Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Thank You Cards...

Hello! Hope that you're enjoying the last little bit of summer. I'm spending the week in my classroom setting up for the new school year. It's always exciting to start off a new year and the new adventures that come along with it.

Here are the thank you cards I've created in the past little while... I made a bunch (like 15) to give to people. I used a melon mambo/pumpkin pie combo because it screams SUMMER.... and I'm going to hang on as long as I can. The DSP is from the new Just Add Cake collection!

Hang on to the last few days of summer.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wedding Wishes

Happy Saturday,
Today in London, Ontario it's a beautiful day for a wedding. I'm looking forward to the family wedding later today. The wedding card I made uses the same colours as the wedding invitation - black, pink and white. I can't remember the last time I used black cardstock as the base for the card. The invitation looked clean and modern so I wanted to create the same look on my card. I knew I wanted to use an older stamp set that I haven't used in ages - On a Pedestal. I know it's a birthday stamp set, but I think the birthday cake can pass for a wedding cake. For the layout and design I went to Friday Mashup challenge #21 - Bossy and Sketchy. Interestingly the layout is similar to the one I had in mind and I also wanted to use an embossing folder for the card. Since I'm using two older stamp sets , I thought I'd participate in Just Add Ink #82 - Just Add . . .  Something from your stash.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Here are the details:

CS: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Set: On a Pedestal, Whimsical Words
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Congratulations on Your New Home

Hi there,
I have another friend who is now a first time home owner. I'm so happy for her. Of course, I wanted to create a card for her. I just discovered another card challenge today and I wanted to participate. I really like Our Creative Corner's sketch challenge. I couldn't wait to use it. I was also excited to use the Flirtatious Specialty DSP that I recently received in my order.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Here are the details:

CS: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP: Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Swirls and Curls Verses

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweet as a Cupcake

Happy Tuesday!
For today's post I created a card with something sweet - cupcakes. I love eating, baking and decorating cupcakes. I also love creating cards with cupcakes. For this card I'm participating in three card challenges. First I went to Friday Mashup for Challenge #20 which incorporates cupcakes and buttons. Next I went to The Paper Players for Challenge #60 - A CAS Sketch. This is a great layout that I will be using again in the future. Finally I went to Colour Q for Colour Q Challenge #99. I just love the vibrant colours in this challenge.

And here's my card:

The details are:

CS: Island Indigo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: Crushed Curry1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Old Olive brads, Sherbert Designer Buttons (retired), Rutton Latte Buttons (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Crimper, Cupcake Builder Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Have a great day :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bitty box and matching cards...

Here is the bitty box and matching cards we will be making at our "Specialty Card Class" next Thursday.
The box is made with the big shot!

It's super small (2.5 X 2.5) but soooo cute! The box contains mini note-cards inside.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Beyond the Garden Birthday

Hi there,
Today's card is a birthday card for my mother-in-law. She loves flowers and I knew that Beyond the Garden was the DSP that I would be using for her card. I saw the sketch challenge #83 on Inkspirations Challenges and put the DSP and the sketch together to create the card.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

The details are:

CS: Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
DSP: Beyond the Garden
Stamp set: Teen Tiny Wishes
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Tools: Scallop Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Trim Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Butterfly Bling

Happy Saturday!
I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. The weather isn't the greatest today, but at least it's not raining.

For today's post I went to Friday Mashup to participate in Challenge #19 - Wings and Bling. I recently received the new hostess stamp set Precious Butterflies and couldn't wait to use it.

Here's my card:

Here are the details:

CS: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
DSP: Brights Patterns DSP - Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set: Precious Butterflies (hostess), Swirls and Curls Verses (hostess)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Embellishments: 1/2" Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Tools: 1-3/4" Cirlce Punch, 2" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

She's back... JAI 79 Just Add Tearing/Distressing

Hello friends...
After a crazy month of taking a course and moving into a new house I'm finally back and stamping/crafting again : )  I decided to take part in the Just Add Ink - Just Add Tearing/Distressing challenge today. I did it on MDS (My Digital Studio) and used digital effects to create the tearing and distressing... different, but kind of cool! If you would like to take a look at the challenge you can hop over to the following link  http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2011/08/jai-79-just-add-tearingdistressing.html

Here is what I came up with...

This is my sister Kelly and I (Heather) getting ready for my cousins wedding. Totally by fluke, we matched and I had to get a photo. I used Island Indigo (one of the new In Colors) and a variety of stamps, punches and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and hope that you have a great weekend !!!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Perfectly Purple

Today's post uses a couple of shades of one of my favourite colours - purple. As soon as I saw the colour combination of Perfect Plum, Concord Crush and Very Vanilla for Picture Perfect Creations Challenge #67, I knew I wanted to create a card using these colours.

Here's my card:

Here are the details:

CS: Concord Crush, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Bold Blossom
Ink: Concord Crush
Embellishments: Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by,