Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stampin' Royalty #78

This week at Stampin' Royalty we have a theme challenge for you. With Canada Day on Friday and Independence Day on Monday we challenge you to
Now I don't actually have any patriotic stamps so I had to get creative with this one and here is what I came up with.

I decided to make the card an actual flag but wanted to jazz it up a bit so I turned it into a Top Note easel card with a Treat Cup full of maple leaves. I am so excited that this Glitter Red Paper is in the new catalogue. Isn't it fun? Sure dresses up a colour real good.
I hope you play along showing us your pride for your country. Be sure to make a stop at Stampin' Royalty to check out the work from the rest of the Stampin' Goddesses.
Now on a sad note, I have decided to step down from designing for Stampin' Royalty. I have really enjoyed this last year but it is time I got my priorities straight. I have been neglecting my family a little and my own health and it is time for me to set it right. It has been a blast and I am so blessed to be considered worthy of designing for this challenge blog hoping to inspire you. Thank you to the rest of the DT. You are such an amazing group of talented ladies and I will miss working with you! I will be sure to come and visit though. Just try keeping me away!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Simple Saturday #16

Good morning and welcome to Simple Saturday. Today's idea is, of course, a simple one. Spotlighting! Most often it is done with a circle, hence the name spotlight, but I wanted to show you that it can be a square too or a heart or star or any other shape you can come up with. This card is for my in-laws who moved yesterday. They built the last house and raised their family there. They have been in that house for 38 years. I had a tough time watching them drive away after their belongings in the moving truck. It will be a new chapter for our family as they are moving a bit further away from us kids and our families here.
Anyways on to the technique. I used a wheel and wheeled it 3 times. Once on the bottom layer, then made sure I had the image I wanted and wheeled it again on a small piece of Pacific Point c/s and once more on a scrap of white, again making sure I had the image I wanted. I cut the smallest to the size I needed and then layered it on the blue, matching the image, and then trimmed it with about 1/8" edge. Lastly I lined it up on the bottom layer and the image continues on both sides with a little frame around the house I have coloured.
I hope you give it a try with another shape. And I wish my in-laws much happiness & health in their new home.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stampin' Royalty #77

It's the week for a sketch from Stampin' Royalty!

I had all my In Colour c/s and ink out already from a suite of projects that I was working on for an Iron Stampers Competition once again and so I figured I'd have one last play with them before I put them back in their place. Funny how I chose to work with Poppy Parade because in all honesty I can't stand this colour. Even funnier is the fact that I actually like this card in this colour. Strange things happen once in awhile.
I hope you join us and play along with this sketch. Be sure to stop by Stampin' Royalty to check the work from the rest of the Design Team.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pinwheel For Club

I created this card for a meet yesterday but kept it in mind that I wanted to use it as one of the cards for club this coming Sunday.
I love these fun pinwheels and they are so easy to create.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Simple Saturday #16

Good morning Saturday stampers. Welcome to my Simple Saturday where I try to make a quick and easy simple card with minimum layers or embellishments and possibly give you a new tip or technique along the way. I have a simple idea for you today if you haven't seen or tried it yet. I don't have too many border punches but goodness knows that I have a ton of other punches and and it is always nice to know they have more than 1 or 2 uses. Today I chose my Curly Label Punch and turned it into my border for both sides of my image . So easy to do! Punch a few labels and cut them in half. Line them up side by side and adhere them to the back of your image and that's that! Easy peasy as my daughter would say.

Some other great punches to try this with would be the Decorative Label, Designer Label, or even a flower punch. Hope you can give it a try and come up with something new!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Card

It dawned on me today that I still hadn't made my Dad's Father's Day card yet and I really needed to get on it. Pals Paper Arts #98 had a simple sketch to go with what I had in mind. I used some retired SU! dsp paired with the new stamp set Best Dad Ever and came up with this. Nothing fancy but I love the colours and sketch and how well they worked for this stamp.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hello Blossoms

Well I found out what the name of this fun fold is...a Spring Card! Here is my first try. This time I wanted it to be wider but it still needed to fit in a regular size envelope so I had to play with measurements and here is what I came up with!I did a lot of playing with my Hello Blossoms stamp, Versa Marc Pen, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, and new Embossing Powders. The colours of this card are Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo. The grass is layers of the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch. Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.Oh, I almost forgot. If you know me I have a tendency to not leave well enough alone. The design is great as is but I still wanted a space to write a message. So, I added a little extra flap at the bottom like a regular card. Hope you like.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stampin' Royalty #76

