Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Monday

We are experiencing a very wet Monday in Manitoba today, in fact I still have not planted any flowers because of the cool spring that we're experiencing. Hopefully soon. Well my garage sale was a huge success! We were really hoping to sell almost everything and we did, we only had a 4 small boxes left of the 30 or so that we had filled with stuff for the sale. And those 4 are all going to the thrift store so we're free of all this stuff we no longer wanted, yeah! Plus I sold a few of my cards and made a few contacts, that alone was worth it to me. I'm so excited to get classes or clubs going. Mitchell has a craft fair of some sort on July 11 and they are looking for vendors, so I definitely plan on signing up! If you're in the area why not stop by and sign up for some stamping fun!!

On to my card, I made this card last week but didn't have time then to post it so it gets posted today. I had trouble getting the colours to look right in the photo but I think most of us are familiar with these colours IRL.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, DSP- Parisian Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Other: Kraft Taffetta ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On a Roll

Preparing for a garage sale is so much work, and then you're left hoping to sell at least half of your belongings. Top that off with my will to have some cards to sell, and that leaves me with a very busy week.

This first card is actually an experiment from Michell Zindorf, she has such a beautiful style. I sponged the Night of Navy on instead of brayering but I think my next card I'll try the brayer. I used a punch to create the circle for a mask for the moon and then lightly went over it with Night of navy. The stamp set was stamped on glossy cardstock with basic black but I will try it again with stazOn ink, the basic black is waterproof but I think I'll get a better image with the stazOn. I stamped the deer image on to transparency paper and then pressed that down to give the water reflection. To make it look like there's a ripple in the water I used my white gel pen and added some water ripples. Now that I've done this once I want to try again and see if I can perfect the look a little more, with fewer mistakes.

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Glossy Cardstock
Ink: Night Of Navy, Basic Black
Other: White Gel Pen, Black brads

This next card is a case off of SCS but it was for a sketch challenge so I imagine alot of cards had this look, lol. I love this layout and plan on using it for various holiday cards.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Watercolour pp, DSP-?
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Other: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black brads

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cardmaking blitz

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great weekend, either relaxing, camping or gardening, or whatever it is that you like to do on a long weekend, lol. I am busy getting ready for a big community garage sale this weekend. I'm also trying to get my name out there with Stampin' Up so I plan on having a SU table set up and also try to sell some of my cards. So this week I'll have to make cards for upcoming holidays, like Father's day, weddings, birthdays, etc. This morning I made two each of two styles for Father's day. I think they turned out nicely.

This first card is made using the Light Unto my Path stamp set, I've struggled with using this set, trying to get the dimensions to look right on a card. But I think I've finally figured out that going with a 5x5 square card makes it a lot easier to use.

Stamps: Light Unto My Path
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, DSP- Urban Oasis, Chatterbox from the LSS
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Hemp Twine, Jumbo eyelets

On the second card I used the All Holidays set and embossed the image by stamping in versamark and then straight into my Chocolate Chip ink pad. Otherwise it's a very basic card.

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, DSP-To The Nines
Other: Jumbo brads, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Special Day

Today is a very special day for a very special person. My daughter turns 5 today and she's super excited for her party. I made her a quick birthday card this morning using "fluffy" colours. Overall I think the card turned out ok, except for a few mistakes that I won't mention, lol.

And the inside:

Sorry no recipe today, give me a shout if you need some info.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Well our last fews days have been cold and rainy, very rainy. It's a good thing I love rain, but I do wonder when summer will finally make it's apperance, it's been a chilly spring.

Todays card was actually made a few days ago but I couldn't get it to look right, so I finally finished it today even though I'm still looking at it like it needs something. I really am my worst critic, lol.

I stamped the image on watercolour pp, and then used my aqua painter and ink pads to color them in. I also used this same method to tint the flowers from the pretties kit, although I should have probably tinted them again so the color was a little more vibrant.

Stamps: Warm Words, Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour pp, DSP- To The Nines (I think)
Ink: Basic Black, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa,
Other: Flowers from the Pretties Kit, Clear Rhinestone Brads

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Good Morning!

What a beautiful morning out there, the sun is shining, the air is fresh and I took the time to make another card this morning. You can almost hear the birds chirping via the internet, lol.

The card that I made today is a case from one of the members at SCS, her username is CoKath. It's a very simple but elegant card, I also did the inside which I think adds a little more wow to the card.

And here's a shot of the inside

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I'm back, Finally!

Wow, how long has it been since I posted any cards?! Moving is such a time consuming thing to go through, especially if everything has to go into storage for a month. Well I'm not completely settled in, one thing I've learned with moving twice in such a short time frame is that I have way too much stuff. You always think that you might need something one day but years later you realize that you don't need it. So I'm preparing for a garage sale, I've already got 9 boxes of kitchen supplies ready, most of it being tupperware. I buy that stuff without really using it, so I'm ready to part with it. The only things I'm not ready to part with yet, are my stamps, I don't think I'll ever have too much of that!

Ok, so enough of the rambling. I made two cards this morning, one being a very simple card, almost too simple but sometimes that's okay too. The other card is a case from one of the many talented cardmakers out there but I never marked down who so if you recgonize it please give me a note and I'll give you the much deserved credit. I won't be posting the recipes for today's cards but if you have a question please give me a shout.

So on this first card I used some of my new stamps sets that I couldn't even touch when I first got them. (yeah that was hard, lol) I first stamped the flowers in the In colors but I wasn't liking how stark they looked so I used a blender pen to lightly shade them with the same color of ink. IRL it's a very subtle but nice effect.

And here's the second one, it's definitely not my favorite but at this point it just felt good to be creating again. I finally bought the Seaside stamp set so I was just itching to use it.

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