Saturday, November 29, 2008

Spotlight on Alison Solven


Alison made such a cute card with one of my favourite stamp sets (Owl Together Now) that I just had to make one very much like hers. You can see her card here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1097808?cat=13924

I am also including a link to her awesome blog; go check it out!!
I needed a quick birthday card for my daughter who had a birthday party to go to. I logged on SCS and looked at the Owl Together Now gallery. I saw Alison's card and thought it sure looked cute but also that it would be really quick to make. I was short on time so this was just perfect. Less than 5 minutes to make!! Thanks Alison for the inspiration!!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Owl Together Now
papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Pacific Point
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ribbon by Bazzill
A few quotes that I'd like to share...
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November Shoe Box Swap

Here are the cards that we made at the Swap a few weeks ago. I just love those swaps!! It is my favourite event! Everyone has such fun ideas!!
So, in no peticular order, here they are:
Peggy's cards






Lauren's card:
Susan's card:

Wendy's card:




I plan on having another Shoe Box Swap on January 6th. So, if you want to join us, save that date on your calendar.

I probably won't be able to post anything else before Thanksgiving because I will be busy with family coming into town. So, I'd like to wish Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Masking technique with Lovely as a Tree

I have had computer problems for the last few weeks and I was very busy too and I finally have some time tonight to upload a card I made for a Shoe Box Swap I hosted recently. I will post the other cards later this week.



I have seen many cards made with this set and so many of them are gorgeous!!! Here is a link to the gallery on SCS http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=604 where you can see them. I always like to give credit to the person who inspired me but this time, there are so many people who have made similar cards that I just don't know who to give credit to!! So, thanks to everyone at SCS for your inspiring work and here is how I made my card.



List of supplies needed:


- Lovely as a Tree stamp set (p. 106) and Heard form the Heart (p. 145)


- Baja Breeze and Night of Navy Classic Ink pad (p. 164)


- Papers: Night of navy, Baja Breeze ( p.164) and Shimmery White (p. 166)


- 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch (p.188)


- Sticky note


- Stamping Sponge (p. 193)


- Adhesives





Stamp the sentiment first, in Night of Navy Classic Ink pad at the bottom of the Shimmery White paper ( 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches)




Stamp your Lovely as a tree stamp in Night of Navy a little bit to the right of your shimmery White paper.


Stamp your image again onto the paper a little bit to the left but this time, don't ink it up. It will stamp a lighter image but this helps create the illusion of depth.


Your image should look like this



Use your circle punch to create a "moon". Place it wherever you'd like.



Using your stamping sponge, dip it into the Baja Breeze Classic Ink pad. Dab the excess on a scrap sheet first and then sponge the surface you want to colour.



Remove your circle and see the moon appear :) Cool effect isn't it!!


Finish up your card by adhering it to a 5 x 3 3/4 inch Night of Navy cardstock, and adhere that to your card base which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

I tried to capture the shimmer from the white paper but it is hard. I have to say it is very cool in real life :)

I need to go, time to go watch 24 !!!! Woohoo!!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Monday!!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Spotlight on Cindy Haffner


I am combining a couple of challenges for my card today.
First, Saturday is Inspiration Challenge at SCS. Here is the photo that inspired me to make this card http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/Girls-Sweaters/Sweaters/31266/Girls-Funky-Knitted-Dress.html?orcid=-50#jf15 It is such a cute dress and I love the colours and the flowers!!
The other challenge is found on Cindy Haffner's blog http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/2008/11/mftsc55.html
I just love her blog. It is full of beautiful ideas and I just love it. Cindy is Canadian too so the more reasons to like her :) I am including a link on my list, on the right.
I need to work on my sponging technique. The sky is a little more blue than I wish it was. Oh well!!
This card is going to a patient of mine. She brought me flowers at work!!! She totally made my day when she said she had been flossing daily and her gums proved that she was telling the truth!!! So, if you ever wonder how you could make your dental hygienist's day; bring her flowers and floss!!!!
Have a happy Saturday!!
Recipe: Stamps by Studio g
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery
Papers: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Designer Series Pirouette Pink
Accessories: Blender Pens, Pop Dots, Baja Breeze ribbon, Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge

Friday, November 7, 2008

Limited Supplies Challenge / Spotlight on Cambria Turnbow


These challenges can get addicting!!! If you ever have a lack of inspiration, these challenges will usually give you a boost! On Fridays, SCS has a Limited Supplies Challenge. Guidelines are posted and everyone who participates try to comply :)

