Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Red Hearts Sweetpea card

For this card I used some GORGEOUS BoBunny patterned paper called " Beautiful Life", it has a bit of a forest/woodsy theme to it. Since it had that woodsy feel to it, I decided to use something different for a embellishment...I used a piece of rope and it made the card look a whole lot better than any of the ribbons I tried out. Thanks for stopping by :)!

Inky Hugs,

Stamp: Sweetpea "Red Hearts"
Ink: Archival ink Jet black
Card stock: SU Kraft paper, Watercolor paper from Loomis and Toole, black card stock from Carousel, BoBunny "Beautiful Life" patterned paper
Accessories: Sook Wang double sided tape (8 by11 sheet), Dimensionals, Touch Markers, Glitter Ritz with a Blue Highlight, string, Sook Wang double sided tape, Nestabilities

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dark Royalty Sweetpea card

I found this sketch on someone's blog this morning, and thought it would be a great fun sketch to use for a Sweetpea stamp :)!  This card looks great in person but I am still not 100% liking the picture I took of it, ever have one of those issues before??  For the little circles on the sketch, I decided to put a glittery dragonfly on one and a glittery butterfly on the other one since I tried various other ideas and none of them really looked that great. Lol, just noticed I forgot to put text or a sentiment on my card...oh well :p!
I almost forgot :o! I stamped this image out twice, once on the watercolor paper and again on Vellum...I did that so I could use a wing made from Vellum on my main image. I wanted the wing to come off the page, you can sort of see it in the picture...

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Sweetpea "Dark Royalty 
Ink: Archival "Jet Black" 
Card stock: SU Bashful Blue, Black from Carousel, SU "Not Quite Navy", several different patterned papers from Michael's, watercolor paper from Loomis and Toole
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Cuttlebug "Victoria" embossing folder, Glitter Ritz "Purple Highlights", Glitter Ritz "Blue Highlights", buttons, dimensionals, Sook Wang double sided tape, touch markers

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mojo Monday sketch 131 challenge

I know I am late with this card for the challenge, but I still wanted to do this challenge anyways :)!  Here is my take on this fun challenge, I decided to make a card for a boy since I don't make many masculine cards thought this would be a good idea to do for this challenge.

Inky Hugs,

Stamps: Recollections monster set
Ink: Archival Jet black ink, SU "Bashful Blue"
Card Stock: green, black card stock from Carousel, patterned paper from Val, SU "Very Vanilla" card stock
Accessories: ribbon from Michael's, Touch markers, sponge, Nestabilities dies, Sook Wang double sided tape, dimensionals

card for the day

Here is my card for the day, using patterned paper (from Val) and card stock I already had around my crafty area :)! Will be back with a few more cards, in a little bit as I have to just put some finishing touches on them *tee hee*...think I am on a card making roll now :D! Thanks for stopping by...

Inky Hugs,

Stamp: Sweetpea "Purple Woods" 
Ink: Archival Jet black ink
Card stock:  SU "Ruby Red", "Not Quite Navy", Black card stock from Carousel, watercolor paper from Loomis and Toole
Accessories: black and white ribbon, Nestabilitie dies, SU watercolor crayons, touch marchers, Glitter Ritz "Purple Highlights", and Glass Finish, Sook Wang double sided tape

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Haiti Relief Sweetpea card

Here is my card from yesterday, and I just had to use some more of that gorgeous pp (patterned paper) I used on the Sweetpea Sketch challenge :)!  Love these images, they are so gorgeous and can't seem to get enough of them either :)!

Inky Hugs,

Stamps: Sweetpea "Haiti Relief stamp"
Ink: Archival Jet Black ink
Card stock: Black and green card stock from Carousel, watercolor paper from Loomis and Toole, SU "More Mustard", patterned paper from PhotoMemories
Accessories: Nestabilities dies, flower punch from Michael's, Sook Wang double sided tape, Cuttlebug "Victoria" embossing folder, Touch Markers, SU Watercolor crayons, watercolor brush, Glitter Ritz Blue highlights, and purple highlights, glass finish, bling from Michael's

Friday, March 26, 2010

My Sweetpea DT submission

If you LOVE the new "Sweetpea" stamps that are out there, well you just might want to check out their new is a challenge blog. I must say I was VERY excited when I read about this new blog :)!  Anyways, they posted this sketch over there and are asking for a DT for this new challenge blog so please head on over to the "Sweetpea Stampers".

