Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Today was one of only a few days I had off and I wanted to play with my new Cricut! (thanks Mom). I actually knew about it a while ago so I ordered the close to my heart cartridge so today I finally got to play!! Also we got some beautiful wrapping paper from DH's sister and I just HAD to make some cards with it!! Soooo here is what I have done today :)
I also used ribbon that was around some of her gifts! The rest are all close to my heart stamps and roses made with the cricut and shapes made on the cricut! I love them all! Which one is your favourite?

I also got a new camera from my Honey :) thanks darling!! I LOVE IT!

Monday, 19 December 2011

More Christmas Cards

I have been making tons of Christmas Cards....I am not so good at loading them :( But I have take pictures so here are some more....Most supplies are from Close to my heart....except the house mouse stamp and stampin up embossing folders :)

I hope you like them, and maybe get some inspiration :)
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Card workshop

This last weekend was our 4th annual Christmas Card workshop that Anita (my sister consultant) and I organize. We focus on a different technique for each card and different stamp sets so that there is a nice variety :)
Here are the 4 that Anita designed The first one uses the Holiday wishes stamp only available in Nov.
 this one focuses on embossing and glitter with the tannenbaum stamp set.
 This cute Santa is from the Believe workshop on the go and uses the Kraft borders (retired) and spray pen.
 This beautiful snowflake was stamped with the "snowfakes" stamp set and cut out with the cricut machine.
and here are the 4 that I designed. If you have any questions please feel free to email or comment :) My first card was inspired by another consultant and uses the remarkable wreath stamp set and liquid applique.

 This card uses the Glory to God stamp set and features the cracked glass technique.
 This card uses the shaving cream technique to create the background! Lots of fun :) and the Winter Joy!

 This supper cute reindeer is from the stamp set Bundled Buddies. We coloured him with water colour pencils and used liquid glass on his nose, eye, hat, hoofs and bum dots :)
What do you think? Which ones are your favorites?

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My "other" hobbie

Like an onion I have many layers :) One of the things I do and read about other that cards and scrapbooking is money management! One of the Blogs I read regularly is Enemy of Debt and sponsored by Life Insurance Finder the life insurance comparison experts” They have a $500 giveaway for posting your "Debt Free bucket list" Sooooo here it is :)

1. Go to Hawaii during Ironman and assist (one day I would love to race)
2. Run the Great wall of China marathon
3. Not have to work shift work so that I can focus on training more
4. Go See the Tour de France
5. Buy my honey a sailboat

Of course I would save for retirement and pay for all 5 kids to go to College or University but those are my "dreams" the other 2 I plan on doing!

Go ahead and enter and comment here and let me know if you did! Who couldn't use $500!!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

holiday magic meets sonoma

Today I wanted to try for a vintage feel but still work with the oct. stamp of the month. I also wanted to use the sonama paper pack and combine the two. here are two ideas. which do you like best? Hoping they are good enough for club tomorrow night. :) First one is stamped in smokey plum, hard to see...taking pictures at night isnt the best.
The second one the sleigh is gold embossed and uses gold brads.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

What I have been working on

Well I have been working on some craft fair items, some Christmas cards, and of course some thanksgiving cards. Here they are :) Life is good altered composition book using the Sophia paper pack. I got the inspiration from one of the other CTMH ladies. If I find it again I will link it here.
 Another altered Journal. I used the september stamp of the month, the Typeset paper pack, pennant alphabet stamp set.
 Another altered Composition book with the Miracle paper pack. This one is my fav.!
 This Altered compostion book uses the Olivia paper pack and the stickies.

 This Altered Comosition book uses the last of my retired paper. A trip to Disney anyone?

 A simple Christmas card using Kraft cardstock and the new Bundled buddies stamp set.
 Some thanks giving cards! Since it is this weekend I need to get moving :) Love the Dreamin paper pack and the new remarkable wreath stamp set.
Ok so as a follow up, here is me with my "booth" set up! LOL I actually did really well at this sale :)

Monday, 26 September 2011


Sometimes inspiration comes in the stangest places! I just needed this today :)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Wedding Invitation and guest book

My Aunt is getting married soon and I offered to make her invitations! Here is what we decided on....

and this is the guest book that I have made as a gift to co-ordinate. Now to make the gift box :)

what do you think?

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

New Idea Book Party

When Close to my Heart comes out with a new Idea Book it is definatly time to have a party! So tomorrow night is my night. I am hosting a "back to class" party....back to scrapbook class that is :)
These are some cards made with the amazing new stamp set called pair-a-phrase that you can get for free with an order of $85. I love the variety of this set!! I used the olivia paper pack which is retired now.
here is a close up of some of the them.

I hope you like them and it inspires you to make some cards :)

Friday, 5 August 2011

Blakes Birthday Card

This card started out as something completly different :) The robot image is not close to my heart but everything else is :) the paper pack is Fan Fair using outdoor denim, cranberry and sky ink colours. The stamp set is called Party pennants c1429 :)

we are off to camp now :) Hope to get more done soon :)

Saturday, 2 April 2011

lucky birthday card

My Honey has a birthday coming up so today the kids and I decided to make him a card :)
Here is mine with the lucky papers, accents and x-treame stamp set.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Welcome Baby

I made this baby card today for several challeges :) The first was for Heart 2 Heart a baby challenge, and I used the sketch 323 on splitcoast stampers and there was a tutorial there for ruffled ribbon. I used the sophia paper pack, polka Dot alphabet and friendship blessings stamp sets.

Thanks for the lift

My Honey said he needed a thank you card and I have had this idea for a while. So I saw this card in paper crafts magazine (march/april 2011) and knew I wanted to lift here is the paper craft card....
And Here is the the card that I made using Over the rainbow stamp set............

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

chairs to you and Mojo Monday

some things I have been playing around with...May stamp of the month "Chairs to you" with the Miracle paper and Bliss paper packs. I stamped the chair twice and cut out the one on patterend paper. Very easy to do and I love how it looks :) Oh and the first one is a sketch from Mojo monday this week :)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Mojo Monday 181

Hello :)
Its Friday and the first day of march break and I finally had inspiration to make a card for mojo Monday sketch challenge. I wanted to use the new lucky paper pack from CTMH so my card is very masculine in nature, but that is good since I don't have many men cards. I hope you like :)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Easter Bunny :)

Hello! I wanted to play with the colour challenge over at Heart To Heart and I have several easter cards to make so I use Bunny Love and the holligans and sohia paper packs. Also an older sketch at split coast stampers :) Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

scrapbook layouts

This weekend I was a Geneva Park in Rama for a scrapbook retreat hosted by my friend Lori. It was just what I needed since I struggle with scrapbooking, cards I find are 2 layouts I finsished completly. I did other stuff, taught a card class, finished journalling, made some sympathy cards and some Bliss cards.....but anyway here they are :)