Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Cards

I am excited to say that I have finally finished all my Christmas cards and they will be going out the mail tomorrow. Here's a group picture of the cards I did:

I had a bunch of leftover Bravo Burgundy cardstock from the Christmas Card Workshops I did in November, so I decided to use it to make these. This is the first time I have made a square card. I really like how it turned out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: City of David
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponge

This card was inspired by a card I saw on SCS by Kallen. I just changed the colours and flipped the side that Frosty was on.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Frosty
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue Markers and Basic Black
Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Sponge, Ribbon

This card is the same as one of the one's I did at the workshop's last month. I really like it, so I decided I would make a bunch for personal use. Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Holiday Tag Team, Snow Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessoreis: Sponge, Ribbon

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Retiring Sets.

Stampin' Up has released the list of stamp sets that will be retiring as of January 1st, 2008. After then you will no longer be able to order these sets. Click here the the retirement list.

On Dec. 10th Stampin' Up will be posting the list of accessories that are retiring. Check back for that list.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Christmas Card Workshop

Yesterday I held my second annual Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. It was a ton of fun, as I was unpacking my supplies and setting up I realized that I did not take enough envelopes for everyone and I had promised them that envelopes would be provided. So I had to make a quick phone call to my husband to bring me some. Thank goodness for cell phones. With that little issue was solved, everything else went smooth. These are the cards that we made:
Supplies Used:
Stamps: City of David
Ink: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Snow Wheel - Jumbo, Holiday Tag Team
Ink: Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponge, White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Holiday Tag Team, Snowflake Wheel, Holidays & Wishes, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Taken With Teal, White Craft Ink, Versamark Wheel Cartridge
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessoreis: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, 1/16 Circle Hand Punch, Silver Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen, Stampin Dimensionals

Moved and Getting Settled.

I realize it has been a long time since I have posted, things have been crazy around here. On Oct. 19th we moved into our new house. Since then we have been trying to get unpacked and settled. We have been having issues with getting the phone and internet connected. After three weeks of frustration we finally got our internet connected yesterday. We are still waiting for a working phone, but we were told yesterday that it should be working today. We will see if that happens. Most of the house is pretty much organized and set up the way we want things, there are only a few more boxes left to unpack. However I do still have my stamp room to get organized, I am just trying to figure out where to put all my stuff. I am going to start work on organizing it this afternoon.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


This is not stamping related at all, but I just have to share my exciting news. After 5 and a half long months, I am excited to say that we have finally sold our house!!! We signed the papers last night and will be moving Oct. 19th. Because it is such a quick closing I guess I better not procrastinate on the packing. I am dreading the thought of having to pack up my stamp room, it means I won't be able to stamp for a little while. But I can't wait to move and settle in. I guess I better get back to work on a few cards I need before I have to pack up my stuff. I just had to share my news.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I got it and I love it!

About a week ago my friend Sue came over and showed me how to use the Quickutz Handtool and the Quickutz Revolution and then explained how the Cuttlebug worked as well. I was so intrigued by these tools. I really love the look of dry embossing, but find it pain to do with the stylis. I also love the idea of using Alphabet Die Cuts. After my little training session, Sue and I went to her favourite scrapbook store in the area (dragging our husbands of course), and checked out the machine and available die cuts, etc. There is many options to choose from. After debating over all the different tools and such, I decided the Cuttlebug was what would work best for me. The size of the embossing dies is what really did it for me. I love the idea of being able to do a whole card front at one time.

