Saturday, September 29, 2007

My First Tote On My Own

I made one other tote before with my talented and crafty friend Melissa. I had a heck of a time with it. Talk about a learning curve. Now I think I know what to do and not to do. I have wanted to do this colour scheme since before I ordered my purely pomegranate ink. I must have seen it somewhere!! The name of who's tuturial this came from escapes me at the moment. She did a fabulous job on hers. Maybe, another 10 more tries, I'll know what I'm doing. I've made one card to go it and will make a couple more in these colours. I'm going to be selling the totes with cards in them to my Aunt. She gives them as xmas gifts to ladies at her work. I used purely pom, going grey, blk and whisper white. Added some ribbons, brads, white gel pen and blk SU marker. Oh and clear ep'd the grey/blk baroque in the middle. I forgot, Ialso used pretty in pink with the sanded background over the white.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Simple Snowflakes

I need to make about 50 xmas cards again this year for my mom and I to give out to friends and family. I will save the bigger emboss resists cards for ones to sell and closer friends and family. I think this one will be one of my variations of cards to make a million of. Nothing fancy, but simple and quick. I thought I'd try the going grey with it for something other then just blue blue blue and brown brown brown. I embossed the white snowflakes and silver embossed the be merry and big snowflake. I added a few eyelets, some silver cord and white organza. I used soft sky cardstock as well as ink for the medium size snowflakes.

Caribbean Snowflakes

Here's my last variation of the embossed snowflakes. I versamarked the snowflakes onto the cool caribbean cardstock and used clear ep. Used tempt. turq. reinker and sponge to go over the snowflakes. Added some ribbons, punches, sentiment and gem brad. I have to make more of these. I really enjoyed this tech! TFL!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blue Gift Tags

I had to try out my new Tags for All set last night. This picture doesn't show them well at all. My fav. is the snowman one as I just love love love snowmen. I used stickles on the snowmen for some sparkle... added some snowflakes with irridescent ice on them and coloured in the snowmens hat and scarfs with blue bayou and soft sky. I stamped the image in choc. chip instead of black. It goes nicely with the blues. Two of the other tags, I stamped onto soft sky patterned paper for a different look added silver cord and on one I did paper piercing and then went over them with a silver pen. The Merry tag I added silver brads and silver pen throughout! You can't even tell in the picture. :o(

Blue Snowflakes

This time I embossed over the snowflakes in Blue bayou. I need to get a reinker as it took looks to get it from the pad. I added some white organdy, silver cord, gem brad and punched out some ovals and added on my sentiment. I like it both in the browns and both the blues. Fun fun!!!

Soft Sky Snowflakes

I got an itch to make xmas cards last night. I spent hours down in my dungeon playing. I saw on splitcoast a lady who did emboss resist with the choc. chip over the versamarked snowflakes on soft sky paper. I had to try it for myself. I had a great time doing this technique. The paper looks velvety in real. I used a gem brad in the middle of the biggest snowflake, some ribbons, punched out a greeting and done. I have a few variations I made last night I will add on to my blog shortly. I love the new blues and anything with brown.. not traditional, but neither am I. The set is The Snowflake Spot from S.U. Now for Stampin Up to get on board with our nearly on par Cdn dollar. The price different is too huge!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Christmas Paper Internet

I'm trying to find some good internet companies that sell nice xmas patterned papers. If anyone knows of any, I'd love for you to share the site! Thanks!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Flying Kitty Witch

My first ever attempt at a Halloween card. I love this little S.U. Haunted Halloween set, but I just couldn't seem to pull it together in a card. I think I will outline the lettering and colour in the spider as they have it on pg. 29 of the S.U. catty. I made the star background with the stamp from Haunted Halloween and just alternated between the lovely lilac and blk inks. Added some grosgrain ribbon, did some paper piercing and filled it in with the white gel pen... still what else would have made it more complete? I think it's all the white area around the cat. Hmm.. maybe I should have sponged the edges. TFL!

Tag You're It: what are YOUR crazy names?

I was tagged by my great friend Melissa.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) –Smokey Caravan
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Mocha Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) -KETH
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Blue Cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Jennifer Nanaimo
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) -Ethki
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Pink Latte
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Paul Kenneth
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Brown Sugar Sours ( Oh, that's real sexy)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Lynn William Charles

That's hilarious! I don't have anyone to tag! If you see this, I'd love for you to copy and paste onto yours and do it. It takes only a minute. Kim

Friday, September 14, 2007

Aksel's Bday Card

I have the hardest time making a guys card. My hubbies Grampa turns 81 at the end of the month and I always send him a card. He's so lucky to have all of his grandparents still. I used sketch challenge 140 from scs. It's very plain, but Brad said his Grampa likes simple and clean. The new blues of course are perfect for a guys card. I don't have any mascular stamps.. I hope this isn't too feminine?!!? I love the new S.U. linen papers and patterned papers.. finally they are getting with the times. I also love the new sanded bg stamp. I hope Gramps likes it. :o)

Baby Girl Card

I don't have any up to date modern baby sets. Mine are from about 6 yrs ago and to tell the truth.. yuck. So, I love this lion and thought I'd use him. My old S.U. demonstrator had a girl this week, so I made a girl one and a I also made one with soft sky in place of the amethyst for a friend who just had a boy a couple weeks ago. I used amethyst and close to cocoa patterned papers, vintage violet ribbon, lots of punches, sanded bg stamp, dazzling diamonds, amethyst brad and did some paper piercing. I like these colours together. I usually use pink and brown for girls cards, but tried something different for once. :o)

