Monday 21 April 2008

Bad Blogger!

I've been a bad blogger lately! I'm about to start full time work for about 3.5 weeks and I'm writing documentation - which is not my favorite thing to do! My mother-in-law is also coming for a visit this week so I've been madly cleaning and de-cluttering. We've also completed our yard clean-up and are busy building and assembling our shed. Life is crazy right now!

Can you handle another cupcake card? Again from the Hero Arts cupcake clear set and paired with some Basic Grey patterned paper and pumpkin pie cardstock. Ribbon was a score from the dollar store. Hope you're all having a good Monday!!

Tuesday 15 April 2008

Doodlebug Cupcake!

Just quick post as I'm off to pick up my son from school. I created this card based on the patterned paper. It's from Doodlebug and I adore everything Doodlebug! I paired it with some pumpkin pie and purely pomegranate cardstock as well as some luscious purely pomegranate satin ribbon. Image is from the Hero Arts clear cupcake set - I just love that set! Super quick card but super cute and fun! Hope your day is sprinkled with fun!

Sunday 13 April 2008

Baby Gift Set

My friend had her beautiful baby girl on the 28th and I wanted to make her something for the baby's room. I decided to make a name frame and a set of blocks. I used the baby girl collection from Basic Grey and made the frame, blocks, and card to match.
For the blocks I used Emily's tutorial from her blog - Stamping and Stuff.

I used Beate's weekend sketch challenge as my jumping off point for the card. I changed it just slightly when I used the scalloped circle in the corner instead of a square.

We actually got to see Chloe last night as it was her big brothers birthday party and my kids were invited. We had a blast playing at our local indoor play place. I made this card for the birthday boy - I used Beate's weekend sketch again - this time staying true to the sketch. The stamp set is My Favorite Things Dinomite and the paper is from the DCWV glitter stack.

Hope you had a great weekend! We are trying to get our backyard in order and purchased a swing set and playhouse so we can spend lots of time out there this year!

Friday 11 April 2008

All in my Friend's family!

This is a family portrait of one of my good friend's family. She needed a birthday card for her father-in-law and I offered to make her one. I decided to use SU's All in the Family set to make it and I cased a card by MJ Albright that I fell in love with. I also got to use a couple new cuttlebug folders for the first time. I ran out of room for the sentiment so I stamped it in Stazon on a transparency and adhered it to the bottom. The grass is a Doodlebug paper frill but could easily be made yourself with a good pair of scissors (and some patience!). I have to say that I think this card is way cuter in real life than in the picture though! Hope you are having a good Friday! TGIF!!!

Monday 7 April 2008

Flexible Friends

I just had to have this stamp set from My Favorite Things when it came out - and I haven't had much of a chance to play with it! I've done some yoga in the past, but that really wasn't the reason I fell in love with this set, I just loved the images and the sentiments. This one I coloured with my copics and paired it with some glitter paper from DCWV. The blue paper is some old scrap from KI memories. I'm making a concerted effort to use up my stash including my scrap pile. The card base is certainly celery. I can't wait to play some more with this set, once things settle down a little!
Hope you're having a great start to your week! I have stamp club tomorrow - I even did my homework (and it was fun!)!

Saturday 5 April 2008

Another Out on a Limb Card!

Are you getting sick of this set yet? I'm certainly not! It's just so versatile and makes really quick cards. Unfortunately, I needed to make a sympathy card. A good friend recently lost her mother to cancer and this card is from a group of us. I wanted a soft colour combo that wasn't too bright. I used Blush blossom cardstock and stamped it with the linen background in pretty in pink ink. I then ran it through my cuttlebug with my textile folder. The main image is stamped on Poison Ivy cardstock (very shimmery) and I used close to cocoa and pixie pink chalk ink for the blossoms. I used old olive for the leaves as well as to matte the image and for the card base. I added a sentiment in rose red, a matching ribbon, and a half pearl. I hope it brings her some comfort.

Well I was unlucky enough to catch the same stomach flu that my daughter had - so it's been a quiet week around here. Hopefully we're both on the mend now and we can get busy! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Monkeying around with the sketch challenge!

I can't believe I managed to fit in a card today! It's been a busy one and we've been going a million different directions. This card took me all of about 20 minutes to make. I knew as soon as I saw the sketch that I wanted to use this Changito stamp. I got it at Archiver's when we were in Georgia and it hadn't yet seen ink. It was perfect for that long panel!
I've mentioned Tricia, Nate and Baby Gwyneth on my blog a couple of times - asking for prayers for them. I don't know them but have been captivated by their story and their steadfast faith (not to mention their incredibly beautiful daughter!). I just read Nate's blog and it looks like Tricia is being prepped for her double lung transplant! If you do pray - would you keep them in yours?
Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate each one of you (and there may only be one of you!).

Tuesday 1 April 2008

Tea Time?

Tea is definitely what I need! I'm just finishing up vomit laundry for the 3rd time. My dd is sick and keeps throwing up - only in bed though! Poor little girl is sleeping on the couch right now - I feel so bad for her.
I got this Lockhart stamp while I was in the States - actually my mother in law bought it for me! I paired it with a sketch from Michelle Wooderson's blog, some Basic Grey patterned paper, and the cuttlebug textile folder. I am really happy with the way this one turned out!

I have a couple of links I'd love to share with you if you're interested!
I've become addicted to this blog: Crafty Storage
Paula showcases storage solutions for stampers and scrapbookers. I'm loving it!
and through Paula - I found this blog: Creative Organizing
Aby is the co-author of the book the Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker (I must get that book!). She is also a professional organizer and offers all kinds of tips on her blog!
Can you tell I'm in a spring cleaning/purging/organizing mood these days??


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