Here is what I created using this sketch that they gave us, so I could apply to be part of their DT :D! I am also using this card for Val's challenge she put out to us to use only the paper we have and not go out to buy more...tough challenge since there is ALWAYS new beautiful pp out there.  The pp that I used actually came from a scrap pp swap that my crafty friends this month, and I got Val's paper...ty Val :D I LOVE this paper!!! This card is also my card from yesterday, I am sorry it took me this long to post this card but I had 2 sick little one's here at got sick 3 days ago and my dd got sick starting late last night.
I also did  something a little different, that I have NEVER tried before but boy was I excited to try it out on this card :)!  I got a sheet of the "Sook Wang" double sided tape, cut it out to match my stamped image and stuck it on top of my stamped, I poured some "Glitter Ritz" with blue highlights in it over top of the tape to give the whole image a glittery/shimmery look to it. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a super crafty day and I will be back with today's card :)!

Inky Hugs

Stamp: "Sweetpea" Come Softly, SU "Baroque Motif" stamp set for the flourishes
Card stock: black cardstock from Carousel, SU "More Mustard", watercolor paper from Loomis and Toole, pp from Val
Ink: Archival Jet black ink
Accessories: Nestabilities dies, Glitter Ritz with blue highlights, watercolor crayons, Touch markers, a flower punch from Michael's, dimensionals, bling from Michael's

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CCE card in the mail yesterday

Thank you so much Irene, beautiful card ( CCE card for March)...just love this stamp set that you used :)!  Going to have to play around more with this set for sure, just haven't had a lot of time lately...but was thrilled to find this card in my mailbox.

Inky Hugs,

Card for Val's challenge to use only the paper we have at home

Here is my card from yesterday that I didn't get around to posting, too many things going on yesterday I think and today! I have also sort of added a side challenge for myself to the one Val gave us, and that is to make a card a day in are more than welcome to join me on the side fact I DARE you :p!
For this card, I just HAD to use the new stamp I picked up when we went for a "Crafty Road trip" to Julie's cousins crafty is such a gorgeous stamp...just couldn't leave it there :p! The stamp is by "The Artful Stamper", just LOVE their stamps...

Here is a side view of what I did with this card to make the image just POP off the page and I used some Glitter Ritz (with Blue highlights) on the water down around the rocks.

Inky Hugs,

Stamps: The Artful Stamper
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Card stock: watercolor paper from Loomis and Toole, SU Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dimensionals from the dollar store, Touch Markers, Glitter Ritz with Blue Highlight, SU markers

Monday, March 22, 2010

Message from my friend Val

Hi ladies!

As a tribute to Spring, I am issuing a challenge to all of my stamping friends out there! It's a tough one (at least for me anyway!)

Spring is a time of regeneration and renewal... the flowers are peaking out and the trees are getting ready to burst into a leafy green frenzy! Spring is also a time for airing out the house, deep cleaning and detoxifying.

Starting today until the end of April, I pledge to save trees by not buying any new crafting paper! I am going to work on USING my existing stash of beautiful papers and scraps!

Will I have the willpower? Do you? Let's do it together - there is strength in numbers - invite a friend!! Please join the fun via Mr. Linky on my blog post today and we'll count the "detox" days together and blog about it as we go!

Inky Hugs,

P.S. Yes, I am participating :D!


The winner of my blog candy is:

Lynn SB

Congratulations on winning my blog candy, will be contacting you today to get your address so I can send it out to you :)!

Inky Hugs,

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crafty Night out

So last night was our monthly crafty night out, but instead we all had an *ENABLER ALERT* from Julie's mom from down in the valley that her cousin had a HUGE sale going on at her crafty store and thought we'd all be interested. Well, we all could NOT pass up on such an opportunity so all 7 of us hopped into my van and drove down to the crafty store in the valley :)!  We all came out with an arm full of goodies, none of us left empty handed, and were giddy with glee about the deals we got or about the amount of gorgeous card stock we left with. After that we went to Tim Horton's to have a snack before we headed back home with all our goodies, and on the way home I nearly had to pull over to the side of the road a few times due to the amount of laughing we did. I had tears streaming down my face at least two times!! Who knew how dangerous it could be to have 7 crafty gals in a van at once??? Lol!

