Friday, February 26, 2010


Did you all watch the hockey game last night to see Canada's women win the gold??!! I have to say although I definitely prefer the summer games, it has been exciting to see Canada do so well at home!

This weeks challenge for Bellariffic Fridays was a winter sport/theme (quite appropriate don't you think??).

I decided to use my snowboard a bella for this weeks challenge. I used my fav MME laundry line paper and coloured in my image with copics. I cut out my image with my CM oval cutter and layered it on paper that matched. The image was too big to do much else so I pierced around the top of the card and added some brown espresso baubles around the oval and a strip of chocolate grosgrain ribbon. My snow was looking a little plain so I decided to add some glitter scribbles to give it a little dimension.

Off to get the kids ready for school now...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Found....

a new challenge much fun!! I know you're probably thinking "get with the program Miche..." It isn't a new challenge's just one that I haven't seen. I ran across while I was surfing last night and I looooved the sketch for this week so I decided to play along. I've added it to my fav's so I'll be able to find it again and play along (time permitting of course!!).

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge at Crazy4challenges...(you should really check it out if you haven't...). I used one of my Bella's that has never been inked and decided to make a card for a friend who just found out she's having a baby. I've been trying to use up old paper to make room for new stuff (aren't I always...LOL) so I pulled out some Basic Grey- Infuse that has to be at least 3 years old. I coloured to match the paper...and discovered that I really need to get some more copics 'cause I didn't have "EXACTLY" what I was looking for. The beads I used for embellishment are just that...beads...I picked them up at Michaels a while ago and just discovered them again...don't you just love finding things you didn't know/forgot you had??!!

Thanks for looking...and don't forget to check out the other cards at the crazy 4 challenges blog.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This was fun...

I love this little monster stamp from Stamping Bella...I use it all the time but I always use it for "boy" birthday cards. My daughter was in a grumpy mood this morning so I told her she was being a monster...which got me thinking about this stamp and how it might be fun to make a girl's bday card with I did!!

I used my new MME paper (yes, I'm guilty of buying more paper) I love the colours in the new line but I was really good only bought one (instead of my usual 4-5) of each pattern. I decided to use my label nesties (not sure what #) since they haven't been used in a while and they fit the image perfectly. The colouring and layers were coordinated with the patterned paper...I stamped Happy Birthday across my base layer and pierced around my cutouts. I added some lime baubles along the top and bottom and coloured over the balloon with my clear glaze pen.

Off to round up the kids from tobogganing and make them eat dinner...
Thanks for having a look!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

On my way...

Out the door as usual...story of my life in case you haven't realized it yet...LOL. Today I have to take the kids to the doctor...then back to school...then I pick them up again and we're off to swim practice.
Both of the kids had a swim meet this past weekend but Jordan ended up not swimming on the second day due to an ear both ears. We went to the walk-in clinic to get him some antibiotics, today is just a follow up with the family doctor - mainly 'cause I don't trust walk-in clinics...and also because I'm pretty sure both of his ear drums perforated due to the infection.

I took some time to make a quick card and this is what I ended up with...I need a bday card for my aunt in Germany so I decided to use presentabella. I was planning on using a sketch challenge but my oval was much too big for the card so I ended up changing my plans. I trimmed off the side of the oval to make it a little smaller and stamped the sentiment in the open space on the image rather than on the card base...I punched out some circles that matched my colouring (sort of) and glued them down to my base layer. The card was still looking a little plain so I decided to pierce around the punched out circles...I liked how it turned out and decided the card really didn't need anything else...not to mention the fact that the image is so big there isn't room for anything else...

So now I'm off to the doctor's office...thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Christmas card...

for the monthI totally cased the card my friend Karen made the other day...hers looked so good I decided to try it too!!

I decided to use my Bella "minty coffee" and some patterned paper I have from a stack a friend gave me. I coloured to match the paper and added some glitter and glaze all over the image. I used my nesties (one of the label ones) to cut out the square and pierced around the circle in the corners. I finished it by adding some $ store gems along the inside borders of the patterned paper. This was a great fast card to make...15 minutes from start to finish...which leaves me enough time to have dinner ready for when the munchkins get home..Yay me!!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's day...

