Thursday, July 2, 2015

Winner Winner !!!

Winner of our Stampington & Co. . draw is..... Nicki !!! ....
Watch for it as Stampington has put it in the mail for you already.

I would like to thank everyone who put their name in the draw ! 

If you are looking for inspiration - then check out Take Ten or many of the other magazines that Stampington offers.

 https://stampington.com/publications




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tree Deco Pages

I don't know why...but I struggled with this theme.  Took me forever to come up with this design.

 I decided to do some sponging !!!  Using my tree from Simple Expressions and the saying from Rubber Moon.  Punched out a bunch of tiny butterflys from some pinky coloured vellum.  

The next one.....

 My tree stamp from Local King..and the saying from Stamping up.

In both pages I embossed the trees in Gold.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Giveaway!!!,

 Only one more week left before we draw for the Stampington Giveaway !!
Hope to see a few more names in the pot ! I know there have been lots of people looking !!!

Hello my crafty friends !  I have the good fortune of offering a giveaway from Stampington & Company.  

Those who follow me know that I have recently been published in the Summer 2015 Take Ten issue. ( and as you can tell from my sidebar - also published in previous issues )

If you have not picked up a copy of this magazine ever-or not in awhile- let me tell you - you are missing out in seeing some great creativity from around the world to inspire you. One of the first things I look for is who the guest artist is in the new issue.  This issue Diana Pisanelli is and she offers a great variety of her designs.   The one set of cards that caught my eye were the ones she did in the vibrant red with black !

 There is much more in the magazines!  The Challenges - shopping - happenings and the letter from the Editor - which is always a good read...... and much more !!  Check it out ....
https://stampington.com/

So my friends - leave a comment and your name will be entered in the draw.  The draw will take place on June 30th !  so watch your email - you may be the lucky winner !!!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

bee happy

Birthday card for my daughter, not sure if I had mentioned before but she does BeeKeeping for a hobby.

Using my Local King Rubber stamp set I put this pop up card together.

 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Graduation Day !!!!

Our grand daughter is graduating !!!    Can't believe it !!!

Wanted to do a special card for her.  Something classy.

I don't own a Sizzix, or Big Shot, or Cuttlebug etc.  So I beg - borrow - and steal (not really) from my friends.  

Layers of white and black.....and using my Stampin' Up Celebrate stamp.  

Wishing her all the best in this big world !!!! 

here she is getting ready !  So proud of her.....

Monday, June 8, 2015

"J"

Hello my crafty friends - hope your weather is as wonderful as mine is right now on the west coast !  Luvin' it !

Just finished an ATC - theme is the letter J - so either decorate up the letter or something with that letter in it.   This is what I came up with - Journey - and this guy is wanting to go on one. (or maybe that is me)

 For those of you not sure what an ATC is - it is a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of artwork !

This card I used stamps from Memory Box for the background, Picture Show for the wheelie guy and Paper Artsy for the words.

A little piece of Washi tape....added on....



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Take Ten - Summer 2015 - Published !!!

Whoo hoo !  what a great surprise to be published again in such a fab magazine.



Page 114 for those who are looking - I have all to my self !!!



Using my old Stampin Up stamps that I luv....made this 'clam shell' style card.

 

 

Monday, May 25, 2015

got MONO?

Going to share with you the cards we made at the class on Sunday past.  It was a bit of a messy day....but think everyone enjoyed.

The first share is the Monochromatic card.


It really is amazing how just using one colour can look so cool.


Not sure if you can see but we also used some white glitter to highlight the edge of the tags.....



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Music Deco pages.....

WELL the theme for this set of deco pages is Music...it was worded..."Music...inspired by something you love".

I love to be able to sing (and yes. dance) to a song.  May not be a pretty sight....but life is too short not to enjoy a few moments once in awhile LOL.

so my first page...taken from Cindy Lauper song....stamps used for both pages is from Art Impressions.
 Like - who doesn't sing and dance to that !!!  I saw her in concert once ...she is fab !

the next one is based on an oldie....think all the oldies we can sing too.  At least we can understand the words....heheheheee
 I think this one is a self portrait.   

Sure hope she like my interpretation of Music as as the other pages sent to her were very different.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Hello my crafty friends.   Well I have been a bit under the weather lately - and my newer projects not quite ready to post so thought I would share a couple of my 'old work' that I liked.  


 This one I had embossed the face and coloured in the eye.  Cut it out and mounted on ripped paper.  Stamped the bees in Black and coloured only a few.  Then did shrinky dinks for more bees...I luv weird stuff LOL.
 This was a fun one !  the fairy trying to get out of the bird cage.  Did this one for my mom quite a few years ago....
And finally - this was an image challenge card. (someone mails you the image and you need to make something with it)  I really like this one - using the step card.

Think this throwback thursday might become a regular thing here...what do you think????
 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Whats on your workdesk wednesday

Oh my - what a disaster area - have been away for a month on Panama cruise !  Tossed everything into my room - trying to get ready for a class at the end of the month......and now I am sick with bad cold......