Anyways, we had a card swap to do with our monthly card challenge cards and I got Louise's card :)! It is funny how every month we each keep getting the same person's cards, we put all our names on a piece of paper then do a draw. I just so happen to keep getting Louise's cards, and I think she keeps getting my cards...I just love her cards as they are always so amazing and beautiful :)!
Thanks for the fun night gals, needed it, and for all the laughs!  Missing you Deborah at our crafty nights, looking forward to seeing you out with us again :)!

Inky Hugs,

Cards for Friends

My friend Kim just found out she is going to be a Grandmother, so I just HAD to make her a card :)!  Here is what I came up with using the cute " Penny Black" teddy bear rubber stamp, I love to use this stamp for Baby cards. I didn't use a Nestability die for the cards base, it is actually card stock that came this shape and I attached two pieces of it using eyelets. You can't really tell here either, but I stamped the bear image out twice so that I could make the bear pop off the page :)!

This next card is for another friend Kelly, who has helped us out a lot on our journey with our middle son and she also hasn't been out to several months worth of crafty nights but she was able to come out last night. So it was a good to see you/thank you card :)!

Stamps: SU "Well Scripted", Penny Black "Teddy Bear"
Ink: Archival ink "Coffee", SU Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Green card stock from a scrapbook kit I had won years ago, white card stock from Carousel, pp from Sizzix little pp pad of paper. 
Accessories: Classic circle and oval scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug "Victoria" Embossing folder, Sook Wang double sided tape, touch markers, two silver eyelets.

Inky Hugs,

Stamps: Inkadinkado flourish set, Sentiment is from a $1.50 Michael's stamp set
Ink: Archival Jet black ink
Card Stock: Green card stock from Carousel, pp from K and Co. from Walmart
Accessories: Sook Wang double sided tape

Friday, March 19, 2010

Monthly card challenge

For this months Crafty Night challenge card we were to make a card or other project using a flower we made, so here is my flower that I made using the Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I also used an image that my friend Anita gave me, she stamped out a large envelope of images she had for me (thank you Anita) and so I decided I had better create a card using one of the images she gave me.
Once I took the picture of this card I decided I wanted to do something more to the image, so I took my white puffy paint and made the snow that is falling the card is looking a whole lot better :).

We also are doing something different this months crafty night, we got an *enabler alert* from Julie's mom yesterday saying that one of Julie's relatives (who owns her own crafty store) is having a HUGE sale. So we are all (all 7 of us gals) are going on a crafty road trip to Julie's relatives store to get some great deals :), but not to worry will post the card challenge card I get from someone in the morning. I will also tell you what deals we picked up too :)!

Inky Hugs,

Stamped Image: don't remember who this image is by (help Anita,lol)
Ink: Archival Ink "Coffee"
Card stock: Green and blue Card stock from Carousel Rubber stamp store, pp by Basic Grey
Accessories:  Circle Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folders, puffy white paint, Touch Markers, button, Sook Wang double sided tape.

Birthday card for Wanda

A friend of mine had her Bday this week, so I wanted to send her a little something in the mail and here is what I created for her :)! Wanted it to be simple, as I had to get it in the mail at the first of the week so it would get to her in time and I wanted to try out my new Glimmer Ritz with a violet look to it.  HAPPY BDAY Wanda :)!

Inky Hugs,

Stamps: SU "Well Scripted", IO dandelion stamp
Card stock: Brown, black and pink card stock from Caoursel or Photo Memories
Ink:Versamark Watermark ink, Archival Coffee ink
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, Glitter Ritz, Sook Wang Double sided tape, Classic Scalloped oval Nestabilities, embossing mat

Monday, March 15, 2010

BLOG CANDY you don't have to be a follower to enter

This past weekend while we were in New Brunswick visiting relatives (my sister in law, her hubby, and their son), I went to a Michael's free "make and take" with my sister in law. I hadn't ever been to one before, just because none of them were ever something I wanted to do until this one this past weekend :)! We made this dragon bracelet, first which didn't take all that long to make and I was surprised there weren't a lot of people there either wanting to make jewelry.

