March 29, 2009
March 28, 2009
Then I found a seat, but little did I know that, I was going to be sitting with a group of super duper talented and super sweet ladies! I had the privilege of sitting next to Kerry, from Cards by Kerry! What a great gal and soooo talented! She is in the running for MFT idol on Splitcoast stampers in the MFT forum!!! Go check it out and I know when you see her stunning creations you will vote for Kerry, smile! I had the great privilege of seeing the counting book up close and it is even more gorgeous IRL!!!
Then to top it all off, I was lucky enough to be seated at the same table as Sherrie Siemens! Sherrie is on the Copic Design Team and Designs for Cornish Heritage Farms. She is now the Canadian Certification teacher and was Co-teaching with Marianne walker, Copic product specialist! So, I have been stocking Sherrie's blog Card Creme for a long time. I think since I started buying Copics, many of the techniques for colouring with Copics, I've learned from Sherrie's fabulous blog and video tutorials. She was so inspiring! Sherrie uses Copics to colour on so many different surfaces not just paper and buys all her embellies, like flowers and gems, in white and uses her Copic Airbrush System to colour them to match her project!
Well, what a fabulous day!!!! I learned so much from Marianne, who did a fabulous job teaching the workshop and Sherrie too! I also, learned so much from Kerry and Julia and had a great day and had so much fun at lunch with Kimmie, Kerry, Andrea and Amy and I also want to give a shout out to Amy *wave* another great stamping, blogging, crafty, Canadian gal that I met!!!!
March 21, 2009
I coloured both images with my Copics and used a little Metallic Rub-ons around Holly on the thought bubble! The sentiment is computer generated and I inked the edges and added lots of Glamour Dust. I just discovered Glamour Dust recently and love it!!! Unfortunately, it doesn't really show up to well!
For my card I made a base, 6X6, from Kraft cardstock and used BG Bittersweet 6x6 pp pad! I stamped Tilda with Apple Pie on Georgia Pacific paper and coloured her with Copcis and Twinkling H2Os and added lots of Stickels to her for a little extra sparkle!
To achieve texture, I embossed one of the squares with the Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder and sanded it to get a distressed, roughed-up, look! I used some of my new cork QuicKutz Adhesive materials to also add texture and cut the cork borders with the QK 4x4 border die. I added two different velvet ribbons and cut the QK Peace heart out of the QK Adhesive double-sided chipboard. It isn't that thick, so, I doubled it up and then cut the same shape in the pp that I embossed with the heart embossing folder and stuck it to the adhesive side of the chipboard, then inked and sanded it. I used several QK hearts and my favourite QK tag, added two BG Bittersweet brads and the sentiment, a Melissa Frances rub-on!
Well, I hope you can get some time this weekend to play with your stamps and pretty paper and I hope you join in this week's challenge at BasicGrey Challenges!
March 16, 2009
I was inspired by this beautiful ribbon (the picture doesn't do it justice really) that I picked up at Micheals. I love the basket weave pattern of the ribbon and the sheen...fabulous! I made my card base 6X6 out of white Dotted Swiss Bazzill cardstock! I cut the shamrock border on my Silhouette and tucked a few extra shamrocks in and around Tilda and pop-dotted her. The papers are a mix of My Mind's Eye, Bohemia Collection and Scenic Route. The sentiment I typed up on my computer and printed it on Bazzill cardstock.
March 15, 2009
Happy Blogaversary Cute Card Thursday!!!!! If my memory serves me well, my very first venture into the whole challenge blog scene was with Cute Card Thursday!!!! It was so much fun that I have become quite addicted to blog challenges!!! CCT is still one of my all time favourite challenge blogs! They always have great challenges, the DT is fabulous and I'm always so inspired to join in and make a cute card!!!!
Well, I couldn't pass up this week's challenge to make a celebration card with Katharina's fabulous sketch! She is, undeniably, the the Queen of the sketch pad, that is for sure! Her sketches are always so fabulous to work with and versatile too! This one is no exception...I just loved it and will definitely use it again!
