Saturday, April 30, 2011

The life of a Procrastinator

Yup, I am a procrastinator. And that led to a wisdom tooth getting pulled at the beginning of the week and a root canal towards the end of the week. It would be easier to take care of issues as they arise, but nope, I wait until it HAS to be done, lol. I feel like I've had so much going on in my life these days, I haven't really been taking any "me" time. We sold our home and will be moving, My husband will already be busy with his new job so I'll essentially be packing by myself. Plus we'll probably be building our next home so that will mean we won't be settled until the end of the year if we're lucky!

But enough whining, I thought it was way past time to post another card. I originally saw this card on Papertrey's gallery and changed the colours to purples and used the flower from Fifth Avenue Floral. Super easy!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Visions of Flowers

We've had a few nice days that have me dreaming about a trip to the local greenhouse. I love greenhouses, so many flowers, so many ideas! Now if only I could make my plants look as good as theirs do, lol.

Recently I put in a number of orders from my favourite stores and I've been busy oohing and ahhing! So many stamps, where to start. But today I grabbed this Gerbera Daises set from Flourishes and coloured it in with copics. I've been struggling with a good purple combination but I think this one was a success. Once the flowers were coloured I cut out the whole bunch, yes, it took me a looooong time! But no pain no gain. I mounted the flowers onto the oval cutout and the rest is self explanatory.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rose Mania

We were so spoiled already with the warm weather, and now Mother Nature is reminding us that summer is not here yet, lol. I love Spring but that's because we usually see warming trend during, this week does not feel like a warming trend!

A while back one of the challenges was to make a trellis card, and I never had the time to partake in the fun. But today I unexpectedly had a little free time and I knew I wanted to make this. I love how easy it is to put a card together with the roses, so simple! At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to stamp a sentiment on the inside, but I kind of like it peeking through the trellis "window".

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Black
Other: Prima Roses

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What a Beautiful Spring day!

The sun is shining and it's supposed to get quite warm today. It's too bad though that all three kids have come down with something and are really not up for a walk!

I recently sold about 100 of my stamp sets that I never used anymore, and I just ordered from some of my favourite online companies and it was a little shocking to see the final bill. Eeek, I really wish my hubby had more hobbies so mine wouldn't be so noticeable, lol.

Today's card uses a sketch (I think) but I really don't remember from where it was (I blame it on age). The scallop circle is from a free SVG file that I found a while ago to cut with my cricut.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter treats

Hi everyone! My poor daughter is home sick today with a fever and I don't really know what else. Hopefully it will clear up soon for her, she was so miserable last night. But I do love it when she sneaks into our bed in the middle of the night, it happens so rarely so I cherish it when it does happen!

Today's project is one that I just had to re-create when I saw it originally made my Diane Zechman. Love the egg, although I think I made mine a little tight at the top. The oval "egg" and grass are both cut with the cricut and the smaller ovals are cut with Nestabilities. The image is from Stampavie, I just love that cute little chick!

Have a great day!,

Friday, April 1, 2011

Slowpokes Unite!

I am such a slow stamper, slooooooooooooooooooow. Lol, and I hope I'm not the only one! After I finish a card I look at it and wonder why on earth it took me so long to make, it's not like there's anything complicated on it. But I constantly rethink my choices, switch things around, add or delete things and stare at it hoping some amazing idea will pop into my head, lol. Anyone else?

On to my card (the one that took me well over an hour to make!). I stamped the inspirational quote and than ran it through with a nestabilities, sponged Soft Suede on it while it was still in the die. I used vellum for the larger die, I really love the look of the vellum! The flowers are from Prima and I added the little branches from a Martha Stewart punch. Easy peasy, and yet it took me forever!

Have a great day!