Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mojo 123

Round card?! That's something I've never done before but I was feeling up for the challenge:) I'm not sure what supplies people normally use to make their round cards, so I had to improvise. My mom was getting rid of some of her old baking stuff not too long ago and she asked me if I wanted these cookie cutters. Now, I'm mostly a chocolate chip cookie girl myself, so I don't normally use cutters but I thought hey why not? When I got them home to put in my kitchen drawer....I thought of a better use for them and they went up into my craft room instead:) Now I can finally make some scallop circles! Anyways, I used the largest one to trace out the base for my card. I forgot to take a picture of the inside to show how I attached the two circles, but I'm sure there are more sophisticated ways out there in the blogosphere....

This is the card that I came up with. Je'taime! I think it just so sweet and cute and it's the perfect card for my niece's 1st birthday this weekend. When I saw the buttons in the right hand corner of the sketch I knew I wanted to break in my new sizzlit die that I got from Christmas. I love this die because you can create "buttons" of any colour or pp that you want:) And it worked perfectly to turn this hippo's single balloon into a threesome:) This card is a lot smaller than I envisioned, but I think that's partly why I love it.

-melon mambo, rich razzleberry, whisper white, regal rose, razzleberry lemonade dsp
-watercolour paper, blender pen
-melon mambo, regal rose, rich razzleberry, and staz-on black ink
-buttons sizzlit die from SU!
-Pun Fun stamp set from SU!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One done, 9 to go!

A couple weeks ago, my husband, my sisters and their husbands and I all went to Vegas for a few days. It was fantastic! We had a lot of fun, and won a little money:) One of my things that I wanted to do in 2010 was to sing karaoke in Vegas. Done and Done:) Here are some pics of me singing "Don't Stop Believing" on the strip:)

(Apparently I'm a Hawaiian rocker:)

Anyways, on to the cards:)

The sentiment on this card is "sweetest ever" and on the inside I wrote that I hoped the recipient would have the sweetest birthday ever. But I think this card would work great as a thank you card for a teacher! I did steal the idea for this card from someone at splitcoaststampers and changed up the colours, etc.

-very vanilla cs, always artichoke dsp
-Top Note die from SU!
-twine from SU!
-rich razzleberry, and basic black ink
-black brads
-Tasty sweet and The More the Merrier stamp sets from SU!

-whisper white, melon mambo, rich razzleberry, and razzleberry lemonade dsp
-green ribbon from SU!'s Beachfront Ribbon Originals pack
-For all you do stamp set
-melon mambo ink
-white brads

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mojo Monday 121

Ever have a card all mapped out in your head and then the final result doesn't end up being what you imagined? Well, it seems to happen to me all the time, even if I sketch out my design on paper beforehand, I can still fall into the poor execution pitfall. I dug last week's Mojo Monday sketch so much I was excited to try the challenge again this week. Plus I had seen Brenda Weaver do a couple of Embellish Magazine challenges on her blog and decided to give that a whirl too. Here's what I came up with:

I flipped the mojo sketch on its side and used the colours of pink, red and black from the challenge. Their challenge also included using hearts as embellishments. I knew that I was going to make a valentine's day card with these two challenges and I hadn't used these birds from SU!'s The More the Merrier stamp set yet, so I was excited to get them inked up:) I think with a slightly different placement I would like this card a lot better, so I might have to try again:) I also had originally planned to watercolour the birds but the stamp was too big and I figured removing one of the birds with a baby wipe would be pretty tricky with Staz-on, so instead I coloured them in with markers.

-basic black, whisper white, real red, and melon mambo cs from SU!
-Razzleberry Lemonade dsp
-red foam heart
-white button
-red ribbon and twine
-melon mambo ink
-The More the Merrier and Garden Greetings stamp sets.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Late christmas cards

I realized I had some cards that I sent out last minute and I hadn't posted them up yet. The first three are similar in colour combo's....I guess I'm a fan of chocolate chip and real red:) Here they are:

I cased the idea for this card from someone at splitcoaststampers and changed the paper, etc

-chocolate chip, real red, very vanilla and "Merry Moments" dsp
-Patterned Pines and Delightful Decorations from SU!
-Real Red, Handsome Hunter ink
-red organza ribbon

This is my first Tent Topper Card. It's kind of cute, but if I do this type of card again I think I'll use a larger image.

