Friday, January 28, 2011

Refuge and Strength

I've gotten a couple of requests for the free SVG file for the scallop circle. This LINK should take you straight to the SVG file, all you need to do is download it. You will need the Sure Cuts a Lot program to use with your cricut. If you have any questions you can email me at

Hi everyone! We had such a beautiful snowy morning, with a heavy snowfall warning. And I still managed to run into town! So I took our daughter to the ER last night (a 3hr visit, argh) and she tested positive for strep, I kind of thought she would. So she gets to be in charge of the TV today, always something to look forward to, lol. Thankfully she's feeling much better.

I made this card last night, love the colour combination. The flower is once again made with a SVG file for my cricut, the scallop circle is also a SVG file, you have to love free files!

Stamps: Refuge & Strength
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, DSP-Springtime Vintage
Ink: Black
Other: Pearls, Jumbo Brad, In Colour Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, hope you're having a great day!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

For the Newlyweds

We're off to a great start in our household! Right after my last post I got the horrible stomach flu, not fun. That lasted almost a week and our poor daughter has been dealing with some sort of flu/cold ever since the New Year. She had a few days where she felt better but now she has a fever again and a very sore throat, I think it's time for a trip to the ER. She's six years old and would rather do anything else other than to see a doctor, so she tries to hide just how bad she feels. Thankfully her brothers are healthy and my husband is one of those guys that never gets sick, lucky him.

Have you ever had a fog day instead of a snow day? Well that's what we're having today, lol. The fog was so thick this morning that you could barely see anything. Thankfully my husband phoned me from work to let me know that school was cancelled, otherwise I would have never thought to check for a school closure and I would have gotten the kids ready for school, packed their lunches, only to find out we could have had a relaxed morning!

On to my card. My husband bought me the Cricut for Christmas, ok, it was more like I gave him the receipt and said "thanks darling" hehe.Sad to say, I have used it that much. So today I used it along with my Sure Cuts A Lot program and made these flowers. The flowers are an SVG file that my sister prepared, less work for me, wohoo! I got the inspiration for this card from Card Maker, I loved the soft colours to the card, I just wish I hadn't been almost out of the larger pearls that the original card used.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue
Ink: Black
Other: Jumbo Brads, Pearls

Thanks for stopping by! My posts have been lacking with us all taking turns with the flu, hopefully things will pick up soon!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

It must be Love

Well it appears that all illnesses have left our residence, yay!!!!!! Lol, the kids were back in school on Friday and life has resumed like it should.

Doesn't it sometimes seem like all we do is hop from one Holiday to another? We just finished Christmas, now we're thinking about Valentine's Day, Easter, etc. Lol, I think I said the same thing last year too.

But my mind was on Valentine's Day and I made this quick card. I paper pieced the little girl's dress and the rest is simple! I used the new embossing folder out of the Occasions Mini, very nice.

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, DSP-Love Letter
Ink: Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Early Espresso, Gong Grey
Other: Rhinestones

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hi There

Argh, I love my kids but right now they're driving me crazy! When we got back from Christmas break, our daughter came down with the 24 hour flu, followed by her brother the next week and the other brother a few days later. You think they're doing better so you send them to school, nope. Plus our daughter now has a nasty cold which kept her up a good part of the night. So I kept all three kids home with the hopes that the rest would help. I'm sure the resting is doing it's job because it's been non stop bickering, shouting just for the sake of hearing their voice and tattling until I could scream. Tomorrow they are going back, if you're well enough to bicker, you're well enough to go learn. Phew, how's that for whining, I think the kids must be rubbing off on me, lol.

To get a much needed break from the noise level, I spent some time with my stamps and made a card with this cutie from the Pure Innocence line. I don't recall making a card with this stamp and I've had it for quite a while.

Stamps: Pure Innocence, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, DSP- In Colour paper pack and some from our LSS
Ink: Black, Copics
Other: Linen Thread, Button, Twill Tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Because I Care

Good morning! The kids are back in school, the house is quiet and I have a card to share. Life is officially back to normal, wohoo!

There's not much to say about today's card, I embossed the flower with white embossing powder. I wanted to use the reinker technique on the flower but I didn't feel like getting a water spritzer out so I used my white shimmer spray instead. Definitely not the reinker technique since the alcohol dries so quickly, but it did make the rose very shimmery, lol. I think I might go back yet and add some shading to the rose for depth.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Because I Care, En Francais
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Shimmer Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Other: Pearls

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I love Routine!

It feels so good to be back to a regular routine, well almost regular. Once the kids are back in school tomorrow I can officially say that our routine is regular. The kids are playing outside in the snow, my husband built the kids a huge snow fort, well you could call it Fort Knox, lol. He doesn't know how to go small, I think secretly he does it for his own pleasure, reliving his childhood, hehe.

I have another card for you today using the same stamp set as the previous two, only this time I'm using a different image. I really like this set, it comes with an Easter sentiment too so it becomes even more versatile. You'll find it in our new Occasions mini on page 17 (link on the left hand side of my blog).

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, DSP-Springtime Vintage
Inks: Copics
Other: Satin Ribbon, Pearls (coloured with copics)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Springtime Greetings

Hi everyone, another great day in our home. My husband went to work this morning not realizing that he's actually still on holidays, so he's back for the day and I took the kids to school this morning not checking my calendar so we also ended up at home again, lol. I guess you could say we're eager to get back to our routines! But darn, we could have all slept in this morning again! :D

I loved the designer paper and stamp set that I used yesterday, so I decided to make another. I had such a hard time getting a good shot of this card, I sponged the colours on the main image and then heat embossed the little girl in white. And for some reason the camera doesn't want to pick up the embossing as well as I'd like.

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, DSP-Springtime Vintage
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Other: Pearls, Seam Binding

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

And a New Year Begins!

The New Year is one of my favourite time of year. And not for the usual reasons, simply because that's when life resumes like normal again, lol. We had a great time visiting family over in Alberta, ate way too much food and did nothing to work it off. Thankfully we have a whole year to get back on track!

Right before we left my pre-order arrived for the new Spring mini, beautiful! And when it's so so cold outside it's nice to turn to your Spring supplies and pretend it's warm outside, hehe. This new designer paper is so pretty, love it!

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, DSP-Springtime Vintage
Ink: Crumb Cake
Other: Pearls, Seam Binding, Neutral Button

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!