Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hi. I am still on holidays in BC. Having a great time with family. But we got snow here, can you believe it. I thought we left that behind. Oh, well.

I will be back in January, so I will make a post then. Thanks for looking.

By the way, have you noticed the comments from Adam Brown in the previous post? He seems to think that I've contacted him about some abs diet. I haven't decided on a New Years Resolution yetso maybe working on my abs should be it??? Very funny.

Have a happy new year!


Friday, December 21, 2007

Time Well Spent - Again

Today is the last day of school for Zachary. Hurray! I didn't think I would be looking forward to school ending so much, because I kind of like the routine. But we are going to BC for Christmas and everyone is excited about that. Even though the forecast calls for rain. Keep your fingers crossed that it will let up for a bit and the boys can play outside. They are looking forward to playing some street hockey in my parents' cul de sac.

Here is the second card I promised I'd show you using the Time Well Spent set. I was quite generous when I used the two-way glue pen and really squeezed out a lot of glue. More generous than usual. I'm glad I did, because it is more sparkly than usual - more glitter stuck on. The one thing I wish I would have done differently was to emboss the word "sparkle". It would have stood out more. Oh well, next time.


Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Mellow Moss, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Cool Caribbean, Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Crystal Brads (making memories), 1/16" Hand Held Circle Punch, Circle Coluzzle, Two-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

4.75 x 4.75 card

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


The layout for this card is cased from Alli Miles'. Can you tell that I really like the cards she makes?? It didn't take me that long to make. I started it while the boys were watching "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman". (Their new favorite show. Or I should say Zachary's. Caleb often falls asleep.) And I finished it while the quiche was baking in the oven.

Here is a close up of where I put the Crystal Effects. I haven't used that in a while. Do you find that the spout, or whatever that thing is called where the glue comes out of, always plugs up? I use a needle or my paper piercer to unplug it? The hole just seems to get bigger. Do you have any solutions? I'd love to know what to do about it.


Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Mellow Moss, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Antique Copper Brads, Corner Rounder Punch, Circle Coluzzle, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Hand Held 1/16 Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

4.75 x 4.75 card

I made another card using the same layout and colours, but I'll show you that one tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Check out Alli Miles' blog!!!

One of the blogs I read on a daily basis is Card Metaphors by Alli Miles. She has a great blog with many wonderful cards. I always get lots of ideas from it. Just click HERE and check out her blog.

Well, I was checking out my daily dose of blogs and when I went to Alli's I saw that my card was on it!!! My stomach got all butterfly-ee (new word??)because I was so excited and even a little nervous. This is the first time one of my creations ended up on another blog. A while back, I had sent Alli a thank you card for sending me a bunch of her wonderful scraps of designer paper. I had been so excited to win some of her "blog candy". And now this. Thanks Alli.

If you would like to see my card on her blog, just click HERE. It is a card that I have posted earlier. But isn't neat seeing your stuff somewhere else too?

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Last Friday's Fun

So last Friday, Natasha from Palmtrees and Pogosticks had an Inspiration Challenge, "Tasher's Friday Fun". This is the first time I've ever done an Inspiration Challenge. I ended up doing one card on Sunday, not loving it entirely, making another card on Monday, liking it a bit better, and finally posting the second card today. If you want to see my first card, I have it posted in my Splitcoaststampers gallery.

Well, I'm off to finishing my Christmas cards, start wrapping a few gifts and hopefully finish making the chocolate truffles. The boys are at school, so I have the house to myself. Better get crackin'.


Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Hugs and Wishes, Canvas BG

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Crate Designer Paper

Ink: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: 15/16" Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Giga Scalloped Punch (Marvy), Mega Circle Punch (Marvy), Dimensionals

4.47 x 4.75 card

Friday, December 7, 2007

For a Wedding

I made this card for my husband's co-worker who got married last Saturday. I was planning on going to the wedding. In fact I had just started getting ready and Zachary yelled from the living room, "Caleb threw up!". Just great. Well, Byron ended up going to the wedding alone and I stayed at home helping my youngest aim for the pail. That's four bouts of the flu in one month. Could you say that we are done for the year!!??

Anyway, here is the card.

I don't have a Cuttlebug, so what I've done is used the Embossed Box of Cards from Michaels and trimmed the embossed part to whatever size I want. They are just plain white cards and I was finding that I wasn't using them at all. I think I will use them more this way and I can choose whatever colour I want for a card base.

I pulled out last year's SAB set, Delight in Life, which I have never used before. I thought it looked kind of weddingish. The sentiment is also last year's SAB set, Happy Harmony. I guess it is better late than never to use something. I used aquapainters to colour in the flowers. I thought some of it turned out too dark and uneven. When I was using them, I definitely used too much water. I had to let them dry. I guess I need some more practice. By the way, I stamped the same flower in Mellow Moss and cut out the petals to use for the leaves.

Well, gotta run. I am making some card sets as Christmas presents for friends.


Stamps: Delight in Life, Happy Harmony
Paper: Embossed Box of Cards (DCWV), Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss. Pale Plum, So Saffron
Accessories: Oval Scalloped Punch (Marvy), Plum Satin Ribbon (Gale's), Oval Coluzzle, Blender Pens, Aquapainter, Dimesionals. Sponge Dauber

5.5 x 5.5 card