Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another Hero Arts Anniversary Card

I created this card for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary at the end of February.  Stephanie's card was my inspiration for this card.  With all the layers, it is pretty heavy.  Hopefully it makes it through the post office with only one stamp!

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU- Night of Navy, Brocade Blue
SU Designer Paper - Brocade Blue
SU Ink - Night of Navy, Brocade Blue
Stamps - Hero Arts S5033, PTI - Mixed Messages
Accessories - Foam Tape, Circle Punches

Deb and Lloyd

A Birthday to Crow About

My library assistant loves crows so I've created this card for her birthday.  I used the crow from the freebie Banner Day SVG set from Lettering Delights and the balloon from the Birthday Celebration clip art set.  I can only find the Banner Day SVG in my account so I can't link directly to it.  Perhaps you only get it once you sign up because it is a freebie.  I just opened the crow right in Sure Cuts A Lot, broke it apart and the cut it.  The balloon image had to be traced first, but that only takes a second in SCAL.

Thanks for looking,
Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun
SU Designer Paper -
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
PTI Stamp - Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories - Foam Tape, Hemp, Distressing Tool, Black Brads


Taaa - Daaa!

I have made a masculine card that doesn't use stars and doesn't use trees!  Yahoo!  Plus, I stamped on the inside of the card!  I'm on a roll now!  Ha!

I created this card for my nephew's 11th birthday using Darleen's card as inspiration.  I just changed the designer paper and the colours.  It was quite an easy, quick card to create... once I figured out what I was going to make!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Real Red, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Celebrations
SU Ink -  Real Red, Pacific Point and Bashful Blue
SU Stamps - Birthday Whimsy
Accessories - Foam Tape


Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Home

My brother, sister-in-law and nephew have moved to New Brunswick - the other side of the country from me!  They will only be there for two years and since he and I both started our lives in New Brunswick, my husband and I are planning a trip to the Atlantic coast for the summer of 2012!

I borrowed this Good Neighbours stamp set from my friend and demo, Erin to create a new home card for them.  It is a cute little set.  The inspiration for my card came from Sue's card.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
SU Ink - Cool Caribbean, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
SU Stamps - Good Neighbours
Accessories - hemp, foam tape, paper crimper, paper distresser

Shawn and Family, Erin

FTL 131

I hope my sister-in-law likes this funky birthday card that I created using Becky's interpretation of the FTL #131 on the Clean & Simple blog.  One thing that helped make this card come together smoothly was that I glued my DSP paper on to some chipboard (cardboard from the back of the DSP package) before I cut it.  I then used the multi-cut feature on Sure Cuts A Lot to cut the flower twice so it made it through all the layers.  The flower is just from the SCAL Basic Shapes library.  I cut the small ones at 2.5" by 2.205 and the large one at 3.25" x 2.874.  The centers are just some DSP glued on chipboard and then punched out at 1/2" and 3/4".

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base
SU Designer Paper - Kaleidoscope
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps - PTI - Signature Greetings
Accessories - Corner Rounder Punch


So Happy For You Trio

Well, this is almost a complete CAS of Patty's card. Sometimes I wonder if I should post cards that are so similar to someone else's and then I remind myself that my first reason for keeping a blog is so that I have a record of what I've created. I also think that it doesn't hurt to highlight cards made by others - perhaps my few followers don't know of Patty's work and will enjoy seeing her delightful card!

I liked this card so much that I've made it as a thank you card, a birthday card and a get well card. It is just so bright and cheery! Each one had a few minor changes.

On this little crafting journey of mine, one of many things I have learned is to NEVER buy ribbon that only has one good side. It is such a PAIN to tie!

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Real Red, So Saffron
SU Designer Paper - Pawsitively Prints II
SU Ink - Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron
SU Stamps - So Happy for You, Warmest Regards
Accessories - Ribbon from Michael's, foam tape, Tempting Turquoise brads from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts; Three Flower Punch, SU Mat Pack, Needle

Sentiment cardstock - 2 1/2" x 1 1/4"
DSP - 2 1/4" Folded at 3/8"

Florence, T/L-Kelowna, Mary

Five Birthday Candles

I created this card for my great niece's fifth birthday using the candles from the Birthday Celebrations clipart set from Lettering Delights, my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software.  The scalloped circle is from a svg file from Two Peas in a Bucket.  I used the Cuckoo font for the 5 in the 0.8 circle.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Pink Passion, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise
SU Designer Paper - Kaleidoscope
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps - PTI - Around & About Sentiments
Accessories - Corner Rounder, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Awesome Contest for CANADIANS!

It seems so rare that a contest is only open to Canadians!  But here is a great one for crafters!  You could win a Workbox by The Original Scrapbox.

You can get more details at Canada Workbox Giveaway.  Isn't it beautiful!!!!!!  I've been drooling over this for years.  If we ever find our next home, this is on my list to purchase! 
Details about entering the contest may be found on Andrea Walford's wonderful site.

Good Luck!