Friday, August 31, 2007

I deleted the close up by accident....

This is the close-up of my "project"! See below....

My sister the hygenist!

This is a project I am thrilled to have been able to do!

My little sister has just purchased her first home and is having a party! I got to create her invitations with the bella I bought just for her!

Blue is her favorite color, I love it with brown, found some fun paper and spent a few hours coloring! I used watercolor pencils with my blender pen, glazed the little tooth and used my glitter pen on the toothbrush to look like toothpaste.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

How Many Can You Make?

We are about to find out how many cards, of the same layout, I can make before I get tired of making cards!!!
My DH's, boss asked if I wanted to make the office Christmas cards this year. SURE! I'd love to!!! Then I found out we are talking about at least 600 cards!?!?!?!
And he doesn't like A2 size. He wants them bigger! So, the best and only stamps I have that will accomodate a larger card would be the amazing Thomas Kinkade stamps, from Cornish Heritage Farms. YIPPY!!! What a great reason to stamp away. But, I also have to consider how much they are willing to pay and how many supplies I need to buy and that equalled fairly simple cards BUT the images speak for themselves and don't need enhancing! PERFECT!!!
So, by next week I will know which layout they like and will be creating quite and assembly line! Anyone want to be my slave labourer? hehehe

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I have soooo many favorite things....

flowers, stamps, patterned paper, stamps, ink, stamps, brads, stamps, sparkly gel pens, stamps, paper, paper and more paper!!!
This is one of the newest sets in my collection. Yes, I admit it, I am a stamp collector. They say admitting an addiction is the first step! hehehe, I think I'm gonna stay stuck here!
I just cannot sell/trade "old" stamps. I need more new ones, but I just can't let go of my old ones, I love them all too much!
Anyway, flowers truly are one of my favorite things and I love finding all kinds of flowers for my cards.
This one is actually from the $ store. A big bunch for $1!!! I pull them apart and use the individual layers. This is the largest one, a bit big for a card, but folding it over worked quite nicely!
Enjoy your day!
Supplies: Prism cardstock, pp from stash, My Favorite Things stamp set (You Take the Cake)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Work, work, work!

Today was a work day! The LSS, Urban Trends Scrapbook Co., where I sell card kits is going to need fall colored kits soon.
So, I felt like being super productive and I ended up with 18 kits! These are 4 of the 6 designs I created, each with multiple kits.
Can you tell I also was really enjoying flowers today?!?!? The year round embellisment!!!
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Change can be a good thing...

Hello there!
Can you tell I felt like playing around on my computer tonight? I've been frustrated about how narrow by text space was for some time now. In looking through the other template options Blogger has, I was drawn to this one because of it's S-T-R-E-T-C-H!!!
So, I might be playing for a bit until I'm happy, but for tonight this will have to do!
Enjoy your Sunday!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Beate's Weekend Challenge Attempt #2

Yes, it was bugging me to find a way to use a fabulous stamp with some fabulous pp!!!
This stamp is also from the Thomas Kinkade line at Cornish Heritage and the pp is from a brank spankin' new pack I got today, Mellow by Basic Grey. (6 X 6)
Anyway, the image in stamped in Timber Brown Stazon and then glazed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.
I have a good girlfriend who loves fishing and I always think of her when I see this stamp, so here is my version of a fisher-woman! :) Let's see if she can figure out who she is?!?!?

Beate's Weekend Challenge

Beate has these wonderful weekend challenges every week! I don't usually get to play with them because of things that are a must to get done, but today I did!!! It is only the second time I've been able to participate.

I really needed to use a Kinkade image and went pretty plain to showcase the stamp.

Next project: find patterned paper I like with these stamps.....

Thanks for the challenge Beate!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This was FUN!!!

One of my favorite ways to get creative is to sit with the same stamps and come up with a bunch of different layouts and color combo's to use them! Here I was going for cutsey, vintage and contemporary! I used Cornish Heritage's Daisy stamp with Autumn Leaves Elegant Flourishes. Below each card is a brief description of each technique I used! Enjoy!

Here I used white glittery paper, sponged on Old Paper Ranger ink to give it more of a champange color. Then on the image I used thick embossing powder, 2 layers, and created a cracked glass effect. With the glaze and the glittery paper it is so sparkly IRL! Then added a simple rick rack ribbon to finish it!

