October 31, 2011

Mommy Struck Out!



Lucas' birthday is coming up in just a week and a bit.  We sat down together a week and a half ago to figure out his birthday invites.  I found the Yoda card on someone's blog (can't for the life of me find it again now!) I've found the original creator of the card... go here to check out Debbie's GORGEOUS creation... much better than mine!!!! He loved it when he saw it on their blog so I went downstairs and spent an hour making my first one.  I was so excited to show him, but he was not equally thrilled:(  He said that I got the mouth all wrong:)  In my oh-so-mature mommy mode, I told him that he could design one himself then and I passed him my computer.  His MDS invitation is below.... darn kid!!!!!


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October 28, 2011

Club Card Share


Thanks so much for all the sweet comments lately... they are my daily smiles:)  I had a great time lastnight with my club ladies and I'm really looking forward to the second round this morning!  This was just a simple card that we made using the Diamond Fold Card technique.  I love the way this card stands on its own!


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Stamp Set(s):Christmas Lodge, Warmest of Wishes(hostess set)
Paper:Frostwood Lodge DSP, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, White Signo Gel Pen, Always Artichoke
Embellishments:Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Snowflake
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October 26, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #95~ Spooky, Creepy Halloween Theme



I did it... I created my first Hybrid card!!!!!  I don't actually own any of these Halloween stamps or the coordinating DSP.  I used My Digital Studio to create and print out my card front.  I printed another page with a few of the embellishments and then I cut them out by hand and popped them up and you can see in the second photo.   I added a little retired lace and VOILA!

Make sure to come and play with us at Stampin' Royalty this week... I can't wait to see what spooky, creepy things you come up with!

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October 25, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge 90~


 This week's Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge... somehow I got stuck on the windows in the background, but that was perfect because it allowed me to get whole bunch of pictures on this page:)  I can't wait to see what you come up with!



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October 20, 2011

So Sweet and Simple...


I've seen versions of this card all over the internet lately... I decided that I had to make one as I had three of these felt wreaths left and really hadn't been inspired by them as of yet.  I love how quick and easy this card was to put together... a little sponging... one stamp... a bow and a few glue dots... LOVE IT!  There will be two more of these heading out this year with my Christmas cards:)

I'm really looking forward to my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack tonight:)

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Stamp Set(s):Petite Pairs
Paper:Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink:Soft Suede
Embellishments:Soft Suede Taffeta, Winter Wishes Stitched Felt
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Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Itty Bitty Punch Pack


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October 19, 2011

Latest MDS downloads!

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Stampin' Royalty Challenge #94~ Sketch Challenge


 Can you tell that I was sick of working on Christmas cards when I came up with this one????  Who makes Valentine's cards in October????  (just me:) Make sure to come over to Stampin' Royalty and join us this week on a great sketch challenge:)  You've got to check out the amazing cards that the Design Team came up with!



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Stamp Set(s):Valentine Love, Netting
Paper:Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink:Sahara Sand, Whisper White Craft Ink, White Signo Gel Pen
Embellishments:White EP, Whisper White Taffeta
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Full Heart, Mini Heart, Scallop Trim Border

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October 18, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #89~ Technique Challenge



Okay, I will admit it, here's a technique that I've never tried before... the Shaving Cream technique...  soooooo much fun!!!!!!!!I couldn't resist going with a Halloween theme as soon as I saw the result of putting the Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight reinkers in the shaving cream:)  Make sure to come and play with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week... I can't wait to see what you come up with!


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Stamp Set(s):House of Haunts, French Filigree, Tiny Tags
Paper:Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink:Basic Black, Versamark
Embellishments:Black Rhinestones (retired), black lace (retired)
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 2 1/2" Circle, Jewelry Tag
Big Shot:Scallop Die
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October 17, 2011

Leftovers on Monday


In an attempt at cleaning up my desk yesterday I gave myself the task of using only leftovers on a card... WOW... is that every difficult!


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Stamp Set(s):Up, Up & Away
Paper:Under the Big Top
Ink:Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Embellishments:Brights Designer Brads
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:1" Square, Postage Stamp, Triple Blossom

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October 16, 2011

Sunny Sunday:)


It is a beautiful day here in North Vancouver today!  We had 7am hockey for both boys, came home went for a bike ride and walked the dogs.  We'd done all of this by 11am!  Well, it's 1:45pm and I'm ready for bed!  Funny how in my teens that wouldn't have phased me and at 36 it puts me flat on my bum!

In the chaos of daily life, I prepared three My Digital Studio projects for the contest that closed yesterday... guess what, I forgot to send them into to Stampin' Up.  Kind of hard to compete if you don't enter isn't it?  I'll get my act together sooner or later:)

Hope you're having a great day with your family... back tomorrow with a card:)

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October 14, 2011

Scrapbook Club Share


Just a quick share of one of the pages that we made at Scrapbook Club this month.  Both pages were Christmas themed this time around.  You've got to love this Letters to Santa DSP... so easy and so little need to add a lot to the page:) My next club is starting in November... contact me for details!

