Monday, March 31, 2008

It's a Jungle out there!!

Hello everyone,
I made a card for last Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Here's the link to the sketch. I know that some of my new blog readers, have never been to Splitcoast. Please go and check it out's the greatest resource ever for card samples, ideas, and information.
The challenge on this card was to have the center panel of this card no wider then 1 1/2 inches. That's really not very big, so I wasn't sure what kind of image I could use. In order to get it to fit, I had to do the out of the box technique...I think it worked great. The monkey image is by High Hopes Rubber Stamps! Make sure you check out their new releases. They're so cute!!

Here's the card details.
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Georgia Pacific cs, bazzill basics cs, MME wild asparagus and magnolia dp, unknows dp
Ink: pallette noir black, SU real read, prismacolor pencils & OMS, twinkling h20's
Accessories: fibers, baubles
Techniques: machine stitching

I'll be back with another card soon! Have a great Tuesday!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sassy Suzie

I am still a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but sometimes have trouble using Stampin' Up! stamps, because I like so many other kinds too..but this new set from Stampin' Up! was just too cute NOT to use.
I made this card at a scrapbooking night at our local scrapbooking store (The House of Stationary in Estevan)...if you happen to be in Estevan, SK and have a chance, make sure you go there, because their prices and service is awesome!

Stamps: SU Sassy Suzie
Paper: SU chocolate chip, SU whisper white, K&Company designer paper
Ink: Palette Noir ink, SU watercolor crayons, SU white gel pen
Accessories: Prima flowers, may arts ribbon, brads

I actually made 2 other cards at scrapbooking night also, so I will be back with one of them in the next day or so.

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Be Happy!

Hello everyone!!
~edited to add - I think this card also fits for the cute card Thursday theme. Here's the link to go and check it out.. ~
I have such a fun card to share today. I think this one is actually a record for me, cause I used 5 different stamp sets for 1 card!!
Also, take a closer look at this Magnolia you notice something??? (click on the card to make it larger)
I GAVE HER A FACE!! I hope you like it, cause I was a little worried that I would wreck the stamp design when I did this, but I think she looks cute!

Here are the details on this card:

Stamps: Magnolia, Will'N Way puppy love, Penny Black - fresh new day and every which way, MSE life moments
Paper: Bazzill basics cardstock, georgia pacific cardstock, autumn leaves designer paper
Ink: SU basic black, versamagic jumbo java, sakura stardust pens
Accessories: Prima flowers, SU felt flowers, brad, May arts ribbon

Images were colored in with prismacolor pencils and odourless mineral spirits, as well as twinkling H2O's and Sakura stardust pens.

Also, make sure you check out my Mom's blog. She has posted some tutorials on techniques for coloring, shading, applying h2o's and doing the backgrounds. They are absolutely fantastic!!! Here is the link to her blog. I hope you enjoy the tutorial as much as I did!!

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Anniversary card

Hi girls,
I am so excited, cause I am going home to Melville tomorrow!! I got to take Thursday off as a holiday, so I'm going to be off around 9 am!! Can't wait to spend some more time with my Mom and Sister. We are going to stamp some images, and do some coloring!! Woo Hoo!!
This new card is for my husband parents. They just celebrated what I think was their 33rd wedding anniversary. They were down in Estevan last weekend because my husband bought a new quad in Yorkton, so they had to bring it to him. He is still the most excited guy around. We don't need children, cause I've got a really big one!!
Here are the deets on this bright card!

Stamps: penny black - every which way, kelly panacci borders, MSE sentimental rubz

Paper: georgia pacific, SU pretty in pink, textured black, autumn leaves designer paper

Ink: SU basic black, bravo burgundy, regal rose craft

Accessories: May arts ribbon, maya road chipboard heart, prima flowers, unknown brad.

The image was colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS, and the chipboard heart was inked up, and then sprinkled with SU heat & stick powder, and dazzling diamonds.

I have a magnolia card just about finished, so I should be posting it when I am back on Saturday or Sunday!
I hope everyone has a happy and safe Easter!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Oh my goodness, I didn't expect to get so many comments on my last post. Thank you soooo much!!! I sure feel like making more cards/ATC's now!!

I had the most awesome plans to make cards all weekend long. Unfortunately, it didn't happen that way. You see, my husband bought himself a quad this weekend. I think it's an absolutely wonderful purchase for him, because maybe now he will leave me alone on the weekends to work on my cards!! But, his parents came up, and we spent the day with them. And that's pretty much where most of my card making plans went. I did finish one other card though, and hope to get it posted later this week.
Here is one of my cards made last week!!
The Image is from High Hopes. I just love their designs!! They are so much fun to color!!

Here are all the details:

Stamps: High Hopes, Hero arts anytime messages
Paper: georgia pacific cardstock, bazzill basics cardstock, K&Company designer paper
Ink: Versafine black, SU basic black
Accessories: Dollarama elastic sparkle card, prima flowers, brads
Techniques: machine stiching
Coloring was done with primacolor pencils, OMS and twinkling H2O's.

Thanks again for all your wonderful comments!! You sure have made my day!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Magnolia ATC

I finally made something!! Thought I would never get a chance to get it posted, it has been a very crazy couple of weeks!!
I made this ATC for the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge. You really should go and take a look at the great new challenge blog!! The challenge this week was to use pink. Do you think I used enough pink??

Here are the details on my new ATC....

Stamps: Magnolia, SU everyday flexable phrases
Paper: Basill cardstock, K&Company designer mat pad, georgia pacific cardstock
Ink: stazon black, SU chocolate chip
Accessories: may arts ribbon, dollarama baubles, prima flowers
Techniques: paper tearing, paper piercing
I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS for coloring, and then did a bit of highlighting with twinkling H2O's.

Hope you like, and I promise to be back this weekend with a high hopes card!!

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

No new card, just an old one!

Thanks to those of you who have continued to visit my little blog, even though I haven't had a chance to post on it. By the time I get home from work, make supper, check my email (which includes tons of feeds to different blogs), it's time for bed! I did have time to finish something today, but didn't get a chance to take a picture of it, and it's pretty dark in my little house, I wouldn't get a good picture anyways. So, that post will probably have to wait till I come back from my trip. I will give you a bit of a teaser though....I used a magnolia stamp!! My Mom and I went together to order a bunch of magnolia images, and I will get to pick mine up this weekend!! I can't wait!!

I don't want to leave you totally high and dry though, so I think I found another older card that I can show you.
The card I am showing you, is the very first card I ever made. This is even before I learnt how to color. I am not even sure how the yellow on this card is colored, I really think it is just pencil crayons!!

Also I thought I could show you my scrapbook page from a couple of years ago. I hope you like it. I made it for a display that I had at one of Melville's trade shows. Unfortunately I didn't think to have something there, that my prospective customers could've gotten involved making. I think the sale would have gone so much better that way. They say that hindsight is always 20/20!!

Hope you all have a great weekend. I know I will, cause I am going to see my wonderful family and some great friends!!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Here's an old card!!

Here is one of the old cards that I was telling you about!! I know it's not christmas time, but I'm pretty sure that all my old cards are for christmas.Have a great day!!

An Interesting weekend!

Why is it that sometimes things just don't work out the way you want them to? On Friday night my husband got a phone call around 9 pm, and he told me that he had to go to work.
I don't know if I should admit this, but right away I thought "Woo, Hoo, then I can work on some cards tonight and tomorrow!!"
You see, my husband works for a company that delivers pipe out to different rigs (for the oilfield). The place that he was going, was around 5 hours from Estevan, and he had to get there Saturday morning. So, he left, and was working on getting another persone to go with him (even if the other person can't drive, they can at least help to keep the driver awake). The person who was supposed to go with him, did have a 1A licence, so he could drive for a while too!

To make a long story short, the guy who was coming with him, had some family issues, and couldn't make it, so DH called me at 11 pm, and asked me to get my a** to town, so we could leave on this trip. I thought about it, and figured that I would rather have hime alive then not, so if I could at least help to keep him awake, that would be a good thing.

So at 11:30 pm, we left on our trip.
The trip was good, no problems, only we didn't get back till 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon. By the time I got home and ready for bed it was 6 pm.
I haven't had ANY time to make any cards. I am awake now, but am thinking of laying down for a while. Ya know, I didn't even stay up this long when I was a teenager!!

So I bet by now it's pretty obvious that I have not made any cards this weekend. And I am leaving for Regina tomorrow after work, for a course on Tuesday. Earliest that I might be able to make some cards, is Wednesday night. And we are also planning a trip home this weekend. So, the blog will probably be pretty dry on the card front, I apoligize, and will get something up as soon as I can. For now I just might have to show you guys a few more old cards!!