I was able to get the Cuttlebug last Saturday at Wal-mart in Kitchener, I also picked up a few embossing plates. I did not get any cutting dies yet for two reasons, 1. There was not really any shapes I wanted there and 2. I really only want the Alphabet dies anyways, but my husband says I have to wait for my birthday to get some of those. Can November come fast? So here is a picture of my new tool:

I am loving it so far. I have found it really easy to use. And the embossing on the cardstock is so vivid. I love it. I can't wait to start using this in my scrapbooks. Here are a few cards I made last weekend. I had to try out my new machine. :)

Stamps: Summer by the Sea
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Pencil Crayons

Stamps: Eat Cake
Ink: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, White
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, White Ribbon

Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Almost Amethyst, So Saffron
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, White
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch

Monday, September 10, 2007

Mounting So Many Sayings

I recently received the stamp set So Many Sayings. It includes 28 saying and 6 designs. It comes with three pieces of rubber and three blocks, and is meant to be mounted with one piece of rubber on each block. If I had mounted it this way and wanted to use just one of the sayings I would have had to use a marker to highlight just the word I wanted. So I thought why not mount each saying separately. To do this I got some square dowels from Rona and had my dad cut them into two inch pieces. My husband then offered to sand the pieces for me so I would not get any slivers (what a nice guy). I then went to work mounting them. I am so happy with it.



Friday, September 7, 2007

Niagara Falls 2

Here is another page of photos from Niagara Falls, these pictures are from when we went on the Maid of the Mist boat. I was nervous about going on this because I hate getting wet and do not like to be near the side of a boat. But I survived, it was a very different experience seeing the falls from below. This is the first time I have split a photo across two pages. I did not include much of the photo on page 1 but I love how these two pages look together.

Here is page 2 of this layout. I saw these Ghost letters at Michaels last time I was there and just loved them. I knew it was going to be difficult trying to decide how to attach them to a layout, but I decided to get them anyways. I used staples to attach them on this page, this is the first time I have used Staples on a scrapbook page, and I am not sure if I like it and if I will do it again, but I love the look of these letters.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Short Order Alphabet
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Water Patterned Paper
Accessories: Ghost Letters, Staples

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Niagara Falls

I love having holidays! Who doesn't? I am on holidays this week but my husband is working, so I have enjoyed being able to spend some time at home. This has allowed me to get some scrapbooking done. I have a strange thing with water. I love to watch water - the waves at the beach, waterfalls, etc. I also don't mind being on the water in a boat or canoe, but I absolutely hate being in water.

I love how this page turned out. I used red and black because of the coke bottle and mountie in two of the photos on the 2nd half of this layout. But I love how it really brought out the photos. This layout was inspired by a card sketch I had seen on SCS. The two white strips say: 1. The Canadian Horseshoe Falls plunges 170 feet into the Maid of the Mist Pool. 2. At the American Falls the water's vertical descent ranges from 70 to 110 feet to the rock at the base of the Falls.

This is the second half of the page. I tried to give it the same kind of look as the other half. All journaling is done on the computer.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, White


I love to just sit and watch the water at Kincardine. My parents have a cottage very close to Kincardine, so whenever we are there we always take a drive to Kincardine and sit and watch the water. Usually we pick up some fish and chips first and eat near the beach. On our holidays this year Andrew and I spent a few days at the cottage, so needless to say we ended up at the Kincardine beach. It was really busy at the sandy part of the beach so we went down to the rocky part and ate our fish and chips.

I saw a page in the Simple Scrapbooks magazine where they put three small pictures inside one big picture. I just loved it, and thought it would work great for these pictures. I absolutely love how this turned out.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, White, Four Seasons DS Paper
Accessories: Brads, Flowers from dollar store

Badlands Scrapbook Page

On our holidays this year my husband and I went for a day trip to see some badlands we had heard about through friends. We didn't know exactly where we going, so it was an adventure for us. We only knew what the name of the road was and what town it was near, so we just drove around for a while trying to find them. But it definitely was worth it. This was such an amazing sight. I had a really hard time trying to decide on what colours to use for these pages. As I was going through my cardstock pile trying to pick colours I found that Sahara Sand went really well. It brought out the grey strip in the rocks. I was going to use that for the background colour but I didn't have any of the cardstock in 12x12, and I did not want to wait until I got some. So I decided to use it to mat the photos instead. Here are the pages:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Office Accoutrement, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Ink: White Craft, Rose Red, Basic Brown
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Prints DS Paper - Rose Red
Accessories: Making Memories Chipboard Letter

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Out & About Simply Scrappin, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sahara Sand

