Monday, March 30, 2009

I did it again!

So get ready for it. I wasn't kidding when I said I made this card several times over in several colour schemes. This one was made with the retired Green Tea DSP. Colours used were Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Old Olive and Certainly Celery. The ribbon is from Mike's. Again, thanks to Andrea Walford for the idea. This card definitely my favourite of the bunch.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Bit Of A Frenzy

I sat down today to make a bunch of cards. I decided to use the same pattern and change up the colours. Thanks again to Andrea Walford for the pattern. This palette was from the Sweet Always DSP. I used Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pirouette Pink and Pretty in Pink. The stamp set is One Of A Kind.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Drinks by the Pool...

This layout was created for a challenge at a local scrapbooking store. You needed to do a multi-photo layout with flowers, a 3D item and a circle element. The photos were from our recent holiday in Palm Springs. Unfortunately I did not get a good photo of Teagan looking at the camera with her sunglasses on which was what I was trying to do when I took these photos. Anyway, so I tried to pull colours from the photos for the layout. The colours in the paper are Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I'm not a big Orange fan, but I felt that I needed to use orange as Teagan's sippy cup was the inspiration for the title. Orange and pink led me naturally to the Always DSP. Chocolate Chip was a natural for the photo matting. The letters were punched out with the Big Shot, as were most of the flowers. The blue embelishments and the butterflies were from Mike's and the circle embelishments I found in Palm Springs and they are from K&Co. The brads and eyelets are from my stash. I also used the top note die for the title. The journalling was printed off my computer and inked with Pumpkin Pie. It took me absolutely hours to do this project and I almost gave up, but then I pulled in the turquoise colour and it all fell into place.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

One of a Kind Birthday

This is another card I CASE'd from Andrea Walford. Again, I completely changed the colour scheme and used the Hand Drawn bundle level 3 hostess set. The colours are again, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Blue Bayou, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. The flourish is an old rub-on I had lying around. I stamped the cupcake image and then used my blender pens and ink to colour in the design. The candle was punched out with a punch and coloured with stampin' write markers. The cupcake was popped up with dimensionals.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

For You

This is a card I CASE'd from Andrea Walford. I completely changed the colour scheme and used the DSP and flower stamp from the level three hostess set Hand Drawn Bundle. The colours in this card are Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron and Whisper White. First I cut the various papers and then decided that the white cardstock at the top of the card needed 'something' so I created this DSP with the flower stamp and 3 types of ink. The stamp set is One of a Kind. The vase was punched out with the oval punch and then the bottom was cut off.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant

These 2 colours are one of my favourite combinations. The basis of this card is from a set by Martha Stewart. I made these cards as thank you cards for my girlfriend who got married last year. The Thank You stamp comes from Michael's and the background image is from a local scrapbooking store.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Flower Punch Birthday

I started this card by focusing on this years In Colors. I decided to use this DSP and Kiwi Kiss cardstock as my base. Then I stamped the flowers from the Polka Dot Punches set in Chocolate Chip ink and then I punched them out with the matching punches. I used chocolate chip ribbon as well. The buttons are from the button boquet.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baby Card

This card was made using a pre-embossed card from DCWV. I rubbed lavendar chalk over the embossing in order to bring up the images. The stamp is from Mike's and I used elegant eggplant ink on lovely lavendar paper. The blue is soft sky. I stamped the flowers in lovely lavendar, elegant eggplant, and soft sky. The flower images are from various SU sets. The ribbon comes from Mike's too.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hoppy Memories

When the new catalogue came out in January, I fell in love with all the new Simply Scrappin' kits. I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. Above are a few layouts that I designed using the Hoppy Memories kit. I have to admit that I normally don't like the colour orange, but I think it really adds something to this kit. I am planning to use these layouts for pictures of my son and my nephews. These layouts were done with only products in the kits alone.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baby Scrapbook

Here's a page I made for a Challenge at a Scrap Arts, a local scrapbooking store. This is for their April Challenge. The required elements are:
one baby photo, 2 patterned papers, hand-stitching, ribon, buttons, and journaling.
I started with my all-time favourite baby photo of my daughter (and I). She's a week old and almost smiling. She looks so peaceful. Next I dug out some baby girl paper from SEI that I've been saving for a while. This paper is double sided and I had 4 different styles, so I flipped and flopped it until I found the right colour combination. Then I found that my new sale-a-bration So Saffron ribbon matched perfectly. The next challenge was hand stiching. Now I am terrible at hand stitching. But I took out my Cutterbee and ran it over the paper in a wavy line, and then I used the indentations as a guide to hand stich the flower stem. I took some white flowers and dyed them with SU ink (apricot appeal and blush blossom) I stamped the leaves with mellow moss from the Itty Bitty Buds set (my new FAVOURITE set). The buttons were partially from SU and partially from my stash. The title 'magical' is a metal label from the dollar store. I used the label to inspire my journaling which I printed out from the computer. It reads "I never imagined that being a parent could be so magical. Teagan Louise at one week old." I used my nestabilities for the label.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Direct CASE

I cased this card from Paper Vernissage. I changed up the colours to Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, and Apricot Appeal. I've had Itty Bitty Buds for quite a while, and once I saw the card I cased I felt totally inspired. The whisper white was run through the cuttlebug folder. The ribbon is Kiwi Kiss. I have to adkmit that I liked this card so much I made 8 copies of it. TFL

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Crimped Envelopes

OK so I admit I went a bit crazy with these cards. But they are soooooooo easy to make. I made all 6 of these in less than an hour. I tried them in the cuttlebug first, and then I crimped them. So they aren't as nice as I'd like them to be, but I now know that I need to use SU envelopes and to crimp first and then cuttlebug.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Envie gift card

So here's another crimped envelope card. I made this one for work. We are having a contest this week where we are giving away one gift card a day in a draw. So I made these little gift card holders for the crimped envelope.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More Pages...

