Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Queen... QFTD67

There's a New Queen around. You can come check it out and play along on Splitcoast Stampers here

My cards for Queen Nancy...

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Queen.... QFTD66

My cards for today's Queen - Marie (aka momof5sons). You can check out the Queen for the Day challenge here and play along!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

some Stampin' Up! reminders

Just in case you're in the Red Deer area and are interested in Stampin' Up!

You can check out my website ( for any of these details, or contact me for more information...

On Wednesday July 6th I'm hosting the BIGGEST Stampin Party of the Summer!
Come to make cards and eat some great snacks and have a lot of fun!

Cost $10
Bring a friend and YOU AND YOUR FRIEND get to come for HALF PRICE!!!!

We'll be making cards.
I'm going to be having a "garage sale" of some of my stuff - so come to get a great deal!
The NEW CATALOGUE will be available and you can order from it if you wish.

Keep in mind - Stampin' Up! is retiring product till the end of June to make space for their new products. If you want to order anything before it's gone, now is the time! You can order from my website or contact me.

In the FALL I will be starting up a new monthly club for people interested in making their products more VERSATILE. It'll be a LOT of FUN! Contact me for more information!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Second Christmas set

I made another set of Christmas cards. This time with Dasher!

I used the layout from Clean & Simple Stamping - Fall-to-Layout 145

The colors on 2 of the cards are from Inkspirations - 74 - Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and White

These cards will be for sale if you want them, or you can order any other cards.

Friday, June 17, 2011

card for a friend

This card is for my friend Wanda! Today's challenge on Splitcoast was to be inspired by the gallery of an on-line friend. This is Wanda's card. Let me tell you the story about Wanda...

When I lived way up in Northern Alberta I participated in a swap in which Wanda was a part! Later she contacted me to buy supplies because she noticed I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The really cool part was that she lived in Alberta too! A few months later we actually moved 10 hours South (still in Alberta). I knew that Wanda lived less than 30 min from where we were moving so it was exciting to have a REAL life person that I knew before we moved (because I didn't know anyone else here). We got to meet and have gotten together a few times to make cards! Thanks Wanda, for making my move a lot easier. You are such a sweet person and I always enjoy spending time with you.

The challenge the other day was to use VELLUM (which I often forget about) so I included 2 vellum butterflies on my card (can you see them?) I also wanted to use my new blossom bouquet punch.

Other details: Beatiful Wings embosslit, pretty in pink ribbon, 2 rows of piercing, brads, embossed background, clear rhinestones and 2 scallop edges.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Queen... QFTD65

Here are my 2 cards for the new Queen this week.
You can play along at Splitcoast Stampers every week!

This first card uses Embossing, Emboss resist technique and sponging. First I stamped the images and embossed with black. Then I used a white crayon to draw on some areas. I sponged different colors on the image, then carefully wiped so that the ink would come off the crayon parts.

This card uses the color combination on Splitcoast - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla. I used the negative image of the leaves and embossed it! Love how it turned out!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Store

Ok, I'm venturing into the world of ETSY to try to sell my cards. Here's my store link...

Wish me well!

(Sara and April were the names of our dogs, which have since died).

Right now I have 10 listings. I have lots more for sale, but am trying just a few first. I have some sets and some single card listings.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

First 2011 Christmas cards

My first Chrismtas cards of the year! I am really hoping to be able to sell a lot of cards for Christmas so this year I'll try to make more SETS of cards. It's a whole lot quicker!

The medallion image is embossed with gold. I made 6 cards, 2 of each color.

If you would like to order Christmas cards from me I'd be happy to make you some! The earlier you let me know, the better it is to get them all done in time for you to mail out for Christmas!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Some favorite blog challenges

I haven't had a chance to play along with any challenges recently. Organizing the Queen Challenge has kept me busy with that so that I don't spend nearly as much time playing in other challenges. I made an effort tonight just to have some fun stamping time to play some challenges that I've been missing.

I combined two of my favorite challenges for this card. Create, Ink! ColorLab Color Challenge #43 - not quite navy, riding hood red, early espresso. I knew this would be a great combo!
I used the layout from my Clean & Simple Stamping - Fall to Layout #143.

I thought I'd try out Awash with Flowers. I doodled the stem and used alternating red and blue. I've neglected this sentiment and it was the perfect size and shape for this sketch. I did some cutting out of the box with the sentiment and flower, added some piercing, embossing, punches and a baker's twine bow.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Queen... QFTD64

Hello there. Here are the two cards I made for this week's Queen.
You can play along on Splitcoast at the Queen for the Day Challenge.

I used my new Triple Blossom Punch, what fun! I also used the color combo - pink pirouette, melon mambo, regal rose and some white twine and a button.

For this card I punched out a circle and used the negative space as a mask to sponge on color. Then I stamped the flower overtop.

Both cards have piercing which was this week's Ways to Use It Challenge

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Queen... QFTD63

Here are the cards I made for this week's Queen. Come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge.