Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Tag

Here is a quick Christmas Tag I made using my Cricut and The New Limited Edition Very Merry Tags Cartridge. I also added a little bling using Stickles! and pop dotted the bird to give a little dimension!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bella Card

Here is a Bella Card I created a while ago... it has a stiched flourish using my Bazzill Stitch templates and I colured the trees in with copics anded some stickles and then used some glossing accents to create the epoxy sticker effect!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

LRW Challenge #8 - Man Card

Well it is Little Red Wagon Challenge Day again! And Regan has challenged us to make a Man Card. These are always so hard to make as I always want to do flowers or something... lol... Anyway - here is a card I made for my Dad For his Birthday a while ago!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Another Christmas Card

Here is a card I made with my new Cricut Cartridge "Snow Friends" I made him from felt and fabric!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tag for Swap!

Rosanne hosted a tag swap at her place on Tuesday evening... I just want to say how much fun I had... It was great to take the time to get together with scrappy friends and gain some inspiration and enjoy some laughter! Here is my tag!

I found these felt coasters at Micheals and used them as the background... I cut a base ornament out of pink bling cardstock using my cricut machine & Joys of the Season Cartridge. I also cut the ornament with the snowflak cut out in both black and pink bling cardstock. Attatched the back ornament with the snowflake cut out of it on top of the pink one and pop dotted the pink snowflake in the centre so it matched up with the cut out shape on the black ornament. added some bling and ta da... we are done!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

LRW Challenge#7 - Sewing

Today is another challenge on Little Red Wagon - It was my choice for the Challenge today and my pick was Sewing! More details on the card can be found at at the Little Red Wagon by clicking on the link on the side of my blog!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LRW - Challenge #6 - Inspiration from a Photo

Today is Wednesday and of course we have released another challenge for the week on Little Red Wagon! This time Carolyn posted a Christmas Picture that we were to use as inpiration for completing the challenge! What a beautiful Pic! There was so much that stood out to me I had a hard time picking what I wanted to use... Here is the picture we used for the inspiration for our project!
First Off that beautiful Green Colour stood out to me the most so I used it in my Ribbon Choice, I also like the flourishes so it is hard to tell but I created Flourishes on some Black Cardstock using Versamark... I also loved the colour of Blue from this picture and I chose to make some Christmas ornaments out of this colour using my Take a Bough PTI Stamp Set. Here is what I came up with for my card!

Now since the inpriation picture had some shine to it... I added some Liquid applique and glitter to the tree branch to create a snow effect as well as some green bling to match my Ribbon! This is the first time I have created something from using inpiration from a picture! At first it caught me off guard but once I started finding items in the picture that I liked it just all started coming together!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

I thought it might be fun to participate in the Bella Birthday Bash Blog hop so I created this card!

Details: 5x5 Card using a piece of 2Daisies Designs patterned paper that I found. I coloured in the Stamping Bella Daisy VW stamp with my copics to match the patterned paper. Other items used are scrap cardstock, spellbinder die, Glossy Accents, PTI Ribbon and some bling! Sentiment is also a Bella Stamp.
Dont forget to check out the next participant in the Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Terri - Just What I Do...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bella Birthday Challenge - Winter Scene

I made this card for the Bella's 3rd Birthday Challenge that they are having this week. I decided to pair the Hannah Lollipop and he What A Tweetie small bird to creat this little winter scene! I also used some PTI Products on this card and a little glue and glitter!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Little Red Wagon - Challenge #5 Heavy Metal!

The challenge for this week on Little Red Wagon was to use metal... I have owned these little clips in many different colours for oh... I don't know... years!!!! I always thought they were cute but never used them on anything until now... Since I was feeling a little under the weather and Ineeded a quick layout and also just loved Regan's Home Tweet Home card she did recently so I used the theme and the layout from her card and this is what I came up with! Thanks Reg's for the inspiration!

Details: Patterned paper is Crate, Stamping Bella Stamp coloured with copics, Labels 1 Spellbinders Die, PTI Vintage labels stamp, felt flower and Ribbon is from M's and some added bling to finish it off!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bellerific Friday Challenge!

Well I decided to the Bellerific Friday Challenge since I have had so much time this past week to play! We were to use a Bella Stamp and a supplied Sketch!

So I kinda Swaped the layout upside down and gave the vertical strip a decorative edge and because of the layout of the card overlapped the rectangle over the vertical strip! and voilia... this is what the result was!

