Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Stamps are sweet

I received some new stamps from Sugar Nellie and I've had so much fun colouring them in with my copic markers. Wow, I can hardly wait to create some colourful cards. The images come as grey rubber images which I mounted onto cling sheet which then gave very crisp and clean stamped images. Spend some time on the site and look around--you might see something you like. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just some answers to some quirky questions...

Came across these questions from Julie Buhler's blog and thought I'd join in. Makes you think sometimes but none-the-less easy fun. Just highlight the questions and right click and click on blogger (if you have one) and it will automatically send it to your blog and then you can answer the questions for yourself. Have fun with it.

1)Favorite board game : pictionary
2) Would you prefer to read a book or watch the movie ? read a book
3) Share one of your bad habits....don't be shy, we all have at least one :I don't like touching my food.
4) How did you meet your significant other? We lived in the same townhome complex and we were neighbours.
5) Do you tend to prepare or procrastinate? I always try to prepare.
6) What pet name does your significant other have for you? Special K
7) Potato Chips or Corn Chips? corn chips
8) Coffee or Tea? coffee
9) What's your home decorating style? old antiquey, lots of wood
10) What color is your kitchen? I still have the original kitchen when the house was built in 1911. No style and totally needs re-doing
l 1) What does your go-to Chinese take out order consist of? Potstickers and rice, sweet and sour boneless chicken balls
12) What time do you typically go to bed? around 11pm
13) MAC or PC? totally PC
14) What is your favorite Christmas movie? Elf
15) What was your favorite class in school? Biology
16) Do you read the newspaper? yes at work
17) Have you ever been to Africa? No
18) Are you allergic to anything? No
19) Where did you go on your honeymoon? Come to think of it...we didn't go anywhere. Hey wait a minute...I'm going to have to discuss this!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Festive collage of the kids

I have wanted to make a framed collage of the kids for awhile now and I finally completed this one themed for Christmas. I used buttons, snowflakes, glitter, chipboard letters to spell "JINGLE", ribbon, pearls, metal heart and rhinestone brad and rub-ons to dress up each image. I had to add the cats in there too. Aren't they sweet. The white one is Phinnaeus and other other one is Miso. The kids are 16, 11, and 9. They're kinda sweet too. I picked up this frame from a second-hand store for only a few dollars so this project was quite inexpensive to make. Each year the designer papers and photos can swapped out for new updated ones (I used double sticky tape-removeable). I hope this will inspire you to try one for yourself. Thanks for looking and happy stamping.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Embossed birdies

I've been seeing alot of cards using embossed designer papers. I really liked the effect so I decided to try it myself. I think the impact adds another dimension to the card. I made this card for a mom of one of my son's teammates. She was having a few rough days so I hope this cheered her up. The DP is from K+C and all the other paper is SU!. I used the french background stamp from SU! and the line-up of birdies from Crafty Secrets. The embossing folder is the vintage folder from SU!. Hope you try out some embossing. See you next time.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Studio 313 Exclusive Creations

She's back!!! Please check out Shawne's latest store and stamp images both digital and non-digital. This store also has alot of craft supplies that I'm sure we all have, need and want.

Just click on the side image of Studio 313 and have a look around.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pop-up Santa

Wanted to try out a pop-up card and came up with this little one. I love the DP and the santa stamp. I'm sending this one to my mom because she loves pop-ups. Pretty basic card but none-the-less OK. Nothing much else to say.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Here comes Thelma...

After showing a co-worker some of my Thelma cards, she asked if I could make a group for her to have. Well, I came up with 7 cards to give to her. The layout pretty much stayed the same for each card (which made it easy to mass produce) and I was able to use some pretty bright DP, really anything goes with Thelma. She has quite the attitude: it was easy to find sentiments to fit her mood. If you like what you see, visit and check out more digital images. I'm sure you'll find something you like. The detail in each image is very clear and they are so easy to colour. I used my copic markers to colour each Thelma. This was the fun part. I want more Thelmas!! I'll have to keep checking back to dzdoodles to see if Thelma pops up again. TFL.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

92 and still going strong...

My mom's best friend is turning 92 years young. I was happy to make a card for her. She has such positive energy and spunk and I am very thankful for her friendship. I call them Thelma and Louise although I hope they don't drive over a cliff just yet. I used SU! cardstock paired it with K+CO DP and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz inks and distressing tool. I cut the image (a digital vintage freebie from vintage images) with my nesties and layered it on a scallop oval. I added 3 pearlized pearls (as opposed to plain pearls) and also used the vintage embossing folder with subsequent sponging on top to highlight the pattern. What a great technique. I carried the same colour scheme to the inside and added a sassy quote from Favorite Thoughts because it just suits my mom's friend so much, even at 92. Happy stamping.