Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's a Chi Chi Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Chichiboulie Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella. If you have come here from Tiffaney's're in the right place.

The rules are have to use a Chichiboulie stamp...I won't tell you how many stamps I have from this line...I'll just say it was tough making a decision on which one to use!!

For my card I decided to use Polly Packages with my favourite Laundry Line Paper...I just love all the glitter on it! I watercoloured the image with my re-inkers and added some of Bella's liquid water colour glitter to the bag. I chose my colours and layers to match the paper...I have to say I really like Amethyst with Rose Red. I ran my rose red through my Big Shot using the CB swirls folder and added a strip of ribbon to hide the seam where the two papers meet. I layered the sentiment on the same striped paper and added 3 diamond ice baubles along the side of the image...another Christmas card done...YAY Me!!
Now how about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Friday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!Thanks so much for stopping by!
Now it's time to hop on over to Monika's blog and see what she has come up with

Friday, October 30, 2009

Stamped and Stuffed!

I did it...I made all of the Hallwe'en treats for the kids to bring to school...of course the teachers got Lindt pumpkins in their bags!!

The picture isn't the greatest but I had to take it after all that work (The shot with all 43 really didn't turn out so you just get to see the single)...I just sat in front of the T.V. after we got home (around 9:30) and made them all in one go. It took me just under 2 hours from start to finish. I borrowed the perfect set from a friend (Thank you Sareeta!!!!) and used it to stamp orange vellum envelopes with the spiderweb and green cardstock strips with a row of spiders. I layered the green on black for the topper and added a dangling spider with "googlie eyes".

The kids love bringing things that are different from everyone else in the class and were thrilled when they saw them this morning...I wonder how many more years I'll have to do this??

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for "Chi Chi" blog hop sponsored by Stamping Bella...You could even win a prize somewhere along the way!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Running out of Time...

So this is the card that I meant to post yesterday...but I ran out of time...and now I'm running out of time again. I started this week with all kinds of plans on things I was going to do, needless to say half of them weren't even started (let alone finished) and I won't mention the half I did start..LOL.
One of the things on the list was to make the treat bags for the kids to bring in to their classes on Friday...yes that would be tomorrow and I haven't even started. I need to make a total of 43 so it isn't too bad but like I said...I haven't started...good thing Greys is on tonight so I can stamp and stuff in front of the T.V. - after the kids swim practice of course...I love Bell's time shift capability!!!

Onto the card...I'm not sure if I like this one...still thinking about it. I do love the images though in the Stephanie Fizer "I {heart} books" set. I think it is the layout I'm not sure about...but it is made now so I'm not about to change it. I added some glitter around the image, some baubles at the edges and a little bit of crystal effects on her glasses. the patterned paper is the White Out Line from we R memory keepers...I just used up some odds and ends left over from another card.

Check back tomorrow and you'll get to see what I came up with for treat bags!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I got Mail!!

No card from me today...I did make one but you'll have to wait 'til tomorrow to see it!!

I got a card in the mail today (I'm singing this as I write...LOL) It is a birthday (somewhat late) card from my friend I knew Leslie's card would be late...and to her credit based on the date and the footprints (yes footprints!!!) on the envelope, I would say this is a definite case of "lost in the mail". I had to do a little surgery and replace the baubles...I think the "foot" crushed them :o(

I don't care how late it is...I love getting cards in the mail...and as you can see, she did a fabulous job on this one!!!
Thank you Leslie!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I think I'm back

Kay, so the last few weeks have been insane for me...but I think I have things under control (well not really but I pretend I do...LOL). At least for this week, I don't have toooo much on my plate so I'm really hoping I'll get some stamping time in!!

I inked up another of my Who's that girl stamps and made this card...I had a tough time figuring out my colours and then I decided to paper piece the wall paper...mental note to self...don't paper piece images that have tons of cutting!!!! It was a little time consuming going around her feet and everything but it was worth it, it really looks like wallpaper.