Well, when I saw this scrumptious, yummy, deliciously adorable, Imaginisce Twitterpated paper the wheels started turning so I snatched it up! I knew I wanted to use this WOJ image, Willow with Sun Hat and Easter basket! I cut the tag and mat on my Silhouette and stamped Willow with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and then masked her and stamped the basket! I coloured the image with Copics and Twinkling H2Os and then sponged around edges with Metallic Rub-Ons and added the Melissa Frances rub-on for the sentiment!
I made the card base 6X6 from white Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock and cut the Imaginisce paper into a circle with my Nesties and cut the frame with the Nesties too! I used American Craft ribbon and a few QK flourishes and rhinestones for embellies but the thing that I'm so super duper happy with are two new products that I just got and love!!!!
First, Nicky, from Stamping Bella, told be about Glamour Dust and now I am totally addicted!!! This stuff is so super fabulous and sparkly! I just use my Sakura Quickie glue pen and then sprinkle the glamour dust on...FAB-U-LOUS! Thanks Nicky!!!! *Wave*!!! Then I picked up some of the new QK Adhesive Materials! I used my QK butterfly dies to cut the clear plastic Adhesive Material sheet and then I Glamour Dusted them...YAY!!!!! The glamour dust stuck to the adhesive backing of the clear plastic material! There is so many possibilities for both glamour dust and the different Qk Adhesive Materials! The only bummer with the QK materials is that its not for use with the Silhouette, which I was sooooo hoping it would be, but I still love it and looking forward to playing with it some more!
Here you can see the middle part of the butterfly die is the QK Clear Plastic Adhesive Material and it is all sparkly with Glamour Dust!!!!
So there you have it!!! I am quite happy with this card and it was a ton of fun to make!!!!
Happy Blogaversary Cute Card Thursday...wishing you many many more happy challenges!!!!
But if you would rather make a card than do housework and laundry then you are in luck!!! Karen has a fabulous sketch for you over at the Dottie's World blog!
I really loved this sketch that Karen designed! Go check out the challenge here then you just have to make sure you have a downloaded image from Charmed Cards & crafts on your card and you are good to go!
For my card I used this pretty Daisy Bucket Designs paper called Playful Petals and Core'dinations cardstock! The border is a QK Silhouette digital design that I cut from the Core'dinations cardstock and mounted on foam dots. I had a few of the die cut flowers left over so I used them for the accent grouping at the top! The ribbon is American Craft and the sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on.
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek! Now, don't forget to go to Dottie's World blog and see the fabulous creations the DW gals of made and then join us!
March 13, 2009
March 08, 2009
The sentiment is a digital download from the Cutting Cafe. I added the little gem butterfly that I got the dollar store and some MM gemstone brads to the centres of the Prima flowers. Oh, there is some Fuchsia Satan ribbon on there too. I sponged some silver Metallic Rub-ons around the edges to bring out the embossing on the cardstock.
Here is the inside sentiment from The Cutting Cafe and a few more gems from the dollar store!
I received some lovely awards over the last few weeks from Georgia, Judy and Sandra. Thanks so much ladies and young lady,smile!!!! I really appreciate them.
And I'm passing it on to these 10 bloggers as their blogs, their creations, and their friendship and support makes my heart smile!!!!
and I also got a blog award from Sandra and I'm passing it on to the top 10 too!!!! But blogger isn't letting me add anymore pics!!!! So, go to Sandra's blog to get it!!!!
Oh! Is that 11? Oh well, who's counting...all these ladies are so talented and most of all so kind!!! I can always count on them to leave me such fab comments...I wish I could have picked more but this post is already too long(sorry about that) and my hand is cramping,lol!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look and thanks for all the comments, gals. I really do appreciate all the kind words and support and all the Congratulatory comments on the Dottie's World DT news and the WOJ GDT news!!!!
March 07, 2009
Well, I was down in my little nook playing with pretty paper and came up to check on supper and check my e-mail! Well, I couldn't believe my eyes!!! My blogging pal, KimG, sent me a message and the subject read...CONGRATS!!!! Well, as I read on, I started jumpin' and screaming!!! I went right over to Katharina's blog and I couldn't believe what I was reading!!!
