Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just a little note & Happy Birthday Big Jim!

First, I want to wish my darling husband Jim a very happy birthday.  We're going to go out and paint the town red tonight.  

Here is another preview of a stamp set due to be released tomorrow from Stampin' Up!  This set is called Apple Blossoms . it has 8 images in the set and there are some pretty cute and funky stamps in it.  I stamped the three stems in three of our new colours. Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.  There are some really great new colours this year that i know you're going to love.  The background paper is from the patterned paper pack called Greeenhouse Gala.  All of the patterned paper we sell is double sided and really a good quality patterned paper.  No flimsy stuff here. It's strong enough to make boxes, etc. out of it. I used some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on top of the stems.  The little flower with the orange Stampin' Up button is from Ippity and uses Cosmo Cricket paper. I added a couple of photo corners using the Stampin' Up photo corners punch.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday in Paris

What could be better?  Well I guess it would be better if I were actually in Paris, but alas, I am not.  However, I do have a new stamp set ready to be released on July 1, 2010 from Stampin' Up!  Yes that's right, two more days and the new 2010-11 Stampin Up! Catalogue goes live!!! You're going to love it, I guarantee it.  The card is made the set Artistic Etchings.  The stamp set has 6 images in it including the Eiffel Tower, a crown, a filigree thingy (technical term, don't be afraid)  a fancy design circle, the word "amour" and a skeleton key.  You can do alot with it.  You can also see that I have used a guaranteed winner in new designer paper called Newsprint.  The border edge is Martha's wrought iron punch and I used a fleur de lis punch for the corners. I just used a copic marker to create a semi-sky around the tower and also to colour some of the grass. I distressed the edges with black ink and a sponge.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Look, It's a Picture of a Pitcher

Here is one of the new stamps sets that will be released on July 1, 2010 by Stampin' Up!.  The name of the set is Studio Sketches  and it has 4 images in it.  The gorgeous papers that are on this card are the new designer series papers called Greenhouse Gala.  These papers are amazingly beautiful.  You're going to love them. I coloured my images with Copics and distressed the edges with Stampin' Up's edge distressing tool found in the cutter kit.  The cardstock is one of our new colours called Marina Mist. So pretty. I stitched around the edges with brown thread to complete the card.  That little ribbon slide is from the Dollar Store. (I love that place!)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What a day Dad had...

Here's the father's day card I made for my husband this year. He's such a wonderful guy! I used CTMH stamps, cosmo cricket papers and my cricut to cut out the wheelbarrow and the garden tools. He's the yard work guy around here.  So here it is:
I've resolved to start using my cricut more.  I have a million cartridges that are begging me use them so there's no time like the present.

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Ippity Blog Hop Monday

Well it's the beginning of a new week. I sure hope everyone has a fantastic week ahead.  Here's my card using Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety and the Ippity set Delightful Little Things.  I did lots of sewing on this card. I just kept going and going. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I'm so nuts about this Cosmo Cricket paper that I think I'll have to hide it so I don't use it for awhile.  Also used Nesties to cut out the label.

Friday, June 18, 2010

FWF - You can move mountains!

Happy Friday everyone. Here is my card for FWF. It uses the May KOTM stamps.  I also practiced using my copic air brushing system on the sky. I popped up the front hill and the tree.  I used the paper pad Garden Variety. I love it. I was debating whether or not to use this as my daughter's graduation card. I'm making another one tomorrow so I'll decide then. We're pretty proud of Lindsay. She just returned from Australia where she did her masters in teaching.  I'm so glad she's home, I missed her alot.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm baaaacccccccckkk!

Hello all my fellow bloggers, I know that I have been absent for much too long, I hear your thousand of voices calling to me...... Insert insane laughter here.  Okay I heard maybe one or two voices but I wished it was thousands. I have had a very horrible cases of mojo missingitis.  Bad case.  I was in Toronto over the weekend and attended the Copic Certification course.  I passed!!!!! Cool eh?  Yeah cool.   So here is a couple of atc's  which has absolutely nothing to do with Copics but I wanted to post something so you didn't think I was dead. 

I absolutely love doing atc's and these were a few of my early one's.  It's another thing I need to get back to.  Have a wonderful week everyone.
PS  I'm in celebration mode because my dearest daughter is home from Australia!!! She's a bona fide teacher now!
Welcome home Lindsay!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I am a BRAVE Girl - FWF

Happy Friday! It's another FWF and I'm ready for it. Here's my card using Melody Ross's I'm a Brave Girl set. I love this set so much. It ignites so much passion in me. I think everyone is feeling pretty positve about this set. Take a look, I hope you like it.