Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Now for some stamped cards!







Ok...so I do still stamp my cards...sometimes :) Here are a couple of cards I did with images sent to me by a SCS friend. The cute girls are Tilda from Magnolia Stamps. She reminds me of myself as a child, but also of my two DDs, of course... How could I resist a couple of girly cards? The dandelion on the second card has some sparkly stickles on it, as does her wings... just adds a nice finishing touch.

No stamp card!


I know. I know. I know! I'm supposed to be showing you how to use rubber stamps to create cards, but this card was just calling to me from Paper Crafts magazine and I had to copy it! As soon as I saw it I knew I was going to use some of these flower border strips, I just hadn't picked a color. So I ended up going with Kiwi Kiss/Olive and pink. I think it's cute for something without stamps :) I especially love the prima flowers and the rhinestone in the middle for a little bling.


Enjoy the last day before school starts!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shameless bragging :)

Oh...while you're here... click on the link to Shari Tucker Photography at the right. Down at the bottom of her page, click on Client Area and then click on Elizabeth & Samantha.

After you peruse these gorgeous pics, come back here and tell me just how BEEEEUUUTIFUL my girls are LOL Which pic is your fav? We're having a hard time picking the ones to print.

Finally back at IT!

I must apologize for being such a lazy blogger...well, actually it started out innocently enough. First, back in July, I couldn't get my photos to upload. Then, my printer/scanner ran out of ink and it wouldn't even scan until it was replaced, which took a while. Next was vacation and getting ready for our very first "first day of school"... and here I am today... over 1 month later, posting more things. I haven't done a whole lot of cardmaking lately, but here are a few I did this past week or so.
The first two cards are done with Stampin Up images. All the little colored dots on the flowers are from Stampin Bella and I think they're called Bella Baubles...really cute, but I wouldn't want to mail it!

The winter card was just my first attempt with the new Cuttlebug folder "Snow Dots", which I picked up at The Cutting Garden last week. I just love it in white! The snowmen are from the new hostess set Window Dressing.


These two images I received from the image swap thread on SCS. It's a great way to try out stamp sets that are hard to get, or you just want to try out. The little girl in the hat is from The Angel Company's "Hats Off" and the owls...well, I forget who makes those, but it was called U R a Hoot.

Ok...now I'm off to start planning my fall PMS club projects. The new catalogue is fantabulous (yes, that is a word) and I can barely figure out where to start...but I'll have fun trying. Hope to be posting a bit more regulary as DD1 starts Primary next week and DD2 starts preschool 2 mornings a week...should give me a bit of time to do something fun, I hope!

Cheers.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Stamps Sets from the Upcoming Catalogue!



My pre-order from the Fall & Winter catalogue arrived yesterday. Let me just say that the new in colors are TO DIE FOR...I wasn't thrilled with them in the previews on the computer, but now that I see them in person...WOW! Beautiful!




Here's a sneak peek of two of the Hostess Sets you can earn starting August 11 if you host a party.




This is a Level 3 Hostess Set called Window Dressing...so cute! Hide a Christmas tree in the window behind any of the images for a really unique effect.








This is a Level 2 Hostess Set called Deer Friends...so versatile!

Plentiful Piercing




On my last trip to Carousel Rubber Stamps I picked up an Ornare Paper Piercing Template...I'd been wanting one for quite a while so I finally bit the bullet. Here's my first attemp... It took about 10 minutes to do all the piercing. The flower is from Prima, the bling from Imaginisce and the scallop border punch is Martha Stewart. The piercing is kind of hard to see...but it's the swirly pattern all over the card.

Card Kit













This first card is a sample from a card kit I received last week from a fellow SCSer. I don't know what stamp it is yet, but isn't it beautiful? And such a simple card...could be done in other colors for Christmas, or birthday...or even Valentine's Day.




This is another kit I received from yet another SCS friend. What a cute card for a summer celebration or get together. She even sent me the bright green envelopes to go with it!

