Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer hugs from afar

Hi folks,

Back today to share another summer card for one of my nieces.




When The Greeting Farm announced the pre-order for the little Bean characters in rubber, I didn't waste any time placing my order. The stamps arrived a while back and I have already managed to ink this one up. I'm notorious for taking a very long time to getting around to using some of my stamps. But I thought this one was perfect for a card to celebrate summer for my niece.


card details:
  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "Splash"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Magical" Bean Kit, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, R21, E30, E37, E39, E47, E33, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR23, YR21, BG45)
  • sentiment: Verve "Borderline" stamped in CTMH Crystal Blue
  • ribbon and adhesive sparkly stars from my stash
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle dies

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You're a star

Hi folks

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my nephew. I usually make him either an end of school year, summer or beginning of school year card. This year....well, it's kind of a combo end of school/summer card.




As usual, he had a fantastic report card and, even though he isn't really into summer sports (he's more a computer geek like me), I thought this would be a fun image to use so I could use this sentiment. He really is a star in my books!

I've actually had Baseball Oliver (Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps very own boy of summer) for ages but it's my first time using it. I actually had to put it on EZ-mount because I hadn't done that yet. Yay for using a stamp that hasn't been used yet!


card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "A Boy's Life"
  • stamped image: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps "Baseball Oliver", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E02, E00, R21, E13, E15, E17, E53, E55, E57, E59, T0, T1, T2, T3, T5, T4, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02)
  • sentiment: PaperworksCo Zach & Zoe Sports Series 1
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Verve Ribbon Banner Die
  • layout: one of my own!

challenges for this card:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

P is for Party


Hi folks,

Just sharing the card I made for my brother's daughter - she's 15 now! Wow! Where has the time gone?




card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: Simple Stories "Happy Days"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Summer", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, E02, E30, E35, E37, E39, BG000, BG15, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG90)
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Welcome Baby - Mojo Monday 354

Hi folks,

Well, on June 30 my sister gave birth to a new baby girl. I realized that, despite the many hundreds (maybe even thousands) of stamps I have, I don't have a BIG collection of baby stamps. And I also don't have a lot of "baby girl" papers that my sister hasn't already seen (this is her fourth daughter!).

But I did finally get around to making this card to welcome my new niece.



card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Baby Pink card stock base
  • patterned papers: CTMH Topstitch (retired)
  • stamps: Verve "Love Monkey" (retired), "Small Phrases"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, corner rounder punch
  • CTMH Chocolate Ribbon, chocolate and baby pink buttons from my stash
  • layout: Mojo Monday 354
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mojo Monday 350

Hi Everyone!

Popping in to share a birthday card I made for dearly beloved's sister-in-law. I do love this paper pack and will be sad once I have used it all up.




card details:

challenges for this card
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birthday Wishes for my great uncle


Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Great Uncle who has a birthday today. If I am not mistaken, today he is 89 years old.


I have fond memories of when he would come to town to visit my grandfather (his brother) and my grandmother as they lived next door. He always had interesting stories to tell. I haven't seen him in a few years but he is never far from my thoughts.

card details:
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer fun with Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 227

Hi folks,

Stopping in today to share a card I made for one of my nieces to celebrate summer vacation. I usually make a card for each of my nieces and nephew every summer to commemorate either the end of the school year, summer vacation or the start of the new school year. This year, it worked out that I did summer vacation cards - it took THAT long for my mojo to work itself into gear!





card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Baby Pink card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Dolled Up"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Summer", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, E02, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, B91, B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG05)
  • sentiment: CTMH D1291 Celebrate Canada, stamped in CTMH Pink Carnation
  • layout: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 227
  • gorgeous metal flower from my crafty pal, Rinne!
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