shopping inspired challenge!! Not long ago we bought a loft bed very similar to the one below for my 6 year old son.  He loves it! For weeks prior to putting it in for him, he would cry that his single bed wasn’t comfortable and that a “high” bed would be so much better!!   Of course this came about shortly after visiting his cousin who has a bunk bed! 🙂 I was looking for twin beds like this for my older son too.  I wish I had known about CSN Stores when I was shopping for his bedroom furniture, because I would have found exactly what I wanted!  They have so much to choose from and they even ship to Canada! Anyway, I thought it would solve some of our small space issues in his bedroom by giving us some extra floor space.  Of course the first thing he did was bring in more stuff from the play room to fill up his new ‘secret fort’!  HA! So, as I was up late, and …

Together Forever Wedding Shower Card

Hello!! I hope you are all enjoying the summer so far!  There’s been some record high heat in many areas, so I hope everyone is keeping cool and hydrated! I made this card for my niece, her wedding shower is this Sunday!  I used the SCS sketch challenge to bring this toghether.  The dp is lovely Juliette s.e.i paper, so shimmery and pretty, a gift from my friend Peggy!  I  used Bittersweet Basic Grey paper for the first layer.   I added more shimmer with my Sakura gelly roll pen on the cake and sentiment.  The flower is punched from crepe paper and colored with copics, and finished off with a sparkle brad. Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Fun and Fast Notes Accessories: oval punch, scallop oval punch, corner rounder punch, flower punches, brad, Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge (circle), Copics: R11, R20, YG91, Sakura gelly roll gold pen CHALLENGE INSPIRED: SCS sketch C.R.A.F.T challenge: cakes/ice cream Thanks for stopping by today!! Deena

Crafty Creations Button challenge

Phew it’s been a HOT few days here in Montreal!  My boys and I have been fully enjoying our pool! Am I ever glad we finally decided to put one in!  It’s been heaven having a way to cool off and spend some fun time with them and my husband when he gets home from work! Having the boys home from school is proving to be fun but I sure don’t get much work done with them around!  That would be fine, except I have my niece’s wedding invitations to finish in the next two weeks, and a big birthday card order, as well a few other projects to get done this summer.  I hate to stay indoors working when my boys want to play and I need to be out there with them if they want to swim.  I started a daily routine of  reading with them. We’re reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  by Judy Bloom.  AND no T.V or video/computer games in the afternoon!  I read to them for half an …

Thinking of You

A monochromatic thinking of you card today, inspired by the QFTD on Splitcoaststampers.  The Queen for the Day was Dorothy A.K.A etsdas! I used some lovely lace I received from a friend, and this great SU! Razzleberry Lemonade dp.   Added a solid panel of yellow and this sweet button from a pack I picked up at my local Scrapbook store. Easy peasy tonight! Thanks for stopping by!! Deena