Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Colour Throwdown # 40

Colour Throwdown is an awesome blog that features several ladies who are very talented and host colour challenges on a weekly basis. This is the card I made using the colours for this week.

I put some bleach on a paper towel and placed the stamp on the paper towel. I then stamped the image directly on the Sage Shadow cardstock. I waited for the bleach to dry. I then coloured the image with a cotton swab and pastels. It is a very fun and easy technique. My greeting is in French as my mother only speaks French :)

Recipe: Stamp by SU! Upsy Daisy (111710) , Fetes Diverses

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow.

Ink: Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Bleach, Pop Dots, 1/4 " grosgrain ribbon Sage Shadow (111369), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Stampin' Pastels (105542).

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spotlight on Karen Giron

Karen has an amazing blog and posts weekly sketch challenges. This is my entry for sketch # 15

I love how easy and simple this sketch is. This came together very quickly.

I ran my Happy Happy Birthday wheel on Kraft cardstock. Cut 1 1/4 inch strips and space them apart just a bit. Stamped the truck with brown Stazon on watercolour paper. Coloured with ink and watercolour brush. Waited for the ink to dry and cut around the image. Cut out an oval shape with my old Coluzzle, adhered the truck with Pop Dots and voila!! For fun, I decided to decorate the inside of my card. Great way to use scraps of paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Recipe: Stamps by SU! Loads of Love (115022), Loads of Love Accessories (115024), Happy Happy Birthday Jumbo Wheel (111257)

Papers: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Certainly Celery and Watercolour paper.

Ink: Brown Stazon, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, Real Red.

Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Pop Dots, Coluzzle (102264), Aqua Painter (103954).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Found this sketch on Lori's blog and thought I'd give it a try.

Added some Fun Flock to the rabbit to give it more texture. I also ran my Chocolate Chip marker along the edges of the ribbon for a little extra detail.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!
Stamps by SU! Birthday Banter (retired), and Pure & Simple Alphabet (retired)
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1 1/4 circle punch ( 104403), Ribbon from Michael's, Pop Dots, Fun Flock, 2 Way Glue Pen (100425)
Technique: Masking

Friday, April 17, 2009

And the Lemonade Award goes to...


Lisa gave me this award!! She is so kind and I really appreciate it.

The Lemonade Stand Award is for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude. I have to say that this describes Lisa perfectly!

To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award:

- Comment on this blog.

- Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog.

- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.

- Link to your nominees within your blog post.

- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.

- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

And I would like to nominate the following awesome bloggers for this award:

- Genevieve from My Creative Spaces

- Lizz from Letter Writting

- Heather from Witty Title Here

- Heather from Heather Sitarzewski

- Tracy from Durcan designs

All of these gals are so creative and I love that they share what they do. They are such an inspiration to me!

And now, here is a card I made for a wedding. Again, using a sketch I have been using quite a bit lately but it works so well!!

Recipe: Stamps by Stampendous and Stampabilities.
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Certainly Celery.
Ink: Black, Certainly Celery, pretty in Pink.
Accessories: SU!'s Organdy Black Ribbon (retired).
How do you like my new header? I asked my Mia to make me one and she was so happy I would put her art work on the World Wide Web!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Embossed Button

After seeing Kristina's tutorial on embossing on a button; I thought I'd give it a try. Such an easy technique and a fun way to add details on a button. I am having an Open House tonight and this will be one of the cards that we will make.

Have a happy day!


Stamps SU!'s Cheep talk ( # 113204), Trendy Trees ( # 113258 )

Papers: Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Whisper White.

Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heating Tool, Button by Autumn Leaves.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Anniversary Card

I love how the Cuttlbug folders make it so easy to make a quick card when I need one.

Recipe:Stamps by PSX
Papers: Basic Black and Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Organdy Ribbon, Cuttlebug Congratulations Folder, Circle Punch and Scallop Punch, Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SS Colour Challenge # 213

My first card using this set and I just love it!! Today's colourschallenge at SCS are Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa and So Saffron. You can see other entries here. The top of the muffin is coloured with So Saffron. I inked the cardstock for the shirt and cut it up. Adhered it to the original stamped image and voila! She has a cute print shirt!
Recipe: SU! Set Golden Oldies.
Papers: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, SAB Designer Series Papers.
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Going Grey, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue and So Saffron.
Accessories: Bashful Blue 1/2 " Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Tuesday!

Friday, April 3, 2009

100 Posts!! Woohoo!!

It is hard to believe that I am there already, considering I don't post very often. Between work and the kids, life gets busy. So, for my 100th post, I made this super quick card featuring the colour challenge #48 by Kristina Werner. Love those colours!!

Recipe: Stamps by Studio G (Michael's)

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss.

Ink: Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Ribbon Baja Breeze.

This card is going to my new nephew Finn. Along with some baby goodies :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!


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