Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cards For Sale

Hi!  I've been on holidays for a week and have been busy making cards.  I thought I would make smaller notecards in sets of 3's and list them in my Etsy Store.  Here's a few samples:

And now it's time to clean up my massive mess!!  (Unless I just make a few more first......hmmmm.....).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Memory Box

I tried a little something different with my Arboscello Tree Memory Box die.  I made one single tree with the die and then used that as a stencil and sponged around it.  I added the Rounded Fence die at the bottom and stamped the Verve sentiment overtop.  I like the effect.

I used Spellbinders 8 & 10 to frame it all.  Love this beautiful sentiment from Mother Teresa. 

TGIF by the way!  I stopped on the way home from work to pick up the much coveted Beautiful Moments paper by Carta Bella... gonna be digging into that this weekend for sure!!  It has a gorgeous weight and beautiful muted tones - right up my alley.

See you soon!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

In Deepest Sympathy

It's with a heavy heart that I made this card.  Started on Friday and just couldn't concentrate.  Had a few stops and starts and finally finished today.  As I worked I just couldn't help but think of the tragedy this family is having to endure.

While deployed in Afghanistan, a co-worker has received the most horrible news that his 20 year old son has passed away here in Kingston.  I can't even begin to get my head around what he and his family must be going through right now.  I made this card for our entire office to sign & give him.  I'll need to add many pages on the inside because I know the support for him will be enormous.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Darren.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Walzingmouse Stamps 100th Sketch Challenge

I honestly can't remember if I've ever tried a sketch challenge before, but I was eager to play along with this one for Walzingmouse Stamps.  The problem I had was I didn't own any WM stamps... so I downloaded a freebie and went from there.    (I've quickly rectified the fact that I didn't own any by the way... lol... my little package from Ireland is on the way).

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card based on the sketch:
I used my 2 favorite papers - Jilly Bean & MME Miss Caroline.  And as usual, I used a mixture of dies: Spellbinders Labels 20, Memory Box Madera Corner, Lil' Inker Designs bow die and MFT scallop ribbon border die.  Sentiment is from Just Rite, impage coloured with copics.  And of course the image is from Walzingmount Stamps - and it's a freebie!!  (The beautiful turquoise ribbon came on a birthday present I received!!)
Thanks for stopping by!!  Until next time...