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Friday, January 30, 2009

2 posts in 1 day?!

Yes, it's amazing...I actually posted twice in one! Today's limited supply challenge on Splitcoast was to make a CAS card (clean and simple). My style usually involves lot's of layers, mixed papers, paper piecing, dimensionals, etc. So challenging myself to try and go simple really was a challenge.

I did manage to limit myself to 3 layers and a paper pieced I started by stamping my Rubber Romance bride onto shimmery white cs and then stamping her again onto soft sky. I ran the soft sky image through my cuttlebug and embossed her dress and then cut it out. I added some prisma flowers for her bouquet, added my ribbon, heart charm and sentiment and done! I did add a couple of dots of stickles to add some glam to my bride (her flower centers). A fast and simple card!

Stamps: bride (Rubber Romance), happy harmony. CS: night of navy, baja breeze, soft sky and shimmery white cs (PTI). Ink: Brilliance graphite. Access: ribbon (Making Memories), heart charm (unknown), Prisma flowers, stickles, glue dots, cuttlebug and emboss folder.

Thanks for checking in!

Baby powder...

My cousin just had a baby girl on Wednesday and I was in need of a baby card for her. I received this adorable image while playing in the PIF thread (pay it forward) and basically designed my card around this image.

The bear image is from Elzybell (the UK stamps) and I decided to use my exacto knife to cut away the blanket and layer patterned paper under it. A reverse paper piecing if you I coloured the bear using my prismas of course. I used my circle (scallop and classic) nestabilities to cut out the bear. All the patterned paper is by Imaginisce (Baby powder line) and I matched it up with pretty in pink and pink pirouette cs as the complimentary colours. I added some dollar store ribbon I had kicking around, a mini safety pin and sentiment to finish off the design. I am really happy with the outcome of this card. I think I love doing baby cards the

Stamps: Baby teddy with towel (UK Elzybells), Holidays and wishes. CS: pretty in pink, pink pirouette, white cs, patterned papers by Imaginisce baby powder line. Ink: Brilliance blk ink, basic black. Access: exacto knife, Prisma's, gamsol, stumps, classic circle nestabilities, scalloped circle nestabilities, mini safety pin (Making Memories), ribbon (dollar store), and ticket corner punch.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bee mine...

I am back from Vancouver and trying to get back into our routines. My daughter goes back to Children's hospital in 4 weeks time to meet with the doctors again. She has been diagnosed with Alopecia and is starting a 6 week oral steroid treatment to see if the doctors can get her hair to stop falling out and possibly re-grow again. I don't know if many of you know about Alopecia (I myself had never even heard about it until now but, there is an incredible website that explains as much as they know about it. Check out the site here if you are interested: Alopecia). Thanks so much for the messages of support and prayers that were sent out to my family and I, we really appreciate it.

I did manage to squeek in a card once I got home last night. I pre-ordered this adorable "just buzzing by" set and couldn't wait to ink it up. Since I saw this set, I knew I wanted to make a "bee" Valentine's day card. I started by stamping the bee's in a line and colouring them using my prisma pencils, gamsol and stumps. I borrowed some of this adorable Valentine's themed paper from my friend who I stamped with last night (it's from My Mind's eye) and matted it with bravo burgundy cs. I did the sentiment on the computer and punched it out with my oval punches and popped them up to add some dimension to my design. (it's also hiding a boo-boo I stamped underneath the bee' Luckily I was able to hide it with the sentiment). I added some ribbon and an adorable stick pin. I wanted a thick white border to really make the design pop and added some stickles to the bee's little antenna's.

Supplies: Stamps: just buzzing by. CS: whisper white, bravo burgundy, regal rose and patterned paper by My Mind's eye. Ink: Brilliance graphite black. Access: bravo burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, bravo burgundy and regal rose grosgrain ribbon, stick pins (Making memories), dimensionals, small and medium oval punches, Prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps, and stickles.

Wishing you a stamp happy day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

an update...


I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I am dealing with a medical issue with my daughter and have been out of town and unable to post. I unexpectedly left to Children's Hospital last Wednesday afternoon and am still in Vancouver. We will be meeting with a specialist this afternoon and will hopefully get some answers as to what is going on. Hopefully, I will know then if I will be returning home or if we will be staying for more appt's.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Bonjour mon ami!!! LOL. I got together with a friend last night for some stamping fun and this is what I came up with.

I stamped MFT's (My favorite things) gone to the dogs set and chose to match up my chic lady with my favorite of all the dog images...a whippet. What I love about this set is how many different breeds of dogs are included. What fun...a dog for everyone!

I paper pieced her skirt and then coloured everything else using my prisma pencils, gamsol and stumps. Using the same patterned paper as her skirt, I also used it as my bg paper and made a photo corner as well to tie it all in together. I added some chocolate taffeta ribbon and sewed a designer button onto the ribbon bow. The main image panel is popped up with dimensionals and I included a pearl brad in the center of the photo corner. The sentiment is from the Carte postale set and really matched well to the design I was going for.

Stamps: Gone to the dogs (my favorite things), carte postale (Stampin up). CS: chocolate chip, riding hood red, whisper white and Basic Grey blush patterned paper. Inks: Black Brilliance graphite ink. Access: Prismas, gamsol, stumps, chocolate taffeta ribbon, designer button, thread, needle, dimensionals, pearl brad (Michael's).

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

bravo regal kisses in a garden....

These were the colours for todays colour challenge on Splitcoast. (regal rose, bravo burgundy and kiwi kiss). I must say, this colour combo was a lot harder than I thought. This was actually my second first card was too hideous to see the light of!

I pulled out my Papertrey Ink garden of life stamp set and stamped my selected "flowers of choice" in the colour challenge colours. I popped up 4 blossoms to add some dimension to the design and also randomly stamped the small circles to fill up some of the negative space I had. I added my sentiment in black ink and a wee bit of ribbon to finish it off.
Another simple design but this one really seemed to work with these colours and unfortunately, I was on a time restriction today.

Stamps: Garden of life (Papertrey Ink). CS: regal rose, kiwi kiss, bravo burgundy and whisper white. Inks: regal rose, bravo burgundy, kiwi kiss and Brilliance black graphite ink. Access: dimensionals, old olive grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

You rock...

This is just a fun card I made while doing some stamping with my friend a week or so ago. I finally inked up this super cute pouty girl from inkadinkado's mini clear stamp line.
I paper pieced her top but left the rest of her in black ink and decided to not add any colour to her. I paired her up with Cosmo Cricket's dutch girl paper (I loooooove this paper!). The card base is kraft layered with soft sky, real red and then the patterned papers. I added some riding hood red taffeta ribbon, some designer buttons and the "you rock" sentiment from Stamping Bella to finish off the card.
Stamps: mini stamps (inkadinkado), sentiment (stamping Bella). CS: kraft, soft sky, real red, white cs, and Cosmo Cricket dutch girl patterned paper. Ink: Brilliance graphite black ink. Access: riding hood red taffeta ribbon, designer buttons, glue dots.
Just a simple fast upload today. I have soooo much on my plate right now I seriously don't know if I am coming or going. I went to Vancouver to see the hockey game and got back super late last night....unfortunately a loss for my Canuck boys but an exciting game none-the-less.
Bye for now!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

fields of navy baja dreams...

I combined this weeks colour challenge and sketch challenge on splitcoast. Only I just realized that I did the colour challenge The colours were baja breeze, not quite navy and Kraft. I did the challenge but didn't use any kraft...ha ha ha!

I stamped upsy daisy once in baja breeze and again in night of navy (had to use night of navy as I don't have not quite navy ink). I used the Urban garden designer paper to compliment this sketch and colour combo. The not quite navy cs panel has been embossed with the swiss dot's folder for some added texture. I wrapped some ribbon around the designer strips as per the sketch. The main image panel is raised with dimensionals.

Supplies: stamps: upsy daisy, happy harmony. CS: baja breeze, not quite navy, whisper white and urban garden designer paper. Inks: baja breeze, night of navy. Access: night of navy ribbon, cuttlebug, swiss dots emboss folder, dimensionals.
Thanks for checking out my latest!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby girl & baby boy Ellies...

I made these cards awhile back and actually submitted them for publication but obviously were not picked up as I never received So I decided to upload them. I made a baby girl version and a baby boy version, both exactly the same except for one uses pink and the other uses blue.

These cards are both 5.25X5.25 square. I embossed the stars on the kraft panels, the elephants, and the alphabet wheel. I added a googlie eye to the elephant to add some fun. The alphabet panel and the scalloped panel are both raised up on dimensionals.

The blue version totes a little sailboat instead of the elephant but I loved the way this one turned out as well.

Supplies: Stamps: nursury necessities, alphabet wheel. CS: sweet blush (PTI), berry sorbet (PTI), bashful blue, night of navy, kraft. Inks: versamark, basic black. Access: dimensionals, scallop circle punch, 2" circle punch, white emboss powder, double stitch berry sorbet ribbon (PTI), blue polka dot ribbon (dollar store).

So, I received my complimentary demonstrator Stampin' up catty the other day and I just about fell out of my seat!!! I am in utter awe and Seriously, I think this just might be the best catty yet. There is so much on my wishlist it's crazy. Has anyone else gotten a peek at it yet and if so what do you think about it? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Super Billy...

Isn't Billy the cutest?! After playing with this image I am seriously considering placing an order to Pink Cat studio's to get my own Billy...and I might have to add a Lily too! LOL! Seriously though, how blooming cute are they?!

