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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