Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sweet Little Girl's Birthday

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for a sweet little girl's birthday in our neighbour- hood.

I used the Birthday Bakery stampset which is one of the current hostess has so many adorable images! The card base is pretty in pink card stock, and the patterned paper is from the in color dsp pack which is also an exclusive hostess reward. If you don't have either of these yet, give me a call to book a workshop and you could earn them for free along with other great rewards on now during sale-a-bration!

I coloured the cakes and pedelstals using SUs markers, and the 'wish big' sentiment comes from the short & sweet stampset. The project is finished off with pretty in pink grossgrain ribbon and a rhinestone from the jewels page:)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Dolly!

Today is mydaughter' daughter, who has a fascination for Asian food & Asian culture. This made for a challenge for me as my creative style doesn't really tend in that direction, but my heart tends in Amanda's direction so this is the card I came up with... It reads 'Happy 16th Birthday' in Japanese on the front and has a message both in Japanese & English inside. I black embossed the flowers from the Elements of Style set to create the pattern for the card on a ridinghood red cardstock base. The banner is made out of very vanilla cardstock and I used vintage trinkets on it along with some black satin ribbon.
I also made her some paper fortune cookies with wishes & virtues on them.I used the love letter dsp and the fabulous phrases stampset. I've seen paper fortune cookies around the internet and just had to sit and play for a while last weekend to figure it out. For the base you cut a large circle out of patterned paper...then you softly fold it in half one way (don't crease) and then do the same the other way (again don't crease). Then you go back to the first fold and attach the centre of the edges together with a mini glue dot. The you fold it back on itself the opposite direction and plump the paper open and attach with one more mini glue dot. These were definitely fun to make.

One last project toshare - and this one has been a labour of love. Amanda's party with friends is today and they will be eating Asian food tonight - so in lieu of a birthday cake I've been making candy sushi since Amanda adores sushi. These plates are my progress last night. Once I have it all complete today I'll be stacking on a pedestal plate with candles on top...then the remaining sushi will surround it on the table on sushi plates (she received several sets as gifts:)

I've gotta run...have a bunch of teenagers to chauffeur around and prepare for;)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Another Paper Flower...

...this time on a tin! Again the tutorial for this flower from Kim can be found here!

This time I used some more of my favourite things like...
- my Bliss stampset which I earned for free during sale-a-bration! Have you gotten yours yet? If not, contact me to place an order or book a workshop before the end of March while sale-a-bration is on!
- my smooch spritz...I love the way vanilla smooch adds that bit of sparkle & irridescence!
- botanical gazette dsp - this paper is found in the occasions mini which runs until April - and it's even better in person! If you don't have a mini yet, contact me and I'll get one to you!
- cherry cobbler seam binding - I lvoe this new ribbon...and I love the way you can gather the ends for a neat vintage effect!
- vanilla rosettes - I LOVE pretty!
- rhinestone jewels (and pearls too) - these sparkle so amazingly!

New Paper Flower Technique

...and the 4th challenge over at ACP this month! I learned to make this sort of flower from Kim. I especially love learning different techniques for making flowers and this was no exception:)

Recipe (all SU except for charm which is ACP):
DSP - springtime vintage
Cardstock - naturals ivory, crumb cake
Ink - marina mist
Ribbon - marina mist satin, victoria lace
Stamps - en francais, artistic etchings
Bling - basic rhinestones; half pearls (from pretties kit - still available online on the clearance rack for a steal! on my website on the right sidebar to shop online!)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More love!

Another 'love' card! Just because valentines if over doesn't mean I put my heart stamps is for all season;)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - crumbcake, ridinghood red, naturals ivory, chocolate chip
Ink - versamark (& clear embossing powder), ridinghood red, crumb cake, chocolate chip
DSP - neutrals patterns DSP stack
Stamps - i{heart} hearts, very vintage wheel, short & sweet
Ribbon - chantilly lace

