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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blitsy my new fav online craft stop



Have you ever heard of Blitsy??? Neither had I until an online blogger advertised about it on her blog. I went to their website...and now I'm a big fan!!! They have great scrapping supplies (or card making if you're more into that)....so go check them out!

And right now...they're offering a $200 gift card to their store!!! Wouldn't that be a great way to start the new year???? :)

Wishing you all a very blessed New Year! :) Here's to 2012 being the best one ever!!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

thankfulness

DL.Art Thankful Thursdays is having a What are you thankful for? giveaway. The prize is a $15 card to your pick of Starbucks, Michaels or Joann's. Of course I'd go for Michael's --  you can never get too many scrapping supplies...and it's one of my favourite art supply stores. :)

So the challenge is to post a picture of something you are thankful for (not a person). For me, as far as crafting goes -- I am thankful for my new Cuttlebug machine. It was a wedding present...and I absolutely love it! It makes cardmaking so much easier and the cards get an elegant look without a whole lot of extras.



Monday, December 12, 2011

Back with a bang!

I'm back!!! :D I've been doing some serious crafting the last few weeks....and I finally have some pictures taken to showcase it all. So here goes...

I've always been impressed when we got a handmade thank you card. I don't know what it is about them, but I love them. Maybe it's the extra bit of effort I always thought the person stuck into the card or something. But whatever it was, when it came to thank you cards (for my wedding gifts) I was determined I would make my own. After all, the first few weeks are kinda slow as you get situated, etc. (especially during the winter months)...and I thought I'd have lots of time anyways.

It wasn't until I counted together how many cards I actually needed to make that I understood just exactly what I was undertaking!!! 100+ cards....and I had to come up with something that I liked...and would actually want to create over 100 times!!! ...not to mention the fact that it had to be something that I would STILL like it after they were all made!!! :p

but I was determined to try...

First off, I received a CuttleBug for a wedding gift from our youth choir. :D To say I was impressed is putting it lightly....I was ECSTATIC!!!

Using the Cuttlebug Organic Border Embossing folder and the folder that had come with the Cuttlebug, I came up with a design that I absolutely love! :D


I did made a variety of colours...and two different types of butterflies....just so I wouldn't get bored from the making the same old, same old. :p The "thanks" stamp is from the Fiskars Latte Love Coffee Tear Friend clear stamp set. It was fun....but I was glad when they are all made and sitting in the box ready for the signing. :D




Whatcha think???

Monday, November 14, 2011

Candy Winner...anew :)

Hi guys! Well, the winner of my candy didn't get back to me...and I really need to send it out this week. so I used random.org again....and I have a new winner!!!!!!!

Congratulations to:
Marianne - Fiskateer #6701  
 
who said... 
 
 Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! He does understand the whole crafting thing, right? lol I wish you both many years of happiness!
 
 I was already a follower and will be glad to post a picture in my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win! That is some pretty sweet candy you have!
 
 
Congratulations Marianne! please email me your address at twdivinity@gmail.com and I'll get your candy sent off to you. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Candy Winner

Hi my blogger friends. Today is Nov. the 10th...and it's finally time to draw for my candy. :)

I used random.org to get the results....

and ....


the...


winner...


of....

my....


blog....


candy....


is................


(yes....it's so much fun to stretch it out! :p) ............


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78 -- Cyberbumz

congratulations!!! :) please email me your address (canada.gurl@hotmail.com) ...so I can get your goodies out to you.

Some Candy Goodness

Hi all. :) I'm getting married next month. :) So that means I had to not only clean out my scrap table/corner...but pack it up...and fit it all into boxes!!! Get it all ready to move. And no...I was NOT looking forward to it! But after a lot of procrastinating, I finally took the time and just did it. It wasn't so complicated! LOL

I came across a few goodies that I won in blog candy in the past, but never found a use for. So I've put them all together...and decided to do a blog candy on my own blog.

If you're interested in winning this candy...do the following:
1. post a picture of my candy on your blog sidebar to let others know about it
2. leave me a comment on this post
3. you can become a follower of my blog, but it's not a requirement.