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are challenging you with an inspiration photo.
The colours I took from the photo are Basic Grey, Rose Red, Whisper White and Pretty In Pink. My basic card was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots EF. For the Rose Red and Whisper White layers I used image 1 from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch found in the Summer Mini. Then I added the image 2 from the punch in Rose Red and image 3 in Pretty In Pink. I stacked up the dimensionals here to give the flower layers a little pop. This is the first time I have used that punch. It's kind of neat!Next I stamped the swirl image from Baroque Motifs and then stamped my sentiment from Happy Greetings on top.
Hope you find some inspiration and play along. Check out the rest of the work from the DT here an have a super day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

What's My Style?

Pals Paper Arts 97 has a bit of a neat challenge this week. They want you to share a card that shows your style. Well I created a card for the SU! Artisan Award that was totally my style. Obviously I didn't win so I can finally share this with someone. Not sure what style you call it but it has to be one of my all time favourite cards that I have ever made.

It has lots of layers which I have a hard time not doing. I love playing with ribbons and this time was no different. I used my Aqua Painter and Reinker and died my ribbon Pretty In Pink. This card also has some other fun accessories. I used some of my favourite products including Window Sheets, Pearls, Shimmer Paint and Crystal Effects to name a few.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a real great day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stampin' Royalty #75

Yes I know, I am really behind this week. No, I am not ignoring you. I have been spending all my time and efforts on my daughter's school yearbook this week. We are almost done as it is due on Monday at the printers! It is going to look great. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Life however, goes on, and so did Stampin' Royalty. The theme for this week is Father's! Father's day is coming up and we want to see your projects for your Dads and husbands.
I made this card with my dad in mind as one of my entries for the Artisan Award. I wanted to play with the wood sheets and they did not disappoint! Hope you play along and share your work with us. Be sure to visit Stampin' Royalty and view the work from the rest of the DT. Any questions regarding the card, please don't hesitate to ask!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fancy Fold For PPA

Paper Pals Art 96 has a great masculine colour combo this week and I when I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I've seen this fun fold a few times and thought that this single stamp, Sail Away, would do nicely nestled inside the main image area. Next time I'll change the measurements and make that area bigger to host the stamp better, but for a first try I thought this was pretty good. I already know what I want to do the next time I try this fun fold.
The sentiment is from Best Dad Ever. I stamped the words three times and shortened the Word Window Punch for each word. I needed to dress up the bottom piece and did this with a bit of Baker's Twine. Simple but effective.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Simple Saturday #15

Welcome to Simple Saturday. I pulled out some goodies from the Summer Mini again today. Check out this beautiful embossing folder called Flower Garden.Only today, instead of using the traditional side which is popped out, I flipped it over and used the side that has the impression pushed into the paper. I also inked up the folder before I put it through the Big Shot so that I now have a darker impression. Love that effect.
Next I cut out image out and popped it up on some dimensionals for even more depth. For this card I saw that Less Is More -week 18- had a monochromatic challenge, so I paired up Certainly Celery c/s and Old Olive ink and ribbon. My sentiment is from the set Happy Greetings also found in the Summer Mini.

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time To Say Goodbye

Here it is...the Last Chance List. These are the things we will be saying goodbye to as we await the new catalogue in July. This is your last chance to get that stamp set or die cut you've been eyeing and haven't had the chance to get yet, plus there are some really great deals to be found here. These will only be available June 1-30.

*Last chance wood-mount stamps

*Last chance clear-mount stamps

*Last chance accessories

*Last chance definitely decorative

* Last chance discounted products

Contact me to place your order. First come, first serve and while supplies last, so get your favourites will you can. You can also place an order online through my website here and have your order shipped right to your door!

Happy shopping.

Stampin' Royalty #74

Time again for a Stampin' Royalty colour challenge. What a great bright colour combo for Spring. I finally got some goodies from the Summer Mini and pulled out the stamp set Flower Fest and some Melon Mambo Embossing Powder to play with. This stamp set is so easy to use because all the flowers coordinate with a punch. Today I used Card Pattern's Sketch #117. Check out the rest of the fab work by the design team at Stampin' Royalty. Ingredients
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Stamp Set: Flower Fest, Occasional Quotes
Accessories: Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
Tools: Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Sponges, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Scallop Circles Die #2