Friday, August 13, 2010

Something Old.

How I love old antique looking things. Especially cards.  When it looks like you have had that card for ages and in reality you just made it 5 minutes ago. We did this card in my stamping group last year.  The cracked glass effect was so much fun to do.  We used a glassy glaze embossing powder and did it a couple of times, froze it and then broke it apart.  That was the fun part!  Rubbed a bit of Chocolate Chip ink over it and voila! Beautiful and antique looking.

Very shabby chic!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthday goodies

These were given to us by my mother in law.  I love how clean and simple they are.  Plus who doesn't love getting birthday cards in the mail.

This was my card.  Loving the yellows this season.

Hubby's card with the pinwheels.  Super cute and I love how it's all done with paper.

Many thanks to my mother in law for the cute cards!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fabulous Fathers

So yes, a bit late in posting these Father's Day goodies but with my work load lately it's better late than never.

I love these little guys.  The little owls were rub-ons that were sadly discontinued.  Like all good things discontinued, hopefully they bring them back in the future.

A Crushed Curry Father's Day.  Love this colour palette.  These little trees are so versatile.  I think it's my most used stamp set.

Hope the Dad's enjoyed them as much I enjoyed making them!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas in July

Hello all! Jingle bells.. Jingle bells.. Jingle all the way..!  Well not quite.  Not yet.  But since I'm a huge Christmas lover, I thought I would take the opportunity and post about my favourite time of the year.  I actually can't wait until I start my Christmas cards.  I'm planning on starting early this year, as sometimes I always seem to start late and I'm always rushing.  So for now enjoy these Christmas cards early.  After all if I can't wait until real Christmas, then Christmas in July will have to suffice.

Tree Trimmings

Season of Joy

Another Season of Joy

And now the countdown begins! 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's been a while!

Yes I know it's been a while.  I know I know.  I've been super busy with wedding season in full swing.  I'm completing a wedding line and I have had absolutely no time.  But once I'm done and the bride sends out her invites, I shall be posting pics.  They are quite beautiful if I do say so myself.

I do miss blogging!  Once I'm done with them I shall return to cardmaking and scrapbooking with tons of new projects and pictures.

I've also been organizing my craft room. And I thought I would share a very important part of my room.  I've been feeling sentimental lately and if you read on, you will understand why my beat up old table is so important to me.   So yes I've been busy busy busy.  Hopefully there will some calm to the storm soon.

My old faithful!  My table that is.  I mean I could buy a new table but the love I have for this one is immense.  When my dad first moved to Canada, this was his first table in his tiny apartment.  When our family moved into our very first house, this was our kitchen table.  When I moved away to university and moved into my first apartment, this was my table. When Jeff and I moved into our first apartment together, you guessed it.. this was our table. So I find it super hard to let go of this tiny little fantastic table that holds so many memories.  I think it's quite appropiate that I use it as a scrapbooking table.

More table love.

And my new Cricut corner!  My little create has a new place of it's very own.

Hopefully in a week or so, my work load will be significantly lower and I can get back to scrapbooking and cardmaking!  Until next time.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bear Hugs

So we did this adorable little card last night at Stamp Night. We used Under the Stars set from Stampin Up.

Adorable little bears right?  I would have never thought to use the one bear as three.  By just stamping the one bear on three different coloured paper, it created three completely different bears. 

I enjoyed this card so much I think I may have to include the stamp set in my next stampin up order. 
Thanks Donna for a great night!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

So I worked on some Mother's Day cards this week for the lovely moms.  I used A Rose is a Rose stamp set from Stampin Up.  I absolutely love this stamp set.  It's so classic, warm and beautiful. So I found it very fitting to use it for the Moms. Classic warm and beautiful moms!  It's been a tough year and when it was really bad, the one person we knew we could rely on were our mothers! Thank you mamas, we love the both of you!

This is the first one I did.  I wasn't too sure how the colours would look together.  I have fallen in love with Crushed Curry from Stampin Up. Sometimes the colours you think wouldn't look good at first ends up looking great together.  In the end all the colours ended up looking fantastic together.

I used Angels Mist Glimmermist on the roses for both cards in iridescent gold.  I think they added that little bit of extra dimension to the roses and the overall feeling of the cards.

The second card I did I used the classic colour combo of pinks and purples.  I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry, both from Stampin Up.

Again I can't say how much I love this set.  Once I got the 2 step layering mastered, it was easy to create such pretty roses.

Hope the moms liked them.  Happy Mother's Day to the worlds most awesome wonderful moms!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stamping workshop extravaganza!

Well it was that time of the year again. For the ladies of Kingston to get together and stamp away the day. And what a fun day it was. From milk cartons to bird baths and tri-fold cards, the day was a great success. Many thanks to my mother in law for organizing the day.

Stamps galore!! These were some of the used stamps for sale. I was a good girl.  I bought only minimal.  After all I do have a birthday coming up.  Does it matter that I've already gotten all my presents early!
Here are some of the projects that the lovely ladies created. 

This is where our creative geniuses worked.  Yes it's messy but we knew exactly what we were doing.
It's a little organized chaos!

Melanie hard at work. 

And finally the products of our hard work.

These little milk carton boxes are adorable.  How cute and compact to put pretty much anything in!  And the girls did a fabulous job with all the colours and finishes.

