Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mother birthday

A pretty 'mom' birthday card...nope, not for my momma- that was waaay back in September (I won't tell you how old she was...). A friend requested a 'pretty' birthday card for her mom that was in earth tones. Well, I think I accomplished that! I had that lacy Origins paper in my stash forever- I buy that kind of stuff and then never know WHAT to do with it. So here I just layered it over some more designer paper and let it take centre stage. That punched flower was done using a 1/2" circle punch and some glue dots- easy peasy! :)

Stamps: Women of Life (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf, Chai (PTI)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream
Paper: Origins collection, Origins lace paper (Basic Grey)
Other: brad (Basic Grey); Fillable Frames #4 (PTI); 1/2" circle die (SU!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

WT294 with Witchy Kitty!

I told you I'd be back today with another post!! I used the ever-cute Witchy Kitty from Some Odd Girl and stamped around her with my Framed set from PTI for Splitcoaststamper's WT294- Frames challenge. I really like how I coloured ol' Witchy, but I wish that PTI's Orange Zest ink wasn't so 'gunky'...ewww it stamps thick and not really at all orange coloured! I can't wait until their new ink formulas debut! This kitty is more about the treats than the tricks this Halloween...she's too cute to spook!

Stamps: Witchy Kitty digi (Some Odd Girl); Borders & Corners {Circles}; Framed (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Orange Zest (PTI); Copic markers
Cardstock: True Black, Orange Zest, White (PTI)
Paper: Halloween Prints (PTI)
Other: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Spooky Cat brad (Imaginisce); ribbon (misc.); black flourish (Prima); foam dimensionals

Birthday butterfly!

I can't believe I haven't blogged since Monday! Life is BUSY for this momma these days. You all know the drill I'm sure! Too bad blogging doesn't top my list of priorities, although I wish it did because I truly love it...I'm even going to attempt TWO posts today...look for some Halloween Some Odd Girl fun later tonight!

This was my first attempt at using PTI's new Framed set...not sure I like the result but that won't stop me from trying again! :) I used the 'birthday' sentiment to fit in the blank space and on top of that included my 'happy' sentiment from the Hero Arts set. The little butterfly 'tail' comes from a swirly piece in the PTI Calendar Basics set.

Stamps: Framed, Calendar Basics (PTI); Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Orange Zest (PTI)
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, white (PTI)
Paper: A Walk in the Park collection (Echo Park)
Other: gems (misc.); Butterfly die (Spellbinders)

Monday, October 25, 2010

CARS birthday!

I was thrilled to find a Lightening McQueen stamp at my LSS The Paper Pickle! PERFECT for my son's recent 4th birthday. What little boy doesn't just love the Disney movie CARS? Mine does that's for sure, although I had to point out the card to him of course, because a 4 year old is WAY more interested in the presents... I paired McQueen with the Wander collection by Basic Grey, drew a wavy 'road' in using a black marker, added a few brads, a birthday sentiment, and the card was complete. At first I thought the image was a little too bright for the paper but in the end it is was it is! :) Here's a picture of my sugar-pie chowing down on some good ol' birthday cupcakes. :) Ignore the mess in the background- birthday celebrations are more fun that way!!

Stamps: Lightening McQueen (EK Success); Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copics; Chamomile (PTI); black marker (Zig)
Cardstock: White (PTI)
Paper: Wander collection (Basic Grey)
Other: Brads (Basic Grey)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Babies are...

I think this sentiment is just the cutest- isn't that true though? :) Nothing is sweeter than a baby...the smell (the good smell that is), the way their tiny fingers grasps yours, the little coos they make...but I better get off this 'baby talk' or my wonderful husband might have something to say about that! No more babies here folks! That's okay...I can still get my 'baby urges' out by making cards. :)

I used my new Beaded Circles Nestabilities by Spellbinders for this card, paired with the ever-sweet Olivia collection by Basic Grey. I felt the patterned paper had so much design to it that it was all the card really needed. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend out there is blog-land! I'm working today which is alright because being a librarian is the best job in the whole world!

