Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry Christmas??

Well,  I haven't posted for awhile - I have been doing alot of "caseing" and working on Christmas projects that cannot yet be posted!     Thanks to Kreations by Kris on Splitcoast where I first found the idea for angry birds.   Everyone at work is playing this so I decided to make a Christmas card for a colleague who plays this game. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Birthday

I subscribe to Glenda Mollet's blog and she always makes amazing cards.   This card is almost a straight case except I used a different sentiment and colors but I just loved these little trees when I saw them.  It was fun to make.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Craft Space

Well,   I've moved into small basement suite that fortuneately has a good long wide hallway.  I've had to be a bit creative and am still working on how to make it easier to work in but I have a good start.
Well, hopefully I can now get busy and start making cards.  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Card Class

I had a couple of friends over for a card class.   Cindy Taylor made this card using a stamp set she had bought from my daughter Sarah.   Marina Mist makes such a pretty hydrangea.   I just taught Cindy a few tips on measuring and putting a card together.   We found this design on Splitcoast and then made it our own.
This was a card I had designed for swapping at Convention and we made a few of these.
I always find it amazing how people take a design at classes and then just make it their own.  I had received a swap from convention that did not have a name on it and it was similar to the one on the left hand side.  Heidi always makes each of her cards in her stack just a little different and they always look neat.   It was a fun afternoon!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Boy's Birthday

This is pretty simple really - an idea my daughter gave me when I had 7 boys birthdays to do at the end of June.   Thank you Sarah!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Sweet Cake for a Sweet Person

I wanted to say thank you to Angela McKay for all the help she gave me registering and planning for the trip to the Stampin' Up Convention and then helping me navigate through the Convention and for being such a great roomie!  It was so much fun and was a great experience and a large part of that was due to her helpfulness.    One of the on stage demonstrators showed us a cake and there is one in the catalogue.   I glued the bottom row of Blushing Bride covered Hershey's chocolates onto a Ziploc plastic container.  I used the Blushing Bride ribbon to cover up the red and black chocolates because they were the only ones I could find.   The vanilla roses are covering all the parts where I had to join cardstock.  It was fun to make it and I may have to try another one.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Convention Experience

This is just some of the fun at Convention - So many creative geniuses all in one place.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Class from swaps

I got the ideas for these cards from swaps and a card class.  The Marina Mist card at the bottom was an idea from Angela McKay - it is nice to make a different sized card on the scalloped square die.  The card above it I swapped with Kristina Koch at our last meeting.  It is such a pretty card.  We spent a couple of hours putting some cards together and I made some sentiment tags for everyone so they could just add them when they were giving their cards out and then they would have a card for whatever they needed.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A little Easter Thank You

I think at one of the first classes I did with Angela Mckay we made cute little boxes for Valentine's Day and put some cute little cards into them.    I copied the boxes and a couple of cards we made at our last Demonstrator's meeting.   I made two boxes for a little thank you gift for my two student support workers who work in my class.   I thought the quote in the top of the box was especially appropriate for all that we do in our classroom.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday

My daughter Sarah and I designed these cards a little while ago.  Sarah had gotten a similar thank you from Angela Mckay and we liked it so much we varied it a little but it is the same design.  Baja Breeze is one of my favourite colours and this card is really easy to make and yet so pretty!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thank You

I was inspired to make this card by Barb Kark.    We swapped cards at the Regional meeting in Vancouver.     She made her card with dark colours and I wanted to try something a little different so I used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink,  and Soft Suede.    I used the new Bliss stamp set and the new Four Frames stamp set we could preorder.    All of them are new favourites!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Finally Getting Organized and Finally , Just Maybe, Hopefully even, Getting rid of a Three month cold!!

Meilani - you are going to be so proud of me!   Meilani came over once with my daughter Sarah and helped get started organizing.  This is the spot in my craft room to the left of where I normally sit while I am creating.     Meilani told me about these towers when they were getting rid of them at a store in Burnaby.  The other drawers are the cube boxes from Michael's.    I am working on labeling (coordinating colours in the Stampin' Up catalogue to the stamp sets)  all the drawers and Sarah help me get started for my birthday present.
I love sitting here and crafting and looking out on my garden.  Thankfully you can't really tell what condition the grass is in.    Also,   the table for once is not so cluttered!

This is the other side of the room - you can look out on the huge cedar trees.   There is now a place for everything and hopefully I will remember where it all is.   The bigger drawers are from IKEA.   They are very handy for storing paper.
And last but not least - my Big Shot and paper cutter.    I have even managed to sort my little pieces into the little portable filing system on the chair.       There is a carpet to the right of this space where I can do my yoga and  where my daughter can relax when I bring her home from her group home.   Now.....  I just need to feel well enough to get busy creating!   I have slept away the first few days of spring break!    

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thank You

A friend of mine asked me to make her some thank you notes for her wedding.   She wanted green and vanilla so I used Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla .  I used the Nature Walk stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.     The Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  adds a texture that makes the card look very elegant even though it is quite simple.     I was inspired for the design by a swap I received at Regionals from Kari Metzker.     Her card is below this one.
My friend did not want any other colours than green and vanilla.    This card was simple and yet very pretty as well.   Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Would you believe that I am this early for Mother's Day!    Not really......  I have a friend at school who requested a Mother's Day card because Mother's Day in Scotland is actually in March.    I was experimenting with the pom-pom ribbon.    I may need to practice adhering it properly.    The cardstock is Daffodil Delight.   I stamped it and then put white embossing powder on it.    I did a few and am still working on different designs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Punch Art at School

We had so much fun making the dragons (thanks to my marvelous SEA)  and the castle booklets with their own stories about dragons.  Each one of my students made two little dragons out of my oval and circle punches and I have included a few single close-up shots of those.
Guess which ones are the boys and which ones are the girls.   They had so much fun and each students made a little variation on the sample I gave them.   I really love taking my Stampin' Up punches to school and letting the children make their own creations.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fun, fun, and more Fun!!!

