Sunday, September 19, 2010

Embellish Magazine "Paper Piecing Color Challange"

Here's my take on the color challenge. The photograph is a little drab looking from late night picture taking unfortunately and the detail on the dark brown dog doesn't show. I used all PTI paper and ribbon and the dog walking stamp is from My Favorite Things, the sentiment, circle and tiny flower are stamps from PTI. Thanks for visiting my blog, have a good day!
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Embellish "Inchies"

This is my second card using these colors; the first one didn't use any sqares, but I liked the color combo so much, I thought I'd do another. I used PTI and Bazill paper, some little purple flowers I've had for ages, a PTI sentiment stamp and Martha Stewart leaf punches. I cut the squares out on the Cricut. On the leaf card, I used all PTI paper and a brass leaf that I embossed in the Cuttlebug. I spritzed the paper with water first and I love how it turned out. How does Melissa Phillips get her seam binding to look so perfect? I struggled...

For some reason I've had problems getting my computer to upload photos from my camera, so I had to start using a card reader and then last night, even the card reader couldn't be uploaded? ?? Frustrating when you are technologically-challenged. But this morning, it works again.

I found a fantastic music site yesterday "Live From Daryl's House". Daryl as in Daryl Hall. He has guest musicians come to his house and they play together - everyone from Train to Billy Ocean. Absolutely fantastic music and fun to watch!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Moxie Fab World - Poppin' off the page!

As soon as I saw this trigger, I was reminded of a stamp set I had. Strangely enough, this combo of B&W plus red, blue, yellow, pink really appealed to me, but it is way off what I would normally pick, that's for sure. It is a very literal interpretation and I had fun with it. I used scap paper and the stamp set is "Doodle Flowers" by Inkakinkadoo (I think).

It's hot on the coast, 32C which is definitely unusal for coastal BC. We don't get a lot of hot weather, so I am just going to enjoy it!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Paper Piecing

I had fun with some new stamps that Rubbernecker generously sent me. I paper pieced the ladies clothing by stamping the image first onto the background paper and then again on patterned paper which I cut out and glued onto the original background. I used Basic Grey paper for the borrom image and random bits of paper for the top image. The sentiments and card itself are from Papertrey Ink.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

I used Jenni Bowlin patterned papers and PTI papers for this card. The sentiment is also PTI and the dandelion is from Stampology - Fine and Dandy. I like the deep grey and soft yellow.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Long time, no blog

Hi there,
I have been out of action for a few months now. I quit my job, (classic ethics vs paycheck dilemma) had to design and get a new office space built, try to keep my clients from the old office and put up with innuendo from the old employer. Not fun.....My fun place to make cards turned into a a work space but now it's back to a den/craft room. Finally, a chance to make cards again. Here's a card for my son-in-law for his first Father's Day. He is a wonderful Dad to my 4 month old grandson.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Moxie Fab World Picking up the Pieces Challenge

I loved these images of women from Rubberneckers. I used Basic Grey Nook & Pantry paper to paper piece the womens' clothing. It was fun cutting and pasting! I die cut the image after piecing, running the Spellbinders die through my Cuttlebug. I was pleased at how the pressure really adhered the pieces down well. The sentiment and cardstock are both PTI. PS:

I am very excited and surprised to find out that I won this Challenge! Thanks, Cath!!

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Moxie Fab World Doilies

For the life of me I don't know where my paper doilies are, so I used this Tea Folding Stamp by Impression Obsession instead. The card base is PTI, a bit of trim from Art Chix and a flower from Prima. If you look closely the flower has little crystals on it, quite pretty and a few rhinestones. The background paper is BG Nook & Pantry. (I almost didn't see that I had typed Nook and Panty....haha) I've always loved blue and yellow together; the first quilt I ever made was blue and yellow with some white too.

The photo is awful, it's a really grey day here.
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Moxie Fab World Olympic Challenge (Go Canada!)

Here's another card that I made as I sympathy card. I like the text stamp on the flowers and was trying to keep it simple, but not sure if I like it for some reason. I used PTI stamps and paper.
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Moxie Fab Olympic Challenge

Here's a BD card using a Bella stamp, PTI stamp and Basic Grey paper. One of my first times coloring, I've got a lot to learn!
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Moxie Fab World Olympic Challenge

Moxie Fab World has several fantastic give-aways going on right now. This card was made for my grandaughter for Valentine's Day, so I'll put it under the "Love" category. I used PTI papers and ribbon, some glitter and a page from a French Dictionary containing the word "amour" because my grandaughter is in French Immersion.

I have enjoyed watching the Olympics, so sad for the Canadian Women's curling team who came so close to gold yesterday.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

PTI Paint by number sketch

Wow, these colors were really out of my comfort zone! But, I am OK with how it turned out. I used all PTI paper and stamps and then added the little sparkle flowers for some bling. Love PTI products and they are sure pulling out all the stops for their 3rd anniversay!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Here's a card I made for my Mom for Valentine's Day. I've had the paper for a long time, My Mind's Eye I think. I punched out the hearts and ran them through the Xyron and then added glitter. The edge punch is by Fiskars. The sentiment is from PTI and the little red flowers from Making Memories.

Mojo Monday

I haven't been on my blog for quite a while now. Christmas, work and a new puppy have kept me really busy! It's fun to use a sketch again and to try out the tag maker I was given for Christmas.

I've used Basic Grey and Coredinations paper and a cuttlebug folder. I find masculine cards more challenging so I tried to keep this simple. I like the bright color especially because it's been so grey here on the coast.

Here's a photo of our new puppy too. He's a Flat-Coated Retriever, 3 months old now and his name is Daegan (Irish for dark-haired). He is a sweetie!

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