Thursday, February 18, 2010

Embrace Life my friend

Well, I had to make a thank you card for someone who did a very kind gesture for my husband and I. We had both forgotten to bring our wallets and we had planned to go for lunch in between doctor's appointments and our kind hearted friend just out and gave us money for lunch. We really had only met her two or three times but we instantly connected and so this card was born. I decided to use Embrace Life from SU! and used the new scallop border punch combined with a retired DP. I still had these retired note cards hanging around and actually quite like the long skinny layout. I added some stickles for a bit of sparkle. Thanks for stopping by. Have a peaceful day and remember, it really brightens up someone's day when someone does something nice for them. Try it!!


Monday, February 15, 2010

How not to make a SHAKER box...

Well, I was so excited to buy the Shaker stacker template from PapertreyInk that I don't think I read the instructions very well. I made so many mistakes I contemplated throwing this one out. But I decided to finish it and use it as my what not to do example. Please look closely and see how many "oops" you find. I will keep this one for myself and I will make more, this time taking my time and doing it right!! You just gotta laugh though. Well, off to try it again. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

A little note....

I was in the mood for a little birdie card and I came up with this one. Stamps are from Crafty Secrets and the large background stamp is from SU! I used the scallop border and corner punches from SU! as well. I distressed and sponged the edges with vintage distress ink. Added some unknown ribbon and a little lock and key charm for added interest. Thanks for looking. Have a happy day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Princess Kitty take 2

Another attempt at princess kitty from . I love colouring this little feline. I saw another card done in greens and wow, I was impressed. Hope you like it. I added paper from Basic Grey, added a scalloped border/corners from SU! punches, used a little diamond green rhinestone, coloured with copics and used various spellbinders. Thanks for stopping by. The sentiment was a freebie from Verve. I love how the "V" is so elegant.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Easter purples...

Here is my 2nd card using some seasonal images from Crafty Secrets. Not too fond of purple but this colour combo really strikes my fancy. I love the vintagey look to this one. I also made an accordian flower using some designer paper from basic grey and finished it off with some 1/2 pearls. A little bit of piercing and Bob's your uncle. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I finally did it!!

Yes, I finally did it. I finally used my first image out of my Crafty Secrets booklet Seasonal Images + Journal Notes. I love all these old vintage images. And I am thrilled with my card. I used Basic Grey porcelain paper teamed up with so saffron, very vanilla and baja breeze from SU!. I also made my first scrunchy, crunchy vintage flower having followed this tutorial from Dawn McVey . Wonderful video. I distressed all the edges and sponged with distress ink vintage photo. I will be making more cards using images from this book in the next week. I am pumped!! Thanks for stopping by. The card layout was inspired by Kelly Lunceford when I saw the card she made with the queen of hearts. Love this blog.


Karen's doodles (and they're not mine!!)

I came across this site when surfing for digi images and it just so happens that she was offering a FREE digi stamp. Wow, what great detail in every image. I chose this one because I have a special friend who is know as the "queen" at work and I thought she would like this one. I had alot of fun colouring it with my copic markers and wanted to try the easel card layout (never did it before).The tutorial can be found on Splitcoast here . I love how it displays the card. I chose to use 2 half pearls for the catchment part and also used the fleur-des-lis punch by EK. Designer paper is from SU! called Sending Love Specialty. The words "If the crown fits" comes from and the other sentiment is from SU! Simply Said. I found some clear circle tags at one our local dollar stores. I also used nesties label one set and popped it up with dimensionals. Digi stamps are so great as I find I can print a full page and colour them at my leisure and then create cards when I need them. I just have to find a layout and colour scheme with the yummy designer paper. Thanks for stopping by.