Monday, August 25, 2008


I made this one single card when I was at Nancy's last weekend. It wasn't a Calgals night just an afternoon in which we both weren't busy well we were both without husbands for the day so we got together.

I've had a couple Elzybells that I picked up at a stamp store here in Calgary several months ago but hadn't used them. I inked up this one at Nancy's and created this card.

Stamps: Elzybells, Friendship blooms - SU
Paper: lavendar lace, regal rose, bashful blue, Europhis - Basic Grey
Ink: Memento, copic markers
Accessories: Imaginasce button brads, SU pretty in pink tafetta, Bazzill paper flowers

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Calgals challenge

Somehow it is now Sunday even though I was going to post this on Friday. How fast time flies.

This card was made for the August Calgals meet up (see the names of the Calgals on the right side of my blog). It was my turn to do the challenge so I picked a color challenge using certainly celery, pretty in pink and chocolate chip. I also used SC190 for my sketch inspiration.

Another week of work starts tomorrow but it is only 4 days long then I leave Friday morning to spend the long weekend at the Bloomin' Inn with my Mom until Monday for a scrapping retreat.

Stamps: House Mouse - Stampabilities
Paper: patterened paper - SU, certainly celery, pretty in pink and chocolate chip
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Accessories: Doodlebug felt ribbon and brad, Kaiser flower, Mike's ribbon, nestabilities

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stamp or be Stamped!

My course has been going well. I can't believe it is Thursday already but well I am ready for the weekend. Here is another card I made when I was in Dallas using some Rusty Pickle paper that Kristi had and we made pirate cards together. I also made one of the bag box with the paper but it didn't travel well back to Calgary in my bag so I won't be showing you the damaged good.

I am off to Nancy's tonight for our monthly Calgals stamping night. I have my Calgals challenge card all done. I will be showing it tomorrow as the rules are to keep it off our blog until after our meeting. I will tell you that it is a color challenge using chocolate chip, certainly celery and pretty in pink.

Stamps: Pirate Hanna - Hanna Stamps
Paper: Rusty Pickle, pretty in pink, basic black, PTI white
Ink: Memento black, copic markers
Accessories: Heidi Grace glittered flowers, Amanda Blu polka dot brads, SU PIP tafetta ribbon, Dots, Dashes, Checks sheer polka dot ribbon, Long nesties (thanks Bev!)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sketch Challenge with House Mouse

This is probably the lamed title for a blog post yet. But I can't think of anything to name it. I made this card using last Wednesday's sketch challenge on SCS, SC189. I started with a House Mouse stamp and colored it with copics. I realized that my blender pen was out of fluid so once I grabbed the spare blending became easier. I guess I'll have to go by the art supply in Calgary and see if they have blender refill until then I have a sketch copic that I can use.

Monday morning starts a 5 day course for me on Oil and Gas Evaluations. I've been told its one of the best courses in the industry but it is still sitting in a classroom from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm which I am sure will drive me a little squirrly. Wish me luck!

ETA: I entered this card in a new House Mouse Challenge blog - we were to use the theme new and well this was a NEW stamp.

Stamps: All Stamps by Stampabilities
Paper: regal rose, orchid opulence, PTI white
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Accessories: Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbon, Imaganisce flowers, Jesse James glitter dots

Sunday, August 17, 2008

She's having a baby .....

Sophie G is having a baby - NOT ME! However, my good friend Carmen is 13 weeks pregnant so I made this card for her using the sketch challenge from a few weeks back, SC186. This Sophie G stamp was released on June 20 with the other Riley moose stamps from Hanna Stamps. I am off to meet Carmen this afternoon for afternoon matinee, we are seeing The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2.

I spent yesterday afternoon stamping with my friend, Nancy at her house. We each only got one card done but we got a lot of chatting in. I am going back to her place on Thursday evening for the monthly Calgals meet up however, I better get my challenge card done as it was my challenge and I'm not done yet. I won't hear the end of it if I don't have my card with me!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bella Rosa - Stampin' Up, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piroutte, PTI white
Ink: Memento Black, Copic markers
Accessories: Kaiser pink flower, Imaginasce pink brad, SU old olive twill

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Christmas in July

Well I made this card a while back it was suppose to be for Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge, HSC26 where Frances challenged us with a card sketch and for an added bonus if we used the sketch to make a Christmas in July card. I did both.

I really loved the Basic Grey paper Figgy Pudding the colors were so nice and I am still using it. I think I even have some 12x12 yet to use in my xmas papers stash.

I am glad this week is only a 4 day week for myself. I am heading to Calaway Park (amusement park in Calgary) for the day tomorrow as my step-sister is in town with her almost 5 yo and 2 yo. It should be a fun day. Then I am going to get some stamping in this weekend with a good friend. I should also start planning as in 2 weeks my Mom and I are heading to the Bloom' Inn in Pincher Creek for a long weekend of scrapbooking. Which reminds I still haven't showed my scrapping pages on my blog from when I was there in May!

Stamps: Santa Riley, Things Riley would say - Hanna Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, real red, always artichoke, old olive
Ink: Memento Black, Copic markers
Accessories: word window, circle nesties, Dots and Dashes ribbon,

Monday, August 11, 2008

Do the Luau!

I made this card when I was in Texas at Bev's. I took this paper from Stamp-it Australia with me as I thought it would be awesome with the mini Laua set by Hanna Stamps.

I've been pretty busy at work so I haven't gotten online much to post at my blog. I usually upload all my pictures and then do my posts on my lunch break and schedule them for the next day. I'm going to upload some tonight so that I will have something to work with.

Stamps: Hanna Stamps
Paper: Stamp-it Australia, summer sun, regal rose, PTI white
Ink: Memento black, copics
Accessories: window punch, SU ribbon (retired), Imaginisce fuzzy brads

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Whiff of Joy Stamps

Have you seen the new Whiff of Joy stamps on Katharina's Creative Place. I want them so I am entering her 100,000 blog candy to win..... you can too.

Here is a preview of one of the images.

If you want them too go check out this post at Katharina's.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sketch Challenge 188

I'm going to try to do the sketch challenge on the day that they are posted. This is a first time for me. It was fun to do this challenge, the fact I have so many images colored made it pretty fast for me. You can find SC188 on SCS.

I have some pictures from Texas plus some more cards I made there and I finally downloaded my camera tonight. I am hoping my SU catalogues will be at the house tomorrow when I get home from work. However, not sure how much time I will have to look at it right away as Mom and Gerald are coming in for the weekend and there is a Rider game on Thursday night ... I'm hoping for 7 and 0!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Boxer, Night of Navy, Real Red, PTI white
Ink: Memento black, Copics
Accessories: navy ribbon, silver brads

Friday, August 1, 2008

Skiing into Xmas

We are having a blast in Dallas. We went to the JFK museum today called The Sixth Floor which is all about the day JFK was assassinated. Bev and her husband have been wonderful tour guides. Tomorrow, we head to Fort Worth to watch a cattle drive.

I thought I'd check in and show you a card for today's Hanna Stamps Challenge, HSC28 which was to use buttons. I have a few on this Riley card that used Skiing Riley.

Stamps - Hanna Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, Real Red, Cool Carribean, PTI white
Ink: Memento Black, Copic markers
Accessories: Sassfrass Buttons, real red 5/8 grosgrain