Thursday, November 29, 2007

Holiday Trio

I got my new Dashing paper from Stampin' Up, and paired it with the Season of Joy set.

The first card was inspired by the paper line ki memories put out about 3 years ago...even La Senza had PJs in these colours! I used my word window punch from SU to create the, well, word window, and I used heat and stick powder and glitter over the words. This heat and stick powder is really cool, and keeps the glitter from falling off. Why have I not used it before now?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another Christmas Card Extravaganza!

Here is card 2 from my Christmas Card Extravaganza class! The poinsettia was stamped on glossy card stock and looks so shiny and pretty! Stamp sets: Dare to be Fabulous, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, White glossy
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Acc: Antique Brass jumbo eyelets, white organdy ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, crop-o-dial

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sam! (from the Crafting Garden)

I do not have your email, so i posted my address in my last post on your blog. but just in case you didn't read it, my address is:

Michelle Sturgeon
PO Box 705 Long Sault, Ontario, Canada
K0C 1P0

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thank you, Spazzy!

I got mail!
My blog buddy Spazzy (Simone to you, LOL)! sent me this gorgeous card! As mush as i love the card, the message inside was amazing! Thank you so much, Spazzy! One of these days, I'm coming to Chicago, and we will get together, Connie too, and I can meet Max, aka "The Kid".

Christmas Card Extravaganza!

What a fun and busy weekend! I had a Christmas card class Friday night, a craft fair on Saturday and a Christmas card class on Sunday! Both classes were well attended! Thanks to all of you that came! I'm glad you all had fun!
We created 5 Christmas cards.Here is one of them, one of my all-time favourite cards! I'll post the others later.Stamps: City of David, Plaid BG
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Acc: Gold cord, Versamark, Gold EP, sponge

I sponged chocolate chip ink lightly around the edges to soften it up. The main image is embossed with gold EP.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Snowflakes for Di

Di Hickman has posted her Wednesday card sketch. Lots of possibilities with this sketch. Problem is I keep coming up with ideas that use stamps I don't own (yet)! OK, the colour LOOKS lavendar, but it's really bashful blue and ballet blue. Don't know how THAT happened!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Day 8-Gate Fold card

This is day 8 of Paula's 12 Days of Christmas challenge. It is a Gate Fold card, and you can find the tutorial HERE on Beate's blog. The finished card measures 4"x4". Card Stock/Paper: Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Wintergreen designer series paper (SU)
Stamps: New Fallen Snow (CTMH)
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Versamark
Acc: White EP, stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A break from Christmas cards

I was shopping at Auntie Em's and came across this cute doggie paper. I thought i'd take a break from Christmas cards and do something with this paper. card stock: basic black
paper: s.e.i.
ink: basic black
stamps: Heidi Swapp

Monday, November 19, 2007

Lots of layers

So, I'm pretty sure Paula created this challenge just for me! LOL! It is Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge and it is LAYERS! I love layers!
Card Stcock: Garden Green, Whisper White, Real Red (SU)
Paper: Holly Lane by S.E.I.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Real Red
Acc: gold cord, scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch. 1 3/4" circle punch, ticket corner punch, pop dots and paper piercer (all SU)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

If I had a thousand dollars...

I have been tagged by Sam.

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
I would choose embellies!
-We R memory keepers Whipe Out rub-ons
-chipboard books
-SU jumbo eyelets
-Maya Road ribbon
-silver and black brads

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?
Oh, stamps! I just bought myself the Gelatins Retro Snowflakes!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year, which would you do?
CARDS! I love making'em!

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home (can’t have both hee hee).
My own room!

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?
I am really enjoying "clustering" my photos. Is that a style? Otherwise I am definitely linear!

I am supposed to TAG 5 other people but most of my blog buddies have been TAGGED, if you want to play, consider yourself TAGGED!

Friday, November 16, 2007

12 Days of Christmas

My friend, Paula, over at Scrapping Buddies, is doing a 12 Days of Christmas challenge. You can find the challenge HERE. Each day she will issue a challenge for a Christmas/Holiday card in hopes of inspiring us to get our cards done early...or at least on time! We are already on day 4, so here are my first 4...

Challenge 1~Traditional Red and Green I used my Season of Joy set for this challenge. I like the simplicity.


The swirl is from Season of Joy, the sentiment is from Very Merry Messages. Paper is Imaginessence, card stock is River Rock. I embossed the swirls and sentiment with clear EP.
Challenge 3~Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
I used SU Lavendar Lace, Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac as my colour pallette. The stamp set is New Fallen Snow from CTMH.

Challenge 4~Trees
I don't know who makes this paper. I cut strips at different lenghts to create the tree. The sentiment is from Season of Joy. The card stock is Always Artichoke (SU).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fabulous For Di Hickman!