Stamps: Babies are... (Penny Black)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile, Chai (PTI)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, white (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Olivia collection (Basic Grey)
Other: Beaded Circle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Boo to you!

Welcome to Style Challenge #8 for Some Odd Girl!!! One of my fave kind of challenges- a colour one! Very Halloween inspired...don't you think? As you can see, orange was my main inspiration with a teeny, tiny touch of purple and green thrown in. I printed out my pumpkins digi twice, coloured them, cut them out and popped them up. Finding those sparkly purple Thickers in my stash was a bonus! I hand cut the 'sign' and inked all edges with black ink...done! Now it's time to skip on over to the challenge blog (if you haven't already been there) and check out the rest of the design team's creations...what a talented bunch we are! :) Challenge information can be found there but don't forget THIS important info: there are always THREE winners from each challenge- a random draw and two favourites...!!

Stamp: Pumpkins digi stamp(Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic markers
Cardstock: True Black, white (PTI); lime green (Bazzil)
Patterned Papers: Halloween Prints (PTI)
Other: gems (Kaisercraft); alphabet Thickers (American Crafts); fence punch (Martha Stewart); foam dimensionals

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Welcome Fall!

Oh. My. Goodness. I just LOVE the Wreath for All Seasons set by Papertrey Ink. It is so homey, warm and beautiful! I couldn't wait to ink it up once it arrived in the mail and this is the first card I made with it. Very fall-ish isn't it? That Terracotta Tile cardstock just screams to be paired with Rustic Cream! :) My Bow Easy made that cute double bow as simple as could be. This was an easy card to put together as the image really takes centre stage. I seriously can't wait to make some Christmas cards with this set either!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Chai, Chamomile
Cardstock: Terracotta Tile, Rustic Cream
Other: Dark Chocolate satin ribbon, Terracotta Tile button, twine; Bow Easy; Labels Nine (Spellbinders)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sentiment release day!

You love the digis there...and now you'll love their sentiments too!!! That's right- head on over to Some Odd Girl and check out the newest release featuring some very awesome sentiments. I'm tellin' ya- there is a birthday sentiment over there that I grabbed up PRONTO and just LOOOOVE. It was something I had been looking for in an actual 'stamp' for some time now and never found and now the darling Kristy has made my dreams come true! :) :) Okay, enough reading my ol' bloggo now- get over to the store and shop till' you drop!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hoot says Happy Fall!

Hi all! Just wanted to let you know that the names have been narrowed down for the "Name the Monkee" contest over at Some Odd Girl and voting has begun!!! Head on over there and cast your vote! You can vote once a day until October 30 and the winner will be announced on November 1. :)

Happy Autumn to you all! Hoot is a digital image from Some Odd Girl and I created this card for my 'fall inspiration' sample for our last digi day over at Paper Crafts Planet. Don't you just love those curly little paper strips...? That was fun. Reminds me of Christmas time and curling ribbon for the tops of presents. Best of all- digging through my stash and finding that leaf button that worked just PERFECTLY!!! Yeah! Love it when that happens! :)

Stamps: Hoot digital image (Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Chai, Chamomile (PTI); Copic and Spica glitter markers (Copic)
Cardstock: White, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Apple Cider collection (Imaginisce)
Other: Scalloped border punch (SU!); Ocean Tides button, twine (PTI); leaf button (misc.)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bright and Bold Birthday!

Who doesn't need a boy birthday card once in awhile? I think this one is perfect for a young man too old for dinosaurs, trucks or cowboys images, and young enough yet not have tree, sailboat or antique car images. :) :) And NO STAMPING!? What?! The It's My Party collection by Bo Bunny has a wonderful cut out sheet that you can cut apart and use for sentiments, images or whatever else you want to use them for. I added a punched cardstock strip and a few buttons to jazz it up.
Enjoy and have a GREAT day everyone!!

Cardstock: Orange Zest, New Leaf (PTI)
Paper: It's My Party collection (Bo Bunny)
Other: buttons (misc.); border punch (Martha Stewart); red baker's twine (PTI)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Welcome little one!

