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.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wow, it has been a long time since I updated! Life has been so busy these last few months. My oldest son started JK and he is not enjoying it so far, I had my Mom's 50th birthday party to plan, Thanksgiving and the list goes on.

I have hardly gotten any scrapbooking done since the beginning of September. This is one of the few things I have done. I did do a batch of Christmas cards that I donated to a raffle but I forgot to photograph them before giving them away. I needed to whip up a quick card for a birthday and this is what I was able to produce in the 20 minutes before the party started!

Products used

(all product used is CTMH unless stated)

Hollyhock cardstock, Creme brulee cardstock, Swiss dots embossing folder (cuttlebug), Birds and swirls embossing folder (cuttlebug), White gel pen (signo), Creme brulee ink pad,Smokey plum ink pad, Olive ink pad, Hollyhock ink pad, Dessert sand ink pad, Sponge, Sandpaper, Adhesive back pearls, Endless friendship stamp set, For every occasion stamp set.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

So my niece turns 6 today, so I quickly whipped up a card to mail to her. I like the bright bold feminine colours. I thought they were perfect for a little girls card. I used the CTMH 'Whoops a Daisy' paper pack. I used the 'Everyday Celebrations' stamp set, and popped the cake up on 3D foam squares.I also used CTMH's pretty pins. The pin is a light pink colour, so not quite right for this card, so I took some liquid glass and mixed it with some watermelon ink and then painted it onto the pin for a bolder look. For this card I used a few non-CTMH items which are the diamond stickles (glitter), The pink ribbon and the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Featured colours:
White daisy