Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Studio Calico's Wishlist Giveaway

  Studio Calico has a fun challenge going on over at their blog!! They've asked us to post our Holiday Wishlist (of course mine would be too long to post everything so here is a sampling LOL). First up is one of my favorite Studio Calico kits:
  I just love all the fun embellis in this kit and the papers are so versatile. A must have for sure!  This trimmer is so hard to come by.  I've heard so many rave reviews on it and need a replacement for my current slopping, crooked paper cutting trimmer:

  I just got the new Big Shot for an early Christmas gift and have a huge list of dies and embossing folders that I would love to have, but I've yet to find a real money tree so here are my current favs:

  And last, but never least, I have seen soooo many fun projects using acrylic paint, and just love the ease and convenience of the paint daubers! And what better to accent those painted projects than some shimmery misting spray:

  When it really comes down to it, the top of my list is just the opportunity to relax and enjoy some quality time with my Hubby and my three children.  We are so blessed to have this time together!  I also just found out my Brother is going to be in town for Christmas, as well as my dear friends who've been away at school or for work, so this will be the most fantastic Christmas no matter what is under the tree.

  I want to wish all my friends (bloggers included) a fabulous Chritmas and all The Best In The New Year!! I look forward to sharing another year with you and thank you for all your support this last year.

Happy Holidays !!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cards with Websters Pages and a little Bling

  Thought I would share a few quick cards I made with Tracy using some of Webster's Pages gorgeous Waiting For Santa line.
  I just love how simple it is to add a little embellishment and the paper carries itself!  We used a ballpoint glue pen to add glitter to the tips of braches, some of the flowers and the outside and strings of the balloons.
 The large tree was too gorgeous to cut apart, so it made for a rather large card that I won't be shipping in the mail. With a little glitter and a jewel on top as well as in the ornament was all it needed to shine.

   We used the same patterned paper for the inside of most of the cards and added glitter there as well.

  Still have a few more to share, but may have to wait until I get some of my other projects caught up. I still haven't even got my tree put up. It's definitely not looking much like Christmas here! Mother nature has kept me rather busy as well with now over 3 feet of snow having fallen in the last week and a daughter who is afraid of the snowblower.  Lets just say I've been doing a lot of shovelling!  Better get going though if I want to get some of these cards in the mail.


Patterned Paper - Webster's Pages, Cardstock - Bazzil, Glitter - Stampendous, Glue Pen - Quickie Glue

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Glitter is Glam Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

  I just love all things glittery, and when I saw the challenge over at Moxie Fab I decided I just had to play along.  The inspiration for this card came while watching the news hour.  During the list of latest holiday events there was this adorable silohuette of a tree image made of circles as their background. So this is what I came up with:
 I used my Xron 150 to apply adhesive to the large punched out circles and then added Glitter Ritz for sparkle. The trunk has a line of glitter as well using a glue pen.  This was probably the most finicky card I have made as arranging the circles took quite some time and then sticking them down without them moving around on me was a challenge.  I just love the overall effect though as it is a little modern and different from my usual style.
  So for those of you who want to play along, head on over to Moxie Fab to check it out as well as all the other great glittering projects over there.


Glitter - Glitter Ritz, Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Adhesive - Xyron, Circle Punches - Creative Memories, Snowflake Punch - EK Success, Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Cards and my Crazy Friend

  My scrappy girlfriend Tracy and I have been busy these last couple of days making oodles of Christmas cards.  We've probably spent more than 24 hours combined on them, and if that wasn't enough......After another late night of crafting (I think she left around 11pm), Tracy went home an decided to spend the entire night coming up with a few more ideas for us to create.  She felt bad that we had been unable to make all the embossed cards I wanted to make when she was here, so this morning she came over with all the supplies and her designs to make these beauties:
 And these:
 I can't imagine how creative I would be by 6 am (when she finally quit to go to bed), but somehow this seems to be the time that she is most inspired.  So thanks to my crazy friend, I have a few more stunning cards to send to my friends and family this holiday season! (Only 30 more cards to go....sigh)

