Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Christmas in July Card!

Fun things happen when I go visit my friend Marilyn because he is so gifted and talented and friendly too! She shared a few cards with me and this is one of my favourites! How quick and easy is that!!! We will make this card tomorrow night at my Open House.
Recipe: Stamps by SU! Autumn Days (115452) and Snow Swirled (111690)
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Old Olive
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849)
Accesories: Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Markers, Two Way Glue Pen (100425)

I forgot all about the deals of the Week last week. So sorry about that! However, here's this week's deal of the week: You can contact me at if you'd like to place an order.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Spotlight on Mercy Kerin

I have been wanting to make a card using one of Mercy's sketches for quite some time and finally got to do it late last night! My son is diabetic and I had to stay up late so that I could check his blood glucose 2 hours after he had given himself some insulin (he uses an insulin pump). Since he went to bed a bit later than ususal, that meant I had to go to bed a bit later too.

The first time I saw this sketch, I thought it was neat how it makes it easy to use scraps of papers. It also came together so quickly!

You can see Mercy's sketch here. I am also including a link to her awesome blog on my blog list. Go check it out! She has a lot of fun sketches and ideas!
So, I got to play with a stamp set from Close to My Heart called You're a Hoot. It has 5 cute owls and a small branch along with a couple of sentiments (Woohoo and You're a Hoot)

Recipe: Stamps by Close to My Heart - You're a Hoot

Papers: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Delicate Dots Designer Series (from SAB)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue,
Certainly Celery and So Saffron

Accessories: Ribbon by Bazzill, Gems by paper Studio, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Pop Dots, Pastels by SU!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Sunday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Christmas in July

Thanks to Godelieve and Heather for their kind commments on my previous card! I've been thinking about using the same sketch and similar colours but with a winter theme. So, this is what I came up with. It looks better in real life. Difficult to capture glitter on a photo. I also changed the ribbon to Bashful Blue instead of Old Olive. I think it looks better with this image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe: Stamps by SU! Lovely as a Tree and Heard from the Heart
Papers: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy textured, Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, White Embossing Powder, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I like the colour combo but...

I am not sure that flowers are the best image here. These colours are more wintry than they are summery. I may try this again with snow flakes instead.... Any thoughts?


Stamps by SU! Upsy Daisy and Heard from the Heart
Papers: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy (textured) and Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Old Olive Ribbon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

FTL 51

Here is my card for the FTL 51 challenge
This is my first time using the Big Shot Top Note and I just love it!!
Recipe: Stamps by SU! Simply Said (115066)
Papers: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Delicate Dots Designer Series (from SAB)
Ink: Basic Gray.
Accessories: Top Note BIg Shot (113463) , Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval (114889), Signo White Gel Pen (105021), Pop Dots, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, Prima Flower and Pearls by Paper Studio.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekend Sketch Challenge # 89

This is so not what I usually make!!! I don't like bright neon colours like hot pink and lime green but I took my Mia (my youngest) to Hobby Lobby to see if we could find something fun to make a card for her older brother who has moved out to college. He left early hoping he could find a job more easily now than wait until August. Well, she misses him terribly ( we all do dude!) and she was pretty happy to find these stickers from K&Company . I wasn't sure I could find the right bright pink to match and I was thrilled to see that Melon Mambo was a great match! I looked into my box of paper scraps and found some lime green in there! Woohoo! The ribbon was also something I bought at Target, in their dollar spots, quite some time ago. She is very excited with the card. I think this is way too loud and bright but she loves it so it's good! :)

I used the Weekend Sketch Challenge # 89. Great sketch! Made it easy for me to put this together!
Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
Papers: Paper Studio, Melon Mambo and Lime Green (unknown origin)
Accessories: Oval Colluzle, Pop Dots, K&Company Rock Star Stickers, Lime Green Ribbon Target.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day tomorrow!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Spotlighting Tessa again!

