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! :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

TSC23: Halloween - Using at least one Stampsmith stamp

OK, I have a funny take on my Halloween card for our latest challenge over on The Stampsmith Challenge. I'm not big into making scary Halloween cards, but you can always use other stamps for the theme and turn them in a Halloween card, by pretending they're in costume and by adding a funny saying.

In my card, I chose to work with a photstamp of Marilyn, dressed up as a 'Naughty Baker'. Isn't this fun? :) Now, why don't you come and play along with us? Show us your creations, using at least one image from The Stampsmith and upload it to the challenge linky.

*Just an update, we've made a change to The Stampsmith Challenge and it'll be now be only a monthly challenge announced on the first of each month. This way it gives you the entire month to create something and get a pic of it to us. It needs to include at least one stamp from The Stampsmith. One lucky winner each month will receive a gift certificate from the The Stampsmith Store!

If you don't have any Stampsmith stamps of your own, but would like to play along, you can always contact Estelle to order a single or two. Single stamps are only $6 and Estelle has exceptionally fast service and very reasonable shipping rates. That way, you can play along for a chance to win more!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Happy World Card Making Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy card making day! I hope you're all able to get in some crafty fun today! :) Stay tuned for some crafty eye candy from me...

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)