Friday, January 29, 2010

It's a Bella Submission

or not...It has been a looooong time since I've made a card for Bellariffic Fridays!! The theme this week is birthdays and since I need one for Jessie (now I have 2!!) I figured I'd ink up my brand new (well new for me!!) Valentina stamp. I know she is meant more for valentines day but I figured she would work just as well for a birthday card. So now you want to know why not....I totally forgot to send it to Em...but at least you get to see it...LOL

I used up some of my Tinkering ink patterned paper (yes stripes again...LOL) and cut out a circle then trimmed it down. I ran my base layer through the BS using the cuttlebug swiss dots's my goto background when I don't know what to do. The sentiment is stamped with an old CTMH set that I don't use often enough...this one fit perfectly with my oval punches. I finished it off with some celery satin ribbon and some pearl baubles at the top and bottom of the card.

I'll let Jessie decide which card she wants to use..

Don't forget to check out Blogabella for all of todays submissions!!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Bday invite

I actually made another card last night but I won't post it until tomorrow...I realized though I never posted the card I made for Jordan's birthday party. His birthday is actually at the end of December but the holidays are always sooooo crazy it easier to have his party once school starts again...I know, I know it actually started weeks ago.

I used my hero arts stamp (same one I used for the birthday card I posted last week)..we actually have a cat that looks like this so Jordan thought it was great... I kept it simple (I had to make 10) and coloured the image to match my paper...nothing fancy on this one...but I have already had 6 parents tell me they thought it was super cute!!

He is having his party at the bowling alley...this will be the third year in a row...he's decided he will keep going there until he has 10 pins...if you have a party there they give the birthday child a souvenir bowling pin. This will be his 3rd pin...I have no idea why he wants them or what he is going to do with them...right now the other two just sit in his room.

So think of me Saturday afternoon...I'll be wearing "super cool" shoes and trying to coral 10 super hyper kids!!
Thanks for looking...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I took the time...

to make a card today..I was feeling the pain of not stamping so I decided to take 10!! I sat down with my coffee and made this card. This week is a little chaotic for me..actually the next month is going to be chaotic so I'll take the time where I can...even if it is only 10 minutes here and there!!

I stamped one of my bella images and coloured it in with my touch markers...I used papers to coordinate with the stripes for my layers. I added some lime green baubles along the sides and stamped some little mini cupcakes in the background. I kept the layout simple so I wouldn't spend to long on the card...since I really don't have any time right now!!
Jessie is going to a birthday party this coming weekend so I may use this card...who knows I may get another one made before then...It is also Jordan's birthday party so I need to make the thank you's to put into the loot bags...of course I still have to figure out what will be going in the loot add to my chaos I am hosting an open house on Sunday (for stamping of course!!) and the kids have a swim meet on Sunday as well...not to mention swim practice on Thursday and Friday, basketball for Jordan on Saturday then his party, Piano lessons for Jessie on Saturday and then her party...and I still have to figure out my make & takes for Sunday...could I be any busier???
Thanks for stopping by..I'll be up for a breath again soon...LOL

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Plan...

So this year at Christmas I came up Waaaaay short on my Christmas cards... I thought I had tons but turns out I was I have a plan...I am going to make a Christmas card (x 5) a month for the next 12...that way I'll have at least 60 and hopefully won't run short again!

I loved this weeks Mojo sketch so I decided to use it for the layout of my first card...and yes I did make 5 of these!! I re-discovered my laundry line paper (I have piles of it) so I used it with some coordinating colours. The stamp is from my fav place and has never been worked well with the oval shape in the sketch so I decided to use it. The only thing I didn't have was a scalloped oval to layer is now on my massive list of "things I need".

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

1 hour...

and counting 'till the kids get off the bus...I'm counting 'cause I'm hoping to get all my "chores" done before they get home (not much chance of that happening..LOL).

As soon as they are home we have to leave to bring Jordan to a bday party and I promised Jessie we would go to the mall for the duration of the hardship there...I love to shop and so does she!!!
I'm taking a quick 2 minutes to post the 10 minute card I just made for the party. I used an old Hero Arts stamp from AGES ago and some scraps of paper that I had (Little yellow Bicycle). I coloured in the image to match the paper and coordinated the layers. It needed a little something so I added some blue jean glitter dots along the top and bottom of the really was that quick!!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Time for Tea

Actually it was coffee...yesterday that is!! I took the time yesterday to meet with two friends...Elaine for coffee and Sareeta just to chat, it was great!! I don't often make the time for myself with all the running around I do so it was nice to visit for a change.

