Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mason Jar Lamp & Altered Shade

Well, my little 7 year old diva has declared that she doesn't want a 'Dora the Explorer' room anymore. She says that she wants a big girl room, so to start off, I revamped this lamp that I had kicking around. Remember when we used to fill these lamps with potpourri? OK, maybe I'm dating myself here... lol :)

Natalia loves marbles, so I thought, it would make a cute filler to use marbles and she could see them all the time. Then, I took this old lamp shade and used some girlie looking beaded-fringe ribbon that I got at M's. Using my ATG gun, I ran a strip of double sided tape along the base and then attached the fringe to it. I wanted to do the same to the top, but I didn't have quite enough fringe left, so I opted to apply hot pink pearls instead. The pearls are self-adhesive that I got at the Dollarama. Using my quilling tweezers, I carefully placed all the pearls along the top trim.

Here's a close up of the beaded-fringe.

Here's a close up of the hot pink pearls.
I think it turned out cute and the best part is that Natalia loves it. :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TSC#10: Dark Brown & Med Blue Colour Challenge

I'm back after a bit of a break. Life just gets in the way sometimes, and the fact that I was away putting in extra hours in at my day job to help make for a successful event where we raised over $210,000.00 is as good excuse as any, I think! lol :) We held our Bowl for Kids Sake event for Big Brothers Big Sisters this past weekend and it was a huge success. We have remarkable sponsors, supporters and the best volunteers ever! We all had a blast and so glad the event went over so well.

Ok, onto my's card is my Design Team submission for our current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge. I decided to use the lovely Serena for my main focul image. She's definitely one of my favourite stamps from The Stampsmith and comes as a single stamp. The sentiment I used is from the Say it With Flair Sayings plate. Lots of great sayings in this plate in some great fonts.

The current challenge for TSC#10 is a colour challenge using Dark Brown and Medium Blue in your project. We also ask that you please use at least one image from The Stampsmith, for your chance to win a gift certificate from The Stampsmith Shop. Good luck in the draw and have fun creating!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bowl for Kids Sake Weekend

Hi Everyone,

I know I haven't been around much lately, but it's for a good reason. As many of you know, I work for Big Brothers Big Sisters and we're holding our Bowl for Kids Sake event this weekend. It's been a lot of overtime leading up to it and we're working all weekend, but we're having a great time and raising lots of money for a great cause. If you'd like to learn a little more about what we do at Big Brothers Big Sisters, please feel free to take a look around our website.

Our total tonight was over $189,000.00! We're well on our way to our goal and have so many wonderful supporters. If you'd like to donate to our largest fundraising campaign of the year, please feel free to visit my personal bowl webpage. Every little bit helps. Also, if you'd rather not use our secure system to pay by credit card, you can print off a donation form and mail it in with your pledge.

Thank you so much for your support! The kids in our programs thank you and those who are waiting to be matched thank you, too! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Lady of Class

I have a Tiffany inspired card to share with you tonight. I love aqua and white together and thought I'd pair it with this fabulous photostamp of the beautiful, Audrey. Adorned in lots of bling, she's definitely ready for the show! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Breakfast at Tiffany's - Audrey Hepburn Themed Stamp Sheet (The Stampsmith) Cardstock: Aqua Glossy & Aqua Flat (Dollarama), Flat White (Staples)
Ancient Page - Coal Black (Clearsnap)
Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Quilling Tweezers
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon (Michaels), Clear Bling (Dollarama)