Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TST #77

It's Tuesday again, so it's time for Try Stampin on Tuesday.  Jen has come up with a sketch this week that once again had me seeing many different ideas.  I hope you like what I have come up with.
I wanted to use the oval area on the sketch challenge as a window opening on the card front.  I started by adhering the top two layers together and then with a little bit of elbow great punched out the smaller of the two circles.  Then using the Cherry Cobbler I punched out a small circle and then over that I punched out the larger circle. This became a frame over the opening that I had punched out.

Then using organza ribbon I adhered a strip to the card front and then over that two 1/8" pieces of Cherry Cobbler ribbon.  Using my Dear Hubby's version of a bow maker I created an organza bow and then a smaller one with the 1/8" ribbon.  Fed the smaller bow through the front loop of the organza bow but it just didn't have the look I wanted, so I decided to cut each of the loops at different lengths.  This gave a feathered look to the ribbon.

Topped the bow off with bead embellishments and stamped my greeting.

Ok so now it's your turn.  Create your card, scrapbook page, whatever and post it on the Try Stampin on Tuesday website.  Can't wait to see what your take on this great sketch is.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Masculine Monday and Double Challenge

Masculine Monday has been combined today with two different challenges.  One challenge from  I Spy Sketches and the other from The Dynamic Duos

I loved the sketch from I Spy as soon as I saw it.  could see so many cards done with this sketch.
I started with a simple female version and then switched it up for the male version. I am posting both versions for you to see.

Either way I hope that you like what I have come up with.

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Stampin Fun & Friends Countdown...

I hope that everyone is enjoying their summers or winters so far.  Not too hot or cold.  

With al the running around with the kids, and making sure that everyone else is entertained for the summer it's your time now.  We are getting ready for one of the best Stampin Fun and Friends yet.  20 projects in 20 days.  There are even projects there that your kids can join in on the fun.  Click on the link to the right of my blog and sign up now.  Don't miss out on this one.

Come one treat yourself!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MojoMonday meets The Dynamic Duos

So I am a little partial to the colour red, if you look at my blog picture you will see that I have a red accent in the front of my hair.  This red has been with me now for about seven years and was first created by my daughter.  Over the past year at work I have noticed that it is catching on and now several fellow staff members are sporting a red accent in various parts of their hair as well.  So needless to say when I saw this weeks challenge over at The Dynamic Duos I just knew I had to find a sketch challenge to go along with the challenge colours, so enter Mojo Monday

I needed a birthday card for a friend and fellow coworker who moved away last year so I thought the sentiment that I used for the card front was very appropriate.

I hope that you like what I have come up with for both of these great challenge sites.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Masculine Monday

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Now it's time for Masculine Monday.  Today I have a card for you using the Gently Falling stamp set.  When I first purchased this set I thought of all the different ways I could use it but believe it or not once I got the set I was not as happy with the set and therefore I have not used it until now.

I have created a simple Birthday card using the maple leaf from the set.
I first stamped the outline portion of the stamp and cut it out.  Using it as a template I stamped the middle leaf first and then placed the template over it and stamped the outer leaves next.  This way they were not overlapping onto each other.

Hint:  Once you have made a template for any of your stamps leave it in the case to be used on other projects.  That way you don't have to continue to make a new template each time you need it.

Hope you like what I have come up with.


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TST #76 A Primary Birthday

It's Tuesday again, so it's time for Try Stampin on Tuesday.  Jen is back and has a great sketch for us to try this week.  There were so many possibilities when I first saw this sketch and it was hard to choose just one theme to go with.  I hope you like what I have for you.
Yes I am calling this a Primary Birthday because I have used only the primary colours of Red, Yellow and Blue.  This was a great challenge as I was able to use up a lot of scraps that I had lying around.  I stamped the Red portion of the embellished area to give a little more definition and then added a simple gem to spruce it up even more.

I hope you like what I have come up with.  Now it's your turn.  I'm sure you have lots of scraps in your piles of papers as well so time to use them up.

Don't forget to check out our other great designers at Try Stampin as well.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

TST #75

It's Tuesday again, so it's time for Try Stampin on Tuesday.  CherylAnn has come up with a sketch that had me thinking this week.  My that girl makes it hard sometimes.  
You can't get much more girly-girl than with my version of the sketch.  My starting off point was the DSP that was used.  Last week I received an email from Christina at Card Making Magic.  In her blog she had this great collection of Pink DSP that you could download.  You really must stop by her sight and check out what she has.  

I have been wanting to try a lace up ribbon treatment so I took the DSP and punched using the Scallop Border Punch and then adhered it to the card front leaving a little gap between the two piece of paper.  I think I should have left more of a gap, but I wanted a corset effect.  Then with 1/8" ribbon I laced up the DSP and finished it off with a bow at the top.

The corset was stamped and cut out.  under the corset I stamped using the Elizabeth stamp.  I inked up only half of the stamp and stamped it first one way and then reinked it and stamped the opposite way. (clear as mud right!)
Once the stamping was done I adhered the corset using a dimensional to make it stand out.  

Now hope on over and see what the other designers have for you.  I know you won't be disappointed, I know I never am.  

So it's your turn now.  Let's see what you can do with CherylAnn's sketch and don't forget to post it on the Try Stampin website so that I can see what you have come up with.

Hope you have enjoyed what I have created.


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Monday, July 16, 2012

Masculine Monday & I Spy Sketch

Good morning.  Hope you all enjoyed your weekends.  I know I did because I booked it off (first one off in over two months) to celebrate my dear Husband's birthday.  Great weekend just being able to spend time with him.  Our scheduled don't allow us a lot of time during the week to sit and just talk.  So Happy Birthday Dear Hubby!

