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Monday, March 31, 2008

CPS #58 Rockin a little Verve!

Another great one from CPS!!!

I am keeping with the theme from my previous post- no more cutting paper Regan, use your scraps!!!!
I saw this DCWV glittered paper and it made me think Rock Chick, so I paired that up with some Black and Red cardstock. I cut some stars with my nesties and mounted them with brads (another thing I have WAY WAY too many of, but that's a story for another day).
The sentiment was embossed in Pink and is from Verve Visual- Starlight remized- LOVE this set!!
I really quick 3 minute card but I like it anyway!!

Mojo Monday #31- woo hoo

Oh How I love Mondays- another FAB sketch from Julee.

I'm loving these little owls from Sassafrass Lass- could they be any CUTER? I think not!!!
I have this MASSIVE pile of scraps and I am determined to use them before I cut another full piece of paper- there I said it, now if I could only stick to my word..hmmmmmm
I had this scrap of Patterned Paper from Basic Grey that Inspired my colour combo!
I used Stampin Up Carstock and the patterned paper is Basic Grey Mellow- LOVE!! I stamped the orange with Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics, the dotted circle is also Papertrey from Borders and Corners. The sentiment is from Mixed Messages- also Papertrey. Ink is Palette and Stampin Up

Amy's Friday Sketch 19

I had quite the productive night on Friday- 5 cards and a layout- WOW!!!! This is one! My last post was another....
I haven't done many of Amy's sketches although I always intend to!!!
Check out her sketch HERE and have a browse around her blog- Gotta love another Canadian chicky!!!
For this layout I used Scenic Route Paper, Stampin Up cardstock, Page Pebbles and some random tiny alphabet I have laying around LMAO!! You know you have too many stamps when you cant even remember what you bought!!
I love the simplicity of the card- what do you guys think?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fit for a DIVA.......

I got these Crowns from Heidi Swapp a while ago and thought I'd lay some ink on them. I was totally inspired by Julie's card which you can see here..HERE

I love clean and simple cards!!

I used Papertrey Stampers Select for the base- love it- And I embossed with the classic rectangle nestabilities. Black cardstock is Bazzill. I accented the crown and round nestabilities with some pink liquid pearls. Sentiment is Papertrey's birthday basics and circle is also Papertrey from Border's and Corners. Ink is Brilliance graphite and Papertrey Sweet Blush.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

WSC #41 a Happy Card

I love Beate's Friday sketches!!

I needed to make a bright and cheery card seeing as our South-Western Ontario weather is FINALLY starting to turn around. I used Beate's challenge as my opportunity. I have a few

Birthdays coming up so definitely need these cards.

Patterned Paper is American Crafts as is the Grosgrain ribbon. Chipboard is Maya Road which I painted with Adirondak Paint, Cardstock is Stampin Up, Stamps are Stampendous and Ink Is Palette. I used some beads and a fancy headpin for the ribbon knot.

Friday, March 28, 2008

UH.....I think I have a problem...

No words.....................................other than WTF??? How the heck did I get this much ribbon?

No more ribbon........next problem....................patterned paper..........!
NUF said.....

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kristina Werner Colour Challenge #3

Short and sweet post cause I'm supposed to be workin.......

Challenge was to use Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White and Rose red. You can see the post here....... http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/

Well what a strange combo- not sure I'm in love with it- oh well got to do something a little out of the box I guess.

Cardstock is Stampin Up and Bazzill, Cupcake is from Stampendous from EP, Sentiment is Papertrey. Buttons are American crafts- random ribbon and random white rub-on.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Papertrey Blog Hop woo hoo !!

First ever Blog Hop challenge!!

HOW FUN is this-- you can see the challenge post HERE

It was to utilize ribbon as a focal point on a card.

PLEASE participate and VOTE for your favorites!!! There should be some really neat stuff to check out!! here

I used American Crafts Ribbons for this challenge to make the flower. I wanted a patterned one and a thicker plain one so I dug in my stash of hoarded ribbon for these gorgeous babies!!!

I just kinda doodled it by hand then punched holes to feed the ribbon through. I used Beautiful Blooms for the petals and sentiment. Cardstock is Papertrey, Bazzill and Stampin Up, Ink is Palette- Button is American crafts, brads are making memories.

