Saturday, September 29, 2007

I got it done!!!

What a fast week! My DH is out of town and I'm being a single mom for 7 nights! My hat's off to any parent out there who is raising kids on their own! It is for the birds!!!! Now, I love my kiddies dearly, but it is exhusting doing everything on my own!
Anyway, in the middle of the insanity, I had an order for Christmas cards. AND I GOT THEM DONE!!!! It truly was my therapy this week! hehehe! (2 more sleeps till DH is back and tonight is girls night! Home made pizza, chocolate, Treatsa Pizza, soda, cookies, chips, movies, daughters, sister & friends! Maybe, I'll take a pic of us all and our pizza! Yippy!)
Enjoy your weekend! And here's hoping for creative time next week!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Anniversary Love!

Next month is my 15th wedding anniversary and I'm working on a nice card for my DH. These are a couple I just did for an order and I'm thinking I might just have to create something similar for him.

These Basic Grey 6 X 6 packs are the best for cards! The patterns are sized down so even if you cut only a portion you can still get a great piece of the full page.

And who doesn't want flowers on their anniversary?!?!?

Happy carding! (not much stamping around here today!)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I've been tagged...

Crafty Laura tagged me! And I haven't got much to post this weekend, we have been painting our house again, and I've been working on some orders. So here is a tidbit about me:

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not as far as I know.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Last week, had to bear a bit of my soul to a loved one.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Usually, but I have to have the right pen!

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Chicken or Turkey please.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 12 & 8 year old daughters.


7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I can if in the right mood.


9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? It is on my to do list, but now with my injured knee I think I might have to keep dreaming!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I love LOTS of cereals, it is what I often grab when I want to snack on something.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Nope, I don't buy shoes with ties!

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically no, emotions I can build real big walls!

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Mint choco chip and anything with pecans!

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Attitude/cheerfulness or lack there of

15. RED OR PINK? RED RED RED, my kitchen is red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? weight---isn't that every woman's answer...

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Probably girlfriends I've lost track of.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Black sweats and bare feet!


21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Cooking show on tv.


23. FAVORITE SMELLS? food food food!!!!

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Hubby, when I was at the store buying new bedding for us today!

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes, already like another little sis!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? I don't like to watch sports.

27. HAIR COLOR? Dirty blonde.

28. EYE COLOR? Blue.


30. FAVORITE FOOD? Home made pizza, cottage cheese perogies, steak & prawn, cereal.... and I could go on and on and on!!!

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? No scary movies for me, ( as my DH would say, I had an experience as a child, hehehe) gotta have happy endings!

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Premonition, the ending was just plain wrong!


34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall all the way!

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Cheesecake


39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Palm trees & caribbean ocean. ahhhh

40. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Didn't watch anything yesterday

41. FAVORITE SOUND? ocean waves

42. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? neither, sorry


44. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Nope, nothing I would consider special talent but I'm good at many things I decide to try!

45.WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Winnipeg, Manitaba, Canada

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Looks like Christmas on my Card Table!

I've been getting many requests for Christmas cards already! What fun cards to make! This is one of the cards I've prepared for an order.
I used some SU! design paper from last year, I still love it so I saved some. The snowman & flourish is from a new set I picked up from Micheal's. Snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.
Sending some Christmas spirit your way!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Inspiration Needed!

Today was one of those days that I had to get many cards finished and time was not my friend! So, when in need it's great to have friends and even better to have friends who make great cards!
I casually tootled over to Sherrie's blog and went scrolling through looking for some layout ideas! The card on the left started from the second card on this post. It is a simplified version but I accomplished what I was looking for. Then I wanted to used the larger flower I had that matched and decided to do some without the sentiment.
Sherrie also tagged me yesterday:
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Lizzie Honda
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Mint Chip Oatmeal Raisin
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) T-Unr
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Red Frog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)Joy Winnipeg
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Unrth
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The yellow chai
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Abe John
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Amerige sour soother
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Peter (mom has no middle name :(
Hope you find a little fun in your day today too!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thomas Kinkade Card Class!

Monday night, September 17th!!!! Ya! I have the pleasure of teaching another card class and to make it extra special I get to focus on the Thomas Kinkade stamps!
We will be creating 3 cards and talking about what inks work the best, and trying a couple of techniques to make the stamps easy and fun to use!
So, if you are in Abbotsford and would like to try it out give Urban Trends a phone call. I will have the entire line of stamps with me for you to take a look at!

We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fall - My Favorite Season!

Yes, I used a My Favorite Things stamp set to create a card for my favorite season! (hehehe) I'm feeling a little silly today, too many things going on means I have to keep laughing so I don't start crying!!!
I have no idea what paper this is, sorry, it's been hanging around for a LONG time. I really think it is great and finally cut it up!
I love the fall and I'm so ready for some cooler whether to enjoy my hot tub more!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The 3rd PaperTrey in my day!

As I have said before, one of my favorite ways to stamp is to sit with the same set and design different ways to use it. Whether it is colors or layout changes I love recreating the same stamps!

Now this wasn't the exact same stamp, but it was at least with the same set! :) Added some flourishes, jewels, a few layers of paper and tied on the ribbon and my order for Thank you cards is complete!

On a side note, I got to spend my day stamping at a friend's house! Does it get any better then that? Well, I won't have time to stamp any more until the weekend so I'm pacing myself to show what I made over the next few days!

I found my joy today and I trust you are finding some too!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Ok, if you have not had the chance to check out PaperTrey, today is your day! (hehehe) These sets have been ranted and raved about but I haven't been much of an on-line shopper so I just haven't bought any - UNTIL NOW!!!
This is positively the set for me to start with (I make no promises of not being forced into buying more :)
This flower is the second of 4 large flowers, with a matching fill-ins or outlines. The set has a bunch of tiny stamps for you to use your creativity to add layers of colors or depth. And with all the stamp pieces Papertrey has made it so easy to bring in a ton of color!
Beautiful Blooms, is definatly worth checking out!

Friday, September 7, 2007

PaperTrey Blooms are in da' house!!!!

This is pretty simple and basic but I am always drawn to browns and anything with some flourishes! So the flower that made me buy this set had to be the first to see ink!
I used a new Adirondak Sepia & Stazon Black, stamped, sponged and punched and within a few minutes I had my warm up card done!
Now, if only I had enough energy to create more than one card tonight! Oh, well there is always tomorrow!
Hope everyone has a chance to get stampy this weekend, enjoy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ranger Alcohol Inks

I got the chance, a couple of months ago, to play with some Ranger Inks for the first time. I came home with a couple backgrounds done but never finished them off!
I really wanted to focus on the background and not cover it up. I used CHF large Daisy Patch with Stazon Ink. Finished it with some corner punches and really cool ribbon and I was happy!
Hope you all enjoy your day!