Friday, July 18, 2014

Forever and Always

 Here's a cute card I made for an upcoming wedding we are attending.  I know that the bride loves purple.
I cut out the ampersand with my Silhouette Cameo, and I cut out the window using a die from Stampin' Up!
To make those little rows of sequins, I put down strips of double sided tape and then used tweezers to carefully lie down each sequin one by one - it took a bit of time.
I then used a paper piercer to pop the holes around the border and hand stitched the edges
The sentiment is a stamp from Stamping up.  I cut it out using a paper cutter first, and then craft scissors to make the flag ends.  Then I cut it in half to take out the & on the stamp.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Colour Q Challenge #250

Can you believe that Colour Q is having their 250th challenge???  Crazy I know.

I absolutely LOVE this colour combo.  You have a choice of using black and white and one of the colours from the dress, OR all of the colours from the dress - I chose the latter.  Hop on over to the Colour Q to see what the DT have come up with.

I had this adorable photo of my daughter and I taken last week.  We did a tour of one of the local mines.  It was a copper mine but they closed down in the 1970's and then reopened as a museum about 10 years later.  I have driven by this mine a million times as it's on the way to Whistler, our local ski destination, but I had never been there before.   It was fun!

I also happened to have just bought this great kit "Girls Time Out from" Pixels and Co.  Talk about perfect timing.

 I also used this template from Fiddle Dee Dee Designs to put it all together.

Thanks again for stopping by today!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Soccer Flame

Here's a little Thank You card I whipped up a few months back for Teagan's soccer coach.  I found the image through MS word and I coloured it with markers.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Colour Q Challenge #249

Although my son's 8th birthday was a few months ago, I finally found a colour combo that I thought worked well with these photos of him in his red shirt.  Hop on over to Colour Q and check out the fabulous creations from the Design Team.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Birthday Bow

Here's a cute card I made to add to my birthday stash.I decided to try out some cool paper I picked up while in California and made a few birthday cards.  
The stamps are from a Hampton Art/ Echo Park die cut set from Sizzix.  
I pulled together some ribbon and buttons from my stash, and some small acccessories from the dollar bin at Michael's.

As with all birthday cards - I'm linking up with the challenge this week over at Seize the Birthday.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Colour Q Challenge #247

We have a bold colour challenge for you over at the Colour Q this week.

I whipped up this little page with Photoshop and the kits below.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tiny 3D Camper Tutorial

When I first saw Deena Rutter's cutting files for the Scenic Route line, I knew that I wanted to turn this little camper into a 3D project.

So I've been planning this little project for a few months now.  And although I love my silhouette machine dearly, it has been a while since I last used it.  So when I sat down to create this little cutie last week, I could not find the power cord for my Silhouette.  So after a bit of tears and screaming, I pulled it together and decided to create a tutorial without a cutting machine - GASP!  I know, just a bit revolutionary in today's world right?  So how to do this without a cutting machine???  Well, it's not as difficult as you might think.  You do need a good pair of scissors though...


- I used Deena's Scenic Route Cutting Files Vol. 1, and the Every Little Bit Daydream Paper Pack

- Adhesive - Tombo Tape and Sookwang Sticky Tape - make sure you use a strong tape

- Card Stock - Black, Grey, and Vanilla

- White printer paper

- Craft Scissors,

- Paper Cutter

- Ruler

- Pencil


1. So the first thing I did was to take the jpeg files of this cute little camping trailer, and put them in photoshop to create a photo like below, and then I printed it out on white paper.

 2.  The rest of the directions are printed right on the photos below.