Monday, August 30, 2010

Dragonfly Dreams

Wow, what a hot day today. The temp got up to +35 C! It's now 8:25 pm and it's still +29 C inside my house. Yuck!  This is way too hot for my liking and we're supposed to have this heat wave all week here.   I hate to pray for cooler weather but the Fall really is my favourite time of the year. I love the cool days and evenings and the beautiful Fall colours as the leaves change.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. Onto my card. I made this card a while ago, but I wasn't happy with the stamped image as the ink ran a bit. So, I sat it aside and found it last night. The adhesive that I had used was the cheap dollar store double-sided tape and it completely dried out, so I had to put the entire card back together again! This time I changed the sentiment and added the dimensional stamped dragonfly.

Here's a close up of the dragonfly.   I used Peeled Paint Distress Stickles to make him look all shimmery.

This is the sketch that I followed.

Ok, I have to get some more work done that I didn't get done today.   It's just too bloody hot here!  

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Dragonfly (Impression Obsession), Dream (Studio G)
Cardstock: Flat White (Staples), Chocolate Brown (CRS), Pink Pirouette (SU)
Patterned Paper: Sugared (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Scissors, 3/16 " Pop Dots (SU), Distress Stickles - Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Embellishments: Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (Michaels)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flower Emboss Resist

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting this card. My friend, Kim, came and rescued me from my house renos with some crafty therapy time a week ago today and we made this card.  It was a 'make and take' at our local stamp store, Carousel Rubber Stamps' Demo Day. Taylor demo'd this card for us. I thought she choose really pretty colours and I love this flower. I think I actually own this flower stamp...but can't find it in my stash...time to clean my crafty area again, I guess! lol :)

Here's a close up of the emboss resist flower. We used clear embossing powder and then used a beautiful aqua colour ink and some yellow Smooch spray to give it a nice shimmery two-tone effect.

I also nearly finished another card tonight, but I'll have to post it tomorrow. I just have to wait for my dragonfly to dry before I can adhere it to my card. So, stay tuned for my winged creation tomorrow. :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yarn Octopus Dolls

I've been busy with working full time and doing some renos to the house in the evenings, so today I thought I'd take a break today and make a couple of crafts with my girls. My good friend, Diana, made them these sweet mermaid dolls and they wanted a yarn friend for them, so we found this super easy Disney pattern online for a yarn octopus. So, my girls and I made one for each of them in opposite colours.  They love them!

This one is Alexandria's octopus.

Here's what it looks like when you bring her tentacles in.

This one is Natalia's can see I smeared the hot glue under her eye.    Oops!  :(

I have a card to share with you later. I've been having trouble uploading pictures from my camera to my computer lately, but I think I've finally got it working again. Somehow the computer just wouldn't recognize my camera so I had to re-install everything. I think I'm good to go now, though! Now, I just need there to be more hours in the day so I can spend more time crafting and doing the things I enjoy! lol :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thank You Tri Fold Shutter

I know, I know, another tri fold shutter  :)   But, I was asked to make a special card for someone who donated a substantial amount to us at work, so I thought I would make another one of these, with some really pretty sparkly and sheen papers.  I hope she likes it!  :)

I'm also submitting this 'winged creation' to the current Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  You can see the current challenge here.  You'll always see some gorgeous work over there and some funny, off the wall creations, too!  I always get a kick out of some of them!  lol  :)  Here's a link to my inlinkz submission.  I hope I did this right!

This is what my card looks like when it's all folded up like a standard A2 style card.

Here's a bit of a close up of the embossed sentiment and the butterflies that I cut out from the patterned paper and popped up off the card.

Here's a view from the top of the card to show you the dimension.

Well, I bought some new paint for my living room to spruce it up since I just got new furniture, so I need to go start taking off the existing wallpaper border and fill the cracks.  By tomorrow I should be able to start the painting.   Finally, after being in our home for 4 years, we're getting around to painting the last room in our house!  We're quite the procrastinators!  lol  :)  Anyway, I think it will look really nice when it's to work! I'll post pics when I'm done.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Thank You - Greetings Galore (Impression Obsession)
Cardstock: Burgundy (Creative Memories), White (Staples)
Patterned Paper: Chocolat Cherie (sei), Pink Swirls (DCWV)
Ink: VersaFine (Tsukineko)
Tools: Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), Embossing Buddy (SU), Embossing Tray, White Opaque Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Heat Tool, Scissors, 3/16" Glue Dot, 1/8" Dimensional Squares (EK Success)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another Birthday Tri-Fold Shutter

I'm finally getting the chance to post this now...I had company this past weekend so I was busy with them with no time for blogging. We did have a great weekend, though. :)

In case you're wondering, no, I'm not posting the same tri fold shutter card that I made recently.  I was just asked to make another one of these cards for the Mom of a friend/co-worker of mine. I did change up the cardstock for a lighter mauve colour this time, but I used the same patterned paper again, since I thought it was so pretty.  If you're not familiar with this style of card, here's a great tutorial  for the Tri Fold Shutter on SCS.

Here's a close up of the butterfly and flowers...yes, I cut them all out myself!

Here's a close up of the sentiment.

Ok, I'll try to pop back soon with something else to show you.  Until then...

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Swallowtail Butterfly (Anita's), Branch - Natural Beauty (SU), Happy Birthday - A Greeting for All Seasons (SU)
Cardstock: Mauve (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper: Airy Fairy P365 Dreams (KaiserCraft)
Ink: VersaFine (Tsukineko)
Tools: Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), Embossing Buddy (SU), Embossing Tray, Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scissors, 3/16" Glue Dots

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pink Elephant for a Baby Girl

Well, I finally finished this card! I've been working on if on and off for several days now...just lots going on with the Natal Day long weekend here this past weekend and I haven't had much time to work on it each time.  Plus, I'm back to work after my vacation, so not much free time.  Anyway, I finally finished it tonight and the card below is the one that inspired me to make it.

I saw the card above, made by Hallmark, and absolutely fell in love with it.  How cute is this?!  So, I CASE'd it!  Don't worry, though, I'm not selling it, I just made it for fun or to give to my next friend who has a baby girl.  :)  You can see in the Hallmark card that they used fabric and felt and actually sewed around the edges of each piece.  But, I opted to use some sweet patterned paper that I love to use on baby girl cards and I cheated and doodled on the stitches with a few different colours of gel pens.

Sorry I haven't been around in a while, but we've had some beautiful weather here lately, so I've been out a lot with the family and haven't taken much time to spend crafting.  But, I do have a couple of cards to make for friends, so I'll be making those in the next few days and I'll post them soon.  So, stay tuned.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)