Sunday, September 30, 2012

Winter Wishes

My friends and family always order Christmas cards from me, so today I decided to get a head start before the orders came pouring in last minute. I have had this great image from The Paper Shelter, called Warm in the Winter, which I have been dying to use. If you haven't checked out their store before you really should. But be fore-warned you may want to hide your wallet.

Supplies used:
The Paper Shelter's Warm in the Winter digital stamp
Sentiment is by Tina Winke
SEI Berry Melody 6x6 paper pad
Copic Markers
Spellbinders deckled ovals
Martha Stewart Aspen corner punch
Ribbon, bling and rhinestones from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter challenge #83-Anything goes
Simon Says Anything goes challenge
Jingle Belles-More snow less dashing
Sweet and Sassy Digital challenge #73-Hip to be square

Birthday Beauty

When inspiration with it. That's exactly what I did with this project. I found some paper I loved. Located a super cute stamp from Saturated Canary, called Becki and went from there. Here is my end result.
Supplies used:
Saturated Canary Becki digital stamp
SEI Mirelle 6x6 paper pad
Copic Markers
Sookwang tape in 1/8" and 1/4"
Glitter Ritz microfine glitter in Garnet and Sweet Basil
Prima leaves and large flower
The centre flower I made using punches and scrap paper

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Summer lovin'

Today I would like to finish showing off my seasonal canvas Art girls. I previously posted my winter, fall and spring girls but ran out of time to post my summer gal. I just love the pastel colours and I think this background was my favourite.
Lavender and turquoise glimmer mist sprays
Prima fairy flora 6x6 paper pad
Foam stamps from the dollar store
Acrylic paint in various colours
Maya Road star stick pin
Rhinestodnes from my stash

I am entering this canvas project into the following challenges:
Simon Says-Anything goes
Flutterby wednesdays-must have a butterfly or fairy challenge
Crazy amigo challenge-not a card
Through the craft room door challenge #37-anything goes
Love to create Challenge 34-Anything goes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Help the butterfly fund

Krista, the designer and creator of the Saturated Canary Stamps has created a beautiful new stamp to help support the Butterfly Fund to Help Children and families battling EB. This adorable butterfly baby stamp will be in her shop on Thursday and all proceeds from its sales the first week will be donated to the fund.  Not only will you be helping out a good cause but you will also get a really sweet stamp. She is also offering a discount on your total purchase as a way of saying thank-you for your support. Check out her blog here for full details.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I love Nay Nay's

Come on over to The Stamping Boutique's Embossing challenge this week. Doesn't matter which kind, as long as you use embossing somewhere on your project. This card was designed with a very close friend in mind. This past weekend she told me about her little niece having her first ride on a horse the other day. I thought this might be a cute card to pass on to her to use.

Supplies used:
Copic Markers
Moxie paper
Ribbon, buttons, twine from my stash

Monday, September 24, 2012

A time to be thankful

As a teacher, fall means back to school. With getting the classroom ready for the students and all the prep work that needs to be done, its always handy to have a thank-you card on hand for a friend who has helped out.
Supplies Used:
The Paper Shelter Learning is fun image
Bo Bunny Forever Fall 6x6 paper pad
Jesse James leaf buttons
Sentiment from my computer

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Let's Celebrate Fall!

Sometimes its the paper that speaks to me when creating something, other times its an image. But this time it was both.  I fell in love with this Paper Shelter image-Autumn is comming and the new SEI Mirelle line. I just had to use them both for this project. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The Paper Shelter's Autumn is comming image (No its not a typo)
SEI Mirelle 6x6 paper pad
Martha Stewart around the page punch-maple leafe
Spellbinders petite scalloped ovals large
Ribbons, pearls, and brad from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter challenge #82-Fall
Sentimental Sundays challenge 121-autumn
Just some lines lets celebrate fall challenge
Colour me creatitve fall colours challenge
Dilly Beans Autumn colours challenge
Stamping with Dragon Fall colours challenge
My Craft Spot challenge #70-falling leaves

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wish Big

Autumn is my favourite time of year. So with all the Autumn challenges out right now I thought I would take this opportunity to play with all the fun Autumn colours and enter a few challenges at the same time.

My first card features a cute stamp from The Paper Shelter from the Happy Times Mega pack. I don't own a lot of stamps geared to guys so when I saw this pack I had to have it.

Supplies used:
The Paper Shelter's Happy times mega pack stamps
Bo Bunny's Camp a lot 6x6 paper pad
Leaf confetti from the dollar store

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Talk to the Bear!

The moment I saw this stamp set from Mo Manning, I knew I just had to have it. It is absolutely adorable. I couldn't pick between my two designs so I decided to show off both of them.

Mo Manning's Talk to the Bear stamp set
SEI-Juliet paper
Kaisercraft pearls
Prima flowers
Corner Chomper corner rounder punch

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
Aud sentiments challenge 63-something funny hunny
mos digital challenge #153-dies or punches
meljens challenge 128-Funny bone

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Its that time again

Being a teacher, I love school so much that I have made a few back to school projects as of late. Its always good to have a few "Teacher" oriented cards around for my teaching pals. This card features a stamp from The Doodle Garden called school days boy. Doesn't he look super prepared for the new school year with his apple and lunch box.

Supplies used:
Doodle Garden School days boy stamp
Die cuts with a view Making the grade paper pad
Creative imaginations glitter paper
Copic Markers
Sentiment was done on my computer

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An Apple A day...

This week at The Stamping Boutique we are celebrating back to school in style. As a kid I use to make paper chains to count down the days to back to school. It was almost as great at Christmas. I would watch the flyers for deals on back to school supplies, and could never sleep the night before the big day. You would think I would outgrow this but I haven't. Even though I am off on maternity leave, baby and I headed into my school to greet the students for another fun filled year. Come and have some fun with me and the other design team members this week with your back to school creations.Head on over to The Stamping Boutique's Challenge Blog for all the details. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:
The Stamping boutique's Apple Core stamp
Die Cuts with a view Making the grade paper pad
Copic Markers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Another back to school card  features another really cute digital stamp from The doodle garden called Back to School girl. Her tights just screamed "Rainbow" to me. Lucky for me I found paper to match such bold colours.

Supplies used:
The Doodle Garden Back to school girl image
Die cuts with a view making the grade paper pad
Copic Markers
Button from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Birthday baby

I just love how versatile stamps are. I picked this lovely stamp, Noah's Ark, from The stamping boutique because I loved the image. I decided to try it out as a baby birthday card and have fallen in love with this stamp all over again. I added stitching and 3 star balloons made out of fabric shapes I found at the dollar store and some ribbon. You could win 3 lovely stamps from The Stamping Boutique by entering the Made especially for you-3 balloon challenge this week just as I have. Hope to see you there.

The Stamping Boutique's Noah's Ark stamp
Copic markers
Star shapes and ribbon from my stash
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley
Faux stitching made with black felt tip pen

I am entering this card into the following:

Put some spring in your step

The third installment of my canvas girls was spring. I have to admit that she is my favourite.

Supplies used:
Crafter's workshop daisy mask
Glimmer Mists in Turquoise, lilac, purple
Felt stamps from the dollar store
Pattern paper from my stash
Daisy chain ribbon from the local fabric store
Viva Decor pen in purple
Kaisercraft rhinestones in purple
Various acrylic paints

I am entering my project into the following challenges:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Brrr its cold outside

I wanted to post the second canvas girl that I designed as part of my class I taught to some of my friends recently. She looks all cozy in her winter hat and scarf. I used shelf liner and white paint to give the background the look of snow falling.

Supplies: Crafters workshop pebbles mask, Rangers dimensional pearls in turquois, various pattern paper from my scraps, acrylic paint, and Glimmer mists in Denim, Jackfrost, and moonlight.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Challenges for everybody challenge 2-anything goes
Just some lines-2 different colour mediums challenge
ABC Christmas challenge-R is for recycling

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Loving Fall

Recently a few of my friends asked me to prepare a crafting night for them. Without any guidelines to go on, I designed a canvas girl workshop based on the seasons. I love how each project, even when using the same paper, comes out differently. The creator's personality shines though. Here is my rendition of my Fall canvas girl.

Supplies used:
Canvas from box craft store, Crafter's workshop leaf stencil, Glimmer mist in moonshadow, denim, and jack frost, acrylic paints, Scraps of pattern paper, Rangers dimensional pearls, Jesse James button, Black felt tip pen.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T challenge 172-Autumn
Delightful's challenge-Anything but a card
creative belli challenge 152-Fall/autumn
Challenges for everybody challenge 2-Anything goes

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Make peace not war, remember don't forget

With the Anniversary of 9/11 upon us, The Stamping Boutique is hosting a remembering 9/11 challenge. I thought about where I was when this horrific event happened. I was still in high school. Everything stopped and we hear about the tragedy and prayed for the safety of those lost.  So in honour of those who passed away that day, I have created this card.

Supplies used:
Copic Markers
Viva Decor pearl pen
Paper given to my by a friend (Not sure who makes it)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy stamp challenge 50-Lots of layers
Creative crafty challenge-All about the boys
Sweet stamps challenge 82-for the guys
Twisted tuesday challenges-Never forget
A Gem of a challenge 54-A boy thing

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friends rawr forever

I couldn't resist this little dinosaur digi. With kids going back to school, this stamp reminded me how much of a dinosaur nerd I was. Then again who wasn't at some point in their lives?!? Last year I was able to take my students to Drumheller in Alberta for a field trip. It has a huge dinosaur museum along with interpretive walks. I plan on using this little guy again soon to create a page so I can remember how much fun we had on our excursion.

Supplies used:
Copic Markers
SEI design paper
Kaisercraft rhinestones

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tri-fold card Christmas

Well I am back at it. Making Christmas cards to supply my friends in time for the holidays. I love being able to share my craftiness with others and seeing their eyes light up with home made holiday cards. Today's project uses Art Impressions New Tri-fold card stamps-Village set. They are super easy to use and I think make the cutest little cards. They are however hard to get a good photo of. I really did try.

I used my copic markers and AI's Village trifold card stamps.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy stamps challenge #50-Lots of layers
Crafty catz challenge 149-Christmas
stampin' for the weekend challenge #17 starting christmas early
nutcrafters challenge-26-countdown-to-christmas
Anything goes challenge #75 Christmas early

Thursday, September 6, 2012

We're Like Two Peas in a Pod

Its time for another Crafty Crystal addition at the Doodle Garden. Today I have used Jennifer Nilsson's cute image Sweet Pea. What I like about this stamp is the versatility it offers. Don't forget to check out the Doodle Garden Shop for more cute images.

I use the following in the creation of this card:
The doodle garden's Sweet Pea digital stamp
SEI's Desert Spring design paper
Copic Markers
Jesse James bling
EK Success' scalloped boarder punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Divas by design challenge #51-Friendship
Pin-spirational challenge #23-photo inpiration