Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week! We are having some great weather here in Ontario and we will take it as long as we can! I love the cooler nights and the warm days. The sunshine was so beautiful today!
We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the extremely talented Karren Johnson. Karren makes such beautiful cards. Head over to her blog and take a look!
I mentioned earlier this week that I would be using the Festive Flurry stamp set again. I just can't help it. I love those snowflakes! They're so fun. I also embossed the silver on black again. Instead of a tag I went with the Framelits Banners. I wanted to keep the card simple and the background fairly clean. I couldn't resist the red glimmer card stock or some bling!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black. Red Glimmer
Stamps: Festive Flurry, And Many More
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Other: Banners Framelits, Festive Flurry Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Frosted Finishes
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the fabulous cards the Design Team has created for you!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
I can't believe that I am able to actually post a card on a Sunday! I know - shocking! I made this card a long time ago and took a picture of it the same day then realized when I downloaded the picture that one of the jewels had fallen off of the snowflake! Took me a while to get around to jewel correction!
We had a great weekend celebration Jacob's 6th birthday with his friends. He had a blast. There is a picture at the bottom of the page of him with his Triceratops ice cream cake. It was a hit and the leftovers are pretty stellar as well!
So, I made this card for the Fusion card challenge! I was pretty pumped when I first looked at the challenge and came up with this card. Then I realized after a few Fusion blog posts that the colour of the car was pink not red (I guess I should have read the title of their challenge!). So, my shiny pink is a beautiful, bright, shiny red!
Christmas is fast approaching and I love the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating dies. You may see another card this week that also uses that set! I love snowflakes though I like paper ones far more than real ones!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver, Red Glimmer
DSP: All is Calm Specialty DSP
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Festival of Trees (Sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Silver Embossing Powder, Festive Flurry Framelits, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you've had a great weekend!
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week! Things are getting busier around here and I'm gearing up for Jacob's birthday party on the weekend. Because his birthday is at the end of summer vacation we do his friend party after school starts. Dinosaur theme this year. Planning is a bit more tedious than I thought!
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! The fabulous Cindy Lovell has created a beauty for us! If you haven't been to Cindy's blog lately you are missing out! Her cards are amazing!
I think I strayed from the sketch further than I normally would. I got a little frustrated and opted to use a banner instead of a square. I needed a little something different. I apologize for the colour of the photo. It looked great on my camera but once I downloaded it, I was rather disappointed. I love DSP paper stacks. They are perfect for cards and usually result in far less scrap paper around here!
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
DSP: Moonlight DSP Stack
Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Amazing Birthday
Ink: Smokey Slate, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Starbust Framelits, Banners Framelits, Hexagon TIEF, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the amazing cards the Clean Team has come up with! You will not be disappointed!
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Can you believe it's Wednesday already?! Where did the week go? It's been a great week so far! The busyness of school and activities are ramping up and making life pretty exciting! The boys are still loving school and their teachers which is fabulous!
We have a a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! I have the privilege of being this week's hostess! It's always fun and stressful to come up with a sketch! I like very clean and very simple. One would think they would be easier cards to make but they generally take me longer to make a card from than a complicated sketch! Does that make any sense?
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
Stamps: Truly Grateful
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Fun Fall Framelites, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the amazing cards the design team has created for you! You will not be disappointed!
I hope you have a a fabulous day!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I hope you're having a great week so far! The boys had their first day of school today! I can't believe we're dealing with a little boy in Grade 3 and my baby in Grade 1! How does that happen? Time has sure flown by! They both had a great first day. they both love their teachers and can't wait to go back tomorrow!
Today being Wednesday means we have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today's beauty comes courtesy of the talented Cindy Hall! Cindy creates the most beautiful cards and I love checking out her blog! We have some great news at Freshly Made Sketches this week! Our August guest designer Kim Singdahlsen will be joining us on a permanent basis! We're so glad she's decided to join our crazy crew!
I couldn't help making a Christmas card! I don't know why! I decided to use my new Festival of Trees stamp set. I tried different colours for the trees first and then decided to try embossing them on vellum with silver embossing powder. I seemed to like that look the best.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver
DSP: All is Calm Specialty DSP
Stamps: Festival of Trees, Wondrous Wreath (Sentiment)
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Sequins, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
I wanted to share a few pictures of our trip away! We had such a great vacation! I can't wait to go back! The top picture is of the boys at the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. They both wanted to pose with one of their favourite planes - a Corsair! The next picture is of the Space Shuttle Discovery! Can you believe it? We saw a real space shuttle!!! It was amazing! If you haven't been to this museum you NEED to check it out! You won't be disappointed! The last picture is of my monkeys running in the ocean - it was the first time they'd dipped their feet in an ocean! They loved it! I loved it!
Thanks again so much for stopping by today! Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing creations the design team has come up with!
I hope you have a fabulous day!