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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Genuine bucking bronco...

I LOVE this set!! Bronc buster is just waaaaay too fun!! I used the new western paper, and I had to convince myself to cut into it......I seriously had to make myself, so that I wouldn't hoard it...ha ha ha! I was trying for a belt buckle look at the top of the card, with the brads and "genuine" up on dimensionals. I used lots of distress ink and paper distressor to really rough up the look.
stamps: bronc buster, weathered background. Inks: choc chip and distress ink (VanDyke brown by Nick Bantock). CS: creamy caramel, choc chip, sage shadow, very vanilla, and the new western patterned paper. Access: distress ink, paper distressor, chipboard star, file, brads, dimensionals.
I am quite happy with how this turned out and can't wait to play some more with this set.


Well, would you look at that...Meli, a serious sweetheart has nominated by blog a "rockin" one. How sweet is that?? I am so honored to have been mentioned. Her blog is here if you would like to take a gander. The glitter goddess. So I guess I am supposed to list my favorite five blogger gals (only 5, how will I choose?):
1. Debbie olson: Thinking inking
2. Taylor Van ruggen: Taylored expressions
3. Amy Rysavy: Prairie paper and ink
4.Emmiestamps: Diaries of a stamper
5.Julia Stainton: Belle papier
These are only 5....there are many more that I check daily and love to view their work. Hopefully, I can pop in sometime tonight and upload a new card I's a good one! Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Big news....

Every Sunday on Splitcoast they do a featured stamper challenge, where you go into the featured stampers gallery and case (copy and share everything) a card of theirs. You have to change at least 2 things from the design and obviously give credit to the original designer. This was my first time taking part in this particular challenge. If you would like to check out the challenge, look here. Here is a link to Annieht's original card I cased, here. Obviously, just by looking at the 2 cards there are many things I changed to suit my own needs and make the design more my own. I changed the stamps, colours, I changed the small square at the bottom of the card into a circle, left out the brads at the top of the card and didn't add the sentiment tag coming off the main image. I love her use of matting and layers!

Stamps: think big, and Michaels $1 stamp. inks: basic black and certainly celery, barely banana markers and creamy caramel. CS: barely banana, certainly celery, whisper white and wild Asparagus patterned paper. Access: circle punches, certainly celery and ivory grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer, matt pack, and dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, July 20, 2007

bloomin' gift card...

Splitcoast has an awesome tutorial for gift card holders. You can view it here. I love these gift cards!!! I know I will be making these again and again. I used the same colour combo (groovy guava, certainly celery and so saffron) from the tutorial but different stamps. The gift card opens up to reveal coin envelopes that hold the gift card and a little card for a message.

Stamps: big blooms, baroque motifs. Inks: certainly celery, groovy guava, so saffron and versamark. CS: groovy guava, certainly celery, so saffron and whisper white. Access: clear emboss powder, dimensionals, circle punch, coin envelopes (X2), gingham ribbon.

thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Baroque box

I came across directions for this adorable box on Nicole Headys can find them here. (you will have to go back into May's archives and scroll down until you find the post). Her directions are so clear and easy to follow that I had no problem making the box.

Stamps: Baroque motifs. Ink: cool caribbean and versamark pad. CS: Whisper white, soft sky. Access: satin offray white ribbon, blue gingham $store ribbon, tag from tag sheets, clear emboss powder and dimensionals.

These boxes are soooo sweet. Imagine how sweet these would be for wedding favours or shower favours. These little boxes just remind me of Tiffany So pretty and fun!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mellow boat...

Todays colour challenge on Splitcoast was such a great combo!! Mellow moss, bordering blue, night of navy and always artichoke. What a delicious, masculine combo!

I decided to use my "by sea" set (I simply had to have and have hardly used I adore this set! I tore the paper to make "waves" and also sponged the edges. The main image panel is up on dimensionals as well as the boats sails. The colours in this photo are a bit off as I photographed the card at night.

Stamps: by sea, cheesecloth and it's your Birthday. Inks: night of navy, bordering blue, always artichoke, mellow moss and versamark. CS: always artichoke, bordering blue, mellow moss, night of navy and whisper white. Access: brads, clear emboss powder, hemp twine, dimensionals.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Palm tree tapestry...

Do you believe in bad luck on Friday the 13th??? Friday was the first day on my Husband and mines holidays and we got rear ended in a car accident that morning!! So, needless to say our holidays are in the toilet...camping is off and so is everything else we had planned. Both of us have pain in our backs, neck and headaches. We are now bombarded with ICBC visits, body shop visits, Doctor visits and I'm sure physio and what not will be prescribed. I am just so thankful that our daughter was not in the vehicle with us!! I just wanted to check in so if I am not around much this week ya'all know why.

I made this card for TLC125 (new techniques challenge). It took me all day to make as I had to keep leaving it as sitting for long periods is The technique is called tapestry and if you would like instructions on how to do it you can find them here. I used the classic pads and then covered the whole surface with embossing powder as I don't have many craft pads. I sponged buckaroo blue, old olive, cameo coral and cool caribbean onto the shiny cs, then stamped the main images masking as needed. I stamped linen over the whole thing in creamy caramel (stamped off once) to really carry the tapestry look.

Stamps: Do the hula, linen. Inks: buckaroo blue, old olive, cameo coral and cool caribbean (sponged on), always artichoke and basic black. CS: Shiny cs, old olive, soft sky, and always artichoke. Access: versamark pad, crystal clear emboss powder, hemp twine.

