Friday, November 28, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #16

This week was Regan's pick and I was afraid at first but when I finally started building my project, I was delightfully impressed with how the colors looked together.
I started by making the card and then realized that I had not used any kraft, so I went to get some out and low and behold I could not find it. I KNOW I have some but who knows where exactly. So instead I did an add on project using a PTI Kraft Coffee bean bag (Is that what they are called??? lol) So I made it to match and I plan to bake some cookies to put in the bag and give it to the principal at my Daughter's School.

I also need to say THANK YOU to Charlene who is a super duper friend and managed to get me the "somewhat hard to find" labels Spellbinders set. They are DIVINE and I have a few more projects coming up using them.
Visit my Girls....... WENDY CHAR REGAN DEE MARIA
And please play along and link us is great to see your creations as well...Have a happy Friday!!
PS. Those poinsettias are my new verve stamps...ordered a few things and love them!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day to my USA Friends

Just wanted to pop in and wish all my American Friend a VERY happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you all have safe, wonderful dinners with LOTS of turkey, stuffing and all the greatest food and comfort with your families and friends!!! Which Reminds me I should phone my In Laws n Colorado!!
Have a great day and we will see you all Tomorrow for Loonie Stampers Challenge!! (Which I actually managed to finish early)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Casing a Genius

I Love ALL things Nichole Heady does in the paper crafting world. I love her stamp sets, her Perfect Match and everything creates with them. During the release of Snowflake Serenade she made a card similar to this but showcased the Faux Silk Technique and so I changed it up a little and I am in LOVE with the results.

I do not often like just red, green and white on Christmas cards as I don't "do" traditional Christmas. With the right tools and a great "case" I might even make a few more of this card.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #15

Welcome to Round #15!! This week it was Char's turn to pick and I was actually nervous about the colors, Strange I know. SO as I was working on some invitations for a Christmas Party I realized I had a red, white and Silver already (that I made yesterday) No Last Minute Stuff here this week. Don't worry I am sure I will make up for it next week.

Sorry for the crappy picture, I forgot to take a picture in the daytime.....Maybe Santa will bring me a light box. Enjoy the invite (The words to it are below)

Visit my Girls....... WENDY CHAR REGAN DEE MARIA

Invitation Verse:

Twas 4 nights before Christmas
And at the Quinton household
We are throwing a party
And the rest shall unfold.

Justin’s guitar will be strummin
We’ll be singin’ along
The booze will be plenty
You’ll be drinkin’ all night long.

With Sarah’s baking a plentiful
Bring what you see fit
You can’t have a party without food
I mean you gotta admit.

The house will be rockin
The laughter and glee
You’ll be able to feel it
In fact you might pee!

So come join in our merriment
We’ll see you at 6
On December 20th
Come and get your kicks!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Snowflakes & Mittens

Luckily we have not had to drag those mittens out yet...knock on wood. Can you believe that?!? The middle of November in Western Canada and we are still going out in light jackets. I wish it would stay all the way until Christmas Eve.
On to the card....

I stamped Soft sky (last years SU In color....cause my second aqua mist pad is like stamping water) Snowflakes from the snowfall and snowfall additions sets onto stampers select. Then I used some more new beautiful Christmas paper from the line "Snowy Jo Glitter Paper" from Imaginisce. LOVE it, Love it, love IT! I ordered from a store in Hamilton, Ontario...very cool and cheap shipping within

So after I layered 2 of the nice patterns I stamped the snowflakes and mittens in white craft and embossed with iridescent Ice. Then I cut everything out and arranged in my card. Other then that it is blank inside and out for sentiments....I am leaving it open for thought...LOL

Sunday, November 16, 2008

'O Christmas Tree

This is just a simple card for a Customer, hopefully she likes it. I used my new DSP from K&Company's Christmas Cheer Specialty Papers. If you have not seen them in your LSS or at Michael's with a 40 or 50% coupon, you really should it is SO pretty!

The trees are stamped in Versa on Black c/s and heat embossed white. Both trees are from the PTI set Merry & Bright Additions. Brilliant set I love it!!