Friday, June 27, 2008

No, I'm not colorblind!


Yes, I chose to color this horse turquoise. Why, you ask? No, I don't think that horses actually come in blue. My DD turned 5 this week. We had a bowling party for her on Saturday and her little "boyfriend" from school was unable to make it. He brought her a gift anyhow. It was...you guessed it...a blue horse, with lots of sparkles in it's mane, tail and fluffy hooves. She named her Sparkle and she LOVES it. On the card they wrote "Alex wanted to get you a friend for your pink horse." So Sparkle is now Pinky's best friend...kinda like Elizabeth & Alex. They are so cute together...hugging goodbye...he holds her hand and brings her over to his "play" station, etc. It's sweet. Anyhow...I don't know if she likes Sparkle more because it's a really cute, cuddly horse and she's never had a blue one (probably the only color she doesn't have), or if it's because it came from Alex! So, this is the thank you card for Alex... ahhhhhhh....now you get it! I don't know if you can see, but I've also been experimenting with Stickles...there are sparkles in her mane and tail and on the cowboy hat. Isn't it cute? For a blue horse, that is :)

The Coolest thing to do with your Cuttlebug

So, yesterday on Splitcoast, someone showed us that you could make metal embellishments with your Cuttlebug out of....

Are you ready?



Wait for it...





Pop cans!




Now, I had heard of using pop tabs as ribbon slides, but I didn't really care for that look myself. However, when I saw the pop cans embossed, well, I rushed right over to my recycling bag and found a diet Pepsi can to tear apart. I did manage to cut myself in the process. Cutting a pop can produces very ragged edges!


In the end, this is what I did with the embossed sheet of pop can. I played with my new Giddyupabella. Someone over on SCS told me to try embossing the Bella images before coloring...and I like the result much better than not embossed. I like the bellas so much now, that I've order a few...for Samantha & Elizabeth of course!




Monday, June 23, 2008

WOW! Has it really been that long?

Since I posted...I'm a negligent blogger...shame...shame on me! I've been too busy over on SCS playing games to be actually stamping. However, I did get some great images from Thinking of Father sent to me rencently and I practiced my watercoloring on them... here's what I did!



Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Toys



So, I went to Carousel Rubber Stamps in Dartmouth the other day...just to pick up some 6x6 square envelopes for a class I was having...but lo and behold...Deja had these gorgeous ribbon weaving punches in stock. My jaw nearly hit the floor as I didn't think I could get them locally and they cost a fortune on-line. So, for a mere $14, I got this beautiful punch. Now, I'll warn you, before you run over to CRS and buy your own...it is HARD to punch through cardstock. I ended up doing this card on the floor and using my heel to punch it! Deja did tell me I would probably have to do that. Doing it on the floor works ok, but it does make it hard to line everything up perfectly...maybe next time I'm there I'll ask her for a tip on that. Anyhow, she had beautiful cards with these borders punched around them, and little gems/crystals in the centre, so I was inspired to use up some old gems I had sitting around to make this card. The card is made with Purely Pomegranite and Always Artichoke. Now I just have to figure out how to do the ribbon weaving with it...and how to keep it straight!


Cheers,

Anita

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cuttlebug Fever!


This is one of the cards we'll be making at tonight's Cuttlebugging Your Cards class. I wanted to use my Cuttlekids dies, so I came up with the crab card...stole the "snappy birthday" from an SU set, of course. I think the google eyes on the crabs are just too cute! This card uses Cuttlekids dies, Nestabilities dies & embossing, and a Cuttlebug embossing folder...is there anything else you could do? I'm not really sure :)
As an aside, thank you to anyone who supported the Wee Care on-line auction. It was a huge success and raised over $15,000 for a very special day care centre. We're so pleased that we already know we'll be doing this again next year and are already thinking about how to make it even better. Watch for more info here on my blog next year :)
Happy Stamping in the Sun today!
Anita

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Celebrating a Fabulous Person