Details - I used my new Hannah Lollipop stamp and coloured her in with my copics... the Patterned paper is Tickled Pink - Explore by 3bugsinarug! Added a little Black and Pink Cardstock scraps and some ribbon from M's, little tiny flower bling and stickles on her dress and bow in her hair!
There is still time to play... so get craftin!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My 1st PTI Blog Hop! - Gift Tag

I am so excited to be participating in the PTI Blog hop for the very first time this evening... and I was so inspired by the Buttons Challenge from the Little Red Wagon this week that I decided to incorporate the two together for this quick and easy Gift Tag!

Details are as follows: PTI Stamps (Holiday Button Bits, Vintage Ornaments Additions & Vintage Labels) I created the background on the blue cardstock using a diamond pattern from the Vintage Ornaments Additions stamp set to give a tone on tone look... I used the Vitage Lables set with my Labels 1 Spellbinders die and stamped the dotted outline from the Vintage Labels Stamp set in Raspberry . I then created the triangle shape in the blue cardstock and used the Holiday Button Bits set to creat the christmas tree and because it is Christmas time and everything thing should be nice and shiny and glitzy I just had to add some Bling to the centre of the buttons on the tree!

Thanks... and I can not wait to see what everyone else has created!!!

LRW Challenge #4 - Buttons!

Dee is the one who was in charge of the Little Red Wagon Challenge this week and she chose Buttons! Well let me tell you... I had so much fun creating this one that I decided to create 2 other items with buttons for the Cards Blog Challenge for this week - they will be posted individually later in the week!

Details for this card: PTI Everyday Button Bits, Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper, Spellbinder dies (circle and scallop circle) - a little sewing around the edge and some PTI Hibiscus Burst Buttons for the flowers with some added bling in the centre. One last final item of a Heidi Swapp felt butterfly with bling added finishes off the Ribbon & Bow! Thanks Dee for helping me to use my Button Bits set for the first time!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Joy" Snowflake Card

I seriously can not tell you how much fun I have had playing in my scrapbook room lately... I found these Felt Coasters in a Snowflake Shape at M's the other day! I thought they would make a cool accent on a card! I put this one together really quickly last night while Cooking Dinner! I used a new Slice card (Fa la la) I picked up to create the word Joy in Glittery paper. I cut two snowflakes using my Marvey punch... one in white flocked paper and one in glittery white paper and attached them with a button and a pink pearl to create the O in Joy. I attatched the whole coaster to a die cut using my labels three spellbinder die! Added two Ribbon Bows... one pink sheer and one white sheer with silver edge! Patterned paper is by American Crafts!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Merry Christmas in Kraft Cardstock!

This is the first time I have used my Craft Cardstock from PTI! I stamped the background (Backgrounds Basic Retro) using Dark Chocolate Ink I then coloured in the flower petals using my copics to match the Ripe Avacodo colour line...I added Red Stickles for the dots in the pattern and a sentiment stamped in Dark Chocolate from the Signature Christmas Stamp Set! I topped it off with a Ripe Avocado Green Button and a red piece of bling!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Your Such A Hoot" Bella Card!

ok - so I have so wanted to play around with this Bella Stamp since I bought it in the summer and this is the first time I managed to actually pick it up! It is so adorable... and I found this bella sentiment in my stash too that I thought was just perfect for the stamp!

Details: I coloured the owls with my copics... for the ruffled feather look on their bellies and wing I used my colourless blender to remove some of the colour by creating dotts on their bellies... then added a little colour highlight in the dots with the darkest colour I used to colour them with then added a little glaze using a glaze pen... Add some stickles to their tree branch and we are all set! Used my split punch to create the scallop edge and added some bling! Patterned paper is from the Green Stack!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Confused Christmas Dog!

While at Two Scrapbook Friends Card Frenzy night I coloured this adorable Bella Stamp with my copics! I coloured him intentionally wanting to use some scraps of his American Crafts patterned paper! I added some Glossy accents, stickles and Liquid applique with glitter...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Little Red Wagon - Challenge #3

Challenge # 3 on Little Red Wagon was "Distress it Up" well... let me tell you.... I have not distressed anything in a while and I had a blast making this card! Thank you Karan for introducing me to distressing again! I might just have to use this a little more often!

