Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Card

Love this card. I got the idea from a card created by Andrea Walford. A link to her card is

My card was created with Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla cardstock. Ink is Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. Stamp sets are Baroque Motifs, Tree Trimmings and Four the Holidays.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Great Friend

I really like this stamp set. I wish there was a punch that matched the butterfly as it's a bit time consuming to cut out.

The new in colours are not my favourite, but I do like Rich Razzleberry.
I used Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock for this card. The idea for the swirls with the butterfly came from a card I saw at some point, but can't remember where. The layout was "cased" from a card by Andrea Walford.
Striped paper is from the Cottage Wall designer paper.
The swirls are from Priceless and are stamped in Old Olive. The small flowers are from Priceless and are stamped in Rich Razzleberry. The butterfly is stamped in Rich Razzleberry, cut out and adhered on top of stamped swirls.
The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Christmas Cards

Here's a Christmas Card to get you in the Christmas will be here before you know it.
The card base is Baja Breeze. The snowflakes are from the stamp set, Snow Swirled, and are stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Baja Breeze. I also added dazzling diamonds glitter to the snowflakes. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
The scallop edge was punched with a Martha Stewart boarder punch. The ribbon is Valet Ribbon Originals (no longer available). Designer paper is Ski Slope (no longer available, but would really like to have again!)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Garden Greetings card set

A change of scenery for those who actually follow this blog. Here is a set of cards I created using each of the sentiments in the Garden Greetings set. The color scheme is Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. I was having a hard time getting the sentiments straight, as you can see.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Upsy Daisy Again

I told you I love this stamp. The best thing about this card is that the layout is all mine. I did not follow a "sketch" to create this. The only thing I would change is to matt the whisper white in either baja breeze or chocolate chip. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. It's pretty funny how distorted the colors can get after scanning. The ribbon and the card are the same color, however, the ribbon looks a bit green.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Upsy Daisy

This is my new favorite stamp set. There is a bit of a glare, because the card was in a clear plastic bag when I scanned it. I was too lazy to take it off. I know...pretty sad.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Great Friend

I created this card based on a sketch I found on Splitcoast. Unfortunately, I can't remember what sketch number I used.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Garden Greetings Birthday Wishes

I really like how this one turned out. I was finding I was using the sentiments from this stamp set more than the images, so I'm glad I finally found something that I'm happy with.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Christmas Card!

It seems a little early to be making Christmas cards, especially since the weather is just starting to get it is anyways

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thanks so Much Baroque Style

Another card I created using Baroque Motifs. I got this idea from the Birthday Celebrations card created by Dawn McVey, which is on the cover of Stampi It! Cards 2009.

Baroque Cherish

I got the idea for this card, from the towel hanging in my bathroom. It didn't quite turn out as I invisioned. It really needs some gold organza ribbon. Perhaps a trip to Michaels is in order.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Great Friend

This is my second shot at this card. I first time I created it , I felt that the monochramtic scheme was not working, so I changed the patterned paper and added some chocolate chip to the ends of the butterflies! Better, but thinking it might have looked better with three butterflies. I wish there was a butterfly punch for this stamp.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


A quick layout of Hope with the first snowman she made. Layout is pretty simple...and I forced myself to use the paper I already had in my stash. The colour in the layout changed once scanned. I hate that!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Circle Silhouettes

Lately, I haven't been able to create as much as I would like to. My husband is working a horrible shift right now, leaving me to take care of pretty much everything around here. I'm exhausted by the time the kids get to bed. I have managed to check out my favorite sites on a regular basis, but my creative "mojo" is not flowing. I did manage to create this card last night. The inspiration for this came from a beautiful Mother's Day card my mom gave me for Mother's Day! It took a different turn than what I initially envisioned, but I'm still happy with the end result. One thing for sure, I need to get a new circle punch. Sorry, but my Creative Memories punch just isn't cutting it!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stamping on Vellum

I really like how this card turned out. I created this from two cards I saw in Stamp It! Cards. The layout of the card from Valerie Stangle's card on page 23 and the stamped element from Jen del Muro's card on page 45. I should scan their cards so you can see it (I'll try to do remember to do that).
I have never stamped on vellum before, but I really like the overlay effect it created. The floral image was stamped in chocolate chip and kiwi kiss on white cardstock. The friends sentiment was stamped in chocolate chip on vellum and attached to the white cardstock with brads.
I am going to try to create this card in a standard size. This is 5x5, and I don't have an envelope to fit it.
By the way, it looks uneven simply because of the way it was scanned!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wedding Card

I cannot take credit for this card, as I pretty much copied everything from this card here.
The size of the card is different. I also used a different boarder punch and two hearts from Polka Dot Punches instead of the scalloped flower. I have a bridal shower to attend to in a few weeks, I think I'll be using this card.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Shower Cards - Part 2

All of the cards were made using the Parisian Breeze Speciality designed paper (Stampin' Up). The stamp sets are all Stampin' Up: Pocket Silhouettes, Friends 24-7 and Botanical Blooms.

Prize for a Bridal Shower - Part 1

These are some cards I created for a prize at a bridal shower my Mom is having in May.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bowmanville Zoo

I managed to tear myself away from my stamps and cardmaking long enough to make a couple of scrapbook pages. This one is from a trip to the Bowmanville Zoo a couple of summers ago. It was just me and the kids. I won't forget this trip to the zoo, especially after putting something in the garbage only to find two little eyes starring back at me. A baby raccoon managed to get into the garbage can. It was quite shocking. I'm still cautious when putting stuff in a garbage can!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Zoey

My beautiful niece turns one tomorrow, March 15th! I created this card for her birthday. I got the idea from Hope's Barbie cd player.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here are some cards I recently made for my Mom. They are both quite simple, but I think they turned out well. The first card uses Garden Greetings stamp set and Pacific Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip ink. The second card uses a flower from the Priceless set, a little bit of Christmas designer paper (I think it was ski slope; I didn't think it was very Christmas like) and Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette paper. I made some others, which I'll post at another time. I think she liked them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friendship Card

I was trying to post a layout I made for Hunter's school album, but for some reason the image will not upload. So instead, here is a card I created a little while ago. I createdit for a Verve Challenge. I made another version of this card that I like much better. I'd post it, but I sent to my cousin before I could take a picture of it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Doodle This Birthday Wishes

I created this card based on the "Amazing" card on page 93 of the 2009 Spring-Summer Stampin' Up Catalogue. I actually kind of like how this one turned out. I sponged Baja Breeze on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then stamped on two "Doodle This" flowers with Pumpkin Pie and the flourish with Old Olive. The sentiment is from "Sincere Salutations" and stamped in Chocolate Chip. This is matted on Chocolate Chip and then adhered to a Baja Breeze card. The brads in the centre of the flowers are from the Dollarama.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fall-Winter 2008 Stampin' Up Catalogue - Lifts!

My projects lately are alternating between cards and scrapbook pages. I have finally started Hunter's school scrapbook and finished both his JK and SK pages. I like how they turned out and will share them once I figure out how to black out the kids in his class photo.

Yesterday I went through (again!) the Fall-Winter 2008 Stampin' Up Catalogue for more ideas. I set out on a mission to create all of the cards I liked in the catalogue. I was able to finish two of the cards. The first is a lift of a thank you card on page 16 and the second is a lift of birthday card on page 4. I really had to force myself to use the supplies/tools that I have. My wish list is so incredibly long it's ridiculous. And I'm sure it will get bigger once the new catalogue comes out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pet Sympathy Card

My friend Marilyn lost her dog Hershey at the end of December. I have been meaning to pick-up a pet sympathy card for her, but then decided to just make one myself. I don't have any sympathy sets, so I decided to us Pocket Silhouettes. I found a sentiment online and printed it on the inside. I hope it makes her smile.