Friday, August 28, 2009

Some of my creations..

So... in my madness... I have had some fun creating cards over the last few weeks...Here's what I came up with..

This card was made for a Card Swap... but I decided I didn't like it enough to send it out to other SU! demonstrators. It's actually quite intimidating sometimes.. because this SU! thing is new to me and there are tons & I mean tons of ladies out there that are extremely talented.

This one above was again... another attempt at a card swap.. Liked the design but I was worried it was too simple ;} I like simple!

This was my final submission for the Bermuda Bay colour Swap. I did a baby wipe technique which turned out beautiful with all the new In Colours!

Lastly this little guy was made at my dear friend Jo-Ann's house, I was around last week for a stamp & yap and seems I needed to make a Christmas Swap card for my upline's demo night this is what I handed in. It uses a new stamp from the new Holiday Mini catty (contact me if you want a catty) I also used the new shimmer only need a little... and once again.. a sprinkle of glitter to finish it off 'Sue Style'.

Let me know what you think.. I need feedback people!! :}
Ok.. going to get off the Mac... and hit my craft table again. I have another swap deadline in a few weeks & I also have to plan my Open House event.... ek!!!! nervous....


PS: Oh! I forgot to tell you that just the other day Eryn managed to get "into my glitter" which in turn covered me with glitter... we were the glitter girls for the night - turquoise blue sparkles everywhere.... LOL!! If only my camera was nearby :{

Decor Elements - I Just Love Them!!!

Wow! I have been so busy these last few days it's unbelievable. My hubby left for 4 days on business so my hands & schedule have been full. Recently I find there is not enough hours in the day for me to do all the FUN things I want to do :}... the last 2 nights I have not gone to bed before 2.30!! crazy - especially when I have to get up in the morning ;{ urgh!!
Anyway... a few weeks back I embarked on a mission... a mission to use Stampin Up's new Decor Elements for Eryn's room. I had never been 100% happy with Eryn's room seems I dreamed of white paneling around the room, chair rail & a neutral colour on the walls...and maybe put some polka dots on the wall. In the end I was pregnant so I couldn't do alot of the jobs myself so my poor hubby wanted to keep it simple. So.. we painted it Artichoke green and to finish it off I asked my dad to paint some 'whimsical' frogs & dragonflies on the one wall.

So... a few months back I decided I was going to re-do Eryn's room.... I wanted it to have a little bit of 'girlie touch'...and I just fell in love with the simple spots decals in the catty. So... a couple of weeks ago I taped, painted & cleaned her room.. then I started on applying the decals. The instructions say you should plan where your putting the I as you can see... I did.

Then I started... I was so excited after applying my first one... I couldn't stop. Anyway.. I'm really satisfied with the final outcome. The photos aren't the best... but I was prompted by my friend J to get my bum in gear & post it to my blog. She knows I always over think things.. I want everything to be perfect..Ack! this room is perfect now. I smile every time I walk in her room.

I know, I know... this is very chic & not kiddy-like...but I figured Eryn can choose her own next time.. plus these decals are really easy to take off when she decides what she likes.... she'll have tons of choices. If your interested in seeing the catty.. check out the link on my blog..or contact me for a catty.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gotta blog...

I am alive...I've just been busy painting & decorating my daughters room, visiting the USA & applying for a job ;}....
I'll post some pictures soon of Eryn's room seems I used SU's Decor Elements. Wow!! I love them!!! I want more all over the house... so simple to put up... and it looks fabulous. She has a cute little girls room...

Oh! and Watch this space!!! I'm planning on hosting a mini SU! Open House at my mum's house * Next Wednesday Sept 2nd * Please come out and join me in a making a little make 'n' take & some crafty fun!! More information to follow shortly!!!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Crazy Weekend!!!

