Saturday, April 19, 2014

It’s SATURDAY!!! and E is for Embellishment at SOSS

For me is really is Saturday, I totally forgot my blog post yesterday. `Note to self….do the blog post as soon as you finish the card.
Since it is the second Saturday of the month it`s time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it is E for Embellishment. Now you can have as many as you want, all the same or all different but it has to be at least 2 now that is an easy challenge.
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I know it`s Easter, I haven`t lost my mind that far but I really wanted to use this adorable image from House Mouse Designs. I have been trying to make a couple of Christmas cards every month. The flourish stamp is from Hero Arts the poinsettia is a boss cutz die, I did cut an extra petal to make it look fuller.
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Close up of the cute little rodent. I coloured it up with my prisma colour pencils and oms, added some white opal liquid pearls on the had and snow.
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A closer look at the poinsettia, I used a brad in the center for one of my embellishments. I put 11 red rhinestones on the flourish to make and even dozen for the challenge.
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As you can see, I still haven`t ``dug`` out the sentiment stamps for the inside of my Christmas cards. One day I will have a marathon.
Challenges I am entering this in:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge add a flourish and a flower (ends tonight)
Gruffies and Guests Any thing goes with an optional twist (lace)
Crafty Hazelnut`s Christmas Challenge Put a hat on your project
Thanks for looking today and have a fabulous Easter weekend.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter

Just thought I would take some time to wish all my friends, family and followers a very Happy Easter. Since we had a great grandson joined our family I am back making cute boy cards. It is so much fun having someone to make them for.
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It’s a spinner card, I would have loved to have made a short video but I’m not that techie. This is based on the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, I used the same little Mudpie holds jelly beans from House Mouse Designs. as I used on the treats I made yesterday but didn’t go look at the stamp and said it was Maxwell. I should get back to writing everything down that I used then I wouldn’t have to “guess” and be wrong. lol.
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The patterned paper is from the Green Stack from DCWV, the word window punch  and the modern label punch from Stampin’up. The image and scallop were cut with large circle spellbinders. The green dots are snaps I bought at Dollarama at least 8 years old and never used them. The cardstock is bashful blue, wild wasabi and GP white.
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The sentiment is computer generated from a verse site and I finished it off with the scrap of paper that was left over from the front.

Challenges I am entering this in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Antics
Tuesday Morning Sketches Sketch #245

Thanks for stopping by today and may the Easter bunny bring lots of goodies. (and NO snow)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just a Little Easter Treat for my friends

Last night I decided I needed to make a few little treats to give to the girls at our breakfast meet-up, Once a  month some of the retirees from Wal-mart get together, we all say we don’t miss the work we just would miss the girls we worked with, so we have the best of both.  We have a little restaurant called the Pancake House the early bird breakfast special is bacon, sausage or ham, two eggs (how you want them) hash browns or grilled potatoes, toast and coffee for a fabulous price of $5.25, and it's all good.
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The image is one of my first House Mouse stamps I bought it is Maxwell with jellybeans. I packed 10 jelly beans into a little zip lock bag, coloured the images (don’t look close) cut them out with my spellbinders circles grabbed some scraps of coloured cardstock and cut the scallops, I stamped Happy Easter and cut out with my word window punch and attached it to the hole in the top of the bag with a scrap of ribbon.
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Don’t be looking too close to the colouring, Note to self: colour under the ott light. Isn’t he just the most adorable rodent?
Thanks for stopping by today and do something for yourself today that makes you happy!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Challenge #147 “Taxman” use Numbers!!

If you are looking for my Clear it Out Tuesday post scroll down or click HERE.

Guess we all know the number crunching for the taxman although Canada has a couple more weeks (which is good for me) Since I was asked to make a Sapphire Anniversary Card (45 years) I thought perfect for the challenge, there is no stamping and no colouring (gasp) unreal for me as I love to colour. I love the way it turned out and plan on making a “box envie” for it. This is what I made for Shopping Our Stash challenge this week.
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I used some recollections gemstone paper for the blue and shimmer white from Stampin’up both are a couple of years old, the flowers are also from my stash, I take them apart and put them back together, there are tiny pearls in the centers. Ribbon and flowers are from Len’s Mills store. I cut the 45 with my Cuttlebug alpha dies and attached them to thin strips of clear acrylic.
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Close up of the numbers done with stardream cardstock scraps.
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The sentiments are both computer generated.
Thanks for looking today and I hope you will dig into your stash and create a project for the Taxman/numbers challenge at Shopping our Stash.

