Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas is coming?!

I have made 4 more Christmas cards!  If I can keep it up, I just may be ready by Christmas!  These cards are all heavy on the embossing because that is what I was into for the day, even the inside sentiments are embossed.  The background is made using the Tim Holtz method of stamping my craft sheet with ink pads, spraying with water and rubbing the paper around in the coloured water.  I think it turned out really well for the sky in these cards.  
They are the same card but yet all slightly different.  At least anyone on my Christmas list that looks at my blog will not know exactly what card they will get!  

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This is my first What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday !
I have visited the wonderful Miss Dunnit's blog Stamping Ground regularly and seen this feature a few times!  I am the type of person who has the Flickr group "What's In Your Bag" saved as a favourite and this is similar ..... only better!  I love love love looking at everyone's workspace's and would love to get in there and try out their stuff!  I find it inspirational!
My desk is fairly tidy as I do share it with the DH (somewhat), so I try to leave him a little space when I am done crafting for the moment.  Otherwise it would probably never get tidied up.  I am in the middle of working on a Christmas card here and will post that up when I have finished it.
Thanks for stopping by!


DH asked if I could make a poppy pin for him for Remembrance Day.  Yes, I can!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two More Xmas Cards

This is one of the first stamps I ever ordered!  I saw it and thought that even if I could just colour it in and plop it on a card, without doing anything else, it would be a cute card.  Finally, I got it out and attempted to colour it in.  I do not have the artisitic talent of some at shading etc but the stamp is cute enough to hold its own, ha ha.  I got out the CuttleBug and embossed the green and white cardstock, cut out a little Xmas ticket and then for the first time used my dimensional foam to raise the image up off the card.  You can sort of see it in the picture from the shadows they create.  Cute little mousie!

My 2nd card is another stamp that I ordered, knowing that it is adorable enough to look good no matter what!  I really love this stamp!  And it is probably going to be the one I use the most this year for Xmas cards.  So anyone on my Xmas list, you may be ruining your surprise if you are looking! 

I got a card in the mail!

Look what I got in the mail!  A beautiful card from Sam at My Crafty Dog and I !  It is so lovely and she used one of my very favourite stamps on it, MoonGirl!  I have one on order after I first saw it on Sam's blog.  What a wonderful person Sam is, don't you think?  Check out her blog, she is a great artist and she inspires me to keep creating! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Loving the Tattered Flowers

I just love the Tattered Flowers!  They are so fun to make and I love how they look at the end!  I made two flowers and therefore made two cards that are similar yet have a different feel because of the colours. 

These cards are largely Tim Holtz products (Tattered Flower die, Patchwork Embossing Folder and Distress Inks) but also Whimsy Stamps for the background Ad Print stamp on the first one and Smooch Spritz sprayed on the flowers.

Be prepared to see more of these flowers in the future, lol!  And I am now wanting the Tim Holtz Rosette die.........  it never ends!

Just a little tag

Well, it's started, I had some papers to give a friend and decided to include a little tag in the envelope.  I can see that I will probably just start giving people little paper crafts at random opportunities!

My DH is the best!

My DH came home with stash for me!  He is the best!  I think I'll keep him!

Monday, October 18, 2010

One Stamp, Two Cards

I really like how these 2 cards turned out.  There is hope for me yet!  The stamp is by Stamp Barn and they are coloured with Twinkling H2O paints.  They have a nice shimmer to them that you can't really see in the picture but trust me, it's there!  I painted one in traditional Christmas colours and the other one in not so traditional colours. 


This is a card I made for another of DH's aunts.  I was thinking I wanted plain and simple but I am thinking this may be TOO plain.  I will post again if I add to it.  I do love the orange slices on this card, I painted them with Twinkling H2O 's  and they are so shimmery!

The Cubes!

Here are the cubes I put together.  Not organized inside yet as I want but I am loving them!  Once I get them really organized I may have to add a couple ...... or maybe 5 eventually!  But don't tell my DH about it, ha ha!

Friday, October 15, 2010

My lil' sis got her card today, so I can now post a pic of it.  It isn't as layered as I am realizing I like in a "grunge" type of card.  But I wanted to give her an idea of what I was talking about on the phone.  It's all a learning process, right?
And I have pretty much finished another card but it is for someone else who might see it, so once again it will be posted at a later date.
And I did manage to get my craft room storage shelves/cubes set up!  And it almost killed me!  While assembling the units, I tripped on a bin full of stamping supplies and flew across the room.  Luckily I was able to stop myself by banging my head into the door!  What a klutz!  I am okay now but I sure was sore yesterday.  But my supplies now have a home, so that is what is really important!
I have started a couple more cards so I should be posting those in the next day or so!  The more of this I do, the more fun and addicting it is becoming!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Stash!

Woo hoo!  I got new stash in the mail today!  And since I am not posting any projects it seems, I thought I would show what I got!  Of course, don't look too closely because I will be using some of this very soon and you'll ruin the surprise, ha ha!

Whiff of Joy shipment

ebay Tim Holtz dies

Scrappin Great Deals (Canadian website that I am loving)

Nothing to do with stamping

Okay this has nothing to do with stamping really.  Except that I drink tea out of it while I am stamping!  I just got it the other day and it is just so cute I had to post a picture!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Not gone, just awol

I have not posted for a bit.  I was just busy with doctor appointments etc and did not make anything for a couple of days.  I made a few cards yesterday but they are going to my sister and nephews and niece so I don't want to put up any pictures until after she receives them.  And actually I only took pictures of the one I sent to her but not the kids cards anyway.  I will post that one in a few days.  Also, I have just started the process of taking over our "office" room for my stamping, so I may be away for a few more days. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Commissioned Card

This is my first commissioned card!  Well, okay it's not really commissioned, Stacy (DH) just asked if I would make a card for his aunt.  Inside it says "Hoo Hoo Hoo Loves You?"  and then another little owl stamp and then "I Do That's Who!"   Awwww, how cute  :)
And then I remembered that I never stamped any sentiments in the Christmas cards, so I did that today as well.

Christmas Cards

I made a few simple Christmas cards.  I just had to try out my new CuttleBug!  The CuttleBug is a wonderful invention, I must say!  These cards are very simple and I do hope to improve with time and practice.  You must walk before you can run, right?  The important thing is that I really enjoyed making them and did get lost in the moment.  The pictures are not great because I took them after dark under the dining room table light.  But you get the idea....

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Toy!

I got a CuttleBug!  I am just loving it!  It came with 11 embossing folders, a mini card die and 4 mini embossing folders !  This really opens all sorts of possibilities for card decorating!  And of course I need my Tim Holtz fix so I have ordered a Tattered Flowers die set as well!  I had considered the Tim Holtz Vagabond but I am happy I went with the CuttleBug because it is so cute.  And the other one was a lot bigger and would weigh much more as well.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Christmas Tags galore!

I made 10 Christmas tags using Distress Inks and Stickles.   I like how these turned out.   No more buying tags at the store!