Amy and John's Wedding Card

My stepdad's neice just got married in Hawaii on Wed. They are having a reception here at the end of the month, so I made a card for him to give to her and her husband. It's pretty similar to the other Wdg card I made and have posted on here. I just stamped on linen soft sky this time. Again, lots of dazzling diamonds, Blue bayou patterned paper behind the soft sky linen. I just love this set for Wedding cards. I think it's my favourite set of all time. Her Wdg colours were blue.. how perfect because I love these blues together. I guess I need to break away from them for awhile, eh!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Because of U

I really like this set, but it is no longer available... so I borrow it from great Stampin Up demonstrator and friend Melissa. She's an amazing artist. If you'd like, take a peak at her artwork. I cased this card from a lady who had posted on Splitcoast. I changed the layout of the colours a little bit. I used choc. chip, rose red and regal rose for the colours. I love the little ticket corner punch. It just gives it a little something more. It was a great card to come across for copying. The original lady who the credit goes to is debils on If you've never been to this site, you've got to go and check out. Great inspiration on there and information!

Quick and Simple

I borrowed a few of my friends sets and made a quick card to have on hand. I am trying to stop using brown, but I'm having a hard time. Sets were You Make Me Happy, Double Lined Doodlge and Polka Dots and Paisley. Colours are cool caribbean, regal rose and you guessed it choc. chip. I think I need help! Oh, and of course dazzling diamonds!

In The Spotlight

Ouch, that hurt... I typed this whole thing about this card and then there was some kind of error. Let's try again! First time using my In The Spotlight set. One of S.U.'s current hostess sets. I made a sheet of patterned paper and then decided I didn't want to cover it all up with other layers of paper, so I added a few things to it and called it done. Finally, S.U. got a scallop punch... love it. I like the flower one too and punched out both shaped added dimensionals to add some depth. I used dazzling diamonds for some sparkle. I seem to be doing that on every card these days. I just haven't been making many lately. I need to get back into my dungeon as it's therapy for me...that or eating and it keeps me from snacking. I used certainly celery, bashful blue and choc. chip for the colours.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Baroque Motif Thank You

This card is similar to the all blue Wdg card I had made. I actually made this one first for my stepdad's boss as a Thank you for letting us all go to his lakeside resort this summer. What a fabulous place it was. I used the new S.U. blues, mellow moss and not quite navy. Again, I stamped the image in the two different blues to give it the shadow/layered look. I cut out a couple of the baroque flowers added versamark and dipped them in dazzling diamonds. I also used my versamark pen and went over areas and added D.D. to give area's some sparkle. I used some hardware from S.U.'s hodgepodge set to hold the ribbon and oval kind together. This card is a about 7" x 5".

Doodle This Blk and White

I was on a black and white kick for awhile. I love using the doodle this main flower and doing it in layers. I used the stem stamp for the background on the white cardstock. I stamped the stem in white and embossed on the blk paper. Added a few brads, hodgepodge hardware and blk stickles on the flower petals. I also bg stamped the little window punch pieces that are on the left side of the card.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Wedding Card

My Mom hired me to make a Wedding card for a co-worker's July Wedding. I used S.U.'s new In colours - Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. I love these blues! I really enjoy using the Baroque Motif set. It is fantastic for making fancy cards. The guy who was given this card said the nicest thing: "This card is a keepsake." Wow, that was said from a man's mouth! I'll take that as a huge compliment! I used the new S.U. gem brad as well as a clear one I already had. I stamped the swirlies in both the colours, to give it a layered/shadowed appearance. I used a versamark pen and then dipped it into dazzling diamonds for dimension and sparkle. I also, used S.U.'s double stitched ribbon and lots of their punches. They work really well!

My First Tote!

My girlfriend and I got together last week and she helped me make my first tote! It was a bit of a gong show, but it finally came together. I used the bag to pull the colours from to make the tote and card. The flower from S.U. 's Ginormous Flowers was a perfect match to the one on the bag. Here is Leslie Miller's tutorial for the tote that I made. Colours are Purely Pomegranate and Black by S.U. You can't see it in the picture, but the black part of the tote is covered in black seed beads (click on picture to get a better view). Time consuming, but it looks like a beaded purse. I used crystal effects to adhere the beads to the tote. This set went to my Mom for her 51st Bday!

P.M.S. Bella

Another Bella! I picked the 3 Bella stamps that I thought suited a girl best. Pigging out on the couch during that oh so special time of the month, enjoying a drink with friends and relaxing in a hot bath with no kids and a good book! I stamped the PMS Bella onto the patterned paper and then stamped it onto white paper and then cut her out and placed onto patterned sofa. Then stamped again onto the main piece of white paper. I don't know if that makes any sense. Lots of cutting. I attempted to colour in the junk foods in my favourite brands... Purdy's milk choc. caramels.... oh man now I want one!
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Cheers Girlfriend!

I thought I would put my few Bella cards together. Again, dyed the prima flower, added a big pink gem brad and ribbon behind. I'm really into the browns right now... pink is a great accent to brown. I used my new S.U. sanded bg stamp in choc. chip over the pink paper. I love backgrounds! If only my glass was full right now with a Cosmo! Cheers!

Scrub a Dub Dub... I love the tub!

These Bella stamps are so fun! I love to have a bath every night and relax after a busy day with my girls. For this card, I dyed a prima flower with S.U. reinker and used a amethyst brad for the center. I used dollar store beads over top of the colouring of the water and stickles for the tub. Scrub a dub dub! All paper is S.U. I love the quality of their paper and that all the colours match. I'm a bit anal that way!

Thanks for taking a peek at me in the tub! ;o) Kim