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Monday, October 31, 2011

Viva La Verve October Week 4

Hi folks,

playing along with the Viva La Verve October Week 4 sketch challenge shown below


I came up with these thank you cards:






again, mixing up the papers and sentiments so that the four cards are all different.

card details:

additional challenges for these cards:
Hope you are all having a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by and please excuse the brevity of this and the previous two posts but I've have "handing out the treats" duty tonight ..... so far we've had just over 80 trick or treaters so I've been popping back and forth to the door while typing up these posts. I'm pretty sure we won't be getting many more as it is just about 8:30pm here now and we usually don't get many more after this time of night. Uh oh....there's going to be lots of leftovers!

Viva La Verve October Week 3

Hi folks,

playing along with the Viva La Verve October Week 3 Sketch challenge shown below


I came up with these thank you cards:






mix and match on the papers and sentiments so all four cards are actually different!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Hopscotch (from a PaperWorksCo Monthly PaperCard kit)
  • stamps: Verve
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles
additional challenges for these cards:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all having a lovely day!

Viva La Verve October Week 2

Hi folks,

playing along with the Viva La Verve October Week 2 sketch challenge shown below


I came up with these simple thank you cards





same papers, same sentiment, but each a little different.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 4.25 inches
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Hopscotch (from a PaperWorksCo Monthly PaperCard kit)
  • stamps: Verve Amazing Wishes
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles
challenges for these cards:
Hope you are all having a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Hallowe'en

Hi folks,

well, I had good intentions this year to do Hallowe'en cards for the nieces and nephews, as I usually do, but the mojo just wasn't there. And I even had gone out and bought new Hallowe'en papers and new Hallowe'en stamps from Sparkle (they are still sitting unmounted in my craft room by the way) before I went to Newfoundland but....meh, never seemed to get around to it. But at least I'll have them for next year so I can get a head start!

I only managed to make the one Hallowe'en card this year - for my sweetie. Very simple....



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, black cardstock base
  • stamped image and sentiment: CTMH August 2011 Stamp of the Month "Wicked"
  • patterned papers: Recollections Hallowe'en
  • Spellbinders: Label Ten
  • self-adhesive black gems (I have a tendency to hoard these little babies and use them sparingly)
  • did both some ink (sentiment panel) and scissor distressing (background paper) to add a little interest to an otherwise plain card.
Challenges for this card:
Hope you all have a frightfully delightful Hallowe'en!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

TGF - Farm Fresh Challenge

Hi folks,

Dearly beloved's family got together at a local restaurant earlier today to celebrate Jenn's birthday (it was October 24th) and this is the card I made to celebrate the occasion.




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Chocolate base
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Hats Off, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, Y32, Y35, Y38, E50, E43, E42, E23, E25, E27, E29)
  • sentiment: Verve Small Phrases
  • patterned paper: Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard
  • Spellbinders: Petite Ovals, Classic Rectangles, Wonky Rectangles
  • layout: Farm Fresh Friday Spyday #4
Hope you are all having a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Card Workshop - last post

Hi folks,

So I've reached the last two cards we made at our annual Close to My Heart Christmas Card Workshop with Jenn.

These two are nice and simple and also use the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the die cut shape.




challenges for these cards:

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop - Part 5

Hi folks,

back with the fifth installment of the cards we made at Jenn's annual Close to My Heart Christmas Card Workshop.





I love the elegance of these ornaments on the card and, of course, the sparkly gems.

Hope you are all having a lovely day! I had a great evening last night. One of my friends came over and we spent FOUR hours getting crafty! I have 12...yes 12 cards that are almost finished thanks to that  crafty time. You'll get to see them in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop - Part 4

Hi folks,

back with two more of the cards we made at Jenn's annual Close To My Heart Christmas Card Workshop.

These two are nice, simple and easy to mail!



I'm in love with the blue plaid. Just so pretty.




And those jolly Santa's. Aren't they cute?

As usual, all of the stamps and papers are from Close To My Heart.