I volunteered to make a card for a special presentation this week...to a person I cannot name, just in case ;) Since this might be the only stamping I get done this week, I thought I'd better post it quick, while I have time before heading off to another auction committee meeting. Oops...I just realized I took the photo before doodling around the main image...I'm going to add that because you all know I love my doodles.
I knew I wanted to use a hat pin on this card because I've got a ton of them from the Pretties kit, but I don't like to try to mail them because I think you'd need a padded envelope just to be safe. So, this seemed like a good time to use one because the card won't be mailed!
The main image is stamped with Versamark and embossed with white powder. I then sponged Chocolate Chip on the flowers to give it some dimension. There is a card on SCS that gave me this idea. The small silk flower is sponged with Really Rust chalk, which makes it match the Groovy Guava papers quite nicely, I think. I had to stamp the sentiment twice to make it fit in the hodgepodge oval.
I quite like how my first hat pin card turned out and I think she will like it too.
Cheers...And don't forget about the auction www.weecareforkids.ca We've already raised over $8,000!
Anita


Monday, May 12, 2008

No Cards this week, but a Plea for Help!

Hi everyone,

I haven't done a single bit of stamping this week...not one bit! I've been totally overwhelmed getting my daughters' daycare auction up and running instead. If you're reading this, you've probably got a few minutes of free time :) Would you take a couple of those free minutes and check out our on-line auction? WE have some fabulous items and it's all for a great cause. Wee Care is a non-profit daycare that provides specialized services for children with special needs...my daughter Elizabeth included. They say that "Kids are all the Same"...but I like to add, "Daycares are NOT!". Please help if you can.

www.weecareforkids.ca/auction

I promise to post new projects later this week.

Cheers,
Anita

Friday, May 2, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge


I thought about it all night...every time I rolled over, I said "I will do challenges tomorrow"...and I am! YAY! I'm being creative again and not just caseing everything :) This is my second challenge this morning and it's only lunch time! For this one I decided to use some of the Summer Picnic paper that I haven't touched much. It's really nice paper, but I'm a bit of a paper hoarder and find it hard to use sometimes. Anyhow, it seemed to call to me for this sketch on Beate's blog. And since today is my sister-in-law's birthday and I haven't yet sent a card...guess what...it's a belated b-day card for her :)

Now, I just need a girly card for the party my DD has to attend tomorrow and then I can nap for the afternoon!

Cheers!

Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS

When I saw today's LSC I got the idea to make a scalloped card with my Nestabilities...I only wish they were a tad bigger.

I folded a regular sized card in Tempting Turquoise and placed the scallop die so that a bit of one side would be left in tact (the fold). It worked perfectly and even embossed the edges a bit, too, which I outlined with the white gel pen. I added more gel pen to the brads on the big flower, for dimension, and the alternating stamen dots. I used the black marker to make the doodle lines on the white mat and the green mat.


For the sentiment, I stamped each word individually so that they would follow the line of the circle better.


I think it makes a cute gift card.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hummingbird Heaven














My friend Krista came over to stamp the other day, and while she left with a new, big pile of nestabilities circles, I managed to swipe a few images of this hummingbird from Pretty Amazing. I don't really care for the set, but I do love the little birdie. Here's my first try with Harry the Hummingbird. He's colored in with Celery & Pretty in Pink. The flowers around the circle are done with the small stamp from Full of Life, which I colored using my markers...it took a bit of time, but I'm pleased with the result. The background paper is actually just Whisper White paper with hand-drawn lines on it in Pretty in Pink, Celery and Banana. Markie's Mom did this for a challenge on SCS last week and it was just what I needed for this card today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MOJO 34


My card for MOJO Monday turned out a little "Halloween-y"...I need to work on adding more than two colors to a card, I think :) But it's cute. I'm finally getting the hang of nesting the Nestabilities dies. I stamped Timmy the Tabby twice and cut out his head so I could pop it up on dimensionals. The Pumpkin background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder...one I thought I wouldn't need :)