I had the hardest time getting a good photo due to the sheen on the ribbon but I LOVE bright colours so no regrets!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Whoo is too cute CPS #57

Another awesome CPS sketch!!! I just got these Sassafrass Lass Oliver and Friends Owls at Scrap Therpy this weekend. I have been seeing them all over and NEEDED them!!!! I watercoloured the branch and flowers and the added Glaze to the owl and the flowers- can't really see it in the photo though. I used Basic Grey mellow paper and Bazzill cardstock.
Ink is palette and wide satin ribbon is Offray.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

Here are the easter cards I made for my daughter's little friends. They are about 3X4 and the base is done with rectangle nestabilities. I used Imaginisce Patterned Paper and Imaginisce for peep sakes stamps. First I stamped the chick with Brilliance Ink then I cut out the chick and stamped him with Papertrey's Polka Dot basics. I coloured him with Soufle pens.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Colour Challenge from Kristina Werner

I gotta say Kristina is one of my FAVORITE stampers. Her blog rocks. You can see her inspiration post here http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/color-inspiration/

This was her colour challenge. I was to use Stampin Up Groovy Guave, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Blush Blossom.

This was my take. I used Fancy pants chipboard that I covered with the cardstock. The background was stamped with papertrey's Polka Dot Basics. The sentimate is from east cake- also Papertrey. Ribbon is some random Michaels brand- really nice match to groovy guava though.

What a gorgeous combo!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MOJO #29 with Quickutz

I love Mojo Mondays- you can see this weeks sketch here

When I saw this week's sketch I knew exactly what I was gonna do!!

Yay I love when that happens!! I bought these vines Quickutz dies a few weeks ago and this was the PERFECT opportunity to use them. I gotta say love my cuttlebug- you can use any dies--SWEET!

I wanted to stray from my usual bright pink and green cards and use earthier tones this time.

Cardstock is Stampin Up and Bazzill, Stamp is from Happy Harmony also Stampin Up. Felt Flowers are American Crafts, and Making memories Brads. I Inked the Canvas backgound stamp from Stampin up with Cognac ink from Palette

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring Fling based on CPS#56

I thought this week's sketch was a perfect fit for the new Papertrey Just Hatched set. The challenge was for a spring cardI die cut and mounted with nestabilities.

I needed some spring paper so I used Imaginisce for Peeps Sake- so cute and "springy" reminds me of an easter egg....

Cardstock is Wordwin. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with Bloom Dots embossing folder. The cute scallop trim and flower trim is from Doodlebug- I used a pink soufle pen to add the dots. Ink is Stampin Up.

Monday, March 17, 2008

HOOORAY!! Honorable mention baby bib card.

I got an Honourable Mention--how cool is that? I am honoured-really.

This was my final entry for Guest Star Stamper over at Papertrey- to be honest I wasn't even gonna put it in, it was an afterthought at the 11th hour.

I needed a baby card for a co-worker so this is what I made. I saw this idea in a Papertrends mag a while back and loved it!

This card uses Papetrtrey Polka Dot basics and Just Hatched stamps. Cardstock is Papertrey Spring Moss and Stampers Select and Ink is Papertrey Spring moss and so is the ribbon. I al LOVIN' this colour!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

WSC39 Butterfly kisses and a few others.....

This was a fun sketch, I got to break out a neglected stamp set.

I had to have this Butterfly Kisses set but haven't used it much- go figure!!

Well my whole inspiration came from the paper. It is American Crafts from the metropolitan line. I love how bold and bright the colours are. It just yelled spring to me- I think we could all use a little spring-especially here in Ontario.

Cardstock is Bazzill, Ink is Palette. Stamps are Papertrey Butterfly Kisses,Mixed Messages, Little Lady and Polka Dot Basics. Brads are Making Memories, ribbon is American Crafts.

Another one Bites the DUST

Here is yet another entry that didn't win- Oh well still fun making them!!!!!

This used Papetrey Polka Dot Basics for the background and Strip. The PP is Chatterbox (love) and Cardstock is Papertrey and Stampin Up. Sentiment is from Just Hatched also from papertrey. I accented with some Olive grosgrain rbbon, pink brads and Crystal Effects on the large Polkadots

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Oh well- didn't win

Here is another failed entry from Papertrey's Guest Star Stamper.