  She used the Big Shot and Cuttlebug folders to create the embossed images, and the cricut to cut everything else. The cardstock is a combination of Bassil and Close to My Heart.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ava - Birthday Card

Just a quick post to show off a Birthday Card I made for my Grandmother a couple of days ago. I used some more of that beautiful paper Juliana sent me by GCD Studios - Ava. I've been dying to make some of those roses I see everywhere using th 5 or 6 petal flowers, so this is what I came up with:
 I cut apart one of my Prima Say it in Pearls to add the swirlies and three dots under the greeting.  The flowers were dressed up with a little Stickles and then covered entirely with Glossy Accents to give them an epoxy look. The leaves were some leftovers from a friends wedding flowers just hot glued beneath. I just love how rich these flowers look with that added shine.
 I used one of my Stampin' Up sets which had been long neglected for the sentiment.  I keep promising myself that I'm going to start stamping more, but have yet to find the motivation to do so. So I figure baby steps..LOL!!
  I hope my Grandma doesn't see this post before she gets this card, but I just had to share it as it has been so long since I have posted anything and didn't want everyone to forget I exist.


Patterned Paper - GCD Studios Ava, Glitter - Ranger Distressed Stickles, Swirls & Dots - Prima Say it in Pearls, Cricut Cart - Storybook, Sentiment - Stampin' Up, Cardstock - Unknown

Monday, November 15, 2010

Santa's Hat Card

  I was visiting the amazingly talented Aphra Boyer's site here when I first spotted her Witches Hat card and just had to create something using it as my decided with the help of my crafty friend Tracy to make this Santa's Hat card.  I can't say that this would be one to mass produce as it took us around 8 hours to complete them, but I'm am just thrilled with how it turned out.  In fact I love it so much I may just keep this one for myself!
  I found the Poinsettia flower tutorial at Scrap A Little blog.  She has the greatest tutorials for all your handmade paper flowers.  I used Stampin' Up's Build a Brad to create the center of two of them and filled with Glossy Accents to creat an apoxy look.  The bits of tule were basted along one edge to gather them and then I used pinking shears to finish the visible edge.

  I used floral wire and pearl beads to make the snowman pin, and a cute little star button with the post cut off made the second pin.

  The word Joy was cut using my
Cricut and adheared with foam tape to add dimension.


Patterned Paper - BG: Blitzen, Ink - Tim Holtz, Brads - Stampin' Up, Glitter - Martha Stewart, Adhesive - Hot Glue & Elmers White glue & Foam tape, Cricut Cart - Winter Woodlands

Friday, November 12, 2010

Halloween pics a little late

I know that I'm rather late in posting these, but beter late than never I always say!  So here are a few pics from Mom and Dad's Halloween visit.

Felicity and Grandpa Decorated the front yard while I took care of the window display.

Love these pictures of Isabelle in her Ladybug costume!

Felicity getting her goulish makeup applied for her Dead Rockstar Costume.

 Isabelle and Grandma already for trick or treating.  Not too much candy for this little one.  Just a few stops to some friends houses and then home to watch Sleepy Hollow with Johny Depp as we have every year.

We had a great visit, but as always too short :O)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little Snow Buddy

  When we woke in the morning last Saturday we were suprised to find large white flakes coming down.  My daughter rushed outside to make the first snowman of the season.  The snow didn't last long and most of it melted before it hit the ground, but she managed to collect enough to make this mini snowman.
   Basic Grey's Jovial Collection was perfect for scrappin' these photos with these adorable little snowman and the rich deep reds that complemented her 2010 Olympic mittens.  I ordered the brads and cardstock embellishments, but none of the snowmen woolies that came with the collection so I decided to paper piece this little guy.
   I cut multiple snowflakes in each size and layered them together to add volume and dimension.  And what would be a layout without a little glitter!!  The sketch I used for inspiration was from Stuck On You Sketches

I have a few more projects in the works and hopefully will have them up before the end of the week.  Thanks for stopping by, and I love reading all your comments so thank you to those who do :O)


