Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer's Over and I've Barely Made Anything...

Wow, can't believe it's gonna be September this week.

Here's a couple cards I made this summer, one for a shower and one for a wedding.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Long time no blog...

Ooops! Life has a crazy way of getting in the way of things like crafting and blogging. Here's some pics of a few things I've done lately. Haven't had much time.

Last weekend I took a course and made this bracelet:

And some cards...

For a friend's 30th birthday:

... with 30 flamingos inside...

And, just cuz this was on the camera, a pic of the bunny who seems to be enjoying our back yard lately.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, it's 2009 already. 2008 flew by for me. I've been really bad lately at updating this thing. I think winter and the short days are getting me out of my crafting habit. I was hoping to spend a bunch of time over the holidays making stuff, but I don't think I get in there once.

I just mounted some new sets I got in my last order, so hopefully those will inspire me to do something this week. I also just put in an order for some of the items that will be in the new catalog (it'll be out January 19th), and I can't wait to get those. I've also got my Love You Much kit sitting in my craft room just waiting for me. Hopefully I will use it soon!

Anyway, Happy 2009 to Everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2008

On Your Birthday...

So, it's almost Christmas, and I should be posting Christmassy things, but here's a card I made last weekend for a friend's birthday.

I picked up those screw head brads somewhere, and I really like them on this card.

I'll try to be back sometime this weekend to post something else I've done, but if not, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wow, Time Flies...

Well, I've been pretty bad at this blogging thing lately. I actually have a ton of pics of different cards I've done, I just haven't had enough time to sit down and write up a post of any of them. Here's one of the reason's why :)

I sent off over half of them this morning, and still need to write in a bunch more and track down addresses.

I decided to keep it simple and just make a bunch of the same card that I blogged about awhile ago with different colour schemes.

Here's another pic

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Finally, a new card!

I made this card last weekend and like it a lot. It's so simple, but looks so nice. I love the DSP in this card.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Short & Sweet (both SU)
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black (both SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Green Tea DSP (all SU)
Other: Always Artichoke ribbon (SU), black brads

Yummy Blog Candy!

Check out Chelle's awesome blog candy!! She's celebrating 1500 hits, and giving away a nice stash of stuff!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bad Blogger!

Wow, once again I haven't updated in awhile. I'm not even sure why. I've done a bunch of cards and post-it holders, and I've even taken pictures of them. For some reason though, I haven't managed to post them :( I suppose I could blame the upcoming holidays, or the weather, or a million other things. I'll try really hard to get my act together tomorrow and post something.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sew Glad We're Friends

I loved Puns From The Past the minute I saw it. I didn't buy it right away, but got it last month, and used it for the first time this past weekend. Isn't it cute? I sewed the buttons to the ribbon to give it more of a "sewn" look.

Stamps: Puns From The Past (SU)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Bella Rose DSP (all SU)
Other: Always Artichoke ribbon (SU), buttons

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another Birthday Card

Here's a card I did a couple weeks back that I forgot to post on here.

I love the DSP and the colours in this card!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, On Your Birthday (both SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point (both SU)
Paper: Urban Garden DSP, Kraft, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy (all SU)
Other: Ticket Corner Punch (SU), Scallop Edge Punch (SU), Wide Oval Punch (SU), White Gel Pen (SU), white ribbon

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Sketch Challenge Card

Here's my take on Jes's sketch challenge.

I used some Crystal Effects on the balloons, and think I might have gone a bit overboard on the sponging. :P

Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes, On Your Birthday (both SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue (all SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip (all SU), the DSP is from a birthday pack.
Other: Watercolour pencils (SU), blender pen (SU), wide oval punch (SU), ticket corner punch (SU), Crystal Effects (SU), sponges (SU), brown ribbon

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I seem to have lost my crafty side right now. I think the weather is throwing me off. Winter is definitely started/here, and I just feel really lazy. I have a bunch of cards I need to cut for next weekend too, so probably that isn't helping. If I go in my craft room and be crafty, I'll feel like I'm slacking on my cutting obligations :P This weekend won't be much help, I have a birthday party to go to on Saturday, and then Sunday we have tickets to the GREY CUP! Whoo! Go Als!!! Hmm, I just realized I need to make a card for the birthday party. Yay, something to do! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #7

Ooops! I missed a few days here huh? It's been a bit of a busy week, and I haven't had a lot of time to post/craft. Here's the last card I'm gonna post that I did for my Christmas Card Workshop.

