Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Hauntings!

Hello! Happy Tuesday. This is just a quick post of a card I made for a 2 Sketches 4 You challenge. It's my first time trying out one of their sketches.
The challenge was to use some type of decorative edge. I just used the largest die out of one of my Nestabilities labels to cut the edge of this card.
I used PTI's Halloween Prints patterned paper and matted it with orange zest. The stamp is from last months stamp of the month from CTMH.
This last one was made using my Silhouette. I just downloaded the new software, Silhouette Studio, and boy is it more user friendly! The stamps are from Stampin Up, circa 2004!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

colourQ challenge #51

Hello again! I'm back with a card I created tonight based on ColourQ's challenge #51 colour scheme. It's a great blog, with a new colour scheme every week. And not only do you have the chance, by participating in the current week's challenge, to become a colourqueen, but they still make the colours accessible so you can play along with past challenges.

I am not going to lie, I find multiple colours challenging, I find 3 colours challenging! :) But I really wanted to try them out.
I used Hero Arts Hero Hues paper for the background, thinking it could either be a sunrise or sunset sky and punched the clouds out with PTI cloud dies. The balloon stamp is from a Unity kit called Love in the Air, and the sentiment is from my favourite Hero Arts sets called All Occasion Messages.
Thanks for stopping by!

What a wonderful week! and a challenge!

Thank goodness it's Friday! Well this week has been full of surprises, and to top it all off the weather has finally turned from winter to fall. :)
I have a couple of cards to share today, the first one is one I made for Embellish Magazine's colour challenge. They do colour challenges with a little added twist. This week the colours are grey, yellow, white and black. (A fabulous colour combo i might add!) but you also must use background stamping.
For the background stamping I used Papertrey Ink's A Little Argyle. I love this set soooooo much.  The sentiment is from their Signature Greetings set by Dawn McVey. The butterfly is from a Hero Arts set, which I coloured in with Copics, cut out and then added some liquid glass. The ribbon is also Papertrey Ink.

My second card is one of three I had made for a magazine submission, this is the one they didn't take.

I used PTI's Text Style for the background, Crate Paper patterned paper, an PTI felt and dies for the flowers. I LOVE their felt, it cuts so well and looks so good. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

puppy pics and a few old cards

**please scroll to the bottom for my holiday card. Thanks :)
Hello! Since today was so unbelievably gorgeous (at least in comparison to the last 7 days) the puppy and I went out for a tiny photo shoot. The leaves are falling and the sun was out, who could resist. :) 
I just thought I would share a few of those photos.

Isn't she adorable! (I know I am a little bit biased) But I know the real Stella, or should I say devil spawn! :)
Thanks for letting me share.

On to a couple of cards I made a while ago.
This one was one I made trying out my Silhouette. I have tons of files but have not ventured into actually cutting them. The sentiment is from a Kim Hughes Cornish Heritage Farms set.

This one was actually made for one of Susan from Simplicity's One-Layer-Wednesday challenges but I forgot to post it. The sentment is from Hero Arts and the scene is an old woodblock stamp, but by whom I have no idea.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wplus9 color cue {8}

Good day! Just a quick post of a card a mode for Wplus9's Color Cue {8} challenge.
I had a hard time with this one so I know I will be revisiting it in the very near future. :)
Stamp is Wplus9 woodgrain silhouette and the sentiment is from mehndi medallions. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

pink for color throwdown #110

I can honestly say that I am NOT a fan of pink! So when I saw that this week's color throwdown was shades of pink, I saw it as not only a colour challenge, but a very personal mental challenge as well. :) 

But I took it in stride and created not just 1 but 2 cards using the dreaded colour! (it's not that bad really!)

I have many friends with birthdays this month and a couple of them LOVE pink so it was for a great cause. This one was made using PTI cardstock (vellum and smokey shadow), the hearts are cut out from basic grey's olivia line (12 X 12 size), and the polka dot paper is from a digital kit by Jen Allyson called Ornament Ice Blue Papers available at 2peas. I altered the colour of it in Photoshop Elements. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and also the stripes I stamped in Versamark on the vellum.