Patterned Paper - Basic Grey: Jovial, Cartridges - Winter Woodlands (snowflakes and title) & Graphically Speaking (title), Glitter - Martha Stewart, Font - Prestige Elite Std
Snowflake digital brushes were downloaded free from unknown site (too long ago!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Playing with a friend

  A friend of mine has recently returned to Scrapbooking and was looking for a way to get started as she's been away for about 6 years!! My how things have changed! She'd never seen Chipboard, Glitter, Flocking, the abundance of Patterned Papers, Stitching on paper, Embossing.........just to name a few.  So I had to come up with a layout for us to do using a few techniques and products from my scraproom.  I didn't want to overwhelm her, but I think she left here with a new shopping list.
  Green by My Little Shoebox lent itself perfectly to these bright coloured photos of Felicity and Isabelle playing at the school playground.  I love their brightly coloured images and those snails are just too cute.  We used pop dots under some of the layers to add dimension.
  I have had this Flocking for quite some time but have never used it, so this was the perfect opportunity to try it together.  I found it rather messy like glitter and some of it was clumpy.  It dried darker in some spots, but I think the overall effect is kind of neat.  We used basic white elmer's glue to adhear it, but not sure if another adhesive would have been better.  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!
We added a little Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles to each of the large mushroom accents just cause I love a little sparkle on the page.  We also did a little sewing as we stitched down the two layers of ribbon on the side.
  It was so much fun coming up with the project and then spending the morning crafting with my friend Christina, I'm sure we will be planning another scrapday soon.


Flocking - Sudiog Fresh Flocking, Chipboard Letters - EK Success, Glitter - Ranger Distressed Stickles: Broken China and Worn Lipstick, Patterned Paper - My Little ShoeBox: Green, Ribbon - Stampin' Up, Cricut Cart - Accent Essentials, Sketch - Jana Eubank

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Summer and a giveaway

  With all the crazyness that's been going on here, it's taken me a week to complete this layout using the gorgeous Ava line by GCD Studios sent to me by the talented Juliana Michaels.  I love all the flocking and foil in this line not to mention the beautiful colour pallet that lends itself perfectly to all my summer pics.
  I fussycut the butterflys and then hand stitched with the embroidery floss following the swirl pattern in the paper. A couple of pop dots will keep those wings up even when squished by my sheet protector.
 The journaling seemed to blend in with the background, so a little outlining added the pop it needed to stand out.  I can't wait to start playing with the rest of these papers that is if Isabelle will allow it as she is most demanding as of late.  Oh well....15 minutes here and there and eventually I manage to get it finished LOL!

Now on to that giveaway!!  Samantha is having a fantastic Imanginisce over on her Blog so please be sure to stop by and check it out as you could win all this:

Font - Post Note, Cricut Cart - Ashlyn's Alphabet, Patterned Paper - GCD Studios AVA by Melody Ross, Cardstock - unknown, Embroidery Floss - unknown

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Last Minute Birthday Invites

  It was Felicity's Belated Birthday Party this weekend and only a couple of days before I decided to make her some party invitations using the leftover scraps of black from a project I'm currently working on and her favorite colour purple of course.  I used the Wild Card Cricut cart and Zoo Balloo to cut the title and all the spiders, bats, and headstones as well as the grass edging (on the cupcakes below).  A white gel pen was used for the wobbly webs.
  The inside of the invitation was made in Adobe Photoshop Elements using an unkown free stamp for the background. I added a little purple bat which had a little Ranger stickles glitter on it.
  I spotted this tutorial over at the Cosmo Cricket blog and decided to whip up these little goodie bags.  The little bat is a rubber stamp from Stampin Up as is the Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

  We decked the house out for Halloween as that was what she wanted for this years party theme.  Her girlfriends thought it was awsome!  They met at the pool for a swim and then came back here for cake, games, and opening gifts.

  The house felt rather crowded with 12 kids (including my own) and we enjoyed the peace and quiet when the last went home.  Uncle Dave and Rachelle showed up for a late dinner from there trip accross Canada to make a perfect birthday ending.