Hope you are all having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Viva La Verve October Week 1

Hi folks,

playing along with the Viva La Verve October Week 1 challenge sketch seen below



I came up with this card for a friend of ours for his birthday



card details:

  • 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card base
  • patterned papers: Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman"
  • sentiment: Verve "Big Wish"
  • Spellbinders: Classic Squares, Petite Circles
  • Martha Stewart border punch
Challenges for this card:
Hope you are all having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Card Workshop - Part 3

Hi folks,

back with a couple more of the cards we made at this year's Close to My Heart Christmas Card Workshop.

I haven't decided if these will be gifted as side-fold cards (as I photographed the first one)


or as tent fold cards (as I photographed the second one)


I think they would work well either way, don't you?


All supplies (paper and stamps) are CTMH. The snowflakes were cut out using the exclusive CTMH "Art Philosophy" Cricut cartridge. We jazzed up the snowflakes with some liquid applique which we then puffed up with a heat gun.

Pretty huh? I must say that I really like this card design from Jenn. It might be my fave from this year's workshop.

Anyways, hope you are all having a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October SFYTT

Hi folks,

well, I finally ventured into my craft room. Had to do some MAJOR putting away of papers that were strewn about because of my under-pressure card-making before I went to Newfoundland. The craft room is still not tidied away by any stretch of the imagination as I basically cleared away JUST enough "stuff" so that I could make this card for my one of my uncles for his upcoming birthday (it's going to arrive late but...oh well).



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card base
  • patterned paper: Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman"
  • sentiment: Verve Small Phrases
  • layout: October Sketch For You To Try


Hope you are all having a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop - Part 2

Hi folks,

back with two more of the cards we made at our annual Close to My Heart Christmas card workshop.






The kraft card bases are shapes from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The papers, stamps and embellies are all from CTMH as well.

challenges for these cards:

Hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Our annual Christmas Card workshop

Hi folks,

this weekend we had our annual Close To My Heart (ctmh) Christmas card workshop with Jenn. Thanks to Chrissy who took over the hosting duties for this year! Over the next few days, I'll post photos of the cards we made.

Aren't these first two pretty?





Back in August, CTMH released a Cricut cartridge called "Art Philosophy" and we made several cards that used shapes from the cartridge. Both the sentiment panel AND the card base were cut using the cartridge. Isn't that neat? Jenn was a doll and saved us time by cutting out the shapes for us ahead of time. All we had to do was attach our patterned papers and trim them to match the card base and stamp our sentiment panels and decorate them.

Of course, all the supplies are from CTMH. I'll update the supply list later today (when I update my shopping list as well - love that blue plaid).

challenges for these cards:

Hope you are all having a lovely day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Monthly Shoebox Shop or Swap our stash - any takers?

Hi folks,

this one is really for my local crafty and want-to-be crafty peeps. I'm just wondering if there is any interest in getting together roughly once a month or so and having a little combination Shoebox Shop and Swap our stash gathering?

Now, some of you might not be familiar with the idea so prepare yourself for a long-winded explanation.

A Shoebox gathering basically works on the idea that everyone who comes designs a card or some such project and brings enough supplies (pre-cut papers, pre-stamped images (colouring optional), pre-stamped sentiments, embellishments - in a shoebox, thus the name) for each of the attendees to make the same project. Well, with artistic license of course. You could always choose to make your version of the project different, but you have the supplies! Ideally, the projects would all be simple enough that they could be mostly finished in the time that we had for the get-together.

Of course, the exception to that being if you had images that need to be coloured. I, for one, am notoriously slow colouring my images so I would probably just assemble my card and then colour my images later.

Now, there's lots of ways each Shoebox gathering could be organized. They could be "anything goes" - where we know absolutely nothing ahead of time about what we would be making. They could be themed - so a specific occasion (eg. Christmas, birthday, sympathy) or recipient (little boy, little girl, masculine, feminine, anybody). They could be technique (note that you MIGHT be required to share your supplies if not everybody has them!) based (colouring with Copics, Prismacolor, sponging, masking, unique folds, die cuts). And you don't have to be shy about using "the latest and greatest trendy supplies". Remember, most of the people for whom we make cards REALLY don't "ooh and aah" over the latest papers from (name your fave company). The idea for the shoebox gathering is to USE UP the older stuff we have gathering dust!

