Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MAY09VSNN - Bright Lights City

Challenge: Spotlight Technique - Rhinestone and no colour restriction. Here is my card for this challenge. First of all I love this sentiment from the SU Echoes of Kindness Set. The Spotlight Technigue is using one of the flower stamps from the same set, which I popped on the SU round punch and matted with the SU Round Scallop Punch. I coloured the flowers using the SU Watercolour Pencils. The cardstock is beige and green Bazzill with DSP from SU. I also added tiny rhinestones from the Making Memories Wedding Pearls and Gems Stickers Set. Plain and simple but I like it!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Road Trip with the Girls!!!

Here we are in front of the Fire Hall in Hammond's Plains just before going in to The Cutting Garden Yard Sale. Me...Cousin Jane...Anna, Debbie and Deborah. Gotta love my girlfriends!!! Thanks for a great day!!

Happy Birthday - Janie!!

On our Road Trip to The Cutting Garden in Hammonds Plains, N.S., Ca, on Saturday we had so much fun celebrating Jane's birthday at Swiss Chalet...so much fun, especially when the staff sang their Birthday Song!!! Caught Jane in the moment with this photo!! Luv ya, Cousin....

MAY09VSNO - Tying the Knot in Vegas

Challenge: Tie a Knot - using a Wedding Cake as Inspiration. I absolutely love this card. It was so much fun to make and my friend Anna gave me lots of ideas on this one. I started out with black Swiss Dot cardstock as the base, added the beautiful g.c.d. DP - Chapelle from the Paris Nights Collection. This just has to be my all-time favourite paper!!! I then Cuttlebugged the cake with the textile folder and used the Labels One Spellbinders Nesties for each layer. I added ribbon from K & Company - Wedding Collection, then glued little black flowers made with a small punch and topped the flowers with little silver stickies from Michael's. The larger flowers of the Cake-Top are from Making Memories Wedding Set which are popped with a small silver brad. I also added a flourishes embellishment from Spellbinders Nestabilities for some interest.

MAY09VSNM - Glitz, Gleam & Glamour

Challenge - Glitter an entire panel or image! This card was so much fun to do!!! I made it with a very special couple in mind for their 2nd wedding anniversary. I used green Bazzill cardstock as the base, SU DSP for the mat and background, popped two hearts punched with a heart punch, used the SU Eyelet Border Punch, used Stickles Glitter wherever possible and also glittered the entire page of the lighter background DSP. I used the Cherish Sentiment from the SU Baroque Motifs stamp set. The ribbon is white organdy from SU.

MAY09VSNK - Lucky Number Seven

Challenge: This project must include increments of seven. Therefore, I made this Birthday Card for a special friend using SU DSP on white cardstock, pink and brown Bazzill cardstock, seven stars, seven gold brads, seven photo corners punched with the SU Photo Corner Punch and Celebrate from a retired SU Birthday Stamp set. Lots of fun!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MAY09VSNJ - Shopping In Vegas / SFYTT

I made this card with two challenges in mind - the VSN challenge as well as iheart2stamp's SFYTT sketch for this week. I absolutely love these colours!!! They look like Vegas!!! In this challenge with VSN we were to use 5 layers of DP and/or cardstock; 3 colours of ink; 1 image; 1 sentiment; 3 dew drops; stickles or glitter; sponging & ribbon. Truly a busy card!!! The sketch is from the SFYTT sketch.
The card base and white mats are using Swiss Dots white cardstock, the background DSP is from Trinket called Puppy Love. The Pink cardstock is Bazzill Cardstock. The flowers were punched from various sized flower punches (which I borrowed from Deborah...thanks!!), they were embellished with three dew drops and the two smallest flowers have stickles on them for glitter. The circles were made using different sizes of Spellbinders round and round scalloped Nestabilities (also borrowed from Deborah). The birthday sentiment is from SU (also borrowed from Deborah) and the ribbon is from Walmart. The ink I used was SU Basic Black (inked around the white cardstock base), SU Purely Pomegranate (inked around the pink cardstock) and SU Pink Passion for the Sentiment. The flower images were popped up with dimensionals. Whew!!! Tired me out just thinking about all that!!! Loved making this card and it is for a special Cousin whose birthday is on Friday!!! Happy Birthday, Janie!!! xoxox

MAY09VSNI - Green Is The Colour Of Money

Challenge: In this challenge we were to use only shades of green in our project. All embellishments had to be green. We could use one neutral. For my neutral I used a beige cardstock for the card base, mat and sentiment. I used a retired DSP from Su which I have always loved. I used the SU Photo Corner punch out of green Bazzill Cardstock. The Sentiment is from Inkadinkado, stamped and inked in SU Always Artichoke and matted in green Bazzill Cardstock. I then simply embellished the card with green buttons.

MAY09VSNH - Slots of Time

Challenge: In this challenge we were provided with a sketch to create a project which reflects a "One Arm Bandit" Slot Machine. I used the Swiss Dots White Cardstock as my base, two shades of pink Bazzill Cardstock, the DSP is from Rusty Pickle called Chocolate Kisses which is double-sided. The pink grosgrain ribbon is from Walmart and the Sentiment Stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used SU Basic Black Ink for the sentiment. This card was great fun and can be used for many occasions!!


