Friday, March 28, 2008

Da dum de dum, da dum de dum

Hello fellow non-concurrently diagnosed peeps. ;O)

It has been a good week. Kimmer had her bridal shower on Wednesday and it was done Pampered Chef style! Yeah! It was the kind of party that you invite 30 people to, and all of them plus a few show up. Kimmer racked in $850 in free product (nice) and seems to have more money to spend than sme may want to buy with!! Quite the debacle.

Here's her card... I tried to find a 'steel blue' (no idea what steel blue is) type of colour for the card as this is her wedding colour theme. And the black you ask? Why is there black on such a celebratory card? Well, that was for P, L and I who are the remaining single sistas of our life group. We mourn the loss of another sista who takes that fateful step into wedded bliss. Heda heda.

Seriously though, we are stoked for Kim.

And check out the sentiment inside the card! So fun!

Plus I got to play with the new Marvy Uchida paper cutter using the scallop blade. Score!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

From the brilliant mind of a woman eating for two...

I changed the header to your brilliant suggestion... did you see? :O)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Elzybell stamps

When I first saw this line of stamps, I was so excited! 
This little girl so reminds me of growing up... she is very fun.  They are the perfect stamp for my sister and Lois!

I ordered some and can't wait to make some cards with 'em to send off.

Good times.

The scallop edging was cut using some fiskar scissors that I saw on sale ($8 for 15 scissors!!). Love sales!  Those scissors are soo much cheaper than the craft punches that cost like $30 for each one. Yikes.  You can spend a fortune on craft supplies so quickly.  

Happy Easter, everyone!!

I heard on the news that this weekend was the most important weekend for us Christians.  Hmm. I would also like to say that Little Baby Jesus' birthday is quite an important event as well. 

So thankful for the Grace of God in my life... I am so imperfect and prone to mistakes, but yet I have a God who welcomes me back with open arms each time.  How's that for feeling loved and never abandoned?!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Snap! Crackle!

Yep, you guessed it.  My co-worker and his wife popped last week.  They now have two slayer boys with just as slayer names (Malachi and Jericho).
Seriously rock with name choosing.  I wonder what the girly name would have been....
So cute! Those two make amazing babies.

I'm trying to figure out what the heck to put in the 'label' section of the post.  I've been plugging the various brand of products on each card but it's getting old.  What else do you put there?  The card theme?  Some cheesy line like 'you ain't seen nothin till you've seen a drug and alcohol counsellor'?  Thoughts?! Opinions!?  Ponderings?!  Let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kim's Birthday...

Was totally last month.

But, better late than never, I suppose!

Plus, if you send a late birthday card, then you get to buy one of those 'happy belated birthday' stamps. You see where I'm going here?!?!

For Kimmer's card, we dry embossed it ('we' cause my DS totally helped) using those little folder thingys and used this part as the base of the card.

(See close up below):

Used a Stampendous set for the flowers as Kimmer works at a greenhouse-type business. Something having to do with the flower industry anyway. The 'Happy Birthday' script wouldn't fit so we had to use the 'hello' sentiment instead.
Very funny- I am just now noticing that the paper underneath the card is actually quite obvious that it isn't a blank paper at all (or a nice painted picture-taking rack of some kind). Nope. It's really the bum (or backside) of an invoice for a client. However, only you and I know that. Well, you, because I just told you. But otherwise, only I would have known.


So, there's really lots to do with work 'n all so I really should be going.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come again!

Merry Easter!

Apparently, when I'm upset, I make cards. This is my explanation for the 7 cards that were made in the span of two days- in time that I really didn't have to be spending on card making.

Alas, here they are.

One card was for a friend who is in a painful place in life so am not going to post that card here (most definitely would not feel right).

BUT, the rest are fair-game!

In the emotional/ cathartic process, two Easter cards were made. One for my parents and one for my Lois and her Ethan. Hopefully they will each get their cards in the mail before they see them on here!

PS: Shout out to those counsellors out there who sit in their offices and grace this blog each day with their virtual presence.


Card details:

Patterned Paper: Making Memories line: Garden Party.

Cardstock: Bazill basics

Brads: Making Memories bunny guys

Ribbon: American Crafts Spring line

Copic Markers

Class 'A' peels 'Happy Easter'

There. A simple card for Lois as she commented that she likes the simple cards best on here. And cause I'm thinking she might be preggo with a baby Raz girl, there is a pink theme.