Well on to our Masculine Monday Card.  I am combining this card today with a sketch challenge over at I Spy.  When I saw all the circles and what others had done all I could think about were cogs and gears, so that's what I went with.
My version of this sketch uses a variety of gears from Tim Holtz' Gadget Gears die along with SU Cog Punch. 

I hope you like what I have come up with.


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Celebrate Summer Countdown...

Well summer is well under way and before you know it the kids will be getting ready to go back to school (some Mom's may be wishing it even now).  Before you have to start running around making sure you have everything for them, take some time for yourself and join us over at Stampin Fun and Friends to "Celebrate Summer".  It starts August 15th.

You will get exclusive instructions and tutorials for 20 different projects that will include special fold cards and card sets, along with challenges and chats that you can join in on.  It's a time for you to meet new friends and maybe even catch up with some old friends.

Click on the link to the right of my blog and sign up today.  Don't delay.

See you there to "Celebrate Summer".


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TST #74

It's Tuesday, and time again for Try Stampin on Tuesday.  Once again Jen is taking a little time off and CherylAnn has come up with a terrific sketch for us.
I love the sunflower stamp but certainly have my issues with using it.  I think I stamped this image 5 times before I got one that looked OK.  I honestly believe that I shouldn't have mounted the stamp on the wooden block, because then it would have been a lot easier to use.

I first ran the card base through my Cuttlebug using the Demask embossing folder. Then I cut out the Chocolate Chip CS with one of the Framelits and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Perfect Polkadots folder.  White CS was used for the stamped image and cut out of another of the Framelits.  The centre of the flower was originally going to be two layers of the flower centre, but it didn't show quite right so I accented it with a button and twine.

I hope you like what I have come up with.  Now hop on over to Try Stampin and check out what the other great designers have for you.  It's amazing just how different we all see one sketch.


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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Canada Eh! Crazy4Challenges - C4C144

Last week while scanning through the internet for challenges I came across one that I was able to use alongside another of my challenge sites.  Appropriately the sight is called Crazy 4 Challenges.

This week their challenge is to use the colours of your countries flag to make a card. So being a Canadian Eh!! I of course am using red and white.  I cut out a simple maple leaf and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the spider web embossing folder.  As Canadian's we are known for all kinds of things, but our Maple Leaf is our #1 logo along with out ability to consistently say Please and Thank You.
I hope you like what I have come up with.  Thanks for checking me out.


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Remembering Mom

With all that has gone on over the past couple of weeks I have really been thinking about my Mom.  She passed away 20 years ago of Alzheimer's and as most of you are aware you lose the person mentally long before they pass. Mentally I lost my Mom 10 years earlier.  I was blessed with a very tallented and special Mom.  She taught be at a very early age (2 years old) how to sew and although her tallents far surpass mine, her creativity has rubbed off on me.

This week at Cardabilities the sketch caught my eye and my creation was inspired by my Mom.  There was also another Challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges that was tag related as well.
My Mom had taken an old watch, she never threw anything away and always repurposed items, and make a pin that I still wear today.  I get so many wonderful comments on the pin and I used this pin as my inspiration.
I hope you like what I have come up with and Mom Thanks for watching over me!


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

TST #73

It's Tuesday!  So time to play along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.  Jen is off this week and CherylAnn has come up with a sketch that for some reason just did not want to talk to me.  I tried several different attempts at this sketch and finally came up with my card.  I know it's a bit of a stretch from the sketch, but it worked for me.
There is just something about French Foliage that I just can't get enough of so once again I have used it to make my card this week.

So now hop on over the Try Stampin on Tuesday and see what the other designers have for you.  Don't forget to give the sketch a try for yourself and post it so I can see what you have done.

Thanks for dropping by and and I hope you enjoy.


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Monday, July 2, 2012

Masculine Monday & Another Friend Says Goodbye

First I would like to start off by saying Goodbye to another friend of the family.  Last week I told you about my daughters friend "Nana" that passed away.  Yesterday we found out that Nana's best friend was rushed to the hospital and passed of exactly the same thing as Nana, just one week apart of each other.  Betty managed to make it to Nana's funeral, but like some people in life when their best friend or partner passes, they don't have the will to go on.  I think this is what happened to Betty. Betty and Nana were so close and she helped Nana in so many ways, she just knew that she still had to be there for her.  We will miss you Betty, but we also know that Nana will be happy to see you once again.

Now onto a lighter and happier note, today is Masculine Monday.  I have been putting in some long hours once again at work and totally forgot about it being Monday with our Canada Day Holiday and all.  I quickly put together this card and combined it with a colour challenge over at The Dynamic Duos.  I finally had the correct colours to work with.

I started with a plain piece of CS.  My CS had a little bit of dimension to it that almost appeared to be like a watercolour paper.  That is the subtle lines that you see running through it.  I then took my French Foliage words and stamped lightly with Crumb Cake all over the paper.  The words were very light and  didn't show well so I went on to plan B.  With the cascading leaves from the Inkadinkado stamp set Fall Season I once again stamped them randomly all over the CS base stamping once and then stamping off twice.  This gave the gradual effect I was looking for.  Yesterday as I mentioned was Canada Day so I then chose Cherry Cobbler and stamped using the same technique only in the one corner of the card.  On a scrap piece of CS I stamped the individual leaf and then cut it out.  The leaf was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.  I only sponged around the Cherry Cobbler side of the card front.  Then I added my simple greeting at the bottom.  

The picture really doesn't do the card justice because when you look at the card it actually looks like the leaves are falling.

I hope you like what I have come up with today.


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