Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Saturday,
This week at school was very hectic. I was working on progress report cards and individual reading assessments. Both were due yesterday. I'm happy to be done and to have the weekend here. One thing I have planned for this weekend is celebrating my dad's birthday at my parents' house. His birthday was Thursday but we're having the family lunch today.

With the busy school week, I don't have a lot of time to create cards, but I try to find the time to blog hop. I'm glad that I do because I find great inspiration and I found a new card challenge (new for me at least). I blog hopped over to Freshly Made Sketches for sketch challenge #8. Right away I liked this sketch and wanted to use it for my dad's card. I'll be back to this blog for sure. For this card I used Well Worn DSP. I really like this DSP, but I haven't used it until now.

Here's the card:

Here are the details:

CS: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, River Rock
DSP: Well Worn
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Use It Tuesday Guest Design Team Spot

Hi There,
At the beginning of the month I participated in Use It Tuesday's Challenge #16 - Chocolate. Well, I had loads of fun creating a card for the challenge because I love chocolate (who doesn't). I was so happy when I was picked as a winner. Yeah! I was then asked to be a guest designer in this week's Challenge #18 - Colors! The challenge is to use the colours of orange, black or purple. Well, I decided to use all three colours. Right away these colours made me think of Halloween. I thought of making a card, but I wanted to do something different so I decided to make a box. I used the Night & Day DSP that I have been hoarding for ages. I filled the box with candy and a little card and gave it all to my friend who loves Halloween. The other projects created by Use It Tuesday's design team are fabulous. Go to Use It Tuesday and check them out.

Here's the top view of the box:

Here's another view of the box:

Here are the details:

CS: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant
DSP: Night and Day
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Bigz Scallop Squares Duo, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Bone Folder

Keep stamping,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Leaves

Well, I'm the queen of procrastination today. I should be working on the progress report cards for my students, but I was inspired to create a card instead. I can always work on the reports later. It's such a gloomy day - wet and windy - so I'm not tempted to go outside.
For today's post I created a fall card and I am participating in three challenges. First of all I went to Clean and Simple Stamping for Sketch Challenge 162. Then I went to Stampin Royalty Challenge #93 for their picture challenge. Finally, I went to Pals Paper Arts for their PPA115 - Fall/ Thanksgiving challenge.

Here's the sketch:

Stampin' Royalty's Picture Challenge

Pals Paper Arts Fall/ Thanksgiving Challenge
Ppa pic

 Here's my card:

Here are the details:

CS: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
DSP: Autumn Spice Specialty
Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
Embellishments: Chat Room Rub-Ons (retired)

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Love Stamping!


I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving here in Canada or Columbus Day in the US. The weather this past weekend here in London, Ontario was fabulous. It was such perfect autumn weather. For today's post I wanted to share how I've incorporated my love of stamping into my teaching career. Actually Heather inspired me. She decorated her evaluation binder and I wanted to do the same. I have decorated two binders - my day plan binder and my evaluation binder. I love how the colours of Stampin' Up go so well with the colours of my binders.

For my evaluation binder I went punch crazy and used one of my favourite DSPs - Razzleberry Lemonade. Here it is:

CS: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Razzleberry Lemonade
Tools: Spring Flower Bouquet Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch

For my day plan binder I used another one of my other favourite DSPs - Island Oasis. For this binder I cut out each of the tropical flowers and only used one punch. Here it is:


DSP: Island Oasis
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Snips

Happy stamping,

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chocolate Fever

Happy World Card Making Day!

I know this is my second post today, but I wanted to add another one in celebration of World Card Making Day. For this card I am participating in three challenges. First of all, I went to Use It Tuesday's Challenge #16: Chocolate. It gave me a great opportunity to use my Eat Chocolate stamp set. Then I went to CR84FN Color Challenge39. This challenge uses the colours orange, yellow and brown. I really like this colour combination and it works so well with the chocolate challenge. Finally, I went to Stamping 411 for Saturday Sketch Challenge #222. I really like layout of the sketch challenge.

Here is my card:

The details are:

CS: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
DSP: Brights Patterns Pack (Daffodil Delight)
Stamp Set: Eat Chocolate
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Embellishments: 3/8" Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch

Happy card making!

Cheerful Thanks

Happy Saturday!
Today started off cloudy and gray, but now the sun is out. Yeah! The sunnier weather inspired me to create a happy and cheerful card. This card is for a sweet former student who recently donated a game to my current class. I've been wanting to use the Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat and I thought this cheerful and colourful DSP would be perfect for her. I went to Clean and Simple Stamping for the sketch.

Here's the sketch:

Here's what I came up with:

The details for the card are:

CS: Melon Mambo (textured), Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade
DSP: Cheerful Treat (Hostess)
Stamp Set: So Happy For You (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: Doily Triple Layer Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Have a great weekend,