I inked up a stamp that has never been used...I bought it not really knowing what I would do with it...I still didn't know what I was going to do with it until it was done. It ended up being quite simple (my style if you haven't figured that out yet...LOL). I used Kaiser patterned paper (love the colours in this line!!) and layered the background with some Bermuda Bay from SU. I pierced all around the patterned pieces and added some $store gemstones for embellishment. I coloured the image to match the paper stamped the sentiment and was done.

So this card is for two "tea-riffic" people...Elaine and Sareeta!

Now I'm off to make a phone call to's release day don't you know??!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

That seems to be the story of my life these days...well actually since the kids came along!!

This past weekend we spent all of Sunday at a swim meet for Jessie...Jordan had a sleep-over at my Mom's and spent the day with her...good thing too!!. We had to be up at 5:30 (that would be am!!) and were out of the house by 6:00 (and got home at 5:30pm).
The swim meet was at Brock university with warm-ups starting at 7:30. Jessie swam in 4 events (50 m backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke and the 100m backstroke) - her age category was 10 and under (she is 8 turning 9) and she did amazing!! She placed in the top 8 in 3 of her events and 9th in her freestyle...she also managed to qualify for regionals for her 50m breaststroke (she has already qualified for her 50m backstroke). Her times have placed her in the top 50 across Canada for some of her events as well as the top 50 for Ontario .Right now she is around 25th (or better) in Ontario for her age in her backstroke and breaststroke...across Canada she ranks around 35th...CAN YOU TELL I'M A PROUD MOM!!!!.

Enough babbling's my card (I made it for my friend Keri who had her birthday on the 8th...yes it is late) I used a new stamp (for me anyway) that needed inking and some really (really, really..) old Basic Grey's from the Romani line. I coloured to match the paper and added some diamond ice baubles along the centre seam...that's all you get for details this post is already long enough!!LOL

We'll be off to regionals the first week of Feruary (this will include all of the clubs in south western Ontario)...I'll let you know how she does!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Dog ate it...

No, not my CARD!!!! Seriously, I'm not kidding, a dog actually ate a card I made. My mom had asked me to make a card for her neighbour, he's turning 90 and has a great sense of humour (he was struck by lightning about 7 years ago and has an "I'm still alive" party every summer!!).

I made this card for her to give him...I printed the sentiment on my printer and stamped "A BIG Happy Birthday" on the inside. I used the same plaid paper and colours that I used on the boys birthday card posted earlier this week. I figured he'd laugh about the sentiment and of course it goes perfectly with the boys high tops stamp from Bellaland.
So I gave her the card and she dropped it someones house who was collecting the cards to give him. She put it through the mail slot in the door (as instructed) and then watched through the window as their dog came and picked it up in his mouth and took off. She called the lady later that day to make sure she got it...only to find out that the dog had just regurgitated (gross I know!!) some kind of paper. The lady then started to ask my Mom if the card was purple, or maybe red or white...The lady expressed her apologies and then proceeded to tell my mom that she was really surprised only a few people had responded to the card request..My mom suggested that maybe the dog had eaten more cards than just hers and the lightbulb came on...

So there you have it...a dog actually ate my card!! Now I have to go make it again with the promise from Mom that she will hand deliver it to her neighbour...good thing I took this picture!!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

For Mr. Brown

aka Greg my UPS guy. I totally missed my last UPS delivery before Christmas, and I always have a card (and Tim's gift card) for my delivery guy. I misjudged the delivery date on something my husband had ordered so I was too late.

Since I can no longer give him the Christmas card I made (maybe I'll save it for next year...LOL) I made him this card with a simple Happy new year...and of course the Tim's GC is inside!!
I used some Basic Grey paper I had in my stash and added layers to coordinate with the colours. I used the group hug stamp from Bellaland since I figured snowmen are winter (not necessarily Christmas) and added a small piece of ribbon tied in a knot beside the image. A few platinum dots along the edge of the olive oval and I was done. I'm expecting a delivery today so he'll find it taped to the front door.

thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The CHAOS of Christmas...

Is over!!!!!!! Phew, it has been one very long month (December that is). Between all my classes, Christmas shopping, special events and of course Jordan's birthday 2 days after has been pretty crazy!!

Other than the cards for my classes and the one post for Dana's birthday, I haven't had any time to stamp. Things are finally getting back to normal with the kids back in school and the house slowly (very slowly!!) recovering from the chaos of the holidays.

Jessie has a birthday party to go to this coming weekend so I decided to sit down and make a card using the MOJO Monday layout for this week. I used patterned paper I picked up at my favourite place and coloured the image (also from my favourite place) with copics. I stamped "happy birthday" across both the ballet blue and garden green cardstock and added some blue gemstones under the striped ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by...hopefully my posts will be a little more regular now that things aren't as hectic.