Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Lost Card

It does feel good to clean up my picture files and post cards that I made a long time ago.  I created
 this one last year in July.  It must have been for one of my niece's wedding anniversaries.  I'm pretty sure I didn't post it on my blog before.  I coloured the flowers with my Stampin' Up markers and then spritzed them with water to give them that watercoloured look.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select for base, Chocolate Chip
SU Designer Paper - Old Olive
SU Ink -  Hmmmm your guess is as good as mine!  This is why I should write my blog posts right after I create the card.  Lesson learned!
Stamps - Hero Arts S5033, PTI - Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories - So Saffron grosgrain ribbon from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Nestabilities

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thanks for Dogsitting

Another card that I made awhile ago and didn't post...  I created this card for friends who looked after our dog while we went to Jamaica for Spring Break (I told you I made it a long time ago!)  I like using the Quick Accents in place of ribbon.  The next time I use this dog stamp, I think I'm going to try watercolouring the dog.

Thanks for looking,
SU Card Stock - Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Celebrations
Ink - StazOn Jet Black
Stamps - Vicki Schreiner Puppy Stamp, PTI - Faux Ribbon
Accessories - Celebrations Quick Accents, PrismaColor Pencil Crayons - Dark Brown 946 and Crimson Red 924

Lis and Bryan

Friday, July 29, 2011

Father's Day Card

Okay, okay, this one is definitely late getting on the blog... or early if you want to make cards for next year!  I created this card using my Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software and this svg that I had picked up last year..  Amy had created a candy bar wrapper using this svg file so I had e-mailed her for help with creating the shadow layer.  I ended up figuring it out myself before she answered, but she was very kind to set up a tutorial that can be viewed here.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Baja Breeze textured, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand
SU Designer Paper - Sweet Slumber
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL software, foam tape

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I must say that I am much more proud of cards I create without CASEing them completely.  I started with Mary's card as inspiration, but I ended up changing quite a bit of the card as I went along.  I really like Mary's card, but decided to use brighter colours that I think my niece would like.  Then I change the orientation of the card because when I was in my white scraps, I found a piece already embossed with the Happy Birthday embossing folder, which can only go one way.  To create the flowers for this card, I used the Sure Cuts A Lot software with the doodle bat font, DB Floragraphy from Scrap 'N Fonts.  The largest is 1 inch wide, the middle, 0.8 and the smallest 0.6 inch wide.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Accessories - Green Galore brads, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, SCAL software, Cricut


Muirfield Birthday

This card is almost a complete CASE of Jen's card.  I love hers so much that it seemed a shame to change anything! ;-)  I've created this card for my nephew-in-law.  As you can see it is a masculine card with stars.  He received a tree card last year so I guess I'll alternate between trees and stars each year!

A few years ago I did a designer series paper share.  We each got a 6x6 sheet of all the different DSP that was available that year.  I love having such a great assortment of paper available to me, even if they are all retired now.  As a card maker and not a scrapbooker, the 6x6 size is perfect for me.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI Stamper's Select White, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss Textured
SU Designer Paper - Muirfield
SU Ink - Pacific Point
Stamp - PTI - Signature Greetings
Accessories - gold brad, foam tape, Cricut and SCAL software to cut star (1.75" width)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Superhero Cards

We were very blessed to have our eight year old nephew visiting us from Red Deer.  He and his mom have been coming every summer for years, but this year, he got to spend five days alone with us while his mom went to San Francisco.  We had a great time together.

Jacob likes to make cards with me.  Last year, we created this Superman card, which I guess I didn't take a picture of.. it looked very similar to these cards - a clean and simple layout of a blue card with a red and yellow Superman logo.  He is still into superheros so when we went to the movies together, I saw the advertisment for the Captain America movie and knew that we could easily create his log using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software.  One card wasn't enough for him, so we went searching for easy superhero logos to create.  We made the Green Lanter logo using rectangles and circles from SCAL and then we found the Batman logo svg on Annel's blog.    He was so thrilled that he declared that he wanted a Cricut for his birthday.  I knew his mom would love to get him one because she is a wonderful crafter... but alas, Jacob declared that if he got one he was going to keep it in his room!

I'm going to search for more simple superhero logos to cut with the Cricut and then send him the parts so he can assemble some cards at home.  If you know of any great svgs, or have an idea, let me know!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Glorious Green, Brushed Silver, Basic Black, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories - Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software

Happy Birthday Cake!

I created this card for my daughter's 19th birthday.  This birthday is a big deal to her as in our province you must be 19 to legally drink!  I used Angie's card as inspiration. 

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion
SU Markers - Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Summer Sun, Basic Black
SU Stamps - Birthday Whimsy
Accessories - Happy Birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder, foam tape, ribbon from a package of Purdy's chocolates!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

In Full Bloom Birthday

I made this card for my sister-in-law who turned 50 in June.  I don't think she is thrilled about turning 50 so I've avoided using the number on the card.  These colours make me think of her so I"m hoping she enjoys it.  I received my inspiration from Anna's card.  My Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software was useful for creating the circles, scalloped circle and tag.
Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White, SU - Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green, More Mustard
Ink - StazOn Jet Black, SU - Markers - Ruby Red, Garden Green
SU Stamps - In Full Bloom, So Happy for You
Accessories - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, black and white gingham ribbon, Garden Green brads from Pink Hedgehog Crafts, Corner Ticket Punch, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mother's Day Quail

I'm still catching up on posting cards I created and didn't blog...