I think I'm going to do these for Halloween.   My pre-schoolers will love them. Especially if they are filled with yummy treats.

Brayer cards were the hit!  Melanie Lavigne created this masterpiece.  The blended colours to create a sunset was simply gorgeous. I did this card with my stampin group a while ago and it was such a hit with the ladies.  They each had their own little spin to it.

Linda Cameron did this cute little mouse one.  I absolutely love the layering of the backgrounds.  And the little mice are too cute!   I had to go home and try and re-create this one.  I used it as father's day card and put the caption "me and my dad".  I loved Linda's version of this card.  Very original!!

Here are some of the other goodies that we did that day. 

Believe it not, this book was created with tissue napkin paper, layered on top of fabric, brushed with water and blue and left to dry for a couple of hours.  The end result, a gorgeous rustic looking book to put pictures in.  I did a floral and Paris theme.  Something to put a few honeymoon pictures in?  I think so!

Crayon resist mini cards.  Aren't they tiny and cute?  We also learned to make our very own mini envelopes

And of course the Tri-fold card.  There were very many that were done but this is the sample I did a while ago with my stampin group.  They liked it so much they used it as the main sample to draw inspiration from.

When it was all said and done, we went home happy and satisfied with our goodies and make and takes.  It was a long busy day with lots of stamping and creating but a good day spent with crafters alike. 

Until next year. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Tis the colour of the season.  I was in love with this colour a couple of weeks ago.  Not to say that I'm still not but I thought I would create a few cards in my favourite hue.  The above masterpiece I did with my stamping group.  We did a black red and white one for Valentine's Day.  I used the different hues of purple to emphasize the multiple folds in this card.

I am loving the monochromatic theme lately.  Plus I got to bring out some old stamp sets I haven't used in a while

Plus, I couldn't resist pulling out my Fifth Avenue Floral from Stampin Up.  How did I ever live without this set!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Clean and Simple.

Clean and simple!  That's it.  With all the complications in life lately.  I needed something simple.   These cards are simple and to the point but it's still fresh and eye catching.

Love the cute little balloons.  What else can I say.  Again, clean and simple and to the point.

I keep borrowing this stamp from my mother in law.  I love the simplicity of this stamp.  I may have to purchase this set for myself. 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fabulous Florals.


I just had to showcase these florals I worked on last spring.  


Can you tell I love my Fifth Avenue Florals set. It's my go to set.  Here is a picture of the inside of the card.  As I thought that the card looked great outside but inside is a whole different game!

I love the colors against each other.  One of my favourite Stampin up cardstock colours.  Kiwi Kiss paired together with Pink Passion.

Here are a few others that I did last spring as well, with a bit of a birthday theme.

I plan on using more and more of the florals this season.  But I think for the next set of cards I will be brave and try some non conventional colours.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Reminds me of a summer night.

I did this card last year.  We did it with my stampin group and I still love it.  It's so reminiscent of summer nights.  I love the different shades of blue in this card and how that reminds me so much of summer nights.  The silhouette of the grass against the blue dusk sky is such a strong contrast of colour but at the same time it compliments each other.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Easter! Oh how I love Easter. The colours, chocolate, bunnies and eggs. Who can resist these yummy little treats. You really can't have only one.  Couldn't you just reach in and just grab a handful.  Mmmm! Love these.

Easter egg hunt!  How much fun do you remember having an Easter egg hunt.  That tricky little Easter bunny.

According to my nephew, this is what the Easter bunny HAS to bring for Easter.  It's just not Easter without the gold bunnies.  Now isn't that a great outlook on life!!

Until next year Easter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wedding Things

Recently I've been hired to design and produce the entire stationary line for a friend's wedding.  Working with her fabulous colours, I think I've created a very stylish and contemporary line. 

This is her Save the Date I've created for their wedding.  I love the colours together.  She did a great job at picking the colours. 

And also for the record, I love the flourishes!  They have that hint of being very traditional but modern at the same time.

These are just a few other samples I created for them.  They had to pick one and I think they made a very classic and elegant choice

I love Wedding things! I absolutely love creating things for weddings. I love seeing the look of joy on a client's face when they see a bit of themselves in their own personalized stationary

Stay tuned for more after the wedding! 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


What else can I say about these little guys.  I love them!  With the warmer weather upon us, it's seemed very fitting to showcase these little Gnomes.  These little guys are from Stampin Up and are sadly discontinued.  Hopefully they will bring back another line of stamps with them. 

I love the way that the gnomes look against the stark white paper.  It's so crisp and clean.  But I love the contrast as well.  The crispness of the paper as a backdrop for the very traditional gnomes. 
Hopefully the weather will keep up and I can bring these little guys out for real.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lovely Spring Things.

Spring is definately in the air.  So I figured that I would post a few projects I worked on that was inspired by Spring.   The box was so much fun to make.  Plus I think the shoe adds a bit of va va voom. 

I especially love this little book.  I'm really loving the greens and pinks this season.  It's so fresh and light but still contemporary and pretty. 

This is the little book all opened up.  I love how versatile this book is.  You can use it so many different ways.  I stamped little sentiments inside but you can put pictures, write little notes.  I can't wait to give this away. 

Stay tuned for more lovely spring things.  I'm definately inspired.