Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quint-Essential Flower Card

I hope everyone who went out Trick or Treating had a great time!  My little boys got a little wet but they seemed to enjoy themselves.  Jacob went about half way around our block before he announced he was done and had enough candy!  How can he have enough candy?!  Does he not know that Mommy needs her share too?!  Thankfully they're not really candy addicts so I'm good to go on getting my fix!

I had a few minutes to get a card done this afternoon.  I decided to combine two challenges - the Dynamic Duos (More Mustard and So Saffron) and the Paper Players sketch challenge.   I love More Mustard and So Saffron together!  They are probably two of my favourite monochromatic colours!  I decided to use the Quint-Essential Flower stamp for this card.  I love this stamp!  It's so easy to change each layer to be the colour you want!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, So Saffron
DSP: First Edition
Stamps: Quint-Essential Flower, Create a Cupcake
Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron, Basic Black
Other: Scalloped Circle Punches, Circle Punches, Bitty Banner Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Caleb was so proud of his costume tonight.  He loved being a yellow Lego block!  Thank you Daddy for doing such a fabulous on his costume!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day!

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #59

Happy Wednesday and Happy Halloween!  Halloween is one of my least favourite holidays...only because my kids aren't big candy eaters and well, I LOVE chocolate and all those little chocolate bars scream my name during the day when the boys aren't home!!!  It's terrible!  Hopefully they'll get a bag full of lollipops and Fuzzy Peaches so that I am not at all interested!  

Today being Wednesday means that it's also time for a brand new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  Today's sketch is brought to us by the fabulous Cindy Hall!  Cindy makes the most beautiful cards and she is so inspiring!

I need a few thank you cards.  I may have celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago and need to thank some very special people for some very special birthday gifts!  My mom bought me the Postage Stamp punch and I've been itching to use it!

Cardstock: Basic Black,Whisper White
DSP:  Polka Dot Parade
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, Button, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Bitty Banner Framelits, Dimensionals

A little sneak peak of my fire breathing dragon!  He had his Halloween parade at school today (he doesn't go to school tomorrow) and I couldn't resist posting this picture of my cutie!
Stay tuned for Caleb's costume!!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes

My apologies that another week has almost passed by again!  I have a few cards that are made and waiting to be posted!!!

We had a low key weekend here.  Jacob was under the weather and spent all of Saturday in his pjs.  He was so excited to have a jamma day!  He is feeling much better after a quiet weekend!  I spent Saturday afternoon and evening scrapbooking!  It was so nice to get something accomplished!

Anyhow, today's card is for a friend who needs a purple and green cupcake card with a Mommy, Daddy and Baby cupcake!  I was a little stressed about the baby cupcake until I found one in my Sock Monkey Stamp set!  Good thing I held onto that one!

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Sock Monkey
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Other: Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Cupcake Punch, Glitter, Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #58

I hope everyone is having a great week!  I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after a week of absolute chaos!  I have a card that I created for last week's Dynamic Duo's challenge that I never got around to even taking a picture of (letting along entering the challenge) because Caleb came home last Wednesday with a mild case of a stomach virus...thankfully he heals quickly!  That was just the icing on a very busy week!

This week is looking a bit better!  Today is Wednesday which means a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches! Today's sketch comes from the incredible Narelle Farrugia!  If you haven't checked out Narelle's cards, head on over to her blog!  She is fabulous!

As always when it comes to me and making cards you all know that this was probably not my first card right!  The first card I tried was a Christmas card.  It didn't turn out so well.  The next card was a birthday card...that one made me very was this one!  I think I'm okay with this one!

I wanted to get out the Summer Starfruit since it's a colour that I don't really use much.  I thought it would work for this card.  Throw in a butterfly and some bling and I'm totally happy!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black
DSP: Patio Party
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Large Delicate Doilies, Bitty Banners Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Elegant Butterfly Punch,  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by!  I hopefully will be back tomorrow with another card!!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #57

Happy Wednesday!  I'm looking forward to what today brings!  I am going to be having a visit with a friend this morning and spending time with Jacob!  Hopefully I'll even get a card or two done in the afternoon at nap time!!!

Wednesday also brings us a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch is brought to us by the extremely talented LeAnne Pugliese!  I have been following LeAnne for a few years now and I love her cards!  We are so honoured to have her working with us this month!

LeAnne's sketch is great!  It is so versatile!  You can turn this sketch into anything!  I'm going through a soft suede/very vanilla stage right now.  I just want to make every card in those colours!!!  My mom gave me an early birthday present on the weekend while they were here visiting....the "Blooming with Kindness" stamp set!  Yeah!  I love it!!!  I was so excited and couldn't wait to start using it!

I cut the the flower out twice and mounted them both with dimensionals (one right on top of the other) just to give the card a bit more flare!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
DSP: Comfort Cafe
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Other: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Twine, Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the other fabulous cards our design team has come up with!

Have a stupendous day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

MOJO Monday Birthday

I've been MIA, I know!  I'm sorry.  My husband and I went away to Upper New York for a few days to celebrate our 10th anniversary!  We had a wonderful time away!  My favourite part was not having to cut up anyone else's food and being able to eat a hot meal!!!  It was fabulous!  I'm home now and back into the swing of crafting!

Today's card was created using this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I needed a card for my friend's daughter's birthday!  I can't believe this little princess is turning 2 already!  I decided to follow the Mojo sketch to get me started!  I love butterflies and rhinestones and will take any opportunity to use them!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
DSP: Patio Party
Stamps: A Fitting Occasion
Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Summer Starfruit Ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Number Die, Dimensionals, Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #56

Happy Wednesday!  Today is going to be a busy day for me!  I am getting lots of last minute things ready before my husband and I head off for a few days for our anniversary!  I am also working at the school today which always cuts my day short!