Challenge: The challenge was to create a project using some sort of Grid Pattern (to reflect the Bingo game played in Vegas). We also had to include the sponging technique.
I used Swiss Dots black cardstock as my card base, adhered Bo-Bunny's Back to Back DSP "Unforgettable" as my background paper, Cuttlebugged the Butterfly White Cardstock with the circle flower folder, cut out the butterfly from SU Reason to Smile Stamp Set which I cut from the Butterfly White Cardstock, sponged the butterfly with SU Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black Ink, popped the butterfly onto the cuttlebugged paper, added The Robin's Nest Dew Drops and a miscellaneous coordinating ribbon.

MAY09VSNF - CSI Las Vegas

Challenge: To create a project using a frame. I love the Big Shot Die from SU so used the negative image to create my frame from white cardstock. The card base is green Bazzill Cardstock, the DSP is from SU - Raspberry Tart (my new favourite DSP), the flowers are from Bazzill Basics which I sponged with coordinating Purely Pomegranate from SU, the Thanks is from SU Sketch It! with SU Basic Black Ink, used the SU Slot punch for added interest, large, green glitter brad for the flowers' center and small gold brads for embellishments.

MAY09VSNE - Card Buffet

Challenge: The challenge with this card was to be inspired by foor or a non-alcoholic beverage. Of course I chose tea as my beverage of choice...especially Earl Grey... The base is beige cardstock...the background paper is Fall Bouquet from foof*a*la, the mat is blue Bazzill Cardstock. the friend sentiment is from SU Friendly Flowers, the Teacups Stamp is from the Dollarama and I glittered the swirls which are a punch from Paper Shapers.

Monday, May 18, 2009

MAY09VSND - Elvis' Favourite Snack

Challenge: In this challenge we were asked to make a project based on the colours of Elvis' Favourite Snack which is a fried peanut butter sandwich....I love Elvis....but the snack??? Anyway, we were instructed to use a banana colour for the background, creamy caramel as the focal with musical notes and close to cocoa as the accent to do with singing. So here is my creation....(truly not edible) I used a yellow Bazzill cardstock as my background, a caramel colour paper that I had in my stash (don't know where it is from) which I cuttlebugged with my music notes folder, then added the brown Bazzill cardstock as an accent which I debossed with my flower edge folder on the cuttlebug and added two black music note brads (kind of hard to see on the photo). I also tore the bottom of the caramel paper and the top of the brown accent just to add a little more interest. The sentiment is from SU Friendship blooms trimmed with scizzors and inked with Pumpkin Pie from SU and matted on the brown Bazzill cardstock.

MAY09VSNC - Hitting The Tables

Challenge: The challenge with this card was to create a card with Red, White and Black with the White being the neutral. I love my Big Shot Die so inked that with Real Red Ink from SU, stamped the sentiment from SU Reason to Smile, placed on black and red Bazzill cardstock and toped with miscellaneous ribbon threaded through a large red ribbon brad. Simple but bold!!

MAY09VSNA - Double Down

Challenge: This is my project for the SCS MAY09VSNA Challenge. The challenge was called Double Down and we were to make two of the same cards which showed some aspect of vacation....so of course I chose beach, blue sky and a coconut palm tree!! I can only dream of this with our weather lately!! Oh, well....summer is on the way!!! I used the shadowing technique for the cloud, cut out the palm tree from green and brown bazzill cardstock, inked the sky with a dobber and SU Bashful Blue, the beach was inked with a dobber and Whisper's Archival Ink Caramel Delight. I then lightly inked the beach with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on some gold embossing powder which I heat-embossed for the sandy effect. The sentiment is hand-written and inked with the Caramel Delight Ink and matted with brown Bazzill cardstock. Lots of fun!!

Red Hatters Fun at Camp Peniel

Had lots of fun yesterday at Camp Peniel (The Best Place on Earth) with the Plucky Gals Red Hatters!! What a great group of ladies....and they sure are "plucky"!!! We had lots of laughs, great fellowship and made a card and bookmark using of course red and purple cardstock with white for the base and accent pieces. We used the SU Big Shot Die, SU Upsy Daisy Stamps, See D's Groovin' Grannies Clear Stamps, SU Basic Black and Real Red Ink, Purple Whispers Archival Ink, corner punch, fancy scizzors, Laurentian coloured pencils, Crayola Twistables pencils, sponges, purple and red brads and purple ribbon. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!! God bless you all!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Together Forever

This is a wedding card I made for a friend. I love how the white embossed pages really work well together. I used The Robin's Nest Dew Drops on the cuttlebugged butterfly.

