Thursday, August 27, 2009

Some shares...

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Summer is getting away too fast!! Swimming lessons are almost over, soccer has started and I need to do some shopping for the boys for school clothes. Yikes!
Anyway, here are some shares for you. I've made a few more card packs for the fair. These cards are 3-1/2"x5" note cards that are found on page 168 in the catalog. A pack of 20 prescored WW card bases and 20 WW envelopes for $7.95
This first one I scalloped the edge and then added the pp. I used Eastern Blooms for the flowers and happy birthday from the All Holidays set. PP is from the Bella Bleu pack. Ink color is Not Quite Navy.
This next one was a lot of work. And then I decided to make a pack of 6! Don't worry, I was calling myself names too. But I do LOVE this card! Dreams du Jour stamp set and I water colored the flowers. The middle 'love you' square is on dimensionals. You can't see it very well but there are Pink Butterflies down the left side of the WW layer. I think if you click on the picture it will get bigger. Pink Pirouette and Chocolate chip cs/ink.
I'm doing a swap with my downline and here is one of the cards I'm sending her.
It uses Fifth Avenue Floral and now while I'm typing this I realize it's stamped in retired colors, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Pacific Point. So I guess I won't send it to her she can't use it. Oh well, I'll add it to my stash!
I also wanted to share (or brag about) the cake I made my niece who just turned 9. She wanted a 2 tier 'wonky' cake with pink fondant and purple flowers that had 5 petals with pink centers. So I did as I was told. She loved it. I still need way more practise with putting the fondant onto a round cake but it wasn't too bad, I hope.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One more set

Finished another set. These were super simple and yet look so nice. At least I think

they do. For the cards I used Very Vanilla cardstock; Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, and stazon ink. Stamp sets were Fifth Avenue Floral and a retired sentiment set I can't remember the name of. The box was made with Dusty Durango cardstock and I cut out a flower from the Fifth Avenue Floral and watercolored it.

Sunday I went to a going away party for my cousin Mandy. She's moving to Germany on Friday. I made her some cards so she could send them home with a letter and this card was for her. I used retired pp, the Upsy Daisy and Curly Label stamp sets. I love how it turned out.

Back to work I go. Until next time...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Boxed card sets

I have made 2 boxed card sets. The first one I did them all a little different but that's too much work. The rest will all be the same card just a different sentiment.
The box on this one is made with Soft Suede cs, love that color. The other colors are Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. The polka dot ribbon is Soft Suede as well. I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set, curly label punch and stamp set, and top note big shot die.

On this set the box is again made of Soft Suede cs, Crushed Curry cs and Dusty Durango ribbon. The card ingredients are: Whisper White cs, Dusty Durango cs, Soft Suede cs, Dusty Durango ribbon, Build a brad, daisy big shot die and All Holidays stamp set.
There will be 4 cards (and envelopes) in each box and I haven't figured out how much to charge yet. Any suggestions? I had a table at the Pumpkin Fair 2 years ago and it went very well, hoping the same thing this year.
Off to stamp...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Faux alligator, real alligator, and a missile

Is this not the cutest clutch purse ever?? Well, a clutch purse made of cardstock anyway. It's done with the faux alligator technique and the top note die. So easy and too cute!! I want to make a few more for the Pumpkin Fair but will need more clear embossing powder.
Now here is the real alligator (or was it a crocadile?). We took the boys to Westman Reptile Garden in Brandon this week. Very cool!! If you can go, you should. They had quite the amazing bunch of reptiles. The Reptile Garden was near Shilo so of course we then had to check out the museum. The boys loved it, more than the snakes I think. Outside they had a few canon's, army tanks and this missile vehicle. Inside was just amazing! Such history in there. It was an honor to walk through it.
I still have more projects to post but I'll save that for another day. (hopefully tomorrow)

Friday, August 7, 2009

1st Birthday

My neighbours son turns 1 year old today. I new the design of the card but not what colors I wanted to use. So I made two! Which do you like better? Dwight likes the darker one better but thinking it's going to a 1 year old he thought the lighter one would be better. I don't know, maybe he will get both. lol
This one is made with Baja Breeze cardstock base and pp from the Parisian Breeze pp. (still mourning that they're retired) I don't very often sew on cards but love the look of it and since my sewing machine was still on my table I decided to go for it. I used the scallop square punch to punch the pieces. The WW square with the rabbit (from Forest Friends) is on dimensionals .
This card uses Not Quite Navy cs base and pp from Maine Blueberry. The 'for you' is from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.
Guess I'll have to make up my mind very soon so we can run his gift over to him. Maybe at 1 year old he won't really care which card he gets. ;)
Earlier this week I had a few good hours alone in my studio and have a few creations to share that I'll be selling at the Pumpkin Fair. So stay tuned, just need to upload the photo's, crop, resize, watermark and then post!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Did some playing

Dwight went to Gimli today with some friends so I thought I would create something while the boys were playing so nicely downstairs.

I was (still am) a little scared of the in color colors. A few are pretty bright, but nice. I really love Soft Suede and Dusty Durango.
I made a little photo book, got the tutorial from Jenn D.'s blog. I used the Maine Blueberry pp in addition to the Dusty Durango and Soft Suede.
Here is the front cover. It didn't turn out the way I envisioned, but okay. Thought the flowers would be a little smaller on those square scallops. The flowers are from the Best Wishes & More stamp set. The ribbon is the new in color polka dotted ribbon (love it!)
Here is an inside shot. On the left is a post it note holder and the right are the pages (obviously). The pages are left that either you could write in it or add pictures. It was easy to make, just time consuming. The brads were from the Hodge Podge Hardware. What do you think? I made it for selling at the Roland Pumpkin Fair. I just reserved my table so make sure you stop by October 3rd to see all my wonderful creations!