Thursday, December 1, 2011

TSC25: Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine

LinkIt's challenge time again over at The Stampsmith Challenge blog and for my DT sample, I decided to go with a Christmas frame to showcase the Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine theme. Both the photostamps I've used are from the Christmas Cards Sheet 1 stamp plate. The sentiment border is made up of several stamps from the Christmas Greetings Sheet both by The Stampsmith. My frame measures 10" x 17" and the photo openings measure 3.5" x 5.5".

Here's a closeup of the left side panel of Santa with his sack of toys postcard.

I created this decorative piece using patterned paper pieces and used a punch to do the snowflake centrepiece.

Here's a closeup of the right side panel of a sprig of holly postcard.

I hope you decide to play along in the fun with us! I look forward to seeing how your project shimmers, sparkles and shines!

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Always Here For You

Here's a little step back in time for you with these two sweet little kids. The photostamp is from the Darling Boys plate and the sentiment, 'I will always be here for you' is from the Say It Like It Is stamp plate and are both by The Stampsmith.

I'm sorry, I know this is a horrible picture of this card with it being all blurry...but, I had to use my scanner since my camera is dead and I can't for the life of find my charging cable. I'll have to go on an all out hunt for it tomorrow! lol :)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's a Tea Party

I have a French inspired card to share with you today using the Paris plate from The Stampsmith. In case you don't read French, the sign reads, "French Countryside Chocolates and Teas.'

I made this card for my youngest daughter who loves everything French. This image reminds me of her hosting little tea parties for me. We used to have so many, perhaps some day we'll actually venture over to Paris for some real tea and to do some sightseeing of all the wonderful pictures throughout France that she has in her room. Some day...

Have you checked out the current Blog Hop that we're having over on The Stampsmith Challenge blog in celebration of our one year anniversary of the challenge blog. If you haven't yet, pop on over and leave a comment and then visit each of the Design Team members and leave a comment on each of our blogs for a chance to win some new rubber from The Stampsmith.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Remember When...

Oh, dear sweet, Shirley. Doesn't she bring a smile to your face and take you to a happy place? The sentiment, Remember When... comes from the Say It Like It Is stamp plate. The Shirley photostamp and the sentiment are both from The Stampsmith.

Have you had a chance to play along in our current blog hop with the rest of The Stampsmith Design Team in celebration of our one year anniversary of The Stampsmith Challenge blog? So, what are you waiting for? Pop on over and join in on the fun and leave the other DT gals some love. There could be new rubbah in your future! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

In Sympathy

I have a sympathy card to share with you today. I used the Botanica plate and the 'In Sympathy' sentiment is from the Say it Like it Is stamp plate, these are both by The Stampsmith.

I cropped my flowers, so here's a view of the entire Botanica plate so you can see all the gorgeous flowers in full.
I'm heading out for some crafty fun with my local stamping friends tonight, so I'll have another new project to share with you soon!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TSC24: Ribbons and Lace - Blog Hop Celebration

It's time for a little voyage to Paris...well, in my dreams anyway! lol :) I created this card for the current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge. This month, the theme is "Ribbons and Lace". For my project, I used the Eiffel Detail stamp, along with the postmark, map and Bon Voyage sentiment stamps from the Paris sheet, all by The Stampsmith. I hope you decide to play along, you have the entire month of November to create something and link it over to us, for a chance to win some goodies from Estelle at The Stampsmith.

Last month, we celebrated the grand opening of the new Stampsmith Online Store - we're still jittering with excitement - it's so amazing!! This month we are celebrating The Stampsmith Challenge's one year anniversary and we couldn't be more excited to give you some extra chances to win... read on!!

This month's lovely theme of Ribbons and Lace was suggested by Lynne . Create a project that includes some ribbon and lace and link up your project! All projects will be entered in a random draw for your choice of a full sheet of Stampsmith rubber valued at $21!

In addition, at the end of this month, we will be entering ALL of the comments from this blog and each of the designers' blogs into a hat for an additional full sheet of Stampsmith rubber - also valued at $21!!! The more love you leave, the more chances you'll have to win!!

This is my full, framed project. My youngest daughter is absolutely crazy over anything and everything to do with Paris, especially the Eiffel Tower, so this project is for her.
Here's a close up of the ribbon and lace in keeping with the theme.
If you arrived here from Lynne Moncrieff's blog, Adorn then you are in the right place! From here, Debbie Reid's blog, Scraps from a Broad invites you to visit! Below is a complete list of the blogs in this hop in case you've missed any! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for more chances to win! Have fun hopping and best of luck in the draw!!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Audrey's ready to party

I have an Audrey card to share with you tonight. I stamped off Audrey and cut her out and also cut out the adjacent flower from another area of the same patterned paper, to give the card a bit more dimension. Lots of distress ink and bling and ta-da, Audrey's ready to party!

