The Stamps I Use

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Crop & Create - Colour Suite Challenge

Hi folks,

well, this weekend I attended the Crop & Create Ottawa Event hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today.  I was quite excited to be attending even though none of my crafty pals were able to join me. I'm absolutely exhausted today so I am keeping this post short. I had 3 hours of sleep Friday night and 2 spurts of 3 hours of sleep each this morning so....yawn.....lucky I had this post sitting in draft mode.

As part of the event, there were several challenges which were pre-posted so we could gather up our supplies, work on them at the crop or finish them ahead of time. It's a nice mix of challenges - for both scrap-bookers and card-makers. I stuck to my strength - card-making. The scrap-booking challenges are definitely good ones but scrap-booking is definitely not my area of expertise.

The Colour Suite challenge is suited to either scrap-bookers OR card-makers. Simply create a project using the following colour palette:



As luck would have it, my dear friend Tanya had gifted me with a collection of papers and embellishments from My Mind's Eye that contains exactly these colours! Sweet!

Here's the card I made:


card details:


additional challenges for this card:

I'd love to chat about the fun that was had at Crop & Create but I truly am pooped. I imagine I'll have some stuff to share in the next week once I find time to unpack and photograph the projects I was working on or completed at the event. I took part in three fantastic classes and, you know me, I didn't finish a single thing from those classes. I DID get three of my own cards finished and started colouring several other images which need to be finished up and turned into cards.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Day - TGFSC31

Hi folks,

The next several weeks are filled with birthdays and anniversarys in my family so you should be seeing quite a few posts from me on the old blogarooni in the next month or so. I know I have done several posts in the last couple of days. I could have spread them out over the next few days but I am going to be busy getting ready for Crop & Create Ottawa so I'm just getting these all out of the way ahead of time.

Up first in the line-up of family occasions is a card for my sister's youngest daughter. She is going to be all of two years old on Friday (her eldest child will be eighteen exactly a month later!)




card details:
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Viva La Verve September Week 4

Hi folks,

Just wrapping up the last of my posts for the Viva La Verve challenges over at SplitCoastStampers.

Here is the sketch for the Week 4 challenge:



and here are my two cards. The first one uses the same orientation as the sketch:



But for the second one, I rotated it 90 degrees. I think I actually like this one better.




card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base, red card stock accents
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny "Enchanted" 
  • stamps: Verve "Kind Words"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, EK Success Scalloped Scallops punch

I'm thinking that for the October Viva La Verve I will FINALLY be switching to a different theme. Maybe it's time to get back into making my Christmas cards! I recently picked up a bunch of new to me Verve Christmas stamps so.......


Thanks for stopping by!


Viva La Verve September - Week 3

Hi folks,

So there was a change in my plans for this week. I unexpectedly had Tuesday and Wednesday off from work. It was for a good reason - dearly beloved's Dad and brother were at our house getting a start on replacing all of the shingles. Yesterday I provided ground-level support but today I was able to squeeze in some craft room time.

I took the chance to finish up my cards for the last two Viva La Verve Challenges over on SplitCoastStampers.

Here is the sketch for the Week 3 challenge:



and here are my two cards. The first one for my sweetie....




 The second one for my stash for my black/white/red card side project



card details:
  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base, red card stock accents
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny "Enchanted" , edges distressed with Memento Tuxedo Black
  • stamps: Verve "Stronger Love", "Great Friend"
  • gems from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, Martha Stewart punch around the page, Corner rounder punch

additional challenges for these cards:
Oh, and once again, Katie is hosting the second {created by you} linky party over at her blog. Be sure to link up YOUR projects this week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Viva La Verve September Week 2

Hi folks,

Back again today with my next two cards for the September Viva La Verve Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.

Here is the sketch for the Week 2 challenge:



and here are my two cards:



For this one, I switched up the orientation of the sketch just a little.




card details:
additional challenges for these cards:


Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Viva La Verve September Week 1

Hi folks,

As usual, I am playing along with the Viva La Verve challenges over at SplitCoastStampers - and yes, once again I am adding to my stash of black, white and red cards for my little side project.

Here is the sketch for the Week 1 challenge:



and here are my two cards.

This one is being set aside for my special project.