So this weekend was just crazy..!!!! I was triple booked on Saturday, then double booked Sunday. I suppose the saying that there is no rest for the 'wicked' means I must be wicked ;). Anyway... I sadly didn't attend a house-warming party of a friend of mine :{ seems we got in late from an afternoon wedding shower. The wedding shower was fun & I got to mingle with some friends I haven't seen in a long time so the banter was flowing nicely. Anyhow.. I used my card making skills to craft out this little's surprising what I can do when I have a time constraint. I picked flowers/blossoms seems everyone has flowers at a wedding..right? Then I choose brown & pink seems I checked the couples web-site & noticed it was in those colours. I felt pretty proud with myself when we turned up for the BBQ & found brown & pink balloons everywhere ;}

What an Artistic eye eh?

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Pretty in Pink
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2way glue, Stampin Dimensionals, Oval Scallop Punch, Small Oval Punch Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

In the midst of all that I have a swap deadline... I mentioned that on a previous post. Well.. I've been 'dilly-dallying' for the past week on the final design for my Bermuda Bay swap card. Last night I realised I was over-thinking things and decided to give up trying to make the card/design vertical. I think that was making me re-do the card 3 times. Anyway... here's a little tease.... I'll post more once I've popped them in the post to Alberta. 2 more days to get them in the mail.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quick Post... seems it's late here...& I was late!

So... as promised I decided to challenge myself weekly using the Pretty Pals Blog. This weeks challenge was to use three SU! colours... Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Chocolate Chip. This was going to be easy seems I already had the cardstock on my craft table... :) I decided to use a well earned hostess stamp... and seems my birthday stash has run very low I decided to replenish... I'm really happy with this design seems I used the Stampa-Ma-Jig tool... to line up the cupcakes... then I used the 'new' In Colours markers to stamp on the cupcake... plus I used the HodgePodge Hardware I just recently purchased...seems I like 'bling'. Anyway... I can offically go to bed now seems I'm chuffed I met my SU! goal for the week. I even decided to decorate inside the card.. it gives it a real nice finish.
DOH!!! Can you believe it... because of the Canadian Civic Holiday I was all messed up... the submission was noon today - Tuesday! Ha! I thought today was Monday seems the hubby was at work... Doh! maybe next time...

BTW... I'm really impressed that I'm getting regular blog traffic... it's nice to see ;} Hopefully this will keep my spirits up this week... and you'll see more from me in the next few days.

Hmm.. I think I need to work on a Wedding Shower card now seems I'm going to a 'do' on Saturday.....

Cheers for now..

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just something cute...

Just a quick post... to show you a cute/unique card made by my hubby a few weeks back. He made it the night before my birthday (July 23rd)... I was very surprised at his card making skills... he thinks I should take some tips from him now!!?!?hehehehe. I was quite impressed with this card seems my hubby made the card 3D... you can't really see it from the photo.

Over the last few years he's enjoyed making me cards. Firstly cause I know it's because he's cheap & hates paying the Hallmark prices :).... then secondly because he knows I love getting them... I think it has more thought & effort means alot to me.


Across Canada Card Share...Melon Mambo

So... I've been slaving away the last few nights working on an across Canada Stampin Up! New In Colours Card Share. Anyway I decided to be a little ambitious... so... I entered for 2 spots which in turn meant I needed to create 2 card fronts - one in Melon Mambo & the other in Bermuda Bay - in total 62 card fronts!!!!!.

You would think this would be easy....but some of you know... I over think things :)... I always want to show simple/sleek cards/designs.. but not too simple. Anyway... I've been a machine the last few nights... Here is the photo of my melon mambo cards all 31 cards completed!!!..

You can't see from the photo...but the elephant has a little glitter on his ear... I couldn't resist!!!! ;}

Stamps: Circle Circus & Nursery Necessities
CS: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Craft White
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2way glue, Stampin Dimensionals, Glue dots, Circle Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay Ribbon

Now onto finishing off the bermuda bay cards... I have about 10 more days left, before they have to be in Vancouver (the other side of Canada to me) I'd better get moving... wish me luck!!!!