The Stampin' Up Regional Event on Saturday was unbelievable!   We learned so much and it was so well organized.   This is a picture of my daughter Sarah - All Inked Up - and we enjoyed spending the day together with hundreds of other demonstrators.   Shelli - in the middle - is the co-founder and CEO of this company.   They really treat their demonstrators well and we were provided with stamps, card kits and thousands of great ideas.    What a fabulous day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nothing more fun than Caseing!

This is a direct copy of Angela McKay's card which we made at her meeting a couple of weeks ago.  The next card is her card and I liked it so much I tried it in purple and now that my friend (who loves purple) has had her birthday, I can now post it!    The cardstock and DSP are Elegant Eggplant.   Here is Angela's card.
A great design is fun to remake!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Card for a friend

I have a good friend who lost her young daughter a couple of weeks ago.     This has long been a favorite verse of mine and has helped me through some difficult times.    The funeral allowed us all to grieve the loss of this young girl and at the same time celebrate her life knowing that she is in heaven.    I purchased the scripture stamp from Daily Bread Designs.     I used retired DSP from  Stampin' Up and added flowers that I got from Fabricland when I was last there.       

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One More Valentine

Well.....I had to put in this card I made for my sister for Valentine's Day.   I had been looking for a way to use the sentiment because it is so funny.   I got tihe idea for the card at Kristina Koch's - I didn't trade this card but I liked the idea and it was perfect for this card!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hoo Loves You?

I was wondering what to make all my Grade One's for Valentine's Day and was struggling to find a simple yet cute idea!     It took me only a couple of hours to make 20 of these and I am sure my students will really love them.  

Monday, January 31, 2011

Manly Valentine

A friend asked me to make a valentine for manly man - no frills.   So .... I stamped the background using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and then added the hearts which are Riding Hood Red.   The ink for the trees and the paper behind the hearts are both Early Expresso.    This is not too overdone for a man.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Swap, Swap, Swap.....

We  swapped cards today at our marvelous mini-regional led by the also marvelous Angela McKay.   We learned alot, made a lot of great make-and-takes!    This was my swap:    Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and  Early Expresso.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday from a friend!

My friend Angelica made this card for me - I really love the flowers and the combination of colors!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy New Year! (I'm not late - I'm early for the Lunar New Year!)

I have a friend who celebrates the Chinese New Year  and as it comes before Valentines I will be ready.   I swapped this card with another demonstrator and I lost the sheet to give her credit.   I just added the Chinese stamps I have because I thought the colors worked perfectly!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thank You

Well, this took me awhile.   I was using the color coach to try a new combination and I liked River Rock, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler but when I tried to put it together it just didn't work.   So,  I just used the other suggestion of Always Artichoke and that was a nice match - they are the only two colors I have used here except for the Crumb Cake button.    I used my Score Pal to make lines on the River Rock at the bottom and then sponged it with River Rock to make it show up.      I used the Just Believe stamp set and colored the stamp with my pens before I stamped.        Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Guess how old this scrapbook is!

I have been cleaning up and trying to pare down all of my "stuff."    In that process I found this scrapbook that I made in high school .....   :)    and you can tell that it is old.   All of the paper has come out and the tape is old.   One of those cheerleaders is me.....yes I know, hard to believe.....that I once could jump like that.   The other papers are my report cards  -  all of the paper and pictures are falling off.   I think I shall have to try and scrapbook this and put it into a nice little book.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

What would we do without the Color Coach?    I have never done the same colors right on top of each other and I saw a design sort of like this in a magazine so I looked through the color coach and thought this would look nice for my son-in-law's birthday!    Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and Tempting Turquoise - without the color coach I never would have tried these colors together!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Get Well Soon

There is a little girl I know who has been quite sick and I thought I would make this cute little card for her.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Girl's Birthday

I  have finally had some time to play with this bear and continue to use up DSP from last year.    Half my class has birthdays in the next few months so I am trying to make a few little cards for them.  It is a little ti me consuming to cut out all the little pieces .... and.... you have to remember to put the DSP on the die cut with the print you want facing down or you get the opposite side.   Now.... on to some boy's cards.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Not Quite Done with Christmas

I have enjoyed making these pointsettias with a punch I bought at Country Crafts in Surrey.   It is a bit labor intensive because you cut each leaf and then emboss each leaf with an emobbossing tool.   Then you glue each leaf on to make the flowers.    I did make them with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.
Here is another card I made and decided to add some smooch spritz.
Then I decided to try and make a card very similar to a card sent to me by another demonstrator, Sandra Farrel.    I liked the card and am trying to use up all my Christmas paper this year and so came up with the next card.
I love this DSP set and made lots of cards with it.  Sandra made her card on the MDS program and it was very pretty so I decided it might be pretty too to try a real one!  Hope you all had a peaceful Christmas!