Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cherish

Yeah for sketches!! This one is AMYRS68...and I love it!! I used Basic Grey Porcelain papers and the I Thee Wed set by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms. I coloured in the cake with Copics and used my Spica glitter pen all over! Too bad it doesn't show better on the computer screen. :( Flowers are Primas, brads are Basic Grey and I also used my Nestabilities tags. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

For a Gracious Hostess

Sorry I have been a bad blogger this week!! My hubby travels for work and is home for a few days, so we're busy spending time together, with the kids, and doing much needed spring cleaning and yard work!!! :) Lucky him!

I made this vase using an empty plastic tube from a gift Jake received. I saw the packaging and thought..."Hmmm I can use that!" I'm sure us crafters think that a lot!

I used K & Company Wild Saffron paper for the 'vase' part, with Lemon Tart and Ocean Tides ribbon as an accent. The tag was cut from a Spellbinders Shapeabilities set (Tags 5), while the sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages stamped in Pure Poppy. I actually used the little polka dots from Polka Dot Basics first, stamped in Ocean Tides, then stamped the sentiment over top. Twine is misc. from my collection, while the flowers are Primas, and the dots are from Stamping Bella. Those yummy looking flowers are milk chocolate from Laura Secord...YUM!!
I made this as a hostess gift for a friend, but I have since eaten the chocolate myself (whoops!) and will have to track down something else to put in there....hehe.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Boards and Beams, love and dreams!


Is it the 25th already!!?? The last time I attempted the Papertrey Blog Hop was waaayyy back in January and as I sat down to type up my post that day....my water broke...yep. Robin was born January 25th...maybe I should have named her something fitting like Nichole? Or Paper? Ribbon? Nahhhh- Robin suits her perfectly!! So anyway, I'm glad to be back into the swing of things and participating this time around.

Here is the challenge this month:

"Spring and summer tend to be the most colorful out of the four seasons. One color in particular that evokes the warmer weather is yellow!!! Your challenge this month is to use this trendsetting color to the best of it's potential! You can use it in small pieces as an accent or as the main color. Experiment & play, discovering new color combos that perhaps you hadn't thought of before. No matter what, just have fun and enjoy the feeling of happiness that this cheerful color evokes!"


All products are Papertrey Ink, unless I have them linked elsewhere.
I used Boards and Beams for this card, and am going to send it off to a friend who recently bought her first home. I stamped the image and sentiment with Palette Noir ink and coloured the house in with Copics, adding some Spica glitter to the windows. I cut it out using my Top Note die cut by SU! and inked the edges with Lemon Tart ink. Papers used are Lemon Tart cardstock, White Stamper's Select and the Lemon Tart paper from the Bitty Dots collection. I also used the Lemon Tart Swiss Dots ribbon and buttons from the Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush collections.

Bridalpartybellas!

Bridalpartybellas! I made this for my friend Jen whose wedding I was in on May 16th in Ottawa. Of course, the bridesmaids dresses she picked weren't as wildly coloured as these ones, but they were still beautiful! I used Basic Grey Lime Rickey papers, and a bunch of colourful buttons from my stash. I added a few red crystals on top of them for more 'bling'. :) The bridesmaids were coloured with Copics, and the bride has Diamond Stickles added to her dress...it's VERY sparkly!! That's about it for this one...quick and easy!

Have a great day everyone, and I'll see you again tonight at 5 pm when I post my Papertrey Ink Blog Hop project!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hop on the bus!!

This card is pretty self-explanatory...as I was digging through my ribbon, I found this funky piece and decided to use it as my inspiration. Of course I bought it at the Paper Pickle. (Did ya hear Kel's exciting news??!!) I coloured the Bella bus in with Copics and cut it out using those fabulous Nestabilities. I also used a Cuttlebug folder for added texture. Pair it up with a Bella sentiment and I was done! Spring Moss cardstock, and misc. greeny-blue cardstock from my scrap drawer fit this card perfectly!

