Friday, June 27, 2008

SC182 True Friend

I thought I would use my nest square nesties to make the squares for this weeks sketch challenge. I had the soft sky already stamped with one of the boho bg's, so I thought I'd use it for the squares. I added some shimmer to the middle of the flowers and on the big True friend flower stamp to add some sparkle. I used my metallic rub ons from way back in my ceramic days to add some colour to the WW cardstock. Then I added a couple corner pieces.
I kept it simple without alot of accessories. It was a fun card to make. Took some measuring to try and get the squares somewhat lined up and straight.
Happy Friday! I'm packing up to go play at Melissa's with all my new nesties. Hours with no kids and a great friend! How lucky am I to start my weekend like this!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

First Card With Nesties

WOO HOO! A scrapbook store out in Langley had a 40% off any line coupon this week and I was thinking of going. Well, then a email came through about them having nesties back in stock. So, I thought... hey I could use the 40% off for the nesties line. Worked out to be $18.00 ea. Better then any price I had found online and minus the $10 - $20 in shpg that would have been added on as well. My enabler Melissa
talked me into buying too many of them. It's all her fault I say. I got the Lg petite scallop circles, lg circles, scalloped ovals, lg ovals, Lg square scallops and the long classic scallop rectangle lg ones. Melissa said I could pick out 3 for my Birthday coming up in July. She's too kind! I can't let her buy me that much stuff. I'll have to tell my Dad that I'd like cash for my Birthday and put it to all of these. Good thing the carbon tax dividend cheques came on the same day. Gee, thanks government for that.. it costs us that a month more in gas... x 12 month. I finally pulled out my stamp a ma jig to get the True friend stamp centered in the smaller scallop. I had to do it a few times to get it close. I folded a piece of chocolate chip paper in half and had two scallops showing when putting through the cuttlebug to keep the cardstock attached to make it into a card that opens up. I then put a smaller soft sky scalloped circle inside to write on. Added some versamark pen to the stamped image and then dipped it into irridescent ice and embossed. Melissa gave me the ribbon. Matches perfectly with the soft sky. I hope I love the new blues as much as the last.
I have blabbed on too long. Have a great weekend! I'll be having fun fun fun at Melissa's tomorrow night playing with our new nesties. I can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Huggybella One of a Kind

I'm in the Bella mood. I did a Bella swap with scrappin beth a couple months ago. This is one of the Bella's she sent me. I pulled out the Sandy Lion - One of a Kind patterned paper to pull the colour inspiration from. I cuttlebugged the pp with the the spots and dots folder that my dear talented enabler Melissa lent me.


Stamps - Huggybella, One of a Kind

Paper - Chocolate chip, PiP, Cranberry crisp, WW and Sandy Lions - One of a Kind pp.

Ink - Cranberry crisp, blender pens with PiP, Cocoa, Choc. chip, SU Markers

Accessories - SU ribbon, small corner punch, white gem brad, handcut flowers as my punch had to be sent back due to not cutting the flowers nicely. Of course now that it's gone I've wanted to use it a few times!!!

I've had fun using pp for inspiration the last couple days. For some reason, I'm in the mood to make xmas cards... weird or what?! Can't ever be too early to start making 60 cards now can we?!

I want more patterned paper. I'll have to maybe hit the LSS for some new beautiful Basic Greys. I can justify it with it being my Bday in a month right? I'll use that excuse to order Nesties too and to order cuttlebug folders and and and. A girls got to do what a girls got to do to keep her happy. If Mama ain't happy.. no one is happy! So true! ;o)

Have yourself a great weekend. I think we're taking the girls to Kung FU Panda if it isn't nice out tomorrow.

Oops, I just noticed I forgot to put the stickle in the curly girls flower in her hair. Off to do that!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

FS71 Lattebella

I participated in my first featured stamper on scs today. I so needed inspiration. I pulled out a piece of pp from Sandy Lion called That's Life to use for colour inspiration and used this weeks FS denidill's Au Chocolat Weathabella for the layout inspiration. I love coffee and my new lattebella!


Papers - Soft sky, Pretty in pink, Chocolate chip, Whisper White and the Sandy Lion PP.

Ink - Brown Craft with clear EP, Soft sky, Pip, Close to cocoa. sponged cocoa and pink over the WW.

