Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Caffinated Cropper Blog Hop

It's the big day for the blog hop at Caffinated Cropper!!!  Here's my card using the Beeez Kneeez kit.  I'm very impressed with this kit I have to say.  There is tremendous variety in the supplies.  This kit can appeal to any style of scrapper or stamper.  My take today is kind of a grungy shabby chic thing.  I used lots of the kits elements.  The little die cut sentiment is by Cuttlebug.  I also embossed some of the little tiny sunflowers with copper embossing powder with the stamp set provided. I also sprayed one of the little doileys with chocolate glimmer mist.  Now jump on  over to Carole's blog


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Arrrrrrrrr! Happy Birthday ya old seadog!

This card is for the Eyelet Here, Eyelet There  challenge for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I've used Captain Scurvy for my card.  I am so in love with these stamps.  The artist who draws these stamps is Annie Rodrigue.  She is amazing.  I'm telling you to go check out all of the stamps in her series.  They are under the heading Moonlight Whispers. 
I used paper from the DCWV stack called Taj Mahal.  Fabulous papers.  The red crinkley stuff I got years and years ago  but I don't know the name of it.  I used Stampin Up cardstock (brilliant blue), hemp and eyelets.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop Monday

Happy Hop Day!  I love blog hop Monday.  I used the Easter set fromIppity called Sweet Thoughts of Spring.  I thought I'd get a little funny about the rabbits, if ya know what I mean?  Ya, you know.  The border is made with a new Martha Stewart punch.  I'm in love with this punch.  The patterned paper is from a pack of prefolded cards from K & Company.  Those fuzzy little bunnies came from the dollar store.  I love the dollar store I must say.  Now notice that the first rabbit has a little black moustache denoting that he is in fact the male rabbit.  The second rabbit has a bow in her hair as well as some eyelashes, she's da girl.  I had to stamp the girl rabbit a couple of times before I got the eyelashes right.  The first time she looked like a homicidal maniac. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just Bee-cause

I've had a busy little weekend.  I went out for dinner, breakfast, dinner again and um lunch once too.  On the up side I didn't have to run my dishwasher once.  Hey anything for the earth.  I do what I have to do.  Here is my card for the Card Patterns Sketch 57.  I used this sketch
and here's my version

For this card I used the kit called The Beeez Kneeeez from The Caffinated Cropper.  It's a fun kit to play with.  I can't wait for April's kit.  The big "bee cause" is from the rub-ons included with the kit.  You also get a bottle of cinnamon Stickles, ribbon, paper, oh just go look at this kit. You get alot of stuff.  I mean it, alot.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tea Time Wednesday - Mojo Monday Sketch 131

Here is my first submission for the  Mojo Monday sketch. (even though it's Wednesday)  I've always looked at that blog and said, hey nice sketch, I should try that sometime eh? (I'm Canadian so that's why I said "eh?")  Who doesn't love a good challenge right?  Well the day has come.  I'm doing the sketch.  In fact, I'm doing the sketch and maybe I'm gonna do it again because I had a really good time.    I used the Kraftin Kimmie tea pot, sugar bowl and tea cup from the spring tea party kit.  Now those are awesome stamps baby.  Check out Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  You'll fall in love.  I did. I also used Stampin Up pink cardstock, cuttlebug die and folder and copics.  So, tada! here it is, the Mojo Monday card.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's the Beeez Kneez

I recently purchased a kit called The Beeez Kneez by The Caffinated Cropper.  It's a pretty cool kit I must say.  Here's my first project with this kit.  I stamped on the little kraft cards by Jillibean then I coloured it in with copics.  I sparkled it up a bit with some Martha Stewart glitter.  And now, my ode to Monday. 

The first day of the week
Oh how I know it well
Some people call it Monday
But I just call it hell

Thank you and goodnight.  Oh crap, I just noticed the date at the top.  Oy, it's Tuesday.  Oh well don't read this until next Monday okay?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fabulous flower...

