Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Butterflies....make me think of spring!

Hey there! It's been a gorgeous couple of days here. Sunny and warm! I'm loving it. What I'm really loving the most though, is hearing the song birds. I walk the dog every morning...VERY early...and it's been so quiet all winter. Now, the birds are just singing away. I didn't realize how much I've missed them, until I heard them start up again. It's so nice to know that spring is definitely here.

With that in mind, I created a card based on butterflies. I saw this new Prima paper, and feel immediately in love with it. Butterflies everywhere. So I used it as my main patterned paper and built my card around it. I punched out some other butterflies using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I pressed them into my glue pad and then sprinkled them with glitter. I used glue dots to secure them to the card, and bent the bodies so that they would be more 3D.

I also cut out one of the butterflies from the Prima paper and popped it up on the centre of the card.

I hope you like it! I also hope you are having beautiful weather too, in your neck of the woods.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's the weekend! Yay!

It's ssturday......thank goodness it finally arrived. I've been waiting all week for this....lol We're heading out to shop shortly, but I thought I'd post another card that I made.

I've been thinking about making birthday cards. It seems that I'm always short of them, so I made a couple. This is the first one. It's an easel card (don't you find those hard to photograph?). I used an Inkadinkado stamp for the cupcake, and embellished it with liquid applique. I love how that makes it look like real icing. I used stickles for the sparkles on the cupcake, and paper pieced the paper cupcake holder. The sentiment came from that same Inkadinkado set--I've had it for a while but I think it's still available. I used my spellbinders for the centre shapes, and some rhinestones to hold the card up in the standing position.

I haven't used this card yet, so it's in my stash, but it won't be long before it hits the mail!

Hope your day is as good as mine!


Happy Thursday!

It's almost the weekend.....can you feel it? I'm just dying for the weekend to arrive. Tonight we are going out to the Grey Owl restaurant. It's a special event hosted by the Culinary Arts students at Assiniboine Community College. The dinner is a spectacular event, with fabulous gourmet foods.....mmmmmmmmmm I'm so looking forward to it.

Then, I get to shop in Winnipeg this weekend. We're definitely going to hit Costco and I want to find a vintage flower frog, so we need to stop at an antique store or two. Mainly, it will be great to visit with my Mom. She's had a tough week, so some R and R is in order.

I found this lamb, as I was browsing through the pictures at Splitcoast. I feel in love with it, and decided to make one for Easter for my Mom. I'm going to load it up with dark chocolate eggs, and surprise her with it this weekend. I think I'll hide it just before we leave, so she can find it when she's got her place back to herself. Dark chocolate will be a nice way to end our visit. Anywa, back to the lamb. It was very easy to make, and I love how it turned out.

What are you making for Easter this year?

Enjoy your weekend, Janet

Monday, March 22, 2010

Altered Notebook

I had a great weekend. I created for most of it, and made some really interesting things. The first one I'll show you is an altered notebook. It's one of those composition books that you find at the dollar store, and I altered it using stamps by Papertreyink.

I love Papertreyink stamps--I just wish the shipping wasn't so expensive. I do love altering notebooks, and I think I'll make a few more. A girl can never have enough notebooks laying around.

I also used the new Prima paper. I really liked the back side of the flowery, scrapbook page paper, so I used it this way. The pink is really nice. I used my momento black ink, and my stardust glitter pen to add the accents on the word 'notes' and on the dots outlining the circles on the bottom of the notebook. The glitter is a little hard to see, but I like it's subtleness. The paper clip is something I've had around for ages, and haven't really used. The ribbon is from my stash.

Hope you like it.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I hope all of you are enjoying St. Patrick's day.

It's been rather low key at work, but some actually remembered to wear green. I however, totally forgot, as I opted to wear the outfit that required no ironing versus the green shirt that did. Oh well, at least I made a card for the occassion.

I am joining Waltzingmouse Stamps on their blog hop. Check out Claire's site for all the details. You can find the links to all the participants in the forum (you'll have to register first, but it's easy).