  This card was made using a another digi kit from 2peas called Rhinestones and Skulls by Holly Brooke Jones. The sentiment, I think, is Close to My Heart.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am going to the Home and Garden show tomorrow in hopes of getting a glimpse of Ty Pennington and maybe even an autograph if I can handle waiting around that long! I can not watch one episode of Extreme Makeover without crying!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

I do love halloween!

Good day everyone! I love Halloween so much as it was always a big deal at my house as a kid. My mom LOVED to dress up, decorate, and make my costumes. My favourite one that she made was Maleficant from Sleeping Beauty.
It was unreal! She made the purple & black cape, the high neck, the horn headpiece and everything, the only thing I didn't have was the crow. Boy, I wish I still had it, even though there is no way I would still fit into it! My mom rocked! I guess it was very convenient that her child was born about 1030pm the night before Halloween. It was the perfect excuse to go overboard :D
I can't wait to have kids of my own to overdo this fantastic holiday! But for now I will have to make do creating the odd card.

This one is made using a stamp that was my mom's that I found amongst my halloween collection, by a company called Picture Show. I paired it with Papertrey Ink's halloween prints and some black saddle stitch ribbon. I just love this image, kinda spooky don't you think? (Please forgive the paper towel backdrop, I couldn't find my usual backdrop paper!)

I also made this card, feeling the need to use some googlie eyes. I think this monster needed them, badly!
The stamp is from Close to My Heart's merry monsters set, the patterned paper is basic grey (last year's halloween collection).

Thanks so much for stoppping by! Have a great day. :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

quick post!

Just a quick post and hello before we are off to Whistler for the weekend, yep just the weekend. My husband is a mountainbiking "freak" and is more than willing to do the 12hr-each-way trip for a day & a half of biking! I was supposed to be joining him on the hill but since I broke my wrist I'm going to go for the shopping!

This card is just for fun, using a Unity KOM (June 2010).

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

cas83......you light up my life

Good day! Continuing on with using my current favourite paper (Basic Grey's olivia) and my self-made challenge here is another card.

The card was made for cas83 over at splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to make a card based on the "sketch" on this card by resqbarbie.
The patterned paper is Basic Grey, I have no idea whose flourish stamp that is, and the sentiment is from the Unity May 09 KOM.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

sweet sunday sketch #84

So I am on to a new Unity KOM set to keep on with my self-challenge. This card was made with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I flipped it on it's side and tried to stay true to the design. I used more of Basic Grey's olivia paper (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!) and the sentiment stamp is Unity. I also used Papertrey Ink's linen/canvas impression plate.

I cut out along the scallops on one of the papers and cut out some of the hearts from another. This colour combo just makes me happy!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

a few cards for color throwdown

When I come across a colour combo I like, I can't be stopped! The color throwdown combo for this week is kraft, so saffron and chocolate chip.
I made this card for my cousin who had a very surprise wedding at the beginning of August. They actually told everyone it was a surprise party for a specific family member or friend depending on what group they were trying to get to show up. It may seem strange but my cousin hates being the center of attention and didn't want all the bells and whistles that can go along with a wedding. Ingenious!
It's sort of hard to tell but behind the brown cut-out layer I stamped in yellow, an image from PTI's guidelines set. I also used one of PTI's impression plates. The felt, flower die and paper are all papertrey ink.

My next card is just for fun, made using a Unity stamp of the month kit, keeping with the same colour combo. Paper-pieced with PTI patterned paper (bitty dot basics and bitty box basics) and cardstock.
I have also decided to give myself a challenge, since I seem to like taking on others'. While I was sorting out all my clear/cling stamps I realized how many I have and how little (or not at all!) they have been used. So...I hve given myself the challenge of using at least a few from each set every week (or two) to get inking. We'll see how it goes.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

just for fun

Now that I have some ordered time off, I have more time to play! And that is ALWAYS great! I have the slight problem of usually needing some sort of challenge, colour or sketch to get my mojo going. But all it took was the attempt of organizing all of my clear/cling mount stamps to start my mind a racin'. It was fun (and slightly sad) to see all the stamps I had that I had forgotten about.

The top one uses a Unity stamp from, actually a recent, kit of the month and Basic Grey's olivia paper pack. The second is from PTI's baby button bits and the gingham paper is altered from a digital paper pack I bought from 2peas.
Thanks for stopping by!
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