I'll run this candy until Nov. 10th. Good luck! :)

btw, my current followers are already in the drawing...just for being the fabulous followers that you are. :) 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Easel Card

Hi there! I have another project to show off. This is my first ever easel card!!! :) I've been wanting to try my hand at them, 'cause I love their unique look. And seriously, for a fancy-folding card, this one is about the simplest one I've tried yet! It only looks complicated! LOL

front view:
side view:

front view closed:
inside view:

the image is a Whiff of Joy stamp. I coloured it with colouring pencils.




Basic Grey: Pink and Brown
Anything Goes Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes
PIle It On: Fancy  Folds
Kaboodle Doodles: Lots of layers
Lexi's Creations: A card for a child

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fly Away Card

Well blogland....I'm not officially back yet.... :P but I did spend a hours at my crafting table this afternoon, so I thought I'd post my creation.

A fellow cardmaker gave me her Fiskar "Fly Away" border punch to borrow....to see if I could come up with an idea of how to incorporate it into a card. While I do love the punch I actually had to give it back without even one single card to show!!!!!!!!!! It's a cute punch, but it's different. Kinda a lot wider than punches I've used in the past....I don't really know what it was about it exactly.

Today I saw the punched sheets and thought -- why not give it another try. This time it worked....and I finally have a card to show for it! LOL What'cha think??? Think it works???

challenges:
The Paper Shelter -- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' -- Flowers
Paper Craft Star -- Sketch
The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'm Brave!

It's summertime....and these days I'm much too busy doing anything and everything else to spend any time at my scrapping table. So yeah, my blog will not be updated much in the next few months....but here's a little something to showcase for now.

This is the lastest rug I made. I started out wanting to make it all blue, but I didn't like my third shade of blue, so I opted for gray instead. Everytime I show this to people....they say something like "well you're brave!". Not sure exactly what it is about this rug that makes me "brave", but okay! LOL I love it, and that's the only important part here anyways! :p

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Me and You

I'm back to working on my graduation scrapbook. Here's a look at one of the pages I completed awhile back. I actually lifted the layout....and I absolutely love it! It's one of my favourite pages in the whole album. Me and my grandma :) TFL


I love the embossing on the background papers!!! :)


Friday, June 24, 2011

ConGRADulations

It's that time of year ago -- lots of graduations happening. And of course, we all need a card to help mark the occasion. :) My little sister is graduating this year (man I'm getting old!!!!) and she wanted some grad cards to send to fellow classmates and friends.

I borrowed a Martha Stewart border punch and the owl stamp from a friend...and set to work. This is the best punch I've used to date -- definitely the next one I'm buying for myself! I absolutely loved working with it! :) Anyways, I made a half dozen similar cards -- only different colours.  And now they're all ready to be sent off! :) TFL




KB Cute Mondays: Use Fav Embellishment -- I can always find space for BLING!
 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summery Sunflower

t's another birthday month! Lots of birthdays to celebrate -- and I was running low on birthday cards. Here's my latest one. I love the summery feel it has! :) TFL


die kreativen stempel freunde -- Birthday 
kaboodle doodles -- flowers as main focus 
kb challenges -- anything goes 
ppp make it monday -- anything goes 
\wood ware usa clear stamps -- happy birthday

Friday, June 3, 2011

Grad Card using a Freebie

I found a freebie digital stamp for a graduation card on a blog recently. I don't even know when or where I found it exactly -- I simply saved it to my computer for later use. Then today I decided to get started on some graduation cards. I came across a side-step card that I liked...and wanted to lift. The button was the perfect touch!!! :)

I'm not a big fan of black & white cards...(I like colours!!) but when it comes to graduation cards, it somehow works.   TFL :)



tuesday throwdown -- make your own embellishments

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rainy Day Scrapping

What are rainy days good for??? Curling up with a good book....or doing a project. The rain got me back into my scrap room to do some long overdue card making. I finished off a few cards that have been hanging over my head for a few weeks....it's nice to be caught up again! :)


A spoonful of sugar -- "flower power"
Paper Play Challenge -- "blossom and blooms"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Punching it Out

