Thursday, May 31, 2007

Teal Bloom

Another card made for Stamp Club at the beginning of May. This one used mainly things from the Spring Mini that ends on June 30th. At first, I didn't like anything in the mini but now I have a lot of things from it.

Supplies (all supplies Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Big Blooms, Paisley Background, Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper: whisper white, au chocolat designer paper
Ink: chocolate chip, taken with teal, white craft for embossing
Accessories: vanilla embossing powder, turquoise grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Nancy tagged me - I am only allowed to give one word answers... this should be interesting!

Yourself: relaxed
Your Partner: lovable
Your Hair: long
Your Mother: friend
Your Father: redneck
Your Favorite Item: pants
Your Dream Last Night: none
Your Favorite Drink: coke
Your Dream Car: bmw
Dream Home: mine
The Room You Are In: bedroom
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: mom
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Ian
You’re Not: arrogant
One of Your Wish List Items: flowers
The Last Thing You Did: blog
You Are Wearing: pjs
Your Favorite Weather: hot
Last Thing You Ate: drink
Your Life: outstanding
Your Mood: creative
Your Best Friend: Ian
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: stamping
Your Car: Rav4
What Are You Doing At The Moment: blogging
Relationship Status: engaged
What Is On Your TV: nothing
What Is The Weather Like: night
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: today

Now to tag 5 others....
*Amy R
*Christie O

Color Challenge 116

This is the first color challenge that I have done when it was posted. I actually stamped these on Monday night as the SCS color challenge #116 for Tuesday was posted early.

This week's challenge was to use Garden Green, Cool Caribbean and Chocolate Chip. Garden Green is a color I never use! The sketch design is from SCS sketch challenge #86.

Stamps: Paper Trey - Green Thumb
Paper: garden green, cool caribbean, chocolate chip, Basic Grey paper for 6x6 Phoebe pad, whisper white
Ink: garden green, cool caribbean, chocolate chip
Accessories: blue ribbon from Jody's share

Seeing as I had a piece of the Basic Grey paper left I decided to do another with the same color combination and stamp set. I am really liking using these sets from Paper Trey (I just got Little Lady and Paper Tray in the mail so look for some cards from that new set soon!) The sketch design is from SCS sketch challenge #29.

Stamps: Paper Trey - Green Thumb, Canvas Background by Stampin' Up
Paper: garden green, chocolate chip, Basic Grey paper for 6x6 Phoebe pad, whisper white
Ink: garden green, cool caribbean,
Accessories: marvy giga scalloped circle and mega circle

My Mother

This image reminds me of a mother on a beach. Not necessarily my mother, as we are from Saskatchewan and can't say that we have any beaches you would go looking for shells on.

This card is from the watercoloring class we did for my Stamp Club at the beginning of May. The watercolor technique used on this one was watercoloring with reinkers/stamp pads.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Seaside Sketches (retiring on June 30th), Weathered Background, Reason to Smile Hostess Level 1
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Cool Carribean, Paisley and Petals DS paper
Ink: regal rose, cool carribean, chocolate chip
Accessories: ticket corner punch

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Brown is Beautiful

I participated in a swap on the Stampin' Up Demo yahoo group called Brown is Beautiful. Judith Burns was the hostess and she is also here in Alberta. The card were postmarked for May 15th and now are on the way back to us. Mine will be here by Wednesday as I had an expresspost envelope plus I'm so close to her.

All supplies were to be Stampin' Up and could only use browns and vanilla. I really liked the card I ended up with. Who would have thought that a brown flower could look so good. The design is from SCS sketch challenge #68.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Au chocolat designer series, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, very vanilla
Ink: close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Accessories: brown grosgrain

I CASED Myself

After coming up with the design for the card I made for Shane's Wish. I decided I wanted to make another with the same design. I still had the Stampin' Up Riveting set out and the 'Welcome Little One' reminded me that I have no baby cards on hand. I grabbed the Paper Trey - Green Thumb set and went to work creating a boy and a girl card. The cuttlebug backgrounds really do add a dimension to the cards.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Riveting, Paper Trey Green Thumb
Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Cool Carribean, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft Ink, Black, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Cool Carribean, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Marvy Giga Scalloped circle and Mega circle punches, Stampin' Up 1-3/8" circle and 1-1/4" circle punches, polka dot ribbon from Michaels, Baby A2 cuttlebug folder

Monday, May 28, 2007

Shane's Wish

This is the card I made to send to Shane. If you haven't heard about Shane's Wish, please check out the website.

