Thursday, December 25, 2008

One sweet deal!

You can buy this bundle of new product from the Spring Summer 2009 catalog until January 18th at a special bundled price 20% off retail. I say that's a sweet deal.

Retail Value
Love You Much stamp
Candy Lane Designer Series paper
Heart to Heart punch
Bundle Retail Value

Love You Much Bundle(20% off retail value; item 115405)

I will be posting samples made with this great product once I get home. I love the paper and the stamp set and the punch matches the stamp with the 3 hearts. Use it with or without the stamp.

Remember this won't last long, get yours at a savings only until the 18th.

Merry Christmas to all!!
Wow, it still snuck up on me but it is here. We had a really nice Christmas this year, just chilling with friends and family here in snowy Ontario.
I had a great Christmas, my DH surprised me with a gift I wasn't expecting...(or didn't have prior knowledge about) :) I did get the pink dream cuts machine and cannot wait to get home and play with it and my bind it all. I see projects in my future. We are soon off to my brothers for Christmas dinner. I hosted my Dad's birthday dinner last night, by myself as my sister conveniently came down with stomach flu. We have had such a great trip. Looking forward to new projects and some cool blog candy in the new year. Peace to all.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Well. I haven't uploaded any new cards for awhile....... but today I can. I learned how to use my scanner today. I used to just have to push a button, but now it's a ton of steps but I got it figured out. (is proud)

This is my Christmas card for this year.

Supplies: Snow Swirled set (the set I didn't need or want)

Riding Hood Red Ink

Riding Hood Red Paper and Very Vanilla

Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon ( it has a very Vanilla border so pretty)

Little sticky gems for the tree, although brads or dew drops could be substituted.

I think Riding Hood Red is my most favorite colour of all. I will be so sad when it is retired. :(
So here is the sad story of why I had to learn to use my scanner. My camera battery died and someone had removed the charger from the kitchen drawer. I found the charger on the floor in another room, obviously it didn't work for the little fingers that lifted it. This is where it becomes sketchy, I remember picking it up, I just don't remember putting it down. I am so tired of only 1/2 my brain functioning. LOL I really miss my camera. Hopefully I will find my charger soon.
Where do stamps go when they are retired?
Usually into my sale pile, but I was so lucky this time, only 2 sets I have retired. As well as some favorite Backgrounds, but I keep these.......I love Background stamps.
What makes this even better is that SU! is giving everybody 10% off retiring stamp sets until December 23rd. You can order through me or through my demo website. Link is in the sidebar.
Also all orders over 100.00 are free shipping as well. So we can all stamp into the New Year.
That sounds like a Merry Christmas indeed

You can see the retired list here......

Happy shopping.
Free Shipping, what can be better than that?
The free shipping is only til December 23rd so pick up these deals early.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well the Holiday Extravganza is on........ You can see what's on sale by clicking here or here

These are limited sale items and can start you off to some great savings on some cool product's.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a surprise............
In fact it is so secret, I don't even know what's on sale.
But we can find out together on the 26th by checking out my demonstrater website. You can find it here
I can't wait to check it out, this is a limited sale and orders can be placed directly through my web site. Can't wait to see what's on sale.
I Really love the new Felt Flurries from the Holiday mini. At first I wasn't sure I'd use them, but I absolutely love how versatile they are. I have used them for cards, gift tags, on candles and of course on this wreath.
For this project, I used a circle of plain chipboard. I covered it in crystal effects (love the stuff) and covered that in the chunky glitter (crystal iris). While I waited for it to dry, I assembled my snowflakes. Using the all three colours from the package. I used a large crystal brad in the center of each flake. I also assembled some using the 1/2 back pearls from the pretties kit. They looked great too. I attached the finished flakes to the wreath using pop dot's. I finished it off using the gorgeous ribbon from the mini, the wide grosgrain ribbon in Riding Hood red and vanilla.I added this close up picture so you could see the glitter detail. It glints so softly when light hits it. This was a really quick and easy Holiday project, that the whole family can do together. It really got my girls into the snow mood.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here is another super cute, packaging idea. it uses the exclusive Stampin' Up ! top note die for the Big Shot. It also uses little craft bags, that you cut off and glue inside the die cuts. Use the large oval punch to punch out the handles and you have a cute little candy container.
Wow, is time ever running away........I just cannot believe it is the 20th of the month. Christmas is coming and I have so much to do. I have found some really cool and easy gift packaging idea's. This one is a tutorial on splitcoast stampers by Diana Gibbs. It is called a box in a bag. You could do some different things to this to make them your own, You could use different punches, add a tag, a monagram or just make the designer paper shine through or add as much bling as you like. :)

