Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kids Valenine's Day Items

Here are some cute and quick valentine's day cards I made for my son to take for his classmates. I pulled ideas from many talented fellow scrapbookers, to make these. I also wanted to make some decorated suckers for him to share. I bought your regular red heart shaped suckers and covered them in a simple black, white and red. The cards are 3 x 4 inches big and the sucker covers are 2 inches x 4 3/4 inches (scored at 2 1/4 and 2 1/2).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Outta this world!

My oldest son, Jordan, turned 5 on January 2nd, so of course I had to make him a great card to go with his present. Jordan is really into Space and the planets right now, so for his gift I got him a solar system mobile (he loves it!). I used the new paper 'You Rock' in the current catalog. The card ended up being similar to the one I made for another boy, but I like the result. I embossed the green planet on a transparency, and added some more little stars to the one B&T paper. Although it is hard to see I used some foam strips to pop up the scalloped circle that the alien is on as well as put some liquid glass on his eyes.

Materials used: (all CTMH unless otherwise stated)

Your rock level 2 paperpack- colours: Goldrush, Olive, Outdoor denim, Smokey plum, Indian corn blue
Nestabilities scalloped circle and circle cutters
Black, smokey plum, and clear ink pads
Olive and goldrush markers
Olive embossing powered
navy blue thread and ribbon (not CTMH)
outdoor denim brads
diamond stickles
liquid glass
3D foam strips
heat gun, sponge, sewing machine, scissors, paper trimmer

Stamps: Merry Monsters, Believe in your Dreams

Birthday Pictures:Jordan opening his gift with his brother watching

Jordan and Myself


Jordan in his room playing with his newly set up mobile

Monday, January 4, 2010

Alien Celebration

A few Weeks ago was my friend's sons 5th birthday. What 5 year old doesn't like aliens and monsters, I know my kids do, so I decided to go with that theme for his birthday card and was quite pleased with the results. I used liquid glass on the aliens eyes for a bit of pop and shine although it is hard to see from the picture. I didn't have a large enough scalloped circle cutter so I cut a slightly larger circle then I wanted and got my corner rounder and created my own, I also did the same for the scalloped rectangle behind the alien. The colours used are black, white daisy, sunflower, dutch blue, olive and outdoor denim.

Materials used (all are CTMH unless otherwise stated):

sunflower ink pad, outdoor denim ink pad, dutch blue ink pad, black ink pad, and bamboo ink pad, goldrush marker

ek success corner rounder, Martha Stuart scalloped edge punch, cm circle cutter, cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder

sand paper, sponge, liquid glass, outdoor denim brads, sunflower bigger brads, black spotted ribbon (from dollar store)

Stamps: Spot on backgrounds, Say it in style, Believe in your dreams, Reach for the stars, Merry Monsters.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Motorcycle Man

Here is a card I made for my cousin for his birthday. It has taken me forever to get a motorcycle stamp, so I was excited to make this card. The colours used are Black, Dutch Blue, Desert Sand and White Daisy. On the Desert sand Cardstock I used the Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing folder and sanded the image. I used Spot on Backgrounds the make the black and white patterned paper. I decided to give my sewing machine a dusting and stitched on this card with black thread. The Motorcycle image is by clear stamps, and I coloured it in with CTMH makers. I like the way this card turned out and I hope he will too!

Monday, November 16, 2009

With Gratitude

Here is an elegant thank you card that I made just because I was in a card making mood. The two colours I used were twilight and white daisy. I used the Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing Folder. I then mixed twilight re-inker with pearl paint, and used my rubber brayer to highlight the embossed image. I used clear buttons and painted the back of them with the extra tinted pearl paint. On the flower I also used pearl paint to give it a little shimmer. All items are CTMH unless noted.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Stampaganza is back everyone! Which means if you buy two stamp sets you get one free! It is a great deal and it is a great time to purchase your favorite CTMH stamp sets! The promotion runs November 3 - 30, so email me during the month to order your favorites.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Well hopefully everyone had a wonderfully spooky Halloween. My little pirate and monster sure did! My oldest son had a Halloween party in his kindergarten class this past Friday and was asked to bring in some treats. So we bought some fun Halloween cookies and I made some quick and festive tags to go with them. I got to use a few stamps from one of my newer stamps 'spellbound' that came out in the current CTMH catalogue. The colours I used were black, orange, sunny yellow, and citrus leaf, (colour inspiration from Jeanette Lynton's blog).

Monday, October 26, 2009

50th Birthday Guestbook

My mom had her 50th birthday on October 3. My Dad, my sisters and I planned a party for her. I wanted her to have a nice guestbook, but since I am a scrapbooker it of course needed to be a photo guestbook. Rather then just having regular portraits of the guests I thought we could get some wigs of the 60/70's more popular hair styles to spice up the pictures.
I got an 8x8 album from Micheals for the guestbook. For paper I used the boom-di-ada creative basics paper and magic moments paper pack. The featured colours are hollyhock, sweetleaf, colonial white, indian corn blue and cocoa.
Sorry for the picture quality, I had a terrible time with the lighting.

The front cover.
The first page.

Here's me :)

Here's my boys.

The last page.