I made a few of these, most of them have the sentiment "Hey, it's been a while..." I have about 10 people I could send the card to...I haven't had time to chat with anyone for a while!!

Thanks for looking...hopefully my next post will be tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Did I actually say...

That I was going to make a Christmas card a week???? Well that is sooooooo not happening...I don't know what I was thinking!!!

I actually do have a Christmas card this week but I made it last week so we'll just count it for both weeks kay...

I used a cube stamp I bought years ago and haven't inked in a while and watercoloured the image with my markers...this one didn't photograph well so you can't see all the details (like the glittery red berries I coloured with my stardust pen). I had the paper pre-cut from ages ago (my addiction to stripes is not a new thing LOL) too so it was simple to figure out the rest. I stamped a simple "seasons greetings" inside so it can be used for anyone!!

Off to do a million and one things now...unfortunately none of which include card making :o(
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My paper addiction is justified!!!

Kay, so you know you have a problem when you have paper for just about any occasion or need...well last night we had to work on my daughter's math homework which had to do with graphing. I searched the house for some graph paper for her and couldn't find any...I finally gave up and went to my huge stack of 12x12 papers to find something that might work...lo and behold I had grid paper!! I had to laugh, I seriously don't even remember buying it...I told hubby it's a darn good thing I have a paper collecting addiction!!

Life has been awfully hectic these days...I made this card about 4 days ago and haven't had time to post it. Between homework, swim practices, and cross country practice with Jessie (who came 16th (out of about 175 girls) in the All Halton 8yr girls 1000 meter yesterday!!!! Yes I'm bragging...GRIN!!) I haven't had time to sit at the computer.

I'm taking the time today before I do the mad rush of errands etc.. so here is my card...I must have been thinking of myself when I made this 'cause I haven't had time to catch up with anyone about anything!!

I love my "whose that girl" stamps so I'm trying to use them..I have 7 sets but I've only inked up a couple so my goal is to have used them all by the end of the month...hmmm wish me luck with that one!! This one was quite simple...I paper pieced the dress (you'll notice I found another use for the paper I like so much...only 7 sheets left..LOL) and coloured in the rest of the image with my copics. I used Chocolate Chip and Regal rose for my layers and added some bubblegum glitter dots to add a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by to look!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm on a roll...

Seriously, don't laugh...two days is a roll for me!!

I took some time last night to make some card gift sets...I'm thinking the teachers may be getting these for Christmas. Once I had my layout figured out they went really fast...I made all 3 sets in under an hour...each set has 6 cards with assorted sentiments inside. I probably should have taken a picture of each card before I packaged them...the plastic doesn't photograph well.

All of the cards are the same, the only thing I changed was the colour I sponged on to each flower...I coordinated to match the card stock I used. I also added some dazzling diamonds to each flower using my quickie glue pen...that doesn't show either.

I'm hoping I can go for three in a row so you just might see something tomorrow too...of course it will depend on the kiddies and how quickly I can get them into bed after swim practice...and of course...Grey's Anatomy!!!!

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm Still Here...

But not really...just temporarily!! I never would have thought with the kids back at school I would be busier than ever...but I am. It doesn't help that I tend to volunteer a lot of time to the school, I keep saying I won't but then I always do...LOL

I took some time the other day to make a card for a friend...she just had knee surgery and has to take it easy for some time until things are back to normal. I made her this card and used paper I picked up on clearance at one of my favourite know, my Happy Place!! I just loved the yellow with pink polka dots so I bought every piece they had...not sure what I'll do with the other 8 that are in my bin but I'm sure I'll figure it out. I love the colours I used for this card (SU's pink passion and Barely Banana) 'cause they look so cheery. Inside the card reads "Have a speedy recovery".

Personally I thought the sentiment went perfectly with the image, but I have to wonder if it is only in my mind that it works...Almost everyone I've shown the card to gives me a blank look when they see it. So I know...running shoes..."speedy" recovery...then I get the Ohhhhh I get it!!

Thanks for stopping by to look!!