When it comes to cards, I love the simplicity. Neat. Everything having it's place. No elaborate cards...although those tend to come from time to time as well. :)

So here's the latest card I made. I've had these punched flowers and butterflies lying around since Christmas -- but couldn't come up with a use for them. When I saw the latest card sketch on the card lifters group I joined, this idea popped into my head. Perfect way to use punches! :) TFL


Other view:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Adorable Little Onsie

When I say I've been wanting to make a onsie baby card for like FOREVER, I really mean it! I was browsing through galleries and saw these absolutely adorable baby cards, but never got around to making them! They've always been in my "to create" list...so today I FINALLY took the time.

Turns out I've been fearing it for no reason -- 'cause they are very easy to make! Plus, they are adorable, no matter what you do with them! Any ideas you come up with work! I like to keep them simple...figured a onsie is cute all by itself -- why try to make it stuffed with embellishments trying to make it cuter??? :p LOL One card quickly became two...and then three!!! I needed baby cards to send out, so why not?? TFL :)

The stamps are a Stampin' Up  stamp set.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cancer Research Candy


Hi there! Just wanted to give a shout out to one of my blogger friends. She's decided to do a blog candy -- for charity!!!! An In Aid of Cancer Research UK to be exact. I've never seen a candy for charity, but it sounds amazing, doesn't it??? Head on over to her blog, and check it out!!! Good luck! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring & Flowers

Hi'ya all!! :) The weather outside is back to being glorious. [we had a major blizzard on the 1st of May!!!] brought back all kinds of thoughts on winter (evil thoughts!) But the sun is shining brightly again...and the snow is [almost] gone for good!!! :) Bring on the spring!!! :)

To keep with the season of spring, I've created a flowery card. :)


Actually it's my Mother's Day card for my wonderful mom. It's a few days early, but last minute card making is NEVER fun! And when the mojo flows...keep the creations coming! :)

TFL and have a blessed day! :)


Pear Tree Designs -- Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar -- April Showers bring May Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenges -- Distressed
Stamptacular Sunday -- Mums the Word
Moving Along With the Times -- Anything Goes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cards for Easter

Someone ordered 10 Easter cards! Honestly, I was a bit stressed...'cause I was running low on supplies, low on mojo (I had just completed a big order the previous day) and basically had no ideas whatsoever!!!

I love love love online galleries!!! I found a few card sketches I liked...and set to work. LOL Apparently stress makes my mojo flow!!! Who knew!! :p At the end of the day, I had a whole set of cards that I loved. You might not to able to tell, but I managed to use up scraps at the same time!!! I'm totally happy with how these turned out! :) TFL 


 PaperPlay Challenges -- EasterCupcake Craft Challenge -- Lots of Layers
Quirky Crafts -- Sparkly, Punches & Easter
My Time to Craft -- Easter Wishes
 Pear Tree Designs -- Easter

Totally Stampalicious -- Keep it Simple
Daring Cardmakers -- Spring

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cuttlebug Borders

On a recent trip to the states, I told my mom to keep her eyes open for some cuttlebug borders. She brought me home this set...ORGANIC FLOURISH BORDER SET


LOL I'll admit, in the beginning I was a little clueless as to how to incorporate them into my cards, but after a few tries, I've come up with some great ideas! It's amazing what a little bling can do to make everything look even better (the borders look great to start off with). Here's a quick look as one of my cards using one of the folders from this set.


I so have to get a cuttlebug!!! Next trip to the city!!! TFL :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Old Stamps, New Technique

 Oh yeah!!! The computer is up and running...and I have so much to show off!!! :p

I won a clear stamp set a year or so ago. Basically it was the same image -- one stamped the outline only, and the second stamped the whole image. I've used it a few times, but I was never really impressed. Yesterday I saw a card in a gallery using a similar stamp set...and I set out to try the technique. It's so simple, but it looks amazing! :) I used two different colours (recommended), and stamped first the outline and then the whole image -- kind of on top of each other. Let it dry...and your stamped paper is ready to use!!! And it looks really cool!!!

