Tuesday, June 29, 2010

40th Anniversary Card

A card I made for my husband for our 40th Anniversary. These two bunnies are a High Hopes stamp. The papers are from Upsy Daisy Designs, Blossom collection. The flower was cut from Cricut Plantin cartridge into 6 layers of 3 sizes and then bent up for dimension.

Black Magic

This is a technique I came across on the internet and just had to try it out.

Birthday Card for My Son

A Rose is a Rose

I tried this stamp many years ago before I discovered colouring with copics. So much more dimension with shading.

Retirement Cards-Mummu by Mo Manning

These are two cards I made for people retiring. I used the stamp by Mo Manning (Stampavie) called Mummu. I thought it looked like someone happily walking away.

Monday, June 14, 2010

High Hopes Colour Challenge #80

Here is a card I am submitting for the High Hope Colour Challenge #80 using blue, brown/kraft and cream. The image is High Hopes Troubled Travis.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tar Paper Quilts 2010-06-12

Cariboo Calico Quilters workbee to draw patterns for tar paper quilts to be used to advertize May 2011 Quilt Show.

Matthew's 4th Birthday Layout

I think this last post brings me up to date. I have gotten really behind and havent't posted for quite awhile. This is a layout I did for my grandson's 4th birthday party. I saw this layout as a page map/sketch and thought it was a nice idea to include all his friends that attended the party and show some of the activities. The whole layout was done just using yellow, navy and red Bazzill card stock. As it was a gymnastics/tumbling party I included that in the title. No, the one picture is not upside down; he was hanging from bars for the picture.

Christmas Snow Layout

Christmas 2009 brought more than its share of snow. Thought it would never stop. Pretty unusual for that much snow in Vancouver so I thought it was worth scrapbooking. The snowflakes were all cut out using my new Cricut Expression die cut machine. What a great machine. Some I already had cut out using my Slice die cut machine. Another great machine. I was wondering how to add some journaling when while at a crop another gal suggested adding right in the snowman so thats what I did. The whole double layout was done just using white and dark blue Bazzill cardstock. I had cut the tree and then added "Snow Writer" by DecoArt to give a puffy snowy look to the tree.

Sewing Machine Pin Cushion

This is a project I made for a quilt guild challenge. We had to draw the name of another quilter and then a slip of paper with a theme on it. Then we had to make something for that person using that theme. I had Mieke and the theme was "ocean". After much agonizing about what to make I came up with this idea. It is a pin cushion for beside your sewing machine. The top has a space (the white strip) for needles as well. Hanging down from it is a row of pockets to hold thread snips, seam ripper, small ruler, bone presser, etc. Also, there is a fabric loop that tucks in but can be used to attach the thread/scrap bag. The thread/scrap bag can also just sit independently. I happen to have some small pieces of fabric that looked a little "oceany" to me. I also used some Heat and Bond to make some pressed on fish and coral appliques in keeping with the ocean theme. Being a card maker I had to make a card to go with and decorate the bag in a matching theme. I just came across this cute set of stamps by StudioG with a fish, crab and coral that worked perfectly for the card. I used some thin cork and tore it to look like sand and had some watery looking paper for the ocean. I then stamped and coloured the sealife with my copics, cut them out and raised them up with pop dots. I don't recommend trying to cut that little crab out - too fussy. I used some more fabric appliques on the bag.

Father's Day Cards

These are two cards I just made for Father's Day.
The first card I made for my husband. The image and sentiments are from a stamp set by Crafter's Companion called "Popcorn the Bear Father's Day set". It was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and then coloured in using copics (E44,E43,E42,E41, E49,E47,B97,B95,B93,G24,G21,G20,Y15,Y13,Y11,YR14,YR18,E49,E44,W3,W2,N4). The edges were then sponged with Ink Essentials sponging tool and Memento Desert Sand ink. Then the image was layered with some Bazzill brown cardstock to frame it. The plaid pattern paper is unknown as the company name was not on it but the green is from Amanda Blu & Co and is called Reptile Green Skin. I tore and ink the one edge of the patterned plaid paper. It was then embellished using brown brads and brown grograin ribbon. The inside of the card was finished with some white card stock and trimmed with some of the same plaid paper. The sentiment and flower on inside were from the same stamp set.
The golfer card I have made for my son-in-law who of course likes to golf. The stamp is from Stamping Bella and is called Golfella. I coloured him using copics (E11,E00,E000,YR18,YR14,YR12,G24,G21,G20,E29,E27,E25,E35,E33,E31,B0000,Y08,Y11) and to create the shorts I stamped the immage on the plaid paper and then cut out just the shorts and glued them in place on the coloured image. I also stamped the Happy Father's Day sentiment (from the Popcorn the Bear set) and cut and then embossed both using Spellbinders Nestabilites "Labels Eight" set. The inner edges where then sponged before removing the die using Memento Desert Sand ink and Ink Essentials sponging tool. I then layered the golfer image with some green cardstock I had cut to give a narrow edging. The golf ball was cut out using a round punch from white cardstock that had been embossed using the Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder and using the wrong side to look like the dimples on a golf ball. The edges were inked with Versa Colour pinecone ink to give it more definition. The brown, green, and orange cardstock is by Bazzill. The plaid paper did not have any paper company name of it so it is unknown. The inside of the card was finished with a rectangle of white card stock and trimmed with a strip of the plaid paper.

Old Truck Bday Card

This is a card I made for my son's birthday. The Old Truck stamp is from Great Impressions. I coloured it in using copics (E19,E18,E17,E15,E13,C5,C3,C2,G24,G21,G20,B05,B02). I then cut it out using Spellbinders Nestabilites Classic Rectangle Large and then embossed it as well. I sponged the edges with Memento Desert Sand ink using Ink Essentials sponging tool (before removing the Nestabilitie die) and then inked all paper edges with Versa Colour pinecone ink. The sentiment stamp "Have a great day" is by Daisy Bucket. The papers used were a pale green and brown Bazzill card stock and the pattern paper was from Old World Matt Stack by DCWV and the plaid paper was from My Minds Eye "Home" collection. I added brown brads in large and small as well a strips of brown grograin ribbon for embellishment. The whole card is assembled as an Easel Card.


This is a group of cards I did playing around with botanicals and doing sihouttes.
The peach and black card used peach and black Bazzill cardstock, and a scrap of Basic Grey Aged and Confused Vagabond "Oden Weave" paper. The sentiment stamp "live,laugh, love" is by Daisy Bucket. I embellished this card with black butterflies from a punch and the flowers were punched with 2 sizes of flower punches. The one peach flower I stamped the paper first with the same stamps called "Wild Things" by Gelatins stamps.
The green and black card used a very pale green and black Bazzill cardstock and the image was stamped with black and sage Memento ink. The pattern papers were from Pink Paislee "Queen Bee" collection.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Joanne's 54th Birthday 2010-03-31

Joanne's 54th birthday was held a Vidas restaurant at the 108. Everyone made it.

Grace,Linda,Ros May Bdays 2010-05-20

May birthdays held at El Cabalo. Grace 75, Linda 70, Ros 63.