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Anniversary Card

I wasn't completely happy with the anniversary card I made the other day so I decided to try making a different one instead. I love the couple from the Summer by the Sea set and have used it in the past for anniversary cards, so I went back to the old favourite. I wanted the card to not only be elegant but also suitable for a guy, so I chose a dark colour. I have a hard time with watercolouring so I just coloured the image using pencil crayons instead. I love the way the card turned out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin Up!)
Stamps: Summer by the Sea
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brads, Pencil Crayons

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Can't Sleep

I am having problems getting to sleep tonight, so I thought I might as well get up and share my newest card with you. I have a few anniversary's coming up soon and I have been really struggling to come up with some cards. Everything I think of uses flowers and/or uses girly colours and since guys do get these cards as well I kind of thought I should try to stay away from these two things. This is what I came up with. I am still looking for more ideas for anniversary cards though. I'm also wondering if maybe I need to get some different stamps that aren't so girly.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Eggplant Ribbon

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I shopped at Michaels!

I very rarely shop at Michael's because I am a Stampin' Up! demo and get my scrapbooking supplies from SU. However Friday night mom and I were at Michaels and a few items caught my eye that I just had to get. I picked up some chipboard letters, page pebbles and ghost alphabet letters. I also got this really cute Snoopy stamp so I can do more cards for Andrew. Snoopy is one of his favourite cartoon characters. Since I had these new items I just had to use them right away. This is the page I ending up making. I inked the chipboard letters with SU's Night of Navy craft ink and then used two of the page pebbles in the bottom corners. I had planned on using the ghost letters on this page, but I couldn't fit the word nephews across the page with the letters, I am going to have to pick a shorter word when I go to use them. This picture was taken a few years ago, however it is definitely time for a new picture, because we now have four nephews.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Wish List

My best friend, Christine, has been bugging me to add my wish list on the side of my blog. I keep telling her it is really long, so I didn't want to add it. But she would not let up, so this post is for her.

My Wish List

- Close as a Memory Stamp Set
- Monkey Business Stamp Set
- Just Golf Stamp Set
- Bud Basics Stamp Set
- Little Flowers Stamp Set
- Office Accoutrement Stamp Set
- Think Happy Thoughts Stamp Set
- Seeing Spots Stamp Set
- Polka Dot Background
- Happy Everything
- Absolutely Fabulous
- Stamped from the Heart
- Calendar
- Big Deal Numbers
- Jumbo Outline Alphabet
- ABC Alphabet Upper & Lower
- My ABC's Wheel
- Love Wheel
- Fundamental Phrases
- Snow Wheel
- Love & Joy Stamp Set
- Merry & Bright Stamp Set
- Textured 12x12 Card Stock
- Prints Designer Paper - Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
- 1" Circle Punch
- Scallop Circle
- Photo Corners Punch
- 5-Petal Flower Punch
- Circle Rhinestone Brads, Ice
- Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon
- Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
- Bashful Blue 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
- Stampin' Write Neutral Assorted Journalers
- Basic Brown Journaler
- Clear Buttons
- Designer Series Paper - Fall Flowers, Flowers for You, Cutie Pie
- Blizzard Wrapping Paper

This is my wish list for now. Every time I look at the catalogue though I find more stuff I like, so this is likely to change anytime.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

