Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sorry I've been MIA

Hi guys,

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, I have used up all my cards that I had made, and haven't had ANY time to make any more. I think I spend way to long every day, checking out blogs and facebook! I have some amazing news, just incase you did not go to my Mom's blog recently. She has been accepted on the Magnolia Design Team!! It's no wonder, because her cardmaking skills are FANTASTIC!! Here is the link to her AMAZING blog!!

Since I really don't have anything new to show you, I am showing you a couple of old cards that I made around 3 years ago, when I just had limited supplies, but lots of ideas. It's amazing how your style changes....
The second card is actually made out of a piece of a cardboard box!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Card challenge

I came across a wonderful blog in my blog surfing today that had a challenge going. The challenge was to make a card with your favorite stamp right now. What a tough decision that was, I love so many stamps right now. So I think my 3 absolute favorites right now are....
1. Magnolia
2. Penny Black
3. Stamping Bella
I made 2 cards for this challenge. One magnolia, and one penny black.
Wish me luck....

Stamps: Penny Black fresh new day, SU all holidays
Paper: georgia pacific cardstock, imagine that text. cardstock, K&Company designer paper, autumn leaves designer paper
Ink: Versafine black, SU lavendar lace
Accessories: Prima flowers, making memories brads, dollarama ribbon, jewels from dollarama
Techniques: machine stiching, distressing
All coloring was done with prismacolor pencils and OMS.

Stamps: Magnolia, SU priceless and fancy flexible phrases
Paper: georgia pacific, dollarama, DCWV all dressed up and luxury stack, textured cardstock
Ink: SU basic black, Versafine black, Encore ultimate silver
Accessories: prima flowers, may arts ribbion, making memories brads
Techniques: paper piecing
Coloring was done with prismacolor pencils and OMS.

Thanks for looking!!

Excellent blogger award and sleep

Hi guys,

Just a quick post before I go to bed. I received the excellent blogger award from my Mom, Ila at artfully ila.

Isn't she sweet, I don't think there is any blog that I like more then my Mom's, but I do get special treatment from her, usually I get to see the card, before it goes on her blog!!
She is one amazing lady!!

Anyways, the rules state that I need to name some more bloggers who have excellent blogs!! Not hard, cause there are so many that I love!!

-So first of all, I want to name my Mom right back! I know that she has already been nominated by a bunch of people, but I don't know anyone more deserving.
Her blog is artfullyila.
-Next person I want to nominate, my Mom nominated too. Her name is Kristine from Cafe Ink. She has been such a great friend to me, since I started blogging, and I am glad that I got the chance to know a bit about her. Her blog is Cafe Ink.
-3rd person, is someone who is on a couple of design teams, and her cards always blow me away. I check all the time to see what she is making!! Her name is Kimmie, from Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner.
-4th person that I want to nominate is: Jo, from We Don't Do Duvets. I actually just found her blog, but I think it is amazing!! She has so much fun and such great ideas!! Wonderful!!
-And the last person to be nominated tonight is.... an awesome site that has the most wonderful magnolia stamps on it. I have recently totally fallen in love with magnolia stamps, and this woman is a total inspiration to me! The website I am talking about is Ink'n'Rubba. I hope you enjoy it, I know I do!
And with that I am off to bed. I'm exausted from the long but great day! My Mom and Dad came down today, and Mom and I spent the day looking at all the scrapbooking and stamping supplies available in Estevan. We had a ball at Dollarama too! Look for more of my cards in the future, to say that supplies are from there!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Easter mouse

Todays card is just a quick easter card. I recently joined a House Mouse yahoo group, so I thought I should really get some house mouse cards done. You should see all the cards that have been made by the ladies in this group...they are absolutely amazing!!!
I also went to Minot on the weekend and picked up a cricut. So the Happy Easter was the very first words that I cut out with my new cricut!
Stamps: House Mouse - Mudpie holds jellybeans, SU little flowers
Paper: georgia pacific cardstock, SU lavendar lace, pale plum, K&Company designer paper, autumn leaves designer paper
Ink: Versafine black, SU lavender lace and certainly celery
Accessories: dollarama ribbon, brads from Michaels, cricut lettering - alphalicious font