Enjoy your sunshiney weekend everyone!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's a beautiful day!

I wish this card was easier to see...I didn't take a great picture as I was in a rush, and now it's off to the bride and groom so I can't really asked for it back!! :)

I used GORGEOUS patterned paper from the Paper Pickle (which I definitely need to buy more of...loved it!) that paired beautifully with Vintage Cream. I'm not sure who makes that particular paper, but it was thick, shimmery and had a great texture to it. Add some ribbon from Papertrey Ink, some vintage buttons (given to me by a friend from her grandmother's collection), and some embossing (which I don't often do, but loved the result this time around) and the card was complete! In case you can't read the sentiment, it says "It's a beautiful day."
I agree...it was my best friend's wedding and I was honoured to be a bridesmaid, and my little Jake was the ringbearer! What an awesome job he did! A beautiful day indeed...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little baby, big love!

A baby boy card! Close friends of ours are currently 3 days overdue and counting... :) I don't envy her!! They know they are having a boy, so I whipped this one up for them.

This stork is from the Sweet Love set by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms. I paper pieced the 'bundle' with Bitty Dots paper, and glittered up his eyes and wings. paper is Spring Rain and White Stamper's Select cardstock. Ribbon is from the Spring Rain collection, as is the ink I sponged around the edges of the white cardstock. That cute sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The 7 hour stretch...ugh!

Phoebe Ketto...sooooo sweet!

I'm pre-posting because I'm away in Ottawa for a few days attending a friend's wedding. Actually, I'm a bridesmaid and my son is the ringbearer! She was my roommate in my 3rd year at Carleton University and we've been best friends every since...she's even my children's godmother. So what does that mean...Oh joy...a 7 hour car ride with a 2 year old!! ACCCKKK! :) I've got lots of new 'stuff' to entertain him, and thank goodness for portable DVD players! I'm sure between my husband and I we can keep him from getting tooooo wiggly :)
Back to Phoebe...I coloured her in with Copics, and paired her up with Porcelain papers from Basic Grey. Very soft and pretty! Add a few Primas, some Stickles, and brads from the Porcelain collection, and Phoebe was all decked out!

Friday, May 15, 2009

A baby makes...

This sentiment speaks to me...I think it completely applies to a house with a new baby in it. :) I made this for a girlfriend who is expecting in 5 weeks, and she is a little apprehensive about the new baby...new mom worries and nerves. I'm sure a lot of us who have children have felt like that as our due date approached.

Supplies: Sentiment by Stampendous; White Stamper's Select cardstock; patterned paper by Making Memories (Flower Patch collection); Prima flowers; Making Memories shimmer brads; Aqua Mist ribbon; Aqua Mist ink.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Somewhere over the rainbow...

I just LOVE rainbow images...they are so cheerful and happy.

This particular one comes from the Little Gal set by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms. I coloured it with my Copics, and added Diamond Stickles to the cloud. I used White Stamper's Select cardstock for my base and the patterned layers are all from the Bitty Dots collection by Papertrey Ink. Of course, I used Nestabilities to cut out the layers, and popped them up with dimensionals. Then finally, colourful brads to finish it off!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A little more Mother's Day...

Just a few of the other Mother's Day cards that I made...

Both use Spring Moss, Melon Berry and Green Tea Leaves patterned paper, and the Verve Visual set "Because of You".

On the first one I popped out the flower in Melon Berry and added a pearl center, with Stickles all around. The beautiful ribbon is from Making Memories, and the Cuttlebug folder is Stylized Flowers.

The second card uses Melon Berry ribbon, a chipboard piece from Maya Road, Stickles and a Marvy scalloped rectangle punch.