Time to get back to work. I am enjoying this delicious cup of peppermint tea and determinedly not thinking about the stack of items that are in need of attention just beyond that cup.
Did you know that tea tastes better when you sip it from a nice cup?
I'm a big believer. ;O)
Till next time...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stinkin computer is NOT working!!

My smelly computer is not identifying when I have my SD card plugged in.
Stupid machine.
RAA!  There are like 5 cards that are eagerly waiting to be posted and can't be!
My back up USB cord has conveniently gone on vacation and can not be located BUT we will get those cards uploaded as soon as possible!
But perhaps not until Thursday when I can access my work computer.... he he heeee.
Until then, check out my friend's blogs!


Dillicent (aka Sandra, aka SIL extraordinaire):


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Flower Thank You Cards

I was cleaning up the living room tonight (seems to  constantly be taken over by card-making supplies!) and I found this little gem that I made a few weeks ago.  It had fallen under the coffee table.

I love it- I had forgotten all about it so it was like seeing it for the first time again.
Love how the paper and flower stamp all went together.  
The ribbon has a little bit of wire in it (didn't realize this when I bought it) which made the ribbon stick out a bit more and retain it's shape.  Sweet.  Makes it seem like I know how to tie a bow.  Faker!
The flower brad was a pewter one that I coloured with a copic marker.  Thank you Theresa Unrah for that gem-of-a-tip!!!   Turned out to be a perfect fit.
Can't wait to send this one off!
Love the card template though. Think I will be using this puppy again!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Card for Kale

A card for my Kale...
Here's a sneak peak card that will be sent out for my little buddy this week.
My sister tells me that he goes on my blog and tells her about it.
"Oh, Raz likes pink, Mom!"
Hot dawg. I love that boy!
Here's a card for you, Dude!
Now it's your turn to draw me a picture!! :o)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Man-type cards... arg!

My co-worker Garret's 28th is next week. Since we give all of our employees a birthday card, I decided to whip one up for him. Ok. Fine. Honestly, it was an excuse to stamp. ;O)
I'm not entirely sold on it as is seems so simple... The challenging part was to create a card for a guy that did NOT have any of the regular girly stamps, flowers, ribbons and other embellies that are so easy and fun to fill up a card with.
Hence, a simple card.
My current fave pattern paper is definitely Chatterbox as they have such a fun and wide variety of paper that is so inspiring!
Very simple design.
Hopefully he likes it!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Congrats on your baby...

This was a fun card to make! It is for someone at my life group who just had a little boy.  
Lots of little boys lately... I have a friend who is expecting this year and another friend who is due any day now.  Hooray for more people to make cards for!
(my family and friends will be very sick of snail mail from me shortly, I imagine)
I think I spent about 2 hours trying to decide how best to fit the format on the template, and then what stamps to use.
So obvious that I am a beginner!! Two hours?!
The stamp set I chose was a really inexpensive one at my LSS which sold for less than $2. Can't go wrong there!!
Loved the small 'boy' metal tag that is adhered to the side of the card.  A bunch of them come in the Memory Makers set which I just love.
The 'Congratulations' is a Class A Peel from Stampendous.  
For the ribbon, I couldn't make up my mind on what looked better so I adhered them together and used the combination.  I was please with the results.

One of these days I will grab some courage to dabble in distressing.  At this point, I am just too unconfident to branch out.  We will see... 

Time off from work means stamping!!

Today is Sunday, my day off.
Ahhh, how I love Sundays!  Today is extra awesome because we are hanging out at home and my boy is able to go outside and chillax with the other kiddies in the neighbourhood.
Here are the two cards I finished today.
One was my first sympathy card that I needed to make for a friend who's FIL passed away.
Not so 'sympathy'ish as I wanted to work with the stamp supplies that I had.  Gotta make my new hobby fit the budget too! ;O) 
Inside sentiment is one that I found on another stamper's site and loved. It reads 'May God's love guide you, uphold you, protect you and enfold you'.  Hopefully these are fitting words for people in pain.
Second card was my foray into the de-stressing domain.  The edges of both popped up parts (the sentiment and coloured chick) were distressed using the Memory Maker's distresser tool. Stamps are from A Muse and are so fun!  Tons of fun!  Wasn't sure if I would like it but it seems to fit?
Both cards were coloured with copic markers and stickles for added 'pop'.  
Have a great rest of the weekend!
...more cards to come soon, hopefully!