Thanks for checking out my blog, and make sure you check back in the next couple of days, because I made a couple of new cards, but am waiting for some natural light to take a picture of them. Unfortunately each day when I leave for work and get home after work - it's always to dark to take a picture!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bella - Simple Things

I really like working with Stamping Bella's images. And if you have ever talked to the woman behind the stamps, she is so much fun!! If you like the image (she is called veggiebella!) click here for the link to the Bella site.
The punch that I used on this card, I picked up in Minot last weekend from Hobby Lobby. It is the most amazing punch!! It's called the Paper Studios multi punch - botanical. It cuts circles, ovals, a square, is a border punch and also a corner punch!! Woo Hoo!!
Here are the rest of the details:
Stamps: Stamping bella -veggiebella, hero arts clear design - share laughter set
Paper: georgia pacific cardstock, SU cool caribbean, Michaels cardstock pack
Ink: SU cool caribbean, ruby red, versafine black
Accessories: prima flowers, brads from the paper studio, may arts ribbon, SU photo corner punch

Thanks for all the amazing comments that some of you have left've really made my day!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Loving Magnolia

I love Magnolia stamps. I am so glad that I found them on Kraftin' Kimmie's blog!! And now that very lucky gal is a design team member....sigh...I only wish!!
My Mom and I just ordered a bunch of Magnolia stamps from The Town Scrapper, but there are just so many that I want!!
Here is one of my latest Magnolia cards. I like to have some extra cards on hand, because you never know when you are going to need one....especially at the last minute, which always seems to happen to me!!
Here are the details:
Stamps: Magnolia rainy tilda, Hero Arts thinking of you, SU Canvas
Paper: Imagine that textured cardstock, georgia pacific cardstock, SU creamy caramel, K &Company designer paper
Ink: SU creamy caramel, Versafine black, Versacolor Icicle, Sakura stardust pen. Tilda was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.
Accessories: Prima flowers, brads, metal flower from local scrapbook store, may arts ribbon.

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend as much as I did!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cupcakes and a birthday

I admit it...I am a die hard blog surfer!! I actually spend so much time searching blogs, that many days, I don't get anything done!

I've been noticing on alot of these blogs that I regularly surf, that cupcakes are hot!!! Aren't they great! So, I had to get me some too!

Here is my first cupcake card!
I hope you love it as much as I do!
Stamps: Hero Arts clear design cupcakes
Paper: Imagine that textured cardstock, K&Company paper from Costco, georgia pacific cardstock
Ink: SU basic black
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, mestabilities, coluzzle
Techniques: stitching
As you will notice on this card, I bought my first set of nestabilities from Scrapping Great Deals!
I highly recommend them if you are in a hurry for your supplies, AND want free shipping on over $100! They are the bomb baby!! Oh, and every order comes to me with a nice little surprise on it!! You will have to order to find out what it is!
Oh and guess what??!! My hubby is taking me to Minot this weekend, as a early Valentines gift! What a great guy!! I can't wait!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Wonderful Sister

I have a card for my sister to share with you today. I made this card last weekend at my Local Scrapbook Store with a great bunch of ladies. I can't wait to get together again!
I haven't sent this card out to my sister yet, but I better do it soon, cause I don't want her to see it here first!!

Stamps: SU priceless and SU wonderful favorites
Inks: SU purely pomegranate, basic black, groovy guava
Paper: SU purely pomegranate, river rock, and groovy guava
Accessories: SU groovy guava double stitched ribbon
I pierced the paper all the way around the word Wonderful - Doesn't it make it stand out!! I think I am going to have to do more piercing!!

It was a bit warmer here today, only minus nine!! Almost felt like
Hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Prize from Kristine

I got my prize today, from a challenge, I had entered on Kristine's blog.
when I saw the parcel card at the post office today, I had to race to the post office when it opened this morning to pick up my winnings!!
What an awesome prize!! And look at that amazing card!!! It's soooo cute!!
Thanks so much Kristine, I know I can use all of this fabulous stuff!!