Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An Arctic Winter Challenge

I'm trying to get a head start on my christmas cards this year and I've been playing along with Susie and Vicki for a little bit.

I didn't get my card for last week's challenge completed, so I finished it up for this week's challenge. I used a Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things as the focal point. I really love that's so conducive to copics! I embossed my layers using the cuttlebug and a variety of folders. I also used a spellbinder to create the frame for the stamped image. Toss in a few rhinestones, and voila! Christmas is

I hope you like it. Now the question is, how are YOUR christmas cards coming along?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Waltzingmouse Challenge #4

I've been following the challenges over at the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge blog. I'm really enjoying these challenges. The sketches are quite unique and I'm finding, very challenging.

Here is the sketch we are to use this week:

Since I don't have many stamps sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps, I'm having to be more creative and think outside the box. What seems to work is using some stamps as background stamps. That's what I did this week.

Today I chose the Celtic Heritage set. It was one of the first sets I purchased. I used one of the stamps to create the background. Then I used prima flowers for the circle. I colored the flower centres with my copic marker so that it matched the paper I was using. For the sentiment, I chose the Fancy Phrases set again, and stamped it with versa mark and embossed it with white embossing powder, and then popped up the centre after I cut it out with my circle spellbinders.

I love the two tone colors, and the flowers just seem to set it off for me. I hope you like it.


Kenny K's Krafty Girlz

Don't you just love the image? I am in love with the attitude these stamps give off. This stamp is called Queen's Cutie. There are tons of other images, that are just as fun as this Cutie. Be sure to pop on by and check out the selection. You'll be glad that you did.

I colored my image with my copic markers. I used my star spellbinders to cut out all the stars. I covered them in glossy accents and sprinklded---ok, I poured, lol---pink glitter on them all. While they were drying, I cut out the backgrounds and I found a perfect little charm to add to the pink star. After I cut Cutie out, I popped her up with some pop dots.

I hope you like the card.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz

There's a brand new design team call out there. Check it out here.

I heard about it through a friend I know in blogland, and thought I'd check it out....I was especially intrigued when I saw the card she had created using one of his images. Wowee! I totally love the attitude his images have.

So--I'm off to enter myself in the design team call. You never know til you try, right? I'm off to get me some images too.

Before I go though, here's a card I don't think I have posted yet. It's an image that my partner Ken created. He's dabbling in digi stamps.

The DT call asks you to post your favorite card. This is one of my fav's. I've posted it before, but I'll post it again, since it is my fav. Hope you like it too.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Yesterday was a special day at my house. My youngest son, Tanner was graduating from high school.

The weather was gorgeous. Nice and sunny, and not a drop of rain as they predicted. The ceremony went smoothly. The cake I ordered turned out just fantastic. (I'll post a pic of it later). The pictures we took turned out well. We all went out to dinner at a local restaurant, and that was really nice.

Here are some pictures of our day. This is one of Tanner and me:

This next one is of my sweetie and me. I really love it!

I'll add a few more later.

I'm so proud of Tanner. He really enjoyed high school. He's a big football fan and played in his high school team. He also graduated with his first apprenticeship level in Auto Body. And................he got his first full time job yesterday too! It's at an autobody shop, so he's really happy about that. Only two more weeks and he starts his full time job....and reality hits!

Thanks for sharing in my celebration.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge #3

Happy First Day of Summer!

Today is Tanner's grad, and the mosquitoes are out in full force--a sure sign that summer is here. We're planning some outdoor pictures, so I hope the mosquitoes have enough sense to leave us alone, just for a little while.

I'm participating in the Challenge over at Waltzingmouse Stamps. It's #3 this week, and we were given another sketch to use. Here's my card:

I used some new Bo Bunny paper that I got at my LSS. I just love purple! I used my Fancy Phrases stamps again, and my new Labels 10 dies from Spellbinders. Didn't Claire say that July's release may have something in it for the Labels 10?

I hope you like it. It's a short post today, but the computer is giving me trouble, and I've got to go pick up the cake for the grad, so I'm off and running this morning. I'll post some grad pictures later on.

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps June Blog Waltz

Good morning Waltzers! It's a great day for a waltz. I've been looking forward to this for a while now. Here goes......

It's always good to have some masculine cards on hand, but they are a challenge for me, as they are for others. They don't come easy to me, and it's great to practise making some.

My first card is a thank you card. I used the sketch in a previous challenge this week, and liked it so much that I thought I would use it for today's waltz. I used the Fancy Phrases stamp set, which works perfectly with the fancy labels nesties. I just love those nestie friendly stamps. Claire has tons of them, so you need to check them out, if you're a nestie girl like me. Don't you love those brads in the corners? They are the ones that look like screws...perfect for a masculine card. I stamped the image and sentiment with versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

My second card is suitable for any celebration--grad, birthday, new job, etc. For the background paper, I used the Vintage Circles nesties stamps set and stamped it again in versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I did the same thing with the sentiment, except I used the Fancy Phrases set for that. I popped it up on a pop dot, and voila! A card is born!

If you're interested in more Waltzers, pop over to Claire's forum where you can get the list of participants. Claire also has two contests going on--one for participants in the Waltz and one for those who waltz with us and count the chinese lanterns hidden in the posts. Better get counting....there's a stamp set riding on it!

If you love Waltzingmouse Stamps as much as I do, scroll back to the last two posts. I've got a couple of other cards posted for the current challenge at Claire's Challenge Blog.

I hope you have a great waltz. It's going to be an ugly day here, in terms of the weather. They are forecasting up to 70mm of rain, big winds, and there is a flash flood warning. Not so nice. If you're in my area, batten down the hatches!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge #2

Hello again! Here is my second card for the challenge over at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I used the Afternoon Tea Stamp set that I recently purchased. I really like this set---and I think I'm going to have to start having tea parties so I can use these invitations!

