Monday, August 27, 2012

Card with Picture!


What a great weekend we had here in Montreal, gorgeous weather ;))) we enjoyed the pool both days and had a blast!! Summer 2012 ROCKS!!

I had a request for a card this weekend and they asked that I incorporate a picture , this is a first for me. Immediately I thought of my Tim Holtz die cuts, here is the card:

This is Mackenzie and Oliver, and they are giving this card to their Grandma for her birthday, isn't it sweet!!

I also used my Tim Holtz flourish die cut and a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.

I also used this color combo from Dynamic Duos I love purples!!

I'm entering the following challenges,
Dynamic Duos, #17 monochromatic color combo
Craft your day away, #52 anything goes
ATC's & Cards with Attitude, #21 anything goes
Fat Pages with Attitude, anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back this week with  MORE wedding cards!!
Good night
Remember to
love & create ...with a smile :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bugaboo, Ava & Deacon LOVE!!

It's me again!! I did say I had another one for you ;)))

Here is a card made for an engagement, the color theme requested was gold, silver and black;

I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning sketches #160, the first top left hand one.

I also used another great embossing folder and nestability shape. Added some Robyn's nest dew drops and heart brads. I printed the sentiment on vellum paper and the background oval is on shiny silver, almost mirror like, card stock. I think Ava & Deacon are adorable! I think the couple who it's meant for are going to love it, well the girl will anyway ;))

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches, TMS #160 sketch review
Diva's by Design, anything goes challenge #49
Jackson's Digital Expressions, anything goes #19 strut your stuff (my copic markers are my new favorite way of coloring)
The Paper Shelter, challenge #78 anything goes

Thanks for stopping by tonight, hope to be back real soon!

Good night,
Remember to...

love & create ...with a smile :)

Bugaboo Superguy

Hello everyone,

You could say I'm on a roll, yesterday and again today!! Yes I'm back to my old self with the crafting!! LOL

Here is a SUPER card I made today with one of Bugaboo's digi images called Superguy.

I had fun coloring him up with my Tim Holtz distress inks, I used my great circle nestabilites and buttons that I bought at Michaels' in Ottawa. Let's not forget I used some great challenges for inspiration!
Like this sketch from Skipping Stones Design  just a great sketch to manipulate and play with. I love the way it came out on my 6x6 card.
and this color combo from ColourQ just awesome!!
Oh wait and this Bingo challenge from Bugaboo!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Designs, SSD Sketch Challenge 142
Colour Q, color combo cQc#151
Catch the Bug challenge at Bugaboo , the August Bingo (Sentiment/die cut/twine)
Dude Time Doodles, August inspiration challenge - Push my buttons

Wow this was fun!! I have another one for you, stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!

Remember to...
love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scrap Pile - VOILA 3 cards

Hello folks,

Today I did something I haven't done in a while...I looked in my scrap pile and made 3 cards!!

Let me tell you it feels amazing to do that because it's pieces of patterned or embossed paper or just plain cardstock that you cut from bigger pieces or just decided not to use on a previous project. I also had some already cut nestability shapes..I know right...and VOILA 3 great cards!!

Here they are:

I love each one but my favorite is the music one because my husband is a musician and a great one at that!!

I used nestability dies, embossing folders, chipboards, ribbon and so much more!!

I really had fun tonight and it`s something that I lost a little a long the way. There is a lot to learn when it comes to crafting and it can be very overwhelming, but I want to have fun and I have to remember to let go of the pressure I put on myself....this was FUN and RELAXING...Woohoo!!

I`m entering the Third card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge, challenge #74 make your own background (embossed gold paper)
Bearly-Mine Challenges, anything goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge, #67 embossing, bump it up challenge (the ribbon is behind the nestability)

Thanks for stopping by

Remember to...

love & create ...with a smile :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's your day & more Wedding

Hello everyone!!

