Tuesday, June 30, 2009
STAMPS: Magnolia's Tilda, CTMH 'Good Times'
PUNCH: Stampin' Up! Scallop
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowers and brads (Dollarama)
Monday, June 29, 2009
EMBELLISHMENTS: Stardust Stickease and flexi labels
Friday, June 26, 2009
STAMPS: House Mouse
PAPER: Paper Pack from WalMart
EMBELLISHMENTS: bling (CTMH), Fun Flock (CTMH)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
STAMP: Tim Holtz Collection
PAPER: Jack and Jill Collection
Tip: Using your ink, in this case I used cocoa, go around the edges of your CS to give it a distressed look.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
STAMP: Stamping Bella's 'apple of my eye' and 'appleybowl HUGGABUG'
PAPER: Jack and Jill series
EMBELLISHMENTS: CTMH prisma glitter, ribbon (Stamping Bella) and bling
Monday, June 22, 2009
- half cup (white) sugar
- 3 tbsps coffee grinds
- 2 tbsps cocoa
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 2-3 tbsps almond oil
- pinch of vanilla extract (optional) ashleigh and I added a little to ours
In a glass bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together and then add your almond oil to you reach your desired texture. Don't be surprised if you use a bit more. I ended up using a bit more cinnamon and added vanilla. I followed the recipe and then added things till it smelled just right to me. I also added a bit more oil as well. I tried it in the shower yesterday and mmm mmmm mmm! Bathroom smelled like a nice blend of coffee and chocolate!! I have to be honest, when you first open it, the first thing you think is "WHAT is that??" But it leaves your skin feeling soft and smelling yummy!
Tonight we will be going to my nephew, Hayden's, Senior Kindergarten graduation. Amazing how quickly time flies. He'll go into grade 1 in Sept. My son heads into grade 8 in Sept and my daughter into grade 4. Somewhere along the way, as my sister has recently said, we blinked and all these kids started to grow up. I got pretty emotional the other day thinking about Andrew graduating grade 8 in another year, God help me when he does graduate!!
So, tonight we celebrate all of Hayden's accomplishments in JK and SK and he's had so many. He's made many friends, his speech has improved tremendously, he's grown taller and developed a personality all his own. Hayden, we're all very proud of you sweetheart and wish you all the best in Grade 1!!
Paper and Embellishments: Michaels
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
PAPER: CTMH 'Tickled Pink' May Campaign
STAMP: CTMH ' Cupcake Sprinkles'
Sentiment: Stamping Bella
Fairy: Susana's Custom Art & Card Design
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots folder
Butterflies: CTMH Butterfly Kiss Acrylic Stamp
- Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted you the award, and include his or her blog link
- Pass the award to 8 other blogs that you have newly discovered
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I would like to pass this out to my following blogger friends, in no particular order:
I have so many blogs that I follow and find inspiring and I find new ones every day. These are just a few that I have come across recently and find inspiring and hope you will to!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Run over and check out her popcorn ball recipe here!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This week's challenge over at Bellablog is another sketch and I love it! I love sketches because I find them very inspiring. I had an idea in my head, but it didn't quite work. I had taken a card class with Nicky and we did a card using just the heads of the stamps, so that's what I was going to do...but, my squares are too big, so I went with this instead! The card is 6x6" and the squares are approximately 2x2". I cut them out with a large punch. Below is my incorporation of this week's sketch challenge!
TIP: Another technique that I learned from Nicky is 'paper piecing' which is another thing that I love to do! Stamp your image on white paper, now choose a patterned paper that will incorporate into your finished card and restamp the same image. Cut out and piece onto your orginal stamped image. See below where I've paper pieced the dresses? I just used paper that was already incorporated into my card and I love that it all ties in together. Now it's your turn!
STAMPS: Ivy KETTO and Maisy KETTO (Stamping Bella)
SENTIMENT STAMP: For A Special Girl (Stamping Bella) I had to cut off the 'For' to make it work for my card
PAPER: Dream Street (Stamping Bella)
EMBELLISHMENTS: Baubles (Stamping Bella), Prisma Glitter (CTMH), Flower (Dollarama)
TECHNIQUE: Paper Piecing
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Good morning! Another cool morning here in Ontario. I think Mother Nature has forgotten about springtime! I don't know if you can see it, but I added fun flock to the horse for added dimension. I did the horse the same as Ashleigh's horse that she's been riding and I did 'Bella' up as Ashleigh as well, right down to her pink cowgirl boots!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This is my first 'Rachelle Anne Miller' (Stampavie) stamp and it's called "Lilly & Milo". I kept debating and Nancy said just get it or you'll regret. Well, we came back to my place and played and I am SO glad I bought this stamp!!! How cute is this card? I added lots of glitter and the puddle is done in liquid glass. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella. I colored it with my lyra's and odorless mineral spirits.
Materials: (all CTMH)
- "Unforgettable" LV2 paper pack
- "Unforgettable" LV2 Stickease
- Cherish Layout book
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sorry it's late, but here's this week's challenge. I thought I would go with a sketch challenge this week. Feel free to put an image where it says greeting. This is just a challenge for inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Thank you to making-birthday-cards for the sketch!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Materials: all CTMH!
- Cherish Book
- Sasparilla Lv2 paper pack
- Sasparilla Lv 2 stickease
- Distressing tool