Saturday, July 26, 2008

Whooops!!!! Here are the images. (see blog below).

sneak peek

Happy Saturday everyone.

Emily at loaded some new images to her website, and these are 2 cards that I designed with some of these stamps. If you go to the cards will be posted there on Monday so that you could have a better look .

There is something wrong with my camera so the images might not be as clear as they should be. Sorry about that (it's a fairly new camera also aargh).

The first card is with Tiny Tina Teacup, don't you just love this image.

I stamped the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black (my new favourite ink)

and used mineral spirits and Lyra pencil crayons to colour the image. I then stippled Memento's Lulu Lavendar all around the image to soften in some of the white space. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder with my Big Shot to emboss the Lavendar panel (can I tell you how much I love my Big Shot ). I then attached the lavendar satin ribbon and punched the tiny flowers and used glue dots to attach the green BonBonz.

The second card is with this sweet Is that a Cupcake on your head ? image.

I stamped it again with tuxedo black Memento's ink and coloured with mineral spirits and Lyra pencil crayons. The background is the heart border that I kept stamping across the card so that it looks like one big background image. With the Bella Borders it is so easy to align them and they stamp so beautifully. I don't really know that it shows that well in the picture so hopefully Emily's camera works better then mine and you will be able to see it on her blog on Monday.

The small green strip under the sentiment is punched with the Big Bite just to add a bit of texture and the oval was punched with the Fiskars punch. I also popped the top part of the cupcake up with double sided pop dots. I stamped the image twice and cut the cupcake from one of those images, after I cut it out I rolled it around my fingure to make it easier to put the pop dot in. Clear as mud ?????

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you are all enjoying a great weekend.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

back from CHA

Hi Everyone,
I am back from CHA (craft & hobby association trade show), and although it was an amazing trip , there really is no place like home. Emily and I had a very productive trip and bought some incredible things that you will read about on .

There were lots of gorgeous patterned papers, acetate is still very popular as are chip board books and shapes. I found that blue/green and pink/blue colour combos were everywhere. Owl's, butterflies and elephants were on many of the patterned papers. There was so much to see that it will take me a few days to process all of the things I saw.

It was so nice to see good friends and meet some new ones. I will try to post some of the pictures I took in the next few days. I am really pooped tonight but wanted to let you know that I was back.
Hope you all have a good night.



Monday, July 7, 2008

It's a Girl !!!

My Son and Daughter-in law had their second daughter last Monday and all are doing well. How lucky am I to have the two most fabulous and gorgeous Grand- daughters. Now you know why I haven't had the time to post.

Here are 2 cards that I recently taught in my class. Hope you like them.
In the first card , I used the FUNKY POTTED FLOWERS from Stamping Bella

I used mineral spirits and Lyra coloured pencils to colour the image and I just love this patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle (roses) . I embellished the card with ribbon and Bon Bonz also from Stamping Bella.

These Bon Bonz are mirror backed and are so sparkly, they

really pop the image. Of course I used some glittah here and there.

I used the Stamin Up word slot punch for the sentiment.

Second card is using SLOUCHY PURSE ( one of my favorite purse image )

by Stamping Bella. I used Lyra coloured pencils and mineral spirits.

The patterned paper is S.E.I and I used the front and back of the paper, don't you love the pattern and colours. For the embellishments I just had to use these great dots also from Stamping Bella. You can't really see in the picture but the dots are all glittery and I used the small size. They come in the most yummy colours, it's hard not to want to have all of them.

That's it for now and I will try to post again in a few days. Have a great week everyone. Please leave a comment or email me at