Friday, June 25, 2010

Fabulous Friday

First things first, Yes it's still me. I've just given my blog a facelift. I found the Scrappin' Blogs site and thought to myself "Self, I think it is time your blog had a fun new look". So that's what I did. It hasn't quite grown on me yet but I'm sure it will cause it has some serious blog bling.

A new Stampin' Up! catalogue is soon upon us and I love getting new toys to play with. However, there is one item that retired that I don't think I can live without and that would be my Creamy Caramel ink. To me, it is the perfect color for giving that distressed, worn paper look. I bought 2 of the reinker just in case. It has to be the ink I use the most.

Well, my sister and her family will be here on Sunday. I am so excited but I am going to be quite busy. I am definitely not going to be able to post to my blog everyday. I will still be posting cards, when I have time to make them, though.

Stamps: Because I Care, Occasional Quotes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Basic Black 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Ticket Corner Punch, Sponge Dauber, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Try It Thursday

I tried my hand at making the hydrangea in this stamp set Pink. My card on Monday used 2 two colors on the flowers, this one uses three colors. I really like the depth it gives. I didn't cut this one out so I created a shadow around the image. To do this, I used my blender pen and my Going Gray ink pad to trace an outline around the flower.

For Try It Thursday I figured I would try to putting some lacing on my card. I figured I'd start simple and do it sneaker style (no sure if that's really a style, lol) but I might make another one where I kinda rip a V shape in my paper, distress it and put this lacing in it to look like a corset. We'll see if I have time for that.

I had to whip out my tool kit for this card cause the first row of eyelets was too far into the cardstock for my crop-a-dile to reach. I forgot how much of a pain in the butt eyelets were before I got my beloved Crop-a-dile. I mentioned yesterday that I stamp when my little boy naps. Have you ever tried to hammer quietly? Take it from me, it does work!!! I ended up in my back yard. LMBO.

Stamps: Because I Care
Paper: Shimmery White, Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso, Regal Rose DSP
Ink: Early Expresso, Basic Black, Going Gray, Old Olive marker, Pink Pirouette marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Regal Rose marker, Daffodil Delight marker
Accessories: 1/8" Early Expresso Ribbon, Tool kit, Modern Label Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Blender Pen

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wheel It Wednesday

Sorry for not posting yesterday. Things have been crazy busy. What with Father's Day and my computer issues. Then my little guy decided he didn't need a nap yesterday afternoon and I usually power stamp while he sleeps. Ahh.... summer is coming.

For this card, although the camera didn't pick it up very well, I made score lines on three sides of the Whisper White cardstock and wheelied in between those score lines. I used the brads to cover over the areas where the wheeled image overlapped. The butterfly is a perfect example for why you shouldn't throw anything out. I colored and cut out this butterfly about a month ago but decided to use a different color on that card. Well, I needed an embelly for this card and this butterfly caught my eye. :) Waste not, want not I guess.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, All a Flutter, Dear Friend Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Dusty Durango marker, So Saffron marker
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brads, Bone Folder, Paper Trimmer, Piercing Tool, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Adhesive

Monday, June 21, 2010

Make It Monday

I am having some serious Microsoft Word issues today. I typed up the tutorial for this card and now everytime I try and open or upload it, I get an error message. So I decided to post the card and details and I will post the tutorial once I have the bugs worked out, or give up and retype it. (whichever comes first)

ETA: I had to retype my tutorial *sigh*. You can find it on the bottom of this post.

So Purple Rain was the first song that started to play when I turned on my IPod when I made this card. Can you tell? lol I hadn't planned on cutting out this hydrangea image (which btw was a serious pain in the butt) but I made way too many boo-boos outside the lines. I think it worked out OK in the end, though. Well, I'm off to try and salvage my tutorial. Hopefully, I'll be back later today.

Stamps: Because I Care (new hostess set)
Paper: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP

Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum marker, Old Olive marker
, So Saffron marker
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Gold Brads, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Hydrangea Card

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fabulous Friday

I made this card to go with a gift I have for a friend. The gift is a book is I thought this card would go really nice with it. I think I'll make a matching bookmark to go inside the card from two Tags die before I give it away, though.