Well almost is for the kids at school though so I was madly making little treat pouches for them to bring in for their was a close call but I did mangage to get them all done!

I also managed to make another card for Bellariffic Fridays...the theme was anything valentines so of course I had the perfect excuse to ink up Olivia...and use my new sewing machine!!! The sewing gets a little easier (and straighter, but not much...LOL) the more you do it. I found some polkadot paper (Crate designs I think) and coloured in the image to match. the background layer is celery which I put through the BS to add some texture. I finished it off with some satin ribbon and some diamond ice baubles...I think I'll give this one to Jessie for Valentine's Day
Make sure you check out the other submissions on Bloggabella today!!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A new toy...

I went to my local clearance outlet and bought myself a sewing machine...for $29.99!! I actually do have one, a really good one...but it comes from Germany so I have to use a transformer every time I use also weighs a ton and takes up a lot of space. This one has 14 stitch functions and is actually quite small so it is just perfect for my craft space!

So of course with a new "toy" I had to play!! I made this card first just trying to get the hang of it...sewing on cardstock is VERY different than sewing with fabric!! All I did for this one was a zig-zag stitch around the edge. I just grabbed an image that went with paper I found in my pile and I played with some of my nesties to come up with the layout. I think I'll put this one aside for the next bday Jordan gets invited to.

Now I have no more time to play and have to get some work done!!

thanks for looking.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I remembered...

to send in my submission for this weeks Bellariffic Fridays!! This week's challenge was a sketch...and since I do love doing sketches it was a given that I would try and do it...of course I always want to try..I'm just not often successful.

I used Charlotte for my image and used up some of my old Basic Grey Romani paper..I was also going to use some coordinating striped paper for the bottom strip but it didn't look right so I stuck with a solid colour. I ran the base layer through my BS and used a flowered embossing folder...I figured it went well with the patterned paper I used. When I was done colouring the image I ran my quickie glue pen around the edge and added some glitter (doesn't really show in the pic)...I findished it off with some lime green baubles down the side.

Don't forget to check out Em's blog to see the rest of this weeks submissions...yay, this week mine will be there too!!
Thanks for stopping by to look...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Running out the door..

But before I do I have a quick post for today. I was flipping through my stamps looking for one I could use to make a book mark for Jessie...and came across this one. The set is I {heart} books from MFT and it has a really cute little "bookworm" that I will use to make the book mark...but in the mean time I put this card together.

I found some striped paper that had some bright colours in it so I decided to try it out...I don't tend to go bright so this is a switch for me. The layers are coordinated to match the paper as is the colouring in the image. I stamped the sentiment (from the same set) at the bottom of the pink carnation paper and then ran it through my BS using my dots embossing folder. The image itself is layered on a Bermuda Bay scallop oval...I just picked up the oval die set at my LSS of course I had to use it!!

Now I'm out the door and running around like crazy before I pick up the kids to go to swim practice...

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday on Tuesday..

Does that make any sense?? It does if you figure I made the card I was going to make, for this weeks MOJO Monday sketch challenge.

Yesterday was a PA day for the kids in our region so I had my munchkins home all day. We ran some Jordan's glasses fixed which were bent from a head bump with another kid...Bought Jordan a new hamster, his last one died a couple of weeks ago. His last one was named Oreo 'cause his colours looked just like an Oreo cookie...this one looks exactly the same but his name is Timbit. Then we came home, tidied up and went to swim you see, no time to make a card.

I used Cosmo bella (she was one of my first Bellas and I still love her!!) for my image and coloured her in with my Touch markers. I used some striped paper I had lying around for the background and coordinated it all with mellow moss and Chocolate chip from SU. My little square behind the image was looking a little bland so I ran it through my BS using my argyle embossing folder. I didn't use any other embellishments 'cause I decided it looked fine the way it was.

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