Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cards, wow - look, Cards!

Can you believe it, I actually got some cards done and I'm finally posting some. It's been challenging, I got my room clean and then had to move things around for the new furnace and air conditioner to go in, which made another huge mess (dust and wood shavings everywhere). And now it's clean again.

These cute cards were made as a set with Wanda's Wit and Wisdom from Stampin' Up! I love this one. I coloured in the images with my prismacolour markers (my supply seems to be growing, I think I have 200 markers :-) The background paper has some glitter going through it, just the way I like it. Ticket notch punch and scallop circle punch both from Stampin' Up! Then I added a little bit of bling, from the dollar store of course!

Here's each seperate card and what they say inside:

No saying inside this one.

That's a first!

If life's boring make something up.

Next year I'll forget mine.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Working hard or hardly workin'?!?!

Okay so I promised some cards, but really the only thing I got done was some super fast "thank you teacher" cards the night before the last day of school, whew. And of course no pictures. So here's a couple of picks of the kids (big and little) on the new toy we got on Canada Day!

Better late than never, I created the post and had to get the pictures off my memory card. Still wanted to share them with you though.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cleaning Up the Clutter

Okay, so here's what my room has been looking like lately. It is the drop zone, I buy something and drop it off, clean up something and drop it off. Well it has not been fun, since that gives me no place to create.
Well, looky looky. It took me two days of "off and on" cleaning day and night in order to get it in this tidy position. Do you know how good that feels. And I sat down right away on sunday night at 10:30 when I finished to do a card. I got one tiny card completed, blah. I need to get some creativity going.
I'd have to say that this little guy is the main reason for me not getting anything done. He's so cute though, how can you blame him. Doesn't that face just say "what, I didn't do anything".
Oh well, I'll just have to stay up later to get my time in :-)

Keep watching, I guarantee a card any day now.

Happy Stamping!

Stay Tuned

Wow, it has been a long time since I've done this. Life has been crazy. But I got some new stamps this weekend and I am super excited to make some new cards and maybe even do some scrapbooking. So stay tuned cause this is the first place that I will be showing it all off.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Temporary Shutdown

It is so much harder than I thought it would be to get some crafting done, unless I want to stay up all hours of the night. It was okay to stay up late when I was home with Jonathan but now that I'm at work during the day I need my sleep!

So between work and life I am going to have to have a temporary shutdown on my blog. We are in the process of finding a new house and we have to pack up some of ours in order to put it up for sale so of course my craftroom is one of the places that needs the packing. I promise that as soon as we have moved and my new craftroom is set up I will make a card right away. And if I ever get some card time in (I have a wedding order to work on) I promise to share.

Just pretend that I'm taking the summer of but a little out of season :-)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I can see clearly now...

Wowee, what a day! Can you believe that I actually got creative and made some cards - 2 1/2 to be exact :-)
Ever since I saw the tutorial on SCS for the acetate card I wanted to make one, but I usually use my acetate sheets on shaker cards. A couple of weeks ago I co-hearsed my husband into buying me a whole box of 100 write-on overhead sheets ($19.99 at Staples).
So today was the day. I had one of my stamping friends, Amy, over for a little bit of fun. I cut some standard cards and ran them through the cuttlebug embossing folders.
and here's the inside...Don't you just love it. This is one of my new stamps I got from Michaels over the holidays. I loved the first card so much that I just kept going.
and here's the inside...
I know it's hard to see the embossing on the front of the cards, but it looks really awesome irl. I will definately be making more of these.

Here is one of Amy's cards that she made today too..

Hope you enjoyed the cards, it felt really good to get some creativeness going today. I'm back to work on Monday from my maternity leave, really going to miss my little monkey :-)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I made something!! and an Award...

First with the award...

I received this awesome award from one of my SCS friends - that is totally responsible for my Bella adiction :-) Janet. Thanks Janet!

Here's the rules...list 5 of my addictions and list 5 fabulous blogs. My adictions....1.buying stamps, 2.buying ribbon, 3.buying embellishments, 4.buying paper, 5.buying markers...does anyone see the pattern :-) Now for nominating five blogs...I have to say that I am stumped right now, I have not been good at my blog staulking lately so this award is going out to all of you!! Enjoy!

Now for my creation...I have to admit that it is fairly boring but I made something. It was really hard to get into my very messy craft room so simplicity was the rule.

I used Tinkerbella from Stamping Bella, coloured her in with my prismacolour markers and a glitter gel pen. I always like to rub my finger tip accross the whole image after I've used the glitter gel pen, it spreads a tiny bit of glitter all over. The saying is actually a rub on - not sure where it's from but it was in my stash. Here's a close up of tink...
I started some long awaiting scrapbooking today, but not enough to share (only a title page). I will share as soon as I get some more done.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Look who decided to come back to the world of blogging...

The holidays have been a whirlwind of family, fun, presents and the worst of all sickness!! I have been constantly sick from December 21st until yesterday. The kind that I would never want to wish on anyone :-(

Now it's time for things to get back to normal, get the house re-organized and start the countdown for the dredded back to work. Aaaaagghh! Did I actually say that, I have to go back to work, booooo. It's about a month early but you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm gonna miss my little man, and maybe his sister too :-)

I would love to be a stay at home mom, but I don't think I would be very good at it. I never have dinner made on time and card making generally takes president to cleaning the house. If only I could win the lottery so that I could stay home and have a maid, lol. Every womans dream!

This weekend I'm going to start off right and clean up my craft room so that I can easily get in some crafting time when I get home from a long hard day at work. And then I hope to have some awesome new cards for you. I might even do some scrapbooking, it's been way too long for that.

Happy Stamping!