Monday, March 30, 2009

Paper Garden Birthday Bash Challenge Week 3 - Thank You

My last card for Cathy's weekly Bday bash challenge over at Paper Garden Projects. Today is the last day ladies to submit your entries for the great giveaways!

The layout is from last weeks sc over at SCS. Have to go pick up the girls from school, so no time for all the little details.

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Paper Garden Projects Birthday Bash Challenges

You've got to head over to the Paper Garden Projects website to take a peak and participate in her Bday Bash challenges. Great prize kits being given away and great sales on!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Suzi's 34th Birthday Gift Set

Mel and I got together last week and made this little 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" box that Mel has on her blog to put the little jewellery set I bought for Suzi's Bday gift. There is a lady who makes beautiful jewellery that my Mom and I love to buy from, so I thought I'd get Suzi a set. I wanted something neutral and feel in love with the set pictured below. Now, I want one! :O)

Mel drew these flowers, printed them on vellum and embossed them. She also created the beautiful paper with print and the flowers on it. She is too damn talented! I coloured the vellum in with cool grey #7 on the back of it. Added white Souffle pen to make the little dots pop with white. I also am giving Suzi a goat soap that she loves, that I purchase from Vancouver Island and only use them. They come in great scents and don't leave that soap film on your skin! I made a little matching cover to go over the goat soap that matches the little box and card. I hope she likes the jewellery.. well maybe not.. then I can keep it. haha. I'll have to post a picture of her wearing it as these pictures didn't do it an ounce of justice! I had fun with this set. Mel pretty much made the box. :o) heehee. I am not one for tinkering with little things. I ain't no Tinkerbell like Mel.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at what I've been up to! I appreciate it!


Monday, March 23, 2009

Golf Retirement Card

My Mom's really great boss is retiring this week and she asked me to make a card to give to him. He likes fishing and golfing, so I went with golfing. I found this great golf pp at a LSS and my oh so talented friend Mel drew the golf club for me. I printed it out, coloured with pencil crayons and a silver pen and then cut it out to go on top of the pp. The golf ball was on the pp and I hole punched it out. The inside says - Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf. The card is 6" x 6" and Mel was nice enough to make me an envelope to fit it. It was a really nice and easy card to put together. I actually made a guys card and I actually like it.

Thanks for taking a look!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Karin's Blog Candy Giveaway

Checkout Karin's blog Scrap Everything for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!
She does such nice colouring of her images and uses nice bright colours.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Whipper Snapper Otto The Owl

I took the copic class last Sat. morning and this is one of the images I had coloured in. I had a hard time getting the hang of staying in a small area and working my way out and keeping the edges wet. Am I slow or what??
I would never have used or bought this image, but I now think it's a great image for guy cards. I have no guy images. This is Otto the Owl from Whipper Snapper.
It was nice having a big range of colours to pick from. We used the Copic Originals, which I don't own any of. I liked the bullet end of them. So many Copic choices. I have some Ciao and Sketch ones. They are so much $$$ to invest in, but slowly I'll get a few more.
I also bought some rub on Happy Birthday's and Thinking of You's. I need to get the hang of how to keep it in place for it not to move and rub it off at the same time. Again.. ya I guess I'm not too talented to be having a problem with that. I added a little Bday hat in the matching pp. Now, I have a guys card on hand.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Paper Garden Bday Blog Bash Week 1 Challenge

When I read on Mel's blog about Cathy's Bday bash giveaway's and saw the challenge for week 1 was to make a funny card, the Little Paper Shop Granny set came to mind right away. I hope it's ok to use a set not sold at The Paper Garden. I combined this challenge with SCS SC218.


Stamp set - LPS Still Hot Granny, SU Stitched BG
Papers - Baja Breeze, WW, Chocolate Chip, PP - Basic Grey Offbeat - unexpected
Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories - Copic BG72 (matches baja breeze perfectly), blender pen, SU markers, nesties label 2

I shadowed the main nestie with baja breeze by cutting it in half and putting behind the white panel. I saw this on Cambria Turnbow's blog and loved the look and now I'll over use that. :O)

I'm taking a copic class this Sat. morning and hope to finally learn how to colour and maybe purchase more Copics if I get the hang of colouring with them.

Fun challenge Cathy!