Sunday, September 26, 2010
Today's challenge at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challelnge is to use tags.
I have had this SU layered tag punch set for quite some time and reach for it frequently. It was the perfect way to add my sentiment to this card. In this case, the sentiment is a rub-on from a sheet I've had forever, purchased to match this paper which is actually from my scrap bin! Hooray for using up some scraps!
I may have gotten a little carried away with the bling, but hey, it was fun! I love Bella bling - so many different colors and styles!!! I also used my snowflake embossing folder, I really should pull those out more often, I love the how it adds texture to my cards!
So, have you started those Christmas yet???? Hope you can join us this week! I look forward to seeing your creations!
What I used:
stamps: Magnolia snowman, CTMH sentiment inside
papers: scraps from stash, CTMH CS
copics: V91, V93, V95, C00, R0000, BV04, BV02
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By the time you read this, I will be at a staff conference in the Muskokas (Lake Joseph) hopefully enjoying myself. Do I sound doubtful? Well we are staying in a dorm type situation and I've never been there, so have no idea what it is like. I've made up my mind that it will be fun despite my hesitation as I've no choice in the manner, it's a "command performance." Hopefully when I return, I'll be able to report that the showers were warm, the beds comfortable, the food tasty and that I learned a great deal.......hoping to spend my evenings reading a good book or two - fingers crossed!
So, I thought I'd share this basic but fun Halloween card I put together using CTMH's September stamp of the month - Thriller and some new Halloween paper by Echo Park which I picked up at DAT'S. I've been getting happy with my Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist and used it on this card too! I thought it made the sentiment look a little "scarier". That little pewter embellie has been in my stash forever and finally found a home. :)
Cheers for now, I'll be around to visit as soon as I can,
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I had been wanting to play with these fun "see thru" cards for awhile now, so I ordered some up from CTMH with my last order and played a bit. I do like the effect, but you do have to really do some planning in order to cover your work. I distressed around the edges a bit to help the white circle pop a little. I like the look of the layers circles better, in retrospect, I probably should have done the same on the front, but it was too late, oh well!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Remember though, the theme each week is just for inspiration - you can enter any new Christmas/Winter holiday themed card in the challenge - can't wait to see what you've been stamping! The best part was "decorating" my tree with some Bella bling! It was so fun, I may just have turn on some Christmas tunes and do that again! lol Sure hope you can join us this week - how are those Christmas cards coming along?
Today is the day of the Charity Stamping Pyjama Party!!!! The proceeds of this years event are going to a cause that is close to our hearts - the Chemotherapy division of the Northern Cancer Fund in honour of our good friend and stamping buddy who is fighting lymphoma right now. We hope to have a fun and successful event in her honour!
Hoping you are able to find some crafty time this weekend and join us in our challenge! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!
Friday, September 10, 2010
So, last week I got my hands on Bo Bunny's new Learning Curve set - yummy - and just had to play! What better time to play with these fun papers than back to school week!
Since the clipboards I made in June for the teacher gifts were so well rec'd, I thought I go ahead and make another while I was in the mood to play. This is the result.
I just love the quote. I had some fun with my new border punch that I picked up at DAT'S as well.
I would like to enter this in the challenge at EBTKS - to use hair accessories - if I'm not too late. I figure all that ribbon has to count!
Monday, September 6, 2010
This second card was another of "Grandma" Joan's creations. I believe this was for her grandson's bday. I had only a handful of copics with me, but Mom and Grandma Joan were doing some painting and Mom happened to have watercolor pencils in her kit, just what we needed!
I was fun to see how much Grandma enjoyed herself playing with paper and ink!
Well, tomorrow means BACK TO SCHOOL! Hooray for routine - but not for lunches.... I'm packing sandwiches on hamburger buns (they think that is cool since it's a little out of the ordinary!), homemade mini banana muffins, yogurt (frozen - they also think this is cool, Pickle Pants calls it ice cream!), sliced cucumbers from the garden and watermelon chunks. I can be pretty creative, but they seem to get bored quickly, or is it me that gets bored!?! It is always nice once things at school get up and running because then pizza day happens once a week which means no sandwiches once a week!
Ciao for now,
Sunday, September 5, 2010
You can't tell from the photo - we've had icky rainy weather here for a couple days now (not complaining, perfect for sneaking in a bit of crafty time!) - but there are stickles on the Holly berries. That little bit of bling really does something for the card. I also used Irredescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels on this one and did some sponge ink distressing around the edges. What do you think?
Have a great rest of the weekend! Where I am, Monday is the labour day holiday and then the kiddos are back to school - woohoo!!! We have had a fabulous summer, but Chester and Pickle Pants have spent a great deal of time together and I think it is high time they spend at least part of their day apart - hoping it will reduce all the bickering.......
p.s. Don't forget to stop by and see what the rest of the DT created, CAS can be so fun!
What I used:
stamps: Vintage Christmas (D1166) and Father Christmas (D1449)
inks: Garnet, Ponderosa Pine, Cocoa - second generation
embellishments: Stickles, stitching, Glimmer Mist