Friday, 30 November 2012

One Sheet Wonder Christmas Cards

Well I have been promising these cards for awhile now, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get around to posting them. As I'm sure your all well aware life gets in the way sometimes. This was my first time doing a one sheet wonder, and I can't take the credit for the idea, I believe the original creator of these cards was Kari Lynn Klemick. These colors look great together for Christmas cards. I used the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set and More Merry Messages. I also made a little box for storing the cards in, the box matches the cards and is great for a gift for someone.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Punch Art Card

I had made a card for a friend of mine at work recently who's grandfather was sick. Her and I have made some cards together in the past and there was one her grandmother had really liked, so I made another similar card for her and as a result some other co-workers saw it. This brought on a request for what I consider to be my first commissioned card. I had someone who wanted a Christmas Card for her vet so something with a dog or paw or something was her request. Well I didn't have any stamps that would work for this so I started thinking outside the box a bit and then remembered I'd seen some punch art dogs out there, I used those for inspiration and came up with this cute card. It's going to be hard to part with. I'm sure she'll love it though.

I know I promised to upload some cards I did with the one sheet wonder I did and I will do my best to get these posted either later today or tomrrow. Hope you can enjoy this cute little guy for now.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Online Extravaganza

Hello Stamping friends, hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekends. I know I sure did. I love this time of year, especially when we've had our first snow of the year and it looks so nice and pretty outside. I did manage to squeeze in some time yesterday for stamping, but of course just like everyone else out there I'll admit there just isn't enough time in the day.

With the holidays fast approaching, also comes Black Friday (U.S. holiday) which is also the biggest shopping day of the year, and Stampin Up being a U.S. based company has also jumped on the wagon again this year with the BIGGEST ONLINE SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA EVER, it's not just one day of saving but a whole 9 days, starting today and running right through till November 28th.

Today's 24 hour Door Crasher Special (Monday, November 19th) include the Big Shot, the Doctor's Bag and the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

Click here to go see all the items and bundles included in our BIGGEST sale of the year.  Here is a link to the entire sale list as well! Click here to see it.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Winter Wonderland...

Well it's turned into a Winter Wonderland here in Winnipeg, but I must say it looks quite beautiful with all the snow on the ground. Or at least it did until it started to melt this past weekend, who would have thought that a week after it snowed it would be melting already. Although here in Winnpeg I suppose anything is possible. The kids enjoyed playing in the snow all week long though and are hoping for more of that fluffy white stuff in the months to come.

My upline Alanna Wharf had made a beautiful set of cards using the one sheet wonder. I also made this set of cards today with a few slight changes to it and then I got to thinking how nice it would look to use a strip of that paper on a scrapbook page, using the same colors, baja breeze, cherry cobbler and early espresso I came up with this great Winter Wonderland Page. I used the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set to create the dsp on here, and tried a technique that is new to myself coloring glimmer paper. This technique was fun and simple to do and that would be how I created my glittery snowflake. Each section of the snowflake has a different color to coordinate with the colors used on this page.

I'll be back later this week to post the pictures of the cards and box that holds them.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Rain Of Leaves

If your anything like me fall is one of your favorite times of the year. I love all the beautiful colors outside and most of all I love taking my kids to the park and taking my camera along. It's not unusual for me to take 200 pictures in an afternoon if the mood strikes and it sure did on this beautiful fall day about a month ago. We hit 30 degrees on this beautiful fall day and made the most of it by spending an afternoon at the park with my kids. We went on a nice walk around the park taking random pictures along the way and then stopped by the ponds to feed the geese. The last part of the afternoon was spent at the park watching the kids round around and play. If only there were more days where we could do things like this. Oh well, I suppose we need to remember to make the most of the time that we do have for the fun things in life.

I have to admit I am absolutely in love with the Orchard Harvest Dsp that is currently available in the holiday mini. The colors are so beautiful and these papers have certainly helped spark my creativity in the last couple of weeks. I have come up with 3 seperate unique pages that are of course all fal pics, but the layouts are all quite different, ranging from 2-3 pics per page and a variety of different embellishments. Some pages were a little more work than others, especially for the ones where I handcut some leaves, but they were all worth it in the end. As always I'd love to hear any comments you want to share.