I coloured in the picture using my watercolour pencils and blender pen, and then added some stickles. It's a pretty easy card, but brighter than the others, since it uses "typical" Christmas colours.

Stamps: Big on Christmas (SU)

Ink: Basic Black (SU)

Paper: Michaels

Other: Scallop Edge Punch (SU), White Gel Pen (SU), Watercolour Pencils (SU), Blender Pen (SU), Stickles, Spots and Dots embossing folder.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #6

I wanted to include a card in the workshop that was just "winter-y" and not totally holiday related, as some of the girls don't send Christmas cards.

This is also a very easy card to put together, once again making it easy for the workshop.

Stamps: Snowfall (SU)
Ink: Brocade Blue (SU)
Paper: Michaels
Other: Ticket corner punch (SU), Snowflake embossing folder, white ribbon

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #5

I'm almost done posting all my Workshop Cards.

I think this one is really cute.

Stamps: Deer Friends, Season of Joy, Snow Flurries (all SU)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Going Grey (both SU)
Paper: From Michaels
Other: Scallop circle punch (SU), 1 3/8" circle punch (SU), Scallop edge punch (SU), white gel pen (SU), Swiss dots embossing folder

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #4

So simple, so easy, so pretty!

This card is super easy! I just stamped the snowflakes from Snow Swirled on the background, tore a piece of black paper and tied it to the side and added a quick sentiment.

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Snowfall (both SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point (all SU)
Paper: Black and Cream
Other: Ribbon

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #3

Whee! I just made this card an hour ago and I love it. It's super simple, but I really like how it came together.

This will be another card offered in my Christmas Card Workshop (if you're in the Montreal area and are interested in coming on November 29, leave me a comment and I'll contact you).

I've done a couple cards now with random stamped backgrounds in different colours (I'll post the others in the next few days). I always use DSP to add the colourful touches to cards, but these are so easy to do.

Stamps: Season of Joy, Best Yet (both SU)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke (both SU)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Always Artichoke (all SU)
Other: Large Oval Punch (SU), Scallop Edge Punch (SU), Tiny Mosaic Texture Cuttlebug folder

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Love The Top Note Die!

So, I finally got my Top Note die yesterday that had been backordered. I love it! Here's a card I made last night, and I like it so much, I think I'm going to use it for my personal cards this year. Since the snowflakes were VersaMarked, I can do the same card with different backgrounds (I'm thinking Always Artichoke and Kiwi Kiss right now for other backgrounds).

I know yesterday I said I was going to be posting cards from my upcoming workshop for the next few days, but I didn't want to wait to post this one. I don't want to do it at the workshop though since I'm gonna use it myself :)
Oh ya, I used this die in my Cuttlebug since I don't have a Big Shot (shhh!). It worked great with just 2 B plates (don't use the white plate).

Stamps: Snow Swirled (SU)
Ink: Going Grey, Bravo Burgundy, VersaMark (all SU)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla (both SU)
Other: Top Note die (SU), Silver Elastic Cord (SU)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #2

So, for the next few days I'm going to post the cards I'll be offering at my Christmas Card Workshop. Yesterday I posted one, here's another (yes Chelle, you can use it too - I based it on one I found on SCS):

I love the Snow Swirled tree stamp, it's so pretty. I just stamped this in basic black to keep it simple for the workshop, but it would be really pretty embossed. I added some red stickles to the tree, and some turquoise ones to the swirls on the background.

Stamps: Snow Swirled (SU)

Ink: Basic Black (SU)

Paper: Michaels (trying to use up some old paper!)

Other: Stickles, silver ribbon, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop - Card #1

Here's a card I came up with tonight for my Christmas card workshop. It's pretty simple, which is good, we need quick and easy cards to do.