Have you had a chance to check out the new website for The Stampsmith yet? If you haven't, pop on over for a boo. It's easy to navigate, tips and tricks and there's lots of sample artwork from the rest of the Design Team, too. If you have any questions about the stamp I used, or any other stamps, please feel free to give Estelle a shout, she's always happy to help!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Monster High Birthday Invites

I've been busy making birthday invitations for my daughter's 10th birthday. She's into the Monster High dolls right now, so we opted for that theme. I found these free digi images online and printed them off to make the invites. I think they turned out kinda cute and Alexandria's friends seemed to like them a lot. :)

Here's a shot of all 12 that I made.

If you're not familiar with the Monster High craze, the best I could describe it would be Goth-Glam. It's based on a TV series and there's a whole line of dolls, the same size as Barbies. They're quite funny. So, the party will be all hot pink and black with 14 screaming girls running around for 3 hours. Glad I opted to not do a sleepover again this year. Wish me luck! lol :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Uncle Sam wants you!

Yes, you're reading this card correctly...I'm advertising for the U.S. Army...and yes, I'm a Canadian Navy wife! Kinda funny, eh? Anyway, I had fun gathering stuff for this card to create a DT sample for The Stampsmith. This Uncle Sam photostamp is part of the U.S.A. Patriotic stamp sheet. Definitely some fun stamps! :)

Here's the full sheet of stamps for you to see.

I borrowed the fun sprockets Nesties diecuts from my friend, Janice. Thanks, Janice! The (relish) camouflage background, soldier silhouette, U.S. Army medallion and star clip art are all free digi images that I printed off.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Proud Mama

OK, so I'm the proud Mama and I have to share some pics from my daughter's recent photo shoot. My friend, Chere, took the pictures and owns the Photography studio, called Chearle Photography. If you're looking for someone to take some pics for you, please think of Chere. She does a fabulous job at a very reasonable price.

I'll have another card to show you soon. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends out there! :)


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Anyone up for a contest?

*This contest is now closed. Please see The Stampsmith Designer's blog for the winner.

As one of the DT members, we're celebrating the launch of the new website for The Stampsmith. So, it's contest time! Guess what stamp/stamp sheet I've used on my card in this post, leave a comment on my post on The Stampsmith Designer's blog HERE and play along for a chance to win! You can also leave comments on all the rest of the DT members posts, was well, guessing what stamps they've used. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning - Oct. 9th.

To celebrate the grand opening, Estelle, the owner of The Stampsmith, has kindly offered to give everyone a 10% discount starting this morning (Oct. 8th) and ending Sunday evening (Oct. 9th). The discount code is TENOFF, so just put that in at checkout. Happy shopping!

Hope you decide to play along in the fun! Again, make sure you leave your comment on The Stampsmith Designer's blog. I'm just plugging the contest here.

Good luck!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday, Alexandria!

I'd like to wish my oldest daughter, Alexandria, a very Happy 10th Birthday today! :)

Oh my, double digits! I can't believe it's been 10 years already since I held her tiny little newborn body in my arms. Where does the time go? Now, I can see her growing into a beautiful young girl. Not sure if I'm ready for this... lol

I just had the girls' portraits done by my friend, Chere. I'll post some more pics of the girls soon. For now, it's Alexandria's day. :)

Stay tuned for an exciting post in a couple of days...

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Draculaura Birthday Wishes

It's almost beyond fathomable to me, but my oldest daughter is turning 10 years old this week. Seriously, where does the time go? I made this card for her since she's into Monster High dolls craze and I thought this would be a fun card to make. I'm sure she's gonna love her Draculaura and Skullette birthday card. :) The characters are really quite funny. I guess I'd rather her play with them as apposed to getting into the Twilight movie madness. Some of her friends have watched all the movies, but I'm not ready to let my little girl watch stuff like that yet. Yes, I guess she lives a bit of sheltered life, but you know what, sometimes that's not a bad thing. They grow up fast enough, Hollywood doesn't need to help them with it.

Here's a close up of Draculaura and Skullette and to show you the argyle embossing and the bling.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Puppy taking time to smell the flowers

I have an adorable little puppy to share with you today from the Puppies stamp sheet from The Stampsmith. I can see giving this card with the inside saying, "How can you be mad at this cute face?" lol :) Or, you could use the saying, "Take time to smell the flowers" or simply "Thinking of You." The possibilities are endless or based on your interpretation. That's what I love about seeing everyone's artwork. There are so many takes on one image, from whimsical to elegant depending on your embellishments and choice of colours.

Here's a close up of the puppy. How cute is he, taking time to sniff the flowers? :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)