Happy Friday folks!  It's been a great week.  Should be a great weekend too. I'm going to Stephanie's (Zito) for an Ippity gathering.  I'm a gonna have some fun.  I had my Stampin' Up club meeting on Thursday night here at my house.  That is why no posties from me all week.  Too dang busy preparing for that class.  We had a ball anyway.  Here's my card for the day.  It uses a CTMH stamp set.  Sorry I'm too lazy to get up and try to find out what the name of it was.  Jenn if you're looking at this, what the heck is the name of this stamp set?  Now I'll sit back and relax with the gentle sounds of a poodle snoring beside me and the occassional waft of fresh poodle gas.  Does life get any better?

Stamps:  CTMH Simple Beauty
Paper: ?
Acc's:  cuttlebug die for corners, SU markers, glitter, may arts ribbon by Starlight Studios

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ippity Hippity Hop - March 15

Here is my card for the IHH today.  I unfortunately didn't get a sentiment put on it yet but the little butterflies look so sweet it almost stands alone with no saying.  This set is from the first Ippity release.   I embossed one of the butterflies.  I used specialty papers for two of them and I used stickles on all of them.  The designer paper is Amore by Close to My Heart.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Snappy Birthday

Here's a cute little crab wishing you a happy birthday.  What?  You say it isn't your birthday? Well let's pretend it is.  Happy Birthday buddy.  Here's your card.  I hope you like it.  Your gift is on backorder, sorry.  By the way, happy O'Friday.  Love the weekend.  Do something nice for someone else.  It'll make you feel good.  Trust me.
Supplies:  All Stampin' Up

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Springtime Easter Hat

Remember when you were little and every Easter you would get a new dress and little white gloves and a hat?  I sure do.  I loved those Easter hats.  We'd march our little fashion show into church and check out all the other Easter hats sitting in the pews.  In Canada it has always been too cold to do any kind of Easter egg hunt outdoors but let me tell you, the fashion show while you were walking into church, no amount of cold could stop that parade.  This is the card I'm doing for my club class next Thursday.  It's called an easel card and Beate from Splitcoast Stampers show you how right here.  It's simple and easy but it's the kind of card that looks like you spent alot of time on.  That's what you want people to think right?  That you've been slaving over a hot desk creating your little heart out?  Of course you do.
Stamps:  Garden from the Heart (Stampin' Up), Oval All (SU)
Paper:   Razzleberry Lemonade (patterned paper SU), razzleberry, crushed curry, vanilla (all SU)
Acc's: Ribbon, scallop trim border (SU Sale-a-bration), oval punches (SU), markers

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Help, I'm stuck in a basket and I can't get out!

Ha.  I thought that title would grab ya.  Not too worry though, it's not me that's stuck in the basket, it's the rabbit.  Speaking of rabbit, please don't ever try to fool me by bringing me a rabbit stew and telling me it's beef.  No one has ever done that but I was just thinking how much I would hate that.  Anyway, I thought I would post a  card featuring a rabbit or as the Easter people call them, bunnies.  Look deep into that bunny's eyes.  Do you see the fear?  He's saying "Please don't turn me into a rabbit stew, I have children to feed.". To which you may answer, "Well so do I."  To which he might reply, "One of my kids just applied to Harvard, I have to raise the tuition."  Then you might back down and say, "I believe in the value of a good education.  You are free to go my man."  Yeah, I can see that conversation happening.  Please enjoy the rodent.
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Serene Spring
Paper:  Stampin' Up old olive, baja breeze, night of navy
Patterned paper: Stampin Up Urban Garden
Acc's: nestablilities, scallop border punch (SU), ribbon, SU markers

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hippity Hop March 7th Blog Hop

Here's my card for the blog hop.  I decided to make the stars and moons look like they were growing in a garden.  Lots of sparkle here.  Hey who doesn't wish we could grow wishes in a garden?    I used the My Mind's Eye winter paper pack.  I really do love these stamps.  I can't wait for the next release!!!  Oh oh, I just noticed one of my stars is falling.  Ignore that!
Stamps: Ippity (by Unity) Moonbeam and Heartstrings
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, specialty paper, crushed curry SU
Ink: Unity Burnt Umber
Acc's:  SU star punch, MS glitter, Making Memories glitter, copics

Sunday, March 7, 2010

OCL Sketch Challenge

Here's my card for the OCL (Our Craft Lounge) sketch challenge this week. Val created the sketch.  I used OCL's For the Love of Birds.  This is an anniversary card for my sister (hey I'm kind of ahead of time) and her husband.  Kirsty if you're looking at this, stop it.  Ignore that shadow that you see in the top left hand corner.  It's the leaf of a plant, I was trying to get artsy fartsy and it didn't work.

