24 February 2012

Celebrating 50!

No card making this week, but I did make this cute little picture book for my cousin's 50th birthday! Since I have known her my whole life there was no lack of pictures as I went through all my photo albums....it was great fun! This is the cover. I'm pleased to say she thrilled with it! I can think of no better way to celebrate someone so special who as been such a blessing in my life!..Lots of cherished memories! Love you always, Gracie!

18 February 2012

The things we buy..!

A while ago I bought one of these great Dollar store finds that we all come across thinking this would be great for cardmaking....it's colourful and already completely die cut...what could be easier. And then I get it home and think..now what? Well, I found this in my stash the other day and decided to just start cutting it apart. I had a basic idea in mind and this turned out pretty much the way I had hoped. I sort of just kept adding things to keep the colour flow and balance. Now what to do with the rest of the sheet?!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. I see we have a fresh layer of snow again this morning...it must be the weekend. Lately it seems to only snow on the weekend.
Well I'm off to work....enjoy your day!

15 February 2012

A toast to Valentine's Day!

Literally...!!! My hubby cooked Valentine's dinner! Homemade lasagna and ...to my surprise....heart shaped garlic toast!! Nothing says love like this! Beats flowers and chocolate any day!

13 February 2012

Birdcage Birthday

Yet again another card from the Nature Walk stamp set. I take no credit for this card as it was totally cased from the SU Idea book and Catalogue pg. 168! That's what it's for right?....there are so many cards in this catalogue that caught my eye, either because of the colours, stampset used or layout. Lots of ideas bouncing around in my head! But first I need to work on a special card for my cousin who is celebrating her 50th birthday this week! Make it a great day!

11 February 2012

Sunshine Girl!

On this cold, blustery, wintery morning, I thought we could all use some warming up with this card! Oh to be somewhere warm, sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun!
This beach babe is a stamp from Kraftin Kimmie, coloured with tombow markers; paper, ribbon, and flowers from my stash. It is already in the mail to my daughter, who is off to Florida for her upcoming reading break, with wishes for a wonderfully, relaxing time with her friends! Am I jealous...well, just a little!
Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm!

09 February 2012

Another Walk with Nature

Good morning...looks like another beautiful day! They are predicting snow for tomorrow, but only a couple of cm. Winter....you are such a tease this year!
Another card from the Nature Walk set. I stamped the images on a separate piece of white cardstock, then edged around it with a marker and layered on my white card. The flowers were coloured with tombow markers, I added an extra one popped up on top. My butterfly was coloured with watercolour pencil crayons. Did the same card again with monarch butterfly colours and added some stickles to it....hard to see in the picture. I think this one is my favorite! I will add a sentiment later as needed.
Have I said how much I love this stamp set!! And so far I've only used three of the seven stamps. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy this beautiful day!

08 February 2012

Nature Walk

Finally got around to inking up my Nature Walk stamp set from SU. Now that I have played with all the different stamps in this set over the last couple of days I have to say.....I LOVE THIS SET!! For this card I stamped the flower image in the backgound, then cutout and raised the bird for some dimension. The whole thing is layered on more mustard cardstock, then on bravo burgunday which I embossed with the framed tulip folder from SU.
That is just the beginning of the endless fun I had creating cards with this set. See you tomorrow for another 'walk with nature'.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

07 February 2012

Hi There!

On Friday evening I went to a stamping event with some friends and made some lovely cards and had a great time out! It was just what I needed to give my mojo a boost! Yesterday I sat at my card table and made a bunch of cards which I will share with you over the next couple of days. This owl card I noticed in the feature gallery on splitcoast and I just had to make it..sooo cute! I know a few university students who would love to get a card from their mom once in a while. The heart and tag are nestabilites dies, and the owl punch from SU. Very fun and easy card to make!
So now I'm off to fill up mother-hubbards-cupboards, and then hopefully get back to my card table.
Have a wonderful day!

04 February 2012

Grandmother's Album Quilt top

I finished my Grandmother's Album quilt top this week....pieced all the squares together to finish the final row and sewed it on, then added the border....all done by hand, I might add. It was very relaxing just sitting stitching while watching TV, and kept my hands out of the cookie jar! Now to get the batting and some backing material and let the real quilting begin! Maybe I'll finish the baby quilt first...little less overwhelming.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your day!