Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I've had a busy weekend!

I had a wonderful time at the crop that I went to and had the opportunity to meet some wonderful ladies. I got lots of pages made and a couple of cards as well. I have a couple of cards that I am going to share with you ladies. Both cards are cases from Sandi Maciver, if you haven't checked out her website you really should, she does beautiful work.

The first card I did I changed up the colors from what she had done and used Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. I also tried out the new doily die that's in the Occasion Mini and just love this die.

Here is the card I have to share with you today and it uses some of the NEW items in the Occasions Mini!
Bordering on Romance Stamp Set #124580
Curly Cute Stamp Set  # 120510
Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents #125595
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175
Paper Doily Die #125592
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock #122922
Watercolor paper #122959
Markers, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight

The next card I made for my boyfriend who is going through a really difficult time, he got some bad news concerning his mom's health yesterday. I decided to make him a card to let him know that I am there for him in his time of need. Sadly the picture does not show the true beauty of this card.

  • Card base – Crumb Cake 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score and fold at 4-1/4

  • mat – Island Indigo, 4 x 5-1/4

  • card front – Very Vanilla, 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

  • Bottom Basic Black cardstock, embossed, 1-1/2 x 4

  • 16 inches of 5/8 Satin Ribbon

  • 2 x 5 piece of Very Vanilla to stamp the leaves on.

  • Ink pads, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Soft Suede

  • French Foliage Stamp Set

  • Sentiment from Field of Flowers

  • If you'd like to order any of the above items please feel free to visit my Store

    Friday, 20 January 2012

    The weekend is almost here

    Well I am off to a crop this weekend. It's more the type of crop where we just do our own things, no classes involved. For me this is a chance to get some pages and cards done without my kids interrupting constantly. As much as I love my kids it's nice to get some mommy time to. And I'm sure that all mothers can relate to this. When I come home from one of these events my kids always ask if they can see what I have done. Having four kids I try and make sure that I get pictures of all 4 of them done so as not to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm also still working on my oldest daughters graduation album. Maybe with some luck I will get some more of those pages done.

    So this morning I chose to take my car to work, which I rarely do because I work downtown and lets face it parking isn't cheap. But today I did so I could go straight to the crop after work as it cuts the driving time in half. But then I'm thinking to myself if I park where I normally do my stamp pads and markers are going to freeze. Can't lug that all to the office, so what am I going to do? Hmmmmm..... Then I remembered that there is a heated parking lot just across the street, a little more expensive but so totally worth it. Stamp pads and markers will be safe. So let me ask you all, when you go to a crop or a scrapbooking convention how much stuff do you bring with you. My car is absolutely full, trunk, backseat and front seat.

    Here's a couple of Christmas cards I did in a stamp a stack recently, the ladies loved them and I had a blast teaching this class.

    Thursday, 19 January 2012

    Wow it's been a really long time

    No excuses, I know I should be posting more frequently. I am definitely going to make more of an effort. I don't have a lot of time tonight as I am busy getting ready to go to a weekend crop, but here's a couple of projects that I've done recently.