Stampin' Royalty . Please hop on over to se see what the fabulous Design Team has created. Anyway, this card was created by stamping the image on Whisper White cardstock in Versa Mark and clear emossed with embossing powder and a heat gun. Then I used sponge daubers to add colour to the stamped images. Next I trimmed it down and matted it on a frame made with the Tulip Embossing folder. Finally I added the pompom trim and sentiment and popped them up on stampin dimensionals.This week we have a recipe challenge over at
The Fun Stuff:
1. Stamps - Nature Walk, Fifth Avenue Floral, Easter Blossoms
2. Ink - Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
3. Paper - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango
4. Accessories - Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Pompom Trim
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Aren't these adorable. They were created by the talented Monica Chan. Check out her blog http://www.papercottage.blogspot.com/ She used the adorable Create a Cupcake set and matching punch to make these adorable cards. The colours are Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, and Early Espresso
Saturday, March 26, 2011
So we've been down in California this past week. I've now got TONS of photos to scrap. It's going to be soooooooooooo easy with My Digital Studio. As I have MDS on my laptop here with me, its so easy to start scrappin' right now. And with such an adorable photo of my son, I just couldn't resist. Brad and Connor found these airplanes in the dollar bin and once Connor figured it out, he's been super excited to play with them. I just love the look of pure joy on his face.
Friday, March 25, 2011
This page was whipped up using My Digital Studio and the newest 2011 Notable Desktop Calendar kit. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the paper in this kit. I added a few embellishments and let the photos take centre stage.
Anyway, I FINALLY convinced Brad to move. We found a house that we LOVE, and it's in the school catchment area that we want, and it's only 5 blocks away from where we are now, so we don't have to leave our neighbourhood. It's also on a short, flat, cul-de-sac, with a park and playground at the end. The house is much bigger than our current one, and is better for so many reasons that I can't list them all here. But the real kicker, the one that pushed Brad over the edge, is that the house does NOT need any work. Nope, no paint, or anything. Every other move we've done has been into a real dump that needed a lot of work. It was always about what this new house could be. This house we have just bought is all about what it is now. The only room that needs work is my new craft room. And I'm so excited to mold it into my dream room that I can't explain it all here.
So back to the page above...
We bought the new house without having sold our current house. We then needed to clean up our house, tear down a shed from the backyard, and list and sell our house - FAST. Part of the process was to get our house ready for an Open House and to have professional photos taken to post on the web on our realtor's website. So we rented one of those portable containers and they put it on our driveway and we filled it with all the crap that we have, but dont' need. We posted the shed on Craigslist for free and some guys came and tore it down in 3 days. Then our realtor had the photographer in and - voila - we got the photos above.
Our house has never looked so good. It's nothing special from the outside, but those hardwood floors, and that new kitchen that Brad put in, really helped. In fact, we listed the house, had a few opens, and sold it in 8 days - for more than we asked for it. - WHEW!
So now we wait until the end of April to move into our new house. One of these days I'm going to put together a series of pages to show all the homes we have had and all the work that Brad, my Dad, and Brad's brother have done (oh yeah, and I cut a mean tile on the wet saw too) and show everone what we have accomplished. If you have made it to the end of this, thanks for listening. Hope you enjoyed my page.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The embellishments are ribbons in Bashful Blue and Bermuda Bay and then I topped it all off with an Antique Brad. Click here to find out how I coloured in the flowers.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This great little swap was one I received at Vancouver Regionals last month. Unfortunately there is no stamp on the back of it, so I am unable to credit the person who made this. The truly unique thing about this card is the little medallion. Below is a closeup. This was made with 2 circles punched from the Love Letter DSP. The top layer was scrunched up and distressed to create some texture. A brad was punched into the middle to secure it to the card. The background was stamped first and then sent through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder. I really like this little swap.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Here's another fabulous Vancouver Swap made by one of our own Stampin' Royalty goddesses, Jennifer Picard. Below I have quoted her description from her blog about this swap. For more details check out her blog at http://www.anewinkonlife.com/
"This card is definitely Clean and Simple and so very different from my other swap card; told you I have a hard time creating many of the same thing:
This is a super fun colour combination of Elegant Eggplant, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. For the layout of this card there was a lot of "white space" so to add a little interest I randomly stamped the flower from Itty Bitty Bits (which you can get for FREE with a qualifying Sale a Bration order :) in Peach Parfait Ink. The Elegant Eggplant strip was embossed with Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and I attached a scalloped strip (created using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch) of Certainly Celery under it.
The flower was made with the Fancy Flower Punch and I then stamped the coordinating For You Flower (which you could also get for FREE :) on Whisper White with Elegant Eggplant Ink. Rather than punching out the full flower I just punched out the center with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. To finish it off I stamped the word "thanks" from Fabulous Pharses and attached a cute matching Flower Bitty Button."
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone. For me, St. Patrick's Day is often not celebrated. But when I got married and took the Irish name FARRELL, I knew it was now part of my family heritage. I don't usually give St. Patrick's Day cards, but I did give my hubby the one I made last week for Stampin' Royalty. Purple and Green were our wedding colours after all. But this week I decided to post a swap that I got at Vancouver Regionals. This card was created by Carolyn Blackbourn.
1. Stamps - Lucky Shamrock, So Happy For You - saleabration
2. Paper - Basic Blakc, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Fist Edition DSP
3. Ink - Garden Green
4. Accessories - Basic Black Satin ribbon, Scallop Circle 2 3/8 inch punch, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, Basic Rhinestone, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This week at Stampin' Royalty we have a recipe challenge for you. Click here to check out what the Design Team has come up with. This week the challenge is to TEXTURIZE. What this means is 'bring on the dry embossing'. I used the 'Vintage Wallpaper' Textured Impressions Folder. This card was cased from the Stampin' Up Demonstrator Website. I saw a fabulous card made with some Sneak peek materials from the upcoming Summer Mini. Anyway, I took this layout and decided to make my own. I pulled out some retired paper and pulled the colours from it. The flower was made with the Boho Blossoms punch. I really roughed up the edges of the flowers and layered them over each other and came up with this cute flower. I'm going to have to try this technique again.
The Fun Stuff:
1. paper - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Rose Red
2. Ink - Early Espresso
3. Stamps - Teeny Tags
4. Punches - Scallop Trim Border, Boho Blossoms, Wide Label, Tiny Tag
5. Accessories - Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder, Sending Love Epoxy Brads
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
So here's a great little gift card holder that I whipped up for a friend of mine. This little box was off the clearance rack at SU. I used the Nursery Suite Quick Accents to make this card. All off these embellishments are stickers except for the ribbon and the top note cut out.
Inside the box I left a bit of red sticky tape on the lid where the gift card can be attached. The fold out card lies in the bottom. This card is for a group shower gift, so there's lots of room for people to write a message. We don't know if she's having a boy or a girl, so I tried to use a lot of the green and yellow bits. This whole card took me about 20 minutes to make. Gotta love those Quick Accent Stickers!