Wedding Joy

This is a card I made for a friend for a wedding. I love the DSP. The white cardstock is Swiss Dots. The stamp is from SU Thoughts and Prayers with pink and green markers from SU. The hardware is also from SU - Hodge Podge Hardward. I used the Eyelet Border Punch from SU and a miscellaneous pink ribbon. The butterfly is from SU - Flight of the Butterfly. The Joy sentiment is also from SU

MAY09VSNB - Non-Traditional Wedding Card

This is my card I made for the Non-Traditional Wedding Card VSN Challenge last night. I absolutely love this DSP by g.c.d. Studios from the Chappelle Paris Nights Collection. The velvety background is lovely. I also used Nestabilities embossed butterflies with small black brads. I used beige organza ribbon threaded through the paper with the Fiskars ribbon punch. The black cardstock is Swiss Dots and the Cherish sentiment is from the SU Baroque Motifs stamp set. The ink was SU Basic Black.


This is a card I made for a friend for a wedding. I used beautiful new double-sided DSP from Bo Bunny along with yellow Swiss Dot Cardstock and white cardstock, Yellow Organdy Ribbon, SU Eyelet Border Punch, Spellbinders Labels 4 and 1/2 pearls all matted on Black Swiss Dot Cardstock.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HHN09 - Praise Journal

This is the interior of the cover to my His Holy Name Praise Journal. This is a list of God's Attributes as written by Jean Nystrand, Executive Director of Bible Study Fellowship. If we would truly believe these attributes of God we would live the life of fullness He desires for us to live.
I printed the Attributes on my computer, matted the "God's Attributes" on green Bazzill cardstock and them framed it in the negative image from the Big Shot Die from SU. I then adhered this to my new Raspberry Tart DSP from SU....(gotta say I LOVE THIS PAPER!!!!!!) I also added some photo corners made with my SU Photo Corner Punch, layered the green and white corners and embellished the Big Shot frame with some green buttons.

HHN09 - His Holy Name Praise Journal

I am only 5 months late getting in on this challenge...better late than never I guess...I really wanted to create a Praise Journal for the His Holy Name Challenge as I love to worship my Lord through music and song. The Bible Study with this challenge is awesome!!! Throughout my journal you will find Scriptures which reflect God's attributes and lyrics from a praise song or hymn that I feel reflect that attribute. This is the cover to my journal. I used a miscellaneous Journal purchased from the Dollarama, True Faith Vellum from EK Success Ltd., Yellow Bazzill Cardstock, white cardstock, gold brads, SU Photo Corner punch which I punched from photo paper and heat-embossed with Stampendous Pirate Gold embossing powder. I also sponged the edges of the cardstock with gold ink from Ink It Up. The Cross brad was silver which I inked with Versamark Ink and heat-embossed it with the gold embossing powder.

Monday, May 11, 2009


This is my card for the MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge Week 86. This is the view of the Atlantic Ocean from my deck. This photo was taken on a beautiful evening when the sunset was absolutely stunning. God truly is the master craftsman!!! I used black, orange and yellow Bazzill cardstock, miscellaneous PP, SU Eyelet Border Punch, ODB Stamp and scizzors. The ink is Black Stazon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a beautiful, young friend of mine who will be celebrating on the 12th. I used my new Raspberry Tart SU DSP, green and white Bazzill cardstock, new SU Eyelet Boarder Punch, Dauber technique on the butterflies and The Robin's Nest Dew Drops. Just love these colours!!!


This is my card for the SFYTT sketch challenge this week from iheart2stamp. This is my new Raspberry Tart DSP from SU with green and white bazzill cardstock. The stamp is also new from SU called Echoes of Kindness along with my new SU Eyelet Border Punch. I love these colours and this sketch was really fun to create.

MTTI 01 - Thanks!

This is my card for Lauren Meader's MTTI 01 Colour Challenge this week. I love the mauve, green and white together...very fresh looking. I used mauve, green and white Bazzill cardstock, SU Flight of the Butterfly Stamp, the Dobber/Ink Technique on the butterflies, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Robin's Nest Dew Drops and SU Thanks! Stamp. The Ink is Rio Purple and Green Leaf from Whispers Archival Ink and the ribbon is miscellaneous.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

SU Spring Fling

These are the cards I made today at the SU Expo Spring Fling that was held in my Town. The "Girlfriends" made a day of it with stamping all morning and then lunch!! It was a great day!!
I really enjoyed these projects and learned some new techniques that I can't wait to try again. Thanks to Ruthie, Gail and the gang!!

TCPTUES57 - Ecc. 3:11 - Beautiful

This is my card for "The Cat's Pyjamas" Tuesday Color Challenge (57) this week. Our challenge was to create a card using Navy, Green and White. I love the Urban Garden DSP from SU as well as the Navy, Green and White Bazzill Cardstock. The Ribbon is from Walmart and the Stamp is from Our Daily Bread.

SASSC14 - Smile

This is my card for the SASSC14 (Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge) this week. I love the SU Designer Series Paper - I am really on a pink and brown kick lately. Of course, the 1/2 pearls are pretty too!!! Life truly does give us many reasons to smile!!! :o)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

MOJO85 - Mom

This is my card for the Mojo Monday Week 85 Sketch Challenge. Thought I would get my Mother's Day Card off in the mail and I loved this layout. My mom loves flowers and nature, so hopefully she will like this card.

Just Because I Care

This is the card I made for the FTTC14 Challenge this week. The challenge was to use beads, so when I saw this beautiful flower in my stash of paper I just knew the beads would work great on it. Love the Spring colours!!!