Friday, September 25, 2009

Mojo 105

I didn't think I was going to particpate in the Mojo sketch this week. I looked at in on Monday and thought its way too involved and I don't have time to figure things out. Changed my mind though.

I had initially thought I was going to do a great little card for a birthday with my new Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends stamps. I had the whole thing laid out and decided I didn't want to use the little fairy frog stamp I had all set to go. So then it was a big change in plans. I decided to just do a blank card with my Inkadinkado Patterned Bug stamps. I have only really used the butterfly stamp in my set, but decided to go the dragonfly route because it just fit in the square on the card better.

I also decided to be lazy and use my self adhesive papers (well mostly - the whole card isn't that paper), and after cutting out circles with my little manual circle cutter for ages, it finally dawned on me that I do have a cricut (a rarely used one) and that it would do the job of cutting out circles quite nicely.

So here's the card I came up with. I think its alright. Nothing fantastic to write home about, but it'll do.

Paper: DCWV Posies Glitte Print
Stamps: Inkadinkado Patterned Bugs
Ink: SU Green Galore
Other: Martha Stewart Glitter Turquoise & Sterling; Ribbon: Dashes Dots & Checks & Sugar and Spice

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Starting to wonder.....

if I kind of suck at this card making thing. I've been doing it for a while and I dunno I feel like I've hit a plateau or something. I make some cards and think they are going to be fabulous, then they turn out not so fabulous. I participate in sketches and think I've made awesome cards - I made a what I thought was a great one for this week's mojo challenge - then I go and look at the other ones posted, and my card isn't that great (I haven't posted it yet because my battery in my camera is dead). I just think I don't really have a creative bone in the old body.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mojo Week 104

Couldn't come up with a title this week, so its just Mojo 104. I have a whole load of cards to make for upcoming events, but decided to do a birthday card this week. I have a friend whose birthday is next week. So I thought this is the perfect time to get it done.

I have really come to love my American Crafts Gidday paper. I don't have much of it, and I didn't really like it when I first got it, but now that I've made a few cards with it, I've decided its pretty versatile, and it makes for a great background for birthday invites. Its pretty festive and fun, and it has lots of great colours in it. Anyway not much explanation as to how things were done. Other than I couldn't figure out anything to put in the big circle, so I just went with overlaying a the main colours I decided to use to match the motif of the paper.

Paper: Bazill Basics Mudpie, American Crafts Gidday, Recollections Pink Cardstock
Ink: Colourbox Dragonfly, Martha Stewart Evergreen, Peony, Cornflower Meadow & Snapdragon
Stamps: Pink Cat Studios Sweet Treats, Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcakes
Other: Recollections Silver Circle Brads

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stamps, Stamps and More Stamps

I cannot help myself. Its not like I need more stamps. I have at least a hundred of them. I just love the new these new Itty Bitty Halloween stamps and the Fairy Friend stamps from Pink Cat Studios. I had to have them. Who knows how much I will use them (i have never made a halloween card in my life) but they were just too cute to pass up. I can't wait until they arrive

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I'm kind of bored with my boring blog template. I'm searching for a new one. So if things look a little weird for the next little while its because I'm just trying some things out.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let them eat cake!

This coming Saturday we are attending the wedding of one of my husband's MBA classmates. It should be a great time, a bit of a reunion of sorts for the husband. The invitation we got was a beautifully hand stamped and embossed Navy Blue and Silver. Just gorgeous. The bride and groom asked that they not be given presents but that they be given a donation to their favourite charity. So to go along with our donation I decided to make them a great invite (or at least what I think is great).

I decided to use their colour scheme and make their invite blue and silver. The cake was really easy to make. I just cut out rectangles of white card stock in graduated sizes for ther layers. I used the ribbon to hide the seams. I stamped each of the layers of cake with the edge of big Baroque Motifs SU stamp. I used the little silver beads to add a little something that I thought it needed. I decided to also add the ribbon to the outline of the entire card because I just didn't like the blue edges on their own. I did screw up a little on the one length of ribbon and the cut, but it was too minor for me to bother fixing it.

I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. I hope the bride and groom enjoy it.

Paper: Canson Indigo Blue, The Paper Company White Cardstock

Stamps: Stampin Up Baroque Motifs

Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver

Ribbon: Holiday Trim It Up

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stamping & Smiling: My first sketch

This is my very first Stamps & Smiles sketch. I read the blog frequently but just never had the time to do one. Then I saw this and I thought OOOH I have the perfect card. I revived a card I made a month or two ago for this sketch. I love making this card and thought it was prefect for this sketch

So I tweaked my old design just a little bit. To add to the awesome butterflies I made using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, I add a little piece of green ribbon and a nice little flower with a sparkly stickle in the middle, because really what girl doesn't like a little sparkle. I also thought I would use a sentiment that was more than just a simple thank you. I think this card turned out really well.

Paper: Recollections White Card Stock, Provocrafts paper
Stamps: Just Like You (SU)
Ink: Garden Green (SU), Orchid (Colourbox)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Paper Everywhere

I'm so very very excited. Last week a woman that I know through various people told me that she is a wholesaler for American Crafts. As soon as I heard my little heart started racing thinking of all the wonderfully wonderful awesomeness that is American Crafts paper. This awesome lady offered to order me some paper. I cannot wait until it comes in. It will be American Crafts paper overload. YIPEE!