Sunday, August 30, 2009

This is it...

So now I have the Huey Lewis song in my know.."if this is it....please let me know..."

This is the last card I am making as a member of Janet's design team...of course this doesn't mean that I won't be doing any more challenge cards from the corrosive challenge blog...I just won't be a DT member.

The challenge this week is (of course) back to school...Although they will adamantly deny it, my children are soooooo ready to go back!! They have been at each others throats for the last few weeks and definitely need a break from each other. Keeping in mind that they really don't want to go back...I made this card for the last challenge.

I used Little Emmy from stamping Bella and printed the sentiment (since no one has had the wisdom to make a stamp with it...LOL). I coloured her in with copics to match the patterned paper ( a left over piece from the glitter stack) I had chosen. The background layer is SU's Almost amethyst embossed with my new Quickutz embossing folder (medium dots). I used a strip of pink carnation (CTMH) behind the image and layered the image itself on a piece of SU's Marigold Morning (retired) and popped it up. I finished the card by adding a few hero arts gemstones around the sentiment.
This is pretty much the attitude I got from Jessie when I mentioned that school starts in a week and a half....
Pop over to Janet's challenge blog and have a look at the other submissions...Use Mr. Linky to post yours and have a chance to win some blog candy.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lovin' my Laundry Line...

Yeah, did you really think I meant the real thing??? I know I'm always talking about doing laundry...but this time I'm talkin' paper!!!!

I played last night...yay me...Hubby had to work late and I actually got the kids in to bed at a reasonable time so instead of cleaning (which it seems like I am always doing) I stamped!!!

I made this card (actually I made 6 of them 'cause I really thought they were cute). I used Aptee'tude from Stamping Bella and some of my fav (at least right now) paper - MME laundry line. I used some textured DCWV for the background layer and added a strip of SU's river rock (retired) across the middle. I used my SU Top Note Die with the laundry line paper and then decided that it was too big so I cut it in half. I cut Aptee tude with CM oval cutter (I really need to get some scalloped ovals) and layered her on some pink DCWV paper.

The laundry line paper has glitter running through the stripes so I added more glitter (can you ever have enough glitter??) around the image and popped it up. Three cotton candy Baubles finished the I just have to figure out a sentiment.

I couldn't decide which colour hair I liked better so I'm showing you both...

Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I did it...

I made a card last night....woo hoo!!! Hope you aren't all falling off your chairs 'cause you are actually seeing a post mid-week! Seriously though, it has been one crazy summer...that being said I can't believe it is almost over.

We had tons of running around this week, Jordan is getting 6 teeth pulled on the Sept 1st so we have to get a pre-op physical done, go to the oral surgeon and to the hospital for a pre-op appointment. The oral surgeon is doing it at the hospital because of his far things are going well...Jordan can't wait to have all those teeth to put under his pillow for the tooth fairy...

Last week I asked my Mom to take the kids for 1 hour just so I could have a bit of time to get a coffee and check out my local scrapbooking store...she did, and I did...I even bumped into a good friend there (Hi Sareeta!!) and of course bought tons of paper!! I love the MME laundry line paper and they are clearing it out so of course I had to buy a lot...and I really do mean a lot!!!

Anyway...on to the card...I used Charlotte Ketto for my Image and coloured her in. I used up some scraps of green that I had with SU's Blush Blossom and Almost Amethyst. I used a 1/2 circle of the laundry line paper I picked up and just kinda put the card together. I like the way it turned out but I'm not sure I like the way sentiment looks on the bottom...I may have to play with that a bit...

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday's Challenge...

well it was supposed to be posted but I didn't get a here it is on Monday!!

The Corrosive Challenge for the week is "Welcome to the Jungle"...I was tempted to put the Guns n' Roses song on my blog but I don't think I could listen to that first thing in the morning...I still haven't even had my coffee but as I said I'm late posting this so I need to get it done.

This challenge was a little tough, I'm just glad I had this hero arts set with jungle creatures in it. I stamped and coloured with my copics (used 4 different shades of yellow and green to blend the colours).

I used SU's Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango (retired) for my layers and added 3 sage glitter dots from Stamping Bella along the bottom strip. I embossed the Kiwi Kiss paper with my new Quickcutz embossing folder, I love this pattern!!! When I showed my card to Hubby, he said "crocodiles aren't jungle creatures...they're wetlands"...Thank you David Suzuki!!!LOL

check out Janet's challenge blog and play along, you could win a package of chipboard letters...I promise she won't care if you use a "wetlands" crocodile!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Time for Coffee...

