Monday, 30 April 2007

Sneak Peek

Sorry, for posting a day late.

Here is a sneak peek of this awesome stamp set, Doodle-Line Doodles. Isn't it gorgeous? It will be available to purchase in the new Idea Book & Catalogue. I love it. I made some projects with it already.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Vancouver Reginal

Woohoo! I'm going to the Vancouver Reginal tomorrow. I'm so excited. First time ever to go to a stamping event. I can't wait to see what stamp set I'm getting. I'll be taking lots of pictures then I'll post them here maybe Saturday or Monday.

Have a great day. Smile.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Beautiful Day

Beautiful day here in Vancouver. No card today. Just a picture of the flowers in my yard. I just love the cherry blossom at this time of year. It is so beautiful. Too bad this tree is not the best one I've seen. It is a sick and needed some pruning and pests control. I can see this cherry blossom tree from the window where my stamping corner is. Once in awhile there would be birds hanging around the cherry blossom. My son Jarod made a bird feeder during school and he filled it with bird seeds. The bird feeder is in the lower left corner of the picture. It is made out of a juice carton. He was so excited one time when he spotted a bird eating the seeds. He only filled it once since he made it and now it is empty. Excitement only lasts so long for little kids.
Have a good Friday.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Triangle Trifold Paisley

I made this card in March when I saw the tutorial on Beate's blog. This particular technique is called the "Triangle Trifold." This was my very first try. I had a lot of difficulty getting the fold the right way. I think a few more tries with this technique and I will get it.
I don't have the background paper to match the flower so I stamped my own background paper. I used regular 20lb paper for the background. (Just thought I'd try something different). Although it was a bit challenging I believe I can also say it was fun. Best of all I added another technique to my "utility belt."

Materials Used:

Stamp- Polka Dots & Paisley
Papers- regal rose, whisper white, 20lb copy stock, certainly celery
Inks- pretty in pink, certainly celery, and brocade blue
Accessories- ribbon, sponge

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Green Basket

Just thought I try this basket out.

I made this basket using the instruction from Beate's blog. She did a tutorial on it.

I cut the big flowers out, punched the small flowers out from the Spring Bouquet Flower punch, then punch a 1/16" circle to both flowers and secure them with brads . I also punched the basket with the same punch then put the flowers on it. I like sponging so, I sponged the edges to give some colour to the green. I then used the corner punch to make the scallop look on the handle. That is so cool, isn't it? I did not come up with this technique. Someone else did but I don't remember who. To get the scallop look just simply take the punch guard out then punch away.
My daughter loves this basket. She folds tissue paper nice and neatly then puts them in the basket.

Materials Used:
Stamp- Looks Like Spring
Papers- certainly celery, whisper white, so saffron
Inks- certainly celery, regal rose
Accessories- brads, sponge

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Jesus Raises From The Dead

Luke 24:1-9

Now upon the first day fo the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were perplex there about, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they remembered his words,
And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

I'm so glad Jesus died for my sin so I may live with Him eternaly someday.

God Bless you,

Friday, 6 April 2007

Lavender Paisley

I needed some bridal shower cards so I came up with this. It is the same layout as the pink card of the tulips. I just made it in a different colour and stamps. There is no limit to what you can do with the same layout. You can use different colours, stamps, papers or embillishments. Just let your imagination run wild.

Materials Used:
Stamp- Polka Dots & Paisley
Papers- lavender lace, whisper white
Inks- lavender lace, basic black
Accessories- ribbon, dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Trifold Looks Like Spring

I got a sample card from the wedding fair and loved how it looked so I made my own template. It is a little smaller than the original. I used an 8 1/2 x 11 Bravo Burgandy cardstock then cut it to 3 3/4" x 11" . I then scored it at 3 3/4" then at 7" leaving the last panel at 3 1/2" (this is the cover). Fold the scored lines. I stamped two flowers, cut it out, then taped it together using dimensional to separate the flowers so it would not be so close together. This give it some dimension. Looks better in real life (IRL). I used a slit punch on the front panel for the ribbon to go through. I cut two slits on the middle panel to hold the ribbon. The ribbon will not fall off when it is open.

Materials Used:
Stamps- Looks Like Spring, Cute Converse
Papers- bravo burgandy, whisper white, mellow moss
Ink- bravo bugandy
Accessories- brads, slit punch, spring bouquet flower punch, 1/16" punch, sponge, dinmensional, gingham ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 2 April 2007

Looks Like Spring Mother's Day

This is another Mother's Day card for the class. First time using the lace background stamp. It is such a beautiful stamp. I'm so glad I finally got one. The big flower is stamped and cut out. I curled the petals using a pair of scissors. The little yellow flower is punched out from the Spring Bouquet Flower punch then mounted on with dimensional. I sponged around the card base and the so saffron paper to make it nicer.

Materials Used:
Stamps- Looks Like Spring, Happy Mother's Day stamp unknown source
Paper- so saffron, regal rose, whisper white
Inks- so saffron. regal rose, basic black
Accessories- grossgrain ribbons

Happy Stamping!

CASED Mother's Day Card

I saw this card on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) from Jeanne Streiff and loved it so much I cased it(copy and share everything). She does beautiful cards. I only changed the sentiment. I needed to make some samples for Mother's Day card class. This is one of them.

Materials Used:
Stamps- Polka Dots & Paisly, Happy Mother's Day stamp unknown source
Papers- so saffron, certainly celery, regal rose, whisper white
Inks- so saffron, regal rose, basic black
Accessories- white organdy and grosgrain ribbons

Happy Stamping!