Tuesday, November 29, 2011

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are never fun to make, but once in awhile they are a necessity.  I used the negative cut out from the Turning a New Leaf die and glued it right to my white cardstock base.  Sentiment, gem and a spritz of Pearl Glimmer Mist and it's done. I've been keeping more and more of the negative spaces from my die cuts for use on cards like this...so easy to do and you might as well get as much 'bang for your buck' as you can!! :)

Stamps: Communique Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Turning a New Leaf die; gem (Kaisercraft); Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

'Tis the Season

An easy, one layer Christmas card using only two stamp sets that could create endless combinations! By using Big & Bold Holiday Wishes, and Wreath for All Seasons, I created 10 cards quickly and with a few different sentiments so that each one was a teeny bit different. I love the rustic, natural look to this card and did a similar one layer card last year, using only two stamp sets as well.

Stamps: Big & Bold Holiday Wishes, Wreath for All Seasons
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Chai, Chamomile
Cardstock: Kraft
Other: Stickles (Ranger)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happiness and Joy

There aren't too many supplies used in this easy card.  I used a sketch, some patterned papers and a nice sentiment and that was about it! I made a few of these fun, bright cards as they are quite cheery and nice!

Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Opera Pink (Tsukineko); Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Jolly by Golly 6x6 collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Twine (The Twinery); Button (Papertrey Ink); Scalloped border punch (SU!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011


A card of mine was recently featured in the Paper Crafts special issue 365 Cards.  You can buy it here online, and it is still on the newsstands so go pick up your copy today! :)  I love the linen 'look' of this card and the different shades of green.  Thanks for looking everyone and have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My happy family

We recently had family pictures done by Glenda Cochran of Art & Soul Photography.  Oh my oh my oh my...who knew our family was so gorgeous!? :)
I just LOVE having pictures of my family and friends all over my house and am so proud to put this one (one of my faves) up on my wall.  I can't wait to scrapbook too! I've been busy keeping my Project Life scrapbook up to date and having lots of fun embellishing extra stuff within it.  I definitely plan on picking up another one for 2012.  Are any of you doing Project Life? It's really easy and you can make it as basic or 'fussy' as you like!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby Steps!

Yes, just one more baby card, this time a gender neutral one.  I love that sweet, soft green mossy colour for baby cards; it's just so pretty!!  I've layered papers, stickers and die cuts all together with some pearls and sparkle for extra OOMPH! :) Once again, Simple Stories makes it easy!

How are you all coming along with your Christmas cards? I've been making 100 invitations for our municipality's Christmas party, tags for another customer and Christmas cards for an upcoming craft sale so I'm REALLY hoping that I have enough time to whip up a few of my own! I cheated this year again though, like I did last year, and ordered some gorgeous photo cards from Shutterfly.  I loooooove Shutterfly!
I hope you all enjoy your day and make it a good one!

Ink: Chamomile (PTI)
Paper: Spring Moss (PTI); Baby Steps collection (Simple Stories)
Other: Stickers from Baby Steps collection (Simple Stories); pearls (Kaiser Craft); Doily Details die (PTI); Stickles (Ranger)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

3 means more joys

I love making birthday cards for little girls as my OWN little 2 1/2 year old girly girl is my ultimate inspiration. Lots of 'pink', butterflies, glitter and doilies? Yes, it met her approval. I'm so lucky that she loves crafting as well.  Give her some crayons and fresh white paper and it will keep her busy for hours! Stickers, stamps and scissors rate high up there too, but the scissors for now...well, she has that 'look' to her that something else would probably get cut besides paper...like hair! I'm not ready for that yet! :)
This adorable picture of her was taken by Glenda Cochran of Art & Soul Photography. We had a recent family picture session and I'm in love with all the pictures.  Can't wait to show you one of my handsome son another day!

Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, white, vellum, By the Numbers patterned paper (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Mat Stack 5, By the Numbers die (Papertrey Ink); circle punch (EK Success); glitter (Doodlebug); gems (Basic Grey); Doily, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A fabulous day...

That little birdy is chirping for you all to have a fabulous day! And really, here in Southwestern Ontario the sun is shining, it's unusually mild for a November day, and the birds ARE chirping, so how can you NOT have a great day!? :)  

Stamps: Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Springtime collection (Echo Park)
Other: Journal card, stickers from Springtime collection (Echo Park); doily (Martha Stewart); pearls (Kaiser Craft); Stickles (Ranger)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bundle of Love

How about a soft, sweet baby card? More Simple Stories papers and stickers, this time from the Baby Steps collection.  I used the 6x6 pad and the sticker sheet which provides endless combinations! This has to be one of the prettiest baby collections I've seen; I just love it!  Sorry for the lack of blogging lately...life just gets in the way sometimes ya know? :) Nothing bad or sad, just busy with the kids, etc.  I do like blogging, and I really like reading all YOUR blogs, so 'Ill keep at it the best I can!

Paper: Sweet Blush cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Baby Steps collection (Simple Stories)
Ink: Chamomile tea dye (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Stickles (Ranger); Doily Details diecut (Papertrey Ink); Stickers from Baby Steps collection (Simple Stories)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spooky and Sweet

As I was posting this, I was thinking that one last Halloween card the day after wasn't that big of a deal...then I realized it was my ONLY Halloween card I've posted! Oops! Well, enjoy this cute little girl themed card today, and pretend I posted it yesterday- thanks!

We had a fun night of trick or treating here. My kids were finally old enough to do a few more houses than just the grandma and grandpas' homes.  I had a hard-working farm boy and an adorable Snow White princess that I took around. They loved walking around and collecting candy, and remembered to say THANK YOU every time (that makes this momma happy!).

Stamps: Moka Tabitha (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copic markers
Paper: white cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Matilda collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: gems (Basic Grey); Stickles (Ranger); Scalloped border punch (SU!)