Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Day!!

Of all days, why would they pick the last day of school for a snow day! I was really looking forward to that time to wrap presents. And there was so much snow that we couldn't even go anywhere. Can you say "cabin fever". Of course I wasn't able to get any crafting done, but I was able to take pictures of the teacher gifts I made since we weren't able to deliver them, lol.
The first is a lunch tin of cards for Madison's teacher. She is retiring at the end of the year so I though what better than some "thank you" and "just because" cards.
This is my favorite. I found the instructions here...
It is the perfect gift box for a teacher. Inside it has some chocolate coins and candy canes. I'll definately be making more of these in the future for all kinds of celebrations.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!!

Well looks like I'm not getting too much crafting done, life is getting in the way. Not sure if I'll have a chance to post before christmas, only one week left and then I'm off to Barrie for christmas. Just wanted to share a couple of family photos of the kids....
Madison always talks about writing Santa a letter but we usually forget about it and don't get a chance, so this year I found and went online with her to send Santa a letter. I have to tell you that it is awesome, they even have a "naughty or nice" list and of course Madie was Nice (daddy was naughty and is definately getting coal). She even got a reply of Santa right away. Just love it.

Well, just wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!! Hope everyone has a great holiday season.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blog Candy Galore

You would think that now I have my own computer I should be able to blog more, but it's a real learning curve :-) I have to get used to everything again, and blog staulking really makes time past so fast, lol.

Here's some great blog candy up for grabs on Papermonkey. And check out this one at Poetric Artistry also.

Good Luck and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Came Early This Year...


Look what I got for christmas this year, just a little early :-) I am so happy, I finally got my new laptop and can get back to all my fun blogging and blog stalking.

I just came home from my first craft show of the season, which was a bust. I know it's pretty late for people to be buying christmas cards, I'm sure most people have already sent theres out. Oh well, craft show is done, company has come and gone. Now I only have to focus on wrapping all my christmas presents and get packed up for our family christmas is Barrie. Then I can play with all my new stamps. And maybe even catalogue them.

This year has gone by so fast and I'm heading back to work at the end of January, boooo! Oh well maybe next year I'll be more prepared for all the christmas craft shows.

Here's a bella Teacher card that I made for the craft show, didn't sell any, but I know what cards Madison can use for her teachers :-) Love this teacherbella, she is super cute, thanks to my bella sister Jacqueline for sending her to me.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chillin with my Penquin Boys

I don't know why I think these are boys but they are super cute! Don't you just love them. I just had to use my chunky ice glitter for the iceburg and the snowflakes. Can't really see it in the picture but it is awesome.

Image was coloured in with prismacolour markers. I didn't put any colour on the penquins body but I'm thinking maybe I should have. I have to refil my ink pad as it is a little low, too much stampin'.

Well I have a house to clean and a craft show to get ready for. It's going to be a very busy week and weekend :-)

(Image is from Serendipity Stamps )

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

CD Tin Calendar

Thought I'd give you a sneak peek of what I've been working on, it's not complete yet but it's really the only thing I've been working on. I decided to make some calendars for christmas presents and have had these cd tins lying around. Now I just have to come up with a way to stand it up.
All the of the images are Bellas. It was so hard to pick 12 out of so many of my favorites. Here are the first 6 months...
Each of them are going to be double sided with the other six months and then all packaged in a cd tin. I really hope my cousins like them.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to send out a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends and sisters! I may be in Canada now but most of you don't know that I was actually born in Concord, New Hampshire and lived in the states until I was 3. With a Canadian mother and an Amercian father we celebrated both thanksgivings every year. Yah me! Double turkey and best of all double pie :-)

Sorry about the lack of postings lately, it is really hard to share a computer with a workaholic. But the end is near, I am getting a new laptop for christmas, and this time Jonathan will not be able to give it any drinks :-)

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Glitter Snowflake Fun

Here's another of my cuttlebug creations. For this card I used the rubber gasket from the hardware store and the snowflake embossing folder. In the centre is an SU Penguin from Punch Pals. I added lots of glitter with my favorite diamond stickles. I kept the card fairly plain but I still really like it.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Holidays times two

I finally got some cards put together with the images that I coloured during my relaxing two day vacation, hehe.

Whenever I need a small simple saying for the front of my card I usually turn to my Michaels $1.50 wood stamps. This Happy Holidays is one from last year and is one of my favorites.
The first card is one that has a little non traditional colour with the turquoise. I actually coloured the image to match the paper for a change. For a little bit of embelishment I added a picture hanger with some ribbon tied on. Very cute.
This one is a Penny Black image from this years collection with my favorite hedgies. For accent here I added a metal christmas tree also from last years $1.50 section at Michaels. Feels good to finally use some of these. I also used my clear Sakura Glaze pen on the christmas lights for a little bit of shine.

Feels great to get some time to create, hopefully tomorrow will be just as good.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cuttlebug Creations

Ok so when my girlfriend Lisa emails me and card and says "I want to make this"...I deliver :-)

Above is the link to the card that she liked and below is my cards.

It was using the cuttlebug embossing folders but with a portion of the card not being embossed, all one sheet of paper. If you go into the forum it will give you directions, but here's how I did it...
First I cut out frames from some cardboard, I had to use two sheets to get the right pressure. And I also picked up a rubber washer from the plumbing department of the hardware store ($1.27 what a deal).
Here's the order to put it through the cuttlebug...first comes the A plate, then your embossing folder with the paper inside, then your frame of choice and finally your C plate.
All my images were coloured with Prismacolour markers and then stickles were added for some bling. The wreath got some rhinestones from the dollar store.
What do you think? How 'bout you give it a try, post a link to your creation so I can check it out.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Re-Model in Process

Well now that November is here and half over, I have decided to do a make-over on my blog and add some christmas cheer :-) Just have to come up with a new banner to go with the new background. My current banner is actually a picture that I took myself quite some time ago, maybe I'll see if I can find a nice winter picture.

I'm single for the week so I hope to get lots of cards and blogging done. My husband is off to Texas on another business trip. Isn't he lucky that it decided to snow yesterday and probably for the rest of the week too. I wish I got to go to Texas - were it never snows!!

Keep watching for the full make-over to be complete and some great christmas cards to come.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Snow Much Fun

I took a little break last week and went with my husband to a conference in Toronto. It's only two hours away from where I live but there was a hotel room and peace & quite. How could I resist :-)
I took a great big bag with me full of images and my prismacolour markers. I didn't get much done but it does look like a lot. I finished 12 of these little snow angel boys and then 12 big christmas moose images. It was a great boost to get some cards done.
I had a need for 12 chipboard circles, so I punched them out of my coasters and then was kinda upset that I had used up 12 coasters for nothing really, so I came up with this card. I really like how it turned out and my coasters weren't a waste after all. I put it all together on an embossed card from Michaels (in the $1.50 section) and added some stickles for a little embellishment.
Now only 11 more to put together! All images are from SU.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Goodies in the mail :-)

I received an awesome package from my Bella Sistah - Jacqueline today!

Thank you so much, I love getting packages in the mail. She sent me some awesome stuff...check it out.
There are some pretty awesome cards there too, I just love Knobbly Knomes from SU, one of my fav sets.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Check out this awesome blog candy...

Anyone wanna win some blog candy... well head on over to visit Lara at You Want the Cookie? and enter for a chance to win 2 sets of stamps from The Cats Pajama's and a Little Monkey's starter kit. Ooooh, I'm so excited...pick me, pick me!!

Happy Stamping!

Warm Winter Wishes

As promised, a waterfall card. This is one of my favorite cards but is quite a lot of work. I borrowed some images from one of my mothers cube stamps, so that all four images matched.

Coloured them in with my prismacolour markers, of course :-) and then bordered them with a silver paint marker to make it look like they are matted in silver.

The rest I just followed my instructions, which I believe are available on Splitcoast Stampers. I decided to use my SU divider punch on the bottom of the tab and added a sparkly snowflake. It's hard to tell but I added some glitter to the white trims on the hats. I love glitter!!

I took a picture of each square to show...

It's really going to be hard to decide what card or even image I want to use for my personal christmas cards :-)
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Catching Up

Well it feels like forever, but it's only been since tuesday. With my computer on the fritz again and then going through everyone in the family being sick including myself (I blame it on Halloween), it's been really hard to get on and get blogging. But I plan to make up for that in this super long post.

I'll start off with a belated birthday card I received from my sbs22 sister, Jhet. Thank you so much, I really love it!

And now for an award...

I received this award from one of my blogging/bella friends, Janet. thank you so much Janet, I feel so honored.

The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

So with that I nominate ... this is hard since I don't have my favorites that are on my computer...

Jhet, Spike, Peggy, Cindy, Gwen

And now I have to catch up on all my sisters blogs, such a job :-) But before I go I will leave you with a card or too. Here's some shaker cards that I finally got put together. Tomorrow I will have a great waterfall card so don't forget to check in.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Shaker Santa

Madison asked the other day if she could make a shaker card with me. Here's what we came up with. All the colours were picked by Madison and of course mommy assembled :-)

This is probably one of the first cards I haven't done any stamping on in quite a while. Everything was the paper which was all from Hobby Lobby in the christmas department.

Hope you enjoy it. Madison loves to walk around and shake it and show off :-)

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween

Well we are back to computer issues again - looks like my laptop may have picked up a little virus, lol. So I have to share again, but that gives me access to all our family pictures, so I thought I'd share some halloween pics of our Little Tigger and Little Mermaid.
Most of the snow had melted and it had warmed up quite a bit. I was actually just wearing a short sleeve t-shirt for the first half of our outing. The kids had a great time, Jonathan just hung out in the snuggly and Madison ran around with her friends.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Delinquent Poster :-(

Sorry guys, I just realized that I haven't posted since wednesday, how terrible of me. I've been so busy finishing christmas cards for my aunt and Madie's halloween treats for her school mates. Now we're headed off to Barrie for my grandfathers 80th birthday - wowee!

Unfortunately we have a little hold up this morning, my parents were the victim's of halloween pranks last night and there's a nice mess to clean up before we head out :-( I'm just holding down the fort while the men go to Home Depot for supplies.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Loads of Holiday Cheer

As promised I have another christmas card to share with you. This one was made with SU's Loads of Love. I've had this set for quite some time, but rarely use it. I really love the way it worked out. I stamped the truck and coloured in with my prismacolour markers (of course) and cut it out to pop up on top of the trees, which are from Lovely as a Tree.

It is very simple and glittery!! I gave it some glitter snow with a snowflake spot stamp, my glue pad and glitter, love it.

I also received another birthday card in the mail today from another SBS22 sister, Marge. Thanks Marge, I really appreciate the lovely card.

Happy Stamping!