Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy 9th Birthday, Natalia!

Happy 9th Birthday to my sweet little girl, Natalia!

We had Natalia's birthday slumber party yesterday/this morning and I have to say, I'm still recovering from the lack of sleep.  It's crazy how loud 10 little girls can be when they get together...I think I can still hear the ringing in my ears! 

This is the birthday cake that I got for her.  I was really impressed at how clearly the picture came out.  This is the first time I've bought one of these cakes from Atlantic Superstore and Natalia loved it.   It's amazing what they can do with cakes these days.   They scanned her picture from a 4" x 6" that I provided, and they enlarged it to fit the top of the cake and printed it off onto Rice Paper.  I'm not sure how they get the rice paper onto the top of the cake, but very carefully, I'm assuming!  lol  :)   It's hard to read the sentiment on the bottom of my picture, but it was clear in person.  It reads, Happy 9th Birthday, Natalia.

OK, I'm off to relax and go to bed early...the last of them were up until 3:00 am this morning...yes, I'm getting too old for these sleepovers!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Teal Christmas Wishes

I'm sharing a Christmas card with you today using the beautiful Holly Christmas photostamp by The Stampsmith.  I opted to use teal, a non-traditional Christmas colour, even using it on my poinsettias, just for fun.

I sponged on black soot distress ink to highlight the embossed pieces.  I think it adds elegance to the project and I finished off the poinsettias with a little pearl embellie for the flower centers.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Butterflies and a Kiss

For my card, I used a stunningly romantic stamp by The Stampsmith.  This photostamp is sold as a single and is called The Kiss.   I love using this stamp for special cards, this moment between the couple gives you a glimpse of their special day that I think so many can relate to.

For the background, I used a gorgeous patterned paper pad by Prima, called Rondelle.  The butterflies were punched out of the same Rondelle paper pad, using the Tim Holtz Mini Butterflies set.

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you, too.  I'll post them tomorrow.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Kermit Thank You

This fun card is for one of my colleagues who has just stepped down from a regional committee he's served on for 10 years.  He's a great guy with a fantastic sense of humour, so I thought he'd get a kick out of this card, as apposed to a sappy thank you card.  He happens to also be a musician who has his own band, hence the addition of Kermit playing the banjo.  I hope he likes it.  If nothing else, he'll love the gift card inside! lol   :)

I used a few images from the net and created the sentiments and printed them off.   Paired it with some manly-looking dp from the Craftsman Collection by Prima.  In case you can't read the sentiments on the card, they read as,
It's not easy bein' green...
Nor, is it east bein' on a committee this long!

Thanks so much for your dedication!

inside of card with gift card pocket on left-hand side

back of card

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

TSC36: Monochromatic Whites Challenge

It's challenge time again over at The Stampsmith Challenge and this time around we're challenging you to create something with 'Monochromatic Whites' in mind.  For my card, I used this sweet little girl from the Thank Heaven for Little Girls #1 stamp sheet by The Stampsmith. 

For the background, I brewed a pot of tea and used it to dye a coffee filter.  After I soaked it, I crumpled it up as best I could to give it an aged look and then used my heat tool to dry it out.  I then paired it with some pretty lace, a doily and a Prima flower to finish it off.

I hope you decide to play along in the fun for a chance to win a free stamp sheet from The Stampsmith!  I look forward to seeing all your creations!

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