Sunday, July 31, 2011
One more Christmas card for the stash! This one was inspired by this fabulous card I eyed over at Laurel's place a little while ago. Seemed to me it was a great way to use up some fun patterns. There are always a couple in a line that I find more difficult to use than others. This reindeer paper was one of them.
I am going to share this over at Christmas Card Challenges. This is also for Wee Memories where the challenge "Dare to Colour" - use more than four colours on your project.
What I used:
papers: Basic Grey Jovial
stamp: CTMH Snow Days C1420
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thanks for stopping by! Pssst, I just found out that I made Top Spool for this card over at "The Ribbon Carousel" how cool is that?
I have been wanting to make a card using this Magnolia cutie for sooo long now! I'm so glad that the challenge this week at Paper Sundaes is "Summer or Beach" because it gave me the perfect excuse!
And, the theme at "If the shoe fits" is also SUMMER, so I'll share over there as well.
If I remember correctly, my sentiment is from Whipper Snapper.
Best run, my "to do" list is long!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thanks for all your visits and kind comments over the last few days.
Today, I have to share another quick & simple card made from my "sticker stamp" find. This one is a mini card but was perfect for Chester's birthday party on Sunday.
I am going to share this at Paper Sundaes since the theme is "Beachy or Summer" and also at Wee Memories where the challenge is CAS.
Hope you've had a swell week. Mine is getting better! I ended up home for two days to try to kick this sinus infection and, thankfully, I seem to be over the worst of it now. I tried a "neti-pot" for the first time today.....has anyone else tried it? It is meant to clean out your sinuses - a great concept if it works. I was really nervous to try it, but felt good for a couple of hours after and could even breathe through my nose! I plan to try to use it regularly for a few days and see what happens, apparently you can use it twice a day.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I love, love, love the bright colours on these fun stamps!
I am sharing this for this week's challenge at Less is More. The challenge is a Recipe - to use a button or ribbon.
What I used:
stamp: CTMH D1475 Card Chatter - Birthday
Monday, July 25, 2011
This is my last week as a Guest Designer over at Cupake and what fun I've had!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to design for the month, it has kept me thinking crafty even though it's summer holiday time around here! Although I had to think the hardest about this last challenge, I think this is my favorite of the four I did. This week's challenge is Shabby + bling.
I started out the year "ahead of the game" with my Christmas cards, but am now finding myself behind with only thirty-something made, so decided I had better step it up and get some more done. This one was a start and I think I'll make a few in similar style.
My favorite part about this card is that I finally got around to playing with Tim Holtz' tissue tape. I found this fab tutorial last weekend and just had to try making a flower! I finished it off with a vintage button - one from a collection I picked up a few months ago in an antique/thrift shoppe on a trip across the boarder.
Here is a close-up of my flower - you do need to pull out the glue gun to make it all stay together, but it is well worth the effort and fun too! Now you can see my bling a little better in this shot. We had absolutely no sun the day I was photographing this one, urgh!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Today I am just sharing the gift we did up for our piano teacher back in June. Mom showed me how to do these fab rhubarb leaves last summer and then helped us make more this spring! They make a fabulous gift for anyone who has a garden. We used some as teacher gifts as well - the only drawback being that they are heavy for hauling to school in backpacks! lol
Since I learned to make rhubarb jam this year, I decided to pair them together. I had been keeping an eye on this great fabric at Fabricland and picked it up when Donna called to tell me it was on sale. I was then able to tie in the music theme without making the gift all about music.
Well, I do have a little rhubarb left over from the third batch of jam I made this week - I think I'll combine it with blueberries and make a crumble.....
Have a great Saturday!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Today I am sharing a card for the challenge this week at Wee Memories - CAS. Today is the last day for this challenge so I almost missed it, but my week has been super busy!
I love this CTMH stamp set and I think cards like this are fun for just dropping a few lines to a friend.
Hope you have a great start to your weekend!
p.s. Have you seen the new CTMH Fall/winter catalogue? They have arrived and there is some fantastic stuff in there. Can't wait to get my hands on some of it and play!