Stamps: OCL For the love of Birds
Paper:  K & Co. Berry Sweet, SU wild wasabi, rose red , Hammermill white
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Unity Burnt Umber
Acc's:  Nesties, copics, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon, stickles

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Live the simple life...

It feels like spring today.  Oh my it's a beautiful day out there in Northern Ontario.  We hardly have any snow and I can see our grass already.  I hope I'm not jinxing things by noticing that.  Today I just did a quick little card with Ippity's What Matter's Most.  Cute set indeed.  I hand drew the sun and stuck a patterned paper circle in there.  I don't know about you but I wouldn't mind living in such a colourful neighbourhood.  Happy Saturday all!
Stamps:  Ippity What Matters Most and Simply Home (sentiment)
Paper:  Basic Grey Romani, SU bashful blue and chocolate chip (Stampin Up! makes the best cardstock out there)
Acc's: brads, copics

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Somebody has a new job....

We're feeling pretty proud around here today.  Some of you may know Pebbles, our darling little girl dog.  Well anyway, Pebbles recently applied for a new job and she just got a letter in the mail today confirming her new position.  She has been hired as a court jester!!!!  Can you imagine how excited we are?  Unfortunately I can't tell you who she will be working for because it's classified.  Sure I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill you.  Here's our big girl.

Obviously I had no card to post today so I'm playing the cute card.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's a poser....

Literally.  It's my next door neighbours little girl, Dharma, who is in love with the camera.  Dharma, who we adore, considers our house an extension of her own.  Especially our deck.  She operates on the premise of what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine.  She is one of the smartest, well spoken and  interesting little girl I've ever met.  I like to think it's my influence on her.  So here she is, I'm on the deck and she comes over to see what's going on and then she sees the camera.  Well New York here we come, she started workin' it. 

I'd love to give you the details of what I used for this layout but I really don't have a clue.  Sorry about that.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Enough of the monkey business already!

Monkeys. Who doesn't love monkeys?  I'll tell ya who.  My brother David doesn't like monkeys.  You want to know why?  It's because when we were little we went to the Granby Zoo in Quebec (I think that's what is was called) and were innocently walking around taunting animals from afar.  So then, David sees a little monkey in a cage.  Okay, so far so good.  He approaches the monkey with his happy little boy face and kneels down in front of the cage.  Well before you could say planet of the apes, the monkey attacks him.  Scratches his face.  David screamed (like a girl if you must know) and my Dad jumped in and did some fancy monkey handlin' and the beastly primate unhanded him.  And that is the story of My Brother's Afraid of Monkeys; soon to be released in paperback.  In the meantime here is a monkey card to make you think of my brother David.  Do not let this monkey's kind face fool you.  They all look like that in the beginning.  Stand back.  I know that this picture looks like crap. Sorry. In real life it's not so washed out.  Forgive me.

Accessories to the crime:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up - Sock Monkey , sentiment - SU
Paper:  I think this is from K & Co. but I wouldn't swear to it, SU cardstock
Accessories: Nestibilities, oval punch SU, flower punch SU, ribbon, SU markers, 1/8th punch SU

Remember if you have any questions whether it be about my projects or monkey taming please contact me.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop Monday

Happy Monday!  Hey I think that's an oxymoron.  Here's my card for Ippity's Blog Hop. I used the set Fishy Philosophy. I love it.

Stamps:  Ippity Fishy Philosophy
Paper: My Mind's Eye, SU River Rock, Taken with Teal, Ivory
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Acc's:  Copics, white embossing powder, Martha Stewart glitter, MS fern punch, cell phone bling, Cuttlebug embossing folder