I also thought that, in addition to the Shoebox idea, if there was interest we could add a "Shop or Swap" our stash element. SOME of us have been doing papercrafts for a few years now and have more supplies accumulated than some local paper-crafting shops. You know who you are (yes, I am looking into my mirror now).

I know we all hate to part with our much loved stash but, if we are honest with ourselves, sometimes we look at our "stuff" and say "why did I buy THAT?" or "my style has changed, I wish I knew someone I could give/sell this too". Or, if you are like me, you bought a specific stamp or set of stamps to make a card for someone and now have no more use for that stamp. Let's face it - all those little kids for whom we bought those cute stamps are now teenagers and they REALLY won't like getting another cute ballerina or cowboy card for their Sweet 16 birthday card will they? Of course, those of you who do get commissioned by friends, family or co-workers or do craft shows actually DO get to reuse your stamps but, if you are more like me, you make a couple of cards with each stamp and then it is effectively retired from use. Collecting dust. Except, of course, my Verve stamps. I can always reuse my Verve.....


And it doesn't have to be stamps that we sell or swap. It can be that "have to have it" tool that you never used or used just once and didn't like it. Or version one of the tool for which you now have the new and improved version two! It can be your stash of "I'll never use these" embellies (eyelets, brads, flowers, ribbon, chipboard, etc). It can be a partially used paper pad or pack, inkpads, markers, pencils, chalks. Or a particular colour of cardstock, patterned paper... what have you. It can be a Cricut cartridge, a Spellbinders Die, a Cuttlebug folder....you get the idea.


So, why NOT share the love you once had for those neglected stamps or supplies with other crafty peeps?  Doesn't matter if they are new, gently used or lovingly used. Doesn't matter if they are in their original packaging or not. Pop them into a ziploc bag, put your name and a reasonable selling price on a sticker. Stick them into a rubbermaid bin, your big ole scrapbooking tote, your laundry basket or reusable shopping bag (or in my case a U-HAUL!!!) and bring them to the monthly gathering. They might not go at one gathering but they might at the next or the next!

Oh yeah - I WOULD like to have this open to both seasoned crafting veterans and newbies alike. I personally have friends that are new to paper-crafting or would even just like to try it out to see if they like it. So, it might happen that, first starting off, some participants might not be able to bring a project for others to do. I would suggest that if we have any newbies that they could bring a snack for everyone  instead of a card project or pay a nominal fee for each of their craft project packages that everyone else brings along. Sound like an idea? I'd be happy to trade a ziploc bag of card supplies for a cookie or muffin (doesn't even have to be home-made - I'm good with store-bought) or sell you some of my no-longer-being-used supplies or tools!

Now, have you got the idea about how these gatherings would work? If I've only muddied the waters more, drop me a line via email or facebook and I'll try to do a better job explaining. Interested? Leave a comment here or via email or via Facebook, letting me know what type of papercrafter you consider yourself to be (newbie, seasoned vet, casual, totally without any experience) and we'll see about getting the first one organized. Maybe if we are really keen we could even have one in November. But with the Hallowe'en crunch entering its final week and the start of the crazy Christmas season looming, we might not get started full force until into the new year.

Oh - one thing to remember. Pet allergies for those that might have them. If you have pets at your house and are open to hosting, be sure to mention your fur-babies. If you have allergies to the pets at the host for the month and can't attend but would still like to participate "long distance", we might be able to make arrangements to swap the shoebox supplies all the same.

On that note - I have two cats. I'm mildly allergic to them myself but obviously not that bad. I do seem to have very strong reactions to certain scents (candles, air fresheners, perfumes and the like) so....I don't do well around those but can usually control my itchy eyes with over the counter allergy drugs.