I am still playing with a bunch of PIF (pay it forward) images and had a blast playing with this little rascal. I coloured Billy up using my Prisma pencils, gamsol and stumps. For some reason, in this photo Billy's cape doesn't look as red as his mask and it really is in person... I I added some crystal effects on his mask for a shiny "pleather" look. I busted out my semi-new 3 bugs "playtime" paper to compliment my super hero. I took my colour combination right from the paper. The blue bayou panel is embossed with the numbers folder for some added texture and the sentiment is raised on dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps: Billy plate 1 (Pink Cat Studios). CS: riding hood red, whisper white, blue bayou, more mustard and patterned papers by 3 bugs in a rug (Playtime line). Ink: black. Access: Prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps, blue bayou dbl stitched ribbon, dimensionals, cuttlebug, numbers embossing folder and crystal effects.

I wanted to send out a quick "thank you" to a Michelle who left me a very nice comment on one of my posts. Thanks so much, that really means a lot to me (((hugs)))).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Perfect match...

Today's featured stamper on Splitcoast is JayDeKay. I chose to case this card here of hers. I changed the main image from a circle to a square to better accomodate my image, the colours, stamps and added some extra layers. The photo quality isn't great as I took the photo in the evening...ugh!

I received this image from the PIF (pay it forward) thread and wanted to paper piece it. Because I didn't have the stamp to stamp onto the patterned paper, I cut out the negative space on the socks with an exacto knife and layered patterned paper behind it. I thought these socks and their cute sentiment would be perfect for a Valentine's card so decided to continue to use up my Basic Grey blush scraps. I took the colour combination from the patterned paper. I pressed the chipboard heart into my riding hood red ink pad and then covered it in Making Memories glitter paint so it is actually very sparkly. I added some ribbon and a little button heart to finish off my design.

Supplies: Stamps: Laundry notes. CS: riding hood red, Baja breeze, pink pirouette, whisper white and patterned papers by Basic Grey (blush line). Inks: basic black, riding hood red. Access: Exacto knife, Prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stumps, berry sorbet double stitched ribbon (PTI), dimensionals, chipboard heart (SU!), cranberry glitter paint (MM), heart button (unknown), hemp thread, slit punch, and cropodial.

Thanks for checking out my latest!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fashionably late Ella & Loo loo...

I whipped up this card while having a play session with a friend the other night. Nothing like a little play date to get the creative juices flowing I finally inked up my Ella & Loo loo stamp and went to town. This was a super fun stamp to play with.

I paper pieced Ella's dress and band on her hat and coloured the rest with Prismacolour pencils, gamsol and stumps. I added some stickles to both Ella and Loo loo's pearl necklaces to add some bling. The patterned papers are some scraps I had kicking around from GinX and Cactus pink. The sentiment was done on the computer and reads "I didn't forget..." and the inside of the cards says "I'm just fashionably late! Happy belated Birthday".

Stamps: Never grow up Ella & Loo loo (Stamping Bella). CS: basic black, pink pirouette, whisper white and patterned papers by GinX and Cactus pink. Inks: Graphite black. Access: Prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stumps, ribbon (Offray), 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch, stickles, 2 way glue pen.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Don't break my heart...

That is the theme for todays limited supply challenge on Splitcoaststampers! These were the rules for the challenge:

Stamps: Any (bonus points for using a heart image!)*Paper: any + red...any shade of red

*if you use a punch or die it must be heart shaped

*if you use embossing folders...they must have a heart

*if you use an accessory it MUST be heart shaped or red

*if you use designer paper...yup you guessed it, red or hearts!

It looks like I followed all the rules for the challenge. I received this adorable monkey image (from CC designs) in the PIF (pay it forward) thread sometime last year and knew exactly what I wanted to do with him. I coloured him using my Prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stumps and cut him out. I embossed the heart from the SU! set always and cut it out and stamped it again in ridinghood red onto whisper white cs. I popped the cut up heart over the stamped one and then added my monkey over top of that. I did the sentiment on the computer. The layout of this is an old mojo sketch of Julee's. I used up some scraps from the Basic Grey blush line, added a scalloped edge and some taffeta ribbon to finish it off.

Supplies: Stamps: Monkey love (CC Designs), always (Stampin' Up!). CS: Chocolate chip, whisper white, riding hood red, sweet blush (PTI), and patterned paper by Basic Grey (blush line). Inks: black, riding hood red. Access: Prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stumps, clear emboss powder, heat gun, versamark ink, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, slit punch.

Starstruck Cowboy...

On Splitcoaststampers yesterday the ways to use it challenge was to use stars in your design somewhere. I happened to have some of this western patterned paper from a few catalogues ago sitting in my scrap folder so I took the opportunity to finish it off.

I adore this stamp and am so sorry to see it retire so figured I would let this cowboy go out in a blaze of! I stamped the cowboy in chocolate chip onto confetti cream cardstock. Then I sponged distress ink all around him to really dirty him up. I added the final embellishments, ric rac, sentiment, eyelet and twine. Distressed all the edges of the patterned papers and card base as well.

Supplies: stamps: Bronc buster, embrace life. CS: kraft, chocolate chip, confetti cream and PP: stampin up! Ink: chocolate chip, Tim Holtz (walnut ink) distress ink. Access: large eyelet, cropodial, sponge, ric rac (MM), twine (dollar store).

Just a simple masculine card, but it helped me get back into the swing of