Sunday, September 4, 2011

A big change....might you come along ??

OK, so theres a silly story about the name of this blog. I started out in papercrafting by way of invitation making. And actually before that was wedding planning. I still do a bit of that, but the title of this blog (and the little side business) it really WORDY !! I get so tired of explaining it, it doesn't make a lot of sense and doesn't relate back to me. SO, I've decided to move blogs (since I just cant change it) and am hoping you will join me over at Thanks so much to my little group of followers. I will aprreciate you whether you follow the new blog or not, it meant a lot to me !!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More pages

I am still making cards, but I wanted to quickly post this page I made with my new kit from My Creative Scrapbook so I can post it to their sketch blog here

As a newbie to this, I'm loving getting co-ordinated papers and embelishments to make my pages. THis page is a REAL departure for me, so many pattern at once but it just pulls at my heartstings when I look at it !


I had this picture in mind when making the page....and then when I placed it on the page I realized how BLUE the sky was !! Tried colouring over it with a copic and it toned it down a TAD, but it's still quite bluer than the aqua in the papers - oh well lesson learned, bring your photo to your craft room when picking out your papers !!! This is one of my current fav pictures of my daughter at the splash pad this summer, and my hubby snapped it while sitting on a bench behind me as I was standing. It's a great angle to get beautiful sky in your photos and Im going to try it again !!

The pattern papers and most of the embellies are from the august main kit. I coloured some crotchet flowers with copics to match, and sew'd on some SU pool party ribbon. A quick tip, the ribbon was way to aqua for the paper, so I ran my pallette New Canvas pad over it a couple of times to mute out the colours.
Made my circle by tracing around a plate, and the doily was some Su cardstock I punched, put through my paper crimper a few times and then pleated behing the circle.

Here a pic of the dimension


So, happy with my 3rd page ever...anxious to get to more..with my pictures in hand this time !!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A break from cards....

So i took a break from card making to try my hand at something I've always admired.... Scrapbooking !! It was a lot harder than I thought...and Im definitely not really thinking out of the although sophmoric, I'll post and hopefully see some progression...
First is a two page layout, of trying to get a good photo with the kids. Papers and embellies are Crate and October afternoon, canvas button is CTMH. I used my airbrush to colour the thickers...they look...umm...oh well!


some fun colours and papers, and I micked some of the flowers in the paper. Middle flower is some retired SU ribbon, and the top and bottom flowers are PTI beautiful blooms dies with the rounded part cut off


Second page is the amount of photos it took to get a decent shot !! No embelishment here as the photos make it quite busy...


last a single page spread of my son...and the damage a bowl of cherries can do. The two colour scheme is a bit..plain...but this was my very first attempt and I already see some growth from this to my double page happy with that !! Papers are Bazzil and Cosmo cricket.


Thanks for staying it out on this longer than usual post. And letting me show off my kiddos a bit too!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beautiful Blessings and makeshift edgers

I was really inspired by a card layout Debbie Olsen did during the PTI countdown (last card on this post), where she used the edgers as a layer on her card. Not having the edger I wanted, i decided to improvise with a spellbinders die - label 5 to be exact.

I used some pp from my stash, and a verse from Beautiful blessings - this set has a perma spot on my desk !!


I also took the flourish from Mat stack 2 and stamped it on the cutout, creating a bit of a frame. The sentiment looks a bit splotchy as it was coloured with markers (SU) but I think it sort of matches the antiquey look of the card. coloured some paper flowers gray..a little paper rose...done !!
Sorry for the glare on the plastic bag..this one is was destined for the church bookstore and I almost forgot to take a photo of it !!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weddings....more weddings!

Not gonna lie, but you will probably get pretty sick of wedding cards on this blog over the summer...there are quite a few !!

This one was for my mom, we saw her off on her vacation to Greece last week and she wanted some cards for the various functions she is attending as she visits our family. And just in case you're wondering why you aren't detecting any jealousy in my tone, it's cause I'm SO not jealous! We considered going with them this summer for all of 10 minutes...once I started the mental list of what my 7 month old will need for us to travel...and imagined me luggin it around...fantasy OVER !!
Anyways, sometimes I"ll computer generate Greek saying for the cards going to Greece but I kinda thinks it's cool to keep it in English, then they'll never forget who it's from


The PP is from a Making memories 8x8 pad. I used some Nestabling on the label 9 shape (can you say LOVE !!!) and stamps from WMS - scrolly circle- and PTI - Mr and Mrs
Also use fancy flourishes over the background
The sparkly grey paper is from a wedding invitation i re purposed (am I the only one who does that ?? I've torn invites apart for paper, ribbon sliders, etc..)


Added some matching paper to the interior too..and some SU satin ribbon...

Enjoy your week !! Going to tackle the new colour combo from Online card class..MUCH easier this week !!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2nd summer card camp + Magic of Oz

OK, so I have a confession to make. I LOVE THE WIZARD OF OZ!! Everything to do with it. Books (and there are a whole lot ) movies, plays (especially wicked) and anything to do with Oz.

So when Graphic 45 came out with their Magic of Oz line....well I was SUPER excited. I don't have the stamps yet, just the PP but Fran at Frantic Stamper is the ABSOLUTE best. Great service, prices, and especially to this Canadian gal great shipping rates !!
Anyways, had a hard time cutting into this paper. Good thing I have a back up pad to hoard I mean use! And the colours co-ordinated with the card camp colours for this week

I made 2 variations of this card..I had this cute little wooden stamp from goodness knows where and of course the saying fit....and I like how Dorothy and the Scarecrow lead your eye to the sentiment.


But a bit out of place - the upper left corner was kinda bare. So I tried this variation. Chipboard accent from same line, and a scrap of blue gingham I distressed up with some tea dye.


So there you have it. PP that happened to match this weeks that a cop out ?? And what will I ever do with these cards....stare at them a lot i guess !!

Summer card camp

Here's with another colour combo from summer card camp.

This one was a bit easier for me....maybe cause most of the colours are spectral ?? Who knows...


I stamped some flowers and stems on a pattern paper card base, and tied the ribbon. It looked a little sparse so I added some sparkly brown "dirt" !!


I added a butterfly (its the same stem stamp, flower fusion 2 or 3) and it blended way to much with the background so I outlined it with and orange copic. Sentiment from a think big, with a couple of rhinestones. Back to having fun !!
I've got another card to share with this combo tonight....