I created a card using the digital image that Claire provided last week. I stamped it twice on copic paper and then I colored it with my copics. I cut out one image using the oval nestabilities, and I cut out two little shamrocks on the other image. I used those shamrocks on pop dots to add dimension to my card. I also used my scalloped oval nestabilities to provide a frame for the image. I used ribbon to embellish and voila! Card created.

I really like the patterned paper--and I'll have to update this post later with the company name as I can't remember right now. The patterned paper sure adds to the overall feel of the card.

Be sure to check out the other stamps that Claire creates. Her work is lovely. I am a big fan--I've got a number of sets, and I know I'll be getting more. I particularly like the stamps that work with spellbinder nestabilities. What a great addition to my collection.

Feel free to follow my blog--if I get enough followers I'm thinking of giving away some blog candy.

Have a great hop!


Sunday, March 14, 2010


This is my entry for the challenge at the CPS site. It's a 5.75 square card--I love that size.

I used the new Justrite stampers set that I won on a blog, and created this card. I used Doodlebug sugar on the two outer circles, and I used my copic markers to color the flowers. My circle nestabilities came in handy to cut it all out.

Hope you like it,


Brandon Scrapbookers Charity Convention

Hi there.

Just a quick note about the upcoming convention. In case you don't know, I'm on the committee for the Brandon Scrapbookers Charity Convention. I started about 4 years ago, and have been going strong since. I work with a great bunch of ladies, who put in alot of hard work over the year, which culminates in a weekend long event all for charity. Ever year we give away $12,000 to charity. Isn't that wonderful?

We're filling up now and have only about 20 more spots----so if you're thinking about joining us, you'd better sign up pronto!

It's an amazing event. Tons of fun, lots of laughs, and even more creativity! I'm always so astonished to see how creative people are. It's just amazing what these creative women come up with.

Why not check out the site and join us? You'll be glad you did.....and you did some charity work while scrapping! What could be better?!!!!!

Hope to see you there,

Scrapping weekend

Happy Sunday evening to you all.

It's been a great weekend. I attended a weekend scrap event hosted by Scrapbooking at Shelley's here in Brandon. What a great event! Thanks to Shelley for hosting, and to Jody for the excellent food! Three cheers!

I had a great time scrapping and visiting with all my friends. Here's a picture of Stephanie and I. I've known Stephanie for a while, but I didn't know her too well. We both work for Shelley teaching classes. However, since we've entered into the world of blogging, I've gotten to know her a little bit better. She does wonderful work. Make sure that you stop by her blog and check it out. She's an amazing woman.

stef and janet

I even managed to get some work done! Here is a picture of the first layout we all worked on. By 'all' I mean the ladies who work on the Brandon Scrapbookers Charity Convention. I've been working with these ladies for the past four years (I think) and they are great women. They get together and scrap more often than I can join them, and they usually pick some layouts to work on. They found this one in the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, and we all loved it so much that we got one of our friends, Bronwen, to design us a kit, so we could make it. Bronwen came through for us, as always, and I just love how it turned out. Thanks Bronwen!

I managed to create a few cards as well. I'll post those another day. One is for the Waltzingmouse stamps blog hop. Don't forget to come back for that event.

Janet (aka tiredbuthappy.com)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Creations arriving soon

Hi there.

It's been a slow week for me, in terms of creating. BUT......I'm attending a scrapping weekend, so I plan to create some cards. I'll try to take pictures as I create and post them here.

Thanks for waiting, and I hope to soon have new things for you to look at.

If you're interested and free this weekend, give Shelley a call, and join us at her scrapping weekend. We'd love to have you join us.

Keep smiling,

Monday, March 8, 2010

Great giveaway!

You need to run right over to savannahland 2 and check out her great giveaway. Aren't those bowls fabulous?

Be sure to check out her cards.Savannah does great work.

Have a great day, Janet

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cuttlebug Hearts

I've been experimenting with my cuttlebug folders and some luster rub ons. I just love the look of the rub ons--so nice and they add such depth to the card. This is an easy card to make. I used four different folders, and the cuttlebug heart dies. I rubbed a different color of luster on each layer and adhered them together. Voila!
Simple, yet different and eye catching.

Hope you like it too.