The turorial can be found here:

I plan to make several of these and put christmas cookies in them. But lot's of different items would fit too!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I was up to the Christmas at the Forum sale on the weekend. My DH was there with his Native American Style Flutes. We had an awesome show.
As I wandered around looking to find some cool Christmas items as gifts I came across these...
I thought they were one of the coolest things at the show. I had to have one. You can look up and find the phase of the moon on the day you were born, or married or whatever is a special occasion. At night your moon glows and it is also magnetic therapy.
I think it is a truely cool individualized gift. My girls all want one. Check out these website's and shop Canadian this Christmas.
I love this new paper from the Stampin' Up! mini catalogue, it's called ski slope and I have already used an entire package. Good thing I have more on order. :) I used the BIG SHOT for this project. But you could use your cuttlebug. This die is an exclusive Stampin' Up! product but it can be used with machines other than the big shot. (But I love my Big Shot)
I used a piece of heavy backing board from a pad of water colour paper and cut several chip board shapes. I then used the die to cut the DS paper. I used a anywhere glue stick to glue the papers to the chip board. I used the Cropodile to punch a hole in the chipboard. It punched through very easily. Bound it with a book ring and tied some pretty coordinating ribbon to finish. I also love the felt flurries we have to offer in the mini as well. I used a crystal brad from the pretties kit to secure the flakes together and popped them on with a glue dot.
Here are a few of the papers on the inside. I plan to use this book to scrap pictures of our first snowman of the season. I love snow.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wow, it is November already........ the stores are gearing up for Christmas. I am trying to be on time this year myself, no Cards going into the mail in January. I am also trying to get my little gift type items assembled and ready to go. I will share a couple with you today.

This is an easy and cute gift idea for a co-worker or neighbour. It is a triangle gift box and so easy to make and fun to decorate. I used the Deer Friends Hostess set, red riding hood paper as well as the Holiday Treasures Designer paper. I used 1 1/4 inch punch, 1 1/2 inch punch and the scalloped circle. I also used the scalloped border punch. Finished it off with wide Baja Breeze ribbon.
This what it looks like from the top, I added a little bag of Hershey Nuggets wrapped in co ordinating strips of paper. To see a tutorial on this project go here....

Monday, November 03, 2008

I know that Halloween is over but I just had to post these adorable cards I made. I got the idea from my upline, who found it on SCS. So I guess the original credit goes to smartblonde_2000. This is super cute and so easy. It uses the exclusive Stampin' Up ! top note die and other punches. You can also use the die to create a Santa, a snowman, a gingerbread man. I think your imagination is all that is needed!

I appreciate all the creative people who come up with these things and share them with others. It's one of the great things about the stamping community the sharing of creative energy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

There's NEW TOOL in TOWN (well new to me) it's called the Big Shot by Sizzix. It's been tested, Tried and been found Guilty of being awesome!! I love this machine so much that it has displaced the little green machine from my heart.

Now it is bigger, it weighs about 8 lbs, but it's not to big to carry around. Plus it has a cute doctor's style bag it can be packed up in. I like it because the crank is super easy to turn. You can crank it both ways through the machine. It is super sturdy, no more holding a machine down and cranking at the same time. It is also compatible with other makes of dies. (So I still get to use all those great embossing folders and dies) You can also with some dies cut multiples!
I just love the pillow box and the exclusive Stampin' Up! Basket die.

NOW for 50 more reasons These are all the great materials you can cut

Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material

Wow that's a lot of stuff to cut out. This is one amazing machine, all the creative possibilities. Let me see what can I cut next?

I was asked to create a CD Holder for a workshop on Monday night. These are super simple and fun to do. You only need a sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 paper.

So gather the needed supplies: Glue dots, Paper cutter, scoring blade or do what I did and use the Scor Pal. You will also need one 8 1/2 by 11 piece of card stock, scrap piece of card stock, 1 1/4 inch circle punch and 1/2 a velcro dot.

