Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Nerdy Kitty

Only a couple more weeks and the kids go back to school, yahoo! And since it's almost the end of August that means summer is almost over and time to think about fall. I know many of you don't want to but Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas are already in the stores.

I haven't taken part in a challenge in a very long time and saw this one at SVG Cutting Files I thought I would attempt it. Now the rules are-- anything with fall colors and it had to include one of there cut files as the main focus. I loved this nerdy cat slider and he instantly made me see my kitty, he is so mischievous some days and a big trouble maker.

The gable box is only 2"x 2"x 3.5"- big enough to put a few, "Get me through the first day back treats" for the teacher!

I had fun playing along!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: SU Pretty in Pink, Basic Black. Bazzil Avalanche. Bo Bunny Mango Luau Dot.
INK: SU Smokey Slate.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Recollections Apple Sticker.
TOOLS: Cutting Machine.
FILES: SVGCuttingFiles Nerdy Bow Tie Kitty Card. Gable Box.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Whalecome, New Baby

I originally saw a version of this card on Pinterest so I knew wanted to CASE it with the stamp set that I owned. You can view it on the Papertrey Ink Forum here, I only owned the Stampin! Up set Oh Whale.

Here's how I made my card, I stamped the crumb cake card stock panel with whisper white ink whales and heat set them with an embossing gun. I stamped a bashful blue whale onto whisper white card stock and cut it out with the happy whale clearlits die through the cuttlebug. I then stamped the verse from the friendly phrases set onto bashful blue card stock and cutout a banner shape. I pop dotted the banner, whale and one of the pacific point(blue) hearts. The hearts were random sized punches I had on hand.

STAMPS: SU Oh Whale, Friendly Phrases.
PAPER: SU Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pacific Point.
INK: SU Whisper White, Bashful Blue. PTI True Black.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Sizzix Clearlits Happy Whale, Embossing Gun, Heart Punches.
CASE: Copy And Share Everything.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Birthday Roses

I've had these roses sitting in my stash for a while and I needed a card for a August birthday coming up so I put together this card on my day off. At the time I had a really hard time lining up this flower set "The Sweet Life" from PaperTrey Ink as there wasn't many instructions on Pinterest on how to use it but there are a whole bunch now if you search it. I also got to play with a few of my new items I purchased from the new Stampin! Up catalog. The hexagon hive die(132965) and the verse is from the Simply Sketched Hostess Set(129672).

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STAMPS: PTI The Sweet Life. SU Simply Sketched (Hostess).
PAPER: SU Costal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Whisper White. DCWV The Spring Fling Matstack.
INK: PTI True Black. SU Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Iridescent Rhinestone, SU Baker's Twine Pool Party.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: SU Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lake Arising

This was one of my most challenging cards I've ever been asked to create. It does not come with happiness, but with loss of one's home, belongings and devastation amongst many people. An act of Mother nature with rising water and flooding. 

These card's were made as a thank you for the people who helped this family in the sand bagging and preparation for the rising levels that were to hit their home.

From the CBC Saskatchewan News,
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STAMPS: SU;  Lovely As a Tree, Wetlands. American Crafts; Fresh.
PAPER: SU; Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Smokey Slate, Soft Suede. Recollections; Real Sand.
INK: PTI; True Black. SU; Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green.
TOOL: SU; Extra Large Oval, Silhouette.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

First, Home Sweet Home

I made this card for my close girlfriend who has just moved out on her own for the very first time.
I remember my very first apartment it was great, and still the best thing I ever did. I moved 800klm away from home to the BIG city from the little city. It was only 700' sq feet but the best thing was, it was only 1 block away from the largest shopping mall in the entire city. I don't think I was ever home after a days work for very long. There was always something going on over at the mall to do, not to mention the largest movie theater in Canada had just been built, I was never bored!

Curbside view looking up to the 3rd floor

My little kitchen

 The photograph does not do this card justice as the outside layer is Echo Park Paper Co. designer paper, Country Drive/Dandelion and the inside is Stampin Up Very Vanilla card stock. The cut image is from the Silhouette Online Store Sunny Day.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Father's Day Goose

A very clean and simple Father's Day card, using Stampin! Up's Wetlands set. I case'd this card from, Featured Friday Card Maker, Carol E., Casper, WY and the Operation Write Home.

Where I live we have a lot of Canadian geese that migrate every year south but then come back to have there baby goslings. So this evening I went down to Wascana Lake and took a picture of one for you. Didn't see any goslings yet as it may be too soon for them to hatch as we had a really late spring here.

STAMPS: SU Wetlands, Ditto Studio G Lucky Guy.
PAPER: DP Misc Wedding Kit, SU Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Whisper White. Bazzil Black.
INK: SU Smoky Slate. PTI True Black.
TOOLS: SU Curly Label Punch.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Strawberry Basket Card In a Box

Here is my first attempt at making, a card in a box. It is the latest craze on Pinterest for cards. I used the Box Cards SVG Kit from SVGcuts. The hardest thing making this was choosing my cardstock and designer paper.

The neatest thing about this card is that it folds down to fit into an envelope. What recipient would love to get a niffy card like this.
PAPER: DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market, Bo Bunny a gift of love Abbey Road Vine. Bazzil green(s), white. SU Real Red.
INK: SU Garden Green, Old Olive.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Silhouette.
SUPPLIES: Paper piercer, Pop Dots, PC EF Preserves.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Bunnies, Up in the Air

I sat and made this card back in February but can't believe I'm only getting it blogged now, I'm sorry blog you are being soOoOo unloved! Though I don't make as many cards as I used to do to health problems I still Pinterest, demo, and buy some of the latest products. When I'm feeling up to it I just give 'er...

I used two different stamp sets here SU Ears to you and SU Up in the Air and masked off the daisy's from the Up in the Air set and only stamped the butterflies. I love the added effect it gave to the sitting bunnies.

I kept this card very simple and use the little scraps that were left over from the base, which is a new color for this year Smokey Slate and my first time using it in a card. The butterflies needed something so I added some clear glitter to there wings and it helped them stand out

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STAMPS: SU Ears to You, Up in the Air (Hostess)
PAPER: SU Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, DP Everyday Enchantment.
INK: SU Basic Black, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: Oval, Oval Scallop Spellbinders, clear glitter pen, pop dots.