 Also have a pile of stuff to do for my scrapbook - which I think will be a retirement project this winter.

Check out others at stamping-ground.blogspot.ca

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Her 90th

My daughter wanted a special card for her grandmothers 90th
birthday.   Something large that she could see as the old girls sight is almost gone.

Went with the vintage look 6 x 6 card.  Didn't bother with any saying on the front as she probably could not see it.  Large coloured flowers glued on.  

 This is very similar to the card I taught back in March....but why reinvent the wheel if one doesn't have to. 

Distressed the edges a bit...added some flourishes .... and Of course - used my Flapper girl stamp from Stampsmith. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

OOPS ....I did it again.

They should make a song like that hahhaaa

Anyway - just a quick card as I needed a couple to pop out.
So using my herringbone technique again put this card together.

 The stamp is from River City Rubber.

Great way to use up some scraps !!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flowers is the theme

Showing the next set of Deco pages ( 5 x 5 art work) for one of my buddies over at the KCUK group.  Her theme was Flowers.

Here is what I came up with.


 Using my Crafty Individuals stamp with the Lilys.  Rubbed my Marvey/Tombow Markers on the stamp - then pressed onto my glossy paper.  did some layering.....added some vintage pink velvet ribbon.
The second page - using the same image - cut into inches.  Covering both with some daisys punched out...and pearl stickles in the middle of those.

Of course not complete without a picture of Tiger Lily taken when I was at my daughters in Moose Jaw  Sask. 

Hope she likes them .......

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vintage pages

My next set of Deco pages ( 5 x 5) for Cynthia over at KCUK - her theme is Vintage.
The first page I stressed the layered cardstock.  The Graphic 45 image is covered in sugar beads.  Tattered the lace. and added a bit of this and that....

next...

 Using my Flapper girl from Stampsmith stamps.   Layered - added lace etc.....

Hope she likes them !!!!


Friday, April 3, 2015

TAG IT

This tag was another challenge from my Eclectic group.  Using a
Tammy Tutterow tutorial !!! http://tammytutterow.com/2011/07/tutorial-embossed-resist/

Was a fun one to do !!!  and luv the result.  The stamp I used is from Stampin Up. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Deco Pages

And the theme is Africa.....
 Doing different pages for my group over the big pond KCUK.

Deco pages are 5 x 5 art work that you decorate to the theme the recepient has chosen.


This first page I embossed the Zebra face and what you can't see is that I cut out the front of the face and popped it up for some 3D depth.  Stamp used is from The Artful Stamper.

Next...
Lots of grasses and the Zebras walking away - using my stamp set from Local King Rubber Stamps and the saying from Rubber Stampede.
 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

with sympathy

One of our friends mother passed away - and wanted to get a card out quick.

I masked my card stock and stamped with Hero Arts - manuscript.

 Added the little butterfly....and done.

This would be very versatile for any occasion...but today. as sad one.

Monday, March 16, 2015

march's class


 Kept those gyrls busy this time !!!  We did four
cards.  Two of them masculine....using my fav...Stampsmith photo stamps.  Just to have some fun.   The first one we did the herringbone technique.  Great way to get rid of scrap paper.

The second one a quicky using Charlie.
 With Charlie we just put background paper on the cardstock....quick stamp onto paper...layer....pop up the image.....adding the string to make it look like he is holding the floating sign ...

 This one is our vintage look.
I am loving my butterfly punch, have used it on so many cards now.  We roughed up the edges - put a bit of colour on them then covered the paper with Gesso -added a bit of Inka Gold. Only thing left to do is glue on the lace andflowers and buttons etc.
Lastly was the Butterfly pop up card.  

 Using Tombow and Marvey markers - spritz with some water...and whoo hoo look what you get.
 And here is a pic of one of the gyrls getting everything glued together.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

ATC trade

We have a Valentines swap with my KCUK group.

Here is my submission

 Very simple - using my Stampin Up Love stamp - and adding a few hearts.

Monday, March 9, 2015

hessian bags

My daughter came to visit a few weeks ago and brought these bags along.  She figured we could do something with them....





when looking at these ones decided that hers looked unfinished.....so added a bit more...
all stamped with staz on black  the bags are lined inside so....



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Whats on your workdesk....wednesday

Its been awhile since I participated and oh what a mess my room is in.  Getting ready for a class on sunday - plus trying to keep up with my challenges.

 But working on a challenge with my Eclectic group.  Had these papers from China town - I put through an embosser.
Using an old favourite stamp from The Artful Stamper..luv her !



And here is one finished - all glued together. (oh stamped asian background stamp on vellum)
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tis the Season

Yes with Christmas over - now we start all over again for birthdays and weddings and special holidays !!!

And, Yes, my lovely daughter has called me up - MOM I need a card for a wedding !!!  O and one for Valentines too (which I will post at a later date).....

So today - this is the 'quick' wedding congrats card.

 Using my Inkadinkadoo stamp that I have had for years...but just luv the simplicity of it. Always seems so fitting for a wedding card.

  Using the resist embossing technique. Adding a few flourishes...and it is ready to go.