And this one was sent to my parents for their 43rd wedding anniversary on October 4th.




card details:
  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base, red card stock accents
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny "Enchanted" 
  • stamps: Verve "Lean on Me""Stronger Love", "With Love"
  • paper roses and gems from my stash
  • Smooch ink to colour the hearts on the second card
  • Spellbinders dies; Lacey Circles, Petite Circles and a couple of different Labels 
I am linking this up to the first {Created by You} linky party over at Created by Katie - just for fun....if you have been creative this past week,  you should as well!

Additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

For a little princess

Hi folks,

since I made cards for my nieces and nephew in Newfoundland for back-to-school, I could not leave out the youngest (she's not quite two years old yet).

Here's the card I made for her:



card details:

additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit!

edited to add: some of the comments mentioned the red on this card. I should clarify - the mats are actually more of a dark bright pink - I think the colour is just a touch off in the picture, making it look more red than it actually is.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back to school - again!

Hi folks

I'm back with another of the back to school cards. This one for my eldest niece who, at the ripe old age of 17, is starting college this year (she won't be 18 until the end of October). Those  of you who are frequent visitors will recognize the image - I used the same one (coloured differently) for a card for one of my other nieces as well.




card details:


additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for taking the time to pop by for a visit! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Getting my Geek on!

Hi folks,

I'm back today with another back to school card for one of my nieces.

For this one I used Freshly Made Sketch #50 (too late to include in the challenge link as I forgot the deadline was Monday but that's okay!)


 


card details:



additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for taking the time to visit!

Monday, September 3, 2012

CPS281 - well it started that way

Hi folks,

I managed to get myself into the craft room again today - though I wasn't really all that keen. Kind of had the ho-hums - tethered to the house because of being on pager duty AND my dearly beloved is battling a nasty cold/flu.

I did finish up a couple more of the back-to-school cards.

For this one I STARTED out with the CPS281 sketch for this week....



but I kind of ... drifted. The central horizontal panel wound up a little bigger ... okay, a LOT bigger.



And here's a detail shot so you can see the popped up stars. The base star/rainbow is popped up and then a second star has been popped up on top of that.




card details:

additional challenges for this card:
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Going Places

Hi folks,

when Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps released their first Kraft Klubhouse set "Going Places", I just had to have it. But it is kind of sad that I am just now getting around to inking up one of the images, months later!

All three of the images in the set had special significance for me and, when I do get around to inking up the other two, I'll explain the reason for each of them. For now, I HAD to have this image because I thought it would be perfect a card for my dearly beloved's Mom.

Here's the card I made for her birthday



I have to say, I am VERY pleased with the red hair. Granted, dearly beloved's Mom is more of a strawberry blonde but I thought a little punch up on the colour would be okay.

card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 CTMH Kraft card stock base, black card stock for matting, CTMH Cranberry card stock for accent
  • patterned papers: CTMH Cruisin' (I have the workshop on the go collection but I don't think it is available any longer though the B&T Duos papers can now be purchased at a discounted price)
  • stamped image: Kraftin' Kimmie "Going Places". Coloured with Copic Markers (skin: E000, E00. Hair: E95, E11, YR14, E08, YR24, E97, E99. Car: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, Y11. Clothing & Accessories: BG70, BG72). CTMH Liquid Glass for the windshield.
  • sentiment: Verve "Small Phrases"
  • CTMH Cranberry brads
  • Spellbinders Labels One
Challenges for this card:


As always, thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to School with September SFYTT

Hi folks,

bright and early this morning - okay maybe not bright as the sun was not yet up, but definitely early, I found myself heading into the craft room at 6am to FINALLY get around to working on some cards for my nephew and nieces. I usually make end of school year cards for them but this year my colouring mojo just wasn't into it. So, the images that I STARTED colouring back in July are now being finished in September as back to school cards.

Last night, Jen Del Muro previewed the September SFYTT for her Facebook followers so I knew exactly which sketch I wanted to use for this card for my nephew.

Here's the sketch:



and here's the card:


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Sunflower card stock base
  • patterned papers: Jillibean Soup "Atomic Soup"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm's "Oliver and Amelia - Little Dreamer", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E50, E51, E53, E55, Y38, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG23, YG25, YG13, YG17), CTMH Heavenly Blue sponged sky
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles
  • CTMH Sunflower brads

Challenges for this card: