Saturday, February 27, 2010

Go Canada!

It's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of these Winter Games and Canada's success. I created more images yesterday to celebrate and you'll see some of them on Dana's and Karen's blogs hopefully today.
I'm heading to Bellaland for Linda's copics class and Paula's prismacolours tomorrow and I thought I'd create a patriotic cup sleeve for the trip.

My Henri loves the card...I joked with Karen that this little guy seems to prefer his Tim's (Tim Hortons for anyone who doesn't have one on every corner in town) over Beaver Tails (which is a fried dough pastry hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail...and is so delicious!)

I was asked about the numbered kraft patterned paper I've used again for my card today. It's jillibean SOUP Soup Staples white stock. Enjoy your day and cheer on your team (even if its not Canada)!!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Strong and Free

This will be to get back to watching figure skating! So here's my card using my freebie set:
I didn't want it just to be an Olympics-style card...I have so many Canadian friends and family living outside of the country who may just need something from home, BUT I purposely chose the kraft patterned paper with the numbers for standings and created a type of podium layout. I hope you have fun with these digi stamps...cut them out, use them as borders, punch out shapes (I've used cute little QuickKutz tags), play with the sentiments...

Most of all, enjoy! And PLEASE show me your stuff...


With Glowing Hearts!

Hey, Canadians and anyone who is loving the 2010 Olympics! I created these images for myself today with hopes to get time to create a few cards to celebrate the 2010 Winter Games, Vancouver, being Canadian...and thought I'd share it with you too. Help yourself and show me what you can do...

To download the pdf file, which should give you the best results, click on the maple leaf I've added to my sidebar. You'll be taken to Scribd, the site I used to upload the file. Click Download and Download Now. I hope this screen capture helps:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Simple joy

I'm finally getting time to create. Actually, I'm creating lots for Taylored Expressions but I don't get to share until release day...which is going to be amazing in March. Whimsical Wishes, the stamp line I illustrate, is celebrating one year!!! I'd love to know which is your favourite set or image so far. I check Splitcoast for what people are doing with my images, but I'd love to see more!

Today my card is a simple layout I tend to fall back on. Just simple. A small joy...

Stamps: PTI Turning a New Leaf and Handwritten Notes; Paper: My Mind's Eye just Dreamy2 Dazzling "Girls Only" Girly Girl/Lipstick Paper (now that's a mouthful!), PTI berry sorbet and rustic white cardstock, SU really red cardstock distressed with Cranberry Crisp ink; Ink: PTI berry sorbet, chamomile and spring moss, SU Cranberry Crisp; Accessories: PTI cream fine ribbon, buttons and rustic thread.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Irish Inspiration!

I was so inspired by yesterday's Waltzing Mouse customer blog hop that I made my way back to my little happy stamping zone. I loved Julie Masse's 'got green?' card and this is my take on it using a Martha Stewart heart punch, Julie's colour combo, the dotted label from the WM Very Vintage Labels No. 4 (Nestie friendly) stamp set and Jen's Sweet Sunday sketch. Can I really call it my own? I used the Martha Stewart hydrangea edge punch to create a shamrock look for the lower strip of old olive cardstock. The stem for my main shamrock is stamped using the bottom portion of the dandelion stem from my TE Celebrate Life set. Love this sketch, Jen! To tie in the black from my sentiment "Wishing you the luck of the Irish," created using Echelon font, I embossed the same size spellbinder label in black and cut around the outside edge (I found this easier than tracing), added checked ribbon and stitched around the card edge in black.

And while I was at it, I created another quick card using sticker elements from the Basic Grey sugar rush/candy hearts patterned paper I still had out. You may have seen my turtles in Taylor's most recent release over at Taylored Expressions. I didn't even know I had these cuties in my stash. I arranged them in a similar way...ready to kiss as turtles do (don't they?) and gushing with love.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Blog Hop

Wow, I haven't posted anything since January, so thanks so much for dropping by today...I'm sure any followers have given up. I love Waltzing Mouse stamps, Claire and everything she creates and shares on her blog. That's your first stop this morning on the Waltzing Mouse Blog Hop or if you've just come from Anya's gorgeous blog, you're on the right track.

I fell in love with Earth Angel immediately. What a gorgeous set with so many possibilities.

Since today's theme is spring, I've paper pieced my angel's dress and sachel and paired her with Basic Grey sugar rush/candy hearts patterned paper; Papertrey Ink spring moss cardstock and grosgrain ribbon; and retired SU pink pirouette cardstock. No wings, you're wondering? I have so many angels in my life and they've never let me see them. ;)

I was heavily inspired by Claire's use of Large pinking circle nestabilities (see her Yummies card) and framed a combination of sentiments, which I curved on my acrylic block before stamping. My sewing is a mess tonight...but I went around the edge of the pinked circle and zig-zagged around the outer edge.

Now I just need to learn how to use my new camera! Yes, I got a Rebel!!
Next stop, Loryanna's blog. Enjoy!!