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to you all! This is short and sweet as my kids will be up any minute...it's funny that today of all days they are actually sleeping in a bit, and I'M the one who can't get back to sleep! :)

This card uses Verve Visual's Because of You set, which I just absolutely love! It says everything I need to say to my mom!
Supplies: Because of You set by Verve Visual; Melon Berry, Spring Moss, White Stamper's Select cardstock, Green Tea Leaves designer paper by Papertrey Ink; Melon Berry ribbon by Papertrey Ink; Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Palette Noir ink by Papertrey Ink; Stickles; Marvy scalloped circle punch.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Get well!

What an easy card to do! This one took me about 15 minutes once I had the idea planned out. (And that is the hard part! Does the flower go here, or here? Stickles or real glitter? Black brads or multicoloured? Hmmm? Well, it's not like I'm solving the issue of world peace or anything...)

I used Kraft cardstock for my base, and stamped on my swirl stamp from Michael's $1 bin in Palette Noir ink. I coloured in the petals with a Copic (I love the look of colouring on Kraft!), and added lots of Stickles. The beautiful flowers are Painterly Petals from Prima, the brads are Making Memories, and the sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thanks x 4

This card is a combo challenge. The sketch is an Amy Rysavy sketch (AMYRS66), and the colour challenge is Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I used Dark Chocolate, White Stamper's Select and Aqua Mist cardstock. I stamped one of the polka dot images from Polka Dots Basics on the Dark Chocolate (using the same colour ink), and ran the Aqua Mist through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The plain and scalloped circles are Nestabilities. Then I used sentiments from Mega Mixed Messages stamped in Dark Chocolate. Buttons are also Aqua Mist, with a little bling in the centre of each!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ahhhh Grandchildren!

Lots of different stamp sets used here! The cute baby carriage is from Baby Love by Cornish Heritage Farms, the little heart is from one of those awesome $1 finds at Michael's, while the sentiment is from Little Paper Shop. Papers are Vintage Cream, Spring Rain and dp from Imaginisce. I used Vintage Cream ribbon, Nestabilities, Primas and a brad from the Basic Grey Two Scoops collection...top it off with some Stickles and we're done! :)

I like this quote about grandchildren...here are a few more that made me laugh...

“The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. “ ~Dave Barry (maybe this is why my grandparents escaped to Florida every winter??!!)

"Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet." ~Gene Perret (This one definitely applies to MY parents!)

Get Well Soon- TECC66

I'm stocking up on Get Well Cards...too many people coughing and sneezing around here! :)

This card is for TECC66, and I used the BEAUTIFUL Tea for Two set by Papertrey Ink. Papers are Ocean Tides, Spring Moss and White Stamper's Select cardstock, and Green Tea Leaves patterned paper. I also used Ocean Tides Satin ribbon, misc. buttons from my stash, a Bella Crystal Bonbon, and brads from the Basic Grey Two Scoops collection. I cut out the main panel with my Nestabilities. Enjoy- and if any of you are out there sniffling...get well soon to you too! :)

A quick card yet again for a Taylored Expressions sketch- this one was for TECC65. The main image is called Solidago Sprig and is by Rubber Stampede. Melon Berry, Spring Rain and Vintage Cream cardstock, Melon Berry Saddle Stitch ribbon, Melon Berry buttons, Melon Berry and Spring Moss ink, with a sentiment from the 2008 Anniversary set. That's a lot of Melon Berry!! :) Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Gandhi knows his stuff...

"Where there is love there is life." Isn't that a beautiful sentiment? I just loved it when I saw it a few weeks ago at the Paper Pickle and knew I had to have it! I could picture it stamped on a transparency...so that's what I went ahead to try!

I used Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado and Spring Rain cardstocks, paired with Imaginisce patterned paper (it has a really pretty glitter to it). The Spring Rain I scalloped using my corner punch and ran through the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment was stamped on transparency using Staz On black ink. The chipboard I inked up using Ripe Avocado ink, then added some Stickles here and there. The ribbon is Spring Rain, and the stick pin comes from Making Memories.

Enjoy your Sunday folks!
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