Here I used some watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color. Layered it with one of my favorite color combo's and added some liquid glaze to give the jar a "water filled" look.

Again, I used a watercolor pencil and craft ink to color. Layered it a wee bit differently to create some blank space and all you need is a simple sentiment to finish it off!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Quick & Easy!

It sure doesn't get much easier than this!!! All three of these papers are from the same DCWV Glitter pack. I really did want to make sure the paper was the focus so all I needed to do was add some ribbon, flowers and a small sentiment and I was done!

Yes, I really have found my happy place again and making the most of it while I have some time!

Hope you have found a way to enjoy your day!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Creative Time!!!

Oh, how I was longing for creative time! Free from distractions, heavy with projects and I work like crazy! I love having projects or purpose in what I am creating. It gives me that extra umph of drive and excitement around what I need to do.

So, here are two cards that I love! I found this little recipe (layout) I think on Beate's blog and in playing around with it I discovered I also loved it flipped. I took this photo of them both to show you how you can really used a great recipe and make it your own. (I've got a bunch more that I made but I am going to pass myself to post them all over the next few days!!! hehehe)

Below, I took individual photo's just in case you wanted to take a closer look at them.

Supplies is used are: Prism, Bazzill, & MM papers, Fiskars stamps, Primas flowers, Cuttlebug textile embossing plate, Joann's brads, bulk ribbon.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Gotta love a little Christmas is July!

Yes, on our holiday I did manage to get a little card time squeezed in! My MIL wanted some Christmas cards and just plain did not have the time to make any before we left so a brought along a few things! hehehe

That little image is Wordsworth, and the stamp has 3 couples and I just used the one she liked best. I actually got about 60 of them colored and ready to assemble.

Last year when this SU! set came out this layout sold me on it. So, this is my own little version of many talented women on Splitcoast. It was fun to do such different ideas for her!

While I stamped and cut, my sis-in-law kept me company beading. Her bracelets and neclaces were all so lovely! She got me to buy a few things to give it a go, and I think I infected her with a wee little card making bug! Sorry Dale! (I'm sure her DH isn't too thrilled with another hobby to spend $ on! hehehe)

Another fun part of our last day was in the sand! The girls and Chad had a load of fun building castles.

I think the flat building on the right was the guest quarters or something! Maybe a porta potty in the middle? Who knows!

And then came the fun of deflating my favorite toy. I floated around on that $12 Save-On-Foods chair for hours!!! Best money I'd spent in a long time!!
Those are a few more pics of our adventure!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Our Holiday!

After about 9 hours of driving we landed here in Wasa Lake BC. What a sacrifice staying here for 6 nights!!! hehehe This is the bed & breakfast all 15 of us stayed at. Chad's parents wanted to have a family holiday. So, the Winnipeggers and Abbotsfordians all met here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

This first photo shows the main house at the back behind the trees where some of us stayed and we enjoyed an amazing full course breaky every day and the front house has 2 more units and a great summer kitchen for us to cook and eat together for lunch & supper.

It was another sacrifice to wake up to this every morning!!!

What a beautiful little lake. We had a ton of fun swimming, floating and hanging out together.

We also got to explore around the neighboring towns of Cranbrook & Kimberly. In Kimberly we got to have a fun little train ride up to some old, closed mines. I think I can, I think I can....

We just tried on the hats, didn't actually do any work!!!

Then back in the car for a little drive down to Montana. Yes, we all get a little silly until something electronic gets plugged in!

The girls are going to be embarassed to find out I posted these!!!

The second week we stayed at a golf resort and got to swimm, swimm, swimm!!!

Explored some of the sights. This is the mystery house of vortex!!! (Insert deep, scary laugh hehehe) It is built a bit slanted but it feels really weird inside.

Here, K feels like she is standing normaly and I'm taking the pic straight. Some weird gravity anomoly. Loads of fun inside!

Horseback riding!

And so much amazing driving!

We stopped here for lunch! Chad & K went exploring down in the rocks. Gorgeous!

Cliffs, you don't want to look up or down! But I did anyway! So amazing!

Within seconds we would see forested mountains....

Then cave like/rock faces....

Then back to the forests again...

Then back to this! So beautiful!!!

Around the corner we went and drove over this cool bridge. This was on our last day driving through eastern Washington on the way home. Ah, yes all good things must end but we sure did love it while it lasted!

That is a little snippit of the 300 some odd photos we took. Hope you enjoyed!