Card Details: American Crafts Patterned Paper, the Beige that I distressed using Chocolate Paper Stain by All my Memories was the back of the patterned paper! And of course once I decided on this paper from my stash it called out for the Damask Designs Stamp set from PTI! Ink is Dark Chocolate from PTI, a little ribbon and bling was added too!
I hope you decide to play along with our challenge blog.... I am having a blast using stuff I have had forever! Dee and Reg's.... I hear your snickering... I know I know... you are thinking ya... and it was probably still in the package even! LOL!

Cupcake Wrapper

It is my girlfriends daughters birthday this coming weekend and I was asked to see if I could find some cupcake wrappers to create for her.... I came up with the following free scal file that I found and cut it on my cricut using the Sure Cuts a Lot software.... I am loving the combo of this software with my cricut machine.... it makes it so much more versatile... I made 24 wrappers in pink, yellow, green and purple for her party!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bella Card #3

Here is the 3rd Card from the class with Linda Heavens in Bella Land... The snow under the card was created with liquid applique and while it was still wet you add a little glitter... let it dry for 24 hours and then heat with embossing gun... this turned out too cool... I will have to keep this in the back of my find for some other crafty items in the future! I added a little Ribbon to the card layout...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bella Card #2

Here is the 2nd Card for the Linda Heavens Copic Class I took in Bella Land... I changed up the layout of the card slightly by adding some ribbon (PTI) and changing the location of the Bella Beads... I think this turned out to be my favorite card from from the class... I loved the colour combo!!!

Bella Copic Class!

Dee, Regs and I decided to attend another Linda Heavens Copic Class yesterday in Bella Land!! Of course... I always have a blast with those two but this time I think they really had me under the seat with laughter!! LOL! Anyway here is one of the cards we made using our Copic Markers at yesterdays class... Card #2 will be posted soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Litle Red Wagon - Challenge #2

The Challenge for this week on "Little Red Wagon" was to use some left over Christmas scraps to create a card!

Here is what I made... I think the patterned paper is Chatterbox but since it was scraps I am not sure... I also used a stamp set from last year that was released by PTI the 2008 Holiday Tags Collection. I added the sentiment from the same stamp set and added some bling with stickles!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Little Red Wagon - Challenge#1

Well, this is our First Challenge by The Girlfriends from the Little Red Wagon!

Regan came up with the Challenge of Using Scrappy Packaging! Well I tell you this could not have been better timing for me! I had just received my replacement Slice Machine from Making Memories so can you spot the packaging used from this picture on my layout? There are 4 items I used from this packaging picture!

I had so much fun putting this layout together and of course I was never so excited to have received a new Pink Slice as a replacement under warranty... Making Memories really surpassed my expectations for Customer Service. The turn around time was only 2 weeks and not only did they replace my slice machine but they gave me the whole pink Kit (including, pink blades, matt and both slice design cards), A making Memories Pink Slice Apron, and a ton of Making memories products! Thanks So much! Here is the layout created from the packaging:

Details are as follows: The 4 items used from the Scrappy Packaging are the Making Memories Ribbon, The Accetate Hearts (diecut from Plastic), The Multicoloured Flower was diecut from Cardboard and the 4th item was I recreated the Slice Logo using my Cricut & Sure Cuts A Lot Software. Cardstock & Polka Dot (Bazzill), Crushed Velvet Cardstock by Doodlebug in Black, 2 pinks and green, Stampin Up Split Punch, Felt Butterfly (Creative Cafe) and Bling & Stickles.

It was so cool to recrate the slice logo Using the Sure Cuts A Lot & my Cricut Machine and I cut it fromt the Crushed Velvet Paper, I also used some Cricut Cartridges for the Flowers.

I just love how this layout turned out! I is unfortunate the the picture does not do it justice! The texture to the layout is so cool if you see it in person!

Thanks Regs for a great Challenge, I thought this would have been so hard until the pink box arrived!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birthday Card for my Mom!

Well it was my mom's birthday on Wednesday and she and my Dad came for a visit for Dinner... I made Chicken Cordon Swiss, Scalloped Potatoes and Broccoli and also made our traditional Family Birthday Cake but made it a little fancier by making it into 2 levels. I also had a brainstorm when I was at the liquor store and picked up a bottle of Baby Duck - my mom said she used to drink this as a teen! So thought it would be a nice meal!