Right now I am headed to our nation's capital- Ottawa!!! Yeah!! I have a wedding to go to for a girlfriend that I lived with in my second year of university (I went to Carleton...yeah Ravens!) so my handsome hubby and I are driving the 7 hours there to see Erin get married and tour around a bit. I love that city SO much- lots to do and see at all times of the year.

Here's a baby card to keep you entertained while I'm gone...haha. It's a layout I have used before and find quite easy to throw together quickly. Of course, the amazing Baby Button Bits set by Papertrey Ink also makes it easy. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Baby Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copics
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Paper: Paper Girl collection (The Girls' Paperie)
Other: Scalloped rectangle punch (Marvy); Hibiscus Burst button (PTI); double scalloped border punch (Martha Stewart); Sweet Blush ribbon (PTI); Bow Easy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage wedding

A request for a Victorian/antique-ish wedding card...and here is the result. The 'buyer' wanted lace, pearls, cream colours and an all-around vintage-y feel. That lace paper from Basic Grey REALLY set the tone for me and I went from there! Aren't those pearl flourishes from Prima just divine??! I love how you can cut them up and use them all in pieces here and there if you wish. It's a gorgeous fall day today so I'm going to head outside while the babes are sleeping and take some pics of my latest creations while there is still lots of natural sunlight.

Stamps: (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile (PTI)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Paper: Lace paper from Porcelain collection (Basic Grey)
Other: Pearl flourish (Prima); tag punch (Martha Stewart); twine (PTI); ribbon (Ellen Hutson store)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians. Right now I can smell my Grandma's delicious corn pudding recipe baking in the oven and I admit, I'm starting to drool!! My husband is away on business this holiday weekend but I'm still packing the kids up and going to his mother's house for a fabulous Thanksgiving meal. I reallllly hope there is a BIG pumpkin pie to dig into! I {heart} my in-laws. :)

Here's a fall-ish, Thanksgiving-like card for you to take a gander at....I used a brown Zig marker to doodle around the edges of the Nestabilitie die and found some cool fall leaf accents in my stash to add on!

Ink: brown marker (Zig); Chamomile (PTI)
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Paper: Apple Cider papers (Imaginisce)
Other: Apple Cider rub-ons (Imaginisce); gems (Kaisercraft); felt leaves (misc.); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Shabby Chic baby and Some Odd Girl Digi Day!

I love the ticket die from Papertrey Ink!! What a great invention...the ability to make your own cute tickets in almost every combination imaginable!! Tickets really are 'in' right now so I included them on this shabby chic baby girl card. Short post today...I hope you will all join me and other friends over at Paper Craft Planet today from 10 until 3 p.m. for Some Odd Girl's Digi Day. Look for challenges, games, prizes and more! :)

Stamps: Just the Ticket (PTI); A Baby (Stampendous)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Chai, Chamomile (PTI); Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Sweet Blush (PTI)
Paper: Paper Girl collection (The Girls' Paperie)
Other: button, ticket die (PTI); pearl (Prima); wrinkle ribbon (unknown)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Odd Girl Challenge Day- fabric!

Some Odd Girl's current challenge features FABRIC. Not your usual ribbon, lace, twine or thread...but good ol' fabric of some kind. I cut up an old pair of jeans and decided to use them as a background of sorts paired with Flyin' High Mae. Old bluejeans eh? SO WHAT if I outgrew them???!!! Geez. I used my fingernail and kind of ruffled the edges of the denim so it was a little more raggedy looking. A nice birthday card for a sweet girl!