Because I am not a creative person, I rely on others for inspiration. It's one of those left brain, right brain kinda thing. I always did better in science than art. So, here I am again, copying someone else's wonderful card. This is Tessa's card. I just love how clean and simple it is!! I changed the colours because I wanted to use the new In Colours from SU!
Thought I'd share a funny thought... when my youngest was 5, she asked me one day "When was I born? Like what date?" I told her "May 22nd" With big eyes, she then replied: "you mean I was born on my birthday !!!!!!!" She was so surprised and thrilled that I didn't dare burst her bubble :) I said: "yep, you were born on your birthday, pretty special huh!" I still chuckle every time I think about it. I love kids :) And to quote Dr Laura, I am glad to be my kids' mom.
Recipe: Stamps by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) and The More the Merrier (Hostess set Level 3)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Papers: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay and Dusty Durango.
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon ( 115611), White Gel Pen (105021), Pop Dots, Piercing Tool (116631) and Template (105826), 1 1/4 inch Square Punch ( 104400), Versamark (102283) and White Embossing Powder (109132).
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spotlight on Sarah-Jane Kale'

I just love how clean and simple Sarah's card is! So, I made a similar one but used the new in colours from SU!
Stamps by SU! Cheep Talk (113204) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370).
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango and Whisper White.
Ink: Dusty Durango and Old Olive.
Accessories: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, 1 1/4 inch Square Punch (104400), Scallop Square Punch (112081), Button from my stash :) and Pop Dots.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deal of the week

Deal of the Week: Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
Add sparkle to your projects with the Square Fire Rhinestone brads. From July 13–19, they're just $6.99—over 30% off the regular price of $10.95!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Used It Sister!

This is such a cute set from the new catalog! I used a sketch from last Sunday from an awesome site called 365 cards. I get so excited when I find a new blog (well, new to me!) This site is loaded with wonderful ideas! Go check it out!

Kristina Werner also had a challenge on her blog this week encouraging us to use an item we had bought a while ago but hadn't used. These little flowers have been sitting on a shelf in my craftroom, gathering serious dust. I bought them over a year ago at JoAnn's. They are the perfect size for this super cute kangooroo!

I also used one of the new colours from SU! Soft Suede! Love it!!
Recipe: Stamp set Build-a Roo (115948)
Papers: Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Water Paper and Pattern Paper by Paper Studio.
Ink: Soft Suede, Cameo Coral and Brown Stazon.
Accessories: Small Flowers by JoAnn's, Signo White Gel Pen, Blender Pens.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lots of Bots

SU!'s new catalog has so many fun new stamps. This one is called Lots of Bots and I just love it!! I combined 2 challenges for this card. The colour challenge 225 for SCS and the sketch is from Mojo Monday 93 .

Recipe: SU! Lots of Bots (115293)

Papers: Kraft, Night of Navy, So Saffron and Whisper White.

Ink: Night of Navy.

Accessories: SU! Silver cord (retired), Small Oval Punch (107304), Large Oval Punch (107305), brads by Paper Studio and pop Dots.

Have you seen the special Stampin' Up! is running this week? July 1st through the 5th, the scallop edge punch is 30% off. That is $10.99. Stampin' Up! will be running weekly specials through the end of July. So check back next Tuesday for the 2nd Deal of the Week. Contact me via email at if you'd like to place an order.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th of July!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!!

Wish I was home today to celebrate Canada Day. Instead... I get to encourage my patients to floss daily :/

Oh well! Here is the card I made using Amy Rysavy's sketch.

I usually don't use a lot of layers so this took me out of my box a bit but it was fun.

Stamp set by SU! Nursery Necessities (113506).
Papers: SU!'s Groovy Guva, So Saffron, Whisper White and DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Pack
Ink: Groovy Guava.
Accessories: Brads by Paper Studio, Ribbon by Bazzill, Nestabilities and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Canada Day!!


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