Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's my 7 year wedding anniversary...

I feel bad. It's my 7 year wedding anniversary and I'm knee deep in studying for an exam! So I haven't had time to make a nice new card but then again I don't really have any good "anniversary" type of images! I made this card last spring and it's not all that masculine but I really like it. Hopefully my husband will as well :) This was made prior to my stamping addiction and the "love" sentiment is a rubon from Dollarama. It took a long time to cut it out but it looked better that way. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blog Candy

If you love Magnolia stamps you should check out Kristin's blog candy! It looks phenomenal! Here's her site:

Jessi is also offering some wonderful blog candy - one of the new Whiff of Joy stamps! She is celebrating 10 000 hits! Check out her blog here

Sugar Nellie B-day Card & Dutch Dare Card Challenge

My mother-in-law's birthday is coming up so I spent last night working on this card! I really love the new Sweet Ebony (from Sugar Nellie) stamps that have just come out. This is my first time using this one and it's super adorable. I've coloured it using TH distress inks which I still really love. At some point I need to try copics but for now I'll stick to the inks! I started with a SCS sketch(#187) as a guide and then changed it around! I added the dragonflies from Magnolia because the card needed something more. I tried adding some flowers but I just don't have the right colours right now! You can't tell but I popped the dragonflies so they stand out more. I'm also submitting this for the Dutch Dare Card Challenge which this week is to make a card for a girl! I can't think of stamps any more girlie that Sweet Ebony! Thanks for stopping by - I love reading all your comments!

Sugar Nellie, Sweet Ebony, Elisabeth Bell, Birthday Card, Magnolia

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A baby card!

I really should be studying. I have a huge exam coming up but the motivation is just not there today or yesterday :) My friend is going to have her second baby soon - a baby boy. I made her a card ages ago. I really liked it at the time but I'm not sure about it now. It was one of my earlier cards before I started using a lot more stamps. My style has changed a lot since then so it's kind of neat to look back at the earlier cards. I always have a hard time with boy cards - hopefully it's boyish enough! Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

I've only entered a handful of challenges but one of my favourites to visit is "A Spoonful of Sugar" since so many cards feature Sweet Ebony stamps. Here is the sketch for this week designed by Debbie:

I've used one of my new Sweet Ebony stamps from Sugar Nellie. I've coloured it using Distress Inks on watercolour paper. The designer paper is from K & Co - it's part of a pack that I got at Costco recently which I would highly recommend! I really wanted a flower on this card but none of them match all that well. This is the closest I could get :) I really liked this sketch - it has more layers than I'm used to but it was a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting!

Sweet Ebony, Sugar Nellie, Elisabeth Bell, A Spoon Full of Sugar

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Great Envelope Tutorial!

I made a card that was way too big for a regular envelope so I had to make one! I found an awesome tutorial from scorpal that was super helpful! Here's the link in case you are interested! I used designer paper so it looked very pretty - but I was in a rush to mail it so I didn't get a chance to take a picture!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blog Candy!

I have been very good at not entering blog candy and trying to study for my upcoming exam. But Debbie's candy is far too enticing especially since she's offering a new Whiff of Joy stamp! Please check out her blog here! The contest is open until August 24th!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Sketch!

card sketch
So instead of studying I've been playing around on Paint and making up a sketch. This is my first time making one of my own - I'm sure it's not all that original :) I haven't yet made a card from it - I'll work on one tonight - and post it soon! If anyone feels like giving it a try please leave a link to your card - I'd love to see it! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Going Away 2

sugar nellie, sweet ebony, elisabeth bell
Well, I'm reposting this card because I wasn't happy with it last night. It really needed a sentiment but I just didn't have a stamp that fit. But I totally forgot about all the rubons that I have! So I'm much happier with this version! What do you think?

I'm not so good at remembering to give details about the card - but I'll try since I know how much I appreciate when others do!

The Recipe:
Stamp: Sweet Ebony "Pen Pal" (Sugar Nellie)
Ink: Ranger Archival
Coloured with: TH Distress Inks - worn lipstick, shabby shutters, faded jeans, dusty concord, tattered rose (skin), vintage photo and brushed cordoroy (hair)
Paper: K & Co.

p.s. I decided while I was at it (and after making the above sketch) to make a sketch for the Sweet Ebony "Pen Pal" card below! Maybe sometime when I'm more organized I'll print out my sketches and put them in a notebook for future reference! If you like it and want to use it - go for it! But please leave me a link - I'd love to see your cards :)

card sketch

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Going Away Card

sweet ebony, sugar nellie, elisabeth bell
It's been a while since I last posted. I haven't touched my card stuff for a couple of weeks! It's been pretty hectic as I'm studying for an exam. But one of the girls from our youth group at church is leaving for college and I wanted to make her a card. So here it is! It's one of the new Sweet Ebony Stamps from Sugar Nellie! I was so excited to get these but they sat unopened for a couple of weeks!