Yes, it is true.....I made it, I made it, I made it!!!! I am going to be one of the WOJ GDT for May & June!!! Oh, someone pinch me!!! I am sooooo ecstatic! I just can't even believe it!!! Yay!!!!
Thanks so much, Katharina, for this amazingily wonderful opportunity! I want to say a big, big CONGRATS to all the other talented ladies.
WOW!!! Such a wealth of talent Katharina has assembled here!!!!
Oh, I'm soooooo glad it is the weekend!!! Aren't you!? This has been a crazy week for me!!! I had two DT projects to do...I know my pal, Kraftin' Kimmie, is probably giggling at me cuz she has a quadrillion DT's on the go and does it so effortlessly. She doesn't even break a sweat, he he he!!! Then everyone has been sick or is getting sick!!! I haven't been feeling that great but it just keeps lingering and doesn't really turn into anything much! Yesterday, my poor Ol' Da was under the weather and he just doesn't do sick well. Then, my hubby, Chris caught a terrible cold too. So, that is the crazy week I have been having.
So, I'm glad to stamp and play with my pretty paper later today and tomorrow! I am just doing up this post quickly now, as, Kieran, has his First Reconciliation this morning....Oh, yes, yet another stressor! That kid is going to be the next, Jim Carrey, I tell ya or the death of me what ever comes first,lol! He is always asking the tough questions but in a jokey funny, crack-your-mom-up-when-she-is-trying-to-be-all-serious, kinda way! It was so much easier doing Hannah's First Communion. Ahhhh...boys....God love em'!!!!
So, this week over at the BasicGrey Challenges blog, Martine, has designed another fab sketch! I know you are going to love it! I did!
For my card I thought I would make a St. Patrick's day card! I picked this fabulous WOJ image, Willow with Flowers, and I imagined her picking a bunch of wild shamrock in a Meadow in Ireland. Perhaps, on the Hill of Tara. Now, I'm not sure wild shamrock actually grows on the Hill of Tara but that is what I imagined, lol!
My Fall Accessories stamps came in the mail at the beginning of the week. So, I stamped Willow with Flowers on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Then I stamped her on a yellow post it note again and cut it out to make a mask and stamped the Fall grass and flower stamp over top. I coloured the image with Copics and Twinkling H2o's and used Metallic Rub-ons around the edges of the image.
For the card I made a 6x6 base from green Bazzil cardstock and used a few sheet of BG Porcelain 12X12 paper, as, the 6x6 pad hadn't arrived yet but I got my hands on it now,smile! I flipped the sketch as my card just looked better that way especially with the big bow and I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with the ribbon nameplate Nesties. I added the green satin ribbon and a few crystals and it was done!
Well, I just adored the sketch but I am not sure I am loving what I did with it. Ah, it is kinda growing on me though,smile!
Well, I better go get ready and wake that little monkey of mine, to do his First Reconciliation...oh goodness, I just hope it all goes well and he doesn't say anything too outrageous,smile.
Have a great weekend and I hope you play along with us at BG Challenges!
March 01, 2009
Now, I know I teased you bit with some exciting news! Can you guess what it is!? Yes, it is about a DT and yes, it has to do with lovely Holly from, Holly & Madison fame, featured on my card today!!!! Oh, Okay, I won't keep you waiting any longer!
Well, I had to print some images ASAP and get colouring. I picked Holly in the Garden! I just love the Holly & Madison images! Of Course, I coloured her with my Copics and added a bit of Stickles for some bling-i-tude! You can never have enough bling...even while gardening,smile! I sponged around the image with my fave Metallic Rub-ons!
I made my card base 6X6 out some yummy Bazzill bling that I just picked up on Friday at the LSS and it was a perfect match to Salmon Red Copic, yay! I used the Daisey D's paper that I have had in my stash, forever (just love this paper) and I have the co-ordinating cardstock elements so I used the tag and the bracket! All the stitching is faux...used my Kelly Panacci Stitches stamps again and Tim Holtz Corduroy Brown Distress ink! Both sentiment stamps are Kelly Panacci stamps and I stamped them with Memento Rich Coco.