Wednesday brings us a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week the very talented Rita Wright has a great sketch for us!  You should head over and check out her blog!  She also has the cutest little girl!!!   Those pictures always make me smile!!!

I decided I wanted to use my Field Flowers set for this card!  I see rectangles and immediately think Field Flowers!  I can't help it!!!  I started out with a card in mind (see the card below) but when it was finished I wasn't a big fan so I decided I needed to make this one!  I am much happier with the results!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, So Saffron
DSP: Seriously...I can't remember but it's retired...(how terrible is this?!)
Stamps: Field Flowers
Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Old Olive
Other: Basic Pearls, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dimesionals

Supplies for Card #2:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
DSP: International Bazaar
Stamps: Field Flowers
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a fabulous day!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Dynamic Duos Halloween

Thanksgiving weekend is over here in Canada.  I am stuffed full of turkey, turnips and pumpkin pie!  We had a delicious dinner on Saturday night and have eaten leftovers ever since!  I'm so sad that we will now have to wait until Christmas to have more!

I did a card up for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge.   This week's colour combination is Tangerine Tango and Old Olive.  When I see these colours I immediately think to Halloween.  I didn't want to do a traditional Halloween card though.  I have been wanting to try out paper rosettes!  I used the First Edition paper for this since it still happened to be sitting on my craft table!!!  Add in some ruffled satin ribbon, a few bats and voila!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Old Olive
DSP: Howlstooth and Scaringbone, First Edition
Stamps: Googly Ghouls
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Other: Bitty Banners Framelits, Black Satin Ribbon, Old Olive Button, Circle Punch, Thread, Chevron Embossing Folder, Glue Gun, Dimensionals

I decided to take some family pictures this week!  Thankfully everyone stayed still long enough to get this shot!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Monday!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

It's officially Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada!  I love Thanksgiving!  I cooked turnips, cranberries and pumpkin pie today!  Turkey day tomorrow!!!  I can't wait!  Fall is my favourite of the seasons!  I grew up in Eastern Ontario where the trees are so beautiful at this time of year!  It's also the time of year that my husband and I got married...10 years ago!  A week today (Friday) is our 10th anniversary!  I can't believe it.  10 years have flown by!  We have so much to be thankful for this weekend!

I needed to make a card for my husband to commemorate this special day but I find anniversary cards challenging to make!  I decided to start with the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary and combine it with the SU-Only Challenge this week (Feel that Texture) and ta-da!

I decided to use the woodgrain embossing folder since I thought it would work best for this particular card!  I also embossed the hearts in the same woodgrain embossing folder!  I used the Early Espresso and the Cherry Cobbler Core-dinations cardstock so that I could sand it!!!

Our wedding colours were cranberry and gold and I figured this card kinda matched that!

Cardstock: Early Espresso Core'dinations, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
DSP: Orchard Harvest, Early Espresso
Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Bitty Banners Framelit, Sanding Block, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sparkly Snowflake

Hello (again!)
Another quick post!  I had a good time at the school doing lunch supervision.  I'm sure learning a lot!  Those kids definitely keep me on my toes constantly!  I can't believe it!  Tomorrow is the start of our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!  Woohoo!  I'm so excited!

I really do love the new Champagne Glimmer Paper in the Holiday catalogue.  It has got to be one of my favourite things in the catalogue....okay...I have a lot of favourite things in that catalogue!  I also love the new Snow Flurry Bigz Die.  I love the possibilities with it.

I wanted to keep this card clean and simple so the focus could be on the snowflake.  I added some pearls, a few dimensionals and there we have it!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Soft Suede
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Other: Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Two-Step Owl Punch, Basic Pearls, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

Here's a picture of my toadlings last weekend at a local farm!

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Have a great weekend!

More Butterflies!

Happy Thursday!  I'm not used to posting cards in the middle of the day!  This is going to be a quick one because I need to down my tea and head into the school for pizza day lunch supervision then a volunteering session in Jacob's class.  

I really wanted to give the Dynamic Duos challenge a go this week.  With my crazy new schedule I don't have a lot of time to craft but decided I could kill two birds with one stone in this card and incorporated the sketch from The Fab Friday challenge!  Two fantastic sites!  Love the new Fab Friday challenge!

The DD challenge this week was Cherry Cobbler and our choice - I chose black!  I love black!  Too much actually!  I decided to get out the First Edition DSP since I hadn't used it in a while and thought it would be a great background.  Since the Papillon Potpourri was already out from Wednesday's card I decided to use it again!  I cut out the label using the "Apothecary Accents" framelits then cut another two out in black and pieced them together to make the Vanilla one look framed.  I decided not to put a sentiment on this card so I can personalize it as need be.   Thought it could be used as pretty much an "anything" kind of card.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
DSP: First Edition
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Sanding block, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Basic Pearls, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #55

Hope everyone is having a good week!  Sorry for the lack of posts this week so's been crazy here.   I've been at the school more than I have been home!  It's taking me a while to get into the groove!

This post will be quick tonight...I just got in from a training session and I'm looking forward to crawling into bed!

Wednesday means a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week's sketch is brought to us by extremely talented Jen Mitchell!  If you check out her sketch you'll see it has a CIRCLE on it!  She LOVES circles...I do not....sadly!!!!  I know she'll be giggling now reading this!

The design team has come up with some gorgeous cards!  What a talented bunch - a true honour to be working with them!  I wanted a clean and simple birthday card to have on hand...I also wanted to haul out my Papillon Potpourri stamp set again!  I've also used the Perfectly Penned Stamp set which you can now buy SEPARATELY!  Check out this link for details!

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse
Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Midnight Muse, Soft Suede
Other: Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Up! Sanding Block, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you're having a great day!