I was going to tie the ribbon in front, but realized I had enough to wrap back around, so I did that instead.

I love the swirly thing from the Season of Joy set. I don't love my white ink however. It's some Versa ink, and doesn't seem to be all that "thick". I think I'll order the white Craft ink in my next SU order.

Stamps: Season of Joy (SU)
Ink: Always Artichoke (SU), white
Paper: Always Artichoke (SU), gold paper from Costco, white cardstock
Other: Gold ribbon

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I was inspired by this card that Heather posted the other day to make this one last night.

I was in the States this past weekend and managed to pick up some new Cuttlebug folders, so I used one here that I got. I really like the punched out effect of this Pocket Silhouettes stamp too.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Wow Flowers (both SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), White
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (all SU)
Other: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scalloped circle punch (all SU), paper flowers, brads, white ribbon, Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cheers to You 2!

Here's a similar card to the one I did the other day with the beer mugs. I love this stamp set with the Crystal Effects, they totally look like glass.

Stamps: Cheers to You, On Your Birthday (both SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss (both SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Hawaii Papaya DSP (all SU)
Other: Spots & Dots embossing folder, watercolour pencils (SU), blender pen (SU), crystal effects (SU)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!
Just finished handing out the loot. We had about 160 kids, so there's a bit leftover for us. I'm having some girls over tomorrow to make cards, so hopefully they help me eat some of it!

Here's the pumpkin my hubby carved tonight. He got lots of compliments on it!

And, since I don't do Halloween cards, here's another card for tomorrow's workshop. It's a copy of Heather's card from awhile back, but I used googly eyes instead. Isn't it cute?? :) I also don't have all the punches she has, so some parts are hand cut...

Stamps: Best Yet (SU)

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Michaels

Other: Scalloped Circle Punch (SU), googly eyes

Yay I Won!

Whoot! I won Jes's card challenge that I did with this card. Yay!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Here's another card for this weekend's card workshop (birthday card themed).

I'm trying to use up some on my non-SU stuff, so the paper on this guy is just random stuff.

I really like this set, I passed on it on my first order, but then picked it up in October during the Birthday promotion.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU)
Paper: Whisper White (SU), purple and blue cardstock from Michaels, striped scrapbooking paper from a Costco block.
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Other: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, watercolour pencils (SU), blender pen (SU), scallop edge punch (SU), ribbon.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cheers to You

Here's a simple card I made yesterday. I'm gonna use it for my card workshop this weekend. I used the Crystal Effects stuff that I got in my last order over top of the beer, it really makes them look cool. I love it. It feels like it's missing something, but I'm trying to keep the cards as easy (quick) as possible for this weekend. This is supposed to be a guy kind of birthday card, do you think it works?

Stamps: Cheers to You, On Your Birthday (both SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Brocade Blue (both SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Riding Hood Red (all SU), striped paper from Costco
Other: Spots & Dots embossing folder, watercolour pencils (SU), blender pen (SU), crystal effects (SU)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Notebook #2

Here's another notebook I did the other day. I think they'll go well at the craft show... How much would you pay for one??

The "Frosty Days" stamp is another one I picked up at Walmart a few weeks ago.

Ink: Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slop e DSP (all SU)
Other: Little Felt Flurries (SU), 1 3/8" circle punch, scalloped circle punch (both SU), corner rounder punch, white gel pen (SU), silver ribbon

... And The Winner Is...

Wow, can't beat those 1 in 5 odds :P

So, the random number generator I used picked Jodi's number!

Please email me at emily (at) uquest (dot) net with your address so I can mail off your candy.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just copying myself

Last week I posted this card that I got some nice comments on. I decided to give it a try with some other colours, so here are two that I made last night. I chose the colours (Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red) because I had scraps of that DSP lying around ;) Doesn't take much paper (or time!) to make these cards.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mass Production Thank You Card Day

I've got a table at a craft fair in a few weeks, and thought that the sets like these ones that I've got for sale over on Etsy would be good to sell.

So, last night and this morning I made a bunch more... Here's a pic of the final results. :)

An up close shot of one for the detail: