Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jacob's 2nd Birthday

Jacob opening his birthday gift from me! His "ABC" book. A little book with pictures that are relevant to him teaching him what words start with A,B,C, etc. My oldest son Caleb has one and Jacob loved it so I finally decided to finish the one I started for him before he was born.

A close up of Page "F"
Family, flamingos, feet, fire truck (using a button)

A double page! The letter "P"

The letter M (for mom!)

Jacob's birthday card...
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: chocolate Chip
Stamps: Fox and Friends and one I can't remember!
Other: Large Scallop Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas Card Workshops

Good Wednesday Afternoon!
I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

I wanted to let everyon know (or remind those who already did) that I'll be hosting two Christmas Card workshops this year. One will be in Pembroke, Ontario on Saturday October 16th and the other will be in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday November 13th.
Details are located in the ad to the left (this is the ad for Pembroke however the same applies for Burlington).

Cost for the day is: $5
RSVP deadline is September 1st.

There are two options for the card workshop. You can bring your own design and supplies OR you can purchase one of my pre-made card kits. These kits will come cut ready to stamp and assemble.

If you choose to bring your own design and supplies - please note that you need to bring ALL of your own supplies. My stamp sets won't be available for use (as those who purchase pre-cut kits will be using them).

If you choose a pre-cut kit, you can choose from any design of Christmas card found in the post directly below this one or in the post dated July 24th. Beside each card is a description of the supplies needed and a cost per card. There is a minimum 5 card/design purchase. If your card requires paint, glitter or embossing powder - you will be charged an extra $1 per 10 cards. The price listed is just for supplies. If you purchase a pre-cut kit there will be a $2 per 10 cards order for me to actually cut your supplies added to your total.

The cost per card includes the card backing and envelope.

Card designs can be changed - for example if the card is red and green and you want it pink and brown we can work together to change that. You will see quite a wide range of pricing for the cards. Cards that include ribbon or patterned paper are more expensive.

RSVP deadline (including card order) is September 1st.
Seats at the Burlington Workshop are limited so reserve your seat quickly if you haven't already done so!

Additional Christmas Cards

For Unto You:
$0.54/card (would now use Early Espresso instead of Chocolate Chip)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White,
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Season of Simple Grace
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Shepherd's Merry Christmas:
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Season of Simple Grace, All Holidays
Other: Scallop border punch, brads

Mary and Joseph Christmas:
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Season of simple grace, All Holidays
Other: Brads, Scallop Border Punch

Sparkly Snowflake
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays
Other: Rhinestones

Snowflake Merry Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamps: Serene snowflakes, All Holidays
Other: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Shimmer Paint

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sympathy Cards

I find Sympathy cards really stressful to make. I don't know why. I guess because I don't always have one on hand and making them usually means someone that I care about has passed away.
This card is for my Aunt. My uncle passed away today and I knew I would need a sympathy card. I saw this one online and knew it would be the right card.

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Medallion, Out on a Limb Sentiments (non SU!)
Other: White Embossing Powder, Halfback pearl, Chocolate chip Satin ribbon

Clean and Simple Challenge

I decided to check out this week's "Clean and Simple" Challenge and really enjoyed the sketch (or card they work from). I am really a clean and simple card maker and find the more "full" cards not really me.
My time these days is a little limited and so I wanted something that I could do quickly.
I do enjoy the final product!

Thanksgiving CAS80
Paper: More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: Scallop Border Punch, Old Olive Satin Ribbon

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mojo 150

So I'm a little behind in my sketch challenges. I saw the Mojo 150 Sketch online and realized that I had to make some card using their sketch. I am more of the clean and simple kind of girl so my cards tend to be a bit plainer than what others may do.
To check out the mojo monday blog please use the following link:

Mojo 150 Christmas:
Paper: Deck the Halls DSP, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (Kraft)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Other: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Halfback Pearls, Perfect Polka Dots and Lattice Embossing Folders

Mojo 150 Birthday
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper white
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Stamps: I's from the Sale-A-Bration flyer
Other: Real red Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots and Lattice Embossing Folders

Baby Quilt Inspiration

One of my friends is due with her first child in October. She's expecting a little girl and posted some pictures of the baby's nursery recently. As soon as I saw her quilt I knew that I wanted to make a card for this precious bundle using the quilt as inspiration. I really enjoy how the card turned out though I'm a little bummed that I thought the little pink squares were white...Oh well.

Hope you enjoy the finished product!

Baby Quilt Card:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, whisper white, very vanilla, Pretty in pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Nursery Necessities
Other: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Ladybug Designs is moving! Well, at least my family and I are moving and we'll be taking Ladybug Designs with us! We'll be moving from Terrebonne, Quebec to Burlington, Ontario. The move will be taking place early in September. I may be a little out of commission for a while but will have cards up and running again once we're settled. Please be patient while I get myself organized in our new home and get my 4 year old off to school!

New cards

Well I decided that I needed to get my mind off a few things and wanted to work on something other than Christmas cards so I headed down to create masterpieces...unfortunately I don't always create the masterpiece I dream of!

I had fun working on these cards and that's all that matters! Some materials used are from the new holiday mini (available Sept 1st) while most other stuff is from the 2010-2011 IBC from Stampin' Up!
Hope you enjoy!

Elegant Lines Best Wishes:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Oval All
Other: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Pearls, Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Friends Never Fade:
Paper: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Real Red
Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Other: Real Red Satin Ribbon

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Wicked Cool Specialty DSP
Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Border Punch

Thanksgving Leaves:
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Autumn Spice Specialty DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Stamps: Paisley Prints, Falling Leaves
Other: Old Olive Taffet Ribbon