Thursday, December 30, 2010

So honoured!!

I was catching up on some blog reading the other day, and was checking out Brandi from the Yankee Belle Stamper's blog. She had been tagged to tell a little bit about herself, I was sitting there reading, and thinking how nice it is to get to know my fellow bloggers better. Plus the fact that we seemed to have a lot in common! Then to my surprise, I discovered I was one of the 4 people she tagged to carry this on. I of course then felt terrible because I hadn't noticed sooner!

Please stop by (if you don't already) and check out her fabulous blog. She has a great style and plenty to inspire! 

So here is a little bit about me.

Four shows you watch:

1. True Blood - I have since birth had a fascination with vampires. I'm sure it has nothing to do with being born Oct 30th!
2. CSI: Las Vegas
3. Castle
4. pretty much anything on HGTV!

Four things you are passionate about:

1. my family
2. animals
3. crafting - paper, sewing, knitting, diy
4. rollerskating - I am a derby girl!

Four words/phrases you say a lot:

1. Sorry!
2. Sorry!
3. Sorry!
4. Yes - this gets me into a lot of trouble!

Four things you have learned from the past:

1. spend as much time as you can with those you love
2. be grateful for the things you have. sometimes you don't realize what you have until it's gone
3. do NOT lick a frozen piece of metal, your tongue WILL stick! (see what I mean about getting into trouble!)
4. always wear appropriate footwear!

Four places you would like to go:

1. South America
2. Australia & New Zealand
3. The Carribean
4. somewhere I could learn to surf!

Four things you did yesterday:

1. slept (I'm currently working night shift)
2. shopped at IKEA for craft room storage ideas
3. went for a walk with my husband (Cam) and puppy (Stella)
4. got a noodle bowl from my favourite Vietnamese restaurant.

Four things you are looking forward to:

1. going home to Ontario for my grandpa's 90th birthday party
2. starting a family
3. our trip to St Lucia
4. my best friends wedding

Four things you love about winter:

1. Christmas
2. curling up in front of the fireplace with a book and hot chocolate with Bailey's
3. snowboarding
4. icicles

Tag four people to play along!

1. Liza
2. Karen B.
3. Charlene
4. Arielle

Thanks for taking time to read a little bit about me! And thanks so much Brandi for tagging me!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Better late than never?

So I'm a little late getting this posted. I will blame it on setting up my craft room in the new house. I keep getting distracted everytime I turn around. Plus I spent a while at Ikea trying to find some useful but inexpensive storage options for all of my stuff.

Anyway, I digress. On to this week's ColourQ colour scheme. So many neutrals, I love it!

I had some trouble leaving this one alone. You know when you just want to add a little something more but somehow, it just may not work? So I left it alone.

The patterned paper is something I created with a stamp from a Dear Lizzy/American Crafts set I picked up from the 70% off bin at my LSS. I pulled out the blender pen I just got and used CTMH olive & grey wool inks to colour it in. The sentiment is an old woodblock stamp of my mom's. I just love the font. The fibre is from one of the basic grey lines, I really liked how it is thick then gets thinner. My husband said it kinda draws your eye to the sentiment, he's totally right!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holidays! I am getting excited to go see my family in Ontario. We are having a party for my Grandpa, it's his 90th birthday this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tis the season!

Just wanted to quickly wish everyone a very

I hope everyone is able to spend it with those they love! And if not, know you are in each other's hearts.

Take care,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The spirit of the season!

The countdown is on! Christmas is so soon, and I'm not gonna lie, I'm not done my Christmas cards yet.

I couldn't wait to do this week's ColourQ challenge. And I must say I love how my card turned out. It very rarely turns out the way I first envision, but this one went perfectly smoothly. I LOVE this week's colour combo!

I waited and waited to get this Papertrey set, Turning a New Leaf. I kept flipping back and forth, do I want it or need it or do I care, I must have it? I finally ordered it because it is fantastic and I couldn't wait to ink it up when my package arrived!

I used Papertrey's spring moss for the green background, embossed with my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder. PTI's sweet blush ribbon and distressed dots patterned paper. The fabric covered brad is from Basic Grey's eskimo kisses line.

