Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MOJO Monday...on Tuesday

I decided to go for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge...It was definitely a challenge given the fact that I have my 9yr old son home for the week 'cause he's sick. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly which image I was going to use and the paper...the only challenge was finding the time to put it all together.

The image is one of the many digi snowmen in my collection from Sassy Cheryl. I found the sheet of striped DP from Imaginisce when I was cleaning up my work space (It's pretty old, at least a couple of years...maybe more) and layered it on Cherry cobbler after punching the scalloped edge. The background layer is MME Wild Asparagus...I bought it on clearance at my LSS..the pattern on the other side is not at all my style but I decided that this side would work well for backgrounds. The image is coloured with copics and sponged with Cherry cobbler around the edges...then layered on SU's Blue Bayou (loooong retired). The snowflakes are punched out of some random scraps and I added blue brads (recollections) to the centre. The sentiment comes from the MFT set " a scarf for three" and is stamped in Cherry cobbler ink.

Thanks for stopping by...Hopefully I'll have a little more time to stamp this week! Jordan is on a new antibiotic...hopefully this one will clear things up a little faster.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Super Fast Card...

As the kids were getting on the bus this morning (3 days in a row now!!) Jordan says to me..."Hey Mom, it's Mr. Reynard's last day today...can you make him a card?" Jordan has had a substitute teacher since the beginning of January while his regular teacher was off for surgery. It was a bit of a rocky start since Jordan is not good with change but after the the first week or so things smoothed out and Jordan decided he really liked him.

I had to get the card to the school for first break which is at 10:45 so I didn't have a ton of time..I also decided to add a starbucks gift card so I had to run out and get that too...

I don't love the card but all things considered since it was a rush job, it turned out ok.

The image is one from stamping bella...teacher fella...and the only masculine teacher stamp I own so it isn't like I had much choice. The paper is some really old crate designs and basic grey. I coloured with copics (not particularly well...) and added some ribbon and glitter dots to finish it off. I pulled out my teacher sets and used the front sentiment from MFT's a la modes "you rule" and the inside reads "You make learning fun" from MFT's Teacher's Pet set. The writing on the chalk board is done with a white gel pen.

I made the deadline and even managed to pick up a sub for Jessie and Wendy's for Jordan as a "special" lunch treat.

Have a Great Weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It was snowing...

Yesterday that is when I sat down to make these cards...Today as I am posting this it is a balmy 4 degrees...The kids decided it was sooooo warm they shouldn't have to wear coats to school...Nice try but no dice!!

The kids actually made the bus today...it worked out perfectly 'cause I was meeting a friend for coffee and for once I wouldn't be late! It was kinda weird having time to myself without the rush of getting them to school I actually felt like something was wrong...how twisted is that!!??

Anyway, I did take some time yesterday to make a card..well two actually but they are almost the same. I used one of the digi snowmen I have from Sassy Cheryl (it was snowing after all..) I used some of my MME Christmas DP for the background ( I cut out the part that had the giant Santa) and the polka dots is also MME from the laundry line series. I used SU's Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler for my layers and also inked around the image with Pool Party ink. On the one card I used my nesties to cut out and layer the image. I added some dazzling diamonds at his feet and all around the outline of the image. The rhinestones are Kaisercraft and the bow is SU's taffeta ribbon (it's riding hood red so it doesn't quite match...). On the second image I didn't leave enough space when I printed it so I ended up just cutting it to a square and layering it. I almost like this one better 'cause you can see the DP a little more. I used the same ribbon for the bow but added some glitter dots from Stamping Bella at the top of the image. The sentiment comes from an MFT a la modes set "Candy Cane Kisses".

Yay me, two Christmas cards ready to go..LOL


Friday, February 17, 2012

I wish this was me!!!

Sitting on a pile of suitcases ready to go somewhere....anywhere....as long as it is warm. I'm still hibernating although it has truly not been a bad winter...I just really need 30 degrees and sun!!

It won't happen this winter...hubby is too busy at work and can't get the time off. I did just find out that my big bro is getting married...in Australia at the end of the year so we might be making a trip down under...in the mean time...I'll just wait for summer here and cross my fingers that it comes sooner rather than later.
I used Molly makes a detour from Stamping Bella (yes another uptown girl...are you thinking Billy Joel like I am??). I am actually going to hold onto this one for a friend who has a bday in June...she is an inflight attendant with Air Canada so I figure she'll get a kick out of this!

The DP is Bo Bunny from the sweet tooth line...yes I caved and bought some new paper...I couldn't resist the colours...and of course, the stripes!! I coloured with copics to match the paper and layered the image on SU's rich razzleberry. The background layer is DCWV from a stack I have and the ribbon is Fancy Pants. I added some champagne glitter dots from stamping bella. Now I just have to put the card somewhere safe...and somewhere I will remember for when it is time to send it off!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Change of Plans...