Card Details: Patterned Paper is My Mind's Eye (Bohemia - Bliss"Love of my Life" Tiny Dots/Blue and I made the two Hearts using a sizzix die, I used the Alphalicous Cricut Cartridge for the Wording "mom" and stickled them. Stamped the saying Birthday wishes on a cuttlebug tag and distressed it with blue ink. I added some ribbon and ric rac to the card along with a small felt cupcake by Martha Stewart!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cosmo Card #4

Here is the 4th in the shape of a present! All items are from the Cosmo Cricket Line - Jolly by Golly except for the Ribbon and Stickles! The picture is of all 4 Cards including the final card!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cosmo Card #3

ok - here is the 3rd card.... I just had to make a Ms. Snow Lady! I added a little stickles to the words and a cardstock hat and some ribbon - all other items are from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly line.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cosmo Cricket - Card #2

Here is the 2nd Card for the Class I used a House shaped board book for this one and followed the same instructions for creating the shaped card as I did for the first. I used my Stampin Up Scallop Border Punch to create the look of the shingles on the roof! Again - I added a little bling with some Stickles to the die cut from the Die cut sheet. All other items are from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Line of paper except for the ribbon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cosmo Card #1 -

Well, I have created 4 cards from the Cosmo Cricket - Jolly by Golly line for an upcoming card class I will be teaching. I was wandering around M's one day and came across these Christmas Shaped board books and thought wow would they ever make cute card shapes! So this is the first of the set of 4!
Details for the card... I folded over a piece of 12x12 cardstock and traced the mitten shape of the boardbook onto the cardstock and the patterned paper... The yellow snowflake is a punch shape I have and added a little stickles to it and the pick frame around the skating bird! All other items are from the Cosmo Line Jolly by Golly except of course for the ribbon!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

American Crafts Christmas Card #4

Here is a Christmas Tree Card I created with a little inspiration from my Friend Dee on how to create the tree out of 3 Triangles! I added a little coloured sticlkes to a few of the polka dots again to give a little sparkle!

Card Details: Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Merrymint - Pecan Pie) Carstock: Bazzill, I used the Stampin Up Slit Punch to create the scallops alongside the card. Stickles and an EK Success Border punch!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

American Crafts Christmas Card #3

Finished card is 3x3 I stamped the holiday ornament from the stamp set on the back side of the patterned paper, cut it out and pop dotted it - I added a decorative top I created using sissorsand a bow. I stamped the words Holiday Cheer from the Heart warmers stamp set also! I covered the dots with the same colour of stickles!

Items used: Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Merrymint - Pecan Pie), Stamps: Heartwarmers (Cornish Heritage Farms), Stickles & Ribbon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

American Crafts Christmas Card #2

Here is another card I created using the same Cornish Stamp Set - I stamped the snoman onto the back of some flocked cardstock paper pieced him and added a red heart from cardstock I stamped the saying from the stampset as well:

Items used: Heartwarmers Stamp Set (Cornish Heritage Farms), Ribbon is M" (Basic Basic) I added google eyes to his face. Paterned Paper is American Crafts (Merrymint - Marshmellow)

Monday, October 19, 2009

American Crafts Christmas Card #1

This is another card I made at my Scrapbook Weekend in Guleph last month.
I created the diecut using my cricu machine and stickled it - pop dotted it off the patterned paper, I tied a ribbon around the centre of the die cut and pinned a tag I made by stamping the word Joy from the Cornish Heritage Farms Stamp set! Finished Card is 5x5.

Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Merrymint Line - Marshmellow), White Cardstock, Stickles and Stamps: Heartwarmers (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stamping with Friends!

Well... I got together with some friends earlier on this past week for a fun night of stamping! While I only completed one card I definately had a Great Night out with tons of laughs and inspiration!

The Details for the card are as follows: All products PTI (Out on a Limb & Background Basics Retro stamp sets, Cardstock and ink) Ribbon is from M's (Basic Basic) and I added a little stickles.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

House Card

While I was away in Florida Wayne's parents moved to their new house in St. George and I made this card before I left. The card is actually made from one piece of patterned paper that I found when I was at Younique. Even the Bushes and the Tree I added were a part of the paper and it was double sided so the stripped pattern on the roof was on the opposite side!

I used Acetate sheet for the windows and Cardstock for the door and window frame. I also added a little stickles.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Feeling Groovy?

I made this card on my weekend retreat! this paper just screamed at me to use this Stamping Bella stamp!

Details are as follows: Paper was in an old paperstack I had I used Stamping Bella Daisy VW Stamp coloured it in with copics, Added the sentiment, Ribbon & Stickles!