Friday, 29 April 2011

"Royal" Wedding Card

People around the world will all have there televisions tuned to the Royal Wedding probably all day. My mental alarm clock told me to get up this morning at 4:52am and because I couldn't get back to sleep, I turned my tv on and watched as all the Royals entered Westminster Abbey. I think I may be a bit tired by the end of the day (our summer hours start today at work and I have to go in early), but I think it was all worth it. Like most women around the world, I was most excited to see what her dress looked like and I was not disappointed!

I have decided to post a card I made a few months ago for a wedding. This card feature the Manhattan Flowers embossing folder and it stands out more on this card because the raised up part of the card is painted by hand with Shimmer Paint! After handpainting all this card needed were a few pearls and the stamp "Happy I do day" from the Wordplay set.

You can find all these products on the online store! I hope everyone enjoys the wedding today and "Happy I do Day" to the Royal Couple!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Heartfelt Thanks Swap

Here is a card I made for a swap I participated in at the last meeting my upline held. This is an embossing folder I didn't think I would ever like, but when I started to see what other people were doing with it I had to try. Embossing folders were the first things, I started to really like when I first started "Stampin Up" and they continue to impress me. Stampin Up comes out with new folders almost every Mini Catalogue and I usually buy them with my first order.

The stamp set used for the main image is "Elements of Style". I know I've said it before, but true passion is for creating Vintage type cards and this image pulled me right in.

Right now until the end of April, Stampin' Up has a promotion called "Spring is Blossoming. If you buy any Stampin' up product over 25$ you can buy this stamp set. This is also what is used for the sentiment at the bottom. The Four Frames stamp set coordinates with the decorative label punch. Check out my online store to the Left of this page if you would like to learn more or just click here

Monday, 18 April 2011

Dancing Penguins! I broke down and bought the owl punch! and I didn't think I'd have soo much fun playing with it! I made these cute penguins that I've been seeing all over Stampin' Connection and thought it was soo cute!

For these little guys, I cut the ears off the owl and used the bird punch wings for their wings! The cloud paper I had from another company! And the snow...well I cut that out free hanf and traced the upper part of it with the two-way glue pen and sprinkled some glitter on it!

Here is a closer look:

I LOVE IT! I thought this card could be used for a kids birthday or invitation to one!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Rock 'n Roll

This card uses the stamp set "Eastern Blooms". I love how the colors came together. I used the Rock 'N Roll technique.

This technique is when you stamp your image in a color (I used Rich Razzelberry) and then roll the edges of the stamp in another color (Pacific Point). That gives the edges almost that bleeding color look to it!

I also used lots of mini pearls on the flowers! They're another favorite of mine!

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Monday, 4 April 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

WOW! I am soo honored. I woke up this morning to a comment from Peggy at Stampin' Peg. She awarded me the stylish blogger award! I haven't been blogging that long and it's such an honor to receive this! You can check out Peggy's blog Here .

Upon receiving this award I must…

1. Thank the person who gave this award to me and link back to their blog, thanks Peggy!
2. Share 8 things about myself

      1. I am from New Brunswick, Canada
      2. Happily married to my husband Adrian.
      3. I have 2 dogs: Ezra the Boston Terrier & Nova a Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix. They are my babies and I don't know what I'd do without them.
      4. I love to stamp! Whether it's making cards or scrapbooking! 
      5. I am a nurse
      6. I have lived in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba & Ontario, but have travelled to all provinces! 
      7. My favorite shows are Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, & The Vampire Diaries.
      8. Have been a SU demo for 5 months.

4. Leave a comment on their blogs and let them know they have received this award.

I'm soo happy I found a hobby I enjoy so much and can enjoy with everyone else!
Thanks again, Peggy!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Bright Babies

I love Fox & Friends for Baby cards! All the little animals are soo cute! For these two cards I used a some retired colors, paper, ribbon and stamp sets.  

I have many friends having babies this year and I needed to keep cards on hand!

The little girl card uses the colors Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (retired 2009-2010 color) & Pumpkin Pie.

The little boy card uses Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay (retired 2009-2010 color) & Kiwi Kiss (retired 2008-2009 color). Both cards are stamped with the sentiment "Bundle of Joy" which was a stamp set from last years Occasion Mini called "Little Angel." I also made another version of these cards using Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Baja Breeze for a neutral baby card! Fox & Friends has to be my most used stamp set!

I have more cards to show you in the next few weeks. Life has been busy here and it hard for me to just sit on the computer and blog! Plus, today was +10 and beautiful out, so we spent a lot of time outdoors!