Friday, July 13, 2007

a huge thanks and a retirement hula...

Firstly, I wanted to thank everyone who has been leaving such nice comments on my cards...I really appreciate and enjoy them. THANKS!!!

I made this as a special order. I was asked to make a retirement card. I thought the shirts screamed "retirement" so I pulled out my trusty "do the hula" set.

Stamps: Do the hula, cheesecloth bg, quick thinking and Amuse small oval. Inks: White craft, basic black, old olive, pumkin pie, blue bayou and creamy caramel. CS: blue bayou, choc chip, old olive and whisper white. Access: hemp twine and dimensionals.

Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Elegent Gatefold bride...

This is my first gatefold card, they are so fun and so elegent! This card is 5X5 square and uses the cuttlebug embossing folder for the front panels. If you would like to learn how to do gatefold cards, please check out Beate's blog here.

Inside the front panels I stamped the flourish from Baroque motifs in craft white to add to the elegent theme of this card. There is stickles on the brides tiara, bodice and bottom of her dress. and she is mounted on a piece of silver cs as well.

Stamps: happily ever after, baroque motifs (inside). Ink: basic black and pretty in pink, certainly celery and barely banana markers. CS: basic black, whisper white, silver. Access: polka dot ribbon (Michaels), cuttlebug embossing folder and cuttlebug, round tab punch, printer.

Fairly simple in design but elegent for a special day. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Thanks so much to everyone who had suggestions to get my titles back and running. YAY! all fixed!

Bright Birthday...

I made this for the Colour challenge on Splitcoast, which you can find here. Colours are totally out of my comfort zone but so Summery and fun none-the-less.

I had the most awesome thing happen to me yesterday....I received an email from Heidi (aka: sweetheidijo) asking if I would be her "true talent" post for true talent tuesdays. What that means is she featured me on her blog, featured some of my cards and had a little interview with me. How honored was I???? I still cannot believe it and am so flattered that she asked me. Check out her blog here. Thanks again Heidi!!

Okay, down to the details of the card: Stamps: Seeing spots, eat cake, polka dots and paisley (happy sentiment), happy everything (birthday sentiment), Amuse small oval. Ink: real red, green galore, tempting turquoise, basic black and sahara sand. CS: tempting turquoise, real red, whisper white. Access: green apple grosgrain ribbon, giga scallop punch, mega circle punch, stickles, horizontal slot punch and stamp-a-ma-jig.

Thanks so much for stopping in and have a fantabulous day!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Groovy motifs...

Some friends special ordered me to make a card for a friend of theirs who had just graduated with their masters degree. I sat down and started playing with some of the new in colours and the beautiful new "baroque motifs set".
This is a 5.25X5.25 size card.
stamps: Baroque motifs, happy harmony, French script bg. Inks: groovy guava, cool caribbean(I had to used cc ink with the soft sky paper as I have not purchase the soft sky ink pad yet), basic black and versamark. CS: Groovy guava, very vanilla, soft sky. Access: versamark, crystal clear emboss powder, heat gun, crystal brads (makin memories), ticket corner punch.
I don't about you but, I adore the new in colours!! So fresh and clean.
**Blogger is acting funny today and not allowing me to add a title to this post....good ole!**

Friday, July 06, 2007

Gold embossed baroque...

I made this card for a preview/new sets swapp I was in. I didn't want to upload my sample until I was pretty sure most recipients had received their cards. I adore this set and must say I am shocked at how much I have already used it. "baroque Motifs" rock! I used a lot of embossing on this card and was aiming for a wedding card sample. I love how elegent this turned out.

Stamps: Baroque motifs, weathered bg, warm words. Ink: Versamark, purely pomegrant. CS: choc chip, purely pomegrant, gold cs and natural ivory cs. Access: Versamark, gold detail emboss powder, crystal clear emboss powder, heat gun, gold organdy ribbon, tag punch, dimensionals.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fathers Day wheels...

This is the card I made for my Husband for Father's day. My husband is a car/vehicle nut so I made it my mission to find the classic convertibles and classic pick ups sets to add to my collection. For this card I used watercolour paper for the very first time and I love it!! it is so thick and really looks great when it is stamped and coloured. On all the "metal" areas of the car I used my stardust gel pen to make it shine and sparkle. Personally, this photo does not do this card justice...I think it looks much better in person.

Stamps: Classic convertibles, lovely as a tree, and sentiment by Hero arts. Inks: Basic black, choc chip, real red (watercoloured). CS: cranberry crisp, choc chip, buckaroo blue, watercolour paper and sentimental journey designer paper. Access: stardust gel pen, paintbrush, "screw" brads.


Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Canada Day!!!

Happy Canada day to everyone!! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the festivities...we sure did! We went up to Courtenay to visit my brother and his family. We went down to the park where there were mass fetivities going on. This kids had a lot of fun. Music, face painting, balloons, food, bouncy castles and playgrounds and lots of park land to run...what a day!

This is a 4.5X4.5 card. I used the cuttlebug and rolled versamark over the raised textured area and heat embossed it with a sparkly emboss powder. I also added stickles to her tiara, bodice and bottom of her gown for a sparkly and elegent look.

Stamps: Happily ever after Inks: Basic black, versamark and barely banana, pretty in pink and certainly celery markers. Cs: whisper white, silver (non SU!). Access: emboss powder, stickles, ribbon (non SU!), ticket corner punch, brads.