Sunday, January 31, 2010

Embellish Challenge

Hi there!

I thought I would try the latest Embellish challenge last night only to discover I don't have much turqoise product. I broke out some of the delicious vintage velvet ribbon I got from Char (Thanks Char!). I added the little velvet blossoms as I thought they tied in well with the sentiment.

Thankd for stopping in. I'm headed to the craft room to see what else I can come up with.

Friday, January 29, 2010


ETA....links to 2 other great ladies I met at CHA.

This past weekend I went to CHA with my friends Carly and Charlene, all of us from Calgary, Canada but apparently I am the only one with an 'accent'. Still trying to figure that one out. We had an absolute blast! We basically did a day at the Supershow and a day at the tradeshow, although I could have spent a week at the tradeshow! I was introduced to so many wonderful ladies there, all friends of Carly and Char. Everyone was SO nice and it was great to meet some people whose blogs I follow like Anthonette, Ashley, Courtney, Tina, Kim, Maile, and Kelly. Visit Char's blog for lots of people pics from the event.

I thought I would share with you some of the product, projects and gorgeous displays from the tradeshow. I was on inspiration overload there. Everything was SO well done.

Warning....lots of unedited photos follow!

Not sure what booth this was from but look close...very funky, no?

Two Hero Arts Stamps I love and want

Darn, another one I forgot the name of, but some fun projects.

Elizabeth Kartchner's display at American Crafts (WOW)

A close up on the chalk board. I am absolutely going to try this with a frame I bought at a garage sale last summer and chalkboard paint.

Making Memories amazing suspended butterflies

and the amazing fun beneath it. I would LOVE one of these!

Cool Slice displays but what I really love is the fabric draped on the dress form

A fun project at Maya Arts...I may-a try this next Christmas (sorry, couldn't resist the pun)

Cool display at Tim Holtz booth. Vintage was definitely the prevailing theme at CHA imo

Cute Cosmo cards!

A shot from the Lillybean soup booth. Carly and I did a make and take there.

The outside of the Unity booth. I did a make and take here as well.

LOVED the Prima booth. Check out this Donna Downey bag!!

Hambly screen prints had an awesome booth

This project was on display at the Provocraft cuttlebug counter. I did two Provocraft make and takes. One with the new Cake machine and one with the cuttlebug and quilling accessories.

Jenni Bowlin goodness

One of my favourite displays...Pink Paislee. Check it out!

Pretty sure this one was Melissa Frances


7 Gypsies

Spellbinders (soooo awesome)

And Teresa Collins. I was really impressed by some of the projects in here.

This was not even 1/4 of the pics I took this weekend. The eye candy really was incredible.

Thanks for peeking!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Wendy!

In honour of the fabulous Wendy's birthday I decided to try my first ever sketch with this weeks Mojo Monday challenge as part of the birthday bash arranged by Char.

I really do hope your day is fabulous girl!

Check out the fabulous cards:

Dee Woodland

Regan D'Agostino

Maria Fiscella

Jewels Wells

Charlene Austin

Dana White

Karen Motz

Pam Imholz

Charmaine Ikach

Jackie Pedro

Thanks for popping by!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thank Yous

I remembered at almost 10 pm last night that I needed three Thank You cards for some sponsors/donors to my son's hockey team. I whipped these up super quick and they will do. I actually quite like the Ocean Tides with the Melon Berry...although it wasn't an intentional pairing. I had three pre cut and scored pieces of Ocean Tides and a scrap of Melon ribbon. Really, it could have been any two PTI colours...they all go together so nicely.

Thanks for peeking and have a great week. Only 4 more sleeps until CHA for me and I AM EXCITED!!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

LSC #75

Happy Saturday! My fave day of the week.

I'm back to share my LSC card for this week's challenge. Great colout combo Char! I don't have any Terracotta Tile but found a piece of SU paper Char gave me that looks pretty close. All other products PTI.

I cut out the planter on my Cricut with the Walk in my Garden cart. The plant is made from the large pointsetta image in the PTI Peaceful Pointsetta set. I cannot believe how much use I have gotten out of that set. Sentiment is from PTI Everyday Button Bits set.

Thanks for visiting and have a good one!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Doug

It's my husband's birthday today. He is a motorcycler and is really missing riding this time of year so I thought I would incorporate that into his birthday card. I used my handy dandy Cricut to cut out the bike and road sign from the Going Places cart. I searched for a "road" thru my Gypsy but don't have any of the carts that contain road images so I cut one out by hand. The cs and sentiment are PTI. The shiny parts on the bike are supposed to be chrome...Doug LOVES his chrome. And he loved the card :).

Thanks for peeking! Sorry for the dark pic.