Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fast & Fun!

Yesterday evening was spent putting together these sweet little cards.  They are actually invitations for Skyeler's upcoming birthday party.  He gave his input on colours and his consent to the button! Boy they get opinionated, don't they? ;)  Ever since I saw the I Dig You set in the new catalogue I had to have it...with three little boys I'm pretty sure it's going to get regular inking!

Tips & Techniques:
  • Need a background in a snap?  Embossing folders are always up to the occasion! Here I've used the new Stripes folder for added texture.
  • Create a colourful image easily using Stampin' Write markers directly on your rubber stamp. 
  • A brights button adorned with some white Baker's Twine provides the finishing touch...and a little extra fun!
Tomorrow will bring another sneak peek from the Holiday just has so many fun new stamps, beautiful paper and fabric, and, my favourite, embellishments!

Need a copy of the new Holiday Mini Catalogue? If you are in Canada and would like a FREE copy of the Holiday Mini Catalogue sent to you, please email me your address.

Going, going...Don't forget that the Summer Mini will be gone at the end of this here to shop for your favourites before they are gone!  Don't forget that the gorgeous Designer Series Paper in the Mini are included as part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion.

Stamp Sets: I Dig You (122722)
Inks: Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red (100052), Pumpkin Pie (105115), Pacific Point (120968), Daffodil Delight (119677), Wild Wasabi (120975), Marina Mist (119679), Basic Gray (120966)
Paper: Marina Mist (119682), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Strips Embossing Folder (123128)
Embellishments: Brights Designer Buttons (119747), White Baker's Twine (124262)

Friday, February 25, 2011


That is just the word that comes to mind when I look at this card!  And notice anything?  I stamped on it three times AND paper pieced.  Forgot how much I love the look of paper piecing.  For those wondering what on earth I'm talking about, notice how on the dress forms there is colour?  I stamped the image on my base of whisper white then stamped it again on some designer series paper.  Using paper snips, cut out the section you want to 'piece' and mount it onto the orginal image.  Soooo pretty! 

The soft colours of Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze (geez, I really need to use other colours too!), and Pretty in Pink make me feel like spring is really closer than it is. 

Stamps: Chic Boutique (113744)
Ink: Black Staz-On (101406), Crumb Cake marker (120967), So Saffron marker ( 105114)
Paper: Perfect Plum (101889), Baja Breeze (111352), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730), Subtles Patterns DSP (117152) 
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Elegan Lines Embossing Folder (119277), Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Pretties: Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon (109070), Subtles Designer Buttons (119745)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tone-on-Tone Texture

This card is all about's just exploding with it!  Here I've used a Baja Breeze base, then layered it with Baja Breeze DSP, then topped it off with Baja Breeze lattice work.  Remember what I said yesterday about loving tone-on-tone?  :) 

I attended a downline meeting on Monday night and realized something interesting about my cards.  I love to stamp, absolutely, unequivicolly LOVE to stamp.  But looking at my cards makes me laugh because on many, there is only one stamped image.  My upline Genevieve and I were laughing about this because she is a stamper who struggles to embellish and I am a stamper who struggles to stamp because I am addicted to embellishing! LOL!  So, my card for tomorrow will have at least two stamped images.  Hold me to it, okay? 

Here I go, off to actually stamp....I will burn some serious rubber today!

Stamps: Occasional Quotes (120142 - Hostess Level 3)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Paper: Baja Breeze (111352), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Very Vanilla (101650), Tangerine Tango (111349), Greenhouse Gala DSP (117167)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Die (115958), Scallop Ribbon Punch (119275) Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Pretties: Antique Brads (117273)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


It really is just a matter of moments, isn't it?  A coworker of mine asked me to make this card for her mother  who is celebrating her 80th birthday.  Doesn't it feel reminiscent of an older woman's living room?  Hehe! I loove it!  Whenever I make a card, I try to think of who is receiving it and make it really reflect them.  Josh said I nailed it with this one.  :)

There is A LOT of product used on this card but if you've been following this blog for any time at all, you know I love me some embellishments!  I'm also in a tone-on-tone phase right now so you'll be seeing a lot of that. 

And now, the winner of the blog candy is Andrea!  Please email me your address so that I can send your goodies off to you.  I also apologize that it took me so long to get back to this.  AND I must also apologize to those of you who commented and do not see your comments listed.  Somehow 6 additional comments got deleted by Blogger.Maybe there is a time limit on publishing I don't know about?  :(  Boo! 
Happy hump day to you!

P.S. It feels good to be back in the blogosphere! :)

 Stamps: Elements of Style (118611)
 Ink: Black Staz-On (101406)
 Paper: Rose Red (102544), Always Artichoke (105119), Very Vanilla(101650), Crumb Cake (120953), Springtime Vintage DSP (121782)
 Tools: Big Shot (113439) Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), 1 3/8 Square Punch (119877), 1 1/4 Square Punch (119865), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), 1 3/4 Large Oval ( 119855), Eyelet Border (119853), Corner Small (119871)
 Pretties: Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Basic Pearls (119247), Vintage Flower Adornments (121879)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cupcake Crazy

So when vintage became vogue I cringed because it seemed like a really hard look to acheive. But soon I realized it wasn't that difficult and next thing I knew it was my go to style! I'm returning to my clean and crisp roots with this card here and the simplicity of it is really beautiful.

The colour coach gave me this great combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso. Do you have a colour coach yet? It's a great tool! There are some truly funky combinations in there that I can't wait to try out.

Tips & Tricks:

  • The clean and simple lines on this card let the adorable cupcakes be the stars of the show! I adhered them with dimenstionals for extra pop.
  • Dainty pearls make the cupcakes a little more fancy...I love frilly foo foo things! :)
  • The scalloped edge punch creates interest along the bottom edge.

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Sneak Peek Week! - Day 4

Fun, flirty, feminine - those are the words that come to mind when I look at this card. When I was starting it, there was no clear direction in my head of where it was going but I'm happy with the outcome.

So this card uses the new stamp set Create a Cupcake and the matching Build A Cupcake punch. YES! Cupcake punch. No more cutting out cute little cupcakes...hallelujah! I kept it simple but with fabulous little touches to punch it up. The polka dot embossing, tiny flower and pearl on the cupcake wrapper and the border punch all around the focal image all work together to dress it up.

Are you enjoying the little peeks so far? I have one more to show you tomorrow. Then my projects will be tackling the rather large undertaking of scrapbooking my New York photos. I'm actually really exciting about the prospect of finishing an album....the 'prospect' of it being the key word here! It's been ages since I posted any scrapbook pages though, so I want to show you what I'm working on.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Today is a good day!

I am off to the spa this morning for a pre-wedding relaxation time with the bride-to-be! On the agenda? A 1 hour massage (ahhh!), a manicure and pedicure and then full spa lunch. Be still my heart! Tending to three little boys and one big boy 7 days a week takes a toll and I am looking forward to this like you would not believe!

I wanted to leave you with a card though and this one is special. My chef brother in law has been staying with us (hence the extra 5 lbs I'm carrying around lately!) and he wanted to make a card for our cousin on her birthday.

Let me preface this by saying that I did nothing but show him how to use the tools he needed to make this card. The colours, design, layout, etc. were all his ideas! Check it out:

On the inside, he made this cool tag. We attached it to the card by just looping the linen thread around the vintage brad. This way, the recipient can take it off and keep it as a bookmark without ruining the card.

Is this boy talented or what?! I tried to tell him that there are other guys out there doing what I do and sign him up but he was unconvinced. ;)

Have a fantastic day!

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