Another Wednesday, another card sketch by Di Hickman! As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew exactly what set I wanted to use! (It's also nice to take a break from Christmas crafting). Stamp Sets: Wanted, Dare to be Fabulous
Card Stock: Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink: Really Rust, Sage Shadow
Paper: Outlaw Designer Series paper
Acc: Jumbo eyelets, stampin' dimensionals, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy Penguins

One of my customers asked me to create some samples with her set Punch Pals, and this is one of the cards I made. I actually really like it, even though it's pretty simple. It would make a good workshop card. Stamp sets: Punch Pals, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock and ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Acc: sponge, stampin' dimensionals
Technique...I sponged soft sky all around the outside of the white panel. It kinda looks like snow. The soft sky penguin was cut out and popped up with stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, November 12, 2007

And now for something completely different...

I made my first LARGE card. It measures 8.5" by 4.25". I used my 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches (SU) to cut out the circle images from the paper and pop them up with stampin' dimensionals. The card stock is Kraft and Very Vanilla (SU).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Sum-Up

Wow, what a busy week! I had a Stampin' Up workshop Friday night in Cornwall and one Saturday in Ottawa. I spent Thursday evening preparing for them. Today, I am catching up on house cleaning. This morning, I tackled my scrap area, specifically my table. It was so piled up with paper, stamps, ink, etc...that I could not see the table! Mike is doing the laundry. I love him!
While in Ottawa yesterday, I stopped in at a new scrap store called The Scrapbox. It is small, cute and has a friendly atmosphere. I also got to stop and have a little visit with my friend Sherida.
I have more projects to post so come by tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Birthday Cards

It's Angel's birthday, so to celebrate I've made birthday cards using more of her sketches.

This uses sketch #2

Stamps: Wanted and Dare to Be Fabulous

Card Stock/paper: SageShadow, Wanted Designer paper

Ink: Sage Shadow

Acc: Antique Brass Jumbo Brads

This uses sketch #24.

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Think Happy Thoughts

Card Stock/paper: Groovy Guava, Level 3 Hostess paper

Ink: Groovy Guava

Acc: pop dots, paper piercer

This uses sketch #22.

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday

Card Stock/paper: Tempting Turquoise, Just Chillin' (CTMH)

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Purely Pomegranite

Acc: pop dots

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

More Angel sketches!

Here are the final cards for Angel's 31 days of Angelocity.

This one is for sketch #31.

This card is for sketch 13.

This is for sketch #16.

This is for sketch #9.

This is for sketch #31.

Sketch #31

This is for Angel's last sketch of her 31 Days of Angelocity.
Card Stock: Cool caribbean, Whisper White (SU)
Paper: Just Chillin' (CTMH)
Stamp Set: Bugs & kisses (SU)
Acc: Rose Red brads (SU)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Angel's Sketches

Well, I am catching up with Angel's sketches. These are very fun, and the blog candy give-away is tremendous!

This card is for Sketch #25.
Card stock: Cool Caribbean. Whisper White (SU)
Paper: Just Chillin' (CTMH)
Stamp: Block Party (SU)
Acc: Burgandy grosgrain (SU)

This card is for Sketch #30.
Card Stock: Bravo Burgandy, Whisper White (SU)
Paper: (SU)
Stamps: Season of Joy (SU) and Merry and Bright (Stampendous)

This is for sketch #29.
Card Stock: Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Paper: Wintergreen (SU)
Stamp Set: Season of Joy (SU)
Acc: silver brads, pop dots, 3/4" circle punch (SU)

This is for Sketch #11.
Card Stock: Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White (SU)
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy (SU)
Acc: pop dots, 3/4" circle punch (SU)

This is also for Sketch #11.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Autumn Fun, All Year Cheer III (SU)
Acc: paper piercer, pop dots (SU)
Technique: Rock'n'Roll

Had a great weekend!

It is dark and rainy here today, so there is no natural light, so I apologize for the dark photo.
OK, Saturday was an AWESOME day! I went to an all day crop and had so much FUN! I kept awesome company and made 3 LOs and 12 cards. I also stepped out to cut my hair off...this growing it long was not working out and the hair was annoying me all morning, so off I went to get it chopped.
Paula was sitting beside me and she brought her sewing machine and stitched on 2 of my LOs. I LOVE the way it looks!
Sunday, I did nothing. It was lovely. Well, except for my horrible ear ache. Mike ran the dishwasher, emptied it and put them away, PLUS he did 2 loads of laundry. PLUS he made supper. He's a pretty great guy.
Here's one of the LOs Paula stitched on.
All products used are from Stampin' Up. (I still need to do my journalling).

Friday, November 2, 2007

Season of Joy!

These cards were inspired by a card I got in Corie's Christmas Card swap...I forget which artisit it was...I *think* Mellisa...
I used Wintergreen paper and Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss card stock and Always Artichoke ink. The stamp set is Season of Joy.
It's funny, when I first saw this set in the Stampin' up mini catalogue, i did not care for it at all! now i use it all the time!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A new month!

Well, I'm glad Halloween is over. I have been doing Halloween projects since August! We only had 100 kids last night, less than usual, and a lot of kids I did not recognize.
I made this Z-Fold card following Beate's instructions. You can find her tutorial HERE.
Card Stock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Paper: Wintergreen
Stamps: Season of Joy, Riveting
Acc: silver brads, Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals