Last weekend I went to Angela Mckay‘s Stampin’ Up Open House, and I indulged in some paper crafting goodies (Hello cute new stamp sets). Looking at some of her examples gave me some new ideas on card techniques. Later last week I decide to make cards for the staff to say thank you for everything they did for me. I also indulged myself some more and FIANLLY bought a heat gun and embossing stuff. I am now officially hooked on Heat Embossing.
Here are some of the cards I made. I am super happy with the way they turned out, and will definitely be making them again.
I also needed to make a Wedding card for the BF, so I used the same Triple Stamp technique of the second card, added some embossing, and voila!
Well, once again I have caught something from my little monsters which caused me to spend 2 days at home nursing my illness. I’m on the mend but, YECHT, 3 times this year I’ve been sick. Me no like.
I wanted to share with you a couple of goodies that have been around this week. First up, my sister asked if I could make her a Thank You Card for her dance instructor, which, of course, I obliged. She requested a red card, as their dance had a Spanishy theme. Here is what I came up with. I popped up the greeting with foam dimensionals, added grommets where I threaded the ribbon and even tried a different inking technique using 2 different colours. Using my ink pens, I swiped the yellow colour first, then dabbed the orangey colour over top, sporadically. I really dig it!
Next up I wanted to share a little om nom that BF and I stumbled upon over the weekend. We went to the local Farmer’s Market to check out the local yummies, sampling delicious cheese, sauces, dips, breads, pies, and on and on. The last thing we saw were the most adorable French Macaron cookies by Kawaii Eats, a local cookie company. We sampled a few of the delicious cookies and then made our purchase. 1 macaron each. Can you guess which one I picked?
Their names are Pandaron and Salutations Feline. SO cute! And SOOOOO delicious! Macarons are so yummy, delicate and flavourful. If you have never checked out a farmer’s market, I highly suggest you do, you meet some great people and try some delicious local food.
Come back tomorrow for my FO Friday, XO!
Happy Grey Cup Sunday! Go Lions Go!
I am getting ready to cheer on our CFL team as they compete for the cup. I thought I would squeeze in a quick paper craft I made.
Remember last year I whipped up a couple gift card holders? Well, I did it again! Except I used inspiration from Mary Fish over at Stampin’ Pretty, one of my favourite Stampin’ Up demos!
I intended to use this Christmas paper for an album, but that never happened. Instead I used it for 4 gift card holders for our church. I love the way they turned out!
There’s my Squee! for this week, check out the others here!
Last week bestie, bestie’s sister and I did our annual Christmas Card Class. This year we did it with the North Shore Stamper, aka Angela in North Vancouver. Man oh man did we make some lovely cards!
Here they are! We made 5 of each for a total of 15. The best part is that we had a choice of 5 to chose from. I love the different mix and feel of each card. I have to say, the wow for this week applies not only to the cards, but to Angela herself. It’s not often you meet someone you instantly want to be best friends with. She is so full of energy and positivism and happiness and I know I speak for the 3 of us when I saw we had a blast and will definitely be working with her again! Thanks Ange!
So that’s my ABCs for this week, only 3 weeks left! After this week things are going to get crazy for me… stay tuned for that… XO.
Hip Hip Hourray!!!
Today’s ABCs is a very exciting one, for me at least. A few weeks ago I entered a draw on Angela McKay’s blog the “North Shore Stamper” and low and behold, I won!! I never win anything!!!
I was able to chose a stamp set from a list, and I chose “Something to Celebrate” as I can never have enough greetings for cards. When I went to pick up the stamp set I noticed Angela had thrown in some extra goodies! A catalogue and a mini summer catalogue! And a thank you card, of course! How sweet! Thanks Angela!!!
That’s my ABCs for this week, as always, check out the other ABCs here. Have a good one, XO.
I am trying to wrap up my Ami Swap so that I can send it out on Monday. I worked feverishly last night on the Dino, he’s almost finished, almost 🙂
Today I want to share the card I am sending with the package. If you took any clues from the title of today’s post, you’ll have an idea of what I was up to:
Isn’t it cute? It’s an easel card!! I love these cards everytime I see them, and I thought it would be tough to create BUT I found an awesome tutorial on SplitCoastStampers and I whipped this up no problem. I love that it stands up on its own and presents itself like art. So cute 🙂
Have a great weekend all. My bestie and I are going on a field trip tomorrow so stay tuned for pictures!!
Happy Sunday 🙂
Today I wanted to post this cute little scrapbook I made for a swap partner. She has 2 little boys so I wanted the book to be slightly masculine, although not too much. I think the result is quite lovely:
I got a pack of family themed stickers and used my own paper, ribbon, ink, punches and other goodies in my stash to make the book. I love the way the binder rings keep it all together! I really think she’ll love it and it can be something she has for a very long time.
These are a couple of the pages inside the scrapbook. I tried to make each one different but still unified with the theme. I love the inserts that pull out, it’s such a cool way to add pictures, and you can attach pictures to both sides. Yay for custom tailored projects! I also like that i made each page large enough that standard 4×6 photos don’t need to be cropped, she can just stick them down between diaper changes and constant laundry, lol. Someday I will know what that’s like… but not too soon 🙂
Hey all, Happy Monday.
Just wanted to share with you some more RAOK goodies I have sent away. This card was sent off to New Brunswick with this cute little 6×6 square to start a friendship-ghan. Isn’t it lovely?
The pattern is “Granny a la Harper” which my bestie used for our charity squares back in Nov/Dec. I stash-busted some purple and cream yarn and used a G hook. Wouldn’t you love to receive that in the mail?
Last week a couple of lovely lady friends celebrated their birthdays and I (0f course) sent them cards full of well wishes. Now that they have both recieved them I can post them for you to ooooh and aaaaah 🙂
The card on the left was mailed to Sabriena for her 24th birthday. I always try and make super-duper special cards for her since she’s such a spectacular paper crafter, and really taught me much of what I know XO. I CASEd the card from here with my own little spin. The card on the right went the Emma for her 20th birthday. She has more of a simple, classic, elegant style that I tried to showcase in the card. She has been really like the 3rd sister I never had and I love love love her XO!
As you can tell I am absolutely in love with my new Martha Stewart punch set and have been making cards like crazy with it. My BF also celebrated his birthday on Tuesday but I think I forgot to take a picture of his card, I will update with a pic when I track it down.
I have discovered a new fun activity! It’s called Random Acts Of Kindness and it’s a way to send warm fuzzies to other people. I totally dig this concept. People post their wishlists and if there’s anything on there that you can fulfill you do it! I decided to spread some RAOK by making some cards and sending them by snail mail.
I used my new Martha Stewart toy to create these adorable cards. I have to say I think these are the best cards I have ever made 🙂 I made 2 of each of these that will be sent off to different places and will hopefully put a smile on some special people’s faces. I really feel strongly about this RAOK stuff, it’s all karma right? Maybe something nice will come back my way.