My Opps Page

On May 8th, 2004 I hit a deer with my car, there was hardly any damage to the car though. I decided that I would scrapbook this event. I did not have any deer stamps or stickers so I used some clip art from MS Word for the deer on this page. Here is what I came up with. Journaling reads 'May 8th, 2004 My grandmother was over from England so our family got together to celebrate Mother's day and our 1st anniversary. We spent the day at the cottage in Point Clark, ON. Around 10:30pm we decided to leave the cottage and head to Wingham were we would be spending the night. Andrew said he was tired, so I offered to drive, after all it was only a 30 minute drive. I was driving approx. 80km/hr on highway 86, and all of a sudden I saw a deer jump out onto the road. I tried to slam on the brakes, but I ended up hitting it head on. Surprisingly enough I did not stall the car, I was panicked and had forgot to use the clutch. I was freaking out. Andrew told me to pull over to the side of the road and he would take a look to see if the car would be okay to continue driving to Wingham. I told him he would have to drive, there was no way I could continue driving. As soon as we got into Wingham, we went to the Police Station to report what happened. Then we went to the house and phoned my parents, who were still at the cottage, to let them know what happened. As it was really dark outside, we could not have a good look at the car to see how much damage was done, so we decided to go to bed and look at it in the morning. When we got up Sunday morning we took a look at the car, and surprisingly you could hardly tell we had hit a deer. What a great car, it was a 1992 Toyota Camry. The license plate and holder were bent and the front wheel on the passenger side was making a noise, but we couldn't figure out what it was. We drove back to Point Clark to meet my parents for church and then afterwards, Dad took a look at the car. Andre w and Dad ended up taking the front tire off to take a look, apparently the rotor on the wheel was bent and rubbing on the wheel frame, so Dad bent the rotor back into shape, and the car drove fine after. I thank God for protecting us through this, things could have been a lot worse than they were. This was a really frightening experience for me, and for a long time afterwards I was scared to drive after dark. I am starting to get better with driving, but would rather not drive if someone else can.'

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Headline Alphabet
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Clip Art from MS Word

Friday, August 10, 2007

Another two pages

I am doing really good scrapbooking this week, I am so proud of myself, I feel like I have been able to get a lot done. It has been a stressful week and scrapbooking has really helped relieve some of the stress. I did not listen to my own advice yesterday about not scrapping when tired, I started this scrapbook page around 10:30pm last night. However I did not find any mistakes on this page but that could be because I was too tired to complete the title or journal, so I finished if off tonight. I had planned for the title to be the cut out letters themselves, not the cut out section. But my husband, Andrew, really liked the way the cut out looks, so I used it instead. I kind of have mixed feelings about it, I think it is kind of cool, but still not sure if I like the way it looks on this page. Oh well, if Andrew likes it I will keep it.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Garden Green, Versamark

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Don't scrap when you are tired.

I started to work on this scrapbook page when I got from work yesterday, but then I got distracted from it. I had to get my desk cleaned up before I went to bed last night, so I sat down to finish it. I can't leave the room messy because our house is for sale and we never know when someone might go through it. So anyways, I ended up finishing it just before midnight last night. As I went to put the pages in my scrapbook I noticed a couple of mistakes. (That's what I get for scrapping when I am tired.) The first mistake wasn't really a mistake I suppose. One picture is cut in a circle instead of a square, but that's because it was the only copy of the picture I had and it was already cut as the circle for some reason. I can't find the negatives of this picture otherwise I would have a copy printed. If I ever find the negatives I will probably fix this. The other mistake is the title on the right hand side, 'at the Smith's', I meant for this writing to face inwards not out, and of course when I noticed this the letters were already glued down. Oh well, I don't plan on changing it right now because the letters took me a while. It will just have to stay like this. The thing I learned from this experience was - Don't scrap when you are tired!

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Holiday Tag Team
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue, Barely Banana
Accessories: Ribbon

Monday, August 6, 2007

This weekend I was able to get most of my pictures all sorted out and organized, so that when I go to scrapbook, the pictures of the same events are all together. This will make it so much easier when I am looking for pictures. I was also got a couple of pages done this weekend. I decided to do some photo's from a couple of Christmas' from a few years. Looking at these picutres really brought back memories, and I can't believe how much the people have changed in just a few years. My husband and I also had a couple of good laughs from the pictures taken inside our house before we re-decorated. The rooms just seem so funny looking compared to how they are now. Anyways, enough of my rambling. Here are the two layouts I did.

This first layout is pictures from 2002. This layout was inspired by a page I saw on the SCS gallery by scrapbookmonster.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Crazy for Christmas, Short Order Alphabet & Numbers
Ink: Rose Red Craft
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Rose Red

This is the second layout I finished today, it is from 2003 and contains the pictures that made us laugh so hard.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Short Order Alphabet
Ink: Real Red
Carstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Sparkling Holiday Simply Scrappin Kit

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

I was tagged a couple of weeks ago by Angie at Schwoo! and I was so confused what that meant at the time. So I went and checked out her blog and found out what that meant. So here I go....