Stamps: Flyin' High Mae (Some Odd Girl digital stamps); Up, Up & Away(PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copic markers, Spica glitter markers (Copic); Chamomile tea dye (PTI)
Cardstock: White, Simply Chartreuse (PTI); bright blue (Bazzil)
Paper: Indie Girl collection (Sassafrass)
Other: denim; Indie Girl stickers (Sassafrass); pearl (Kaisercraft)

Halloween Birthday

What is more fun that creating a Halloween birthday card!? Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Halloween had my name alllll over it when I saw it being released a month or so ago. I knew I would use it for years to come in creating little projects for my son's class. Seriously, I'm so glad Jake is in school now because I have the opportunity to make all these wonderful handmade holiday treats for his classmates!!! :) I made this card up for a friend who needed a birthday card and because of that, I have absolutely fallen in love with that Mat Stack 4 die!!! Look for it verrrry often in projects to come. Sorry about the lighting in this picture...not the right time of day to be outside taking pics!

Stamps: Tiny Treats: Halloween; Mixed Messages
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copic markers
Cardstock: Orange Zest, True Black, Kraft, White
Paper: Halloween Prints
Other: Mat Stack 4 die, black stitched ribbon, Orange Zest ribbon, twine; 1 3/4" circle punch (EK Success); tag punch (Martha Stewart); Bow Easy

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Release Day and LOTS of fun at Some Odd Girl!

RELEASE DAY for Some Odd Girl!!! YEAH!!! :) This time around it's a Halloween or Dress-up theme...take a look at ALL THOSE DIGIS! Come celebrate this release with us by hopping on over to the shop and checking these cuties out! OR hurry up and get in on the Monochromatic challenge (you have until Wednesday) over on the challenge blog. OR download the new freebie, who is absolutely SPOOKTACULAR! OR try naming the newest cutie that Kristy has designed (just plain ol' Monkee for now) OR join us this Saturday, October 9 @ 10 AM for our monthly DigiDay either at Paper Craft Planet or SNR...seriously folks...there is a lot of fun happening at Some Odd Girl!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

MFT Let's Play Dress Up!

This is my first time playing along with MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club because the theme of 'Let's Play Dress Up' was just too good to pass up on! AND I had the cutest little stamp set that I bought from CHA this summer and hadn't used yet (shame on me!) so I thought I had better get it inked up. :) I actually saw Carole Burrage's post using the same set and loved it, so that was my 'kick in the butt' so to speak! Some of those MFT ladies that attended CHA won't likely remember me, but I tagged along with my mom, the Lucky Clucker and had drinks with you gals one night! :)
Things to note: I used my Zig marker to draw a black line across the bottom of the image to 'ground' him, and I hand cut the sentiment panel.

Stamps: Little Loveosaurus (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile (PTI); Copic markers, Spica glitter markers (Copic); White gel pen (Sakura); black marker (Zig)
Cardstock: white, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Seaside collection (October Afternoon)
Other: button (misc.); twine (PTI)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fabulous at 30

There is another year before I hit the 3-0 mark, but this card will suit a 'friend of a friend' who is turning 30 shortly! She requested a fun and funky card that she could give her whattya think? I used Basic Grey Olivia papers because I just LOVED the pink and black leopard print paper!! The flower is cut from the Think Pink cartridge of my Slice machine. I cut it three times, each time a bit smaller.

Stamps: Signature Greetings (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: True Black (PTI)
Paper: Olivia collection (Basci Grey)
Other: flower centre (Prima); numbers (American Crafts); Think Pink cartridge (Slice by Making Memories)

I hope everyone had a fabulous World Cardmaking Day! I spent the morning at my mom's house crafting all over her kitchen table and had great fun!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I love it when I find something old in my stash that has been sitting around for awhile and I can put it to good use! That's what happened with these Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety chipboard pieces. I decided to use them as my focal piece instead of a stamped image and I like the way it turned out!
Things to note: I added some glittery Stickles to the bee's wings; I snipped the ends of the sentiment panel to draw interest and for once didn't ink any edges! Just fresh and clean looking!

Stamps: Signature Greetings (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream
Paper: Garden Variety papers (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Stickles (Ranger); Garden Variety chipboard (Cosmo Cricket)

I've been sporadic with my postings of late. My husband travels quite a bit for his business and is just starting up again with his 'busy season.' We had him home all summer so it's taking some getting used to 'running' the household by myself again. Another few days and we'll have our routines down pat just in time for him to come again. :) :) Happy World Cardmaking Day!!