On my second Saleabration order I realized that I could order stuff from the catalogue as my free item -don't ask me how I missed that the first time!  I was so excited to get the "Happy Together" stamp set because my mom loves quails.  The three little quails remind me of my brothers and I... I'm the one in the middle beaking off to my younger brother, who is most likely whining and my older brother is just off doing his own thing! 

Anyways... I started out CASEing Stacey's card because it is so cute.  I ended up changing a few things.  I really liked her square layout, but my bashful blue ribbon was too wide for that layout so I switched to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I also do not have basic grey ink or corduroy button so I changed those details.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base, SU - Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink - VersaFine - Onyx Black, SU - Brilliant Blue
SU Stamps - Happy Together, Short & Sweet
Accessories - Bashful Blue Stitched Ribbon, SU Flower Brad


Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Balloons

I recently discovered Stamper Camper's Corner.  I love Mary's style!  I fell in love with this card, but I don't own any of the stamps that Mary used.  So I created a similar card using my Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software and some designer paper.  I used the Berlin Sans FB Demi font.  I created the balloons using three circles and a triangle and merged them together in SCAL.  I created this for my nephew's 8th birthday and I was hoping to get the 8 from the impression plate to be a part of the card, but it didn't quite work that way.  The 8 is too close to the edge of the plate to be able to put it where I needed it on the paper. 
Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White for base, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Ballet Blue
SU Designer Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
SU Stamps - So Happy For You
Accessories - PTI By the Numbers Impression Plate, White Embroidery Floss, Foam Tape, Cricut, SCAL software


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Trendy Trees Thank You

The problem with taking pictures of cards and then not blogging about them right away is you might forget who you made the card for and you might forget who to give credit to for your inspiration.  I still can't remember who I made this card for, but I was able to figure out where my inspiration came from. 

I usually keep the links of cards that I like in Diigo, an on-line bookmarking service.  I like it better than just using Favorites in Internet Explorer because I can keep an album of the pictures rather than just the link, so it is really quick to look through. I also like Diigo because when I save a link, I can access it from any computer, not just the computer I used when I found the link.

Normally I find cards from blogs that I read and I just save the links of ones I would like to make.  When I started to write about this card, which I knew I had not created from scratch, I couldn't find the link for the inspirational card in my Diigo bookmarks.  Then I remembered that I had done a Google image search for "Trendy Trees" and had found this card by Rachel.  Phew!  I would hate to copy a card and not give credit where credit is due!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
SU Designer Paper - Banbury
Stamps - SU - Trendy Trees, PTI - Mega Mixed Messages
SU Ink - Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, pink brads from Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts, McGill Multi Tags Scallop tag punch, Cricut to make the circle

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pet Sympathy

I wanted to make a pet sympathy card for my stepmom, who recently had to put down her dog.  Beila, was a wonderful dog, who was very special to my dad, who passed away a few years ago.  The only dog stamp I have is much too cute for a sympathy card, so I decided to use a photo of Joyce and Beila.  In Photoshop Elements, I changed the photo to sepia and removed the background using the magic extractor.  I then printed up a quote that I found on the Internet.  It says,
"A dog is more than a pet
They enrich our lives,
and touch our hearts forever."

I'm sending the card along with the Willow Tree Angel of Friendship.

Angel of Friendship
 Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories - foam tape


Saturday, July 09, 2011

Very Merry Wild Christmas

I REALLY want to have most of my Christmas cards made before December arrives.  I had wanted to make three a month, but here it is July and I'm only on my first one.  Well, at least I'm off work for July and August so hopefully I'll be able to get a few done.

Jenn's card provided me with the inspiration for my card.  Once again I used my Cricut to create parts of the card.  The scallop circle is just like SU scalloped circle punch.  Heather M. provided me with instructions on how to create a scalloped circle with a specific number of scallops plus she made me a 14 scallop scalloped circle that you can find here.  I also used my Cricut and SCAL software to create the green layer for the white piece punched from the word window punch as well as the green circle.

Thanks for looking,
SU Card Stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Glorious Green
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
SU Stamps - Wild About You, Short & Sweet
Accessories -  1 1/4" circle punch, word window punch, Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software

Friday, July 08, 2011

Party Hearty Times Two

Thanks to Ilina's card for inspiration for these two cards. One is for my nephew and one for my nephew-in-law. I even managed to stamp in the inside!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Pacific Point Textured, Old Olive
SU Designer Paper - Celebrations
SU Ink - Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Stamps - SU - Party Hearty, Birthdays Count, Inkadinkado - Floral Wishes
Accessories - Cricut, svg file for scalloped square, SCAL software

Derek and Tim

Branch Out Thank You

It has been a looooong time since I have posted anything on my blog.  Now that work is finished for the summer, hopefully I'll get back into the routine of posting a little more regularly.  I have been making cards and have taken pictures of them so I do have things to post!

I created this card as a thank you for a dear friend, and fellow teacher who always remembers my birthday with a gift and cards from her class.

Thanks for looking,
Card Stock - PTI Stamper's Select White, SU - Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
SU Designer Paper - Banbury
SU Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Stamps - SU - Branch Out, PTI - Faux Ribbon
Accessories - Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot software, svg file for scalloped circle, Martha Stewart clear gem stickers, foam tape, distressing tool