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Paper:Letters to Santa, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Silver Shimmer Paper, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Embellishments:Brights Glimmer Brads
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Triple Blossom Bouquet Punch
Big Shot:Stocking Accents


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October 13, 2011

Fast and Fun!


Sorry for the irregular posting lately, and THANK YOU for all of your wonderful comments!  The feedback is REALLY appreciated!  Participating in challenge blogs has really kept me creating when times get busy lately.  This was a card that came out very quickly the other night... I think it was only 15 minutes from start to finish. I love it when creating comes easy as we've all experienced the pain of working for hours with nothing to show at the end:)  This is definitely not a colour combo I would naturally reach for, but when  I grabbed my colour coach for some guidance, this was what I came across:)


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Stamp Set(s):Precious Butterflies
Paper:Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Brights Prints Patterns Stack
Ink:Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive
Embellishments:Basic Rhinestones, Old Olive Satin Ribbon
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:1 3/4" Circle

Big Shot:Circle Die, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


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October 12, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #93~Inspriation Challenge


 This inspiration was the perfect one to get me started on a Thanksgiving card for my sis-in-law.  We had an AMAZING turkey dinner with our two families on Sunday:)  Thanks Auntie Mugs:)

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Stamp Set(s):Hand Penned Holidays
Paper:So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink:Whisper White Craft, White Signo Gel Pen, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Bird Builder Punch, Large Oval, Mini Oval
Big Shot:Oval Die


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October 11, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #88~ Think Pink


I loved the theme behind this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge... Think Pink! I know so many friends and acquaintances who have been affected by this horrible disease.  These are the reminders that we need as women to be aware of our own bodies and to take care of ourselves.  Come and join us this week and let's all Think Pink!

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Stamp Set(s):Netting, Established Elegance
Paper:Beau Chateau, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink:Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Embellishments:Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta, Linen Thread, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Rosettes (retired)
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October 06, 2011

Mojo Monday Card Sketch


Hope you're having a great day!  I made some time to play on Tuesday night and created this fun and quick Christmas card with one of my favourite Christmas sets this year, Merry and Type! The Mojo Monday card sketch was adorable and forced me to change up the angle of my ribbon... I need that push every once in awhile:)  Can't wait for my first Christmas SAS of the season tonight!!!!!!!


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Stamp Set(s):Merry & Type
Paper:Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler,  Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, White Signo Gel Pen
Embellishments:Cherry Cobbler Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:2 3/8" Scallop circle, Scallop Border

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October 05, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Colour Challenge #92


Let me start off by saying thanks so much for the sweet comments lately!  You have no idea the difference they make in my day to day!

This week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a colour challenge... a VERY difficult one!  I was okay with So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant... even Old Olive was manageable, but that darn More Mustard was near impossible.  The only thing I saw when I though of Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard together was the uniform of someone in a marching band:)

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Stamp Set(s):Ain't Love Grand
Paper:Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, So Saffron, Old Olive, Signo White Gel Pen
Embellishments:Old Olive, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:2 3/8" Scallop Circle

Big Shot:Square lattive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Circle Die


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October 04, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge 87~ Colour Challenge


First off, make sure that you head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments today to check out the fabulous inspirations for this AWESOME colour challenge!  I love these three colours together!

 I have to admit that I'm a little embarrassed looking at these photos!  I finished this card a few nights ago and took the photos soon after finishing.  What I didn't notice until just now is that looking at the photos makes me realize that the colour in the balloon bled when I added the dazzling details:(  I'll try and get down to my room to redo the balloon later today, but for now it is the early.... early, early morning and I really need to go to sleep:)

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Stamp Set(s):Ain't Love Grand
Paper:Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:Basic Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Signo White Gel Pen
Embellishments:Dazzling Details
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 3/4" Circle, Mini Heart
Big Shot:Texturz Plates


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October 03, 2011

Recognize This?


If this card looks vaguely familiar to you, it's because it is the identical layout to the card that I made a few weeks ago with the ice cream cones:)   I was making a card for my amazing nephew who is nine years old today.  I really struggle making cards for him as he's getting older and my cutesy cards don't seem to cut it anymore.  I know that the "Extreme" stamps are retired, but these are definitely the bunch that I won't be letting go of as they are perfect for "tweens" birthdays:)


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Stamp Set(s):Grunge Rock,
Paper:Whisper White, Real Red, Big Top DSP, Basic Black
Ink:Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Real Red
Embellishments:Glimmer Brads, Itty Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Bitty Buttons
Big Shot: Petal Cone Die, Scallop Circle, Clear Circle Die, 3 1/3" Circle, Texturz Plates


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