Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Mojo Monday meets Fanfare

Hi there!  Today I wanted to share with you a card using this week's sketch at www.mojomonday.blogspot.com.  I've been trying to use up old paper lately and this is the very last of one of my favourite paper packs from Close to my Heart: Fanfare.  This paper has been so good for boy layouts and cards, I'm actually sad to see it go.  However, the new 2012 Idea Book as some great paper for boys as well.

Anyways, here is the sketch I used:
And here is my card:

Materials used:
Paper- Fanfare Paper Pack-retired (CTMH), White Daisy, Cranberry, Pacifica Cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps- Card Chatter-Birthday (CTMH)
Ink- Black (CTMH)

These are pretty plain and simple, but a lot of fun to make.

Thanks for looking:)

Friday, 27 January 2012

Baby Girl Album

Good Day, Everyone! 

I needed to have a baby shower gift for next week and I felt like making something instead of buying something so this is the something I made! Hey- that sounds like a song!  Whatever...:)

Anyways, I would like to share with you a very pretty, girly album:

I had some 6x6 accordian albums leftover from a workshop I did last year. The paper is stuff I've had around for a long time.  I think it's some I got at Joann's.  Buttons are from Close to my Heart and ribbon from Michael's.  The lace is from my mother-in-law and the rubons from my local paper store.

I thought I would make a matching card from the scraps.  I love gray and pink and white together!
Thanks for looking and have a good day!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mojo Monday- on Wednesday

I made this card for the new Mojo Monday challenge.  The sketch looked like this:

And this is what I came up with:

I just love the bright colours of the Stella Paper Pack. (I may have said that already)  The Stella Compliments are cool canvas stickers that look good on any page or card.  I also used Bohemian Assortment for the lace flower and the button, Opaques-Pearl(s), Dark Chocolate and Colonial White ribbon and Colour- Ready ribbon which I sponged with Sunset ink.  What an easy way to have any colour ribbon that you need!  Oh-and I also used a tiny bit of Natural Hemp.

Thanks for looking and have a great day:)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Another Sneak Peek...

Good Morning, all.  It's a chilly morning here in Chilliwack, B.C.! 
I wanted to share with you some more new things out of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book today.
The following cards are made with a paper pack that I was a little leery to buy, but, boy, am I glad I did!

These two Springy cards are made with the Pemberley Paper Pack and Bamboo, Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim, and Colonial White cardstock.  I used Desert Sand and Outdoor Denim ink, and the Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set.  All the embellishments are new: Bouquet Assortment (blue resin flower), Colour-Ready Wooden Shapes-Garden (top flower) and Bitty Opaques-Pearl (center of wooden flower.  The bit of lace is from an old, retired Colonial White ribbon pack. 

I am in love with the wooden shapes and the little pearls.  They are so cute. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Yippee!! New Stuff

Finally!  It seems like I've been waiting a loooong time for my new goodies to get here, but in reality, it's only been 10 days since I ordered.  I wanted to give you a sneak peek at what is waiting for you in the new Idea Book since it doesn't go live for you until Feb.1st.  Here is a really quick card I made with my favourite paper for this season.

This paper is called Stella- I just love the brightness of it:)  The colors are Sunset, Tulip, Lagoon, Olive and Cocoa.  Isn't it cute?  The stamp is Just for You.  I also used Sunset Bakers Twine and Bohemian Embellishments.  Enjoy!  I've gotta go play with this some more:)

Monday, 9 January 2012

MojoMonday-223 Baby Girl Card

Yesterday, my brother and his wife were blessed with a new healthy baby girl.  I decided to make them a card using the MojoMonday-223 challenge for this week.  This is what I came up with.  It sure is nice to have a sketch to go by:)

Materials used:

Paper: Simple Stories-baby steps, Chocolate Cardstock (CTMH), pink cardstock
Embellishments:  lace (thrift store), pink organdy ribbon (WalMart), Big Pinks flower (CTMH), Colonial White button (CTMH), Rub-ons (Kaisercraft)

Thanks for looking, have a good day:)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

4 x4 card set and holder

Happy New Year to you! I hope this year has started out as good for you as it has for us. As my husband is doing a quick reno on our bathroom, I thought I should post another creation of mine! This here is a set of 4 cards measuring 4" x 4" and it comes with it's own cute little holder, too! I found a tutorial from a Stampin' Up gal, but of course I can't remember her name (I need to start writing those things down...). 

I found this cute paper at a local "paper store" (as my kids call it) a long time ago.  I just love it.
Materials used: all CTMH unless noted otherwise

Stamps: Friendship Alphabet, small, Card Chatter-Birthday, Chairs to You, May 2011 stamp of the month, Treasure Life, and Find Your Style
Inks: Cocoa, Garden Green, Sunflower
Embellishments: Yellow brad, Jute (wal-mart), brown ribbon ( www.envelopperinc.com), Mocha Opaques.

Thanks for looking and if you would like a copy of the tutorial, email me and I'll send you one.

Have a good day!