This is my partner and I, back in 1999, at my Year 12 Formal. So young!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
This is my partner and I, back in 1999, at my Year 12 Formal. So young!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here's a simple (or what DH2B called 'classic' wub that fella!) card that I made for my CC#5 over on Scrapshare. To me, it looks like it needs an extra little something..but I'm just not sure what yet.
Thanks for looking!
Materials: SU papers River Rock, Mellow Moss, Le Jardin DSP, CM Vanilla. SU stamps Baroque Motifs, Mostly Flowers.Grant scroll stamp. SU ink River Rock, Old Olive.
Friday, September 26, 2008
lol Been a bit slack with posting. Computert had yet another meltdown so I've kinda lost interest in the wretched thing lol Keep an eye out over the next day or so as I have a couple card challenges to catch up.
Bye for now!
Monday, September 22, 2008
DH & Haylee, at around 18mths old. I love their matching cheesy grins! Obviously, journalling still needs to be done, but I wanted to share this today.
Thanks for looking!
Materials: Scenic Route & MM patterned paper, Bella & MM flowers and buttons, Theresa Collins journalling tab, Kaisercraft rubon.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Yet another birthday card - this month is crazy for them! This is CASEd from Chris - my lovely SU demo. She showed us this card for my recent workshop and I thought I'd give it a go, just changing up the colours & stamps a little.
Materials: SU cardstock Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate & Whisper White, SU ink Old Olive & Purely Pomegranate, SU stamps Baroque Motifs, Everyday Flexible Phrases. Butterfly stamp by Grant, Bazill brads, McGill word punch
I have another friends birthday coming up very soon so I hit the cardmaking again today lol I just got Baroque Motifs on friday, aswell as some gorgeous Berry Bliss DSP so I decided I just had to use these. Thankfully she likes pink and brown! Not sure yet if I'll add a sentiment...
Materials: SU cardstock Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White, PP Berry Bliss, SU stamps French Script and Baroque Motifs, Versacube ink in Umber, DewDrop chalk in Pink Petunia, AMerican Crafts ribbons and misc brad. Flower is lifted with a pop dot
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I just posted this on Lita's Life, but thought I would share it here. My fellow scrappers will understand my excitement over a good family photo! lol
Friday, September 19, 2008
This is definitely not the kind of card I would generally make for the average wedding. But it is my SIL's wedding tomorrow and she is anything but average. She's wearing a black dress with red highlights - so I though this card worked for her lol
Materials: CM cardstock, Basic Grey pp, sentiment from SU Baroque Motifs, Versa ink in Pinecone, Prima flower, Kaisercraft bling, misc lace & ribbon.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Well ladies, today is the day that I said I would announce the winner of my first ever blog candy! The names of everyone that left a comment went into a hat and the winning name drawn out was...drum roll please....
Donna- from Life, One Day at a Time. Donna, please email me your addy and a little something will be headed your way soon!!
Thanks to everyone who posted over the week - it was great to see some new names :) Keep checking back because I'll be offering more blog candy over the coming weeks!
Thanks for playing!
A simple layout of my DD#1. I used papers and colours that I normally wouldn't buy but I love them now. Although you can't tell in the pic, I also used my new favourite product - Glossy Accents! I highlighted the word Cherish with it and IRL it looks lush. So shiny and purrdy!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I attended a class today called "Tim's Techniques Tuesday" run by the lovely Karen of Kazmos Kreations.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Well, my SU workshop has been and gone - and I had a great time!
It was a wonky handday for me, so I was a little worried about how I'd manage lol But the cards I made are at least passable and I had a fantastic time seeing all the goodies. I have a couple of things coming my way too and I can't wait to play!
I did, however, discover that I'm just not cut out for using the wheels! LOL
Hoping to get a card or layout (or both) posted over the next day or two, so stay tuned :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
I'm hosting a Stampin Up! workshop at my place tomorrow and can't wait!
I've never been to a workshop before, but I have used & purchased SU products and stamps and I love them! So of course, the next logical step is a workshop :) I think we'll be looking at the Wheels which should be great as I haven't seen those in action before.
But of course, with this pleasure comes pain....
Which set to choose??? Unfrogettable...Loads of Love...Garden Whimsy...Baroque Motifs...Season of Joy...
And then there's the inks...Pomegranate, River Rock, Perfect Plum...the lists goes on and on
And don't even getme started on the papers....