What I used:
stamps: CTMH Go Green C1413
copics: YG25 & E47
inks: CTMH moonstruck & pear
Monday, July 18, 2011
Isn't this guy just the cutest?!? I couldn't resist adding the google eyes! And I finally found a project to use my new twine on!
Hope you have a fab week!
What I used:
papers: 7 gypsies - Mykonos - I am in love with this paper pack!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
- a fab pyrex dish
- TWENTY SEVEN books - some hardcovers, some classics and a few foreign language books (Japanese I think) that I thought might be fun to use on cards - gasp - I have never actually cut up a book to use on a crafting project - have you? It just seems so wrong - however, I can't actually read Japanese symbols....
- oh yes, and one glass plate for the bottom of my microwave (which almost fit, but didn't in the end)
This entire pile of goodies cost me a whole $20.80!
Monday, July 11, 2011
stamps: Pure Innocence for MFT, CTMH
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The idea to begin an album early had occurred to me, but did not fully develop into a plan until Donna, our LSS owner, was gushing about the new Bo Bunny line and telling me it would be perfect for my upcoming trip photos - she is so right! So, needless to say, I bought most of the line and lots of double dot to match and got to work.
Here is a close-up of the turtle. I am making use of any of the fun graphics that are on these papers as this makes it go faster for me. In this case, the page needed a little something. I was scrapping with the girls and so it was easy to get input. Donna suggested I needed something around my sea turtle and so the circle and bling appeared. I love how it turned out!
This trip is a big deal for us since the boys have never been to the ocean - it is also the furthest we have travelled with them. I can tell they are excited since they've been telling everyone about it.
I am going to share this over at Wee Memories since the theme this week is Summertime. I am also sharing over at Lillipop Crafts where the month long challenge for July is Anything Goes.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Oh my goodness - we had a busy but wonderful holiday weekend! Around here, most people were back to regular business on Monday, but I took it off since we had my parents visiting and they left yesterday. It was an action-packed extended long-weekend: dinner out to celebrate last day of school, a Canada Day BBQ & fireworks, another BBQ with a fabulous swim & bonfire (we made smores and banana boats!), some gardening, a baseball game for Chester & Papa, crafty creations involving cement and rhubarb leaves for Pickle Pants & Nanny, and the list goes on. I also managed a quick trip to the thrift store with Nanny where I scored a great deal - but I will share that later....
This week's challenge over at Wee Memories is summertime and I thought this lil cutie fit perfectly. She certainly represents what I spend a great deal of time doing during our short summer. :) I am also sharing over at Paper Sundaes as the challenge this week is stitching.
I hope to be back soon with more crafty stuff to share!
What I used:
stamps: Pure Innocence for MFT - Blooming Good Day
paper: from the scrap bin!!! yeah!
ribbon: Bo Bunny
Monday, July 4, 2011
I must admit that I have a love-hate relationship with one-layer cards! I get so worked up thinking about them, but tend to have a lot of fun playing around with them. This was no exception. I hope you like what I came up with.
As you can see, I had enough fun to carry on and make a few! In fact, I made several other styles and types that I will share later this week if I can get organized enough to post. :)
I hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Independence day to those of you who are celebrating today!
Shanna :)What I used:
stamps: Something Splendid D1424
cricut cart: A child's year
ink: CTMH - sunflower, autumn terracota, chocolate
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I would like to say Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! It's been a very busy week - fundraising event at work, last day of school, company arriving from out of town and the week ended with yesterday's Canada Day festivities. Whew - not a minute for blogging in there!
Well, luckily I snuck in a few minutes last Sunday to play around and came up with this card for Paper Sundaes where the challenge this week is to use at least two of the following items from their Sundae bar: purple, gems, wings, paper piercing. I am hoping this qualifies - I used gems and wings but the wings ended up on the inside as the little birdie just wasn't working on the outside. If not, that's okay because I am pleased with the result regardless.
I plan to send this to a friend who is not doing well health-wise and we want her to know that we are thinking of her. It happens that she is blind and so the different textures and dimensions will aid in her enjoyment of the card. I am going to ask a friend at work to Braille the sentiment for me and we will send it from our office. The recipient is the kind of person who is always smiling and makes others feel at ease. She also makes people laugh, easily - what a gem - I hope this will cheer her up!