Saturday, 29 September 2012

Glitter and rolled flowers

Sometimes you don't need ribbon, just glitter!

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp - Glitter

Sunday, 16 September 2012


My two boys are in the cadet program. Which is just the most incredible youth program out there. It just opens the door to these young kids to an amazing amount of activities, opportunities, challenges, education, travel, sportsmanship, leadership....I could go on forever. Their Major is also their Rifle Team coach. As if being a mother and wife, holding a 9to5 job AND being a Major to some 140 cadets, wasn't enough, she dedicates even MORE of her time to her National, Provinicial, and Regional - multiple medal winning Rifle Team.  I've watched her in action week after week. Year after year....I could not keep up!!!! So she is my hero. And here's what I made for her at the end of last season, to show at least a squeek of appreciation for all she does!
The album, which is about 6"X 8", includes lots of textures, both types of embossing, brads, stamps, photos, svg cuts, dies, tags, newspaper clippings, and actual targets.....oh and glue. lol. All held together using my Bind It All!
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Hero

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Time Flies

Playing with tin paper and alcohol inks, stamping and heat embossing.
As always, a stamp on the inside of the card as well as on the envolope completes the set.
Playing along at Simon Says Stamp - Stamptember

Sunday, 9 September 2012

3 stamps and 2 dies

I'm joining in all the fun at Simon Says Stamp (link below) Today's card has 3 stamps...the branches, the butterflies (stamp and die cut) and the sentiment. The gazebo is a cricut cut, and a spellbinders square frame.

                                        Challenge: Simon Says Stamp... Stamptember

Thursday, 6 September 2012

TH CC2...Kraft Resist

Okay, I am super excited that I finally got a chance to buy Tim Holtz second edtion of Compendium of Curiosities. Got it while craft shopping in the States with a friend at Hobby Lobby. Nothing like being able to use a coupon with "books" (unlike at Michaels :(  ) I hemmed and hawed about what to buy with my coupon, either the umbrella man die or the book. I had the unbrella man stamp already and figured I could just cut around it if need I went for the book. Glad I did.
So now I get to play along at Studioi L3. Challenge # 19
But as murphy's law would have it.....I'm super busy now filling orders. So I had to whip this one up quickly to get it in before the deadline.

I discovered that Milled Lavender Distress Ink is quite pale. Both in the mister and inked with the applicator. But the flowers and oval frame are both misted with ML and Perfect Pearls. Then wiped off the access from the embossed parts.As you can see, the  PP is shining thru, but the ML isn't noticable.  The ML didn't show heavy enough around the base of the card either so I used some of the new Picked Raspberry instead. Stamped some of the same color with the florishes and a bit on the shell.

I'm not the best at getting good photos, but this one did capture some of the resist of the roses. There's also resist in  the mailing stamp and there is a tad of it on the oval circle.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Summer Distress Inks 3

Summer Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry
Die: Spellbinders BITTY BLOSSOMS, Hero Arts ?? Butterfly
Stamps: Tim Holtz Heart, City Scape and Sentiment highlighted with Perfect Pearls Blue

                             Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Summer Distress Inks

Summer Distress Inks 2

Summer Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry
Die: Sizzix Tathered Florals, Spellbinders BITTY BLOSSOMS
Stamps: Various from my stash.

                                     Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Summer Distress Inks

Summer Distress Inks 1

New Summer Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry
Stamps: Tim Holtz Rock Star Heart, City Scape, Swirls highlighted with Perfect Pearls Blue
Die: Spellbinders BITTY BLOSSOMS

                                      Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Summer Distress Inks

Banner Birthday

Hand cut stripes banner style, pasted onto textures cardstock. Beautiful silk bow and a Birthday stamp in Distress Ink. Glitter glue for embellished dots.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Hand Painted Flowers 70th

Special Ordered:
Die: Spellbinders FLORAL OVALS Nestabilities
Spellbinders Ovals
Sentiment: Computer generated onto Vellum paper
Hand Painted Roses with lots of glitter, also on inside of card and envolope
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Butterfly Thank you

Dies: Nestibilities Floral Ovals, Spellbinders BITTY BLOSSOMS Shapeabilities
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Punch: Martha Stewart Leaf
Stamps: Butterfly was from Walmart and Sentiment was computer generated
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes