Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thank you card

Hi, everyone tis me me slacking! Sorry about this lack of creative creating going on here, just seemed to need to put the blogging on hold for a few days and it also seems that I have once again misplaced my mojo. I just dunno where it could be, it was there one minute and *poof* gone...but the good news is that I think I have found it :).

I am hubby, and 2 kids free this weekend :)! My dh, our 2 sons, my inlaws and some of their friends have all gone camping/white water canoeing this weekend. It is pouring rain all day today, perhaps even into tomorrow...they left early this morning and won't be back until Monday sometime. SOOOOOoooooo, my dd (who is now 17 mos) and I are having a girly weekend together :)! So far I feel lost without my other two, I keep looking around me, checking the car for them, doing continous head counts and waiting for the slightest thing to set my almost 4 year old son off. None of that happened this morning, it was nice...although I did feel that I had to run through a store screaming at the top of my lungs and just throw a tantrum just cuz I miss my sons. Don't worry, I didn't do that...

Anyways, I recieved 2 diaper boxes and 2 bags full of girly clothes for my dd from my sister in laws sister the other week. I felt that this deserved a wonderful fun card, whimsical or here is the card that I created for her. I made this last night when 3 of us went over to Julie's place for a crafty night, and no it actually wasn't a SU, I think all our hubby's breathed in a sigh of relief there. Thank you so much Julie for the fun night, oh yeah and the YUMMY ice cream cake that she made for us :)! I added some lovely crystals to this card since the girls saw it last night, this card looked like it was missing something and I must say that the crystals were the missing element to my card.

I also needed a sympathy card for a couple that attend our church that we goto, the husband's mother died last week and I wanted to do a different kind of here is what I came up with. She apparently had been sick for a little while, plus, they just had given up their grandson for adoption, whom they have been raising since birth. So they are having a hard time lately, as one could imagine!

I am also in the process of trying out a new technique that I spotted over on Splitcoast and also on Karen B. Barber's blog ( I will find her link to her blog for you all and will post it), the technique is called "Black Magic". What an amazingly beautiful technique, and it is one of those "oh I gotta try that" kind of techniques and it is one that looks harder to do than it actually is. Gotta love that kind of project too :)! So here is my first attempt at the "Black Magic" technique, and I have to say that I didn't use metallic colored pencils for this technique which other's have been using. I used my prisma colored pencils, but you do have to press kind of hard to make sure you get the nice deep colors :D...let me know what you think??

Happy Stampin and creating :)! if you live in Nova Scotia hope you are staying warm and dry :)!

1st Card


~Brown weave cardstock from Carousel

~ white flat cardstock from Carousel

~ patterned paper from Louise (lol, don't remember who it was by...ty Louise)

~black flat textstock from Carousel


~SU True Friend stamp set

~See D's Stamp sentiment "thank you""


~Archival ink (Jet black)

~SU markers from Earth Elements

~SU Bravo Burgandy



~my stencil by The Crafter's Workshop"

~Photo stickers

2nd card


~Brown weave cardstock from Carousel

~Patterned paper from Urban Window collection (restoration Bed linen was the name of this patterned paper)

~Chocolate flat cardstock from Carousel

~white flat cardstock from Carousel

~blue sky cardstock from Photo Memories


~Archival (Jet black)

~Stayz on brown ink

~blue Touch Marker


~SU 1 3/8" circle punch

~scallop punch from the "Paper Studio"

~photo stickers

~Tombow Mono Adhesive