Sunday, March 30, 2008

Morning Glory

I decided I needed to try new styles. So I bought the Morning Soft set. I am actually very pleased with my water colouring on this one. I guess practice does make perfect! LOL!
I thought I would use this for Mother's Day, but it kind of looks like a sympathy card to me. I bet this set would look great in the cracked glass technique! Oooh, I'll have to try that!

Stamp Sets: Morning Soft, Sanded
Card Stock: perfect plum, basic black, whisper white
ink: black StazOn, perfect plum, mellow moss, always artichoke
acc: aqua painter, black brads
NOTES: I used the aqua painter and my ink pads to water colour the image.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Penguin Party

A guy at my work asked if I could make his girlfriend a birthday card with a penguin theme. This is what I came up with. The first penguin is popped up. Inside it simply says Happy Birthday with another penguin stamped inside. I also stamped penguins along the flap of the envelope.

Stamp Sets: Wild About You

Card Stock: Basic Black; Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Acc: Black brads; dimensionals

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I'm still here...

I am still breathing...just barely! LOL! This cold has taken over my body.
The job is hard on me. By the time I get home, eat, clean up, it's already 7:00pm. By then I'm too tired to create.
I really miss stamping every day. *sigh*
So I MADE myself create tonight. I used a set I've had for a week and not used yet!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
CS/Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Picnic designer paper
Acc: Olive poly-twill ribbon, pumpkin grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Vellum Flowers

I recieved a swap card by Christine Okken and she watercolored on vellum. It was so pretty, I just had to try it! We actually created this card in my last class. Stamps: Embrace Life
Card stock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Acc: Blue Bayou stiched ribbon, silver brads, vellum

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thank you Corie!

Thank you Corie for this beautiful card! It is so cheery!
I am so happy when I get all these gorgeous cards and little gifts from all my blog buddies...I am so fortunate. Thank you!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I am SO sick!

OK, I did day care for 11 years...hardly ever got sick! I thought I had a pretty awesome immune system to put up with years of sick children. Then one week at a call centetr and BAM!
Holy wow, I'm sick. Friday it was all sinus headach and sinus pressure, with aching bones. I went to bed right after work and slept til 10:30 the next morning. Went back to bed at 3:00pm and slept til up, had tea, went back to bed and slept til 11:00 this morning. My body has gone from sweating to chills. And now I have no voice (which is a blessing to some, I'm sure).
So, I will again be off to bed shortly. I just wanted all my blog buddies to know I am not ignoring you. I will hopefully get into a new blog routine soon. I will likely be doing all my blogging in the pm, instead of the am now.
Ah, changes...aint it grand...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thank you, Flossie!

I got mail! Miss Flossie sent me a great card and some colourful flowers and a stamped image for me to create with! I love getting mail.
Thank you, Florence!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My "Must Have" Products!

There are certain things I tend to use over and over again! Want to know what I simply cannot craft without?
-Scallop punch...everyone needs this!
-1 3/8" circle punch...layers on the scallop punch.
-1 1/4" circle punch...layers on the 1 3/8" punch.
-Tart and Tangy set...inexpensive and very versatile.
-Summer Picnic paper...LOVE the colour combo and patterns!
-jumbo eyelets in both colours.
-Chocolate Chip card stock and ink...goes with everything!
-Old Olive anything! LOL!
-poly twill new fave!
-and my absolute must have...can anyone guess? POP DOTS! aka stampin' dimensionals!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy Heart

Today was my first day at my new job. I am taking training classes for 8 weeks. So far, so good.

This sketch is from SCS, sketch # 166
Stamp set: Tart and Tangy, Friendship Blooms
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic designer paper
Ink: Real Red
Acc: Real Red marker, Old Olive marker, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Florence has been making some cute Easter cards lately and I have been inspired to create! Stamp Sets: Eastertime (CTMH)
Card Stock: Cool Carribean, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Cool carribean, Almost Amethyst, Appricot Appael, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: So Saffron ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Thinking of Apples

LOVE the new Summer Picnic paper from SU that matches the cute Tart and Tangy set! This is one of the cards we made at my workshop last night.

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Phrases For a Friend
card stock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Acc: Olive poly-twill ribbon, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals

Monday, March 3, 2008

It's a Boy!

I was at Auntie Em's and picked up some Herbanella stickers on sale and the colour combo was dark blue and banana yellow, which I just fell in love with! So I used that as my inspiration for this card. I didn't have Barely Banana so I used So Saffron instead! stamps: Nursery Necessities, By Ones and By Twos, Nursery Letters wheel
ink: Night of navy, So Saffron
card stock: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
accessories: stampin' dimensionals, small star punch

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sunday Sum Up

I haven't done a Sunday Sum Up in a long time! (OK, I haven't exactly been blogging lately...)
People often ask, "What's your favourite movie?" and I can never think of an answer. But after having watched Mr. Holland's Opus for like the 21st time, I have to say it is my favourite movie. I cry every time. Have you ever seen it? If not, then go rent it. Yep, right now! There's a video store open somewhere!
Mr. Holland's Opus is my most favourite movie!

March already?

Holy cannolli, February just flew by! Of course, I was so busy, I didn't even notice.
I begin my new job on March 10 as a Bell telephone customer representative. Hopefully only until June, when I begin my Dental Hygienist schooling! I will be notified this week to find out if I was accepted (but I'm pretty sure I am).
Last night, I sat down and stamped just for me. Not for the demo orders, not for a class, not for a workshop prep, but just for me. It was my 37th birthday, after all! This is what I made. It's funny, I didn't like Embrace Life at first, and if I hadn't earned it for free I probobly wouldn't have bought it, but I really like it now. It is just so soft and feminine. And this Ginger Blossom paper is GORGEOUS! I am going to play around with it some more today.