Cheers,

Anita

Friday, April 18, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge










Holy carp...two sketch challenges in one week? How will I top that? Beate was one of my first stamping "idols"...I read her blog frequently for inspiration, but I never participated in her challenges until tonight. This one just looked so easy. I used paper from the Summer Picnic series and the tulip from Garden Whimsy. The sentiment is from Sassy Suzie and I had to make the word window a bit wider by double punching it. Wish I had the rectangle nestabilities now...would've been way cool on this card.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

CC162 at SCS

So, here's the card that got me thinking about Grey's and Blush... The circle is too big, I think, but otherwise I think it turned out ok for my first attempt at a Nestabilities card...I love them by the way and will have to get more asap!

The little flowers are stamped in Basic Grey and colored in with the Blush Blossom marker. I stamped the butterfly from Garden Whimsy on the circle's edge and cut out another to glue on top...in person it pops out in such a way that she appears to be flying! The background paper is from the DS Ginger Blossoms series.

Ok...that's it for today. I've uploaded 3 posts, saved one kitty, managed to have a shower with my bad back, planned an outing with a friend, got caught up on General Hospital, and went grocery shopping... I need more coffee :)

What Would YOU do?

So here's my story... a few weeks back my 3 year old, Samantha, got upset with Elizabeth because she didn't want to share her stuffed kitties. "But Mommy, I don't have a kitty to play with," she said tearfully. Being the loving and dutiful mother, I said "I'm going shopping today. Maybe I could look for a kitty that would be just for you...how would that be? What color do you want?" She replied, a bit brighter, "Pink". I'm thinking, pink? How am I going to find a pink kitty? "Well, pink might be hard to find...if I can't get pink, what other color would you like?" "Black" is the reply. So off I go in search of a stuffed kitty to mend her broken heart. I go to a store that has overstocks & discontinued stuff to look for an inexpensive pink cat...no luck, but there is a black & white one for $5, so I buy it just in case.

Later, at Chapters, I head back to the kids books section just to see what's on sale for Easter and lo and behold, there is a pink Webkinz kitty...so I bought it. When Samantha got home that afternoon I took her up to her room to show her the new kitty on her bed. She absolutely loved it...it was one of those "I did the right thing" Mommy moments. She decided to call the kitty Fluffy. Fluffy became the subject of many heated debates between the girls. Now Elizabeth was crying "But I don't have a Fluffy". Sometimes you just can't win!

Fluffy doesn't leave Samantha's side for the next week. She takes her to daycare and sleeps with her both there and at home. She talks to Fluffy in the car and sometimes she even shares Fluffy with Elizabeth. Then one day, Fluffy isn't in her cubby when I pick her up. We search the classroom, the beds, the cubbies, but Fluffy is gone. Being the positive thinker I am, I tell the teacher "Well, maybe it will come back tomorrow when they realize it's not theirs." I mean, we've taken things home in backpacks that didn't belong to us and returned them. After all, it did have her name written on the tag. But, I said to myself that I should have known better than to let her take a Webkinz to school.

However, 2 weeks later, Fluffy still hasn't returned. We've had many tearful nights..."I miss Fluffy"... "Where's Fluffy?", etc. So, we search for another Fluffy to replace the stolen one. The pink kitty is hard to find. In fact, the only place we find him, another week later, is back at Chapters and there is only one. Hoping to avoid a huge fight again, Daddy brings home Fluffy & Silky (a grey cat). There are still fights, but mostly the girls are just happy to have Fluffy back, although they are clear that this is a new Fluffy because the other one was stolen. And we made it clear to them that neither of the kitties would be going into the daycare.

Shoot ahead another month...to TODAY. I'm helping Samantha take off her coat and hang it in her cubby when I notice a pink webkinz kitty in the cubby across the hall from her. "Oh, that can't be hers, I think...I'll check when she goes into her room, but I'm sure they would have taken the tag off if it is hers." BUT NO! It clearly has Sam H on it...it is Fluffy! She's dirty, but she's there.

At first I was angry. Who let's their child keep a toy that came home from daycare with someone else's name on it? Don't they realize how upset a child could be when their "lovie" goes missing? Then I realize that the family that has "borrowed" Fluffy is an immigrant family who speak very little English...I'm starting to excuse them because of that... you know...maybe the parents didn't understand that it was stolen? Maybe they thought it was a gift? I don't know. When I mention it to Samantha's teacher she tells me that the child knows English very well and even if she didn't, they should have known better. So now I'm a bit angry again. The Executive Director is floored when I tell her I found it, and where. She agrees, they should have known better. I only really told the teacher and ED so that they would know what happened if the child was upset by her missing kitty at nap time.

I know, it's just a Webkinz, but it's the principle of the whole situation. So, I've got Fluffy at home now, waiting for a bath. When I call Dave to tell him I found Fluffy, and where, we start to feel badly for the little girl who is NOW missing Fluffy. We've already replaced Fluffy, he says, "Why not give the old one back to the girl?" I had thought the same thing, too, actually...but then what does that teach her? That stealing is ok? That people will forgive you and just let you keep what you stole? So, we're not giving her back the stolen Fluffy. But I feel sad for her.

So, to my original question, if you've made it this far...What would you do? I would truly like to know.

Monday, April 14, 2008

MOJO 33

YAY! I got my time back...it's Monday and I've already finished my MOJO33 submission...well, the first one anyhow. I'm not thrilled with this one, but it's ok. I was trying to make it fit the color combo challenge on SCS last week...so I like it, except for the Glorious Green...blech!

The three Little Flowers on the side are attached with Build A Brad...I only wish I had put them in a bit further. Used my new Cropadile for the holes...why was I putting off buying that, anyhow?

Now...for tomorrow, wait to see something done with my new Nestabilities dies...They arrived last week, but I haven't had time to play with them yet. That will be my goal for this week. That and getting some volunteer work tasks off my plate!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

MOJO Madness


Doing a bit better than last week...It's only Wednesday and I got to finish my MOJO32 submission :) It's not one of my favourite creations, but it's ok...I'm sure it won't even compare to many of the mojolicious designs some of the "competitors" will come up with, but it's still fun to try.


Friday, April 4, 2008

Finally...time to stamp!

Once again the week has flown by and I haven't picked up a rubber stamp until Friday night! My excuse this week is a sick three year old...mostly she's just cranky with a fever, but she did lose her dinner twice yesterday and required a lot of cuddling (you take the good with the bad).

Anyhow...I was determined to get back on track with the MOJO challenges, so that was my priority tonite when I came down to my craft space...it was such a great layout I had to try it! The only thing I wish is that I had the Nestabilities dies already...these circles are just a bit too big. The colors on this are Cameo Coral and Ruby Red (it's looking much pinker on my screen than in real life). Faith, if you're looking...are you proud of me??? I used a ton of dots!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sneak Peek of Upcoming Class


Ok...as promised, here is a sneak peek of the upcoming class I am preparing...can you guess what this is? In the meantime, here is a class I CAN tell you all about.


Scrapbook in an Evening Class
When: Monday April 21
Time: 5:30 pm (please feel free to bring supper with you if you’re coming straight from work)
Location: The Arthritis Society boardroom, West End Mall, 2nd Floor
Cost: $30 pre-paid
RSVP and payment due: April 7th

The ever-popular class is back! This time, choose a boy or girl themed kit and make a great 6x6 brag book for your child, a new parent or grandparent…in just 3 hours. Kit choices are Crew Kids Boy and Crew Kids Girl. Registration includes complete scrapbooking kit, 1 roll double sided tape, embellishments, light refreshments, complete written instructions/scrap map for 12 6 x 6 layouts (6 2-page layouts). Can’t make it on the 21st? I am also offering the kit by “mail”, just add shipping cost (Canada only, please) and I will send you everything from the class except the refreshments! Complete the scrapbook at your convenience with my full detailed instructions.

Bonus idea: Not sure if you need a boy or girl kit? This scrapbook uses only ½ of the kit, so why not trade with a fellow scrapper for ½ of the opposite kit? Then you’ll have one completed and can complete the second one at home.

Suggested Add-Ons for class:
6 x 6 page protectors $7.50 for 20
Linen post album $25.95
Stampin Write Markers $4.25 each

Monday, March 31, 2008

This is what keeps me from posting...



















My two snow angels. They keep me pretty busy. We had a few inches of nice sticky snow on Friday night, so I bundled them up to go out and play on Saturday morning. I think the bundling took more time than we actually spent outside, but oh well, they had fun. First thing Samantha did was run for the swing. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, she wants to swing. I think it's because there are no swings on the playground at daycare, so she feels deprived. Elizabeth walked around making "pootfrints" and then fell over for a snow angel. Then I thought, well, the snow is nice and packy...let's make a snowman. I'd forgotten how hard it can be to make a nice, round, hard ball for a snowman. Anyhow, we finally got one built even tho the snow wasn't quite to "rolling" consistency.





Now, on to the rest of my day...I've already been to the gym (owwww), sent out a job application (YAY) and updated my blog (Whoo Hoo). Next is cleaning the kitchen floor and then laundry. THEN, if I'm a good girl, I'll get to play with the new stuff the courier brought this morning and creat the sample for an upcoming class I am very excited about. Watch for the teaser pics tomorrow...if all goes well. Then, if there's still time, I'll pop over to Poetic Artistry for Mojo Monday again...I missed out last week. I haven't been doing much stamping lately as I've been running around applying for jobs, building snowmen and taking kids to appointments...hu, hu, hu, hu...I'm tired just telling you about it! Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

MOJO Monday...on Tuesday

Whew...what a busy week I had last week...I don't know where the days went, but I missed a MOJO sketch all together! I had two ideas for this week's great sketch at Poetic Artistry, so here are both of my ideas. I had this great Prima flower that I received in a trade and had never used, so I built my first card around it. The For a Friend hostess stamp set is great because it just seems to work with any color combination, so I pulled it out... and I was right! LOL But then I had another idea...I had been practising my marker coloring last night and had this one flower that actually turned out in pink, so I cut it out and built my second card for it. I LOVE the pink & black colors together...something else that always works. The black really makes the colors pop on this one and it was NOT finished until I added the dots on the black mat...I LOVE this card.



Saturday, March 8, 2008

Intergenerational Event at Bedford Baptist Church

If you're looking for something to do next Sunday (March 16th), why not join me at the Bedford Baptist Easter Intergenerational from 3-5 pm? For just $5 you will get to make three Easter Cards...pictured below (or a reasonable facsimile of these three cards). You do not have to be a member of the church to come, but there is a slight chance that the class will be full...it wasn't last time and I'll prepare a few extra just in case! It's just a fun event for families to have some fellowship & creative time making Easter projects. Let me know if you would like to come and I'll sign your name on the sheet to save your spot!







Here's my submission for MOJO27 March MOJO Madness...think it'll win? I could use some free Verve Visual stamps to get me thinking outside the SU box!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Blog Candy

Check out this great purse tutorial! This is the best purse I've seen yet (and you know I spend an unreasonable amount of time on the computer now!) While you're there, post a comment for a chance to win a new release stamp set!

http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/

Sketch Challenge & my precious sculpture!

