Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Christmas Tree

I can't believe it's Wednesday already. Wow!
I was browsing through my album and I have quite a few pages made with no pictures. I decided I would take one of my Christmas ones and share it with you.
I used one of my old Simply Scrappin Kits to make this page. The base of the page is textured CS and I so want to say Old Olive but with my luck I'd be wrong. All the patterned paper and snowflake die cut stickers came from the kit as well. I used some Michaels ribbon on the Real Red textured CS where my picture will go and some Fire Rhinestone Brads. My tree is from Punch Pals and coloured with my classic inks and some Dazzling Diamond glitter. My title is stamped with the retired Collage Alphabet set using various inks. I separated the two words and distressed the edges of the title so it would stand out more.
You know May is National Scrapbooking month, so I need to prepare and get in the scrapbooking groove. I am sooo far behind, it's not even funny.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mothers Day Set

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday and I was fortunate enough to get out and enjoy the day.

I had my Stampers 10 group over Friday night for our monthy get together. This month we made a Mother's Day project. We made a picture frame, a treat purse and of course, a card. I allowed all the women to select a sheet of DP so really everyone ended up with a "different" set. It was a bit more work for me as I cut their cardstock for all the projects then and there rather than doing it ahead of time.

We modgepodged our DP to the front of a piece of chipboard and then cut out the window with the Stampin' Up! BigZ Top Note Die. We cut out the stems and flower using SU!'s Sweetest Stems and Simple Flower embosslits and attached a bit of ribbon around the frame. In the center of the flower we used a clear rhinestone brad. We then added a backing, only taping down 1 side and the top and bottom. Using a strip of confetti white CS and covering with our DP, we made a triangle piece as our stand to hold the frame up.

The card is made up using all the same elements as the frame. We ran our first base layer of CS through the texture plate using the design that each woman liked. We then added our layers of CS and DP and our die cut flower and stems. Instead of using a rhinestone brad in the flower on the card, we used Rich Regal brads. Our sentiment was stamped from Sincere Salutations.
Last but not least was our purse which was super simple. I got the idea from Sylvie Greeniaus and I know she got it somewhere but I'm not sure where. It is a strip of CS cut, scored, the end radiused with the large oval punch. A dash of ribbon is added as a handle, a sliver of black cardstock added as a layer under the flap and whatever embellishment you want. For this particular purse, we cut out a flower using the Birds & Blooms Sizzlit set and added a brad through the center. Tucked inside is none other than a Hershey Chocolate. Mmmm mmmm good.

Friday, April 17, 2009

For You

It is so gorgeous out today and it's supposed to be even nicer tomorrow. Yeaahh - summer is finally coming.

Every time I look at this card I think of Christmas. I think it has to do with the classic red and green. When I made it I had no intention of it being a Christmas card but now I think I may use it for just that.

I used the Fresh Cut notes and the Fresh Cut stamp set. I did stamp the large image from the set on Real Red textured CS but the picture didn't pick up the definition of it. I stamped the flowers and then cut them out. I attached them to the card with silver brads and used a silver brad to attach an artichoke felt flower to the center of my card. I stamped For You on some Always Artichoke CS and used my small oval punch to punch it out. I was going for a leaf look, so I punched to 2 pieces and layered them. Then for the heck of it, I added a library clip, because you know library clips can be found on leaves - right? LOL

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


This may not seem very relevant but I love taking photographs, so I signed up for a photography course and last night was the first class. I am so stoked. It was so much fun and I have already learned a lot. Who knows, I might be a pro by the time the course is over. LOL One reason for taking the class is so that I can take better pics of my 'artwork', whether it be my everyday cards, scrapbook pages or my wedding invitations.

Okay so now that I got that out of the way, here's the lowdown on todays card. This one is quite simple but I still like it. I know there is no colouring on this card but for those that like simple solid images, this ones for you.