Only 4 more days to Christmas Eve! I remember all of the years I was so excited I couldn't sleep because I really wanted to hear the reindeer on the rooftop. Now I'm up all night wrapping presents and finishing cards and tags and can't wait to get to bed! I need to learn to time manage.

I hope everyone has a Happy & Healthy Holidays!
Don't forget to play along with this week's challenge, if you are able to get some time to yourself or even get some family to join in the ColourQ fun. The Arielle and the rest of the design team have come up with some great inspiration for you to peruse.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

some random cards!

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days before the holidays begin.

I just wanted to share a couple of cards I had submitted that didn't get picked up.

I LOVE this set by Papertrey Ink and had some fun creating a few cards with it.

The first one is for my best friend who is getting married next summer. It's right up her alley and uses their wedding colours. (at least this months colours!!)

Yippee!! We move in 4 days! I hate packing but can't wait to get into the pretty new house.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Holidays!   :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holy Moly! CQC #63

Ok. Who else feels like this year has gone by in an absolute flash?
I can't believe we are already at the middle of December.
The time has flown by and I am so behind I can't see the finish.
I better get my butt in gear. :)

It's already time for another ColourQ challenge. This weeks colours are fabulous, I love them all. Especially that Bermuda Bay colour. I love anything that even remotely looks like Teal!

And those napkins are just awesome too!

The glitter is much more sparkly in person! I used PTI cardstock, copics, Cornish Heritage Farms background and Martha Stewart chunky glitter. The ornament stamp is Stampendous, from their "Retro Collection".
Head over to ColourQ and check out all of the fabulous inspiration, then create up a storm using these fabulous colours.
I am off to start packing, we move in 8 days! Yikes!
I hope everyone is enjoying the race to the holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CQC #62

Yippee, it's Tuesday! Which means yet another fabulous colour combo over at ColourQ.

I had some lofty ambitions of making a fun non-Christmas card but that never panned out! But I did end up making two cards, neither of which I am totally in love with.

The top one was made using a sentiment by Kim Hughes and the ornaments have been cut out of some patterned paper from Close to My Heart. All of the stamps on the bottom one are by Kim Hughes.

The colours are great but I am not good with lots of bright colours. The design team, however came up with some FABULOUS cards this week. Head over and check them out. Then play along and link up your card!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's party time!

Well December has barely started but Christmas parties have already begun! 1 down 4 more to go! Not a lot compared to some people but it's lots for me.

So finally being in the Christmas spirit, or at least ready to admit that it's coming soon, I have started to make a few more Christmas cards. As usual I started late and most will probably not make it on time, but it is the thought that counts right? :)

I decided to start with a colour combo by the Play Date Cafe.
I absolutely adore that bow tie and the pj's on the little cutie! The heart shaped measuring cups are pretty adorable too.

I had come across this flocked polka dot white paper and really wanted to use it. I will say that I had a very different idea where this card was to be going but I think the end result turned out ok too.

The vellum base is PTI, the patterned paper and the stamp is CTMH embossed with Zing! white embossing powder and the brad is Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

BIG birthday wishes!

I'm trying to get as much stamping in as I can because I will have to take down my makeshift craft "studio" soon. We move into our new house in 3 weeks! I can't believe how fast it has gone by. Plus the builders finished almost 2 & 1/2 months early.

I am also looking forward to this weekend because my favourite craft show, Festival of Crafts, is on and I can't wait to go with my fabulous friend, Liza. Check out her blog, Rather be craftin, it's full of fabulousness!
There are so many booths to hit, I have already printed out the map and highlighted the ones I can't bear to miss. This one place called Ultimate Gourmet makes the most phenominal hot choclate in every flavour you could imagine, as well as the tastiest dip mixes! I try to buy enough each year to get me through, thank goodness they have a website and will ship!

Anyway on to the card. I created this one, again, for Wplus9's Color Cue challenge 10. This time I picked Dawn's colours, kraft, white, red & purple.

Fabulous right?

I was going to attempt a Christmas card but I needed a Birthday card for a friend.

The patterned paper is Basic Grey, I can't remember the line but all the papers were lovely purples and blues.
For the focal image I die cut one of PTI's limitless layers dies and 2nd generation stamped an image from the giga guidelines set. The setiment is from one of their Birthday sets, birthday bash setiments.

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