Extra's - Big pink gemstone brad, SU ribbons, blender pens, SU markers, small corner punch.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Latte Bella

My latest Bella stamp is the new latte bella. I miss going for Starbucks with my girlfriend who moved away to Kamloops a few months ago! So, I've made this to send her with a Starbucks gift card. I used choc chip, close to cocoa, a pink pp and a brown and pink pp that I can't recall the name of. I stamped the coffee beans from the Espress Yourself set onto the cocoa scalloped circle and on the inside of the card for a frame. I used the d'vine swirl on the cocoa and then sponged on some chocolate chip to the raised areas. I did little shimmery doodles on the pink pp flower and on the pink pp bg piece of paper. I used my blender pens for the colouring of the Bella. I find they give a softer look. I used the brown craft ink and used clear ep to emboss it. The card is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". I better find a huge envie for it. Thanks for stopping by for a look. I need to get back into my dungeon to make something new. I guess I'll wait to see what this weeks colour challenge will be to help me get creative.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Amy's Baby Girl Welcome Card

My stepdad's first born niece is due to have her first baby in about a week. He was hoping for a boy, as he's got 5 sisters and 2 grandgirls. Girls rule! The more the better I say! I picked up a 3 pack of onesies in the states at Target. They have great baby items for good prices. I got her a couple other little things too. I used PiP and Vanilla to make this card. Also, a pink and vanilla pp from Melissa Frances called Grace. I used the So Many Scallops stamp set for the image. I also added some SU ribbons and a scalloped piece of pink paper to the bottom. Some corner pieces and pearl brads to the top of the card. S.U. would be smart to bring out a size bigger of a scallop punch to coordinate with their smaller one. I'm hoping for their next catty to wow me. Have a great Friday! I'm enjoying a cinnamon dolce latte and a kid free house... not for much longer though.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

8th Wedding/ 10 yrs Together Anniversaries Today!

My husband came home at lunch time with this beautiful bouquet and the homemade ice cream cone craft that he and our girls did together last night. Brad did a great job on the cone and the girls did a great job on the ice cream with sprinkles and chocolate they told me. I think Brad could do some good in the craft room. Wow! We were suppose to go out for ice cream 10 yrs ago and ended up doing something else instead. wink wink. So, it's been an ever running joke about me wanting my ice cream cone. He filled it with printouts of different ice cream places for me to pick from. We are going to the Marble Slab Creamery tonight. Yum! Oink! The picture doesn't do the flowers one bit of good. They are gorgeous in real life.
I hope you all are having as good of a day as I am. He will get his present later tonight, but I won't be posting a picture of me in it. haha.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

So Sweet of You CC169 & SC179

I loved this weeks cc and sc. I thought I would pull out my So Many Scallops set to give it some use. Now, it seems I'm using it for every card. This weeks colours are Soft sky, Blue bayou, Real red, sky and bayou pp's. I also used the Kind Thoughts stamp set. Scallop punches. I need to get some more sizes and I'd love to see S.U. come out with one a bit bigger then the one they already have...wouldn't that be smart of them!! Added some shimmery pen to the butterflies and on the scalloped edge paper. A brad to finish off the scallop pieces. I've really been in the card making mood lately. I guess it helps when my parents have had the twins for the weekend. Now, to get all my housework done that I have neglected. argggh! Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

8th Wedding Anniversary Card

I guess it's a bit strange of a card to make for an Ann. card! I just wanted to do something different and we did get married on Secret Beach in Maui... so I thought a beach theme would work. I think that was my second time using this set. I had bought it planning to use for scrapbooking beach pics of my girls, but I never really did get into scrapbooking. I much prefer card making. I loved this weeks colour challenge. I'm really gonna miss these blues. Sets I used are The Shore Thing, Happy Everything and So Many Thoughts (on the inside it says forever and always). Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Real Red are this weeks CC 169 on SCS. I used my C.M. wave template thingy to make waves. . Stamped the chair and them restamped on a post it not to put over the top of it and then stamped all the sand around it. Added a bucket, a starfish, birds and the sun (colouring over the so saffron with a glaze pen to give it a nice shine). We are going back to Maui for our 10 yr Ann. 2 more years to wait. Out for dinner tonight to The Keg to celebrate. Went to The Kingfisher Spa on Vancouver Island for our 10 yr Ann. of being together 2 weekends ago. Life is good!!!