Ok later people....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Christmas Shaker

When I was in Calgary in August, Char gave me some of the sticky stuff squares that you can use to make shakers and can you believe I am only just trying it?? I love how it looks though so she may have got me addicted...hehe.
The base of this card is Basic Black from SU and then followed by Stamper's Select (PTI) and then Silver Shimmer (PTI). I embossed the silver Shimmer twice. Once with the snowflakes folder just a few inches at the bottom and then again just above that with the Swiss dots strip. I separated the two styles of embossing with last years SU Soft Sky In Color stitched ribbon.

Then I took a piece of scalloped square on board chipboard from SU and inked it black with a dauber, applied the thin sticky strip square to the back side and covered it with acetate. I then added the foam square sticky. Next I poured a small amount of fine glitter from Martha Stewart Crafts onto the acetate BEFORE peeling off the other side of the foam sticky. Then I took my already stamped square and applied it to the foam. Viola! I adorned it with 2 different styles of is punched out with the marvy snowflakes punch and the top blue one is the felt flurries from SU.

Well that is all folks!! See ya again soon!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #14

So I am sure the girls all hate me this week as I made it complicate with my selections this week. LOL Don't worry Ladies, I hate me too. This one was harder then I thought and I don't really like my card. Oh well I am actually done early and not typing my post at 3 am so I guess it is give and take. So using the picture of my friends wedding cake as inspiration, I picked the colors as seen above to use one or the other or both all on an acetate or vellum base.
This is my Card:

I used the leaves set from Clear Dollar Stamps and used all the colors noted above. I made my Card on the Papertrey Ink Linen Vellum, I like the texture that it gives to the stamping!!

The best part about this card, IMO, is the inside. I liked how it turned out LOL
So anyway don't forget to pop by and see my friends and check out what they did!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Black & White Challenge...

It was not an official challenge from any group or website or anything like that. I have a very nice customer who asked me to do some Christmas samples and she said she liked black and white and perhaps a soft teal. Hmmmmmmmm...ok! I have to admit I found this to more challenging then even some of the Loonie Stampers Challenges. But at any rate here are some of my samples....Some of these cards are inspired by others I have seen out there.

The middle card is my Favorite so here are a few more pics of it. This card was inspired by a beautiful card I found on Me, My Stamps & I. Anyways I love how it looked and thought black and white and a few changes it may work for my customer. I hope she likes it and I hope you like it too!

drum roll please.....yes the inside...LOL

Ok folks I will try to post more this week since my new floors and new bathroom are almost done and I may eve try and get some pictures!!

Holiday Wishes Supplies:
basic Black c/s (SU)
Aqua Mist & Stampers Select c/s (PTI)
2008 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI)
Border Punch and Cedar punch ( Martha Stewart)
Other: cuttlebug emboss folder, dollarstore ribbon, stampendous black emboss powder

Friday, November 7, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #13

Welcome to Loonie Stampers Challenge #13. This week's color selection was made by the Lovely Wendy! She was even kind enough to reference the PTI colors to the SU colors. I will note that we had some discussion on the new PTI colors matching a bit better to the SU colors. I say...whatever use what you got! I LOVE this color combo. WTG Wendy!!

This week I chose to use a non Papertrey Set to stamp with. What can I say, I just could NOT help myself. When these cute little babies were delivered to my door this morning at 8:15 am (My mailman is on the ball I guess). This sweet little cupcake is from the Taylored Expressions Season's Sweetings set. SO FRIGGIN CA-UTE!!!

So the basics:
*Aqua Mist Card Based followed by a Spring Moss matte for the Silver Shimmer, which I embossed with the Ornaments Cuttlebug Folder.
*Aqua Mist Grosgrain Ribbon tied in a simple knot
*Punched out a giga scalloped circle and a mega circle, then stamped the cutey pa tootie stamp using the full size black memento ad (also purchased from Taylor's)
*Then I colored in the cupcake with my Copics, How did I ever get by with out them before???
*Then I attached the circles to the card and also stamped and added the sentiment.

