February 6, 2010

Nuts for You ~ Mojo 124

Just a quick post today for my Mojo submission.  No stamping only lovely Love Bandit paper, Nestabilities  and sewing machine.  I also did some paper on the SU! Sending Love paper. (The flowered stuff). 

Right now I'm in Vancouver having gone to a birthday party last night and I'll be heading out with my daughter after this post for some good old fashioned girl time shopping :) I can't believe how warm it is here.  No coat necessary!!! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend as well.

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, SU! Sending Love, Bo Bunny Love Bandit
Accessories: Nestibilities, 1 3/4" circle punch, circle scissors, 1/2" circle punch, paper piercer, sewing machine, Bo Bunny rub-ons.

February 4, 2010

Baroque Anniversary

Good Afternoon friends!  I actually got around to finishing that Anniversary card for my in-laws that I was telling you about in my last post.  And thankfully I had another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge to use.  Karen always seems to have a sketch I can use and the great thing about her sketches is that I tend to use them more than once.

With this card I knew that I wanted to use the baroque designed paper from GDC Studios then it was all about deciding what colour I wanted to have POP with the black and white and I decided on teal AND red.  The teal coloured paper from the side of another GDC Studios dp. (I'll use the black and white side for another project soon.)  And I've been dying to use the new Real Red Satin ribbon that I got a few weeks back.  Ribbon is not usually something I turn to to embellish a project.  I always find it finicky to work with and I hate wasting 20 minutes to come up with a bow that I'm happy with.  Any quick tricks would be appreciated :)  

Again, I wanted the picture to be the focus of the card so I didn't want the sentiment to take up much room.  Thankfully I had mixed messages in my repertoire of stamps (thanks again Maureen), and I was able to stamp a very tiny Happy Anniversary in the bottom corner.

I hope my in-laws like it.  I know that my M-I-L sees my craft as a complete waste of time but I know that she enjoys looking at something beautiful.  I also know my husband was happy that I took the time to make something nice for his parents and that means much more to me.

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, GDC Studios dp
Ink: Taken with Teal (marker)
Accessories: Labels 1, scallop trim boarder punch, bling, Real Red satin ribbon
Stamps:  Mixed Messages (PTI)

February 2, 2010


Good Morning!  And a happy ground hog day.  I heard that we are meant to get six more weeks of winter but I think that's wishful thinking for the approaching Olympics.  We've been hit with a whole lot of rain in BC so it's hard to believe we'll be having more winter when we are experiencing April Showers.

Anyhow,  here's the card a came up with for my Cinema Saturday entry.  Not only did I get wonderful inspiration from this weeks movie "Titanic" but I also had an original  sketch from Card Patterns and the love of my life for inspiration.  Shortly after Valentine's day is our  wedding anniversary which works out rather well as roses are so much cheaper and reservations at restaurants are much easier to make ;)  

I printed off a candid photo of us on our wedding day for this project and incorporated both blue and silver.  It's not the best picture but it's not posed either which is the feeling I wanted for the card.  I also liked the fact that we made up our own heart with our linked hands.  (You could superimpose a heart between us.) The sentiment comes from the popular ballad "My Heart Will Go On" sung by the queen of ballads herself, Celine Dion.  I had the song rolling in my head days after watching the trailer.  I chose that particular sentence because years from now we can look back at our day and just remember how happy and in love we were and can remind us even when things are rough that those feelings are still very much there.  
I used the PTI truthful sentiment "You are a Blessing to Me", another small picture of us and more hearts to decorate the inside.  I tried not to make the card to frou frou since I will be giving it to my husband, but it still needed to be romantic.  I'm still not sure if I like the ribbon and hearts but I needed something appropriate to cover up a flaw in the printed picture.

I'll be making something similar to this for my in-laws wedding anniversary which is at the end of the week.  They don't really care much for cards but maybe if I have a picture of them they may appreciate it more.  Hope you're having a wonderful week and enjoying your blessings.

Paper:  Night of Navy, Silver paper, Bazzil Dark Denim, Whisper White
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Labels nesties, rhinestones, Heart die cuts (CB), Perfect Polka Dot ef (SU!), whisper white ribbon.
Stamps:  Signature Greetings (PTI)

February 1, 2010

I Heart U ~ Mercy Tuesday Sketch #58

Happy Monday friends!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.  This morning I got to enjoy a snuggle with my sleepy 2 year old and now I'm enjoying my morning with a nice cup of coffee so I'd say that I'm off to a great start.

This is what I came up with for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch using the Keys To My Heart set.  Sorry for the poor picture quality.  Not very many sunny days around here and no snow on the ground to reflect any light we do have. Yes, this card is very simple and could have maybe used some ribbon on the left hand side but I just didn't want to cover up the adorable argyle print that I carefully stamped (included in the stamp set).  My heart was pounding the whole time I was stamping that piece because it would only take one little misplaced step and then I would have to start all over again.  

I heart you
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Versa Mark, Going Grey
Accessories: Scallop trimmed boarder punch
Stamp:  Keys to my Heart (Practicing Creativity)

And here's another card that my daughter made.  She really likes seeing her cards on the internet so I've decided to occasionally post her cards as well.  I hope you don't mind.  She was thumbing through my Stamp It! Cards magazine and saw Dawn McVey's card "Thinking of You Butterfly" on page 22.  She wanted to make that one.  Of course I don't have all the materials so we had to improvise.  Here's what she came up with using my scraps and she made it for me this time!