Shane's Birthday is May 30th so it is right around the corner. I send this card out to him before we left for Halifax.

The sketch was my own design but the color choice was from SCS color challenge #113.

Stamps: All by Stampin' Up - Fishing Friends (retiring this year), Riveting (hostess level 1 also retiring)
Paper: Taken with teal, cool carribean, summer sun
Ink: versafine black onyx, taken with teal, reinkers for watercolor (twt, cc, ss)
Accessories: Marvy giga scalloped circle punch, mega circle punch, SU circle punches, cuttlebug embossing folder 'Happy Birthday'

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Halifax Wedding

One of the reasons we choose to go to Halifax now to visit Ian's family as his cousin, Gabrielle Tompkins is getting married on Saturday this long weekend. We thought it would be nice to go, see all his family and then still have a week left to go to Cape Breton and let Ian catch up with his Nova Scotia friends and family.

These are the items I altered for the bride and groom. (excuse the reflect of me taking the picture!) I altered the frame and box from Michaels using the Enchante papers from the Winter mini. The bride and groom on the card is an unmounted I have from Rubber Stamp Avenue. We've put a gift certificate in the box from Linen n'things for the happy couple.

Supplies (all SU! unless indicated)
Stamps: Taggers Dozen (winter mini), Bride/Groom (Rubberstamp Avenue), On this day ... (Peddler's Pack)
Ink: Black Stazon, perfect plum
Paper: Enchante DS paper (winter mini), perfect plum, pale plum, whisper white
Accessories: pewter brads (hodgepodge), cuttlebug oval slider, light orchid & moss grosgrain ribbon, primas

Blog Candy Winner

The winner of the 'Delight in Life' stamp set is Sunnie!

sunnie said...

I'm from CT - don't have a blog or a gallery. I do like reading your blog. Have a safe trip!

May 15, 2007 4:14 PM

Sunnie, please email me your snail mail address so I can send this out to you when we return from Halifax.

Got to run as I have packing, dishes, cat food, cat litter all to get done before Grey's Anatomy - flight leaves at 12:35 am ... off to the airport at 11 pm tonight!

1,500 Blog Candy

NOTE: This post will stay at the top until Thursday evening. Please scroll down for updates.

Thanks to everyone that has stopped by my blog and got me to 1,500 hits. I am offering a 'Delight in Life' stamp set from this years Stampin' Up Sell-a-bration as the candy for me getting to my first milestone of 1,500 hits.

To win this offering, post a comment here telling me where you are from and leave me a link to your blog if you have one or if you have no blog do you have a gallery that you could link. I will draw a winner at 6 p.m. MST on Thursday, May 17. There will be a delay in me sending out the candy until after we get back from Halifax as we leave on the red eye Thursday night/Friday morning to visit my future inlaws. Blog candy won't go postal until Monday, May 28th.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Butterfly Resist

I made this card back in March but for some reason have never posted it. I used embossing resist on glossy paper as the technique with the Winter Mini set called Butterfly of Happiness. I personally think this set will make the big catty as the Flutterby set was retired and there are no butterfly sets left. Butterfly of Happiness is more of a line art set which tends to be the trend now. I love the words stamps in this set as well.

Supplies (all supplies SU unless indicated)
Stamps: Butterfly of Happiness
Paper: Summer Sun, Really Rust, glossy white
Ink: Colorbox pigment ink, Basic Black
Technique: Embossing Resist

Monday, May 14, 2007

Three Blooms

This was one of the cards that I made for my Stamp Club at the beginning of May. I taught the gals how to color on to the stamps with SU! markers.

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Sincere Saluations, Big Blooms
Ink: Certainly Celery, Markers: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Ballet Blue
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Accessories: Celery grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Blog Candy coming ...

I've hit 1500 views this weekend - so watch for some blog candy to be posted tomorrow morning for all the people that read my blog.


Another 2 from the April Paper Pretties box

These are the last two cards that I made from the April Paper Pretties box. I think I have at least another 4 cards that I could make out of the supplies in the box.

All paper and stamp supplies from April Paper Pretties box unless indicated.
Patterned Paper: Paper Salon
Paper: SU! Cool Caribbean, White ultrasmooth
Stamp: Jammybella by Stamping Bella, other stamps not included in box - 'Life is a pajama party' by Hampton, 'Party Girl' by Michaels $1.50 clear stamps
Ink: black stazon, watercolored with reinkers - SU! Close to Cocoa, Cool Caribbean, Chestnut Roan by Chalk ink (not included in box)
Accessories: American Crafts Elements brads included in box, Primas, turquoise grosgrain ribbon, brown grosgrain by Stampin' Up, brown brads (April suggested add on)
Note: no Stampin' Up products were included in box

My May PP box should be arriving soon - this one features Diplomabella from Stamping Bella.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

I know that a Mother's Day wish is a few days early but, my Mom flies in tonight so I won't be online much between now and Sunday evening.

We are going dress shopping for my Mom's 'Mother of the Bride' dress. This is also the first Mother's Day weekend we have spent together since I finished university. It will be a great weekend as a weekend with my Mom always is. Ian is heading north to Edmonton after work on Friday - I guess there is a little too much woman in this house for him this weekend plus he gets his new wheels on his Mini tomorrow and I think he wants to hang with his best friend, Chris as Chris will have a better appreciation for his new 'rubber' - little does he know - I appreciate new rubber just not the kind that goes on a car!

This first picture is my Mother's gift to my Mom. The tin has a set of all 8 Michael's second set of clear stamps and the block that goes with them. I happened to stumble into Michael's at the right time. I also got a set for myself but I only have 7 of them missing the 'girl' one. The baggie contains a whole lot of Bath and Body Works products that I got for my Mom while we were in Vegas. The 'r' is for Rita.

This second picture is Ian's Mom's gift. I am sure she has never got anything like this from Ian before. Here tin contains some loose English breakfast tea, the individual spoon container for the tea and a lotion from Bath and Body Works. I haven't sent this to her as we are going to Halifax on the red eye next Thursday night so on Friday morning (the 18th) we will be able to give her this gift. The 'd' is for Denise!

Stamps: Wild Rose stamp set by Stampin' Up, Home is by PSX
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp, Recollections - all by Stampin' Up
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss - all by Stampin' Up, Black Versafine
Accessories: More Mustard chalk for rose centers by Stampin' Up, Mellow Moss and Ivory grosgrain, Cranberry Crisp stitched grosgrain all by Stampin' Up, Monograms 'r' and 'd' are undressed Monograms by Basic Grey, Mega scalloped circle by Marvy

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Do I have a life?

I saw this over at Nancy's Blog..

It’s been said that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up...

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
( ) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
( ) The Princess Bride
(x) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 8 out of 22

() Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 18 out of 43

(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
Total so far: 27 out of 66

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
() Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
() The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 32 out of 90

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
() Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
() Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
() Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
() Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 40 out of 121.

(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) E.T.
(x) Children of the Corn
(x) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
() Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( x) She’s All That
( x) Calendar Girls
( x) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( x) The Terminator
( x) The Terminator 2
( x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 57 out of 147.

(x) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
( x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( x) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 67 out of 165

() Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street*
() Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
() Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
() Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 74 out of 181

( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc
(X) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 76 out of 200.

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
() Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
() Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
Total so far: 77 out of 220

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
( ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
( ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
() Animatrix
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal
Total: 81 out of 239

Just under the wire - apparently I have a life! Good thing I haven't see all the Star Wars movies just the first one - which is that #1? I'm not even sure.

Friday, May 4, 2007

I belong in .....

You Belong in 1954

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Back from Las Vegas!

I've been MIA since last Wednesday as we left to Vegas and just got back at 2 am last night. It was a great trip with some friends but happy to back in my own bed. Hopefully my feet will be rested in a couple of days.

I have a busy week ahead but hope to have a few new things up in the next couple of days.

Thanks for everyone who has been checking in as I am at 1200 hits - at 1500 there will be blog candy!