Once we finished making this bracelet we made this necklace, isn't it gorgeous??? I thought so, anyways after we were done making this necklace the girl gave us an extra necklace kit each...and I thought it would be a good idea to give one away here on my blog.

So, here is what you have to do to enter the draw for the necklace kit (that has all the stuff, except the tools) to make this beautiful necklace:

~tell me something you like to make besides cards, paper projects

You will have until March 21st to enter. Good Luck :)!

Inky Hugs,

Thursday, March 11, 2010

sorry I haven't posted anything in a bit

I have been looking after 2 children after school now for the past 2 years now, and have taken on 2 more children in the afternoons after school. Yes, that is plus my 3 and no I am not crazy. They all get along, all goto the same school and are all good friends so it makes it easier :)!  

I also have been busy with getting ready for a meeting with the right hand guy to the Education Minister in Nova Scotia and a few of the school board members as well tomorrow morning. We are going to present our case about getting more support services for ALL children with Special Needs and Learning disabilities in Nova Scotia in ALL schools. Will let you know how that goes tomorrow afternoon, fingers crossed this isn't a "let's meet you to keep you quiet" kind of meeting!
I will be doing more crafting in the next couple of weeks, but thought I should update you on why I have been absent. 

Inky Hugs,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crafting Life's Pieces blog candy giveaway

Hurry on over to the blog called "Crafting Life's Pieces", as she is having a "thank you" blog candy giveaway :)!

Inky Hugs,

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jak Heath blog candy giveaway

Please head on over to the blog called "Jak Heath Creating Beautiful Things", as they are having a blog candy giveaway and  these stamps you see above is what they are offering up :)! 

Inky Hugs,

"Black Haired Lady" Sweetpea card

I used a background stamp by Hero Arts called "Dandelion frame", but instead of stamping it with ink I stamped it on using my VersaMark watermark ink pad then put Glitter Ritz micro fine Glitter on it which has a purple highlight to it. Looks better in person, it was hard to get a good picture of this card with the glitter on it any suggestions for when taking pictures of a card like this?? 
Here is what the "Dandelion Frame" stamp looks like in case you couldn't get a good look at it on my card above :)!    


Inky Hugs,

Stamps: Sweetpea "Dark Haired Lady", Hero Arts "Dandelion frame" 
Card stock: Black and green Carousel Rubber stamp store, watermark paper from Deserres
Ink: Archival Ink Coffee, Versamark Watermark ink pad
Accessories:  Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, Touch Markers, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Sook Wang double sided tape, Classic Oval Nesties, Scallop Oval Nesties

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

haircut for my dd

This past summer, my dd let my middle guy cut her hair because he wanted to see her ears and sadly he forgot she was the flower girl in my sisters wedding several weeks later. Anyways, she had a mullet looking hairdo for the longest time but yesterday we were able to go to the hairdresser to level things out. Well, my dd was unsure of this hairdresser or this idea of getting her hair done until the hairdresser told her she was going to get a "Dora" hairdo. That was it, enough said my dd was SOLD! Here is a picture of her with her new hairdo, and with my new watermark...let me know what you think of my watermark?? Oh yeah I also changed my blog's background! Guess I was getting into "spring blog cleaning" mode and wanted change, so this is what I did :)!

Inky Hugs,

A bday card for my dd's friend

Here is a card I made for my dd's friend who just turned 3 this week, and he just LOVES luckily I had the Cricut train die set to use :)! I attached the train using dimensionals, and I made the train go over the edge a bit because it looked funny any other way...

Inky Hugs,

stamps: SU "Well Scripted"
Card Stock: Green, cream, red, blue, black card stock from Carousel Rubber stamp store
ink: SU "Bashful Blue"
Accessories: Sook Wang Double sided tape, Classic circle nestabilities, and Scalloped circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals