Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Card

An old favorite revived, "Elf on the Shelf!"

I did not grow up with this Christmas folk tale but some of my friends did. Personally I think the little doll itself is creepy but hey it works for the kids and that's what matters at this time of year. This image is from the new kit released from SVGCuts, Santa's Helpful Elves.

I sponged the edges of the card to give it dimension and I embossed his hat brim with snowflakes and his hair with swiss dots. Pop dotted his nose and hat turnover for a 2-D raised effect. I coming near to the end of my stash of SU Blush Blossom where to this day I still have not found a CS in flesh tone as well as this one was, I wish Stampin! Up would un-retire it.

It's been a long time since I last posted, so I hope you enjoy viewing this card and happy crafting!

PAPER: SU; Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Whisper White. DP: Imaginisce Gingerbread Village. Daisyd's.
INK: SU; Garden Green, Blush Blossom.
EMBELLISHMENTS: 6mm Jingle Bell.
RIBBON: Kelly Green 1/4' Looped Edge.
TOOLS: Silhouette.
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, Sizzix EF; Snowflakes #2. CB EF; Swiss Dots. White Gel Pen. Gold Thread.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Roughrider Birthday

I made this card back in March of 2011 you can view the original post here. But I new I wanted to make another for my Papa Robert who's big 6-0 is coming up here in August. Now this isn't my real Papa (I've been one of those adopted into the family kind of kids) but he does a lot for me and if I ever needed anything Papa would surely help me with it.

I cut the card base out of SU! Chocolate Chip, then put the layered images of the football through the Cuttlebug machine with the tiny bubbles embossing folder to give it the texture of a football. I then colored my little football player and layered him with dimensionals. I then placed the sentiment on like a waving flag.

In the province that I live in Saskatchewan, CFL football is our big sport. So I made this little boy a "RoughRider" and added some of the team logo to the front of his jersey. Don't you agree the referee pooch displaying 'touchdown' is so appropriated!

Thanks for stopping by :)


STAMPS: Pink Cats Studio; Football Billy (edited). 
PAPER: SU: Chocolate Chip. Bazzill; Avalanche. VP; Christmas Green.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Circut, Spellbinders.
 SUPPLIES: Copics, Pop Dots, CB Embossing folder; Tiny Bubbles.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sorrow Tree

Another clean and simple card, this time I used the Color Q Challenge. I *case'd this card from Leslee's Creative Inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: SU Thoughts & Prayers
PAPER: SU Whisper White
INK: SU- Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie. Momento- Tuxedo Black.
SUPPLIES: Ink Potion no. 9
*case'd: Copy and share everything

Monday, July 30, 2012

Your in my Prayers

A clean and simple card. I used the inside ring of an oval spellbinder for my template and sponged the inside with SU inks. And embossed the edges with straight lines.

I used the My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette for my color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Inkadinkado- Meadow. Sentiment- Unknown.
PAPER: SU- Whisper White.
INK: SU- Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Apricot Delight. Momento- Tuxedo Black.
SUPPLIES: Spellbinders- Oval.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baby Safari Card

Oh my so many babies I just can't keep up with all of my friends. But I did have one friend in mind when I made this card. I'm sure she will love it when she receives it :)

I cut the zebra, monkey, and palm tree all from the Create a Critter cartridge. For the palm leaves, I embossed them with the CB Swiss Dots embossing folder to give them some texture and inked the edges so they didn't look so flat on the card.

I popped dotted the zebra because their always needs to be something pop dotted when I make a card. I took my distressing tool and distressed the edges of the background layer and it gave the card a nice edged effect.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Katie & co.
PAPER: SU- Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Old Olive. DP- AC Campy Trails 35354.
INK: SU- Old Olive. Momento- Tuxedo Black.
TOOLS: Cricut, Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: Glitter Pen, Spellbinders, TH Distressing Tool, Pop Dots, SU- 13/8 Circle Punch. Creata a Critter Cartridge.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Butterfly LeverCard

I love how this card looks, but oh my it was a bit a work to put together. All together I used 7 different patterned sheets of paper. Almost everything is on one layer except for the pink flowers, I sponged there edges to give them a depth effect and pop dotted them to give them dimension. The butterfly on the front looks like it is in flight, the lever part of this card is a really cool effect.

