Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and well I don't have a valentine, I can still celebrate by letting my friends know they're loved.  Here's a card I made for a friend at work.  She likes vintage designs so I'm hoping she'll enjoy this card.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gift Box

Hi there!

As promised I said I would show you the gift box I've been working on.  I've taken pictures, but they're not the best quality - sorry!

Here's a couple of boxes I have with dividers and a few cards so far;

And here are a few of the cards that will be going into these boxes;

I hope my recipients like them.

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Minute Handmade Gifts

Hi there!

For Christmas this year I'm working on making some gifts for some of my close familly and relatives.  I decided to make a bunch of different cards for them to use over the year.  This way they never need to worry about running out to buy a card at the last minute.  I did this a few years ago and it was a real hit with my best friend Sylvia.  She said that having the cards on hand to give to people at the office when they've been ill or have a birthday helped make her seem thoughtful.  Haha!  Silly Sylvia.  She's already thoughtful. :)

I grabbed some small cardboard gift boxes from the dollar store last week that are large enough to fit the typical handmade cards of 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  At the moment I'm working fiercely on cards they'll like that I can fill those boxes up with.  I think the key is to keep them simple.  Here are some cards I've made so far;

Some cards they'll use may be;

Get Well
Thank You

I thought about Valentine's cards but I don't think they'd use them.  You could include them in your box if you're doing the same thing.  I've also made some tabs/dividers for the box so it's kept somewhat organized.  I made and named four tabs;

Get Well/Sympathy

I'll post a picture of the finished product soon.  I hope that covers it, and yes, I do see the irony of having 'Get Well' and 'Sympathy' cards stored together. ;)

Have a great holiday!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Monkey-ing A-Round


My niece's birthday was last week and I realized it ON her birthday! :O

So...I had to make a belated birthday card and send it in the mail. I tucked some moolah into it so I hope she didn't mind it being late. ;)

Here's the rubber stamp I choose for her card. It's from The Greeting Farm.

I started by using my copic markers, E31, E33, and E35, to colour in their fur. Aren't they adorable?!

Well, after I did this, I realized it might be fun to stick with a monochromatic theme. Sort of like a sepia photograph I guess.

And here's the finished card!

Hope she likes it!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

My 100th post!

Hi there!

We're experiencing some mild winter weather here in the Toronto area - which I'm loving! I heard the groundhog saw his shadow this morning too. Yay! Spring is on its way. ;)

Our neighbour just had a baby girl they named Scarlett. To congratulate them I made them a card and left them a gift. Here's the card;

I used a layout from this year's Stampin' Up catalogue for this one. Sometimes when you have a creative block, it's a good idea to try different layouts from books, catalogues and magazines. I loved how this turned out! I used SU paper, the SU scalloped paper punch, an SU stamp set, and a ribbon I found at a scrapbook store about a year ago.

What do you think?


Friday, March 4, 2011

True Blue

Here's another card I made for this weeks challenge on the Your Next Stamp blog. I used a stamp called Birthday Surprise Fhiona from Your Next Stamp for my image, omitting the balloons she came with. She looked so cheerful, and since I didn't want to make another birthday card, I used her for a thank you card instead. I think it works well. She's so versatile!
I also used the sketch on the Friday Sketchers blog for my design.

What do you think?

Ingredients -
Paper: Basic Grey, SU Bashful Blue Cardstock
Stamps: Your Next Stamp-Birthday Surprise Fhiona, SU Sentiment
Ink: Copic Markers; E000, E53, E55, E57, B91, B95, B97
Embellishments: Lace Ribbon (not sure of source), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Blue Skies

Happy Friday!
My friend and I stopped into a scrapbook shop I've never been in before and I found this little treasure - a stamp from 'Your Next Stamp'. Her name is Fhiona. So cute! Don't you think?

I've altered the stamped image slightly by adding two more balloons (the stamp has one). Since I wanted her to look like she was floating up in the clouds, I thought it was more practical for her to have a few balloons lifting her up. I also paper pieced the balloons. The sky was made by punching decorative paper with my SU scalloped oval punch. I got the idea from a card posted on Splitcoast Stampers here.

I made this card for this weeks challenge on the 'Your Next Stamp' challenge blog. To participate, check out the blog here.

What do you think?

Ingredients -
Paper: Basic Grey, SU cardstock, Scenic Route, Echo Park
Stamp: Your Next Stamp - Fhiona
Ink: Copic Markers; R30, R32, Y21, Y23, Y26, E000, E00
Embellishments: SU vintage brad, SU scallop oval punch


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's Gone Pink!

This weeks inspiration on the ABC Challenge blog is to make a pink card and the challenge is sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. They're my favourite stamps! I couldn't resist taking on this challenge.

For my card I used Judy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The sentiment came with the stamp too. What do you think?

Ingredients: Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie, Paper: SU Cardstock, TGF paper, Embellishments: SU Buttons, Ink: Copic Markers; E30, E31, E53, E55, E57, R32, R35, R37, R20, E00, E000, B01

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saturday Anya Sketch

I'm a sucker for a card sketch challenge! I love it. This weeks Saturday sketch on the Club Anya blog was no exception. Sometimes it brings me out of my comfort zone to try different layouts that I'd never think of trying. It can be so inpiring. ;)

Here's a card I made for the Saturday Sketch;

What do you think?

Hope you're having a great day!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge #64

I'm partipating in an older challenge on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. The challenges are such an inspiration! This challenge's theme is "Seeing Red" and our card must be mostly red. Well....it's my favourite colour! Loved this challenge! Since my eye is constantly drawn to red decorative paper, I had tons of it to choose from in my paper stash.

For my card I used Chester from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

What do you think?


Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge #65

I decided to participate in a challenge on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog - a special recipe challenge! It's a challenge from Donna, and I've gotta tell ya, it's a tough one for me!

The recipe challenge is to use 3 main colours, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon and 1 button. Oh boy!

For my card I used Gabrielle from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

What do you think?


Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge #66

Here's a card I made for a challenge on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. It's a sketch challenge from Elaine. I love sketch challenges!

I made my card using Natalie the Knitter from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I altered her hair a bit by omitting her braids.

What do you think?