Monday, September 26, 2011

It has been kind of crazy around here since school got started. Always something to do and lots of driving around in the car.
I just wanted to share this cute little project with you. It was made using the milk carton die. But instead of cutting 1 you cut 2 and then you get this cute little box.
This was for Charlottes 16th birthday! It held a necklace that she had been wanting.
I gathered the ribbons to go on top and and stacked a couple of buttons to be the cherry on the top!
It looks alot like a cute little cupcake. There are so many things you can do with these little boxes.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

The card above measures 5x5. I decided to go with monochromatic to keep it simple. So I used rich razzleberry. The DSP is pocketful of posies.

This card is 6x6 and used the same DSP. But I used a baja breeze base, with poppy parade ink, with a touch of night of navy.
The card is a little busier but I still like it.

Another sketch challenge over at Freshly Made. I really wish I could get more time to do these wonderful sketches. Who said in Fall your pace is more laid back...mine got busier.
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Wow, where did the week go? I can't believe it is Friday already. I did these sketch challenge cards on the weekend. I used a colour combo of Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Basic Gray and whisper white.
A fun and easy sketch to play with. I am just trying to get more done in the short time I have to play with my stuff. My mantra is organization!!!!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

I happened upon a new sketch challenge this week! Freshly made Sketches you can find the site HERE.

I really loved this sketch. I used it with one of my favorite Fall sets, French Foliage. As well I paired it with this colour challenge. I must say I wasn't a huge fan of Pool Party, but I am now! I think it lends itself very nicely with Fall theme.
I am hoping to slip some more stamping into todays schedule. Fingers crossed!
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As you are aware, I LOVE sketch challenges. ven if I don't get time to do them every week, I print them off and put them into my inspiration book. So when I have time, I can try whatever tickles my fancy.
I love the Create with Connie and Mary challenges and this week I actually made the time to try it out.
For this card I used a colour combo of River Rock, Not Quite Navy and Cajun Craze. The paper is Well Worn. A fantastic masculine paper package. I was so excited to be able to pull this set out of the retired bin.
It will be available to purchase until July 2012!

So give some of those sketch challenges a try. It's a fun way to spark your creativity!
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Thursday, September 08, 2011

I love to make simple and quick cards. But I don't want them to look like you just threw them together.
So this technique is perfect, I got the idea from DOstamping with Dawn.
I don't normally case other people's cards but this was just such a "why didn't I think of that moment".
I cut some chipboard rectangles in different sizes then clipped them all together so I can find them easily. then I just stamped the flowers and drew around the edges of my cut out and stopped at the flowers. These cards use the new in colours of calypso coral and lucky limade as well as a little cajun craze for some fall flavour.
Quick, easy and pretty!

Have a happy stamping day!
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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I have to admit that Halloween has a special place in my heart. It is my dear husbands birthday so it is always a special time at our house. The kids always get super excited at this time of year making plans and picking out costumes.
This card was super easy using the Bingo card Background stamp and the super cute Spooky Bingo Bits set.
Colours used were Lucky Limade, Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, Cajun Craze and Island Indigo
Create cards, scrap accents or actually play bingo using this cute set
Happy stamping!
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

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These are 2 cards I worked on last night. The sketch challenge is from Stamping 411.
I really enjoy my file of sketch challenges and love to go and see what inspires me.
The colour combo is one that I would not of thought to put together but I love it! Again I saw it somewhere as a colour challenge. The colours are Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue, Peach Parfait and Very Vanilla. It just has an end to summer feel to it.
The set used is one of the new Hostess offerings that you can choose when you have a party that totals 200.00 in merchandise.
Also book a party with me in September, October, November or December and get a Stampin' Card Keeper from the mini catty for Free! This offer is only available from me.
So book a party to see what's new for the Holiday's.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Happy Labour Day!
It is kind of sad to see labour day already. We didn't have much of a summer and already our maple trees are turning their shades of orange and red. Kids return to school, and we begin to dread the oncoming cold and wet.
I made these cards using s sketch challenge but I'm not sure which one. But one from the last week or so.
I thought this set was so cute for little boy's and maybe even big boys too!
This is the new Birthday Cake paper and it has so many beautiful colours in it.
Everyone, enjoy your last days of summer and \I will be back tomorrow with something new!
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Friday, September 02, 2011

These are a really fun and easy project. Great for weddings, school treats, Halloween and so forth.
They are called sour cream container's. Not sure why, because in Canada we don't get sour cream like that.
They are fun to make and a little addictive once you get going. I could only get three done before my little mice friends (the kids) got my Reese pieces and carried them all away!
Want to learn how to make these? Book a workshop and we can make them!
Happy Stampin' !

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I did these cards for a sketch challenge last week. The challenge came from the stamping 411 blogspot.
I save all the challenges I find so I can look at them later, I don't always have a chance to play right away. :)
The colours used are blushing Bride, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.
This set is new in the big Idea Book and Catalogue. I love the Two step stamping sets. They are always pretty and versitile. I really like the purple over the pink. It reminds me of those dyed flowers you find at the super market, pretty but not what you find in your everyday garden.

I am caught up a little after a busy sumer and should be posting everyday this week, can you believe it???
Until tomorrow Happy Stampin'.
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The time has come to say Hello to the beautiful NEW Holiday Mini from Stampin'Up!
It is full of great new product,,, paper, Big Shot dies , Punches and of course beautiful stamps.

My Top Ten picks are........
  1. Spice cake Designer series paper pg 17
  2. The Sounding Joy stamp set pg 23
  3. Holiday Stocking and Accents dies. Pg 24 ( I know it is 2 dies but they go together)
  4. Snow Burst Embossing folder pg 33
  5. You are Loved stamp set. pg 40
  6. Love Blossoms wheel pg 40
  7. Silver Glimmer Paper pg 41
  8. Simply Scored Board pg 7
  9. Hand printed Holidays Stamp set Pg15
  10. Stampin' Emboss powder in Pewter pg 31

These are just a few of the amazing products available to make the Holiday season sparkle and shine.
Need a mini just let me know.........