So...remember last week I made a goof and almost didn't have a card ready for Janet's challenge blog...this was the card I sent her instead of a wedding/anniversary card...I had thought it was the sketch challenge...which is actually for this week.
The good news is that I actually had my card made in advance so I didn't have to worry about making one this week...good thing too, as usual we were pretty busy!! Yesterday was the best though..the kids have been bugging me to have a garage sale...not one for me, one that they would do with their own stuff. I was all for that since it would mean that they would actually get rid of some of the mountain of stuff they both have.
We set up on the neighbours lawn and Jessie even decided to have a lemonade stand. They had fun but not much traffic...not surprising since people usually come down the road going about 80 km/hr...some people did stop though and they ended up making about $42 which they split...Jordan desperately wants to buy a dirt bike so he is saving his money for that....Jessie wants to spend hers on shoes...hmmm just like her Mom after all!!!

Anyway, back to the card!! I made this last week thinking of the fun I had meeting Karen and Nancy for coffee. I used the sketch Janet came up with and javabellas from Stamping Bella. I used SU's pale plum for the base and matched it with a scrap of paper from my scrap bin. I coloured the image with copics to match the patterned paper and added 3 light lilac glitter dots to the side. The background of the plum paper is stamped with one of the coffee cup images from my gelatins set "coffee break". The sentitment is one I picked up just went perfectly!!

Check out Janet's challenge blog for the other design team submissions and play may win some blog candy!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I goofed when I sent my challenge card to Janet this week...I sent her the wrong challenge!! Thankfully she emailed me to let me know...then I had to scramble to find a card that would fit this weeks challenge which is a wedding/anniversary theme.

I can't believe I messed it up...Rob and I just celebrated our 13th anniversary and I remember when I looked at the list of challenges for the month I figured I would use whatever card I made for Rob. Welllllll, I didn't make a card...I (shhhh) bought one. The one thing I don't have in my enormously huge collection of card making supplies is "mushy" stuff...I mean seriously, 13 years is a pretty long time and I figured he deserved "mush"...well I bought him mush and then he was all upset I hadn't made him a card...I had to do some pretty fast talking to convince him that it was an honour that I had actually gone out and bought him a one gets store bought cards from me...I don't think it worked.

Sooooo there I was digging through the chaos on my desk looking for a suitable card...I did find one, I had submitted a wedding card ages ago for a bellariffic challenge so I sent that one. I won't give all the details since I have before...Check out Janet's challenge blog to see all the other submissions and maybe you'll be inspired to play along....and get a head start on your anniversary card so you don't have to do any fast talking like I did...

Have a great Sunday!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Art Camp...

So Jessie is in Art Camp this week...I tried to find something for Jordan but there wasn't anything he was interested in. As much as they fight, he is a little lost without her...especially with all of our neighbours away.

The art camp is pretty cool though...Jessie is learning shading and all kinds of drawing and painting techniques...hmmm maybe I should sign up...or have her teach me..LOL.

Yesterday was AWESOME...I met my friends Karen and Nancy for coffee..I only had an hour (which became an hour and a half) it's amazing how time flies when you are with friends!! The time went by sooo quickly and all we were doing was sitting and chatting...It was FANTASTIC!!

Anyway...on to my card...I made this last week but haven't had time to post it...a friend of mine is going through a rough time so I made it for her...I showed it to my Mom and now she wants one for her friend too!

I used the funky clothesline from Stamping Bella and coloured in with copics and layered it with some scraps I had kicking around. I don't know what made me go for red and purple but it ended up looking pretty good. The sentiment is from an old SU set I have called Mini Mates. I tied some purple silk ribbon around the real red piece and added some diamond ice baubles across the top.

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Can You Believe...

It's already August??? I can't...the summer is already half over and I'm not even close to getting the things done on my list...paint the barn, make a rock garden by my front steps, build a rock wall along the the length of the driveway, de-junk the kids toy room...the list goes on but I'm sure you get the picture!!

We had a great day today...didn't do anything special but everyone was outside puttering around and it was nice. We (actually it was me) caught two baby toads and then a whole bunch of crickets so they could eat...they didn't eat though so we decided to let them go...Jordan really didn't want to...he kept holding them and hugging them (well as much as you can hug a toad...LOL) but I finally convinced him they would be happier.

I managed to get my challenge card done today too...Janet's challenge for this week is colour combo one...Bermuda Bay, Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie...I have to say I wasn't sure how this one would come together...but it did...and I'm quite pleased with the result..I also have a birthday card now for the party Jordan has next week..YAY!!!

I used Monstah Bash from Stamping Bella and of course the three colours to watercolour in the image. I had the perfect paper on hand (see there is a reason I keep collecting...) from Crate has little monsters all over it!!! There are no embellishments on this one (believe it or not) just a little bit of crystal effects on the balloon. I'm posting this early (well late Saturday actually) so that it is finally up on time for a change!!

Thanks for taking a peek!!