These little cards were based on lip balm holders I've seen over on Splitcoast. Instead of Lip balm the hold vials of sweet pea seeds.
I wanted to step away from a traditional card and go with the "spring garden" theme of the stamp ...oh well maybe shoulda stuck with a card ........huh.
Here are the deets- all products are papertrey- ink, cardstock, stamps and ribbon oh excepts brads those are Making memories

Friday, March 14, 2008

Eggs Papertrey Style

This was one of my entries for this months Guest Start Stamper over at papertrey. The winner is revlealed later tonight.

These are little egg candles in a carton. The eggs were stamped with Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics stamps. The "Just Hatched" is from the set of the same name- also from papertrey.
They are sitting in a box which I covered in white cardstock and stamped with Polka Dot basics as well.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fun with Crystal effects

I have had this stuff for a while and forgot about it. I thought I would use it on the flowers for a subtle "little somethin". You cant really see it in the photo though--oh well

The Stamp is Out on a Limb from Papertrey- how Gorgeous is this stamp anyway???? PP is Chatterbox and Cardstock is Stampin Up- I ran it though my "BUG". The sentiment is from Papertrey's Little Lady. Ink is Palette and Stampin Up.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Late WSC38

This was meant for Beate's WSC38 but I was sick as HELL yesterday and never got to upload it.

Wow I'm sure glad that flu bug only lasted 24 hours, I actually thought I might die.......well it sure felt that way LOL. My fever was 103.8-thats pretty intense I have to say....GOD Bless Nyquil.

Enough of that now, I am almost 100% today so back to work for me tomorrow!!

I used Chatterbox PP and Stampin Up Cardstock, The Polka Dots are from Papertrey which I embossed with Clear EP. The flower (from Papertrey) was stamped then glittered. The 2 sentiments are also from papertrey that I cut out with a cuttlebug die. Ink is Stampin Up. Bling Brad is Making Memories.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Holy CRAP !!!!!!

Well..................this just sucks!!!!! I have to say the photo is not crappy- it is close to white-outs over here!!!

My shed is 10ft high- drift is only a couple feet shy of the roof!!!!!

Welcome to South-Western Ontario.........................sigh.

Wedding Card Joy fold style

I made this card a while back. I used Marcella K patterened paper and some random shimmery cardstock for the fold. The stamps are from Papertrey's Eat Cake set. They were first stamped with versamark then embossed with black and burgundy embossing powder.


I'm loving the Tres Jolie paper from My Minds Eye. I paired it with Marigold Morning from stampin Up and Bazzill. I used 2 different stamps from papertrey's Polka Dot Basics along with Stampin Up ink to make a subtle patter on the cardstock. The flourish is from Quickuts and the flowers are from Michaels wedding section. I inked them to match.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

CPS #54 Welcome Baby

Here is my version of CPS#54 you can see the original at http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2008/03/cps-54-oh-baby.html

Cute little sketch don't ya think!!!

I used Magnolia Patterned paper with Stampin Up Cardstock. The green was stamped with papertrey's new polka Dot Basics- LOVE this set!!! The stars and the card base were cut with nesties. The sentiment is from Punny Valentine also from Papertrey and Ink is Palette and Stampin Up!

Time for a Bella

I've had this CosmoBella for a while and have avoided using it- not a huge fan of colouring. I used my blender pen with Stampin up inks to colour her. The Patterned Paper is My minds Eye, cardstock is Bazzill and Stampin Up. Ink is Stampin Up and Palette. The sentiment "absolutely Fabulous" is from Papertrey.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

WSC 37 Monkeys

Well it has been a while since I inked up these cute little Monkeys from Stampendous, so when I saw this weeks sketch I dusted them off.

The colours were based on the patterned paper from Chatterbox. Cardstock is Bazzill and stampin Up. Ink is Palette and I coloured Changito with my blender pen and ink.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Look MOM, no stamps !!!!

I wanted to make a card without stamps....I know.....gasp!!!

This was based on the SCS 165 Sketch. I actually like the card without the stamps.

Paper was My Minds Eye-Tres Jolie. Cardstock is Bazzill and Stampin Up. I cut out the stars with my Nestabilities.