The inside view:

The back view: 


Thanks for stopping by,


STAMPS: Doodlebug Designs SC0473.
PAPER: Melody Ross DC Homespun Chic, Basicgrey Urban Praire, K&co. Wild Saffron, Crate Paper Blue Hills Collection Grass, Recollections Black.
INK: Momento Tuxedo Black. SU Regal Rose.
TOOLS: Cricut, Cuttlebug. SVGCuts Template.
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, Glitter Pen, Spellbinders Oval & Oval Scallop.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Butterfly Card

Here is a simple but elegant Thinking of You card!

It's been a long time since I did a color challenge so I thought I'd use it for this card. The butterfly silhouette is from the Everyday Pop-Up Cards Cricut cartridge and like always I pop-dotted it because I love that raised effect. Too bad you cant see it on the daisies but I did add clear glitter pen to the flowers it made them look so pretty.

Thanks for dropping in,

STAMPS: SU- Upsy Daisy, So Happy for You.
PAPER: SU- Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake.
INK: Momento- Tuxedo Black. SU- Kiwi Kiss.
TOOLS: Cricut.
SUPPLIES: Everyday Pop-Up Cards Cartridge , Pop Dots.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Elmo Birthday Card

Another personal order done, I love making invitations for 1 year old's birthdays especially when it if for my friends children. This is for Ireland, I hope she love's them!

Cut with my die cutting machine, I layered Elmo's face to give him some depth. Also pop dotted his nose so it stands out.

Thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: Bazzil- Christmas Green. Recollections- Red, Black, Orange, White.
TOOLS: Cricut.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Graduate Card

It's almost the end of another school year and that means graduations start in a couple of weeks.
This year, in my family my niece is graduating from Grade 8. Wow how time flies! I made her card in her schools colors navy blue and white.
Thanks for coming by,

STAMP: Hampton Art- Graduate.
PAPER: SU- Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Pretty in Pink.
INK: SU- Basic Black.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: CBEF- Herringbone, SU White Baker's Twine, Pearls, Rhinestone, Black Brad.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

More Fresh Vintage Birthday Cards

I loved how well my previous card turned out I turned around and crunched out a few more cards in other colors just to have some extras on hand.

STAMPS: SU- Elementary Elegance, Fresh Vintage.
PAPER: SU- Whispers White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie. SU DP; Island Oasis.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pink, Blue & Orange Rhinestones.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: SU- Edgelits Adoring Accents.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fresh Vintage Birthday

Well so far two cards in one week, that never happens. I finally got to play with some new stamps and also with the new Stampin! Up edgelits. I love how this card turned out! Very simple, but the borders just set it off.

STAMPS: SU- Elementary Elegance, Fresh Vintage.
PAPER: SU- Whispers White, So Saffron, DP Delicate Dots.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Yellow Rhinestones.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: SU- Edgelits Adoring Accents.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Birthday Flowers

Hi there,
Back again with another card to show off, I *CASE'D this card from It's a Stamp Thing. What really caught my eye was how well the Elegant Lines embossing folder went with the stamped image from the Bordering on Romance Set. I did do a few things differently like the color of paper and I used baker's twine instead of ribbon. Also the direction of the image and added I a tiny little butterfly in the top corner. Unfortunately the photograph made the coral look much more orangery than it really is.

Thanks for visiting,

STAMPS: SU- Bordering on Romance, Elementary Elegance.
PAPER: SU- Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Whisper White.
INK: Moment Tuxedo Black.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Adhesive Pearls.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, McGill Butterfly Punch. SU EF Elegant Lines.
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, Glitter Pen, Copics, SU Baker's Twine Calypso Coral.
*CASE'D: Copy and Share Everything.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Twins 1st Birthday

Hi Everyone, hurray it's TGIF! And here is a project I've been working on for twin boys Owen and Hudson's 1st Birthday. There theme is Sesame Street and there favorite character's are Elmo and Cookie Monster. Both of their faces are on this invitation, one face on the front and one face on the back.

For some dimension I raised Elmo's nose with pop dots and Cookie Monster's eyes are pop dotted as well. I kept all the colors primary, true to what Sesame Street has been for years. I hope these invites are a big hit. I can't wait for the twins party at the end of June. Leave some love :)

PAPER: Bazill- Christmas Green, Avalanche. Recollections- Primary.

TOOLS: Cricut

SUPPLIES: SVG Cut Files, Pop Dots.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Baby Pink Elephant

Hey everyone, Sorry I haven't posted anything in almost a month life has been so crazy busy. Where does the time go?!? I have been doing a bit of paper crafting but even that has been put to the back burner as well.

I needed to make a few baby cards as so many of my girlfriends are having lil' ones this spring and summer. I purchased this elephant template from PapertreyInk,  I pop dotted and embossed the ear and took an acetate embellishment and glued it to the snout to make it look like the elephant is spraying water. A very simple card but a card I think any 1st time Mommy would love to receive.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Scenic Route; Months Clear Stamp, Studio G.
PAPER: SU Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.
INK: SU Pretty In Pink, Veramark, Momento Tuxedo Black.
TOOLS: SU Scallop Border Punch
SUPPLIES: Clear Rhinstone, Stickles; Diamond. Brad, Button, Hemp, Pop Dots.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sweet Baby

Well it's mid week and Easter is just around the corner. There have been a few additions to some of my closest girl friends families and I needed to get busy and make some baby cards.

I *CASE'd this card from one I saw on Pinterest by Petronela. And like always I changed it up a little bit by matting the embossed layer with shimmer white paper and changed the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great long weekend, Happy Easter!

STAMPS: Stitched Stockings, Dollar Store.
PAPER: SU; Pretty in Pink, Whisper White. Shimmer White.
INK: Versamark. SU Pretty in Pink.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: Spellbinders Oval & Oval Scallop. SU Stitched Stockings Punch, Textured Impressions Designer Frames, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Demensionals. Detail White EP.
*CASE'd- Copy and Share Everything

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bunny Treat Bag

I wanted to get started on some Easter items and I saw a Bunny Bag posted on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make my own.

Everything on this bag is punched, diecut, stamped and embossed from Stampin' Up products.

Here is a view of the back of the treat bag:

Thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Old Olive, So Saffron.
INK: Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink.
STAMPS: Trendy Trees. Studio G.
PUNCHES: Modern Label, Scallop Circle, Heart to Heart, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Extra-Large Oval, 1/2" Circle, Top Note Die.
SUPPLIES: Treat Bags, SU Square Lattice EF, White Pen, Stampin' Dimentsionals.
*CASE - Copy And Share Everything (Case link no longer works Updated 03/05/2015)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Elementary Elegance Note Cards

Created with the new stamp set from the SU! Saleabration catalogue Elementary Elegance. I made a set of 3x3 inch note cards with the 2011-2013 In Colors. The note cards are stamped with Versamark dazzle frost and embossed in detail white. The sentiment is pop dotted and I added a rhinestone for some bling.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: SU Elementary Elegance. Studio G Thank You.
PAPER: SU Calpyso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White.
INK: SU Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive. Versamark Dazzle Frost. EP Detail White.
TOOLS: Curly Label Punch.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Lil' Birdie

I really enjoy all the supplies that come out for Valentine's Day, everything is so cutesie. Not that red and pinks are my favorite colors because there not. But I had the motivation to sit down and color and I could not resist this new image from Tiddly Inks Wryn - New Nest.

I've been playing around coloring hair with my copics and I'm finding blonde is a challenge to color but I do like the end result for Wryn.

I used for the first time a sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog #174.

I then paper pierced the top portion of the card, and pop dotted it off of the base (I just love the effect it gives). I also pop dotted the main image that was cut from the largest label one spellbinders die. Gave the bottom designer paper a scalloped bordered edge and sewed the mini tag verse and button onto the ribbon with metallic thread.

My colors where chosen from the Color Throwdown Challenge for last week as well.

Thanks for stopping by this week,

DIGITAL STAMPS: Tiddly Inks Digitals; Wryn- New Nest.
STAMPS: SU; Sale-A-Bration Vintage Lables.
PAPER: SU; Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla. DP; SU(?) DCWV; Stack.
INK: Momento; Tuxedo Black. SU; So Saffron.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Red Button, Metallic Thread.
RIBBON: Offray 5/8" Cream.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, MS Mini Tag Punch, SU Scallop Border Punch.
SUPPLIES: Spellbinder Label One, Copics.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

You Blow Me Away

I attempted to do the Whimsie Doodles December Challenge Sketch Inpired but I lost my um-ft by the end of last year but have finally finished this card. The perfect card for that special hair dresser in your life.

I wanted to take part in the Ribbon Carousel Challenge this week, and that was to add anything like ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace or thread. For this card I used orange baker's twine!

Thanks for dropping in,

DIGITAL STAMPS: Whimsie Doodles; Hair Dryer.
PAPER: SU; Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie. DP: ATD; Friendship Kit.
EMBELLISHMENTS: SEWeasy fancy floss; baker's twine secondary.
TOOLS: Sewing Maching. SU Circle Punch. SU Scallop Punch.
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, Copics, Diamond Stickles.