Here are the rules:

Here are the rules:
* I must post 7 random things about me
* Tag 7 other bloggers to do the same.
* Post rules and the bloggers I tagged here.
* Leave tagged bloggers comments on their site so they know they've been tagged.

7 Random Things About Me:

1. I love to read. Once I get into a book, I have a hard time putting it down until I finish it. My favorite authors are: John Grisham, Dee Henderson, Robert Whitlow and Terri Blackstock. Because I have been on holidays this past week I have been able to read 3 books and I am currently in the middle of another one.

2. I have moved quite a bit as my parents are pastors for The Salvation Army, which means I have lived in four different provinces - Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. I currently live in Ontario, but to me Saskatchewan feels like my home. I probably will never move back there as my husband has never moved from his hometown, but that's okay my family is no longer in Saskatchewan anyways.

3. I am allergic to chocolate. I cannot even be in the same room as someone eating chocolate or that has any smell of chocolate around.

4. I love to play both board games and card games. My mom and I will play cards ever time we get together.

5. I am addicted to Coca-Cola. I will have a coke with my lunch at work every day. My husband and I also collect Coca-Cola memorabilia, almost every Christmas and Anniversary our parents will get us something Coca-Cola related.

6. I love to talk on the phone. My best friend lives in Saskatchewan so I don't get to see her much, but we spend hours talking on the phone. We did this even when we only lived a couple blocks away from each other. We can easily spend two to three hours on the phone.

7. Currently my husband and I are trying to sell our house, we are hoping to move into a newer home. We have put an offer on one, but it all depends on the sale of ours.

Okay now I have to tag 7 people, I will tag:


Thursday, June 28, 2007

It is finally finished!!

After one year and 4 months, I have finally finished the scrapbook of our trip to California in Feb. 2006. This is the last page of the album. I was stuck for ideas on this page because I had no photo to go on it, but I found these really cute 3-D stickers at Michaels a few weeks ago and thought they would be great to add some fun elements to the page. Now that I can put this album in the finished projects pile, I can start catching up on scrapbooking the events that have happened over the past year.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up! Unless Noted)
Stamps: Pure & Simple Alphabet
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Bashful Blue and Night of Navy
Accessories: 3-D Stickers from Michaels

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gift Card Holder

The new Stampin' Up! Catalogue should arrive any day now, and I am promised a gift certificate towards merchandise in the new catalogue to all my customers that pre-ordered a copy of the catalogue. I wanted to make the gift certificate kind of fun, so with the help of a friend (thanks Christine), we decided to turn the gift certificate into a gift card look. I made this holder for the 'gift card'. The 'gift card' opens up and looks just like a gift certificate with all the required information on it.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, All Year Cheer I
Cardstock: Elegent Eggplant, Mellow Moss & Apricot Appeal
Elegent Eggplant, Mellow Moss & Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Apricot Ribbon, Spring Moss Ribbon, Sponging, Brad

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Father's Day

Father's Day is tomorrow and I have been procrastinating on making some cards. I just had no ideas. I find masculine cards the hardest to make. Over the past couple of days I have been surfing the gallery on to get some inspiration. Today I finally was able to get some ideas for the two father's day cards I needed to make.

My dad is into fish and has an aquarium so I thought I would use the fish from 'All Wrapped Up'. I had the designer paper sampler pad that I just received sitting on my table so I started to flip through it and I was inspired. This is the result:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: All Wrapped Up, All Year Cheer II
Ink: Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Designer Paper
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals

When my Father-in-Law was younger he used to have a old convertible. My husband said that one of the cars from the 'Classic Convertibles' set looked just like it, so I decided to use that car stamp for his card and I made the car the same colour as the car he used to have. I tried to make the background of the card match the wrapping paper on his gift. It was black and white with the word dad written all over it. This card is not my favourite colour combination, but my husband likes it, so hopefully his dad does too.