Step 1: Trim your 81/2 by 11 sheet of card stock to 7-7/8 by 11. I then cut this sheet of paper along the 7-7/8" edge to 3by11 and 4-7/8 by 11.

Step 2: Score the 4-7/8" piece of card stock along the 11" edge 3 inches from each end.

Score the 3 by 11 piece at 21/2" and at arrow after the 7 (on the scor pal) I think that would be approximately 7 1/4". You can also place a cd on this paper and fold it to fit. I wanted clean lines in my folder with no pieces coming out the sides.

Step 3: Adhere flaps on 3 " piece with glue dots and glue into cd holder. If desired you can trim a small strip off this piece so when you glue the other flap up nothing overhangs.

Step 4: If desired you can use your circle punch to take a 1/2 circle punch out of the pocket area. This is not necessary though.

You may now decorate the front of your holder. I rounded the corners on the back flap, you can use velcro to close the back flap or invent another cool closure.

Friday, October 10, 2008

This past weekend, we held a Crop for the Cure. What a fun event, lot's of great people, great food and of course some awesome scrappin' happening. Not only were funds raised for a local Cancer Charity but we also all scrapped layouts for an album to be auctioned off a little later this year.
This was my contribution to the book. Some supplies were there to be used but we could add our own too. I used the SU! set Inspired by Nature and stamped it in pink pirouette and riding hood red. I LOVE these colours together. I always have a hard time doing a pictureless page but I was really happy with these pages. I hope the album goes to a good home and is well loved.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I just have to share these few photo's. This is what is keeping me busy these days.....

He looks sweet but he is a whirlwind. I am constantly saving my beloved paper crafting items from his clutches. Dare I say evil clutches. LOL

I love having him but my creative time is at an all time low. Still trying to get to those samples. LOL I hope to stamp tonight. :)

I was just wanting to share these photo's with you all. I love photography and have for a long time, even before I found scrapping and stamping. I always thought I had a talent for it. But I think my 13 year old has outshone me. She has a wonderful eye for scenery. She took all these pictures. She just had to have a camera, she couldn't do without it, so we got her one as an early birthday present. She put it to good use.

I just love the area we live in. It is so beautiful and peaceful. It is wonderful that she captured these wonderous images.

I was just so impressed with her eye for beauty. Most kids her age would just be focusing on her friends. But she takes all kinds of artsy photo's. What a great talent to have.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hello all! I am just doing a quick update, I am sad to tell you that we are still up in Halifax at the Hospital. I am not sure for how much longer, tomorrow at the earliest.

Laura was in surgery for just a short time, and came out of recovery quicker than she ever has. But she has had an enormous amount of pain. Last night was my second night without sleep and I am close to the edge of crying at any moment. (I need my sleep)

We always go home the next day and she is usually back to school by this time. It seems the tylenol isn't cutting the pain and she can't go home on Morphine. She also needs to be eating but pain makes you not want to do much.

So Stacy I will get to those samples, as soon as I get home. Now I wish I did pack my stamping stuff. But I have been working on digital scrapping so all is not lost.
I'll update soon.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

This card is one of my favorites from VSN. The challenge was to use inchies, this works great with a square or rectangular image. The image here is from the new Fresh Cuts stamp set. I stamped the image on white card stock with black ink. I cut it into 1 inch squares and mounted it on a piece of black card stock.
The back ground piece is white and I stamped it with En Francais then I placed it on my Scor Pal and scored the background in inch squares. I finished it off with a piece of dotted ribbon and a prima with a crystal brad center.

I love the look of black and white!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I was actually really excited that I had the oppurtunity to stamp this past weekend. The best part is I was so happy with what I stamped.

I love vintage so when I had the chance to use a vintage set for a VSN challenge, I took it.

This is an older set called See with the Heart. I was so sad when they retired their vintage sets as I loved them so. Which is why they are still in my collection. :)

For this challenge we had to use newspaper, I used distress inks to age the newspaper and the stamped image. I stamped a few random images on the newspaper. Added a stick pin from the pretties kit and a cool vintage inspired prima flower. I really like how this one turned out.

I will be uploading cards all week. It is so exciting to be able to have the time to create once more.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ok, first I want to say I feel horrible for not updating my blog since the middle of June. I just can't believe how quickly the summer has gone. I have finished back to school shopping and am settling into the last few weeks before the kiddos head back to school.
I have been busy stamping and creating but I couldn't post it cause it was mostly secret sister stuff or items for magazines. But it is VSN tonight over at Splitcoast Stampers so I will have a bunch to post later. :)

My other news is I got published again. It was a huge surprise to I got paid for it. Knock me over with a feather. It is in the October issue of Crafts and Things magazine. I was excited when I saw it.

Also I love my new blog look. A big shout out to my friend Jen (you know who you are) , I saw her new blog and I had to follow her, cause she is wise. I think it's so cute, now I just need to work on a new header. Should prove interesting. Can't wait to post some new cards tonight....I will be using new in colours from the fall winter idea book. They are fabulous and everybody needs them all. See you soon.

Monday, June 16, 2008

It is hard to believe that it is the middle of June already. I also can't believe that it is time for another farewell to retired sets. I only lost a couple from the list this time, but one was a favorite Wild Roses. I will be sad to see it go...........but on the bright side there will be a brand spankin new catalogue in August with new sets to love.

I will have a sneak peek in July as soon as I get my preorder.

Here is the retired list

If any sets that you want are on it you need to get them soon as of Aug 10th they will be here no more.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

It has been a really busy couple of weeks. Finally after a few years of waiting....... my DH gutted and redid my (our) kitchen and took it from ewwwww to wowsa!!!

I love my new kitchen, bright, cheery lots of room and loads of storage space. He did everything himself and he did an outstanding job. ( He's earned his reward, he can go out and fly his planes)
This is the view as you enter the kitchen. My dishwasher is in the island , under the cupboards ...easy breezy to put them away. :) The floor is turquoise tile and the paint colour is orange chuckle by Debbie Travis, but groovy guava is the perfect accent colour.
This is looking past the island..... loads of storage, lots of counter space and the counter tops are so pretty. They are silestone, and they have little pieces of broken mirror in them, so when the light hits it they sparkle like diamonds. I love sparkle. (big grin)

We had to build the fridge into the doorway into the hall. A minor inconvenience , but it means I get a walk in closet for my craft room. Have i said I love my DH!!!

He also did the powder room and it is so pretty too! He added a shelf over top of the fridge for a tv and vcr. I guess he likes my cooking and wants to keep me in the kitchen.

This looks out to my eating area. I have a double wall oven now.....colour me happy! Sorry about the construction debris in the doorway, I can't make the poor man work to hard.

It is hard to imagine I can't find a before picture and by the time i thought to take one there wasn't much left. Setting the scene this is a 200 year old house. The previous kitchen was built by someone who was not a carpenter. The counters were unglazed terra cotta and the paint was gray and maroon. It was small, dark, poorly laid out and well plain and simple ugly and depressing. Now it is shiny and inspiring.

So of course I had to make something. I altered this clock I used Afternoon Tea papers by Stampin' Up! The butterfly is from the set Spring Swirl by Autunm Leaves. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip craft ink and embossed it with glassy glaze. The sentiment is one I just picked up and it reads " My Garden is where my prayers are planted and my dreams are born" the stamp is by inkadinkado. The chipboard numbers are from a set called dreamer by fancy pants designs. The chipboard was inked with chocolate chip craft ink and had 2 coats of glassy glaze applied. I stuck them to the clock using crystal effects.

This is my final picture sorry it's dark but my battery died. :( Any way it shows the clock on my wall and my really cool storage cart/baking center.

So if you can't find me....I'm probably in my kitchen.

Monday, April 14, 2008

This card challenge was to make a simple card. It was a limited supply challenge. You could only use a couple of items. I love this stamp set and can't wait to use it more. It really lends itself to simplicity. I think I pierced everything I made last weekend. I find when my tools are out, I use them more than if I put them away. It's also a good way to rationalize a really messy work area.

Friday, April 11, 2008

What could be better than spring? Ok, other than stamping in the spring. Well things that make us think of spring of course. This project i made for VSN makes me think of spring.