So here are some more pages from Heather's birthday album. Again, I made the layouts on Smilebox, and then printed them out and mounted them on DSP. Most of the pictures in this post were taken when Heather and I went to Hawaii the first year I was teaching (OMG that's 17 years ago - wow does time fly)

Monday, March 9, 2009

I cannot BELIEVE this!

So just when I thought that my snow shovelling days were done for the year, I looked out my window yesterday afternoon and saw this...

Can you believe it? We got more than 3 inches of snow on the back porch. Fortunately, it started melting right away. See in Vancouver, most people don't even buy snow tires, but this year has been ridiculous.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Splitcoast Challenge

Well I finally decided I was up to the task and have attempted a Splitcoast Challenge. This weeks Technique lovers challenge was to make a crimped envelope card. It was sooooooooooo easy. Check here for the tutorial. Instead of crimping my envelope, I sent it through the cuttlebug. I also cased the idea for the inside of the card from papervernissage. I really thought that Itty Bitty Buds was a stampset I wouldn't use (seeing as I had to choose a hostess set) but now I'm totally inspired. Check here again, for other ideas as I post them.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Pages From Sakinaw Lake

So here are a few more pages from my mini scrapbook for Heather. These photos were taken about 8 years ago at her family cabin on Sakinaw Lake. The colours used in this album were Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, River Rock, and Lovely Lilac. The photo layouts were done on They are sooooo easy to do. Basically you digitally insert your photos, add your own text, and voila! I printed them out in a 13x13cm or 10x10cm size. They fit on this chipboard book perfectly like this. I used tons of different coloured DSP and Tea Party DSP. The ribbons are from the new Sale-a-bration catty. The flowers are stickers from the dollar store. I also used some Nestabilities dies and my oval and corner rounder punches.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A gift for Heather

I made this album for my girlfriend Heather. It's her birthday today! Here's the cover. I used a chipboard book, and I inked the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink. I used chocolate chip and certainly celery DSP to cover the page. I used Nestabilities to cut the label, and used glitter stickers for Heather's name. The flowers are cut from Tea Party DSP. I inked the edges and curled them. Then I attached the rhinestone brad's and attached them to the cover with crystal effects. I used the jumbo eyelets and So Saffron ribbon (from SAB catalogue) to bind the book.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Retired SU sets for sale

I have some retired SU sets for sale
$10 - Seasonal Icons
$30 - In The Spotlight
$35 - Happiness Always
$20 - On the Spot
$12 - Birthday Whimsy
$20 - Fall Flair
$12 - Lots of Thoughts
Please contact me if you are interested in any of them

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So I actually sat down tonight to make some cards. It's been a rough weekend. Report cards were due on Monday, and on friday my computer just stopped working. The screen went black and nothing worked to fix it. Needless to say, Saturday was spent trying to get the silly thing fixed. Thankfully the Geek Squad figured out the problem and my DH was able to fix it himself. So I didn't actually blow up the motherboard as was originally thought, and my report cards were NOT lost in the shuffle. My husband...My hero!
So I digress... the cards were made for my dear friend Heather. She has a significant birthday coming up this week. As well, about a month ago she told me she was pregnant with twins! So I finally got down to making her a congratulations card. Both cards were made with embossed cards from DCWV. I applied ink to both of them. The birthday card didn't really photograph well, but I used Pirouette Pink in the direct to paper technique and then used the Sweet Always paper to make the present. I used making memories sticky letters to put on her name and the magic number and I applied some Martha Stewart glitter to give the letters some bling! Heather is a glitter addict, so I knew that this was the right way to go. The baby card used the Big on Spring stamp set from last years' Occasions Mini, and I coloured in the letters and onesie with my SU markers, and then applied opaque glitter with my two way glue pen. I applied Lovely Lavendar ink by sponging it on to the card. I used my nesties for the scalloped rectangle and ovals. I used the "That's Funny" stamp set on the interior of the card and coloured them in with my SU markers. The photographic memory sentiment is soooo appropriate for Heather. She remembers EVERYTHING. Heather and I have known each other for 2o years and there are a few things I wish she could forget. But I have struggled with 'Baby Brain' since I first got pregnant, so maybe she will too. We'll see. Anyway, I had a lot of fun making these cards because I spent the time remembering a lot of funny things that have happened to Heather and I in the past, and I'm looking forwards to playdates in the future.

Monday, March 2, 2009


This class allows you to make a Mini Flip Album in YOUR CHOICE of colours. You pick the Designer Series Paper you like and make a flip album from it with the coordinating cardstock.

What you get:
A 16 page mini album which holds 16 pictures.
Your choice of DSP
3 colours of coordinating cardstock

AND If you enjoy the class I will send you home with enough materials to make another 2 mini albums for an additional $15
That’s 3 albums for $30!!!!

For another $15.00 You can get 2 types of adhesive which you can take home with you.
Otherwise please bring your own adhesive and scoring tool with you.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wedding Class

Would you like to get some ideas for an upcoming wedding? Are you going to make your own invitations or party favours? Then this class is for you.


Cost includes
Designer Series Paper,
Coordinating cardstock
Organza Ribbon
Filigree Brad
Eyelets and Brad

Techniques you will learn
Gatefold card
Trifold card
Pocket card
Pyramid box
Use of Big Shot!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mar 26 Pacific