Sunday, February 20, 2011

Welcome, Baby Hunter!

A new little bundle of joy came into the world yesterday, a sweet baby boy, born to friends of ours who are going to make wonderful parents. This is the card that I made for them. I'll get it to them soon, we all just need to get rid of our coughs first! I hate having to wait to get to hold a sweet little newborn! :(

I used a darling photostamp from the Darling Boys plate by The Stampsmith. This is such a sweet plate, and it comes with some cute little sayings, as well. The sentiment I used is also from this plate. In case you can't read it very well on the card, it reads,

What are little boys, made of?
Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails,
That's what little boys, are made of!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Darling Boys plate (The Stampsmith)
Cardstock: Flat White, Baby Blue, White Copic
Ink: Ancient Page - Coal Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Just my Type - Buttons Embossing Folder (Provocraft)
Embellishments: Baby Blue Button Brads

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

With Sympathy

Sadly, I had to make a sympathy card tonight for a friend who just lost his Dad to a battle with cancer. Sympathy cards aren't my favourite type of card to make for obvious reasons, but it's my hope that the recipient will know that I put my heart into making it and that my thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

Stamps: Natural Beauty (SU), Sympathy Sentiments (Impression Obsession)
Cardstock: Flat Black (CRS), Goldenrod Linen (CRS)
Patterned Paper: Beau Jardin Harvest (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Marigold Morning (SU)
Tools: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Sponge (SU), Scissors
Embellishments: Marigold Brads (EK Success)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TSC8: Travel

Hi Everyone, I hate to cough out and use a card I've already posted before, but we've all been sick here with a miserable cold/flu that's been going around and we've been out of commission for a few days, hence me not getting in any crafty time.

Our current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge is 'Travel.' The Stampsmith has the Paris and Russian plates would work wonderfully for this challenge, but there is flexibility and some of the people images could also be used to represent travellers from a bygone age.

This gorgeous Eiffel Tower photostamp comes from the Paris plate. The flower is another one that I made when my friend, Val came over for some crafty therapy time. We had a great night making a bunch of these flowers using different die cuts and patterned papers. You can achieve such a different look just by the patterned paper and the die cut that you use. In case you'd like to try making some of these flowers, here's a link to the tutorial that we followed.
Here's a close up of the Stampsmith Sentiment. It's also from the Paris Plate.

So, go get out your favourite travel stamps and come play along with us! You'll get your name in for an opportunity to grow your Stampsmith rubber collection just by playing along in the fun! So, what are you waiting for? Pop on over and join us! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Paris (The Stampsmith)
Cardstock: Flat Black (CRS), Chocolate Brown (CRS), White Glossy Cardstock (CRS)
Patterned Paper: Elegant Black, Brown and Gold Swirl (Dollarama)
Ink: Ancient Page - Coal Black (Clearsnap)
Tools: Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Shapeabilities Blossom (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Scissors
Embellishments: Handmade Paper Flower, Antique Copper Rimmed Clock (Dollarama)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Sweet 16th, Alysha!

I wanted to make a fun birthday card for my niece who's having her sweet 16th birthday this week and I saw this card by Mary Fish and I knew I wanted to use the same idea. I love the bright colours and the fun style and I hope Alysha will, too.

I can't believe she's 16 only seems like yesterday that she was a little baby, where does the time go? She's now grown up to be a beautiful young woman. She makes me so proud. She's so smart and carries herself so well. I know she's going to go on to do wonderful things!

I'll be back soon with another project to show you, so stay tuned...

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Happy Birthday - Well Scripted (SU)
Cardstock: Hot Pink (Bazzill), Navy Blue (CRS), Flat White (Staples)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Embossing Buddy, Embossing Tray, PEARLustre Sapphire Opaque Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Heat Tool
Embellishments: Pink 3D Flowers and Butterfly (Dollarama)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TSC#7: Royalty

The current challenge that we have over at The Stampsmith Challenge is 'Royalty: This could be rock ‘n’ roll royalty, movie star royalty, or images of women who have an air of aloofness.' As you can see, I chose to do movie star royalty, using the Queen of Glamour, Lady Audrey! :) I went with a walling hanging for my project, consisting of three 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" pictures held together with a long piece of black satin ribbon which I glued in behind the black bases to create the hanger.

I used two photostamps of Audrey. The one on the top panel is one is from the Audrey Hepburn-Themed Stamp Sheet and the saying, 'A Lady of Quality' can be found in the Say it with Flair plate by The Stampsmith.
This is the middle panel using a fun theatre font and spotlight on the dp.
The photostamp of Audrey on the bottom panel is from the Fame #1 Stamp Sheet and the signature below the bling'd image is also from the Audrey Hepburn-Themed Stamp Sheet. If you look close or click on the image, you can see the bling better. I actually used black and clear bling all the way around the matted image. Audrey is all lit up! :)
I hope you decide to come join in on the fun for a chance to win some goodies from Estelle at The Stampsmith! We love seeing all your takes on the challenge, so 'get stampin' and then show us your project over on The Stampsmith Challenge blog! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Audrey, Audrey signature & A Lady of Quality (The Stampsmith)
Cardstock: Flat Black (Recollections), Ivory (Staples), Wild Wasabi (SU)
Patterned Paper: Hollywood Vogue & Wonderfall (Webster's Pages)
Ink: Ancient Page - Coal Black (Clearsnap)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Embellishments: Black & Clear Bling (Dollarama), Black Satin Ribbon (Michaels)