I had time to craft yesterday, YAY!! It's been a crazy, busy summer!! We either have people over or we're invited somewhere, yesterday was the first time in a long time that we were home and alone. I of course had to get some cleaning done before crafting, otherwise I'd feel guilty, and then made a couple of cards!

Here's my first card:

Here is a close up pf the tag, it says Wedding.

This card is a request. The wedding invitation had these colors, black, white and a touch of purple, so I went with that and a great sketch from Stampin' Royalty, here is the sketch:

I wanted to make a few masculine cards as well, here is one of them:

I used a great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #48 (unfortunately I'm too late to enter it, OH WELL) and the little bug comes from Digi Web Studio, called angel butterfly. it doesn't look like an angel here because I cut off it's halo..oops!!

I will be entering the first card in the following challenges:
Di's Digis Designs, wedding
Sweet Stampin', wedding ( I stamped the Paisley pattern in purple distressed ink)
Stampin' Royalty, sketch #137, SR#137

And the Butterfly card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away, farewell challenge, anything goes
Joyful stamper, Inspire me Friday's, 71 anything goes
Craft your passion, use 3 of something (the Robyn's dewdrops on left hand side)

Well I;m off to make more cards, hope to have time to come back and post!

Thanks for stopping by
Remember to...

love & create ...with a smile :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Always & Forever - Wedding

Hello everyone,

Well we can't say we didn't have a great summer so far...they are calling for rain all weekend..the grass sure needs it and it would be nice to get some cleaning and of course crafting done as well so let's get started!!

I need to work on a few wedding card requests for September. I fugured I'd make a set and let the customer choose and the other would be for my stash. I've recently sold 2 of my wedding cards from my stash so I need to replenish!!

Here is card#1:

I used  a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #47, my go to place for great inspiration!!I took a close up picture to show you the cute couple in the car and the stickles I added to it for some shine. I also used this embossing folder for the first time, of course I had it or a while..LOL!! I think it adds some great texture to the card!!

Whenever I get an engagement or wedding request, I ask them what the brides colors are or what style the invitation was so that I can get some inspiration. This invitation was covered in very shiny cardstock in Navy, Light Blue and Ivory.

Here is a peek at card #2:

Same sketch but just twisted the colors around. I used glimmery gold background paper and embossed the navy with my small dots embossing folder.I also used a different sentiment, this one says "Just Married".

I'm entering card #1 in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches, challenge Sketch #47
Simon says Stamp, Bingo challenge (DieCut/Free/Glitter)
DL.Art Thanklful Thursday - Wedding
Little Miss Muffet, Scallops challenge#41

Thanks for stopping by! I think I will be scrapbooking this weekend so I might pop by to show you a Layout or two!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!
Don't forget to...

love & create ...with a smile :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

30th - The Craft's Meow sketch


As usual we are enjoying the outdoors immensely. We are in the pool everyday, today with my in-laws and yesterday with my side of the family including my gorgeous nephew, so much fun!! It's been very humid here so the pool helps a lot...and lets not forget air conditioning..LOL!!

Today a fiddled around with The Craft's Meow August sketch, I had a request for a female 30th b-day card, here it is:

and this is the sketch:

I just love their monthly sketch's, I sure didn't waste any time using it..LOL!!

I made an easel card using a 5x7 this time, here is the view opened and side view:

I finally used some chipboard embellishments that I bought from Winners, at a great deal I might add, love that!! I also used my bling every where and a great brad on the flowers.

Of course I had great inspiration from fabulous Blogs, here are the ones I entered:

The Craft's Meow, August sketch
Tammy's Scrapin Comer, challenge #21 anything goes- show us your bling
Divas by Design, challenge #46 flowers
Inky Impressions, Embossing
Nutcrafters, challenge #23 butterflies and bows
Penny's Paper Crafting, butterflies and/or bows

Thanks for stopping by, hope you continue to enjoy your summer becuase I know I am!!

Good night &
Remember to...
love & create ...with a smile :)