Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Back to Versamark

Ahh, midnight and I still need to finish this blog or it will never go up!
We had a shredder of a BS tonight with the girls.  Got to have a good discussion about accountability and I am so thankful for how the discussion went!  Love my BS girls!!

Finished the last of the cards for the order for my Bible Study group and I have two left to show!
Pace yourself, friends!  One card at a time;O)
Gotta make those blog posts stretch!

Here is a card coloured by my 'colourific assistante', Ms. LK.  

Alrighty, this will need to be a quick post as I'm so tired!
Too many emails accruing and I'm shutting down the computer before more can come in!!

I love this white ribbon although I can't remember who made it.  Got it from my LSS and it's definitely a fave!

Night everyone!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My First Order!

I had an order from some girls at Bible Study to make some cards.  Can't show all of them as they are for people in the group (no sneak peeks!) but I can show the cards that will be submitted for a silent auction!
Here's two that are finished so far....

Excuse the photos- I was playing around with the light and saturation settings.  I have no idea what I'm doing but it's fun!

The first card was made using Elzybells stamps (can't get enough of those cuties!).  
Sentiment is by Paper Trey and ribbon is by Elzybells.  The ribbon seemed to go perfectly with the car!  This was a simpler card that came together relatively quickly.  Love those ones!  Keeping with a simple theme, I distressed the edges around the card using a razor blade.  N
ext, I double stamped the stamped image and cut it out using a craft knife.  The popped up image was coloured using some bold Sakura gel pen colours and then secured to the paper using some foam squares.  

The second card was using My Mind's Eye patterned paper (there's a 40% off sale going on at a LSS, can you tell?!), some Making Memories brads and this gorgeous ribbon that I found at my LSS but I can't remember what the name is!  So pretty!  I shabbily distressed the edges in antique linen Ranger ink and stamped the images in Stazon (midnight blue, for this one).  
The whole card has an old skool feeling to it to me- reminds me of a farm house- type decor where you might find some hand crocheted doilies! 
Couldn't make my mind up on whether or not I wanted to leave the sentiment on the card but, in the end, I added it.  I think it would look a bit better had the sentiment piece been a tad bit smaller in size.  Finished it off with a little paper piercing at the bottom. :O)

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, April 28, 2008

Been and Kale cards....REVEALED!!

Ack. What a night!  DS was sick- vomiting and slightly feverish.  I think he had a migraine as well.  Shoot!  You hope that your kids won't get the bad genetic stuff from you, but, listening to him describe the headaches, it's no wonder we're cut from the same cloth!  
Here are the cards that Been and Kale were sent.  
Kale's favourite colour is green, so I love to add green in where ever possible.  I was going to label the roosters with names of family members (with perhaps two roosters named after his dad, since he's a giant QUACK!) but alas time got away on me.
Loving my new cuttlebug.  So much fun!   This one was made using the musical notes embossing folder.  I also used a little Ellzybell stamp for the girl on front (these are the stamps that remind me of my sister!), some Making Memories patterned paper, SU ticket corner punch and finished it with some American Craft ribbon.

I can't seem to make a card without adding some 3-D dots to make something in the picture *POP*.  Love those dots!  Hard to tell with both pictures, but both stamped images are popped.

Phew! Done!
Off to catch some rest.... I'll be back tomorrow with a new stamp!  See you soon!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dino Card

End of April... taxes are late... so what should we do?  Procrastinate by making some cards, of couse!
At least, this was the game plan last week, when there still were a few days buffer to finish taxes by.  Now, it's the end of April and I'm frantically trying to pull everything together to meet that deadline.  Never mind the article summary that is due for work discussion tomorrow.
Sheesh. Can I call in sick?!
Anywho, here is a quick card made for my fave nearly 4-year-old bud.
He just received it in the mail so I can safely post it.
Huge thanks to Been for passing on the pic!!!

Ended up doing the swirl as it was a good way to hide the unevenly cut squares.  (tee hee)
Still looks ok, I think, right?
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Card in the mail for Been!

Here's a little sneak peek at what's headed Been's way this week... I will post the rest of the card picture after she's received it so that her surpreeze isn't totally schmecked.
First shot at layering with a ticket corner punch.  Whoop!
Less than 1 month before DS and I join 68 grade 8's on a whirlwind trip to Montreal.  It. Will. Shred.  So, so, so excited about this great trip of a lifetime!   
Super quick post... must get supper on and jet to DS's school for a parent meeting.  
No life group tonight. ;O( Keep me posted, girls!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Paying it Forward!

The first three people to comment on this post will receive a gift from me, sometime within the next 365 days. Who knows when it will turn up, or what it will be, but rest assured, it will arrive. All you have to do is promise to make the same declaration on your blog, and send out gifts to three of your lovely readers.

I'll also choose a random blogger to send a gift to, so leave a comment, even if you're not in the first three! Make sure I can contact you in some way, either via blog or email.

In the next 365 days I'll be getting a parcel from Dilly, and in turn, I must send out a handmade gift to 3 more people. And on it hurry up and leave a comment already! Let's bring on the love and togetherness! :O)


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sneek Peak...

At a GREEN card for someone little who loves green!

Hey Little Buddy- this one's for you! :O)

You will see the rest of the card when it comes in the mail.

DS helped to make this card - I love it when he helps although usually it is to crank the wheel on the cuttlebug machine. Speaking of which, he's been roped into coming to another card making class with me on Monday night. Su-weet! I'm hoping L and P will show too. It will henceforth be an embossing celebration!

Hmm. Perhaps we should invite my older bro, who I know completely adores such funtivities. Harsinder? Thoughts?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Clipperstreet card sets

I love the monthly card sets that Clipperstreet (a

local scrapbooking store) comes out with. They always come up with a new template design that I haven't experimented with and after, I feel a tad bit more inspired to use some ideas in other cards!! As a total novice- the new ideas are great training!!
For March, they had this wicked Birthday card set. The DS and I decided to have some fun with the template (ok, I decided to have some fun, and he stepped up because it meant he got to crank away on the cuttlebug machine). All cardstock in the set were basically flat. The swirls on the white and blue cardstock were all created using the cuttlebug machine (the swirly circles folder- can't remember the name off the top of my head though).
Thought they turned out well!
Been- this is the set that is on it's way to your place! You can follow the instructions in the set, or bust out and do something new. Totally up to you!

This month they came out with a totally sweet birthday card using my fave colours. Joshman and I had some fun using the cuttlebug and a few embossing folders on these puppies to juice 'em up a bit. Here's the four cards we came up with!