Project 15 - Week 1

Hi folks,

Nothing crafty from me today. But I am sharing a "self-improvement" project upon which I have decided to embark. I call it my "Project be a better housekeeper in just 15 minutes a day" or "Project 15" for short.

My friends and family have long been told to accept the fact that if they don't like my housekeeping skills they can either not visit or they can pick up something (like a mop or a broom or a dust-cloth) and help me where they think my skills are lacking.

You see, I have no problem cooking. I have no problem doing dishes. I have no problem doing laundry. Heck, I don't even mind scrubbing the toilets (weird I know, most people hate cleaning the toilets and we have three in our house). I even enjoy ironing but I like to let it build up so I can spend the entire Sunday afternoon doing it.

But I do tend to neglect other chores of which I am not so fond

  • vacuuming/sweeping: I find the act of vacuuming soothing. But I hate the noise. That's why we have two robotic vacuums that run when we aren't home on weekdays.
  • scrubbing the floor: my knees really can't take the kneeling. I do have kneepads but...well, they aren't that comfortable so I tend to sit on my butt when I scrub the floor....and my feet fall asleep. I have gotten better about mopping the floor though. I figure if I do it at least once a week I can kind of stay ahead of the full scale scrub with the scrub-brush on my hands and butt.
  • scrubbing the shower: the smell of the nasty chemicals really bothers my asthma. My sweetie does this for me and I am VERY grateful that he does. I have no problem cleaning the tub, however  (I try not to use nasty chemicals). So as long as it is done whenever I use the tub, no problem.
  • cleaning the oven and fridge: just because it is such a messy chore and takes so darn long. Spray the oven the night before, clean it the next day. I invariably wind up with chemical burns on my skin, even though I wear long sleeves and long rubber gloves. I always get the oven cleaner on me somewhere. And it hurts!
  • cleaning the windows: honestly, my other half does a better job than I do. I always manage to leave smudges. Grr...  More often than not, our windows have little nose smudges. Right about kitty cat height. 
  • dusting: I REALLY hate dusting. It is my most despised chore. EVER. That's why we keep the knick-knack clutter to a minimum in our house. And it is also why it is usually my sweetie who does the dusting. Not only does the dust make me sneeze but I really hate the smell of cleaners. Lemon Pledge is awful!

But, I've decided I really should try to get over the hated chores. If my Mom can be fighting cancer and still keep an impeccably tidy house, I can try to do better. 

So 15 minutes a day.....with my secret weapon.



The rules for Project 15 are pretty simple:
  • set the timer for 15 minutes
  • tackle a chore that you wouldn't normally do (i.e. for me, cooking dinner or doing dishes or laundry doesn't count towards my 15 minutes but dusting does!)
  • if it is a small chore and you finish in less than 15 minutes, you must start something else. 
  • if it is a bigger chore and takes longer than 15 minutes you CAN walk away and resume the next day. Or you can set the timer for another 15 minutes and continue. But you must do the full 15 minutes if you reset the timer.

What did I accomplish this first week of Project 15? Well, I did do a vacuuming day (the robots don't do stairs or cold air returns or ceiling fans) and I tackled this white elephant in our kitchen



Obviously this took more than 15 minutes. But when you break down cleaning two or three cubes (and their contents) in a 15 minute chunk of time, it becomes a much more approachable task.

Next up - the kitchen cupboards!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. And if you decide to do your own Project 15 - be sure to share!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

too many pumpkins

hi folks,

well I am back in Ottawa but have stayed out of my craft room except to quickly toss in some new stamps that came while I was away. It's just too messy to do anything in there right now....

but I did get busy with some pumpkins.....

twenty of them at our front door waiting to be carved on Hallowe'en weekend!



and one that got cracked on the drive home....



so....roasted pumpkin seeds for my sweetie and then made some pumpkin puree which was turned into...

Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Pie (I modded the recipe to do a crumble instead of just straight up pecans on top) before baking and before the crumble was added



The finished pie



some pumpkin spice cupcakes



and there's still about 2.5 cups of puree in the fridge. I'm thinking that these Pumpkin Drop Biscuits from Lauren's Latest might be tasty! or maybe some pumpkin risotto....or pumpkin ravioli....or ..... if anyone has any fave pumpkin recipes they would like to share. Just send them to me via my email link in the sidebar or link up in the comments.

hope you are all having a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by!

ps. please forgive the photo quality - these were all snapped with my phone and I've never quite got the hang of focusing the photos. I was just too lazy to get out my DSLR and edit photos for blogging...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Crop for Emily Picard - Nov 19

Hi folks,

I am back in Ottawa after my three week visit to Newfoundland. As I was catching up on my blog reading this morning I came across a post regarding a crop being held in Perth, Ontario (it's actually being organized by my dearly beloved's step-Mom) to help raise funds for a local family facing months of medical issues.

The details about the crop can be found at this link over at ScrapPaper - the Ottawa Scrapbooking Blog with some additional details about the family here.

Perth isn't very far from Ottawa - especially if you live in the West end like me, so please attend if you can. I'm going to check my schedule and will probably attend and try to make lots of cards that day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Rockabilly Birthday

Hi folks

back with the last of my scheduled card posts while I am on vacay. You won't see another new card from me now until after I get back to Ottawa.

This card is the one I made for my sister's birthday - which just happens to be today. Yep, she will be 39 (for the first time) today. I'm sure she will like this card as she is big fan of all the cards I make for her kids, especially the ones which feature the TGF cast of characters.




card details
finished size: 6x6 inches
stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Cheeky Rockabilly" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E57, E47, E49, R35, R37, R39)
patterned paper: Basic Grey Curio
layout: inspired by the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 126 (the spin was "starstruck" - I don't know. She DOES kind of look like the old style pinup girls don't you think?). I've left out a couple of the elements but the card kind of sticks to the basic sketch.


ta ta for now! Hope you are all having a great day....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Light the Night Walk 2011

Hi folks,

as some of you may know, I am currently in Newfoundland. I am spending some time with my Mom as she undergoes chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

She seems to be responding quite well to her treatment and is definitely in good spirits, considering. In fact, she is determined to keep doing everything she has always done....like making a fresh batch of home-made bread when her eldest daughter comes to visit...


Guess what I insisted on having for dinner the night Mom made this? You betcha! I had bread for dinner!!!

Anyways, on October 22nd, I will be joining some friends and co-workers for the Light the Night Walk 2011 in Ottawa, Canada. What is the "Light the Night Walk", you might ask? Well, this excerpt is from their site and offers a brief explanation:



Light The Night Walk: Taking Steps Toward CuresTM

Each year, in communities all across Canada, families, friends, neighbors and teams from local businesses and national companies come together for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Light The Night Walk events to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

Funds raised by walkers provide:

Lifesaving blood cancer research

Free educational materials and events for patients and their families

Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program

Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center

Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. Carrying illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - thousands of walkers - men, women and children - form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer.
Whether you're a cancer survivor, supporting someone who is battling cancer or have lost a loved one, please join us and help Light The Night.


So, if you are able to donate in support of this cause, please just click through this link to the Light the Night Walk 2011

On behalf of those affected by blood cancers, I offer my sincere thanks.

An Amplified Birthday

Hi folks,

back with another scheduled post!

This card is one I made for my nephew who celebrates his birthday on October 18th.



card details
finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches
stamped image: "Jack" from The Greeting Farm "Creepin" set coloured with Copic Markers (E53, E51, E50, E000, E00, E01, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, Y13, R24, R27, R29)
sentiment: Verve
patterned paper: Sassafras Amplify (bold, huh?)
layout: The Pixie Cottage Sketch #87


ta ta for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Sweet Anya Birthday

Hi folks,

back with yet another scheduled post!!!