Once again I used my stash of Rich Razzleberry paper from Stampin' Up. I used my paisley cuttlebug folder to dry emboss the pink strip down the centre of the card. Next I distressed it with Rich Razzleberry ink.

I used my new butterfly sizzix die that I got, also from Stampin' Up. I just love how it cuts out and embosses these butterflies! I adhered the with glue dots. Once I stamped the image, I embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Speaking of anyone a tea lover like me? Since the new tea store opened in Brandon, I've become a big tea lover. We must have over 20 different flavors of tea in the cupboard. In fact, I had to clean out one of my cupboards so I could have space to store all my tins of tea. My favorite at the moment is Tiramisu. That replaced my love of Caramel Creme, with caramel syrup for sweetening. I di purchase a couple of new teas yesterday, but I haven't tried them yet. I'm looking forward to trying Cranberry Creme and the Huckleberry. Yumm!

Well, I'm off to color for the rest of the evening. Hope everyone had the sun today, as we did. I sure missed it, and really enjoyed being out in it.


Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge #2

Here is the first card that I've made for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge #2.

I used the Tea stamps set that I just purchased along with the Rich Razzleberry Paper pack from Stampin' Up. I've been hoarding that paper, but this card just called out for it.

I stamped the image and the embossed it with black embossing powder. I sprayed the tiny flowers and the black cardstock strips with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. Don't ya love that stuff?!! Marshmallow has become my favorite color so far.

The card is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4--this is quickly becomming my favorite size. Now I just have to find a better store, and more economical price for my 6x6 envelopes.

Hope this tickles your fancy!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Suzie and Vicki's Christma Challenge #21

Two cards in one day! I was in a creating mood and made a card for Suzie and Vicki's Christmas Challenge.

Did you notice the stamp? It's a new one--not available anywhere else. My partner Ken is creating his own line of digi stamps--this is the first one I'm posting on my blog. If you're interested in getting your own copy, email me. It fit perfectly with this challenge and I thought it was a great way to feature this unique image.

I didn't color the whole image, but I did choose to color parts of it using my copic markers. I followed the sketch and happened to have some snowman paper that worked perfectly.

Hope you like it--and if you feel so inclined, leave Ken some love.


Prairie Fairy Friday Challenge

Happy Saturday to you! I made it back from Treherne--it was a successful workshop. I'm posting my card for the Prairie Fairy Friday Challenge. We were challenged to use glitz and glitter in our cards.

I chose my the ballerina image and colored it with my copics. I seem to really love the bright colors so I went with that color scheme. I added glitz by using glossy accents on the leotard and ballet slippers. I added glitter to the tutu. Then I added some rhinestones to the card itself, in two places. The patterned paper I used came from a 6x6 pad of SEI paper--and it's full of glitz and glitter too! Bonus!

I've got a couple of close ups of the glitz and glitter as well. Gotta love glitz! This is a close up of the tutu.

Here's a close up more glitz and glitter:

Hope you like it. I really love how it turned out. Thanks for the challenge, Prairie Fairy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Watch this space!

I'm so excited for my blingy card. I've made it for the newest Prairie Fairy Challenge, but it's drying as we speak. Why don't you pop over there, read about the challenge, and join me?

Watch this space and tomorrow I'll post that card, once I get home from Treherne.

Happy Weekend to you all!

Farm Fresh Friday

This is a quick post for tonight. It's getting late and I've got to up and on the road by 7am tomorrow. I'm mentoring an Ethics Workshop in Treherne.

I created this card for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at The Greeting Farm. Colored with copics, of course. Paper from my stash.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Mojo Monday #142

It's Mojo Monday! Here's the card I made for this week's challenge:

I used one of my new My Favorite Things stamps. It's from the Pure Innocence line called Flower Girl. I used my copics to color it and used paper from my stash. I embellished it with flowers and a brad.

I'm really liking the orange and purple combination. How about you?


Just Ducky Blog Candy

Run, don't walk over to Just Ducky. Lori's got some exciting blog candy to give away!


Copics for sale

I have some copics for sale. I bought two of some colors, for some crazy reason.....would that have anything to do with my memory? LOL

CO Cool Gray
YG03 Yellow Green
100 Black
Y17 Golden Yellow

I'm asking $4 each, (including shipping if you buy them all and you live in Canada). Paypal or I'd consider a trade if you have anything I'd want. They are brand new--one used slightly, but the others never even opened.

Email me if you are interested.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Embellish Labels Color Challenge, Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #1

I am absolutely in love with the stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Have you got yours yet? Have you been to Claire's site or her blog? If not, you're really missing out, so be sure to pop by.

I used my most recently purchased sets to create this card.
I used Afternoon Tea Sentiments for the little tea cup in the centre and the sentiment in the label. The border was stamped onto the label with this set.

Do you see the cameo in the middle of the flower? It's from Webster's pages. I just love it! It caught my eye at my LSS this weekend, and I had to have it. It's reasonably priced too, cuz you get 6 of these, I think, in one package.

I used some stickles on the tea cup after I cut it out of Basic Grey Capella paper. Lastly, I used some coral colored ink to sponge around the edges of the label.

I'm submitting this card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #1 and the Embellish Magazine's Embellish Labels Color Challenge--which is conveniently sponsored by Waltzingmouse stamps.

Hope you had a great weekend. I managed to get my flowers planted, and make a couple of cards, so I'm happy!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baby's First Christmas

I made this card for the challenge at Susie and Vicki's Christmas Club. The challenge was to make a christmas card for baby's first christmas.

This is my attempt at it. Hope you like it.