-chocolate chip, real red, very vanilla and "Merry Moments" dsp
-Patterned Pines stamp set from SU!
-red satin ribbon
-Handsome Hunter ink

This is another one that I cased off of someone at splitcoaststamers. I used my Cricut for the first time with this card! It's so fantastic! Ovals in a snap! I love those snowmen:)

-very vanilla, chocolate chip, "Merry Moments" dsp from SU!
-red satin ribbon
-The More the Merrier stamp set from SU!

This is one that I'm very proud of. I have seen a few people used rip white cardstock to make rolling snowy hills and I had to make some of my own:) I used stickles on the edges of the whisper white cs to help define ridges:) I also tried to sponge not quite navy over the raised embossed snowflake images....I'm not too sure how well it worked:)

-whisper white, not quite navy cs
-Patterned Pines
-"warm winter wishes" is from SU!'s The More the Merrier
-snowflake embossing folder
-Not quite navy and white ink
-white brads

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #21

oh how I am a sucker for Dawn's colour challenges! I love them! Here's her most recent one:

What a great combo as always:) I knew as soon as I saw the chocolate that I would be busting out my chocolate chip satin ribbon. (who else is excited for the new colours for satin ribbon in SU's new mini?!!) I've also been wanting to try out the grid technique for awhile now and designed my layout around these two things. Here's what I came up with:

I was a little nervous about the yellow at first, but I'm pretty happy with how
this turned out. I used Bermuda Bay as my base and layered a paper pierced strip of Very Vanilla on top. The So Saffron piece of paper is 3" X 3" (I guess doing the grid technique is easier with a square piece of paper) and it was matted with a piece of 3.25" x 3.25" piece of chocolate chip. I sponged the edges of the So Saffron piece and played around with sponging both sides. In the end I preferred the look of the indented side more. The flowers were stamped in Bermuda Bay onto whisper white, cut out and popped up using dimensionals. They are from SU!'s For all you do stamp set. The "Welcome" sentiment is from SU!'s Warm Words and was also stamped using Bermuda Bay. Finally, I finished the card with SU!'s gorgeous chocolate chip satin ribbon (I couldn't resist).

On a side note, Jesse and I watched Julie/Julia last night. I thought it was cute and was actually pleasantly surprised (my expectations were kinda low for some reason). It also managed to hold Jesse's attention for the most part, so it was a thumbs up for both of us:) Having just recently started this blog, I was laughing throughout the movie, because I could totally relate! Isn't it wonderful when strangers comment on your blog?! It is so sweet:)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mojo Monday 120

So I've seen alot of bloggers out there using this sketch challenge site quite a bit and have always meant to join along, but haven't until now. Their name doesn't disappoint! This sketch definetly got my scrapping mojo back in the groove. When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to
come up with something other than a circle for the main image (I don't have any scallop circles yet) and a star immediately came to mind....the rest came quickly from there. I love Pun Fun's rocket for boys' cards and I have a certain that I need a card for soon, so this will be perfect! I love this embossing folder, it's so versatile!! I've used it as waves, steam and now jet propulsion:) I sponged the star with coordinating ink but it's hard to see with the circle on top of it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out:)

-whisper white, basic black, Night of Navy, So Saffron, and Real Red cs
-Real Red and So Saffron ink
-Night of Navy and Ruby Red dsp
-white grosgrain ribbon
-scalloped edge punch
-red star brads and black circle brad

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years everyone!! We had a nice relaxing evening with some friends here at home New Years Eve. It was the exact evening I wanted, seeing as Jesse and I were both not feeling 100%. We watched a Canada Juniors game, ate some yummy appies for dinner and watched a movie. I struggled to make it to midnight.....but did better than some other people I know:) Instead of making a new years resolution this year I made a list of 10 things that I want to do in 2010 and then I plan on making a scrapbook showing how I accomplished them:) I'm pretty sure I've seen someone else do this idea (I can't take credit as per usual:) So here is my list of 10 things to do in 2010:

1.) Sing Karaoke in Vegas
2.) make a romantic meal with Jesse from scratch
3.) finish 12 books
4.) Bake something new each month
5.) Eat carrots grown from my own garden
6.) Make applesauce from the apples on our tree
7.) Make my own pickles
8.) Teach Attaboy to "roll over"
9.) Sell a homemade card at a farmer's market
10.) Lose 10 pounds.

So keep your eyes posted for the scrapbook pages that I make from this list throughout the year:)

I hope you have a wunderful 2010!!

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