Today's card is for another of my niece's who will celebrate her birthday while I am here in Newfoundland. Her birthday is not until Oct 12th but I think I am pretty safe posting her birthday card here a few days early.




card details

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Sweet Anya" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, W7, YG00, YG05, YG06, Y11, Y13, E34, E35, E37, B91, B93, B95), with accents on her outfit using my "clear star" gelly roll marker
  • patterned paper: Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl
  • layout: not really sure of the sketch source but once I track it down I'll update this post.
additional challenges for this card:
ta ta for now! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Anniversary to my parents

Hi folks,

back again with another scheduled post!

The timing of this visit to Newfoundland actually coincides with a busy month of occasions in my family -- all of which can be traced back to this particular date - October 4th. Today marks the occasion of when my parents were wed. This is the card I made for them (and gave to them on Sept 25 before my Dad set out to sea for the next month).




Actually, I made a card for MY sweetie as well, using this same design, before I left Ottawa for this trip. I'm sure that somewhere I have a photo - if not, then I'll be sure to post it when I get back to Ottawa.

card details




Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Love you both....more than words can say.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cards for Christian

hi folks,

since blog land and the stamping world are pretty small, most of you probably already know that Betty of Simply Betty Stamps recently received some devastating news regarding her son, Christian's, health. If you don't know the details, please stop by the Simply Betty Blog. If you are able, please make a donation to the family, buy some of Betty's delightfully quirkly images (rubber OR digi!!!)  or send Christian a little pick me up card.

Betty has even released a digi image that will be sent to everyone who makes a donation to the "Help Christian" Fund.  I'm looking forward to receiving mine and making a card when I finally get back to Ottawa.

ta ta for now.....

Let the voting begin

Hi folks!

Well it looks like my little princess card made it into Round 1 of the voting over at Practical Scrappers. If you think I deserve your vote - please drop by this post and leave a comment saying you are voting for Sheena B!

The details for voting can be found in this post.
Basically, you can vote every day for up to three different projects. That simple. Just go to the post containing the project for which you would like to vote! I'm in group three by the way!!!!

for the happy couple

Hi folks,

back with another scheduled post!

As some of you may know, Peggy aka "the boss lady" over at PaperWorksCo got married on October 1st to her beloved Mike in the most romantic of locations - Hawaii!

Since they were having a tropical destination wedding, I made them tropical wedding card in celebration of the happy event.




card details

Challenges for this card:


Congratulations Peggy and Mike! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A little birthday Princess

Hi folks,

back with another scheduled post! Hoping it goes live as planned.

For today's post, I have the card I made for my youngest niece. Her first birthday was on September 28th and, for once, I was actually here in Newfoundland for the occasion.

Since her birthday party (held yesterday) was a princess theme, I decided to make a princess birthday card.




card details

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Princess Anya" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, R81, R83, R85, E30, E31, E55), with accents on the tiara and wand using my "clear star" gelly roll marker
  • patterned paper: CTMH Daydream
  • layout: inspired by the September Sketch Challenge over at OneCrazyStamper.com. Of course, I omitted a few elements so....it isn't completely loyal to the sketch. I think I may have been in a bit of a rush and kind of forgot those other parts of the sketch.
I also submitted this to the call for a pink card over at Practical Scrappers....

ta ta for now! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hats Off to Miss Anya

Hi folks,

back with another scheduled post!

This is the card I made for my eldest niece for my visit to Newfoundland.





card details

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Hats Off" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, Y32, Y35, Y38, E50, E43, E42, E23, E25, E27, E29)
  • patterned paper: Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard. I must confess to hoarding these and being very reluctant to cut into them but...finally I did!
  • layout: well, I started out with the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog Which One Wednesday Sketch #11 but totally went off course as I wanted to do a square card and I wanted somewhere for Miss Anya to perch ever so daintily. But, I'm happy with how it turned out anyways....
additional challenges for this card
ta ta for now! Thanks for stopping by! Can you believe that it is already October? Do you know what that means? Today is World Card Making Day and for the first time I WON'T be spending my day making cards. I'm in Newfoundland with no crafty supplies WHAT-SO-EVER! I hope the rest of you get to have some paper-crafting fun today!