Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mojo123 Sketch Challenge

My girls were invited to a birthday party today for a little friend who just turned 5 years old. She's such a sweetie. This is the card that I made for her. The card opens a bit differently from a normal card I would make. But, when I saw the current Mojo sketch, I thought it would be fun to make one like this for the occasion.

This shows how the card opens and the inside of the card.
This is the sketch that I followed, only I forgot to add the ribbon. I also didn't add buttons to my card. Instead, I only used one butterfly that I stamped, coloured and cut out. But, it's the basic sketch, so I guess it's close enough for the challenge. lol :)Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Happy Birthday - All Kinds of Happy Collection (Imaginisce), Butterfly (The Artful Stamper)
Cardstock: Teal, Lime Green (Bazzill), Flat White (Staples), Flat Black (CRS)
Patterned Paper: Tiki (Creative Memories)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), 64 - Indian Blue & 175 - Lime Green (ShinHan Art)
Tools: 1/8" Dimensional Squares (EK Success), Scalloped and Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scissors

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Altered Canvas Art

Val and Kim had a wonderful project idea for us this month. I love to alter things, so this was right up my alley! :) They got this idea from the Hero Arts website, I believe.

We took a 4" x 4" canvas covered wood frame and covered it with the patterned paper of our choice and then layered on some text from an old book, white embossed a flourish and added lots of other embellishments inclusing this gorgeous white embossed lace flower that I cut out to make this pretty wall art. Now, I need to find the perfect place to hang my creation...

Here's a bit of an angle to show you the dimension of the project and you can better see the colour of the buttons in this picture.
Thanks so much for doing this with us, I look forward to making more of these in the future. :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Crafty night swap cards

I had a lot of fun at our recent crafty night with my local group of stampin' friends. Such a great bunch of ladies - we always have such a hoot and all get along so well. For our swap this month, we decided not to go with a theme as this was a first meeting since Xmas and we didn't want there to be any pressure with everyone being busy over the holidays.

I drew Louise's name and this is the beautiful card that she made. I love the image of the woman and her dog. So beautiful. Thanks so much, Louise! :)
Val Wilson also surprised us and gave us each an extra card that she made. You keener, Val! Just kidding, thanks so much for thinking us all to give us another gorgeous card! :)

I'll be right back to show you the project that we made....stay tuned.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mojo121 Sketch Challenge

Well, I can't believe it's over half way through January and this is my first card of 2010! Things have been busy lately, but I'm having crafty night tonight with the local stampin' girls and I can't wait! So, I'll have something else to show you soon. I've got to make an effort to get more crafty time in, too, it just seems like life has been taking over lately and there just doesn't seem to be much extra time for me.

I chose to play with the current Mojo Monday sketch. This is the sketch that I followed for my card.Ok, I'll be back soon with something else new to show you!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Just a Note (Studio G)
Cardstock: China Red Linen (CRS), Ivory (Staples), Flat Black (Memories)
Patterned Paper: Archaic - Rusty (Basic Grey), Scarlet's Letter - Recognition (Basic Grey)
Memento - Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
1/8" Dimensional Square (EK Success), Lattice Arch Punch (Martha Stewart), Corner Rounder (EK Success)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hope this finds everyone settling back into normal routine after a wonderful Christmas Holiday with family and friends. We had a great vacation, but sadly it wasn't long enough! lol :) Jim and I are back to work tomorrow and the kids also return to school tomorrow. I think the morning is going to come early after so many late nights. It wasn't intentional to keep them up late, but it just seems to happen when we're away enjoying time with family and friends that we don't get to see as often as we'd like to.

The picture below is a cute one of my two girls with our little kitten, Misha on our road trip to New Brunswick. We decided to take Misha with us for the week instead of having to get someone to come and take care of her. She travelled wonderfully and she sat contently on our laps and didn't meow or cry at all. We were so impressed. She's such a good kitty. By the way, for anyone out there wondering, Natalia was leaning sideways just for a second, until I snapped the picture, then she sat right back up again. I know it's not good to not be sitting properly in her car seat.
This picture was taken on Christmas Eve while we were out for our traditional drive to look at all the Christmas lights. This is my youngest daughter, standing on the waterfront by the Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. With the Halifax Harbour and the Downtown Halifax City Lights in the background.

This is my oldest daughter, standing at The Lookoff in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. This is such a beautiful place to go. From this mountain you can see several towns in the Valley for a true scenic delight!

OK, I'll be back soon with a crafty project to show you. I'm itching to play with some new goodies...I'm starting to go through a bit of crafty withdrawal! lol

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)