I used Ruby Red for my base on this card and I trimmed about 3/4 - 1" off the side. I then took my True Friend stamp set and stamped the card front, including the exposed inside strip with my flower using Ruby Red ink. I then stamped my flower again in Ruby Red ink on my Vanilla CS and layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip CS. Since I didn't want my sentiment to be all one colour, I used markers to colour the wording. I then wrapped some 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon around my layer and applied it to the card front so that it slightly overlapped the cut off edge.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Off Season.... but cute

These are both a little out of season but I do like 3 x 3 cards and wanted to share these with you.

The Christmas card was made using last years In Colours Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranite CS. I stamped my tree from Punch Pals, coloured it in and added some glitter. I stamped my sentiment vertically rather than horizontally and added a few eyelets. I honestly don't know what colour they are as I thought they were pewter but they look burgandy in this picture.

The Halloween card is adorable. I used Old Olive textured CS. I LOVE textured CS. It has such great visual appeal. I coloured my pumpkin and words with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Markers and stamped the image on Whisper White CS. I punched out with my 1 3/8" circle punch and lightly distressed the outside with my ink pad. I then layered my image on Pumpkin Pie CS punched out with my Scallop Circle Punch. I like cards with embellishments, so this card is no different. I added some retired pewter hodgepodge hardware to my scallop and attached a piece of Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon through the loop. I then popped up my image using dimensionals.

These little cards are so easy and take just a few minutes to make. They are great for any occasion (well, that is if you don't make Christmas or Halloween ones - LOL) to include with a gift or a bouquet of flowers.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Little Somethin'

I did up this cute little pillow box using our pillow box die in the Big Shot. I used some retired patterned paper from SU! and stamped my sentiment using the Level 2 Hostess set A Little Somethin'. I punched it with my square punch and layered on Chocolate Chip CS cut out with my Scallop Square Punch. I tied it onto my box using some Riding Hood Red taffeta and added a Latte Button with linen thread to the top corner.

I love these little boxes. They are so easy to make and cute too!

Well I hope you all had a good Easter weekend and I will be back again tomorrow.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I love SU! textured CS. It has a great feel, weight and look to it. For this page I chose Ruby Red textured CS for my base and a strip of Chocolate Chip CS for my one simple layer. It's funny because Chris said to me the other day, "you sure like brown" I was like, what do you mean and he said that I use brown on almost every card, page or item I make. So for the past bit I have been doing my best not to use brown. You know, just to prove him wrong. What can I say, brown can be such a complimentary colour with the right selections.

For this page I used an old Simply Scrappin Kit from SU to help me build this page. I used the negative 'F' from the word friend and added some simple bling by adding chunky glitter to the inside of the negative. At the bottom of my page it says Life is Good.

I'm not that great with rub-ons but this rub-on was good to me LOL. I placed it on the Chocolate Chip CS to make it really stand out.

I love bling on my projects and this page was no different. I added some SU clear rhinestone brads to some of the flowers in the rub on image.

At the top of the page I added some die cut flower stickers to the end of my title and now all the page needs is a photo of a friend.

This page was super simple and super fast.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fresh & Bright

Well this is week 2 of the Chicks Inspiration Challenge and I couldn't miss the opportunity to play along.

I just got my beautiful little embosslits last week and decided this would be the perfect challenge to use them on for the first time.

My card base is Whisper White and I layered Pink Pirouette over it but not before running it through the Big Shot with one of my texture dies. I then layered some Riding Hood Red over that with some Bella Rose DP. For my third set of layers, I used Pink Pirouette and Whisper White, which I once again textured. I lightly sponged Pink Pirouette ink on the white to show off the texture. I tied a knot in my Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain and placed over my bottom 2 layers.

For the stem I used Bella Rose DP with my Sweetest Stem embosslit and the flower is done with the Simple Flower Embosslit die in Riding Hood Red CS. I popped the flower up with dimensionals and place a pearl from the dollar store in the center. This card feels so fresh and bright to me I look forward to seeing spring flowers in my flower beds.