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Valentines for my Prince

This was the box I made for my hubby's valentine's surprises. The base is made out of a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and the lid a 6 x 6 piece. It contained tickets to the Heart concert this Friday for our Valentine's date...but they were hidden at the bottom...there were pictures and hints for him to sift through first and then this wrapped Ritter dark chocolate and whole hazelnut bar (he loves dark chocolate with different nuts)!:) I wrapped the bar which was square and super thick with a cardstock, similarly to the one I posted on Sunday, just different dimensions and embellished form there:)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - basic black, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, naturals ivory
Stamps - i {heart} hearts, occasional quotes, music notes, bliss
Ink - black, versamark, cherry cobbler
Tools - color spritzer
Ribbon - black striped grosgrain

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine for my Prince

I'll be showing you some of the things that were party of my hubby's valentines this year between today and tomorrow. First of all , this was the card I made him. I used some of his favourite colours and journalled my heart out inside:)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - basic black, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, naturals ivory
DSP - love letter
Ribbon - black striped grosgrain (love it!)
Stamps - bliss, define your life, clearly for you, artistic etchings, en francais
Big Shot - tulips embossing folder
Inks - versamark (and black embossing powder), crumb cake, cherry cobbler

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Candy Bar Wrapper

This is part of my daughter's valentine's treats...she loves the hershey's cookies & cream bars. It's made similar to the ones Ann did on her blog last week.

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - basic black, naturals ivory, real red
Ink - basic black
Ribbon - real red stitched polka dot grosgrain (there was still some on the clearance rack online last I checked:)
Punches - heart to heart, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 " square
Stamps - i {heart} hearts, favourite things

Friday, February 11, 2011

Envelope Mini Album

I made one of these last May for my hubby and several people have commented on it, so I revamped the project with the new Springtime Vintage Designer Paper and will be teaching this class on Saturday February 26th. The class is pretty much full already, but I could maybe squeeze one more person in OR if you and a few friends would like to make one, contact me and we can set up another class:)

I'm hosting challenges over at ACP this month and this is the third challenge I've make something out of something it is not. In this case, I made a mini album out of 3 envelopes!

Supplies (all SU except for charm which is ACP):
Envelopes - crumbcake
DSP - springtime vintage
Stamps - define your life, fabulous phrases, baroque motifs
Ribbon - pear pizzaz stitched twill, marina mist satin, chantilly lake, pretty in pink grosgrain
Cardstock - very vanilla

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Amour Banner

I just love making banners for the seasons, and with valentine's just around the corner, I certainly couldn't resist making this *amour* banner!:)
This banner was made out of the SU tablesetting die for the bigshot. I cut all the flags from portions of the die. I love it when you can use dies, stamps, etc. for more than one purpose!
This banner is also my second challenge over at ACP this month. I've set out the challenge to be making a love themed item for home decor:) Any excuse to celebrate love delights me!;):)

Recipe (all SU except for heart charm which is ACP):
Stamps - very vintage wheel, artistic etchings, notably ornate
DSP - deck the halls (love it when you can repurpose patterned paper too;)
Cardstock - naturals ivory, cherry cobbler
Ink - versamark, basic black
Ribbon - cherry cobbler seam binding and black satin

Friday, February 04, 2011

Last Night's Frame Class

Oh we had so much fun last night! Here's one of the frames we made:) ..and I think everyone enjoyed learning how to make a paper rose like this:)

Recipe (all SU, except for charm with is ACP):
DSP - botanical gazette
Cardstock - cherry cobbler, early espresso
Ink - early espresso
Die - table setting die
Ribbon - chantilly lace, twill
Stamps - baroque motifs

Thursday, February 03, 2011

My favourite new set from SAB

Below you'll find a video of some projects with the new BLISS stampset which you can earn from free during SAB. BLISS is my favourite new set this year - and I'll be posting some projects using it later next week:))

If you want to place an order during SAB or host a SAB workshop, just contact me and I'd be happy to help you out:)

Sale-A-Bration: Bliss Project

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Altered Frame Class

This is the class I'm doing on Thursday evening - an altered frame. It's also the first challenge I've posted over at ACP this month.

Supplies (all SU except for heart charm with is ACP):
DSP - botanical gazette
Card stock - cherry cobbler, old olive
Ribbon - victoria lace
Stamps - baroque motifs
Ink - early espresso
BS Die - table setting