Ouch, my wallet is hurting already :D Isn't it great?!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is for a great friend of mine who has a birthday coming up very soon. Tried a few new things with this card and I'm very happy with the result :)
Materials: SU: Brocade Blue, Whisper White & Bashful Blue cardstock, Brocade Blue ink, Petal Prints & Everyday Flexible Phrases. McGill retro word punch, Bazzil brad, Dewdrop Moonlight fluid chalk, Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, Francheville spiral clips & misc ribbon.
Materials: Papers - CM 'Cherish', Kaisercraft 'Sorbet' Ink - Dew Drop in 'Jumbo Java'Embellies - Kaisercraft brads, pearls and rubons, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, misc ribbons, flower and key. Puzzle Pieces - Kaisercraft
I altered this quite some time ago but don't recall sharing it....so here it is now! The clipboard has a large magnet on the back so it lives on my fridge as a notepad holder. Slight glare on the rubon - sorry bout that!
Materials: Bella brand clipboard and flowers, Basic Grey "Sultry" papers and rubon, Catseye fluid chalk in Chestnut Roan, random ribbon, buttons and fibre.
I saw a fantastic layout on Scrapshare, done by Cowtown Stacy, and I decided to adapt it to suit my materials. I am so happy with it and just had to share!
The title says - "I am special. I am unique. I am ME" The 'dymo' words are : individual, cheeky, mischief, adventurous, daring, bubbly and charming.
And the gorgeous gal in the pic? My eldest daughter Haylee, last year on her 4th birthday :)
This one is also Christmas Day 2005 and is Haylee again, in her ballerina outfit that santa bought for her :) So cute!
This is the title page for my Book Of Me. I usually wouldn't use this many embellishments, but since it is a title page I went nuts! lol No materials list this time- they're is just too much to list! But, if you are after details, just ask :)
I actually went into this with the intention of making a masculine card, and yet again I ended up with something girly. Ack! Why oh why do I find it so hard to make masculine cards? Hmpf!
Anyway, here's what I came up with. Love this colour combination!!
Again the pic isn't great, but for those that don't know me, I have a problem with my hands, and as it turns out, today is not a good day for them. The result - blurry pic from my wonky hands. Sorry bout that.
Materials: SU cardstock 'Old Olive' & 'Chocolate Chip', Kaisercraft patterned paper, SU stamps from sets: 'Noteworthy' & 'French Script BG', American Crafts ribbon, Versamark ink, popdots
A very simple card, that probably took all of 5 minutes to make.
This is my first little play with lace and I must say I love it!
Felt like stepping away from my usual pinks and girlys, so picked up some SU! cardstock in Bashful Blue - and here is the result
Materials: SU Bashful Blue & Whisper White cardstock, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embosser, Dew Drop fluid chalk in Aspen Mist and SU stamp from Friendship Blooms. No idea on the PP sorry
My darling daughter Emily :)
I made this card as part of a challenge I posted on Scrapshare. The original sketch came from Got Sketch? by Valerie Salmon and this is my take on it. Thanks for looking!
Another iffy pic - maybe one day i'll get a good one! lol
Materials: SU cardstock Ruby Red (?), BasicGrey PP 'Devotion' & Jenni Bowlin's 'Vintage' range. Dew drop fluid chalk 'Jumbo Java'. Grungeboard, Heidi Swap flowers, misc fibre adn metal bits.
Another older item - a gift I made for a friend :) It is intended to be used to hold an A5 notepad
Materials: Kelly Pannaci papers, Prima & Bella flowers, FTI brads, CM vellum quote, MM paint, Versaink 'Umber' and misc ribbons
I altered this small tin and filled it with choccies as part of a Secret Santa swap last christmas.
Materials: Kelly Pannacci papers, Bella and Prima flowers, FTI brads, Bazzil cardstock, random ribbons
A bit of a personal challenge - I hate bright reds and yellow but really wanted to try something new. And I must say - I really like them!
All feature pieces of cardstock the have been embossed using Cuttlebugs 'Swiss Dots' but unfortunatley the photos don't pick that up too well
Not my usual style but I'm trying different things :) I'm loving the 'tinted' kind of softness about these cards.
I have used Stampin Up! French Script background that is difficult to see in the photo but looks divine IRL.
*Drat - last pic is a little blurry. Hope you can still get the general idea!
Thought I'd share a couple of my 'Friendship' cards here - though I must first state that the colour isn't the greatest. Hard to get it right when using a scanner, but here goes anyway :) Ribbon colour especially, is quite washed out.