Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi Crafters,
Today I have a special card to show husband's birthday card! I used my In Wildness stamp set from Stampin' Up. I was so super sad that Stampin' Up retired this stamp set at the end of May as I had just bought it! Oh well, I will not be able to use it for my classes but I can still have a lot of fun creating with it. I can already feel that it is going to be my go to set for masculine cards!

Cardstock/Patterned paper: Recollections + scraps
Mini Brads: stash
Stamp Sets: In Wildness + Teenie Tiny Wishes
Punch: SU Modern Label
SU Square Lattice embossing folder + Cuttlebug
Linen thread: SU

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges/linky parties:
Ca Challenge - Scrap Card
Everybody-art-challenge - Monochromatic Brown
Tuesday taggers - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes - I got the sweetest comments after linking up here last time :)

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Monday, June 25, 2012

6 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the 6 Months to Christmas Blog Hop,
If you have arrived here from Shari you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning then head to Mary's Blog. How fun is this anyways?! I always had so much fun making Christmas cards in the fall and early winter but who knew it was so much fun to make them all year long?! If you are new you might be wondering how this works.... there is a group of us crafters that have committed to creating two Christmas cards and (one die cut and one stamped image) posting them on the 25th each month. Here are the two cards I created this month...

Card #1 (Stamped)

Cardstock: scraps
Ribbon: Offray
Stamps: SU Teenie Tiny Wishes
Digital Stamp: this was a freebie I picked up a very long time ago
Gems: Dollarama
Ticket Punch: retired SU
Prisma Coloured pencils
Glossy Accents *Okay and I finally found that you can over use this paper is very warped

Card #2 (Die Cut) Like how I used my first card as inspiration for my second? Cricutized!
***This is probably my favourite Christmas card I have made to date this year! The dark picture really doesn't do it justice in 'real life't just sparkles!

Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: SU
Cricut Cut: Jolly Holidays
Punches: Su Modern label punch
Pearl Pen
Gems: Offray
Ribbon: Offray
Bakers twine: Twinery
Cuttlebug + Swiss dots embossing folder

Oh and the best news....this month is officially the half way mark to Christmas! In honour of this special occasion a few of us along the way are offering up some Christmas blog candy as an early Christmas present to you! Here is the candy I have for you.....

Please leave me a comment with you contact info. by June 29, 2012 if you are interesting in adding these super cute stickers to your Christmas stash and I will randomly pick someone to win this prize.
Thanks for stopping by today. Georgiana's blog is your next stop.

Happy Crafting!
Here is the entire blog hop in case you get a little side tracked ;)

1.) Mary:
2.) Kerry:
3.) Sally:
4.) Heather:
5.) Shari:
6.) Tara:
7.) Georgiana:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Scraps Card

Hi Bloggers,
I have really been in the mood to use up some scraps lately. Maybe with the idea of moving soon on my mind I am trying to use up things so I don't have to pack/move it lol. I have zillions of strips of paper for some reason and those are the scraps that I have the hardest time using up. I have tried everything from organizing them to leaving them right on my desk but they always seem to multiply faster then I can use them up. It is my mission to get the pile down to a nice size in the near future! The card below is my first step! Don't you just love the bright colours...reminds me that summer is on it's way!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges/link parties:
Joyful Stamper - Inspire me Fridays
Crafty Catz Weekly challenge - Summer time (I think my bright summer colours work)
Hiding in my craftroom - Super Scraps Saturday
Happy Crafting!

Cardstock: Staples brand and scraps
SU Top Note die + Cuttlebug
Baubles: Hand dyed
Sentiment: SU
Punch: SU
Lattice SU embossing folder

Monday, June 4, 2012

Purple Elegance

Hi Crafters,
Just a quick post today to show you a new Stampin' Up card I made. It is so super simple and yet I love it! The best part....I think this is one of the first ever cards that I have made with no ribbon in sight! It is also a nice flat card that would be perfect for mailing! I kept the sentiment general this time so it can be a go to card and pretty much be used for any occasion.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty boots challenges - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
stamps fun creativity - bling bling
Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

All Supplies SU
Stamp sets: Elements of Style + Teeny Tiny Wishes

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bright and fun post-it note holder

Hi Crafters,
I have been super busy in my craft room lately trying to get some stuff done for things I have committed to over the summer. Since my craft room will be packed up for a while starting in about a month I am trying to get myself ahead by a great deal! I am going to have a much larger craft room in our new house but it is in the unfinished section of the house so it might be a while before it is set up and I am able to get crafty in it.

Here is a project I made for my Stampin' Club ladies the other night. They were so excited to make this and I could tell by the time they left there were many more post-it note holders in their futures! It is not until you make one of these you realize how truly addictive they really are LOL!

All the supplies were Stampin' Up expect for the mini gel pen which I got at Staples. If there is something you are wondering about just leave me a comment and I'll fill you in on more details.
Happy Crafting!