Here is my card for the SCS Sketch Challenge 166. I used the new Summer Picnic Designer Paper and lots of added dots for dimension. In person, the birthdya sentiment kind of reminds me of the lights on a mirror in a dressing room...they almost seem to be flashing at me :)



















Now...for the precious sculpture part :) THIS is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, isn't it? I WON this at the auction at my daughters' preschool open house/35th Anniversary. Isn't is fabulous? I mean, I love how they layered rocks, pasta and pom poms...how creative!
Yes... I am absolutely being sarcastic...Of all the creations they were auctioning off, I figured I could at least recycle the vase...but it is kind of neat...I mean they are only 4 & 5 year olds...I'm not really expecting "The Thinker" :) Now...what am I going to tell Samantha someday when she asks why I didn't buy her class's creation?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Design Contest at Poetic Artistry

Julee over at Poetic Artistry, the maker of MOJO Mondays is giving away some great goodies for this week's MOJO sketch contest...check it out here: http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/. Her sketches are always great inspiration for me and the Verve Visual stamps would be a great prize! I'll post my submission here this afternoon...I've got some updating to do first...did you see that you can now subscribe to The Hovey Hut? Please...someone subscribe...that pitiful little 1 is lonely :) And it's me anyhow... LOL.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Chalkboard Technique

The tutorial on SCS today was for the chalkboard technique...something I've wanted to do, but just never got around to trying...so today was the day. Here are the two cards I came up with. It's a quick & easy technique...the hardest part is figuring out which colours to use! PMS club members can expect to see this technique at the March parties.
Not a member of PMS? Why not book your own party to learn how to do this technique? Just leave me a comment, or send me an e-mail. Book before March 17th and you will be eligible for the Sale A Bration benefits as well!




Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kits are the way to go!



I have decided that if I'm ever going to even think about catching up on my four years of scrapbooking that is sitting behind me I will have to start using more kits. I've got a few non-Stampin Up kits, but here's a couple from SU that got me going...they're just so easy...I mean they even give you a couple of layout ideas to copy. I can sit and do 4-6 pages in a morning. I can hear the men in our lives thinking "4-6 pages in three hours?" But, if you're a scrapper, you know that's not a bad ratio! So here's what I did with Crew Kids Girl and Summer Days recently.


A new layout...for me.



I'm getting kind of tired of the same old, same old folds for cards, so I'm on a new mission to try some of the unique openings that others are doing all the time...like this Joy Fold card. You have to open it twice...first the left side of the tulips lifts up, and then you open the flower-printed panel up like a regular card. I feel like this one is too blank on the right hand side...might have to add something there. What do you think?




Playing with the new goodies!


So here's my first project with the new Afternoon Tea paper and Live Your Dream stamp set...I love these colors, which will make my PMS ladies crack up since I recently told them how much I hate Groovy Guava...a person can change, can't she? I figure it's a woman's perogative to change her mind.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Very Happy Mail




YAY! The courier arrived a little while ago and LOOK at all of the goodies he brought me...just me...not for anyone else...YAY new rubber! And the best part, all of the new sets from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalogue (avail March 1) and are die cut...so it only took me about 20 minutes to mount all 4 sets! The two backgrounds are a bit older, but I'm just finally getting around to getting those. And did you see the beautiful new papers? The cherries matches the new set "Tart & Tangy" and the flowers, "Afternoon Tea" matches "Live Your Dream". There's also a new set of Hodgepodge Hardware in the mini, but I didn't get that yet, just some of the flower ribbon slides, so watch for those! Ok...off to play...check back later this week for some new creations!

MOJO26


Well...whilst I sit and wait for the courier again (a big box o' stuff for me today), I thought I'd try another MOJO sketch from Poetic Artistry. Here's my submission...even though it's a bit off centre (the main panel should have been up a bit higher, but it was glued down too hard to move). I've been doing a lot of dotting and doodling on my cards lately. It really adds a bit of color and texture to cards...just seems to be the finishing touch sometimes. I love how the doodles frame the main image. This card was made with Wild Wasabi paper, Porcelain Prints designer paper and the flower image is from Simply Said...still one of my favourite sets.

The base of the card is 5 inches square and it opens between the flower image and the 4 squares on the side...a little different opening. I might try this sketch again when the delivery guy gets here with my new stuff. >)