(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Classic Convertibles, Brushstroke Alphabet
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Craft White
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Nephew's Birthday Cards

Over the past couple of days I have been working on birthday cards for three of our nephews. Two of the boys birthday's are on June 16th and the third is on July 3rd. I decided since I was working on two boys cards, I might as well do the third one at the same. I ordered the set 'All Wrapped Up' quite a while ago with the thought that I would use it for the boys birthday's. This was the first time I used it. I really like this set and now that I have started using it, I am sad that it is retiring.

For David who is turning 10 :

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: All Wrapped Up, Hot to Dot Wheel
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie Marker

Accessories: Bluebird Ribbon, Crystal Effects

For Josh who is turning 8:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: All Wrapped Up, Smile
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, More Mustard
Accessories: Brads

For Tim who is turning 6:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: All Wrapped Up, All Wrapped Up Accessories
Cardstock: Garden Green, Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Basic Black, Real Red

Monday, May 28, 2007

First Use of Eat Cake!

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend's birthday coming up soon, and just last week I got the stamp set, Eat Cake. It normally takes me a while to get around to mounting and using a new stamp set, but I decided this time that I had to use it right away. It worked great, cause I needed a birthday card and it is an ideal set for that. This card is for a guy, so I had to make sure I picked masculine colours. Soft Subtles is my favourite colour family and so of course I used one colour from that family - sage shadow. I hope Trev likes this card. I am so proud of myself for using a new stamp set right away.

Supplies Used:
(all Stampin' Up! unless noted)
Cardstock - Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Stripped Paper from Designer Series - Pool Party.
Stamps - Eat Cake
Ink - Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun
Accessories - Brads, Chocolate Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, White Gel Pen

Monday, May 21, 2007

Knott's Berry Farm

Today I took advantage of the holiday Monday and worked on my California scrapbook. I scrapbooked our pictures from our day at Knott's Berry Farm. I got four more pages done now. I am almost finished the album. I only need to do the last page, which will be our trip home. Here's the pictures of the pages I did today.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Ballet Blue

Supplies used:
(All Stampin' Up! unless noted)

Cardstock - Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Stamps - Simply Circles, Headline Alphabet, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink - Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, White Craft
Accessories - 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Vellum Metal Edge Tags, Brads

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Busy Again

I really needed to get some anniversary cards made so I decided I would work on them today. This is the card I did:

I also made a birthday card for my nephew who will be turning 2 at the end of the month. Here is the finished product:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is approaching very quickly and I had yet to do some cards for it. Today I finally sat down and made myself make some cards for my mom and mother-in-law. Here they are:

I get most of my inspiration for cards from the gallery on and this is where the ideas for these cards came from. It has been brought to my attention that the green card is a case from a card in R_liston's gallery. I am sorry I did not give her previous credit when I first posted this card. It was a complete oversight, I did not realize that I had cased the card. I am really sorry for not realizing this before and giving proper credit to r_liston.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Our Anniversary

Today is my wedding anniversary. I have not done any scrapping or card making since we put our house up for sale but I really needed a card to give to Andrew for our anniversary. And I would be in his bad books if I went and bought one instead of using my stamping stuff to make him one. So I sat down today and made this card for him. He really likes penguins so I think he will like it.

Monday, April 2, 2007

More Sea World

Sea World was a beautiful place and there was lots to see, but my husband went a little over board with the photos. And he told me I had to scrap majority of the them. So needless to say I ended up with 10 pages of my scrapbook dedicated to Sea World. I actually did these pages a couple of weeks ago and only just getting to posting them now. Hope you enjoy looking.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Sea World

I haven't done any scrapbooking in what feels like forever. Other things have distracted me lately. But I finally sat down today and did another two page layout for my California album. I got the idea for this layout from a simply scrapbooking magazine I was reading earlier this week. Andrew took almost two rolls of film when we were at Sea World, so I love that on these pages I was able to get 14 photos on them. Here's the page: