Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween!!

I am hanging out in my craft room watching for ghosts and goblins. We have had 18 kids so far and I'm hoping for lots more as the candy bowl is still very full.

I'm not much of a Halloween crafter but I am now regretting not making some little treat bags for the neighbourhood kids. At the last minute today I decided to do something for my son's hockey team as they had a game this afternoon. Much to his mortification (he thinks they are getting too old for home baked treats at the rink) I made these chocolate and candy covered marshmallows and quickly decorated some tags. I barely got them done in time and left the kitchen and craft room an absolute mess.

Did you know that Michaels sells it's Halloween stuff for 50% off on Halloween? I picked up the two bat punches used above for less than $20 this morning. Score! I also scored big when I got home after hockey and my husband who had left the game before me had cleaned up my mess in the kitchen. Our dishwasher is not working right now and I was not looking forward to what I had left behind.

Sorry my picture is crappy. I didn't have time before we left so took it quickly at the arena.

I hope you are having a fun Halloween and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 30, 2009

LSC #64 - Copics

This challenge came at a perfect time. I have recently started purchasing Copics in the Papertrey Ink Trios. I have 9 sets but have yet to try them. After seeing the Loonies cards I realize I have a loooong way to go. But I am anxious to learn as I love colouring.

This card is for my SIL Stacy whose birthday is next week, and it's a BIG one! Stacy is the closest sibling out of 4 to my hubby and is one of my closest friends. In fact, she was my friend before she was my SIL. How cool is that? Stacy actually officiated our wedding ceremony ala Joey Tribbiani on Friends style, but we were married before any nuptials on the show. Happy Birthday Stace!! Sorry my colouring sucks so bad...ha ha.

Thanks for stoppping by. Be sure to visit the Loonies blogs for their truly fantastic copic coluring skills.

Monday, October 26, 2009

LSC #63

Well, it's Monday and back to work after 3 glorious days off. *sigh*. On the positive, I did get some crafting done this weekend including catching up on the Loonie Stampers Challenges. I am not too sure about this colour combo, although I love what all the Loonies did. My card was inspired by this card with the three panels. I'm not crazy about the way it turned out, so maybe I will actually give this one away. Ha ha. (I tend to keep the ones I really like). This one will be handy for an office birthday some time I'm sure.

Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out those Loonies! TFL!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop! - Pink Paislee meets Papertrey

Hi there!
I thought I would put the text at the bottom of the post for those who only wanted to check out the cards :)

When I saw the Pink Paislee line Mistletoe & Co I immediately realized how well it would go with some of my favourite PTI colours: Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, and Spring Rain. I used some True Black in places as well. I love non-traditional colour combinations for Christmas cards.

I had a lot of fun making these quick and inexpensive cards. I did them all in an evening while watching tv in my craft room. It was great to use different background stamps, Fiskars punches, ribbon, and buttons. Everything is Papertrey Ink or Pink Paislee with the exception of the "joy, peace, and love" stamps, which are Ali Edwards. Of the Pink Paislee products I used the Postcards pp, stamps, and rub-ons from the line. PTI stamps used were Background Basics Retro & Text Style, Polka Dot Basics, Damask Designs, and Fancy Flourishes. I love it when I can incorporate so many different elements into a project. It just dawned on me that I haven`t used any PTI `Christmas specific` items, although I certainly have my share of those items after the last couple of releases!! I`m sure the blog hop will provide some great inspiration on ways to use them :)
Thanks for much for visiting my blog.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Embellish the Cure!

Check out those graphics from the Embellish blog! HOT! I can't wait to see what the online magazine looks like when it comes out. If the blog is any indicator I can tell it is going to be very well done. And how nifty of a challenge is this to have during breast Cancer Awareness month?

I have been saving, okay hoarding, these pink flourish rhinestones for close to a year, but I didn't hestitate at all to use them on this card. I absolutely love this colour combo and will use it again!

LSC #62

Hello out there,

I am spending some time today catching up on some challenges. The first up is the Loonie Stampers Challenge #62. Love these colours. For my card I used my new Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge and the PTI Snowflake Serenede set. It's hard to see as my photo is dark but I stamped some background snowflakes in Versamark. I did cheat a bit with the touch of ocean tides.

Be sure to visit the Loonies cards for some Christmas inspiration. Char has links to everyone.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LSC #61

Isn't this the yummiest fall colour combo ever? Orange and green are my favourite colours for housewares. I so could have been a 1970's happy housewife with those avocado appliances and vintage orange Tupperware.

the card was a quick one but I'm happy with it. First time I used that sentiment. Ali Edwards stamps make ME smile!

Be sure to visit the Loonie ladies for their amazing cards.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wedding Day

I've prescheduled this post as I am in Las Vegas today at my friend Tracey's wedding. Congratulations Tracey and Al! So excited for you and happy to be a part of your special day!! I hope you like your card.

Now, where can I find a turkey dinner with all the trimmings in Vegas on this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Embellish Circle Colour Challenge

This is my first Embellish challenge. I've been meaning to try one since the blog launch and finally made the time. I absolutely love the colour combo...totally makes me think of Martha Stewart!

I must admit that I have never made a circle card before. I do feel like I cheated as I used my Cricket Wild Card cartridge to cut out some Bazzil (unsure of colour name) for the base, not very creative. The background stamp is PTI Damask Designs in white ink. Ribbon is cheap stuff from my stash. I've been hoarding that white ribbon with the blue polka dot for a while. And the foam letters are thickers by American Crafts.

Although it's small I am pleased with the different elements I was able to incoporate. It measures 3.75" in diameter and fits perfectly into the new PTI 4" envelopes I got with my last order. I just may have to make a few more of these circle cards! Fun stuff.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rasberry Suite #17

I love this colour combination!! I saw something similar for the Embellish call but wasn't able to make anything in time to submit for that. So when I saw Dawn's latest challenge I knew I couldn't let this gorgeous combo pass me by twice.

The pp is from the Cosmo Cricket Line Jolly by Golly and is called Merry Berry. I used my cricut to cut out the holly leaves on the Labels 1 die in PTIs Aqua Mist. I also used PTIs Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, and Kraft cs. The sentiment is from PTIs Everyday Classics set and you guessed it...the grosgrain cream is PTI. Oh, how I love PTI....

Did you notice the little berries? They are a brad from Making Memories.

Well, thanks for visiting. I'm off to check out some other entries while I cook dinner. I can multi-task like that! Ha ha.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wedding Card Box, Favours, and Cricut Project #2

Hello out there!

I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating World Cardmaking Day yesterday. I meant to make some cards but got busy with some other projects. My friend Tracey (Hi Trace!) is getting married next weekend and I offered to do the favours. At the last minute I also decided to make her a wedding card box. A quick google and Etsy image search for inspiration and I was on my way. See this link for my inspiration photo from this amazing Etsy shop.

While this card box isn't as fancy, and I used paper instead of fabric to cover, I do love the way it turned out. And more importantly so do the bride and groom! Best of all, I was able to use all products that I had on hand. Which means it was either meant to be or I have way too much product kicking around my craft room. Ha ha.
Now the favours....

For these I used my Cricut and Bags, Tags, Boxes and More cartridge to cut out both the triangle and the tag. I printed the info on small Avery labels and attached them to the tag. One rhinestone on each to finish it off. Simple stuff. Inside are Hersheys Hugs and Kisses with a little strip of paper reading "Hugs and Kisses from the Mr. and Mrs."

I'm happy with how it all turned out. Now, who's getting married next so I can have some more fun???

Thanks for stopping by. And please forgive my poor photos. It snowed this morning and is very grey and natural light.