In this case, we were given the task to use two shapes, a rectangle and a circle and we could only accessorize with ribbon. So, here is my card! It is inspired by an awesome stamper, her name is Cambria Turnbow and here is her card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1103268. She is an amazing stamper and I am including a llink to her blog on my list, on the right side. Go check it out!!
Stamp: Holidays & Wishes,
Ink: Baja Breeze
Papers: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy
Accessories: Bazzill Ribbon, Nestabilities, Cuttle Bug, Pop Dots
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rounding the corners



Today's challenge at SCS was using corner punches. I haven't used them in quite a while so it was fun to look for one of them, dust it off and it still works after all these years :)



Here is a link to the gallery for today's challenge
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=WT191&x=7&y=9

A friend of mine just had a little girl and she loves brown and pink. I hope she likes it.


Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Wild About You, Holidays & Wishes


Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette.


Papers; Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Patterns Designer Series Papers Pink Pirouette.


Accessories: Ribbon by Bazzill, Prima Flowers, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scallop Edge Punch, Piercing Tool.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Spotlight on Tracy Durcan

I loved her card so much, I pretty much did the exact same one but changed the colours for the Colour Challenge at SCS. Here is a link to her card (you need to scroll down) http://durcandesigns.typepad.com/stamping/2008/10/gnome-for-the-holidays-stamp-kit.html Her blog is awesome and you should take a minute to check it out! I am including a link to her blog, on the side.

Here is also the link to the Colour Challenge http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=all&si=CC191&what=keywords


To get the glitter to stick, I covered the circle with Versamark, then with Heat and Stick Powder, heated that and covered the surface with the glitter. Voila! Love how quickly this card came together.


Recipe: Stamp by Hero Arts

Papers: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose, Chocolate Chip.

Ink: Riding Hood red

Accessories:Pink Chunky Glitter by Mainstays Crafts, Heat & Stck Powder, Versamark, Pop Dots, Circle Punch 1 3/4"

Thanks for stoping by and have a happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Belated Birthday card

I have many favourite stamp sets and this one is on my top 10 list. It is called Birthday Banter. It has been retired for a couple of years now but I just love it!!
So, here is a simple card.
I also used some Fun Flock on the rabbit. I tried to take a good photo to give you a good idea as to what Fun Flock looks like. I hope that you can see that it almost looks like my rabbit has fur. It is such a fun texture to add to your projects You can find Fun Flock at most scrapbooking stores and it comes in many colours.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Recipe: Stamps by SU! Birthday Banter (retired)

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White and Imaginisce

Ink; Basic Black

Accessories: Fun Flock White and Caramel, Pink Glitter, Ribbon by Bazzill, Pop Dots.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Spotlight on Becca Feeken

Every Sunday at SCS, they spotlight a stamper in their gallery. This week's featured stamper is Becca. Here is the card that inspired mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/795877?cat=500&ppuser=145503


I've also included a link to her awesome blog! Go check it out!

I used different colours than she did and added a little more bling. This card will go to a friend of my daughter's. The butterfly has Pop Dots underneath and the wings are bent a little bit, but it is hard to see from the photo.


Recipe: SU!'s Bold Butterfly ( retired) , Stem Sayings


Ink: Sage Shadow, Basic Black


Papers: Whisper White, Sage Shadow


Accessories: Prima Flowers, Gems by Paper Studio, Nestabilities, Ribbons are all by SU!, Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Monday!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Spotlight on Jodi Collins

AKA Kharmagirl at SCS. This stamper is very creative and I love everything she does!! Here is the card that inspired mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/961843?cat=500&ppuser=52346 I am including a link to her awesome blog so go and check it out!!

This card was quick and easy. I didn't stamp the flowers; that's pattern paper I bought at Hobby Lobby. It matches fabric we used for a quilt this summer. I am late sending a couple more thank you cards for this project. Although I really like working as a dental hygienist, it gets in the way of my hobbies :) Oh, if only we could have 8 days in a week!!

Recipe: Stamp- Stampin' Up! Small Script (retired)

Ink: Black

Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, The Paper Studio.

Accessories: SU! Rhinestone Brads Circle Ice (p 185), Piercing Tool, Pop Dots, Black Organdy Ribbon (retired), Large Oval Punch and Wide Oval punch (p 188).

Note: Oh how I wish that SU! would bring back their organdy ribbon. I always hesitate to use it because I only have a little bit left on a spool and then that's it! So, Wendy, when you receive this card... know that you are very special :)

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