Well, the weekend is soon upon us and I've got a busy one. Isn't that always the case? Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!

Stamps: First Day
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Travel Journal DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Creamy Caramel marker, Riding Hood Red marker
Accessories: Retired Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Mini Library Clips, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Spiral Punch, Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Try It Thursday

For Try It Thursday, I whipped out a tool that I don't this think has seen the light of day in many a year, My Crimper. With my new found love of Kraft cardstock I should be using my crimper more often. I love that corregated look.

ETA: The winner of Tuesday's Card Kit from is..............

Michelle! I love this card my nephews would love it!! I love the stamp set too How cute is that. Thanks for entering me into your drawing....

Francis Santos said... June 15, 2010 11:29 PM

Congrats Francis!!! Please contact me at with your contact info so I can mail you your card kit.

So last night I started the big purge of my craft room. Trying to get everything ready for the new Color Renovation. Man, it is a lot of work. Usually it only takes about a couple of hours for me to get my things straightened away when a new catalogue comes out. Not this year. It looks like it might drag into days before I am squared away. Lots of new stuff to play with, too!!! WooHoo :)

Supplies Stamps: Under the Stars, Skeeters Wheel Paper: Whisper White, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler, Kraft, Travel Journal DSP Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler marker, Early Expresso marker and Ink Pad, Kraft marker, Going Gray marker Accessories: Hemp Twine, Latte Designer Buttons, Crimper, Large Star Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wheel It Wednesday

This set of cards uses some brand spanking new products from Stampin' Up! that will be available in the new catalogue coming out July 1. Did you notice the 1/8" ribbon? You should feel it. I've always shied away from skinny ribbon just cause it's usually so flimsy. Let me tell ya, this ribbon is nice and stiff and can hold it's own. Did you know the sentiment? It's also new from the Level III hostess called Occasional Quotes. So ladies, pull together everyone you know cause you're definitely going to want to host a workshop and hit that Level III benefits mark. There are some awesome sayings in this set. And last but not least, did you notice the new colors? Early Expresso and Daffodil Delight are 2 of the new core colors that Stampin' Up! is introducing in July. I gotta say, I'm really loving the Early Expresso.

Stamps: Occasional Quotes (new hostess set), Baroque Border Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black, Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: 1/8" Daffodil Delight Ribbon, 1/8" Early Expresso Ribbon, 1/8" Basic Black Ribbon Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Around Handle, Snail Adhesive

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Take It Tuesday

I'm so excited. Yesterday, my sister sent me an email with her flight itinerary. Her and her family are coming to visit in less than 2 weeks. They live on the other side of the country so I don't get to see them very often. Lots of planning to do now. :)

This card is part of Take It Tuesday. If you leave a comment on this blog post (click here to go to my blog if you are reading this from Facebook), you will be entered to win a free card kit with enough supplies to make 5 copies of this card (minus the adhesive and stamped images). You have until midnight June 16/10. I will pick a winner on Thursday.

Stamps:Greetings, Earthling
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Old Olive,
Ink: Basic Black, Going Gray, Old Olive Marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Basic Gray marker, Regal Rose marker
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch. Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Blender Pen

Monday, June 14, 2010

Make It Monday

I accidently made this card. Weird, I know. I was running a piece of Creamy Caramel Cardstock through the Big Shot and a small piece of cardstock was stuck to the bottom. When it came out there was a raised area and I thought it looked a lot like a Band Aid. Some I redid it with a little more cardstock underneath and a little more centered and Voila, this card came to life.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a short tutorial on how to make this card.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust
Ink: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Round Corner Punch, Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Impressions Pad, Silicone Mat

Bandaid Card s

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fabulous Friday

I guess there really isn't anything super Fabulous about this card. Not a lot of layers, no super fancy techniques or crazy embellishments. But....I really love this card. If you can't tell, I've kinda been on a monochromatic kick as of late. This card uses all shades of gray. I colored the images with my markers and used sponge daubers and ink pads to color the Presto Patterns DSP. I embossed to sentiment cause it was looking a little fuzzy on the DSP. Lucky for me, the classic ink stay wet for a little longer on this paper and I didn't have to start over again.

Well, I am off to read Breaking Dawn from the Twilight Series........AGAIN. I got pre-sale tickets for me and my friend, Mandy, last week (I'm so excited I could scream) and started reading Eclipse this week. Well, I finished it yesterday and I can't resist reading the last one. The book is calling me, can't you hear it? LMBO Anyway, have a great weekend everyone.

Oppsie, I almost forgot. I got so wrapped up in Bella and Edward yesterday that I forgot to pick a winner for Take it Tuesday. So the winner is...................Da - Da - DA

Happy Birthday! Your card is beautiful, and in one of my favorite colors :)
Kris Sobolik

Kris Sobolik said... June 8, 2010 7:07 AM

Thanks for taking the time to comment Kris. I'll send you an email for info on where to send your kit.

Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Presto Patterns DSP
Ink:Basic Black, Sahara Sand marker & ink pad, Going Gray marker, Basic Gray marker and ink pad
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Corner Round Punch, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Try It Thursday

When I went to my craft room to make this card, I had the urge to use green. Once the card was finished, though, I didn't like it too much. I felt like the color needed to look more rustic so I redid it in the colors above. Here is the green one just in case you wanted to see it.

I like the rustic-y one better. Try it Thursday is using the negative image of a punch. For this card I punched the star image on Whisper White, then used the scallop square punch to out the star. After that, used a blender pen and Going Gray ink to trace around the star to make it pop and then popped it up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Warm Words
Paper: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy
(Green one uses Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Going Gray (Green one uses Wild Wasabi)
Accessories: Dusty Durango Polka-Dot Ribbon (Green one uses Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon), Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Blender Pen, Star Punch, Scallop
Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wheel It Wednesday

Are you ready to see an image that will strike fear into the hearts of crafters around the world? Warning, this is not for the faint of heart. *hee hee*

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Last week I decided that I was smarter than the sewing machine. Well, my sewing machine had different ideas. After struggling with thread breaking, the bobbin, rethreading the machine and tension I finally thought I had concurred the beast. Just take a closer look at the image below. Do you see all the little foot markers on the left side of the stitch line? I think the wrong foot is on there. I'm just going to wait until my mother-in-law comes next month to fix it cause this silly machine is about 2 seconds from being thrown out on the back lawn and buried. lol

So, on to my card today. It's a little dark, not sure why.

I really wanted to have stitching on my card so I sat down and pierced all those holes, then used my Signo gel pen to make faux stitching. Pretty sad that I had to resort to that but alas, the sewing machine is smarter than me. I was looking at the new builder wheel and they were the perfect size for the medium size twill tape so I wheelied on it to create my greeting.

*Sigh* Will I ever win the battle of the sewing machine?

Stamps: Le Jardin Botanique, Dear Friend Builder Wheel
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pawsitively Prints DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink ink pad & marker, Barely Banana marker, Certainly Celery marker, Signo Gel Pen
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Twill Tape, Piercing Toll, Mat Pack, Sponge Dauber, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Take It Tuesday

Purple rain, purple rain.
Purple rain, purple rain.
Purple rain, purple rain.
I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain.

So, my ode to Prince is because that song has been stuck in my head all day. So much so that I had to download it to my IPod and listen to it 15 times in a row. So I guess this card was inspired by the amazingly talented and slightly crazy Prince (or should I say Artist formerly known as Prince).

Anyhoo, today is my birthday (yay, Happy Birthday to me). I actually had to think about how old I was. I had to do that math. Crazy isn't it? Not like when I was younger and I knew I was turning 18 or I knew I was turning 21. I guess there are no more milestones so the number isn't all that important anymore. We are going out for supper tonight to celebrate, then on Saturday I'm goin' shoppin'. Wish me luck cause the West Edmonton Mall is insane busy on the weekends but I will have all day to myself. My boys are going to have a Boys' Day.

This card is part of Take It Tuesday. If you leave a comment on this blog post (click here to go to my blog if you are reading this from Facebook), you will be entered to win a free card kit with enough supplies to make 5 copies of this card (minus the adhesive and stamped images). You have until midnight May 09/10. I will pick a winner on Thursday.

Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Nouveau Chic DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Blender Pen, Stylus, 1" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, June 7, 2010

Make It Monday

Ok, look out world, I have officially opened my jar of Dazzling Diamonds again. I am a glitter fanatic (must be the magpie in me). About 4 months ago I had to force myself not to glitter-ify everything I made. Everything I touched had glitter on it including the dog, my child and my husband. I started my self imposed glitter ban when my hubby came home and told me that they were starting to make fun of him at work because of all the glitter. lol.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a tutorial on how to make this card.

Stamps: All Holidays, All a Flutter
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry marker, Pale Plum marker & ink pad
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Kit White halfback Pearls, Itty Bitty Buttons, Circle Scissors Plus, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Crystals Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

Dazzling Butterfly

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fabulous Friday

It's Fabulous Friday!!! Here is my last Father's Day card. OMG!!! Do I ever love this stamp set. This image is big enough that it holds its' own on a square layout plus, I love to color so this one is perfect for that. I colored this time with a combination of markers and blender pen & ink. I might try some watercoloring with it next.

Have a great weekend everyone. :)

Stamps: King of the Grill
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, To The Nines DSP
Ink: Basic Black Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow Creamy Caramel, Markers - Blush Blossom, Basic Black, Going Grey, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, 1 3/8" Square Punch (cut in half for corners)Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Blender Pen, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Try It Thursday

A friend of mine (Hi Nadine - waving franticly) needed someone to watch her little girl, who is the same age as my Cole, last night. So Cole had a friend to play with. I wanted to send her home with something so I had them color the Build-a-bear images and then made these cute little baskets.

I've made this baskets before but got the inspiration to make these from Stamp TV the other week. I colored one myself and the other 2 were colored by the munchkins. I also put a bookmark in there. I know they are a little young, but I know I sometimes need a bookmark to remember where we are in a book and they are just too cute!!!

So for Try It Thursday, why don't you make a basket. They are super cute and people love little gifts. I'll bet you make someone's day. :)

Stamps: Beary Best Friends

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints DSP

Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink marker,
Close to Cocoa marker, Creamy Caramel marker,
Basic Gray marker

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip,
Snail Adhesive

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wheel It Wednesday

I'm still not feeling 100%. It's been 5 days now so I'm wondering if I have a stomach bug or if my ulcer is acting up again. Yes, I was a worry wort in Grade 9 (I know, was I a geek or what?) and gave myself an ulcer. Anywho, creative juices don't seem to flow as freely as stomach juices lately. This is the best I can do for a card to share today. Hopefully tomorrow I can come up with something a little more inspiring.

Stamps: Blissful Bride, All Holidays, Posy Party Builder Wheel
Paper: Texture Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango inkpad & marker, Crushed Curry marker, Always Artichoke marker
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Flower Designer Brads, Silver Brads, Corner Round Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance Lists ad Mini Starter Kit

The day has arrived for the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Lists. (Click here to order!!!! Click Here to order!!!!) If there is anything you see on these lists that you absolutely love, my advice would be to but it now. All the stamps sets will be available until June 30 and the retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last!!! After which time, they fall into the Black Hole of Stampin' Up!-ness and will never be seen again. lol Naw, just kidding, but we will probably see it on EBay for twice the price.

For the Stamp Set Last Chance List..........Click Here
For the Decor Elements Last Chance List..........Click Here
For the Accessories Last Chance List........Click Here

As well, for the month of June Stampin' Up! is running a Mini Starter Kit Promotion. You can now sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the low low price of $119. Which is pretty darn good. With that you get $157 worth of Stampin' Up! products plus you get all your business supplies (which adds up to over $220 worth of stuff) and count them, not one but 2 boxes of catalogues. You get a box of the 2009-2010 catalogues and a box of the brand spanking new 2010-2011 catalogues just for signing up in June. What more could ya ask for? So when you've read this and thought to yourself "Self, that sounds like an awesome deal. I can do this business stuff."

Just Click Here to join my team. The password is Canadians

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