It’s Easter at the Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge Blog

Boy even though Easter is late this year it seems to have “snuck” up on me, I’m not prepared and my cards are not out yet. With the $1.00 cost per mailing mine will be hand delivered here in town. At Clear it Out Tuesday the challenge is Easter and the stash item is pastel brads real or faux. Stop by the blog to check out the details of the challenge, while there have a look at the other design team’s cards. The sponsor is Digital Delights and Whoopsie Daisy they both have some real cute images.
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I have used a Whoopsie Daisy digi, my stash item is the flower brads and I have had them for years I probably have been saving them lol. The lace is also from my stash and everything but the base was from my scrap box.
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I’m so happy to report I am still getting the insides of the cards either waiting for the sentiment or with it. I like having cards that can be used for birthday, get well or thinking of you.
Challenges I am entering this in:
Fab and Funky Challenges challenge #211  PINK
Whoopsie Daisy challenge Easter
Crafty hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge ATG for April

Reminder to go to the Clear it Out Blog and vote for your favourite card. The counter only allowed one vote per friend it has been reset so you can go vote again for your favourite card.

Thanks for looking today and I hope your Easter weekend is great and the Easter Bunny brings you lots of goodies.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Would You Like to be a Guest Designer??? Check it Out.

The challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is to use 3 patterned papers on your project. We don’t have a sponsor but you could win a Guest Designer spot for the next challenge. If you have never been on a design team this is your chance to give it a shot.
I used one of my own images from Lacy Sunshine Designs,  you need to go have a look at these cuties. There is also a Facebook page and they have contests for followers. I used an image that was free to use for the contest which of course ends tomorrow, the Lacy Sunshine challenge Blog has challenges. So lots to do in the Lacy Sunshine world.
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Isn’t she adorable in her daffodil bath, her name is Bubbles Bath and so much fun to work with. I went to Scrapfest on Saturday in Kitchener Ontario and bought some copics, the browns for the hair and the yellows for the flower and turquoise on the towel. since she has little wings I outlined them in a blue spica glitter pen and the bubbles with stickles. I used scraps of patterned paper for the banners.
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A long time ago I bought a wood rectangle with an oval opening, you use  it like a “b” plate in the cuttlebug and it leaves the center plain for the sentiment. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder that looks like bubbles.
Challenges I am entering this in:
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog challenge 31 Make it Feminine.
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge 145 Super scrap Saturday (use some scraps)
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge ATG for April

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us at The Cheerful Stamp pad for the “Use three patterned papers” and you just might win a Guest Designer spot.You have until April 27, 2014 to enter.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Welcome to Pieces of April!!!

If you are looking for my Clear it Out Tuesday post scroll down or click HERE.

April showers make the snow go away so the May flowers can make their way out to greet the sun. I saw lots of snow drops on Sunday, tulips and daffodils were poking their leaves out of the ground, what a fabulous sight. Shopping Our Stash has a great challenge for this second week of April…pieces of April which means paper piecing. This is a fun challenge and you can use up some scraps and that is what the blog is all about. I love to shop in my stash I never know what I might uncover.
For my Pieces of April I used a House Mouse image from House Mouse Designs these little guys are my “go to” stamp for lots of occasions and it’s been a little while since I used one.
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I picked the image because it reminded me of the  March winds we had and how March went out like a lion, I paper pieced the balloon cut the image with my labels 8 spellbinders die and layered it on the pink that I cut with the Fancy Labels 8 die by Spellbinders. Doesn’t he look like he is having a fun time.
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Here is the inside of the  card waiting for the sentiment, it was done with some scraps I had in the scrap box.
Challenges I’m entering this in:
Gruffies and Guests Anything goes with the option of lace. I didn’t use lace but I did use a lacy die cut.
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again soon.