Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quick Card...

Hi again - don't think I've ever posted twice in 1 day - but here's the second card (similar to the one I made for my Mom). As I was putting everything away on my craft desk... I realized I just wasn't done playing. And this gorgeous Quietfire Designs sentiment was begging me for some ink.

It's pretty simple (and maybe even colourless!), but again no designer paper or copics! I thought I couldn't BREATH without either - LOL! Guess that's me fooled. ;)

Well the weekend is coming to an end - they are so short!!! Yesterday was spent cleaning so today was left for making cards "guilt-free". (But now my craft room is a disaster again!) I think I may just close the door and tip toe away....

All the best for the week ahead everyone.

Stamps: Quietfire Design Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black Accessories: May Arts polka dot ribbon, decorative stick pins, black pearls, Tools: Spellbinder Classic Scallop Circle die & Blossom die, Fleur de Lis Pendant, Birds & Swirls & Swiss Dots embossing folders Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

For Mom

Morning! Wanted to share a birthday card I made for my Mother earlier this month.

Two things that I ALWAYS DO......I didn't do on this card. No pattern paper, no copics. But I was inspired to use the decorate stick pins the way Sabrina does on some of her cards.

When I got home from our little party for Mom....... I made another card with all the same supplies left on my desk - just because I was in the mood! I'll post that one a little later.

Stamps: Hero Arts Cling Circle Doily, Hero Arts Happy Birthday Circle, Inkadinkado Round Frame (clear set) Paper: Very Vanilla, Buckaroo Blue Accessories: Ivory satin ribbon, decorative stick pins, pearls, string Tools: Spellbinder Classic Scallop Circle die, Standard Circle die, Labels 8, Swiss Dots embossing folder Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Buckaroo Blue

Sunday, February 14, 2010

For Dad

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Just dropping in quickly to show you a Valentine card I made for my Dad. I make one for him every year.

Not your typical red Valentine card. And pink is off limits if I ever want him to speak to me again - lol! But I love the subtle affect of the hearts on the brown Bobunny paper. I chose to use this little guy from Eat Cake Graphics & then I added a string & added a heart balloon through his little paws behind his back.

Hope you've all had a great Valentine weekend!
Stamps: Eat Cake Graphics & sentiment by Hero Arts Paper: Whisper White, Fancy Pants Designs & Bo Bunny Accessories: brown satin ribbon, small chipboard heart, brown dew drops, Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinder Labels 4 die , MS heart punch & heart border punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, February 08, 2010


Hello all! Busy day - popping in quickly with another Valentine card to share. Not much stamping on the front - just a quick circle stamp from the Inkadinkado Round Frames clear set. The inside sentiment is stamped with Quietfire Design (love the flourish of their fonts!!).

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Quietfire Design Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Bazzel, Scrapworks, BoBunny, Riding Hood Red Accessories: red ribbon, May Arts White polka dot ribbon, glitter Tools: sewing machine, Spellbinder circle die & Renaissance Hearts Pendant, M/Stewart heart punch & border punch, Ink: Rose Romance

Saturday, February 06, 2010

With You By My Side

Finally a Valentine card! A culmination of 2 weeks of slowly adding items to my craft desk: a few Valentine embellishments... a new Martha heart punch... some new MME 'be loved' paper and some stamps from my stash that I thought would work for love's big day. I would peek in the room occasionally to see if any inspiration would leap off the desk, but sadly not. I guess I kept hoping the Valentine fairy would show up and throw something together while I was in the living room watching all my favorite shows on tv....hmmmm.

Okay. So Plan B: I actually walked into the craft room and got inky. Felt great actually. I'm not entirely sure if the mojo is back but I definitely had fun. At least my craft room is a disaster again... punched hearts, ribbon & paper everywhere (looks like Cupid had a tantrum).

Well I managed 3 cards - and here's one:

I'm trying to stay away from my "everything centered" approach so I tried laying things out a bit differently. I added a bit of paper piecing for the table cloth and some glitter to the milkshakes (doesn't everyone have glitter in their milkshake????)

Stamps: Instyle & Technique Tuesday (Ali Edwards) Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, MME be loved, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Bazzel Accessories: silk cream ribbon, glitter Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinder oval die, glue pen, M/Stewart heart punch, SU corner rounder punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Creamy Carmel (sponged around image).

Friday, February 05, 2010

I can't believe she's 7.

My little niece had a birthday in December and I never got around to posting the card I made for her. She is all girlie-girl-sparkle-princess-Hanna-Montana in one. She had her own birthday with her friends and then of course we had the family birthday at the house - but then I took her for just a 'Catherine & Carla' day.

We had a ball. It was the first time for both of us trying out Chuckie Cheese and we had so much fun. After that we shopping the Mall and then back to mine to make cards. She loves my craft room - her eyes gloss over and she tells me it's just like a store. (lol - the ultimate flattery!) We picked our stamps, ribbon, etc and were ready to get inky and she says, "this is so cute". I say, "what?". She says, "we're having a little date". LOL!! She's so cute. Anyway she seems to be growing up soooooooo fast and I can't believe she's seven already. Her little sister will be 3 in March.... I wonder if my sister & I will be 'grooming' (ha) another little stamper???

Anyway, here's her card I made for her.

I have today off and it's given me some breathing time to do a little blogging and cleaning... and yes... SLEEPING too!! I'm going to work on some Valentine cards later - but next on the "Va-Ca-Day" is Avatar. I rarely go to the movies but all the hype has got me so curious!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Stamps: Stamping Bella, Hero Arts Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, Chocolate Bazzel, Basic Grey Lemonade Accessories: pink dew drops, glitter, May Arts white polka dot ribbon & a bit of bright polka dot ribbon from my stash (brand?) Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinder circle die & Labels 8 die, glue pen, EK Success Swiss Cheese border punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & SU! Cranberry crisp.