Last but certainly not least, I used puffy paint to do all the snow around the cupcake, falling from the sky, dotting the scallops and at the bottom to help bring the flow of the snow through the whole card. (McKayla would be so proud that I just

So as not to disappoint, here is the inside also complete with a bit of snow. I realize it will get a little smooched but it actually smooches nicely. (is smooches a real word? OK whatever all you grammar freaks beware of this post cuz I don't care! LOL)

Oh one final note. I used my heat gun to dry the puffy. I like the real looking results for snow!

Now please go and check out my Loonie Friends and spread some lovin' the comments. Also I cant wait to see what YOU can, yes you reading this right now. So link us up so we can come leave you some comments as well.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Leaves...

Ok just new stamps I wish it was spring and we were all getting new leaves. Oh well I guess you cant have a snowball fight in the summer (unless you raid a snow cone stand). Anyway, on to the cards.

I love the detail of the leaves in this stamp set called Leaves (if you can imagine) from Clear Dollar Stamps. So on this card I stamped the leaf cluster in Old Olive and Always Artichoke. Then added the mounted gold embossed version with some the PTI Gold ribbon, made the little mini Thanks tag and presto!

Here is another angle where you can actually tell that it is embossed.

This card I did the 'ol rock n roll technique (which I love because it is so damn easy and looks so great KWIM?) The leaf is from the same set and is mounted on some PTI Father Knows Best Paper.
That is all I have for today...See ya again tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trick or Treat!

This is a picture of the entire package I made for my Daughter's Kindergarten Class! There was enough for 12 kids and 2 sets left over for the teachers Kids.

First I started buy creating my own template for this cute little box that perfectly fits 5 packages of rockets (called Smarties as well) Then I simple assembled them, wrapped with decorative paper and added the cupcake guys!! Are those not the cutest? They called trick or sweet from Taylored Expressions! I colored them in with my copic markers and boy was that fun!

...and look I even managed to make them so that they will stand up on their own!
Next I bought the little favour tins from Michael's that you can find in the wedding section. I bought them using my 40% off coupon which makes 30 tins really affordable. Then I wrapped them with Halloween pattern paper and ribbon on the lids. As a final touch I used the little circle labels that came with them and stamped the word Boo from my Making Memories Halloween Set and stuck them on.
Then I got online and search for a non toxic but scented play dough recipe. It was SO easy to make and no one has to worry if their child decides play dough is a great snack! I found the recipe HERE. There are lots of nifty things you can make on that list but I used the kool-aid recipe.
Overall everyone was happy I think and I may even make some more play dough for the kids in my family at Christmas time.
Have a great day people!! Oh and my brand new floors are almost done, I can't wait to show you pictures from my entire main floor!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cupcakes can NEVER be too big!

One of my BFF's had her Champagne Birthday (you know where you turn the same age as the day of your birthday) 30 on the 30th of October. She was in love with the fact that she was turning 30 and also Loves Halloween so we had a big birthday for her at a local pub. The other thing about Sarah is that she adores baking so I wanted to make her a super special card. Then I decided that she should have a HUGE card that we could all sign. And so I drew the design onto a scratch piece of paper to use as a template and this is what I came up with.

Now this giant cupcake card measured approximately 8.5 inches tall and 6 something wide! I totally have to make this card again someday, I LOVE it!

With the help of my new score-pal I made the lines for the "cupcake Liner" and also to separate the stamped sprinkles from the sentiment. I also tied my bow through some new bling sliders that I got from Clear Dollar Stamps. LOVE those too.

Peek a Boo! Here is the inside of my card. I used my Hero Arts Cupcake and colored it with my Copic Ciao markers and mounted it on Pure poppy scalloped circle...

I then added the happy Birthday sentiment also from the hero arts set and punched it out with my SU Curly Label punch. Then I inked the edges so it would stand out a little better and viola!
I loved it, She loved, everyone Loved and I hope you Love it too. Have a great day folks.