Here's a card I made using the new technique.


I'll be reaching for this stamp set a whole lot more in the future! TFL :)

Totally Stampalicious -- Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Update

Hi there my faithful followers. :D I know, I've been lacking at updating my blog. Our computer crashed...so now I'm waiting for the new one to arrive. Until then I can't upload any pictures and stuff...so you'll just have to be patient to see my new projects. :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

On Your Wedding Day

I saw a card online awhile back -- had a ribbon with two rings. Loved the idea from the start -- just something to give a wedding card a little something else. :)

So when the card sketch for our card lifters group turned out to be a basic rectangle with a window and a ribbon, I decided to go for it. The background is dry embossed (wedding bells) -- and I lifted the tag in the middle just a little to give the card a little more dimension. TFL :)



challenges:
Paper Play Challenges -- Embossing
One Stop Craft
Shelly's Image Blog  -- Anything Goes
Scrap Creations -- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy -- Celebration

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's a start

So yeah -- I've been having a blast playing with my grad pictures -- from way back when! :p LOL -- but at least they're finally going into a scrapbook already -- later is better than never.

Here's a look at my first page. I still have to buy embellishments and rub-ons for most of the pages, so you're gonna have to wait until I complete them 100%. This page is finished though. I used a sketch I found online over a year ago, so I have no idea where I got it from!!! If you recognize the sketch, let me know -- and I'll give you the credit! :) TFL


challenges:
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
--> I have jewels on the butterflies

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm working on a new project -- scrapping my graduation pictures from way back when!!! :p LOL It's been on my to-do list forever, but I just never took the time. Started this weekend....and I'm having fun! Getting somewhere too -- love working when my mojo is around!!! Makes is so much easier. :)

So yeah -- I'll post some pictures when I've got it all done. Until then....I'm off to create some more pages. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crocheting...BIG

Going a little different today -- away from paper crafting. This is a rug I've been working on for a few weeks now. I tried a few new techniques -- love how it turned out! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Card for a Loss

Yay!!!!! I do believe blogger is back!!! :) After a few weeks of issues -- seems to be working just fine again!!! :) So I'm back to posting....

We had a card making crop with some kids a few weeks ago. Everyone brought some of their stamps and stuff -- it was a total blast, despite the fact that I actually didn't even create one single card! I just helped the little kiddies with some of the techniques like stamping and embossing. And idea here, a fold there. Honestly I'm always amazed at what those kiddies come up with -- they inspire me!!!!

And of course, I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to stamp some images onto some blank paper. I figured I would use them later on -- one way of the other. But they've been lying in a box for the past few weeks -- I've taken them out from time to time -- totally loved them again, but no mojo or inspiration as how to use them in a card!!!

I needed a Thinking of You card for a cousin of mine who recently lost their baby girl. Honestly I was stumped...until I saw my stamped images. This card was soeasy to make -- it probably had a lot to do with the colours as well. It seemed like whatever I needed was right there -- no digging around in my stash for hours until I found something I could use... I hope this is a sign that my mojo is back! :) TFL


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What is going on?!!!

Hi there bloggers! Is anyone else having issues with uploading photos to their blog??? I've tried uploading my card images (they are all in jpeg format) the past two or three days, and I just get a blank image!! What is going on!!! Is it just me???

Monday, February 28, 2011

Broken Punch

Oh wow!!! I have just been inspired even more to buy Fiskar products!!! :)

I was punching some cardstock with a friend's border punch (pictured) a few weeks ago, when the handle just broke off!!! It's something I'd always been scared of happening -- and then it did!!!


I had heard that Fiskar's has a lifetime warrenty on their products -- and so I contacted them on their website. A few weeks later, a replacement punch arrived in the mail!!! How awesome is that!?! Giving my friend a new fiskars punch felt great! :)


So yah for Fiskar products!!! :) They may be expensive, but they're totally worth it!  They do feature some of the best punches (especially) -- their squeeze punches are totally awesome as well -- about the easiest punches to use. So yeah -- if you're going to buy a punch, why not check out the Fiskars products. You won't be disappointed. :)