Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fabulous Florets

I was inspired to case this card from Monica Weaver I love what she does with her metal sheets but I used card stock in it's place. I LOVE this card! It is so pretty. I used ink where Monica used embossing powder,  but I like it.

Thank you Monica!
The card recipe is:

Paper: Naturals White card base,
Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Just Believe

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Basic Black Satin ribbon, Antiques Brads, Basic Rhinestone jewels. Dimensionals

Thanks for coming by,


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thank You notes.....

 I finally had my first workshop and had 5 orders, YEAH!!! We had a lot of fun and so I made these cute 3x3 Thank you notes for each of the ladies who placed an order. The idea comes from a video I watched on YouTube. I loved this use for the new Pennant Punch.

Supplies are:

Stamps: Trendy Trees(sentiment)

Inks: Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Garden Green

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Black and Garden Green DSP from the Regals Stack

Accessories: Small Black Brad, Punches left over from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, Scallop Border and Petite Pennants Builder Punches, mini square envelopes

These were so cute!

Have a great week!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Retired! 2 ways :-)

I made this card for one of my husband`s  co-workers who was retiring. It is made from now retired stamps and DSP. I was pleased with the results.
I first stamped the right side of the Soft Suede Card Base with the On the Green stamp image, stamped 3 times one on top of the other, in Soft Suede ink, Next is a strip of the striped DSP from Elegant Soiree. I then had to tie in the golf theme a bit further so I ran a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder and then punched out 1/2 inch circles to represent golf balls and glued them along the right hand side of the DSP.

The image is from the retired set " And Many Mower" which I stamped in black StazOn onto Very Vanilla and using a blender pen I colored the image. I matted it onto a piece of Baha Breeze and popped it up onto Stampin'Dimensionals. The sentiment is from an old retired set called "Congrats"

The inside is Top Note die cuts in Very Vanilla and Baha Breeze. I trimed the edge from the Very Vanilla to layer it onto the blue then stamped the appropriate saying from the "Congrats" set.

I was very pleased with the card when it was finished.

Hope you have all had a great weekend!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's Strawbery Season!

They are finally here....and sooo good!
We've had so much rain and cool weather that I didn't know if we were going to get many; if any; strawberries.

I saw some paper ones in the new catalogue (page 99) and then found a tutorial by Julie B. They are made using the big shot, the Flower Folds die and Real Red DSP and card stock.

The tops are the 5 petal flower punched from Old Olive and then holes punched in it with my Crop-a-dile and then some 1/4 inch Old Olive Gross Grain ribbon tied to hold them together.

They are really cute and could hold a small treat if you so desired. They don't taste as good as the real thing though.

I'm really jealous of all who are having fun at Convention right now. Oh year!

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Father's Day Cards by Mia

Our grandaughter, Mia, was visiting the weekend before Father's Day; the first thing she wanted to do was to craft something. We looked through my saved pictures and she chose to make a card for her Dad and her two grandfathers as well.

This first card is a straight up CASE from Nancy Riley . Mia was really taken with the owl punch, she wanted to put the googly eyes on him. We used: 

Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.

Accessories: Owl Builder, 2 1/2 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, #2 Circles Die.

Thi next two cards were for her Grandfathers. She used the Stampin' Write markers to color the ties on the stamp then stamped the sentiment. She chose the colors for each card and the DSP, which is from Green House Gala, now retired. The card bases are Pacific Point. She struggled with the first card to get it straight, so I explained to her that some times we make it crooked on purpose so it wasn't so difficult..........

 This was the result! She laughed so hard about this one....I loved it. Great job, Mia!!

Thank you for being here today!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Flowers

 While we were on our bus tour/cruise to Bermuda my Mum celebrated her 70th birthday. She has many lung problems so she cannot have real flowers. I created these Gerbera  daisies and took them with us so she could have a bit of a celebration. I used the tutorial by Shelly Bohan to create the flowers and the video by Sharon White to make the basket/vase they are in.
The colors I used are Pink Pirouette and black, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. the stems and caylex of the flower are Old Olive.

The basket/vase is created from the petal cone die, Pacific Point, Beyond the Garden DSP, Four Frames Stamp set, Decorative label punch and the dotted scallop ribbon border punch.

The other flowers are all the same color but this one has two colors. They are very realistic in real life.

Hope you enjoyed this and that you will try them your self.

Thank you for coming by.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bermuda Memory Keepers

 Once again these great Memory Keepers have come in handy! I did these for a group of us who were traveling together on a bus tour/cruise to Bermuda last month.
If you want the instructions please contact me by email and I will be happy to give you the link.

The stamp sets and paper in the current mini, Summer 2011, were perfect to use for these.
I got a bit carried away with them but they are so fun and easy to make that they were done before I knew it.
Stamp set: Travel Log

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Decorative Label, 1/2 inch and corner rounder punches, Baker's Twine, Tombow Mulit Liquid glue

I did these last year for another cruise we were going on then they can be seen in this earlier post.

Hope you have enjoyed this long weekend!

I will be sharing a lot more over the next few weeks so I hope you will find your way back here.

Have a great week!


Friday, July 1, 2011

New Catalogue goes live!!

Hi everyone!
It seems like forever since I have posted here. I have been busy and will have lots of projects to share in the next few weeks. I wanted to let you all know that the new catalogue has gone live as of today and it is full of new things and some old favorites are there as well. I have a link on the left sidebar of this page for you to view on-line.
Please have a look and see all the wonderful things there.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and for the Americans hope you enjoy your long weekend and the 4th of July holiday on Monday.

See you soon! Thanks for your patience!