The object of the challenge is to make a purse. I used Groovy Guava , Soft Sky and the beautiful designer paper Afternoon Tea. It's so pretty. I used craft ink to stamp the sentiment and then embossed it with clear ep. This makes it raised and shiny. I faux stitched around the edges to mimic the stitching on the ribbon. Very fun and easy gift bags using a paper lunch sack.

I made a matching card because I loved the look when I made the gift bag. It was done using the same colours and papers all I added was the shiny silver hardware that I have been hoarding.
I hoard way to much stuff, saving it for a rainy day i guess. But the time has come to use it or (shock) I can't get anything new. I know I need to say it like I mean it. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The challenge for this card, was to use red and another neutral. I choose to go with Real Red and Basic Grey. I used my handy little cuttlebug to do the paisley background. I water coloured the flower which is from the Bloomin Beautiful set. This is a must have set. At least it was for me.
All in all a pretty simple card but it looks very striking in real life.
I am working on my photography skills, I think the pictures are getting better. Hopefully! :)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This is another VSN card. I absolutely love the technique, it does take a little more time but it is well worth the effort. It is the cracked glass technique. It is achieved by layering several coats of clear ep or glassy glaze ep and heating with a heat gun. For extra glitter I threw in a layer of clear ep that has glitter in it.
I had forgotten just how pretty Bashful blue and Pretty in Pink look together. I chose the stamp set Bloomin' Beautiful. I can't resist a Hydrangea.this is such a pretty stamp.
I water coloured it with Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Lavender Lace. On the Bashful Blue background I stamped it first with chocolate chip craft ink, and when it was dry I ran it through the cuttle bug using the distressed stripes folder. I finished it off with some pretty Taffeta ribbon I don't know why I waited so long to buy it, it's sooo pretty. I also used some of my silver hardware from the new mini catty. I am a hardware hoarder. It is so hard to use it cause then it will be gone and the catty only runs til May 31st. Hopefully it will be in the new catty in August.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It was time for VSN again over at Splitcoaststampers. I always love VSN to get the mojo going.

This is my favorite card from VSN it was a sketch challenge. You can find all of the challenges here:

This is the sketch pattern. Really fun! It gave me a chance to try out the new carousel Notes from the SU! Occasions Mini.

My sample is a 6x6 card, I cut it from Wild Wasabi. The carousel note is in Groovy Guava, I used a lid to make the Whisper White circle. The stamp set is Live your Dream and the designer paper is afternoon tea all from the new mini.

I used my paper piercer and pierced just about everything. I used my quickie glue pen and added glitter to the circular piece and topped it off with a crystal brad.

I used a blender pen and Guava and Wasabi reinker to add colour to the stamp. The background and sentiment are both stamped with craft ink Chocolate Chip and embossed with clear ep.

I have not made a square card before but I really love the look. I will be sharing more projects this week. see ya then.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

It's been awhile since i have posted. Almost as long as I have gone without creating anything. It seems the New Year came with all kinds of crazy for me. I don't think I've had a quiet moment yet this year. LOL
I have had the chance to purchase a few new toys (claps hands) I have some new cuttlebug embossing folders and some new Stampin' Up! sets. I am hoping to put them to good use.
I made this card for a friends's late but it's the thought that counts, right?
I used regal rose and rose red cardstock. Ran it through the cuttlebug, I love these new folders.
The image is from the new occasions mini. The set is called Just Celebrate. I coloured the image using markers, I used crystal effects to make the plate shiney and added glitter to the icing using a quickie glue pen. The ribbon is new too!!! It's a pretty chocolate twill, with a bit of sheen. Very nice.
I will try to be more regular with my posting, hopefully I will get more stamp time. I can dream !

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Another VSN goodie!!! It really was lots of fun. I mean I got to go out and buy chocolate so I could make it a pretty wrapper. It was pretty , poor little thing got devoured before it really had a chance to shine. :) The papers are shimmer papers by Bo Bunny, extremely pretty! I used the new SU! rub on's. Have you heard I think they a AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Plus a little touch of bling.

I love to alter composistion books, so this challenge was way fun.........until my DD told me that it was her's. LOL So I let her pick the papers and she let me alter it. Life is good.
I used the beautiful Bo Bunny papers for this too. I added paper to the chipboard and then added a little bit of glitter to that. Charlotte loved how it turned out. I thought it was cute too!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A few more VSN goodies to look at.