I've decided that my aunt is going to get a different card for her Birthday...it was pretty easy to justify the change (in my mind anyway...) and the Posh has a present card looks sooooo pretty sitting on my bookshelf. Well, it looks okay...but once I clean up my workspace she'll stand out much more and then look sooooo pretty!! LOL.

I also took the card to the post office to mail and found out that due to the size it would be about $5 to mail it...so she is getting one that will only cost me $1.80. This one is better anyway, my Mom is there with her for her birthday so I made the card to look like the two of them (minus a few years since they are both 69 this year...).

I used another uptown girl from Stamping Bella...this one is called Felicity and Blair Living Life. My Mom and Aunt are returning from a 33 day cruise so they are definitely "living Life"!!

The card size is 4 1/2" x 6" but it is within the measurements needed for regular mail so I'm good to go. I coloured the image with copics and used my stardust pens to add glitter to the shoes and the cupcakes. I was going to paper piece the skirt but once I had it cut out it didn't look right with cardigan with all the little ruffles along the bottom. I added a small clear rhinestone for the button on the cardigan and some pink ones from Kaisercraft at the top and bottom of the card. I stuck with the colours in DP (S.E.I) using regal rose and pumpkin pie from SU for my layers since they matched best. The sentiment is SU as well from the petite pairs set punched out with my oval punches.

It isn't as cute as my Posh card but I think she'll like it...and she'll never know about the switch!!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I really love the Uptown Girl stamps from Stamping Bella...the only thing is they are really big so the cards I am making with them tend to be....really big! This card size is 6" x 6", the last one I posted was 4 1/2" x 6"...at least I have envelopes that will fit the cards!

I used this stamp (Posh has a Present) to make a birthday card for my aunt in Germany...I might try again and see if I can make it work on a standard size card...I know it is "do-able"(is that a word??) 'cause I just got a card in the mail from my friend Dana (THANK YOU DANA!!!) she used an uptown girl as well but her card is a standard size and is super cute!!!

I used my new SAB DP from SU...I am in love with this stuff...I have about 5 packages so it should last me for a bit. It took me a while to figure out my layout (next time I'll just find a sketch to follow) but I really like how it turned out. The colours are all SU...Peach parfait, lucky limeade, calypso coral and poolparty. I coloured the image with copics and paper pieced the dress. I added some glitter dots from Stamping Bella and used my stardust pen to go over the shoes and make them sparkly. I love how this card turned out...I'm not sure I can give it away..LOL!!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, February 9, 2012


It has been a crazy week since the weekend and it isn't over yet until Sunday. I haven't had time to do much since I had a class to prepare for Tuesday and my club this coming Sunday...in between I had a volleyball tournament for Jordan yesterday, a basketball tournament for him this coming weekend, A business function to go to with hubby tonight, Jessie's bday tomorrow and of course her swim meet this past weekend in London...could I be any busier??

Time for some bragging!!

As I mentioned in a previous post, Jessie qualified to swim in the Western Ontario Regional Championships this past weekend...she had a phenomenal weekend taking the bronze medal in her 200m backstroke and the GOLD in her 100m backstroke. The 100m back almost put me into heart failure it was sooooo close...like Olympic finishes close (okay, okay....mini olympics). Seriously though...she was seeded second and the entire race she was right beside the girl seeded first...it came down to the finish where she out-touched the girl by 3/10ths of a second!!! It was amazing and of course she is on cloud nine and wearing her medals proudly wherever she goes. She also placed 5th in both of her freestyle events but she is a backstroker and loves those events best.

In between all the chaos I received my shipment of new Stamping Bella stamps....all uptown girls!! I took a quick break (really quick) to make this card...it could be for Jessie as long as those drinks are Shirley Temples...LOL...but it is really for my cousin in Germany!

The DP is all Kaiser Craft layered on SU's Early espresso. I coloured in the image with copics and paper pieced the dress using the same DP. I used my black glaze pen on the shoes to make them shiny and added some gemstones at the top and on the sentiment. The Birthday Girl sentiment comes from the "a la modes" set Birthday Girl from MFT.

I have more Uptown girls that I can't wait to use but it will have to be next week.

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Video Girl

A few posts ago I showed you a card I made using video boy by Mo Manning...this is the "girl" version of that card. the image is digital, also a Mo Manning . I made this one for a friend of Jessie's who is into video games, although it seems that other than Jessie and her friend, not too many girls get into the whole gaming system thing...at least not in our world.

I the background layer is Bazzill and the patterned pieces are Kaisercraft. The image is coloured with copics and cut out using my circle nestabilities. I inked the edge of the image with SU's pool party to tie it in with the background layer.

The sentiment is from Stamping Bella and inside reads "you rock" stamped and layered using Wister Wonder from SU. I used diamond ice baubles at the top of the card for some embellishment.

Jessie's friend loved her card...now Jessie wants me to make one for her as well, though I'm not sure what she'll do with it!!

Thanks for taking a look!