I have wanted to try these cards for such a long time. But I thought they would be to hard to do, not when you have great instructions. So Ta DA here is my finished criss cross card. I can't say how much I LOVE the new Rub on's from Stampin'Up!

This is new paper from the S/S Collection, it's called Bali Breeze. The new Rub On's called Eastern Expressions (yummy!) These items co ordinate with A beautiful thing stamp set.

These cards are super fun and easy to do, I plan to make more.

For this challenge you needed to use black card stock for your main images and only black accessories. For this card, I stamped the back ground (print pattern) with versa mark and then brushed pearl ex. A soft cloth wiped away the excess powder. The main image of the branch was stamped with versa mark as well, but then I embossed it with ultra thick ep. I then brushed pearlex over it and heated it again. The result is super shiney and raised. I then added 3 black glittered brads. I love doing this technique it turns out beautiful .

I still need to photograph and upload my other projects but there will be more.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wow, I had so much fun last night. Vsn had some really fun challenges happening. I made all the cards with time to spare. I really love VSN. :)This challenge was to combine chocolate and shoes. So I used the new Chocolate coloured rub ons from SU! They are a sale-a-bration item!!! I love them, I think they are my new favorite product. I made a bad pun but I think it is forgivable.
This was a card to honour friendship. It needed to follow the layout provided. I really like how it turned out. Again I used a new Sale-a-bration set, called Friendship Blooms. I also used my quickie glue pen and dazzling diamonds.
I did more than this but I will pace my posting so I can update more this week.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Wow! I had almost forgotten that this weekend is VSN. What is VSN, you ask?
Only the coolest weekend of stamping. Every hour you get a challenge and you have 45 minutes to create a card to match the challenge.
I had forgotten how creative it makes me feel. So far tonight I have done every challenge and I am so happy with my cards. I really needed this mojo infusion.
Want to find out more, or give it a try...........check it out here

So check out my blog in the upcoming week to see what I did. :)
Well I am finally finished making the Birth announcements. They turned out cute, I think. But they were an awful lot of work. I couldn't do something simple, i had to do a pocket card. Oh well i think they are cool.

The pocket is made out of brocade blue card stock. I rounded all the edges with a small corner rounder. The cute paper is by cloud 9. The tag is cut from certainly celery paper on my Cricut Expressions machine. Very cool. (and quick) I used my Marvey Scalloped punches for the animals. The stamp set is Wild for You by SU!

Since my DD wanted Elephants and SIL wanted Lions, I had to do two cards.

and finally the tag....both sides. Although one is cuter than the other.
I have so many projects swirling around my head. Hopefully I can do some me stamping soon. Although I did enjoy making these.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I have to share these super cute papers with you. They are by cloud 9, usually I am not really one for Valentines day so don't look at the papers or accessories too much. This paper is so super because it not only is embossed it has glossy colour in areas and has built in sparkles. I mean really what could be better? The coordinating papers are sweet too, lots of hearts and a cool pink plaid. Also very cool but not used in this project are the Bo Bunny Smitten papers, they are patterns on a cream coloured shimmer paper, very pretty.
This was a super cute and easy (quick card) :). I used a base of River Rock card stock that matches these papers really well. Used some velvet ribbon, it is a beautiful deep red . I love the sentiment for Birthday cards, it kinda takes the sting out of getting older. I mounted the sentiment on the pink plaid paper, added a prima with a crystal brad. I'm going to work on getting more quick and easy cards done.

This journal was made from scratch. I cut the cover from thin cardboard and covered it in cloud 9 papers the inside paper is the plaid. (the D is covered in the plaid as well) I used more of the beautiful velvet ribbon. I covered a chipboard D and sanded the edges with the basic grey file set. (A real lifesaver) Added a Prima with a crystal brad and a couple of little gems to the flower centers.

I then used my Bind it All to put it all together. This was my first time using my BIA since I brought it back from my trip to Salt Lake City. I learned a few lessens but I am going to make lots more with it. It really is a cool little machine. I like it so much better my rubicoil.

Now all I need is the Dreamcuts machine. One more thing for my ever growing wish list.